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EPS Newsletter #17 – 7th June 2023


Principal's Report Last Wednesday all of the Grade 3 students and their teachers and support staff made the short trip down to the Hills Hub to participate in lots of amazing activities all run by local community volunteers. Shelley Beardshaw from the EVA and Jessica Tannock from EPS  collaborated on this event together and brought it to fruition through lots of hard work organising the day, sourcing the volunteers and providing the resources. The feedback has been so positive, and a wonderful example of community groups from different generations working together to learn and teach each other. The activities [...]

EPS Newsletter #17 – 7th June 20232023-06-07T14:07:58+10:00

EPS Newsletter #16 – 31st May 2023


Principal's Report The mid-year Parent-Teacher interviews will be held on Thursday 22nd June. This is an opportunity for parents and carers to discuss their child’s progress and the next steps in their learning with the grade teacher. The interviews start at 9.30am and go through until 8pm, so there will be no classes on this day. You can book interviews via Compass now. Please note the date for our School Photo Day is Monday 19th June (in the last week of term).  Each student should have received an information sheet for ordering their photos online – please contact [...]

EPS Newsletter #16 – 31st May 20232023-05-31T15:18:14+10:00

EPS Newsletter #15 – 24th May 2023


Principal's Report What an amazing weekend of stellar performances at the Hills Ukulele Festival over this past weekend! Seasoned uke players and new fans came to the school from near and far to see the fantastic performances and attend the wonderful workshops. Our own EPS Ukulele Orchestra were excellent, as were performances from some current and ex-students! Thank you very much to Dan MacEoin for co-ordinating this event, to Peta Woodyard for overseeing the food and drink, and for the many volunteers from our school community who gave of their time over the weekend to support the event. This [...]

EPS Newsletter #15 – 24th May 20232023-05-25T08:37:33+10:00

EPS Newsletter #14 – 17th May 2023


Principal's Report Many of us had an amazing time at the EPS Bush Dance over this past weekend. The Shenanigans Bush Band entertained us and got us all up and dancing. Both children and adults alike enjoyed the toe-tapping tunes. Thank you very much to Peta Woodyard, and her Fundraising Team and set-up crew of Olivia McLeod, Jason McLeod, Steve Woodyard, Narelle Oberin and Kylie Maes for all of their work in co-ordinating the event. The event was designed to fundraise some money, but also was held mainly to bring our school community together to have fun! (Special thanks [...]

EPS Newsletter #14 – 17th May 20232023-05-17T15:19:04+10:00

EPS Newsletter #13 – 10th May 2023


Principal's Report This week (tonight!) we will be holding our school Open Night from 6pm to 7.30pm. Please pass this information on to any families who may have Preps wanting to enrol for 2024, or students in other grade levels. There will be an opportunity to have a school tour and chat with the Principal Team and staff. Looking forward to meeting our new families and catching up with some of our current ones! This Friday afternoon we will be celebrating our EPS Mums and mother “figures” – there are lots of people in our lives that carry [...]

EPS Newsletter #13 – 10th May 20232023-05-10T15:47:56+10:00

EPS Newsletter #12 – 3rd May 2023


Principal's Report We’re back!! Looking forward to working with our team of volunteer parents and Chess Captains to run this lunchtime program again. If you have a spare Tuesday lunchtime, please reach out and let us know via the school email: ( as we would love you to help out. Thank you once again to Sharon and Mike for their continuing leadership of this excellent lunchtime activity. We are looking at running some Master Classes this term for students – so stay tuned! A reminder that there will be a Curriculum Day on Friday 26th May, so no [...]

EPS Newsletter #12 – 3rd May 20232023-05-10T14:17:17+10:00

EPS Newsletter #11 – 26th April 2023


Principal's Report Term 2 is shaping up to be busy and action-packed! We have the swimming program running this term, along with Grade 6 Camp to Coonawarra, Gr 6 production, EPS Bush Dance and the Hills Ukulele Festival on 20th and 21st May! We will also have a Mother’s Day Celebration, Open Night and School Photos – lots happening! Looking forward to a great term ahead with lots of learning and fun! I was proud to see our school community turn out to the ANZAC Day services yesterday. Our School Captains (Lewis, Maddy, Judd and Dakota) did a [...]

EPS Newsletter #11 – 26th April 20232023-04-27T08:50:47+10:00

EPS Newsletter #10 – 5th April 2023


Principal's Report We will have the final assembly for the term this Thursday 6th April at 9.15am. Students will be dismissed at 2.30pm. The Term 1 Awards Assembly will be held on Friday 28th April, in the first week back of Term 2. The next Curriculum Day for our school will be held on Monday 24th April – please note that there are no students required at school that day, as staff will all be undertaking professional learning in the areas of literacy teaching, numeracy teaching and wellbeing support. Thus, the first day of Term 2 will be the day after ANZAC Day – Wednesday [...]

EPS Newsletter #10 – 5th April 20232023-04-05T15:23:14+10:00

EPS Newsletter #9 – 29th March 2023


Principal's Report The next Curriculum Day for our school will be held on Monday 24th April – please note that there are no students required at school that day, as staff will all be undertaking professional learning in the areas of literacy teaching, numeracy teaching and wellbeing support. Thus, the first day of Term 2 will be the day after ANZAC Day – Wednesday 26th April. School Council 2023 We had the first meeting of our new 2023 School Council last Thursday. We welcome the following new members: Kylie Maes – Parent Representative Cherry Hynam – Parent Representative [...]

EPS Newsletter #9 – 29th March 20232023-05-17T09:41:05+10:00

EPS Newsletter #8 – 22nd March 2023


Principal's Report Our first meeting of the new School Council committee for 2023 will be held tomorrow night at 7.15pm in the School Staff Room. Looking forward to welcoming our new members! There are still a few places left on Council, so please drop into the meeting if you would like to find out more, or give Emma a call at the school on 5968 4311. On behalf of Council, I would like to thank our retiring members Sharon Scott, Marianne Thomson and Karen Charters, who have supported the group and our school with our school improvements, events and [...]

EPS Newsletter #8 – 22nd March 20232023-03-24T10:31:03+11:00
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