EPSOM PALM PRESS Strive for Excellence Take Pride Act Responsibly Respect Our Community EPSOM PRIMARY SCHOOL NEWSLETTER NO 6– 09/03/17
Phone Number: 03 5448 4318 Email: [email protected]
Subject contribution payments are due before the end of Term 1. These payments cover your child’s learning resources and use of devices for the year and total $130. Bank details for the school are as follows : BSB 633000 Account Number 107661738 Please use your child’s name as your reference. I hope everyone has got their colours and barracking voices ready for the Swimming Sports tomorrow. Please remember to pack plenty of snacks, lunch and drinks for the day. We would love to see as many families and friends along to enjoy the day as well. A reminder: if you are taking your child/ren home from the pool you must sign them out with either their classroom teacher or Mrs Stone who will be supervising the gate. This is necessary so all children are accounted for when we return on the bus. Good luck and have fun everyone! School arrangements I will be taking Sick Leave tomorrow for 2 weeks. In my absence Mr Saddlier will be Acting Principal. Please direct any information, concerns to him. School Building Works What an exciting time that our new school has finally commenced. I want to thank all our families for their consideration at this time. By next week we will have much more play area back and the building work will begin. Please remember, you should only be on school grounds if you are volunteering in classrooms, have appointments with a teacher/principal/chaplain or office business. School Council 2017 Congratulations to the following people elected to the 2017 Epsom School Council: Rachel Parish Lisa Henderson Scott Jefferis Dianne Rogers Jake Saddlier (DET) Kylie Warfe (DET) They will join our current School Councillors; Kylie Evans, Rob Grant, Kristen Tripett, Michelle Bethell and Tilby Hayward. As Executive Officer I look forward to working with the new council over the next 12months. Lyn Coulter
School Fax Number: 03 5448 3334 Website: www.epsomps.vic.edu.au
SWIMMING CARNIVAL—TOMORROW Seniors start at 9:30am and Juniors start at 10:30am
The weather is predicted at 30 degrees and sunny – please make sure sunscreen is applied before school and tubes packed in swimming bags. Sunscreen will also be available at the pool. Lots of small snacks are ideal for this day. SWIMMING CARNIVAL CHECK LIST Note and payment to school Sunscreen applied in the morning Sunscreen in bag Snacks for the day Lunch for the day Drinks (frozen perhaps) Hats House costume Rash vest if you have one LAST BUT NOT LEAST…...SMILES REMEMBER, everyone is welcome. The more supporters the better. Wear your house colours. House Masters are in need of parent helpers…..thankyou. MEDICAL FORM Please ensure that your child’s medical information is up to date at the school. If you have not filled out a medical form for 2017 please contact the office or Mrs Stone. THERE WILL BE BREAKFAST TOMORROW NO SUBWAY LUNCHES TOMORROW NO CANTEEN AT THE POOL FOR STUDENTS Please do not send any money with your child.
March 2017 Mon
13 Labour Day 14
8 Prep Rest Day
Swimming Carnival $6
Doopers @ lunchtime 50c– Fundraising committee
20 Gr 5 Camp
21 Gr 5 Camp Gr 4 Camp
22 Gr 5 Camp Gr 4 Camp
23 School Photos
24 Hot Cross buns and Pie orders due
30 HCB and
31 End of T1
Pie order pickup
April 2017 Mon
18 Curriculum Day
19 School starts
May 2017 Mon
12Gr 3-6 Cross Country
15 22 29
16 23 30
17 24 31
19 26 Trivia Night @ All Seasons (and a great night)
FUNDRAISING [email protected]
RECYCLE YOUR MOBILE PHONES If you have an old mobile phone to recycle we have some envelopes in the office for you to post them off and “help save the mountain gorillas”. HOT CROSS BUN/BAKERY DRIVE Please come into the office or see your child’s teachIt’s bake…..ummmm I mean back! All families will er for an envelope. These envelopes are reply paid receive an order form for Hot Cross Buns AND this year and can just be popped straight into a post box. we have arranged to get party pies and party sausage rolls on the order. They are from George’s Bakehouse NEWSPAPERS NEEDED Mrs Davey is asking for newspapers for the Art in Huntly! Please return orders with payment by Friday 24th room. Please take them directly to the Art room if March. Orders will be available for pick up on Thurs- you have any. Thankyou. day 30th March between 3pm and 4pm. STUDENT ABSENCES It is an Education Department requirement that absences are explained/reported to the school. This can be done via a phone call (54484318) or a note to the teacher. Please use this email address if you would like to communicate with the Fundraising Committee.
WANTED ZOOPER DOOPERS Fundraising will be selling Zooper Doopers for 50c at Mrs Stone needs 10 (empty) 4 litre icecream containers with lids. If you have any please send them lunchtime next Wednesday 15th March. to Mrs Stone. EASTER RAFFLE DONATIONS NEEDED Fundraising are calling for donations of Easter prizes for TEAM CHINA ZOOPER DOOPERS our wonderful raffles. This fundraiser is always so well Will be on sale Tuesdays and Thursdays after school for 50c. supported by our families and the prizes are plentiful.
SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR TRIVIA NIGHT
It’s back…..the Epsom Primary School Trivia Night. Friday 26th May…….mark it on you calendar and get a table together for a fun night. To be held at All Seasons again. More information to come closer to the date.
MINECRAFT TERM 2 If your child would like to sign up for Minecraft for Term 2, please fill a form in, available from the office. HATS AND UNIFORMS Hats and uniforms are available from Uniform Plus, 56 Williamson Street, Bendigo 3550. HATS—LOST AND FOUND Can all parents please check the names on their children’s hats. It is very easy to pick up a hat that doesn’t belong. A permanent marker will be available from the Office to name black hats. If buying a new hat, the preference for Phys Ed is the hat with a string tie on it please.
LUNCH TIME GUITAR LESSONS Do you have a child who would like to participate in private guitar lessons at school? These are held once a week, on Wednesday, for half an hour at lunch time. Children will need their own guitar and payment is made directly to the guitar teacher. All you have to do is send your child along with their guitar and money on Wednesday.
BREAKFAST CLUB ROSTER We are lucky to have breakfast 3 times a week at Epsom which is run by a small group of volunteers, who we thank very much. I would like to call for more volunteers to help our with breakfast. You might get your own group of volunteers together and run a different sort of program than the current one. It’s a great way to get to know students, staff and other parents. Please let Deanne know in the office if you are keen to get involved. Breakfast operates from 8.15am and finishes around 8.45am so please consider putting your hand up.
GRADE 5 CAMP PGL, CAMPASPE DOWNS. Monday 20th March students are to meet at the Epsom Train Station at 8am—NO LATER. Wednesday 22nd March students need to be picked up from the Epsom Train Station at 2.30pm. Payment, permission forms and medical notes must be returned before departure.
GRADE 4 CAMP BILLABONG, ECHUCA Tuesday 21st March students will leave school at 9.00am. Wednesday 22nd March students will arrive back at school for a 3.30pm pickup. Payment, permission forms and medical notes must be returned before departure.
BENDIGO YMCA AFTER SCHOOL HOURS CARE AT EPSOM
Our programs are designed to cater for the individual needs of every child so that they can develop their social skills, make new friends and be engaged and learning; while enjoying a variety of different experiences. Parents can have peace of mind knowing their children are safe in a caring, stimulating, supportive and inclusive environment. This week at Epsom ASC we got messy making slime, and enjoyed cooking pizza pinwheels for afternoon tea. We have spent a lot of time discussing our upcoming trip to the Botanical gardens. We are so excited to be meeting Holy Rosary After School Care for a picnic and play. Come and join us for a fun afternoon in the park on Wednesday 15th March! To enrol or make a booking, head to www.bendigo.ymca.org.au or contact our office on 5444 6666
Positive Parenting Telephone Service This program is offered to parents, grandparents caring for their grandchildren & carers of children aged 2 – 10 years Our free ten week program aims to assist you to: *Develop a stronger and more positive relationship with your child/children *Encourage behaviour you want to see in your children *Manage everyday behaviour problems *Set rules & limits *Teach new skills This program is completed via a workbook or online modules which are supported by weekly phone calls with a trained parent educator. All of this can be done from the comfort of your own home at a time that suits you.
Interested? For more information please phone
1800 880 660 ENROLMENTS TAKEN ALL YEAR ROUND
Enrol now and make a positive start last a lifetime
COMMUNITY NEWS Bendigo Senjuns Hockey club We have a registration day coming up on March 5th from 11.30-1.30pm and are looking for players to join our under 11, under 13, under 15 and under 17 teams. Some of schools have participated in the HV roadshows currently or in the past and would love any child interested in playing to come and join the sport.
Atisha Centre Open Day - Sunday, 12 March 2017 Press/Publicity Release
Atisha Centre at Myers Flat would like to invite families and friends to our Open Day and fundraiser on March 12, 2017 starting at 9:30am. People of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome to join us for a day of fun and to explore Buddhism in a warm and friendly environment with our venerable teacher and Buddhist community. The programme includes a talk on “Practical advice for daily living” by our resident teacher, Venerable Geshe Rabten at 10:30am; Kids’ Dharma Club with story-telling and songs; tours of Atisha Centre and the Great Stupa; Atisha Centre information stall; childrens’ arts and crafts activities; courtyard market - books, gifts, hair-braiding, live music, relaxation massage, and a tool-and-hardware garage sale; lunches and morning and afternoon teas (Vegan and gluten free options). 9:30 Programme start 10:30-11:30am Welcome and Public Talk by our resident teacher, Geshe Rabten Kids’ Dharma Club – Story-telling and songs 11:45am 12:00-2:00pm
Tour of Atisha Centre Delicious Vietnamese lunch available
Tour of Atisha Centre Dharma talk from a senior monk. (Introduction to Buddhism, with discussion) Kids’ Dharma Club – Story-telling and songs
ALL DAY ACTIVITIES Children’s arts and craft activities Garage sale of tools and hardware Morning and afternoon teas Tours of the Great Stupa Atisha Centre and Buddhism information stall Courtyard market including: Books and Gifts / Hair-braiding / Live music / Relaxation-remedial massage / Facepainting Atisha Centre and Great Stupa, 25 Sandhurst Town Road, Myers Flat (Near Bendigo) Details on website at www.atishacentre.org.au . Click the “Open Day” banner For more information contact Atisha Centre Office on 03 5446 3336
MyGolf Junior Clinics Bendigo Golf Club
Here at Bendigo Golf Club we want to introduce juniors to the game of golf in a relaxed and fun environment. With a range of activities and games delivered through the MyGolf program we will assist junior golfers from beginners onwards in progressing their golfing skills.
When: Monday after noons fr om 4-5pm Where: Bendigo Golf Club, golf cour se r oad Epsom How Much: $35 initial r egistr ation fee (goes towar ds a par ticipation pack thr ough golf Austr alia) $10 per class for non-members and $5 for members (the extra fee for non-members pays for a junior membership over the first term) Age Group: 5 – 14 years old Includes: Structured program designed for junior inclusion and skill progression Tuition from an experienced PGA Golf Professional On course participation Please contact Bendigo Golf Club PGA professional Brad Wilson for bookings and further information as numbers are limited. P: 0421 802 337 E: [email protected]
WANTED Primary School Students for Netball
The White Hills Football Netball Club seeks 4 Primary School students to play in their Primary Grade throughout the 2017 season. The Primary Grade is a non-competitive grade of netball, focusing on fun, learning to play all positions on the court and development of the basic skills of the game. Our club is a family club, fielding both senior and junior netball and football teams in the Heathcote & District Football Netball League. Our season commences on Saturday 8 th April. If you are interested in playing with White Hills in our Primary Team please contact: WHNC President - Janene Cass
Ph: 0409 430 770 Email: [email protected]
The Bendigo Mountain Bike Club feel that their aims and objectives for this event, and as a club, have many synergies with the DET Health and Physical Education objectives as outlined in the new Victorian Curriculum. There are a range of strategies the club has pursued to make the GTE a welcoming event with broad appeal across the community and to the school community in particular: A specific entry code for Schools offering a $10 discount on entry. A prize to go to the school with the most participants (*details below) A wide range of race distances (15km, 30km, 50km, 100km, 100miles) More than 50 event entry classes including: - Junior classes/Novice Classes - Mother/Child & Father/Child classes - Age groupings all the way up to 70+yrs (Ultra Masters) The club is one of only a handful of clubs across Australia to run the accredited junior development program - The ‘2 Wheel Academy’- and dedicated women’s events. *The club would offer a 3hr skills coaching session to the winning school run by our accredited coaches who also have current working with children checks. www.entryzone.com.au will
provide online entry details to the club’s events.
THESE FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE OFFICE
Clean Up YOUR Cemeteries Day As part of Clean Up Australia Day In conjunction with Clean Up Australia Day, Remembrance Parks Central Victoria (RPCV) invite its local community to participate in their annual ‘Clean Up YOUR Cemeteries Day’. This year RPCV encourage community members to visit the site of a loved one to pay their respects and make sure it is clean and in a good state of repair. The event will be held on Sunday the 5th of March across five RPCV locations including Bendigo Remembrance Park, Eaglehawk Remembrance Park, White Hills Remembrance Park, Kangaroo Flat Remembrance Park and Axedale Public Remembrance Park. All attendees to this event will need to register at each site on the day. So bring a pair of gloves, a hat and some sunscreen and join RPCV in making our Remembrance Parks beautiful and safe places to visit. Event Details Clean Up: 8 .30am – 11.30am Locations: Eaglehawk Remembrance Park located at 5 Victoria Street. (Registration at the Elaine McNamara Chapel) Bendigo Remembrance Park located at 30 Carpenter Street. (Registration inside front gate at the Sexton’s Residence) White Hills Remembrance Park located at the corner of St Killian Street and Holdsworth Road. (Registrations near the toilet block off St Killian Street near the lawn area) Kangaroo Flat Remembrance Park located at 33-09 Helm Street. (Registration inside front gate near the chapel) Axedale Public Remembrance Park located at Cemetery Road. (Registration inside front gate) For further information please contact Joanne at Remembrance Parks Central Victoria on (03) 5446 1566 or email us at [email protected]
Eaglehawk Dahlia & Arts Festival Inc. “Buskers in the Borough 2017”
Buskers to perform on the sidewalks of Eaglehawk, between 10:00 am and 11:00 am, on Saturday 19th March, 2016. You must be of Primary School or Secondary College age to apply. The application form will be on the Eaglehawk Dahlia & Arts Festival Inc. website from now. Entries close on Friday 10th March 2017 . Successful applicants will be notified in the second week of March and given further details of the process that will happen on the day. Website: www.eaglehawkfestival.org.au Send application form to: Eaglehawk Dahlia & Arts Festival Inc. “Buskers in the Borough 2017”. PO Box 21, Eaglehawk 3556
Prize of $70 for:
Best Busker - Primary School Secondary College Prize of $40 for: 2 Encouragement Awards – Primary School Secondary College There will be a ballot draw for street busking positions. Successful applicants will be notified of their position prior to the performance time. Judges will circulate during the busking period. Winners will be contacted and their names posted in the EUFS window, during the week following the competition. Contacts: Mary Preston 0434 769 862
Application form for Eaglehawk Dahlia & Arts Festival Inc. “Buskers in the Borough 2017” th
between 10:00 am and 11:00 am on Saturday 18 March, 2017 on the sidewalks of Eaglehawk. Entries close on March 10th, 2017.
Name:…………………………………………………. Contact Address:……………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………… Email: ……………………………………………………………. School attended:………………………………………………. Year level:……………… Entertainment you will provide: Instrument/props you will be using: Please note: No power is provided. No power packs, leads etc. to be used in your performance. You are responsible for the provision and safety of your own instrument and/or props. I am prepared to supervise my child during their performance. I understand these conditions, and I give my consent for my child to make application to busk in the Eaglehawk Dahlia & Arts Festival Inc. “Buskers in the Borough 2017” Signed (parent/guardian)………………………………………………………………………………………………. I understand that my child will be contacted if this application is successful and if the application is not successful that no correspondence will be entered in to. Further information is available on the website: www.eaglehawkfestival.net.au Send application form to: Eaglehawk Dahlia & Arts Festival Inc. “Buskers in the Borough 2017”. PO Box 21, Eaglehawk 3556 Contacts: Mary Preston 0434 769 862
Support Chaplaincy in Bendigo Schools
Come and Join the Fun
Monday 20 March 2017 Eaglehawk Town Hall at 7 pm for 7.30 pm start THEME: CARNIVALE
Decorate your table & come in bright costume… prizes for most eye-catching ….….
Make up a table of six or less
(NB More than 6 to a table not accepted)
Major and minor prizes
Lucky Lollipops $5; Silent Auction Admission: $15.00 each
BYO Nibbles, Non alcoholic drinks & glasses Tea & Coffee available during the evening
Ph 5442 1732 or Ph/Fax 5448 3912 AH
Email: [email protected]
or [email protected]
By FRIDAY 17 MARCH (Part of Eaglehawk Dahlia & Arts Festival Opening Wednesday 15 to Friday 24 March 2017)
White Hills Junior Football Club players wanted WHJFC has vacancies for U14, U12, U10 & U9. Anyone interested in playing football are most welcome. Please contact the club at [email protected]
or call Nigel Lewis on 0409022275.
This week at Epsom ASC we got messy making slime, and enjoyed cooking pizza pinwheels for afternoon tea. We have spent a lot of time discussing our upcoming trip to the Botanical gardens. We are so excited to be meeting Holy Rosary After School Care for a picnic and play. Come and join us for a fun afternoon in the park on Wednesday 15th March! To enrol orr make a booking, head to www.bendigo.ymca.org.au or contact our office on 5444 6666