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Welcome Back to Term 2

Welcome Back to Term 2

Welcome Back to Term 2!

It’s been great to see so many of your smiling faces as we return to school, we have missed you all! We are doing our best to help our school family adjust to these new circumstances. You might see some of us at the gates each morning welcoming your children into the school grounds. If we aren’t there when you arrive, please wait for us as we ferry the little ones to their classes. Rest assured that the school grounds are a safe place for your children and we have implemented extra cleaning routines and have sanitizer available in all classrooms. We will keep you up to date with any new developments as they arise. We are available to chat if you have any questions or concerns on 08 9414 2300.

Regards Spearwood Primary School Staff

Student Work Packages

Student Work Packages

Collect your child’s work package from school on Tuesday April 28.

The package and pencil cases can be collected according to the following timetable. 

Please wait outside the classroom practicing good social distancing. 

Staff will watch for you and call you to the door.

Tuesday 28th April

8:30 – 9:30          EC2 Pre-Primary 

9:30 – 10:30        EC2 Year One                    

8:30 – 9:30          Room 6 Year One

9:30 -10:30          Room 6 Year Two

8:30 – 10:30        Room 16 From front Office

8:30 – 9:30          Room 14 Year 6

9:30 – 10:30        Room 14 Year 5

Updates

Updates

Please read the latest information from our Principal regarding upcoming school activities and events.

UPDATE 3

Please see attached letter from Hon Sue Ellery MLC Minister for Education and Training

UPDATE 2

Special Newsletter

COVID-19

Dear Parent / Carer

As many of you will be aware, The Minister of Education, Ms Sue Ellery today announced that all public schools in Western Australia will remain open until the end of term – Thursday, 9 April 2020.

However, families are now encouraged to keep their children at home if they have the capacity to do so.

For Spearwood Primary School this means:

  • From next week (Monday, 30 March to Friday, 3 April) all children who attend school will be taught as normal.
  • The following week (6 to 9 April) teachers and education assistants will prepare teaching programs for Term 2.
  • During this time (6 to 9 April), students who attend school will be supervised only. There will not be a teaching program in place.

At this stage the arrangements for Term 2 in schools are yet to be determined. These arrangements will be communicated to you as soon as they are finalised. As mentioned above, teachers will be working on teaching programs for next term in the last week of this term.

In the meantime, for those who have access to the internet, you may wish to have a look at the Department’s website Learning at home which contains many resources for parents to use with children from Kindy to Year 6.

It can be found at:

https://www.education.wa.edu.au/learning-at-home

Thank you for your ongoing support during a very difficult time for all in the community. I wish you and your families well.

Yours sincerely

Tracey Irving

Principal

26 March 2020

UPDATE 1

Edu-Dance Concert, Easter Hat Parade, 3-Way Conferences, ANZAC Ceremony, Bingo and Canteen

CANCELLED

In line with updated advice we regretfully advise that the following Spearwood Primary School events are cancelled: Half day close for Three-Way Conferences, ANZAC Ceremony.  Last week the school also cancelled the Edu-Dance Concert and the Easter Hat Parade.   Weekly Bingo and Friday Canteen are all cancelled for the rest of Term One and for Term Two. 

Please try to minimise how much exposure your children have to all the information.  Let’s work together to lessen their anxiety.  Children need to know about hand washing and hygiene habits that will lessen their chances of getting flu or Covid-19.  They also need to know that they are safe.

If your child is unwell please keep them at home.  Everyone is going to be more anxious about every cold and flu this year.  Please inform the school and get well at home.

It is a stressful time and a lot of information coming at all of us every day.  Principals’ and schools receive updated information and instructions after midday on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  I will keep the school community updated when anything changes for students and families.

I will send home paper notes like this for important information and it will also be put onto the website and Connect Notices.  Please check student bags daily and other electronic sources for school information.

Marta Rotondella

Principal

Monday 23rd March, 2020

Education is open

Education is open

Access to online resources for Spearwood Primary School students are available here.

Scroll to the bottom of the page to access, mathletics, typing.com, learning at home, soundwaves and connect.

If you do not have your student login please contact us.

Sporting Schools

Sporting Schools

Tennis Clinics

A big thank you to Mrs Irving for organising our clinics.

Nick from the Tennis Academy by Mike Gill, is a fabulous coach.  We have a great time learning skills with fun games such as Mouse Trap, Splat, Bash and Bump.  Most importantly we have learned the split step, a forehand hit and a backhand hit.

We love our beautiful new equipment that we are using and looking after very responsibly.

Thank you also to the Prefects and Faction Captains for setting up the equipment in the morning.

Look out Wimbledon – here we come!

Food Sensations

Food Sensations

Last Wednesday the Food bank ladies came to Spearwood to teach the Year 3,4,5 and 6 students about healthy eating. We learnt that homemade food has much less salt, sugar and fat than take-away food. It is much better to make your own pizza or burger than to order one!! After the theory part of the lesson the students broke into groups and cooked several delicious recipes. All the students were given cookbooks to take home.  

Clean Up School’s Day

Clean Up School’s Day

On Friday 6th March we held our Clean Up our School Day.  We usually try to hold this the day before Clean up Australia Day but due to weather concerns it was postponed.  Healthy Harold the Giraffe from Life Education came along to help as we learned about responsible waste choices.  The staff working with Healthy Harold commented on how immaculate our grounds were already and they are right.  There was so much less litter than ever before with this annual event.  A few things contributed to this on top of our students taking responsibility for their rubbish and trying to make less waste.  The fence has meant much less litter from the community entering our school.  An enormous thank you also must go to our Gardner Mr Nick Taylor who works so hard and takes so much pride in our school grounds.  He inspires all the community to do the same in our school.

Life Ed Van

Life Ed Van

Pre-Primary to Year Six students attended the Life Education Van for a session on Thursday 27th February, 2020.  These sessions are subsided by the Stan Person Foundation and paid for this year by our Spearwood Primary School Parents and Citizens association.  Thank you.  Students learnt about responsible health choices that will serve them well their whole lives.

Fathering Project

Fathering Project

Dad’s go back to school!

All dads and father figures were invited to share the last session of the day with their child in class. We had a great turnout and below is an activity that the Room 14 dads had a go at. Thanks to Kyle our Fathering Project coordinator for facilitating this activity.

Room 14 Dad’s participated in a portrait piece which required them to draw their child without taking the pen off the paper or looking at the paper. This was followed up with touch ups and filling in areas with patterns. A second drawing piece required between 4 and 8 ideas for a little quilt based on a space theme the group voted on. All in all a good session.