14 November 2019
- World Teachers’ Day
- Canberra Camp
- Sports Day
- Remembrance Day and Grandparents’ Day
- Pupil Free Day
- Special Mention
- Hats with Cords
- Passion Project
- School Banking
- Woolworths Earn & Learn
- The Christmas Giving Tree
- Vacation Care Program
- Lunch Orders
- Blackwood High School's Parent/Caregiver Information Night and Transition Day for 2020 Year 8 students
- History and Review
- Community Notices
World Teachers’ Day
Earlier this term we celebrated World Teachers’ Day where the SSO staff kindly provided a shared morning tea to say Thank You. We are extremely fortunate to have the teachers we have at Eden Hills Primary School. Our teachers are an amazing group of people who care deeply for the students, provide an outstanding education and work brilliantly as a team. Thank you to Kellie, Michelle, Edie, Jade, Kat, Jaimee, Julie, Matilda, Jake, Marilla, Leanne, Sam, Demi, Ainslie, Stew, Josie, Sian, Elin, Maya and Kelly for the wonderful support and guidance you provide. You are all very much appreciated.
Jason and Andrew
In week 10 of term 3 Rooms 7, 8, 11 and 12 flew to Canberra for 4 days. Throughout the camp we were very busy and had multiple activities each day. Some of the things we did were visiting New and Old Parliament House, an embassy tour and Floriade. We stayed at the Ibis hotel in Canberra which was a very nice and clean place to stay and it was easy to access our friends’ rooms. Some of my personal highlights from the week were visiting the CSIRO because we got to interact with other people and race around the place and visiting the AIS because we got to visit a whole interactive sports centre and play around there. I really enjoyed going to Canberra and I would definitely do it again.
In week 10 of term 3, the upper primary students of rooms 11, 12, 8, and 7 flew over to Canberra for 4 days. Some of the places we visited included Questacon, the Royal Australian Mint, and the Australian War Memorial. The highlight of my week was visiting the Australian Institute of Sport because of the interactive area we are able to use and because it was one of the main places I was interested in. It was extremely fun staying in a room by myself with some of my friends mainly because there was no adult and I felt independent. Overall it was a great learning experience and very educational for everyone involved.
Canberra was an exciting experience filled with interesting places and lots of fun! We went to lots of amazing places, but some of the highlights for me included Floriade, Questacon, the AIS and the CSIRO. Floriade had hundreds of beautiful flowers lined up as far as the eye could see. Questacon had so many amazing interactive activities; my favourite was the free fall drop! The AIS was really cool because we saw the gymnasts train and the synchronized swimmers warm up! I learnt a lot about the CSIRO, like that they invented Wi-Fi by accident! We did lots of incredible things in Canberra.
In week 10 of term 3, rooms 8, 9, 11 and 12 all went to Canberra for our school camp. I found the camp to be really fun because of all the activities that we did like Questacon, the Australian War Memorial, the National Exhibition, Telstra Tower, Parliament House (new and old) and some of the embassies. I really liked Questacon and the Australian War Memorial a bit more than the other places that we went to. I strongly think that Canberra is the best camp that I have been to, as much as it was fun it was also very educational but also very interesting so you would not get bored whilst you are learning.
Sports Day is over for another year and all teams were great on the day. With only a few points between the teams it was Watiparinga that took out the title this year followed by Shepherd in second place and Karinya in third place. The weather certainly turned it on this year, but nothing got in the way of the students giving it their best at every event. Seas of red, blue and yellow filled SA Athletics Stadium and it was lovely to see so many families and friends out supporting the different teams. The championship sprints, whole school relay and team chants were highlights of the day. We can’t wait to do it all over again. Bring on Sports Day 2020!
Remembrance Day and Grandparents’ Day
On Monday 11th November we held our annual combined Remembrance Day and Grandparents’ Day. The classrooms were all open from 9am for visitors to come in and see the work that was happening. From 10:30am a special Remembrance Day ceremony was held which was very well organised and presented by our four SRC executives Mackenzie, Mohammad, Sarah and Amy. Thank you to Kim O’Leary, a serving Warrant Officer in the Australian Army who is currently posted to the 9th Brigade Headquarters located at Keswick Barracks. Kim has a 35 year career and has operational experience with deployments to East Timor 1999-2000 and Afghanistan 2010-11. He also served in Hawaii with the United States Army and provided assistance to the Fijian Government during the Fijian Coup in 1987. Thank you also to Joel Walker, Daisy’s dad, for his time and outstanding expertise in playing the Last Post and The Rouse on trumpet at the ceremony. The live playing certainly adds to the ambience of the ceremony. Thank you to Leah and Seb for managing the flags and thank you to Jeff Nottle-Justice and Brittany for organising the poppies. The day was well attended.
Pupil Free Day
Reminder that the
Pupil Free Day is tomorrow Friday 15 Nov
Henry entered a mathematics competition this month and was judged as the State Winner for his year. His topic was motorsport related! He attended a ceremony where the Minister for Education presented him with an award.
Alexie has been chosen as a French language award recipient. She will be formally acknowledged at the 2019 School of Languages Celebration of Achievement at the University of Adelaide.
Drew has been selected to represent South Australia at the 2020 Australian Youth Water Polo Championships. He will travel to Brisbane in January as part of the 14 & Under Boys Adelaide Jets Team.
Well done and congratulations to you all,
what amazing achievements!
Hats with Cords
The Department for Education has previously issued a hazard alert to schools and preschools advising them that the adjustable cord on some hats may pose a risk to children if it becomes tangled in play equipment. We are asking that parents are vigilant in making sure that their child/ren are not wearing hats that have a cord. If you require a new hat we sell them in the office.
Congratulations to the SRC Executives for organising the Sausage Sizzle. Thank you to Jason and Andrew for cooking the sausages, the smell throughout the school was enticing.
The school community raised $370 towards our World Vision sponsor community.
We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported our book sale by donating or buying books.
We made more than $330 and we will use this money to choose some new books for our library. When they are ready we will put them on display for everyone to see.
Britt and Breanna (Year6/7 Resource Centre managers)
Last day to order rewards for 2019
If your child has collected 10 Dollarmites tokens and would like to redeem them for a School Banking reward item this term, please fill in your child’s redemption slip and bring it along to one of our School Banking days before 26 November 2019. This will ensure the reward item arrives before the school holidays.
Our final School Banking day for 2019 is Tuesday 26th Nov. Any Dollarmites tokens that are not redeemed this year can be used in 2020.
Woolworths Earn & Learn
We have finally received our Woolworths Earn & Learn goodies! Thank you to all of those wonderful people who collected the stickers to support our school.
The Students can access the STEM resources for designing and constructing.
There is also equipment ready to use in the propagating shed including really interesting items like the see through decomposer and the root viewer which will allow students to get a first-hand understanding of these processes.
Calm Blue Room
Some of you may have seen our Calm Blue Room in the office and now we have some relaxing calming activities for the students to use.
Finally we have a collection of foam balls that will be very popular when playing indoors during extreme weather.
The Christmas Giving Tree
Eden Hills Primary School will again be assisting the local Lions Club in supporting families in need in our local community.
We ask that next time you go shopping, you purchase a non-perishable item of food and/or a toy to place under the Giving Tree in the Office.
The SRC Executive members will talk to all of the classes about the purpose of the tree.
The Lions Club will collect the items from school on Thursday 5 December.
We thank you for your assistance in helping us help those in need in our local community.
Vacation Care Program
Reminder that there
will be NO Lunch Orders
Blackwood High School's Parent/Caregiver Information Night and Transition Day for 2020 Year 8 students
History and Review