Eden Hills Primary School
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Eden Hills SA 5050
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12 November 2020

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Book Week

We need to say a huge thank you to our amazing Year 6/7 Resource Centre team who ran Book Week activities for every class. They completely nailed all of our school values - they were responsible (on time and fully prepared for their shifts), respectful (to those they were helping, to each other and to staff), resilient (working through the inevitable moments of boredom and frustration) and creative (with amazing ideas in creating the space and activities and then quickly modifying activities to solve any problems that arose). Thank you and congratulations Dee, Alexie, Eve, Maya, Sol, Ben, Ginger, Isabella, Kate, Ella, Jasper, Dylan, Leah, Jess and Chloe.

Our Book Week competition winners are:

  • Dot-to-dot: Lachlan M, Alpa, Ella H, Ben M
  • Tiny but terrifying creatures: Kate V
  • Name the creatures: Jemma WW
  • Curious Facts: Ben L
  • Emoji Pictionary: Peyton
  • Toy Story: Leah

The turn your soft toy into a curious creature competition was decided by all students voting for their favourites.

  • The winner from Rooms 3, 4, 5&6 was Super Charmander. Congratulations Henry K.
  • The winner from Rooms 7,8,9,10,11 & 12 was Kylo Ted. Congratulations Joel and Lucas.

Andrew, Kellie and Heather each chose their favourite joke from our Creature Joke Wall

    What did Scar say when his hyenas were walking too slowly? (Mu-fast-taa.) Congratulations Agnes.

    • How do monkeys make toast? (They put their bread under a gorilla.) Congratulations Kate C.
    • Who stole the soap? (The robber ducky.) Congratulations Leith.

    Hiragana Competition

    On Tuesday 20 October Year 6 students Jasper and Kaden from Room 12, and Claire and James from Room 7 represented our school at the JLTASA Years 6/7 Hiragana Competition. The students competed against nine other schools from across Adelaide to read letters and words in the hiragana alphabet. Our school finished a respectable 7th out of 10, and I was very impressed by the enthusiasm and effort shown by our students and the support and encouragement of both each other and students from other schools. Kaden also came 2nd in the Jan Ken Pon (Rock Paper Scissors) Competition! A special mention must also be given to Chelsea from Room 12 who took on the role of back-up and attended the training sessions with the other four students.

    SAPSASA Term 4


    Term 4 got off to a busy start with the rescheduled SAPSASA combined Southern Heights and City South Athletics Carnival taking place on Tuesday of week 1.

    Two of EHPS favourite events saw a total 50 students from years 4-7 representing our school and community.

    31 students represented Eden Hills PS at the combined athletics carnival at SA Athletics Stadium at Mile End. All students did an amazing job and were extremely competitive in their events. Congratulations to the eight students pictured below that won ribbons for placing 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th in their events.

    A special mention to Molly who has been selected to represent Southern Heights in long jump, 100m sprint and the 4x100m relay in the State Championships next month.


    “At SAPSASA I felt very excited to be with my friends while doing sport. I was also very nervous because it was all very new and different to me. It was a fun day.” Zoe

    “On Tuesday of week 1, I participated in the SAPSASA Athletics Carnival. You can do 3 events, but I only did 200 m sprint and I did pretty good. In the 200, you do two races, the heats and finals. I came 3rd in the heats and 4th in the finals. SAPSASA is really fun and I met a new friend." Oli G






    100m, shot put

    Daniel G

    100m, shot put, discus

    Evelyn P

    200m, high jump

    Max B


    Evelyn G

    high jump, discus



    Edie W


    Liam W

    high jump


    100m, 800m, high jump

    Austin M

    long jump



    Lincoln B

    100m, 800m, high jump

    Emily S

    long jump, shot put, discus

    Oliver G



    100m, 200m, long jump


    long jump

    Zsu Zsu

    800m, high jump, shot put

    Liam Mc

    shot put, discus

    Kate C



    100m,200m, long jump

    Amelie W

    100m, 200m, high jump


    800m, high jump



    Wesley H

    shot put

    Aria S

    long jump



    Abby B

    shot put, discus

    Indie G

    100m, 800m, high jump

    Josh G



    long jump


    shot put, discus


    The SAPSASA State Basketball Championship followed closely and took place on the Wednesday of week 2. 17 students represented Eden Hills PS in the SAPSASA Basketball State Championships at Morphett Vale basketball stadium. The boys’ team won 2 of their 5 games and the girls’ team won 1 of their 3 games. Both teams played very entertaining basketball and were extremely competitive in their groups. It was a great day and all students should be proud of themselves!

    “I liked playing in SAPSASA basketball because I thought it was fun even though our team didn’t win enough games for the finals. I still think doing this was a great experience because you get to play the best teams in SA, it shows how good a team you are. I also enjoyed playing with my team.” Oliver C

    “I was in this year’s basketball SAPSASA and I have competed in the competition three times. We trained for two weeks on our main skills before the competition. We ended up winning one out of three games which I would say is pretty good for what we were up against. I was really impressed on how we all played and had lots of fun while playing. The day was tiring but full of laughs and a great way to represent the school.” Abby

    Boys Team Yr 6/7

    Girls Team Yr 6/7



    Adam M

    May K


    Zsu Zsu




    Lucy T-W

    Sol G




    Oliver C



    World Teachers’ Day

    World Teachers’ Day is with us.

    I would like to congratulate our teachers for their achievements this year.

    Teaching requires a mixture of skills and passion that few of us can muster. Our teachers need to be special individuals that we can trust to inform and guide our children. We are all aware that it takes energy to run classes and often the extra commitment of many hours of time outside of school.

    This year, with the outbreak of COVID 19, our teachers have dealt with months of uncertainty, pressure and drastic operational changes. They have had extraordinary success with keeping classes running and minimising the disruption for our students. Without the resilience and commitment of our teachers, we would be having a very difficult school year.

    In the long term, work by our current teachers has markedly improved our school.

    Eden Hills Primary School is now recognised as a leading example for teacher collaboration. This has been achieved with concerted planning and effort over several years. We now see the results of this, with our students measurably improving. Our student improvement now ranks us with the best schools in the state.

    On behalf of the governing council, please recognise the outstanding work of our teachers, and thank them for their efforts.

    Matthew Cheshire
    Governing Council Chair Person

    NAIDOC Cultural Day

    Today we will be celebrating NAIDOC week with our NAIDOC Cultural Day.

    The SRC Executive will lead an assembly at 11.00am with a Welcome to Country, from Uncle Tamaru who is from the Deadly Mob Kaurna Cultural Program.

    The SRC has also organised each pair of buddy classes to rotate through five separate Indigenous Cultural Activities including Art, Sport and Storytelling for the rest of the day. This will happen between recess and the end of the day.

    We are lucky enough to have the Eden Hills Kindy joining us for our assembly and a small play on the playground before they walk back to Kindy.

    The SRC Executive walked to Colebrook Reconciliation Park on Monday to help the Kindy and share some food with them (along with other SRC Executives from other schools).

    Pupil Free Day

    Reminder that the Pupil Free Day is next Friday 20 November
    If you need OSHC for this day please contact Dianne 0401121190


    People’s Choice Community Lottery

    This year, we’re taking part in the People’s Choice Community Lottery to help reach our fundraising goals for 2020. All funds will be going toward our Nature Play area that we are planning to establish.

    What’s the Community Lottery?

    Every year, the People’s Choice Community Lottery gives local sporting clubs, schools, charities, volunteer groups and other not-for-profit community groups around Australia the opportunity to raise funds and achieve fundraising goals.

    If you’d like to help us raise money this year, please buy tickets and help us reach our goal so we can keep supporting our local community.

    Tickets are only $2 each and by buying from us, not only do you support us, you also go into the draw to win one of 70 prizes worth a total of over $300,000.

    How do I buy tickets?

    To buy tickets, head to communitylottery.com.au, click buy tickets tab, select the Schools and Education tile, then locate the Eden Hills Primary School tile and follow the prompts. Or follow the link below:


    Each ticket is another entry to win! The Community Lottery closes Friday 19 February 2021.

    Thank you for your support.

    For full Terms & conditions go to communitylottery.com.au 700,000 tickets to be sold. Chances of winning a prize are 1:10,000. Lottery to be drawn on 26 February 2021. Promoter is People’s Choice Community Foundation Limited. SA Lottery Licence No. M13910. Vic Raffle Permit No. 10306/20. Declared Organisation No. 58545. ACT Permit No. ACT R 20/00148. NSW Art Union Authority no. GOCAU/2338.

    Wine Fundraiser

    Help support our School by purchasing your festive wine here. At the same time you are supporting South Australian wineries and small business.

    For every 6 bottles purchased we receive $15 on amazingly priced premium branded wines for you to enjoy!

    Orders close Friday 27 November 2020. Wine will be available for pick up from Monday 7 December 2020 from school. Minimum ordering is 6 bottles, which can be mixed.

    Please click the link below to the order form or alternatively order online at the link below.


    Entertainment Book

    Having difficulties finding the right gift for someone who has everything? Why not support our fundraising efforts and purchase an entertainment book. Please click on the link to purchase your subscription.


    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 Lions Club will collect the items from school on Friday 27 November.

    We thank you for your assistance in helping us help those in need in our local community.

    Lunch Orders

    Reminder that there will be NO Lunch Orders
    in Week 9 of Term 4 (last week of 2020!)

    Lost Property

    Are you missing any school clothing?
    Please check the collection points (SAC, Learning Street & Resource Centre)
    Please keep your eyes peeled around the yard for hats and food containers

    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:


    Bushfire Prevention

    Meet Some Of Our Amazing Volunteers

    Name: Jen
    Volunteer Role: Governing Council Member
    Why You Volunteer at Eden Hills Primary School:
    Being on the Governing Council is a good way to be involved in the school community, to feel connected to the decisions and the direction that the school is taking and to be a voice for the parents and children at this school.
    Favourite Colour: Dark Blue
    Favourite Food: Roasted vegetables, chocolate cake and piroshki from Hearth Breads!
    Favourite Thing To Do: Read books, write songs and play music.

    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