Term 3 Week 7 Update


Dear Families

What an absolutely AMAZING night we had at our Concert Extravaganza! The talent and skill of so many of our students (and a few staff as well ), never ceases to amaze us and we were certainly treated to an incredible performance last night. It takes a special skill set from all involved to create such a wonderful performance and to watch our students collaborate, problem solve and enjoy being part of a cohesive concert item was a pleasure to behold. The joy on our students’ faces and the energy and excitement in the theatre was reward for the hard work and practice from all involved over the last 5-6 weeks.

A huge congratulations to all performers who dedicated many extra hours working towards getting things right on the night. A big thank you to all parents and carers as well for having students well prepared, on time and in a positive frame of mind. We can’t do it with you and we’re all very grateful for your support.

Next week is the final week of the first full Term 3 that we have experienced since 2019! While the stamina of many students and staff has waned at times throughout the term, their commitment and determination has ensured it has been a largely successful time. There have been disappointments (swimming cancellation) and disruptions (staff and student illnesses) but the strength of our community has helped us navigate through the term and head in to the break with petrol left in the tank.

The last day of Term is Friday September 16 and will be marked by an early 2:30 pm finish that is preceded by a short whole school assembly at 2:10 pm.


R U OK? Day is an annual national day of action dedicated to reminding people to ask family, friends and colleagues, ‘Are you ok?’. This year R U OK? Day was recognised Nationally yesterday – on Thursday 8 September. It is one day of the year, but it could easily be on EVERY day of the year.

The purpose is to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them on a regular basis to make a difference to anyone who might be struggling. It’s a way for us to reach out and demonstrate that we genuinely care.

This year’s message is Ask R U OK? No qualifications needed. Because a conversation could change a life. With life’s ups and downs that challenge us all, the chances are you may know someone who is struggling. We don’t need to wait until someone is visibly distressed to meaningfully ask them how they are really going. Ask someone- Are You OK?- You may be surprised by the answer

District Athletics results

Last Friday Edithvale Primary School was proudly represented by 52 Athletes who participated in the District Athletics  carnival. All athletes gave their best effort, and for some, this means they will head off to the Divisional Carnival early next  Term. To all of the following students- GOOD LUCK

We wish Eddie G (Boys 9-10, 1500m),
Zoe F and Lucy W (Girls 9-10, Shot Put),
Beau S (Boys 9-10 Shot put and High Jump),
Ella V (Girls 12-13 Discus),
Barney K (Boys 12-13 100m and High Jump),
Jackson P (Boys 9-10 200m),
Jack GA (Boys 12-13 200m),
Owen N (Boys 12-13 High Jump),
Jess H (Girls 12-13 High Jump),
Connor C (Boys 12-13 Shot put),
Rose W (Girls 9-10 , 800m) and
our Boys’ 9- 10 and 12-13 Relay teams

Sunsmart –

Throughout terms 1 and 4 we invoke a ‘no hat no play’ policy to help protect our students and staff from damaging UV radiation. We have sunscreen in each classroom for students who may have left theirs at home that day and staff are asked to remind students to apply sunscreen before heading outside. We’d love it if you can remind your child of the importance to do this each day and help them to apply sunscreen in the morning before school starts. In this way we can work together to teach them how to stay safe and protected from the harsh Summer sun.

Sun protection is more than just sunscreen. For the best protection when the UV is 3 and above, use all 5 forms of protection – appropriate clothing, a broad – brim hat, shade, sunglasses AND sunscreen.

A fact sheet from the Sunsmart website is attached below:

Term 1 Canteen Price List Family notice we are sunsmart primary

and our school’s policy can be seen using the link below

Policy – Edithvale Primary School Policies & Procedures

New School Uniform

The start of Term 4 marks the first day that we have access to our new school uniform. We have updated the uniform to reflect our new logo and ensured that the quality of product has been enhanced by working closely with our suppliers – PSW. The prototypes that have been on display in the school administration area over the last few months have received glowing reviews and we are looking forward to transitioning in to the new uniform over the next 2 years.

The current school uniform can still be worn and purchased through PSW at significantly reduced prices and our school’s second-hand uniform shop – onsite – offers current stock too.

A brochure with the new designs is attached and we will send more information out next week about prices.

Term 1 Canteen Price List Edithvale PS Uniform

Term 3 Progress reports

Early next week you will be able to access your child’s Term 3 progress report. This offers a brief snapshot of the term’s learning and teaching at each Year level.

Kind regards,

James Whitla


Key Dates:

  • September 12-14 – Year 5 Positive Start Camp at Tallangatta
  • September 14 – Thank you students BBQ
  • September 14-16 – Year 6 Positive Start Camp at Tallangatta
  • September 16 – Final day of Term 3. Early finish at 2:30pm following on from a 2:00 pm assembly
  • October 3 – First day of Term 4.

I wish to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands on which we meet, the Bunurong- members of the eastern
Kulin Nations – and pay my respects to elders past present and emerging. I wish to acknowledge all First Nations
people in the room and pay respects to them. I note further that these lands were never ceded and are, and always
will be, Aboriginal Lands.