Return to School
We are all relieved that the snap lockdown ends tonight and we look forward to seeing all of our students at school tomorrow. Thank you for your support and understanding and please reach out if you have any questions. We will continue to keep you updated as we receive further information.
Please note that all parents and carers are required to wear a face mask inside the school and the school grounds. Please sign in at the office if you will be in the school for more than 10 minutes so that we have a record of visitors on site which is a requirement as part of our COVID safe plans.
Furthermore, please familiarise yourself with the latest school advice from DHHS regarding managing illness at school.
- One of the most important things we can do is to stay at home when we are unwell even if we have the mildest symptoms.
- If a child becomes unwell during the day, they must be collected as soon as possible.
- Children with COVID-19 symptoms must stay at home and then get tested for COVID-19.
- COVID-19 symptoms includes fever, cough, sweats, sore throat, runny nose, loss of sense of taste or smell and sometimes diarrhoea, vomiting, stuffy nose, muscle aches.
- They must stay at home until they are symptom free even if their coronavirus (COVID -19) test is negative.
- Children cannot return to school with any symptoms unless they have a medical certificate.
- Children without symptoms do not need a certificate to return to school.
- An exception is for children with underlying conditions such as hay fever and asthma, who have symptoms that over- lap with COVID-19. They may attend if their symptoms are no different to their usual symptoms. However, if they develop symptoms that are different or worse than usual, they should be tested for COVID-19 and consider getting a medical certificate. We encourage children who have ongoing asthma symptoms to make an appointment with their general practitioner.
- People who have tested positive to COVID -19 or been identified as a close contact must isolate/quarantine until they receive clearance from DHHS
We thank you for your support to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our school community.
School Council News
Thank you to those parents who nominated for the 2021 School Council. We received five nominations for five positions so we will not be going to an election.
The 2021 School Council is:
- Lyn Bowring
- Vanessa Coli
- Luisa Ford
- Fiona Galbally
- Craig Lewis
- Ian Nathaniel
- Kate O’Callaghan
- Nick Stabb
- Sarah Brush
- Adrienne Dudley
- Amanda Dwyer
- Justine Mackey
- Kym Seng
The final meeting of the 2020 School Council will be held this evening. The 2021 AGM and election of office bearers will take place on Wednesday the 17th of March prior to the first meeting of the 2021 School Council.
I would like to thank Jennie Alagiozidis, Ben Cleveland, Lucy Cohen, Anouk Fawns and Raki Wickremisinghe for the contribution that they have made to the school during their service as members of School Council. They have shared their broad range of experience, wisdom and insight to ensure the continued improvement of our school.
All members of the school community are welcome to attend School Council meetings as observers, so please contact Karen Gibbons for further information should you wish to attend.
All meetings are held at 7.30pm at school or via Webex. These are the dates for the 2021 School Council meetings:
- March 17th
- May 12th
- June 9th
- August 4th
- September 1st
- October 27th
- November 24th
East Ivanhoe Community Bank of Bendigo
School Council is developing a strategic approach to the future proofing of our school which includes an upgrade to the classrooms in the main school building. A project of this kind requires significant funds and is the focus of our fundraising efforts. We are working towards hosting school events when it is safe to do so and we welcome the opportunity to discuss sponsorship options with local businesses. Please contact me if you have a business, or know of others, interested in supporting the school’s fundraising through sponsorship.
Parent Teacher Meetings
Our first Parent/ Teacher meetings will be held from Tuesday the 23rd to Thursday the 25th of February. These meetings provide you with the opportunity to share valuable information about your child and to develop personal goals with the teacher. If you have not done so already, please book a time via Compass. We will advise you whether these will be held in classrooms or in teachers’ WebEx rooms.
Thursday 18 Feb
10:15 - 11:30am
11:00 - 2:00pm
Friday 19 Feb
9:00 - 2:00pm
9:00 - 2:00pm
Volunteers are an essential part of our team. We can’t do this without your help. Once a week, a month or a term, we’re sure there is an opportunity for everyone. Let us know how you can help!
Did you know
We offer a free slinky service! Bring your washed apple or pear from home to the canteen and have it made into a fun slinky
Volunteers & Hygiene
Please sign in at the front office upon arrival.
We will be practising social distancing in the canteen. No more than 2 volunteers will be in the canteen at any one time. All surfaces will be sanitised regularly and hand sanitiser is available for your use. We will be wearing food service gloves at all times.
Sonia - Canteen Manager
Phone: 03 94992171
The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund helps eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities.
If you have a valid means-tested concession card, such as a Veterans Affairs Gold Card, Centrelink Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible. There is also a special consideration category for asylum seeker and refugee families.
Payment amounts this year are $125 for eligible primary school students. Payments are made direct to the school to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions and sporting activities for the benefit of your child.
If you applied for CSEF through our school last year, you do not need to complete an application form this year, unless there has been a change in your family circumstances.
If you would like to apply for the first time, please contact the school office on 9499 2171 and ask for an application form.
You can also download the form, and find out more about the program and eligibility, on the Department of Education and Training’s Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund web page.
Check with the school office if you are unsure, and please return completed forms to the school office as soon as possible.
This is a reminder to all families that the school uniform is compulsory. There are a range of pieces available to suit every student. The uniform is available from PSW in Kew. There is also a large amount of second-hand uniform pieces which can be purchased through the school office at a cost of $5 per item. The uniform includes a broad-brimmed hat which is compulsory in Terms 1 and 4. Baseball caps do not provide enough sun protection during play times and sports lessons. Please ensure that you label all items of uniform clearly so that any item left in the yard can be returned to your child.
We are currently seeking a parent volunteer (or two) to oversee the Lost Property and Second Hand Uniform cupboard.
Duties would include;
- coming in once a week to return labelled/named lost property items to those students
- tidying of cupboards
If you are interested please contact the school office.