2021 | Issue 9 - 4 June / Յունիս

From the Principal

Dear Parents,

'Heart Smart' Day

On Monday, 7th June AGBU Alexander Primary School will host a “Heart Smart” Day.

Thanks to the regular support of an anonymous donor, Alexander School will be presented with its first ever AED Defibrillator by Guy Leech, who is a former Australian Surf Lifesaving Champion, World Ironman Champion, World Surf Ski Champion and current CEO of 'Heart180'.

Statistics show that if a defibrillator is within 180 seconds of someone suffering a sudden cardiac arrest, their survival chances go from 6 per cent to 70 per cent. The unfortunate reality is that this can happen to anyone at any age, including children, even the fittest of people.

On Monday, students will be shown the importance of keeping a healthy heart, with exercise and healthy eating habits. It will be an honour to have our special guest Guy Leech to help spread this message in the school community.

Students will also be provided with a complimentary healthy Morning Tea (hummous and veggies), Sushi and Edamame beans for Lunch and Oat Cookies as after lunch treat.

While we hope that we will never have the need for a defibrillator, it is also extremely important to have a safe and resilient school, knowing that in an emergency we are well prepared. All members of staff are trained to use a defibrillator as part of our annual CPR and First Aid training.

New Carpets in Classrooms!

It gives me great pleasure to report that another 30th Anniversary project has now been completed, with the installation of new carpets in all the classrooms. At the start of term, the students and teachers were welcomed into their classroom with fresh carpets that not only brightened and visually enhanced their working environment, but also introduced the latest innovation in floor covering.

With the support of 'Carpet Care Services', we were able to install a great product called 'Kinetex Floorcoverings', becoming the first school in Australia to do so! Kinetex is an advanced textile composite flooring that combines key attributes of soft-surface floor covering with the long-wearing performance characteristics of hard-surface flooring. This was the exact characteristics of flooring product that we were looking and researching. Thanks to Ross Riek from Carpet Care, we were able to source this unique carpet from the United States, which has unprecedented range of performance attributes with reduced environmental footprint. It is in fact made with 45% post-consumer recycled content, with each carpet tile containing the equivalent of 27 used plastic water bottles!

I would like to take this opportunity and thank all the individual parents, members of the P&F and the School Board who supported, assisted and gave their precious time in the realisation of this $63,000 project. It may have taken a while to finalise this important and major project, but we know that it will benefit the school community for many years to come.

The second stage of the project will involve the replacement and installation of the new carpets in the administration building.

Happy Birthday "" !

Happy Birthday to the popular and well known Armenian educational website "" for celebrating 7 years of service! To help with the celebration, the publishers of the site, who are based in Istanbul, approached AGBU Alexander Primary School students to provide a candle for their cake. Together with candles from seven other cities or communities around the world, the following birthday song was published this week.

Congratulation to Dzila Mikaelian, Sevana Barsamian and Lara Galstian from Year 3 for having their candle drawings selected for this production and video which is published on the Pokrig site and on their YouTube page. Well done!

We like to thank the support of Mrs Talar Bedikian and Mrs Seta Keoshgerian for helping make this opportunity possible for our students.

Manoug Demirjian

Փոքրիկը դարձաւ եօթը տարեկա՜ն։

Կարկանդակը Պոլիսէն, իսկ մոմերը՝ եօթը տարբեր քաղաքներէն եկան։ Երգն ալ յօրինեց ու նուիրեց Անահիտ Սարգիսեանը։ Փոքրիկը կը տօնէ իր 7-րդ տարեդարձը։ Եկու՛ր, կարկանդակի մոմերը միասին մարենք։

Healthy Breakfast

Good nutrition is essential for good health and a good breakfast is vitally important to start the day well. We understand that sometimes children miss the opportunity of having a good wholesome breakfast during the morning rush. For this reason we hope the breakfast at school demonstrated how simple, quick and easy it was to prepare and enjoy a good healthy breakfast.

Healthy Breakfast @ AGBU Alexander Primary School.mp4


On behalf of the AGBU Alexander Primary School Board, Teachers, Students and Parents we like to congratulate

Mrs Vicky Dernee

on the safe arrival of her first granddaughter


Our congratulations are also extended to the rest of the family in particular to her daughter Amy.

Just like in the classroom, we believe Mrs Dernee will also fulfill her new position as grandmother with great love and support.

School Life | Photo Gallery

Dates to Remember

07/06/21 'Heart Smart' Day

Sports Day - Basketball

08/06/21 Alexander Playgroup

10/06/21 Interschool Debating Competition # 2

14/06/21 Queens Birthday - Public Holiday

Teachers' Awards

Term 2 - Weeks 4 - 7

Year 6: Sargis H.

Lara B.

Year 5: Adelin G. (x2)

Khloe U. (x2)

Year 4: Sofia J. | Lio S.

Year 2: Lara E. | Lia G.

Harout K.

Year 1: Sophia U.

Victoria K.

Kindergarten: Sossie M. | Maria L.

Razmik S. | Levon P.

Dro S.

Preparatory: Ara T.

Vardan S.

10 Encouragement Awards = Teacher’s Award

Armenian Student Fund

Report for Term 2 - Weeks 4 - 7

8 Points - Masis $7.15

6 Points - Sevan $6.60

4 Points - Yerevan $3.80

Week 4 Total: $17.55

8 Points - Masis $10.10

6 Points - Sevan $5.80

4 Points - Yerevan $4.40

Week 5 Total: $20.30

8 Points - Sevan $7.30

6 Points - Masis $6.70

4 Points - Yerevan $5.35

Week 6 Total: $19.35

8 Points - Sevan $9.40

6 Points - Masis $5.15

4 Points - Yerevan $3.30

Week 7 Total: $17.85

Accumulated: $254.30

Birthdays of the Month

Happy Birthday to…

Houry E.

Lio S.

Clemantine H.

Scarlett H.

Lara E.

Adriana B.

Lara B.

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  2. Find the link 'Order Form'.

  3. Select the link and submit the completed form by 1pm, the day before the lunch special.

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