Congratulations to all of the staff, students and parents for an amazing Faction Carnival. It was such a delight having parents on site cheering loudly and offering encouragement to the students. The students looked sensational in their various faction’s colours, hair sprayed and excitement for the day evident from the moment they turned up at school. The student behaviour and sportsmanship on the carnival day was fantastic. Thank you to our amazing P&C for the wonderful food offerings on the day. Thank you also goes to all the wonderful staff, particularly Mr Williams and Mrs Blanchard, for training the students in the various disciplines and team games and ensuring the day went smoothly.
Our attention now turns to the Interschool Carnival. I encourage the students to do their best and show great sportsmanship and resilience if they don’t win. We have been very fortunate to see great sportsmanship at the recent Olympics and Paralympics and I am sure the students will draw on these examples to inspire their performance and behaviour on the day.
As the weather begins to warm it is timely to remind everyone of the importance of having a hat (with your name in it) and a water bottle. When students do not have hats they unfortunately will not be permitted to play in the sun.
I would like to wish all of our families and students a wonderful term 3 holiday. Please stay safe and please, students, stay away from the school. Let’s hope that COVID remains out of WA so that when we return from our break we can have a great term 4 culminating in the graduation of this year’s year 6 students, ARBOR Day, and our Book Awards assembly.
In EC3 this term we have been learning all about digraphs! A digraph is two letters that work together to make one single sound. We decided to make our very own digraph word wall to explore the SH/CH/TH and OO digraphs further.
Numeracy in Room 3
In Room 3, we have been learning about everything subtraction! We have been practising our subtraction skills with the Alien Subtraction Smash activity. We use the tens frame, add playdough balls, and smash them to find the answer to the problem. Also, we created our own Cookie Monster piece. Room 3 have enjoyed learning about subtraction through hands on experiences.
WHAT AN AMAZING DAY IT WAS!!! Our Faction Carnival for 2021 was held on Friday 3 September on our school oval. It was fantastic to have the opportunity to have all of our K-6 students involved on the day, as well as having a huge amount of support from parents, family and friends!
Congratulations to our champions and runners up for 2021:
PP Girls Champion - Holly
PP Girls Runner Up - Thea
PP Boys Champion - Blake
PP Boys Runner Up - Cooper
Junior Girls Champion - Manaia
Junior Girls Runners Up - Annette and Jaylah
Junior Boys Champion - Mu
Junior Boys Runner Up - Carter
Intermediate Girls Champion - Ella
Intermediate Girls Runner Up - Ruby
Intermediate Boys Champion - Liam
Intermediate Boys Runner Up - Arthur
Senior Girls Champion - Keira
Senior Girls Runner Up - Noela
Senior Boys Champion - Htoo
Senior Boys Runner Up - Dylan
For 2021, we introduced a new trophy called the ARBOR VALUES Award - this award was presented to the faction that demonstrated good sportsmanship, respect to other competitiors, and achieved their best throughout the day. The winner of the ARBOR VALUES Award for 2021 was....... HENLEY!!! Well Done.
And finally, the overall winning faction for 2021 was....GNANGARA!!! Awesome job!
I would like to thank all of the parents and family members who came down yesterday to support the students throughout the day! I would also like to thank the P&C for running an amazing stall for all of us to enjoy. To the teachers and EA's, thank you for your amazing assistance throughout the day. And finally, to our students - you are all superstars!!!! You all tried your best and gave it your all. I couldn't be prouder.
This term Osborne Graphics has added some wonderful visuals of our ARBOR Values to the school. The additions included new door signs, a big ARBOR Values mural to our undercover area, a new sensory path in Early Childhood and signs for our gates. We are very pleased with the outcome and welcome you all to take a walk around and have a look.
Mrs Jonjic and Mrs Starling testing out the new sensory path.
Kindy children enjoying the sensory path and practising the cross over walk as part of their gross motor program.
Kindy Transition – “Little Groves”
Parents/carers of children starting kindergarten at Arbor Grove Primary School in 2022 are invited to attend our Kindy Transition Program, a free social skills program as part of our Kindergarten Transition Program.
The program will run for nine weeks each Thursday at the Arbor Grove Child & Parent Centre. We encourage that only one parent attends and no siblings, if possible.
To ensure every child and family is able to participate in the Kindy Transition we will be offering 2 sessions.
*We are now full, however you may wish to add your child on a waiting list.*
For more information, or to register, please contact Arbor Grove Primary School’s Administration Office on 6497 4800 to register your details.
The K-2 students are having their Messy Play Day on Monday 18 October. (Week 2 Term 4) Mrs Evans is collecting donations of unwanted kitchen ware – plastic or metal only please.
If you have any old cake tins, pots and pans etc. please bring to room 7.
Thank you so much
Mrs Jo Evans
The Year 6 students have been learning about economics and business. Students will be selling a range of items in the undercover area in week 10 during lunch time on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week. All money will go to charity. All items range from $1- $3.50. We hope you can support our wonderful year 6’s!
Arbor Grove Primary School P&C Ass. Inc. - Canteen
Arbor Grove Primary School - Secondhand Uniform Sales
What Makes You Happy?
Disco is back for 2021!
We were devastated not to be able to provide a disco for the students last year, therefore we are excited to announce there is one coming this November.
Can you help or do you have connections??
We're in need of temporary fencing, lighting, bright decorations and a DJ??
We will be once again cooking up a storm at the BBQ and something NEW this year - selling snack packets of chips and gummy lollies to the kids via the canteen during the disco.
This is where we need donations... we are asking our wonderful families for cool drink varieties, bottled water, boxes of multi flavour snack chips and bags/boxes of pre-packaged lollies.
If you have some connections or would like to know the varieties of drink, chips and lollies we intend on using and would like to offer a donation, please contact our Facebook page or email email@example.com and we will be in touch.
Feedback from the Kids
Term 4 will see issue 7 and our last issue of Book Club for 2021.
As there are lengthy delays with deliveries from the eastern states, catalogues and book orders are not arriving like we once knew. This will be your last chance if you are looking for a few extra special gifts for birthdays, Christmas or other celebrations.
Be sure to select the GIFT option and place your order by the due date. Your GIFT order will not go to your child’s class but left at the front office for you to collect. Eliminating spoiling that surprise.
Login/Register - Once registered, you can start placing orders immediately. If you have any questions, please speak to Jenni in the canteen or you can contact the Flexischools Customer Service Team via their website.
*Handy hint: When placing Flexischools orders, please ensure you press the confirm button otherwise the order will not process, and it will not be received. If you are ever unsure if your order has been processed please feel free to contact us and we can look it up our end.
Conducted at the canteen each Tuesday morning between 8.30am and 9am by Michelle our School Banking Coordinator.
School Banking is a fun, interactive and engaging way to help teach your child about saving. School Banking is also a notable fundraiser for our school, as we receive a Regular Savers contribution and an Annual contribution based on the number of students involved in the program.
Getting involved in School Banking is easy!
To start saving all you need is a Commonwealth Bank Youthsaver account. Children can save any amount. The money is deposited into their Youthsaver account, and they can track their progress via the CommBank Youth app.
Each time your child makes a deposit they will receive a silver token. Once they have collected 10 tokens they can redeem them for a small reward.