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Change to School Bell Times

Change to School Bell Times

From Monday October 14 (Term 4 2019) the school bell times will change.

Classes commences at 8.45 am and now conclude at 2.50 pm (change from 3.00 pm).

Our morning break is from 10.35 am until 11.00 am and lunch is from 1.05 pm until 1.35 pm.

Faction Carnival

Faction Carnival

In spite of some cold weather, wind and rain we held a very successful Athletics Carnival on 19 September.  Congratulations to the students from Gold who won the Carnival.  The scores were Green 257, Blue 300 and Gold 404.  Congratulations to Green who won the Inaugural Spirit Award.  They won both parts of the award with a clear majority in both Carnival Day points for cheering, marching etc. and school pink cards.

Thank you to students for your excellent behaviour and sportsmanship. 

Thank you to staff for your work before the day training and organising and on the day out in the cold with your various tasks.

Thank you to parents, grandparents, carers and extended families for your support on the day.  A special thanks to those who helped clear up after the Carnival.

Thank you to Tori and Katie who stepped up and helped out in the Emergency at the Carnival.

Thank you to the P & C who worked all day to feed the children and families.

Thank you to our Deputy Principal and Thursday Principal Ms Tracey Irving who organised the Carnival.  Thank you also to her helpers as she was ably assisted by our Manager of Corporate Service, Ms Carol Derbyshire and a drop in assistance from on sick leave Ms Rona Gartner.

Edudance 2019

Edudance 2019

Congratulations to all of our students who participated enthusiastcally in the edudance concert on Monday.  Each class presented their item under the guidance of their edudance teacher Dayna.  Thanks to all of our families who supported their children on this day in the audience and with costumes.

Father’s Day Lunch

Father’s Day Lunch

The Fathering Project – Father’s Day Lunch was a roaring success with over 20 dads joining us for lunch with their kids.

Thanks to our volunteers in the canteen for the delicious slider meals enjoyed by all.

After lunch the Dad’s joined their children in active play on the basketball court and soccer and footy ovals.

Thanks Kyle from The Fathering Project for supporting our dads group.

Water Week 2019

Water Week 2019

We celebrated Water Week with a Charity Fundraiser Free Dress Day. Students and staff enthusiastically participated by wearing blue and donating to a Water Charity. We raised $125 which was donated to ‘WaterAid’.

Rom 8 made music with water by filling bottles to create a class orchestra.

SCIENCE WEEK 2019

SCIENCE WEEK 2019

Science week 2019 saw us launch our new ‘Maker Space’ with classes rotating through the space to participate in STEM activities.

For Science week the Kindy and Pre-primary students conducted an experiment. We put coloured water into a glass and added a piece of celery in each glass.  After a couple of hours, the celery started to turn blue and red. This occurred because the plant draws water up through its capillaries. We loved this experiment and wanted to change the colour of other things.

Room 6 spent half a day in our new Maker Space room and read a story called, “The cow tripped over the moon”.

We had to design something to get the cow over the moon.

We decided to build rockets. First we drew our designs. We made rockets by creating 3D shapes such as cylinders and cones and added bits and pieces to create the most amazing rockets.

We had a fun time in the maker space room creating designs and building rockets.

You can see our fabulous creations displayed in our junior block.

Room 8

The students in room 8 visited the Maker Space room on Wednesday of Science Week.

We read a story called  ”The cat on the roof” and then we had to design and make a way to help the cat get down off the roof. Some people made ladders, trampolines, zip lines, parachutes and we even had a helicopter. We had a wonderful time creating and solving the cat’s problem!

Room 14

Last week was a huge week for Room 14 – Year 5 & 6. We celebrated Science Week on Monday by catapulting a cow over the moon!! We all worked together to create a catapult that would send a pom pom as far as we could. The Maker Space room was filled with all sorts of great equipment to use. We used popsticks, elastic bands, tin cans, spoons and a hot glue guns to produce marvelous creations. After we had all finished, we had a competition to see whose catapult worked the best. Aiden, Kobi and Carter managed to send their ‘cow’ 4.25 metres!

For science week, room 16 used the new STEM room to create a marble run out of materials of their choice. They watched a youtube clip to get an idea of what a marble run is about. Then they worked in small groups to design a marble run and to list the resources needed to build it.

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.