Aspire to achieve together

Issue 6

Term 3 

Thursday 10 September, 2020

Principal's Message

Hi everyone and welcome to the latest edition of the Aspiri Primary School newsletter.

It is a busy time of year as we move towards the end of term three, hosting some of our key events. It is Sports Carnival time of year and recently I visited our students at the Interschool Cross-country event where our students made us proud with their effort, sportsmanship and great behaviour. Well done everyone and the staff who supported them.  On Tuesday we held our Jumps and Throws component of our annual Athletics Carnival; and tomorrow is the big day – our running and team sports events. It makes for a very busy time for students, staff and parents alike and I would like to thank everyone for their on-going support of our school and students.

Please note that whilst parents and family are allowed to attend, I must remind you that it will be under very different circumstances to previous years due to the COVID 19 environment. We still remain in a state of medical emergency and the Government has reminded us that social distancing and hygiene requirements are to remain in place. To this end parents are asked not to venture beyond the bunting provided that will define the boundaries for public access. This will be around the entire oval and you are asked to remain outside of this at all times.

Congratulations to Miss Albertyn and Mrs Donohue who led a team of very enthusiastic students in our participation in the “Write a Book in a Day“ project. Students had a window of time in one day to complete an entire book.  Our group completed the task with two hours to spare, producing a book titled “Vengeance”. In addition, part of the project was to raise funds for the Childhood Cancer Foundation and I am pleased to say that we raised above the expected amount. A copy of the book is in the Front Office for you to read. Well done teachers and students.

Next week we will celebrate “Multicultural Day” and Ms Beeson and her supporters have been working very hard to put together a program of great activities for our students to celebrate and enjoy. Look out for a Seesaw invitation for auditions for activities. Unfortunately, due to COVID 19 restrictions, parents will not be able to participate in 2020.

We have just recorded 722 enrolments in our school, and this is two above our planning expectations from 2019. We also have received approval for 4 more transportable classrooms for 2021- designed to cater for the planned growth in 2021. These will be placed along the Aspiri Promenade fenced area.

We have recently been advised of our allocated In-term Swimming dates and times for 2021. We will be attending ARC in weeks 5 to 8 in term 4 next year. As the 2020 survey of parents result was overwhelmingly supportive of this initiative, it is expected that all students will participate. More on this in 2021.

Today is R U OK day and it is not too late for you to check in with friends and family about how they are going. Take the time.


See you at the gate.

Noel Morgan Principal.

H.E.A.R.T. Awards

 Honesty  /  Effort  /  Attitude  /  Respect  /  Teamwork

Congratulations to all the students who were awarded certificates recently for displaying the H.E.A.R.T attributes.

HEART Awards – 26 August 2020


Marushika PREM


Maryam ASRAF


Jeremiah MATHEW

Yr 2A

Amalia GOMEZ MIRANDA (Bronze Award) 


Sebastian SEILER




Yr 2B

Suhaan KHAN (Bronze Award)


Yr 2C

Johann CONTE

Catherine GOVENDER



Yr 3/4



Yr 4




Stacey KALAU

Yr 5/6A



Yr 5/6B




Lacey ROWE

Madison GREIG (2 x  Blue awards)



Rudra SAHU


HEART Awards – 9 September, 2020


Sarah Sanu


Mikayla Taurua

Siana Prince

Ewan  McCormick


Abigail Abraham


Gurshan Brar


Minuthi Ranasinghe

Yr 1B

Elijah Cross

Yr 1C

Macey Chung

Yr 1D

Scarlett Lloyd

Yr 2A

Karthik Binu

Ikjot Singh

Lacey Tyrell - (Bronze Award)   

Yr 2B

Jojo Lloyd

Suhaan Khan – (Bronze Award) 

Yr 2C

Alex Herbst

Chhavi Khudia – (Bronze Award)  

Yr 2D

Wahhaj Asraf

 Yr 3

Jemima Abd Jamel

Yr 4

Sharon Shine

Kaiden Johnstone

Noelle Abhilash – (Bronze Award)

Yr 4/5

Ethna Jimmy

Aisla Tyrrell

Yr 5/6B

Esli Menor

Sarah Prince

Write a Book in a Day Competition

On Thursday 3 September, 2020 The Quills, a carefully selected team of Year 5/6 students, came together to Write a Book in a Day. They spent just over 8 hours planning, writing, illustrating, and publishing a book that had to include a unique set of parameters: a judge, jockey, chameleon, an apartment block, and a mystery gift. In the end, they created ‘Vengeance’!

Congratulations to Madison Greig, Ava Dalby, Aranya Banerjee, Ethna Jimmy, Mischa Mohamad Najib, Nur Hessa Abd Jamel, and Isabelle Mederic! Thank you for your participation in this creative competition and representing Aspiri Primary Schools’ values H.E.A.R.T.

In addition to writing a book, they have been seeking sponsorship from friends and family and selling raffle tickets at lunch to raise money for The Kids’ Cancer Project.

Winners of the Raffle were: 

1st Place      Hugo Vandehoven  Yr 1B

2nd Place      Devin Peter  Yr 1D

3rd Place      Pravina Katiravan  Yr 2D

4th Place      Zara Cadd  Yr 3

5th Place      Dea Ganesh  Yr 2D

Thank you to all the students who purchased raffle tickets. 

Thank you to Miss Albertyn and Mrs Donohue for organising the Write a Book in a Day competition. 

Book Week

This year's Book Week theme of Curious Creatures, Wild Minds was celebrated at Aspiri Primary across an entire week. The staff and students noticed that a curious creature had visited our school and giant footprints were found that lead to a nest of golden eggs! Some theories about the curious creature included a dinosaur, a gruffalo and an alien. One day the eggs disappeared, so we think the creature came back to collect its eggs. We wonder if it will visit us again soon?

The teachers and children got to dress up and showcase their costumes for our school's Book Parade. We were so impressed with everyone's dedication and creativity. Thank you to the all the families for supporting this event and helping the children with their costumes. We look forward to Book Week in 2021!


Book Fair 2020

Thank you to all the families that supported this years Book Fair.  It was a huge success and we look forward to purchasing new books for the Library with the funds raised.

For those student's who have ordered books through the Book Fair that have not yet received them, we anticipate them arriving within 1-2 weeks. We appreciate your patience.

Thank you to all staff who assisted with the Book Fair this year.

Year 4 PEAC Testing

The PEAC Program provides part time extension and enrichment for exceptionally able students in Years 5 and 6.

PEAC offers a range of courses that provide identified students with work that is intellectually challenging.

All students in Year 4 will have the opportunity to be assessed for suitability for the PEAC Program.

Testing at Aspiri Primary School will occur between Monday 12 October to Friday 30th October 2020.

The scores from the test will be used in the selection of students for PEAC courses and extension programs during 2021 to 2022 and also to inform educational provision in schools.

If you do not wish your child to be included in the PEAC assessment, please notify the school in writing by Thursday 22 September 2020.

You can help our school community fundraise while saving on everything you love to do! Entertainment Memberships are packed with savings across dining, activities, groceries, shopping and more!

Right now, when you buy a Membership to support our fundraising, we will raise an extra $10 or $20 on top of the 20% we already receive from every Entertainment Membership purchase!Discover your city's best savings and support a cause you care about. Entertainment Memberships are instantly available, valid year-round and gladly accepted.

Music Lesson Vacancies

In Term 3 there are available spaces for the following Music programs:

  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Vocals

If your child is interested in this opportunity please collect an application form from the Administration Office.  Don't delay as places fill quickly!

Information from the School Nurse

Building Resilience

Resilience is the ability to cope with difficult situations and ‘bounce back’ when things go wrong.  Young people need to develop resilience in order to navigate life’s ups and down.  As a parent, you can help your child to become resilient by giving him or her opportunities to learn and practise new skills, for example:

Arrange a fun child-friendly activity each week like a trip to the park, play date with a friend or watching a favourite movie. Regular ‘ups’ provide a bank of positive emotions to buffer against life’s ‘downs’ that may involve disappointment or conflict. 

§  Help your kids to think positively. If your child is frustrated by a difficult puzzle, say, "I know that puzzle was hard today, but yesterday I saw you get a hard puzzle out. You kept trying until you found the right place to put the pieces."

If you have a disagreement with your child, the most important thing to do is to reconnect and repair the relationship. Let your little one cool down then offer a hug or words of support. This has benefits for your child’s mental health as well as their ability to deal with relationship problems as they get older.

For more information about raising a resilient child, go to or or contact your local Community Health Nurse, Emily Turner  (08)9391 2235.