A warm welcome back to those returning to Spearwood Primary School and a special welcome to the families new to our school. I hope everyone had a relaxing summer break and are just as excited about 2020 as we are.
The Department of Health advise that if a student has been in contact with someone who has contracted the virus, they should seek medical advice and stay away from school until they are clear of symptoms for 14 days. As an extra precaution, if a student has travelled to or through China or Hong Kong in the past two weeks, parents are asked to keep them away from school for a period of 14 days from the date they returned to Perth. This is a precaution as the incubation period for this virus can be up to 14 days. After that time, and no symptoms, the student may attend school. If you have concerns for your family please read information on the Department of Health website (ww2.health.wa.gov.au/coronavirus) where there is a factsheet for parents and access to a helpline 1800 300 243.
fantastic Christmas Concert and Book Awards Assembly we had this week. Everyone
bopped along to a very Aussie themed selection of songs, culminating in a very
energetic, extremely humorous version of The 12 Days of Christmas.
Congratulations to Staff for the time and ideas put in to planning this special
performance, and Students for the energy and enthusiastic singing and dancing.
What a wonderful way to end a fabulous year… the bar has been set high for
huge day the Year 6 students had on Tuesday, 17 December. They started with the
formal graduation ceremony and a Powerpoint presentation, showing how much they
have grown over their years at primary school. A variety of awards were
presented and we sincerely thank our special presenters for attending.
Congratulations to all of the worthy recipients.
conclusion of the ceremony, we boarded the bus for our adventure to Woodman
Point. We split into two groups, one completing the massive flying fox activity
and the other climbing Mt Everest (or so it seemed). We were harnessed and
helmeted and ready for anything.
our first activity, we were treated to lunch by the Spearwood P & C –
Dominoes pizzas, chips, drinks and a massive doughnut cake. YUM! We swapped activities
and then headed to the beach for a cooling swim and some games.
We had an absolutely fabulous day. Thank you to everyone who made it possible; Mrs Freckelton, Ms Irving, Kate, James and Cameron our life-guards and Mrs Griffiths and the P & C. What a way to end our primary school years. We love Spearwood!
Our end of year Christmas disco was a huge success. The P & C would like to thank all the students and their families for coming to the disco. And to all who helped out on the night. All students were very well behaved and had a great night.
On Friday 6 December, students from Years 1-6, with good standing, earned a reward excursion to Fremantle. We attended the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre to see an amazing show called ‘The Little Prince’, a classic story originally by Antione de Saint-Exupery. We were dazzled by a beautiful light show as the Prince travelled through the stars to explore. The puppets were amazing and we loved seeing the display of puppets in the foyer.
Thanks must go to Spare Parts Puppet Theatre and the
generosity of the Feilman Foundation Schools Inclusion Program who made this
After the puppet show, we walked to the Shipwreck Museum where we saw 400- year- old relics (not Mrs Freckelton), cannons, part of a shipwreck and a skeleton. We also heard of mutiny and piracy with the Batavia story. It was a great day and thanks go to Ms Irving and Ms Derbyshire for organising it.
Each year, the graduating Year 6 students contribute a major
project to Spearwood Primary, not only as a thank you to the school but also to
leave a lasting reminder of their contributions during their primary years.
This year, our Year 6 Legacy Project culminated in a grand official opening ceremony. We had a smoking ceremony to cleanse the school and invite good spirits. A big thank you goes to Ms Marie Taylor, an Aboriginal elder who conducted this ceremony and gave Welcome to Country.
Mr Tim Kelly entertained us with his amazing didgeridoo playing and the Year 6 students conducted an assembly to introduce the project to all of the very special guests who came to see the amazing work.
The idea for the project came about because during Term 2, Room
14 was studying the Indigenous seasons and decided to use these to enhance our
grounds. A committee, headed by our amazing Manager of Corporate Services Ms Carol
Derbyshire, fantastic school board chair Mrs Janine Griffiths and our equally
incredible AIEO Ms Julie, then worked hard to make it happen.
An Indigenous season was assigned to each cluster and we
coordinated the seasons to match the age level of people working in that block
Each season is represented by its own colour, so each block
has splashes of bright colour, representing the plants that grow at that time
of the year.
Mr Steve Cirjak, a graphic designer, with contributors from The Cockburn Community Men’s Shed then created the beautiful animal wall plaques that are now visible around the school. The plaques show the animals most abundant during the season. The Year 6 boys then painted the plaques in the appropriate colour.
Ms Julie and the Year 6 girls designed and made welcome
bracelets that were a gift to our special guests.
We have placed signage, outlining each season at each block,
to educate our future generations. Our
door and wall signs were also designed and created by Mr Cirjak. The Year 6
Legacy Project this year was made possible through a generous grant given by
the City of Cockburn.
The Year 6 students performed beautifully on the day, giving
researched information to tour groups throughout the morning. They should be
proud of their efforts and will have an amazing reminder of their contributions
to Spearwood Primary School. Below are their thoughts on the day.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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!
Awards were given to the following students for their awards:
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.
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.
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.
Spearwood Primary School have been lucky enough to secure grants from the Federal Government and City of Cockburn to fund a NAIDOC activity at School. On Tuesday Gracie Comeagain, her niece Jen and Nephew Brett, along with Bec from Urban Indigenous visited our school to share their culture and help us create a mural along the verandah. The mural reflects the landscape from the ocean to the inland. Students from K-6 all contributed to the painting and are very proud of their work. Come and check out our work.
What a fantastic aftenoon we had yesterday with the Fathering Project Team! Dads and kids worked togerther to make and fly a kite in between the showers of rain. There was plenty of wind on the school oval and our kites slope soared beautifully.
Thanks to all who particiapeted and helped – especailly with our afternoon tea sausage sizzle, Yum!
Well done to our Soccer and Netball teams who participated in the Lightning Carnival at Beale Park and Success Regional Sporting Complex last week. The round robin competition meant that all children had an opportunity to play against different competitors from other local schools.
Thank you to our volunteers who assisted on the day with team management and scoring.
Mr Chris Roberg who trained the team over the weeks leading up to the event and supported the team on the day.
Ms Donna Juner who supported one of the Netball Teams throughout the day.
Last week our Year 2/3 and Year 5/6 classes participated in planting some bush tucker species of plants in our school grounds. SERCUL provided these plants to our school as part of the Phosphorus Awareness Project grant it receives from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA), which aims to educate the community about the environmental impacts of too many nutrients entering our waterways. We look forward to seeing their progress as they grow over the winter period.
On Wednesday the 12th June, Year 4s and 5s participated in the World Environment Day at Bibra Lakes Cockburn Wetlands precinct. We had the opportunity to do five different activities throughout the day with well-informed guides and volunteers.
Our first activity was looking at the tiny invertebrates that enhance the natural life cycles of both the rivers and the lakes. We had to find them and look at them through the microscope to identify them.
Next we looked at our Australian wildlife, especially the slightly smaller ones found around us. We had a go at setting up research traps, pretended to catch wild life and weigh and measure them.
We then walked to the lake and looked at water clarity and we did experiments to explore the effect of vegetation on the water quality. After that we investigated carbon dioxide and its effect on our world in another series of experiments.
Our final activity involved the land fill, looking at the mould and bacteria that break down the landfill and the gases they produce. We used fruit and biscuits to make a simulated land fill bowl and then we ate it.
We had a fantastic day and we learned lots of great new things about looking after our environment and about those special people who work hard to help.
On Tuesday the 22nd of May, award-winning author Norman Jorgensen visited Spearwood Primary School to talk to our students about his books and what it is like to be a children’s author.
Students in Pre-Primary to Year 3 were entertained with Mr Jorgensen reading his books The Last Viking and The Last Viking Returns and lots of stories about the mischief he got up to as a kid. Students in Years 4 to 6 have been reading Jack’s Island so Mr Jorgensen showed them photos of Rottenest Island during World War II and told the classes about the real Jack that inspired the book. He also showed us the gold medal he received when he won Best Picture Book for In Flanders Fields in 2003.
Mr Jorgensen was very entertaining and has inspired many of us to tell stories and work on our creative writing.
My name is Donna Juner and I am the new president of the Spearwood PS P&C. We would welcome any volunteers to help out with the canteen and or other activities we will be holding during the year. Our first priority will be opening the canteen every Friday. I am pleased to advise that our first re-opening day will be Friday 8th March. A new menu will be circulated early next week and I would appreciate all families supporting the canteen ensure that it remains open for the rest of the year. We are looking for volunteers to help out in the canteen for a couple of hours and hopefully we will be able to put together a roster of parents to help out with food preparation and serving the children at recess and lunchtime. If you are interested in volunteering please put your name down in the office and we will contact you.
We will keep you updated with P&C news throughout the year in the schools newsletter.
Thank you to all our amazing volunteers who worked today and across the last few weeks to get our Bush Tucker Rainbow Serpent Garden built. Today the Room 14 students installed their Rainbow Serpent path.
Thanks go to Annette, Donna, Garth, Shane, Leigh & Nicola and Declan. Our hard workers installed the pathway, gravel, paving slabs, weed mat and mulch and cooked up a storm on the barbecue for morning tea.
Planting of the bush tucker plants will happen on Thursday.
November 11, 2018 marks the centenary of the end of World War I, known as the Armistice. At Spearwood Primary we learnt about the history of Remembrance Day and the meaning behind the red poppies we wear. In the library we made more than 100 poppies to pin up to mark the 100 years since the Armistice was signed. For a small school like Spearwood this is a big achievement. Lots of classes read the book In Flanders Fields by Norman Jorgensen and thought about the peace that came at the end of four years of brutal war. Room 16 also wrote some beautiful acrostic poems about Remembrance Day which they have put up outside their class.
Thank you everyone who helped bring this project to life. Thank you especially to Room 14 who did an amazing job helping the little Pre-Primaries make theirs!
All of the children from Pre Primary to Year 4 have been participating in Swimming Lessons at Fremantle Leisure Centre. We are now half way through the lessons. Children will be assessed on their new skills later in the week and should receive their certificates and reports by the end of term.
Thanks to our Community Partner Cockburn Cement – we will be building a new nature play area in the junior primary playground. A grant of $1000 has been received and a further donation of plants will arrive next autumn ready for winter planting.
Last week Spearwood Primary School had a special visit from the West Australian Police Pipe Band. At 10am students sat expectantly as the band marched into the undercover area playing their bagpipes and drums. We listened to them some fast and slow songs. The drummer was able to drum very quickly. During the performance some of the teachers got to do the Hokey Pokey. At the end the band members took their instruments to the classes and talked about their instruments and their special uniform kilt and sporran.
On Wednesday 31 October the P&C organised a Lap-a-thon for fundraising. Students walked, jogged and ran their way around the oval on a lovely sunny Spring afternoon and were rewarded at the end with a deliciously, frozen treat.
I would like to thank all families for their ongoing support this year by working in partnership with the Spearwood PS team of staff in our continued focus on improvement and high expectations. I am extremely proud of what we have achieved together over the last three terms, laying a strong foundation for success reflected in our school vision, ‘a key to the future’.
Over the holidays, I was the successful applicant of a Principal position close to home. Whilst I am sad that I will not be able to finish the year with the students, families and staff; I wish each of you the very best for the future. It gives me great pleasure to inform you that Mrs Trish Ratto, a very experienced administrator, will be Principal for Term 4 and is committed to continuing the amazing work we have been focused on this year.
Mrs Rebecca Instance Spearwood PS Principal
Terms 1 – 3, 2018
Dear Parents and Carers
Thank you for the very warm welcome to Spearwood PS. I have already met with the students at today’s early morning assembly and also in their classrooms and I look forward to meeting with the rest of the school community over the next few weeks.
Mrs Instance has provided a very comprehensive handover and I have had the opportunity to meet with the administration team and many staff members over the holidays to ensure a seamless transition. Much has been achieved this year at SPS and there are many celebrations to date.
The School Development Day on Friday 21 September was an opportunity for staff to engage in further professional learning in the Highway Heroes social emotional learning program and also in preparing for the National Quality Standards audit – including evaluating the play-based options available. Staff also had the opportunity to briefly analyse the 2018 NAPLAN results which will assist in setting priorities for 2019.
Term 4 promises to be a very busy term with a multitude of school events including:
Interschool Athletics Carnival on 16 and 18 October
Swimming lessons (K – Year 4) in Weeks 5 and 6
Lapathon on 31 October (P – Year 6)
Term 4 is also the term to assess the teaching and learning for 2018, and so there are several assessments planned over the course of the term. These assessments help teachers in writing their student reports for Semester 2 and therefore it is important for students to take the opportunity to fully demonstrate their learning and capabilities.
I am looking forward to my time at Spearwood PS and becoming involved in all that you do at your wonderful school.
WOW, what a wonderful culmination to our term of Edu-Dance. After 9 weeks of lessons, the students showed off their dances in a fabulous concert. The enthusiastic audience of parents, grandparents and friends were treated to some very happy and energetic performances.
Thanks to our awesome teacher Miss Osborne. Thanks also to all the teachers for assisting with the organizing of costumes.
Dance is the hidden language of the soul and of the body.
Senior Champion Girl: Samantha
Runner Up: Devine & Kaleigha
Total Faction Scores
Thankyou to the P&C and everyone who contributed to and assisted with the Sausage Sizzle and cake stall (I must confess I did purchase a few delicious cakes!). Special thanks to our Construction Team: Shane, Serge, Garth, Declan, Bryce and out Wonder Women Janine and Jackie.
Thank you to all the staff for their assistance and support, and everyone else who made the Carnival a great day!
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spearwood Primary School welcomed author Mark Greenwood to talk with students about the process of story writing and the adventure that is exploring history. Mark showcased his children’s books and shared anecdotes about his life and the inspirations for his stories. All of Mark’s books are available to borrow from the school library.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Friday 24th November, the final amount of money raised during National Water Week was announced. Spearwood Primary School raised $1450.05 from the Lap-a-thon held on 18th October, and $91.50 from Wear Blue Day on 16th October.
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.
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.