Evatt ACT 2617
Phone: (02) 6205 5999
Fax: (02) 6205 5995
22nd Nov 2013
Whole School Soccer Clinics
17th Dec 2013 10:30am
Volunteer's Morning Tea
19th Dec 2013 9:30am
Yr 6 Graduation Assembly
19th Dec 2013 6:00pm
Yr 6 Graduation Dinner
Our first cooking competition was a great success, with the whole school getting involved and enjoying fabulous healthy food. Everyone had fun!
Our students have done very well in our NAPLAN results. Every school is set their own targets by the Directorate. Targets are set for reading and numeracy for ACT schools collectively. Also included are mean scores for spelling, grammar and punctuation. Each year, school targets are increasing as we continue to drive school improvement. I am sure you will join with me in congratulating staff and students for their focused teaching and learning. Susan Skinner, Principal
Evatt Primary School, opened in 1974, is located in one of Canberra's northern suburbs and is set amongst a beautiful backdrop. It is named after one of Australia's foremost legal-political figures, Dr Herbert Vere Evatt (1894-1965). In the 1940 elections, Evatt won the Sydney seat of Barton and was a member of the Fadden Ministry's Advisory War Council. In 1941 he became Attorney General and Minister for External Affairs, and later Deputy Prime Minister in the Chifley Ministry of 1946.
Evatt is a preschool to year 6 school. The current enrolment at Evatt is 350 students, including the preschool. The population includes students from 17 suburbs, including Evatt, Spence and McKellar, which are the priority enrolment areas. The school also includes 28 students in three special units who have a diagnosis of a physical or intellectual disability. The school population is diverse in terms of family types, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
We deliver a broad and balanced curriculum in line with the new Australian Curriculum, meeting local and individual needs.
We are really proud of our well resourced school which enables students to use a variety of technologies to support learning across all curriculum areas. Our curriculum is further enriched by visits to places of historical and geographical importance and by concerts and performances within the school. We also have a residential camp programme that allows students to experience life and learning outside of the classroom.
We are very proud of our school - Evatt School actively fosters and teaches respectful relationships within its community. Every member of the school community is respected and valued for their contribution to the education of all. We believe that it is important to encourage all students to adopt healthy lifestyles.
We believe in developing in our students an awareness of the environment and ways that we can reduce pollution. Evatt's environmentally friendly community actively promotes sustainable practices across the school.
All students from preschool to year 6 are encouraged to use our school library to help build a love of reading. There are a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction books. Students are encouraged to bring a book bag to school every day which can also be used for carrying library books safely.
We believe that all students have talents - it is important to give students opportunities to explore and discover their uniqueness.
We welcome all visitors to come and view our wonderful school.