2 September 2021
SSO’s Thank You
At this time of the year, we take time to acknowledge the outstanding effort and work undertaken by our School Service Officers (SSOs) all of whom do an amazing job, supporting the administration and smooth operation of our school, as well as providing excellent support for our students and their learning.
A heartfelt thank you to our dedicated team of fantastic SSOs at Eden Hills Primary School.
Business Manager – Heather
Administrative Staff / Special Needs – Rebecca Stevens, Annie Temby
Student Support – Perdita Hope, Tracy Pengelley (on leave), Trenna Albrecht, Matt Allan, Dani Coleman, Pamela Hansen, Sarah King, Georgia Knight, Melissa Nicholson, Lauren Robins, Jarrad Rogers, Sarina Cumiskey
Resource Centre – Jo McIntyre
ICT – Eric Feast and Dylan Barnes
Grounds – Neil Gloyn
Some of our senior students put forward a proposal to upgrade our school netball court. As we were lucky enough to secure the Government facilities funding at the end of last year we have been able to put some of the remaining funding towards resurfacing the court. The company we will be using is Recreational Surfaces in O’Halloran Hill and we hope to have this work done over the Term 3 school holidays. Along with our new Tiger Turf, it will be another great addition to lifting the aesthetics of the school.
Site Improvement Plan
We recently met with our Partnership Principal Consultant to discuss our next steps for the 2022 – 2024 Site Improvement Plan. It was a good opportunity to reflect on the progress and achievements over what have been quite challenging circumstances. After discussions we will continue to hold the line in these three priority areas to continue to embed our pedagogical practices to drive further improvement.
The focus will continue to be writing improvement with an aim to enhance our students’ powerful writing capabilities. As we are in our second year of phase 2 of Brightpath Persuasive writing, maintaining this focus continues our strategic alignment of professional learning and resources. It also allows us to effectively transition into phase 3 of Brightpath (which is Information Report writing) in 2023.
Our focus will remain on building students’ ability to solve multi-stage problems. Through our newly developed success criteria we have focussed our attention in the areas of number and measurement understanding. We are also currently in the investigative stages of a pilot project with 3 other schools in our portfolio to work with a Department Numeracy expert to support teachers with high impact teaching strategies/ideas/approaches to mathematics learning.
After our Pupil Free Day at the beginning of term, we had discussions around shifting the curriculum focus of our critical thinking skills from HASS into Science. The focus on using the Australian Curriculum Critical and Creative thinking continuum to support students to pose relevant questions, analyse information and draw and communicate conclusions remains the same. The Department’s newly released Science units of work will also be trialed by our primary teaching teams.
Parents / caregivers on school grounds
We have been asked to continue to minimise parents, volunteers, and non-urgent service providers entering the school. We ask that wherever possible, please drop and collect your child at the gate and maintain the appropriate physical distance from other adults.
If you need to come onto school grounds, please wear a mask and sign in on the QR code at the gate.
Please under no circumstances enter classrooms or learning areas (Resource Centre, SAC, Learning Street etc). The playgrounds are out of bounds after school so please leave the school promptly.
Any scheduled parent teacher meetings should continue to be held online or by phone.
School assemblies continue as per the school calendar. Due to the available space in the SAC they will continue to be students and staff only, filmed and provided to families via the school YouTube account.
School Dress Code
The Governing Council is currently looking to develop a school dress code for 2022 and is seeking feedback. The Governing Council supports the wearing of the recognised Eden Hills Primary School uniform to provide a positive, equitable and safe learning environment for our students. Click here to read the draft dress code.
Please email your feedback to:
I’m in the shark Group. I got to do doggy paddle and go under water to blow bubbles, it was great. Tate (Reception)
The best part of swimming is going under water and doing Star Float on top of the water. I wish we could keep going and have water safety all the time. Alpa (Year 1)
My most favourite part was stepping off the edge into the deep 3 metre pool. The first time we had life jackets on but the next time most people jumped in with no life jacket. The thing I found challenging the most was water safety backstroke, there were lots of movements to remember. Steph (Year 2)
We learnt how to save someone using the three Cs: 1. Call someone for help, 2. Stay calm, 3. Can you float? The most fun was playing Shark Chasey and Stuck in
Ella (Year 3)
The instructors are nice and fair. We got to dive down and get sinkies. We also did rescues with flotation devices, which was a great skill to learn if I needed to help someone. Max (Year 4)
Water safety was really good. We did rescuing, it was really interesting and important to learn in case someone was in trouble in the pool. We also learnt how to put on a life jacket on while in the water and to swim with clothes in case we were in a boat that had capsized.
Evelyn (Year 5)
Mylor Adventure Camp was very exciting. The activities were really challenging at a personal and team level. The crate stacking and giant swing were both terrifying and exhilarating. We could not have asked for better weather. The food was yummy, and we had dessert both nights. It was so much fun staying overnight with our friends. The disco and movie nights kept us busy and we were allowed to eat our snacks whenever we wanted. Mylor camp was really good and we slept really well once we got home.
Eden Hills had 31 students represent our school at the SAPSASA Athletics carnival. The day was a great success, with all students giving their best effort. Piper, Felix, May, Oli, Zoe, Evelyn, Evie, Kate, Halle and Ethan all received ribbons. May, Ethan, Oli, Mika and Isla placed in the top 3 of their running heats and so they went on to represent our school in the finals at the end of the day. Thank you to our parent volunteers Lydia, Justyn, Jason and Gavin for supporting us on the day. All students demonstrated our school values on the day and should be extremely proud of themselves.
Congratulations to Phoebe, Eden and Isla who were amongst the 12 year 6/7 girls selected for the SAPSASA district of Southern Heights to play in the state Football (Soccer) carnival from Wednesday 25 August to Friday 27 August. The three girls’ team came 5th out of 12 teams. Great Effort!
Well Done to Sylas who is part of the 12 year 6 boys selected for the SAPSASA district of Southern Heights to play in the state Football (Soccer) carnival from Wednesday 1 September to Friday 3 September.
The Departmental 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.
We’re holding the School Fun Run’s Crazy Colour Day as a major fundraising event this year! The event will be held on Friday 24 September 2021. We are really hoping to raise $10,000 which will go towards our Nature Play Area.
Sponsorship forms were sent home with your child last week. Don’t forget to sign up for a Student Profile Page at the link below You’ll be able to access online fundraising and can win a $20,000 Ultimate Family Package!
Students who raise $10 or more will receive a reward. The more money you raise the better the reward, and the more you help the school!
We’re looking for all students to participate and we’re organising a great day for our students.
If you have any questions about the Crazy Colour Day please contact the School Fun Run Office on 1800 FUN RUN.
Thanks for supporting the school!
Year 7 To High School
Reminder that the School Closure is Monday 6 September
Please contact Dianne on 0401121190 if you require the OSHC service on this day!
We would love and appreciate store bought donations of spreads for toast like jam, honey and Vegemite. Please be aware we cannot accept homemade goods or items containing nuts due to health regulations
Material and Service Fees
Material and Service Fees are now overdue.
These fees need to be paid as soon as possible.
Payments can be made via QKR, Eftpos and credit card over the phone.
If you need to make arrangement for instalments please contact Heather in the Front Office.
Student Representative Council Executives
Role: SRC Executive
Why is the SRC Executive role important to you? I want to gain more leadership experience and I like working in groups to collect ideas.
Favourite Colour: Blue
Favourite Food: Sushi
Favourite Thing To Do: Draw and Paint