Positive Climate for Learning


As always, our Specialist team has been working hard to identify which Home Group’s are doing the best job at showing our School Values of Care, Collaboration and Commitment!


Take a look at our winners this week….



At our final assembly last term, we shared our AMAZING Wakakirri performance! 


For those that wish to see it, take a look at the video below!

Students across the school have been working hard in the Art room this term. In addition to their usual AMAZING artwork, they have been quietly creating a Christmas masterpiece for display in Geelong.

The Christmas tree is part of the Geelong School Christmas Tree program where a select group of school have the privilege of creating their own tree for display in Geelong over the festive season.

Our theme is of course GLOW!

We expect the trees to go on display in early November and will communicate the exact location once we are advised.

So, watch this space!

Well done everyone one another sensational piece of artwork!


Term 4 P.E Team

We have more changes to the PE team this term. ACS said goodbye to Rhiarn at the end of Term 3. Rhiarn took on a leadership role at Point Cook P-9 College. We wish her all the best! Rhiarn’s departure has seen the return of Arron Gardiner who took two years' secondment working for ACHPER. Many of our students were excited to have him back! We have also seen the addition of Steph Taylor who will take year 3 P.E on a Monday.  Zoe, Gabby and Emma continue to work in PE across the school. 

Our contact details: 

Aaron - arron.gardiner@education.vic.gov.au

Zoe - zoe.lewis@education.vic.gov.au

Gabby - Gabrielle.Mayer@education.vic.gov.au

Steph - stephanie.taylor@education.vic.gov.au

Emma - Emma.DeGrandi@education.vic.gov.au


To ensure your child/ren are prepared for their P.E classes please check the day your child has PE and support them in bringing the right gear!

Students need to have:

- Running shoes

- Wide brimmed hat (Term 4 is  Yes Hat, Yes Play!)

- Water bottle 

- Clothing that they can run and jump comfortably in 

- Hair tied back and jewellery removed

- If your child is unable to participate in P.E classes due to medical reasons, please send us an email so we can make accommodations for them. 


P.E Dates to remember 


Monday 23rd Oct and Tuesday 24th Oct - Years 7-9 Water Safety at Leisurelink 

Tuesday November 21st - Years 3-12 Swimming sports at Kardinia Aquatic Centre 

Thursday 30th November - Years Prep-2 Junior Athletics Day


Term 3 P.E Timetable


How can you support your child with P.E at home?

There are many ways you can support your child/ren at home and the best part of it, it’s fun for everyone!

  • Play boardgames as a family (this will support your child’s understanding of winning and losing) 
  • Shoot hoops at your local basketball or netball court 
  • Go for a family bike ride and talk about road rules 
  • Sign your child up for a local sporting club. Sports that are yet to begin in Term 4 - Cricket Blasters, Nippers (Surf Life Saving) and Rep Basketball all begin soon! There are also lots of popular sports that continue into Term 4 like karate, gymnastics, cheerleading and swimming lessons
  • Take your family for a run or a walk around the local nature reserves 
  • Go and watch a local team play and talk about how the games rules 
  • Kick the footy, throw and catch balls, have a hit of the tennis racquet 
  • Play beach cricket or beach volleyball 
  • When you visit the beach, talk about the lifeguards and their role in helping us stay safe 
  • Create an in house obstacle course for them to move around 
  • Try using a skipping rope on the trampoline
  • Go for a bush walk


Sporting Legends and Local Sporting Clubs Wall

Throughout the year, if you have a child who is kicking goals (literally and figuratively) for their local sporting club, please let one of the PE teachers know so we can celebrate their success in P.E and at assembly. We also display photos of students in their sporting club uniform on our Local Sporting Clubs wall in the gym foyer. Please send a photo via email to your child/s P.E teacher so we can add it to the wall. This display has created a great sense of club pride around the school. It is also a great way for other students to see who at ACS is part of a local sport they may like to join. Check it out next time you walk through the gym hallway!