Term 2 Week 8

Important Dates

Important dates:
Event Dates
Whole School Photo day22 April
ANZAC Day - Public Holiday- No school25 April
Year 5 Parliment House incusion29 April
Year 3 excursion: Cranbourne Botanical Gardens 
Year 6 excursion: China Town 
1 May
Year 6 excursion: ANZAC Day Commemoration 7 May
Year 2 incursion: Chelsea Historical Society8 May
Chelsea District Cross Country10 May
Year 4 Camp Rumbug15-17 May
Year 6 Camp Waratah Beach22-24 May
Reconciliation WeekMay 27 - June 3

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the traditional Aboriginal custodians of the lands, waterways and skies of the Bunurong Peoples of the Kulin Nation where we gather, learn and grow at Aspendale Primary School.

We pay our respects to past and present Traditional Custodians and Elders of all nations,  and their ongoing cultural, spiritual and educational practices.  

We extend this respect to all Torres Strait Islanders and any First Nations peoples who learn or visit these grounds. We thank you for sharing and caring for the land we are learning on.

New version of the Acknowedgement of Country
Above is an updated Acknowledgment of Country that has been written in consultation with staff, students and members of our community. We recieved positive feedback and approval from our friends at the Bunurong Land Council in 2023. 

Week 8 A note from Assistant Principal...

Hi everyone,


It’s been terrific to have St.John’s come this week and work with students across the school to build their understanding of basic first aid principles. Thanks to Mr Bird for organising this valuable experience for our students.


It has been pleasing to walk through classrooms and see our students capturing their reflections on their learning progress over the semester, ready to discuss with their families at the upcoming student-led conferences. These will take place on Monday 19th June. If you need to make a booking with your child’s teacher, please use the Sentral Parent Portal. As previously mentioned, this day is a curriculum day. TheirCare will be running their OSHC program on Monday. The flyer has been emailed to families and appears further in the newsletter.


Next Wednesday, our end of semester reports will be published via the Sentral Parent Portal. This year, the end of semester reports will show student learning progression against the Victorian Curriculum, provide a curriculum overview for the semester, provide a comment on your child’s learning habits and show their behaviour and effort across the curriculum. Following on from this will be the fourth round of continuous reporting for the semester. This will provide another update on your child’s literacy, numeracy and unit of inquiry progress, building on from the previous three updates that have already been published this semester. Thanks to our teaching staff for your ongoing communication with families about the learning progress of our students.


Our School Council met for our June meeting this week. It was great to hear of the work of the different sub-committees. These sub-committees are the engine room of the work of our School Council. They are a great way of being involved in our school community, making new connections and enhancing the school environment. If your skills or interests could assist any of our sub-committees, such as Community Events or Buildings & Grounds, please email the school at to register your interest or request more information.


Amelia Busuttil

St John's Ambulance First Aid experience

This week, all Aspendale students had the opportunity to attend a session on first aid with St John’s Ambulance.

These sessions covered some basic first aid skills which are appropriate to each year level. Junior students focused on calling 000 in an emergency, whilst Year 3 and 4 students worked through the DRSABCD first aid acronym. In 5/6 the students had the chance to practise their CPR skills on specialised mannequins.

This incursion provides the opportunity for some wonderful conversation and role play at home. Do your children know what to do in an emergency? Where can they find a phone? Can they access the emergency call feature? If they can’t find a phone, is there a trusted neighbour or adult nearby? Do your children know your phone numbers and address off by heart? For the older students, they can even practise getting an adult or older sibling into the recovery position!

A note on the incursion from Year 2
On Tuesday 13th June our Year 2 students engaged in a highly interactive First Aid Incursion. During the session, they enthusiastically delved into the crucial concept of Danger Response Send for help, learning about the appropriate steps to take in emergency situations. The students were cooperatively involved in role-playing scenarios and gained practical skills that can make a significant difference in real-life situations.

Reconciliation Colouring Competition

This week we would like to announce the winners for the Reconciliation Week Colouring Competiion. The winners were awarded their prizes at assembly last week. Thank you to everyone that entered. 
From the Year 6 Visual Arts Leaders 

Marine Ambassador update!

On Tuesday, June 13th, our dedicated Marine Ambassadors had a remarkable opportunity to participate in a Catchments workshop. 


They were engaged in a hands-on learning experience focused on understanding the litter trap catchment and emptying process. Additionally, students delved into the fascinating world of freshwater invertebrates and developed an understanding in water testing. The workshop concluded with a cleanup activity at Mordialloc beach, where our enthusiastic students diligently collected litter and conducted further investigations into their findings. It was an inspiring and impactful day that fostered environmental awareness and the importance of maintaining clean waterways.

We also want to thank Mandy and Hannah for supporting our students on this incursion.  Thank you, Ambassadors! 

From the Art Room in Week 8

Year 6 3D Portraits

Theircare event - Monday (pupil free day)

A plus Dental