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Book Week 2019: Reading is my Secret Power!

Book Week 2019: Reading is my Secret Power!

On Wednesday the 21st of August, Spearwood Primary celebrated Children’s Book Week with an amazing Book Character parade. All the students and staff had great fun in their costumes and special effort was made to ensure each child had a book to go with their costume. Mrs Williams also worked with the students from Room 14 to tell the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar with lots of giant food. This was a big surprise to myself as I was also dressed as a Very Hungry Caterpillar (which recently celebrated 50 years of publication). A special mention goes to the staff who all dressed up as a different Pig the Pug book. Mrs Derbyshire in the office also had an amazing blow-up dinosaur costume that some kids thought looked a bit scary!

Myself and Mrs Dowding had the difficult task of choosing the best costumes and were thrilled to be awarding so many book prizes to students.

Thank you to all the parents and students who put so much time and thought into the planning and construction of their costumes. We had some pretty original ones this year which will be hard to beat!

Mrs Day-Davies

Awards were given to the following students for their awards:

EC2
Lego Policeman (Elliot)
Areonauts (Jasper)
Spider (Axel)
Viking (Declan)

Room 6
The Little Mermaid (Saanvi)
Pirate Polly (Kaitiana)
Minecraft Zombie (Ellis)
Frozen’s Anna (Rachelle)

Room 8
Unicorn (Queen)
Scarface Claw (Antoinette)
Ninja Kid (Jeremiah)

Room 16
Queen of Hearts (Fiona)
Scooby Doo (Lyla)
Chewbacca (Cooper)

Room 14
The Bad Guys (Kobi & Aiden)
Moana (Lavinia)
Nevermore (Tania)

Hiroshima Day 2019

Hiroshima Day 2019

On Tuesday August 6th, Ms Rotondella and the School Captains, Tania and Lavinia attended the City of Cockburn Annual Hiroshima Day Peace Ceremony and Tree Planting. The Ceremony included a Welcome to Country, Tree Panting, Releasing of Doves and the construction of paper cranes, followed by morning tea.

Tree Planting Bibra Lake

Tree Planting Bibra Lake

Last week the Years Three to Five went planting trees and then to play in the Bibra Lake playground.  Thank you to Linda Metz from the City of Cockburn Rehabilitation Team who organised the planting and took us on a bush walk to discover more about the bush land in our area.

Students had a great time and were very well behaved.  We would like to thank the P & C for paying for the buses so these could be free excursions to the students.

Thank you to all adult staff, parents and volunteers who assisted with supervision and planting for making this a great educational experience for all.

Chevron Playground Excursion

Chevron Playground Excursion

Last Friday the Year 6 students from room 14 attended an excursion to Chevron Park near Optus Stadium. The intention of the excursion was to allow the students to learn about the six Nyoongar seasons and see the plants that grow and immerse themselves in the environment. As part of their Legacy Project, the year 6’s will be assisting in creating displays and allocating a Nyoongar season to each of our teaching and learning blocks. The students were able to read information about each season and then interact with the playground equipment, logs and plants. It was great to see how inventive all the students were when building with logs and stones. Some of the challenges were to count the djidi, djidi’s, find the tortoises and locate all of the emu eggs. A big thank you goes to Ms Derbyshire and Mrs Griffiths for organising the event and to our wonderful P & C for paying for the bus. We would also like to thank Ms Julie, Mrs Annette Patterson and Mrs Griffiths for attending on the day. It was a fabulous excursion and we all had a great time.

NAIDOC Mural

NAIDOC Mural

Spearwood Primary School have been lucky enough to secure a grant from the Federal Government to partially fund a NAIDOC activity at School. On Tuesday Gracie Comeagain, her niece Jen and Nephew Brett, along with Bec from Urban Indigenous visited our school to share their culture and help us create a mural along the verandah. The mural reflects the landscape from the ocean to the inland. Students from K-6 all contributed to the painting and are very proud of their work. Come and check out our work in progress – finishing touches will be applied as time goes on.

Disco

Disco

Last Friday evening the P&C held a Disco for all students from Kindergarten to Year 6.

The event was a huge success with a DJ, games, prizes, glow sticks, a photo booth, dinner and a lolly bag.

Kite Flying with Dad

Kite Flying with Dad

What a fantastic aftenoon we had yesterday with the Fathering Project Team!  Dads and kids worked togerther to make and fly a kite in between the showers of rain. There was plenty of wind on the school oval and our kites slope soared beautifully.

Thanks to all who particiapeted and helped – especailly with our afternoon tea sausage sizzle, Yum!

Lightning Carnival

Lightning Carnival

Well done to our Soccer and Netball teams who participated in the Lightning Carnival at Beale Park and Success Regional Sporting Complex last week. The round robin competition meant that all children had an opportunity to play against different competitors from other local schools.

Thank you to our volunteers who assisted on the day with team management and scoring.

Mr Chris Roberg who trained the team over the weeks leading up to the event and supported the team on the day.

Ms Donna Juner who supported one of the Netball Teams throughout the day.

SERCUL Planting

SERCUL Planting

Last week our Year 2/3 and Year 5/6 classes participated in planting some bush tucker species of plants in our school grounds.  SERCUL provided these plants to our school as part of the Phosphorus Awareness Project grant it receives from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA), which aims to educate the community about the environmental impacts of too many nutrients entering our waterways.  We look forward to seeing their progress as they grow over the winter period.