Aspire to achieve together

Issue 6

Term 2

Thursday 24 June , 2021

Principal's Message

Hi everyone and welcome to the last edition of our newsletter for term two 2021.


Next week your children will receive their semester one reports. For Kindy students this will be in the form of a Portfolio containing evidence and examples demonstrating progress across your child’s first semester of education. These reports are an important snapshot of how your child is performing academically, socially and behaviourally and are a part of a series of information sources for your child. Aligned to the reports is the opportunity to discuss your child’s progress with your classroom teacher. Education is a partnership between the child, the teacher and the family. At Aspiri Primary School we work very hard to maintain this partnership across all years as it is a really valuable opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of aptitude and progress. I recommend that all parents and carers take the opportunity to meet with teachers as the opportunities arise.

COVID19 Restrictions

This week the State Government has announced a move to Phase 5 of the COVID Roadmap. At our school level, this is wonderful news as it means that we can open our doors widely to parents and community members once again. Parents may now attend school for assemblies, functions and classroom support and activities. The protective square meterage rules and capacity limits have been also been removed. Whilst we welcome the return to some sense of normality we must urge continued vigilance in relation to quality hygiene practices – including maintaining high levels of cleaning, no access to playground equipment before or after school, continued awareness of social distancing where practicable and an underlying continuing preparedness to pivot in the case of an outbreak.

Student Success

I would like to congratulate one of our students Mia Leinasars who has been selected to represent WA in the 12 Years and Under State School Girls AFL team. Congratulations Mia, this is a fine achievement and we are very proud of you. Good luck in the upcoming competitions.

Cross Country & Fun Run

Whilst on all things sport I would like to say good luck to all of our children at our school Cross Country event this Friday. I know everyone will give it their very best and represent their Houses with enthusiasm and great passion. I hope as many people as possible get along to support our students. See you there.

School Board

Our school Board held its term two meeting last week and some of the key agenda items addressed were COVID updates, an update on school finances and school governance and accountability, a review of our Homework policy, ongoing traffic issues around our school and whole school data summaries. The next Board meeting is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, September the 8th at 3 pm in the Staffroom. This will be our annual "Open" meeting and members of our school community are invited to attend to observe our Board in action. Watch out for more information on this in term three.

Term Dates

A reminder that, as this is an 11-week term, the final day of school for term two is next week, Friday the second of July.

Term three recommences for students on Monday 19 July, 2021.

Our term three School Development day is scheduled for Friday 3 September, 2021.

I hope everyone has a wonderful winter break and stays safe and well.

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 2 June, 2021 Wednesday  9 June, 2021Wednesday 16 June, 2021Wednesday 23 June, 2021

Blue Award 

Yr 3A - Kaison Takie 

Yr 3A - Anthony Yang 

Yr 3C - Wahhaj Asraf 

Yr 3E - Melissa Mithun Cherian

Yr 3E - Reann Thomas 

Yr 4/5A - Abbey Vaughan 

Yr 4/5A - Reon Jophy 

Yr 5/6C - Lexi Podgorny 

Yr 5/6C - Dishen Nandakumar 

Bronze Award

Yr 3B - Marisca Budiarto

Yr 3C - Lachlan Burdett

Blue Award

PP/Yr1 - Sarah Sanu

Yr 1B - Eire Finn

Yr 1E - Athan Padavath

Yr 2D - Lucas Geranis

Yr 2D - Charliee Russell

Yr 2E - Sehaj Dhaliwal

Yr 2E - Mason Leinasars

Yr 2E - Ana Sharma

Yr 2E - Caleb Tan

Bronze Award

Yr 2C - Daniel Abhilash


Blue Award

Yr 3C - Nathaniel Wiltshire

Yr 3E - Aizah Usman

Yr 3E - Jesiah Philip

Yr 5/6B - Emiliya Anil

Silver Award

Yr 3E - Omar Abdul Qader

Yr 4/5A - Aishmeen Kaur

Blue Award

Yr 1B - Savannah Vadivelu

Yr 1E - Layton Koh

Yr 1D - Avlin Bhuller

Yr 2D - Jashan Chandra

Yr 2D - Samrath Saluja

Yr  2E - Sophie Dahlstrom

Yr 2E - Manya Gandhi

Bronze Award

Yr 2E - Caleb Tan

Congratulations to our Silver Award winners Omar & Aishmeen who were the first students at Aspiri Primary School to receive our new Silver Award badges.  

Year 2 RAC Incursion

In Week 8, Year 2 welcomed RAC to their classrooms. The students enjoyed learning about Road Safety; a transferrable knowledge to the real world. In thanks, students wrote letters to Miss S and from what was written, the clue hunting activity particularly engaged the students.

Preparation for NAIDOC Week

Students who chose to come into the library at lunchtime on Sorry Day worked on a collaborative art project where each student coloured a different area of the piece. 

We then connected each page to make the beautiful artwork now displayed in the library. 

Well done to the students who participated

Cross Country and Junior Fun Run

The Aspiri Primary School Cross Country & Junior Fun Run Event will be held at Rossiter Pavilion Oval on Friday 25 June, 2021 (Week 10, Term 2). This event is for all students in Pre Primary to Year six.  

Students are required to wear their school uniform (House shirt if possible), with appropriate footwear.  

Please see below for the estimated start times for each age group. 

CROSS COUNTRY (Year 3 - 6) 

Time                                Year Group


    Year 3 Girls 


    Year 3 Boys 


    Year 4 Girls  


    Year 4 Boys 


    Year 5 Girls 


    Year 5 Boys 


    Year 6 Girls 


    Year 6 Boys 



FUN RUN (PP - Year 2)

Time                                Year Group

12:00pm - 1:00pm

   Pre Primary - Year 2 Students



We are asking parents to volunteer to assist around the track. We would be extremely grateful for any support. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the slip on the bottom of the permission form or email Miss Ryan on

The Courage Coffee Van will be attending the carnival from 8:00am - 11:30am. Cash or Eftpos available. 

If there are any questions regarding the Cross Country & Fun Run please don’t hesitate to email Miss Ryan

Kind Regards, 

Miss Ryan & Mr Jordan 

NAIDOC Celebration Day

Crazy Sock Day

On Friday 2 July 2021, Aspiri Primary School is celebrating the end of a great semester with Crazy Sock Day! Wear you wild, weird or wackiest socks to school. They can be mismatched, colourful or creative, just make sure those socks look silly!

When: Friday, 2 July 2021, (Week 11).

Cost: Gold Coin donation (all proceeds will go towards the fundraising for the Year 6 Camp).

News from the Environment Team

The Aspiri Environment Team is excited to announce that our school has received a grant for $1500 through the 2021 Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants. The money from the grant will enable us to expand our school recycling system to include soft plastics, resources to make beeswax wraps, and provide the student Green Team with vests. Part of our grant will also be spent on insect hotels and planting insect friendly shrubs, to encourage wildlife back to the school grounds. Look out for more news about this and how you can support the students’ efforts in Term 3. 

Science at Home

Science at Home – Making Invisible Ink

For thousands of years spies and generals have sent secret messages by using invisible ink.  This experiment will let you create a piece of paper that looks blank, but actually contains a secret message that can be brought back later on.

*Parent help is needed for one step in this experiment.

You will need:

- 1 lemon or lime

- 1 bowl

- 1 cotton bud

- 1 piece of white paper

- An iron and ironing board


1) Squeeze juice from half of a lemon into a bowl.

2) Add a teaspoon of water. Stir the juice and water together.

3) Dip a cotton bud into the lemon juice mixture and write your message on a piece of white paper.

4) Wait for the invisible ink to dry. When the ink dries, your message will completely disappear.

5) To bring the secret message back again the ink needs to be heated up.

* Ask for parents help with this step.

Parents can help with this step by using an iron and ironing board to heat the paper and ink until the message shows up on the paper again.

Try these other invisible inks and see which ones work best:

- milk

- white vinegar

- lemon

- lime

What is the science behind the ink reappearing?

The ink is invisible until the heat releases carbon out of the ink. The carbon then turns brown when it reacts with the air, this is through a process called oxidisation.

Massed Choir Festival - Artists Needed

The Senior Choir will be performing at the Massed Choir Festival and they need artwork to be displayed on the night. Please send all artwork to the front office staff and they will pass it on to Mrs Atherton. Multiple artworks will be accepted as long as they are submitted no later than July 30.

Please see the attached flyer with details of the artwork required.


Year 6 Camp Fundraiser - Bunnings Sausage Sizzle

On Saturday 24 July, 2021 the Aspiri P&C will be holding a BBQ Sausage Sizzle fundraiser at Bunnings Harrisdale. This event is to support the Year 6 students to go on camp this year. The Sausage Sizzle will be from 8am till 4pm and requires Year 6 parent volunteers to help on the day. Without Year 6 parent help and support the event will be unable to go ahead.   

Make sure to pop down to Bunnings Harrisdale on Saturday 24 July, 2021 for a delicious Sausage Sizzle and to support the Year 6 Camp Fundraiser.  

Positive Parenting @ Aspiri Primary

The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is one of the world’s most effective parenting programs. Developed by Clinical Psychologist Professor Matt Sanders and his colleagues at the University of Queensland, Triple P has been tested with thousands of families through ongoing research over more than 30 years!

Triple P is designed to give parents the skills they need to raise confident, healthy children and to build stronger family relationships. Research has shown it works across cultures, socio-economic groups and in many different family structures.

Triple P doesn’t tell people how to parent. Rather, it offers simple and practical strategies that parents can adapt to suit their own values, beliefs and needs. The benefits can be dramatic and long-lasting.

We have had fantastic attendance at the Triple P Seminar Series run in the Library by our School Psychologist this year with 59 families having already attended. Our latest Seminar Series was fully booked out! Due to the increasing demand and requests for sessions on specific topics we will be running the following additional sessions next term.

Fear-Less Managing Anxiety (suitable for parents of children aged 6-16 years)

-          Tuesday 3 August @ 8:50am-10:40am (Sold Out)

-          Tuesday 27 July @ 8.50am - 10.40am

Junior Seminar Series (suitable for parents of children aged 3-12 years) While designed as a series, parents can attend one, two or all three seminars.

-          Tuesday 10th August @ 8:50am-10:40am – The Power of Positive Parenting

-          Tuesday 17th August @ 8:50am-10:40am – Raising Confident Competent Children

-          Tuesday 24th August @ 8:50am-10:40am – Raising Resilient Children

Bookings are essential and numbers are currently capped for each seminar. Visit our school website to register and for more information

Kindergarten Term 3 Planner

The Kindergarten term planner for Term 3 is attached for your information.  This will also be uploaded to our school website.

School Term 3 Planner

The School Term Planner for Term 3 is attached for your information.  This will also be uploaded to our school website.

News from the P & C

Please see below details of the AGM to be held Monday 26 July, 2021. All new members are welcome. 

P & C have a limited stock of second hand uniforms for sale . Please email your expression of interest, stating size required, to 

Upcoming Events


Enrolments are now open for 2022. For those wishing to apply, please refer to enrolment information, details of required documentation, and Harrisdale SHS’s local intake area through our website. Appointments are required when submitting enrolment forms and are available 9:00am to 3:00pm, Monday to Wednesday and 10:00am to 12:00pm Thursday and Friday.

Harrisdale SHS Year 6-7 Transition Morning will be October 16th 2021. Only students who have been accepted will be invited to attend.

Please refer to:


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

Anaphylaxis – what is it?

Anaphylaxis is the most severe form of allergic reaction and can be life threatening. For people at risk, anaphylaxis occurs quickly after contact to the food, insect or medicine to which the person is allergic.

It is very important that people at risk of anaphylaxis avoid any contact with the trigger (allergen). This is especially important with food allergy – a severe reaction can occur if the allergic person comes into contact with even a tiny amount of the food.

Anaphylaxis must always be treated as a medical emergency.  Adrenaline autoinjector (EpiPen® or Anapen®) contain a single, fixed dose of adrenaline which must be given to the person as soon as possible. Immediate treatment is required and adrenaline that works quickly to stop anaphylaxis.

Emergency first aid for anaphylaxis

  • Lay the person flat, do not stand or walk. If breathing is difficult, allow to sit.
  • Give the adrenaline autoinjector without delay. (Make a note of the time it was given.)
  • Ring an ambulance - 000 (mobile phones 112).
  • Stay with and reassure the person. Do not allow the person to walk at any time.
  • Give another adrenaline autoinjector if no improvement after 5 minutes
  • If the person loses consciousness and there are no signs of breathing, begin CPR.
  • Monitoring in a hospital is required for 4-6 hours, even if symptoms improve.

Anaphylaxis - checklist for parents of students at risk:

  • Tell the school administration if your child has been prescribed an adrenaline autoinjector (i.e. EpiPen), has experienced anaphylaxis, has any changes in allergies, and/or any other health care needs that may affect anaphylaxis management.
  • Make sure your child carries an adrenaline autoinjector in their bag and replace the device before it expires.
  • Make sure you give the school an adrenaline autoinjector, which is clearly labelled for your child.
  • Make sure your child knows how to use the adrenaline autoinjector. Show his or her friends, brothers and sisters if they are old enough to understand.
  • Provide an ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis completed and signed by your child’s doctor. Update the plan (including a photo of your child) when the adrenaline autoinjectors are renewed (usually every 12-18 months). Action Plans are available from
  • Help the school to develop an Individual Health Care and Risk Minimisation Plan for your child.
  • Educate your child about how to avoid known allergens (triggers). Remind your child to immediately tell someone if she/he feels sick.

Anaphylaxis - recognising a severe allergic reaction

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction which can be life-threatening. It causes closure of the airway and/or a drop in blood pressure. Look for one or more of the following;

  • Difficult or noisy breathing
  • Swelling of the tongue
  • Swelling or tightness of the throat
  • Wheezing or a persistent cough
  • Difficult talking and/or a hoarse voice
  • Persistent dizziness or collapse
  • Pale and floppy (especially in young children)
  • Abdominal pain or vomiting (if following an insect bite or sting)

It is important to lie the person flat and get help fast.

Some allergic reactions are mild or moderate. These reactions may involve hives, welts, tingling mouth, and/or swelling of the lips, face and eyes.  Mild reactions to food can involve abdominal pain and vomiting. Anaphylaxis (severe reaction) may or may not involve these signs and symptoms.

Food intolerances are not life-threatening and should not be confused with allergies.

For further information contact: