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Book Week Parade 2017

HARRY Potter, Matilda, Goldilocks, Minecraft Steve and the Velveteen Rabbit are just some of the interesting characters who turned up at schools across Australia this week. Thousands of schoolkids dressed up as their favourite literary characters for National Book Week.

Each year The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) invites everyone to get involved, get stuck into a book and celebrate reading during the annual event.

Each year our school joins this wonderful and worthwhile event. We get terrific support from parents, carers and grandparents who work with school staff and their children to get into costume and celebrate the joy books bring into our lives.

I was thrilled to see so many of our families join their children in Mort Hall to see all the characters and learn about the books the children had read to inspire their costumes.

When I returned to my office I sent an e-mail to all staff and I am sure you will agree with my message to them.

I wanted to take the time to congratulate each and every one of you for the hard work, research, commitment, support and goodwill that went into this very impressive school event.

The sense of fun in the costumes you wear, the colour of the costumes across the hall, the total attention of the students, the people that stepped up to the plate in the absence of Tom and Claire, the slickness of the organisation that sits behind parade, confirmed for me again how the culture of this school provides a very special educational environment for our students.

You are a fabulous staff to work with and from a personal perspective make it a joy to be part of the Atwell school community.

Congratulations again and thanks so much for your input and hard work in making this another very successful event that engages all our families, staff and students.

David Lee – Principal


Activate Atwell 2017

Today’s Activate Atwell P&C Fundraising event was a huge success. The students in Pre-primary to Year 6 were led through various aerobic style dances by a host of energetic and enthusiastic teachers. The final total raised will be announced at an assembly later in the term.  Thankyou to the Atwell P&C for assisting with the organisation and the Atwell staff, students and community for contributing to a highly successful event.

Shaun Tan Award for Young Artists

The City of Subiaco held the fifteenth annual Shaun Tan Award for Young Artists.  The award encourages creativity and imagination, giving Western Australian school students an opportunity to present their creations in visual arts.  Atwell Primary School Year 4 student Litia Bulivou achieved thrid place in her Year category.  Her art work will be exhibited in the Subiaco Library until the 6th of August.  Shaun Tan made the following comment on Litia’s work:-


“Artist Secret Hideaway” by Litia Bulivou

What is terrific about this picture is the directness of its subject matter, it is so honestly planted in the world of the artist, it is real.  Too often there’s a strong impulse – and I can really vouch for it – to paint and draw exotic things, or conventional ‘art subjects’.  Portraits of popular people, sublime landscapes, epic journeys, postmodern high-brow pastiche whatnots.  Yet some of my own best paintings have been of domestic objects, the door of my studio, or things I really know, almost boring things.  Oddly, when you draw them, they are elevated out of ordinary life.  Anyway, I love how this painting has more to say about the feeling and reality of childhood than any number of celebrated paintings of children playing by adult artists, which can be beautiful but lacking in what you might call ‘under the bed’ reality.” –

Shaun Tan.

Congratulations Litia on a fantastic achievement.

100th Day of School in Pre-Primary

Hi Ho! Hi Ho!

100 days ago,

we came to school now we’re so cool

Hi Ho! Hi Ho! Hi Ho!

PP 100 Days

Today we celebrated our 100th Day of school! We wanted to see what 100 Pre-primary kids looked like.

Interschool Cross Country 2017

At the Interschool Carnival we performed admirably, with every single one of our competitors running their hearts out. SPECIAL congratulations to our winning Year 5 team and the medal winners: Acacia Redman, Daniel Marriott, Scott Marriott, Paige Guy and Bethany Bannister-Jones.