Transition for Prep students 2021
Transition is an important step for kindergarten students commencing their first year of school. Due to COVID-19, transition will be very different for kindergarten children. Our staff are currently attending kindergartens to get to know the children and we are able to hold small groups of 10 children/adults onsite. These small group sessions are aimed at children coming from smaller kindergartens.
Our main transition program will be for all students and these will be the first three days of 2021. Students will then be placed into their grades commencing on their fourth day. Click the YouTube video for our process explained.
It is with great pleasure and pride that our staff presents to you a glimpse of what we can offer to you as a school of choice for your child. You are invited to tour the school and see our vision in practice and experience first hand the welcoming, inclusive environment that EVPS offers all students, staff and families.
The staff at our school realise the joint responsibility we share in helping your child to grow by providing an environment where children can develop to their natural and full potential. At Epping Views Primary School we encourage the active participation of parents in what is happening at the school, welcoming assistance from parents with school programs. Opportunities for parent involvement will be provided during the year and direct requests for assistance in some areas will be made from time to time.
The school procedures and practices are based on:
- An open and consultative management approach that promotes shared problem solving, task assessment and action appraisal.
- Policies and programs that reflect current initiatives.
- A commitment to the development of ongoing quality learning programs that develop skills, recognise abilities and celebrate achievement.
Epping Views Primary School was established in 2008 and is situated in the rapidly expanding Epping North area. Our school has a dynamic, committed and caring staff who provide an engaging and supportive learning environment.
Selecting a school for your child is a very important decision to make and I invite you to visit our school to see and hear what we have to offer. Tours of the school are available and can be made by contacting the school to make an appointment time.
Epping Views Primary School commenced in 2008 with 30 students and has grown to 1350+ in 2018. The state of the art facilities have been designed to allow for maximum utilisation of space. This enables cooperative teaching in common areas as well as specific class spaces and break out areas. The school is ICT rich with flexibility to allows access to ICT communication anywhere within the learning spaces. The school community encompasses a rich multicultural heritage with over 56 different languages currently spoken and a diverse socio economic population.
To provide a learning environment that nurtures each
student’s personal, social, physical and academic
development in preparation for sustainable learning
and living in a global world.
“From Little Things Big Things Grow”
Plans, Reports & Policies
Asthma Policy 2019
Care Arrangements For Ill Students Policy 2019
Emergency Management Policy 2019
Emergency Bushfire Man Policy 2019
Health Safety Wellbeing Policy 2019
Health Care Needs Policy 2019
Medication Policy 2019
Camps Policy 2019
Parent Payments Policy 2019
Uniform Policy 2019
Visitors Policy 2019
Working With Children Policy 2019
Attendance Legislation, Fact Sheet For Parents And Carers, School Attendance Primary Fact Sheet
Cybersmart families guide
International Student Enrolment Policy 2019
Attendance Policy 2019
Enrolment Policy 2019
Excursions Policy 2019, Excursions Policy 2 2019
External Providers Policy 2019
Incursions Policy 2019
Gender Identity Policy 2019
Inclusion and Diversity Policy 2019
Internet Procedures 2019
Student Anti Bullying Policy 2019
Student Anti-Cyber Bullying Policy 2019
Our strong commitment to Sustainability allows staff and students to involve themselves in a learning environment which nurtures each students personal, social, physical and academic development. By helping our children better understand the impact their actions have on the environment provides a learning environment which conserves our natural resources.
Our strong links to Epping Views Kinder allows us to share our Sustainability practises and instill an environmentally conscious culture at Epping Views and its surrounding community. As a 5 Star Resource Smart School, Sustainability is embedded in everything we do. By minimising waste, saving energy and water, promoting biodiversity and taking action on climate change, not only benefits the school but the wider community.
At Epping Views Primary, we continue to strengthen Sustainability processes and project-based learning through multi age activities. The school’s appointment of a full time Sustainability Coordinator, supported by Sustainability Team Leaders and Jnr/Snr Student Sustainability Leaders, provides a great opportunity to strengthen our position. Sustainability is an integral part of our ethos and the importance has been linked to our School Wide Positive Behaviour Support Program forming part of our student values and expectations. The whole school Sustainability activities are action packed where students immerse themselves into Sustainability learning with all staff and students grouped according to: Water, Waste, Biodiversity and Waste.
Our whole school Sustainability initiatives include:
- Sustainability Hour (Terms 1-3) and Sustainability Day (Term 4).
- Celebration of Environmental Day.
- Clean up Australia Day.
- Earth Hour participation.
- National Tree Planting Day.
- Wrapper free lunches otherwise known as “Nude Food”.
- Student Sustainability Monitors (Light, Heating, Waste, Nude Food, Water Bottles).
- Weekly Sustainability roster which involves Environmental Duty. Emptying of all bins including waste, compost, recyclable material.
- Active student caring of our chickens “Cluckingham Palace”, vegetable and sensory gardens and orchard.
- 8 Water tanks which play a crucial role in reducing water usage across the whole school.
“Sustainability it’s the way we live!”
One day in the forest there were big trees and animals. There were many plants like flowers. There was lots of grass. One day a man came and cut all the trees and plants down. Soon the forest was all empty with only grass left. Nobody came there. After a few years...
Epping Views Primary School extends a warm welcome to you and your family. We look forward to your family visiting our school and becoming a valued member of our dynamic school community. Parent involvement in the school program and participation in the classroom helpers program is encouraged and greatly appreciated. A school mantra is that Together Everyone Achieves More and we value the ability of our staff and parents to effectively work together to meet the needs of our children.
Epping Views is a tightly controlled zoned school – please check this website to determine if your address is in our zone www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au
The Find My School site is the single source for DET determining if you are located within our zone.
What your child will experience at Epping Views
- Dedicated, experienced and enthusiastic team of teachers
- Varied curriculum with incursions, excursions and special events
- High quality English and Mathematics programs
- Access to 21st Century technology including Interactive Whiteboards, iPads and netbooks
- Varied specialist program including Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Physical Education, AUSLAN, Library and ICT
- Extensive play spaces including modern playgrounds
Enrolment packs can be collected from our school office or alternatively you can phone our office on 8401 3791 to request a pack to be mailed to you.
Prep Transition Program
The main aim of our transition program is to familiarise parents and children with our school surroundings and Prep teachers. We aim to provide a positive introduction for your child and a smooth beginning to the commencement of their time here at Epping Views Primary.
During February, Prep children will attend school for four full days on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:00am – 3:30pm.
On the Wednesdays in February, individual student interviews will be scheduled throughout the month. Your child’s teacher will conduct the School Entry Assessment of your child at this interview. You will also have an opportunity to discuss any important matters with the teacher.
School Aged Care
Our school offers a comprehensive Before and After School Aged Care program as well as Holiday programs. Click here to find out more information about this service.
Tours with the Principal are generally held on Tuesdays at 9:30am. Bookings are essential.
Please phone the office on 84013791 to make an appointment.
Epping Views Kindergarten
Epping Views Kindergarten is located at 15 Lyndarum Drive and is an integral part of the Epping Views community. We offer 3 Year Old and 4 Year Old programs. Enrolments for our 3 Year Old kinder program are managed direct through the kinder and places in our 4 Year Old program are managed through the City of Whittlesea. For more information on our kinder programs, please visit the kinder site.