At Eden Hill Primary School we recognise that we are an integral part of our community and we seek to establish genuine partnerships or links with the local and broader community. These partnerships enhance the quality of the programmes we can deliver to our students while enhancing our reputation within the community. One of our primary means of ensuring that all parents feel part of the Eden Hill family is through our Classroom Coordinators. Each classroom has a parent who has volunteered for this role. The Principal meets with them in week 3 of each term and outlines any up-coming events. Any issues that have arisen or may arise are discussed so that these people are informed and able to accurately inform other parents. Classroom Coordinators are also available for any emergency and agree to be a key component in a ‘telephone tree’ in case of a school emergency. Teachers and the P&C use the Classroom Coordinators to assist with activities throughout the year. Some Coordinators even organise after school and holiday events for ‘their class’!
We are fortunate at Eden Hill, in having a significant number of parents and grandparents who volunteer to assist us in our classrooms, library and canteen. We also have an extremely effective formal School Volunteer Program which is coordinated by one of our Senior Teachers, Robyn Anthony.
Eden Hill Primary School has developed close links with its local secondary schools. Students not only participate in transition programmes but have been involved with a Science programme with Hampton Senior High School; a Mining Challenge which was a joint partnership with Kiara College and Curtin University; and NAIDOC Celebrations and activities with Cyril Jackson Senior Campus. All local secondary schools are invited to participate in our annual Open Night in June.
In order to ensure our students have any hearing or speech difficulties identified as early as possible and thereby reducing the impact on their educational future we have established several professional partnerships. To assist with early diagnosis, we currently work with the following organizations: UWA Masters Audiology students, the Ear Bus and Curtin University 4th Year Speech pathology students (through the North Metro Language Development Centre).
We have also developed a strong link with Midvale Hub Parenting Services, which is a free service offering information, support, and referral services for parents and families with children 0-18 years within the Shire of Mundaring, City of Swan, Town of Bassendean and City of Bayswater. They offer a range of parenting programs and individual assistance with parenting.
Midvale Hub Parenting Service
Here, you will find spiel about each program and, if you click on the link, a printable flyer will load. For example, if you click on the ‘download brochure’ button for Circle of Security Parenting, a brochure will load.
Interagency Parenting Calendar
This will provide you with a calendar overview of all of the scheduled programs for the north-east metro region, facilitated by a variety of parenting agencies (Ngala, Centrecare, Clan Midland, Dept of Health, Dept of Education, community organisations and Midvale Hub Parenting Service. (If you click on the program, a drop-down box will provide information about the program and, the option to click on the printable flyer for this program is available).
Midvale Hub Parenting Service, also has a Facebook page, which is regularly updated
In 2015, Eden Hill celebrated its 100th birthday with a Centenary Fair on Saturday, 2nd May. We established a Centenary Committee and again this provided an opportunity to forge strong links with our community. Several members of the Centenary Committee were older citizens who attended the school in years gone by and others community members who were keen to assist.
Eden Hill Primary treasures its past links and looks forward to forging new friendships.