EDUCATION WEEK SUCCESS Thank you to all of our
families who attended Education Week activities last week. It all started on
Tuesday with the very popular Italian Day where multi age groups worked
together on a variety of activities and then celebrated with pizza and gelato
for lunch. The costumes looked amazing and complimented the ear-to-ear smiles
on all of the students’ faces. Thanks must go to Sue Beer for her enthusiasm
and organization of such a great day, which was then supported by all of our
amazing staff who made the day one to remember. No doubt everyone who enjoyed
their pizza and gelato for lunch would also like to thank Cheryl Nancarrow for
her organization and the generous people at Adrianos Pizza and Pasta for
supplying our yummy lunch.
Thursday was Open Night
where students proudly showed off their hard work and creative projects to
parents and extended family. Thank you everyone for making this night such a
WOORABINDA SCHOOL CAMP
On Monday, 20 Year 4 and 5 students headed off to Camp
Woorabinda in Yallourn North for a week of fun and adventure. Yesterday I
travelled up for a visit and wished I could have stayed longer. They were
canoeing, zip lining, walking high ropes and enjoying plenty of healthy food
with old and new friends. No doubt when they get back Friday there will be plenty of
fun stories to share.
PARENT – TEACHER INTERVIEWS –
TUESDAY JUNE 26
Thank you to the 117 parents who voted for their
preferred date for Parent Teacher Interviews. 64% of you stated your preference
was during the last week of Term 2. Parent Teacher Interviews will be held on Tuesday June 26.
Further information and booking instructions will be made available shortly.
CURRICULUM DAY – FRIDAY JUNE
Don’t forget Friday June 1 is a Curriculum Day and
students will not be required at school. OSHClub is available so please book
early. Xtreme Air Trampoline Park are offering 2 hours for the price of 1
between 9:30 and 11:30, with $5 from every ticket purchased being donated back
to Mentone Park PS.
WORKING BEE – SATURDAY JUNE
23 10am – 1pm
Lock in your diaries an hour or 2 on Saturday June 23
for our next working bee. Jobs include general garden maintenance and upkeep of
your children’s school. A complete jobs list will be published in the coming
FREE DRESS DAY – WEDNESDAY JUNE 6
Next Wednesday June 6 will be a free dress day for
students with all money raised going to support World Ocean Day and marine
animal research. This initiative is being driven by your Green Gang student
A discussion was held at our Facilities Committee on
Tuesday night regarding how we can spend the money raised from our last free
dress day, with plans well underway to brighten up the shipping storage
container near the chook shed.
NO TRASH TUESDAY
Our Green Gang would like to remind all families about
No Trash Tuesday. Where possible all food is to come to school in a container,
helping to eliminate rubbish from our yard.
ENROLMENT FOR 2019
Don’t forget that you can pick up an enrolment form from the office if
you have a child starting Foundation in 2019. As I have mentioned previously we
already have a number of new families enrolled for 2019, many of whom have
heard positive feedback from the community about our wonderful school. We have
also organised a special gift for our newly enrolled Foundation students. Stay
LET US KNOW IF YOUR CHILD IS
If your child is away from school can you please
either Flexibuzz or call the office to let us know as soon as possible. Many of
you will remember the recent media attention around this issue and due to a
change of policy, schools will be required to notify parents when a child is
absent. Your assistance with this will help us make sure that all students are
FROM THE OFFICE
Spare clothing Please ensure that you pack extra underwear and clothing for your child/ren. We are more than happy to assist with showing you how to use Qkr and Flexibuzz. Please feel free to phone or come into the office if you have any questions.
CURRICULUM DAY - JUNE 1
XTREME AIR SCHOOL FUNDRAISER
to book your tickets online for discounted entry.
animals is the theme of this week, with lots of games and craft activities to
help us explore it in a fun and engaging way. Such as Group Trivia and Animal
Next Week (4th June–
8th June)The following week's
theme is about Happiness and sharing positivity. This means encouraging others
and being there for each other. The group will be choosing many of their own
activities which they want to run this week to promote teamwork and support of
WORLD OCEANS DAY - WEDNESDAY JUNE 6
This year we will be celebrating World Oceans Day at Mentone Park Primary School. The focus for 2018 is ‘preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean.’
As part of the day, students are welcome to dress up as their favourite sea creature or wear blue or green for a gold coin donation. There are prizes for best dressed to hand out on the day and colouring in competitions.
SCHOOL BANKING - EVERY WEDNESDAY
SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB
Dear Mentone Park Families,
Welcome to another year at school and the beginning of a new issue of Scholastic Book Club catalogues!. Orders can be left with the office or please order via the online ordering system called “LOOP” - details are in the catalogue. When ordering there is an option to mark as a gift if you would like your order sent to the office instead of to class for your child to take home.
To families new to our school the Scholastic Book Club generates reward points which we claim back throughout the year as new books and resources for teachers to use in class. Each book club order earns 20% in rewards points – they soon add up! Scholastic often have some great books on special for as little as $2, so look out for their “gold coin books” in the catalogue
If you need any assistance please don’t hesitate to contact me via the school office or call the Scholastic Customer Service number 1800 021 233.
Jenny O – Book club coordinator
If you have any preloved MPPS uniforms please drop these off at the office. If you would like to purchase any items for a very reasonable price, please send a text to Megan or Jess to arrange a meeting time.
We have different items coming in all the time so if we didn't have what you were after last time you checked, it might be worth trying us again. Thank you
Megan: 0404 228 320 Jess: 0411 031 589
Working With Children Check Reminder
All parents/guardians, visitors & volunteers to the school MUST sign in & out of the school and display their WWCC in a lanyard, which is available at the school office.
The Department of Education requires any person involved in an activity where children may be present to have a current WWCC or have supplied proof that they have applied for a WWCC with the Department of Justice. All schools are required to comply with the Working with Children Act 2005.
Volunteers are expected to carry the WWCC card on their person at all times when working or volunteering at the school or during school related activities.
The Department of Education & Early Childhood Development and Mentone Park Primary School do not endorse the products or services of any private advertiser. They accept no responsibility for accuracy of information contained in advertisements or claims made by them.