- Dates to Remember
- Principal's Report
- National Day of Action Against Bullying
- 2023 School Satisfaction Survey
- Kinder Smith
- Making Friends Performance
- Breakfast Club
- 3 Morice
- 1 Simpson and 4-5 Sherriff
- Book Parade
- Pre-Kinder September
- PE - Gymnastics
- Gifted Online Programs
- 3-4 Scott
- Hot Lunch Program
- East Devonport Neighbourhood House
- Slipstream - Tangent
- Mersey Valley Devonport Cycling Club
- Schools Triathalon Challenge
- Football Clinic
|3M & 3-4S Hive excursion
|R U Ok Day - Wear Yellow for a gold coin (SRC Fundraiser)
|Book Club - Orders and Money Due
|Pie Drive Orders and Money Due!
|Assembly 1.30pm start - Host 6W. Sharing 3-4S, 2D
|4-5S Hive excursion
|Mon 25 - Wed 27
|Parent Teacher - Evidence of Learning
|Prep-1C, PrepM & 1S - Tangent Excursion
|Footy Colours Day (SRC Fundraiser)
|Rotary BBQ (TBC)
|CU Passports and activities due
|Day for Daniel - wear Red for a gold coin (SRC Fundraiser)
|Terrapin - The Riddle of Washpool Gully
|Professional Learning Day - no school for students
|Recreation Day - Public Holiday
|Devonport Readers Cup (at Devonport Christian School)
|Mon 13 - Wed 15
|NWPSSA Sports Expo (our day TBC)
|2024 Kinder Orientation (TBC)
|Volunteers Morning Tea 10.30am
|Devonport Show Day
|RHS Year 6 Orientation Day (TBC)
|Year 6 Big Day Out
|End of Year celebration activities (more info to follow)
|Year 6 Presentation Assembly. 11.30am start
2023 Term Dates
|Tuesday July 25 - Friday September 29
|Monday October 16 - Thursday December 21
I wish to apologise for the short Principal report. I have had the last two weeks off due to fractures in my elbow and hand. I would like to acknowledge Mrs Karen Whish-Wilson and the leadership team for their efforts in managing the school in my absence.
Mrs Karen Whish-Wilson is on long service leave for this week and half of next week. Miss Abbie Scott will work in the role of Advanced Skills Teacher for this period. Mrs Coral Crossin is currently on leave and will be away for the next three weeks. Mr Nico Toorenburg will teach 5CW during this time. A warm welcome to our University of Tasmainia practicum students Emily Johnstone and Emmie Gee. They will return for a longer practicum in term 4.
Last newsletter I wished our Eisteddfod performers luck. I am pleased to report that our students represented the school with pride and performed well. 3M placed first in their category, 3-4S placed second in their category, and Choir did us very proud in their category. 3M and 3-4S will be celebrating their efforts with pizza and icecream for lunch. More information will be provided this week.
Don't forget your pie drive order forms and money are due to the office by Friday 15 September. This fundraiser goes towards the costs of the Year 6 Big Day Out. If you would like more order forms you can collect them from the office.
School Satisfaction Survey
We have been sharing the link to our School Satisfaction Survey for 2023. This is an important way we can hear your voice and receive feedback. Please see the link further in this newsletter or on our Facebook page. If you would like to complete at school we have devices near the canteen during breakfast club, early years area, the office and will be available to LIL sessions in the LIL room and the gym as scheduled.
During the last week of term we will be holding our Parent-Teacher interviews. This term we are sharing evidence of learning. Once the bookings are live a link will be sent through the SZapp and Facebook. If you require assistance to book please contact the office.
On Friday 18 August it was National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence. Students from Prep-Year 6 signed a pledge. East Devonport Primary School is connected by kindness. Students agreed to stand up against bullying by speaking out and showing respect and kindness towards others. The theme for 2023 was Building Connections. Students in Prep M talked about what the word connection means, brainstormed who we have connections with and then made a chain with each link having a picture of someone we are connected to. 4-5S spoke about making connections and created posters from this conversation. 6W made 'connection' trees to help identify ways we are connected to help our community and who is there to help us when we need it.
Every year the Department of Education conducts a School Satisfaction Survey to find out what your child(ren)'s school does well and where it may improve.
We would be grateful if you completed our online survey about East Devonport Primary School. Your feedback is very important to help us inform our school-planning and decision-making team. The survey is open from now until Friday 22 September 2023 and should take about 5 minutes to complete.
Take the online survey by pasting the following in your browser: https://ncv.microsoft.com/2TgzJS7QSP
The survey is carried out on a secure website and all responses are anonymous and confidential.
All families in this school received the same survey link and no identifying information is collected. A summary of the survey results will be provided to schools. Responses from individuals or small groups will NOT be disclosed to any Department of Education staff.
We are running a raffle for those who enter. If you complete at home you can show the office your "thank you for completing" tick or send a copy through messenger or to the school mobile and we will pop you in the draw. (Chocolates and canteen vouchers up for grabs).
Kinder have started part of their transition ready for Prep next year by having their first play down in the early childhood “big” playground. They enjoyed exploring new heights, playing on the swings and climbing the spider web.
On Friday 1 September students in Prep-Year 6 were treated to the performance 'Making Friends' presented by School Performance Tours. Students thoroughly enjoyed the performance and some of students even had the opportunity to become part of the performance!
Year 3 (+3 students from 2D) attended the Devonport Eisteddfods last Monday. We performed two recitals, 'A Monster Wrote me a Letter' by Nick Bland and 'Choosing Shoes' by Pat Simmons. Students have been working on their class recitals for weeks. In the morning they would practise their recitals and focusing on different fluency reading strategies.
The students did a wonderful job on stage and should be very proud of their hard work. The adjudicator made note of the great use of expression, voice tone and drama actions. We will be holding a class celebration very soon to award the students of our winning success!
Maths - Jump!
Last week, students measured the length of the basketball court by using the informal measurement of heel-toe. This was great opportunity to discuss the different number of feet measured and will lead into a unit of measurement. Students then estimated how many feet they could jump off the base line. Again, we measured using the informal measurement of heel-toe. A great day outside for maths!
Throughout the year, some students at East Devonport Primary have been working on the ‘Gifted Online’ (GO) program. GO is an online course that has activities designed to challenge and inspire students. Recently, one of its participants, Ewan received an award for his outstanding work in Term Two. Congratulations Ewan! Keep up the big efforts!
As a part of 3-4 Scott’s Geography unit, students have been researching animals and the biomes they live in. They have created lessons on each animal to present to the rest of the class and their buddy class.
Our students have been enjoying a range of dishes as part of our Hot Lunch Program.
Here are some of the recipes used in the Monday dishes: