Dear Parents and Carers
Our assembly this week saw Room 2 support the theme of our Pirate Day event held to raise money for research into childhood brain cancer. It was wonderful to see so many students and staff getting into the spirit of the day. East Victoria Park teachers love nothing more than the chance to dress up!! A very big thank you to Miss Goodwin and her class for an entertaining pirate assembly – I loved the pirate jokes!!
Together, East Victoria Park Primary School and East Victoria Education Support Centre raised $733.60 – we are so very thankful to everyone who supported this great cause.
Today’s very hard working Merit Certificate winners were:
On Thursday we had an assembly to acknowledge National Sorry Day, or the National Day of Healing. This week – 27 May to 3 June we celebrate National Reconciliation Week. Its theme – Be Brave. Make Change. – sets us the challenge to continue making ever important strides towards a culturally responsive and reconciled society. At this morning’s assembly I read an excerpt from our Director General, Lisa Rodgers’ communication to Department of Education staff,
“National Reconciliation Week is a time for all of us to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. So let’s Be Brave together. Let’s reflect deep within our hearts to ignite our empathy and compassion, to enact positive and practical actions to Make Change. Let’s walk together on this journey through deep listening and understanding of diverse experiences and unify our awareness and intelligence in building our strengths to continue the important work that takes place each day in our schools and our communities.”
I am very proud of the way our students conducted themselves at our Sorry Day assembly. The junior and senior choirs sung to us in Noongar language, a song called Nidja, Noongar Boodja Koort.
Teacher Star talked a little about why Sorry Day is such an important day on our calendar. Students and staff concluded by removing their shoes and standing in a big circle ‘barefoot on country’ on our oval and spent one-minute reflecting on their learning and feelings about sorry day.
If you have not paid these and have been meaning to, please call in or phone the office to arrange to do so. This contribution goes towards things such as photocopy paper, consumables for subjects such as Visual Arts, Technologies and Science and sports equipment. Your contribution is very important to our school budget.
Please ensure that your children are wearing the correct uniform to school each day. There are increasing numbers of students presenting in clothes other than the uniform. I remind everyone that long socks are not for school. Short socks that are either black or white is the preferred option. If you are having difficulties sourcing uniform items, please contact Ally at the office to discuss (6228 0700).
Hansel and Gretel
We are delighted to announce that the Hansel and Gretel school production, performed by Freeze Frame Opera is this Friday, 3 June 2022. The first performance is for Pre-Primary – Year 2 at 9:50am and the second performance is for Year 3 – 6 at 11.20am.
Hansel and Gretel is a quirky and delightful performance by Freeze Frame Opera that provides the perfect introduction to the world of opera. At just 40 minutes long and with a decent twist of humour it is a spellbinding experience for its young audience. We are grateful to the Hawaiian Group, who are making this a free performance for our students. For more information, please visit:
Have a great weekend