Student Attendance

Coming to school every day is the single most important part of your child’s education. We all want our students to get a great education, and the building blocks for a great education begins with students coming to school each and every day. If students miss school regularly, they miss out on learning the fundamental skills that will set them up for success in the later years of school. There is no safe number of days for missing school – each day a student misses puts them behind, and can affect their educational outcomes. Each missed day is associated with progressively lower achievement in numeracy, writing and reading. Policy includes these procedures:

  • Our Attendance Officer will contact parents when children are absent and an explanation is not provided.
  • You will also receive a text at the end of each day if an explanation is not provided. Please ensure you contact the school if your child is absent. 

Grade 5/6 Building Renovations

Our Grade 5 & 6 rooms are looking SUPER, DUPER! Please pop in and have a look! We have knocked out some walls, painted, put new carpet down and got rid of the white ants!! We are very excited with the sparkling new rooms. And now we will buy some new furniture to match! 

Little Books Lost

At the moment we have thousands of dollars worth of book missing!! PLEASE have a really good hunt for them. They are tiny and find places to hide! We need them returned so that our children can read them and continue to become great readers! 

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.