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Jars Needed!

Jars Needed!

Next semester our school will have a fundraising stall at the Cockburn Rotary Spring Fair. We are requesting donations of small – medium clean glass jars to use for our Lucky Jar items. If you have any jars that you are able to donate, please bring them to the office. Thank you.

Crunch n Dip

Crunch n Dip

To celebrate the final NAPLAN test and encourage students to bring Crunch’n’Sip to school we had a wonderful Crunch’n’Dip morning tea on Thursday. The rainbow colours of the vegies were amazing and made it all so much fun to share with our friends at recess time. The popularity of these morning teas is a good indication that our students are keen to eat healthy as they devoured the crunchy treats. Please remember that students are having to wait a bit longer for their morning tea with the new timetable trial so a small container of easy to eat, chopped fruit or veg will help them re-fuel to assist their physical and mental performance as well as concentration in the classroom.

Thanks to Kim and Shane Clarke for their help chopping up the vegetables in time for recess.

 

Crunch n Dip
Crunch n Dip
Consent2Go Reminder

Consent2Go Reminder

Parents and carers are reminded that Spearwood Primary School uses Consent2Go for excursions and incursion permission. The system has replaced our paper process for obtaining parent permission and consent.

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.

 

Consent2Go Screenshot

 

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.

2018 Book Fair Now On!

2018 Book Fair Now On!

Our school Book Fair starts on Friday 25 May and ends on Wednesday 30 May. We always have an amazing collection of books and stationery available for purchase and the profit made from this fundraiser is used to purchase books for our library.

Water Week – Room 8

Water Week – Room 8

To celebrate water week in Room 8 the students watched a video on wetlands, they discussed the plants and animals affected by pollution and that nature holds the answer.

Each student designed and made a flag which we then strung together to make a bunting which is displayed in our wet area.

 

Water Week 2018
Water Week Display

 

Water Week 2018
Water Week Flags
Woolworths Earn and Learn Rewards

Woolworths Earn and Learn Rewards

A huge thank you to all families who contributed last year towards our total points for the Woolworths Earn and Learn promotion. Our purchases have arrived. With these points we purchased a large game for students to play in the undercover area and a handful of rainbow coloured basketballs.

 

Woolworths Earn and Learn
Woolworths Earn and Learn Reward arrives.
Breakfast Club is Back

Breakfast Club is Back

Breakfast Club is back for 2018 and is held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 8.00am and 8.25am.

Our breakfast club helps to improve student learning, engagement and attendance.

 

Spearwood Primary School's Breakfast Club
Spearwood Primary School’s Breakfast Club
Aussie of the Month

Aussie of the Month

This year we have introduced Aussie of the Month at Spearwood PS which recognises personal endeavour, achievement and contribution to the community and reflects some of the values we share as Australians, such as fair go, mateship, respect and inclusion.

Teachers nominate students for each assembly and then one student is selected to receive this special award to celebrate their commitment to the Australian values we embrace at our school. The first student to receive this award at our school was Lavina, Room 14.

To find out more about this award please visit the Aussie of the Month website.

 

Lavinia Aussie of the Month
Lavinia from Room 14 – Aussie of the Month February 2018
From the Community Health Nurse

From the Community Health Nurse

Welcome to the new school year. My name is Sabrina Honschooten and I am the Community Health Nurse who visits your school.

Community Health Nurses work in schools to promote healthy development and wellbeing so students may reach their full potential. A major part of our work is focused on early intervention and the School Entry Health Assessment program.

Community Health Nurses serve as a health contact point for children and their families, providing information, assessment, health counseling and referral. The services provided are free and confidential.

If you have a concern about your child’s health or development, please contact me on 93140100.

Clean Up Australia Day

Clean Up Australia Day

Friday 2nd March will be Spearwood Primary School’s ‘Clean Up Australia’ day activity. We are a registered site and will be working as a school community to collect, sort and analyse the types of rubbish that is typically found around our school.

Students are encouraged to bring a pair of disposable gloves and will be given clear guidelines around the types of rubbish that is safe to pick up.

Schools Clean Up Day is a fun and engaging way for us to teach our students, young Australians, about the responsible disposal of rubbish, resource recovery and the repercussions of rubbish dumped irresponsibly in the local environment.

For more information about Clean Up Australia Day and Clean Up Schools Day visit their website.

Student Leadership Team for 2018

Student Leadership Team for 2018

Congratulations to the students who are members of our 2018 student leadership team. Whilst the voting process for School captains and prefects was completed at the end of last year, our faction captains were decided upon by students and staff last week.

Our Student Leadership team play an important role in our school through consistently modelling positive behaviour in addition to embracing a range of leadership roles such as representing our school at community events, presenting merit certificates and speaking regularly at assemblies about school programs.

 

Abby - 2018 School Captain
Abby – 2018 School Captain

 

Michael - 2018 School Captain
Michael – 2018 School Captain

 

School Captains:

Michael and Abby

Prefects:

Samantha, Floyd, Genevieve and Lily

 

 

 

Faction Captains:

Green

Sam and Christina

Blue

Kaleigha and Dylan

Gold

Samantha and Divine

Swimming Lessons – Year 5/6

Swimming Lessons – Year 5/6

With swimming pools and beaches a part of the Western Australian lifestyle, ensuring your children can swim competently and safely is a must for all families. Spearwood Primary School year 5 and 6 students have spent a wonderful 2 weeks at Coogee Beach participating in the Education Department’s Learn to Swim program.

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