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P & C Disco

P & C Disco

Friday 5th August was the P & C Disco.  Our theme was ‘S’ and there were some amazing and creative costumes.  The school thanks the P & C for holding such a fun event. The students looked great and had a fantastic time.  The costume winners were:  Sian – the Sailor, Amelia – The Spud, Willow – the Swan, Che – Sponge Bob and Rory – Carlton’s Adam Saad.

Congratulations to our winners

We know a lot of hard work goes into the planning, buying items, decorating, cooking and all elements.  Thank you all to those P & C workers.  Thank you also to the staff and extra Volunteers:  Mrs Jackie Freckelton, Ms Carol DerbyshireMs Samantha Carbon and Mr Garth Caesar.

National Tree Day

National Tree Day

On the 28th July, our students planted 3 beautiful Powderbark Coolabah trees on the slope above the top oval to celebrate National Tree Day.  They will look fantastic, grow to 8 metres tall, provide lovely shade and make our air cleaner.

Thank you to our gardener Nick and our Grounds Committee volunteers Carol, Garth, Annette and Leigh.

 

NAIDOC 22

NAIDOC 22

We celebrated NAIDOC 22 on 29 July with a storytelling session.  Thank you to Marie Taylor and Chelsea Thompson for engaging our students in Noongar cultural stories.

Lightning Carnival

Lightning Carnival

Soccer

Our intrepid Spearwood Primary Soccer team braved the elements to play against four other schools at the district Lightning Carnival on Friday the 24th June. Their newly learned soccer skills were evident from the start and there is no doubt our best players were the year six boys. Peter, Hepa and Joshua stole the show on numerous occasions, using their fancy footwork in an attempt to control the game. Jeremiah stayed in the goals all day and gave it his best shot. The year 4 and 5 boys and girl tried their hardest to assist whenever they could.   Unfortunately, our very young team could not practise the game skills they required to make a bigger impact on the competition.  Our final game was against an even less skilled team who were very despondent about being constantly beaten all day.  Our team were very excited winning goals so easily until it occurred to them how badly the other team must have been feeling.  They unanimously decided to help the opposition feel better about themselves by fluffing around and letting them score against us. Although we won the game convincingly, both teams scored goals and had fun.  The opposition team PE specialist sent an Email to our school, thanking us for our effort and commented on the positive ‘Sportsmanship’ displayed by Spearwood Primary School.    Congratulations to our intrepid soccer team!

Terri Dowding

Netball

On 24th June, a team of senior students competed in the Netball component of the Winter Lightning Carnival.  They were Runners-Up in the C Division, losing only one game during the day.  I am very proud of the Sportsmanship they displayed by agreeing to play a team that had technically forfeited due to their late arrival.

Everyone had a great day playing and supporting each other.

Rona Gartner

Soccer Clinics

Soccer Clinics

All the students participated in a 4 week soccer program during term 2.  They learnt new skills and played some simple games.  Most importantly, everyone had fun!  Thank you Mrs Irving for organising this.

 

Beeliar Boodjar Gallery

Beeliar Boodjar Gallery

Mrs Lisa Miller set up the temporary Beeliar Boodjar Art Gallery – in the Art Room showing the art on canvas created by years 1 – 6 and some other ‘Sorry Day’ art from her class.  The room was set up and parents had the opportunity to look at it after the assembly. It stayed in place for the week so visitors and guests could see the fantastic work of students, resulting from the planning and work of our Cultural Committee lead by Mrs Julie Waigana, our Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer (AEIO).

Music Tour

Music Tour

Students from Lakeland Senior High School Specialist Music program came to perform for Pre-Primary to Year Six students on Friday 10th June after recess.  The staff and students loved their performance.  The students got up to dance for the final song and then, initiated by Mrs Lisa Miller, demanded an encore of ‘one more song’.  It was fantastic to see these talented high school students and they were overjoyed by the enthusiasm and dancing of the Spearwood students.

National Reconciliation Week 2022

National Reconciliation Week 2022

Reconciliation Week 27 May – 3 June

Be Brave Make Change

In 2022 Spearwood Primary School Celebrated Reconciliation Week with the following Activities:

  • We started the week with an awesome morning tea and dance session featuring bush food themed treats from the P&C and Aboriginal music.
  • A PA announcement each day of the week – What is Reconciliation Week? A new fact was shared each day by our awesome prefects!
  • Children researched and ‘taught’ a teacher/parent/sibling a fact they didn’t already know about National Reconciliation Week;
  • We created a collective artwork of “What reconciliation means to me”. All children produced an item, some of which you can see displayed in Administration and around the school;
  • Children heard a story as part of their library session on June 1;
  • and then participated in NAIDOC Week Colouring Competition (K-2) and Poem Competition (3-6).

For Reconciliation week, each class was given copies of
symbols in which Aboriginal people use to tell stores in their
paintings.
It was left to the teachers and student to choose what colours
and material they did the artwork on. Students were asked to
tell a story using the symbols. It was a fun way of exposing
and teaching the student the importance of communication for
Aboriginal people.
Mrs Julie Waigana

 

National Simultaneous Storytime

National Simultaneous Storytime

On Wednesday the 18th of May, Spearwood Primary School participated in National Simultaneous Storytime, run each year by the Australian Library and Information Society (ALIA). Joining more than 2 million kids around Australia (and beyond!), everybody read Family Tree by Josh Pike. This beautifully illustrated picture book is written from the point of view of a tree being planted in someone’s back yard as the house is being built, witnessing the generations of the family who lived there playing in its branches. A number of students and staff had sent in a family photo, which was pinned up in the library as part of our Spearwood family. Through the day, the different classes did a number of activities related to Family Tree, exploring the themes of the story. Copies of the book will now remain in EC1, EC2 and Room 6 for the remainder of the year, with further copies in the library for borrowing any time the children wish.

Easter Hat Parade

Easter Hat Parade

Thank you to all who participated in the Easter Hat Parade. It was lovely to see the student’s creativity on display. A big congratulations to all the winners!