On Tuesday October 29th and Thursday November 11th students from Years 3-6 participated in the inter-school athletics carnival at Santich park against 5 other local schools. All students participated enthusiastically and proudly represented Spearwood. Our efforts were rewarded with 3rd place overall, congratulations to all of our budding athletes.
On Friday November 8th the P&C held a fundraising colour run. Students wore their faction t-shirts and coloured zinc sunscreen and ran laps of the school oval. Teachers recorded the number of laps they did each time they passed a certain point. Staff used super soaker water pistols to cool down the runners as they tried their best to complete as many laps in the time allowed. After the run, everyone enjoyed a fruit drink and icypole.
Thank you to our community for your ongoing support with this fundraising activity.
On Thursday 7th of November it was Outdoor Classroom Day.
All the children in Pre Primary/Year One -Room 6 spent a beautiful sunny morning outdoors rotating through a variety of maths play based learning activities.
The children used the weighing scales to differentiate between light and heavy objects. They used the 30 second and 1-minute timer to see how many balls they could land in the buckets. The children created some amazing creepy crawlies using the 2-D pattern blocks. They measured lines on our basketball courts using the trundle wheels and had fun using the water trolley and various measuring equipment to fill the buckets.
A big thank you to some of the Year 5 and 6’s who assisted as leaders at some of the stations and a huge thank you to Mrs Bond and Ms Tina for setting up all the equipment. A fabulous morning of outdoor learning was had by all.
Spearwood Primary School was over-run yesterday, with possums! We celebrated our whole school Talk 4 Writing theme of ‘Possum Magic’ with a wonderful Possum picnic. Each class cooked an Australian favourite from the story and we ate in the undercover area which was transformed into a tranquil (for a while anyway) bush setting, complete with a variety of Australian native animals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.