Footy Colours Day

Football Colours Day Our SRC have organised a Football Colours this Friday morning. It’s going to be such FUN! Don’t forget to wear your footy colours. 

Walking School Bus

Everyone is welcome to come aboard and even ‘catch’ the bus on the way to school. The bus will continue to be supervised by local police and Neighbourhood Watch.

Mrs Elle King has been our ‘driver’/supervisor since we started the Walking Bus. We would like to thank Elle for her commitment to the Walking Bus and value the time she has put in to keeping the Walking Bus going. Unfortunately Elle can no longer be the ‘bus driver.’ We wish you all the best Elle, in your new role.

We have a position for a new ‘driver’. If you are interested in supervising the Walking Bus, once a month on a Friday please contact Marion Vorwerk. []


This week all grades are focusing on Stress Management. This is an easy exercise to use if your child is feeling anxious or unsure. Great for adults also.

Stress Management

Tips to help with grounding

-Look around you

-Find 5 things you can see, 4 things you can touch, 3 things you can hear, 2 things you can smell and 1 thing you can taste.

This is called grounding. It can help when you feel like you have lost control of your surroundings.

3/4 Swimming


This week grade threes and fours have been loving their Swim and Survive lessons at the Mildura Waves. Students have worked in ability groups to learn basic swimming skills with the AusSwim instructors. On Wednesday students enjoyed wearing their pyjamas or long sleeves and long pants in the water while learning water safety and survival skills. On Friday students will be rewarded for their hard work and good behaviour with free time in the waves. Thank you to all teaching and ESS staff who have assisted and supported us this week.


NAPLAN Student Reports

Individual student reports on the NAPLAN tests will be sent home today for students in Grade 3 & 5. These reports give you information on how your child went on the tests of Reading, Narrative Writing, Language Conventions and Numeracy. These reports give you a snapshot of how your child performed on the day and their level of achievement against national averages. Please speak to your classroom teacher if you have any further questions or would like to discuss their result. 

Last Week of Term

As Term 3 draws to a close, there’s still a great deal of excitement at school. Today the Grade 6’s move out of their classrooms so that the refurbishment can begin. Next Thursday the Grade 5’s will do the same. A great deal of work will happen over the holidays and we will return to beautifully presented classrooms! We can hardly wait as these rooms have been in a very poor state for many years.

Our Grade 2 students sleep over tonight and they are extremely excited about this! Tomorrow the Grade 1 & 2 students will spend the day in a variety of activities. We know it’s going to be so much fun!

Next week our Grade 6 students head off to Melbourne for the week. This trip is wonderful as students experience Melbourne’s main attractions in 5 days! Have a great time Grade 6’s.

Next Friday our SRC have organised a Footy Colours Day. It would be great if students could wear something to represent their favourite football team. Students will be challenging the staff in a football match which is bound to be entertaining. 


By paying your student’s Essential Items Fee, you will be entered into a draw to win a $600 Coles Myer Voucher. All families who have paid their student’s Essential Items will go into the draw. You will be entered for each child’s fees that you pay. The winner will be drawn late in Term 4.

Fundraiser - Freddo Frogs

We still have a few families who have not returned money from the sale of Freddo Frogs. If you took a box of chocolates to sell, please return the money or unsold frogs to the office ASAP 


Another round of Common Assessment Task (C.A.T.) reporting went live this week. Our students and teachers having been working extremely hard on their latest assessment task on Compass. Grades 1 to 6 are reporting about their exciting 'Project Based Learning' work that they have just recently completed. So please log on and have a look! Thank you so much to the parents who are accessing their child’s work on Compass. You can log on here: or Don’t forget our mobile Compass Apps New Mobile App Updates for Compass - Making logging in easier! The Apple mobile phone app has now been updated so YOU CAN VIEW STUDENT WORK! There is also a new Android version of the Compass app available in the Google Play store. If you do have the apps installed, please make sure you have the latest updates. Compass Support Need help? We’re here for you! If you need a password reset or have forgotten your details please contact the school and we can provide you with a new log in. Ph: 50231336 

Concert Rehearsal Begins!!

Next week our concert rehearsal begins ! The children and staff are very excited. Our school will be full of music, dance and fun!! We are also looking forward to having our amazing dance teacher, Karen Wilcock, back to our school. The students love Karen and are getting very excited about the 2016 concert.