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Healthy Snack Time

Eastwood Primary School has a ‘Healthy Snack Time’ program in place across the school. This involves classroom teachers allocating 5-10 minutes per day for students to eat a fruit or vegetable snack, and the children having access to a water bottle throughout the day.

Students are asked to bring at least one piece of fruit or vegetables to eat at this time. It is often easier for children if their healthy snack is cut up into more manageable pieces and placed in a resealable container. Due to its high sugar content dried fruit and / or fruit juice are not acceptable substitutes for fresh fruit. We also ask that you provide your child with a refillable bottle of water. Please do not send cordial or juice.

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) policy on nutrition in schools states…

‘With people increasingly eating food not prepared at home, and a high proportion of Victorian adults and children overweight or obese and not meeting the healthy dietary guidelines, it is important to provide easy access to healthier food and drink options in settings such as early childhood services and schools… Foods eaten during a child’s early years and at school contribute significantly to a child’s daily nutrient intake and also have a considerable influence on the development of their lifelong eating habits, growth patterns and energy levels.

More information on the department’s policy on nutrition in schools can be found on their website.

It is hoped that all parents and carers will join with the school in promoting and supporting this program and its lifelong benefits.

On behalf of all staff, I thank you in anticipation of your support

Meriden James

Acting Principal

 

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Rebuild Update

Telstra have now completed the fibre optic and copper cable relocation works. The main gas line has been cut and capped and water lines have been diverted which brings us a step closer to demolition. Electric panel heaters, with timers, will be installed in the classrooms 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18 and the Art Room to provide heating until the gas is reconnected during construction phase. We now have a signed contract with SPAusnet and are in their queue. Despite the fact that we are still waiting for the power supply to be relocated demolition will commence, which could happen as early as next week. The contractors plan to start at the Bondi Street end and ask the community to please take steps to promote everyone’s safety. Even though the building site is fenced, please keep a good distance back if stopping to watch the works proceed. Dust may be a factor, so again, keeping a distance back will be helpful. The majority of the demolition work will take place during the holidays so please keep the above in mind if visiting the school during the term break

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Sun Smart - Wearing Hats September to April

Sun Smart – Wearing Hats September to April

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.

 

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