Welcome to the new school year. A warm welcome is extended to all new students and their families. We hope that you are made to feel welcome and find Flinders Park Primary School to be a warm, friendly and safe school where relationships are valued, developed and fostered. 

Mrs Cook’s Room 3.1 class were fortunate to visit an art display by Aboriginal artists from Carnarvon featuring woven and cast metal artworks at the Residency Museum earlier this term. The class visited with Ms McNamara as she was successful in gaining a grant from Arts on the Move.

Our Eagles Cup football side returned to the winner’s circle last Tuesday when we hosted Spencer Park PS following a narrow loss to Denmark PS. A game between Great Southern Grammar the previous week was postponed to Tuesday 19 July due to severe weather conditions. The team has enjoyed strong parent support at all games this year and again they encouraged our players to perform at a high level.

Coach Damon O’Meara was very pleased with the improvements players have made in combining together, playing as a team and taking their opportunities when they were presented. Thanks also to Mr Fielding for assisting in my absence and Mr Darren Valli for umpiring. Final score Flinders Park 9 goals 16 points defeated Spencer Park PS 0 goals 1 point.

Throughout last week a number of children who learn instruments privately or through the Department?s School of Instrumental Music program participated in the annual Music Eisteddfod at the Albany Entertainment Centre.

The school Eagles Cup team have now played two matches following a bye in the first round. The team enjoyed success under coach Damon O?Meara in their first game against St. Joseph?s at St. Joseph?s College.

Eagles Cup is a long running interschool competition (over 20 years) and is played after school on Tuesday afternoons between 4:00pm and 5:00pm amongst 9 schools in the Albany town and nearby. Boys and girls, from years 5 and 6, are selected to form school teams.

Flinders Park is one of over 5000 schools registered for this Government initiative run by the Australian Sports Commission. Mrs Janet Davies is running this initiative for our school and already we have had some positive outcomes for students.

Little Grove Primary School hosted the annual Interschool Swimming Carnival at Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre late last term. Throughout the carnival our swimmers did their personal best and demonstrated excellent persistence and spirit against some very strong opposition.

Flinders sent a boys team and a girls team and played against many local schools in a T20 super 8 tournament. Scores for the day were tallied and Flinders was declared the winner.

Special mention to the girls team who went through undefeated. Coaches were Tracey Menegola and Mitch Williams.

You may recall that Flinders Park Primary School was invited to be a participant in a NAPLAN Online Trial that the Department of Education has funded to determine what schools will need to do to complete NAPLAN online in 2019.