Marlborough Primary School

05 December 2017
Issue 34
Principal's Report
Dates to remember
Pupils of the Week
School Council
School News
Parent's Association
Out of School Hours Care
Class Blogs
Community News
Marlborough Primary School
03 9870 3468
Hardy Crescent
Heathmont, Victoria, 3135

Principal's Report

Thank you and Farewell

At this time of year, we say farewell and thank you for the hard work from staff members who are leaving the school.


Sam Howden will be leaving at the end of this year and has successfully gained a teaching position at Burwood East PS. Good luck in your new role, Sam and we wish you all the best for the future.


Shae Warren will also be leaving at the end of the year to pursue other career opportunities. We wish you all the best for the future Shae.


Finally, Kathy McVeigh will be taking a year's leave next year. Kathy will be doing some work as a CRT (Casual Relief Teacher) so will still be an occasional presence around the school. We wish you all the best for the year ahead Kathy.


We are still finalising our structure for our Education Support Staff for 2018 (aides) and will give you an update on them next week.

Class Structure for 2018

The following class structure shows you where teachers will be placed in the school for 2018. Individual student class placements will be sent home on Friday 15th December with the Semester Reports.


Foundation A          Lisa Reiner (Foundation Teaching and Learning Leader)

Foundation B          Ashleigh McLerie


1/2A                            Simone Ryan (1/2 Teaching and Learning Leader)

1/2B                            Ashley Graham

1/2C                            Neil Butler & Tamara Anderson


3/4A                            Anna Bondini & Lisa Mackney (3/4 Teaching and Learning Leaders)

3/4B                            Caitlin Clifford

3/4C                            Sheena Cronin


5/6A                            Mel Douglas (5/6 Teaching and Learning Leader) &  Jaime Irvine

5/6B                            Michelle Mielnik


Art                               Jenelle Seregin (Specialist Teaching and Learning Leader)

PE                                Bonny Chisholm

Indonesian              Mary-Ellen Dowling

Music                         Megan Richter

Christmas Carols

Our Christmas Carols will be on Thursday 14th December from 6:00pm until 7:30pm. All classes will be performing, with the first class beginning at 6:30pm. We will also have our Just Brass students performing on the night.


You are welcome to BYO your own picnic to the event or there is an option of ordering from the Mexican/Spanish Food Truck that will be at the event. Food from the truck must be pre-ordered by Friday 8th December using the forms that have been sent home or this form below.


Please also be aware that this is an alcohol free event.



Dates to remember


Wednesday 6th

  • Golf Clinic
  • 2018 Prep Transition - 9.30am to 1.00pm

Thursday 7th

  • Triple R Program - Session 9

Tuesday 12th

  • 2018 Prep Transition - 12.00pm to 1.00pm
  • Grade 6 High School Orientation Day (Public schools only)
  • Grade 5 Bike Ride, Mini-Golf and BBQ Day
  • Pop Up Second Hand Uniform Shop - 12.00pm to 1.00pm

Wednesday 13th

  • Golf Clinic
  • Helpers Morning Tea - 10.30am

Thursday 14th

  • Triple R Program - Session 10
  • Christmas Carols - 6.00pm to 7.30pm

Friday 15th

  • Pop Up Second Hand Uniform Shop - 3.00pm to 4.00pm
  • School reports available on Compass - 4.00pm

Monday 18th

  • 2018 Leadership & 2017 Academic Awards presented at assembly
  • Grade 6 Graduation Dinner

Wednesday 20th

  • Class parties

Thursday 21st

  • Final Triple R Session (parents invited)

Friday 22nd

  • Final Day of Term 4 - Early dismissal at 1.30pm



Monday 29th

  • Student Free Day

Tuesday 30th 

  • Student Free Day

Wednesday 31st

  • Gr 1 to 6 - First day of school


Thursday 1st 

  • Preps - First day of school

Pupils of the Week

These students will be awarded their certificates at the following assemblies:

Monday 11th December 

Tia I (PA) - For trying her Personal Best with her learning.  She works hard to ensure her work is completed to her very best standard.  What a wonderful role model!  Keep it up, Tia.

Remy S (PB) -  for always being a fantastic role model. She always shows Attentive Listening and Mutual Respect. You’re a star, Remy!

Aiden V (12A) - For showing a great understanding of maths strategies. Well done for always doing your Personal Best!

Archie C (12B) - For being an excellent role model in 12B.  You are always setting a good example of Attentive Listening and are very helpful to your classmates.

Jaz B (12C) - For demonstrating perseverance in class time.  Even though it is near the end of the year and everyone is tired, Jaz is still working hard and putting in her Personal Best.

Zac B (34A) - For his determination to complete all of his assessment tasks to the best of his ability.  Zac persevered when his class mates were doing other activities, took his time and achieved success.  Well done, Zac!

Soha V (34B) - For being a lot more productive in class and trying her Personal Best.  Soha has also shown great improvement in her writing by adding humour into her reflections.  Well done!

Hollie N (34C) - For doing such a wonderful job on her new fabulous electric wheelchair.  Hollie has been trying so hard to navigate around the classroom and the school.  Well done!  Keep it up, Hollie!

Alec C (56A) - For the way he participated in character at our Sovereign Hill Camp.  Alec truly looked like a child from the 1850s and totally immersed himself in the experience.

Kaylah H (56B) - for the work Kaylah has done to catch up so she doesn't fall behind. You have been working extra hard and I am so proud of the effort you are putting in. Well done.

Monday 18th December

Seth S (PA) - For working hard to show Mutual Respect and Attentive Listening to everyone.  He shows wonderful initiative when he moves himself away from distractions.  Keep it up, Seth.

All of Prep B - For an amazing year in Prep! I am so proud of each of you and how much you have learnt this year!  You are all incredible people!

Dylan C (12A) - For writing a creative persuasive piece.  Dylan included great reasons and examples, as well as an introduction and conclusion.  Well done, Dylan!

All of 12B - For an incredible year!  I'm so proud of all the hard work you've done this year.  You have remained persistent and resilient.  Keep up the great learning all the way until the end.

Kian M (12C) - For all your hard work throughout Science this term.  You always try your Personal Best and have been demonstrating excellent Mutual Respect!!

Stephanie C (34A) - For assisting her class with a computer problem that prevented them doing some of their activities.  Stephanie suggested a way to fix the problem and then walked the class through the procedure.  Thanks, Stephanie.

Jacob S (34B) - For continuing to be a star student in the class and for working to his Personal Best right up until the end of school.  Great work, Jacob!

Ebony S (34B) - For showing wonderful persistence and dedication to improving her handwriting. Ebony tried her Personal Best and was rewarded with getting her pen licence.  Well done, Ebony!

Brodie R (34C) - For never giving up and always having a go!  Brodie has been doing his Personal Best to write with a broken arm.  You're a great role model, Brodie - keep it up!

Patrick B (34C) - For joining in and having fun at our whole school Asia Day.  Patrick did a great job of following the steps when learning a traditional Indonesian dance.  Well done!

Kaela V (56A) - For her conscientious attitude towards her learning.  Kaela goes out of her way to extend herself and it is greatly admired.

Paislee D (56A) - For her continued effort towards self-improvement.  Paislee always tries her Personal Best.


School Council



School News

Rob Peterson Thank You Hamper

For those of you that have had the privilege of meeting Rob Peterson (our local Heathmont tennis coach) you will undoubtedly know what a lovely man he is and what passion he shows towards tennis and teaching children how to play tennis. He has been involved in volunteering his time for over the last 10 years to our school and our students, even when he moved to Carnegie, he has still travelled to Marlborough and volunteered his time to teach our students tennis skills. Rob has also held free Hot Shots lessons on Sundays, which many of our students have participated in.

He has decided to retire from Heathmont Tennis Club, which means it will be a great loss for our community and school. I was hoping to organise a lovely hamper full of goodies (chocolates, nuts, biscuits, vouchers, wine, homemade goodies, etc) for Rob and present it to him at an assembly to show our appreciation for him as a school. If you would like to contribute to this hamper please leave your donations at the office. All donations will  need to be in by Monday 18th December.

Lisa Reiner


2017 School Magazine

The school magazine is getting a refresh – all new design and FULL COLOUR throughout. Still only $10 a copy, it’s great value and a wonderful memento of your child’s year at Marlborough. If you haven’t already ordered your copies or would like to order more, they can still be purchased through the office and will be distributed on the last day of term.


If you have taken any great photos at school or MPS community events this year and think they would be suitable for the magazine, please email them to [email protected] with your name and any information you think is of interest about them. Please email by Friday Dec 1st.




Natalie Lanyon (Zoe 5/6 A, Thomas 3/4 A & Amber Prep A)

Cherie Mountney (Ava 5/6 A & Isaac 1/2 A)

Deakin Christmas Giving Tree

For many years, Michael Sukkar and the local community has shown the best spirit of the Christmas season by donating to the Deakin Christmas Giving Tree and supporting locals in need. This year the Deakin Christmas Giving Tree will provide much-needed support to local families through The Salvation Army in Ringwood.


Mr Sukkar is asking local residents, community organisations and businesses to support The Salvos’ important work by donating non-perishable food items, including Christmas puddings and cakes. 


As a school, we will collecting donations from today until the beginning of Week 11 (18 December) then we will take all donations to the Bendigo Bank in Heathmont so they can be presented to the Salvos before Christmas Day.


If you have any questions about the Deakin Christmas Giving Tree, please do not hesitate to contact Michael Sukkar's office on 03 9874 1711 or speak to Ms Michelle Mielnik at school.


Thank you for supporting this worthwhile local initiative.


From the MPS Junior School Council


Bendigo Bank School Banking

Just a reminder that School Banking is every Thursday.

If you would like an information pack/application form please collect one from the school office.


Parent's Association





Christmas Carol Evening


Movie Tickets

Discount Movie tickets are now available online!!  No need to fill out forms or wait for your tickets to be printed  - you can go straight the website and get your tickets instantly (and our school still receives the commission!).



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