School holidays are just around the corner and I wish everyone a safe break and look forward to seeing you all back and ready to go on Tuesday 23 July.
I would ask anyone that sees suspicious behaviour within or around the school grounds over the holiday period to contact Education Security on 9264 4771. I would also urge students to stay away from the school grounds during the holidays.
Next term is very busy with many highlights including;
Sports Carnival and
Please ensure that you keep abreast of all these activities by checking our website regularly and viewing newsletters.
It was great to see so many students and staff in their Pyjamas or Onesies last Friday. It is great for our students to raise money for those organisations that support those in need in our community.
Good luck to all of our year 5/6 sporting teams this Friday at the Winter Carnival. I am sure you will show your Arbor Values and I think mother nature will ensure some wintery weather for you all.
Just a reminder that reports will again be distributed via email this year in week 10. If you require a printed copy please contact the school at the earliest opportunity.
Early Close on Wednesdays in 2020
As mentioned in the last newsletter, the school, with the approval of the School Board, will be introducing an early close (2.30pm) on a Wednesday from the start of the 2020 school year. This will bring Arbor Grove Primary School into alignment with the other Ellenbrook schools (primary and high schools).
The benefits of bringing Arbor Grove into alignment with all other Ellenbrook schools is:
Supports Wednesday being the day for meetings and in school collaboration sessions;
Supports the Teachers to engage in professional learning opportunities within the Ellenbrook Network of schools;
Reduce the number of high school students on the site on a Wednesday afternoon.
It is very important for students to attend school every day. We have a raffle for students with 100% attendance between each assembly.
Whilst we would like every student to be here every day we do understand that children get sick and we do thank parents for keeping sick children at home.
The following table outlines the long-term reduction in learning frequent absences create.
Connect Nowis the App for Connect and it can be downloaded from the Apple Store and Google Play. Please see the attached flyer for details on viewing Connect Now on your phone.
Through Connect you can view your child’s attendance and submit an absentee note to the school. Please view this short video for details.
Your child’s reports are online and they can be accessed through Connect. They are:
stored securely in the Department of Education
building a history of reports over time
available anytime, anywhere
Semester 1 Reports
Reports will be emailed out to parents on Monday 1 July. It is imporant to ensure we have your current email address. Please contact the office to update your email by ringing the front office on 9297 9300 or emailing email@example.com.
This term has been very busy in EC 1 and EC 3. Each morning we brave the weather and meet outside to participate in our morning fitness program Animal Fun. The program enables the children to develop their fine and gross motor skills.
St. John of God Incursion
Miss Proudmore organised a free incursion for all the pre-primary classes. The children were taught how to call the emergency line to ask for assistance. “Everybody can be a hero. Just remember to call 000”.
Kindergarten introduces young children to a school environment. It teaches them to follow routines and to cooperate with fellow students. These skills help children to adjust more quickly to primary school. At Arbor Grove Primary School, Kindergarten is a play-based learning environment where children are encouraged to be creative, collaborative and effective communicators.
Children who are born between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2016 are eligible to attend Kindergarten in 2020. If you know anyone with a child that is eligible to attend please let them know that we are now taking enrolments at Arbor Grove Primary School. Application forms are available from the front office or can be downloaded from our website. Places are filling fast!!
Pre-Primary Enrolments 2020
If your child is currently attending Kindergarten at Arbor Grove Primary you will need to re-enrol them for Pre-Primary next year. We ask that you please come into the office to do this with current proof of your address and your child's updated Immunisation History Statement at your earliest convenience. Immunisation History Statements can be obtained by logging into Medicare online via MyGov (https://my.gov.au) or calling the Australian Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809. If your child will not be staying on at Arbor Grove Primary for Pre-Primary we also ask that you notify the office as soon as possible.
Many students have been asking me when they can have a look at the books on display for the Second-Hand Book Sale in the Library – IT STARTS ON FRIDAY 21 JUNE! I have put a few signs up around the school inviting students, parents and community members to browse the second-hand books in the Library that are up for sale. Items range from $1 to $5 per title (with a few exceptions). The Library is open from 8:30am each morning until 3:30pm each afternoon if you would like to come and have a look. Books will be able to be purchased until the end of Term 2, Friday 5 July. Another item to note, all Library books that have been borrowed are to be returned before the school holidays. Students will be able to borrow in week 9, but are expected to return their books during their Library sessions in week 10.
Many thanks to everyone,
Miss Bianca Marshall Library Officer
Hot Shots Tennis
A big thank you to the Hot Shots Tennis Program that is run in Western Australia who have donated a new tennis racquet this year to every Pre-Primary student at Arbor Grove PS. We hope that you all get hours of fun practising your tennis shots.
Congratulations to Sienna and Aye De on their recent state team selections in their chosen sporting fields.
In May Sienna attended Australian Gymnastics National Championships in Melbourne. Sienna represented Western Australia in trampolining for Under 13 Female Youth International category. Sienna won a silver medal for trampolining and a bronze medal for double mini trampolining. Congratulations Sienna on your outstanding achievement.
In October Aye De will travel to Canberra to represent WA in the 12’s Touch Team. We wish him all the best for this event.
The EMRC Schools Battery Collection Program has begun for 2019.
Please bring in any old batteries and place them in the containers which are situated in every classroom.
Did you know the P&C are now selling tea and coffee on Assembly days?
Tomorrow night is our Country and Western themed disco, we can’t wait to see everyone dressed up!
Parents please be advised that we would appreciate it if the children do not bring toy guns or weapons as part of their dress up.
If brought, we will hand back to parents to take home.
Tickets should be coming home today (Tues/Friday Kindy students will be Friday);
These are a two-part ticket system; we would like to remind all parents that the pick-up ticket is required on collection as children will not be allowed to leave the disco without a parent or guardian accompanying them.
We hope everyone has a great time and remembers their ARBOR values.
For any concerns please contact Amy (Fundraising Coordinator) on 0439 918 257 or Hayley (President) on the night on 0411 219 391.
Soup Sundowner and Sausage Sizzle
Don’t forget to keep yourself warm while your children have fun.
Silver Coin Fundraiser
Friday is the last day to bring in your silver coins.
Winning classes will be announced on Monday 1 July 2019.
Each student in the class to fill their bottle first will win an icy pole.
Each student in the class to raise the most money will win our popular cheesies and popcorn from the canteen.
Prizes will be organised with the winning classroom teachers to be handed out in week 10.
A display book is available for viewing in the front office. Feel free to have a look through at all the amazing offers all for only $70! And in just a few trips out you can save this amount plus so much more.
Help Arbor Grove Primary School P&C Association raise funds.
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This Winter School Holidays Bricks4Kidz are running workshops with LEGO® and Coding with Robotics. Our holiday programs are designed for kids ages 5 -12. We have many themes to inspire creativity and fun.
Online bookings can be made via the following link: