Principal’s Report

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:

https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/total-fire-bans-fire-danger-ratings/central-fire-district

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.

  • Wednesday 29th November – Grade 4 Camp Departs – Returns Friday 1st December
  • Wednesday 29th November – Meet the Teacher Night – Preps 2024 6pm – 7pm
  • Thursday 7th December – Grade 2 Healesville Sanctuary Excursion
  • Thursday 7th December – School Finance 7pm and School Council 7.15pm
  • Tuesday 12th December – Whole School Orientation morning
  • Friday 15th December – Grade 6 trip to Gumbuya World
  • Friday 15th December – Leaps & Bounds Award Assembly at 9.15am
  • Tuesday 19th December – Grade 6 Graduation Evening
  • Wednesday 20th December – End of Term 4 – Students dismissed at 2.30pm
  • Wednesday 20th December – Final Assembly 9.15am

Emma Clark
Principal

Star of the week!

For their focus and dedication when exploring the wonderful world of Arthropods.

For her wonderful mini beast drawings! What a Star!

For settling so well into a new school environment and trying so hard with every learning task presented. A Super Star!

For Reading with excellent expression during Reader’s Theatre and for your inspiring creativity. You are a STAR!

For showing great understanding of your emotions and knowing what to do to help get your mind to focus. Legend!

For his dedication to his Book Club. It had been great to see Raphie participating in Book Club and sharing his understanding and opinions of the text.

For her outstanding effort and awesome improvement in our fractions unit. What a STAR!

For showing creativity and imagination in the classroom, thinking ‘outside the box’ particularly in our MIB sessions this week.

For your amazing poetry, you truly are a wonderful wizard with words!

For being a super star,  supportive friend and kind classmate!

For the respect and friendliness you showed to everyone on our excursion… from the instructors to the bus drivers, to each other. You represented the school beautifully and we are so proud of all of you!!

For working hard on EVERYTHING, always putting in her BEST effort!

For his amazing design for the cupcake holder. Great Work!

For her beautifully written poetry and enthusiasm during writing sessions.

For your amazing effort with your recount writing. What a Star!

For being such a kind hearted student who is thoughtful, considerate and encouraging to everyone.

For your all round attitude, effort and assistance in the H.P.V.  program – Top job!!

For always working hard and managing to fit dinosaurs into everything you do!

For her amazing mini beast knowledge! Well done Zoe.

For being such a conscientious student and such a kind and caring person.

For working hard on her Maths this week!

For all the amazing work she does! Well done Skye.

For her spectacular organisation and her ability to see the needs of people around her.

For outstanding growth in our fractions unit. Also for his concerted effort to improve in all subject areas, Well done Kristian, you are a STAR!

For being a great problem solver, persisting when in the ‘learning pit’ and explaining the process when a solution is reached.

For his clever use of poetic language and structure when writing poetry. Awesome!

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 Friday Meal Deal this week!

Mexican Fish finger burrito

With lettuce tomato, cheese,

 salsa & sour cream

$6.50

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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