Category Archives: 4D

Footy Fever! AFL Program.

Students have begun their AFL program and ACPS are very lucky to have Zach from the North Melbourne Football Club running the program for our Year 4 students.


Our Year 3 students will be taking part in the same program, with Miss P and Mr Muscari running the AFL skills an drills. Students ‘unpacked’ what AFL meant to them, by recording their prior knowledge and showcasing their recordings with the class with a ‘sports gallery walk.’

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Tips for handballing:

  • Ice cream scoop handball.
  • Follow through with the handball.
  • Aim for your target (player)
  • Keep your thumb on the inside.
  • Don’t punch the ball.
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Great work!

Miss P, Mr Muscari and Year 3-4 students.


Athletics Afternoon

This week we conducted our first Athletics Carnival for our Year 3-4 students and what a success it was!

We ran some traditional events and some fun events as well.

  • Hurdles
  • Zig Zag
  • Baton Relay
  • Tyre Relay
  • Teacher Race – This was a huge hit! Well done to Mr Traill and Mr Borrell on finishing first in the race. Ms Huntly and Ms Rae tried few strategies to distract Mr Borrell 🙂

Students displayed our school values and most importantly achieved their personal best. Here are a few thoughts from the students.

“It was so much fun” “The ribbons are cool” “Can we do this next week?”.

We also need to thank our fabulous House Captains who were supporting our young athletes ensuring they had a successful experience.

A big thank you to our wonderful parents who volunteered their time to help out and also showed their support.

Well done to everyone, we hope to continue the tradition in the near future with more time and events. Please send us some feedback about the day!

Congratulations to the RED team on winning the Year 3-4 House Athletics. We combined the scores from the two carnivals.

Red – 80, Orange – 72, Green – 67 and Blue – 55

Stay active,

Miss P 🙂

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Camp Reminders

We are on the final countdown… 2 more days of school before camp! Just a few final reminders before we head off:

  • All campers MUST be at school between 8.20am and 8.45am on Wednesday morning.
  • Students are to meet at the gym. We ask that everyone says goodbye to their parents before they enter the gym. Once students walk into the gym, parents are asked to drop their bags and sleeping bags off at the front of the school.
  • No suitcases will be accepted on the bus.
  • We ask that sleeping bags are not attached to bags.
  • Please label everything and we mean EVERYTHING
  • Please bring snack and lunch for the first day.
  • Remember to bring a plastic water bottle with you.
  • NO phones, iPads, iPods, DS, electronic devices, Pokemon cards etc

We look forward to an awesome three days at camp with the grade 3/4s

Miss Rae, Mr Traill, Miss Gulden, Mr Borrell, Mr Pearson, Mrs McNamora-Moyle, Mrs Neild, Mrs Patterson 😃


Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge 2016

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Join us and share a love of reading!

 The Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge is now open and Aitken Creek Primary School is excited to be participating.

The Challenge is open to all Victorian children from birth to Year 10 in recognition of the importance of reading for literacy development. It is not a competition; but a personal challenge for children to read a set number of books by 9 September 2016.

Children from Prep to Year 2 are encouraged to read or ‘experience’ 30 books with their parents and teachers. Children from Year 3 to Year 10 are challenged to read 15 books.

All children who meet the Challenge will receive a certificate of achievement signed by the Victorian Premier and can choose to have their name included on the online Honour Roll. If you would like your child‘s name to appear on the Honour Roll, please return the PRC Parent Consent Form to your school.

To read the Premier’s letter to parents, view the booklists and for more information about the Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge, visit:


Education Week in P.E

What a week!

All students from the red group took part in many physical activities and linked their learning to ICT.

We learnt that ICT can play a huge role in P.E by making us better athletes, improving our fitness, improving our knowledge and most importantly keeping us fit and active.

Grade 3-4 students used their iPads to analysis their partner skills. We found out how important it is to provide feedback visually. This will allow us to understand and see where we need to make improvements. Grade 3 students created a small sports report on what they knew about soccer.

The P.E Tech Group continues to work hard. This week we created our own flipped video for our class, using Adobe Voice. We will be sharing our work in week 7. Flipped Video allows students to pre watch what we will be learning in P.E.

Well done to everyone!

Stay active,

Miss P 🙂


Gracias! Thanks for a fun Carnaval Week


Las week we had a fantastic time at ACPS showcasing our work in Art, Performing Arts and Spanish.

During Term 1 students were very dedicated and learnt songs, dances or organised displays.

On Tuesday and Wednesday at lunch time many students gathered at the courtyard to watch some performances and then have a dance. It was fantastic to see older students being so helpful and showing real leadership by undertaking some tasks, dancing and playing safely with younger students. Both days were a bit sunny and it was so much fun to dance outside!

Tuesday lunch time concert. It was a perfect day!

On Thursday we had our dress up parade! It was fantastic to see so many creative costumes!


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Teachers brought their best costumes too! Mr Fedoruk is now a Spanish matador.

During session 5, the entire school got together at the Gym to enjoy some samples of the performances students from Red and Blue group have prepared. It was fantastic, all performers were enthusiastic and displayed their best work. students watching the performances also showed their school values by being attentive listeners and encouraging the performers by clapping and cheering. It was a great whole-school event. Thanks to the parents that attended the event.

The displays were colourful and everybody had a positive comment about how the gym looked.

Continue reading Gracias! Thanks for a fun Carnaval Week

Anzac Day Assembly

On Friday April 22nd the entire Aitken Creek Primary School came together to commemorate Anzac Day. It was our very first Anzac Day assembly as a whole school and was run by our Year 6 Student Leaders with support from Mr Pearson and Ms Huntly.

The entire school – all 930 students plus teachers and parents – did an outstanding job of being respectful and solemn during the assembly. It followed the structure of an Anzac service with The Ode being read and The Last Post being played followed by a minute’s silence and the Rouse. Student Leaders from Years 3-6 also presented and laid wreaths of remembrance that had been created in their classes.

Thank you to all who supported our first commemoration assembly. Our school looks forward to continuing this respectful remembrance of those who have served for our country in the future.


One student in the school thought about what he has understood and learnt about Anzac Day and wrote a poem. It is shared here to celebrate his thoughtful remembrance of those who have served:

A poem written by Cohen (4D):

The Diggers may lay

young or old

They may rest in peace

with their broken hearts and souls.

The poppy shines bright

black, purple, red

The disastrous war

is where they were being lead.

Today some live

and today some lie

The dangerous war shall be where they die.


Invasion Games – Attacking and Defending.

Hi boys and girls,

Miss P has uploaded a video for you to watch before our next P.E lesson.

This is all about attacking (where to run) and defending (following your player.) This will allow you to understand why this is important when playing an invasion game. The sport that I used as an example is basketball.

What I want you to begin to think about is how will you attack and defend in a game situation.

See you next lesson.

Miss P 🙂