ISSUE 14, 19 November 2021

Important Dates

Week 9:

  • Wednesday 1 December - Kindergarten Information Session (3.15pm-4.00pm)

Week 10:

  • All week 6-10 December - Preschool Stay & Play Sessions

EXECUTIVE NEWS

P&C Trivia Night


A big Evatt well done and thank you to our P&C for running a fantastic Trivia Night last Friday night. The event was a sell out with a large number of our parents and community members attending. As we know, these events don't go ahead without a huge amount of planning and preparation behind the scenes.


A big thank you to;

  • Adam McEvoy - for being a stellar master of ceremonies and ensuring maximum funds were raised for the school during the night.

  • Kylie McEvoy and Emily Hitchins - for ensuring all team's scorecards were adjudicated fairly and answers were only purchased for a premium price.

  • Candace Safi and members of the P&C - for a huge amount of work planning, organising, and gaining very generous donations from the community to support the night. The night ran so smoothly and maximum enjoyment was experienced by all.

  • Tracy Hitchins - for working hard to ensure the night could go ahead during this very challenging time. A big additional shout out to Tracy who has been part of the Evatt P&C for the past 19 years and the Trivia Night was Tracy's last event of so many from over the years. Thank you Tracy.

  • The Evatt Primary School Community - for making the effort to come along and have a fun night. It was just what we needed after a challenging year. A special mention to the Pink Ladies and T-Birds who added to the colour of the night. We sure hope you make an appearance again next year!

Remembrance Day


Last Friday everyone at Evatt Primary stopped at 11am to remember the sacrifices made by service people over the years. Well done to school leaders Ingrid Laursen and William Ramsay for astutely sharing a range of readings to our students across the school via the loud speaker. We look forward to again being able to bring the school community together to remember and celebrate these types of events in 2022.

2022 Parent Requests


Our wonderful Evatt teachers are busily starting to prepare class groupings for 2022. If you would like to share something to be considered in relation to your child and their placement in a class, could you please send this to michael.hatswell@ed.act.edu.au

Thank You Evatt Community


Again I just wanted to share another big thank you to you, our Evatt community for continuing to support us with the adjustments we have in place to increase the safety of our students at this time. Even with COVID-19 restrictions easing in the community, schools are still taking a safety first approach in particular with our cohorting, mask wearing and high frequency cleaning.

Should you have any feedback in relation to our management of these please share this to michael.hatswell@ed.act.edu.au

COMMUNITY CONSULATION

The Evatt all abilities bike precinct

Evatt Primary School is currently in the process of working with our community partner, cyclabilities to explore the idea of establishing the Evatt All Abilities Bike Precinct through a potential joint grant funding application.


The project will transform a large relatively unused open area into a key recreation asset for the local community. The project will link the school to the community and provide a range of new biking facilities with the aim to create a fun, safe and inclusive venue for riders of all skill levels and all abilities to engage in bike riding.


The bike precinct design connects the Evatt school community hub through an ‘open the gates’ initiative with the local community providing inclusive, safe and structured avenues for skill progression, from beginners through to advanced riders. The precinct is designed and tailored to maximise inclusive recreational cycling opportunities and to boost physical and social participation across all levels of ability. Please note that paths or resources built within the school fence line would not be accessible during school hours.


Original concepts and ideas include:

  • Modular skills track within the school grounds. This is designed for all wheels including bikes, skateboards, scooters or even roller skates! (blue)

  • Dirt pump track outside of the school fence line (pink)

  • Adaptive skills trail outside of the school fence line (yellow)

  • Early skills path within the school fence line (green)

Early concept map

We would love to hear your feedback on this concept and ideas.


Click here to fill out a short feedback survey!

Example of modular pump skills track

Example of pump skills track

Example of adaptive bike skills trail

Example of learn to ride path

P&C NEWS

Canteen Closed


The canteen will be closed in Term 4. We look forward to re opening when possible!

2022 SCHOOL YEAR

NSW Transport

2022 school travel applications now open

Applications for student travel in 2022 opened on Tuesday 12 October 2021.

Students who need a travel pass for 2022 can apply now.

2022 Enrolments

2022 enrolments are now open. Find more information on the Education Directorate website:

https://www.education.act.gov.au/public-school-life/enrolling-in-a-public-school

COMMUNITY NOTICES

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;

or

  • 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)

Email: RTW@act.gov.au

Crowajingalong Scout Group: Christmas Tree Fundraiser

International Day of People with Disability: Student art competition

Individual students are encouraged to submit a creative drawing, artwork or poster for International Day of People with Disability that incorporates the theme ‘Grow Inclusion’.

A high-resolution photograph, scan or electronic copy of the original artwork must be submitted and attached to the online entry form (hard copies of original artworks will not be accepted).

The student competition will be judged across three categories – junior (year K-3), middle (years 4-6) and senior (years 7-12). The winner of each category will receive a $250 gift voucher.

Please refer to the competition Terms and Conditions – Student category for further details.

Submit your entry to the Grow Inclusion Schools Competition by completing the fields below. Please note that entrants under the age of 18 must get their parent or guardian to complete the Consent section at the bottom of the form.


See more here: https://www.idpwd.com.au/growinclusion/

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

Email: parentline@parentlineact.org.au

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