Weekly Overview - Week 8


Dear Families

Thank you for helping us to welcome many of our students back to school last week. We were exceptionally proud of the way the students managed their reintroduction to face to face teaching and the operational changes we made. It was wonderful to see so many eager students walking through each gate and the resilience, optimism, and focus that they displayed was amazing. Our Foundation to Year 2 students launched excitedly into their face to face learning while our Senior school students continued, determinedly, with their remote learning.

Thank you for helping us to manage the transition back to school by adapting to the changes to pick up and drop off points and the staggered start and finish times to each school day. Thank you for continuing to practice social distancing around our school grounds and for the quick drop-offs and pick-ups of our students. With over 200 students at school again this week, and another 200 starting next week, there will be certain times that social distancing will be difficult. We ask that everyone in our community continues to be a great role model for our youngest students and enacts the 1.5m rule as often as possible. Thank you.

Inclement weather predicted this week may impact further on the time it will take to drop and collect your child. We know that there is often extra traffic to negotiate on wet days. Our staff will be ready to welcome students from 8:45 am and be in the schoolyard from 3:15-3:45 pm at the end of the day to supervise all students until they are collected. Please rest assured that we will look after your child until you arrive- no need to rush, please get to school safely J

We are very aware that there are a number of families with more than one child at school who we have asked to be collected from different gates. We are keen to make the end of the day successful and safe for you and do not expect parents to move from gate to gate. We encourage families to drop off and collect your children from only ONE of their designated entry/exit points and to organise this in advance with your child.

The Bike Shelter is open every day for any student riding or scooting to school

Lost property– All named items of clothing will continue to be returned to their owner and we ask that all clothing is named clearly for this purpose. Any unnamed clothing will be collected and washed by the start of term 3. At this time (hopefully) we will be operating as usual and these items will go on display each Friday before school assemblies.

Reports– At the end of this week, Foundation-Year 2 reports will be available on COMPASS. Our semester 2 reports will be solely about students’ efforts, attitudes, contributions, and achievements during remote learning. Term 1 Progress reports for all students were posted to COMPASS in March and reflected the face to face learning completed in the first 8 weeks of school.

Reports will include

  • a description of the areas of the Victorian Curriculum F-10 taught
  • a succinct descriptive assessment of student learning achievement,
  • a comment on how the student has adjusted to the remote and flexible learning environment, with reference to the Personal and Social Capability curriculum

The Foundation – Year 2 Reports will be made available via Compass on June 5 with learning partnership meetings (parent/teacher interviews) being held the following week- remotely. A link to these for you to book a time will be made available very soon

The Years 3-6 Reports will be made available via Compass June 19 with learning partnership meetings (parent/teacher interviews) being held the following week- remotely. A link to these for you to book a time will be made available next week.

Art Studio– Last week we took ownership of our brand new Art Studio and our students had the opportunity to learn in this space. It is a HUGE improvement on what we had previously and we will complete the finishing touches to the landscaping over the next few weeks. Hopefully, we can welcome families back on-site at the start of next term and if that is the case, I encourage you to check out this great new space.

All things being equal, this will be the final week of remote learning (weekly overviews attached) for our Senior school students and we will have all of our students back on-site for the last 3 weeks of the school term from June 9.

James Whitla

VolunteerLetter2019  Year 3 Weekly Overview Week 8 (128 KB) – 25-May-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Year 4 Weekly Overview Week 8 (87 KB) – 25-May-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Year 5/6 Weekly Overview Week 8 (57 KB) – 24-May-2020

Additional Information:

VolunteerLetter2019  COVID-19 Return to School Policy (534 KB) – 19-May-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Important Information for a Return to School (680 KB) – 19-May-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Return to School Information (168 KB) – 12-May-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Acceptable Use Agreement – ICT (372 KB) – 10-Apr-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  DET Secretary Open Letter to Parents (851 KB) – 15-Apr-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Digital Technologies Policy (484 KB) – 14-Apr-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Edithvale Remote Learning – for parents (263 KB) – 13-Apr-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Information about EPS Home Learning with SEESAW (121 KB) – 25-Mar-2020
VolunteerLetter2019   Information Collection Notice (247 KB) – 10-Apr-2020
VolunteerLetter2019   Learning from Home: Information for parents and carers (208 KB) – 10-Apr-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Loan of Assets Agreement (444 KB) – 10-Apr-2020
VolunteerLetter2019   On site attendance form (629 KB) – 10-Apr-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Online Learning Handbook Student Edition (218 KB)
VolunteerLetter2019  Physical Distancing Guidance for Schools (142 KB)
VolunteerLetter2019  WebEx Instructions for Families (509 KB) – 01-May-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  WebEx Meeting Update (359 KB) – 06-May-2020

Resources for all year levels