Dear Parents and Carers
A big thank you to Room 11 for such an enjoyable item last Friday. They taught us a lot about the characters from our social and emotional learning program, Grow Your Mind. Grow Your Mind has created animal characters to playfully teach key parts of the brain. Using stories and animal analogies to teach complex subject matter has been done throughout time. Grow Your Mind created these animals and the stories behind them to introduce the basics of neuroscience in an engaging way for young and old. Today we met the Wise Owl, the Guard Dog, Sifting Sooty and the Elephant. Great job Miss McCauley and Room 11.
Assembly Award Winners
Congratulations to this week’s merit award and medallion winners:
Outdoor Classroom Day
Outdoor Classroom Day is a global movement to make time outdoors part of every child’s day. On two days of action each year, teachers take children outdoors to play and learn. All year round, the Outdoor Classroom Day community campaigns for more time outdoors every day.
Children are spending less time outdoors than ever before and this is affecting their health, wellbeing and love of the natural world. Time outdoors – on Outdoor Classroom Day and every day – will make children happier and healthier, as well as helping them form habits that will stick with them for life. They will have a love of the natural world and will take action to protect it.
Our Early Childhood team took their learning outdoors on November 3 for the day to celebrate Outdoor Classroom Day. A big thank you to the teachers and education assistants for the work that went into setting up this day for their students – it was so much fun for them!
Roadworks and Parking
Thank you for your patience with the situation on Beatty Avenue. I respectfully ask that primary school parents do not use the Staff Car Park to pick up or drop off your children. This area is designated for Education Support Centre parents only. At the moment the car park exit is blocked necessitating the entry road to be used for both entry and exit so your support in not using the car park to pick up or drop off is appreciated.
Year 6 Graduation
This important event on the school calendar is coming up on Tuesday 6 December at 9am in the Undercover Area. Year 6 parents, if you have not already done so please get your RSVP in as soon as possible. Year 6 students need to be dressed in their leaver’s shirts and royal blue (plain) school shorts or skort. Please be advised that younger siblings are invited to accompany their parents to the graduation. Please drop them back to their classes after the completion of the graduation ceremony. Parking continues to be a problem for us and we make the following suggestions:
- If at all possible, walk to school
- Park on the basketball court – accessed via Mint Street Car Park
- Park on Banks Street and walk over.
Not Returning to EVPPS Next Year
Thank you to those families that have advised us that they are not returning in 2023. If you are leaving the area n=and haven’t let us know, could you please advise our School Officer Mrs Ally Perry via email email@example.com or by phone on 6228 0700.