The development of school and class expectations is based on our School Values of Respect, Responsibility, Inclusion, Understanding and Tolerance and Honesty and Trustworthiness. These expectations are designed to provide a safe and secure environment for our students, staff and visitors to our school.
The role of the School Board, as set out in the Department of Education & Training Ordinance 1976, is to determine the educational policy and curriculum of the school. To assess the physical, financial and staffing needs of the school, and to develop the relationship between the school and the community. The Board is comprised of three parents, elected by the parents and citizens, two teachers elected by the staff, and the Principal.
The Board works closely with the school community, the staff and P&C Association. It has the responsibility to assist staff in meeting the needs of the community. The Board is required to meet four times per year. Parents are always welcome to attend. Upcoming meetings are advertised in The Eagle newsletter.
A copy of the School Board Report is available under Our Community/School Board.
The school calendar is published at the beginning of each term and sent home to parents. Upcoming events are also advertised in The Eagle newsletter, on the notice board in front of the school and on the home page of this website.
Each of the buildings on our school grounds are under the protection of a security system outside of school hours. Any suspicious activity on school property after hours should be reported to the police immediately.
If you are aware of any damage or vandalism, please contact the Education and Training Directorate Security and Emergency Management on 6205 9128.
Smoking on School Grounds
Smoking on the grounds of ACT Public Schools has not been permitted since 1 January 2008. Please
remember that this is an educational institution, and we should all be acting as positive role models for our students. The school grounds extend as far as the footpath at the front of the school, including the area around the gates, the bike shed, the car park and oval. If you are unsure of the boundaries of the school, a map is on display at the front office. Failure to adhere to the departmental policy may result in further action.
Students at Evatt Primary organise, manage and participate in the annual Spring Fair. This event provides opportunities for classes and small groups of students to run a variety of stalls to raise funds for their class or year group. Students and teachers are able to choose how they use these funds to buy educational games, sports equipment, books or to subsidise an excursion.
In a very competitive market we have acquired an excellent deal with our stationery provider, if we buy in bulk for all students. An amount of $70 per student will cover these costs for the year. We strongly encourage parents to purchase these packs rather than organising the purchase of items themselves, as many are specialist items and are not available from retail stores. Book packs are distributed in the first week of school each year.
This contribution can be paid:
- At the front office by cash, cheque, eftpos or credit card
- By mail by cheque or credit card
- By phone by credit card
- Or direct transfer into the following account:
Account Name - Evatt Primary School Management Account
Westpac BSB - 032 777
Account No - 001244
Reference - child's surname & stationery
Student Support Fund
The school has a student support fund that may be used to assist students whose families find themselves in desperate situations. Parents who require assistance from this fund must approach the Principal in the first instance for confidential assistance.
Evatt School is committed to becoming more sustainable. The students, teachers and school community continue to work on reducing our ecological "footprint". Students attend weekly lessons in The Arboretum, the schools' environment centre, which is housed in our new building showcasing environmental design. Students from Kindergarten to Year 6 study science and sustainability based on the National Curriculum - Science and the Sustainability Curriculum Frameworks. Students maintain the school vegetable garden and sell the produce to the school community as well as supplying it to the canteen. Students also maintain both the Sensory Garden and the Indigenous Garden.
Evatt School has a Sustainability Leadership Program where students train to be sustainability experts as part of our Green Team. Green team members gain a whole school perspective leading and implementing whole school initiatives in environmental science. Members of this team fulfil leadership roles in teaching the preschool students, monitoring bins, communicating procedures to their class mates, collecting data and producing displays.
Evatt School is an accredited Waste Wise School and a Light House School in sustainability education for the Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AUSSI). We also enjoy a vibrant parent community supporting the school in its environmental initiatives.