I would like to thank Mrs Butcher for organising some amazing NAIDOC activities for all the students to participate in. The students had a range of activities over two days that included story time, art activities, Gina Williams performing, dance and didgeridoo playing. It was great watching all the students participating actively in every activity.
I would like to wish those students representing the school this Friday at the interschool cross country the best. Win or lose just try your hardest and you will be a winner. Thank you Mrs McCabe for organising this event.
Book Week is not far away – have you chosen your costume yet for our big book week parade?
The faction carnival is rapidly approaching. Please ensure all students have a faction shirt ready for the big day. Fingers are crossed that we will have a sunny day with a nice mild temperature.
We are again offering a range of after school clubs for students to participate in this term. It is wonderful to have staff that are willing to given up their own time to provide these extra curricula opportunities for students. I hope the students enjoy their experiences.
Planning for 2020 has begun. Places in our kindergarten classes for 2020 are filling fast so I would urge any interested families to get their enrolments in.
Should you be leaving us at the end of the year please advise the front office at the earliest opportunity. This information helps us in our planning for next year.
Early in term 4 parents will be given the opportunity to submit classroom requests. As with previous years these will need to be based around the academic or social needs of your child.
I would like to remind all parents and students that the Nature Play and the Megatoy are out of bounds before school. Students arriving before 8.30am are to sit outside the library or with their parents outside their classroom.
We are, however, happy for any parents to stay until 3.30pm to supervise their children playing on the Megatoy. The Nature Play is out of bounds after school.
Wednesday August 21 is a big day. Please place this date in your calendar. We begin the day with our Book Week Parade in the undercover area and we will finish the day with our annual Open Night.
If your child needs medication, please pop in for a chat with me. We are happy for you to come to the school and give your child medication but if you need us to administer it then:
The medicine must be in the original packaging, which indicates the student’s name and required dosage. Please don’t pop pills out of their packaging, rather cut off the number we require and send along with the box.
We aim to have medications administered at 1.00pm.
Please note we do not store paracetamol or ibuprofen for general student use.
Short Term Medication – 2 weeks
Parents must fill in an Administration of Medication form from the front office.
We can assist with medication such as antibiotics that are required 4 times a day (3 times a day can be managed at home.) Paracetamol or ibuprofen for an acute injury.
Long Term Medication
Parents must make a time to meet with me and fill in a Student Health Care Summary and maybe a Management/Emergency Response Plan. We may require a medical plan/letter from the doctor depending on the nature of the health condition.
Changes to dosage must be reflected by a doctor’s letter before we can implement a change at school.
If your child requires on-going or intermittent pain relief by paracetamol or ibuprofen, they too will require a Student Health Care Summary with a doctor’s sign off. We are unable to administer medication at a student’s request.
Room 17 have been working hard throughout the year to improve on reading fluency. We practise daily with a partner to read with accuracy, fluency and expression.
In mathematics we are learning to regroup with subtraction. We can use concrete materials to show our problem solving skills, demonstrate our understanding in written form and can share our mathematical thinking with a partner.
We have been learning about Australia and the states and territories that make up our country. We are using atlases to help us locate and label important geographical features as we practise our research and mapping skills.
In Room 17 we love to dance when we are having a brain break…check out our fancy moves!
Not only can Room 17 dance but we can sing too. Come and watch our assembly item in Week 4 as we celebrate National Science Week.
Last term in week 9 we invited parents and caregivers of our EALD (English as an Additional Language or Dialect) students to our Bilingual Book Launch in the library. It was great to see so many families join us on such a wet and wild day to celebrate this new venture. We were very excited to share these new resources with everyone.
We have a variety of story books in the following languages: Arabic, Amharic, Bengali, Burmese, Burmese/Karen, Dinka, Gujarati, French, Hindi, Japanese, Marathi, Nepali, Panjabi, Tagalog and Vietnamese.
These books are available to borrow by students and family members. Please come and see Miss Bianca Marshall in the library for assistance.
On Monday 29 July Arbor Grove Primary School started the week’s NAIDOC celebrations with a NAIDOC ceremony assembly. We had several guests attend our ceremony.
To start the ceremony Justin Martin from Djurandi Dreaming performed Welcome to Country. We then invited Barry Winmar CEO of Nyoongar Wellbeing & Sports to discuss the 2019 NAIDOC theme, VOICE. TREATY. TRUTH. The MIDDAR Dance Group then performed traditional Aboriginal dance accompanied by the didgeridoo. They then got all the students involved in learning some traditional dance moves. Justin Martin from Djurandi Dreaming then ended the assembly with a traditional smoking ceremony.
The students participated in several activities to learn more about Aboriginal culture through art, storytelling, Nyoongar six seasons discussion, bush tucker presentation, language through music workshop.
Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse taught the students Nyoongar language through song.
Dale Tilbrook from the Maalinup Gallery discussed Aboriginal bush tucker with the students.
Justin Martin from Djurandi dreaming discussed the Nyoongar six seasons with the students.
Cheryl Martin read the students traditional stories from her book.
Bradley Kickett discussed with the students the different styles of Aboriginal art. Students were able to create their own Aboriginal dot painting on a rock. Bradley Kickett assisted the year 5/6 Aboriginal students in painting a mural behind the Science room.
The Aboriginal families were invited to attend a sausage sizzle with their children at the end of the day.
On Wednesday we had Maurice Palmer attend Arbor Grove to perform for the school. He taught the students traditional dance and how to play the didgeridoo.
There are some amazing events happening in the Library that you can get your teeth into!
Second Hand Book Sale! There are lots and lots of books that are going for as little as $1. The books are ex-library books that we want to go to good homes. Mostly fiction novels and chapter books and many are near-new!
WAYRBA – The Western Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards are running all of Term 3. These books are nominated by the students of WA schools and then voted on by the students. We have a collection of the titles in the Library that the classes are working their way through. This year’s theme is “My Brain is Fuelled by Books”, so get chomping!
Book Week and the Book Week Parade are happening in Week 5. This years’ theme is “Reading is my Secret Power” and there will be some activities happening throughout the week to celebrate. Make sure to have your book-themed costumes ready for Wednesday 21 August.
The Scholastic Book Fair is “Dino-mite” – so practise your best dinosaur roars! Scholastic have come up with an awesome collection of books and stationary to have a look through. This is happening at the end of October. The funds we raise through Book Fair go straight back into the school to purchase new books and teaching equipment! We are looking for volunteers to help out and donations/loans of props for the event. Please get in contact with Miss Bianca Marshall in the Library if you think you can help out.
Term 3 is a full on term with lots of fun for all of the students.
Picture Projects Fundraiser
Create a memory that lasts a lifetime! This is a fantastic opportunity for your children to create some fantastic artwork that they can one day show their families.
Please remember that orders are due this Friday August 9, with templates due Friday August 23. Unfortunately, no extensions can be made to this fundraiser as this time frame has been given to ensure that they all arrive back to us in the first week of December.
Extra order forms and information can be found in the office as well as in the P&C display cabinet outside the library.
Issue 5 of Book Club orders also close this Friday August 9.
Extra copies can be found in the front office and library or via the Scholastic Book Club website below.
Please drop it in the P&C box outside the office by the due date or why not register for Book Club LOOP!
It's quick, easy and if you order online through LOOP (App available) parents can receive extra rewards for their kids throughout the year.
This year Father’s Day falls on Sunday September 1. Once again, the P&C will run a stall in the days beforehand. We will have a great selection of gifts for your children to choose from for that special man in their lives.
Order forms have been distributed this week. If you do not receive yours, extra order forms can be found in the office.
To ensure we have enough gifts for everyone, all orders are due Monday August 26 by 3pm.
School Carnival Cake Stall
Friday September 6
The P&C are looking for volunteers to help out throughout the day. From setting up the gazebos before everyone arrives, to manning the cake stall, helping in the canteen and packing up at the end of the day.
We would appreciate as many helpers as possible as we too would like to watch our children participate in the carnival.
Please register your availability to volunteer and/or supply baked goods to our P&C Fundraising Coordinator via email or send a message to our P&C Facebook page.
Wednesday 18 September (Tues 17 Sept for Kindy B/D)
The P&C are very excited about our opportunity this year to run a colour run with a difference in lieu of the traditional lap-a-thon.
This year for every $10 raised your child will receive an entry in the draw to win 1 of 8 $30 gift vouchers (1 raffle will be drawn for each year group).
The child who raises the highest amount of money (conditions apply) will receive our major prize valued at $200 including a sports tracking watch and other sporting equipment (the winner of this prize will not be eligible for the raffle prizes).
For a chance to win, all sponsorship forms and money will be due Monday 23 September by 3.15pm.
If every student raises just $10, this equates to over $7000 that we as a school community have all worked towards raising for improvements around our school, such as the upgrades to our play equipment and areas.
More info and sponsorship forms are due to come home very soon and will be available from the office.
Volunteers will be required for both Tuesday with the Kindy kids and Wednesday for the main event. If you don’t mind getting dirty please register your availability to our P&C Fundraising Coordinator via email or send a message to our P&C Facebook page.
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We would like to thank everyone for the response to our call out for canteen volunteers. We are always looking for people to help, so if you are still interested in helping please drop by the canteen and have a chat with Jenni (our canteen supervisor).
Parent Open Night – Wednesday 21 August 2019
The canteen will be opening for everyone to purchase their dinner at Parent Open night. We will also be looking for volunteers to help on the night. The canteen will be open from the start of the Parent Open night and will close when we run out of food.
Sports Carnival – Friday 6 September 2019
The canteen will be issuing a special order form for this day for the students to purchase their lunches. The canteen will also be running the BBQ selling hotdogs and burgers. This year Ice-creams will be sold through the canteen. We are stocking up on FroYos and Paddle Pops (there may even be a new Paddle Pop flavour).
Have you looked at placing your child’s order through Flexischool? Why not give it a try! You can log on via the internet or download the app to your phone.