- Dates to Remember
- Principal's Report
- Turning up matters
- 5 Crossin-Willis
- PreKinder Sessions
- Peace Pole
- Headlice - A Scratching Reminder!
- East Devonport Neighbourhood House - November
- Tell Someone
- Bus Fare increase 2024
- Working Together - Free education and care in 2024
- Children's University
- Connect to Education
- Indoor Cricket
- Nippers 2023-24
- Come and Try Tennis
|Devonport Readers Cup (at Devonport Christian School)
|Mon 13 -Tues 14 & Thurs 16
|NWPSSA 3-4 Sports Expo
|Children's University Graduation
|Volunteers Morning Tea 10.30am
|4-5S Mt Montgomery
|Devonport Show Day
|RHS Year 6 Orientation Day (TBC)
|Mon 11-Wed 13
|Parent/Teacher (Prep - Year 6)
|Year 6 Big Day Out
|P-2 Christmas Lunch (TBC)
|End of Year celebration activities (more info to follow)
|Year 6 Presentation Assembly. 11.30am start
|House Winner Celebration (PM - full school uniform only)
|Kinder Graduation 1.30pm - 2.30pm
2023 Term Dates
|Concludes - Thursday December 21
I feel the school year has gone very quickly, and soon we will be celebrating and farewelling our Years 6 students. This week they went to the Reece High School introduction half day, as part of the transition program, to ensure students are comfortable with high school and the changes they will be experiencing.
2024 Kinder – information sessions for parents
As we farewell our Year 6 students we are preparing to welcome our 2024 Kinder class and their families, we are especially excited to support those parents that will have their first child at school and welcome back existing families. Today Pre-Kinder and parents attended the school lunch program as part of their weekly session.
Kinder orientation afternoons started today for parents and their child who will turn 5 years of age in 2024. These are being led by Mrs Eve Marcus, Advanced Skills Teacher, Early Years. Please read the school calendar for dates, times and session information. Mrs Marcus has prepared a wonderful welcome bag for each child/family that have returned their enrolment forms.
TasPorts – Nov 2023, the month of our port, Port of Devonport
TasPorts talks were held in the second week of this term and were fantastic, with students totally engaged the hands-on activities and hearing more about the types of jobs. If you haven't already, head to our Facebook Page to check out the photos. Yesterday, Year 5 and 6 had a presentation by TasPorts and Spirit of Tasmania on the QuayLink port renewal project. They heard first hand about the new port, what is being built and the new boat. A special thank you to Mrs Michele McGinity (TasPorts) for orgainsing this one off talk and Mr Simon Angilley (Project Manager from Spirit of Tasmania) who was so knowledgeable about the new Spirit of Tasmania vessels. I think the link showing how ship 5 is being built in Finland will be keenly watched by some of our students, whose interest is in shipping.
Welcome Mayo, our new Chaplain
Mrs Mayo Soetan has joined us this week as our Chaplain. She is known by those who visit the Pathway Shed and work with Kristine Bull. We are so delighted to have Mayo two days a week – Tuesdays and Fridays.
Gifted and Talented Celebration
Congratulations to the following students - Zaiy, Wyntah, Ewan and Peyton who attended the celebration of completing their respective online courses. Along with their parents, they enjoyed a morning tea at the Paranaple Arts Centre yesterday.
Love East Devonport Raffle
As part of Love East Devonport next Friday, East Devonport Primary School will be running a Christmas raffle. Please stay tuned to our Facebook Page in the coming days on how you can purchase tickets. The raffle will be drawn Monday 11 December.
School Lunch program – interested adults
The TasTAFE lunch program has been a huge success at East Devonport Primary School. We love the lunches. This is only possible due to our parents and community members who enrol in the Tas TAFE course. Keith, who is the teacher, is a fantastic chef.
‘TasTAFE will be running another course next year in partnership with the school’.
‘It is an excellent opportunity if you want to get back into study, develop a pathway to employment and gain some real skills / experience within the school environment.
The course offers school friendly hours and is on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays only. For further information, contact Keith Sanderson on 0429 685 779 or email@example.com.
We all want the best for our children – for their futures to be as bright as possible. Showing up every day to school really matters. It gives your child every chance to learn, grow and find their interests.
This last stretch of the school year can sometimes be tricky. Keep it up, because each day is another chance to:
· be around friends
· learn new things
· find interests
· create dream futures (whatever that may be!). If you’re looking for tips on how to create better attendance habits, visit the Anything can happen website.
Please always talk to us if you’re having trouble getting your child to school. We’re here to help.
The end of term 3 came so quickly 5CW ran out of time to update everyone on what they have been doing. Here is a gallery of all the exciting things 5CW did in the last few weeks of term 3 which include more students becoming individual readers, Mrs Crossin had a new grandchild, plenty of exciting jobs being accomplished at Wilmot Farm School, more cup towers built and demolished, wrapped up our work on the Titanic, being involved in Science Week and of course there was Book Week.
FASHION DESIGNERS OF THE FUTURE
Simone, Alysha, April and Maddie have been busy designeing a clothing range from items usually put in landfill. On the day, the girls modelled their outfits on the cat walk with Shyla as compere and April coordinating the whole event.
To mark the centenary of Rotary in Australia, the Rotary set a goal of 100 peace poles in 100 schools. Today there are over 320 Rotary Peace Poles in every state and territory. The Peace Pole program began after the Second World War, to symbolise the common wish for a world at peace. The poles are marked with the message 'May Peace Prevail on Earth' in at least four languages, standing in silent vigil for peace and acting as a reminder for all to think and act in the spirit of peace.
Head Lice are tiny wingless egg laying insects and only people get them. They live in human hair on the head. Nits are the eggs of head lice, Brown black nits are eggs, white nits are eggs that have already hatched.
- They can make you feel sick -In fact they are harmless and do not spread like diseases.
- All children scratch when they have headlice -– In fact, only half do.
- Headlice can jump from one head to another –In fact, they spread only when people are in close contact. Live head lice can move very fast and are hard to see.
- Headlice prefer dirty hair –In fact, they like all hair clean/dirty/long and short.
The eggs, called nits, hatch after 7 days. The lice will feed on blood near the hair root.
Symptoms include Itching and scratching around back of the neck and behind their ears. When you look closely you might see oval shaped brown-black or white nits attach to the root of the hair near the scalp.
How to treat head lice
Wet combing treatment
If your child has head lice you should treat all family members at the same time.
Combing wet hair with a special fine toothed metal lice comb (available at pharmacies) and any type of conditioner.
- Apply lots of conditioner to wet hair, rub it into the scalp and hair to the very ends.
- Leave for 15mins, put a shower cap on, it helps suffocate the head lice and they release from the hair shafts.
- Use the metal comb to remove conditioner from the scalp, firmly comb out from the scalp, clean the comb between strokes, with tissue and /or water.
- Comb your child’s head thoroughly at least twice.
Repeated wet combing is a very good lice treatment comb every 2-3 days for 2 weeks.
It can take time, often 30min, so a book, a device or tv is a good distraction.
Anti lice products
Available from pharmacies without a prescription, lotions liquids and creams are more effective than shampoos. Follow instructions carefully as some can irritate the skin on the scalp, and they often have a strong smell. It is important to check that the lice are dead, if not a different product may be required. Discuss this with your pharmacist. Treatment required again 1 week after to kill any eggs that have hatched.
It can be hard to get rid of head lice treatment doesn’t always work.
Some Children will get repeated head lice a few times a year which can be upsetting for your child. If repeated treatments have not worked and your child is getting them more than 3-4 times a year, it’s a good idea to talk to you GP.
Prevention of head lice
- Do not share brushes or hats.
- Wash any bedding or clothes the child has used in the last 48hrs.
it’s very common for children to get head lice, so effective treatment and prevention can help. Notify the school if your child has head lice. As long as you have begun treatment your child can return to school the next day.
Lisa Hutchin, School health Nurse
All children in Tasmania have a right to be known, safe, well and learning. We are highly committed to the safety of all students at our school.
Earlier last month, DECYP launched the Tell Someone initiative, to raise awareness in the community about child sexual abuse and grooming. The Tell Someone website gives children and young people clear advice on what to do in situations where they feel worried, unsafe or unsure. It also gives adults advice and support on how to respond if they suspect or know a child is being groomed or sexually abused or is at risk of harm.
Please visit the website, read the information, and try to find a suitable time to talk with your children about this issue and the resources available. It’s important that you both understand the possible signs of sexual abuse or grooming behaviour, and how to stay safe online and offline. If reading this information has caused you distress, please visit DECYP’s website for a list of support services.
Please contact the school if you have any questions about this information.
Would you like your child to have the opportunity to make friends, play, learn and build confidence?
- Is free
- Offers 2 – 3 days of early learning per week for children
- Is available to children in their year before Kindergarten
- Provides support to families to participate in the program
- Is delivered through Tasmanian Early Childhood Education and Care services (also known as childcare centres) in the following locations:
- North West – Burnie, Ulverstone, Devonport and Smithton
- North – Launceston, Legana, George Town, Cressy, Perth and Scottsdale
- Midlands - Bagdad, Campbell Town and Oatlands
- East – St Marys, Bicheno, Swansea and Triabunna
- South - Brighton, Bagdad, Glenorchy and Kingborough
How can I take part?
Registrations are now open for 2024, with limited places available.
Learn more about Working Together and the eligibility criteria for children’s access at https://www.decyp.tas.gov.au/working-together/ or contact:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 0457 050 478