Thursday 10 September, 2020
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.
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.
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.
In Term 3 there are available spaces for the following Music programs:
If your child is interested in this opportunity please collect an application form from the Administration Office. Don't delay as places fill quickly!