Albion Primary School E-News

15th September 2023

Event Calendar

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Term 3 Wrap

School is out, for a couple of weeks and I am looking forward to a break from the early morning alarm waking me up!

While there is still much work to be done over the holiday period, a break from the day to day will be very much appreciated.

School events that were held this term include Parent/Teacher/Student conferences, house and interschool athletics carnivals, First Aid learning for all students, Red Nose disco, Book Week celebrations, working bee, Fathers' Day stall, Walk and Wheel Day and Team Colours Day. As well, the Prep students celebrated 100 days of school, had Fire Education and went on a local walk around Albion. There were excursions, a photoshoot and Hoop Time competitions. We have had a number of work experience students, pre-service teachers and Education Support (ES) placement students during this term. We like to be able to support training teachers and ES. They receive excellent training and mentorship from our staff. The staff had some very positive professional learning sessions throughout the term. We are all continuous learners and want to get better at what we do so we can continue to improve student learning outcomes.

Albion Primary School had successful NAPLAN results that demonstrate the work we are doing is having an impact. Our students are capable of achieving great things when they believe in themselves, are focused on their learning and are supported by good, strong teaching. The partnership between families and the school is also very important to help achieve the school's goals. I would like to thank all of the staff for the dedication to the students. 

We continue to 'aim high' in all we do at Albion.

May you all enjoy the break from the morning school rush.

Take care and I look forward to seeing everyone on 2nd October when term four begins.

Adrienne Willamson

Lunchtime Clubs

Some of our older students are running lunch time clubs for the younger students.
Clubs include:
  • Comedy Club
  • Drama Club
  • Uno Club
  • Lego Club
  • Bird Watching Club
Children can participate in the activities the leaders are providing or watch the 'comedians' in action.

Some information about the bird watching club was provided in last week's E-News.

F - 3 House Athletics Day

On a beautiful spring day, the children in F - 3 took part in their house athletics activities.

They participated in running and relay races, jumped high and long and over hurdles, threw bean bags in the modified discus and shot put events, joined in a horse race and had fun with a parachute and a ball.

Thank you to the staff, parents and the 5/6 students who supervised and activities.

2024 Planning

The process of planning and organising for the 2024 school year is well underway.

Accurate student numbers are crucial for school planning. Student numbers determine school funding.

It it very important to officially let the school know if your child or children is/are not returning to Albion Primary School next year. Please email or visit the office to inform the office staff if your child will not be enroled in 2024.

Similarly, if you have a child who is commencing foundation (prep) in 2024, please make sure you enrol them so they do not miss out on the transition program or being placed in a class.

If you know of anyone who is intending to send their child to Albion Primary School in 2024, in any year level, please let them know that they need to enrol their child urgently.

Student Learning and Achievement Awards - 8/9/2023

Congratulations to the following students...


Alma - For demonstrating our school values of learning and achievement by creating and writing complex sentences using the conjunctions because and but.


Zack - For always striving to achieve his best in all learning areas.


Elvie - For continuously displaying a positive attitude towards her learning and with everything she does, both inside and outside of the classroom.


Aviyanta - For using the word wall in our classroom to support her in writing adjectives in her narratives.


Calvin - For working well during our Numeracy lessons by using a range of strategies to solve multiplication and division problems.


Koa - For demonstrating our school value of learning by adding complex vocabulary to her writing.

Alvi - For demonstrating our school value of learning by contributing to our class discussions and for sharing his ideas.


Daniel C - For using his knowledge of sustainability around our school by ensuring 3/4B are reducing their energy use anyway they can!


Riangelie - For displaying growing confidence and making excellent progress in mathematics.


Jeremiah - For being a respectful and careful listener in class and for making great contributions to our class discussions.


Zidan 1/2A - For having a wonderful PE lesson this week by listening carefully to instructions and for throwing the shotput/discus/beanbag using the correct technique.


Judah 5/6A - For his enthusiasm in following up with the sequel after sharing ‘The Water Tower’ by Gary Crew.


An 5/6A - For always being an active participant in Auslan.

Family Variety Show

The Rotary Club of Preston are making their Family Variety Show accessible to the families of Albion Primary School during the holidays.

Just click on the video link below 

Family Variety Show

Youth Fest Clothing Swap

Brimbank is having its first clothing swap. The event is part of the Youth Fest in the West, during the September school holidays.


When:  TUE 26 SEP
Time:   11:00am-2:00pm

At the Clothing Swap, you’ll be able to browse through clothing to find new-to-you pieces to swap with items you no longer want.

There’ll be food and music.

You’ll also be able to recycle clothes that have reached the end of their useful life!

Bookings are essential, register to secure your spot via

Community Parent Event - Navigating the Tween Years

Do you want help navigating your child's 'tween' years (8 - 13 years old)?
Gilson College is hosting a community parent event with an award-winning speaker and best selling parenting author, Michelle Mitchell.

If you want to attend, you need to book tickets. Details are below.

Calendar Dates

Please keep track of the calendar as new dates are added and some may change.


8thPrep late tea
11thParent Volunteers' morning tea 11:00am
12thYear 6 - 7 Orientation Day and Year F - 5 'Step Up' Day
13th2/3A, 3/4A and 3/4B class party
13thAwards and Graduation evening 5:30pm - 7:00pm
14thP/1A, P/1B, 1/2A, 1/2B class party
14thYear 6 student dinner 5pm followed by family evening at 6pm
15thStudent semester 2 reports published
18thYear 6 graduation excursion 8:30 arrival at school
20thEnd of year - early dismissal at 1:00pm

29thStaff resume 
29thPupil free day - Book pack/uniforms 12:30pm - 3:15pm
30thPupil free day - Book pack/uniforms 9:30am - 3:15pm
31stStudents in years 1 - 6 start school
7thPreps commence - 2:30pm dismissal
8thPreps dismissed at 2:30pm
9thPreps dismissed at 2:30pm
12thPreps commence full time 9:00am - 3:20pm
13th - 25th NAPLAN
21stFood Bank Food Fight fund raiser
28thEnd of term 1 early dismissal at 2:30pm
15thTerm 2 commences
School Review - Day 1
8thSchool Review - Day 2
15th School Review - Day 3
20th - 22ndDental van
22nd - 24thYear 4/5/6 camp
12thSchool photos
17thDental van
28thEnd of term 2 early dismissal at 2:30pm
Term 3 starts
19th End of term 3 - early dismissal at 2:30pm
7thTerm 4 starts
18th - 29thSwimming program
End of year - early dismissal at 1:00pm

TBC - To be confirmed
SS - Sporting Schools

Term 4 starts 2nd October

Term 4 starts on Monday 2nd October.

Enjoy the break and we look forward to seeing everyone for the final term of 2023.