1 April , 2021
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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: Tenille.email@example.com
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 Kristy.firstname.lastname@example.org
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