Principal’s Report

We are very excited to be holding the EPS Disco on this Saturday 4th May. The disco will run from 4pm to 8pm in the EPS Stadium, with food truck options available, but also families are welcome to bring picnics. Tickets can be booked via this link:

www.trybooking.com/CQLFO

A reminder that the Swimming Program is on for Grades Prep to 6 this term – please see Compass for further details.

The School Captains, myself, Lisa Ward and a group of EPS students, staff and families represented our school last week at both of the services on ANZAC Day. A big thank you to Lisa Ward , who supports the School Captains each year with attending and preparing their speeches, and well done to the School Captains – Mia, Ethan, Eliza and Max – who represented our school so well, speaking eloquently and clearly to convey an informative and heartfelt message about our Australian and NZ Peacekeepers.

This Friday 3rd of May we will be welcoming the Rotarians from the Emerald and District Rotary Club to present certificates and badges to the EPS EarlyAct Team – our community service student group. Stay tuned to hear about the team’s projects as the year progresses.

Any families considering enrolling their children at Emerald Primary School for Prep 2025 are invited to visit our school on our Open Day, to be held on Wednesday 8th May. We will be running school tours all day for our visitors to see EPS “in action”. We look forward to meeting you! Tours will run at: 9.30am, 10.00am, 11.15am, 12.15pm and 2.00pm.

The Buildings & Grounds Committee, co-ordinated by Patric Soussan (parent leader on School Council), is having its’ first meeting for the year this Friday 3rd of May, at 3.45pm, here at school. We welcome any new parents to the school and anyone who may have a passion for working on improving the buildings and surrounds at EPS for our students. We will be doing a walk around the school to make some plans for this year. Pop along next Friday if you would like to find out more!

A notification to all families that as of the end of May this year, we will be closing the Emerald Primary School Parents’ Facebook page, due to a higher safety and privacy risk being associated with a public group. We will be creating a new closed group Facebook page for the school and send the invite link around for everyone to join up, with approval by the admins.

I wanted to say a very BIG thanks to Lee Purton, one of our amazing Education Support Staff members, who has made a big impact over the last few years – supporting students and staff alike with her kind and caring manner. You will be greatly missed, Lee, and we wish you all the very best with your exciting new adventures!

  • Friday 3rd May @ 9.15am – Whole school assembly including EarlyAct Team presentation
  • Friday 3rd May @ 3.45pm – Buildings & Grounds Committee meet at Front Office: All welcome!
  • Saturday 4th May – HPV at Calder
  • Saturday 4th May @ 4.00pm – EPS Disco!
  • Wednesday 8th May @ 9.30am, 10.00am, 11.15am, 12.00pm & 2.00pm – EPS Open Day, tours running
  • Friday 10th May @ 2.30pm – Mother’s Day Celebration
  • Monday 13th May – Prep to Grade 3 Swimming Program starts
  • Wednesday 15th May – EDEC Cross Country Competition
  • Thursday 16th May @ 7.15pm – School Council meeting
  • Friday 17th May @ 9.15am – Whole school assembly
  • Saturday 18th May – Hills Ukulele Festival (HUF) Day 1
  • Sunday 19th May – Hills Ukulele Festival (HUF) Day 2
  • Monday 20th May – Prep to Grade 3 Swimming Program continues
  • Monday 27th May – Grade 4 to Grade 6 Swimming Program starts
  • Friday 31st May @ 9.15am – Whole school assembly
  • Monday 3rd June – Grade 4 to Grade 6 Swimming Program continues
  • Monday 10th June – King’s Birthday public holiday
  • Wednesday 12th June – Grade 6 Lightning Premierships
  • Friday 14th June @ 9.15am – Whole school assembly
  • Monday 17th June – School Photos
  • Thursday 20th June @ 7.15pm – School Council meeting
  • Tuesday 25th June @ 4.00pm – Semester 1 Reports available on Compass
  • Thursday 27th June – Parent-Teacher Interview Day (11.30am to 6.30pm); no students required at school
  • Friday 28th June @ 9.15am – Whole school assembly
  • Friday 28th June @ 2.30pm – Finish Term 2
  • Monday 15th July – Curriculum Day; no students required at school
  • Tuesday 16th July – Students start Term 3

Emma Clark

Principal

Upcoming Events …

It’s Walk to School day on Friday 10th May!

Any students that participate can get a “walk to school tattoo” from Mr Stella.

The weekend of the 18th & 19th of May.

The Saturday is full of workshops, ending in an evening concert that starts at 6pm and ends at 8.40pm.

Tickets for both the workshops and concert are available on the festival website,

www.hillsukulelefestival.au

The Sunday starts at 10am and is a totally FREE event. Come along and support the EPS Ukulele Orchestra in the morning. Stay for the amazing 31 other ukulele groups performing over three stages on the day.

There will be food, a licensed bar, barista coffee and marketplace filled with musical awesomeness.

There is also a fabulous raffle with thousands of dollars worth of prizes. Funds raised go to the school.

Tickets and raffle information available here,

https://rafflelink.com.au/hufraffle2024

A huge thank you to our raffle sponsors:

  • Upwey Music
  • Tanglewood Ukuleles
  • Avocet
  • Paradise Valley Hotel
  • Maisie’s Milk Bar
  • Bam Bam Italian
  • Behind The Trees

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