Newsletter 12 May 2023

Hello parents and Carers

A very happy Mother’s Day to all our mums for Sunday. Room 3 sang a beautiful song for mums at our assembly this morning. Their performance was very moving, and there may have been a few tears shed from some of the parents watching at the back of the assembly.

Our students continue to embrace and embody our school values of Care, Organise, Respect and Engage. I was very impressed with the students presented with certificates this morning. Their teachers wrote of the amazing work being done by their students. Congratulations to all our award winners:

RM 1Raesa
RM 2Sean
RM 3Emi
RM 4Zoe
RM 5Eliza
RM 6Oliver H
RM 7Oliver A
RM 8Abigail
RM 9James
RM 10Leilah
RM 11Elijah
RM 12Rosie
PE AwardAya
MiniLit Y1Luana
MiniLit Y2Frankie
MiniLit Y3Thomas
PBS Medallion AwardJames

Swimming Lessons

These have concluded for another year. Our students did very well in their lessons with many progressing to the next swimming stage. The swimming teachers reported that our students were engaged, well mannered and tried their best. The bus driver we had told us that we were the best school in the southern suburbs that he had ever had on his bus. He said we were always on time, well organised and that our students were very polite. I am so proud of this feedback – well done to all our students and the teaching staff.

Please keep in mind that our next lot of school swimming lessons are now a year away. There will be Vacation Swimming Lessons (Vacswim) offered in the October and Christmas holidays. These are offered through the Department of Education and are very good value. We will let you know via Seesaw and the newsletter when enrolments open for these programs. You may also like to consider private lessons available at Aqualife all year round.

Have a great weekend

Kind regards

Kim Knowles


Creative Schools

Creative Schools is commencing this term in Room 4 and 7. Mrs Shaw and Mr Jones attended two days of professional learning last term exploring the 5 Creative Thinking Habits (Collaboration, Persistence, Discipline, Inquisitiveness, and Imagination), trauma on the brain and how to support social and emotional wellbeing of students at school. The creative practitioner that will be working with Room 4 is Stephanie Reisch and Anne Gee will be working in Room 7. We are very much looking forward to the learning journey these two classes are about to embark on- watch this space. For more information about Creative Schools, please click on the link.

School Photos – Tuesday 16 May and Thursday 18 May


Just a reminder that school Photos are next week on Tuesday 16 May and Thursday 18 May.

Photo order forms have gone out to all students.

The last day to order Sibling Photos is Monday 15 May. Sibling photo orders can only be placed online. After the 15 May or once the maximum capacity of sibling orders has been reached, no more sibling photo orders can be placed as the school has been given a limited number of spots.

The sibling option will appear at the end of the order process, just before you check out. You need to enter the details of all your children and click through to that last page where the sibling products will appear.

The last day to order Class & Individual photos is Sunday 28 May.

Please see the timetable below to see when your child/ren’s photos are scheduled. 

Tuesday 16 MayThursday 18 May
Room 11Senior Choir (School Uniform)
Kindy 2ASenior Band (School Uniform)
Room 12Kindy 2B
Room 7ECE3
RECESS – Sibling PhotosECE1
Room 1RECESS – Sibling Photos
Room 2ESC Photos
Room 6LUNCH – Sibling Photos
Room 3Room 9 (Year 6 Students will wear school t-shirt)
LUNCH – Sibling PhotosStudent Leaders
Room 8Year 6 Graduation (Graduation t-shirts to be worn)
Room 4
Room 5
Room 10 (School t-shirt to be worn

National Walk Safely to School Day

On Friday the 19th of May we will be taking part in National Walk Safely to School Day. This is a wonderful opportunity to engage and inspire our school community to practice healthy habits and it links with our Health curriculum and our schools Sustainability goals. The school will have two walking buses one starting at Duncan Reserve walking down Sunbury Road/ Beatty Avenue to school. Our second walking bus will meet at Kate Street Reserve and walk down Lake View on to Carnarvon Street. Both walking busses will be leaving at 8am (you may join the bus at any point along the way). We hope that many families join us as we walk to school! If you are participating in the walking bus, you must walk with your child as everyone’s safety is a top priority.

We are thrilled to have a coffee van on school site from 7:30am – 9:15am and fresh fruit for those who walk. We can’t wait to see you there!

Miss Nalder and Mrs Kay

The STEAM Train

Next week EVPPS is starting our STEAM train up. The goal is to create a habitat for frogs to live in, which ties into what each year group has been learning during science this term. The project is going to be created in class time over weeks 4 and 5, and then different classes will share what they have created with others in the school.

It would be great to have any resources that you have lying around at home that you are going to be throwing away for classes to use to create their projects. Specifically, we are looking for things like empty milk cartons, yoghurt containers, and fast-food containers. If you have any of these at home, can you send them in to your classroom teacher, they can store it until the project is made. The resources are going to be shared amongst the class.

Thank you

STEAM Committee

EVPPS Recycle Right Station  

Dear parents/caregivers,                                                              


At East Victoria Park Primary School, we strive to be sustainably responsible by reducing our ecological footprint. Ensuring we recycle properly helps us to achieve this goal. Providing a Recycle Right Station allows our school community to donate materials and objects that cannot go inside our general recycling (yellow top) bins. These items are then recycled at specialised facilities and organisations.   

We are thrilled to announce thatour Recycle Right Station has a new location and trolley! To make it more readily accessible and easier for the wider school community it will soon be located outside the office.   

At the Recycle Right Station, you can recycle…  

  • Bread tags – from Coles/Woolworths/Bakers Delight etc.  
  • Mobile phones – no cases or cables  
  • Fluorescent globes – small fluorescent globes, rings & tubes (no LED)  
  • Batteries – AA, AAA, C, D and 9-volt batteries (no car or large batteries)   
  • Ink cartridges – empty ink & toner cartridges   
  • CDs & DVDs – no cases  
  • Writing instruments – pens, textas, whiteboard makers, sharpies, white-out pens & tape  

*You may want to keep this note on your fridge as a reminder  


Keep your eyes peeled for our fabulous new Recycle Right Station! Thank you for working together to make our community a more sustainable place to live and grow.  

Sustainability Team 

Kindergarten and Pre-Primary Enrolment for 2024

Please apply to enrol your child by the first Friday in Term 3 at the latest if they’re starting Kindergarten, Pre-primary, Year 7 or changing schools the following year.

Please use the following information if you are enrolling in Kindergarten:

If you are enrolling in Pre-Primary or Year 7 or moving schools, please use the following information: