Excited students travelled to Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre on Wednesday 2 March for the annual Faction Swimming Carnival. The carnival program comprised of traditional swimming events of breaststroke, freestyle, backstroke and butterfly and a range of fun activities utilising teams with the crocodile and whale relay being a favourite.

Students in year 5 and 6 classes recently had the chance to have a very close view of a sprint car and hear from driver Ian Watson and commentator Stan Migro about how the car is set up to drive very fast on a dirt track.

 In art lessons over Semester One, 2017 Year One students worked on six mixed media artworks. In addition to practicing with a variety of art mediums and techniques the students interpreted the Six Season stories of the Menang people of Albany, Place of Rain – Kinjarling.

Chaplain Mitch Williams has contributed his dynamic energy to build an even greater community at Flinders Park Primary School. Literally! 

Larry Blight, a local Menang man, talks to students of Flinders Park Primary about Menang culture. Larry demonstrates tool making in the Bush Tucker section of the Six Seasons Gardens.

In May 2014 the process of letting a piece of land revegetate commenced. There was already a dozen She Oak which had self-seeded. Over time students have worked hard to revegetate the area with a number of local native plants.

Students Make Maps Of Garden

During NAIDOC week the Noongar Seasons curtain project commenced in the Art Room. First Mrs Arnold sewed the curtains. Then students from classes across the school contributed to the creation, some mapping out the basic design, sticking dots onto the canvas, painting and finally peeling off the dots to reveal the pattern.

Mon 28 June to Fri 15 July. In celebration of 2016 NAIDOC week artwork created by Flinders Park Primary students will be on display at Albany Public Library. This year, during weekly Art lessons, students have been working to the theme of the Six Noongar Seasons.