Weekly Newsletter 2017

15 December 2017
Term 4 | Week 10
Principal's Report
Upcoming Dates
Parents & Friends
Milgate Community Basketball
Community News
School Information
Milgate Primary School
+61 3 9842 7744
96 Landscape Drive
East Doncaster, Victoria, 3109

Principal's Report


This will be the last newsletter for 2017. Thank you to all staff, parents and students for an outstanding year of learning at Milgate PS. There have been many achievements – academic, sport, music and art. Congratulations and well done to everyone for their contributions to the students and the school throughout the year. To the staff and students who are leaving Milgate PS this year, thank you for your contributions to the school and we wish you all the best for the future.  We hope everyone has a happy Christmas and an enjoyable holiday. We look forward to seeing everyone when we return in 2018 for another great year at Milgate.

Planning Week for 2018

This week we had our Term 1, 2018 planning days. Teachers planned in their 2018 teams and it was exciting to see so many new staff working collaboratively to plan exciting and engaging learning for students.

Carols Night

Thursday 14 December  |  7pm

It was great to see so many families and friends attending our Carols night. We would like to say a special thank you to Lucy Lennox (Performing Arts teacher) for all her work in organising the evening and to Judy Gallagher (Art teacher) and the students for the fantastic artistic backdrops. Thank you to all the teachers, parents and friends for coming to make it a great night.


Year Level Celebrations

Today, all year levels held special events that celebrated their learning and achievements with their classmates. The celebrations were:

  • Foundation – cubby building day and party
  • Years 1 and 2 – Dance session and BBQ
  • Years 3 and 4 – jumping castle and pizza lunch
  • Year 5 – Bounce
  • Year 6 – Funfields

They all enjoyed the day and had a great time.


Graduation Night | Year 6

Tuesday 19 December

Next week our Year 6 students will graduate from Milgate Primary School. A wonderful celebration is planned and will include performing special songs, dancing with their parents and making speeches about themselves and their future aspirations. We are looking forward to seeing many parents and grandparents who will help celebrate their child’s graduation from primary school.

This is an exciting time for all students as they continue their learning journey into secondary school. We wish them all the best at secondary school and into their future. We hope many will come back and let us know how they are going, what they are doing and share their achievements with us.

Thank you to the parents whose last child is leaving Milgate PS and this year ends their association with the school. Thank you to all of them for their contributions to the school and the students’ learning – we have really appreciated it.

Student Reports and Portfolios

Friday 15 December

Teachers have finished writing student reports and these are now available for parents to access on COMPASS. Students have also taken home their portfolios today. The portfolios showcase the students’ learning and they are looking forward to talking about their learning with their parents.

Meet your Teacher 2018

Thursday 21 December 

Next Thursday at 10:15am, the students will meet their new teacher and classmates for 2018 and spend some time introducing themselves.

Last Day of 2017

Friday 22 December

Assembly | 12noon

There will be an assembly at 12 noon in the Stadium to farewell our Year 6 students as they continue their education journey through to secondary school, as well as and staff leaving the school.

Dismissal | 1pm

Just a reminder for parents that school finishes at 1pm for students.  If you are unable to collect your child at this time please contact Camp Australia on 0412 442 732 to arrange after school care.

Upcoming Dates



Tuesday 19 December

Year 6 Graduation | 7 - 10pm

Wednesday 20 December

Canteen | Last day for lunch orders and window sales

Thursday 21 December

Meet new Teacher / Class | 10:15 - 10:40am

Transition Day for new students in 2018 | Years 1- 6

Friday 22 December

LAST DAY of 2017 - 1pm Dismissal

2018 Dates

TERM 1                                                                                     Mon 29 Jan - Thu 29 Mar

Monday 29 January                         CURRICULUM DAY - no students at school

Tuesday 30 January                                                                    Years 1 - 6 | First Day

Wednesday 31 January               Foundation | Meet Your Teacher Interviews

Thursday 1 February                         Foundation | First Day 8.50am - 12.30pm

Friday 2 February                                                  Foundation | 8.50am - 12.30pm

Parents & Friends

Doncare Christmas Appeal

Thank you to all our Milgate families for their amazing generosity towards those in our community that need some extra help and support at this time of year.  Your donation may seem small to you but has a big impact on others and is greatly appreciated.


Thank You

We would like to thank Bakers Delight | The Pines, Di Censo Butchers | Tunstall Square and Stockland | The Pines for their generous donations towards our Sausage Sizzle fundraiser at the Carols Night.

Milgate Community Basketball

Expressions of Interest

Mid-week School Basketball Competition 2018

We are seeking an expressions of interest for any girls from Years 1 - 6 (born from 2005 and earlier) and boys from Years 5 & 6 (born 2005, 2006, 2007) to play for Milgate Primary School in a mid-week school basketball competition, run through the Bulleen Templestowe Basketball Club.

Mid-week games are held on a Monday night (Year 5/6 boys & girls), Wednesday night (Year 1/2 girls) and Thursday night (Year 3/4 girls), with the earliest start time of 4:10pm, and the latest game starting at approx 5:30pm.

Games are played at East Doncaster Secondary, Donvale Indoor Sports Complex, Templestowe Leisure Centre  and Templestowe Heights Primary School.  Training would likely be held on another day after school (pending coach availability). 

We would also like to hear from any parents, relatives or older siblings who may be interested in coaching a team.

If your child may be interested in joining this competition and playing for Milgate PS, or if you are interested in coaching, please email us as soon as possible.  Thank you.

Milgate Basketball

Well done to all our teams who participated in the preliminary finals last weekend, and congratulations to the Under 9 Girls Gems who have made it through to the Grand Final this Saturday!  We wish you all the best girls and are looking forward to hearing of the result.

Thank you very much to Joseph Martinez & Louisa Angeloglou for coaching and managing the U9 Boys Magic this season.

Also a big thank you to Mark Gray and Annie Tso for all their work with the U11 Boys Comets. 

We certainly cannot run the the basketball program without the help of our parent volunteers, and we really appreciate the time and effort you have all put into your teams this season. 

Looking forward to seeing many of you back on the courts again in 2018. 



Janine Moll and Kym Hartley

Milgate Basketball Coordinators

Email                             [email protected]

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School Information


Office Hours                                            8.30am - 4.30pm

Telephone                                                             9842 7744

Email                           [email protected]

Website                                www.milgateps.vic.edu.au


School Hours                                         8.50am - 3.30pm


All absences must be entered or approved on Compass, our parent portal and student management system. Please refer to your Parent Handbook for instructions.

Late Arrivals | After 9am bell

Students must report to the Office to be signed in by an Office staff member.

Early Departures | Before 3:30pm

Parents are required to have an Office staff member record the early departure BEFORE collecting your child from their classroom.


Primary School Wear

Address                                           12 Strathalbyn Street

Kew East Vic 3102

Telephone                                                             9768 0381

Website                                                  www.psw.com.au


Secondhand Uniform Shop | Staffroom

Our secondhand uniform shop is open on the 1st Monday of each month during the school term.

9.00 - 9.30am

All items are just $5 each and only cash is accepted.

Good quality, unwanted Milgate uniforms can be donated at the School Office. Thank you for supporting our school.


Term 1                                            30 January - 31 March

Term 2                                                      18 April - 30 June

Term 3                                          17 July - 22 September

Term 4                                      9 October - 22 December


Term 1                                            29 January - 29 March

Term 2                                                      16 April - 29 June

Term 3                                          16 July - 21 September

Term 4                                      8 October - 21 December


Items are located in the tubs just past the Library. We kindly request that parents label all uniforms, lunchboxes, drink bottles, etc.

Valuable lost property items may be located at the Office.

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