Aspire to achieve together

Issue 7

Term 4 

Thursday 29 October, 2020

Principal's Message

Welcome to the first newsletter for Term 4.

This term promises to be another busy one for our school. You can expect to see a lot of activity around end of year, reports, celebrations as well as preparations for the 2021 school year.

I would like to share my absolute appreciation for all of our teaching and non-teaching staff as we celebrate World Teachers Day on Friday October 30. We have an amazing team at Aspiri Primary School and they deserve our appreciation and thanks. Enjoy the day teachers.

We are currently receiving requests for applications from schools offering Gifted and Talented programs for the 2022 school year. These opportunities are for our 2021 Year 5 students. Please see this newsletter for more information or contact our wonderful Front Office team.

Many of our students participate in out of school activities, often excelling. I would like to mention two students who we can now call Champions in their own right. Halia Edwards has recently won a gold medal  for the Individual Girls section of the 2020 Primary Schools Golf Championships and Holly Koefoed who won a gold medal in the Calisthenics Association of WA 2020 Solo competition, 6 years combined novice open solo. These are amazing efforts and I would like to acknowledge the outstanding efforts of both girls. Well done, Halia and Holly!

Congratulations also to Aranya Banerjee, Year 6 who was awarded a GATE Music specialist scholarship from Carey Baptist College for 2021. 

Staffing for 2021 is well underway and we have recently interviewed 35 potential teachers who would like to come to teach at Aspiri Primary School. We had 195 applications!  We will work hard to ensure that the best of these teachers are recruited to ensure the ongoing outstanding teaching happening at our school.

Soon you will see the start of a building project to deliver the first three of five additional transportable classrooms needed to cater for our growth into 2021. Three will be ready by day one next year and the remaining two by term two. They will be located along the Aspiri Promenade fence line in order to try and retain as much grassed play area as possible.

We are currently conducting Information sessions for all of our new Kindergarten families for 2021, meeting with over 150 parents. We have 160 places for our Kindergarten aged students for next year with only a handful of places left. Welcome to our school community new parents and students. We hope your experiences at our school are fruitful and rewarding.

I would like to welcome Mrs Angie Atherton to the Administration team for Term 4 replacing Associate Principal Ms Sherri Evans who is on secondment to Orange Grove Primary School.

See you at the gate.

Noel Morgan, Principal.

Meet our School Board Members

Thank you to all of our Board Members who volunteer their time to ensure that Aspiri Primary School is governed correctly and well run.

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 – 23 September 2020


Ewan McCormick

Year 1A

Eloise Durling 

Year 1E

Aiden Villas

Year 2C

Alex Herbst (Bronze award) 

Haru Loon

Selena Tomeo

Teghbir Singh Rai 

Year 2/3

Legrand Sandhu

Year 3 class

Ra’eesah Mafawalla

Year 3/4

Aldrich Rogelio

HEART Awards – 22 October, 2020


Akul Nethi

Avigna Nethi

Rockwell Cooper

Scarlett Palmer

Sienna Simm


Nimrat Handa (2 x  Blue Awards)

Linsey Chen

PP6 / Year 1

Elena Nazari

Year 2A

Jesiah Philip

Year 2C

Oaklen Cooper

Selena Tomeo

Year 4/5

Jude Langridge

Year 5/6A

Kayla Barber

Saiyaan Arif

Year 5/6B

Madison Greig – (Bronze award) 

Certificate of Participation – Write a Book in a Day Competition

Year 5/6A

Ava Dalby

Outstanding Achievements

Congratulations to the following students who have achieved recent success in activities outside of school.

Halia Edwards Year 3 who was awarded first place in the Individual Girls section of the 2020 Primary Schools Golf Championships.

Holly Koefoed Year 1 who was awarded 1st place in the Calisthenics Association of WA 2020 Solo competition, 6 years combined novice open solo.

Aranya Banerjee Year 6 who was awarded a GATE Music specialist scholarship from Carey Baptist College for 2021.

Athletics Carnival

In Term 3, we held our annual Athletics Carnival. Students from Pre-Primary to Year 6 participated in running, throwing, jumping and tabloid events. All students showed great sportsmanship and enthusiastically participated in all events throughout the day. It was great to see so many families and friends supporting the children and the school. Well done to the individual champions and Baker house, who were victorious in both the Spirit Award and the overall house points. Students selected in the Aspiri Interschool team will be competing in Week 5 this term against other schools in our network. Well done to everyone!

World Teachers' Day 2020

Australia will celebrate and thank the teaching profession on World Teachers’ Day - Friday 30 October.

Teachers (with support from parents and carers) have ensured education continues across the country this year, despite major challenges. It’s reinforced the significant role teachers play in the lives of children, their families and communities. On Friday 30 October, say a big thank you to our teachers and celebrate the bright future of education. Create a thank you card to give to a teacher or post a photo in your sunglasses on social media using this tag on Facebook :  #thankteachers #brightfuture @aitsl 

Thank you card templates and a World Teachers’ Day photo frame are available at

The Festival of the Arts

GATE - Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance programs are now open

To Parents of Current Year 4 Students

Bring out your child’s exceptional creativity and academic talent with our unique Gifted and Talented Programs. Our academic, arts and languages programs offer learning environments that challenge, inspire and empower children to excel and thrive. Programs are run at select public secondary schools, and include a fully selective academic school and an arts college. 

Your child will learn with like-minded peers and be taught by expert teachers and mentors who will extend and enrich their studies.

If your child is in Year 5 in 2020, you can apply now for entry into Year 7 in 2022. 

You can apply online at

Information about the programs, where they are offered and upcoming parent information sessions are also on the website.  For more information, you can contact the Gifted and Talented Selection Unit on 9264 4307 or at

Please note: Applications close Monday, 8 February 2021.  Late applications are not accepted.

Music Count Us In




Celebrating music education in Australian Schools

Thursday 5th November 2020

 Aspiri Primary School will be participating in Music: Count Us In (MCUI) - Australia’s largest school initiative!

 MCUI culminates in Celebration day, to be held on Thursday 5 November 2019. The day consists of more than half a million students singing the same song, on the same day, at the same time – the annual Program Song. It is a song written by students, for students. The 2020 Program Song is called ‘You Wont Bring Us Down’ and will involve over 745,000 students from more than 3,400 schools all around Australia celebrating the value of music education.

Students are encouraged to wear green accessories to school on this day. This can include ribbons, socks, hats, zinc, ties, braces, hairspray, nail polish and headbands.

P & C Fundraising Tea Towel

This is our last major fundraising event for 2020. Thank you for your continued support of the Aspiri P & C.

Please download the file for full details and the link to order.


VacSwim Swimming Lessons 2021

Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the summer school holidays.

VacSwim in January offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations during the long break. Not only are they a great school holiday activity, they teach valuable safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.

Your children can start as young as five years old.

Don’t wait! Enrol your children in VacSwim now at

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

Personal hygiene

Having good hygiene helps to prevent illness and ensures that our bodies are acceptable to others. Here are some tips for maintaining good hygiene;

·         Wash your hands before and after touching food, and after going to the toilet, touching animals or being around someone who is coughing or has a cold. 

·         Wash your body daily and keep your hair clean.

·         To prevent body odours, change your clothes regularly and use deodorant if necessary. 

·         Change underwear and socks daily, and leave shoes outside to dry.

·         To prevent bad breath, brush and floss teeth and visit the dentist regularly.

·         If you are ill, try not to cough or sneeze on others, clean things that you touch, and throw away things with germs on them (like tissues). 

Should you require further information about hygiene, contact your local Community Health Nurse, Emily Turner on (08)9391 2235, or go to