2020 Banyule Children’s Gift Appeal for the month of November
We are proud to be a part of the 2020 Banyule Children’s Gift Appeal. This important community program has been running for over 20 years to provide quality new gifts, toys and vouchers to local children and families experiencing financial hardship.
In 2019, 475 local children received gifts, all thanks to community donations. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many families so there are more children experiencing disadvantage this year.
There are a number of ways that we can support the 2020 Children’s Gift Appeal which will be running for the month of November.
You can donate a new toy for a primary aged child
We will be collecting quality new toys at school during November as a part of the 2020 Children’s Gift Appeal. Your children can bring these in their school bags and bring them to the office. Alternatively, please call the school office so that you can speak to the team about dropping off your donation to the front of the school. All donations must be received by Friday the 27th of November to allow for the processing and distribution of all gifts in line with COVID-19 protocols.
You can make a direct donation
There is also an option to make a direct cash donation. All money donated to the Banyule Children’s Gift Appeal will be used to purchase toys and gifts for children under 12 and $30 Ultimate Gift Cards for children 12 to 16 years of age. Tax deductible donations can be made through Diamond Valley Community Support:
Banyule Council is also looking for volunteers to support the gift appeal by packing and delivering gift parcels and collecting donations. If you would like to volunteer email email@example.com or phone 9435 8282.
We understand that this has been a challenging year for many people within our school community so there is no pressure or expectation that everyone will be able to contribute to the 2020 gift appeal. The organisers of the Banyule Gift Appeal appreciate all contributions, no matter how small.
Thank you to our School Captains who will be sharing information about the gift appeal with our students over the coming weeks.
Parent Opinion Survey
The DET parent opinion survey is open until the 13th of November. The 2020 survey is designed to assist schools in gaining an understanding of parents’ and carers’ perceptions of school climate, student behaviour, student engagement and experiences of remote and flexible learning. All families are invited to complete the survey using the log in details below.
To complete the survey, simply:
- Click on the link below, or copy and paste the text into your browser. This link will take you directly to the survey.
Select the School and Campus name below.
School Name: Ivanhoe East Primary School
Campus Name: Warncliffe Road Campus
- Enter the School PIN below.
We are grateful to you for taking the time to share your feedback and insight.
Ivanhoe East Primary School Environment Club were lucky to be selected from 113 projects across Victoria for a $4350.00 Junior Landcare Biodiversity Grant which is funded by the department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. This grant was awarded for a project entitled “The Banks” named for the sloping strip of land along Robin Hood Road school entrances. It once had large pine trees, however, is now looking barren after they were removed in 2017. The plan is to involve the whole school community to prepare the soil and plant out the site using indigenous ground covers, grasses, shrubs and trees. In Australia, and locally, due to bushfires, increasing population and climate change, there has been an unprecedented loss of native habitat and wildlife. Schools can be used as a space to encourage new pockets of habitat growth where students involved can learn about improving soil, landcare principles to promote native wildlife and increasing biodiversity through planting native plants. This in turn improves student connectedness, health and well-being as well as increasing opportunities to learn and appreciate
indigenous history and nature.
This project will carry well into 2021 and once complete will be one that continues to benefit the school and the environment as a whole. We are looking for some willing participants (no experience necessary) to help contribute to this project so keep your eyes out in future bulletins and feel free to get in touch any time with the Environment Club if you want to know more about how you or your children can get involved.
For more information about these grants visit: juniorlandcare.org.au/grant/2020-victorianjunior-landcare-and-biodiversity-grants.
Carly (Lucas, Julian and Cate’s mum)
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Wow, 5 days in a row Victoria records no new cases of coronavirus and no deaths. Well done everyone!
It’s important that we stay vigilant and encourage the community to wear their masks, know the symptoms and where to get tested. Please pass on the updated testing sites (Northland has closed).
Banyule Community Health
21 Alamein Rd West Heidelberg
Walk through clinic
10am - 4pm
Banyule Community Health
Civic Drive Greensborough
9am – 4pm drive through
(Northland - has moved to the Heidelberg Repat)
Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital
Outdoor car park, corner of Waterdale Road and Bell Street (enter via Waterdale Road)
Drive through testing site
7 days a week: 9am – 5 pm
Burgundy Street Heidelberg
Mon – Fri: 8am - 8pm
Sat & Sun: 8am - 5pm
Public Holidays: 8am - 5pm
Call Austin COVID Hotline on 9496 6606 to book appointment. Access to the clinic is via level 3 on Burgundy
Have a lovely day,