EPS Newsletter

Term 4 Week 3 2023


FROM THE PRINCIPAL - TERM 4 WEEK 3 2023

2024 Staffing- Update

Gina Sandwith has taken on another position and her final day at Eppalock Primary School will be on Friday, November 17th. We would like to thank and acknowledge the role the Gina has played in the Prep-Two classroom this year and congratulate her on taking on a new position for the Victorian Department of Transportation. In terms of the classroom teacher role, Lydia and Anne Hartney will step into the role of Prep-Two classroom teacher in a shared capacity for the final four and a half weeks. We are very excited that the classroom teacher role is being filled by two very experienced and known teachers here at EPS.

 

P/1/2 Stayback

On Monday October 30th, we will be having our P/1/2 Stay back evening. We are still working through the details of the night however wanted to announce that all Preps are encouraged to stay until dinner time, and we are inviting both the Grade One and Grade Two students for a sleep over on the night. Both Gina and Chris will be sleeping the night with the students. Once we meet again as a whole staff, more information will be provided.

 

After School Road Safety

At assembly on Friday, we spoke with the students about road safety. If your child is being picked up in the drive through area, they are required to wait for a staff member to leave the school grounds. They must only exit the gate once the car they are getting into is at the front of the line. Students are not allowed to jump the fence or run up the drive through zone.

 

When dropping off and picking students up from the other gates, students are not allowed to walk across the road without a family member. As this is not a supervised crossing, students must always cross with an adult. We thank families in advance for their support regarding this issue.

 

Referendum Sausage Sizzle and Cake Stall

Again, a big thanks to our wonderful parents, families and community members who were able to help out for the Referendum Voting day. Whether it was flipping the snags, working the cash register or cooking a slice or cake, these fundraising days play a gigantic role in our school’s ability to provide the resources and experiences for the students of EPS so a very big thank you.

 

Swimming at Gurri Wanyarra

From October 23rd to the 27th, we are travelling to Kangaroo Flat to participate in swimming lessons. In Term One, the cost of the program was subsidised through Department of Education funding however as we have used this funding, it will not be covered by the Department of Education. Rather, Eppalock Primary School will help subsidise the cost of the swimming program to keep the overall cost of the program as low as possible. Information regarding the program was sent out via uEducateUs last week. As per usual, all payments must be made through the My School Connect interface.

 

After School Care

Our new after school care providers, OSHC Adventures, have opened their doors for after school care. We encourage all families to enrol their children into the program as this process can take a bit of time. Enrolments can be completed online at:

https://oshcadventures.com.au/

 

General Reminders

  • Please ensure longer hair is tied back each day when coming to school.
  • Please ensure that medical plans, asthma puffers and any special dietary restrictions that students might have should be documented and communicated with school. 
  • There will be no pie warmer this term.
  • Any changes to regular pick up routines are best communicated via phone and speaking directly to a staff member so that it can be recorded in the after school pick up folder. We cannot always guarantee an email will be seen in time during the day.
  • Hats are required for Term 4. Please ensure your child has the Eppalock PS broad brimmed hat ready to go.

 



IMPORTANT DATES - TERM 4 WEEK 3 2023

OCTOBER

Wednesday 18th - MARC

Friday 20th - Strathfieldsaye Fair

Tuesday 24th - Mango Orders Due 

Monday 23rd to Friday 27th - Swimming program 10-11am

Monday 30th - Prep/1/2 Stayback


NOVEMBER

Wednesday 1st - Bendigo Cup Public Holiday 

Thursday 2nd - Special Lunch Day 

Wednesday 15th - MARC Van 

Wednesday 29th - Foundation Orientation Day 10-11am 

Wednesday 29th - MARC Van 


DECEMBER

Friday 1st - Student Free Day 

Wednesday 6th - Foundation Oreintation Day 10-11.30am

Thursday 7th - Special Lunch Day 

Friday 8th - Community Night

Tuesday 12th - Statewide Transition Day
9-11.30am

Wednesday 13th - MARC Van 

Wednesday 20th - Last Day Term 4 - 1.30pm finish & casual clothes day 



AWARDS - TERM 4 WEEK 3 2023



P/1 - Lily.V - Fantastic effort Lily for knowing 294 sight words.

Owen.M - For being a kind and resposible class member who always tries his best.


2/3  -  Jaiden.N - He has shown great resilience in returning to school in Term 4 and not being discouraged by challenges. 

4/5/6 -  Emily.D - She had demontrated responsibility through engaging in class discussion with enthusiasm and showing great leadership. 

          




SPORTS AWARDS 






Watjarang  481
 
  Yuliwil      467


  Bunjil       528


October Community Events

We have finished all 3 October Community events with a total of just over $2000 raised. This is an awesome result!



 

 

Thankyou to everyone who supplied cakes/2nd hand items and those that helped out on the stalls and a big thankyou to Alicia for organising these days.  A lot of work goes in to the organisation of these events and the all ran very smoothly on the days, Thanks again Alicia, Kel & Amy.

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/

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