Super Hero Day in Pre-Primary

Pre primary celebrated a super year of learning with a SUPER HERO Day.

Here is a photo of the super heroes enjoying fruit time.

Super Hero Day

Pirate Day in Kindy

Ahoy! In Week 6, Atwell Kindergarten hosted their annual Pirate Day event.  The children and teachers had an exciting day dressing up as pirates and attending a multitude of fun indoor and outdoor activities. These included making treasure maps, cooking rock cakes, doing  pirate puzzles, canon ball throwing and sand play, to name a few. The pirates banded together under the Atwell Tree for a hearty lunch before going on a hunt to find buried treasure and then finally, sharing the booty among the crew at the end of a very busy day. It was a great event, enjoyed by all.

Book Fair Results

Our last Scholastic Book Fair for the year was held in Week 6 and was a great success.  It was fantastic to see the students so excited about books and we thank the parents and school community for getting behind this event. The Fair wouldn’t be possible without the wonderful Atwell Primary School staff who volunteered their time to assist with book sales and supervision.

We are pleased to announce that we had sales of over $6700, with the school receiving books and resources to the value of around $2700 in commission.

Congratulations to the winners of our Book Fair Competition for Year 3 – 6 students, they each won a book from our Scholastic Book Fair. The winners are:-

Year 3 – Jacob Ward & Maggie Zhu

Year 4 – Madison Olofsen & Brodie Stelmach

Year 5 – Fabian Leituala & Jeska Santiago

Year 6 – Jayden McKay & Michelle Luo

Book Fair Winners Nov17

 

Atwell Area Band Tour 2017

On Wednesday November 15th, the Atwell Area Band performed their annual tour over six schools, each performance lasting one hour in length!  This band consists of students in years 6 and 7 from Atwell PS, Success PS, Harmony PS, Hammond Park PS, Jandakot PS, Aubin Grove PS and Atwell College.

The calibre of sound was at a very high standard and their ability to entertain a whole school was outstanding. We really are so lucky to have a Band Coordinator as talented as Betty Young leading this group.  All sections of the band had a chance to show off their sound by having individual instrument performances, including the percussion students who normally learn the guitar!

They played songs the audience knew, as well as pieces the band performed for assessment earlier in the year. They really did step up to the mark this year in their sound and performance ability. It was great to have Tom Jones as the MC of the show, this made our students feel very comfortable.

A job well done to all the students involved.

Atwell Primary School Students involved:

Lucrezia Bonini – Clarinet

Aadi Warrier – Baritone

Alex Mills – Trombone

Issac Head – Trombone

Michelle Luo – Flute

Jade Regal -Flute

Emily Zhao – Flute

Ella Dawson- Flute

Jack Martin – Percussion

Scarlett Brimage -Percussion

Arrahbella Watts -Percussion

Matthew Able- Percussion

Thanks for a wonderful afternoon Atwell Area Band, we look forward to next year!

 

Mrs. Cook - Music Specialist

Cockburn Choral Festival 2017

HeaderOn Thursday November 2nd, the second annual Cockburn Choral Festival took place at Atwell Primary School’s Hall.  Students from Atwell PS, Beeliar PS, Harmony PS, Jandakot PS, Hammond Park PS, Aubin Grove PS and Success PS all came and sang their hearts out!  Each school had the chance to perform their own song and in between, sang four mass songs.  Students were lucky to have two student accompanists this year from Atwell Primary School, Michelle Luo and Ella Dawson.  They accompanied the students in all the mass songs, and did a fantastic job!  It really does add a new element to the sound having live accompaniment.  A massive thank you to those two.

Audience members were asked to donate a gold coin, with all proceeds going towards continuing this event in future years.

The host school this year was Success Primary School.  They had two fantastic MC’s speaking with amazing confidence and without any mistakes! They also proved to be VERY adaptable!  A big thank you to the students and their teacher Jenny Guant for preparing them! We had the special guest Mayor of Cockburn, Logan Howlett do a great speech and the count down to make our concert officially part of the “Music Count Us In” program for the year.

Our successful singing and count down for singing the 2017 Music Count Us In song “Shine Together” was videoed and will be submitted as an official entry!

It was a fantastic morning run and organised by the music teachers of these schools! Hard work that has paid off – until next year.

Mrs. Cook

Kindy Fun Sports Carnival

On Wednesday in Week 2 the annual Atwell Kindy Fun Sports Carnival proved once again to be a popular event.  The day began with the children marching out in teams to be greeted enthusiastically by the spectator families.  The Kindy children participated in The Bear Hunt Obstacle Course, The Humpty Dumpty Egg and Spoon Relay, The Kindy Cup Horse Race and the Gingerbread Man Running Races.  The Kindy parents also got into the spirit of the day by running in the energetic and very competitive Roll Out the Barrel Relays.

Our colourful Deputy, Mr Jones did an excellent job announcing the events and Miss Zappa kept things running smoothly with her very efficient ‘starting’ skills.  Shayne, our school chaplain helped out with tricky situations on the track and the very capable Year 6 Faction Captains found they were able to find their inner Kindy child.  All this coupled with a glorious spring day made it an enjoyable and memorable event for everyone.

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