ISSUE 8, 2021

Important Dates

Term 2:

  • Friday Week 6 (28 May) - Christian Education in Schools

  • Monday Week 7 (31 May) - Reconciliation Day Public Holiday

  • Friday Week 7 (04 June) - Japanese Day

  • Monday Week 9 (14 June) - Queen's Birthday Public Holiday

  • Thursday Week 9 (17 June) - School Disco

Term 3:

  • Friday Week 7 (27 August) - P&C Trivia Night
    (More details to come)

Parent/Carer Action:

Whole School:


Cohort Specific Actions:

  • Preschool: Fill out 2022 Kindergarten Intentions Google Form (On Seesaw)

EXECUTIVE NEWS WITH JAMAL

Hi Evatt families,

As always at Evatt, we’ve had a massive few weeks at Evatt. Read below to find out about some of the happenings across the school.

The Nest


The Nest Café & Community hub has been action packed few weeks. This space has been collaboratively established in partnership with the P&C and supported by the ACT Education Supporting Parent Engagement Grants. The Nest includes a fully functioning café, quality literature, our school uniform store and much more.


We’ve already hosted two interactive workshops for families focusing on strategies to support their child's reading development, a workshop focusing on resources, interventions and community activities available to support your child, and the first of our weekly Giggle & Wiggle mornings hosted by Libraries ACT.


The Nest Café is open every day from 8:40am - 9:00am for parents/carers and students to engage in shared reading before school.

5000 Feather Party


Today we celebrated reaching 5000 feathers as a school (8000 in total this year) with our 5000 feather party. From Break 2, we had a dance party happening on the multi, movies in the library, an icy-pole station, and a variety of active games and activities across the playground. Our student school improvement team made a last-minute decision today to make the day a mufti day, so students were able to wear casual clothes to school. Students and staff had a fantastic time celebrating all our hard work this year being safe, respectful learners.


Stay tuned for our next goal and celebration!


Giggle & Wiggle


As mentioned above, we're excited to continue our Giggle & Wiggle partnership with Libraries ACT which kicked off yesterday.


Giggle & Wiggle is an enormously popular program for babies and toddlers, 0-2 years of age, and their parents or carers. At Giggle & Wiggle, we sing songs, dance, and share rhymes and aim to boost your child’s language development – all while having a great time!


Running every Thursday for the remainder of Term 2 (Week 5 - 10) starting at 9:10am. Giggle & Wiggle is open to all Evatt Primary School families. While the program targets 0-2 years of age, older non-school age children and their parents and carers are welcome to attend.


Registrations essential. To book your place, please fill out the form at https://bit.ly/giggleatevatt


Please note that parents/carers are required to stay for the duration of the program and are responsible for the duty of care of their child/ren.

Reconciliation Week Breakfast


National Reconciliation Week begins next Thursday, May 27.


National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.


The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.


On Friday, 28 May, Evatt Primary School will be hosting a reconciliation week community breakfast and assembly. As part of this, we will be cooking up pikelets with indigenous Australian ingredients and have peppermint tea made with local ingredients available. The breakfast will start at 8:15am in the barnyard. The Nest Cafe will also be open for families to access during this time.


Student School Improvement Team

All our teachers are part of one of four school improvement teams that implement key actions to create a positive learning culture with effective teaching and learning.

These teams are:

  • Literacy

  • Numeracy

  • Sustainability & Future Skills

  • Every Day @ Evatt

To align with this model, this week we held the first sitting of our Student School Improvement Team (Replacing the Student Representative Council). This was facilitated by Mrs Toohey. We look forward to having student voices make change in the community. We have already had input from the SSIT with the decision to have a uniform-free day today! Stay tuned for more updates

Members of the SSIT:

Kindy: Alice Pados & Lewis Williams

1CP: Zachary Watt & Cali Salinas Lalonde

SGPNY: Thomas Smith

1BT: Callie Ahern & Eden Peffer

2CC: Josh Sullivan & Winnie Toohey

2AC: Skylah Smith & Liam Kerr

SGPPS: Simon Jones

3KO: Nathaniel Anderson & Willow Butler

3TW: Alana Quarmby & Taj Toohey

4JM: Tegan Fluit & Alana Ramsay

4JA: Lily Ramsay & Ashton Lee-Archer

5/6BW: Tyler Higgins & Emma Wales

5/6 SW: Riley Safi & Morgan Purss

5/6 AF: Logan O'Sullivan & Jim Wilson

SGPGC: Danielle Phoenix

By for now,

Mr See

SCHOOL DISCO

The School P&C will be holding a disco on Thursday 17 June (Week 9). Theme is "movies"- dress as your favourite movie character!


Sessions:

Junior school (PS-2) 5:30 – 6:30pm

Senior school (3-6) 6:45-8pm

More details to come!

RECONCILIATION DAY

The ACT Reconciliation Day public holiday event will be held on Monday 31 May 2021 at the National Arboretum from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Enjoy a range of free and family-friendly activities including craft activities, guided walks, a yarning circle, a free BBQ and much more.

Reconciliation Day is part of National Reconciliation Week and is a time for all Canberrans to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. The theme for this year’s Reconciliation Week is More than a word. Reconciliation takes action. For more information, visit Reconciliation Day | Events ACT.


COMMUNITY CONSULTATION

Evatt Primary School engages in community consultation before undertaking any major changes. Below are current opportunities to provide your thoughts on key changes suggested at Evatt Primary School.

There are currently no community consultation surveys available.

UNIFORM SALE

Older style long sleeve uniforms on sale - Limited Stock

Thank you to all who have snapped up shirts already! We have sold out of several sizes. Orders are coming online and in person and we appreciate your understanding when stock is not available.

Remaining stock as of Friday:

Size 4: Stock remaining
Size 6: Stock remaining
Size 8-12: SOLD OUT
Size 14: Stock remaining
Size 16: Stock remaining

Thanks,

P&C Uniform store.

School Uniform SALE.pdf

Click the "Pop Out" icon at the top right of the document to open and download the form.

ENROLMENT INFORMATION

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

Op Shop Sale

Another Chance op shop is hosting a Winter sale with 50% off all clothing from Tuesday 1 June – Wednesday 30 June.

Open weekdays 10am – 4:30pm, and Sat 10am-1pm you’ll find Another Chance at Scullin shops, Ross Smith Crescent.

The shop is a project of Mosaic Baptist church; “in the community, for the community”.

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