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Term 1 Week 1


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. 



A note from our Principal....

Dear Families, 

A very warm welcome to Term 1, 2024.

I hope that all our families have enjoyed a restful break.

~ A special welcome to our 2024 Foundation students who started today!

There has been a delightful BUZZ around our school this week. On Monday we had a wonderful collaboration of all   our  staff. Our morning was filled with re-acquainting   ourselves with our whole school vision, our AIP goals and first aid.

 

Teaching and Learning

As per the educational guidelines all schools must prepare an AIP each year which outlines how the school will implement the goals and key improvement strategies (KIS) that will be their focus for improvement in the coming year. Our 2024 AIP goals are: developing our understanding of how students learn to read And how our curriculum and teaching practices reflect this. Our second goal is around continuing to promote respect, kindness and a sense of belonging amongst our school community.

On Tuesday we welcomed back our Year 1-6 students and Thursday our new Foundation students and  new families. We are all very proud of the way our students have settled into their learning routines. Many thanks to our wonderful staff and families in helping our students feel safe and positive with their transition.

 

Community Connections

At Aspendale PS  we  value our  community  relationships. They provide students, families and staff with a sense of connectedness. This week we began developing our community relationships on Wednesday morning. It was heartwarming to see how many of our students and families were able to join us for running club, followed by breakfast club.

Thank you to the families who could make it; we had a sensational response and look forward to it growing. It really is a lovely way to feel fitter while developing relationships and connections.

 

Warmest

Coby



Sentral update from our Business Manager

Welcome back to 2024!

A reminder that all student payments can be made via Sentral. The Qkr app is still available for canteen orders only.

 

If you are experiencing any issues trying to pay via Sentral, or have any other questions with fees, please contact me in the office on 9580 3255 or amelia.mastorakos@education.vic.gov.au. I will be very happy to help.

Amelia Mastorakos

Business Manager



CSEF assistance



Global School Play Day - Wednesday 7th

Global School Play Day is observed annually every first Wednesday in February. 


This day promotes the importance of unstructured, regular play for children. The campaign was started by a group of six educators in 2015 because they felt playtime for children was decreasing both at home and in school, which was impacting children’s development.

At our school we usually devote 100 minutes to this day but next week we are going to devote the whole day. On this day students will have the opportunity to have a play session with their buddy, as well as their own year level and also in multi age groups.

Students are invited to bring in objects such as toys, games or craft materials from home that they would like to use on the day. We do ask that items are clearly named, do not require batteries, and that they are not expensive or IT items such as phones or ipads, etc…

Any queries please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher.



New STEM teacher



Running Club is back!



Nude Food returns



Year 6 2023 Art project



New Violin teacher

APS - VIOLIN AND VIOLA LESSONS 2024!

Introducing Peter O’Shea

Aspendale Primary School has a new violin and viola teacher this year!

 

 



Our new teacher is Peter O’Shea. Peter is a vibrant local string teacher. Peter has experience in teaching both individuals and groups, and is currently working both in schools and home studio settings.

 

Peter has studied at Monash University and University of Melbourne. He enjoys playing a teaching a diverse range of World Music (Fiddle Music) AMEB, ANZCA and Suzuki repertoire and pedagogy.

 

He has produced is own Elementary Violin teaching Book “Violin Fever Volume 1”.

 

We look forward to having Peter become part of the Instrumental Teachers’ team at APS and part of the community.

 

Please contact Peter directly if you would like to find out further about our program run by Peter.

 

Peter O’Shea (B.A. Music, Grad Dip Music, Dip Music.)

Email: posheamusic@gmail.com

Phone: 0409193004



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