Montmorency Primary School Newsletter

04 April 2019
Issue Five
Leadership @ Monty
Important Dates
Child Safe Standards
SCHOOL PHOTO'S
Parent & Friends
Student Leaders
Students of the week
Class Item
Art
Water Catchment Incursion
ICT @ Monty
Gardening
Teacher Feature 
SAKG
Camp Australia
Community Events
Ongoing school fundraisers
Montmorency Primary School
(03) 9434 5944
60 Rattray Road
Montmorency, Victoria, 3094
AU

Leadership @ Monty

Term Reflection

As many of you are aware, MPS has been involved in the DET School Review process, which commenced last year in Term 4. Every four years, schools head into a period of review which culminates in a new,  Strategic Plan. The eight person panel looked into all areas of school operations and compliance.  I would like to thank all staff members for the tireless work that has been put into this entire process- it has been a rewarding, yet exhausting Term!

 

I wish all of our families a wonderful, school holiday break. I hope that you are all able to recharge somewhat and enjoy some down time with your children.

 

Stay safe!

Janene 

 

School Review  -  Kirsty Leahy - SC President

As President of the School Council, I have had the privilege of being on the School Review panel. The last month has been a whirlwind of positive energy, stories of learning and engagement from empowered students and teachers, accounts from parents of the positive growth they have seen in their children in the areas of learning, wellbeing and engagement, and observations of how all this happens in the classroom, art room, music room, Japanese room, kitchen, garden and sports fields. It has me truly grateful for what we have at Monty Primary School.

 

I’d like to recognise and congratulate the teachers for their hard work in preparation for Review and their openness in letting the panel wander in and out of their classes. Teachers also participated in group discussions with the panel and spoke with passion about their teaching and displayed their drive for continuous improvement.

 

We have some special leaders at this school who have led the school through a significant period of growth in terms of students numbers and more importantly learning outcomes.  Janene, in particular, has shown vision and built trust in her teaching staff, empowering them to be their best.

 

While this review is not about a “result” or end “judgement”, it is worth pointing out and celebrating the areas that the Review panel rated the school as "Excelling".  These were:

  • Building practice excellence

  • Evidence based high impact teaching strategies

  • Instructional and shared leadership

  • Vision, values and culture

  • Empowering students and building pride

  • Setting expectations and promoting inclusion

 

The real value in this Review has been the chance for the whole school community to reflect on how the school has developed over the last four years and to use this positive story as momentum for planning future directions and continual improvement to meet the needs of our children. I feel confident that a Monty PS education will prepare our children to be self-directed, self-aware, life-long learners with a foundational knowledge and understanding to make valued contributions as global citizens.

 

SC Meeting Update:

School Council held its second meeting for 2019 last Tuesday. New council members were welcomed, and everyone settled into their new roles. We heard from Janene about our hard working teachers and all the wonderful professional development they have been doing this term. School council received induction training to the child safe standards. We discussed future directions for our Buildings and Grounds sub-committee. As a result, there will be a call out to the community to register their trade skills, with the view of being able to call on these skills as projects arise during the year. So if you are willing to help out and have specific skills you can offer, look out for the Compass post to register.

 

Have a wonderful school holiday break!

Kirsty Leahy

 

Big News: SAVE THE DATE!

*Our Monty Trivia night has been moved from Term 3 to Term 2.

Save the date: Friday 21st June (venue to be confirmed) 

 

*The 2018 Annual Report is now available to read via the MPS website.

 

Important Dates

TERM 1

April

Friday 5th - Lunch orders are still available this Friday - last day of Term 1

Friday 5th - Easter Parade @ 1:30pm 

Friday 5th - End of Term 1 Dismissal @ 2:30pm

TERM 2

April 

Mon 22nd - Easter Monday Public Holiday

Tuesday 23rd - Term 2 Begins

Thursday 25th - Anzac Day Public Holiday

Friday 26th - Inter School Sport- Grades 5 & 6

Monday 29th - P & F Meeting @ 9:30am

Tuesday 30th - Whole School Cross Country ( to be held at school - more info to come)

 

May

Wednesday 1st - School Tour for 2020 Foundation @ 10:00am

Thursday 2nd - School Photos- all classes, all students

Wednesday 8th - Flying Start No. 1 for prospective 2020 Foundation students

Wednesday 8th - District Cross Country (select students only)

Thursday 9th - School Tour for 2020 Foundation @ 10:00am

Friday 10th - Mothers Day Breakfast & Stall

Tuesday 14th - NAPLAN Testing Grade 3 & 5 only

Wednesday 15th - NAPLAN Testing Grade 3 & 5 only

Thursday 16th - NAPLAN Testing Grade 3 & 5 only

Education Week: 20th-25th May

Wednesday 22nd  - School Tour for 2020 Foundation @ 10:00am

Thursday 23rd - Family Stem Night: Grades F-2  @ 6:00-7:00pm , Grades 3-6  @ 7:00-8:00pm

Friday 24th - Grades 3 & 4 Science Works Excursion

Tuesday 28th - Grades 4 - 6 Cyber Safety Incursion @ 12:30pm

Wednesday 29th - Flying Start No. 2 for prospective 2020 Foundation students

Friday 28th - End of Term 2 Dismissal @ 2:30pm

JUNE

Monday 3rd - P & F Meeting @ 9:30am

Thursday 6th - School Tour for 2020 Foundation @ 10:00am

Thursday 6th - Foundation Music Excursion

Friday 7th - Curriculum Day

Monday 10th - Public Holiday Queens Birthday

Wednesday 12th - Dentist Visit Talk for Foundation - Grade 2

Wednesday 19th - Flying Start No.3 for prospective 2020 Foundation students

Thursday 20th - School Tour for 2020 Foundation @ 10:00am

Friday 21st - MPS Trivia Night

Tuesday 25th - School Council Meeting @ 7:00pm

Friday 28th - End of Term 2 Dismissal @ 2:30pm

2019 Term Dates

Term 1 - 30th Jan - 5th April

Term 2 - 23rd April - 28th June

Term 3 - 15th July - 20th September

Term 4 - 7th October - 20th December

2019 Curriculum Days

Friday 7th June

Monday 19th August

Monday 4th November

Child Safe Standards

Child Safe Standard #4
Screening, supervision, training and other human resource practices that reduce the risk of child abuse

Child Safe Standard 4 requires Monty PS to use policies and procedures for recruitment, supervision, training and managing performance that support a child safe school environment. Strong human resource practices promote child safe school environments and reduce the risk of child abuse.

 

Monty PS already has a number of recruitment and screening practices that reduce the risk of child abuse.

 

1. Each job or category of jobs for school staff that involves child-connected work must have a clear statement that sets out:

a) the job’s requirements, duties and responsibilities regarding child safety; and
b) the job occupant’s essential or relevant qualifications, experience and attributes in relation to child safety.

 

2. All applicants for jobs that involve child-connected work for the school must be informed about the school’s child safety practices (including the code of conduct).

 

3. In accordance with any applicable legal requirement or school policy, the school must make reasonable efforts to gather, verify and record the following information about a person whom it proposes to engage to perform child connected work:

a) Working with Children Check status, or similar check;
b) proof of personal identity and any professional or other qualifications;
c) the person’s history of work involving children; and
d) references that address the person’s suitability for the job and working with children.

 

4. The school must ensure that appropriate supervision or support arrangements are in place in relation to:

a) the induction of new school staff into the school’s policies, codes, practices, and procedures governing child safety and child connected work; and
b) monitoring and assessing a job occupant’ s continuing suitability for child connected work.

 

5. The school must implement practices that enable the school governing authority to be satisfied that people engaged in child - connected work perform appropriately in relation to child safety.

 

You can find the following policies regarding volunteer work at MPS on our school website:

MPS Parent Helpers Code of Conduct Policy

MPS Volunteer Policy

MPS Visitors Policy

 

If you are needing a Working with Children Check (WWCC), please apply through the following website:

http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/

 

 

 

SCHOOL PHOTO'S

 

PHOTO DAY REMINDERS:

 

Date:                     Thursday 2nd May

Dress:                     Clean and tidy as per school uniform guidelines

Hair:                         Neat and swept off face

 

Online Orders   To pre-order online, take your Personal Order and ID Numbers found on your order form and go to www.schoolpix.com.au.  Orders can be placed online up to 2 working days after photography.  You do not need to return the order form if you order online. 

 

Remember: All orders placed online before midnight on photography day will receive a free 20cm x 25cm black and white portrait print.

 

Manual Orders:     Complete your order form and return with payment in an envelope to school office on photography day.   

 

Sibling Orders:       For a special photo of your children together order online by 8am on photography day.  Alternatively collect a Sibling Order Form from the office or download it from the SchoolPix website and return it on photography day.  Only siblings that place an order will be photographed.

 

If you have any questions call SchoolPix on 1300 766 055 or email help@schoolpix.com.au

 

 

Parent & Friends

Election Market (most likely the 11th or 18th May)

The Federal Election is approaching and once again, Monty Primary School will run a variety of Market stalls on the day of voting. This will occur sometime in May, as soon as the pollies set the date. In the meantime preparations have begun and we are putting out a call to parents in the school community to volunteer to be the ‘coordinator’ of particular stalls at the event. This essentially means a bit of organising in the lead up to the day, and being onsite for setup and to get the stall going. It does not mean a whole day commitment (we’ll enlist plenty of other helpers for the day).

 

The Election Market is an important event for the school. It allows us to do significant fundraising out into the wider community and keeps us connected with that community. Many new families say they use these types of days to bring their young families along so the children get used to the school grounds before they start here. It is a very social day to help on and you will often find yourself catching up with people and families from kinder, other schools, or even neighbours. Early in Term 2 we will be asking for all families to help out on the day for an hour or two, but in the meantime we have some key organising roles that need to be filled.

 

In particular we need someone to take on the following roles:

  • BBQ coordinator. This will involve ordering the food items, ensure gas bottles are filled, napkins etc (we have some process documents from previous bbq’s to help with this).
  • Plant stall coordinator – This will involve doing a bit of a stock take of plants that people are donating and left over from Mothers Day, organising some price signs, pricing the plants and being onsite for setup on the day.
  • Craft stall coordinator – This will involve doing a bit of a stock take of Mothers Day gifts and craft items from last election market, organising some price signs, pricing the items and being onsite for setup on the day.

Thank you to the following people who have volunteered to fill roles:

  • Raffle coordinator - Renae
  • Cake stall – Casey
  • Face painting – Ivy
  • Glitter tattoos – Laura
  • PR artwork – Faye 

Please email me on michael_suzi@optusnet.com.au if you are able to help with any of these coordinator roles.

Regards,

Suzi

P&F President

 

 

 

Merry Easter

Thank you to everyone for their generous donations and raffle ticket purchases. Our Easter Raffle was a huge success again this year. Over 30 families will be going home with an extra bundle of chocolate goodies, just in time to kick start the holidays!

 

Next meeting is April 29th and everyone is welcome.

 

Have a great holiday,

Kind regards

P&F team

Student Leaders

House Captains

Hello my name is Will and I am the 2019 Hollows House Captain. I am eleven years old and I love basketball. I have 2 sisters, a brother and 2 pets. I play basketball for Eltham Wildcats and I highly encourage other kids to start playing a variety of sports.

I am a good leader because I am very encouraging to my fellow classmates and friends!

As you may know this is the first time this school has elected House Captains, so I am very excited to be the first one and I am willing to be the best House Captain that will ever go to this school!

I love being Hollows House Captain at Montmorency Primary because the community is  so supportive and kind, that’s why I love it at MPS.

William Marciano

 

Hello, my name is Miya and I am the 2019 Patterson House Captain.

I have one little sister called Sarah and my parents are Pauline and Craig. I enjoy netball, swimming and guitar, and when I grow up, I want to be a photographer. My favourite subjects are Art, reading and I also love PE!

I came to this school in 2013, half way through Prep, and quickly made friends, as well as loving it straight away!

This is the first year the school has elected House Captains and I am honoured to be one of the first. I LOVE being a House Captain as it is an exciting opportunity for me to develop this role, so I will try my best to be responsible and supportive whilst having it.

I am really looking forward to what the rest of this year will bring…Go PATTERSON!

Miya

 

Students of the week

Term 1 - Week 9

 Bree G (FA)  -  For being an empathetic and kind friend to all. You are always happy, gentle and positive towards your friends. You are also an amazing learner. Your ability to follow class routines and instructions is super. You are so lovely Bree! Well done!!

Daniel F (FB) You have shown a great understanding of cultural diversity and the importance of celebrating our differences. Your compassion and empathy has shone through when re-telling the story ‘Ziba Came on a Boat.’ Foundation B is lucky to have you!

Piper B (FC) For your positive attitude to your learning. You giggle your way through the day and you always produce beautiful work. It is great to see such a positive attitude to learning and school. What a superstar learner!

Sebastian T (12A) - For an outstanding Oral Presentation/Share & Learn, your value of 'Team Work' and what it menas to you is truly inspiring. Go T.E.A.M!

Eli G (12B) - Eli has been a respectful and enthusiastic learner in Miss Wong’s Maths group and has also helped others with their learning. Eli also put a lot of thought and effort into his Share & Learn about family values, sharing the value of creativity, we loved the sword you made with your Dad! Great work Eli !

 Gus N (12C) - Gus always demonstrates the values of friendship and learning in the classroom. It is always nice to see you push yourself with your own learning and help others with their learning as well. You are a superstar Gus!

 Isla S (12D) - For an excellent Share and Learn all about the value of honesty. You showed us so many ways to be an honest person and why it is so important. Thank you for giving us an honesty booklet to take home. You are amazing!

 Jenson G (12E) - Jenson has shown that he is a great learner by always giving learning tasks a go, asking for help when he needs it and taking on feedback. He did a fantastic job and showed his growing confidence when he shared his Family Value during our very first Share and Learn. Great effort Jenson, keep it up!

 Thalia T (34A) - It’s so nice to see you start the day with enthusiasm and a smile as you enter the classroom! You always show respect towards your teachers and peers by listening, following instructions and being a kind and caring friend!! Awesome job, keep it up superstar!!

 Sarah C (34B) - Sarah is a role model in 3/4B with her kind nature, committed attitude to learning and her sense of humour. Keep on showing these leadership qualities!

Grace B (34C) - Grace always displays a positive attitude towards her learning and takes pride in the work she produces. She is a very kind and caring member of our class. Well done on another great week, Grace!

 Sienna B (34D) -  Sienna has shown immense enthusiasm and drive in all areas of her learning, especially when writing poems and narrative stories. She was also a terrific friend to her peers whenever they needed help or support! You’re a star!

 Liam M (56A)  - Liam demonstrated fantastic resilience and positivity during our visit to Montmorency Secondary College for the Thinkers Carnival - we were so proud of you

 Dominic L (56B)  - Dominic has made a fabulous start to the year. He is motivated and positive in his learning, and has made huge progress in his writing. His classmates LOVE listening to his new stories. Keep up the good stuff Dom!

 Tyesha B (34D) - Excellent participation and concentration in Japanese class. Her work is always of a high standard. Well done, Angelique!

 

Term 1 - Week 10

Asher M (FA) Your random and ongoing acts of kindness and helpfulness have not gone unnoticed this term Asher! You don't need reminding and don't expect a reward. Making others happy, clearly makes you happy. This is just one of the things that make you a star

 Elena M (FB) For being an empathetic and kind friend to all. You are happy and loving, always making sure that others are included. You’re a superstar friend!

Hamish M (FC) You were the first one to help tidy up our school yard and you did it with a big smile on your face! Well done for looking after your school and the environment. What a champion!

Charlotte Y (12A) - For always completing your work to a very high standard, it is a pleasure to read and mark your amazing work.

 Michael G (12B) - Michael has shown the value of Learning by working so hard to focus on learning tasks and do his very best work. It was so impressive to see you choose the 3 star option for your Values poster. Well done Michael, keep up the great work!

 Scarlett W (12C) - Congratulations Scarlett! You are a keen learner and you always push yourself to do your best at everything you try. Your work ethic and perseverance is admirable and you are a fantastic role model to your peers.

 Sebby M (12D) - For a fantastic Share & Learn presentation about his family value: caring for the environment. You created an engaging PowerPoint presentation for us all to enjoy with photos AND a video! Well done Sebby, it’s been a great week for you in 1/2D!

 Mikaela T (12E) - Mikaela is always demonstrating all of the school values and a great role model for her classmates. She is caring friend and respectful learner. Mikaela’s Share and Learn presentation was particularly outstanding as she confidently shared her family value of ‘Creativity’. Awesome job Mikaela! Keep it up!

 Aaliyah W (34A) - Aaliyah you have been on the ball and super organised with your learning over the last couple of weeks, as well as always being respectful towards your teachers and friends! Well done, keep it up superstar!

 Amelia B (34B) - Amelia has been a 'quiet achiever' in 3/4B, producing a very high standard of work all term. Thank you for being such a respectful and conscientious member of the Bouncy Bunnies! :)

Lucy D (34C) - Lucy is a motivated learner who takes pride in the work she produces. It has been great to see her resilience building as she takes on new challenges. Well done on another fantastic week, Lucy!

 Kabir S (34D) -  Kabir has worked tirelessly to improve in all areas of his learning. It has been incredible watching you challenge yourelf in Maths and to witness your 'light-bulb' moments! Keep up the super work!

 Anthony S (56A)  - Anthony really worked hard last week to complete all his learning tasks with determination and independence. Well done Anthony and keep up the fantastic effort!

 Molly S (56B)  - Molly is a kind and open learner who always does her best to show care and compassion towards her classmates learning. Was so great to see you helping your friends with their learning.

Josie B (Art) - Well done Josie for showing all the school values during art classes. You are always share positive comments, are kind and helpful to your peers and complete amazing artwork. You are awesome!

Class Item

5/6A Ady Wall

My name is Hayley and in Grade 5/6 this term we have been learning about how a democracy provides equal rights for members of society. We have also been learning about how to summarise during our reading sessions. Here are some Inquiry topic summaries from fellow classmates.

 

My name is Claire. In Inquiry this term we’ve been learning about Democracies. Democracy started in Ancient Greece. "Demos" meaning people and "kratia" meaning rule of, together making Rule of the People. Democracies are made of rules and laws created by the members of society and by voting.

 

This term in Inquiry we have been learning about Democracy. We have researched countries with good democracies such as Norway, and also countries with dictatorships such as North Korea. This subject has been both fun and informative and I look forward to learning even more. By Shola

 

Art

Term 1 in Art 

 

We looked at artists that feature animals in their artwork.  

 

Foundation – George Rodrigues Blue Dogs

 

 

Grade 1/2- Romero Britto Abstract Animals

 

 

Grade 3/4- Henri Rousseau- Jungle Animals

 

 

Grade 5/6 - M.C Escher Tessellation Animals

 

 

 

Water Catchment Incursion

Foundation and 1/2s

Last week our Foundation and 1/2 students were lucky enough to enjoy an incursion with Peter from the Darebin Creek Committee. Peter shared ‘The Catchment Story’ with us and taught us all about the amazing creatures that we can find in our local creeks. We also learnt about the things that people do that can cause damage to the creek and how to help keep our creeks healthy. Our favourite part was when we got to dress up and act out the scenes from the story.

This incursion linked in beautifully with our school value of Respect as well as the things that we have been learning about in our gardening sessions with Claire.’

Thank you!

 

Lauren Hahn

Classroom Teacher

 

 

ICT @ Monty

Cyber Safety tips

  • If something inappropriate ever pops up in a video you are watching (like ads or scams), make sure you tell an adult straight away!
  • If an email looks suspicious or you don’t recognise the sender, ignore it or delete it!

 

Classroom space

In 3/4B, we made ‘digital cards’ to celebrate International Women’s Day. We used our class Google Drive account to create individual Google Docs with a heading, picture space and a short message. We then printed these off, decorated them and gave them to an inspirational woman in our lives!

 

 

Coding

  • Coding is a fun and important skill to learn as a child. It teaches kids how to problem solve using analytical thinking, creativity and resilience, and is a skill for the future!
  • Here are some coding websites that can help kids learn how to code:

https://groklearning.com/

https://scratch.mit.edu/

https://codecombat.com/

 

By Tim Katsaras (ICT Captain) and Mr. Boyd (ICT Coordinator)

Gardening

1/2s gardening sessions

In the Grade 1/2 area we have been lucky enough to do regular gardening sessions with our wonderful gardening expert Claire! In addition to our fun and informative sessions with Claire, on Thursday the 21st of March we were lucky enough to have gardening expert and TV presenter (and Mum of Noah) Melissa King come in and teach us some exciting things about the garden and help us to plant our very own seeds.

We were then fortunate enough to have Mrs Gardner incorporate our garden experience into our Art lessons, where we created our very own garden designs.

We have loved learning more about gardening, planting and how we can extend the value of RESPECT into caring for the garden and the environment. Thank you so much Claire, Melissa and Mrs Gardner!’

 

Thank you,

Lauren Hahn

Classroom Teacher

 

 

Teacher Feature 

Sarah Kechayas - Performing Arts

What one memory do you most treasure?

One of my fondest memories is of a gig I did with ‘Pevan & Sarah’. All the shows we do turn into treasured memories, but this one in particular was in front of a HUGE crowd who were all singing and dancing along. At the end, they shouted for an encore and that very rarely happens. We had the best time ever!

 

Fill in the blank: If you really knew me, you'd know_____

I truly hate cut flowers. I can understand the appeal, they are lovely and colourful but I don’t understand why you’d give me a handful of dead things as a gift. It makes me sad that they get cut to sit in a vase and end up in the bin. Leave them in the ground! Yes, I know, I’m a bit weird.

 

What would you name the autobiography of your life?

Lights, camera, ACTION!

 

What did you want to be when you were younger?

A singer/dancer/actress/musician/marine biologist.

 

What are you most grateful for?

Music. I don’t know what I’d do or where I’d be without it. It soothes my soul.

 

 

 

Matt Lewis 1/2C

What is something you learned in the last week?

On average, 100 people a year die from chewing on pens. Both pens and pencils cause 25 times more deaths than sharks every single year. What? On a lighter note, I also learned that babies and kids can laugh up to 300 times a day while adults typically laugh at most, about 20 times a day. Let’s all try to laugh a little more! Lastly, did you know that water polo is NOT anything like volleyball...at all?! 

 

What is something that you do to relax and unwind?

A hot bath with a good book, a lit candle and a full glass.

 

What super power would you like to have?

I’d love to be able to talk with animals and understand their thought process, especially my crazy cats!

 

What did you do growing up that got you into trouble?

The classic - ask Dad when Mum says no, or vice versa. It never ended well for me.

 

What are you most grateful for?

Having a loving family, reliable friends, good health and workplace full of positive energy.


 

 

 

SAKG

In the Kitchen this Term

It’s been a busy term in the kitchen for the 3/4’s and 5/6’s.

We started out reviewing the important rules around working in a kitchen, especially one as busy as ours! The students have learnt about how to safely use knives and about the different techniques for cutting. They have been getting lots of practice with the guidance of teachers, volunteers and myself.

Working in kitchen groups students have prepared some delicious dishes that they have enjoyed sharing and eating together.

 

Many parents might be surprised to see their children trying foods they never thought they would, and also seeing how much their children love cleaning up the mess they have made. Students are thrilled to be chosen to stack the dishwasher or wash and dry the serving plates. Some of the favourite jobs are emptying the compost, washing the benches and sweeping the floor! It is fantastic to see everyone pitching in.

 

To finish off the term some parents got to have a turn participating in their own kitchen class. We had a lot of fun making gnocchi with pesto, beeswax food wraps and fruit crumble. It wasn’t about learning how to cook certain foods, but more about working together and trying things we may not have before, just like our students do.

 

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers in kitchen classes. Your help means our students are well supervised while learning some great life skills.

 

Look out for the Compass update over the holidays to sign up to volunteering in kitchen classes next term.

 

I am looking forward to another great term in the kitchen after the break.

 

Elisa

 

 

What’s Going on in the Garden - Term 1

 

Another term has flown by and the Foundation, Grade 1 and 2 students have had an amazing start to the year in the garden. Here’s a sneaky peek at all of the fun we’ve been having:

We kicked off the term with discovery: learning why we need gardens and all the living things that call them home. We covered everything from plants, to insects, to wiggly compost worms.

Taking science out of the classroom and into the wild, we learned about the life cycle of plants hands-on – and had lots of fun in the process! We found all kinds of seeds in the garden, discussing how and why they turn into beautiful plants – also growing our knowledge of insects pollinating flowers to create the seeds that produce fruit and vegetables.

The students sowed broad beans, lettuce, beetroot and parsley and were thrilled to see them grow so big in just a few weeks. Having a greenhouse means that our seedlings grow in a safe environment free from harsh weather and hungry insects.

The children now understand insects play an important role in the garden. We learned about introduced species like the common Honey Bee, and native species including the Blue Banded Bee - both are thriving in the Monty Primary Kitchen Garden!

Creating a safe place for beneficial insects is key to encourage planet-saving pollination. Inspired to increase the biodiversity at our school, the Foundation, Grade 1 and Grade 2 students came together to create Monty’s Bug Hotel. We searched the school’s natural environment to find materials that would be great for bugs to nest in and arranged it to watch them thrive.

I want to say a huge thank you to our student monitors that play a huge role in making the Kitchen Garden Program possible. Here’s some of the great stuff they do:

  • Irrigation Monitors – Grade 3/4 students water the greenhouse and Labyrinth Garden.
  • Chicken Monitors – Grade 3/4 Students care for the chickens daily. This includes feeding, collecting eggs and cleaning out their pen.
  • Compost Monitors – Environment Captains and 3/4 students collect classroom compost daily.

To our amazing volunteers, we’re so lucky to have you helping out with Garden classes, caring for our chickens and contributing to the program in so many ways. You are gold!

Claire

Camp Australia

Medical Action Plan - Urgent Reminder

For all children with medical conditions, parents need to see Etta one day prior to booking child in before first visit, with a valid action plan and medication. All medical action plans are reviewed and renewed annually.

Please ensure the correct medication according to the child's action plan is provided. 

Children will not be accepted without a valid ACTION PLAN.

Meet Our OSHC Team

The Educators managing our Outside School Hours Care programs at schools are passionate and make sure they always provide a wide range of activities that engage all children each and every day.

 

They thoroughly enjoy what they do and take their roles very seriously. Educators at Camp Australia are experienced and qualified with expertise in working with children in OSHC. As part of their role as an Educator with Camp Australia, they have completed compulsory training in Active Supervision (VSHAPE), Child Protection and Camp Australia policies and procedures to ensure the service is safe and engaging for all children in their care.

 

Throughout the duration of our OSHC program, Educators can be seen actively engaging with the children who attend OSHC. If you haven’t met the Educators at your school, please feel free to pop in and visit our Outside of School Hours Care program. 

 

Register and Book Now

To register and book your child in our program, visit www.campaustralia.com.au and use the school finder on our homepage to search for your school. To secure your child’s spot, we always recommend making your bookings in advance.

 

 

We look forward to seeing you and your family soon!

From the Team at Camp Australia

 

 

 

Community Events

Montmorency Primary School Flying Start

 

Lavrin & Lawrence Orthodontics

 

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Ongoing school fundraisers

Foodworks Reward program

Everyone shops at Foodworks in Were St, it is easy and convenient. Now it can be   rewarding as well.

Next time you are in Foodworks simply ask for a Rewards Club Card at checkout and then register the card online at home. You then nominate the percentage of points you want to go to the school by selecting Montmorency Primary School as the receiver. 

Then every time you go shopping at any Foodworks, remember to have your Club Card scanned. You can see how many points you have earnt at the bottom of your receipt.

The school is rewarded with a cheque or Foodworks vouchers which we then use as raffle prizes.

Earnings for 2018 have been over $200! A great effort.

 

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