Thursday 29 October, 2020
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.
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!
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 www.aitsl.edu.au/wtd
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.
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 education.wa.edu.au/vacswim
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!