A tough week
It seems a long time ago that we sent out last week’s Bulletin with information about Smiling Minds, our Lunchtime Clubs Program and parking issues. However here we are.
I would like to commend our community for their efforts over the past week. These times are a challenge for everybody and if we all pull in the same direction - it sure does help.
The Acting Premier has just announced that the lockdown will be extended for an additional seven days. I’ll keep in touch through Compass as I have done over recent days.
I would expect that we will have a further announcement next Wednesday (June 10th) that will provide updates on -
1. When we return to on-site learning
- What the arrangements are that we need to put into place when we do return.
All schools receive a document called the School Operation Guide which is updated every time there is a change in regulations. It covers things like-
- density limits (these in turn affect the type of events we can hold at school)
- pick up and drop off arrangements
- visitors to school grounds, camps and excursions
- community use of school facilities.
I would expect that when we are all back on site there will be some adjustments to all of the aforementioned matters.
Some Resources that might be useful
The Department of Education have created a website that specifically sets out some strategies for building and strengthening children’s well-being. It describes five key contributors to maintaining well–being
- Understanding and Managing Emotions
- Having Good Relationships
- Recognising Accomplishment
- Using our Strengths
- Taking part in healthy activities, getting enough sleep and eating well.
The page then goes on to describe in more detail the types of things that can contribute to a strong sense of wellbeing. It also has links to Smiling Minds, the Raising Children Network and Parent Line.
I’ve included the link below-
Smiling Minds Parent Night
Our Smiling Minds Parent Information session was a great success and there was a high level of engagement from all who came. If you missed out on booking a place or were unable to attend, you can find a recording of the session at the following link:
Enrolments for Prep in 2022 are now open and we are taking bookings for School Tours for prospective parents on Thursday mornings at 10:00am. You may either collect an enrolment form at the office or download from the link below if you have a child commencing in Prep in 2022. Do not hesitate to book a tour for a Thursday morning, even if you already have a child at IEPS.
When lodging the enrolment form, we are also required to sight the original birth certificate and current immunisation history statement, which we will take a photocopy of for school entry requirements.
Kyrie and Isaiah
Mason and Samuel
|3G||Dom and Ariana|
|3L||Heidi and Owen|
Zara N and Annaliese
Thomas M (1T)
Term 2 Roster
We invite to have a look at our new online roster! We cannot do this without you. Please choose anytime that is free and fill in your name.
Did you know
It’s soup time! Tuesday to Fridays. Order your soup online for $3. It also comes with a fresh wholemeal dinner roll. The cups are reusable so please ask your children to return them to the canteen.
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.
Sonia - Canteen Manager
Phone: 03 94992171
WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECKS
- valid for 5 years
- transferable between volunteer organisations
- free of charge for volunteers, but cannot be used for paid employment.
You can apply online using this link:
When you have received your card, please bring it to the office so that we can make a copy and inform the class teacher.