27 June 2018



Dear Parents,

Thank you for an amazing term. In the last newsletter I outlined many of the activities that have come together over the past 11 weeks to make Mentone park Primary School a hive of activity, learning and fun. This all culminated with student reports that were sent home on Monday and then the parent Teacher Interviews on Tuesday evening. Thank you to those parents who attended and if you were unable to but would like to make a time please contact your child’s teacher for a catch up during Term 3. We are very proud of the learning team we have here and recognize that parents play a vital role in that partnership.

Tomorrow all students will be dismissed after our assembly in the hall at 2:30.pm OSHClub will be available at this time.

Only last night I received a phone call from Alison with the news that she will be continuing her role at Ballam Park PS for Term 3. She has introduced a number of initiatives within their community and she would like to see them through to completion. More information will be made available regarding her role as soon as it comes to hand.

Jayne and Nick have done a wonderful job filling in for her this term and I am sure you will join me in thanking them for their outstanding application and dedication to the role and most importantly to their students.

Thank you to the families and staff who attended our Working Bee last weekend. In the 3 hours we were able to shift 10 cubic meters of soft fall to our playgrounds, reinvigorate many of our garden beds as well as move some excess furniture into the storage container. Special thanks also to the students who joined in to help with the upkeep of their school.

Thank you: Sue Beer and Noela Unwin, Arlene Davies, Peter, Carolyn, Jordan and Casey Allen, June Ye, Linda Cheek, Andrew and Mitchell Davis, Dana and Matt Killmister, Ron Jefferies, Rachel Perry, Ben, Tom and Kate Ovenden and Scott and Zara Roberts. 

On Monday July 23 our Senior School head off for a week in Canberra. This trip is always a highlight and we look forward to hearing of their exciting adventures. Parents if you haven’t yet finalised payment arrangements can you please do so at your earliest convenience.


At the beginning of next term Jo-Ann Struthers and Monica Smith will be taking 4 weeks Long Service Leave to spend time overseas with their respective families. Arrangements during this time have been communicated to the classes. I will also be taking 3 days Long Service Leave, returning to school on Thursday July 19.

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.

Some of you may have seen our new Foundation student T- shirts that were given out. If you have a child starting in Foundation next year and haven’t received your t-shirt please come to the office to collect your t-shirt. As it says on the t-shirt you are all a
Future star of Mentone Park Primary School


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 safe.

Best wishes

Cameron Agars


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.

Please check Kids Café for all lost property items.

There are a large number of unnamed containers and other items.


Thank you
Ana & Sarah






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.

Best wishes

Jenny O – Book club coordinator

Dear Parents,

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.

Second hand school windcheaters in various sizes.
If you need a spare windcheater for these freezing days, please come and help yourselves.
Windcheaters will be sorted into sizes and will be available to grab from the Kids Cafe from today and Friday.

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.

There is no fee for this check. Apply now by visiting: www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au


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.


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