Principal’s Report

Last Wednesday all of the Grade 3 students and their teachers and support staff made the short trip down to the Hills Hub to participate in lots of amazing activities all run by local community volunteers. Shelley Beardshaw from the EVA and Jessica Tannock from EPS  collaborated on this event together and brought it to fruition through lots of hard work organising the day, sourcing the volunteers and providing the resources. The feedback has been so positive, and a wonderful example of community groups from different generations working together to learn and teach each other. The activities ranged from table   tennis to cake decorating to watercolour painting, and everything in between! Thank you to Shelley for your drive, passion and commitment to make this day happen, Jessica and all of the EPS staff involved and of course, the amazing volunteers on the day! Our appreciation also goes to Cardinia Council for their support of the day with a monetary grant.

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. You can book interviews via Compass now.

Please note the date for our School Photo Day is Monday 19th June (in the last week of term).  Each student should have received an information sheet for ordering their photos online – please contact the Office Staff or the Classroom teacher if you have not received the form.

A reminder to any families with Prep students starting in 2024 that Enrolment Forms are now due by Friday 28th July. Please contact the Office on 5968 4311 or by email : emerald.ps@education.vic.gov.au to ask for a form. Please also contact us if you have any queries. It would be great if you could pass this information on to any families you know of who may wish to enrol their Prep child for next year. Families will be advised by Friday 11th August regarding confirmation of their placement at EPS.

Here are some reminders for the end of term, which is fast approaching:

  • Swimming Program – from Monday 5th June (last week of program for Grade Prep to Grade 2)
  • Public Holiday – Monday 12th June *(no students required at school)
  • Grade 6 Production – 14th, 15th and 16th June
  • Whole School Assembly – Friday 16th June at 9.15am
  • School Photos – Monday 19th June
  • Reports available via Compass – from 4pm on Tuesday 20th June
  • Parent-Teacher Interviews – from 9.30am to 8pm on Thursday 22nd June *(no students required at school)
  • Whole School Assembly (End of Term) – Friday 23rd June at 9.15am
  • Students dismissed on last day of term, Friday 23rd June, at 2.30pm
  • Curriculum Day – Monday 10th July *(no students required at school)

The first day of next term, Monday 10th July, is a Curriculum Day. Teachers and Education Support Staff will all be onsite at school taking part in professional learning in the areas of literacy and numeracy education. No students are required at school on this day, so we will see all students back at school to start Term 3 on Tuesday 11th July.

Good luck and “break a leg” to all of our Grade 6 Students performing in their School Production – “Island Rocks”- next week!!

Emma Clark
Principal

“Come sit by me”

Star of the week!

For making big improvements in your letter sound knowledge and using this to help  you read! Super Work!

For making great improvements with the presentation and content of her writing. You are amazing.

For always trying your absolute best in ALL of your learning. You are a learning star!

For his powerful persuasive piece and all round superSTAR behaviour.

For her hard work and enthusiasm in all tasks, especially for her amazing show and tell contributions and terrific attitude!

For showing amazing focus and producing lovely work!

For his wonderful effort in learning about the First Fleet journey. What a star.

For your amazing efforts to improve your fluency and expression when reading. You are a reading superstar!

For always producing amazing and beautiful work and always showing up with a smile.

For outstanding work in mathematics throughout our unit in chance. His capacity to compare observed frequencies with expected frequencies was spectacular. What a star!

For consistently trying hard in all tasks, taking pride in the presentation of her work and being a motivated, independent learner. WHAT A SUPER STAR!

For his positive mindset and amazing place value skills. Harry you are a mathematical STAR!

For your amazing recount writing about your fishing trip that even included WOW words! You are a STAR!

For constant focus and engagement in all learning areas. You ALWAYS put in your BEST effort! You are a learning STAR!

For drafting a convincing persuasive piece about “why children should do chores” using STRONG sentence openers.

For working so very hard on all of his work, especially his reading, and for his fantastic, interesting show and tell contributions.

For the outstanding effort you put into every task. You are a role model to our grade!

For being a super star reader and showing a fantastic understanding of the text. Well done Louis.

For having a ‘never give up’ attitude and challenging yourself in mathematics when using a protractor for the first time to create a hand drawn pie graph.

For her outstanding effort researching and creating her project about the Australian Colonies. What a STAR!

For exceptional effort in literature circles. Her insightful, deep questions as ‘discussion director’ alongside quotes and evidence from the text is just incredible. What a star!

For his can do approach to all of his learning. Arlo your reading and writing blows me away. What a STAR!

For always taking the time to make your work look beautiful with lots of colour. You are a shining star!

For her exceptional recount writing and being such a delight to teach.

For giving an interesting and informative show and tell about her grandparents and their school years.

For his unwavering focus, persistence and ever caring friendship. What a super star!

For her fantastic efforts in reading. Mia, we are so proud of your enthusiasm for book club and we love your illustration of Ivan’s domain!

For giving everything she does 100% effort. Well done Isla.

For doing an incredible job with his spelling focussing on contractions, homophones and apostrophes.

For her hard work researching her project on the ‘Australian Colonies’ and the effort she put in to its presentation.

For being a self-motivated learner in our classroom and showing interest and enthusiasm for all classroom activities. Great work Storm.

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Friday Meal Deal

Butter Chicken & rice

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Mini Nann bread

$6.50

*Please note the Canteen will be closed

on Friday 23rd June (last day of school)

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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