Thursday 24 October, 2019
Welcome to the first edition of our newsletter for term four.
This promises to be a very busy term with our school really beginning to move into “full forward” mode.
We have already hosted some wonderful events such as Musica Viva and our Multicultural day and it was lovely to see all of our school community enjoying these activities.
In addition, I look forward to seeing all of our parents and families at events coming up in the future. These include orientation events and a Teddy Bears Picnic for our new Kindergarten students starting in 2020, class assemblies, our year 5 / 6 camp, year six high school orientation activities and graduation events, school photos, our Pre Primary excursions to the Rio Tinto park, our school musical (over two nights), interschool athletics carnivals, as well as P and C and School Board meetings.
In addition, teachers will be hard at work preparing Semester two reports for your children. Busy times indeed.
I am looking forward to spending some time at our year 5/6 camp next week at the Ern Halliday Camp School. It promises to be a great week for our students and they will be undertaking activities such as archery, rock climbing, abseiling, orienteering, caving and beach walking. All in a very controlled and well managed environment in the heart of the suburb of Hillarys. Good luck to all of the students and staff attending.
The last day for students this term will be Thursday December the 19th with staff finishing the next day.
Our School Board, through our Chairperson, Michael Wiltshire, has been in close consultation with the City of Armadale in regard to the issue of traffic and parking in and around our school. There will be some new initiatives announced and put into action in the coming months designed to make it safer for our children to come to and leave school. More on this later.
As the weather improves, can I encourage families to walk with their children to school if you are within a short to medium distance and to take advantage of the Rossiter Pavilion Parking opportunity which the City of Armadale activity encourages our school community to use.
Exercise is an excellent choice for us all and you will be setting a great example for your children in choosing the option to walk, particularly whilst the weather remains mild.
See you at the gate.
The school Photo Order Envelopes have been issued today to all classes. Please click on the download button below for full information and ordering instructions.
Honesty / Effort / Attitude / Respect / Teamwork
Congratulations to all the students who were awarded certificates at the recent assembly for displaying the H.E.A.R.T attributes.
Pre-Primary Visual Arts
At the start, students looked at different images of urban and landscapes, which really got them excited! In each image, we talked about the different lines, shapes and colours that we could see and named the things we could spot: mountains, valleys, roads, rivers, dirt, trees, houses, etc. Students practiced their lines first, by painting as many different lines as possible on A3 paper and then filled the spaces in between with the primary colours of yellow, red and blue only. Then they were given another A3 paper and different photos to choose from as inspiration and were asked to create a colourful painting full of lines and shapes. At the end, when their paintings had dried, the students went over their shapes with colour pencils to add effect that can catch your eye and draw your attention into it. Throughout this process, students were encouraged to experiment with the materials, use their observation skills, be creative and, most of all, have fun! Just look at their wonderful work!
On the last day of Term 3, The Aspiri School Choir performed in the prestigious Massed Choir Festival held at the Perth Concert Hall. They joined with 10 other schools from the Perth metropolitan area and all students represented Aspiri Primary School with pride. The students looked fabulous in their brand-new choir uniforms which have been generously provided by the school. A big thank you to Mr Morgan, Ms Evans, Ms Snowden, Miss Steel & Miss Graham for attending the concert. They were extremely impressed with the quality and high standard of choral music that was exemplified on the night. The students have all expressed the joy and excitement they experienced singing at such a renowned venue and the choir, directed by Mrs Atherton, hope to take part in the festival again in 2020.