28 March 2019


                                  MPPS Calendar of Events


Monday 1st                     School photographs

Wednesday 3rd       Grade 3/4 healthy eating incursion (Eat4Life)
Friday 5th                       End of Term 1 early dismissal 2.30pm
                               Years 3 - 6 Cross Country Trials 9am - 11am
                               FREE sausage sizzle for all students at lunchtime 
                               All students from Foundation to 6 can wear house colours

Monday 22nd                 Easter Monday - No School

Tuesday 23rd          Term 2 commences

Wednesday 25th          Anzac Day Public holiday


May 7 - 9                   Middle School Science Incursion

May 14 - 24               NAPLAN for Grades 3 and 5

Monday 13th             Walk Safely to School Week begins

Thursday 16th           Kingston Junior Mayor for School Captains and Vice Captains

Welcome to Cameron's Corner

What a term its been and who could believe it's nearly over already. All of our wonderful students have been busy setting goals, building on the learning and setting new goals with a sense of pride and satisfaction. I was showing a prospective family through the school last week and their first observation was how settled and engaged all of our students were so when I explained this is how our school is everyday she was most impressed at the idea of this being the school for her and her family.

As some of you may know Officeworks Mentone opened recently and as part of their introduction to the community they presented our school with a cheque for $2000. They are also running a colouring and writing competition so head down and check out our students work.


Next Friday is the last day for Term 1 so to celebrate we will be holding a free sausage sizzle for our students at lunchtime as well as all parents and siblings after school. Our assembly will be held at 2pm (Outdoors weather permitting) with a 2:30pm dismissal. We welcome all parents and care givers and invite you along to grab a sausage in bread and watch the much anticipated Easter Raffle. With all of your donations we anticipate there will be approximately 40 prizes so get there early for a prompt 2 pm start.

As the Middle and Senior students will be participating in the Cross Country Trials, all students can wear their house colours. New students, including Foundation will be informed of their house early next week.


Our Grade 6 students are currently wearing their newly designed T-shirts, with hoodies due to arrive in the first week back of Term 2. Check out the new design which adds to the already smart uniform proudly worn by all of our students.

Have a great weekend and don't forget photos on Monday.


Assistant Principal

What a fantastic day it was! The splashes of orange people added to their clothes, hair or skin looked fantastic and set up a real sense of excitement from the very start of the day. Students worked in multi-age groups and rotated through three activities, making some ‘helping hands’ some Harmony Badges and participating in team building and problem solving games outside. We then enjoyed a whole school mini-picnic on the oval before recess.  Children had an early lunch where an array of multicultural themed foods were shared with their grades. Thank you to all families who contributed some yummy treats for the children to share.

The whole school joined in singing our Harmony Day song “Everyone Belongs” as it played over the loud speakers after lunch.  This song will be performed by the whole school at assembly.  Each level will also be performing a special harmony themed song they have been learning in their music lessons. If you can make it to assembly this week the children would love to sing for you!

If you are on Facebook, please like our Mentone Park Primary School page and you can see all the photos from Harmony Day, along with other school events and special moments that are posted on there.


Congratulations to our four artists who have had their artwork selected to be displayed at the new Officeworks in Mentone. Official opening of the new store is this weekend. All visitors to the store will be given the chance to vote for their favourite art piece from all the local schools and the winning student and school will receive some great prizes from Officeworks. Make sure you vote if you get a chance to drop in to the store!

Well done and good luck to Kiara, Eva, Layla and Carla.

Have a great week!

Alison Lough

Assistant Principal





On Friday April 5, we are holding a Secondhand uniform sale and also 'free to a good home' for black shorts/pants.

When:  Friday April 5

Where: Performing Arts room

Time:   1.30pm – 2.00pm (before assembly)

Payment: Cash only

Items for sale:
• Polo shirts (short & long sleeve) $2
• Winter tunic dresses $5
• Jackets $5

Thank you

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


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