Newsletter 12 May 2022

Dear Parents

I am delighted to announce to the school community that I have been appointed as the permanent Principal to East Victoria Park Primary School. The school has an outstanding reputation as one of the finest primary schools in Western Australia. We proudly promote public schooling and our academic, musical and sporting achievements show that we succeed in promoting excellence. I look forward to continuing to work with the school community to uphold the values and achievements of this great school.

Thank you to Room 10 for their assembly today. We had a few problems with the sound system but to their credit the students persevered and got through their presentation. They were debating whether it was better to live in the 1990s or the 2020s. At the end the result was overwhelmingly in favour of the 2020s. Congratulations to Miss Cox and her wonderful students for an entertaining assembly.

This week’s award winners are:

Rm 1Alexis
Rm 2Darshan
Rm 3Molly
Rm 4Rio
Rm 5Ollie
Rm 6Sahaj
Rm 7Sandalu
Rm 8Yamtshen
Rm 9Katherine
Rm 10Kenjiro
Rm 11Lachlan
Rm 12Annabelle
MultilitMya H
SportMichael RM 5 and Tenzin RM 12

It was a delight to be able to finally present the student leaders with their badges and acknowledge their achievements publicly. Our leaders for 2022 are:

Student Councillors William, Laura, Sophie  and Lucca
Music Captains Hana Clarise
Sustainability Captains Pulai Katherine
Science Captains Kareena Tyson
ICT Captains Alexander MaFraser

Faction Captains 

Forrest Emilie and Fenne
Curtin Aleezah and Benjamin 
Swan Joslyn and Sienna B 
Stirling Alexander and McSoniya 


Due to circumstances occurring in WA with COVID at this time, we are seeing unprecedented student and staff absenteeism during NAPLAN that is resulting is high numbers of Year 3 students unable to complete the writing test due to the short catch-up period (Year 3 writing catch up is always by the end of the first week of testing only). 

We are pleased to advise that Year 3 writing catch-up tests may now be administered up until 20 May 2022.

Pick Up and Drop Off Procedures

I would like to clarify pick up and drop off procedures for East Victoria Park Primary School. 

Children in Kindergarten to Year 6 should aim to arrive at school between 8.30am and 8.40am, giving them time to be ready to start their learning at 8.50am. Children arriving after 8.50am will need to stop at the school office to collect a “late slip’ before heading to their class.

We ask that children only be dropped at school prior to 8.30am in exceptional circumstances. Students arriving before 8.30am are to go to the Library. Children have been asked to bring a book so that they can read while waiting to go to class at 8.30am.

In the afternoon we ask that students are picked up as close to 3.00pm as possible. We completely understand that from time to time you may be running late. However, at the end of last term we had an increasing number of students being picked up after 3.10pm. Students still at school after 3.10pm will be directed to wait in the office to be collected by their parent or carer.

Pirate Day

Premier’s Reading Challenge

WA Premier Mark McGowan and Education Minister Sue Ellery have launched the Premier’s Reading Challenge, encouraging young Western Australians to get reading. East Victoria Park is supporting this initiative and we encourage all students, from Kindy to Year 6 to get involved. The challenge is to log 12 or more book titles from May to 9 September 2022, and readers will go in the draw to win extraordinary prizes.

Prizes include a family holiday for the winner in each of the four year group categories, and are available for students who read the most books, as well as those who have shown a significant improvement in their reading habits.

Weekly prizes are also on offer. Students can go in the draw by logging a book per week.

This year’s theme is ‘Reading can take you anywhere’, showcasing to students that a love of reading can open the door to a world of opportunities. Books can be read across all formats, including audiobooks, Braille and books in any language, and in all genres, including comics and graphic novels. 

No matter where you are from, you can experience the joy of reading and explore thousands of amazing stories.

Please go to the website to sign up your child/children.

Home – Premier’s Reading Challenge (

School Uniforms

It is that time of the year when students start wearing jumpers to school. After a bit of running around they take them off and forget to put them in their bags! Can you please ensure that your child’s jumpers and hats are clearly labelled with their name so that lost items can be returned to their rightful owners. This is also a reminder that it is an expectation that students wear their uniform every day.

Kick It. Skills

This being offered as an after school activity for the students of East Victoria Park Primary School.

Have a wonderful weekend

Kind regards 
Kim Knowles

A message from the P&C

Hi Parents 

Our P&C are looking for volunteers for the Democracy Day sausage sizzle on Saturday May 21st. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents and have fun, all while raising funds for equipment and facilities for our kids. You can let us know if you would like to join in by putting your name down on a sign-up sheet outside your child’s classroom. Or you can send an email to and let us know which time slot you prefer. If you’re happy to be team leader for your shift please say, and we will give you all the information you need. 

The shifts are: 

6:30-8:30 – Set up 
8:30-10:30 – Cooking, Selling Sausages & Cakes 
10:30-12:30 – Cooking, Selling Sausages & Cakes 
2:30-14:30 – Cooking, Selling Sausages & Cakes 
14:30-16:30 – Pack up. 

We are looking for at least 6 people for each time slot. 

Bake Sale

We are having a bake sale so would appreciate our bakers to cook their magic! Donated goods can be dropped off to the School Library on Friday afternoon 20th May or brought to the stall on Saturday morning. Please include a list of ingredients with your goodies. 

We look forward to seeing you there.