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 are awaiting feedback from our friends at the Bunurong Land Council.
If you wish to share more feedback, please scan the QR Code below which will take you to a Google Form.
~ Thanks Cait Fletcher & the Global Awareness Team
|Saturday 2nd||Years 1 & 2 Working Bee 10.30am – 12.30pm.|
|Monday 11th||Curriculum Day|
|Tuesday 12th||State Wide High School Transition Day|
|Wednesday 13th||Year 6 Graduation|
|Monday 18th||Year 6 Big Day Out|
|Wednesday 20th||Final Day of Term 4|
This term our school has partnered with Christy Vryonis, an Inclusion Outreach Coach from the Department of Education. Christy will work closely with Jessica Johnston our Inclusion Leader and a team of teachers from across the school to build our inclusive practices and capabilities to improve student outcomes. Christy comes with a large amount of experience working in Specialists Schools.
Enrolments for 2024:
Thanks to the families who have returned their enrolment forms for their 2024 Foundation student at Aspendale Primary School. As per the Department of Education's enrolment timeline, we require enrolments form to be returned to the school by Friday July 28th. Please call (95803255) or visit the school office if you have any questions or require an enrolment form. We look forward to welcoming your child to our school community.
Year 5 Camp:
There were many highlights from the Year 5 camp last week at Camp Coonawarra, including the flying fox, the giant swing and canoeing. The students displayed the learner profile attributes of risk taking, communication and being open minded as they challenged themselves and tried new things. The students were supported by our Year 5 teachers, education support staff and parent/carer helpers. Thank you!
SSV All Schools Netball Competition:
Congratulations to the Netball team who competed on Wednesday as part of this competition. The team won all 6 games and have progressed through to the finals in August. Thank you to Katie Scott for her organisation and support with the team.
Dreams in Motion: Year 5 and 6 Musical Production
Rehearsal is in full swing for the upcoming Musical Production: Dreams in Motion. Tickets went on sale last week for year 5 and 6 families. See the flyer later in the newsletter for more information.
The challenge finishes at the beginning of September, but it would be great to have everyone’s book data in by the middle of August. Students who complete the challenge will then receive a book and certificate later this term. Any questions or problems with logging in, please contact us as soon as possible
Leanne Peterson, Sarah Cornell and Amy Gardiner
Re: Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD)
Every year, all schools in Australia participate in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD). The NCCD process requires schools to identify information already available in the school about supports provided to students with disability. These relate to legislative requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Disability Standards for Education 2005, in line with the NCCD guidelines (2019).
Information provided about students to the Australian Government for the NCCD includes:
This information assists schools to:
The NCCD provides state and federal governments with the information they need to plan more broadly for the support of students with disability.
If you have any questions about the NCCD, please contact the school.
As a school within Kingston, with many students living close by to the site of the new Kingston Aquatic Centre, we thought it would be a great opportunity for our students to have a say in what is happening within their community.
We asked students to let us know what they would like to see in the new splash park at the aquatic centre and aspendale students responded with some fabulous ideas. These ideas will be sent off to the council to use in their planning. Great job SRC!