Newsletter 20 October 2023

Dear Parents and Carers

The P&C is in full organisation mode for the Halloween Disco. We are so very fortunate that we have a school community that is prepared to organise such events – I’ve always believed that school P&Cs play such an important role in helping to create memories for our children, with events such as this.

Thank you to our wonderful student councillors, Sandalu, Leilah, Violet and Nate for running today’s assembly. Congratulations to all our award winners:

ECE 1Bette
ECE 3Myrah
RM 1Archer
RM 1Lucy
RM 2Biel
RM 3Gabriel
RM 4Huxley
RM 5Lara
RM 6Zachary
RM 7Amber
RM 8 Elijah
RM 9April
RM 10Iveel-Ochir
RM 11Alexis
RM 12Cody
PE Award
RM 7Zumsel
MultiLit Award
RM 8Phalen
PBS Medallion Award
RM 2Joseph
RM 2Biel
RM 2Sarah
RM 6Shannan

Bike Month

What a great week of activity we have had. The school would like to pass on a huge thanks to P&C President Kristy Brown, and the P&C for organising the Bike Incursion on Tuesday this week and for the wonderful Bike ‘n’ Bites event held yesterday. As you can see in the photos, we have never seen so many bikes and scooters at school. Our Local member of parliament, Hannah Beazley MLA, donated a $250 bike voucher which was won by a very happy Evee, from Room 12.

It was great to see so many families enjoying the beautiful weather and taking the opportunity to ride, scoot or walk to school. Having families ride or walk to school, even if it is just one or two days a week, makes such a difference to the traffic congestion around the school. We hope that today encourages and inspires families to ride to school more often.

Loud Shirt Day

Why do we get loud?

For kids with hearing loss, getting the support they need as early as possible will give them the best chance of minimising the long-term effects of their diagnoses and will help them reach their full potential. We have five students in our school community with hearing loss, so it is a cause very close to our hearts. We are still counting but we are very grateful for everyone’s donations. So far we have reached over $600.

Composite Classes

At East Victoria Park Primary School, we compile our classes in such a way that there is a range of abilities in all classes. There is no benefit, or disadvantage, to students in a straight class as opposed to a composite class. We are funded on a per student basis, not per year level, therefore our decision to have composite classes for some year levels is based purely on the numbers in any given year level. We believe that it is all about the student taking advantage of the many opportunities offered at this amazing school, regardless of being in a composite or straight class. Generally, as a rule, we try not to put students in a composite class for two years in a row.

2024 Class Placements

We are beginning to plan class placements for 2024. If you have any information that you would like us to consider when making class placements for next year, please email me at by Friday 10 November, 2023.

If you are leaving the school and not returning in 2024, please inform the school via the link below:

Metronet Webinar

With the Armadale Line Closure and major works set to begin on the METRONET Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing Removal project on 20 November 2023, the project team are hosting online Construction Information Sessions to provide an overview of the project. These are tailored to each of the project areas and will prepare communities with facts about construction, how impacts will be managed and how the community can stay informed. Please see the invitation attached for details on how to register for the online webinar.

This webinar will be recorded, and a link provided for the school to share with anyone who is unable to make the session.

Triple P

The final session in the series being run here at the school is scheduled for next Wednesday, 25 October and there are place still available. You don’t have to have attended the first two to attend this one. Each session is a stand-alone presentation.

A reminder that Monday 13 November is a School Development Day and there is no school for students on that day.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Kim Knowles