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7th December 2020



This Thursday we will be celebrating the Grade 6 Graduation. With the ease of restrictions, we are now able to offer two tickets per student to attend this event. This is very exciting news and information relating to this has been sent out today. Please ensure you book your two places via COMPASSTIX. This event commences at 7pm, will conclude about 8pm and is strictly for two people per student. A link will be sent out next week to families to share this experience with extended family members and other siblings.
On Friday we will have our annual sausage sizzle lunch for all students, we will be holding this event at Ashby. This year we are able to fund this event, celebrating student efforts throughout the year, charging through the challenges that have been presented to them in 2020. Please contact the Administration office if you DO NOT want your child to take part in this lunch. You will also need to email the school with any dietary requirements.
We have finalised recruitment for 2021 and welcome to Ashby, Victoria Schofield and Ryan Baverstock who will be classroom teachers here next year. Adam Gilbert is undertaking a further 12 months  in the Regional office with the Department of Education and Kate Suter has been given 12 months leave to work in the Northern Territory. We have been lucky enough to have secured Rochelle Korsten, continuing in her role as an Educational Support Staff member in 2021.
We wish Adam and Kate all the very best for next year and look forward to their return in 2022.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all parents, carers, and families for their support this year. I feel that as a community we have worked together to overcome or ‘overpower’ major challenges and rallied together to support each other. 
The Ashby staff have been amazing and worked tirelessly to learn new information and ways of ‘doing’, working to engage students through a screen and nurturing them back into onsite learning as it came into fruition (twice)!!!! 
To the Ashby students, WOW!!!!  I can’t sing their praises enough.  Each and every child has displayed resilience, determination, and grit, having a go at everything that was thrown at them. 
I would like to thank our school leaders Lyla, Ed, Marcel, and Liv, along with JSC leaders and House Captains. I really feel for them and the disruption that has come with the year. They should be proud of their efforts and will be fondly remembered as our champion school leaders throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
I have said this many times and will say it again…. I am so proud to be a part of this school and value each and every one in our community. I wish you all a fabulous break, and new year and we look forward to seeing you refreshed and ready to go on Thursday January 28th, and our new prep students on Thursday February 4th.

Meg Bone
Principal Ashby Primary School
1-7 Waratah St, Geelong West, 3218
JSC would like to thank everyone that came to school with their crazy hair and donated to the Geelong Food Relief Centre. Final amount raised will be announced soon. 
School Photos are still online and available to order for 2020
On photo day all students received a flyer which includes a code unique to them.
You will require this 2020 code to register online and view your photos.
If you registered earlier this year, you will be able to log back into your account to view your images.
If you have not yet registered, please go to and enter your unique code to complete your order.
If you have misplaced your registration code or are unsure if you have registered, please contact the Arthur Reed Photos customer service team directly on 5243 4390 or
Please note that you will need to register online with your 2020 photo code to gain access to this year’s images.
Please ensure that you enter the correct details and nominated shipping address upon checkout.
If you require any assistance ordering your photos, please contact Arthur Reed Photos directly on 5243 4390 or email
Term 4 Week 9
Congratulations to Anjali, Ed, Ruby and Jem on receiving the Math Olympiad medallions .

Upcoming Calendar Dates
All events can be viewed Compass Calendar
Grade 6 Graduation 7pm - 8pm (Students arriving earlier - TBC)

Final Transition Morning (8:50am - 11:15am)
Sausage Sizzle lunch
3/4 Camp Kangaroobie 

Semester School Reports Published on Compass (3:30pm)

Last Day of Term 4 (2:15pm Finish)

Curriculum Day 
Quick Link
Please make sure you are keeping up to date with all communications that are sent out via compass and social media. This is to make sure you are aware of any changes that are happening at Ashby PS.
2020 Term Dates
Term 4:
Monday 5 October to Thursday 17th December @ 2:15pm
2021 Term Dates
Term 1:
Thursday 28 January to Friday 1 April
(Prep commence - February 4)

Term 2:
Tuesday 19 April to Friday 25 June

Term 3:
Monday 12 July to Friday 17 September

Term 4:
Monday 4 October to Friday 17 December
School Office Closing Hours

Office closes 4:30pm

Office closes 4:00pm
Update Your Details
Have your details changed? Mobile number? New address? Please send us a quick email and let us know.
2021 Parent Payment Arrangements
We have published on Compass (Course Confirmation/Payments) the 2021 Essential Student Learning Items.

Ashby Primary School is looking forward to another great year of teaching and learning, making every effort to keep the cost of items and activities to a minimum and affordable for all parents.

Education is free for all students enrolled in GOVT schools. In addition to this families are required to pay for Essential Educational Items that support student learning, this includes all resources required for learning within and around the classroom (books and stationary, online programs, specialised art supplies, cooking ingredients and specifics for STEM etc).
2021 Essential Student Learning Items will be 215.00 per student. Parents of three or more children will receive a 20% reduction for the 3rd and each additional child.

Connect with 'Friends of Ashby'
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Sunsmart School
It is that time of year again that the UV rating is quite high, so please remember to bring your hats and apply sunscreen throughout the day.
Other helpful items...
Out of School Hours Care (OSHC)
Families wishing to enrol their child/ren into the OSHC program, please use the link ENROL

Please do not hesitate to contact
or 03 5223 1291 for more information.
School Council
If you have queries for School Council please use the link provided to send an email
Regional Parenting Courses
The City of Greater Geelong run a number of Parenting courses across the region. Click here for upcoming programs.
Ashby Christmas Tree
The tree is located outside City Hall in Johnston's Park.

1-7 Waratah Street, Geelong West VIC 3218
Tel: 03 5223 1291 Fax: 03 5222 3652


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