7 April 2022
- Term 1
- Introducing our SRC Executives
- Nature Play
- Cultural Artefact Presentation …. with Trent
- The Veggie Patch
- SAPSASA Swimming
- National Day For Climate Change
- Breakfast Club
- Thank You
- After School Sports
- Early Departure
- EHPS Playgroup
- Vacation Care
- Pupil Free Day
- Starting Secondary School in 2023
- Community Notices
Thank you to all our families for your ongoing support, cooperation and understanding while we continue to manage the daily COVID cases and changing guidelines to keep our school community safe. I would also like to extend an enormous thank you to our amazing staff for their flexibility and adaptability in managing class coverages and student support to maintain continuity of teaching and learning for our students. We are now starting to see an increase in the impacts of COVID across both staff and student absences through a result of positive cases and external close contacts.
COVID cases update
We have had student classroom contact cases in multiple classes last week and this week. Notification has been sent to the families of those classes through Schoolzine. Please make sure you haven’t accidentally unsubscribed from Schoolzine updates to avoid missing any important communication. We will continue to notify you if anyone else in your child/ren’s class tests positive for COVID. We will be providing daily whole school, class case numbers with relevant exposure dates at the end of each day.
Learning at school
Children and students should continue to attend school and preschool as normal unless they are:
- self-isolating as directed by SA Health
- waiting for results of a COVID test
- unwell or show any COVID related symptoms
If a child or student is required to isolate as a result of testing positive to COVID or because they are a close contact, they can use the department’s learning at home lessons to continue their learning at home.
Reception to year 6 students can access a minimum of 3 learning at home lessons online each day. Lessons are delivered via video or Microsoft PowerPoint and can be accessed on any device.
Sadly, our Spider play equipment in the main playground decided that its time was up. Unfortunately, it was unable to be repaired so had to be removed over the weekend. We will be investigating replacement options next term.
The school term finishes next Thursday 15 April at 2:10pm. I wish you all a safe and relaxing Easter break and hope that you get the chance to unwind and spend some quality time with those close to you over the holidays. We look forward to seeing students return on Tuesday 3 May.
Introducing our SRC Executives
Hello, this is Max, Henri, Sienna and Evelyn.
We are this year’s SRC executives, and we are all very excited to represent this amazing school in SRC. We work in partnership with the other schools in the area. This can benefit our school in many different ways, such as us using feedback from the other schools to improve and develop our school, and helping them by suggesting ways to improve their school. Our main objectives are to improve student critical thinking skills, respect in our school community, and the physical environment of our school. We look forward to working with the other SRC members from across the school and seeing you around :)
Each edition of the newsletter we will have a short article about the SRC.
Max, Henri, Sienna and Evelyn
On Thursday we had some visitors from nature play community come to our school!
Some activities we did were cubby building with sticks and wood, playing with mud and using our creative minds to make recipes, and some fun things with sticks as in making a puzzle and looking, discovering and inspecting cool tree features.
It was so much fun and the Eden Hills classes are very grateful they took their time to come and play!
We learnt lots from the three activities and the three teachers and realized play is learning.
Kesserlee and Summer
Cultural Artefact Presentation …. with Trent
Room 7 & 8 went to the nature play area and we sat on logs and listened to Trent speak about Aboriginal history. We learned that girls aren’t allowed to play the digeridoo because it will affect the babies and other cultural reasons.
They call it the digeridoo because it sounds like you’re saying digeridoo when you play.
He showed us a stick that looked like the number seven. Aboriginal people put giant grass all over their body, get the stick and hold it above their heads like an emu head, pretend to peck the berries on the ground to trick the emus and they whack the emus on the legs to catch them and eat them.
Aboriginal people use soft wood with a slit in the bottom, rub a strong stick between their hands and make fire.
We really liked how Trent showed us how to make fire and tell us things about Aboriginal people. We’re really excited for Trent to come next year!
Acacia, Nivyn and Jessica
The Veggie Patch
At the end of last year Oakley, Lucy, Callen, Rayne, Pippa, and Mika helped to make a scarecrow for the Nature Play veggie patch. After realising that creating a scarecrow is not as easy as it looks, everyone put in a good effort and were all pretty happy with the final result. The scarecrow watched over the veggie patch during the summer holidays and commenced Term 1 of 2022 looking a little dishevelled and worse for wear. With one eye missing and a floppy head he is now awaiting some repair work!
The veggie patch produced a great range of herbs and vegetables over summer including cucumbers, corn, spinach, Vietnamese mint, sage and tomatoes. The sunflowers were radiant, displaying their best face during the school holidays.
The students have recently been enjoying picking, and eating, the last of the fresh tomatoes off the vines. Early in Term 2 we hope to ‘turn over’ and replant the veggie garden with some new winter vegetables.
Eden Hills PS Green Team/Nature Play Committee
Eliana and Evie represented Eden Hills Primary School in the district SAPSASA swimming carnival. This was Evie’s first swimming event so she was naturally very nervous, but she did well.
Eliana came 2nd in backstroke, 2nd in butterfly and 5th in freestyle.
Well done Girls, fantastic effort!
National Day For Climate Change
Wednesday Morning? Still hungry? Not had breakfast?
Come along to Breakfast Club for some toast, fruit and a Milo.
When: Wednesdays during Term
Where: Resource Centre Deck
Time: 8:00am – 8:30am
Hope to see you there.
Perdita and Pamela
Recently we received a beautiful box of Nashi Pears from A.A Magarey & Sons in Coromandel Valley. They wanted to show us their appreciation for all the wonderful work Schools do in our local area.
After School Sports
Winter sports will be starting next term so if you are interested in playing Netball or Soccer and you haven’t already registered please click the link below
Remember that After School Sports is run purely by volunteers, so if you can help please complete your details on the registration.
Reminder: the last day of Term 1, Thursday 14 April is a 2.10pm Dismissal
Our School Playgroup has commenced for the year. Playgroup sessions are run most Fridays during term time from 9:00am - 10:20am. Playgroup is currently held on the Resource Centre deck and caters for children aged to 5yrs. Our Playgroup Coordinator, Perdita Hope, has completed COVID Infection Control Training, and maintains a safe Playgroup environment.
Entry is a gold coin donation and tea and instant coffee are complimentary. Espresso coffee is available for $1. Please wear a mask, and bring your own lidded keep-cup and a healthy snack for your little one/s to eat during shared story time.
Each week, Playgroup focuses on a different Theme, providing a range of activities that allow parents/grandparents and caregivers to interact and strengthen attachments with their young children, and to share the experience of learning through play.
Open to everyone, the Eden Hills Primary School Playgroup is a great place to meet other families from the community in a welcoming, safe and friendly environment.
Pupil Free Day
Reminder Pupil Free Day Monday
2 May (First Monday of Term 2)
Please contact Alex – 0401121190 to make a booking for that day.
Starting Secondary School in 2023
Hop into an eggcellent Easter with the family and enjoy a bonus eGift card!
You will receive limited time Bonus Offers and a Bonus eGift card when you purchase your Entertainment Membership and support our fundraiser.
Support Eden Hills Primary
and purchase your Entertainment Membership from us today!!