Moyhu Primary School Newsletter

20 September 2018
Term 3 Week 10 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 10

We have come to the end of term 3 very quickly. The end of the term culminated with a lot of different activities happening. The 4-6 children were involved in a fantastic Cluster Ski Camp at Falls Creek for 3 days. Thanks to Liz and Emma for giving up their time to help and support our children with their skiing and on the camp in general. It was greatly appreciated by everyone who attended. The children had a fantastic time at Falls Creek.

This was followed by a ski day for our whole school. Thanks again to a number of parents who helped on the day. It was fantastic to see all the children skiing by the end of the day. They had a great time learning to ski and experiencing the snow.


A couple of our boys attended the ‘Summit Camp’ in Gippsland. These boys travelled with other children and a couple of teachers from local schools. The boys worked on a number of challenging activities requiring them to work as a team to gain success. The reports back from this camp was that all children were challenged in many ways, had a great time and overall the camp was a huge success.

Kindergarten Visit

The whole school also went for a visit to the Moyhu Kindergarten to read their picture story books that they had written to the Kindergarten children. The children dressed up as their favourite character for the day. They had a great day mixing with the Kindergarten children and sharing their books.



Music Night

On Thursday night last week a most enjoyable and entertaining night was held at the school with the children performing and displaying their musical skills. The children have been working with Alex O’Connor our music teacher on a number of different performances. The children played musical instruments displaying some excellent skills and entertained the audience with a wide variety of songs.

Term 4 hats on !!!

The children will be required to wear a broad brim or bucket hat during term 4. Over the next few weeks before school starts again it is a good opportunity to find your hat or purchase a new hat from the school. 


Thank you to Melissa

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Melissa Brown for stepping in to teach the 4-6 room for two days a week for terms 2 and 3. It has been great having you in the school for this time. We hope you will be back to help in the future.  

Bec Gathercole will be returning from maternity leave from Monday 8th October, first day of Term 4. 

I hope everyone has a relaxing and safe break and we'll see you all on Monday 8th October for our last term of the year. Please do not forget it is a 2.30pm finish from school tomorrow. 


Rick Martin


Classroom News

In The Classrooms

Musica Viva

Students were involved in the Musica Viva Workshop in week 8 where Adam Hall and the Velvet Players performed at Whitfield and taught the students about various music techniques. This was an interactive workshop where students were able to sing and dance along with Adam Hall and his band. They made the performance really enjoyable as they were funny and engaging.









Students have been finishing off their inquiry projects for Term 3. Students’ researched information about Australia then chose a different country to research in order to compare the two countries. Students were able to present their information in any way they chose. Most students made a PowerPoint presentation but they could also bring in food from their chosen country, perform a dance, play music, etc. Our inquiry focus for next term is Space.



Students will continue to learn their times tables to help them with their multiplication and division. Some homework for the holidays is for the Foundation – Year 3 to learn their two times tables. The Year 4-6 students should be aiming to know all of their multiplication tables by the end of the year. We will continue looking at multiplication, division, addition, subtraction and place value next Term. As a focus for our cluster PLC we will also learn Chance in our applied maths learning.  


Students have published and presented their stories to each other and the kinder students during our visit last week. The Foundation – Year 3 class have been using our ‘Story Sparkers’ box to assist our writing. Student get to choose from a range of pictures and produce a piece of writing relating to that picture. It could be a story about the people/things in the picture or it could be a descriptive piece about the picture. Some students enjoy using the pictures to write while others prefer to come up with something on their own. We have also been practising our neat handwriting, writing on the lines of our page and using full stops and capital letters. These are easy things to practise at home over the holidays too!


Kate and Rick

Students Work

Cluster Ski Camp 

It was 8:30 and we were waiting for Ivy. Emma was trying to ring Alex, we had to go pick her up from her place. We were all so excited we stopped at Mt Beauty to have play lunch. I was feeling a bit sick because I read on the bus, that’s a bad idea. When we got up to Falls Creek we had to get our skis and poles. We then meet our instructors. We had Emeric, he was from France, he took us down some hard runs. I think he thought we were better then we really were. After skiing we went to our ski lodge. I was in room 8 with Ivy, Audrey, Briana, Imogen and Abbey. For dinner we had pumpkin pasta with garlic bread and salad. After that we watched open season, we had lemon syrup cake and then we went to bed.

That was day one two more to go ….  By Lily Shanley

Cluster Ski Camp

Wow look at the snow said Audrey and Lily who were next to me. After we got our ski’s we went to the top to cloud 9. The wind was freezing on my chin our instructors name was Emeric. He was from France. All of a sudden he started to speak French we had no idea what he was saying, so then he spoke English he asked our names Harvey, Lily, Audrey and Lachie first we went down Highway 83 we were all really good so we went to Lakeside Poma and did that practicing our skills for the day. For dinner we had Pumpkin pasta with garlic bread and salad and lemon pudding for desert.

Written by Lachlan

Cluster Music Day

On the 5/9/2018 the King Valley Cluster went to Whitefield for a music performance to listen to Adam Hall and his Jazz band. The band leader was funny. He told people to come up to dance and they taught us about instruments and played lots of really good At the end some people asked questions about the band and their music.  By Spencer

Moyhu Primary's Whole School Ski Day

On the 7th of September Moyhu PS went to Falls Creek. On the bus some people got sick. When we got to Falls Creek we were split up into groups to go up the chair lift. After we went on the chair lift we could have a free ski. Some people went up the mouse trap then we had a lesson. It was Mia and Rory’s first time at the snow and Rory thought the snow would be fluffy but it wasn’t. They did great. My favourite part was the lift and it was funny when I fell down. By Lanie Evans.

Moyhu Primary's Whole School Ski Day

At Falls Creek was the first time I had seen snow . I had never seen snow before I thought it was fluffy and soft but it was the total opposite.  It was really fun except the boots were extremely uncomfortable and on the way up I felt sick.

When we got there we had to get changed after that we got our skis, helmets and the really uncomfortable boots. Once everyone had all their stuff we went straight over to the line up area for the chair lifts I went with a guy named Pete.

My favourite part of the day was when I was on the chair lift because sometimes when you looked down you could see things that people had dropped like gloves and other small items.

The most challenging part of the day was when Mathew accidentally stepped on my ski and it came off I was stuck for a little bit. By Mia

The Ski Day

Wow! I just got swept off my feet and onto the chairlift. It was so high I started feeling weird, once I was off the chairlift first went down Mouse Trap about 3 times. Alex said Ascha, Charlie and I could go down Wombats Ramble. It was lunchtime. When all of us had finished our lunch, we were back outside and going up the chairlift.

After our lessons, we could do free skiing with our group again. After the 4th time going down, I had found out that I had fallen over about 23 times. On the way back, I think I must have fallen asleep because when I woke up we were in Moyhu. By Maddison

Dates to Remember


Monday 17th - Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Bus leaves 11.00am

Friday 21st - Art

                            Last Day of Term 2.30pm Finish


Monday 8th - First Day of Term 4

Tuesday 9th - Library Van

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. 

Monday 12th - Life Education Van

Friday 16th - Art

Tuesday 20th - Library Van

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

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


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Foundation Transition Days for Kinder Students starting in 2019


Moyhu Outside School Hours Care - NEWSLETTER

Coordinator: Cheryl Impink


Dear Families,

The end of term three is fast approaching and how the time flies. There has been lots of fun things happening in MOSH including but not limited to

  • Art and Craft Activities
  • Construction
  • Cooking Activities
  • Dramatic Play / Dress Ups
  • Drama
  • Sport
  • Outdoor Play
  • Board Games

I am enjoying my time with the children and the children are enjoying their time in MOSH which just makes for the most enjoyable working environment.

This term we have spent a lot of time making improvements to our room which is now becoming a very warm inviting environment.


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


There’s no enrolment fee, so even if you don’t need MOSH today it is a good idea to complete an enrolment form, so if the need arises the school is ready to proceed with the booking.


Permanent and Casual positions are currently available.


Warm regards,


Kids In The Kitchen

3¼ cups + 2 tablespoons (420 grams) plain flour

½ cup + 2 tablespoons (130 grams) caster sugar, plus sprinkling

¼ cup (55 grams) brown sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup (230 grams) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1 cm cubes

¾ cup (180 ml) buttermilk

Zest of 1 lemon

1½ cups fresh blueberries

Egg wash - 2 egg yolks and 2 tablespoons cream whisked together









Place flour, caster sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and butter into a food processor and pulse 3-4 times, or until just combined. You should still see pea-sized pieces of butter strewn throughout the flour. Add the buttermilk and lemon zest and pulse 2-3 times or until just mixed. Turn onto a lightly floured work surface, add the blueberries and use the heel of your palm to quickly flatten the dough, gather the dough back together and repeat 3-4 times. Don't overwork the dough, it should still be quite crumbly. Flatten the dough into a 2 cm high x 40 cm (approx.) long rectangle. Cut dough into 12 triangles. Place scones onto a tray and pop into the fridge for 30-40 mins. Preheat oven to 180 C. Remove scones from fridge, brush with a little egg wash and sprinkle over a little caster sugar. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Test scones are cooked by pressing lightly on the centre, if the scones bounce back they're done. Serve warm. Enjoy x  Remember to always supervise kids in the kitchen.

PREP 15 min  | COOK 15min   MAKES 14


4 x 200g chicken breast fillets

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 red capsicum, roughly chopped

1 red onion, halved, cut into thin wedges

225g can pineapple slices in juice

2 tablespoons white vinegar

2 tablespoons tomato sauce

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 tablespoon caster sugar

2 teaspoons cornflour

4 cups steamed jasmine rice

1/3 cup fresh coriander leaves

2 baby bok choy, halved, steamed


Step 1

Cut each chicken breast in half lengthways. Rub chicken with 1/2 the oil. Season with salt and pepper. Place capsicum and onion in a bowl. Add remaining oil. Toss to coat.

Step 2

Drain pineapple, reserving 1/3 cup juice.

Step 3

Combine reserved juice in a small saucepan with vinegar, sauces and sugar. Bring to the boil over medium-high heat. Blend cornflour with 1 tablespoon water in a small jug. Add to sauce mixture. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until sauce boils and thickens. Cover to keep warm.

Step 4

Preheat a barbecue chargrill or chargrill pan over medium-high heat. Cook chicken for 2 to 3 minutes each side or until cooked through. Transfer to a plate. Cover to keep warm. Add capsicum, onion and pineapple to chargrill. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes each side or until vegetables are tender and pineapple is charred.

Step 5

Divide rice among serving plates. Top with chicken, vegetables and pineapple. Drizzle with sauce. Sprinkle with coriander. Serve with bok choy.

Source: Recipe and images belong to

Mosh is available Monday to Friday 

Mosh runs Monday to Friday 3.30 to 6.00pm. Please call the school directly on 5727 9298 to make a booking. If you have not completed the most updated enrolment form dated 2018, you can download a copy via this link.

IMPORTANT - Child Care Assistance Changes commencing July 2018: Families are you ready?

The Australian Government is rolling out a new childcare Package; Jobs for families to be implemented from July 2018. This package will replace the current Child Care Assistance Scheme, including the childcare benefit and childcare rebate. The new package will make the childcare system more flexible, more accessible, more affordable and targeted to those who need it most. Families are strongly encouraged to familiarise themselves with this new initiative and the new requirements for families and services well before it rolls out in July 2018.

Items to check

  • Have you set up a myGov account?
  • Checked for your Centrelink letters from April 2018?
  • Have you completed a Child Care Subsidy assessment or claim?
  • Have you viewed the DET Family Webcasts Information sessions?
  • Have you looked at the website fee estimator?
  • Do you know your obligations

What you need to do now

Transitioning to the new Child Care Subsidy is not an automatic roll over from the two current payments.

You must provide some new information and confirm your current details using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

You will be asked to provide:

  • Your combined family income estimate for the 2018-2019 financial year
  • The hours of recognised activity including work, training, study and volunteering
  • The type of child care your family uses

For more information on this process please visit

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


Moyhu Primary School Newsletter
Enrolment form Final May 2018.docx
New child care package.pdf
New child care pkg 2nd page.pdf