You may have noticed dramatic changes to the new building with brickwork almost complete and external panelling in place, it is now time for the plasterwork. Today I was asked to look at carpet plans! It all seems so real now and very exciting....Read More
Students attend Melbourne Writer's Festival
Wednesday 27th August
Ten students from Middle School enjoyed a wonderful day at the Melbourne Writer's Festival. We attended three sessions, The 52 Storey Treehouse with Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton; The Word Spy with Ursula Dubosarsky and Tohby Riddle and The Great Guinea Pig Mystery with Ursula Dubosarsky and Terry Denton. A wonderful and inspirational day was had by all and we even managed to get autographs!!!
Thursday 28th August
Ten Senior students went to the Writer’s Festival. We heard from some inspiring writers and illustrators including Tohby Riddle, Michael Camilleri, David Metzenthen and Carole Wilkinson. We found out about how authors develop their ideas and the long processes they go through to finish and publish a piece of writing. Overall we had a great day and look forward to applying what we learnt to our own writing.
Junior School Art
The Junior School students have created these lovely lanterns! They fan-folded paper drawn with crayons and washed over with food dye, then added a pipe cleaner handle embellished with beads.
Yesterday Marie was formally appointed Assistant Principal of Eastwood Primary school and is now a permanent member of the Eastwood staff. As you must be aware, Marie already has an excellent knowledge of the programs at this school and is very committed to meeting the needs of your children. I have found her support invaluable over the last seven weeks and know that she will continue to be a very valuable member of our staff....Read More
Auslan BBQ in Fitzroy
Minister of Education Visit
On Thursday 14th August our school will have some very special visitors.
The Hon. Martin Dixon MP Minister of Education, David Hodgett MP and Dee Ryall MP will be arriving at Eastwood in the morning. They will meet with our Principal Rukshana, Assistant Principal Marie and School Council President Robert Dark.
While they are here they will tour the classroooms and school followed by a visit to our building site.
Every month we will email/post a calendar that you can print. You can stick it on the fridge and then have easy access to any important dates for that month.Read More
Online Canteen Lunch Order Service
Miss Peppercorn Online Canteen Lunch Order Service
Starting next Wednesday (23rd July) Eastwood Primary is very excited to offer our school families an online canteen lunch service. This is a trial program for Term 3 with the possibility of an extension in Term 4 if there is enough interest.
The welcome letter gives details of how to set up your account with Flexischools, the financial arm of the service, and then you are ready to order from their extensive list of food items.
Lunches will be delivered to the school just prior to lunch, and distributed to students from the staffroom. Monitors from each class with lunch orders will be asked to come and collect their orders. All monies are paid online by the family. No money or orders are to be sent to school.
Children will be required to provide their own morning tea on the lunch order day.
Click Read more for Welcome letter and Menu
MESSAGE FROM OUR NEW SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
Thank you so much for your warm welcome. I am truly honoured to have been chosen as the Principal of this school and look forward to becoming a part of your community.
Since arriving this week, although surrounded by the sounds and scenes of a building site, I have noticed that Eastwood is beginning to buzz with energy and excitement as we finally see the first stage of the building program begin to take shape. There seems to be a sense amongst all of us –students, staff and parents alike — that we are a part of something big.
Indeed, this is a special time to be a part of Eastwood. As the school continues to make exciting progress, we will be well on our way to realizing the school community vision of a 21st Century learning environment.
As part of this vision, I am committed to creating the best learning experience possible for all of your children. By integrating the immense skills of our teachers with the wonderful support of the parent body I am confident that we will be able to confront the challenges ahead and to provide an exceptional learning experience for every one of our students.
During the following months, I hope to have the pleasure of meeting all of you. Thank you, again, for extending such a warm welcome! As my Eastwood journey continues, I look forward to seeing how, together, we can create a high quality, safe and nurturing educational environment.
Eastwood will be holding our Twilight Market on Friday the
14th of November from 5-9pm.
There will be over 70 stalls, a sausage sizzle, home produce and hourly raffles.
We are looking for a diverse range of stall holders to make this night a success.
Do you know anyone or are you interested in having a stall?
If so please click read more …..
Open Night and Community Expo
What a fabulous turn out for our annual Education Week Open Night and Community Expo. It was lovely to see to see so many of our families taking the opportunity to walk through the school, visit classrooms, look at the children’s work, stop for a sausage and drink and have a chat to the various community groups who had set up their displays in the Ray Symons Centre. Many prospective families also came to ‘check us out’.
Thank you to Marie Beale for leading tour groups, all teachers for opening up their rooms, staff who were here to welcome and meet informally with our visitors and the Community Groups who participated. A final, very big thank you to our wonderful Eastwood Parents and Friends (E P & F) for superb catering.
House Cross Country
We enjoyed perfect weather for the running of the House Cross Country yesterday. Brilliantly organised by Nadine King, the event ran very smoothly thanks to the assistance of a fabulous team of parent and staff helpers.
Congratulations to the top ten boys and girls in each age group who will now represent Eastwood at the District Cross Country on Wednesday 4th June at Domeney Reserve, Park Orchards....Read More