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 was also a fundraiser for our school, so we will wait to see what the final tally is!

All parents of students in Prep, Grade 1 and Grade 2 were invited to an information evening in the Library last week to hear more information about the approach to Literacy teaching at EPS for the junior school students, so that we can continue to build the connections between home and school to support learning. It was well-attended, with over 75 families being represented and engaging in excellent discussions about student learning. Stay tuned, as we may conduct another similar evening in Semester 2.

A reminder that there will be a Curriculum Day on this Friday 26th May, so no students are required at school on that day. Staff will be at school undertaking assessments and planning.

Just letting families know that in the weeks to come before the end of Term 2, we will be doing some practice evacuation drills in line with our school Emergency Management Plan. It is important to run these drills, so that we can continue to improve our safety plans and processes for all of our students and staff. Please contact me at the school if you have any queries.

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.

Please note the date for our School Photo Day is Monday 19th June (in the last week of term).  Each student should receive an information sheet soon for ordering their photos online.

Emma Clark
Principal

Absolutely your last chance to purchase 2023 HUF Raffle tickets! 

The amazing HUF 2023 Raffle will be drawn shortly.

This year we have $2500 worth of prizes.

Raffle tickets are available from

https://rafflelink.com.au/huf2023-raffle

All proceeds go to the pay for the festival and any extra goes to the school music program.

I hope that you can be involved.

Konnichiwa,

Emerald Primary School has recently been matched up with a sister school in Japan. Sengendai Elementary School which is located in Yokohama, a city which neighbours Tokyo. Our schools are beginning to develop a connection and we will have our first online meeting of students next month. All Grade 5 students at EPS are working on their Japanese self introduction speeches and we’re polishing up a Japanese song to perform. Our Grade 5 counterparts in Japan will do the same in English. Other grades will have similar opportunities in the near future. We’re looking forward to building students’ cultural awareness, language skills and friendships.

Sonia Morison (aka Sonia Sensei)

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Breaking up is hard to do!!!!!!!!

It’s time for the canteen to break up with single use straws, these will not be available in 2023

More than 8 million tonnes of plastic enters the world’s ocean every year and over 90% is single use plastic.

So let’s say bye bye to straws and hello to BYO. We highly recommend reusable options over all disposables. Students can purchase a reusable silicone straw in its own case with the school Emblem for $4 from the canteen (over the counter or via online) or uniform shop.

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