The Rocket

20 June 2019
Bulletin issue Eighteen 20th June 2019
Diary Dates
Important Information
Student of the week
Student News
From the Sport Desk
Community Advertising
School Community Information
Syndal South Primary School
03 9802 5277
14 Montgomery Avenue
Mount Waverley, Victoria, 3149

Diary Dates

June 2019

20th Instrumental Music Concert

22nd Bunnings BBQ Notting Hill

25th  School Council AGM

26th Parent Teacher Interviews

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

ICAS - Payments due by the End of July. 

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, DOB and 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

Aerobics Photo

The Aerobics photo is available for viewing at the office.  The cost is $12.  Please place the money in a payment envelope and deposit at the office.  All orders must be placed by 17th July.

Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent Teacher Interviews will be held on Wednesday 26th June.  Bookings are now open in Compass.  We will be closing the bookings on Monday 24th at 4.00pm

Last Day of Term 2

Friday 28th of June is the last day of term.  Students will be dismissed at 2.30pm

Woolworths Earn n Learn

Next week is the last week to collect Earn N Learn  stickers.  Please make sure all stickers and sheets are returned to the office before the end of next week.

Student of the week




  • Respect – By cheerfully responding to and initiating greetings.




  • Respect – By being fair and honest with his friends and responsible in the classroom.




  • Respect – Suchie shows respect by politely greeting her teachers and friends every morning and afternoon.




  • Respect – By working with teachers and peers respectfully, always speaking politely and listening actively!




  • Respect – Chinmai always begins his school day with a big beaming smile and is prompt in initiating greetings towards all adults and his peers.



  • Respect – By greeting people politely in the morning and sharing whole body listening when other people are speaking.




  • Respect – Nachiket consistently shows exceptional manners, initiating great and thoughtful greetings.



  • Respect – Thank you Tyler for the beautiful way you say good morning and afternoon each day.  It always makes me smile.



  • Respect – Mischa has shown respect in the classroom by raising her hand to share her ideas and showing whole body listening.  Keep up the good work!



  • Respect – Isabella always respects teachers and students.  She shows this by listening well, using people’s names when greeting them and being thankful! Well done Isabella!



  • Respect – Natalia always displays beautiful manners and greets everyone in such a happy friendly way.



  • Respect – Isabelle has the most delightful manners towards her peers and teachers.



  • Respect – Ava is a thoughtful student who shows respect towards her learning by always putting in 100%.



  • Respect – Leah is a good friend as she always finds the positive in everyone.



  • Respect – Sophie shows respect towards our Socratic discussions and always shares her ideas.




  • Respect – in your willingness to give your best efforts in many different tasks, including Aerobics, Soccer and Harmony Day.

Student News

Chess Quiz Solution

Ashnadhi from 5/6S, solved our Quiz for this week with the following moves. You win a Chess Set for your efforts, well done!  


Lost Property

Currently we have an overflowing basket of Lost Property items all of which have no name. These items include not only school uniform items but casual clothes, jackets, drink bottles and containers. We even found a toothbrush in there this morning!


Please make sure your child's name is on everything they bring to school. You are welcome to come and have a look through the Lost Property basket anytime you are looking for any lost items.


Next week is the last week of term so we will be donating all items to the Op Shop on Friday, so please come and have a look before it goes.


If you aren't sure, the Lost Property basket can be found in the Prep, 1 and 2 building. See photo. Walk through the main door and it's on the right hand side.



The Environmental Captains

Jade and Esther



Photo: Bike Ed Tiwi Island Style

From the Sport Desk

Photo: Bike Ed Tiwi Island Style

Bike Ed

Our Year 4 students have been practising their bike handling skills, including scanning, riding straight, braking and turning as part of the Bike Ed Program. SSPS teacher, Ms Hagen has sent me a photo of Bike Ed Tiwi Island style, see above. 



District Soccer

Well done to our school soccer teams who participated in the Annual District Soccer Carnival held at Sixth Avenue last week. Huge thanks to coaches Mr Tait and Ramya. Congratulations to Kayden and Markas who gained All Star selection for their performances on the day.


World Cup Soccer

Our Year 6 student leaders have been running lunchtime soccer games as part of the SSPS World Cup Soccer.


Girls Netball

Good Luck to Miu, Jade, Eryn, Alizeh, Aisha and Madi who will be representing Highvale Netball Club U13 Bullets in their first ever finals game, on Saturday having finished top of their section. 

Go Highvale!

SSPS Footy Tipping

We had 4 tipsters picking all 6 winners this round, but it was Archfactor with the lowest winning margin who takes home the $40 booty. He also heads the leaderboard after 13 rounds.


Leaderboard after Round 13

Archfactor - 74

Sandy Pie - 73

Bottomless Tigers - 72

Goddo - 72

Tip of the Round - 71

Troakey - 71


Activities for the Week

Monday:  Blow art flowers

Tuesday:  Ninja dummies

Wednesday:  Plasticine art

Thursday:  Starfish collage

Friday:  Seahorse quilling

Sharing our Artist of the Week are Lui and Raiden for their amazing creative genes and flair, helping to add interest to our Winter mural.

A big thank you to Justin for being one of our best listeners.


We are very grateful to Ava from 5/6 DS for the loom bands, activity station for balloon modelling  and lots of beautiful beads for the children to use whilst at the Program. It was very kind and considerate of you.


Parents if you require the use of the bathroom please access the staff facilities.



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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