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Athol Road Primary School taking teaching from farm to classroom

Athol Road Primary School taking teaching from farm to classroom

An urban farm, incorporated into a Victorian primary school, is on the way to producing over 1.5 tonnes of fresh produce a year, providing its students with access to a wide range of fruit and vegetables and assisting in teaching the importance of growing food and...

Year 5/6 Cooking

Year 5/6 Cooking

The 5/6 students were very excited to stroll through the beautiful, lush Athol Road Primary School gardens earlier this term. They made a list of produce they found and then brainstormed/researched recipes they could make using at least two items from the garden. Some...

SWIMMING: FEATURING YEAR 1/2 SWIMMING

SWIMMING: FEATURING YEAR 1/2 SWIMMING

Swimming commenced on the week beginning Monday, 10th February with 280 students heading to the ‘Time To Swim’ pool in Noble Park.  It is a small pool which offers a very good swimming program for our students.  Feedback from students and teachers has been very...

Sustainability Award

Sustainability Award

CONGRATULATIONS to Mr Hunter who was awarded the 2020 City of Greater Dandenong Australia Day Sustainability Award for his commitment to building strong sustainable practices, not only at ARPS, but within the local community.  You are an ARPS SUPERSTAR, Mr Hunter!

School Concert

School Concert

Tuesday morning was the rescheduled school concert. It was great to see so many families attend to support the students. Congratulations to Miss Hrissis and the staff on working with the children to get them ready. The performances were so strong!

Year 1/2 ‘Great Mates’ Incursion

Year 1/2 ‘Great Mates’ Incursion

On Tuesday, 12th November  students in Year 1/2 participated in the Great Mates incursion. The workshop explored the key aspects of being a good friend including the qualities needed to develop better and stronger friendships. The presenter discussed friendship skills...

Interschool Sports Results

Interschool Sports Results

The Year 5/6 girls softball team and both boys and girls basketball teams made it to the finals! Everyone played very well, tried their best and showed fabulous sportsmanship. The girls basketball team and softball team both came runners up in the district while the...

Athol Road Cup Day Celebrations

Athol Road Cup Day Celebrations

The ARPS community had a great day celebrating the Melbourne Cup on Monday November 4th. As part of the annual tradition students, parents and teachers strutted their stuff down the catwalk for the ‘Fashion on the Field’ competition. Prizes were awarded for students...

Push & Pull Incursion

Push & Pull Incursion

On Tuesday, 15th October, Taskworks incursions visited ARPS and worked with the Year 1/2 students to teach them about forces. This incursion linked to the students’ science topic, ‘Push and Pull’. The hands-on activities gave the students the opportunity to experiment...

Kids Teaching Kids Conference

Kids Teaching Kids Conference

On Friday, 13th September, four students, Kevin, Agam, Jenny and Jonita travelled with Mr Hunter to Silverton Primary School where they delivered an environmental sustainability workshop. The workshop was based on how Indigenous Australians used natural materials to...

Year 3 Sleepover

Year 3 Sleepover

The annual Year 3 Sleepover was held on Friday, 13th September. 49 of the students attended along with all the Year 3/4 teachers. It was fun coming back to school at 6:30 pm wearing pyjamas. The students had a great time playing games, watching a movie and having...

Senior and Junior Choirs

Senior and Junior Choirs

Last week the Senior and Junior Choirs performed in the 2019 Voices of the Choir Challenge and both choirs were nothing less than outstanding! Their performance was a true reflection of teamwork, discipline and the pure joy of singing! Congratulations to Ms Hrissis...

The Mindset Show

The Mindset Show

Last week all Foundation – Year 6 students enjoyed the engaging mindset NED show with the positive message: The students enjoyed the humorous storytelling with a yo-yo and magic tricks to deliver positive messages about doing your best and having an awesome mindset...

Foundation – 100 Days of School

Foundation – 100 Days of School

ARPS recently celebrated the Foundation students’ 100 days of school. The students looked amazing, coming dressed as 100-year-old people. They brought food for a centenary morning tea. Tasha’s mum even baked 100 delicious cupcakes – an amazing feat which we were all...

VSSS CHOIR

VSSS CHOIR

VSSS CHOIR On the 24th July, the 20 senior choir students who are participating in the Victorian State School Spectacular had a mass choir rehearsal at the Melbourne Town Hall. The day was filled with singing and bringing together the different parts of all the songs....

Year 3/4 Maths

Year 3/4 Maths

Maths What a big term of learning our Year 3 and 4 Mathematicians have in front of them! They have begun the term by investigating the idea of equivalence in equations and that the equal symbol means that both sides of an equation need to balance and using operations...

Year 5/6 Inquiry

Year 5/6 Inquiry

Inquiry How can we budget, save and manage our money? What is the economy? How do we keep a record of expenses? Students have started term three with a bang by making important financial decisions! They are making their own nature fun park. They have identified...

Foundation Cooking Term 2

Foundation Cooking Term 2

Foundation students have had the opportunity to get their hands dirty with a whole lot of preparing and cooking of food. They have toured the school kitchen garden and identified lots of different produce on their travels. They completed the following...

Year 1/2 Maths

Year 1/2 Maths

This term, students have explored a range of mathematical concepts and have continued to develop their problem-solving skills. They have been encouraged to think like mathematicians to articulate their reasoning and...

Inspirational Speaker

Inspirational Speaker

Year 3/4 students  were fortunate to hear Luke speak last Wednesday. The students were engaged and listened attentively as Luke told his story. Some of his messages were: not to self-bully not to have negative thoughts look after yourself don’t worry about what other...

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