The Rocket

28 March 2019
Issue Nine 28th March
Diary Dates
Easter Raffle
Important Information
Student News
From the Sports Desk
A fun game of Twister
Garden Club
Parents Association News
Community Advertising
School Community Information
Syndal South Primary School
03 9802 5277
14 Montgomery Avenue
Mount Waverley, Victoria, 3149

Diary Dates

April 2019

5th Last day of Term 1

23rd First day of Term 2

24th Level 4 Sovereign Hill Excursion

25th Anzac Day Public Holiday

29th School Photos


May 2019

6th Prep 2020 Information Night

27th Curriculum Day


Victorian School Dates 2019

Term 1 - 29 (Teachers only) - 30 January - 5 April 2019

Term 2 - 23 April - 28 June

Term 3 - 15 July - 20 September

Term 4 - 7 October - 20 December

Easter Raffle

Easter Eggs

All donations of Easter Eggs should now be taken to the office before Friday 29th March so we can make up the raffle prizes.



Raffle Tickets

All raffle tickets and money must be returned to the office before Friday the 5th April.



Important Information

Stall Holders needed for the Fete

We are holding our Fete on the 26th October and are looking for independent stall holders interested in being a part of our Market Hall.  If you are interested or know of anyone, please contact the office on 9802 5277.



Lost and Found

We have had a silver Indian anklet handed into the office.  If you think it may be your's please come and have a look.



Lost Property

Yesterday Grade 6 students did an audit of the lost property. They were able to return only half of the items as every other item didn't have a name on it. Lost property is located in the 1/2 building in a basket beside the photocopy room. Please check through this basket for lost items. All items remaining next Friday will be donated to the second hand shop.



Student News

Student of the Week

Prep R



  • Resilience – By continually working on her time management skills and completing her work on time.

Prep S



  • Integrity – For being honest and fair with his friends and helping everyone to do their best.




  • Curiosity – For his enthusiasm and creativity during our persuasive writing unit.




  • Curiosity – By asking careful and thoughtful questions to find out the ways in which he can do his bit.




  • Integrity – For always demonstrating responsible and dependable behaviour in all school aspects!




  • Resilience – By persevering independently to complete her 'for and against' arguments in persuasive writing.




  • Has shown enthusiasm for all activities and has been a positive and helpful member of 12P.



  • Care – By listening to instructions and feedback carefully to do her best possible work.



  • Care – By always looking out for others and helping them when needed.  Your friends and classmates are lucky to have you around.




  • Resilience – Saige showed determination in her Maths lessons to master trading skills.  Well done!




  • Integrity – For recognising his behaviour was wrong and changing his behaviour to have a great week at swimming.




  • Richard always looks out for others and makes sure that his friends are feeling okay.  Keep it up!



  • Resilience –Max has worked really well in all our VCOP oral language and persuasive writing activities.  Well done Max!




  • Curiosity – Noahn is an enthusiastic learner with a curious mind. I love your passion for learning.




  • Care – Bentley always takes pride in his work making sure it is completed and has good content.




  • Respect – Hilary is a responsible and caring student who always shows respect for teachers and students.



  • Resilience – Indi is a positive student who strives to achieve great results with her classroom tasks.

From the Library

The Library has five new books available on computer coding for students to borrow and enjoy, but be quick!!!



As the end of term rapidly approaches please ensure all school library books are either renewed or returned to the library. Payment letters will be sent home to families of students with outstanding items on the last day of Term 1, Friday 5th April and again in the first week of Term 2, Friday 26th April 2019. Payment for lost or damaged books can be made at the Office - thank you! 


Happy reading from
Ms Robinson 

From the Sports Desk

District Athletics Report

On a perfect day for athletics, the SSPS District Athletics Team took the opportunity to perform at their best against strong opposition. Approximately 70 students ran, jumped and threw as if their lives depended on it and returned to school bedecked with coloured ribbons identifying 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th place winners. Mr Kenez dropped in to support the team and give some welcome coaching from the sidelines.

Congratulations to all team members for a great display of our school values, competing with integrity whilst showing care and respect for all participants.


At the end of the day, following several superb performances SSPS finished as runners-up in Division 1.


Special congratulations to Sports Captain, Xavier, for breaking the District Long Jump Record on his way to four 1st places (Long Jump, Triple Jump, 100m and anchoring the 4 x 100m relay team to a 0.02s victory).


The Divisional Athletics Carnival is held at the start of Term 4. Those athletes qualifying will be notified nearer the time.



Ride2School Certificate

Congratulations to Joe Riley who received his certificate for riding to school on 10 days at Assembly this week and to 5/6GP on being the most active class in March.

Regional Cricket Trials Success

Congratulations to Hilary who has progressed on to the next round of trials for the SSV U12 Girls Cricket Team. Good luck when you attend during the school holidays!

Bike Ed News

The Year 4 students had their first Bike Ed session for the year last week. This important program develops bike handling skills and road safety awareness.


Next week we will be conducting checks of all Year 4 bikes and helmets to ensure that they are safe for use when riding activities commence in Term 2.


All Year 4 students need to bring their bikes and helmets and park them in the specially marked bays near the Hall on Thursday April 4.

District Tennis Trials News

Kayden, Athena, WenXi, Sai and Markas represented SSPS at the District Tennis Trials earlier this week.  The standard of play by all competitors was very high and the organisers commented on the fantastic manner of participation of all players. 


Congratulations to Markas who progresses to the Divisional Tennis Carnival in May.

Term 2 PMP

If you would like to be included in the Term 2 Roster for PMP for Year 1/2 (Tuesdays from 12.50pm - 3.30pm) or Foundation (alternate Fridays from 11.10am-12.40pm), have a WWCC and have completed a school induction please let me know. I am hoping for sufficient support to be able to roster 2 - 3 parents  who can stay for the whole session each week, so that each person need only attend once or twice per term. Your support with this is much appreciated.


My email is or see me around the Hall before or after school.

3/4 Swimming Program

The Year 3/4 Swimming Program concludes tomorrow. A huge thank you to all the parents who took time out of their day to assist by accompanying the students to and from the pool.

Sporting Schools

Sporting Schools is a national program available to all Australian primary schools. It aims to engage more children in more sport based activity within schools and then convert their interest into club based settings.

It will help children foster a lifelong interest in sport, gain a healthier mind and body, have fun and learn sport activities and games in a safe environment.


Sporting Schools is based on the Playing for Life philosophy which encourages children to have fun by focusing on skills not drills. Sport is known for its immense benefits to the development and wellbeing of children and young people. Sport not only benefits children’s physical health but plays a role in developing confidence, social skills and emotional wellbeing. By focusing on having fun, having a go and getting active, Sporting Schools will provide children with positive sporting experiences to help develop a lifelong interest in sport.


The after school sport’s program will recommence here at SSPS on Thursday 9th May and run for 6 weeks, finishing on the 13th June. We will be focusing on winter sports including netball, football, soccer and basketball.


To register for the Thursday program, please complete the accompanying reply slip.


Active April

Get active and WIN with Premier's Active April.  Calling all students and teachers – it's time to get on board with Premier's Active April, an exciting and fun way to get active, stay healthy, and enjoy time with family and friends. Not to mention to WIN some awesome prizes for yourself and the school.


Premier's Active April encourages all Victorians to commit to doing 30 minutes of physical activity a day during April. It's free, it's fun and it's part of the Victorian Government's commitment to get more people active and healthy.


Anyone can participate in Active April – friends, students, families, workmates or individuals, and it's FREE. Register today via the Active April website registered, join the SSPS Team:

Team Name – SSPS

Team ID – team-ssps


Registrations are open and will stay open until 30th April 2019.

In 2019, every Premier's Active April participant will receive*:

SSPS Footy Tipping

Still not too late to join in, although you have given some of us a head start. After  round one, no one has picked all 9 winners, so it jackpots to $20 this week.  We have 24 members so far, but would love some more. It’s easy to join and can be a bit of family fun, trying to tip winners, while raising funds for our school. For just $25 you can be a part of it and have an opportunity of winning weekly or end of season prize money, so get on board.


Go to: Create a login and click on Comps – Join Comp – and type in the following code HLSYRWJE 


Payment can be made at the school office.

Footy Tipping


SSPS Footy Tipping Leaderboard after Round 1;


Sandy Pie – 6

The McDonalds - 6

A fun game of Twister

Thanks to everyone who joined in with the OSHC breakfast.  It was a lovely morning sitting around the table chatting.

Maddie is our helper of the week.  She assisted Maree in running the paper patty flower activity.  Thanks Maddie.


Afternoon Snack

Monday:  raisin bread

Tuesday:  vegemite scrolls

Wednesday:  pita bread chips/dips

Thursday:  yoghurt with fruit

Friday:  mini pizzas



Monday:  paper plate whirligigs

Tuesday:  string art

Wednesday:  illusion art

Thursday:  fork art

Friday:  trolls



An emergency drill took place on 19th March 2019 in the afternoon while the children were playing outside. It was great to see that the Foundation children responded with the help of the older children.


There is a Pupil Free Day scheduled for 27th May 2019.  There is a flyer on the Parent desk for you to indicate if you require care.


April 2019 Holiday Program

The following days are fully booked:  9th, 15th and 17th April 2019.

The movie that we will see on Tuesday 9th April at Pinewood Cinema is 'Wonder Park'.


Don't forget to read our Term 1 Newsletter which was distributed via COMPASS on Monday 25th March 2019.

Garden Club





Parents Association News

Every year all students are looking forward to the wonderful Sports Day, not just because they can run and jump, and give their 110% on the field, but also to enjoy an icy pole from our PA Team. Thanks to our PA’s Treasurer Kate Edwards-Davis, who contributed the icy poles to all our students and volunteers every year on the Sports Day, making our day sweeter and cooler. We also appreciate all the volunteers help out on that day. 

Deane Lam

Vice President



Community Advertising



Violin Lessons

Are you looking for a local violin teacher? Are you interested in providing your child with a musical education that extends beyond school?


I am a qualified and experienced private violin teacher, teaching beginner to intermediate levels in violin and music theory.  I am situated in Glen Waverley, only minutes from Syndal South Primary School.


If you are interested, want to discuss price and availability, or have any other queries, please contact me via

Mobile: 0434706726


First lessons are free of charge.

School Community Information

Second Hand Uniform

Our second hand uniform shop is run by volunteer parents and is open monthly on the 1st Thursday of the month from 9.00 to 10.00am. It is located next to the OSHC rooms.


Please note:  payments are now cash only. 


Our uniform is available at the PSW store in Mt Waverley.  Please see attached forms for further details.



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03 9802 5277 or email


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Inserts - $35.00                                                             

Small items for school families -$3.00

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School Banking

Thursday is School Banking Day!!


Lunch Orders

Students are able to order their lunch via Classroom Cuisine – Monday through Friday, except Tuesdays. Classroom Cuisine is an online lunch order provider.

Community Contacts

School Office / Newsletter
Phone: 03 9802 5277


Helen Freeman

Assistant Principal

Rebecca Stonehouse-Melke

School Council President

Sandy Delaney

Parents' Association President

Lisa Macdermott

Phys Ed Co-ordinator

Charlie Kenez

Facilities Convenor

Peter Roach


Maree Sier

Phone: 03 9886 8483

The Rocket
Sporting Schools Registration T2 2019.docx
Syndal Sth PS - PSW Uniform Price List Flyer.pdf