Principal’s Report

We are looking forward to gathering after school this Friday to do some work around the school and spreading some mulch on the playgrounds (after cancelling last week due to poor weather!).
A great way to be involved in school life and meet some of the EPS crew!

One of the main tasks will be moving mulch to cover the back playgrounds – so please bring along gloves, wheelbarrows and shovels/rakes:)

Also, shout out for someone to please help remove some graffiti from the wooden fence on the oval – most likely a large sander would work. If there is anyone out there who could help with that, it would be amazing!
Look forward to seeing you then!

We were excited to be once again be hosting the Hills Ukulele Festival (HUF) at Emerald Primary School this past weekend. There were lots of uke fans in town who visited the school to see the fantastic performances and attend the wonderful workshops, not to mention the involvement from our very own EPS Ukulele Orchestra and local EPS community group, The Tall Ones!! This whole event was again co-ordinated by Dan MacEoin – thank you Dan and well done! Thank you also to the EPS school staff and parents who were able to come along and help out over the weekend and volunteer their time, especially Peta Woodyard, who organised and ran the food and beverage serving in the Main Stage area.

There is a raffle still running with amazing prizes – visit this link to have a look and purchase tickets:

It will be drawn on 1st June 2024.

The next Parent-Teacher Interview Day will be held on Thursday 27th June. It is a great opportunity to discuss your student’s report and progress. Please note the different hours for this event for 2024 – 11.30am to 6.30pm. Bookings will open in the next couple of weeks via Compass. And a reminder that this is a Student free day.

  • Friday 24th May @ 3.45pm- 5.00pm – RESCHEDULED Working Bee
  • 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


Star of the week!

For his amazing focus and dedication to hearing sounds to write and being a kind person!

For overcoming challenges this week with an excellent growth mindset and a smile on your face! You are a star!

For her fabulous efforts with reading, you are zooming up our reading ladder. WOW!

For always working so hard on everything you do and being a kind and caring member of class!

For your growth mindset in UFLI. You took on feedback and eagerly uplevelled your work. You are a UFLI star!

For consistently working hard and always displaying lovely manners.

For collecting, interpreting and representing data sets.

For his amazing effort in his writing. Your persuasive piece was fantastic Joe

For showing great resilience when working on math problems. Her growing persistence when working through tricky operations is outstanding.


For always being engaged in the learning and listening during class. We think you are a STAR!

For his never-ending can-do positivity! You tackle every task and opportunity with optimism and energy!

For your diligence, work ethic and ability to persevere through the learning pit. Keep it up!

For his determination and focus to face new challenges. Your number skills are amazing!

For being such an amazing helper and superstar learner in our classroom. We love your warm smile and fun nature!

For writing an AMAZING fairy tale opener filled with excellent adjectives. You are a star!

For his fabulous positive attitude and hard work in all tasks.

For your adaptability and keenness to learn in all curriculum areas. You take on feedback and eagerly upload your work. You are a learning STAR!

For being such a respectful listener & terrific contributor to our class discussions.

For outstanding focus, effort and maturity in all aspects of daily learning. Estella, you are a role model learner and your high results are due to hard work. You are a Shimmering STAR!

For the fantastic effort, time and care you put into every learning task. LEGEND

For his excellent contribution to his Book Club group. His summary was thorough – he shared his work with growing confidence.

For her excellent work on her green belt order master! Well Done!

For showing great focus and effort in his Maths Masters and Gothic Writing sessions. Awesome job, Alex!

For his hard work on mastering a skill for Maths Masters.

For being a wonderful role model for our classroom…always trying your best and willing to lend a hand. You are a valuable star!

For your great efforts with reading, you are zooming up our reading ladder. WOW!

For working so hard to become a role model by showing increased focus. Your fairy tale opener was excellent! What a star!

For trying so hard to focus and her excellent reading and writing during UFLI.

For your BEAUTIFUL manners and consistent willingness to learn. You demonstrated your knowledge of the ‘know’ and ‘no’ homophones in a fantastic paragraph. You are a writing STAR!

For applying homophones correctly within your writing. You are a spelling STAR!

For her amazing work on her advertising poster.

For 100% general awesomeness. Every learning task sees you excelling and improving. What a STAR!

For being a self motivated learner who always does her absolute best work which is evident on her Book Club work. WHAT A STAR!

For having the most kind and caring heart! Thank you for being a kind and inclusive student.

For always actively engaging with your learning and striving to do your best! You are a legend!

For her amazing attitude towards her learning and her bubbily personality.

This week …

National Reconciliation Week is held every year from 27 May to 3 June— it is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation (the restoration of friendly relations) in Australia. At its heart, reconciliation is about strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples, for the benefit of all Australians.

Emerald Primary School will be acknowledging this week by engaging in activities in classrooms to inform our students of the significance and importance of this week.

“The NRW 2024 theme, Now More Than Ever, is a reminder to all of us that no matter what, the fight for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will – and must – continue”.

Our school leaders and students with Indigenous background will be attending a free event hosted by the Cardinia Shire Council. Please see the flyer below for more information.

Last Wednesday we had 60 talented athletes compete in the EDEC Cross Country at Lilydale Lake. I would like to congratulate all students for their behaviour, sportsmanship and high performance on the day. We have 40 students who will now progress to the Divisional Cross Country at Yarra Glen on Tuesday 4th June. We wish the following students all the best as they take on the best runners in the Dandenong Ranges!

Don’t forget there is still time to get your entry into the HUFF Raffle…. You’ve got to be in it to win it!

There are some fantastic prizes to be won….Check them out here

Upcoming Events …

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The annual Parliament Prize competition has started, which is open to students from Grade 5 through to Year 12.

Entries for this year’s competition are now open.

The Parliament Prize asks students, from Grade 5 to Year 12, what they would say to parliament if they were an MP and invites them to submit their own 90-second Member’s Statement video.

Full competition details are available on the Parliament Prize website found here The Parliament Prize.

Please note that entries close at 5pm Friday 14 June 2024.

This is a great opportunity to support student voice and hear what young Victorians have to say about issues affecting their community.

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