ANZAC Ceremony

GroupOur ANZAC Ceremony has become a tradition at Atwell Primary School and congratulations go to the organisers and participants at this morning’s service.  It is is an opportunity for our students, staff and the wider community to remember the history of ANZAC Day and reflect upon the spirit of the ANZAC’s.

Special thanks to Mayor Logan Howlett, JP who was our special guest speaker and reflected on his own experiences at a cemetery in France, that is the final resting place for many of our fallen soldiers.  The imagery in his story gave us all a sense of how well respected and cared for the area is.

We would also like to thank our other invited guests Mr Phil Mort (former Principal) and Mrs Viv Mort, Mrs Sharyn Silverman (P&C President), Mrs Pat Howlett (City of Cockburn), Mr Malcolm Small (Cockburn RSL), Mr Josh Wilson MP (Member for Fremantle) and Mr Gary Dawson (Community member and Grandparent) for their involvement.

We congratulate the Atwell Primary School Choir for their beautiful singing, the school councillors for their speaking roles and the flag attendants for their important role in the service.

“Responsible Behaviours” School Leaders’ Performances

Student LeadersThe Atwell Primary School student leaders (the Faction Captains and Councillors) got together to create six different acts about our six different school behaviours.

One of the behaviours is “Caring for the School Environment”, which we performed to the Year 4 classes today.  Millie and Eliana were littering and Holly told them to pick up their rubbish and they did.  The world is in our hands, so don’t be a fool, follow the rules!

Written by Millie and Holly B

Waste World Incursion

Waste World PhotoThe Waste World incursion presented by The National Theatre for Children followed Mayor Matilda who is facing a big problem – the town’s recycling plant has stopped running!  It seems that Robo-Ned Jelly, leader of the Jelly Gang has sabotaged the recycling technology and is determined to waste all the resources in town! Luckily Matilda managed to re-program Robo-Ned in time to save the town.

IMG_0034We were fortunate enough to receive 4 Lego We-Do kits as part of the program, these are in addition to the 8 we recieved from last year’s Bee On The Team incursion.  Our students love using the Lego We-Do kits to design, build and program their projects.

Atwell College Zone Extension Program Term 1, 2019

display_imageThe Adventures of English

Our friendly group are thoroughly enjoying learning about the English language. There have been several ‘Aha!’ moments and much lively discussion over words and their origin. Family history, meanings of names and stories about naming have been met with surprise, wonder and awe. We love language.

Genius Hour

Our fantastic year 5’s and 6’s are really enjoying their time learning a wide range of problem-solving skills be it hands on, high order thinking or group work. Through group activities the students have shown fantastic communication and leadership skills. There has been plenty of adventures discovering how fun problem solving is really is.


Welcome to ACZE Minecraft class 2019. The focus of this course is to have students understand, demonstrate and explain the process of science inquiry via project-based learning. Students came together to create a meaningful and practical product each week that relates to the real world. Some examples of our activities include maze challenge, roller coaster drop and coding agent. We look forward to our next challenge.

All students are engaged, enthusiastic and very motivated. Their respective Primary Schools should be very proud of the way their students have represented them. ACZE programs are open to year 5’s and 6’s. More information will be sent out at the end of week 7 with details for term 2 courses, however any parents wanting to know more about the ACZE program, please contact Ingrid Vidot-Emery on

A Great Start to 2019

We have had a great start to the school year, with students settling in to their new classrooms and making the most of the fabulous weather we are having, playing on the various equipment around the school.