EPS 2023 Fair – What A Day!
We could not have wished for a better day in terms of the weather for last Saturday 11th November – like Goldilock’s porridge, not too hot and not too cold! I hope that everyone who attended had a wonderful time, tasting different treats, playing the games, purchasing lots of market goodies and enjoying the exciting rides on offer. At this stage, it looks like we have raised approximately $25,000!! This is an amazing amount and will go towards the replacement of our playgrounds for the students. So, thank you one and all for your support in the lead-up and on the day. Aside from the opportunity to fundraise, it is also a great chance for our community to come together and work as a team for the betterment of our school – I always love the atmosphere and vibe in the air when we are setting up and packing up – collaboration and co-operation at its best. Of course, a huge THANKS must go to our Fair Co-ordinator Extraordinaire, Peta Woodyard, for her leadership of another successful event. Peta – your enthusiasm for, and dedication to, supporting our school, is very much appreciated. Also, a big vote of thanks to Olivia McLeod for her support of Peta and co-ordinating the Stadium/Market activities and sponsors. We could not have had such a smooth-running and delicious food stand area without the direction of Paul “Dougie” Douglas – thank you! Thanks also to Belinda Smullen for her amazing advertising artwork and to the rest of the Fair Committee, Narelle Oberin, Kylie Maes and Lee Purton, for their support. I would also like to add my appreciation for the EPS staff who came out in force to volunteer on the day to set-up, help out on stalls and clean-up on the day. Finally, thanks to all of the parent and carers who volunteered to do all sorts of jobs throughout – well done team!
Child Safety Policies 2023
Emerald Primary School is committed to providing a child safe and child friendly environment, where students are safe and feel safe.
Our child safety and wellbeing policies outline the measures and strategies we have in place to support, promote and maintain the safety and wellbeing of our students:
2024 – Enrolments and Exits
We are coming into an important time of year regarding planning for 2024. If you are aware of any families who are looking at enquiring to enrol at EPS and have not submitted enrolment forms for next year, please encourage them to contact the school ASAP. Also, if you are exiting the school at the end of this year, please let us know as soon as possible so we can include this in our planning.
Fire Ratings – Important Information
Our school community needs to be aware of the increased fire risk this year and into next year. Please check this link as needed for updates and information on warnings:
Term 4 – Being Sun Smart
Please ensure your children have their hats at school for Term 4 as per our school Sun Smart Policy – hopefully this will encourage the sun to stay out! We ask that students wear their hats in the playground during recess and lunch. As part of our SunSmart Policy, all students need to wear hats in the yard for all of Term 1 and Term 4. We have this school policy of making sure students wear broad-rimmed hats (not caps) for all times outside, to protect from the sun. Besides recesses and lunchtimes, this also includes outside grade activities like games and physical education lessons. We ask that parents support this policy by ensuring your child has the right type of hat (part of the uniform) and please make sure the hats are named and in good condition. Hats are available for purchase from the Uniform Shop for $16.