Eden Hills Primary School
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78 Wilpena Street
Eden Hills SA 5050
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15 October 2020

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Term 4

Welcome back to the final term of the year. I hope you all had a chance to have some quality time with your families over the school holidays. It’s been wonderful to return to some sunshine and smiling faces and we are looking forward to what will no doubt be a busy, productive and rewarding end to the schooling year.

As mentioned in our Schoolzine update this week I was extremely humbled and honoured to be informed of the news that I will be the ongoing Principal of Eden Hills Primary for the next 5 years.

I feel incredibly privileged to receive the opportunity to lead and work with such outstanding students, staff, and families in such an amazing school. I look forward to continuing to provide our students high quality learning opportunities and would like to thank Jason Munro for his excellent leadership and direction over the last 4 years. Jason brought many fantastic initiatives and improvements to our school and we wish him all the best at Westbourne Park Primary.

I'd like to thank the Governing Council, school community and our outstanding staff for your ongoing support and collective efforts in creating such a rich, dynamic and rewarding place to educate our wonderful students. I would not have had this opportunity without all your contributions, and I feel privileged to be a part of the Eden Hills community every day.

This term we welcome back Ainslie to Room 12 from leave. Ainslie will be teaching Thursdays and Fridays, while also providing a Numeracy support role on Tuesdays. Everyone is thrilled to have her back onboard and we have missed her warmth and valuable expertise around the school.

Andrew Dowling

Bunnings Springtime Art Competition

The Eden Hills Primary School Green Team designed and created the 'Explosion of Spring' artwork for the Bunnings Springtime Art Competition. Junior Primary classes collaborated with the Green Team to create the 3D butterflies that were added to the finished painting.

The artwork was awarded the second place, and won a prize pack of seedlings and gardening supplies from Bunnings. The prizes will keep the Green Team busy in the garden over the next few weeks.

Jade Tobar

Book Week Is Almost Here

Week 2 (October 19-23)

  1. If you are entering our ‘Dress up a soft toy’ competition, remember that you need to bring your curious creature into the Resource Centre by the end of this week (Friday October 16).
  2. During Book Week all classes will be enjoying activities run by the Year 6/7 Resource Centre team.
  3. Huge thanks to Dominique Bekiarian who has once again generously shared her creative talents with us. All students have had the chance to add their choice of a curious creature from a book to Dominique’s amazing landscape. Stay tuned for a photo of the finished product in the next newsletter. Thank you so much Dominique.
  4. Dress yourself as a book character is on Wednesday October 21. There will be the usual virtual assembly followed by a chance for students to share their costumes with their buddy classes.

Class Placement 2021

We are currently in the process of preparing for 2021. We are now accepting requests from parents/caregivers regarding their child’s class placement for 2021 until Sunday 8 November (end of Week 4).

Requests will be considered and where possible acted upon. However, with only a finite number of class options and creating classes that are balanced academically, socially and behaviourally, the good of the whole group will take priority over the individual. Therefore requests are not guaranteed.

We assume that parents and caregivers who do not submit a request are comfortable with class teachers making informed decisions about their child’s placement in 2021.

When setting classes we consider parent/caregiver requests, student identified friendships and teacher input. Furthermore, it is important to understand that teachers have not been allocated year levels for 2021 at this stage, nor have the configuration of classes been finalised and the current structure is very likely to change for 2021.

All requests must be submitted via a class request form which can be found at the link below:


A separate form will need to be completed for each child.

Kind regards,

Site Leadership Team

Rotary Food Donation Appeal

For the next 3 weeks, the Rotary Club are asking for food donations. A collection box will be set up in the office. Please make sure the food donations are canned, dried or have a long shelf life. These items will be collected weekly.

School Closure

Reminder that there is a School Closure Day
Monday 26 October

Material and Service Charge 2021

At our next Governing Council meeting, on Wednesday 28 October at 7.30pm in the Resource Centre, the 2021 Materials and Services Charge will be discussed.

Parents who would like to discuss the fees are welcome to attend the meeting. In lieu of attendance at the meeting, parents can express their views in writing to the Chairperson of the Governing Council to reach the school by 4.00pm on Tuesday 27 October 2020. The charge proposed for 2021 is $370.00 which is above the standard sum. A copy of the proposed M & S charges is displayed below.


Reminder that the Dental For School visit is Friday 30th October

Year 7 to High School

Parents can keep up-to-date with any information regarding Year 7 to High School via the SA Department for Education’s website home page or via this link:


Parking Around Schools

The Mitcham Council would like us to inform you that they will continue with the monitoring of parking areas around schools, kindergartens and child care centres. Please click the link below to access a brochure on parking regulations that informs drivers about public safety and provisions for student safety around roadways at school drop off and pick up times. Breaches of the Australian Road Rules 1999 observed by Community Safety Officers may result in the issue of an expiation notice.

Meet Some Of Our Amazing Volunteers

Name: Cuan
Volunteer Role: Governing Council Member & Cricket Coordinator
Why You Volunteer at Eden Hills Primary School:
Volunteering affords me the opportunity to contribute to the children’s experience of Eden Hills PS.
Favourite Colour: Blue
Favourite Food: Biltong
Favourite Thing To Do: Running

Name: David
Volunteer Role: Governing Council
Why You Volunteer at Eden Hills Primary School:
I’m not able to be involved in lots of pickups and drop offs so the governing council is a way I can be involved in the school community.
Favourite Colour: Blue
Favourite Food: Butterflied Lamb Leg or Curry
Favourite Thing To Do: Go camping

Community Notices


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