Thursday 3 December, 2020
Hello everyone and welcome to the latest edition of the Aspiri Primary School newsletter.
For those of you that might not know, my name is Ryan Pettit and it is my pleasure to be the Acting Principal here at Apsiri for the last four weeks of the term while Mr Morgan takes a well-deserved extended break.
Firstly, I would like to acknowledge what a welcoming and wonderful community it is here at Aspiri Primary School. I have been so impressed with how supportive everyone has been with my transition into the role. In my short time here, I have been popping into classrooms and walking around the playground. The staff, students and parents of Aspiri have all been so friendly and have made me feel very welcome.
Student Leader Elections
Last week I had the privilege of attending the Year 5 student leader elections. It was fantastic to see such a big number of Year 5 students making their speeches to their peers. It can be a very daunting task to speak publicly, but the quality of speeches made by our Year 5 students was outstanding. All of our Year 5 students that made speeches should be very proud of their efforts and I look forward to hearing the outcome of the elections as part of our end of year celebrations in week 10. Thank you to Ms Scarnicchio and Ms Kewley for organising and running the student elections.
Teachers have been busy finalising reports. This can be a hectic time of year for everyone, but the added stress of writing reports can be tough. The teachers here at Aspiri have done a great job, giving up much of their personal time and we are almost done. Reports will go out to parents on Tuesday 15 December, 2020. These are sent out via email. If you have changed your email address recently please make sure you have updated your details with the Administration office prior to reports being sent out or you may not receive your child’s report on this date.
You may have noticed over the weekend that three new transportable classrooms arrived here at Aspiri. It is exciting to see these new buildings going in this year in preparation for the increased number of classes in 2021. Over the next couple of weeks these buildings will be finalised and ready for handover. They are well fenced off but if you are on school grounds just be aware this area is a building site.
Year 6 Graduation Ceremony
The Aspiri Primary School End of Year Presentation and Graduation Ceremony will be held on Tuesday 15 December. At this stage everyone is busy planning for this event. It is important for the community to understand that this event will be taking place under COVID Safe conditions, meaning that we are going to have to restrict the number of attendees. For this year we are requesting attendance via invitation only and we are going to put limits on the number of people that are able to attend from each family invited. While this is not our preferred option, it is important to note that this year has been very different to any before it and that we are working to provide the best experiences possible for students and families in very challenging circumstances.
As this is the last newsletter for 2021, I would like to thank the Aspiri school community for welcoming me in so warmly, wish everyone a safe and happy holiday and wish you all the best for 2021.
As we gear up for a new school year, the Aspiri P&C are fundraising with Stuck on You. Help raise funds by purchasing personalised labels, gifts and products. Make a purchase at Stuck on You and the P&C will receive a 20% commission. All funds raised will go towards new resources and equipment for the school.
Click here to shop at our unique online store: https://www.stuckonyou.com.au/affiliate/fundraiser/ASPIRI
If you have any questions please contact P&C committee member, Kate on 0439970602.
In Term 4 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!