Thursday 6 May , 2021
Welcome to the latest edition of our Newsletter,
As you would have noticed, we are very busy at school on many fronts. Here are some of our projects and activities that are adding great value to our school:
· Our Stage 2 Nature Play area being installed in our early childhood playground.
· Our latest transportable classrooms have been installed and our students, who have been very patient, are now in their new classes. We have 2 more classrooms scheduled for delivery and installation this term and this project will begin around the middle of May. Hopefully this will be the last for some time.
· We have full access to our library again
· A dedicated Science space is now available.
· New play equipment and games for our year one and two students that will enhance their free play experiences.
· Extra curricular activities for all of our families continue and this term it is the very popular morning Running Club. Thanks Miss Ryan.
· We are continuing the “Your Move" program designed to think about how we get to and from school and be more active. Thanks Ms Scheepens for organising this.
· We welcome 2 new teachers, Mrs Raizis who will be replacing Ms Kewley in our year 5/6A class and Ms Powell who is working with Mrs King in our year 2 class and Pre Primary / Year one classes whilst Mrs Benion and Mrs Atherton undertake a shared Associate Principal role. We would also like to say farewell to Ms Kewley who is leaving us to have her first baby. We wish her well and thank her for her valued contribution to Aspiri.
· NAPLAN testing begins next week and runs across 2 weeks. Parents of year 3 and year 5 students. Parents, please take the time to reassure your children that, whilst this testing is important to the school for the macro data it provides, it is not high stakes and your children should not be anxious or apprehensive. It is merely one test on one day.
A reminder to all families of the requirements around COVID restrictions as outlined by the State Government. Whilst parents are currently allowed on site, you must wear a mask and must not linger on school grounds. Please make sure you align to this mandated requirement at all times.
Can I again remind parents to exercise common sense and care when using the carparks and surrounding roads. We were concerned to hear of another near miss recently between a student and vehicle. Fortunately, the child was not badly hurt, however all parties were very upset. It goes to demonstrate how easily accidents can happen. As a school we are constantly monitoring the situation and to this end can I say a huge thank you to all parents using the carparks properly and driving within the law and carefully. For those who are not – now is the time to start.
A reminder to parents of Kindy and Pre Primary students that one of the key reasons for our split start and finish times for these classes is to alleviate parking shortages and traffic congestion. If you are a Kindy parent, please delay your arrival until just prior to the start time of 8.40 am. That way there will be plenty of parking spaces available and your drop off process for your children will be much smoother. Do not arrive early and wait in your car as it defeats the purpose of the initiative.
Important information for families living in the Piara Drive region.
In response to the building of the new school in Riva Estate, the Government (Education Department) has changed and officially gazetted the Local Intake Area for Forrestdale South East Primary School. See the map below or copy and paste the following link:
Families living in the amended zone who are now not a part of the Aspiri Primary School – but belong to the Forrestdale South East Primary School (planning name) Local Intake Area, will have several options available to them:
Firstly, all Kindergarten enrolments for the 2022 school year for these families will be need to be made at the new school and not Aspiri Primary School. Please contact the new school for enrolment application forms and information.
All current Aspiri Primary School Kindergarten students (2021) will be required to enrol for Pre Primary at the new school as this is your child’s first year of compulsory education and this requires a new enrolment process to be completed.
Students living in this changed area who are currently at Aspiri Primary School in Pre Primary to year 5, will be allowed to remain at Aspiri Primary School under a “Grandfathering” clause. However, parents may also choose to move these students to the new school for the 2022 school year. This is a family choice.
If you have children in this grandfathered situation, you will still be required to enrol Kindergarten and Pre Primary siblings at Forrestdale South East Primary School. Having older siblings at Aspiri Primary School does not enable enrolment of these year groups at Aspiri Primary School for the 2022 school year.
All enquiries in regard to these requirements and enrolment processes should be directed to Mr Aaron Chaplin, Principal of Forrestdale South East Primary School on, telephone : 0476 077 631 or via email at email@example.com
Can I take this opportunity to pass on my thoughts and prayers for our Indian community in light of the events in India at the moment. I know that many of you have friends, family and loved ones there and must be very concerned. Please be assured that our thoughts are with you and everyone in India during these challenging times.
Lastly, but most importantly we would like to wish all our Aspiri Mothers a very happy Mother's Day on Sunday.
Stay COVID safe everyone and see you at the gate.
Noel Morgan, Principal.
On Tuesday we commemorated ANZAC day with a special service conducted over the PA. We heard some beautiful poems written by our senior students and participated in a minute of silence.
We also displayed our amazing field of poppies in remembrance of the ANZAC soldiers. Poppies were among the first flowers to grow along the battlefields of northern France and Belgium during World War One, a region where Australian troops fought.
Aspiri Primary school also featured in an article in the local Newspaper. https://www.yourlocalexaminer.com.au/local-schools-do-their-bit-for-anzac/
As part of the Your Move Schools program that we are involved in we will be participating in National Walk to School Day on Friday 14 May, 2021.
We encourage all our families to participate. If you live too far to walk the entire way to school why not drive to a nearby park or even Rossiter Pavilion and then walk the rest of the way?
Your Move is a Department of Transport program that encourages students and their families to get active by walking, scooting and riding to school, or catching public transport, more often.
Simply by changing how your son or daughter travels to school a few times each week can deliver lifelong benefits. Increasing active transport to school has been proven to lower childhood obesity, establish healthy habits and improve concentration and academic performance.
Reducing the number of cars around the school at drop off and pick up times also helps improve safety and reduces pollution.
Thank you to Woolworths Harrisdale who will be donating fruit for the students who participate. If you are participating you will also receive a raffle ticket which will be drawn that day and the winning 2 students will receive a rebel sport voucher to value of $50.
There will also be a colouring in competition for the students with prizes to win.
Each class will have a container for the collection of bread tags (and larger tags e.g. potato bag tags). The class who has collected the most bread tags will win a lunch time popcorn and movie session in the Undercover Area!
Please read attached flyer for information.
My name is Alana Dyer and this will be my third year at Aspiri Primary School. I currently work part time teaching Science to many of the Early Childhood and Junior Primary classes. I love providing hands on experiences that nurture students’ early interests in Science and develop their curiosity about the world around them.
Outside of school I love spending time with my family and friends and being out in nature. I am a huge animal lover and enjoy horse riding and spending time with my cat Pepe.
Current Year 6 students are invited to apply for Approved Specialist Programs operating at Fremantle College:
- Specialist Contemporary Music
- Specialist Marine Studies
- Specialist ICT
- Specialist Learning Program – Autism Spectrum Disorder
If your child is interested in learning a musical instrument or singing then please collect an application form from the Administration Office or email the Perth Music Agency. Don't delay as places fill quickly!
All queries are to be directed to the Perth Music Agency