Issue 5 - 01 April 2022

Important Dates

Coming Soon:

  • School Holidays - Saturday 9 May

  • ANZAC Day Public Holiday - Monday 25 April

  • First Day of Term 2 - Tuesday 26 April


Thank You and Farewell Louise Frawley

Next Thursday we say thank you and farewell to Louise Frawley who will be retiring after 42 years of teaching. Louise has worked as an executive teacher at Evatt Primary School for the past 10 years specialising in coaching our teachers to support their development of teaching literacy and working closely with many students across the school.

Throughout Louise's 42 years in education, she has worked at 9 schools across the ACT as well as delivered a range of professional development to teachers here and interstate. Her commitment to such a long and extraordinary career can be attributed to her passion for supporting students to learn and progress and also supporting teachers to build their capacity as educators.

Please join me in congratulating and thanking Louise for all that she has given Evatt Primary School and 42 years of service in education.

Book Week, 2014

Cross Country Carnival

Last Friday we were fortunate enough to hold our Cross Country Carnival here at Evatt Primary School. All of the students that participated ran or walked their hearts out and the house spirit and pride shone brightly throughout the day. A number of students from Evatt will go on to compete at the regional Cross Country Carnival next term. We certainly missed our parents and community cheering our students on but are already looking forward to this being back to some form of normality next year. A big thank you to Ben Sterland and the coordination team for a great event.

Harmony Day

It was lovely to see our students across the school participate in a range of learning activities to celebrate Harmony Day last week. It was also an opportunity to celebrate the many cultures of our families here at Evatt that provide so much to our community each and every day. Thank you to Sue Parker and Sarah Shaddock who coordinated our Harmony Day celebrations.

School Board

Congratulations to the following parents who will be joining the Evatt Primary School Board for 2022.

Warren Nielsen - P&C Parent Representative

Laura Gilbert - Parent Representative

Marike Jago - Parent Representative

These parents will join our community representative, Michelle Armstrong, teacher representatives Deb Bultitude and Peter Frankcom and our Business Manager Rebecca Swiridziuk on our School Board this year.

I look forward to working in partnership with these parents and teachers to progress our school improvement journey.

Anzac Ceremony

Next Friday our school leaders will host our annual ANZAC Ceremony here at Evatt Primary School. During this time our students will learn about and reflect on the sacrifices that have been made for our freedoms we enjoy everyday. ANZAC day this year falls on the first Monday of term 2.

Thank you in advance to our school leaders for leading this ceremony.

Quality Work

It's been a pleasure to have the following students share quality work with me this week

Alana Q - Wonderful narrative writing

Khalani P - Awesome Creative writing

Archer R - Superb Shape Art

Jason K - Outstanding writing

Patty D - Awesome counting

James M - Awesome counting



We held our AGM last night, thank you to those that attended. I’d like to acknowledge and thank the past committee members who have moved on and thank them for their tireless efforts over the years and to our new members who embraced their roles and made a significant contribution to our committee. Our aim is to work with the school to provide fundraising opportunities along with other services. Without our P&C volunteers we would not be able to enhance our children’s learning and social experience at Evatt School.

2022 Committee:

President: Dani Hogg

Vice President: Candace Safi

Treasurer: Ben Ahern

Secretary: Paula Parker

Scholastic co-ordinator: Jodi Lieschke

Vacant Roles:

Fundraising co-ordinator - key organiser of school fundraising activities. You will have P&C support.

Uniform shop co-ordinator - processing uniform orders and distributing them.

Public Officer - the contact between P&C and Office of Regulatory Services (ORS) a minor role (must be a resident of ACT).

Council Delegate - attends monthly meetings of the ACT Council of P&C Associations - minor role (usually virtual meetings).

If you would like more information on any of the vacant roles please reach out to us on

You are also welcome to become a general member, attend meetings and assist in different activities when you are available. We look forward to welcoming any new members.

We look forward to a year of more activities and engagement with the school community.


Departing P&C President

Canteen News

The Evatt canteen is open on Thursdays and Fridays for lunch orders only. These will be served at B1. Counter sales will not be available until further notice. We encourage people to order online. Online orders close at 8am.

Click the buttons below for the updated menu and online ordering instructions.

Uniform Shop

The Evatt Uniform shop now has some stock of the new-style uniform in most sizes on site. Old-style uniform shirts continue to be sold at a discounted price. Enquire for more info.

Please note that new-style jumpers are only available via pre-order and generally are not kept in stock.

If you would like to preorder for this, please order online at


Thank you to all Parents/Carers who have already paid for their Student Learning Resources and donated a Voluntary Contribution.

Your continued support is essential in providing learning supplies to classrooms. Some of the supplies we have already sourced include: workbooks, pencils, pens, textas, glue sticks, scissors, rubbers, sharpeners, rulers, scissors, tissues, handwriting books (selected year levels) + a large number of specific resources required for Art, Science, Technology, Mathematics, Sustainability and Literacy.

Payment information below for those wishing to make payments/ contributions.

Payment Information

Student Learning Resources payment information

The Student Learning Resources payment has been set at $70 per year.

  • 1 Student = $70

  • 2 Students = $140

  • 3 Students = $210

  • 4 Students = $280

Direct Debit payment:

Account Name: Evatt Primary School Management Account

BSB: 032777

Account number: 001244

Reference: <your child’s surname> <1510BP>

Voluntary Contributions payment information

As we did last year in consultation with our School Board, we are not going to put an expected dollar amount on the voluntary contributions. Previously the contribution was $120 for one child, $220 for two children or $290 for three or more children.

Direct Debit payment:

Account Name: Evatt Primary School Management Account

BSB: 032777

Account number: 001244

Reference: <your child’s surname> <1410>

Please note the reference code is not the same for Student Learning Resources and Voluntary Contributions.


Holiday Happenings - Autumn 2022

The next Holiday Happenings edition is now available online.

To see the programs, activities, and events happening these holidays, go to:

Abilities Unlimited Australia

AUA’s all abilities, inclusive, allied health (exercise physiologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists) and teacher informed programs aim to ensure that children and families are given the opportunities, skills, support and guidance that they need to meaningfully make active recreation and sporting opportunities of their everyday life.

Each person's abilities are embraced and nurtured to foster an environment where everyone can learn, grow, develop and shine.

Programs are

•Inclusive - all children of all abilities are meaningfully included and provided opportunities and support.

•Small group based to provide abilities for children to make friends and develop social networks and have community supports

•Family focussed (all family members are supported and encouraged to participate) building connection, health and wellbeing for all family members

•Instruction within groups is 1:1 ensuring that each child is met at their level and provide intensive support to develop skills, capacity and capability.

Whilst our programs are fee for service we also have a scholarship fund that people can apply for. We aim to ensure no child misses out.

Programs on offer this year include:

•Cyclabilities - Balance and Glide (beginners) and On the Pedals (intermediate) cycling program

•Shredabilities - Beginners and Intermediate skateboarding program

•Moveabilities - Early years fundamental movement program

•Moveabilites - Girls Move Preteen/teen movement, strength, conditioning and wellbeing program (led by female health professionals and teacher)

•Waterabilities (expressions of interest taken).

Program flyers and more information are included with this email.

Registrations can be made at

Pro Performance Cricket - Autumn Holiday Camps

The Team at Pro Performance Cricket are excited to announce our upcoming Holiday Cricket Camps. We offer intensive individual and group skill development for our players across all facets of the game. With an excellent coach to player ratio, and a focus on a positive and fun environment it’s a perfect opportunity for the kids to enhance and develop their games while having heaps of fun, making new friends and taking their game to a new level.

Pro Performance Holiday Cricket Camps booking link:

Basketball ACT - Holiday Development Camp

We are excited to share our upcoming Holiday Development Camps which will be run at Tuggeranong Basketball Stadium & Belconnen Basketball Stadium across the April School Holidays.

Girl Guides Gungahlin

ACT Office for Women: Return to Work Grants Program & Workshops

The ACT Women’s Return to Work (RTW) Grants Program supports women who have been out of the workforce for an extended period onto pathways to employment. Successful applicants can access a $1,000 grant which can be used for a range of activities and resources including:

  • education and training fees;

  • educational expenses like textbooks computers/software and transport to courses/study;


  • work-related expenses like clothing, uniforms and equipment, and childcare.

Click here to find out more about the Return to Work Grant and apply online!

Free Workshops for Women Returning to Work

Are you a mature aged woman seeking employment?

The Women 50+ - Reclaiming your Mojo workshop is for older women, with a focus on supporting women to recognise, and have confidence in, re-marketing their skills and recognising their transferable skills. The workshops will run once a week, over four weeks and will also include a post workshop catch up and one-on-one mentoring sessions as a follow up to the workshops. Starting February 2022.

Have you thought about starting your own business but don’t know where to start?

The Exploring Pathways and Relationships to Self-Employment workshops, will cover the knowledge and steps required to register and maintain a small business, as well as develop relationship and networking skills. These workshops will run once a week for three weeks. Starting early 2022.

To register for the workshops or if you have a question about the Return to Work Program, contact:

Phone: 6205 2885 (Women’s Return to Work Grants Coordinator)


Parentline ACT

Our service aims to enhance the development, health and emotional wellbeing of children by supporting parents and carers and connecting them with the network of services available to families in Canberra and surrounding areas.

Phone: (02) 6287 3833