Moyhu Primary School Newsletter

11 October 2018
Term 4 Week 1 if You Are Reading This In Hardcopy, Feel Free To Subscribe Directly To inewsletter To See More Photos And What's Happening At Moyhu Primary!
Principal's Report
Classroom News
Students Work
Dates to Remember
Moyhu Outside School Hours Care - NEWSLETTER
School and Community News
Photo Galleries 2018
Photo Galleries 2017
Moyhu Primary School
(03) 5727 9298
2799 Wangaratta-Whitfield Road
Moyhu, Victoria, 3732

Principal's Report

Principal's Report - Week 1

Welcome back to term 4.

A big welcome back to Mrs Gathercole coming back from Maternity leave.

It will be a busy term with lots of different things happening.

Zone Athletics - Friday

This Friday we have five of our students representing the Moyhu Primary School at the Zone Athletics. The Zone sports will be held at the Appin Park Athletic Track in Wangaratta. Please ensure all students competing are wearing the Moyhu Primary top as they representing Moyhu Primary. 

Lily Shanley (1500M and 800M), Lachlan Suffield (Discus and Long Jump), Audrey Proft (Shot Put and Discus) and Ivy O’Connor and Mia Atkinson-Reiffel in the 100M  and 200M. All of these students will also represent the King Valley Cluster in a Relay as well. We wish them all the best for tomorrow.

Monday - Pupil Free Day

Next Monday the 15th October the whole staff at Moyhu PS will be attending a Writing PD in Wangaratta. The aim of this Professional Development is to continue to extend and improve all our students written work. This will be a student free day for the school.


The next excursion for this month is the Italian Day at Wandiligong PS (25th October). Our children will be travelling up to Wandiligong to workshop with students from Edi Upper and Wandiligong learning all about the Italian language.

This term also see the 5/6 children attending the Somers camp in December. The F-2 children will have a sleepover here at the school as will the  5/6 students.


Time Table Change

The school is trialling a slight change in recess and lunchtime breaks. This is to prevent the children from spending as much time in the hot sun during Summer.  An extra 15 minutes has been added to recess and lunchtime has been reduced by 15 minutes.  There is no reduced time in the classroom. 


New times are

9:00-11:00 am class time 

11:00 - 11:45 am recess 

11:45am - 1:15pm class time

1:15 - 2:00 pm lunchtime

2:00-3:30 pm class time


Walk to School Month

The school is being an active participant in this program. We will be walking from Moyhu some mornings, spending time at school walking around the grounds at school. Children can walk to their bus stops and count this as walking times. We are also involving the Wangaratta YMCA with a healthy eating program and two different classes run here at the school.


Just a reminder now it is Term 4 and warmer weather, all students are to wear their school bucket hats everyday for recess and lunch. If you need a new hat, please contact the school. We have them here available for purchase at $14.00 each.

Classroom News

In The Classrooms

For Inquiry, the children will be working on a couple of different topics. We are learning about Space and how the Earth fits into the Universe. The students will also be choosing a topic that they think can make a difference to someone else’s life. Some of the topics so far that the children would like to explore and work on are: Recycling practices of the school, worm farm/composting at the school, boomerang bag project, Reduce Rubbish to hopefully get ‘No one-use plastic’ at school, Free on a tree (homeless support).

In Maths we will be learning about ‘Chance’. For example the language used when something might occur. We are also exploring written problems using all the mathematical processes as well as revising topics already covered this year.

With our writing, the students will be demonstrating examples of ‘good writing’ incorporating more ‘voice’, 'more interesting, descriptive and complex words' , as well as greater awareness of engaging the reader. 

Students Work

The Robotics Program

This year the Moyhu Primary School started a robotics program, which is very interesting. When we first got the robots, I was extremely astounded and excited because I’ve never done anything with robots before. Within robotics we build a robot then program them. There are two types of robots to program. Firstly there is the Dash and Dot, that you only need to program by using the Ipads. There is also the Mind Storms that you have to construct and then program. We only do robotics on Friday, we have a lot of fun.  Sometimes the programing gets pretty hard and confusing but it’s still brilliant. I’m always overjoyed, it’s the best school subject ever.

By Xavier       


In writing at Moyhu Primary School, we have been talking about interesting words to engage the reader. These are some words that we have found so far, I came up with the word scattered, Lily came up with majestic, Audrey came up with outstanding and Ascha came up with legendary. Its great that the little kids are participating is this activity as well. We have four posters on our wall, one has types of writing, another one has Authors purpose, the other has what makes good writing and the last one has our best word choices. In our free writing time we write in our writer’s notebook. We try to write interesting words and they add on to the list of our best word choices.

This is a example of a piece of writing we had to improve.

On the weekend I went to the beach.  It was hot. There were lots of people there. The water was cold. I had fun.

This is an example of how we improved it.

I had sailed across the ocean to the Hawaiian beach. It was scorching hot. There were a heap of people there. The water was glistening and was ice cold. I had a heap of fun.

Do you see how the second example was better than the first one? You should be able to picture the second one in your head.

Thank you for reading my newsletter article I hope you enjoyed it.

By Rory

Dates to Remember


Monday 8th - First Day of Term 4

Tuesday 9th - Library Van

Thursday 11th - Bluearth 

Friday 12th - Zone Sports in Wangaratta for some students

Monday 15th - Pupil Free Day - Teachers doing PD on Writing

Friday 19th - Art

Tuesday 23rd - Library Van

Thursday 25th - Italian Day Excursion - Wandiligong

Friday 26th - Pet Education 11:30 to 12:30 here at school

Monday 29th - School Council Meeting 5:30pm


Friday 2nd - Art

Monday 5th - Pupil Free Day - Teachers Writing PD

Tuesday 6th - Library Van

Wednesday 7th - Questacon - Cluster Activity here at Moyhu P.S. 

Thursday 8th - Bluearth

Monday 12th - Life Education Van

Friday 16th - Art

Tuesday 20th - Library Van

Thursday 22nd - Bluearth

                                    Year 5-6 Sleepover here at school

Monday 26th - School Council Meeting 5:30pm

Friday 30th - Art


Monday 3rd - Year 6 Graduation at Edi Upper P.S. (Evening)

Tuesday 4th - Library Van

Tuesday 4th to Wednesday 12th - Somers Camp

Thursday 6th - Bluearth

                                 Year F-2 Sleepover here at school

Tuesday 11th- Statewide School Transition Day

Wednesday 12th - Last School Council - Dinner at Moyhu Hotel 5:30pm

Friday 14th -  Art

                              Moyhu Primary and Lions Club Christmas Carols

Tuesday 18th - Library Van

Friday 21st - Last Day of Term 4 - 1:30pm finish

Foundation Transition Days for Kinder Students starting in 2019


Moyhu Outside School Hours Care - NEWSLETTER

Coordinator: Cheryl Impink

MOSH Newsletter

Dear Families,

Term 4 is here where has this year gone we have just have enjoyed the Vacation Care program with the children in attendance enjoying their time in care.

You would have noticed that we have changed the entrance door into MOSH, and we are now utilizing the door furthest from the Kitchen this is allowing the children to spend more time on the carpeted area enjoying the large assortment of board games and puzzles that MOSH has.

Now the weather is warming up we will have the opportunity to spend more time outside enjoying spring before it heats up for summer, if you can remember to throw a hat into your child’s bag that would be great.

Afternoon tea is served everyday between 4 to 4.30 please, feel free to make any suggestions regarding food choices, as my aim is to provide food the children enjoy.   

Please remember to check the program and as always, if there are any suggestions or questions you may have please don’t hesitate to see me, as I am more than happy to assist you.

Enrolments and bookings are made through the school, all last minute bookings and cancellations can be made by phoning the school.

Permanent and Casual positions are currently available and finally if you have any concerns about your child or there is anything that you would like to discuss or suggest please feel free to have a chat.


Warm regards,




Salmon, Ricotta and Quinoa Cups (gluten free)


1/3 cup quinoa

2/3 cup water

1 fresh corn cob, husk removed

6 large eggs

200g reduced fat ricotta cheese

210g can red salmon, drained and flaked

1 cup grated zucchini (1 small-medium)

2 green shallots, thinly sliced

3/4 cup grated reduced fat tasty cheese


  1. Grease a 12-hole (1/3 cup capacity) non-stick or silicone muffin tray. Preheat oven to 190°C (170°C fan-forced).
  2. Place quinoa and water in a small saucepan. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, simmer covered for about 10 minutes or until all liquid has been absorbed. Remove. Stand covered for 10 minutes.
  3. Cut corn kernels from the cob.
  4. Whisk the eggs and ricotta in a large bowl until combined. Stir in quinoa, corn, salmon, zucchini, shallots and grated cheese.
  5. Spoon mixture evenly into muffin tray. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until set and light golden. Stand quinoa cups in muffin tray 10 minutes, then loosen edges and remove.

Recipe can be prepared a day ahead. Keep cooked quinoa cups refrigerated in a container until required.

Tips: Try serving quinoa cups warm with salad for a tasty gluten free lunch or light dinner.

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School and Community News


Moyhu Tennis Club

Moyhu Tennis Club junior coaching sessions commence on the First Tuesday of Term 4 - 9th October.

There are two groups, 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm.

Please contact Sonia for further information on 0407 473 735



Photo Galleries 2018

Whole School Ski Day 2018


Year 3-6
Bike Hike Wednesday 14 March 2018


Year 6 King Valley Cluster Sailing Camp 2018


Classroom Activities 2018


King Valley Cluster Athletics 2018


Wizard of Oz June 2018


Photo Galleries 2017

Mt Buller Ski Day 2017


School Musical Performace 2017


Falls Creek Ski Camp 2017


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