Thank you to all of our families who joined us on Friday 19th March to take part in our community celebration on National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence. Our community celebration started with a short presentation for our parents, letting them know about the work we have been doing in term 1 utilising the "Bullying. No Way!" Framework. "Bullying. No Way!" is a trusted government source of quality resources for creating safe and supportive learning environments.
This framework focuses on four key areas:
Families then joined our students in different activities that focused on this year’s theme of ‘Take a Stand Together’. It was very nice to be able to have our parents/carers in our classrooms and engaging in activities with students.
We then all came together, and had a lovely informal afternoon tea/picnic. The weather was lovely and it was enjoyable to be able to chat and come together as a school community. The fruit cups were a big hit, thank you to our volunteer Betty who cut the fruit. Thank you to our teachers and to our community members for making this a very successful afternoon!
Abbotsford Primary School is committed to providing a safe and respectful learning environment where bullying will not be tolerated.
Child Safety Officer
This term, all students across the school in Foundation to Grade 6 have been involved in basketball clinics organised by the Collingwood Basketball Association. This is a program that has been organised through our sporting partnership with the Australian Schools Sports Program. Our coaches Ayuen and Manny, along with our staff, have been assisting our students in the development of their dribbling, passing, shooting skills and game tactics.
Students in Grade 5/6 have also been given the opportunity to represent Abbotsford Primary in basketball at our Richmond District Gala Day event held on Friday, 26 March. The students have been a pleasure to watch and coach. Their response to feedback has been positive and their attitude to teamwork and good sportsmanship amongst their teams and towards the other schools have been fantastic.
Our Grade 5/6 students have also participated in netball clinics through our involvement with the Collingwood Magpies (Sport and Business Program students). Our students have enjoyed the clinics immensely and developed basic skills and tactics for this competitive sport.
Well done, everyone!
The Gardening Team have been in action during Term 1 this year. Students have been participating in gardening activities with a focus on environmental aspects of school life. We have looked after our gardens and grounds by weeding, watering and planting.
The students have also been passionate about sustainability. They have been reducing, reusing and recycling as much as they can. We have started to place our classroom food scraps in our school compost bin. We have continued to recycle our paper waste through the Yarra Council recycling bins. Lunchtimes have been very busy for us and all our helpers.
Thank you to all the members of our gardening team😊
It was wonderful to welcome so many parents and extended family members to our Celebration of Learning last Friday.
The Foundation students were able to share some of their achievements and explain what they have been learning this term. They shared some of their English writing pieces, practised reading Chinese books they had made and discussed some of their learning goals.
Afterwards, we were able to gather together in the playground to enjoy our Teddy Bears' Picnic. Many teddies joined us after receiving a written invitation from the students! It was also a great opportunity for families to socialise during the morning. We are very proud of the Foundation students' efforts this term.
Travis & Lingling
昨天我去了学校的市场。Yesterday I went to the school market.
我看见了很多摊位和很多人。I saw many stalls and pepole.
我花了两澳元买了一个植物。I spent two dollars buying a pot plant.
我卖了马卡龙和葡式蛋挞。I sold macarons and Portguese tarts.
我帮助了果汁车。I helped out with the juice bike
我一点半离校。I left school at 1:30pm.
|"Make a Difference" Fund||$ N/A||$ 1,460||Will be used for families in need, in areas including school fees, camps, swimming, excursions etc.|
|ExLL (Vietnamese and Digital Technologies)||$ 1,000||$ 980||Target met.|
|Chinese Library||$ 2,000||$ 1,180||First stage of acquisition of Chinese readers for the library completed ($1,025).|
|Teaching and Learning Subscriptions||$ 3,000||$ 860||New Mathematics Online Subscription purchased ($3,500).|
|Building Fund||$ 12k - 14k||$11,850||Air-Con (Phase 3)|
Project timeline brought forward and the AC should be installed in Term 2.
|General Contributions||$ N/A||$ 2,840||To be re-alloted to projects in need, including the ones above and those proposed by the Junior School Council, e.g. lines on the asphalt for games, imaginary play equipement in the garden.|
Thursday, 13 May
Thursday, 20 May
School Review (Validation Day)
Thursday, 3 Jun
School Review (Panel Day)
Friday, 11 Jun
Dragon Boat Festival Community Event (2:00pm-3:30pm)
Monday, 14 Jun
Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday (Student Free Day)
Wednesday, 16 Jun
Annual Report to the Community (5:30pm-6:30pm)
Friday, 25 Jun
Semester 1 Report Sent Home
Term 2 Ends (Early finish at 2:30pm)
Abbotsford Primary School
Abbotsford Primary School has the following facilities available for hire (for one-off or very short-term use) or licence (for regular, on-going use) to the community:
Australian Vietnamese Women's Association
Fitzroy City Soccer Club
Simonds Catholic College
Minor League - Melbourne Softball Association