A BIG HELLO to all of our new families and welcome back to all the returning families!!
We would like to extend a WELCOME to what we hope is going to be a VERY busy year with your P&C.
2017 was a FANTASTIC year! Fundraising from the school community and grants that we won allowed us to undertake the following projects: Music Room upgrade ($35,000), Terraces upgrade ($30,000), Provision of a 3D printer ($1,200), a new shade sail over the tuckshop area – ($6,200), Installation of five Air Conditioning units ($17,000) and the purchase of ICT equipment, including iPads and interactive whiteboards ($25,000).
This year, with your help, we are hoping it’s going to be BIGGER and BETTER! To start off 2018 we completed our sparkly new Uniform Shop ($3,000), the Shed has had an upgrade ($28,000) and the area between C and D block has been transformed in to our amazing Yarning Circle and Community Garden ($22,000).
In Term One there will be no direct fund raising activities, instead we would like to invite you to make a TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation into our SCHOOL BUILDING FUND for the provision of AIR CONDITIONING.
The school does not receive any funding to install air conditioning and as this has proven to be a hot (!) topic over previous years the P&C voted that funds initially donated into the building fund would be used to get a unit installed in each classroom. Each unit costs approximately $3,300 to be installed….so you can appreciate the level of funds we are trying to raise!
PLEASE put the word out to family members, local businesses and community members that our School Building Fund is MORE than READY to receive ALL donations!
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Any amount of donation is welcome, remember EVERY SINGLE DOLLAR COUNTS!!
Earlier last year the Uniform committee began a process to re-vamp our existing uniform and to introduce some new items.
We have been excited to see the enthusiasm around our new DRESS and SPORTS HOUSE SHIRTS. Keep in mind that house shirts can also be worn on each Friday as well as our School Sporting Events. Our new style hat is now available to purchase and our new style school polo will be available in term three.
We understand that changing the uniform comes at a cost to families and as such have set a date of the end of the 2019 school year for the transition to be complete. We expect all children to start on DAY 1 of the 2020 school year in the new uniform.
There are a number of ways to keep UP TO DATE on all things ‘EPSS’: Fortnightly School newsletters, Weekly Class newsletters, EPSS P&C Facebook page, our blog , the School Website www.everparkss.eq.edu.au and the QSchools app.
The next P&C meeting will be held on March 19th at 7pm in the school library, it would be great to see some new faces there!
We look forward to working with you all throughout 2018,
The 2018 P&C Executive Team
Tanya Milgate – President Beki Dixon – Vice President Elspeth Harvey – Treasurer Leyla Stanbridge – Secretary