Category: Incursions

ATCO Gas – Blue Flame Kitchen

ATCO Gas – Blue Flame Kitchen

Recently the Year 4, 5 and 6 class went to visit the Atco Gas facility in Jandakot.  They learnt about all the different pipes that are used to carry gas into our houses.

They also helped to prepare, cook and serve a delicious and healthy morning tea and lunch, rounded off with chocolate brownies for afternoon tea.

The students were also responsible for all the tidying up and cleaning afterwards.  Everyone received a recipe book and a pencil case filled with gifts.

We all had a fabulous day and want to go again next year.


Tree Planting with City of Cockburn

Tree Planting with City of Cockburn

On Monday July 26 the Years 1-3 children worked with City of Cockburn Rehabilitation team to plant tube stock in the former Roe 8 corridor.

Students worked in groups to remove the plant from the pot, place it in the ground with a fertiliser tablet, press it in and then install the cardboard guards.

Thank you to Izzy and Steph for having us work with your team, thanks also to Nick our Gardener and Garth and Annette our grounds committee volunteers for helping us on the day.

After the planting session the children visited Bibra Lake Regional Playground for an extended recess break and play.

A visit from Norman Jorgensen

A visit from Norman Jorgensen

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.


Mr Jorgensen talking to the senior students about what it is like to be a children’s author



Students Emily and Abigail, inspired by Mr Jorgensen, writing a story together