Aspire to achieve together

Issue 3

Term 1

1 April , 2021

Principal's Message

Welcome to our final newsletter for term one 2021. I think everyone would agree that this term has flown by. I would like to thank everyone for their continued support of our school and our children.

Parent/Teacher Meetings

I note that many parents took the opportunity to meet with their children’s teachers recently. This is a very important thing to do as it reinforces to your children that you care about their education and will help support their commitment to their schooling as well. In addition, it gives you an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher, possibly one of the other most important people in their lives at this time. Thank you also to our teachers for taking the time out of their very busy days to meet with parents.

Summer Carnival

Congratulations to our students who attended the recent Network Schools Summer Carnival. As always our students represented our school with commitment and pride. Some special congratulations to our A Division Volleyball team who won their competition.  Teachers reported that we performed very well in the other sports as well. Well done students, I trust you had a great day. Thanks also to the parents who assisted on the day. See the pictures inside this edition of our newsletter.

School Board

I would like to take this opportunity to formally welcome three new members to our School Board. Congratulations to Mr Josh Penstone and Mr Chris Lloyd  who were elected as parent representatives and to Ms Natasha Fischer who was elected as a Staff representative. Our new members have hit the ground running and attended their first Board meeting already, contributing strongly to the agenda. Thank you to our other candidates who also demonstrated an excellent commitment to our school.

Farewell to Staff

It is with sadness that we must farewell a member of our amazing team at Aspiri Primary School. Our Foundation Associate Principal Ms Sheri Evans has been successful in being appointed to the role of Principal at West Leederville Primary School for the next two years. This is a wonderful achievement in a highly competitive environment and I know all of us from the Aspiri Primary School family wish Sheri the very best in this role. Sheri has been a true asset to our school since before our doors even opened in 2018 and she has helped establish our brand and systems of operations and learning that are the envy of many schools in our network. We will miss Sheri but have always understood that she was destined for a school of her own and we wish her all of the best in her future leadership journey. Don’t forget to come back and visit us Ms Evans.

We also farewell Mrs Nadeera Karunarathne who was successful in winning a Special Needs Education Assistant role at the Wirrabirra Education Support Centre  starting Term 2.  Mrs Karunarathne has been at Aspiri for two years and in that time she has made an incredible contribution to supporting students with special needs.  We wish her all the best in her new role.

School Holidays and Term 2

A reminder to all of our families that term two runs for eleven weeks. School begins on day one, Monday April 19 as we have strategically elected to hold our term two School Development Day on Friday 4 June ensuring families get an extra long weekend.

Stay safe during these holidays everyone and have a wonderful Easter with your families and friends. I will be visiting my family in NSW and hopefully, there will be no COVID related incidents and I can return in time for the beginning of term two without the need to quarantine again. This is also a timely reminder to us all that we still live with the threat of COVID 19 hanging over our shoulders – so we must never be complacent.

See you at the gate in term two.

Noel Morgan


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.

Wednesday 17 March, 2021 Wednesday  24 March, 2021

Blue Award 

3A - Tendai Maswanhise

3B – Gabrielle Yates

3D – Ahmed Baig

4/5A – Charlotte Clark

4/5B – Alexander Kelly

5/6C – Hayden Clark

5/6C – Jaanya Menon

Bronze Award

4/5A – Aishmeen Kaur

5/6C – Abel Abraham

Blue Award

1C - Mitansh (Eddie) Mehndiratta

1E - Carine Chong

2D - Jiyashri Menon


Bronze Award

2C – Gloria Gu

Harmony Week 2021

The Aspiri Primary School staff and students celebrated Harmony Week last Wednesday the 17 March, 2021. There was a special focus on inclusivity, respect and belonging for all with special admiration for the wonderful diversity we treasure at Aspiri. The school prides itself on its multicultural background and it was a fantastic way to celebrate the many cultural traditions, languages and experiences from all over the world. This diversity makes our school and country such a special place to call home.  

The staff and students adorned an assortment of orange on the day to show our support of the event with orange signifying social communication and meaningful conversations. We engaged in a range of activities relating to inclusiveness and participated in discussions to enhance our understanding of other cultures and respectful relationships.  

A special competition was held and we thank all those participants who submitted their colouring and poster entries. The quality and creativeness of the work received is to be commended. Congratulations to our winners announced below:  

Kindy: Kingsley, Harlow, Ethan, Jordan, Carter, Annabella, Jacob, Surdeep 

PP/1: Melvineen, Aarav, Jai, Everly, Safana, Lola, Sharva, Ellesha, Yulyna, Sienna, Theresa, Jiya 

2: Holly, Ashvin, Ryan, Liam, Caleb, Ibrahim, Harjaap 

3: Codey, Rati, Thomas, Lian, Lucy 

4-6: Alina, Abbey, Anika, Hessa 

Musica Viva Incursion

On Thursday 18th March all students in Pre-primary to Year 6 were given the opportunity to experience and interact with live music. The members of Eastwinds showed students how to harness their creativity by expressing and sharing their personal experiences through music. An Estonian singer, Persian flute and drum player, a musical-instrument inventor and didgeridoo virtuoso drew on their own diverse cultural and musical backgrounds to create a sound that was uniquely theirs. Some students even got to play the instruments and improvise on the microphone.

All classroom teachers were hard at work during Term 1, teaching students about improvisation and instrumentation. The incursion was directly aligned to the WA Music Curriculum and allowed students to see, listen and move to all of the songs they have been studying during their music lessons.

 Musica Viva In Schools has been bringing the very best live music to Australian schools for over 35 years and is one of the leading providers of music education in Australia. They specialise in bringing the best nationally and internationally acclaimed performers direct to schools: interactive, dynamic and culturally diverse groups that perform a wide variety of musical styles.

A big thank you to Mrs Atherton for organising the incursion and we hope to welcome Musica Viva back again in 2022.

Summer Lightening Carnival


On Tuesday, 30 March, 2021 the Yr5/6 Aspiri Volleyball teams went to the Volleyball Interschool Carnival to face against other schools in this area. This was the first ever Summer Carnival for Aspiri Primary School. The A Team won 6 out of 7 games including the Grand Final and both the A team and B team showed great sportsmanship throughout the day. We made up a strategy that included a lot of team work and helped us to win. Some people took the challenge to do an overarm serve and it was difficult for the opponents to catch. We didn’t expect to win but, using a lot of team work, we pulled it off. Everyone on the A Team tried really hard and we got to the Grand Final against Campbell. Everyone waited on the bench at some point to let other people play the game and have fun. The B team won lots of games and got into the finals but sadly did not win against Harrisdale and came 4th overall. We all tried our very best and the A team won the trophy for Aspiri. Thank you Miss Kewley for doing the volleyball training and thank you Miss Ryan and Mr Jordan for organising this event. Go Aspiri! 

Written by Alphard and Mia 


On Tuesday 30 March, 2021 Aspiri’s basketball teams set off to Willetton Basketball Centre for the first time ever. The boys were pumped and we were so excited to be competing for Aspiri in the Summer Inter-School competition. The teams had been training for 3 weeks and were ready to sweep the floor. However, the boys lost every game while the girls made it to the final. We watched the girls lose to Campbell in the grand final 22-2. We sat and watched the presentations and clapped for Campbell and Harrisdale who had won. On the bus ride back we were happy because we knew that we tried our best but we would come back next year stronger and try again and maybe next year we will win one of the trophies. Thanks to Mr Jordan, Mrs Clark and Miss Stainton for coaching and training us.   

Written by Hayden and Lisa. 


 On Tuesday 30 March, 2021 the Year 5's and 6's competed in the lightning carnival at Rossiter Pavilion. Two cricket teams went out to compete in the A division and the B division. Unfortunately, competition was very tough, with the A team winning two games and the B team winning just one game. Both teams played with great determination, and entered each game with a positive mindset. There were some outstanding players on both teams, with all members contributing to their team’s efforts.  

The cricket teams are determined to be back next year and prove what they are worth. 

A massive thank you to Mr Hamiliton for all of his coaching in the weeks leading up to the carnival, and Mr Paun and Mr Coad for assisting on the day.  

Written by Hutch, Sangat and Jaanya

Term 2 Planners

The Term 2 planners have now been uploaded to our website.

ANZAC Day Ceremony

Aspiri Primary School will be commemorating ANZAC Day on the 27th of April. This will be a student only event, and we look forward to sharing photos of the day. 

Through Seesaw, we will be asking for donations of flowers or greenery to create wreaths. 

Triple P Teen Seminars (Ages 10-17)

Parents of  Children aged between 10 -17 years

Our free Triple P seminars and discussion groups give you simple, practical strategies to help you raise a happy and confident child.

Children thrive when they are raised in a nurturing environment. The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program gives Mums, Dads and Carers ideas and strategies to help their child develop the skills and behaviours they need for a healthy childhood.

In times of uncertainty, it’s important now more than ever to support your family’s wellbeing. Our seminars at Aspiri Primary School are held in safe, in-person events in line with the latest health advice.

Our School Psychologist Jon Heath is delivering a range of seminars, discussion group and brief parent consults in a format to suit all parents. While the seminars are independent sessions, they are most effective when all 3 are completed in order.

All sessions are free but bookings are essential. Please click on the link to register.

  • Raising Responsible Teenagers: Wednesday 28th April 2021 @ 6:00-7:30pm (click to register)
  • Raising Competent Teenagers: Wednesday 5th May 2021 @ 6:00-7:30pm (click to register)
  • Getting Teenagers Connected: Wednesday 12th May 2021 @ 6:00-7:30pm (click to register)

All Seminars will be held in the School Library

Kiss and Drive

The trial has been a success and will continue in Term 2 while we are waiting on a decision from the City Of Armadale regarding the Sunray Avenue proposal. 

Please see the map below for the designated Kiss and Drive drop off zone and the direction in which the traffic must flow.  Please do not allow your child to exit the car until you are in the designated drop off zone to ensure the safety of all children.  Please be patient and remain calm at all times. 

Your Move

We are pleased to announce that we are now a member of the Your Move Schools program.

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.  

So, join the Your Move movement! Get in touch with our school’s Your Move Champion, Ms Scheepens for more information and help us to earn points that can translate into funding for active transport facilities and activities.

This short video is a great introduction into what the program is all about and the benefits for our school. 

Well done to all those students who joined hundreds of schools across Australia celebrating riding, walking, scooting and skating to school on Friday 19 March 2021 in recognition of National Ride2School Day.

This day was an opportunity for students, parents and teachers to try riding, walking, skating or scooting to school as well as celebrating all the regular walkers and riders. On this day, our aim was to normalise walking and riding to school, and hopefully help our families create a new habit. The day was a chance to celebrate walking and riding on a large scale and to prove it can be done. 

Live too far to walk or ride the entire way to school? Why not drive to a nearby park or park at Rossiter Pavilion and then walk or ride the rest of the way?

Please keep an eye out for more upcoming activities and events that will be happening throughout the year. There are many prizes to win and excellent initiatives towards assisting our school to acquire traffic wardens and grants towards a kiss and drive. 

Your Move

Please find attached our February 2021 Hands Up Survey which shows that 46% of students came to school that particular day via means other than a car which is an excellent start and we can only become even more active from here.

National Ride2School Day 2021

Thank you to all the families of Aspiri Primary School for making our first National Ride2School Day such a success. It was fantastic to see our bike racks full and so many of you joining in the fun. Our Your Move student captains were at the gates ready to hand out Ride2School Day stickers to participating students. 

Our Pre Primary and Year One students were entertained by a Constable Care show based around safe travel to school. The Your Move team look forward to planning more exciting events throughout 2021 and beyond to increase safe active travel to and from school as our school community grows larger. 

Alongside National Ride2School Day we held a Colouring Competition. There was a huge number of entries and the standard was incredible. It was fantastic to see the enthusiasm from our students about this activity. Students across the school were awarded Your Move prizes that were purchased using points from the active travel activities we’ve done so far this year such as Walk and Roll Wednesday’s and engaging in bike and road safety during Health classes (some classes).

Any parents wanting to get involved with this program please contact Mrs Scheepens at The program will assist our school with accessing grants towards a traffic warden and other safety measures around our school which are designed to lessen traffic congestion and improve health outcomes for students and parents alike. The Your Move is a great initiative designed to foster community spirit and create a safe environment for children to get to and from school. 


Introducing our Specialist Teachers

Miss Tenille Ryan

Physical Education

My name is Miss Ryan and I have the pleasure of taking your child for Physical Education this year.  I began teaching in 2016 after completing my studies at Notre Dame University. I moved to Kalgoorlie and taught PE for 2 years before returning home. I have been teaching PE full time at Aspiri since 2019 and I love it! 

About me: I am sports crazy and love to be involved in any activities happening. I have played Volleyball at a National and State level and now enjoy playing Volleyball and Netball in a more social environment. I love the West Coast Eagles and love to watch AFL football when ever it's on. I have a Golden Retriever x King Charles dog called Ziggy. 

If you have any further questions about PE at Aspiri Primary School please contact me on:

Miss Kristy Murrie

LOTE Teacher

My name is Kristy Murrie and I have been teaching here at Aspiri since 2018. I currently work part-time in LOTE teaching Auslan and part-time in Kindergarten. I love that my roles allow me to teach across a variety of year levels and I can continue to see all the students grow and develop.

Outside of school I am a Mum to 2 teenage boys who keep my busy with sporting and social commitments. We love to go out for dinner and watch movies as well as walk our 2 dogs down by the river. 

If you have any comments or questions please email me at


Aspiri P & C Easter Eggstravaganza

Thank you to all those families who donated the amazing prizes and also to those that purchased raffle tickets. It was a huge success and allowed us to draw 42 winning tickets. We raised a total of $1739.50.

Thank you also to our OSH club who donated one of the prizes.

The lucky winners of the Easter Raffle were: 

1.    Mason North 

2.    Callyn Viljoen

3.    Reyna Riksman

4.    Joaquin Gomez

5.    Abigail Hunt

6.    Dylan Lester

7.    Giselle Tan

8.    Elias Tay

9.    Jacob Williams

10.  Ruby Della Posta

11.  Ella Papalia

12.  Sejid Johnson

13.  Lucas Carter

14.  Sienna Simm

15.  Vaishnavi Dasarathan

16.  Jack Simm

17.  Jade Walsh

18.  Olivia Stenton

19.  Taj Baburajan

20.  Ashlyn Joseph

21.  Shayan Paun

22.   Mikayla Cadd

23.   Moushika Prem

24.   Valentina Molina

25.   Jackson Dee

26.   Artez Van Heerden

27.   Ellesha Evangelista

28.   Henrik Nakeeran

29.   Holly Stevens

30.   Ellah Venter

31.   Hudson Loiacono

32.   Yuvraj Singh

33.   Angel Joseph

34.   Lylah Takie

35.   Lola Stuart-Evans

36.   En-Tung Kuo

37.   Linuki Vithanage

38.   James Gnanapragasm

39.   Marisca Budiarto

40.   Emelia Scarterfield

41.   Tavneet Kour

42.   Levi Thorne

P & C Fundraising

Support our fundraising and purchase your Entertainment Book for 2021 from Aspiri Primary School.  20% of each purchase goes directly to our school.

Online School Lunch Orders

Our new online school lunch programme has been a huge success and will continue for the remainder of the year.  Please see the attached form for instructions on how to set up your account in order to commence using the service. 

Uniform Concepts Jandakot Super Store Information

Please find attached the uniform price list from the Uniform Concepts Jandakot Super Store. It contains pricing as well as store opening times and contact details.   


Music Lesson Vacancies

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

A Message from the School Nurse

How much physical activity should my child be doing?

Children need at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day.  But more is better, so encourage your child to be active for up to several hours each day. 

Children need a combination of moderate and vigorous activity.  ‘Moderate activity’ is any activity which is similar in intensity to a brisk walk e.g. bike riding or active playing.  ‘Vigorous activity’ is any activity which makes your child “huff and puff” e.g. organised sports, ballet, running or swimming laps.

Any activity that requires your child to expend energy should be encouraged. Go to for more information.

Physical activity - Family activities

If you’re looking for ways to help your family be more active, why not try…

·         Walking or riding to school together;

·         Visiting the beach to play cricket or Frisbee;

·         Taking the dog for a walk;

·         Doing some gardening (try building a veggie patch!);

·         Visiting the local swimming pool;

·         Playing at the park;

·         Going for a bike ride;

·         Bush walking;

·         Outings that involve walking (like the zoo);

·         Participating in a community walk;

·         Buying children presents that encourage physical activity (like sports equipment or a kite).

For more information go to 

Physical activity for kids

Physical activity should be part of a child’s daily routine.  Physical activity is not only fun, but also important for healthy growth and development.  Being involved in physical activity helps kids to make friends and learn physical and social skills.  The two points to remember are;

·        Children need at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity each day

·        Children should not spend more than two hours a day using electronic media for entertainment (e.g. TV, computer games, internet), especially during daylight hours.

Remember, by encouraging your child to be active when they are young, you are helping to establish a routine that will stay with them throughout their life.

For more information, go to  or 

 Screen time - limit your child’s use of TV and computer games

Children and adolescents should not spend more than two hours a day on screen based activities.  Excessive screen time often leads to poor health, poor fitness and overweight.

Activities like surfing the net, watching TV and playing screen games can be educational, but all of these things involve sitting still for long periods of time.  It is better for your child’s health and wellbeing if they are doing something more active during daylight hours. 

For more information, go to


School-aged children need 10 -11 hours sleep a night. Getting a good night’s sleep will help your child to be more settled, happy and ready for school, and will strengthen his/her immune system. Here are some sleep tips;

·         Have a bedtime routine – this will help your child wind down from the day.

·         Keep the bedroom dark, cool and quiet - this will help your child drift off easily. 

·         If your child has a restless night or bad dreams, it may be because the day’s events and worries are still rattling around in his/her head.  Help your child to settle and relax for sleep by promoting good sleep habits. 

·         Remember, medication is not the answer to children’s sleep problems. 

Contact your local Community Health Nurse, Emily Cardy on (08) 9391 2235, or go to for more information.