ISSUE 9, 2021
Monday Week 9 (14 June) - Queen's Birthday Public Holiday
Thursday Week 9 (17 June) - School Disco
Monday Week 10 (21 June) - School Photos
Additional date Wednesday 23 for Preschool group
Notes coming soon
Friday Week 7 (27 August) - P&C Trivia Night
(More details to come)
EXECUTIVE NEWS WITH LOUISE
Minister’s Student Congress
On 28 May our school leaders, Ingrid and Hamish, attended the Minister’s Student Congress, where student leaders met to discuss what respect looks like at their school.
The Minister for Education and Youth Affairs, Yvette Berry, took the opportunity to speak with students about their exploration of the Congress theme Creating Respectful School Environments.
Students were able to chat to Minister Berry and representatives from the Directorate about their ideas for making change in the school system. Read their student report below.
Reconciliation Week Community Breakfast
Reports and Interviews
Voluntary Contributions and Book Packs
Belconnen Cross Country
Sullivan Shield Rugby League
Another opportunity for students to show their sportsmanship, persistence and resilience was seen at the North Canberra rugby league competition. On Tuesday the 1st of June, James and Mr. Foy took the Year 5/6’s to participate in the Sullivan’s Shield in Nicholls.
The Evatt Eagles soared against various schools from across Canberra and enjoyed the day on a whole. It was great to see a mix of boys and girls engage in a non-competitive arena to show off their rugby league skills. Both James and Aaron enjoyed an excellent day and are proud of the effort displayed by our fantastic Evatt students.
We look forward to the Evatt Eagles participating in this event again next year!
Rug up for the weekend and enjoy family time.
P- 2 Executive Teacher.
EDUCATION DIRECTORATE IMMERSION VISIT
Last Wednesday the Belconnen Network Director of School Improvement, Kris Willis, along with personnel from the Education Support Office attended Evatt Primary School for an Immersion Visit.
This visit focused on how we as teachers are continuing to collaborate with each other as we continue to learn and improve our capacity to guide and facilitate student learning. In addition to this, they spent some time in every classroom across the school talking to students about their learning.
Some of the feedback from the visit included;
● The visiting group observed students from K-6. All students observed were actively engaged in quality learning tasks.
● The 5 senior school students who were interviewed could articulate what they were learning about and the purpose for this learning.
● The 8 students who were interviewed from years 2-6 articulated that they speak to their teacher or a peer if they would like help with their learning.
● The school has invested in providing new conferencing tables in all classrooms to support teachers to confer and work with individuals and small groups of students.
● All teachers were engaging in positive interactions with students and colleagues.
● Teachers take pride in establishing inviting learning environments.
● The school has been establishing a positive culture of learning: students in class learning, teachers feeling safe and supported. The school has made incredible gains in this area which was made evident throughout the walk through.
STUDENT REPORT OF CHIEF MINISTER'S STUDENT CONGRESS
On Friday, we went to Canberra College and participated in this semester's Student Minister Congress meeting. Our topic of the day was respect, and we did several activities about what we think is respect. One of our activities was getting images and discussing our thoughts on how the images could represent respect such as Uluru, classroom situations and environmental scenarios. This helped us see that respect comes in many forms and people will see it differently.
We sat at a table with another school and discussed our ideas on what respect is, which made us feel like we had a voice in what was happening. One of the biggest things that stood out was how many schools and students there were, from some of the littlest of ages to some of the oldest. After our delicious lunch, Minister Berry came and talked with us and gave a speech about her views on respect and how much she values the students present at the congress.
Overall, it was a really fun experience and helped us see the different ways of respect.
Ingrid and Hamish.
The School P&C will be holding a disco on Thursday 17 June (Week 9). Theme is "movies"- dress as your favourite movie character!
More details to come!
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.
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”.