Kyneton Primary School Newsletter

08 November 2018
Issue Twenty-two
Principal's Message
School News
Community News
Kyneton Primary School
(03) 5422 1855
49- 79 Edgecombe St
Kyneton, Victoria, 3444


Term 3






Prep 2019 Transition No.3

2:30 PM —  3:25 PM

Choir Performance at RM Begg

2:30 PM - 3:25 PM


Free Prep Dental Health check day

T20 Blast


Keyboard Recital 6:30 in Music Room

19th - 21st

Grade 4 Camp - Campaspe Downs


Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony


Prep Information Night

7 PM - 8:30 PM


Prep Sleepover



Prep 2019 Transition No.4

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Parents & Friends School Disco

6PM - 8PM


KSC Orientation Day - Year 6

KPS Orientation morning 9:30 - 11:30


School Council


Choir Performance RM Begg


Year 6 Graduation

7 PM


Year 6 Funfields Day


Last day Term 4

Awards Assembly

Early Dismissal



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Principal's Message

From the Principal

I was so very proud of the message I received on Wednesday from a teacher at Swan Hill Primary School, it read…

I am from Swan Hill Primary School and I ran the Regional Softball on Friday. Your school had wonderful kids who were fantastic sports. I would also like to thank your P.E. Teacher and Grade 6 Teacher who came along. They were fantastic role models for the children and other teachers. They helped umpire, encouraged good sportsmanship and in general were terrific to have on the day. Please pass on my thanks. 

Thank you so much to the students who undoubtedly represented KPS so well as sports people and outstanding individuals and to Mr Romer and Mr Ellery who as they do every day at our school set high expectations and act as terrific role models.


KPS and our neighbours OLR continue to press the Macedon Ranges Shire Council on the need for an additional school crossing on Victoria St to ensure the safety of our children using this route to and from school.  Below is an update from the Engineering and Projects division of the council.

Council have completed a concept design and costing for the installation of a new zebra pedestrian crossing in Victoria Street. This road safety treatment will provide full priority protection for pedestrians at this location and service the adjoining schools and sports and aquatic facility. The cost estimate for this work is $81,000.

Council has submitted a grant application under the TAC Road Safety Grants Scheme to secure funding for the delivery of this project. This grants program is still under review by the TAC and based on previous rounds it is expected that results of the submission should be known by early 2019.

Council will continue to explore similar funding streams should they become available in the meantime.


Apply for scholarships from DET

More than 100 scholarships, ranging in value from $300 to $1,000, are available to students in years 4 to 11. Previous recipients have used their scholarships to purchase textbooks, school uniforms, and computers.

Scholarships are payments to help you with the cost of your child's education.

They are generally offered based on:

  • financial need or difficulties
  • your child's school results
  • school or community activities your child takes part in.

To explore the scholarships available and for information on how to apply, see: Student scholarships

More information

For more information or queries, contact Student Scholarships Coordinator Andrea Constantino via phone: 7022 1895 or email: [email protected]

Alistair Rayner


School News

Superhero Award Asher Thomas

This week our Superhero is receiving the award for the school value of Pride.

Asher works consistently towards achieving his personal best in all areas of the curriculum.  He has a wealth of knowledge that he regularly impresses the class with. Asher values his friendships and takes pride in looking after all his friends. He takes pride in all his work.

Asher is a quiet student that always comes into the prep room with a smile. He is now working on level 30 which is AMAZING. He has a good sense of humour and is a delight to teach in Studio 5A.

Congratulations Asher, we hope you have a fantastic week!

Classroom Awards

Congratulations to the following students; Freya Grant, Andrew Peck, Abbigale Greer-Love, Rocco Scicluna, Harry Annett, Marigold Joyner, Jesse James Skepper, Elka Thompson, Joel Turner, Jacob Darmanin, Jazz Short, Henrietta Mettler, Declan Blythe, Lila Antonio Simmins, Chloe Hall.

Keyboard lessons 2018

Please return the following information to school if your child would like to have half hour weekly lessons at school. It costs $20 per lesson and is paid each term.


Childs name: ………………………………


Grade in 2018: …………………………….


Parents name: …………………………….


Phone: ………………………………………


Email: ………………………………………..


Date: ………………………………………..

Who Gives A Crap Toilet Paper Fundraiser



For families paying by installments, a reminder that is now due -

$45 for Essential Student Learning Items 
If you have any queries regarding payments please do not hesitate to contact the office.

Lost Property

There is a large amount of lost property so if your child is missing anything please check the baskets in each learning space kitchen area.

Students Arriving Late

Students arriving late to school should come to the office, accompanied by an adult, and sign in either on the Compass Kiosk or in the late book.  They will then be issued a late pass to take to class and their arrival at school will be updated on the roll.  This will avoid parents/guardians receiving notification that their child is not at school when they have arrived late.

Student Attendance

If your child is sick or absent, you are required to notify the school as soon as possible on the day of absence, by logging your child’s absence using our school’s Parental Portal in Compass at 

Notifying the school of your child’s absence either prior to, or on the day that they will be away, helps ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and will fulfil your legal responsibility.

From the end of Term 2 2018, all Victorian government schools are required to contact parents/carers as soon as practicable on the same day of an unexplained student absence. If your child is absent on a particular day and you have not contacted the school to explain why, the absence will be marked as unexplained.

This system also promotes daily school attendance. Going to school every day is the single most important part of your child’s education, they learn new things every day – missing school puts them behind.

The Draft Kyneton Primary School Attendance Policy which outlines the school’s processes and procedures for monitoring, recording and following-up of student absences is available by following this link:

Contact Details

There are times when we will need to contact you, including on the day if your child is absent and you have not informed the school as to why. Do we have your most up to date contact details?  If not, please contact the school by email  to [email protected] or on 5422 1855  so we can update our records. Please include parent/carers’ name, address, phone numbers, email address and emergency contact details. Please remember to contact the school if any of these details or your circumstances change.

Accessing Compass

It is important that parents access the Parental Portal in Compass at  

Using our parent portal will enable you to –

  • View up-to-date class and school attendance information
  • Approve or enter upcoming or past absences for your son/daughter
  • Update your registered email and mobile number (used for SMS alters)
  • Access information regarding upcoming events and news
  • Access your child’s Semester Reports
  • Book your Parent/Student/Teacher conferences

Welcome to Compass” booklets for parents & families is now avaialble from the school office.

KSC Uniform Fitting Day

Just a reminder that our uniform fitting days for your Grade 6 students at Kyneton Secondary College are:

Surnames A-J Monday the 12th and K-Z Tuesday the 13th November between 3.30pm-5.00pm .

Thank you

2018 Uniform 

The school uniform now available for purchase online direct from A Plus Schoolwear.  

When ordering uniforms please put the room number of your child for easier delivery.  Once uniforms arrive at school they will be sent home with your child.

If you have any queries please contact the office on 5422 1855.

Thank you.

Shoes With A Purpose


Community News

A few messages from our community


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