MPPS NEWSLETTER 10/11/2016
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL'S REPORT
Out of School Hours Care – New Provider!We are excited to announce a new Out of School Hours Care Service Provider will be starting here at Mentone Park in 2017! OSH Club was successful in gaining the contract here, after several companies presented proposals to a committee of School Councillors and Parent Reps recently.
I would like to thank the parents who assisted with the process of finding the best provider for our families, whether through completing the online survey, sending in feedback or taking an active role on the committee. Particular thanks to Peter Olechnowicz, Kristy Wardell, Sue Curtis and Dana Killmister for their extra time in representing the parent community.
We would like to thank our current provider Youth Leadership Victoria for their years of service here. YLV will be finishing up with us on the last day of school – the 20th December.
OSH Club will be running the Summer Vacation Care Program which will begin on Monday 9th January 2017. Enrolment and booking forms as well as links to the online booking system will be sent home shortly.
Please see below my report for some information from OSH Club!
Working Bee!Your final opportunity to assist at one of our fun-filled (and dirt-filled!) working bee's for the year is upon us! Friday the 25th November a Twilight Working Bee will be held. Volunteers who can make it on this afternoon/evening are invited to attend any time from 3.45pm to 7pm. A Sausage Sizzle with Can of Drink will be supplied for all who attend at the conclusion of the working bee.
We will be cleaning up the school grounds ready for our Carols Night the following week and also relocating the sports equipment (currently in the Kids' Cafe) into the new Sports Store Room! If you can make it on this night, for catering purposes, please Tiqbiz or email your intention to be there!
School CommunicationIn an earlier edition of the newsletter, I outlined the various forms of communication we have here at MPPS and what the purpose of each of these is. Since then, we have started up our Closed Communication Group on Facebook and also placed a feedback box at the office. As I stated in the earlier newsletter, we are continually assessing and evaluating our communication practices and looking for ways to improve and engage our school community.
The Closed Facebook Group was discussed at our recent School Council meeting and it was decided that this forum will continue as a method for parents being able to share thoughts and ideas and engage in conversations around school matters. The School Communication Policy will soon be updated to reflect the use of this type of social media.
Please remember that when making comments or posting thoughts on social media, you need to be mindful that what you are saying:
a) is appropriate and inclusive
b) does not insult or bring into disrepute any member of MPPS
c) does not suggest that MPPS endorse any particular personal opinion
d) is in line with MPPS values of Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence and Respect
Below is a summary of the various forms of communicating information and two-way communication means available to parents:
- School Website
- Billboards/Info Boards (enrolment advertising)
- Fortnightly Whole School Newsletter (digital),
- Fortnightly Level Newsletters (digital)
- Whole School Tiqbiz Notifications
- Year level or Grade Tiqbiz Notifications
- Tiqbiz One2one
- Phone calls
- Scheduled meetings
- Informal chats at convenient times
- Parent/teacher interviews
- School reports
- Diary/reading log notes
- Printed notices when required
- Facebook – School Profile Page (can be viewed from the website if you do not have a Facebook account)
- Closed Facebook Group – Current Community Member Forum
- School Council
- Student Voice Council
- School committees
- Survey monkey
- Student attitudes to school survey
- Parent opinion survey
- Parent forums
- School email
- Feedback Box
If you have any feedback or suggestions, please do not hesitate to send an email addressed to me, to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop a note into the new feedback box outside the office!