Marlborough Primary School

27 June 2017
Issue 24
Principal's Report
Dates to remember
School News
Parent's Association
Out of School Hours Care
Class Blogs
Community News
Marlborough Primary School
03 9870 3468
Hardy Crescent
Heathmont, Victoria, 3135

Principal's Report

Feed forward

'When you think of giving feedback start giving feed forward, focus on the promise of the future rather than the mistakes of the past.' (Marshall Goldsmith)


As we come to the end of our first semester, students receive their reports, share portfolios with their parents/carers and meet with the teachers for interviews, it is a time to celebrate the learning progress our students have made.


Sharing academic and social progress with families is crucial in enabling you to know that your child is progressing and that the school is supporting your child to maximise their learning outcomes.


Formal semester reports and portfolios are only one small part of the feedback we are providing your students. Setting goals, working towards them, assessing learning, providing feedback and then setting new goals is part of the ongoing learning cycle within the classroom. Students can no longer be passive participants being taught to, but they must be empowered leaners who have a thorough understanding of what, why and how they are learning.


With this in mind,  after reading their reports and receiving feedback in Parent-Teacher Interviews it is a great time to discuss with your child their next learning goals. What are they planning to work on in Term 3? How will they achieve this improvement? How can we support their learning goals?


Congratulations to every student on a great semester's work. Thank you to our wonderful teaching and support staff for their skill, passion and dedication. And thank you to our entire school community for supporting the school in order to provide fantastic learning opportunities for all students.


Sunsmart Policy

As part of an ongoing process, the Policy Sub-committee reviews policies due to Department of Education requirements to change the policy or because it was due to be reviewed as part of a cycle.


The Sunsmart Policy have been reviewed and had amendments made where deemed necessary and we are now distributing it to the school community to seek any feedback or give you the opportunity to ask questions about it.


If you have any questions or feedback about this policy please send an email to [email protected] 


Use of student images

When your child first began school at Marlborough, we sent home a 'Use of Student Images' permission form. On this form, consent was given to publish student work samples, images and first names in print and electonically for the purposes of communicating with our school community, celebrating learning and for school marketing.

In order to improve our communication with the school and wider community we have recently started official school Facebook and Twitter accounts. We will be sharing learning, upcoming events and our newsletter through these platforms.

Facebook: @MPSHeathmont
Twitter: @MPS_Heathmont

As with our newsletter and our web-site, your child's image/work/first name will only be published on these social media platforms if you have provided permission on the 'Use of Student Images' permission form. If you have previously provided this permission, but would not like your child's image published on these social media platforms then please email or call the office (03 9870 3468 or [email protected]).

Dates to remember


Wednesday 28th

  • Parent Teacher Interviews
  • Gr 5/6 girls - AFL Gala Day

Friday 30th

  • No canteen today
  • Last day of Term 2 - Early Dismissal at 2.30pm


Monday 17th

  • Student Free Day

Tuesday 18th

  • First day for students - Term 3
  • School Council Meeting - 7.30pm

Wednesday 19th

  • PA Meeting

Thursday 20th

  • Preps visit Community Kids

Friday 21st

  • Gr 5/6 Basketball - Ringwood Hawks
  • Community Kids visit Preps

Thursday 27th

  • Heathmont College Maths Challenge


Friday 4th

  • School Disco - 6.30pm to 8.00pm




School News

No Canteen

There will be no canteen this Friday.


Divisional Cross Country

A huge well done to Jordy A (age 10 girls) and Ava M (age 11 girls) who both competed at the Regional Cross Country at Yarra Glen on Tuesday 13th June.  Both girls ran personal bests and represented Marlborough PS  in our Maroondah district.  Jordy’s result of 21 is outstanding and Ava’s of 43 - true brilliance given the competitive field of athletes. Thank you to their parents who transported the girls to and from the venue.


Bonny Chisholm

AFL Clinics - Friday 23rd June


Last Friday MPS students from Prep to Grade 6 participated in one of 3 AFL clinics with SEDA students from Hawthorn East. Students practised their handball and kicking skills and later played a modified game of AFL.  Selected students from grades 3 to 6 will be participating this week in the Boys and Girls AFL Gala Days - we wish our Girls and Boys teams the best of luck!


Thanks to all staff for their help on the day.


Bonny Chisholm

Sayembara Lisan
State Indonesian Oral Competition Results

The finals were held on Saturday 3rd June at Sydney Myer Asia Centre, University of Melbourne. Congratulations to all ten students who competed at state level. The competition included simple questions and the students either sang a song, recited a poem or read a passage in Indonesian.

I am very proud to announce that we have three students who will receive awards.

Level 1

Scarlett B/ Grade 2 – 3rd place
Dove A/ Grade 2 – 3rd place

Level 3

Sasha A/ Grade 5 – Highly Commended

The Awards Night will be on Friday 21st of July at the Forum Theatre at the University of Melbourne.

Terima kasih (Thank-you),

(Bu) Mary-Ellen Dowling

Grade 5/6 Boys AFL 'Nine and Side'

Grade 5/6 boys played today at Barngeong Reserve. The boys played five games - they won two and lost three.  All boys represented Marlborough  PS with great sportsmanship  and participation.  Thank you to Chris Mullenger who assisted in coaching.  Also a big thank you to all parents/guardians who transported students to and from the venue. 

Bonny Chisholm


Victorian Premier's Reading Challenge



Heathmont College Cupcake Competition


Games Area Ready to Open

Hooray! We are ready to open our outdoor games area.


On Friday we will  be having a small ceremony at 11.00 am, cutting a ribbon, and declaring the games area open.


Thanks to the students who submitted entries in the naming competition. There were a number of fantastic entries but after much consideration, I have decided that the winner is Zaiden F from 34A who came up with the name ‘Strategisers’. Congratulations Zaiden, you will be cutting the ribbon on Friday! The name will be displayed on the shed soon.


A very special thankyou once again to David (Nika’s dad) for putting the shed together in his own time.


Thanks to everyone for your support, and let the games begin!




Canteen Helpers Needed


Casserole Bank

We are in urgent need of more volunteers to:

  1. contribute a meal
  2. to take over the coordination at the end of 2017 & beyond

The Casserole Bank aims to have a store of meals kept at the school in the canteen deep freeze to assist families that may be struggling, going through a challenging time, have a new baby etc it is a wonderful way to support fellow Marlborough families.


Please consider if this is something you would like be involved with -  it is an amazing community service in our school.


For any questions please contact me, Naomi Foster  [email protected] Or 0425 770 526

Bendigo Bank School Banking

Just a reminder that School Banking is every Thursday.

If you would like an information pack/application form please collect one from the school office.


Parent's Association

Thank you for being so fun Marlborough! Our Beauty and the Geek Trivia night was a big success. We have raised $3,100 for our school community. Well done us!


Thank you to all the following people for their support:


  • Joy Veith for creating the wonderful center pieces for the tables and the decoration for the room and the myriad other things.
  • Clare McCandlish for making the wonderful photo props.
  • Cherie Mountney for whipping up the poster for the event.
  • Dora Batchelor for  providing the photo printer and paper and developing them on the night.
  • Erin and Graham Cheung for doing such a fantastic job on the photo booth.
  • Carolyn Ray for sorting out the raffle tickets.
  • Rebecca and Ruben for providing the festoon lighting and everyone else who helped with set up and pack up.
  • The lovely Heathmont Scout group who not only provided the hall for us but also came along to support our school and enjoy the evening with us.
  • Thanks to everyone who made a donation of goodies towards the hampers earlier in the year-that helped a lot!
  • Everyone who came along on the night!!


Below are a list of the businesses who made donations in support of the event:


Nunawading Bicycle Superstore

Bunnings Ringwood

Science Museum

Chesterfield Farm


Palace Cinema

Collingwood Children’s Farm

Niko’s Tavern

Base Camp Kids, Nunawading

PSW Uniforms, Croydon

Melbourne Cricket Ground

Melt Me Chocolates

Healthways Aquatic Centre

Bayswater Hotel


Puffing Billy


Phillip Island Tourism

Aquanation, Maroondah City Council


Jayem for Hair


School Disco

The Annual School Disco Fundraising Event will be held on Friday 4 August from 6:30pm until 8:00pm.  The event is starting later than previous years so no dinner will be available to purchase. We will just be selling a small amount of cakes, ices and biscuits. We hope that as many children as possible can attend this social event as it is a night they all enjoy and raises funds for additional facilities and resources for the school.  The funds from this event will contribute to the following this year:

· An entire set of Guided Readers for the 1-2 unit, (684 books) following the CAFÉ reading program. 
· Fountas and Pinell Assessment tool for the Prep, 1-2 units
· Building our resources for a STEAM Lab – robotics/3D printer 

Questionnaires have been sent home with students so they can vote for the songs they want to dance to on the night.  Full details will be sent out early next term.

The Jams and Preserves stall at the Car Boot Sale needs you!!

How can you help?

  • cooking: jam, marmalade, chutney, relish, cordial, pickles, sauce
  • donations of fresh fruit
  • glass jars

100% of profits will go to our school!


Please contact Robyn Revell 040 440 711



Movie Tickets

Discount Movie tickets are now available online!!  No need to fill out forms or wait for your tickets to be printed  - you can go straight the website and get your tickets instantly (and our school still receives the commission!).



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Out of School Hours Care





Class Blogs

Community News



In an exciting move for Melbourne’s network of Community Bank branches, we kick off next week with a 9 week radio campaign on the NOVA radio network, to specifically promote our very unique Community Bank® model.  Part of this promotion we are funding is “Browny’s Community Chest”, and includes significant cash rewards for clubs or community groups with worthy projects - $3,000 a day for two weeks and a grand prize of $10,000.  We would LOVE to see this cash land in our community here in Heathmont, so encourage you to jump on and enter, when the competition goes live next Monday 29 May.  To enter, all you will need to do is go to the NOVA win page and write in 25 words or less why your club/community group/project deserves to win this $3,000 or $10,000.  And the more people from your club who enter, the greater chance you have to win.  So please circulate this to your members and get them on board!







Marlborough Primary School
Ammended SunSmart Policy 2017.pdf
Ammended SunSmart Policy 2017.pdf
Reimbursement Form.pdf
Term 2 Newsletter.pdf
OSHC Information Booklet.pdf
OSHC Enrolment Form.pdf
Permanent booking form2017.pdf