The Rocket

14 March 2019
Issue Seven 14th March 2019
Diary Dates
Helping our Community
Easter Raffle
Important Information
Student News
From the Sports Desk
The children enjoying time at Before School Care
Community Advertising
School Community Information
Syndal South Primary School
03 9802 5277
14 Montgomery Avenue
Mount Waverley, Victoria, 3149

Diary Dates

March 2019

13th - 29th Swimming Year 3-4 

22nd Syndal District Athletics carnival


April 2019

5th Last day of Term 1

23rd First day of Term 2

29th School Photos


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

Helping our Community

Driving home from a hiking weekend at Wilsons Prom (we had to evacuate due to the fires) and hearing on the radio all the devastation being caused all over Victoria I wanted to help and also involve the kids.

Together our daughter Leah and I came up with the idea to organise a free dress day at our school - Syndal South Primary for a gold coin donation.


The idea was embraced by our wonderful new Principal Ms Helen Freeman and together we raised around $706 towards the bushfire relief.

We are also very proud of our kids who also organised a homemade lemonade stall with their friends to raise more money and they even donated some of their own pocket money.


It shows that together in our community we can achieve a lot.

Thank you, everyone.


Leah, Jeff, Judith and Alec Fuller

Easter Raffle

The school is again organising a fantastic Easter Raffle!!  To make it bigger and better we are asking that families kindly donate Easter eggs, chocolates and Easter giftware.  From these donations Easter hampers will be made to be offered as prizes.


The Easter donations need to be brought into class before Friday 29th March.


Raffle tickets will be 50c each and one book of 10 will be sent home to each family tomorrow to be sold.  We kindly ask that if all sold and unsold tickets, along with the money, are brought back to school by 4th April.  Additional books will be available from the office.


The raffle will be drawn on the last day of Term (5th April) at the final assembly at 2pm, with lots of prizes up for grabs!



Important Information

Keep the date free . . .


Student News

Syndal South Footy Tipping
Commencing 21st March 2019

You are invited to join this exciting football tipping competition run by SSPS and a % of the funds are donated to the School.


New members enter at:  Create a login and click on Comps – Join Comp – and type in the following code HLSYRWJE, and join the SSPS 2019 Comp.


Existing members (from 2018) – Use last years’ login and then join the SSPS 2019 Comp.


Great prizes including:

  • Season and Perpetual Trophy
  • Weekly prizes for correctly tipping 9 winners – if more than 1 with 9 then it’s the one with the closest margin
  • Major prize (after the completion of Round 23) for 1st, 2nd and 3rd on the tipping ladder. 

Join for the fun and challenge of pitting your skills against friends, family, students and colleagues.  The more people in the competition the more money there is for prizes and for SSPS.  Everyone is welcome to join.


Cost - $25 for the full season, up front CASH ONLY payment

Payment must be received by Friday 15th March 2019


Any queries, contact Charlie Kenez on


Please send the reply slip attached with payment or write your details on a payment envelope and place it in the payments box at the Office.



From the Sports Desk

House Athletics Carnival 2019

What a fabulous day for the Year 3-6 students last Friday! The weather was perfect - not too hot, not too cold - and the students looked fabulous in their coloured clothing as they ran, jumped and threw to the best of their ability. There were many close races and plenty of fine performances including school records for their age groups in Long Jump to Xavier, 100m to Vivian, Vonnie & Jackson and in High Jump to Brooke.


Huge thanks to everyone who helped out on the day assisting at events, handing out icy poles, picking up hurdles, and supporting our students as they tried their best. In particular, the event could not have been staged without the help of Jeff Fuller, Luke Delaney, Tim Lawrence and Bryan Milne who were there early to set up and then stayed to pack things up. 

The winning House and age group champions will be announced at Assembly on Monday 18th March.


PMP News

Foundation PMP continues tomorrow 15th March 11.10am - 12.50pm. If you have a WWCC and have completed a school induction we would love to see you there!

The children enjoying time at Before School Care

What's been happening


Our maker of the week is Ben for this magnificent and colorful piece of artwork


You have to look really hard for our 4 legged helper of the week. Senna (Caue's) black Labrador pup, did a fantastic job keeping the children entertained and amused at After School Care. Thank you Caue for showing him to us.  He is gorgeous!



Monday:  curled up kitty

Tuesday:  cupcake liner flowers

Wednesday:  god's eyes

Thursday:  name garlands

Friday:  water colour art


Afternoon Snack

Monday:  herb bread

Tuesday:  yoghurt with fruit

Wednesday:  pita bread chips/dips

Thursday:  bread with spreads

Friday:  toasted cheese sandwiches


Rise and Shine it's OSHC breakfast time

When:  21st March 2019

Time:  7.15am to 8.45am

Where:  OSHC Room

R.S.V.P:  16th March 2019


Parents who do not book their child/ren into the Program must accompany them.

Community Advertising


Violin Lessons

Are you looking for a local violin teacher? Are you interested in providing your child with a musical education that extends beyond school?


I am a qualified and experienced private violin teacher, teaching beginner to intermediate levels in violin and music theory.  I am situated in Glen Waverley, only minutes from Syndal South Primary School.


If you are interested, want to discuss price and availability, or have any other queries, please contact me via

Mobile: 0434706726


First lessons are free of charge.

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.



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

School Banking

Thursday is School Banking Day!!


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

Sandy Delaney

Parents' Association President

Lisa Macdermott

Phys Ed Co-ordinator

Charlie Kenez

Facilities Convenor

Peter Roach


Maree Sier

Phone: 03 9886 8483

The Rocket
Footy Tipping Comp 2019.doc
Footy Tipping Comp 2019.doc
Syndal Sth PS - PSW Uniform Price List Flyer.pdf