EPS Newsletter

Term 1 Week 9 2024


Base Equipment Wanted

Hey families,

I am sure you know how important The Base is for our children at EPS and recognise how lucky we are to have this space at school.  It is a really important space for our students and provides so much great learning.  Types of learning include:

Cognitive: problem solving, imagination & creativity. 

Social & emotional: independence, communication, self-expression, negotiation, conflict resolution & the development of resilience in a safe and supported way. 

Physical:  balance, coordination, flexibility, accuracy & calculating risk.

Now that summer is over and the threat of snakes has reduced with the cooler weather, we want to give the base a new look and inspire new play ideas through re-invigorating the area with some loose parts play options.  We are looking for donations of things that you might have lying around home or are able to acquire.  There is a list below – but it is not exhaustive – of things we are looking for.  We are also trying to source another large tree log for the space from a development area (but if anyone is able to also supply this, we would love that too!).

I have included some pictures for inspiration – so feel free to get creative with your collection of bits.

Thanks so much for your support with this

Lydia

Loose parts play list – happy for other suggestions

PVC pipe and fittings

Bigger sticks cut to 2m lengths

Logs – cut into 30cm ‘seats’ or ‘steps’

Logs cut into slivers or plates 5cm thick

Good condition pallets

Broken down pallet parts (no nails or screws) or planks of wood

Milk crates

Rope

 


 



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.



2024 Junior Football




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


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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

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/

Scholastic BOOK CLUB

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


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