Term 3 Week 4

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 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 


Important Dates

Important dates:
Saturday 2nd Years 1 & 2 Working Bee 10.30am – 12.30pm.
Monday 11thCurriculum Day
Tuesday 12thState Wide High School Transition Day
Wednesday 13thYear 6 Graduation
Monday 18thYear 6 Big Day Out
Wednesday 20thFinal Day of Term 4

From the Assistant Principal Term 3 Week 4

Across Week 4, we have enjoyed the lovely sunshine brightening our days as the students continue to progress in their learnings in and around the school. Some highlights from this week include:

Foundation 100 Days of School:

Our fabulous, fearless and fantastic Foundation students celebrated their 100th Day of School on Wednesday 2nd August. The students and teachers dressed up as something beginning with the letter F or as a 100 year old and participated in a fun filled day.

Celebrations included:

-reading 100 words

-writing about their favourite thing about coming to school at APS

-decorating a cookie

-making a crown

- enjoying a picnic together

Congratulations Foundation students, we are all so proud of you and your achievements so far this year. We look forward to watching you continue to grow over the coming years!

Year 6 Camp:

Our year 6 team set off on their camping adventure on Tuesday to Valley Homestead, they have relished in the opportunities to participate in lateral thinking challenges, abseiling, the drop slide and the vertical challenge. We were very excited to hear that they found some snow on Mt Buffalo yesterday! 

Our campers are due back Friday afternoon, the expected time of arrival will be sent to Year 6 families.

Upcoming events:

Somers Camp:

Next week, we have 31 year 5 and 6 students heading off on a 9 day camping adventure to Somers Camp. This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to develop their confidence and independence while interacting with students from other local schools. We look forward to hearing from the students about their adventures at Somers Camp.

Dreams in Motion:

Preparation and rehearsals are in full swing for the year 5/6 musical- Dreams in Motion. Tickets are now available for year 5 and 6 families. Tickets will go on sale for the wider school community from Monday 7thAugust 10am.

And finally, we'd like to thank the school community for your patience and understanding this week whilst we addressed the situation in the relocatable buildings. On Wednesday, we informed the community about a possible exposure to asbestos contaminated material in three of our relocatable buildings.  We have been working closely with the Victorian School Board Authority and independent occupational hygienists to appropriately manage the situation. We are awaiting further information from both of these groups and expect further information to be communicated in the coming days.

Enjoy the weekend,


Father's & Special Friend's Day

Father's & Special Friend's Day

Musical Production- Dreams In Motion

Musical Production

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From the Art Room Term 3 Week 4

Foundation in the Art Room.

Year 3 & 4 Working Bee

Years 3/4 PARENTS and families please come along and join us for the TERM 3 WORKING BEE 


SATURDAY, 26th August 2023, 10.30am –12.30pm

Dear families in Yr’s 3 & 4,

Term 3 School Working Bee will be held on Saturday 26th August at 10.30am for the parents and students in your child’s class.

Each term the Buildings and Grounds Sub-committee of the School Council organises a working bee aligned to 1 or 2 levels of the school. You are asked to attend just one Working Bee each year. Any amount of time you can contribute will be greatly appreciated, even one hour would be great, as a number of labour-intensive tasks are planned for these mornings.  It’s also a great way to catch up with the other Year 3 & 4 parents!

The convenor for this Working Bee will be Mr Kevin Riant Please see Kevin upon your arrival, to go through the OHS Volunteer Induction.

Light Refreshments will be provided at 12:30pm for all adults and children!


Thank you in advance for contributing to the maintenance and beautification of our grounds to the benefit of all students.

Yours sincerely,

2023 School Council Buildings and Grounds Sub- Committee        





School has a lot of equipment. If bringing your own, please clearly name this.

Grounds & entrances

Removing sand, rubbish, leaves, from all asphalt & yard areas, paths, entrances, steps

Brooms and rakes, gloves wheelbarrows

School Hall

(if required)

Sweeping/blowing around exterior, clearing/killing weeds as required

Brooms, Blower, gloves, smaller container for weeds


Raking and removing debris, tidying edges on long jump pit as required.

Rakes, forks, wheelbarrows, spades.

Play equipment areas

Spreading/turning over soft-fall mulch

Spades, forks, rakes, wheelbarrows


(if required)

Killing/clearing weeds –a) around fence line;

b) within play equipment areas

c) around all steps, porches, concrete areas.

Gloves, brush cutter, wheelbarrows,

Smaller containers, gloves


Clean out/sweep all drains.

Shovel, broom, gloves


Pruning, weeding, spreading mulch if required,

some watering (from tanks)

Wheelbarrow, spade, rake

Veggie Garden

Distribution of new soil for the garden to plant fruit trees.

Shovels, wheelbarrows, rakes