- Principal's Report
- 5/6 Perry & Gatenby News
- Exploring Culture in Kinder
- Austins Ferry Primary School Association Christmas Raffle - REMINDER
- Upcoming Events
- Kindergarten 2020
- SZapp in 2020
- Reminder to Parents/Carers
- Attendance Notifications
- Updating contact details
- Christmas Carols @ Austins Ferry
- The Music Bus
- Are you eligible for Free Travel?
- Glenorchy Carols
- The Wolf Brothers at Claremont College
With only 2.5 weeks of Term 4 to go in 2019 we are reaching an exciting and busy time at AFPS where we celebrate the amazing achievements of our school community. These celebrations kicked off earlier this week with our Kinder – Year 2 awards assembly. It was fantastic to see so many families attend and acknowledge the work completed in 2019. Students and teachers presented their work in person and through video which was very enjoyable to watch.
Tuesday this week also saw the end of our 'Movember' event where several teachers grew moustaches to raise awareness for men’s health. As a school we raised over $700 through a free clothes day and shave off. 4/5 Ley raised the most amount of money so selected students from that class turned into barbers and shaved off the moustaches!
End of Year Reporting – End of year reports will be sent home with students on Monday 16 December for Prep to Year 6. Kinder students will receive Celebration of Learning folders on Tuesday 17 December. We welcome parent/guardians to contact class teachers via our various modes of communication if they would like to discuss the reports further.
2020 class placement letters will be sent home to all students on Wednesday 18 December containing the name of class teacher. Students will then visit their new class and meet 2020 class teacher at 10.15am the following day. This will give students a chance to interact with 2020 classmates and visit their new POD or learning area.
This time of year also sees our school farewell departing staff and introduce new staff for the following year. In 2019 we are farewelling the following teachers who are moving on for various reasons. Ange Casey, Felicity Toogood and Elise Clifford are all transferring to new schools which are closer to their homes which allows them more time with family. James Lilas our School Psychologist is retiring after many years of professional service for a range of schools. I would like to thank these staff members for their outstanding contributions to our school.
New staff commencing in 2020:
Anita Clifton – Kinder
Wendy Flood – Launching into Learning
Damon Nichols – 3/4
Patrick Curley – Music
I would also like to take this opportunity to remind our community to check the upcoming events that are occurring during the final 2 weeks.
5/6 Gatenby have explored geometry and measurement during numeracy lessons this term. We have conducted several investigations that relied on our knowledge of factors and identification of patterns. In doing so, we also developed our understanding of area, angles as well as algebra.
We have learnt about the nets of 3D shapes and their features such as faces, edges and vertices.
We got creative by constructing small and large sized tetrahedrons, icosahedrons and dodecahedrons!
The 5/6 classes recently held our Asia Expo LIFT event. Parents and family members were invited to visit and celebrate all the amazing research students has completed into their chosen Asian country.
Each group created a physical display that also included a digital component. It was a fantastic afternoon with lots of creativity and collaboration skills on display.
Last week our Kindergarten students had the opportunity to experience the culture of Asia.
We were lucky enough to have our families with Asian heritage come and share their customs, culture, food and even some traditonal dress.
The School Association are desperately seeking donations for the Christmas Raffle which will be drawn on Thursday 12 December 2019 at the Christmas Carol Event. If you are able to help, please drop donations in to the school office or contact Rachel on 0498 625 452.
Funds raised will support the construction of the hot house for the school garden.
All donations will receive a FREE ticket in the raffle!
A reminder to please return books either sold or unsold to the school office no later than Monday 9 December 2019. If you are able to sell more than 1 book please contact the school office 6275 7222.
A big thank you to all families that have sold and returned books and money.
Class Celebration Assembly
Red & Blue Pod
Kinder to Prep 2020 transiton - Parent Information Session
Austins Ferry Carols Evening
Lil Christmas Party
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Grade 6 Leavers Dinner
Final Day for Students
Kindergarten Orientation Day is Monday 9th December
A reminder to parents of students entering Kindergarten in 2020:
As class placements are being finalised and Kindergarten Orientation day is being organised for December, can you please ensure all enrolment forms, paperwork etc. have been returned to the office as soon as possible.
If you live in area and have not yet enrolled your child for Kinder 2020, please contact the admin office on 6275 7222 as soon as possible.
Dear Parent / Carer
In 2020 our school has transferred from the Skoolbag app to the SZapp.
SZapp has similar features to Skoolbag: you can view our newsletter and school calendar, send an absentee notification and visit our school website.
When leaving a message for your child/ren for the end of the day, please ensure you call the office before 2:25pm as the class notice bags are collected at 2:30pm. Passing on messages after 2:30pm becomes quite difficult and we cannot guarantee messages will be received effectively after this time.
Also, a reminder that in Term 4, our Hat Policy will be in full swing. If your child/ren are not wearing a hat when outside, they will be asked to play in the shade area. Slouch and Bucket hats are available for purchase at the school office or through Qkr! for $12 each.
Under departmental policy, it is important to notify the school office when your child/ren are absent from school.
We have a few quick and easy ways for you to do this.
Call the school office - 6275 7222
Leave a message on the Absence Message Bank - 6275 7272
or send a short e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
It is vital for the school office to have updated details for all students. In the event of a medical issue or emergency event this information is crucial in the care and response that we provide for your child/children. Please ensure to update information with the office staff as required: emergency contact details, phone numbers, address details and any changes to your childs' medical needs eg. asthma, anaphylaxis.
You're invited to the 2nd annual
Carol's at Austins Ferry Primary School
Where: AFPS Courtyard
When: Thursday 12 December
Time: 3.30pm – 6.00pm
Each class will perform a carol at the top of the stairs outside the music room.
Please dress in your Christmas gear and celebrate the
Christmas cheer with us all @ AFPS.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase at various stalls.
The evening will include a visit by Santa and raise funds for the Claremont Fire
Brigade and construction of a hot house for the AFPS school garden.
Term 4 is always our BIGGEST term of the year! In each
state, we will be putting on a series of amazing end of year
concerts, where your child will get to show off everything
they have learnt this year! Performance skills and concert
preparation are the big focus for Term 4, which is a great
experience for our students as performing is always the
end goal for any musician and learning to do it well is a must!
Music Bus Parents, please
check your emails to RSVP for
the big event!
Eligible students can receive free travel to & from school with Tasmania bus services.
To see if you are eligible, to apply for a students bus pass, or to renew your expired free travel entitlement, visit
Apply before 6 January 2020 and, if approved, you will receive your student bus pass for free travel before the start of the new school year.
If you already have a student bus pass for free travel and you're still eligible for free travel in 2020, you will be able to access your free travel entitlement with your existing card.
Sing-along Carols + Family Activities + YMCA Holiday Village
+ Join in the Parade! + Affordable Food Options + SANTA!
TOLOSA PARK GLENORCHY Gates open 5.30pm.
Carols and music
until Santa arrives, around 9pm.
FREE family event.
ph: 6216 6800
An invitation is extended to the students, parents and guardians of Austins Ferry
Primary to attend a performance by the Wolfe Brothers and support acts at Claremont College.
Thursday 20 February 2020 from 6.00pm-9.00pm.
As you are a member of our Partner School, tickets will be available to you at a discounted rate through TRYBOOKING.COM/BGIAH if you use the promotional code that can be obtained from Claremont College Office.
The cost of tickets will be $5.00 for children under the age of 18,
and $10.00 for adults.
If you have any queries, please contact Claremont College on 62 496868.
Please note that this is a smoke and alcohol free event.