The Rocket

06 June 2019
Bulletin issue Sixteen 6th June 2019
Diary Dates
Important Information
Student of the week
Student News
From the Sport Desk
Budding Engineers
Community Advertising
School Community Information
Syndal South Primary School
03 9802 5277
14 Montgomery Avenue
Mount Waverley, Victoria, 3149

Diary Dates

June 2019

7th  Harmony Day

10th  Queen's Birthday Holiday

17th  International Food Night

Parents are welcome to bring a dish of their favourite cultural food to share.  More information to follow.

25th  School Council AGM

28th Last day of term.  Students dismissed at 2.30pm.


October 2019

26th SSPS Fete


Victorian School Dates 2019

Term 1 - 29 (Teachers only) - 30 January - 5 April 2019

Term 2 - 23 April - 28 June

Term 3 - 15 July - 20 September

Term 4 - 7 October - 20 December

Important Information

Queen Birthday Public Holiday

Monday 10th June is a public holiday.  There will be no school on this day.

Harmony Day

Don’t forget that Harmony Day is TOMORROW.  Come along dressed in clothes important to your culture - or, something ORANGE if you want to show support to everybody.  There is no gold coin donation required!

Foundation Transition 12th June

Our first transition session for our 2020 Foundation students is on Wednesday 12th June.  The students will be in the class rooms with the teachers.  Parents are welcome to stay in the staff room and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee.  The session will run from 2.30 -3.15pm.  Please sign in at the office when you arrive.


Apologies for the delay, I have had to make several phone calls to chase up the ICAS code we were supposed to receive at the end of May.


Here is the link and access code you will need to pay for the tests online should you wish to participate in ICAS:


School: Syndal South Primary School
Access Code: 9e106d9879


It will ask you for the following details:

- Student name


- year level. 


You do not need to fill in the box called 'Student ID' however years 3-6 should know their code, as it is the same as their Google Drive username. 


Any issues please let me know :)


Kate Holly

Calling for Volunteers – We Need Your Help!

Our students really enjoy participating in the Commonwealth Bank School Banking program and to keep this program running at Syndal South we need your help.



The program requires a volunteer School Banking Co-ordinator to facilitate the banking and distribution of School Banking rewards. This only takes a small amount of your time one day a week and the Commonwealth Bank will provide support in how to run the program. Your help with the program will greatly benefit students as they develop vital saving skills and also help our school with fundraising.


Currently, School Banking day is Thursday.


If you are interested in volunteering for this great program, please contact the office.

Student of the week




  • Respect – By being so considerate of others at all times.




  • Respect – By speaking nicely to everyone and always saying a cheerful ‘hello’!




  • Respect – Haavin shows respect by politely greeting his teacher and friends every morning and afternoon.




  • Respect – Thank you Jessie for always treating your classmates with Respect and offering help to others without being asked.




  • Respect – Sean always greets people with a smile.  Well done Sean!



  • Respect – By always using her manners when interacting with others and valuing their opinions.




  • Respect – Eunseo shows respect every day in the classroom.  She raises her hand to answer questions and greets her teacher warmly.



  • Respect – Thank you Luanna for your beautiful hand raising and for always making sure you say good morning each day!



  • Respect – Tommy has been showing respect in the classroom by raising his hand when he had as idea to share.  He has also been greeting others and being a good listener.



  • Respect - Jacob worked really well in his solar boat group.  He showed respect to all team members by ensuring that they all had a go at creating a series and a parallel circuit.  Well  done!



  • Respect - Antony always sets an excellent example to others. During socratic he respected everyone’s comments even when he disagreed with them.



  • Respect – Aisha is always respectful to teachers and students.  She knows when to raise her hand to ask a question or make a comment.  She waits patiently until the speaker has finished talking then she puts her hand up.  Well done Aisha!



  • Resilience – Andrew has put a lot of effort into being an active member of our reading and maths groups.  Well done Andrew!




  • Respect – By assisting with their learning in many ways; from giving helpful examples to holding the door open!

Student News

Chess Quiz

Joe & Mr Tait were able to successfully answer the Quiz. They can pick up their prize from Mr Kenez.

How did you go?

More Chess News

A letter from Ritisha that may be of interest;


Dear Sir/Madam,

Hope you had a wonderful week. 

I am Ritisha Singh from Victoria Park Primary School and I am studying in grade 6. 


I am an assistant at the Chess Club, Chess Emperor and I would like to cordially invite your school to the ONLINE tournament that we are organising in term 2. 


Parents need to enrol their children in this tournament. All the information is in the attachment that I am sending you.  We are also offering a gift voucher to the value of $100 to school administration to use it as they please to the 3 schools in your state who have the most enrolments in this tournament.


So could you please print the attachment in the weekly newsletter so that everyone gets to know about it? 

Thanking You.


Ritisha Singh

Assistant at Chess Emperor


Nude Food Wednesday

Huge Congratulations to 1/2E for achieving no pieces of paper on nude food Wednesday!!


Amazing effort!

Photo: Off to Regionals

From the Sport Desk

Photo: Off to Regionals

Interschool Sport

Last weeks games against Holy Family were unfortunately washed out. Tomorrow we play against Parkhill in games of football (home), netball (away), volleystars (home), soccer rounders (home) & kickball (away). Games commence at 9.30am. Parents are more than welcome to come along.

Go Syndal !!!

PMP Roster

Roster for the next week:

Foundation - Friday 7th June (11.10am - 12.50pm ) Anthony Field, Libby Stuart-Andrews, Fiona Walker

Year 1/2 - Tuesday 11th June (1.50pm - 3.30pm) Mikyoung Seo, Marcos Fernandez


We are starting to prepare next term's roster and  are always pleased to have more people involved, so if you are able to help out on one or two Tuesdays or Fridays, please let Mr Kenez know.

District XC

SSPS had 21 participants in this years Monash Waverley District Cross Country Championships held at Jells Park on Wednesday. All students performed exceptionally with 3 qualifying for the Regionals to be held later in the month. Congratulations and Good Luck to Alexa, Tharul & Markas.

Active Transport

CONGRATULATIONS to 3/4H on being the most active class in May.

Sporting Schools

Our Year 5/6 students have been participating in hockey clinics this week, as part of the Sporting Schools Program. 



Footy Tipping

With our current leader, Sandy Pie tipping only 3 winners this week, the door has opened for a number of members breathing down his neck. Needless to say, no one picked all 9 winners, so the Jackpot ups to $30.

Good Luck.


Leaderboard after Round 11

Sandy Pie - 65 

Archfactor - 65

Saint-Amelie - 63

Tip of the Round - 63

Goddo - 63

Bottomless Tigers - 63

Troakey - 63

Dad's Army - Indoor Cricket

If you haven't played before and are thinking about it, you are welcome to come down & give it a try, or just watch & join us for the beer/chips afterwards.


We welcome all levels of skills.  Quite a few of the guys had only ever played backyard cricket, while others still play seniors at Mt Waverley.


Injuries are pretty rare and most of these are pulled muscles from not warming up. We mix the 2 teams up each week and play a "friendly" against each other.  16 over innings, goes from 6pm to 7.30pm at Box Hill Indoor.  We have a game on tonight if you are interested in joining us. 





Budding Engineers

What's Happening

Mr Kenez has organized After School Sport on Tuesdays, commencing 21st May for 4 weeks.  If you do not want your child/ren to attend please forward a note to the Program.  This is an arrangement exclusive to the children who attend After School Care on Tuesdays. 


Holiday Program enrolments are open from the  27th May 2019 till the 14th June 2019. Please book in as soon as possible as the program will need to be capped to 30 on the 1st July 2019, and from the 8th July 2019 to the 12th July 2019. Enrolments can be accepted after the due date, however there will be a $5 late fee each day it is late. 


This Week's programmed activity is a group Winter collage.


Aditi is our Artist of the Week with this watercolour masterpiece.  The colours she has captured are lovely.



Theo is our 'Helper of the Week' for assisting the children to make 'gods eyes.

Community Advertising









School Community Information

Second Hand Uniform

Our second hand uniform shop is run by volunteer parents and is open monthly on the 1st Thursday of the month from 9.00 to 10.00am. It is located next to the OSHC rooms.


Please note:  payments are now cash only. 


Our uniform is available at the PSW store in Mt Waverley.  Please see attached forms for further details.




School Banking

Thursday is School Banking Day!!

Contribute to the Rocket

For all enquiries please call the office on

03 9802 5277 or email


Ad rates:  

Inserts - $35.00                                                             

Small items for school families -$3.00

Non-profit organisations  - No charge

Lunch Orders

Students are able to order their lunch via Classroom Cuisine – Monday through Friday, except Tuesdays. Classroom Cuisine is an online lunch order provider.

Community Contacts

School Office / Newsletter
Phone: 03 9802 5277


Helen Freeman

Assistant Principal

Rebecca Stonehouse-Melke

School Council President

Aaron Sudholz

Parents' Association President

Lisa Macdermott

Phys Ed Co-ordinator

Charlie Kenez


Maree Sier

Phone: 03 9886 8483

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