Today (26th September) student will be coming home with photo order forms. Please take the time to read the relevant information on the MSP payment envelopes.

Remember these helpful points:

  • Don’t seal envelopes inside each other.
  • You can pay for all children in one envelope however each child needs to have their own envelope on photo day.
  • Please enclose correct money as no change is given – cash, cheques and money orders only.
  • Credit card payments can only be made online – Online  Orders close at midnight on Photo Day
  • Envelopes are to be returned to the photographer on the day Monday 23rd October.

Family Photo forms can be collected from the Front Office.

Family Photos will be taken on the day Monday 23rd October from 8.15am – 8.50am

Primary Schools Festival of Music

On the 16th September, our choir students performed on stage at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre as part of the Public Primary Schools Festival of Music.

This year, for the first time in many years, the choir was composed of over a 1000 students returning to the past, when the choral festival was known as The Thousand Voice Choir.

Our school was also represented by Emersyn.P who was part of the troupe and Sophie.C and Aaliyah.C who were selected to sing a solo on the night.

The Primary Schools Festival of Music, an official state icon, is a public school-based music education program which is collaboration between DECD and the SAPPS Music Society, which gives all SA public primary students the opportunity to perform at a prestigious venue.

This year the Festival started with a big bang, as an “Arena Percussion Group” opened the concert while all 1000 students filed onto stage. The commissioned work was entitled “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” which was a series of five songs based around the popular classical composition “The Nutcracker Suite”, and the concert ended with the pop song “Live Louder”.

In between there were a number of Assisting Artists from public primary and secondary schools, other choir items that presented different musical genre, and two pieces that specifically showcased the talents of the orchestra.

It was a spectacular event that our students enjoyed being a part of.

Thank you Ms Poli for all your fantastic work with the choir.

Term 3 Week 9 Newsletter

Dear EMPS Families,

Please find Click Here for our latest school newsletter

Term Dates

  •  Last Day of Term 29th September – 2pm Dismissal
  • Loud Shirt Day – SRC Fundraiser – 20th October
  • School Photos – 23rd October
  • Sports Day – 26th October
  • Pupil Free Day- 27th October
  • End of Year Concert – 30th November
  • Year 7 Graduation – 14th December

Newsletter Highlights:

  • Staffing Updates
  • Classes for 2018
  • Are you returning in 2018?
  • Congratulations – STEM
  • Material and Services Charges 2018 – Parent information meeting Tuesday 7th November at 7pm.
  • East Marden Sports Day Schedule
  • Sports Day Special Lunch – Bakers Delight- Orders and Payments due 9am on Friday 29th September
  • Sports News


 Wishing all of our EMPS families a safe and happy holiday break.

SAPOL – School Beat Band Performance – Wednesday 20th of September 11am

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

The Performing Arts department would like to invite you to a special performance by the SAPOL – School Beat Band on Wednesday 20th of September underneath the COLA at EMPS at 11am. This performance is provided free of charge by the South Australian Police Department, all year levels from R-7 will be attending and it will be a wonderful learning experience for all.

The performance will be 40 minutes long and include:

  • Messages about road safety
  • Introduce the idea that police are your friends
  • Dispel sayings about the police taking naughty children away
  • Songs from movie themes and children’s television shows
  • Road safety messages
  • Bike, scooter and skateboard safety
  • Police contact information.


Ryan Bolton and Ken Sykes

Sneak peek of Tote bag designs LAST CHANCE TO ORDER – closes 21st September

For any families who missed the opportunity to order the tote bags created by the students of EMPS, we are pleased to announce LAST CHANCE ORDERS.

For the limited edition souvenir tote bags:  Only $15 each or any three for $40

Order forms are available from the Front Office and Finance Office, or alternatively print an order form using the following link Toto Bag Order Forms-1kwc8t8

LAST CHANCE ORDERS are due by Thursday 21st September.

 Check out the designs of each tote bag below:

Reception – Mr Costanzo / Mrs Francisco

Coming soon

 Reception – Ms Thompson / Miss Roumeliotis

Coming soon

 Year 1 – Ms Thorpe / Mrs Monaco

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 Year 1 – Miss Taylor / Miss Wilamowski

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 Year 2 – Mrs Pallotta / Ms McDonald

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Year 2 – Ms Edwards / Mr Simpson / Ms Tilbrook

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 Year 3/4  – Mr Joyce / Ms Lucas

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 Year 3 – Mrs Harkins / Ms Talbot


 Year 4/5 – Miss Weir / Mrs Burt

Coming soon

 Year 5 – Ms Zadoyanchuk / Miss Paladino

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 Year 5 – Ms Poli / Mr Halliday


 Year 6 – Mrs McEvoy / Ms Luppino

Coming soon

 Year 7 – Mr Parsons / Ms Wilkins

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