Marlborough Primary School

21 February 2017
Issue 16
Principal's Report
Pupils of the Week
Dates to remember
School News
Parent's Association
Out of School Hours Care
Community News
Marlborough Primary School
03 9870 3468
Hardy Crescent
Heathmont, Victoria, 3135

Principal's Report

School Improvement

It was very exciting to see the work done during the summer break in our school grounds. Our school was awarded an Endangered Species Grant last year to protect and provide habitat for the Powerful Owl. 


The following contracted works were completed as part of the grant:

  • Demolition of the existing retaining walls and concrete between the oval and courts.
  • Levelling of soil and the installation of 30m3 mudstone boulders to retain the embankment and create a new seating amphitheatre.
  • Mulching of the embankment.
  • Mulching of the remnant vegetation area between the oval and Hardy Crescent.

These works were undertaken by BS Callow Earthworks and David Callow helped with pointing, raking and throwing in a few creative thoughts. I would like to thank Dave for his great work on this project.


As part of the grant we still have the following works to come:

  • Planting of 400 tubestock plants (to be completed with students in Autumn).  The tubestock will be a mix of ground-storey and mid-storey plants to create new habitat areas.
  • Installation of fencing and gates.  This will protect the plants and revegetation areas from foot traffic.
  • Installation of 2 x Powerful Owl nesting boxes.  These will be installed in the larger trees.

In addition to the work in the school grounds, we will be undertaking internal works to improve some of our learning areas throughout this year.  We have internal works scheduled in the 'ELC building' to create more storage space and improve the 'Discovery Learning' spaces between classrooms. This work is scheduled to be completed by the end of the Term 1 holidays. This will help with de-cluttering our spaces and create 'break-out' spaces that a suitable for target teaching of small groups and spaces for small groups of students to work collaboratively.


The School Council has also formed a working party to determine how we best utilise school funds to improve the learning areas across the school. We will make further announcements when decisions are made on the works we will undertake.

Working Bee

We will be holding a Working Bee on the afternoon of Friday 17th March from 3:30-5:30pm. Everyone is invited to come along and help, kids are welcome to stay and help or play and we will put on some food for those who come to help.


We will be focusing on building a garden bed and general tidy-up and maintenance of the school grounds.

School Council

Thank you to everyone who nominated to be on School Council. We will announce in the next few days whether an election will be necessary.

Pupils of the Week

Monday 27th February


Amber L (PA) - For showing Mutual Respect to our school environment. Amber has been picking up papers to ensure our school yard is neat and tidy!

Lucy E (PB) - For doing some incredible journal writing!  Love your fantastic use of sounding out and perseverance with the tricky words.  Way to go! You're a star!

Maxx W (12A) - For settling well into our class and our school.  Well done on a great start!

Lola R (12B) - For always showing Attentive Listening during mini lessons and sharing lots of wonderful ideas with 12B.

Jordy A (34A) - For using TRIBES agreements and her initiative to assist a class member in need.  Jordy was assertive and helped diffuse a problem by giving good advice.  What a great role model. Thanks, Jordy.

Charlie C (34C) - For his fantastic writing.  Charlie has been working on sizzling starts and works hard to make his writing interesting.  Great job, Charlie - you're a star!

Sasha A (56A) - For her amazing writing ability. Sasha puts her Personal Best into her writing and we love listening to her creations.  Super effort!

Georgia S (56B) - For settling into 56B.  We love having you in our class.  Welcome to Marlborough Primary School, Georgia!

Monday 6th March

Harrison D (PA) - For being an amazing class mate.  He is always offering to play with people that need a friend. What a superstar!

Alex S (12A) - For writing a fantastic recount of his weekend.  It was great to see you include so much detail.  Great job!

Mason B (12B) - For putting your Personal Best into maths.  It has been fantastic seeing all your hard work on place value and also how you help others do their Personal Best.

Bailey M (34A) - For the effort Bailey is putting into completing tasks to a Personal Best standard.  In his Guess Who writing Bailey wrote 10 statements and his art work was very creative.  Hope Mum can 'Guess Who' you are, Bailey!

Jamieson T (34C) - For a fantastic start to Grade 3.  Jamie is a wonderful helper and is enjoying the challenges that Grade 3 brings.  Great job, Jamie - keep it up!!

Gemma G (56A) - For her conscientious way that she approaches all learning tasks. Gems always puts in her Personal Best - what a star!

Cade R (56B) - For showing true sportsmanship during PE.  Mrs Chisolm was very impressed and proud.  Well done, Cade!


Dates to remember


Wednesday 22nd

  • Grade 5/6 Information Night - 5pm to 5.45pm
  • Grade 3/4 Information Night - 6pm to 6.45pm

Thursday 23rd

  • Foundation Information Night - 5pm to 5.45pm
  • Grade 1/2 Information Night - 6pm to 6.45pm


Tuesday 7th

  • Close of School Council Ballot

Monday 13th

  • ***Labour Day Public Holiday***

Tuesday 14th

  • School Council Meeting

Wednesday 15th

  • Preps attend fulltime from today

Friday 17th

  • Working Bee - 3.30pm

Sunday 19th

  • Family Portrait Fundraiser

Monday 20th

  • PA Meeting

Friday 31st

  • Last day of Term 1  -Early dismissal at 2.30pm








School News


2017 Camps, Sports, Excursion Fund

Attached is a copy of the application form for the 2017 Camps, Sports, Excursion Fund (CSEF).  Please note that even if you have applied for this in the past, a new application must be made each year.


If you have a current Health Care Card you may be eligible for this - please complete the form and return to the school office.  Hard copies are available from the office if you prefer.


Parent's Association

Portrait Fundraiser


Strike a pose! Vision Portraits are coming to our school for an outdoor portrait session on Sunday, March 19, 8.45am to 5pm.


It's a wonderful opportunity to have a beautiful portrait taken of your child/children or the whole family. Even pets can be in the photograph. All the photographs will be taken outside in our beautiful school grounds.


For $15, each family will receive one 10"x13" photograph and wooden frame. One hundred per cent of each $15 booking fee will be donated to the school.

Further photographs and packages are available for purchase on the day, but families are under no obligation to buy.


The photographs will be back in time for Mother's Day and would make a wonderful present for mum, grandma or another special family member.

There are limited places available, so get in quick. To make a booking, and for further information, go to  To see examples of photographs, go to


Friends and other family members are also welcome to book a session, so spread the word. 


All bookings will have the chance to win a $200 Vision Portraits voucher, which will be drawn on Friday, March 17 with the winner notified.


If you have any questions, or are unable to make a computer booking, please contact Natalie Lanyon from the Parents Association on 0432 968 203 or [email protected]


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 to the website and get your tickets instantly (and our school still receives the commission!).



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2017 Events

So far we have scheduled the following events for 2017:


Family Fun Night - 16th February

Family Portraits - 19th March

Easter Raffle - April

Mother's Day/Father's Day Stalls

Adult only night - event type to be confirmed - 17th June

Disco - 4th August

Car boot/Craft Market - 22nd October 


Shopping Tour - 11th November


If you would like to be part of any of the these events by helping our coordinators please contact Dora (please note that dates may change).



Out of School Hours Care







Community News






Marlborough Primary School
CSEF Form.pdf
Portraits Fundraiser.pdf
Portraits Fundraiser.pdf
Reimbursement Form.pdf
OSHC week 3 term 1 2017.pdf
OSHC Timetable Term 1 Week 4.pdf
OSHC Timetable Term 1 Week 4.pdf
OSHC Information Booklet.pdf
OSHC Enrolment Form.pdf
Permanent booking form2017.pdf
OSHC Newsletter - Term 1.pdf
OSHC Newsletter - Term 1.pdf