As we come to the end of Term 2, all staff and students at Amsleigh Park PS would like to say a sincere thanks to all parents and carers. Thanks for all the fantastic care & support, thanks for your generous feedback and thanks for your wonderful efforts during remote learning. It’s been a term like no other we have ever known, but we are still smiling and life goes on. We wish everyone the happiest of holidays, and hope that you relax if you can, and stay safe. We look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday 13th July for Term 3, the ‘hard working’ term.
After 11 weeks of remote leaning all students have finally resumed on-site schooling. It was delightful to welcome everyone back to school, many of them sporting happy and excited smiles, looking forward to catching up with friends and teachers. A special whole school video conference was undertaken as an official welcome, which of course was a history making first of its kind for Amsleigh Park. It was a great pleasure to extend both our congratulations and thanks to students and staff for what we achieved and learnt during remote learning at home. It was quite remarkable to think of the way that teachers ‘transformed’ learning into an online format in such a short time, and how students adapted to this so well. In saying that, we are quite happy if it does not happen again, at least not in this way.
We are delighted to say that our Preps, 1s and 2s have returned to school after learning at home for 6 weeks. Welcoming back students today was an absolute joy, their happy smiles and excitement bringing life back to our school. It almost felt like we were back at Jan 30, although it was not quite a foggy when we started all those months ago. Visiting classrooms, it was obvious that both staff and students are happy to be back at school. First item of learning today, hand hygiene, although it was probably not needed as most students went straight to the hand washing stations with any need for encouragement. Walking around at lunch today I noticed that our Grade 3-6s had left some welcome messages for our P-2s, and thought what a lovely gesture befitting a big day!
The open morning scheduled for this coming Saturday 2nd May is postponed until Term 3.
For further information about enrolling at Amsleigh Park Primary School for 2021 please contact us on 9544 1553.
Enrolments are now OPEN.
Welcoming new Prep students and their families is one the real joys we get at the start of each school year. This year we were pleased to welcome 50 new preps and their families to our school community. Preps bring something special to the school environment, their bright shining faces lighting up each day. Our Preps are split across 3 classes in 2020, and our Prep Teachers, Miss Renwick, Miss Wall and Miss Tapper, are very excited about the Prep learning program for 2020. During first term our preps are all settling in to school, learning the routines of school life, and building up their learning stamina. They will also be getting started on learning their letters and sounds through our multi-sensory phonics program. We are looking forward to watching them learn and develop all across 2020.
We are very proud to announce that Amsleigh Park was recently awarded the best primary school project between $5-10 Million for 2019 at this year’s Victorian School Building Authority awards. The award was presented by the Minister for Education, Mr James Merlino, who acknowledged the very high standard of projects from all across Victoria competing for VSBA awards. Our school modernisation project commenced in 2017 and was completed at the end of 2018. The success of our project was made possible through a very effective partnership between the Amsleigh Park PS school community, Architects, Baldasso Cortese and the Builder, Newton Manor. The outcomes for our students and staff are outstanding, and we now have a contemporary learning environment that will encourage and support learning for all of our students for many years to come. I want to acknowledge the outstanding work from both our, Architect Baldasso Cortese, who translated our educational vision into an inspired design, and Builders, Newton Manor and Vallack Construction, who then made this design a reality. After two very challenging years we can now see and enjoy the benefits of this project in our fantastic school, that is also now an award winner!
Our Grade 2s enjoyed a fantastic night at their 2019 sleepover. Kicking off at 5.30pm on Friday night we all enjoyed lots of fun and games including an aerobics session and the traditional game of poison ball with our giant ball. Following a delicious feast from our local Pizza shop, we enjoyed a disco then a night walk, discovering lots of tiny magical ‘unicorns’ living all around our school grounds. After a busy night everyone was tired and settled in for a movie before it was time to ‘hit the sack’. The Grade 2 sleepover is part of our School Camping (Outdoor Education) Program, and is an important stepping stone for our students that prepares them for their first overnight camp in Grade 3. Huge thanks to the many staff who made this event such a great success, generously giving up a Friday night to provide this opportunity. Well done to our awesome Grade 2s who have now conquered their first night of school camp.
Last night’s school production ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ was a wonderful success, our students dazzling on stage in their performances. The spectacle was wonderful, the colourful costumes, vibrant dances and singing providing great entertainment for the sell-out audience. Our main cast of Grade 6’s were terrific, with lots of funny gags and dialogue to keep the story moving along. As a whole community event our school production showcases the ‘Amsleigh Difference’, with students, teachers and parents all coming together to make it such as success. Who knows, in one of those performances we may have also seen a future star in the making. Huge congratulations to Miss Hayes, Miss Carr and Mrs Kennedy for their directing and producing skills, it’s another hit!
Amsleigh Park have added another National Title to our previous three, winning gold at this year’s School Aerobics Nationals. Team Adrenaline travelled to the Gold Coast for the event, many months of hard work and commitment behind them, and achieved an outstanding performance. Team coaches, Miss Carr and Miss Hayes, said that this team had really brought it all together in recent practice sessions, and were outstanding on the day. Their collaboration and team spirit were great, and they really enjoyed themselves. Well done to our students and staff, we are so proud of you, and thanks to the parents who provided huge support to the team all throughout the year. Awesome Amsleigh!
The sun’s out at Davies Reserve for our annual House Athletics sports day. Our Grade 4-6s are all competing and participating in the full range of Athletics including 100m sprint, Hurdles, Discus, Shot Put, Long Jump, Triple Jump, 800m and 100m relays. Plenty of ribbons are already on show, as our students show off their athletics skills. It’s great to see all of our students, staff and parents enjoying this event. Special thanks to Miss Hayes and the teachers for organising it and for the parents and ex-students who came along to help out. Go Amsleigh!
2021 Term Dates
Thursday 28th January (Grades 1-6)
Friday 29th January (Preps commence) – Thursday 1st April
Monday 19th April to Friday 25th June
Monday 12th July to 17th September
Monday 4th October – Friday 17th December