Week 1, Term 3 Update from Mrs Clayton


Welcome back to all of our families. Welcome to Emu Park to our new families who have started this week. We look forward to getting to know you as part of our community. Welcome to our new staff members Mrs Tara Carrol 2/3B, Mrs Emma Doyle and Mrs Emma Cooper Prep ​J, and Mrs Angelique Nelson acting Business Manager.

The term has already started with some amazing activities and events for our students.

On Monday we hosted over 200 students for an Instrumental Music Workshop. Instrumental students from all of the Capricorn Coast schools attended and they had the privilege of practicing and performing with Redcliff State High School Band and Strings students. It was a MAGIC day of music making and new friendships culminating in 2 concerts where students were able to perform for their peers and family/friends.

The day started with a meet and greet before the students were split into their various ensembles – Strings and Band. Here they commenced a two hour intensive workshop, learning a few pieces which would be performed in the afternoon concerts. Students were mentored by our Brisbane friends and learnt a great deal about musicianship, ensemble etiquette and the thrill of being able to perform for live audiences!

Audiences consisted of Emu Park SS students and staff followed by a second concert for family and friends! It was so much fun and the students worked really hard to play their new pieces for everyone.  A special thank you to Mrs Bergin, Mrs De Sousa Roque and Mrs Sleeman for their organisation and planning of this great event.

Tuesday and Wednesday saw our Year 6 students participating in the Regional Shield competition in Rockhampton. Two days of Rugby League and Netball was enjoyed by all. Thanks to Mrs Karner, Ms Hoppe and Mrs Stacpoole.

Other events this term include NAIDOC activities in Week 2, Friday sport for Year 5 and 6 students, and Bookfair just to name a few. Keep informed by checking emails and our website.

School Opinion Survey:  The annual School Opinion Surveys will be conducted this term and will close on 30 July 2021. All families, school staff and students in target year levels (5, 6, 8 and 11) will be invited to participate. We encourage you to take this opportunity to have your say about what our school does well, and how we can improve.

An invitation to complete the Parent/Caregiver Survey will be emailed to one parent/caregiver per family. The invitation will be sent from the Department of Education, not the school, and it will have the subject line School Opinion Survey for parents and caregivers, 2021.  Check your junk email folders if you can't find it.  The survey can be completed as soon as the invitation is received and will take approximately 5 minutes using a computer, tablet or smart phone. 

Parents/caregivers who do not have access to the internet at home are welcome to complete their survey online at the school. School computers/tablets will be available.

Year Six High School Transition:  Year 6 students will begin their High School transition activities with Yeppoon High School. Thursday 29th July is Emu Park students Open day with High School. All students who are entering High School next year are invited to attend. Students will be provided with information about the school, a school tour and participate in some lessons.

Enrolments for 2021 are open and we encourage you to complete these as soon as possible.

School Camps:  School camps will be on held next term for Years 4 and 5. Information and costs for these will be sent out later this term. Year 4 will be going to North Keppel Island Environmental Centre and Year 5 Boyne island Environmental Centre.

Stop Drop Go:   A reminder that our STOP, DROP, GO zone has a 2 minute limit and drivers are to remain in their car. If you need to leave you car and enter the school grounds please use one of the parks along the street allowing the traffic to flow through the Stop Drop Go Zone.  Thanks.​

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Last reviewed 15 July 2021
Last updated 15 July 2021