ISSUE 15, 3 December 2021

Important Dates

Week 10:

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

  • Wednesday 8 December - Year 6 Graduation, Year 6 Dinner

Week 11:

  • Wednesday 15 December - P&C Funday



We are very excited to have received ‘Outstanding Partnership of the Year’ at the ACT Public Education Awards which was held last Friday. Evatt Primary won this award in partnership with Cyclabilities.

Evatt has been working with Cyclabilities over the past two years providing amazing opportunities for our students and the greater community.

A big congratulations to a number of Evatt staff who were also nominated for these awards.

These were;

  • Karen Owens – Primary Teacher of the Year

  • Georgia Davies – Education Support Person of the Year

  • Kellie Kingston - Primary Teacher of the Year

Evatt Primary School also shone brightly throughout the awards with strong links to award winners Joanne Stratton, Kelly Pulver and Rebecca Smith.

These nominations and award recipients are great recognition of the outstanding work that happens at Evatt each and everyday.

Well done and Congratulations.

New School Logo

We are excited to finally launch our new school logo!

Earlier this year we facilitated some community consultation on a potential Evatt logo refresh. We had great input from staff, students, and the community.

The logo still includes the famous Evatt Wedgetail-Eagle emblem as well as the symbol for a nest in the background to show our commitment to creating community partnerships and an inclusive school environment.

While we have launched the logo, the transition will be gradual and there is no need to replace existing uniforms. The school is currently investigating a more sustainable approach to getting the new look on older uniforms - stay tuned for more information on this.

New uniforms with the updated logo will be available early in 2022.

Classes and Teachers for 2022

Our teachers have been busily working on class groupings for 2022. Our team put a lot of time into this to set our students up well for the following year.

We will be sharing information to parents, carers and students in week 11 about class teachers for 2022. This will be done through SeeSaw.

Because of the current safety measures in schools we won't be doing a Move Up day this year.

2022 Student and Families leaving

If you are moving on from Evatt Primary School in 2022, could you kindly inform the school by sending an email to

Thank You Evatt Primary School Board

Finally a big thank you to the Evatt Primary School Board for their guidance, governance and support this year. We have progressed our school improvement agenda throughout this year and look forward to continuing this next year.

Thank you to our parent reps; Kimberly Ingram, Neill Taylor and Warren Neilson; our community rep Michelle Armstrong and our teacher reps Sarah Veitch and Deb Bultitude.

Thank you to Rebecca Swiridziuk and Jamal See for their outstanding support also during school board this year.


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


Our community partners Cyclabilities will be holding an open day/ Christmas party to celebrate international day of children with a disability.

Event Details:


Date: Saturday 4th December

Time:11:30am - 12:30pm

Place: Stromlo Forest Park Criterium Track

Activities include:

Scavenger hunt

Try a bike: E-bikes, Tandems, Recumbent cycles, Trikes, Dutch Cargo bike and more.

Cyclabilities bike skills obstacle course

Cyclabilities cycle and pedestrian safety maze

Bike Craft activities with Juan the Bike craft man

Shredabilities try skateboarding fun and games

Waterabilities Water fun obstacle course and games

Movabilities: Movement and mindfulness activities and games

Santa will be there from 11:30 -12:30 for sensory safe photos and a chat

Santa's village physical fun and games


$1000 worth of giveaways and prizes

To help with catering for the BBQ please let us know you are going via our Facebook event at:


Canteen Closed

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


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:


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)


Crowajingalong Scout Group: Christmas Tree Fundraiser

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





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