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Curling!

Curling!

Curling

On Tuesday the 22 February, our school Librarian came in and ran a special program during sport! When Mrs Day-Davies is not at work, she is often down at Cockburn Ice Arena playing the winter ice sport of curling with Curling WA. To celebrate the Winter Olympics, Mrs Day-Davies brought in two special Land Curl kits, which allowed us to have a go at curling on dry land. As well as learning how to play the game, we also learnt about the Spirit of Curling, which is how curlers show good sportsmanship and always celebrate other teams’ success (even if we lose).

Thank you to Mrs Day-Davies and Curling WA for loaning us the equipment so that we might have a go at this 500 year old sport. We had a lot of fun!

Student Leaders 2022

Student Leaders 2022

Student Leadership

Congratulations and well done to our School Captains: Hesha and Ezeckiel and our three Prefects: Antionette, Amelia and Peter on earning these positions for 2022.

Last week students elected Faction Captains and Vice Captains.  As we are such a small school almost all of our Year Six students now have leadership positions. Congratulations to:

Blue CaptainsJoshua and Hesha

Blue Vice Captains: Zeyla and Maddison

Green CaptainsAmelia and Ezeckiel

Green Vice Captains: Hannah and Allen

Gold Captains:  Antionette and Peter

Gold Vice Captains: Jeremiah and Bora

This group of year sixes have already been such amazing leaders that they have impressed me.  Once they have a responsibility they are getting their jobs done.  These students put up flags, put out junior play equipment and help out all around the school.

Thank you Year Sixes you are doing a great job!

Thank you Assembly and Morning Tea

Thank you Assembly and Morning Tea

On Friday December 3rd we celebrated all of our volunteers with a special thank you assembly and morning tea.

The Classes thanked the P&C, School Board, Classroom and site based volunteers.

There is a saying that – ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ and we know that we need the support of the community to increase all the opportunities for our students.  We try to make sure we thank people along the way but this was our big group thank you to all who help out to build our amazing school community.  We know how lucky we are to have so much support in such a small school.

Thank you from the staff and students of Spearwood Primary School for every little and big thing you do for us.  Thank you for your time, efforts and donations.

RAC Little Legends

RAC Little Legends

On Tuesday 23 November, the Kindy’s to Year 3’s all participated in a wonderful Road Safety Incursion presented by the RAC.

The children worked co-operatively in groups, where they became accident investigators trying to decide who caused the accident.

They learned about and discussed:

  • The correct side of the car to get out (curb side).
  • Wearing visible clothing when it is dark.
  • Not riding bikes and scooters on the road.
  • Using crosswalks correctly.

All children were actively engaged in the discussions and enjoyed the presentation.

WA Opera

WA Opera

On Thursday 18th November, Pre-Primary to Year Six students were delighted, educated and entertained by a free Opera incursion.  We were entertained by:  Soprano; Brianna Louwen, Base, Jake Bigwood, and Pianist, Robert Graham. These talented people performed for an hour and they were amazing, funny and educational all at the same time.  We thank them for this wonderful opportunity to learn.

Simone McGurk Equipment Grant

Simone McGurk Equipment Grant

Spearwood Primary School recently received some new sports equipment, thanks to a grant from Simone McGurk, the State Member for Fremantle. Our students are already enjoying the new balls in the playground at lunch. Thank you Simone for supporting sports and physical activity at Spearwood!

 

 

 

Blue Tree

Blue Tree

Since our big old Rottnest Island tea tree reached the end of its life, we had it lopped back to stumps, with handy climbing holds. Then we thought it would be a good idea to paint it blue, to remind us to look after each other and ask for help if we need it. Our students had a great time painting it and it looks amazing! It is definitely blue!

For more information on the Blue Tree Project, please visit the website:
https://www.bluetreeproject.com.au

Mr Nick Taylor
Gardener

 

Wadjini

Wadjini

On Friday the 5th of November 2021, we had an incursion at our school. The whole school went to the undercover area and sat down. While we were getting organised he started throwing rabbit fur covered balls around the audience. We all had to try to catch them but most of us missed out but it was still fun.

As soon as we settled he introduced himself to the whole school as Wadjiny. Wadjiny is an Aboriginal word for turtle and he comes from Queensland and his role was to teach us some things about the Aboriginal culture.

He told us lots of stories and he put on special music and showed us dances representing Australian animals. We were encouraged to get up and join him doing the dances.

Next, Wadjiny started to tell stories about how Aboriginal people used their weapons and the food that they ate a long time ago. The weapons he showed us were some spears and different types of boomerangs. He also showed us the different weapons they used to hunt different animals.

Then we had some more dances and the teachers all had to get up and dance with the girls. It was a dance to collect food. All the time he was teaching us new Aboriginal words.

Lastly he showed us how to make a controlled fire. He bought out different types of sticks and some flammable bark and dried grass. Then he rubbed the two sticks together really fast to create a fire. It started to smoke then burst into flames.

At the end people kept asking questions. A few of us helped him pack up and we got to put some white rock paint on our faces.

Overall, I think this incursion was great and exciting. We enjoyed every activity that we did and we hope we have more incursions like this one.

Interschool Athletics 2021

Interschool Athletics 2021

The Tuesday planned Jumps and Throws Interschool day was cancelled due to inclement weather including forecast hail.  Luckily the weather changed for the better and Thursday Interschool Carnival was able to go ahead.

On Thursday 28th  October, the Interschool Athletics Carnival went ahead the weather was perfect.  They got all events from Tuesday except the 800m completed in a busy but good day.

Spearwood Primary School won the Handicap Shield, which means when you calculate for the sizes of the schools we are winners.

We were also the inaugural winners of The Brett Pollard “Team Spirit” Perpetual Shield which is awarded for positive sportsmanship and teamwork with perseverance and determination.  Our students can be very proud of themselves for this win. It is a show of character and the staff and I are so proud of them all.

EduDance 2021

EduDance 2021

Well done to our amazing students on their Edu Dance performances last term.  It was a terrific concert and a great conclusion of Term 3.

Our Pre Primary students performed “What makes you Beautiful” and Room 6 students “Hot Conga”.

Room 7 students performed “Life is Dynamite” and Room 14 students “Purple Hat”.

Thank you to our Edu Dance teachers, Cassie and Jo.