Principal's Report

With only two weeks left this term, it is time to reflect back on all the wonderful work that students have done, and congratulate them on their learning progress. We can't wait to see what the final term of the year holds. Some of the major events coming up in Term 4 include our wonderful Art Show, the Anakie House Community Day, Swimming Program, Celebration/Graduation Evening, and our transition program for our new 2024 students. Continue to check out the calendar of events for all things up and coming.

Some of the events happening in the final two weeks of this term include students representing Anakie PS at the next stage of athletics on Tuesday 5th September. We wish the students competing all the best. Our final week of term, students will be provided with a dance workshop during their performing arts session, as well as a virtual webinar with author Andy Griffiths. Our final day of term is Friday 15th September, with school finishing at 2:30pm. On this day we ask students to wear their favourite sports colours, and we will be providing a sausage sizzle. The times are below:

1:30pm - Sausage sizzle then yard clean up and playtime
2:00pm - Final assembly of the term
2:30pm - Dismissal

We will be running our school holiday program for the second week of the school holidays, from Monday to Thursday, with the Friday being the Grand Final Eve Public Holiday. If you require a booking for your child, please email the school or chat to either Grace, Karen or myself.

A very big congratulations to the Artists of the Month - Oliver Vasils (left), Eliza Denny (middle) and Aidan Quarrell (right). Their hippo, giraffe and llama artwork were very creative and inspiring - keep up the great effort. It is so wonderful to see the amazing artwork the students are completing in preparation of our Art Show.

Artists of the Month

A very happy Father's Day to our dads, grandparents, and other special people in our students lives for this Sunday. We hope that you get spoilt, breaky in bed and extra attention on the day. Enjoy the weekend. Please don't forget to get your Brick Project and Routleys orders in asap, and also participate in the Parent Opinion Survey (link on Compass).

Many thanks,
Louise Kahle

Student Awards

Congratulations to the following students who have received an award for demonstrating our values over the past fortnight:

GRADE F/1/2: Sullivan Heskett - Well done Sully, for displaying the school value of Respect. In the classroom you are always respectful of your peers showing you are an active listener in group discussions, offering supportive and constructive comments at all times. We love to hear all your interesting facts and stories you share!

GRADE 3/4: Riley Rowe - For demonstrating the school values of resilience in the face of adversity, responsibility both inside the classroom and outside in the yard, showing respect towards your peers and striving for excellence when completing learning tasks. Riley, you are an absolute champion!

GRADE 3/4: Porscha Sass - For demonstrating the school value of resilience when confronted with challenging situations at school, and your exemplary display of responsibility and leadership within the classroom. Keep up the fantastic work, Porscha!

GRADE 5/6: Moe Palmer - For demonstrating Resilience when experiencing learning challenges. Moe, you also show Responsibility when you look for new ways that help you to learn best. Keep bouncing back, Moe!

ART: Jacquelyn Kendall - Jacquelyn you followed instructions carefully to create your Llama drawing and showed your creativity with the watercolours. It is lovely to see the way you help others in class. Well done!

AUSLAN: Porscha Sass - Porscha your Auslan vocabulary is fantastic! Well done for always trying your hardest and showing a willingness to learn new things!

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Jaxon Brown - Well done on showing persistence during our tennis clinic. You tried so hard to master the new skills we were learning!

PRINCIPAL'S AWARD: Nate Stewart - Well done, Nate! You always try your best, look out for your peers, and contribute so well to class discussions. It has been great to see your confidence grow this year. Keep up the great work!

Book Week

It was so great to see all the wonderful costumes that our students came to school in for our Book Week parade. Check out all the photos below. Today (Friday 1st September) we have our author visit. We are very excited to welcome Davina Bell to Anakie Primary School.

Davina Bell is a writer for young people of many ages, and a children’s book editor. Her award-winning and Notable picture books include All the Ways To Be Smart, All of the Factors of Why I Love Tractors, Under the Love Umbrella, The Underwater Fancy-dress Parade, Oh Albert! and Hattie Helps Out. She is also the author of the Alice books in Penguin’s best-selling Our Australian Girl series, the Lemonade Jones series of Junior Fiction, and the Corner Park Clubhouse series (Middle Grade). Her debut young-adult novel, The End of the World Is Bigger Than Love, won the 2021 CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers and the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards’ Ethel Turner Prize for Young Adult Fiction.

She works as a children’s book publisher at Allen and Unwin in Melbourne. A lover of words and ideas in many forms, Davina regularly travels the country, speaking to children and adults about books and writing. The magic of picture books continues to enchant her.

Brick Project

Anakie Primary School is excited to annouce our next major fundraiser. Our Parents & Friends committee, with support of the Junior School Council are seeking donations towards our Brick Project. You can choose one of two different designs for your brick, that will be located at the entrance to the school, where the current uneven brick path is leading to the basketball court. We encourage families and members of the community to get behind our latest fundraising project. You can choose to add a message of encouragement to your brick, such as 'Have a great day', or 'Keep smiling', or just your name, maybe the year you graduated from the school, your familiy name - the possibilities are endless. Please note that proofing will be completed by the PFA/School Council before the finalisation of orders. Please click on this link: Anakie PS Brick Project to view the flyer, and do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions.

Routleys Pie Drive

Once again, Anakie Primary School is conducting a pie drive, as well as other delicious sweets. To participate in this fundraiser for our school, please click on the following link:

Once in the portal, click on the items that you would like to purchase, and at check out make sure you select Anakie Primary School. The school will receive 25% of all purchases – what a great initiative. Items will be delivered to school on Thursday 14th September, the second last day of term. Click on this link to see all wonderful items that you can order.

Happy ordering!

Anakie PS PFA

Junior Blasters Cricket

Lara Cricket Club is launching Woolworths Blast program for kids upto 10 (5 - 10) who are new to cricket and want to learn. This is open to boys and girls. The 8 week program starting 12-Oct-23 until 30-Nov-23 runs on a Thursday night between 5.00pm to 6.15pm.

Junior Blasters Cricket - Lara

Little Athletics Come & Try Day - Lara L.A.C.

Little Athletics Come & Try Day

Golden Plains Little Athletics Club

Season starts on the 7th October but they have a come and try day on the 29th September where anyone interested is able to come along and see what little athletics is all about.

Golden Plains Little Athletics Club