Newsletter 01 July 2022

Dear Parents and Carers

I include two items in this final newsletter for the term.

A sub-committee of the School Board has worked on refining and better defining our school dress code. Following is the proposed change to the Dress Code. The change is to remove the school dress. The reasons for this are the dress is expensive ($70) and the dress can impede its wearers from being able to climb and play on the playground equipment, to the full extent of its use. The school dress will still be able to be worn for the next two and a half years but will be phased out completely from 2025 onwards. I invite feedback from parents to with the subject line: School Dress Code Feedback. The opportunity to give feedback will close on Friday, 22 July 2022.

Proposed East Victoria Park Primary School Dress Code

Reviewed in June 2022

The East Victoria Park Primary School Dress Code provides clear direction to parents and students on the expectations of the school and our community. Parental and student support is sought to ensure high standards of dress are maintained through the wearing of school uniform at all times, while at school or representing the school in the community.

Wearing full school uniform provides quick identification of our students while onsite and offsite. It also gives our students a sense of connectedness and belonging to our school.

Students who do not comply with school dress requirements may be prevented from any activity in which the student is representing the school provided, in the opinion of the principal, it is not part of the educational program. Changes to dress requirements are based on information from regular reviews and are developed in collaboration with staff, students, their parents and the School Board.

Parents are asked at the time of enrolment to take responsibility for outfitting their children, according to the requirements. Parents will be informed, in writing, about the school’s dress requirements.

Students are expected to attend school dressed neatly and cleanly. Support and assistance are provided where there are difficulties in complying with the dress code requirements and can be organised through the principal.

School Uniform

Our school colours are cherry red and royal blue.

Our school factions are Stirling – yellow, Curtin – red, Forest – green and Swan – blue)

  • Wide brim hat (reversible cherry red with school logo, to be worn at all times when outdoors, reverse side is in faction colours)
  • Polo shirt (cherry red with royal blue trim)
  • Faction polo shirt (to be worn on special ‘Faction Days’ and ‘Faction Carnival Days’)
  • Skort (royal blue)
  • Shorts (royal blue)
  • Jacket (cherry red with royal blue piping and school logo)
  • Track pants (royal blue with cherry red piping, microfibre)
  • Navy blue or black tights (worn under shorts or skort)

Rain jackets should be in school colours or plain navy or black.

The School Dress is no longer available for purchase and will be phased out over the next 3 years. From 2025 the school dress will no longer be a school uniform item.


Fully enclosed footwear is preferred. Sandals and sports shoes should be selected with safety in mind and be suitable for Physical Education lessons, general fitness, sporting activities and recess and lunchtime activities such as running and climbing on playgrounds.

Socks should be plain white or black, and low or crew length.

Hair and Jewellery

Shoulder length hair and longer should be tied back. For safety reasons jewellery is limited to medic alert bracelets, watches and ear studs. School colours are encouraged for headbands and scrunchies Make-up, body art and nail polish are discouraged.

Modifications and Exemptions

Parents of students who wish to modify the dress code for religious or health reasons are requires to discuss the matter with the Principal. Staff will be informed of any student granted a modification or exemption to the Dress Code.


Drawing on 40 years of international assessment experience and academic rigour, ICAS is a school competition that inspires, celebrates and challenges millions of school students across Australia, New Zealand and the world.

The competition questions are set in modern, real-world scenarios where school students are assessed on their ability to apply classroom learning to new contexts, using higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills. The subjects span literacy (English, Writing and Spelling Bee) and STEM (Mathematics, Science and Digital Technologies).

At East Victoria Park Primary School we are offering students the opportunity to sit a number of ICAS Assessments in 2022. The assessments that we offer are:

AssessmentYear LevelCostClosing date to enrolTest sitting day and date
WritingYear 3 to Year 6$23.651 August 2022Tuesday, 9 August 2022
EnglishYear 2 to Year 6$19.251 August 2022Tuesday, 16 August 2022
ScienceYear 2 to Year 6$19.251 August 2022Monday, 22 August 2022
Spelling BeeYear 2 to Year 6$19.251 August 2022Tuesday, 23 August 2022
MathematicsYear 2 to Year 6$19.251 August 2022Tuesday, 30 August 2022

All testing will be conducted in the Library, commencing at 8am. Students will need to arrive promptly at 7.45am in order to logon and be ready to start the assessment at 8am.

I have registered to use the Parent Payment System (PPS), you will be able to pay for your child’s test using the access code provided by our school. I am still waiting for our access code to be sent out – as soon as I receive it I will add it to the website and send a message via Seesaw. Registration for ICAS via the PPS closes on 1 August 2022. I will send out a further reminder nearer to the closing date. In the meantime, I invite you to consider the following information and decide if this is something that you would like your child/children to experience.

Please access ICAS Assessments – School Assessments & Academic Competitions to view further information, including past papers.

I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. For those travelling, may your travels be safe. School resumes for all students on Monday, 18 July 2022.

Kind regards

Kim Knowles