11 March, 2021
Welcome to the latest edition of our newsletter.
As I write, contractors are installing two additional transportable classrooms that will support our growing numbers of students. In addition, we have had approval for another two to be supplied and installed in term 2. These units are intended to support the growth in 2021, however, it is anticipated that further units may be required for 2022. We will keep you informed.
By now you will have received 2 emails in regard to our School Board elections. The first was to advise you of the need to conduct an election and to offer some information about the four candidates who have nominated. In addition, you will have received a further email that will allow you to access a link to a Survey that is, in effect, our Ballot process to elect our two new members.
This link has been sent to the primary mail recipients for each family as listed on our school records system. If you do not receive a link, please let our Front Office team know and we can identify any issues and rectify them on Friday. I urge everyone to vote as it is an important opportunity to support our candidates.
Can I say a heartfelt thank you in advance to our 4 nominees - no matter what the election outcome should be- for their interest and willingness to support our students and our school. In addition, I would like to thank our outgoing Board members, Ms Monique Stevens and Ms Kelly Burdett for their enthusiastic support and commitment to our school across their times as Board members. They were outstanding advocates for our community.
Our wonderful, hardworking P&C are embarking on their first major fund raising activity for 2021, an Easter Raffle, and I urge everyone to support this. This gives each family an opportunity to support our school in even the smallest of ways so please buy a ticket in the raffle. See below for more details.
Thank you to all of our parents who have supported our new “Kiss and Drive Zone” located in the rear carpark – bin security area. Usage has steadily increased over the two weeks of it being in operation and it seems to work very well. A reminder to parents utilising this opportunity that it is designed for a quick drop off so I urge you to have your children ready and for parents to not get out of your car. Also it is important that your children exit cars on the garden or fence side of the car not the traffic lane side. Well done everyone.
See you at the gate.
LOTE AUSLAN TEACHER
I originally come from Sydney, where I completed a Bachelor of Education: Early Childhood Education. I began teaching in 2013 and pursued my interest in Auslan, completing a range of courses through the NSW Deaf Society. I moved to WA in 2017. I began teaching at Aspiri in 2020 as a part-time LOTE teacher. From Term 2, I also taught 2B with Mrs Bennion. This year I am teaching Auslan full time and love working with the students of all ages. I love teaching at Aspiri Primary School and working with the amazing staff, students and families. I am passionate about Auslan and inspiring a love for Australian Sign Language in Aspiri students and staff
SOME FACTS ABOUT ME I am 3o years old. My favourite colour is PINK. My favourite sport is cricket….Go the Sydney Sixers! I have a sausage dog named Millie. I am getting married in September. My favourite song to sign in Auslan is ‘Santa bring me a dinosaur’.
If you have any further questions about Auslan at Aspiri Primary School, contact me on email@example.com
My name is Ari, I was born and grew up in Greece. I left Greece when I was 21 years old and moved to England to study the Fine Arts, where I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Painting and Drawing and a Master of Arts in Painting. I moved to Australia when I turned 32 years of age and completed my Teaching Degree in Primary Education at Edith Cowan University. I started teaching in 2010 and have been part of the Aspiri Primary School community since the beginning of 2019.
Drink - Green Tea, Grape Juice
Food - Legumes, Whole Grains, Fish, Salad, Greek Yogurt
Hobbies - Painting in my studio and running on my treadmill.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To start the 2021 fund-raising year off we are holding an Easter Raffle.
To allow this to happen we are asking the School community for their help by donating all things relating to Easter.
Items can be as follows:
Chocolates, Chocolate eggs, Chocolate bunnies, Easter crafts, hampers, biscuits, cookies the list is endless. (Due to certain regulations homemade donations cannot be accepted unless by a registered business).
We are also looking for donations of hamper boxes, baskets, cellophane wrap, tape and ribbon to enable us to wrap the raffle prizes.
Please bring all Easter donations to the front office and the P&C will make the Easter prizes ready for the draw. The more donations of all things Easter the more prizes there will be available!!
All donations need to be delivered to the front office by Friday 26th March 2021.
Raffle Tickets will be going home with students on Monday 15th March. You can also print more tickets at home which can be downloaded below. Tickets are 50cents each. Each 50cent ticket sold is one entry into the prize draw.
Each ticket requires the name, student name, class number and mobile number for it to be valid. Once the raffle tickets are filled in please put them in an envelope with the correct money and place them in the P&C box in the front office. More raffle ticket sheets can be collected from the front office from the 15th March onwards.
The winning tickets will be drawn on Wednesday 31st March and winners will be advised over the PA system at school. Students can collect their prizes from the front office.
Any problems please email us at: email@example.com
Aspiri Primary School P&C
The Book Club Issue 2 catalogues are now available. All orders must be placed online before Thursday 25 March, 2021.
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