School News

A Victoria – Wide Exhibition of Student Art

Some of  Albert Street Primary School Students recently took part in preparing an art work piece for “Our Sunset My World” which is an Art Exhibition, celebrating art works of Victorian students whilst raising funds for disadvantaged children of Cambodia.

Participating students were asked to complete artwork that reflected the exhibition theme “Our Sunset My World” and those “of the highest quality reflecting the theme” would be chosen to be exhibited.
Art teacher James Van Mannenberg has been teaching our students about design and color through the creation of mandalas and used this genre to assist students to create pieces for this exhibition.
Four students, Lillian Bailey- Jackson, Kaitlyn Slocombe, Katrina Slocombe and Alayah Vander Velden had their mandalas selected by the curators of Have a Heart for Cambodia Foundation.

The students will be travelling to Melbourne to personally hang their art in the exhibition at Federation Square on 23rd July. Along with all the other exhibits, the students’ art work will be placed in a silent auction to raise funds for Cambodian children.

Thank-you Moe Race Club!

Through the  generosity of  David McKinnon, CEO of the Moe Race club, Albert Street Primary School were able to hold their first “Drive In” Movie. This partnership  with the Moe Race Club enabled us to utilise the large screen to show a movie and our concert items and use the grass area around the track for seating. The weather was perfect for Albert Street families to enjoy the evening.

Most of the staff were involved with cooking and selling sausages in bread, popcorn and donuts as a fundraiser for the school to purchase new library furniture. As this was a Drive In, students were encouraged to make cardboard box cars to be displayed for judging for the most creative car and later to “drive” around on the grass.

Al Kurzawa, the school council president commented “The whole setting was just beautiful as we got to watch the movie while glancing at the beautiful mountain range off in the distant background.  Kids were either glued to the screen, off playing games of tag on the big green lawn, or simply sitting in circles and enjoying each other’s company.  The atmosphere and activities just couldn’t be done in a normal indoor setting.  The Moe Racing Club was an ideal setting for an outdoor movie.”

The event was so successful that another Drive In Movie will be held on Friday 4th March 2016, including a night market and will be open to the  community to attend from 5.00pm.

VICSPELL – State Finals

Congratulations to Tristan who competed at the State Finals of Vicspell held at St Paul’s Traralgon on Wednesday. Tristan finished equal 5th in the Year 6 level.

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100 day

The Junior Unit celebrated their 100th day at school on Wednesday. After bringing a variety of 100 items in plastic bags such as matchsticks, paper, loombands, sticks, patty pans, pegs and building with them. The prep unit took great delight in comparing teacher lengths to the length of 100 Unifix blocks. After this session the unit settled down to view the story “Sleeping Beauty”. Students drew a picture of their favourite part which is to be glued together to make a 100 piece patchwork quilt to be displayed in the BER. The celebration also included eating 100 patty cakes. It was a day to remember.

Latrobe Community Health Partnership

Grade 1/2C took great pleasure in hosting clients from Latrobe Community Health in the library. To stay with the 100 theme for the day, the book “Our Granny” was read to everyone after which students took time to learn about the early memories of the clients. The session finished with a birthday song and cake for Linda (one of the LCH member).

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