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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.

 

Author Visit

Author Visit

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.

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.