Congratulations to the Year 5 and 6 Future Stars team for winning their basketball round robin at the regional finals and making it through to the State Finals on Friday 29th November!
What a fantastic achievement!
Our Eastwood team was up against 32 teams and placed 5th overall! What an awesome effort!
Also a BIG THANKYOU to all the parent helpers, Kate Flack, Kellie Weatherill and many others who came along to coach, score and support the students!!!
Last Sunday the 24th of November, Sam C, Will S, Oliver D, Nick P, Calum P and Callum EA went to Anderson's Creek Primary School to represent Eastwood at Wonnies Battle of the Bands. The students came 5th out of 13 bands. They tried very hard and the crowd really enjoyed it. The students played 2 songs the songs were 'Wings' by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and 'Locked Out of Heaven' By Bruno Mars. The Eastwood band thought they did very well and thought of it as an amazing experience.
The Australian Curriculum, introduced in Victoria this year, has been developed by the federal government to achieve consistency in curriculum content across all Australian States and Territories. The first year of school has had a variety of names across the country including such terms as preparatory (Prep), reception and kinder. The name ‘Foundation’ has been chosen to give the first year of school a consistent identity regardless of which State of Territory we live in. It will take some practice but the more we use the term Foundation the easier it will roll off the tongue!
Stage 1 of our rebuild is now out to tender and we will have a contractor appointed before the end of the term. When this happens we will have a much clearer idea of what work will take place during the January holiday break. We are expecting the first of two double portables to arrive at the end of next week. The second has been identified and will be relocated to Eastwood ASAP. These classrooms will be placed in the cleared area in front of the Ray Symons Centre and will house four of our Junior Homegroups in 2014.
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We were very excited to hear on Monday that a number of our senior students have made it through to the State Final for the National History Challenge. The National History Challenge is a research-based competition for students across Australia. It gives students a chance to be an historian, researching world history, examining Australia’s past, investigating their community and exploring their own roots. We would like to congratulate Hannah Li and Alina Zhang; Bridget Rankine and Tessa Maywald; Kimmy Steen and Jaslyn King on their work.
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In line with current Sun Smart recommendations that sun protective hats be worn between September and April we are asking all students to commence wearing their wide brimmed sun protective school hats starting next Monday 2nd September. Please ensure your child has his / her hat at school on Monday. New school hats are $15 and can be purchased from our uniform supplier - Primary School Wear, 18 – 20 Railway Avenue, East Ringwood.