Dates to Remember

End of Term 4 2020 - Wednesday 16/12/2020

First Day of Term 2021 - Friday 29/1/2021

Uniform Shop Open 19 til 21 January 2021 9.30 am til 12.30 pm

Presentation Day 2020

Edgeworth Heights PS Presentation Day Assembly on Friday 11th December will be altered in line with DoE COVID-19 restrictions and unfortunately no parents can attend. Students in K-2 and 3-6 will participate in separate assemblies. Photographs of the award recipients will be taken and posted online. 


ROAD SAFETY: If your child is riding to and from school by bike or scooter, please speak with them and reinforce the important message about road safety and their responsibilities to be able to ride to and from school. 

From the Principal's desk

Dear Parents, Carers and Families of EHPS

There will be a short newsletter in the last week to finalise any information and say goodbye for 2020. School reports will also be going out in Week 10.

We have two more weeks of school to end a very unusual and interesting 2020. Our school has not wasted any time in making a memorable Term 4, by organising special and varied activities such as surfing programs, various sporting gala days, Awabakal excursions and cultural camps. Year 6 students also have been participating in wonderful activities to celebrate and highlight the last year of their primary school career. It is great to be able to have these experiences for students to continue to demonstrate the school expectations of Respect, Responsibility and Strive.

I look forward to my final 2020 Prinicpal afternoon tea on Wednesday 9th December for  twelve amazing  students from Kindergarten to Year 6, who have successfully collected 10 school certificates and handed them into the office. The  Positive Behaviour for Learning team (PBL) have finalised our new whole school recognition system that will be introduced in 2021.

I was excited to welcome the 2021 P&C committee at the last P&C meeting. It was also great to be able to have P&C meeting on school site. It is important that we recognise our 2020 P&C for their patience and support during a frustrating year for community to be actively involved in school programs. We also need to say farewell and thank you to Amanda Harper and Margaret Hobbins who have worked tirelessly over the years in various positions on EHPS P&C.  On Tuesday 8th December, 6 pm in the library, is our final P&C meeting for the year. It would be fantastic for new members to come along and see what is happening at our school and gain some insight into 2021. The P&C plays an important part of our school community and parent body in providing feedback towards school planning and organisation. Our school uniform review and the school canteen up for tender in 2021 are examples of the school and P&C working in partnership.

This year saw a change in parents bringing students to school due to COVID restrictions. Our students demonstrated much more resilience to saying goodbye to parents, entering school and getting on with their school day. This was also more evident in the 2021 Kindergarten orientation process.

Executive and staff are also busy finalising Semester 2 reports and preparing student transition information for 2021 teachers. Staff and classes will not be finalised until next year. Students will begin 2021 in their 2020 classes. 2021 classes will be confirmed once our student numbers are finalised. 

Make the most of the awesome moments.

Kathryn Duncan Principal

Student's Who Shine!

Quality writing from Year 1

It was wonderful to have Lomani and Georgia from 1S,  sharing their independent procedure writing on how to organise an egg and spoon race. I was pleased to read that they both used hard boiled eggs.

Handing out Christmas Cards

Just a reminder that the last week is the only time students may hand out Christmas cards at school. It is an exciting time for students to share Christmas wishes with others. We leave activities such as this until the last week to support continued focus on learning and engagement in classes until the end of term. Thank you parents for supporting this expectation.

In school Movie day for Kindergarten to Year 5.

The school is supplying a treat and drink for students to support COVID 19  restrictions for their in school Movie days. Students in those years may wear a Christmas T shirt on that day if they wish.  Students will still need to bring their own lunch and recess.

Monday 14th December
Kindergarten Year 1 and Year 2 Movie day

Tuesday 15th December 
Year 3, 4 and 5 Movie Day

Transition for 2021

To help prepare students for 2021 and as they move from one grade to the next, we are planning a special transition activity for all students K-5. Students will be able to come and listen to special guest speakers from the grade above. These guest speakers will answer the questions that your children have already posed in relation to their transition to the next grade. Some example questions students have asked:

-          Do you have toys in your classroom? (Question from Kinder to year 1)

-          Do you have the same workbooks? (Question from year 1 to year 2)

-          Is the furniture the same size? (Question from year 1 to year 2)

-          What is NAPLAN like? (Question from year 2 to year 3)

-          Do you play games, if yes, what kind? (Question from year 3 to year 4)

-          How challenging are your spelling words? (Question from year 4 to year 5)

-          What’s it like have your buddies at school every day? (Question from year 5 to year 6)

Students will be invited to visit the hall on Wednesday Week 9 (9th December) to listen to these guest speakers. If your child has been nominated as a guest speaker, they will know the questions, work with a staff member and be prepared prior to that day.

We expect that by students answering these questions we can help better prepare all students as they transition from one grade to the next. 

Class News from KA

Class News KE

Class News from KF

3/4G - STEM Tower

1S Under the Sea Artwork

Student Leaders Speeches

Touch Football

4/5J & 5C Surf Education Program

Delta Dogs Program


Term 4

Term 4 DOJO Winners

EHPS Home Reading Gems

This has been a pilot program in 2020. We acknowledge there has been some inconsistencies and misunderstandings around nightly reads, so to make it fairer for all students we have decided to close the program at the end of Week 8 (Friday 4th December) and award gems to those students who have returned their reading logs and are more than half way to levelling up.

It has been great to see so many students participating in home reading and levelling up. Thank you to those parents and caregivers for your continued support with reading at our school.

Even though we feel EHPS Reading Gems has been a successful program this year, we would value your feedback. This will help us move forward into 2021 with an improved home reading program.

The link below is a survey about the EHPS Home Reading Gems. Could you please complete the survey by Friday 27th November. Your opinion is valued!

Thank you,

Jenny Cole and Kim McQuillan

Instructional Leaders 

Reading GEMS

Seesaw at EHPS

Last term you received a note with information on how to access your child’s Seesaw account. Make sure you are connected to your child’s account to see student’s videos of their current learning goals, see real time activities and have an insight into their daily classroom activities. Please contact the office or your class teacher if you require another note. 

Library News

Overdue Books

Over the next few weeks students with overdue books will be sent weekly notices to remind students to return books before the end of the year. If any books have been lost please write on the note and return it so it can be fixed on our system before our January Stocktake.


Fair Play OOSH Holiday Program

Affordable Family Daycare

The Athlete's Foot School Rewards

Edgeworth Heights Public School

Respect, Responsibility, Strive, Everyone, Everywhere, Every Time