Newsletter 9 February 2024

Dear Parents and Carers

Hello and a warm welcome back to another exciting school year at East Victoria Park. We hope this newsletter finds you refreshed and ready for a year ahead.

As we open our doors to the familiar faces and extend a heartfelt greeting to new members of our school community, we are thrilled to embark on a journey of learning, growth, and discovery together. Our dedicated team of educators is eager to inspire and support every child on their education journey through 2024.

In the spirit of working together, we encourage parents and carers to actively participate in their child’s education. Your involvement is invaluable, and together, we can create a positive and enriching school experience for our students.

Our commitment to fostering a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment remains unwavering. We would like to remind everyone to embrace our CORE values: care, organised, care and engage. These values are the building blocks of success, both in and out of the classroom. Our focus for this term is ‘care’ – please be sure to ask your child/children how they can show care, both at school and at home. To keep you informed and involved, we will regularly communicate through newsletters, emails, and Seesaw. We invite you to attend parent-teacher meetings, school assemblies, and other activities that strengthen the bond between home and school

Welcome BBQ and Classroom Information Night Thursday 15 February 2024

On behalf of the staff, I would like to invite you all to the free Welcome BBQ for families for the commencement of the 2024 school year. This includes the opportunity to attend a class meeting for your child/ren.

Parent Classroom Information sessions are scheduled as follows:

TimeYear LevelRoom Number
5:00pm – 5:20pmKindy 2A and Kindy 2BECE2
Year 5 and 67, 8, 9, 10
5:20pm – 5:40pmPre-PrimaryECE1 and ECE3
Year 11, 2, 11
Year 23, 11
5:40pm – 6:00pmYear 34, 5, 6
Year 412, 13

The BBQ will be on the verandah outside the library. There will be an area where students can play whilst parents are in their class meetings, with other staff supervising. Please bring water bottles as drinks will not be available.

Crunch & Sip

We encourage families to provide a small container of fruit and/or vegetables and a clean, clear water bottle filled with plain water for Crunch & Sip.

We will share the following information with our students:

· Slice small whole fruit and vegetables like grapes and cherry tomatoes into halves or quarters for younger children to reduce the choking hazard.

· Wash all fruit and vegetables before eating

· Easy-to-eat fruit and veg is best

· Buying fruit and vegetables in season is cheaper and tastes better

· Students should wash their hands before eating

· Wash water bottles daily

· Don’t share water bottles

Ensuring Safe Parking for the Well-being of Our Children

The safety of our students is our top priority, and responsible driver behaviour plays a crucial role in creating a secure environment for everyone. We understand that mornings and afternoons can be hectic, but with your cooperation, we can make the school drop-off and pick-up process smooth and safe.

Here are a few reminders:

1.     Follow Designated Drop-off and Pick-up Zones: Please use the designated area for drop-off and pick-up. This zone is placed in a way to facilitate a smooth flow of traffic.

2.     Avoid using the staff car park: This is for Education Support Centre students only and is not to be used at any time for pick up or drop off.

3.     Avoid Double Parking: Double parking can create unnecessary congestion and pose risks to pedestrians and other drivers. Please find a legal parking space, even if it requires a short walk.

4.     Model Safe Behaviour: As parents and carers, your actions speak volumes to our children. By demonstrating safe parking practices, you set an excellent example for our young learners.

By working together to observe these guidelines, we can create a safer and more organised environment for everyone. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding in fostering a culture of safety within our school community.

Please, please follow our guidelines and keep everyone safe.

Today’s assembly – Room 10

Thank you to Mrs Brewer and Room 10 for hosting the first assembly of the year. They gave us a very entertaining version of The Paper Bag Princess. Princess Elizabeth’s plans to marry Prince Ronald are foiled after a fire-breathing dragon kidnaps the prince, destroying her castle and clothes in the process. Elizabeth dons a paper bag, the only garment not scorched by the dragon’s fire, and pursues the dragon. It was beautiful to see the joy on the faces of the audience and to hear their laughter as they enjoyed the performance. Great job Room10, you have set the standard very high!!

Congratulations to our merit award winners:

Rm 1Essa
Rm 2Celia
Rm 3Llewella
Rm 4Harvey
Rm 5Daniel
Rm 6Sanvika
Rm 7Charlotte
Rm 8Praveena
Rm 9Elizabeth
Rm 10James
Rm 11Maxwell
Rm 12Luna
Rm 13Sameeha
PE Award
Rm 1Sheza