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Consent2Go & Spearwood Primary School

Consent2Go & Spearwood Primary School

Spearwood Primary School is excited to advise that we have partnered with Consent2Go to bring their system to our school. The system will replace our current paper process for obtaining parent permission and consent for school incursions and excursions. The current paper based system is expensive, inefficient, and a huge cost to the environment.

We will commence using the system in Term 4 this year. In using Consent2Go the school will no longer be sending excursion paperwork home with students. If you do not have an email address or internet access, please advise the school so we can add you to the Consent2Go paper process.

The picture below shows the content of the email you will receive. By simply clicking on the blue box you will be automatically connected to the system.

 

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There is no username or password required to use the system. All information is stored in accordance with the Australian privacy requirements.

You will be asked to update your contact details and your child’s medical and allergy information. This only needs completing once; parents can then easily update and change details if required through the system.

The school will also use the system to collect payments from parents for excursions. Parents may also attend the school and pay in person if they prefer.

Consent2Go is being introduced to improve the process for parents by providing the school with the most up to date information regarding their child’s medical or other related information. This greatly improves the school’s ability to manage school excursions and events.

Please contact us if you require more information.

Zoo Excursion

Zoo Excursion

Pre-Primary to Year Four had a fantastic time at Perth Zoo on Thursday 9th November. The weather was perfect for a day packed with enjoyable learning experiences and many exciting animals to see. The students explored the zoo in self-guided tours in class groups and participated in education experiences linked to Science and Geography at different times throughout the day. Everyone gathered together for recess and lunch on the beautiful lawn area and students were also able to relax and have a play on the Variety Playground. A big thank you must go to all the teachers and education assistants for being so well organised and to all the wonderful parent and caregiver helpers for all their support on the day. We received some lovely comments from other schools on how well behaved our students were. Well done to everyone!

Carmela Hrvatin
Year 3 Teacher

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Music : Count Us In

Music : Count Us In

Last fortnight on Thursday 2nd November, Spearwood Primary School joined in with over 60,000 students in 2500 schools across Australia in Music Count Us In, a celebration of music education in schools. The whole school gathered to sing ‘Shine Together’ followed by a crunch ‘n’ sip before returning to class.

Music Count Us In has been running for 11 years, bringing teachers, parents, students and the music industry together to advocate improved access to music education for all students across Australia.

Kim Moore
Music Specialist

Crunch and Sip at Spearwood Primary School
Crunch ‘n’ Sip at Spearwood Primary School
Wear Blue Day 2017

Wear Blue Day 2017

We have had a great start to National Water Week commencing on Monday 16th October with Wear Blue Day, rock painting and in class activities. The $91.50 raised from this event will be donated to a water charity in order to assist an African village access water. It was lovely to see so many happy faces in the playground when the sun did shine on such a wild and wet day.

Waterwise Incursion

Waterwise Incursion

On Tuesday 25th July, students from Pre-Primary to Year Six participated in a range of interesting and engaging Water Wise incursions, presented by Tanya Burnett and Megan Brown from the Water Corp.

Rooms 5 and 6 had a lot of fun learning about waste water, what goes down drains, and the correct ways to dispose of items in order to maintain our wastewater system. Continue reading

Lightning Carnival

Lightning Carnival

Soccer

Spearwood Primary School’s amazing soccer team are shown at the 2017 Lightning Carnival. They are the 2017 C.D.S.S.A. Winter Sports Carnival-Division B Soccer– CHAMPIONS. Well Done!

Thank you to Mr Lea and Mr Roberg for the great coaching and all your time helping the team. Continue reading

Food Sensation

Food Sensation

On Tuesday Food Sensations came to the year 3 and 4 classes. They brought some Superhero Foods with them and students spent the morning cooking up some delicious healthy foods.

They will be bringing home a cookbook with the recipes so make sure you try the amazing Pasta and Atomic Apple Crumble! Continue reading