Marlborough Primary School

18 July 2017
Issue 25
Principal's Report
Dates to remember
Pupils of the Week
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

Welcome back everyone to Term 3. We trust your children have had an enjoyable holiday and have returned eager for another great term of learning. During our Curriculum Day yesterday, our staff focused on High Impact Teaching Strategies to build our teaching capacity and collaborative expertise. These strategies are like a teacher’s toolkit of 10 strategies that when used, improve the impact we have on student learning and outcomes. Whilst teachers at Marlborough already employ many of these strategies, it is always great to be reminded and see where we can improve and impact our student learning even further. Then, after morning recess, our focus switched to Curiosity and Powerful Learning. This really gave us time to think about how we can instil curiosity within our programs to improve learning outcomes and student engagement. If you are interested to find out more about Curiosity in the classroom, you may like to view this video we showed staff yesterday: 


Our afternoon session was spent updating our annual CPR, Asthma & Anaphylaxis requirements with Robyn Buchanan.


This term we also welcome our African Drumming program hosted by Kofi. I took great delight in sitting in to watch the first lesson with Grade 5/6A and it sounded fantastic with everyone having their own drum to play. The smiles said it all with how engaged the students were.

Finally, just a note to advise the school community that Shaun is a bit unwell at the moment and will be away for the first 1-2 weeks. In his place will be:


Monday/Tuesday: Mel Douglas

Wednesday: Anna Bondini

Thursday/Friday: Lisa Reiner


Have a great first week back,

Mel Douglas

Dates to remember

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

Tuesday 25th

  • Grade 5/6 STEM Incursion
  • Grade 6 Graduation Committee Meeting - 4pm

Thursday 27th

  • Heathmont College Maths Challenge


Tuesday 1st

  • Preps 100 Days of School Celebration

Friday 4th

  • School Disco - 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Thursday 10th

  • Preps to Community Kids

Wednesday 16th

  • Grade 5 Heathmont College Asia Day

Thursday 17th

  • Grade 5s attending Heathmont College "Annie the Musical"

Monday 21st

  • Grade 6 Science Challenge Day at Heathmont College


Pupils of the Week

These students will be awarded their certificates at the following assemblies:

Monday 24th July

Riley T (PA) - For the way in which he is 'having a go' during class discussion.  He is also using his 'Right to Pass' when he is unsure.  Well done, Riley - keep it up!

Aiden V (12A) - For having an amazing start in 12A.  We are so excited to have you back at Marlborough and in our class!

Bailey M (12B) - For a great start to Term 3. You have shown Attentive Listening and Mutual Respect from the start of term.  You have also been working constantly towards your Personal Best.  Well done!

Michael D (12C) - For sharing your expertise with your classmates and teachers.  Thank you for taking the time to help others to further their learning.

Emma H (34A) - For doing her Personal Best with her 'Across the Seas' inquiry.  Emma was able to use her investigative skills and geographical tools and language to describe and compare two holiday destinations.  Well done, Emma.

Emmalea H (34A) - For sharing her reflection writing and responding to her peers' feedback by 'turning up the volume'.  Emmalea often takes the 'Author's Chair' and shares her writing with the class.  Well done, Emmalea!

Carla D (34B) - For being an all round superstar student!  Carla follows all of the TRIBES agreements and acts as a wonderful role model for all students.  Well done, Carla!

Jasmine S (34C) - For a very positive start to second semester.  Jas has completed some of her goals and is especially supportive to her Grade 3 friends.  Thank you, Jas!  Great job!

Ava M (56A) - For her amazing responsibility and coordination skills during our Health and Wellbeing Expo.  Ava is a great leader in our class.

Runny and Cobe (56B) - For a great start to the term and at Marlborough Primary School.  Runny and Cove are visiting from China and have settled into 56B.  Welcome!

Monday 31st July

Benny B (PA) - For trying his Personal Best with his writing.  He is using known phonemes to help when doing his Journal Writing.  Keep it up, Benny!

Anton D (12A) - For always doing his Personal Best.  Anton tries his hardest in all tasks and has a fantastic attitude towards his learning.  You are a superstar!

Ethan A (34A) - For doing his Personal Best with his 'Across the Seas' inquiry.  Ethan was able to use his investigative skills and geographical tools and language to describe and compare two holiday destinations.  Well done, Ethan.

Caelan M (34B) - For showing increased maturity and concentration in the clasromm which has resulted in Caelan being able to achieve his Personal  Best.  Keep up the good work, Caelan!

Grace C (56A) - For her fantastic efforts druing Readers Theatre.  Grace speaks with confidence and engages the audience with great reading expression.

Atticus T (56B) - For starting off Term 3 with a Growth Mindset and saying he will be trying extra hard in everything he does.  Great attitude!


School News

Girls AFL Gala Day

On Wednesday 28th of June, a team of MPS girls from Grades 3-6 participated in an Girls Only AFL Gala Day.   Our girls had a great day,  were competitive and improved their skills as the day went on.  Some are even considering joining a local club!


During our lunch break we had two guest speakers:  Lou Stephenson (from the GWS Giants) and Elle Short (from Eastern Rangers).  They  discussed what it is like to play in a Women's Football League and spoke encouragingly to all the girls, had photos taken with our team and signed autographs.


Well done to our girls - you should all be proud of your good sportsmanship and competitiveness . Thank you to Jasper E and Chris M (work experience  student)  who assisted on the day.  


A big thank you to parents and guardians of the students who ferried their students to and from the venue plus supported and watched the games.


Bonny Chisholm


Games Area Opening

Our outdoor games area was opened on the last day of Term 2.


Congratulations to Zaden F  who came up with the fantastic name of Strategizers. Zaden cut the ribbon with style and we all had a great time playing a number of different games!


Students are welcome to use the area each lunchtime.


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

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 0404 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
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OSHC Information Booklet.pdf
OSHC Enrolment Form.pdf
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