Parent Information - From the Principal

 

From the Principal

Dear Parents and Community Members,

 

Wonderful Start to the Year

Thank you to all our students, staff and parents for making the start of the new school year such a positive one. The extra weeks holiday certainly didn’t dull the enthusiasm and excitement of our students, staff and parents to begin another exciting year at Eaton PS.. Thank you for maintaining your physical distancing (where possible) while at school and entering the classroom in the allotted numbers.

It was understandable that we had a few nervous students, but everyone has slipped back into the school routine very quickly. It is great to see our students developing their daily classroom routines and engaging in activities designed to connect them with other students in their classroom. Our focus during the first few weeks is all about building positive relationships with students and parents and setting the expectations of high standards for the year.

About Me

My name is Denise Duffy and I joined Eaton PS at the beginning of this year and, at this stage, I will be Principal until the end of Term 3 2021. . I have previously worked as an Associate Principal at Comet Bay Primary School in Secret Harbour for 7 years and prior to that at Bluff Point Primary School in Geraldton. I am really excited to be part of such a beautiful school and community and have been welcomed in an extremely friendly manner by staff, students and the families that I have had the pleasure of already meeting. On the SDD at the beginning of the year I shared with staff the motto I live by-: “Every person matters everyday”. We need to look after each other, be kind to each other and I community will continue to thrive. I look forward to meeting you all overtime.

 

Welcome to our New School and Families

This year we welcome ????? new Pre Primary to Year 6 students, plus…… Kindy students to Eaton Primary School. I am very confident that you will quickly make new friends, demonstrate our Eaton values and be inspired to do your best. As of today we have 398 students. 

School Structure

Below is a breakdown of how our classes are structured for 2021.

FORM                       Year Level                      TEACHER

A1                                   Kindy                          Sam Harman
A2                                   Kindy                           Deb Howard/Jane Robson

A3                                   Pre-Primary                 Anke Hynes/Sam Harman

A4                                   Pre-Primary                 Kelly Bambrick/Louise Bell

B1                                   Year 1                          Sharna Marshall

B3                                   Year 1                          Arna de Robillard/Asha Cumming

C1                                   Year 1/2                       Nic Ferrari/Fiona Mullen  

C3                                   Year 2                          Wendy McCloy/Jane Robson

D1                                   Year 2/3                       Jasmin McDermott/Asha Cumming

D2                                   Year  3                         Teresa Collins                     

E1                                    Year 3                         Dave Hill

E2                                    Year  3                        Gloria Rogerson

E5                                     Year 4                        Adelaide Catarro/Margi Roberts

E6                                     Year 4/5                      Perry Home /Dee Driscoll 

F1                                      Year 5/6                     Derek Owers                         

F2                                      Year 6                         Kate Grime

F3                                      Year 5                         Hillary Campbell

 

This represents a total of 17 classes.
In the next newsletter I will introduce our specialist teachers, education assistants, administrative and support staff.

 

Communicating with Parents

Communicating with parents is a high priority for our school and staff. This is done through many forms which include;

  • Informal / formal parent meetings
  • Newsletter – Fortnightly overview of information. Sent out via Connect and on the Website 
  • School Web Page – General school information.
  • School Facebook – Achievements, highlights and promotion of events.
  • Connect Community
  • Teacher emails / Class Seesaw and Class Connect– Class information, reminders, student work samples.

For further information about accessing any of these forms of communication, please contact your teacher or the front office.

 

Department of Education Online Services

Eaton Primary School provides students with access to the Department of Education’s online services. These enhance the contemporary learning opportunities available to the students at our school and the range of teaching tools available to staff to deliver the Western Australian Curriculum.

In 2021, we are required by the Department of Education to seek approval for your child/children to be given access to these online services as well as any applications used on devices within our school. The Department’s online services currently provide students with access to:
• individual email and calendar accounts
• the internet, with all reasonable care taken by central office and schools to monitor and control students’  access to websites while at school
• online teaching and learning services such as Connect, web-conferencing and digital resources
• online file storage and sharing services

Please keep your eye out early next week for the online permission form that will be available through Connect. This must be completed in order for your child to be able to use the online services within the school. 

 

Dates for the Diary

17th  February to 19th February – Years 3-6 swimming lessons continue

23rd February – Foreshore Festival Committee Meeting     
25th  February – Swimming Carnival (Harvey)
2nd  March – School Development Day: Students do not attend school 
11th March – 12th March – Leaders Camp Pemberton
17th and 18th  March – School Photos
1st April – Last day of Term 1

Upcoming Assemblies
10th March – E6
31st March – D1

 

 

Kind regards

Denise Duffy

Principal

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EATON PRIMARY SCHOOL              

Diadem Street  EATON  WA  6232

PO Box 345  BUNBURY  WA  6231

Ph:  (08) 9796 2600

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