Newsletter March 17th 2023

Dear Parents and Carers

Last week at our assembly we had a very clever presentation from our Room 1, Year 1 class. Thank you to Mr Cutler, students and parents for all your preparation to make the assembly go so smoothly. The children performed and spoke beautifully.

Congratulations to our Merit Award winners:

RM 1Lucas
RM 2Jasmine
RM 3Bryan
RM 4Eyad
RM 5Benjamin
RM 6Dillon
RM 7Yahya
RM 8Manvi
RM 9Nathalia
RM 10Lincoln
RM 11Reggie
RM 12Johan
PE AwardAlex P
PBS MedallionToby G

Early Childhood Playground

Can we kindly request that the playground is vacated by 3.45pm each day so that the cleaning staff can lock up and leave the area as they proceed on to clean other areas of the school? For health and safety reasons children are not able to enter the toilets while they are being cleaned. Children will have to wait or go to another toilet block. You and your children are most welcome to play and congregate down at the Year 1 and 2 Nature Playground for as long as you like.

Harmony Day Lunch – Friday 24 March

I am looking forward to families joining us for our long table lunch on Friday 24 March. Miss Goodwin has sent information home regarding this event via Seesaw and a paper note with the details went home with students earlier this week.

Hero Hunter Day – Friday 31 March

The Hero Hunter Foundation (HHF) is a not-for-profit organisation that provides support to families with a child undergoing oncology treatment in Australia. The HHF honours Hunter Leigh Madden who was just 3 years old when he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. Hunter battled Leukaemia for five years, had three relapses, gruelling treatment and sadly died in September 2021 at just eight years old.

​The tragic outcome for Hunter can’t be changed, but his parents realise they had an incredible support network throughout, which not all do. The family wanted to set up this foundation to support others going through this incredibly tough and long journey. They had a village of people that held them up so they could in turn hold Hunter up.

​HHF’s vision is to be this support for all Australian families.

The inaugural ‘Hero Hunter Day’, held in 2022 was supported by 35 primary schools across WA raising over $17,000. 

We are holding ‘Hero Hunter Day’ on March 31st, 2023 – the Friday before what would be Hunter’s 10th birthday (1 April).

This is a cause very close to the heart of one of our families. They reached out to me and asked if we would support this cause. Of course, we agreed straight away, and we are excited to have signed up for such an important cause.Hero Hunter Day invites pupils to come to school dressed as a superhero and support the Hero Hunter Foundation with a gold coin donation. 

The Future Is Now: Vic Park Youth Art Awards – Calling for entries

The Vic Park Youth Art Awards are open to school-age students living in, or currently enrolled in a school within the Town of Victoria Park.

It is FREE to enter and participate, as this Award and Exhibition is sponsored by the Town of Victoria Park. 

Please follow the link for further details:

The Future Is Now: Vic Park Youth Art Awards – Calling for entries – Victoria Park

Kind regards

Kim Knowles


The FLOURISH Approach at East Victoria Park Primary School.

FLOURISH is a whole school approach to identifying and catering for students who are developmentally above grade level and demonstrating high potential and aptitude. It ensures engagement and enrichment in the student’s classroom setting.

This approach is aimed at identifying students who are developmentally above grade level. These students may present as highly able, academically demonstrating results above grade level, or may exhibit negative behaviours and appear disengaged.


· Julie Brewer – Student Services Deputy

· Rhys Thurston – Year 4 Classroom Teacher

· Martha Walters – Science Specialist Teacher/ Instructional Coach

· Emma Van Brakel – Early Childhood Teacher – Pre-Primary

· Eloise Moody – Year 3 Classroom Teacher

HARMONY WEEK – time for everyone to FLOURISH!

Parents and Carers please check your seesaw messages to see our whole school family project for Harmony Week. We are asking you to share your story.

This year we return to celebrate Harmony Week –and the theme is “Everyone Belongs”. Together we can celebrate the cultural diversity and richness of our community for the first time in several years. Below is an opportunity open to every family in the school.

We’d love to know your story. How did you come to be at EVPPS?

We have families who have travelled many miles for this opportunity, who have left loved ones and countries far away to start a new life.

Every family has a story – we’d love you to share yours.

Maybe you are the 2nd or 3rd line of family members to attend this school!! We are encouraging creativity and critical thinking skills in all our children.

Take a moment to consider an alternative option to the traditional pen and paper response. If you need help with any aspect of this project, please talk to your child’s classroom teacher.

We encourage all responses to be submitted to your child’s classroom teacher by:

Week 8: Monday 20th March.

Here is the brief the children were given:

Children research their family background and how they came to be at EVPPS.

The children select a creative way to present their findings.

It may be via ·

· A shoe box containing some belongings and text ·

· An i- movie, power point or Microsoft Sway presentation ·

· a live interview – a family member visits the classroom and shares their story with the students during Harmony Week.

· Writing a song ·

· Creating a story book ·

· Creating a board game with clues to unravel ·

· Presenting the story hidden behind a QR Code within the school grounds

This is a family project, and we look forward to receiving as many wonderful stories as possible about you all.

Julie Brewer

Deputy Student Services

Class Parent Representatives

We are still looking for lovely parents to become Class Parent Representatives for the

rest of the semester. The main role of the Class Parent Representative will be to support new families by involving them in social gatherings and supporting them in learning about their

new school. It is also hoped they will engage class families in getting to know each other better.

This won’t involve hours of your time. It can be just organising a play date at the local park after school or a coffee morning for parents. You will be guided on getting everyone on board and gathering contact information etc.

If you have any interest and would like some more information, please pop into Room 2 either before school or after school on a Thursday or Friday for more information.

Kind Regards

Deb Gerstorfer