@ Everton PS
Kevin Hill is our teaching principal.He is passionate about small schools and working in rural communities. Kevin is passionate about achieving the best for our students and works hard to provide a comprehensive program. Kevin also manages the general running of the school, so his role is broad and varied.
Linda Newton is an expert teacher and runs an exemplary curriculum program with differentiated learning tasks for each student, according to their individual learning plans. Linda also teaches our Stephanie Alexandra Kitchen Garden Program and Italian. Linda is passionate about our school going above and beyond to provide the best opportunities for our students.
Jessica Marshall is an enthusastic graduate teacher who teaches literacy and numeracy in our junior room. Jess is passionate about engaging children in reading and writing. Come and check out Jess's exceptionally organised classroom setup that caters for each learner as an individual.
Joan Maher is a highly experienced office manager provides outstanding support to the principal. Her role is huge and varied, she is the backbone of the school and goes above and beyond her role description. We also utilise Joan's expertise in ICT where she works with students to extend their knowledge.
Heather Earles is our ART (MACC Program) teacher based at our school. Heather is a dynamic and enthusiastic teacher providing an outstanding Visual Arts program to our students. She is a valued member of our staff and provides additional support in many areas.
Kath Trainer is our highly valued ICT technician and we are reliant on her to keep the whole schools ICT equipment (including staff equipment) up to date and in good working order.
@ Everton PSA School Council is a legal entity similar to a company but composed of unpaid members. The composition of the Everton Primary School Council is:
The Principal and
Five (5) parent members elected by parents and teachers and
One (1) DEECD employees elected by teachers and parents.
Elections for the School Council are held in March each year. Members are elected for a term of two years.
SCHOOL COUNCIL'S RESPONSIBILITIES ARE TO:
1. Work with the Principal and staff in shaping the educational policy of the school
2. See that the buildings and grounds are kept in a good state of repair
3. Suggest improvements/extensions to buildings and grounds
4. Provide for cleaning and sanitation
5. Draw up an annual financial budget of proposed expenditure
6. Monitor all expenditure of the school's money
7. Stimulate interest in the school
8. Keep financial accounts as directed by DEECD and publish audited statements
9. Have all its records at the school
10. Be the employer of any employees at the school other than teachers
11. Conduct working bees
12. Select the School Principal
Parents at EPS
We have a very active and supportive parent body in the school. Parents are involved at all levels of the school from contributing to the up-keep of the school grounds.
This includes mowing/whipper snipping/paths roster; organising fundraising, attendance at working bees to attend to large tasks (garden clean-up; general maintenance, etc.) assisting with our programs and Literacy Program (reading with students) or assisting the P-2 room; helping out in preparation for our Christmas concert and participation in School Council as office-bearers and as interested others, completing Parent Opinion Surveys and being advocates for our school to the wider community.
Details of events are posted in our newsletter.
Your "Say" in the running of your school is imperative to our success. We all need to be satisfied that the best is being done to help your child to reach their individual potential. We need to know about your ideas, concerns and beliefs so that we can build the strong partnership of child, parent and staff so vital to your child's success in school.
The active support and encouragement of parents is, of course, necessary for the educational growth of your child. You can stimulate this growth by taking an interest in the daily activities and achievements of your child, the work he/she may bring home, and by visiting the school for parent/teacher meetings on both formal and informal occasions.