Aspire to achieve together

Issue 9

Term 4 

Thursday 3 December, 2020

Principal's Message

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.

Transportable Classrooms 

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.


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 – 18 November 2020

Yr 2C

Thomas George

Yr 2/3

Isla Bank

Emin Jiji


Yr 4

Anna Thomas  (Bronze Award)

Annli Lukose (2 x Blue awards)

Lexi Podgorny

Simrat Vij

Yr 4/5

Anureet Kaur

HEART Awards – 2 December 2020

Yr 1C

Chiara Sree

Yr 2A

Adam Lakis (Bronze Award)

Yr 2C

Alex Herbst

 Yr 2D

Nathaniel Wiltshire

 Yr 2/3 

Steve Prince

Ilyas Mohamad Najib




Yr 3 /4 

Aishmeen Kaur

Sienna Seiler

Yoshita Choudhary (Bronze Award)

Yr 4 

Anna Thomas

Annli Lukose (Bronze Award)

Yr 4/5 

Manraj Pandher

Yr 5/6A

Vinudi Kulasekara

Kai Woodard (2 x Blue Awards)

Amended School Hours for 2021

Please note the change to our start and finish times for 2021 as per below:


School Commences:             8.40am

Morning Recess:                    10.40am

Lunch Break:                          1.00pm 

End of School Day:                 2.50pm

Pre Primary – Year 6

School Commences:             8.30am

Morning Recess                     10.40am

Lunch Break                           1.00pm 

End of School Day                  2.40pm

These times can also be found in our Parent Handbook and on our website.

"Speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves"

James and Lucy Gnanapragasam from PP4 and 2D recently wrote a letter to our local MP, Yaz Mubarakai, regarding the tree conservation on the new Piara Waters Secondary School site. They were concerned about the urban heat effect and how the local fauna would lose their homes and decided to write to someone who they believe could advise and advocate their voices.    

 James and Lucy shared their letters with us in classes, inspiring their class members to reflect on the damages created from cutting down old trees to make room for new builds. On Thursday, after a motivated writing session, PP4 and 2D came together to share their thoughts. They were lucky to be visited by Ms Cole, who reminded us that even young people can help make a change through the power of writing, "speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves", just like the Lorax. 

We are very proud of our students, James and Lucy, who have recognised an issue in the community and proactively endeavoured to solve it. We also appreciate PP4 and 2D student's beautiful compositions, reinforcing the importance of tree conservation. 

 Miss Brady and Mrs Tan

Interschool Athletics Carnival

Congratulations to the students in years 3-6 who represented Aspiri in the 2020 Interschool Athletics Carnival on Tuesday November 11 and Monday November 16.  All students showed great sportsmanship as well as tried their best in every event they participated in.  A huge congratulations to Halia Edwards (Year 3) and Isaac Rowe (Year 4) who both were awarded Runner Up Champion Girl and Boy in their individual age division. Also congratulations to Mia Leinasars (Year 5) who was outstanding and was presented Champion Girl. Well done to all students who participated!  

P & C News


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:


If you have any questions please contact P&C committee member, Kate on 0439970602.

Dear Families of Aspiri Primary School,

As we are nearing the end of the school year we wanted to personally thank you for all your support and generosity throughout the year.

It has been a challenging year for all, and the impacts have affected each and every one of us.

We have had some wonderful success with fundraising this year and hopefully next year will be even better.

This year the P&C have raised approximately $7122.00 and this is broken down as follows:

Chocolate guess raffle $145.50

Crazy Hair Day $489.95

House Carnival Mr Whippy ice cream van $120.00

Festival of the Arts Mr Whippy ice cream van $119.50

Aspiri Primary School P&C Voluntary Contributions $5400.50

Tea Towel fundraiser $840.00

P&C memberships $7.00

This has enabled the P&C to donate $1000 to the school for sporting equipment for 2021, a donation of $300 for the Year 6 Graduation plus a P&C Graduation Award.

We also complete and fulfil the Scholastic Book Club program, purchasing books for your children through this program enables us to purchase books and resources for our whole school library.

We are always looking for new volunteers and hope to continue to build and develop the infrastructure for a solid P&C moving forward into 2021 and beyond.

We value every member of the Aspiri Primary School community and want to hear your voice. For 2021 we ask that you consider donating some of your valuable time to help with the running of future fundraising and events. Please feel free to email any questions or ideas you may have to

We would like to wish all our families a Merry Christmas and hope that you all have a wonderful Summer break. We look forward to seeing you all next year.

Aspiri P&C.

Lost Property

Please ensure any items that belong to your child are collected before the end of term as all items left will be disposed of. 

Lost property boxes are located in the Administration Office and near the entry gate to the Early Childhood Learning Area.

Uniform Concepts Jandakot Super Store Information

Please find attached a flyer from Uniform Concepts Jandakot Super Store which has information regarding the Term 4  appointment system, competition promotion, BTS opening times and store contact details.   


Music Lesson Vacancies

In Term 4 there are available spaces for the following Music programs:

  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Vocals
  • Violin

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

Playground safety

Play is important for your child’s physical, emotional, mental and social development. Playgrounds are fun and provide children of all ages with excellent opportunities for physical activity. Here are some tips for keeping your child engaged and safe in playgrounds:

·         Encourage your child to have fun and try new things.

·         Visit different playgrounds in the community to keep things new and interesting.

·         Arrange to meet friends at playgrounds.

·         Always supervise your child.

·         Encourage your child to take turns, play safely and think about others.

·         Help your child to develop a simple set of playground rules.

·         Remember to protect you and your child from the sun.

·         Check how your child is dressed – clothing or hats with cords could result in injury.

·         If you notice any damage to the playground, report it immediately


Water safety

In Australia, drowning is the number one cause of death for children under five. To keep your children safe around water;

·         Always stay with your children and watch carefully when they are near water, even if they can swim. 

·         Teach your children about water safety and make sure they learn how to swim.

·         Have the whole family learn first aid.

·         If you have a pool have it fenced with self-closing gates.

·         Never leave children alone in the bath or paddle pool.

·         Beware of garden ponds, large buckets and other small bodies of water.

For more information on swimming lessons during summer via Vacswim is available on the Education Department website,  and for water safety tips see