EPS Newsletter

Term 2 Week 5 2024


FROM THE PRINCIPAL - TERM 2, WEEK 5, 2024

Mother’s Day last week

Thanks to all the incredible efforts of all last week to pull together what was a great Mother’s Day. Looking at the day overall, it felt very special and embraced all aspects of our community that make Eppalock wonderful. Thanks to the cooks and coffee makers, the special helpers and the staff who provided the variety of keepsakes that were created and sent home, it certainly would have made all the Mum’s feel incredibly special.

 

Working Bee

The working bee weather held out for just a few hours but enough to make an impact. We were very lucky while we had the kids helping as once they left, it turned a bit pear shaped. Regardless, in true Eppalock spirit, parents and students hung about to get some hard work done. Thanks again to everyone who was able to lend a hand.

 

No School This Friday

Just a reminder that this Friday is a Curriculum Day and there is no school for the students. There will not be an assembly on Thursday.

 

EppaLock It In

Are you a trivia nut? Do you have great general knowledge? Or do you fancy a catch up on the oval while having a bit of a laugh? On Saturday the 25th, we are having a bit of a community day here at school. We are going to be running trivia afternoon. There are no prizes or anything, just an opportunity to get the community together. It is running from 2-5 so if you are interested in coming along, that would be great. Please bring your own food, drinks, chairs or a rug and get ready for a fun afternoon. Please RSVP via the Facebook invitation from Parents Club.

 

2025 Prep Information Night- Monday the 20th

For any families that have student coming into Prep next year, we are running our Prep Information Night next Monday at 6PM here in the shared learning space. It would be great to come along and meet other new families on the night.

 

2025 Open Day- Thursday 23rd

We are running our Prep Open Morning Thursday the 23rd from 9AM- 10AM. On the morning, there will be a variety of activities happening across the classroom, led by our 5/6 students.

 

3-6 Urban Camp

The cost of the camp is being subsidised by the school to keep overall costs down and the cost per student is $250. We are requesting that the final payment of $50 be made by May 17th, by mySchoolConnect.

 

Covid, Colds and Flu

We are well and truly into that time of year when people are getting sick. We are experiencing an increase in reported Covid-19 cases throughout Victoria and our school community. Please keep your child home if they have any cold and flu like symptoms, even if your child is testing negative, they are required to stay at home until symptom free. If your child tests positive, please ensure they stay home for at least 5 days and they are no longer symptomatic. We appreciate your support as these steps will help us all stay well.



IMPORTANT DATES - TERM 2, WEEK 5, 2024

MAY

Friday 17th - Pupil Free day 

Monday 20th - Foundation Info Night 

Wednesday 22nd - MARC Van 

Thursday 23rd - Prep Open Day 

Friday 24th - Special Lunch Day - Italian 

Saturday 25th - EppaLock-It-In Trivia Day

JUNE

Wednesday 5th-7th 3-6 Urban Camp

Monday 10th - King's B'day Public Holiday  


Friday 28th - Last Day of Term 2


AWARDS - TERM 2, WEEK 5, 2024


P/1 - Raiden.H - For asking engaging and wonderful questions to his peers during share in the chair on Monday. 

2/3  - Ben.T -  For his achievements in reading assessments and contributions in intergrated studies learning about deforestation.


4/5/6 - Jaiden.N - For the confident way he has applied himself and shared his learning during inquiry and writing this week.  



SPORTS AWARDS 

Lexi.N - For doing well in cross country 

Audrey.J - For giving cross country a good go

Pearl.J - For doing well in athletics 
 






                       Watjarang  166


                                  Yuliwil   181   


                                               Bunjil  216  


Italian Pasta il Banchetto 24th May - Special Lunch Day

Special Lunch Day is on again!
 
Italian Pasta il Banchetto 
Friday 24th May 

Choose from an amazing selection of homemade pasta dishes.

For only $5 per person enjoy a bottomless bowl of pasta. 

Try something new as well as enjoying some of your favourites.

 

Please use My School Connect to order. Or click on this link

https://myschoolconnect.com.au/login

Orders must be  in by Tuesday 22nd May, sorry no late orders can be accepted.



EppaLock-It-In

A day of trivia, games, challenges and fun & laughter.
Saturday 25th May 2-5pm

BYO chairs/ blankets/ picnic rugs, drinks & food.

So gather friends and family and make a day of it.
Teams of up to 10 including kids (under primary age not counted in the 10).

Please RSVP using this link https://myschoolevent.com.au/event/eppalock-primary-school-eppalock-it-in/
or you can contact Alicia 0439 691 767 or email epsparentsclub@gmail.com

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

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/

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