Murrumbeena P.S. Newsletter

19 February 2019
Issue Three
Upcoming Events
From The Principal 
What's Happening
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Murrumbeena PS
03 9568 1300
Hobart Road
Murrumbeena, Victoria, 3163
AU

Upcoming Events

FOR YOUR DIARY

Wednesday 20 February

Year 6 leave for Camp- Phillip Island

 

Thursday 21 February

Grade 5 Excursion- IMAX and Mandela Museum

 

Friday 22 February

-Year 6 return from Camp

-7.30-9.30 Prep Parent Welcome Evening

Kitchen garden area

 

Tuesday 26 February

Bentleigh District Swimming Sports

 

Friday 8 March 

School Photo Day

 

Monday 11 March

Labour Day Holiday

 

Friday 15 March

Whole School Incursion- 'My Friends and I'

 

Thursday 21 March

Harmony Day- whole school celebration of cultures

MPS Family Picnic

 

Tuesday 2 April

Parent Teacher interviews- beginning 1.30

 

Wednesday 3 April

Parent Teacher interviews-- beginning 1.30

 

Friday 5 April

End of term- early dismissal 2.30pm

 

**Please refer to Compass Calendar for other term dates and events

SCHOOL SESSION TIMES

8.55am - 10.40am

10.40am - 11.10am (Recess)

11.10am - 1.00pm

1.00pm-1:50pm (Lunch)

1.50pm - 3.30pm

AFTER SCHOOL CARE/OSHC- BOOKINGS FOR 2019

Just a reminder to families wishing to use our service this year that you will need to have completed a 2019 enrolment form, which will register your children for either casual or permanent use.

Please contact our office for the current availability status in our programs, as bookings are continually changing creating permanent places. Forms are available from the school and OSHC office.

CANTEEN

PAYMENTS:

Please see below for online ordering information. 

 

UNIFORM SHOP

Our uniform shop is located near the office and is  open on Thursday mornings from 8.30am - 9.15am. 

The PSW shop in North Rd. Ormond is also open 6 days a week.

Online ordering with free delivery to the school is available.

If you prefer to have your order delivered to your home, please note that there is a fee of $8.65.

2019 TERM DATES & PUPIL FREE DAYS

Term 1 2019

Thursday 31 January (students begin) - 5 April

Labour Day Public Holiday- Monday 11 March

 

Term 2

*23 April - 28 June

*Note- Pupil-free Day Tuesday 23 April

Thursday 25th- ANZAC Day 

 

Term 3

15 July - 20 September

 

Term 4

7 October - 20 December

Monday 4 November- Pupil-free Day

From The Principal 

SCHOOL COUNCIL

Nominations for vacancies for the 2019 School Council closed yesterday (Monday) at 4:00pm. We received four nominations for the four vacant parent positions by the close of nominations.

I therefore declare Anna Wettenhall, Sandra Maxfield, Minh Tran and Arbel Givargis elected unopposed. There were three nominations for the three vacant DET places. I therefore declare Jeanette Baker, Chellee Plumb and Hannah Vesikko elected unopposed. 

 

There are also now 3 casual vacancies in the parent category and one two year vacancy in the community category. All of these positions will be filled through a co-opted process at a meeting to be held at 7:00pm on Monday March 18 before the regular School Council meeting at 7:30pm.

Thank you to Adam Davis, Amit Temurnikar and Lucy Prysten for offering to fill  these positions.

If there is anyone else who may be interested in filling the last position, please email or call the school office if you would like more details.

We would particularly like to hear from anyone who may be able to help with our facilities subcommittee. If you feel you have any expertise in this area, please contact us as soon as possible.

Thank you to all parents who put themselves forward and we look forward to meeting you all at the next meeting.

SENIOR STUDENTS

It was fantastic to hear our year 6 students praised for their manners and the way they conducted themselves in classrooms last week by visitors to our school.

They are a credit to their families and the school, and have set a high standard for the rest of the students.

I also asked some new students last week how they were liking our school and the response was “Awesome!”

It makes myself and all the teachers really proud to be part of the MPS community, and our students should be proud of how they presented themselves.

PUPIL FREE DAYS 2019

The final meeting of the 2018 School Council was held last night. At the meeting, the dates for the final two pupil-free days were approved. 

Please note the following dates:

Tuesday 23 April

Monday 4 November

PARENT INFORMATION NIGHTS LAST WEEK

Thanks to all families who were able to come along last week and meet the teaching teams at each level, and hear about some of the curriculum that will be covered in their child’s year in 2019.

We hope you all enjoyed the night and we thank you for your attendance.

PREP WELCOME NIGHT

Please check the notice that went out last week and the reminder sent on Compass. We would love to finalise our numbers as soon as possible for catering purposes on the night.

Thanks to the Grade 1 parents who have helped to organise the night and welcome new families to our school.

Please remember this is for all Prep families, even if you have been at our school with an older sibling.

CLASS REPRESENTATIVES

Each year, each class has one or two parent representatives (Class Rep) to act as a conduit at times between teachers and parents, to welcome new families to the class and to assist with fundraising. 

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact your child’s class teacher. Some classes already have at least one person who has offered and some still need a volunteer.

One of the first roles of the class representative will be to take on the role of preparing the class contact lists (see below) under the guidance of office staff.

GETTING TO SCHOOL ON TIME AND ABSENT NOTES ON COMPASS

The school day commences at 8.55am, and it is important that students are at school by that time, ready to start their classroom activities.  A good plan is to aim for an 8.45am arrival, as this is when teachers are on duty, and it gives students a few minutes to play with friends under supervision.

Please note that for families who need to start the school day earlier, our Before School Care program is open from 7.30am each day.  No child should be in the playground prior to 8.45am unless they are being supervised by the Before Care Program or attending supervised sports training.

If you are running late, parents must accompany their children to the office to sign them in on the kiosk. The kiosk is part of the school roll and, as such, it is a legal requirement that it should  not be used by any student. If your child is going to be absent for the day, you may enter that on Compass prior to 9am.

Late notifications cannot be entered on Compass, only half or full day absences.

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Lynne Foster

What's Happening

INVITATION TO PREP PARENTS

The Grade 1 parents invite the 2019 Prep parents to a welcome evening this Friday 22 February from 7.30pm – 9.30pm in the Kitchen Garden Learning Centre (entry via main gate on Hobart Road - opposite the IRC).

 

Tea, coffee, soft drink, wine, beer and nibbles will be provided

(Please advise of any dietary requirements)

Please note: This is a parents-only evening.

Please RSVP by Friday 15 February to Georga Hage ([email protected] / 0402 455 212) OR Harsha Bhagat ([email protected] / 0433 891 812)

FROM THE CANTEEN

Summer Special!

 

The canteen has frozen watermelon available at counter sales. YUM!

It is available for $1; a great treat on a hot day.

Limited quantities available so get in quick.

CONGRATULATIONS 

Congratulations to ex-pupil Mackenzie Harvey (Macca) who was part of the Melbourne Renegades winning team in Sunday's BBL final. 

Macca attended MPS  2006-2012 and sometimes visits to assist with phys. ed. lessons. He visited the office yesterday proudly displaying his premiership medal. 

 

FISH VOLUNTEERS PLEASE!

One of the attractions in the school's entrance hall is our wonderful fish tank. 

Many thanks go to Daniel Cano who has been our fish 'carer' for the last seven years.

As his children have moved on to secondary school, we are now seeking volunteers who would be willing to care for the fish during the school holidays. 

If you are able to assist, please contact the office.

CSEF

The CSEF is an annual payment to the school to be used towards camps, sports and/or excursion expenses for the benefit of eligible students. 

Primary school student rate: $125

Please read the notice below to check on your eligibility. 

CSEF forms are available at the office and should be returned by 30 June 2019.

Please note:

Parents (including guardians) no longer need to submit a new application form each year in most cases.

Parents only need to submit an application form in 2019 if any of these changes have occurred since 2018:

  • New student enrolments: students who have started or changed schools in 2019 or if the parent did not apply for CSEF at the school in 2018
  • Changed family circumstances: such as a change of custody, change of name, concession card number, or new siblings commencing at the school in 2019
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STAGE LEFT

 

SOCCERWISE

 

NORTH SHORE CAULFIELD CAMPUS

 

CHADSTONE TENNIS

 

GLEN EIRA SOCCER

 

CABRINI HOSPITAL OFFER

 

PRE-UNI NEW COLLEGE

 

Murrumbeena P.S. Newsletter
OSHC Program.pdf
OSHC Program.pdf
2019 Canteen Menu - Term 1.pdf
Qkr Canteen Instructions.pdf
macca takes a catch to dismiss Glenn Maxwell.
Macca takes a catch to dismiss Glenn Maxwell.
Prep welcome evening 2018
School Council Elections- Parent Information (4).pdf
School Council CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FORM2019.pdf
parent self nomination2019.pdf
Parent nomination of others2019.pdf