Welcome to our wonderful school!
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. Japanese is the LOTE (Language Other Than English) taught at Evatt School since 2014. All K-6 students in the school participate in one lesson of Japanese per week. Lessons are undertaken in our Japanese room which features Japanese style furniture and Japanese artefacts and displays.
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 program that allows students to experience life and learning outside of the classroom.
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.
Out of School Hours Care
Before and after school care is provided by Our Place. The hours are from 7.30am–9.00am and 3pm-6pm on school days. Enrolment forms can be found at http://www.ourplacejerra.com.au/web/Students are provided with a safe and secure meeting place where they can mix with friends and enjoy developmentally appropriate activities and active sports. A nutritious breakfast is provided each morning and afternoon tea and a late snack is provided each afternoon.
Our Place also provides vacation care in the school holidays.
Skoolbag School App – Don’t Miss a Thing!
Please subscribe to our Skoolbag iPhone and Android App to help us communicate more effectively with our parent and carer community. To install it, just search for our school name 'Evatt Primary School' in either the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Alternatively, if you google 'Evatt Primary School Skoolbag App', it will be listed in your search.