Principal's Report Welcome & Congratulations – Grade 6 School Captains 2024! On behalf of the students and staff at Emerald Primary School, I am very proud and excited to announce that our School Captains for 2024 are: Ethan Bowles Maximus Willis Mia Castricum Eliza Watson At EPS, we have 4 Captains, rather than 2 Captains and 2 Vice Captains, so that the workload and responsibility can be shared. Well done and thank you to all applicants and short-listed candidates – the speeches were very impressive and it was wonderful to hear from the students about how passionate they are [...]
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Principal's Report Storm Event – Tuesday 13th February I wanted to say thank you to all of our EPS Comminuty last week for rallying around when the going got tough and we had to close for a day, and then operate without power for the rest of the week. I really appreciate the efforts of the teachers and support staff to keep classes learning and the school functioning safely during this time. As always, the collaborative and kind nature of our staff prevailed, and the children were amazing in the way that they handled the changes and challenges. As [...]
Principal's Report Parent-Teacher Connect Meetings Bookings are now open for the Parent-Teacher Connect Meetings on Thursday 15th February, running from 12.30pm to 8pm. As per last year,this year the meetings will be in-person. You can book times via Compass. Students are dismissed at 12pm on the day, but we are able to supervise students from then until 3.30pm if you are not able to collect your children earlier. Please advise your child's teacher or the Office Staff, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, if you need to have your child/children stay until 3.30pm. These meetings are a great opportunity for parents and [...]
Principal's Report Welcome Back to EPS – What is in store for 2024?! I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our new EPS families and new Prep students and their families. The last couple of days have gone very smoothly, and I have enjoyed walking around the classrooms and the yard to catch up with students and families to hear about the summer holidays and all the exciting things that have happened since we all saw each other. I want to thank Kristie Holden and Samantha Hardiman for all of their amazing support to help [...]
Principal's Report As we near the end of 2023 and the school year, I wanted to say congratulations to all of our wonderful EPS students on trying to achieve their very best all year and succeeding with attaining many of their learning goals. With a number of activities arranged for the Grade 6 students to celebrate the end of their time with us, we look forward to wishing them well on their new adventures at secondary school. I wanted also to take a moment to thank some of the ancillary staff who work away at EPS in the background [...]
Principal's Report Our Grade 4 Campers had a wonderful time last week at Sovereign Hill – despite the weather! Thank you to all students for the positive way they conducted themselves and to the staff and parents who attended. A special thanks to Laina Brebner for her co-ordination of the camp. Last week, we met our new Prep students and their families for 2024, as they visited with their teacher for next year and spent some time in their classrooms. I cannot believe that it is nearly time to farewell our wonderful Grade 6 students – with Graduation and [...]
Principal's Report Term 4 – Coming to an end! We have a very busy end to this term and the school year at EPS. Our Grade 4 Campers took off today to Sovereign Hill – hopefully the rain dries up soon for them! Tonight we are looking forward to meeting our new Prep students and their families for 2024, as they visit with their teacher for next year and spend some time in their classrooms. I cannot believe that it is nearly time to farewell our wonderful Grade 6 students – with Graduation and lots of other festivities to [...]
Principal's Report Child Safety Policies 2023 Emerald Primary School is committed to providing a child safe and child friendly environment, where students are safe and feel safe. Our child safety and wellbeing policies outline the measures and strategies we have in place to support, promote and maintain the safety and wellbeing of our students: Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy [Download here] Child Safety Code of Conduct [Download here] Child Safety Responding and Reporting Obligations Policy and Procedure [Download here] Complaints Policy [Download here] Student Wellbeing and Engagement Policy [Download here] Bullying Prevention Policy [Download here] Volunteers Policy [Download here] [...]
Principal's Report EPS 2023 Fair - What A Day! We could not have wished for a better day in terms of the weather for last Saturday 11th November - like Goldilock's porridge, not too hot and not too cold! I hope that everyone who attended had a wonderful time, tasting different treats, playing the games, purchasing lots of market goodies and enjoying the exciting rides on offer. At this stage, it looks like we have raised approximately $25,000!! This is an amazing amount and will go towards the replacement of our playgrounds for the students. So, thank you one and [...]
Principal's Report School Fair We are very pleased to be holding our EPS Fair again this Saturday 11th November. Mrs. Peta Woodyard is heading up our School Fair Committee and they are working very hard at the moment to ensure this year’s event is a success. Stay tuned for updates as we get closer to the day. There are exciting times ahead as we plan for this fantastic community event and major fundraiser for our school again. As we are in the midst of our busy preparations for the EPS School Fair, there will be lots of information coming [...]