The Eagle - Evatt Primary School

The Eagle
In a caring environment, we will achieve our full potential.
From the Principal
21 November 2014
BANDSTRAVAGANZA 2014
Congratulations to Miss Murphy and our year 6 band students. They
performed brilliantly at Bandstrav last night. They performed with five
other ACT schools to entertain us. The standard of the music is
amazing and very professional. We were asked at one point to “close
your eyes and forget that there were students performing, listen to
the music”. Not only do we have talented students in our own school,
but the musical talent across the ACT is impressive.
If you have a student currently in year 4, please encourage your child
to audition for the band program early next year because it is certainly
well resourced and inspirational for our young students when you
attend celebrations of achievement such as we did last night. I have
no doubt that our Evatt students sitting in the gallery after their
performance, were inspired by the enthusiasm, obvious talent and
energy of the bands last night.
Interestingly, Evatt students seem to be successful in moving their
musical careers forward through their selection to the ACT Primary
Concert Band, of which we have currently three members, but also
two past students. It was great to see former Evatt students
represented in the ACT Junior Concert Band. Over the last three years,
at least two of our students have been selected to play in these
outstanding bands.
Mrs Susan Skinner
Board Chair: Adam McEvoy
P&C Chair: Christine Trull
Principal:
Canteen Open Wed, Thur, Fri
Monday 24 November
School Banking
Preschool Open Week
Japanese Lunch and Garden Visit – Kinder
Note due
Yr 5/6 Hot Shots Tennis 10.40-12.45pm
Tuesday 25 November
SUPA Club – B2 (bring your lunch)
Wednesday 26 November
Canteen Open
Scholastic Issue 8 due
Thursday 27 November
Canteen Open
Constable Kenny @ 1.30-2.30pm
Japanese Lunch and Garden Visit – Kinder:
10.00am – 2.00pm
Friday 28 November
Assembly: The Dr Who’s
Preschool Picnic
Canteen Open
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“We wish to acknowledge the Ngunnawal people as the traditional owners and custodians of this land”
2015 CLASSES
A gentle reminder for parents and carers, that staff will be organising classes for next year from Monday. If
you have a particular wish or request for your child, then you need to send this request in as a matter of
priority by Monday 24th at 3:00pm. Any requests after this time cannot be guaranteed to be considered.
YEAR 6 GRADUATION
For parents of students in year 5 and 6, please note that graduation for our year 6 students for 2014 is
Tuesday 16th December at 9:30am. It is also at the graduation assembly, that we announce the School
Leaders for 2015. Elections for school leaders from our current year 5 cohort are imminent. Students and
staff vote for their preferred school leaders. The total votes from staff and students decide who will be the
school leaders for the following year.
TICKET SALES FOR CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Please remember to order your tickets as soon as possible from the school office. Seating is limited and I
know that several parents were disappointed over the last couple of years that they were not able to see
their child perform in the concert because they left it too late to order tickets.
Susan
PEACE CHILD CONCERT – Evening Concert
Crowajingalong Scout Group, who are fundraising for new wheelchair access toilets & shower, and solar
panels for the Scout Hall, will be providing a sausage sizzle for the evening concert (from 5.00 – 5.45pm
and at interval): Sausage sizzle $2.50, all drinks $1.50.
Permission Notes Due:
Japanese Lunch and Garden Visit
Kinder
Note due: 24 November
http://www.evattps.act.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/318593/kindergarten_Japanese_November_2014.pdf
Pizza Pedal Party – Seniors
Yr 3-6
Note due: 2 December
http://www.evattps.act.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/319009/Pizza_Pedal_Party_-_Seniors_pizza_note.pdf
Pizza Pedal Party – Juniors and ANTs
PS-2 + ANT’s Note due: 2 December
http://www.evattps.act.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0014/319010/Pizza_Pedal_Party-_Juniors_pizza_note.pdf
2015 – Year 3/4 Camp
Yr 2-3 Payment due: 16 February 2015 (payment plan option available)
http://www.evattps.act.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/315756/Birrigai_2015_-_Year_3-4.pdf
2015 – Year 5/6 Camp
Yr 4-5 Payment due: 16 February 2015 (payment plan option available)
http://www.evattps.act.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/315758/Borambula_2015_-_Year_5-6.pdf
TIMSS TESTING
Two of our Year 4 classes who were randomly selected to take part in the Trends in International
Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), completed the test on Tuesday. TIMSS is an important
educational research project investigating student achievement in mathematics and science. More than 60
countries, including Australia, are participating in this study. TIMSS is an important activity to keep us, as
parents and citizens, informed about how our students in Australia
are performing in comparison to their peers in other countries, and
to compare programs of study and teaching practices. We will be
able to obtain current national and international information which
will help improve the teaching and learning of mathematics and
science in our country.
Parents or guardians of selected students, who were requested to complete a questionnaire about early
learning experiences and their own attitudes towards mathematics and science, are reminded to return
the questionnaire. All data will be kept strictly confidential and no individual student or school will be
identified in published data or reports. We are privileged to be part of such an international project and
urge you to complete it. Thank you in anticipation for your support in this matter.
Louise Frawley, Literacy and Numeracy Field Officer
PIZZA PEDAL PARTY – Whole School Excursion
Pizza Pedal Party- Whole School Excursion to John Knight Park Friday 12 December.
To celebrate the end of the school year as a student community, the whole school will be travelling to John
Knight Park for a picnic and play on Friday 12 December.
Students in Preschool, Kindergarten, Year One, Year Two and the ANTS team will be travelling to the park
by bus while students in Years Three, Four, Five and Six will travel by bicycle.
There will be an opportunity to order a pizza lunch. The order form will be coming home with the
permission note this week. Please return the permission note and pizza order form in separate envelopes.
We would really appreciate any parents and carers who could volunteer to accompany us on the excursion,
either for the whole day or a shorter component. If you can join us for any amount of time please indicate
on the return slip provided with the permission note.
Tim Cahill Football Academy’s “Win a Clinic” competition.
During the last two weeks 21 students have given up one of their breaks each day to work on an entry to
win a coaching clinic from Robbie Anderson, the head coach of the Tim Cahill Football Academy. Our
students decided to translate “Welcome to Australia, we hope you score heaps of goals” in to the
languages of the entire competing nations, make posters with this slogan and hold them up in a group
photo. Our students’ hard work paid off with Evatt School winning a coaching clinic.
Robbie, is flying all the way from England to coach forty eight of our lucky students on Thursday the 27th of
November. This is an amazing once in a life experience for the lucky students. I know that they will all
improve their football skills and understanding.
I would like to thank all the students for their hard work, and special thank you to Sun Gyung Goh, Sherry
He and Nicholas Osbourne (our fantastic parent/uncle helpers) for being our translators.
PARENTS AND CARERS SURVEY – ACT PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS
The ACT Education and Training Directorate is conducting an online survey of primary school and early
childhood parents and carers as part of a wider research process on communicating the benefits of the
public school system in Canberra.
As a parent or carer of a student in an ACT public primary or early childhood school, your views and
feedback are very important.
The survey takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. Data collected goes directly back to Piazza Research
(an independent Canberra-based research firm contracted by the Directorate to conduct this survey). The
survey can also be accessed on mobile devices and tablets.
In order to achieve a reliable response rate, several reminders will be sent to all parents over the next two
weeks.
Your information is protected
This survey is completely anonymous and individual answers will not be tracked or attributed to an
individual.
Who to contact
If you require help with completing this survey, please email [email protected] as an initial
contact point, providing a phone contact with an email address. Piazza Research will contact you from
there.
You can access the survey by https://secure.piazzaresearch.com.au/ls2/index.php/523766/lang-en or by
scanning the QR code below.
The survey will be open until Friday 28 November.
I encourage you to complete the survey to help the ACT Education and Training Directorate in its research
and thank you in advance for your participation.
Evatt SUPA Club for Term 4 - TUESDAY
WHEN: B2 (bring your lunch)
WHERE: Parent and Community Room
Come along for lots of fun with Bible stories,
games and craft. SUPA club is supported by
Scripture Union and all children from Years
K - 6 are welcome.
If you would like more information, please
contact Team Leader Carolyn Goode on
0414 713 523.
Many thanks, Janice Latimore
Our school has signed up to the very exciting
Ride or Walk to School program for the next 3 years.
Take a look at this short video
about the program
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD86fP4Sc9I
Before we start implementing we need to survey parents
so we can understand what barriers our school might
have and give everyone a chance to have input into the
program.
Please take a few minutes to
complete this short survey:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PPParent2014
Evatt's Eats cook books now available at
the front office, just $20 each or 3 for $50!
A limited number of Evatt's Eats cook
books, with a wonderful selection of
recipes from the Evatt Primary School
community, are now available at the front
office. Christmas is getting closer! The cook
book would make a great Christmas
present for family and friends. Healthy
salads, quick and tasty meals, lots of
chocolate - the cook book has it all! Don't
miss your chance to get one while they
last!
CANTEEN NEWS
The Volunteer Roster is on the wall outside the canteen door. Please put your name down if you have
some time to spare.
Canteen Menu:
http://www.evattps.act.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/318922/CANTEEN_MENU_TERM_4_2014_FINAL.pdf
Changes to the menu:
Banana Moove has been deleted by the supplier.
Passion fruit frozen yoghurt is temporarily unavailable.
CANTEEN OPENING DAYS
The canteen will be open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday is Wedges Day and Thursday is
Pie Day. An updated menu is available on the school webpage (link above).
If you are interested in contributing to the development of the canteen then come along to the P&C AGM
next year or contact me for more information. If you have any questions about the change in opening
times please contact Michelle Willacy at [email protected]
P&C NEWS
Uniform Shop
We have just received extra stock of brand new short-sleeve t-shirts ($22) and still have long-sleeve t-shirts
($25) with the school logo available for sale. You can order these at any time by filling in an order form at
the front office or submitting an order online through the school website or the school app. You can pay by
cash
or
direct
deposit.
We
will
deliver
your
shirts
to
your
child’s
class.
http://www.evattps.act.edu.au/our_community/uniform/school_shirt_order_form
Pedal Party Friday 12th December 2014 – Seniors (Years 3-6)
Students riding to John Knight Park on Friday 12th December will have their bikes checked prior to be able
to complete the ride. To pass and attend the excursion, the children’s equipment needs to pass the ABC
Tight Safety Test. Please spend some time over the next few weeks ensuring your child’s bike is ready for
this excursion.
A
B
C
Tight
Helmet
Air in the tyres, tyres in good condition
Brakes present and work
Chain, clean and operates smoothly
The wheels, headset, seat pole and crakes need to be tight
Present, strap intact, can fit two fingers between chin and strap
Understanding the Gifted Learners in our Classrooms
Recognising and understanding gifted learners is challenging for educators and parents alike.
The characteristics and needs of students who are gifted are personal and unique, and
recognising them involves understanding that these specific characteristics may be
demonstrated through a variety of different behaviours often presenting differently in school
compared to at home.
The ACT Education and Training Directorate Gifted and Talented Students Policy is based on
the Francois GagnГ© Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent (2008). This model
highlights the impact of environmental and intrapersonal catalysts on the development of
giftedness towards talent or competency. Although intellectual or academic giftedness is only
one of the domains in Gagné’s model, it is the domain which often requires the most
differentiated response in the classroom.
Gifted students have characteristics and needs which are different from those of their same
age peers. As a group, intellectually gifted learners comprehend complex ideas quickly, learn
more rapidly and in greater depth, and may exhibit interests that differ from those of their
age peers. They need time for in-depth exploration, to manipulate ideas and draw
generalisations about seemingly unconnected concepts, and to ask provocative questions.
Gifted learners find excitement and pleasure from intellectual challenge and show initiative
and originality in work, particularly in areas of high interest and passion. At times gifted
learners will show extraordinary degrees of motivation and a single-minded pursuit of goals,
which their peers may find hard to understand. However, these students may also be selfcritical in evaluating and correcting their own efforts, exhibiting perfectionist behaviours,
which lead to task avoidance and the tendency to take criticism from others very much to
heart.
Gifted students often demonstrate an ability to handle abstract ideas and flexibility in
thinking, which allows them to consider problems from a number of viewpoints and show
high levels of empathy for the feelings and circumstances of other people.
Gifted students possess a need for like-minded friends and longer-term relationships than
their same aged peers and this often results in a preference for older friends or friendships
with much younger, but equally gifted students. When like-minded connections are not
available to them, they may experience feelings of isolation and
rejection and subsequent accusations of social maladjustment from those around them.
It is important to recognise that gifted learners are not a homogenous group and that
students may exhibit differing levels of giftedness across one or more of the domains outlined in the GagnГ© model.
Equally, it is important to acknowledge that giftedness does not always translate to talent and thus
underachievement may need to be addressed in the case of some gifted learners. Ultimately, gifted learners require
support in order to achieve their full potential. To this extent, they are no different to any other students whose
learning needs differ from the norm.
References
GagnГ©, F. (1985). Giftedness and talent: Reexamining a reexamination of the definitions. Gifted Child Quarterly, 29,
103-112.
GagnГ©, F. (2008). Building gifts into talents: Overview of the DMGT. UniversitГ© du QuГ©bec Г MontrГ©al (Canada)
Rogers, K.B. (2007). Lessons learned about educating the gifted and talented:
A synthesis of the research on educational practice. Gifted Child Quarterly. 51 (4) 382-396.
VanTassel-Baska, J. (2007). Leadership for the future in gifted education: Presidential address. Gifted Child Quarterly
2007 51: 5 DOI: 10.1177/0016986206297087
DO YOU HAVE CHILDREN IN HIGH SCHOOL?
The ACT Secondary Bursary Scheme can
provide ACT residents on low incomes with
financial support for students in Years 7 – 10.
Eligibility: Holders of a Pensioner Concession Card or a Health Care
Card with means tested �payment codes’
- see application form for more details
APPLY NOW
ACT EDUCATION AND TRAINING DIRECTORATE
Secondary Bursary Scheme
Hedley Beare Centre for Teaching and Learning
GPO Box 158 CANBERRA CITY ACT 2601
Application forms are available at all high schools, colleges, Centrelink
Regional Offices and online at
http://www.det.act.gov.au/school_education/starting_school/financial_
assistance_for_families
Enquiries: 6205 8262
EVATT PRESCHOOL - 2015
2015 Preschool Open Week and Preschool Picnic
We would like to invite all children who will be attending Evatt Preschool in 2015 to attend the Preschool
Open Week which will be held during the week beginning Monday 24th November. Children and their
parents or carers are invited to attend the preschool any day during the week beginning the 24th
November for a short or long session. It is up to you how long you stay. Parents/carers are required to
remain at the preschool with their child. The purpose of the open week is to allow the children to become
familiar with the environment and to participate in some preschool experiences. Please bring a hat, water
bottle and some food depending on the time of day that you intend to visit. It will be lots of fun!
On Friday 28th November we will be having a Preschool Picnic. This is an opportunity for you to meet some
of the current parents and they can share their experiences about the preschool year. It is also nice to
meet some new people and for us to welcome you in to the Evatt School community.
Please RSVP to Evatt School via email, [email protected] to let us know of your intention to visit and
the time you would like to spend with us. We look forward to meeting you and your children.
COMMUNITY NOTICES
Being a parent is the hardest job we’ll ever have. All parents at some time experience difficulties and stress.
Parentline ACT is a confidential, anonymous telephone counselling and information service.
Phone Parentline if you would you like:
•
To talk with someone about those parenting issues.
•
Help with some ideas on raising children.
•
Support in the important job you are doing.
•
To know what is available for parents, teenagers and children.
•
To build better relationships in your family.
•
Help to understand your child or teenager’s behaviour.
Parentline ACT. Monday to Friday (except on public holidays), 9am to 5pm. Phone: 6287 3833
ANY KIDS ARE WELCOME .......
TO THE
�ADVENT CRAFT WORKSHOPS !’
WHEN: Tuesdays 2nd, 9th and 16th December
From 3:15 – 5pm.
WHERE: North Belconnen Uniting Church hall,
Conley Dve. Melba (opposite Melba/Copland High School).
WHO: for Primary School kids,
who may stay unaccompanied after being signed in, and filling out an initial registration form – emailed to you.
** Children below school age can stay, but must be accompanied by a parent/carer.
WHY: to hear the Christmas story, creatively presented by Tim – and have fun making a variety of Christmas crafts.
COST: $5 per child each session (max. $10 per family). Covers a delicious afternoon tea on arrival and craft resources.
RSVP: to MARY on 0422 818 861 stating names & ages of attending children – by Friday 28th November.
[email protected] is hosting its Best Dressed fashion sale on 21 and 22 November to raise
funds for its Social Programs.
Stylish pre-loved, smart, dressy and special occasion fashion wear will be on sale. Our range includes designer labels.
Let your friends know!
VIP Shopping Experience - First 20 registered will go into a draw to win:
An exclusive shopping experience where three lucky guests will be selected for professional styling / personal shopping
sponsored by Style Liberation. Champagne and light refreshments available.
When: Friday, 21 November 2014
Time:
5.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Where: Tuggeranong Community Centre, 245 Cowlishaw Street, Greenway
Cost:
$30
RSVP: Wednesday 19th of November
This is your opportunity to expand your wardrobe for less with clothing suitable for the office, social events or the
corporate setting.
Super Saturday Sale
When: 22 November, 2014; 9 am - 12 pm.
Where: Tuggeranong Community Centre, 245 Cowlishaw Street, Greenway
Cost: $5 entry
No RVSP Required
All proceeds of the sale support [email protected]’s Social Programs, which provides food and essential services to
Canberrans experiencing hardship.
We will also gladly accept donations of good quality women's and men's office wear
at the following locations:
Tuggeranong Community Centre, 245 Cowlishaw St, Greenway
Office of Kate Lundy, 15 London Circuit, in the city
Gungahlin Community Centre, 47 Ernest Cavanagh St, Gungahlin.
A CSO CHRISTMAS
Join the Canberra Symphony Orchestra to herald in the festive season with style.
On 6 December, Llewellyn Hall will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland with the help of special guests, conductor Timothy
Sexton, soprano Rachael Beck, and the Woden Valley Youth Choir, and more.
With a mix of modern and traditional Christmas songs, this concert will fill your family’s heart with cheer and merriment as only
the magic of Christmas can!
This is the first time CSO has presented a Christmas Concert and we hope you can join us for this very special event.
6 December, 2pm & 7.30pm, Llewellyn Hall ANU.
Visit cso.org.au or phone 6262 6772 for more details.
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Term 4 2014
Week
7
8
9
10
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
24
Preschool Open WeekпѓЁ
Yr5/6 Hot Shots Tennis
10.40am-12.45pm
25
26
Scholastic Issue 8 due
Dec 1
Yr5/6 Hot Shots Tennis
10.40am-12.45pm
8
Yr5/6 Hot Shots Tennis
10.40am-12.45pm
2
3
9
10
Concert Rehearsal
9.30am – 2.30pm
Canteen - closed
15
Canteen – closed Wk 10
for cleaning пѓЁ
16
Yr 6 Graduation 9.30am
and Dinner 6-9pm
Canteen closed
17
LAST DAY!!! пЃЉ
SUPA Club – B2 (bring
your lunch
SUPA Club – B2 (bring
your lunch
SUPA Club – B2 (bring
your lunch
Thursday
Friday
27
Constable Kenny
@ 1.30-2.30pm
Kinder – Japanese Lunch
Excur – 10.00am-2.00pm
4
28
Assembly: The Dr Who’s
Preschool Picnic
11
Concert Performance
Matinee – 11.30-1.30pm
Evening – 6-9pm
Canteen - closed
18
12
Yr 6 Orientation – MCSS
Pizza Pedal Party
Thursday
Friday
5
Assembly: Concert
19
Canteen Closed
Term 1 2015
Week
1
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
February 2
First Day – Kinder &
Preschool
3
First Day – Whole School
4
5
6
2
3
4
5
9
10
11
12
13
16
17
18
5/6 Camp Borambola
19
20
23
24
25
3/4 Camp Birrigai
26
27
Mar 2
3
4
6
6
9
10
7
16
17
11
Ride 2 School Launch
2-3pm
18
5
School Swimming
Carnival
12
19
20
13
SCHOOL PAYMENT DETAILS:
EFTPOS: Visit the front office in person, fill in a Credit Card Authority or ring the front office and pay over the phone (Mastercard/Visa only).
Direct Transfer: Evatt Primary School Management Account, BSB: 032777, Account number: 001244, Reference field: “child/family name” &
“excursion/payment name”
VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS. The contribution has been set at: $100.00, for one child, $180.00 for two children, $240.00 for three or more
children.