EPS Newsletter

Term 1 Week 3 2024


FROM THE PRINCIPAL - TERM 1, WEEK 3, 2024

School Captains 2024

 A big congratulations to Frankie and Jordin! We all can agree, they both did an impeccable job leading their first assembly. We look forward to seeing Frankie and Jordin lead our school in 2024, well done!

 

Community Night

It was great to catch up with staff and community about Friday night’s Crazy Bingo. It sounded as if it were a great, fun-filled night with some very random prizes awarded. Thanks to all the families who came along, we hope everyone left the night with a smile on their face.

Start Up Interviews

We are having our start up interviews on Wednesday, February 14th. Interviews can be booked via the uEducateus platform. We are running interviews from 12PM-6PM on the Wednesday so please ensure that you book a spot to have a chat with your child’s classroom teacher.

 

School Council Positions

This year, there are six positions to be nominated on our wonderful School Council. There are four parent positions as well as two community positions. We would encourage family members who are interested to self-nominate when the forms are posted. Each member brings their own valuable life skills and knowledge to the role. However, councillors may need to develop skills and acquire knowledge in areas that are unfamiliar to them. It is important to have an interest in your child’s school and the desire to work in partnership with others to help shape the school’s future. Below is the approved timeline for School Council positions:

  • Monday 12th February 2024 - Notice of election and call for nominations
  • Monday 19th February 2024 - Closing date for nominations
  • Monday 26thth February 2024 - The date by which the list of candidates and nominators will be posted
  • Tuesday 27th February 2024 - The date by which ballot papers will be prepared and distributed (if needed)
  • 3:30 PM- Monday 4th March 2024 - Close of ballot
  • Tuesday 5th March 2024 – Vote Count & Declaration of poll
  • Thursday 7th March 2024 – AGM & First council meeting to elect office bearers (the Principal will preside)

If you are at all interested, please contact Andrew. Nomination forms can be found at the front office with Nikki.

 

3-6 Urban Camp

The camp will be from Wednesday, June 5th to Friday, June 7th. A uEducateUs permission note has been created, if your child is intending on going, please give permission as soon as possible. We are requesting $100 initial payment be made between today and Friday the 16th of February 2024 via the MySchoolConnect app. We are working through the itinerary with the students, seeking their input into activities at the moment and we hope to have this finalised shortly. However, we can pass on that we will be taking the train down on Wednesday, June 5th, departing at 7:49AM. We will be getting back to Bendigo Station on Friday the 7th at 3:57PM.

 

 

Hats and Drink Bottles

It was great to see almost all students arriving to school with a broad brimmed, Eppalock Primary School hat to wear outdoors. Please ensure that your child’s hat is clearly named in case it does get misplaced. The warm weather is well and truly sticking around so please make sure that your child/ren come to school with a clearly named drink bottle that is filled with water.

 

 

Out of School Hours Care- OSHC Adventures

We are very fortunate to have received a grant to run OHSC program out of the old school building. Our wonderful OSHC teacher, Nadine, does a brilliant job with our after-school care program. We are encouraging all families to jump online and sign up, regardless of if you are planning on using it, just in case your child needs after school care. While the process does not take too long, it would ensure that if anything does pop up, your child can be place in after school care.

Please note that classroom teachers have duty of care until 3:30PM on school days and can not provide supervision for students after this time.

 

MARC Van

Sue is back and excited for 2024 and will be at EPS this Wednesday 

Welcome back to another year full of wonderful books!

There will be lots of exciting things happening this year, the first is that we have a NEW van! It should look just like the last one, and as I am typing this Chris Kennett’s amazing art is being organised to be put on. Can’t wait to get it all on the road!

I would like each student to return the INmag consent form that will be sent home in coming weeks. This fabulous magazine has been created by 2 local teachers and is packed full of content created by kids. By giving permission to submit work I will be able to upload activities we do throughout the year, which then might be included in future publications. Below is the link to the magazine’s website if you would like to look into it further.

                                                         https://www.theinmag.com.au/

                                                                                      

What better way to start the year than celebrating our libraries! We will be talking about why we love our MARC (and school) libraries in class. Share a book on February 14th with someone you love.

 

 Mrs G ?

 

 



IMPORTANT DATES - TERM 1, WEEK 3, 2024

FEBRUARY 

Friday 9th - Community Night - Crazy Bingo 

Monday 12th - Parent Community Meeting 8pm Old School Building

Wednesday 14th - MARC Van 
                            - Start Up Interviews 

Thursday 15th - School Council Meeting 

Wednesday 28th - MARC Van

Thursday 29th - Discovery Centre Incursion 

MARCH

Wednesday 6th - Special Lunch Day - Taco's

Thursday 7th - School Council Meeting 

Monday 11 - Labour Day Public Holiday

Wednesday 13th - MARC Van 
                            - PC Trivia Night 

Wednesday 27th - MARC Van 

Thursday 28th - Last Day Term 1 - 1.30pm Finish 
                                                    Casual Clothes Day 

Friday 29th - Good Friday Public Holiday  

APRIL 

Monday 15th - First day Term 2 


AWARDS - TERM 1, WEEK 3, 2024


P/1 - Hudson.R - For his brilliant start to Prep 

2/3  - Roma.R - For settling in well and being a concientious student 

4/5/6 - Leisel.H - For setting a great example in the classroom



SPORTS AWARDS 

Ryan.B - For his honesty in capture flat 

Chloe.M - For doing well in PE

Sarah.H - For leading a game at playtime 








                       Watjarang  19


                                  Yuliwil   17   


                                               Bunjil  26     


Parent Club Update Term 1 2024

Welcome to Parent Club 2024!

A very exclusive club, but guess what? You get automatic membership because you are a parent/carer at Eppalock Primary School! The role of Parents’ Club is to support EPS build and maintain a strong and healthy environment for our kids to grow and develop a strong sense of self, belonging and environment.


Upcoming activities include:

Rotary BBQ at the Easter Parade - Sunday 31st March




Please get involved, conact Alicia on 0439 691 767, aliciamaymartin@gmail.com or Jen Toose

Working With Children Check

The Working with Children Check is a screening process for assessing or re-assessing people who work with or care for children in Victoria. 

At Eppalock PS we require any volunteers to have a current WWCC.

These checks are free for Volunteers. 
PLEASE CHECK TO SEE IF YOUR WWCC IS CURRENT AND THAT WE HAVE A COPY OF IT HERE AT THE SCHOOL.  I HAVE JUST UPDATED OUR FILES AND WE HAVE A LOT THAT ARE NO LONGER CURRENT GOING BY OUR RECORDS.

Please remember that you cannot help out with any school activities unless you have a current WWCC

Please follow this link to apply for a WWCC

https://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/

OSHC ADVENTURES - After School Care Provider

OSHC ADVENTURES is now at Eppalock PS 

Contacts
O410 734 733 - Kerrie
Admin@oshcadventures.com.au
www.oshcadventures.com.au

At OSHC Adventures we pride ourselves on

providing children with fun, play-based learning
experiences that meet all your child's
interests and needs.

You can be confident that your child is in
safe hands with our experienced and
passionate educators.

Our operating hours
After School Care- 3:15 - 6:00


Monthly Newsletter



Parent Information book
https://www.eppalockps.vic.edu.au/uploaded_files/media/1eps_family_handbook_oshc_adventures.pdf


How to enrol your child into after school care 
https://www.eppalockps.vic.edu.au/uploaded_files/media/2parent_week__parent_pack.pdf


Flyer
https://www.eppalockps.vic.edu.au/uploaded_files/media/3eppalock_ps_oshc_adventures.pdf


Family Handbook
https://www.eppalockps.vic.edu.au/uploaded_files/media/family_handbook_oshc_adventures__eppalock.docx



Eppalock Brochure
https://www.eppalockps.vic.edu.au/uploaded_files/media/eppalock_ps_oshc_brochure.pdf

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