Eden Hills Primary School
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78 Wilpena Street
Eden Hills SA 5050
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Email: dl.0124.info@schools.sa.edu.au
Phone: +61882782243
Fax: 08 8278 2236

22 August 2019

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School Closure

Reminder that the School Closure is Monday 2nd September
Please contact Dianne to book a place in OSHC 0401121190

Helping Hands Disco

Thursday 5 September in the SAC

Junior Disco (R-2) 6.00pm – 7.15pm Theme: Pyjamas (includes chips & drink)

Upper Primary (3-7) 7.30pm – 9.00pm Theme: 1980s (includes popcorn & drink)
Cost $5 – On sale Wed & Fri before and after school in front of the office
and on the night at the door.

No School Lunch Orders

NO School Lunch Orders on Friday 30th August.

Blackwood High School is closed!


The sun protection policy must be in effect for school terms 1, 3 and 4 and whenever UV radiation levels reach 3 or above. All children are required to wear hats that protect their face, neck and ears, i.e. bucket, legionnaire or broad brimmed. Baseball or peak caps are NOT considered a suitable alternative.

We sell bucket hats in the office for $8. The broad brimmed and legionnaire hats can be purchased form department stores or specialist uniform shops.

School Uniform

Winter is really taking a toll on all of us and we are noticing more students not wearing school uniform especially jumpers; sporting jumpers are not school uniform. Below are samples of our school uniform tops which you can purchase online on QKR or from the office. The pants are navy blue shorts, skort or long pants which can be purchased at any department store.

Mobile Dentist

On 12 & 13 September the Dental for Schools mobile dental services are conducting dental visits at Eden Hills Primary School. The children have already received information with details of this service. If you didn’t get your copy you can down load the flyer on the school website or the Schoolzine App via the ‘Correspondence Sent Home’ tab.

Student Sickness And Medication in Schools

Student Sickness

We have a number of sick children at the moment and the best thing to help with recovery and to stop the spread of contagious illnesses is to keep them home.

Medication In Schools

A reminder from the Education Department that all medication that you ask to be administered at school needs to be supported by a ‘Medication Agreement Form’ completed by a doctor. This is not only for prescribed medications like antibiotics but also over the counter medications like Panadol and Antihistamines.

Remember if the dosage is three times a day you could give it to your child in the morning before school, after school and before going to bed. This eliminates bringing the medication to school.

You can get a copy of the Department for Education ‘Medication Agreement Form’ & ‘Medication in Education and Care Services Information for Families’ brochure by clicking the link below or alternatively by looking on our web site under the ‘Parent Information’ tab and then scrolling down to ‘Student Medication’.

Festival Of Music News

Term 3 brings the exciting culmination of the year’s efforts. Our first massed rehearsal at Magic Millions was on Tuesday. Our dedicated choir, comprising 31 students in years 5, 6 and 7, joined all the other schools who will sing at our concert on Wednesday 11 September. The student orchestra, troupe, soloists and hosts for our concert combined to see results of many hours of devoted practice since February.

The Eden Hills PS choir is singing in the first concert of the series of 12, which is typically attended by dignitaries such as various politicians, Department officials - and the composers!

In addition to this, I would like to highlight some other success stories from our school. Matty is a troupe member again this year, and will perform in four of the concerts, including ours, so make sure you watch out for him amongst the dancers and actors! Dhruv and Miles have been selected to host Concert 2 on the following evening, which is sensational. Our choir has seen a preview of some work-in-progress, and we wish them lots of luck and fun as they continue to develop their script. Alexie is going to perform in a Foyer Concert on Friday 20 September. She will enthral audiences for 30 minutes with her sensational Irish Dancing. These foyer concerts provide entertainment for families while they are waiting for the Concert to start.

Well done to each and everyone one of you. Congratulations on your stellar efforts, and thank you for representing our school so well.

Parking Around School Grounds

We received a letter form the Mitcham Council stating they are continuing to monitor the parking areas around schools, kindergartens and child care centres. Please take a look at the brochure to familiarise yourself with parking regulations in and around areas where children are present. While our main goal is to keep our children safe any breaches of the Australian Road Rules may result in the issue of an expiation notice by Mitcham Council Community Safety Officers.

SAPSASA Basketball

On 24 July two teams represented Eden Hills PS in the SAPSASA Basketball Competition.

The boys won four of their six games and the girls won three of their six. The Carnival was very competitive and the students represented the school well. They displayed great integrity and outstanding sportsmanship.

Boys Team

Girls Team



















On 26 July the Girls represented Eden Hills PS in the SAPSASA Netball Competition. The girls won 3 of their 6 games. With amazing effort and toughness, they won against one of the top teams. Our team have shown great improvement, with their incredible efforts in training paying off.














Pedal Prix

The Speed’n Eden Pedal Prix Team had their last race for 2019 on the 28 July. They came 14th out of 66 in the primary school category and 87th out of 172 across the whole field of categories which included high schools.


All Starting Pedal Prix Riders playing their horns in the vehicles to the National Anthem before the race begins.

This year Pedal Prix has been amazing. It has been so much fun to do and has been such an enjoyable experience. Victoria Park was the final race for the year. I started the race, we were in grid position 87. I was a little bit nervous but also very excited. I didn’t know what it was going to feel like because it was so crowded on the grid. The race starts with a rolling lap, when the first car goes across the start line after the rolling lap the race starts. Not many teams have a walkie talkie in the car like us so we had a little bit of an advantage because when the race starts Rebecca would yell ‘Go Go Go!’ When I heard her I would take off as fast as I could around a heap of cars. Riding through the cars gets your adrenalin pumping as there are so many cars close together. Over the day everyone worked really well as a team and had a lot of fun. Even the parents in the pit crews were competing with each other. The PM crew managed a 15 sec pit stop, awesome job! We had amazing support from all the parents from mechanics, timers, marshals, caterers, fundraisers and supporters. I would especially like to thank Rebecca and Mike for all of your work to organise the team and cars. Pedal Prix has been a lot of fun with a great team and I hope there is a team next year.



Pedal Prix is a really great sporting experience if you’re looking for some racing action. I enjoyed Pedal Prix because while you’re not in the car you can have a chat with your friends and parents. When you are in the car it is really exciting and fun because you have to try and overtake other cars and try and beat your personal best.


Pedal Prix Manager Position

For the last 2 years Mike and Rebecca Stevens have volunteered as the Team Managers for the Eden Hills ‘Speed’n Eden’ Team. They have done a fantastic job of organising the students, coordinating supporting roles for parents and liaising with the Australian HPV (Human Powered Vehicle) Super Series Team. Unfortunately they are stepping down as their son is graduating year seven at the end of the year.

The team will need a New Manger in 2020 so our year 6 & 7 students can continue to compete. Working with the kids and the whole Pedal Prix contingency is an amazing opportunity to get involved with our school community in an exciting environment. If you are thinking of volunteering or want any information please come and see Rebecca in the Office. Mike and Rebecca have said they will support any new manager/s with getting acquainted with the role and/ or the sport.

Instrumental Music Concert Band Workshop


25 Oct 2022 - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

02 Nov 2022 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

30 Nov 2022 - 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM