Term 1

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

EPS Newsletter #7 – 15th March 2023


Principal's Report We are looking forward to supporting our Grade 3 and Grade 5 students to complete their NAPLAN tests once again this term – the tests started today for both grade levels with Writing. The test window is earlier this year, as it is normally conducted in May each year. As per 2022, the tests, apart from the Grade 3 Writing section, will be completed online. After watching the students have a practice previously, I can see that they seem to be comfortable with this approach. We wish them all the best and say thank you to their [...]

EPS Newsletter #7 – 15th March 20232023-03-24T10:33:16+11:00

EPS Newsletter #6 – 8th March 2023


Principal's Report For some of us at EPS, this person will not be a stranger! I am very pleased to announce that our new Chaplain is Hollie Boniface. Hollie is an experienced primary school Chaplain and valued local community member. She also has a background in education, which is very valuable when supporting our students and families. Please reach out to us at school if you would like your child to have a chat with Hollie or would like some ideas on support for your family, or just to find out more about the Chaplaincy program at EPS. At [...]

EPS Newsletter #6 – 8th March 20232023-03-24T10:35:19+11:00

EPS Newsletter #5 – 1st March 2023


Principal's Report The call for nominations for this year's School Council membership was sent out this past Monday 27th February. Nomination Forms are available from the Office and are due by 4pm on Monday 6th March. We look forward to some new parents and carers joining our School Council team! If you have any queries regarding what is involved in the role and the time commitment, please contact myself at the school, or have a chat to any of our current School Councillors: Julie Bowyer - President Olivia McLeod - Vice President Fundraising Committee - Peta Woodyard Publicity & Communications Committee [...]

EPS Newsletter #5 – 1st March 20232023-03-24T10:36:34+11:00

EPS Newsletter #4 – 22nd February 2023


Principal's Report On behalf of the students and staff at Emerald Primary School, I am proud to announce that our School Captains    for 2023 are: Judd Clarke Dakota Brown Lewis Garratt Madeleine Bucci This year again 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 about EPS, their hopes and dreams. Mrs. D’Rozario and I are [...]

EPS Newsletter #4 – 22nd February 20232023-03-24T10:37:23+11:00

EPS Newsletter #3 – 15th February 2023


Principal's Report Bookings are now open for the Parent-Teacher Connect Meetings on Thursday 16th February, running from 12.30pm to 8pm. This year the meetings will be in-person and 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 : emerald.ps@education.vic.gov.au, if you need to have your child/children stay until 3.30pm. These meetings are a great opportunity for parents and carers to help teachers to get [...]

EPS Newsletter #3 – 15th February 20232023-03-29T13:56:01+11:00

EPS Newsletter #2 – 8th February 2023


Principal's Report As we head into this new school year, it is a great time to reflect and plan forward for what we would like to achieve as a school community this year. The focus for EPS this year will be on embedding our spelling approach in English lessons, continuing our focus on number skills and student-lead problem-solving in Mathematics, strengthening our student wellbeing program through further implementation of the Respectful Relationships program as a Lead School, and building on our extended, more regular communication with parents and carers about student learning progress via Learning Tasks. These are the [...]

EPS Newsletter #2 – 8th February 20232023-03-24T10:39:00+11:00

EPS Newsletter #1 – 1st February 2023


Principal's Report How wonderful to be back at school this week with all of our students and staff! The excitement and energy is fantastic, as we look towards a great year ahead full of learning and lots of fun! There is a lot going on this term to keep us all extra busy – Smile Squad, EDEC Swimming, Parent/Teacher Connect Meetings, NAPLAN, Grade 3-6 Athletics and Grade 5 Camp, to mention a few things! I will be going into more detail next week about what our school goals are for the term and the year – it is a [...]

EPS Newsletter #1 – 1st February 20232023-03-24T10:39:59+11:00
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