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Sally’s Room

Sally’s Room

The Ground Committee Volunteers have been busy putting together the new outdoor classroom.  The grant money was provided by the Australian Government as part of the Schools Upgrade Fund Round 1.

Mrs Sally Piotrowski taught at Spearwood Primary School from 2006 to 2022.

She was an outstanding teacher and had the idea of an outdoor classroom for messy, fun, learning and which is also a place for play.

The staff and community loved her idea and begun to find ways to make it happen.  We have finally made her vision a reality.

While Sally is no longer with us, we will always remember and honour her with this outdoor classroom known as ‘Sally’s Room’.

Kindy Concert

Kindy Concert

On Wednesday 6 December, the Kindy students celebrated their wonderful year with a Christmas concert. It was a morning filled with singing and dancing.

The parents were also invited back into the classroom to join in some fun Christmas activities.

It was a beautiful morning watching the students perform and the parents celebrating the successful year their children had.

Author Visit – Emily Norman

Author Visit – Emily Norman

On Wednesday 15 November, children’s author Emily Norman visited our school to talk about her debut picture book ‘Lily Longnose finds a home‘, accompanied by the famous Miss Lily herself!  The students learnt about the writing process and the path towards authorship, as well as dog care and safety with a focus on recognising a dog’s emotions through body language.  They were treated to a sideshow of Lily’s many fashionable outfits that Emily had made and a discussion about why Emily loves sewing and crafting as a means of self-expression.  Older students learnt about how natural adaptions allow greyhounds to run so fast, as well as why this affects their ability to stay warm.  The junior group talked about how we can be safe when we pat a dog.

Emily said she was impressed by the behaviour of the students during session and the thoughtful questions asked.  Our students should be very proud of their conduct.  In addition, $68.00 was raised for Greyhound Adoptions WA through student donations.

Interschool Athletics Carnival

Interschool Athletics Carnival

This year it was Spearwood Primary School’s turn to host the Cockburn Districts Interschool Athletics Carnival.  It was a 2 day event carried out on the 24 and 26 October,

The selected students had 2 weeks to prepare and train – they worked very hard.  It was a tough competition against schools with many more students than us.  Our Spearwood students tried their best in every even, displaying great sportsmanship and cheering for and supporting each other.  Everyone came home with some ribbons.

A HUGE congratulation to Eliazer for winning the Intermediate Champion Boy!!

Thankyou to our fabulous P&C who provided our great tent to shelter our students and also our amazing sports uniforms.  They also worked hard presenting ribbons to all the winners.

Everyone went home tired but happy after a fantastic day.

Fire Engine Visit – EC1

Fire Engine Visit – EC1

Thursday, 12 October,  the Kindy students were lucky enough to have the fire fighters from Fremantle Fire Station come and visit them. The firefighters spoke of their role in the community and the roles and responsibilities of what it takes to be a fire fighter. The students were then able to see the truck and have a turn of using the water hose. The smiles on their faces were priceless.

Compost Workshop Incursion

Compost Workshop Incursion

On Wednesday 11 October our students had a composting incursion, thanks to a grant received from the City of Cockburn.  The grant is being used to improve the way we deal with our organic waste at school.  We are trying to minimise the amount of organic waste that we are currently sending to landfill.  Students from Yr 1 to 6 made their own mini composting system and the Pre-Primary students learnt about worm farming.

Faction Carnival

Faction Carnival

Our Jumps and Throws Carnival was on Monday 11 September and the Track and Field was on Wednesday 20 September.

The weather was on our side for the Jumps and Throws and the students performed beautifully.  It was lovely to see the classes attend to watch whilst the students ran the 400m and 800m races.  We celebrated at the end of the day acknowledging the student’s participation and place getters.  Thank you to Ms Tames and Mrs Dowding for their organisation throughout the day.

 

Our Track and Field day was planned for Wednesday 13 September, but due to bad weather is was postponed until the following week.  It was a very successful day and congratulations to all our students who represented their Faction.  Thank you to Ms Tames for her hard work leading up to the event and to the staff and our parent volunteers who ensured the event ran smoothly.

Congratulations to GOLD for winning the Faction Shield and GREEN for winning the Spirit Shield.

Book Week Parade

Book Week Parade

Our Book Character Parade was held on Wednesday 23 August.  Our students looked fabulous, and all made a lot of effort.  Two of our Pre Primary students even wrote and illustrated their own original book, dressing up to match! Thank you to all the parents who helped your children with their costumes.  Our staff scrubbed up well, including our values of Six Kinds of Best.

 

Congratulations to all the award winners and thank you to the Prefects for your help in choosing a prize for each class.

Hiroshima Day

Hiroshima Day

On Friday 4 August, Mrs Adam along with our two school leaders, Allen and Rain, attended Hiroshima Day at Jan Hammond Park, Success followed by morning tea.  This is an annual event and is in its 38th year. It was hosted by the Japanese consulate and City of Cockburn.  It was a lovely ceremony remembering the tragic detonation of two atomic bombs over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 9 August, 1945.  It was a moving ceremony and our leaders represented Spearwood Primary  School respectfully.

NAIDOC Week Cultural Immersion

NAIDOC Week Cultural Immersion

On Tuesday the 25 July Room 14, years 5/6, were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to attend a NAIDOC Week Cultural Immersion event run by Fremantle Dockers (Walyalup), City of Cockburn and Cockburn ARC to learn about our presence on Beeliar Boodja land and its significance.

The morning started with a traditional Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony, where everyone had to line up and walk through the smoke to celebrate the significance of country.

Then we were taken in our school  groups to participate in a variety of activities:  Storytelling and learning the Noongar words for the animals and lands; history lesson on the Fremantle Dockers and the indigenous players; designing our own AFL, AFLW indigenous round shirt; traditional dancing to the didgeridoo.  Our final 4 rotations involved learning new football skills with a variety of football coaches and players.

Then it was lunchtime – sausage in a roll.  We had a choice of Emu, Kangaroo or Crocodile sausages!

To top off our morning, everyone was given a Dockers members hat and then we had the opportunity to line up and get them signed.