14 February 2020
Term 1 Week 2
Upcoming Dates to Remember
What's Been Happening at MDHS
P & C Update
Chaplains Desk
School & Community Notices
Term 1 2020 Planner
Mukinbudin District High School
(08) 9047 1053
White Street
Mukinbudin, Western Australia, 6479

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Tues-Weds 18th-19th Feb Student Leaders Camp in Kulin    
Thurs 27th Feb Brilliant Brains starts 9:30-11am in Library    
Mon 2nd March Labour Day - NO SCHOOL    
Thurs 5th March Awards Assembly & Better Beginnings Presentation (Kindy)    
Fri 6th March

DISA Swimming in Trayning PP-6


Upcoming Events Notes & Payment Schedule

Voluntary School Fees K-6 $60.00   Due Now
Voluntary School Fees 7-10 $235.00   Due Now 
Writing Times Activity Book PP-6 $12.75 N/A Due Now
DISA Swimming Carnival PP-6 N/A Mon 17th Feb N/A

Please note that our ONLY method of payment for incursions/excursions/school fees is now direct debit/online bank transfer.

Our bank details are:
Mukinbudin DHS 

BSB: 633-000   Acct: 141864017

If you are experiencing financial hardship and wish to go on a payment plan, please do not hesitate to contact the front office. 

What's Been Happening


Check out who was on the SIDE Newsletter in Term 4 last year. 2019, year 10 student Rebekah Bowron and local community member, Erika Clark.


Murdoch Horizons Summer School Program

Yr 12 SIDE Student Chanelle Nayda participated in a three-week Murdoch Horizons Summer School program this January. The program is designed to maximise year 12 results and kick-start student’s university degrees. Mukinbudin DHS is a Murdoch University affiliate school and therefore Chanelle was able to receive a scholarship to attend the program.  Chanelle completed a business unit called HOR103 Business as a Force for Good. This is an intensive course with a semesters worth of work condensed into three weeks. The course consisted of three hour lectures in the morning and group activities in the afternoon. Students had a taste of university life through completing group assessments, online quizzes and delivering oral presentations. Chanelle stated the highlights of the experience included getting a bubble tea from the uni café every day, meeting other students, and exposing her to what life at university will be like.  Congratulations Chanelle! We are proud of you and looking forward to seeing where you will go with your post-school studies!


SIDE 2019 Awards

Congratulations to Yr 12 SIDE Student Jesse Booker who has received a prestigious SIDE Award for his 2019 studies. Jesse has been awarded with the highest final mark in the School Based Traineeship course. Well done Jesse!

Jesse is also the recipient of the Olympic Change Maker Award after he was nominated by his Sport and Recreation teacher at SIDE. This award recognises Jesse’s demonstration of the Olympic Spirit through leadership and driving positive change in your community.


Golden Sneaker Award

Mrs Clarke has implemented a fabulous and fun and of Term Award, "The Golden Sneaker Award".  During each Phys Ed lesson, the class will get a score out of 5 for-








At the end of the term, the class with the most points will receive a fabulous “Golden Sneaker” trophy to keep for the following term & 1 other reward e.g (Free choice sport, healthy treat) Which class will take out the award for Term One?!?


P & C Update

P&C Announcement

Please see the attached letter for the most current P&C Committee and details.

The P&C are seeking parent volunteers to fill the roles of:


  • Catering Committee
  • Grounds Improvement Committee
  • Canteen Helpers List
  • Footy Tipping Co ordinator.


These are super easy roles which will benefit your childrens resources and facilities at MDHS so please contact one of the committee members if you can offer a small amount of your time.

Chaplains Desk

BUZ (Build-Up-Zone)

Welcome to another year at MDHS! 

Here at MDHS we care about our students and are keen to see them thrive in all areas of their lives; academically, socially and emotionally as well. As Chaplain at MDHS my key focus is to support social and emotional wellbeing of our students and this happens in a number of ways.

BUZ values programs – To help our students develop the life skills they will need to face life's adversities we deliver BUZ (Build Up Zone) values programs. BUZ values programs are all about empowering children with important life skills, skills that will help them develop healthy relationships. These include; social skills, respect and ethical skills, emotional competence skills and restorative practice skills, as well as how to build resiliency.

BUZ is lots of fun and caters for all learners using music, games and stories among other activities. There is also the opportunity for students to share from their own experiences.


Breakfast Café -  Breakfast Café runs every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the Home Economics room and begins in week 2 of term 1 running right through to the last day of school in term 4. Breakfast Cafe is a great opportunity for students to have a top up after a long bus journey or a rushed morning or simply to come in and catch up with everyone before the school day begins. It is also an opportunity for staff to have a relaxed chat with students at the beginning of the day out of the classroom environment. Breakfast Café helps build community and a sense of belonging within our school and is an integral part of our pastoral care of students.


Chaplaincy – Pastoral care is important here at MDHS and that’s why I’m here. There are Youthcare Chaplains in 625 schools across the state who support the social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of their students. 


Here at MDHS I am available to touch base with students one on one or in groups. We can look at strategies that will help them manage their emotions, deal with “stuff” they may be struggling with, provide support in managing conflict issues they may have with peers or just be a listening ear. I also have great resources to share with students and parents alike that can be of help.

We want to make sure that our kids are given the best possible opportunity to learn, grow and shine. If you have any queries feel free to contact me on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the school, or, alternatively you can email me at


School & Community Notices

Book Club

Please see the below link for Bookclub information.   Please note that Bookclub orders for this month are due back (or done online with LOOP) by 21st February)


Presentation Night Survey

We would love some feedback on Presentation Night.  Please fill in the survey (all answers are confidential and will be considered)


School Banking

The Bendigo Bank visit the school everyThursday at 8:30am in the school bus drop off area.  Please see the attached picture for further details.


Voluntary Contributions Update

We have had a number of parents pay their Voluntary Contributions and we thank you very much for that.  Please see page 2 of this newsletter for fees and banking details. 

Just a friendly reminder that all children from PP- Year 6 need to have a Writing Times book purchased from the front office.  These are $12.75 and this can be paid via EFT also, with your childs name and Writing Times as the reference.  The book will then be given to the class teacher.

Term 1 2020 Planner

Click to download the Term 1 2020 planner- please be aware that changes may occur and the most current Term Planner will be available on Facebook, Connect (Library Tab) and our website as it gets updated.

Please note some changes include (but are not limited to):

  • Merredin DISA Swimming (Primary) is Monday 16th March 2020
  • Macbook parents session is Tuesday 17th March 2020
  • Year 3-6 Cricket Blast Cup in Bencubbin is Tuesday 24th March 2020
T1 Planner 2020- PUBLIC.pdf
T1 Planner 2020-PUBLIC.pdf
T1 Planner 2020-PUBLIC.pdf
2020 Introduction Letter (002).pdf