25 February 2021
We recently held a rigorous selection process involving oral presentations, a student led panel and interviews to select our new Student Representative Council Executive for 2021. The decision was a tough one as there were many quality applicants. Congratulations go to Acacia, Daniel and Kai (Year 6) and Lincoln, Shane and Tia (Year 7) who will represent Eden Hills Primary at a school level as well as across our partnership working to further our focus on student agency in learning. All the leaders will be attending the GRIP Student Leadership Conference in week 8. The Conference concentrates specifically on training student leaders for their role as school leaders. The style, topics, and content of this conference all focus on what the students can do right now to make positive impact. We look forward to their contributions this year.
PE – Hockey
In week 4, students from Eden Hills Primary School participated in the 2021 Hockey SA Roadshow.
Representatives from Hockey SA delivered fun and engaging hockey classes for students across all year levels. It was many of the student’s first exposure to the sport and the feedback was really positive! A number of students are planning to take up hockey outside of school!
We look forward to participating in more of the sporting experiences at EHPS.
2021 Hockey SA Roadshow
Nature Play Development
Are you ready to get your hands dirty?
Students have started to put together ideas for our Nature Play space, which we will begin developing this year. We are now looking for parents to join our working group and help create this wonderful outdoor learning environment for our students.
We are looking for a group of parents who can help finalise a plan for the space and bring the muscle, hands and commitment to get the project under way.
The Green Team
Next term the Year 3, 5 and 7 students will be completing the NAPLAN test between 11 May and 21 May. Please click the link below to access the ‘NAPLAN Online Information for Parents Brochure’ and the ‘Privacy Collection Notice’ for all participating students.
To stay hydrated, it’s important to drink before you feel thirsty. This is especially important if you are exercising or if it’s a hot day. Even if you’re not thirsty, try to drink water regularly throughout the day.
This is a reminder for our students to bring their own water bottles to school, especially as we have had some really hot temperatures lately. Water bottles can be refilled from the taps throughout the day, children cannot drink directly from the tap due to COVID restrictions.
A green coloured student information sheet was sent home in the information pack. Please check the information, make any changes required and send to the Front Office as soon as possible, along with the permission forms.
A reminder we have ice blocks available every Tuesday and Thursday at lunchtime for 50 cents each. The Helping Hands sell them from the benches next to the SAC and OSHC Buildings.
All families should have received their Materials and Services invoice via the post in January. Please note the due date on the invoices is 28 February 2021. School fees can be paid via QKR, credit card or cash.
If you have overdue fees from last year please make this your immediate priority. If you would like to pay by instalments please arrange a payment plan. You can contact me via email at phone or in person.
If you think you may be eligible for school card to assist with the Materials & Services fee please follow the link below for information and to submit your application.
If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me by telephone, email or come into the office.
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This year, families of both Year 6 and Year 7 students will be applying to start secondary school in 2022.
Families will be sent a letter or email with their child’s URL to access their online registration of interest form in week 1, term 2. Instructions on how to use the online registration form will be available at a later date on the Department’s website.
Families should ensure their contact email address/es and their child’s residential address are accurate and current with the school, to limit issues during the process.
We encourage families to visit their local (zoned) secondary school before deciding on their final nominated secondary school/s.
We will post any information on open days, principal tours and/or information evenings as we receive them but this is also available on the secondary school’s website. Alternatively, families can contact the high school/s directly.
After consultation with the school Governing Council and local community last year, Mitcham Council have changed the parking restrictions around the school on Wilpena St and Pinda St.
Please take note of the new signage, particularly out the front of the school in the extended kiss & drop zone.
Below are our guidelines for how to use the kiss & drop zone. If there are other caregivers, grandparents, or family friends who drop off or collect your child(ren) from school, please distribute this to them.
Kiss & Drop Rules:
1. Treat the kiss & drop as you would any other moving queue or line. Enter at the base or end of the kiss & drop zone, and position yourself a safe distance from the car in front of you, as close to the curb as possible (to leave space on the road for both directions of traffic to be able to pass).When the line moves, please also carefully move up, so you maintain your distance from the car in front, or reach the top of the line. This prevents other cars from having to reverse into the kiss & drop, and makes it easier to see from further down the road when space has become available.
2. Please don't leave your vehicle unattended in the kiss and drop. Not even for a minute. If your child(ren) are not waiting on the oval, and you have waited for more than a few minutes, then please move your car out of the kiss & drop and into a parking space further up the street. Then you can return to school and look for your child(ren).
We understand this can be frustrating, and difficult if you’re in a hurry. However, cars which are parked and left in the kiss & drop at pick up and drop off times cause other parents and drivers significant difficulty and frustration, on what is already a narrow street.
3. Do not allow your child to enter or exit your car unless you are safely stopped in the kiss & drop zone or in a parking spot. Do not drop off or pick up from the middle of the road (which means your child has to walk onto the road to enter or exit your vehicle) or on a yellow line, or someone’s driveway.
4. Please avoid doing 3-point turns near the school, especially at peak times. While legal, reversing into driveways (especially the staff car park) while many children are exiting the school grounds isn’t safe, and also blocks traffic from both directions. If possible, please move further away from the school before turning your car around.
5. It is illegal to U-turn across a continuous unbroken white line, such as at the corner of Wilpena St and Willowie St (just above the train station parking). We appreciate that it is frustrating to have to drive further from the school to be able to safely turn around to access the kiss & drop, however it is important that this law is adhered to for the safety of pedestrians and cyclists. Where possible, approaching the school by exiting Shepherds Hill Rd onto Willunga St or Murtoa Rd, rather than Wilpena St, avoids the need to U-turn and takes very little extra time.
Finally, a quick note on parking. As a school we have very limited parking. Please park considerately. When parking, please position your vehicle so as to optimise the number of parking spaces around you, without blocking driveways or parking so close to other cars that they are parked in. It is very frustrating for other parents when they see 2 cars spread across a space that usually fits 3 or 4 cars.
For those who are able to do a short 3 minute walk, there is more parking available on other nearby streets, such as Willunga Street and Ellis Avenue (walk through to the back gate), and parking that little bit further away can reduce the congestion around the school.
Thank you for reading this. We appreciate that our parking situation creates stress for parents, and we will continue working with the Mitcham Council to improve it. In the meantime, let’s all do what we can to make drop-offs and pick-ups as low stress as possible, by following the rules and being considerate.
EHP Governing Council
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