- Dates to Remember
- Principal's Report
- Garden News
- 4-5 Sherriff
- 3 Morice
- East Devonport Neighbourhood House
- Working Together - Free education and care in 2024
- Connect to Education
- Claws on the Line Art Competition
- Tangent - Slipstream
- School Holidays - Bowls
- School Holiday Hockey Clinics
- Kelcey Tier BioBlitz
- School Holiday Tennis Camp
- Touch Football Come and Try
- Don't Miss the Bus!
- East Devonport Jobs Forum
- Devonport Anglican Church After School Club - Term 4
|Mon 25 - Wed 27
|Parent Teacher - Evidence of Learning
|Prep-1C, PrepM & 1S - Tangent Excursion
|Kinder Footy Colours Day
|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
|Concludes Friday September 29
|Monday October 16 - Thursday December 21
We are so fortunate to have Mem Fox read to the whole school today. The students and staff thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to listen to a well renowned author. I wish to thank Mrs Jenny Mountney, East Devonport Child and Family Learning Centre for organising Mem’s visit to our school.
School Satisfactory Survey
A huge thank you to the parents who completed the Family Satisfaction survey; your feedback is so important and is analysed to guide the School Association and the East Devonport Primary School leadership and staff. We had 44 parents complete the survey; a fantastic number. This is a 30% increase in participation on last year’s survey. Thank you to the parents who completed the survey on school site or on device/mobile at home and sent in their snapshot of completion. The draw was conducted on Monday, with Gail McLaren (School Business Manager) supervising the draw. Congratulations to the following prize winners: 1st - Rikki Watters, 2nd - Diane Fraser, 3rd Janelle Lycett.
Our annual pie drive raised over $2200 for the Year 6 Big Day Out. A huge thank you to all who sent in their pie order. They will be available for pick up this Thursday (2:30pm). If you cannot pick up on Thursday, Mrs Gail McLaren will hold and arrange for Friday.
A huge thank you to our top four fundraisers Ronan, Shelby, Oliver G and Matt who each raised over $400 and will receive their thank you prize on Thursday.
Evidence of Learning Parent meetings
Reminder that parents can book in to attend a parent/teacher meeting with a focus on a piece of work their child has completed during term. I highly recommend, making an appointment with their class and/or specialist teacher to hear about your child’s learning, what they can do and what they will be learning next. If you have not made an appointment, please log in to https://eastdevonportps.schoolzineplus.com/view-session/9 or contact the office. Bookings are available until 5pm Wednesday 27 September. If unable to make these times contact your child's class teacher/specialist to arrange an alternative time.
Staffing for Term 4
Mrs Wendy Stevens and Mrs Karen Graham will return from Long Service Leave, starting day 1. We look forward to their return and hearing about their travel adventure.
I wish everyone a safe, enjoyable break full of fun and sun.
I missed a bit of autumn and most of winter in the garden this year! I broke my fibula bone at my knee bushwalking in Cradle Mountain over the autumn holidays. I am so delighted to be walking again and back in the garden and in the school community. I really missed all the students ☺️
Since I've been back we have been busy busy busy cleaning up from winter and planting heaps of seeds for the spring and summer garden beds. Many of the classes have helped with bed preparation, seed saving and planting. We have been focusing a bit on beans. All the classes that have visited the garden this term have been introduced to my art display of Goldilocks and the 3 Beans and all the ways to get the conditions "just right" for the beans including the temperature, the amount of water and the soil in the bed. We have planted lots of climbing beans in pots in the greenhouse for planting out in the garden beds in term 4.
We wrapped up our garden time for term 3 with a spring celebration of garden art activities involving seeds and dried flowers. So many wonderful creations were made! I also had the pleasure of hosting a UTAS placement student who was super helpful with some of the garden tasks that need the dexterity of adult hands.
The garden club is popular as ever and they have been super helpful, and we have had lots of fun. A new addition to their roster of tasks is making flower bouquets for the hot lunch program. I think they add a nice touch to the space and I think many people have appreciated them. ☺️
The year 6 compost crew have been holding down the fort while I was away, making sure the school composting program continued while I was away. Go team!
And a big shout out and thank you to the students in 3/4 Scott for making so many seed packets to pack all our saved seed to share.
I am really looking forward to the summer garden and term 4. Our new garden expansion will hopefully begin in term 4 or over the summer holidays....fingers crossed! I am trying to be patient, but I cannot contain my excitement!
Enjoy the holidays! Hopefully I will not "break a leg" again on my bushwalking adventures in Freycinet.
4/5 Sherriff playing some hands on games to consolidate our knowledge of fractions and the relationship between fractions and percentages. In writing we have been learning about different poem structures. Our class had a go at writing cinquain poems.
Cinquains are just five lines long, with only a few words on each line, making them easy to write. The first and last lines have just two syllables, while the middle lines have more, so they end up with a diamond-like shape, similar to the poetic form called the diamante.
Today we shared on Facebook our class who have been working on their fluency by reading poems. We then recorded ourselves on the Padlet focusing on different fluency strategies. We are fluent readers in the making! Here is the link to our Padlet where you can listen to our poems.
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