Newsletter Week 6 Term One

Principal’s Message

Year 6 Camp

Tired students and staff returned to school last Friday after a hectic week at Point Peron camp.

Students were up for the challenge over the 4 days and took part in many activities including Raft Building, Rock Climbing, Archery and Kayaking, just to name a few. A big thank you to Miss Matthews, Mr McDaid, Mrs Spina, Ms Marcondes and Mr Fir for giving up your time to ensure students had a wonderful experience at camp, and also to all of the students who displayed outstanding leadership qualities while we were away.

Ride2School Day

Thank you to all students, families and staff members who took part in today’s “Ride2School Day” activity. It was great to see so many people had ridden their bikes, scooters and skateboards to school and not only got some extra exercise for the day but also helped to reduce the number of cars being driven around during drop-off and pick-up time. Thank you to Miss Matthews for organising the event.

Room 7 Assembly

Congratulations to Mr McDaid, Mrs Spina and all of the students from Room 7 for putting on a very entertaining assembly this morning. Room 7 engaged the audience with a “Britain’s Got Talent / Gogglebox” style assembly and showed that if anyone’s got talent, it is certainly them. A very entertaining assembly and one you can be proud of!

Merit Award Winners
Congratulations to these terrific students

ECE 1: Rex C
ECE 4: Luna T
Rm 1: Toby G
Rm 2: Archie P.
Rm 3: Akshita R.
Rm 5: Ryder L
Rm 6: Georgia H
Rm 7: Amal F
Rm 8: Elsie K
Rm 9: Scott B
Rm 10: Tyler D.
Rm 11: Pema D
Rm 12: Aleezah N.
Room 13 (ESC): Warak B

NAPLAN Information

An information sheet will be going home with all students in years 3 & 5 today regarding the NAPLAN testing scheduled for weeks 3 and 4 in Term 2. The note contains general information about the NAPLAN testing as well as a basic overview of the different test types. For further information, please check out the links listed on the note or chat to your child’s classroom teacher.

School Communication – Reminder

East Victoria Park PS will not be using the ‘SmartLink’ App from 2020 onwards.

All communications and information will be shared through the new school website, the school Facebook page, or through your child’s teacher via SeeSaw. This move has been made in order to streamline communications between the school and home. Please note: Student Absences are submitted online via the new website.

Have a great week ahead,

Tony Matheson – Principal


Morning swimming squad

The East Victoria Park Swimming Squad started in week 2, with 18 keen swimmers from years 4-6 attending. The swimming squad swims at Aqualife East Victoria Park every Friday morning at 7am in the lead up to the interschool swimming carnival on the 27 March. If your child is interested in joining the swimming squad, they must be above level 6 and have returned their swimming permission forms. Thank you to Mrs Hart, Ms Knowles, Mrs Bayley and Mrs Passalacqua for their assistance during training.


The Winter season is fast approaching with sport such as basketball, soccer, football, netball and hockey all starting to take registration in the coming weeks. Did you know KidSports can provide up to $150 toward club registration to eligible children. To receive this funding your child must be aged 5 to 18 and be listed on a valid Health Care or Pensioner Concession card. If you would like any assistance or require any further information on sporting clubs or the Kidsport application process, please see Mr Ranford.

The Vic Park Raiders Girls Football club is holding training on Monday nights at 4.30pm @ Curtin Oval South/Higgins Park.  

Bike2School and Track Thursday’s

To follow on with our “Your Move” initiative EVPPS participated in the Ride2School Day on Friday 13 March. There were many students and families who joined in by either riding, scooting or skating to school. Some students even competed in the spookiest bike competition which was won by Jing Chian Ong from Room 1!!
After arriving to school our Ride2school participants then met under the big tree for a refreshing healthy snack before heading to class.  Commencing in week 8, student will be able to take part in track Thursdays which aims to improve students’ bike riding skills, ability and safety. Any student wishing to participate in track Thursdays must complete the permission form by Friday 20 march (bikes only).

Spooky bike winners

Our worthy Spooky Spokes winner: Jing Chian Ong from Room 1 pictured with Miss Matthews

Jobe Vadala made quite an entry !!

Week 6 /7 PBS Focus:

  • We are prepared for all school activities
  • We line up and move around the school quietly
  • We wear our EVPPS hats.

During PBS lessons we have be learning to:

  • Identify equipment that keeps us safe
  • Use bikes/scooters/skateboards with care and respect
  • Identify ways to encourage and support our peers when facing challenges

This weeks PBS winners are:
Grace, Gabrielle, Hana, Zane, Johan

RAD Skateboard Clinic

On Thursday 27 February our students in years 3-6 participated in the RAD skateboard clinics provided by YMCA Action Sports. This program linked to the schools “Your Move” initiative with its emphasis on fun, injury prevention and safety. The students had RAD time learning new skills and tricks on a skateboard. Thank you to Shaun and Dylan from YMCA for sharing their awesome tricks and equipment.

P & C News – Uniform Shop

We have sold out of size 6 & 8 Polo shirts & size 8 skorts . We are expecting another order in the next couple of weeks. We will put a note on the Uniform Office door once they arrive.

The Uniform Shop is open on Wednesday mornings from 8.30am to 9.15am.

We are still looking for some volunteers to help out in the uniform shop.  If you can help for 45 minutes every week or once a month or once per term please leave your details with the office or send us an email at & we will contact you.


Order forms are also available at the front office if you cannot make the shop opening times. Uniforms will be delivered to the classroom

EFTPOS is available at the Uniform Shop!

P&C Meetings coming up

Monday 23 March 2020, 7pm in the staffroom.