Throughout the year, Albert Street provides various opportunities to enhance students learning through extra curricular activities such as incursions (in school) and excursions (out of school). During the year, students at Albert Street are given many opportunities to participate in all types of sporting events. In addition to athletics and swimming days, students who qualify attend interschool district and division events. This year, students have participated in the Melbourne Victory soccer clinic, Auskick football clinic, Lowanna College sorts day, 1500m and cross country events and In2hockey clinic.
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On the 6th of May we held a Book Brekky and it was great to see so many of our students and families attend. Everyone was able to enjoy the yummy food including French toast, yoghurt and fruit cups, scones, slices and muffins. The Lions Club of Moe donated an excellent range of free books for students to enjoy thanks to the highly regarded Books4Kids program. The Books4Kids program was established in 2018 and has provided almost 20,000 free children’s books to Latrobe Valley based Primary and Pre Schools. The students had a great time selecting books to take home – there was lots of smiling faces and sharing of stories together. We are extremely grateful to the Lions Club and its excellent Books4Kids program. More photos are available on Facebook.
World of MathsEarlier this year, each students at our school attended a Mathematics incursion called "World of Maths". A number of activities were provided to specifically challenge each age group. The students worked in groups to solve problems and explore different areas of mathematics. Rotary Junior Community AwardEach year our year 6 students are given the opportunity to apply to be part of the Rotary Junior Community Award. The award requires students to complete a number of activities over the year and record these in their diary. One section is where students help out in the community. Our students visited Royal Freemasons for 10 weeks sharing Ipads, board games, photos, craft, carpet bowls and other games, building relationships with the residents along the way.Regional Athletics, Cross Country and SwimmingEach year our students are given the opportunity to compete at inter-school and regional athletics, swimming and cross country events.
Bike EdEach year, Albert Street Primary School competes in the Bike Ed Challenge held at the Morwell Traffic School. This year we entered 2 teams who competed against other schools in the region. The program is open to children aged 9 to 13 years and helps develop the skills they need to ride safely and independently on roads and paths. The students learned about road rules, bike control on different surfaces and bike safety and maintenance. Whilst only 14 children competed, all children were involved in the program at school giving them the opportunity learn and enhance their riding skills.
Rotary Junior Community Award
This years Rotary Junior Community Award was an extremely difficult one. Covid lockdowns and restrictions put the kids at a serious disadvantage, but through an incredible show of resilience, determination and drive, all six participants completed their award to an extremely high standard.
In fact, the Rotary Club of Moe was so proud of our graduating class that they have asked to use our kids speeches, videos and pictures as promotional tools for Rotary! Congratulations Lilly, Jye, Kiarna-Lee, Stephanie, Rubyann and Abbie. Bek and the staff and students of ASPS are incredibly proud of your achievements
Our school was able to enjoy a fabulous Book Week Costume Day on Wednesday. Staff and students dressed up in creative costumes and gathered together outside for a whole-school parade in the sunshine. It was challenging for the teachers to decide on the best dressed as so many students had wonderful costumes – including Minecraft characters, Where’s Wally, Grug, Professor McGonagall, and even Kaboom Kid. After much deliberation, the best dressed awards went to Monroe F (Preps), Josie P (1/2 DB), Callum R (1/2 C), Kaiya R (3/4 H), Bailey C (3/4 O), Zhara G (5/6 H) and Levi B (5/6 B). The costumes of staff were also a big hit, including the three blind mice, Winnie the Pooh, Jack and Jill, Cruella de Vil, and Grandma Poss.