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Interesting things are happening at the library!

Interesting things are happening at the library!

Over the last few weeks the Spearwood PS Library has been having a bit of a face lift! We now have a small Reading Nook in the back of the library with soft cushions and chairs which is simply a place to sit and read! We also have an ongoing deletion program in place to remove old, damaged or out-of-date books from the shelves to make way for new books. Ms Irving is a huge fan of her new Big Red Reading Chair, while Mrs Day-Davies is hard at work building a collection of Graphic Novels for the school to enjoy. Plus, every Wednesday lunch time our amazing volunteer Abraham gets out some games and Uno cards to play with anyone who wants to come in.

If any parents wish to come have a look or chat to Mrs Day-Davies about their child’s reading, she is in the library before school on Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

The new library Reading Nook!
The library is looking very bright and cheerful at the moment.
Book Week 2018

Book Week 2018

During Week 6, Spearwood Primary School celebrated Book Week in style!

Through the week all the classes did different book-related activities. From writing book reviews to treasure hunts, racing around the school to eventually discover that the real treasure they were looking for was the library!

On Tuesday and Wednesday a second-hand book sale was held, selling old library books. Some of them were in really good condition and at 50c each, a lot of students walked away with armfuls of bargain buys! The money raised will go towards new library books for the school.

The best part of the week was the Book Character Parade. Almost all our students dressed up and a lot of parents cheered from the side lines. Mrs Day-Davies and Mr Ryder had a good look at all the costumes and chose their favourites from each class based on the effort they put into their costume and the creativity they showed when choosing their character. The winners were:

Room 16: Aeden (a Goosebumps book) / Jellaine (Stephen King’s IT)

Room 14: Samantha (Are You My Bottom?) / Lily (The Secret Unicorn)

Room 8: Fiona (Doctor Who’s Tardia) / Cassie (Operation Ouch)

Room 6: Kelly? (Willy Wonka) / (Dinosaur Roar!)

EC2: Lola (Luigi) / Grantley (Ninja Turtles)

Kindy: Jaxson and Ryder (Mr Happy and Mr Strong)

 

There were some pretty amazing costumes from the teachers as well. There were lots of Wally’s, a Magic Schoolbus, Professor Poopypants and even Emily Eyefinger made an appearance!

 

Thank you everyone for going to so much effort this week. From all the staff at Spearwood Primary, have a happy Book Week and keep on reading!

— From Mrs Day-Davies, Library Officer

 

Congratulations to our Cross Country Team!

Congratulations to our Cross Country Team!

Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the interschool Cross Country last week at Manning Park.  The team looked great in their sports uniforms and the weather was mild.  All students performed to the best of their ability and displayed excellent sportsmanship.  Overall results gave us an equal third place.  Well done to all team members!  A big thank you to Mr Clarke who trained the team in the last few weeks and to Mrs Gartner who has been training the runners all year during physical education classes.

 

Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons

All children from Pre-Primary to Year 4 will attend swimming lessons at Fremantle Leisure Centre from Monday November 5 – Friday November 16 2018 (10 lessons).  Transport to and from the leisure centre will be provided by bus.  Payment of $70 for the 10 lessons can be made at any time up until the lessons commence.  Please see the office if you would like to arrange a payment plan.

Hiroshima Day 2018

Hiroshima Day 2018

Monday, 6 August marked the 73rd anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima in Japan. Ms Irving accompanied our school captains, Michael and Abby to a moving commemoration at Edwards Park in Spearwood. Here we listened to the Mayor Logan Howlett and the Japanese Consular General talk about this tragic event. A pair of white doves were released as a symbol of peace and hope for the future. The students then planted a tree to mark the occasion and attended the Council for morning tea and paper crane origami folding.

Michael and Abby with their newly planted tree
Michael and Abby with their newly planted tree
Mayor Logan Howlett and the Japanese Consular General releasing a pair of doves as a symbol of peace.
Mayor Logan Howlett and the Japanese Consular General releasing a pair of doves as a symbol of peace.
Early Childhood Fairy Garden

Early Childhood Fairy Garden

Today our very special garden committee volunteers have installed a ‘Fairy Garden’ in the Early Childhood Centre.

A special thank you to Annette and Garth who have given their time and expertise to bring this project to life.

Stage 1 is now complete with the installation of the raised garden bed, stepping stones and mulch.

Stage 2 which involved planting out the garden will be done shortly.

Here is our progress so far…

Soccer Goal Posts and Perth Glory Clinics

Soccer Goal Posts and Perth Glory Clinics

In response to student and parent surveys in 2018, Spearwood Primary School has installed Soccer Goal Posts on the small oval.

We have received a Sporting Schools Grant and have secured a coach from the Perth Glory for 4 sessions commencing August 27.

Lunchtime Craft Club

Lunchtime Craft Club

At the beginning of June, Ms Irving started a lunchtime craft activity affectionately known as ‘knitting club”.

Students can attend twice weekly to learn to knit, crochet, french knit or pom pom.

Community volunteers are sometimes on hand to assist!

 

 

Docker’s Visit

Docker’s Visit

On Thursday June 28th the Fremantle Dockers visited Spearwood Primary School.

Years 1 and 2 participated in a Footy Skills Session.

Years 4, 5 and 6 students participated in a “Welcome to Freo” clinic designed to teach students the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices and understanding leadership and social responsibility.