Kim Hall our Canteen manager is asking for extra sets of hands on Thursday and/or Friday. These two days are our busiest times in the canteen and we are asking for volunteers to support the canteen. This can be as short as 30 minutes in the morning to help prepare and assist with logistics. If you are available to help we ask that you fill out the below google form https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IsdRGt5rmeRorq0G-Rh3KbnO7L_DAXXQKDF7DRbJAQc/edit
Thank you in advance for those of you who volunteer to help support our School Canteen.
Days of Acknowledgement
Remembrance Day marks the date in 1918 when the First World War came to an end. It is officially observed at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month each year. Remembrance Day is marked by a pause at 11am on Saturday 11 November 2023 for a minute’s silence, to remember people's service and sacrifice. At IEPS we commemorated Remembrance Day on Friday 10th November where we had an outside assembly that involved Caitlin Furlong playing The Last Post accompanied by a moving speech.
Principal Advisory Group Update
In term 2, the PAG representatives held a casual clothes day with the theme, “Dress up as your favorite animal” to raise funds for the Australian Koala Foundation. As a school, we raised a total of $395.70. The PAG representatives went around to each classroom and students voted on which koala they would like to adopt. As a result, Ivanhoe East Primary School has adopted Jimmie Jams the joey for 12 months. A wonderful effort by the school and a big thank you to the PAG representatives for organising the fundraiser.
This term, the PAG representatives decided to choose a fundraiser that meant that other kids their age would not go without a Christmas time. They have chosen The Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal.
The Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal aims to create a brighter Christmas for Aussies experiencing hardship or crisis, through the delivery of gifts to those in need nationwide, including communities impacted by the cost of living. This fundraiser will run from Monday 20th of November until Wednesday the 13th of December. Some suggested gifts you can choose from:
Everyday essentials for all ages, such as socks, bed linen and bath towels
There will be a Christmas tree set up in the year 6 space where you can bring your unwrapped presents and place them under the tree either before school 8:45-8:55am or after school 3:30-3:40pm.
2023 Attitude to School Survey Data
This is a survey that focuses on student voice as a means to improving student engagement, wellbeing and quality instruction and this information is collated through students conducting a survey to find out what they think of their school. The AtoSS is an annual student survey offered by the Department of Education to assist schools to gain an understanding of students' perceptions and experience of school. Students will be asked about their thoughts and feelings in relation to their school, their learning, peer relationships, resilience, bullying, health and wellbeing, physical activity, and life in general.
Ivanhoe East Primary School’s AtoSS data improved on an average of 6% over the 21 sections in this survey.Some sections improved by as much as 10% and no sections had a negative result. Some sub sections improved by as much as 17% and 64 out of 68 (94%) sub sections improved(with the 4 that didn’t improve, it was only by an average of 1.5%).
We improved across our SSP targets by an average of 5.6% andimproving on an average 9.3% across our AIP targets.
Each section improved from 2022 on an average of 8% and overall our results performed 3% better than similar schools and 2% better than Network and State. We have taken a deeper dive by running small group Q&A sessions with students to gain further insight into what changes can be made to improve areas that will be our focus moving forward as we are on a continuous improvement cycle.
Expression of Interest for Extra Curricular Activities in 2024
At Kids Unlimited, they connect passionate experts with Primary Schools. They partner with hundreds of schools to better meet the needs of parent and student communities by offering engaging Extracurricular programs. The PDF below is an information sheet with an expression of interest form for Year 1-6 IEPS students in 2024 for Chess, Robotics, Dance and/or Drama. I ask if your child is interested in either of the following you complete this EOI at your earliest convenience.
Get ready for an entertaining musical night at the 'Sounds of Summer' festival hosted by Ivanhoe East Primary School. Mark your calendars for Thursday, November 30th, as the school's talented students take the stage to showcase their musical prowess.
DATE: Thursday, November 30th
TIMES: Entry opens at 5:00 PM, with performances running from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Ivanhoe East Primary School Oval, accessible through the double gates on Warncliffe Rd and Robinhood Rd
This magical evening promises an array of performances by the students, creating an unforgettable experience for all attendees. Bring along your picnic blanket and immerse yourself in the end of year presentations by each class. To tantalize your taste buds, indulge in delectable dinner options and refreshing drinks available from our selection of food trucks and Terminus pop up bar for the grown ups. For added convenience, we'll also provide relaxed picnic seating options for your comfort.
1 x ADULT TICKET (18+): Priced at $17.50
Description: Secure your entry to the 'Sounds of Summer' festival for one adult. (Under 18's entry is free.) Ticket sales contribute to covering the costs of suppliers for this spectacular evening.
Don't miss out on this captivating event! Embrace the melodies and joy as the school community unites for a memorable musical celebration. Purchase your tickets now and be part of this musical extravaganza.
Come, join us, and let the rhythm of 'Sounds of Summer' serenade you!??✨
Recently, in the bulletin we highlighted our School Psychologist’s role at IEPS and the work that she and our wider teaching staff are doing around neurodiversity. In the article we mentioned the upcoming Tuning in to Kids Program that our School Psychologist Zoe Bloore and head nurse Hilda Hallinan, (who are both trained in presenting this program), will be running for FREE to IEPS parents/guardians in Term 1 of 2024.Usually the program costs $300 per person.
We have had a great initial response with over 30 families interested. If you are interested in participating in this program and haven’t already filled out the form, please find it attached below.
Tuning in to Kids teaches Emotion Coaching to parents to help children:
• Have greater success making and keeping friends.
• Have better concentration at school.
• Regulate their emotions when they are upset or angry.
Ivanhoe East Primary School is excited to announce our upcoming fundraiser, 'Market Day,' taking place on Friday, November 24th.
As part of the Year 5/6 Business & Economics unit, our students have truly embraced their entrepreneurial spirit by designing and creating exciting chance-based games. The goal is to raise funds for the enhancement of our school grounds. Throughout the day, students from all year levels will have the opportunity to participate in these games. To join in the fun, students will need tickets, with each game requiring approximately 1 ticket for a play or multiple turns.
Ticket options are as follows via the trybooking link:
(Please copy and paste link into your web browser)
Please note that ticketing and service fees will be applied to the total cost at check-out. We look forward to a day of enjoyment and community support for our school!
Procedure for Collecting Students During School Hours
On the back of a recent bulletin post, please find below a flowchart for our new and improved system of collecting students during school hours.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation with this and we hope this will lead to a timelier and more efficient process for parents and less of a load on our front office as well as not impact teaching time. I also ask that while we are transitioning to this new procedure you please remain respectful to our admin staff.
Assemblies Term 4
This term we will be continuing with fortnightly on-site assemblies, with the alternating week being an IEPS news episode. Below are the dates for our on-site assemblies;-
· Friday 17th of November
· Friday 1st of December
· Friday 15th of December (Final assembly of the year)
Furthermore, we have changed our student of the week process. We will be moving to a student of the fortnight where at least 1 student will be awarded with a ‘student of the week,’ recognition at assembly. At the conclusion of assembly those students will be invited to come up to the front of the gymnasium to get a group photo with Mr Boyle, which will be placed into the following bulletin, parents are also welcome to come up the front to take this photo as well.
A reminder that we now have a community Instagram account, this account is used to connect with our wider community, promote school events and give an insight into our facilities, incursions, excursions, and all of the wonderful teaching & learning that is happening at IEPS. You can follow our movements by networking with us @ivanhoeeastprimaryschool on Instagram.
(Please refer to 'Canteen' listed under the 'Our School' heading on the IEPS website to find the 'My School Connect' link)
The cut off time for ordering online has changed to 9:00am.
To prevent disappointment at lunchtime please keep checking: • that you have the correct date for the lunch order • that you check out and pay or your order will not be received by the canteen.
Look out for the Green Thumbs up and a confirmation e-mail
***STUDENTS PURCHASING FROM THE SCHOOL CANTEEN USING CASH***
To avoid disappointment, please do not send your child to school with large notes (over $5) to purchase items from the canteen, as we do not have the change to give them. Also, please ensure your coins are Australian monetary coins and not of international currency.
We are in urgent need of volunteers in the Canteen. If you are able to spare a few hours it would be appreciated. Please follow the link below for the Canteen Roster.
Please place your name in the relevant time and day/date on the roster if you would like to Volunteer.
This is a reminder to all parents that we do not store large amounts of cash on the school premises. If you are sending your child to school with cash for canteen purchases please ensure you are only sending small notes of around $5 to $10, otherwise we may not be able to offer any change and they may be at risk of missing out on purchasing anything at all.