EPS Newsletter

Term 1 Week 6 2024


FROM THE PRINCIPAL - TERM 1, WEEK 6, 2024

Hobbies and Clubs

Again, big thanks to the families who have been able to come in and support out Hobbies and Clubs programs last week. The students are certainly loving the different activities that are being provided and enjoy getting to know different families.

Annual General Meeting

This Thursday at 6:30PM at school will be our Annual General Meeting. This is an open meeting, and all members of the community are invited to attend this portion of our meeting. We will present the school Annual Report, a reflective document outlining our successes and areas to develop based on 2023. If you are keen to pop along, please feel free to join us.

NAPLAN 2024

Our Grade Three and Five students will undertake NAPLAN next week, beginning on Wednesday the 13th. A communication to families with students in Grades Three to Six will be sent out shortly.

Teacher Communication

We would like to thank all families for their ongoing communication regarding children at EPS. Staff love hearing all the positive stories and information that students provide and even more so, enjoying sharing in their lives outside of EPS. This is a great strength of our community and teacher relationships, and it holds the school in great stead to support the student of EPS. We continue to encourage all students to be ‘responsible reporters’ and access teachers as their first port of call. Staff are the primary point of contact for our families as well so please feel free to contact your child’s classroom teacher to discuss or share anything that can help us better support your child’s wellbeing or social and academic interests.

Before School Duty- Duty of Care

As many families are aware, all teachers unlock their classroom doors at 8:45AM to allow students to drop their bags off and head outside however classroom teachers do not have a ‘Duty of Care’ until 9:00AM when classes begin. If students arrive prior to 8:45, we will ask and remind them to remain outside and not come into the school through the front door. We are reminding and requesting that all students (once bags are dropped off) remain outside on the yard where a yard duty teacher is on duty from 8:45AM. We love having families in our classrooms to help and if families would like to come and support the classroom reading time, we would love to have you in during learning time at 9:00AM.

AFL Tipping Competition

Last chance for footy tipping through AFL tipping!

 

Comp Code: 2DE7MVS3



IMPORTANT DATES - TERM 1, WEEK 6, 2024

 MARCH

Tuesday 5th - Uniform Orders Due MSC

Thursday 7th - School Council Meeting
 
Friday 8th - Special Lunch Day - Mexican Fiesta

Monday 11th - 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 

Thursday 18th - School Photo's

Thursday 25th - Anzac Day Public Holiday


AWARDS - TERM 1, WEEK 6, 2024



P/1 - Sarah.H - For her resilience in the morning with school dropoff 

2/3  - Kate.M - For displaying great resposibility and initiative in the yard by picking up rubbish and setting an excellent example for others

4/5/6 - Charlotte.V - For consistently displaying the school values



SPORTS AWARDS 

Axl.N - For being resilient in Hunter 

Ethan.N - For having a go at everthing 

Jett.D - For joining in even ehen he didn't have to 








                       Watjarang  47


                                  Yuliwil   70   


                                               Bunjil  78    


Easter Sunday BBQ 2024

Our most successful Easter BBQ to date!

We raised a whopping $7,200 for our school. 

Thanks to all the families that helped as well as the Rotarians that jumped in on the day.

A huge thanks to Kevin Reade & Rotary of Bendigo Sandhurst for the opportunity and organising the whole event.

At one point we had 3 generations of Dohertys cooking the BBQ (Sam, Simon and Mark).

As well as the young ones doing their bit.

It was a really fun day for all involved as we worked together as a team for a great cause.

Hope to see you there next year!


Sam and Max cooking the onions.



HOT CROSS BUN FUNDRAISER

*****ORDERS ARE DUE TODAY*****


It’s that time of year again! Hot Cross Bun Drive.

Again we are fortunate enough to be working with one of our Eppalock P.S families, Cazz & Robbie McLeod from Dough Si Dough Sourdough Bakery in Strathfieldsaye and Kyneton. The Dough Si Dough Bakery will bake & deliver all the buns fresh for collection at the school Thursday 28th March, just in time for Easter!

We have 5 amazing flavours to choose from including their famous Sourdough Traditional 4pk. Ask family and friends to order as well, by adding their order to your total. 

Orders must be placed & paid for via My School Connect by Monday 18th March. (TODAY) 

Delivery will be Thursday 28th March (last day of school early finish) 12:00pm - 2.00pm - Pick up from Old School Building


All outside orders can use this link and order with a credit card (fees apply).
                          Order Here

Families can order unsing their My School Connect account.
Make sure you have credit on your account or you can use a credit card (fees apply). 

  1. Login to My School Connect (use this link)
  2. Select My Fundraiser as you see here.

  1. Make your selections and add your child’s name.
  2. Go to your shopping trolley and finalise your payment.

Please call the school on 5439 6366 or Alicia Martin on 0439 691 767 if you need assistance.



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

Trivia at the Golden Vine Hotel Wednesday 13th March 2024

We are pleased to invite you to our first adult social event of the year - a casual trivia night at the Golden Vine Hotel Wednesday March 13th at 7.30pm.
Everyone is welcome whether you are great at trivia or not. Please do not be discouraged if you are not a fan of trivia, you are more than welcome to just sit, watch and chat. The evening is intended to be an opportunity to relax and socialise kid free.

Those that are keen to have meal before trivia please let us know and we will meet at 6.30pm.

RSVP to epsparentsclub@gmail.com or respond to the Eppalock Parents Info Share 2024 Facebook Invitation. 


Mexican Fiesta Friday 8th March

Orders are now closed for the Mexican Fiesta this Friday. We have tallied the orders and are now requesting volunteers and donations of food.

We are trialling a new feature of My School Connect. You will receive an email asking for your help. Please fill out the times you are able to help and/or any food items you can donate.

Don't click the link (we are working on this!) instead log into your My School Connect account and select My School Volunteer 


You will see the Mexican Fiesta Event and can click on View & Sign Up.

Please talk to Jen or Alicia if you have any issues or email us at epsparentsclub@gmail.com

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/

Support our local businesses

Locally owned businesses are owned by your friends and neighbours who live in this community. Local businesses generally
  • make more local purchases
  • are more invested in our community’s future
  • create jobs in your town
  • donate more per sales dollar to local nonprofits, events, and teams
       


If you would like to have your business displayed here or would like to update your business details, please call or email the school


Scholastic BOOK CLUB

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