Aspire to achieve together

Issue 5

Term 2

Thursday 27 May , 2021

Principal's Message

Welcome to the latest edition of our newsletter. We are halfway through our eleven week second term and, as always, we are very busy. This week we welcomed a film crew to our school to film an informational piece about our school and our community that will feature on our web page and be available to all of our prospective families. Thank you to those staff and families that have contributed to the production of this valuable resource, in particular Mrs Booth from our Front Office team who led the process from the planning stage to completion. We hope to have it live on our website by early Term 3.

This week our school will participate in “National Sorry Day” activities that support our commitment to a caring and multicultural world. Thanks to Mrs Meggs for putting the program together.

Two new transportable classrooms have been installed in recent weeks and, although they take up some valuable grass areas they are very welcome as a means of creating an effective classroom space for our growing school. We have three more on order and I hope this will be the last of them.

Our wonderful new second phase of our Early Childhood playground has been completed and I am sure you will all agree that it is excellent. The children are loving the “Nature Play” theme and the opportunity to climb all over it. The next phase of our play space development is the provision of shade over our “Chess Set” area and then the commissioning of a draft playground plan for future improvements over coming years.

Thank you to our Year 3 and Year 5 students and teachers who completed a seamless series of NAPLAN Online tests and to our Admin team led by Ms Snowden and Mrs Winter for planning and supporting the testing. The results should be available in late Term 3 and will assist in informing us as to how our students are performing academically against state and national students in “like schools” and how our teaching programs, methodology and content are aligning to state and national requirements.

Good luck to all of our students who will be representing our school at this Fridays Winter Carnival. I am sure you will look fabulous in our new Interschool Teams uniform and represent our school with pride.

In my travels around the school, I have noticed a marked improvement in driver behaviour and patience during our peak times of morning drop off and afternoon pick up. Thank you for this as every improvement makes it much safer for our children. A reminder that City of Armadale Rangers will be undertaking random checks for parking and traffic infringements and Police will be undertaking speed and traffic checks at our request. Also a reminder that the area at the northern end of the school is a “Drop and Drive” area until a more permanent solution can be provided on Sunray Avenue. I urge all families wanting to drop and drive to use this facility, not Rossiter Avenue.

A reminder to all families that Friday 4 June, 2021is a scheduled School Development Day and students are not required to attend on this day. The following Monday, 7 June, 2021 is a Public Holiday for the Western Australia Day celebrations.

See you at the gate.

Noel Morgan Principal.

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 12 May, 2021 Wednesday  19 May, 2021Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Blue Award 

PP/Yr 1 - Rayan Khan

Yr 1C - Ethan De Gois

Yr 1D - Idris Lakis

Yr 2A - Ethan Anil

Yr 2A - Aryan Patel

Yr 2C - Daniel Abhilash

Yr 2D - Lucas Geranis

Yr 2D - Devin Peter

Yr 2D - Jashan Chandra

Yr 2E  - Rita Pannir Selvan

Blue Award

Yr 3D - Satkar Pandey

Yr 3D - Damon Langridge

Yr 3E - Ikjot Singh

Yr 3E - Katherine Gucilatar

Yr 5/6C -  Sienna Seiler

Bronze Award

Yr 3E - Hridhaan Sodhi

Yr 5/6C - Hayden Clark


Blue Award

PP/Yr 1 - Angel Joseph

Yr 1B - Yuvraj Singh

Yr 1B - Amalie Caton

Yr 2E - Mikayla Cadd

Yr 2E - Daniel Manesh

Yr 2E - Skylar Ojha

Your Move

National Walk to School Day 2021

Friday 14 May, 2021 our school participated in National Walk to School Day. Of the 682 students at school that day 432 (63%) arrived actively via walking or rolling, which was a fantastic result. 

We would like to thank Woolworths Harrisdale for donating a large amount of bananas, apples and mandarins for participating students. All students participating received a raffle ticket and a sticker and an opportunity to enter the colouring competition.

Raffle winners were as follows

  • 2 students won a $50 Rebel Sport voucher.
  • 4 students received road safety inspired fictional story books.
  • 15 students who entered the colouring competition were awarded with a “Your Move” snap band or hair brush. 
  • 30 students were drawn out of the raffle to receive a free bike safety check today Thursday 27 May, 2021. This prize was awarded through the “Your Move” program as our school has achieved bronze accreditation.

We would like to thank our dedicated staff and student leaders who assisted on the day. Additionally we would like to thank the Department of Transport and Your Move for assisting to create a safer environment around our school and for promoting the health and environmental benefits of active travel. 

Your Move - A visit from the Bike Dr

Today 27 May, 2021 Aspiri Primary School were very lucky to receive 30 free bike checks conducted by Fletcher from Bike Dr. He put each bike up on a stand and checked the bike over for safety. Some bikes needed a little tweaking here or there or some air in the tyres, but overall he was very impressed with our bikes. It was great to see that Mr Morgan rode his bike today and Fletcher happily checked his bike too.

Many students were seen not wearing helmets this morning. We urge all parents to please ensure that your child is wearing an Australian Standards compliant helmet when riding a bike, scooter or skateboard to school. It is also highly recommended to choose a helmet with eye stickers, spikes or zip ties on it as there are many magpies near our school that nest 4/12 months of the year.

Did you know next Thursday is World Bicycle Day? There wont be any prizes to celebrate this day but we would love to get our bike racks full, so please join in the celebration by riding your bike to school. 

Running Club

Well done to all the students and parents who have come down to Running Club over the past few weeks. It has been fantastic to see all students running as many laps as they can in the allocated time. Miss Ryan counts the total laps for each house after each session, and it’s amazing to see that the students and parents have run over 900 laps each session. We can’t wait to see the students using this practice when we have our Fun Run and Cross Country in Week 9.  

Remember every lap you complete you get 1 point for your house plus, if your parents run with you, an extra point each lap for them too! 

A huge thank you goes to all the staff who have come down to help Miss Ryan & Mr Jordan, we really appreciate your assistance.


Festival of Eid

Thank you to some members of our Muslim community for sharing and gifting to our school and P & C  during the Festival of Eid.  We are honoured to be recipients of your generosity. 

Science at Home

Science at Home – Make a Rain Gauge

Winter is fast approaching so what better time than the present for children to have a go at making their own rain gauge at home.

What you'll need:

  • A plastic (soft drink) bottle     
  • Some stones or pebbles        
  • Tape
  • Marker (felt pen)
  • A ruler or blocks for measuring (depending on age of child)


1.     Cut off the top of the bottle, just at the start of the widest point (adult assistance required). Turn this top portion upside down on the bottle and tape it in place. Make sure the top is off. This will act like a funnel for the rain falling into the bottle.

2.     Put a layer of pebbles in the bottom of the bottle (you may also use sand). Use a ruler and permanent marker to mark measurements. Use inches on one side of the bottle and centimetres on the other side, starting with the lowest measure towards the bottom.

3.   Add water to the bottle until it hits the lowest mark, or use the top of the pebbles/sand as the zero line. Place the bottle in a level area outside and note the time. Measure the water level at any interval of time you decide on.

What's happening?

Rain falls into the top of the gauge and collects at the bottom, where it can be easily measured. Try comparing the amount of rain to the length of time the shower lasted, was it a short and heavy rain shower or a long and light one? How does the amount of rain change when the season changes?

*Saving water at home -  Don’t forget the Winter Sprinkler Switch-off is coming soon. The Switch-off begins on 1 June each year in Perth, Mandurah, and some parts of the South West and Great Southern. This includes irrigation that uses groundwater.


Loose Parts

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 and enrolments are now only accepted at the beginning of each term.

All queries are to be directed to the Perth Music Agency.

A Message from the School Nurse

Parenting support

As parents, you are the most important person in your child’s life.

Many parents find life with a child a joyful but challenging experience. Children’s needs change as they grow and each stage brings new challenges.

Parenting WA offers an information, support and referral service to parents, carers, grandparents and families with children up to 18 years of age. Parenting WA services are free and no referral is needed.

Parenting WA’s trained staff are available to work with parents;

·         On specific parenting needs. They will help develop strategies for home life;

·         To manage the different parenting challenges from infancy and childhood through to teenage years;

·         To understand the different stages of child development, and;

·         To find information about local community support services.

Parenting coordinators, located throughout WA, can provide individual parenting discussions, group sessions and workshops.

Parenting WA also provides the Parenting WA Line, a 24/7 telephone information service, a library rich with useful resources, parenting guide sheets and an on-line guide to parenting courses in WA. For more information contact Parenting WA (08) 6279 1200 or 1800 654 432 or at:


Parenting WA Library

Did you know that Parenting WA offers a FREE parenting library to parents, carers and families throughout Western Australia? The Parenting Library has a range of helpful books, and DVDs on subjects of interest to parents and carers with children from pre-birth to 18 years of age. When you join the library you can borrow up to two items for a period of three weeks. You will be sent these items free of charge with a reply paid envelope for their return. You can browse the catalogue online at

When you have made your selections, email or telephone to speak to one of the parenting consultants. Phone (08) 6279 1200 or 1800 686 155 or email:

Parenting WA Line: The Parenting WA Line is a telephone information and support service on parenting that is available 24/7. Ph: (08) 6279 1200 or 1800 654 432

More parenting support information can be found at:

Raising Children Network

Child and Youth Health

Positive Parenting Program


Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)

There are many ways to be a good parent. Managing children’s behaviour can be challenging at times, however it is an essential part of good parenting. The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) may help you raise happy and confident children, through small changes and simple routines.

Programs offered include:

·         Seminar Series Triple P

·         Group Triple P

Details of the next available course to be held at Aspiri are below:

Triple P Seminar Details (suitable for parents of children aged 2-12 years)

Seminar 1: Power of Positive Parenting

Tuesday 25th May 2021 @ 8:50am in the school Library

Seminar 2: Raising Confident, Competent Children

Tuesday 1st June 2021 @ 8:50am in the school Library

Seminar 3: Raising Resilient Children

Tuesday 8th June 2021 @ 8:50am in the school Library

All programs are at no cost to parents or carers.  To find out more, or to register in a program near you phone 1300 550 879 or email

For more information, go to: