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Hoot October No 16 T4

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From the Principal’s Desk
Together we learn, lead and achieve.

Dear Monty South Community,

I hope that everyone in our school community has enjoyed a great break and managed to share some quality time together in the beautiful spring weather. Many students (and staff) have returned from exciting holiday destinations, and it always appears to me that in the two weeks since I have seen the children, they have shot up and appear well and truly ready for the next year.
Term 4 is traditionally an action-packed term (although last term was one of the busiest we have ever had) and we look forward to the challenges that we will face in the coming weeks. Our children are well rested, the staff have planned and prepared a comprehensive learning program and the number of events, excursions and programs undertaken in Term 4 will keep us on our toes.

A reminder to all students that our sun smart policy requires that a sun smart hat is worn in the playground and when walking between areas.  Sun protection is a priority for all children and staff members. Please ensure hats are clearly named so they can be returned to the rightful owners.

Eureka – Found! 
Last Wednesday we received some great news from our builders–they have unearthed the time capsules that were buried in the school way back in 1985.  These capsules were supposedly buried in a place marked by a plaque.  However, no one currently attached to the school has ever seen the plaque. It turns out this was incorrect as the plaque was stolen soon after the capsules were buried in 1985.
Furthermore, the capsules were found 5 metres away from the place we (the school and builders) were shown as being the correct location. So no wonder we had difficulty in locating it.
All good now and I will hold on to them until School Council make a decision on what to do with them.   They were scheduled to be dug up in 2035, fifty years from the initial burial.
A huge thank you to the Johns Lyng Commercial Builders team, Joseph McKinnon, Roland Di Carlo and Brett Hughes and all the workers on site
For all the time and effort, they took to locate the capsules.  It was a fantastic effort and we are very grateful, particularly when they were not quite where we all thought they were buried.

Building update
Over the holidays, the builders started adding the structural steel to the building and coming back it was a great surprise to see how much had been done.   The whole structure appears huge so we are getting more and more excited as time goes on.  Looking at the building we can see the architect’s drawings taking shape. The next two weeks will be devoted to completing the structural steel work and then commencing on the roofing.

At this stage, bearing in mind that rain as we had last Tuesday can stop construction; we are talking about relocating to the new building around June 2019.  Once we shift in, the final stages of demolishing the remains of Block A, constructing our oval, landscaping the playground and construction of the staff carpark will commence.

Process for 2019 Class Placement
Opportunities to build relationships and the sense of belonging underpin the process of allocating students to classes.  I used to do it manually but for the last 4 years, we have used an electronic package that does most of the selections for us once we key in friend choices.  The whole process has been developed collaboratively with staff and is reviewed annually.  That is why we made some changes this year based on some of the issues parents raised last year. 
The process began last term when we sent home forms for the children to discuss their friend choices with their parents.  These forms are to be returned to school by Friday 19 October.

The next step is now to invite parents to write to me via email with any educational concerns or needs in regards to their child/ren’s class placement for 2019.  This must be sent to me by Friday 26th October and not to the class teacher.

Once we have this information, we set about entering information into the Class Creator program.  Students are guaranteed one friend but often they end up with more than one.  We also look at other factors such as gender balance, mix of students from previous classes and those students with differing needs.

Classes and teachers are announced before the Step Up to the next class sessions commence in December.

You will find this process very similar in all schools across the state and in fact perhaps with less parental input than we ask for.  We place a lot of effort into creating even and fair classes and so we appreciate your support on this matter.

Curriculum Information Night
In response to parent requests for more information regarding our school programs, we are inviting all our parents to an Open Night on Tuesday 16th October commencing at 4pm and finishing around 6.30pm.  The purpose being to enable our parents and families to witness a snapshot of the various programs across the school, especially our working parents who cannot attend the school during the day.   A great deal of work has been done by Mandy Redfern and Monique Rankin to organise the event and we are grateful to them and to the staff who are giving up their family time to attend and show case the school’s programs.  We hope you are able to join us on the night even if only for 30 minutes.  Flyers have been sent out to families with the sessions being run across the school, so there is something for everyone. 
We look forward to seeing you.

Pick My Project
Unfortunately, we were unsuccessful in gaining a grant for the oval from Pick my Project. 

Here is the link that will enable you to see who was successful.

https://pickmyproject.vic.gov.au/regions/northern-metro

MSPS had 321, which was a few votes short of the 339 we needed to have been successful.  Well done and congratulations to the Save the Sugar gliders and the other projects who were all worthy recipients.

Thank you so much Vanessa Edwards for all your hard work on the application.  Your time, effort and persistence are very much appreciated.

Staff News
Wishing Clare Iob, a speedy recovery.  During the holidays she fell over and broke her ankle and thus is on leave for a couple of weeks until she gets the green light to return to work.

And this from 4A who said goodbye to their teacher Dan Anderson last term.  Dan is currently overseas and Rachel Phillips and Hannah Pirrett have taken over the class. Dan will be back for the start of 2019. Some of you may remember Dan as one of the stars of Clare’s play for the Book Parade.  The boys honoured his performance at his goodbye.

MSPS Achievers
Congratulations to our Zadie Krantz (2D), Gabriel Tran (3A) and Ella Jones (6C) who scored highly in the Australian Mathematics Competition last term.  This competition run by Australian Mathematics Trust attracts competitors from all over Australia from the very best maths students in the land. So it is a very hard competition.
Zadie was awarded a Proficiency, Gabe a Distinction and Ella a credit. What a superb effort from the three of them against the very best in Australia.

Fantastic effort to Eliza Millet (4B)  who gained some excellent results at the State Titles for the Australian All-Star Cheer and Dance Federation during the holidays.  Eliza and her team ‘The Edge Performer’s School’  performed in the Under 13 Novice division and achieved a 1st for Hip-Hop, 2nd for Pom, 3rd for Jazz and 3rd for Lyrical.
Eliza and the rest of the team are now training for the Nationals, which are being held on the Gold Coast in November.  Good luck Eliza!

Well done to Ben Vandijk (2C), who swam in the recent North Metro Qualifying Meet coming away with 3 Silver Medals in 50 Free, Back and Fly, and a 5th in Breaststroke; beating his PB’s. The top 10 swimmers go into the Metropolitan Championships held in November at MSAC.
Ben trains with the DVE (Diamond Valley Eltham Swimming Club) who finished 8th overall in the State in 2018. The top 10 clubs in Victoria have been invited to swim at the Hancock Prospecting Australian Short Course Championships also held at MSAC on the 25th of October. There’s an exhibition relay swim before the meet, whereby, they have asked the top 10 clubs in Victoria to choose 9 swimmers from each age group (8-16).
Ben was selected to swim in the 8 year old level. Good luck Ben!  It will be an awesome experience for you.

What a star Maya Bennette (5C) who rode in the ‘Around the Bay’ event in the school holidays. Maya completed the 50km bike ride, raising $260 for the Smith Family charity.
She wants to thank everyone who donated to this very worthwhile charity in support of her ride.

Apologies to Will Bird whom I incorrectly reported as riding in this event.  He is in fact doing a different ride in November, which we will give feedback on then.

Sorry this is a bit late getting out to all.  I had a big week last week with the arrival of my first grandchild-‘Hazel Ann’.

New Newsletter System

With the launch of our new website which can be found at:
www.montysouth.vic.edu.au

Our newsletter will now be split into three separate parts

Principal’s Report – Every 2 Week with all your important information straight from Leanne through Compass and also found on the website

News Feed – Start of every Week – All the events, notifications and information you need to know about what’s going on at MSPS. Also found through Compass and the website

Website – All the Classroom clippings, Student of the Week, Parents & Friends and Advertisements can be found on the website and will be updated every 2 weeks.

Old newsletters can be found at www.montysouth.vic.edu/oldnews

Enjoy the week ahead.

Kind regards
Leanne Sheean
Principal
Montmorency South Community Update – 

Student of the Week – http://www.montysouth.vic.edu.au/showcase/student-of-the-week/

Student Showcase – (old Classroom Clippings) –
http://www.montysouth.vic.edu.au/showcase/

Parents & Friends Committee – http://www.montysouth.vic.edu.au/community/parents-friends-committee/

Advertisements – 
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Family Curriculum Night Information

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Join us for our Family Curriculum Night

Tuesday 16th October 2018

We are inviting parents and grandparents to come along with their children to our whole school Family Curriculum Night next Tuesday, 16th October 4 – 6:30pm, to learn about how we teach literacy and maths and experience all the wonderful things we do here every day at Monty South.

Literacy and maths sessions will be repeated, in each year level, throughout the evening to allow families to join in at any time. Your child/children will share with you some of the fun they have during French and Art sessions, and during Storytime in the library.

Our Stephanie Alexander kitchen and garden will be open and families are encouraged to take a tour of the garden and grab a cup of tea in the kitchen. In our beautiful bush block, families can explore the natural environment and view some of the projects our students have been working on.

Literacy and maths sessions in each year level:

4.00 – 4.20pm

4.30 – 4.50pm

5.00 – 5.20pm

5.30 – 5.50pm

6.00 – 6.20pm

You can find the program for the night right here – Family Curriculum Night program

The Map of where the events can be found is here – School map for curriculum night

We look forward to seeing everyone next Tuesday!

 

Newsfeed – Monday 8th October

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Summary – Family Curriculum Night, Halloween Disco, Icy poles resume
 
Whole school

Family Curriculum Night – Tuesday 16th October  4-7pm
Come along and experience school life at Montmorency South Primary School.  Witness a variety of activities linked to our engaging curriculum.  Sessions include classroom maths and literacy.  Specialist classes include art, French, SAKG and story time in the Library. Please see attached flyer for more information and timetable.

Parents & Friends – upcoming activities
 
Icy Poles
 
Parents & Friends will resume selling icy poles on Fridays during Term 4.  Remember your .50cents! 
 
Parents & Friends Annual Halloween Disco
 
Join us for our annual P&F Halloween Disco.  Tickets are now available via Trybooking.  Dress up for a night of dancing.  There will be prizes to win, a DJ, Halloween games, and a chill out zone.  Sausages, drinks and snacks will be available to purchase on the night.  Please see attached flyer.
 
Date:                 Thursday 25 October
Time:                6pm-7:30pm
Location:          MSPS school gym
Ticket Prices:  Online via Trybooking Single $5, Family $20 (2 A, 3 C)
                          Prices on the night – Single $7.50, Family $30
 
Please book via trybooking : https://www.trybooking.com/426675
 
Year Level News
 
WHAT IS COMING 
 
Tues 9 Oct

  • Division Athletics – Meadowglen

Wed 10 Oct

  • No Assembly

Thurs 11 Oct

  • Softball training 8am at school

Fri 12 Oct

  • School sports volleyball (boys) & softball finals at Apollo Parkways 11:40am-2pm

Tues 16 Oct

  • Family Curriculum Night 4-7pm

Wed 17 Oct

  • Regional Athletics
  • Assembly 2:45pm
  • Parents & Friends Meeting staffroom 7:30pm – all welcome

Wed 24 Oct

  • Assembly 2:45pm

Thurs 25 Oct

  • P&F Halloween Disco 6-7:30pm – see attached flyer

Wed 31 Oct

  • Assembly 2:45pm

Mon 5 Nov

  • NO SCHOOL Student free day – Report Writing

Tues 6 Nov

  • NO SCHOOL Public Holiday – Melbourne Cup Day

Thurs 8 – Fri 9 Nov

  • Year 3 Camp Please pay via Compass/course confirmation & payments

Sun 11 Nov

  • Vocal Ensemble to perform at the Eltham Festival – 3:15pm

Wed 14 – Fri 16 Nov

  • Year 5 Camp to Anglesea (please pay and add consent via Compass/Course confirmation and payments)

Fri 16 Nov

  • Prep 2019 Transition Day 1 – 9:00am-11:30am (uniform shop open from 8:30am-12)

Mon 19 Nov

  • Prep-Yr 2 swimming (45 min lesson)

Tues 20 Nov

  • Prep-Yr 2 swimming (45 min lesson)

Wed 21 Nov

  • Year 2 Day camp to Camp Sunnystones

Thurs 22 Nov

  • Prep-Yr 2 swimming (45 min lesson)

Fri 23 Nov

  • Prep 2019 Transition Day 2 – 9:00am-11:30am (uniform shop open from 8:30am-12)
  • Prep-Yr 2 swimming (45 min lesson)

Sat 24 Nov

  • Election Day – P&F cake & book stall

Mon 26 Nov

  • Prep-Yr 2 swimming (45 min lesson)
  • Yr 4 & 6 Open Water Experience

Tues 27 Nov

  • Prep-Yr 2 swimming (45 min lesson)
  • Yr 3 & 5 Open Water Experience

Wed 28 Nov

  • Prep-Yr 2 swimming (45 min lesson)

Thurs 29 Nov

  • Prep-Yr 2 swimming (45 min lesson)

Fri 30 Nov

  • Prep 2019 Transition Day 3 – 9:00am- 11:30am (uniform shop open from 8:30am-12)

Fri 7 Dec

  • Prep 2019 Transition Day 4 – 9:00am-11:30am

Tue 11 Dec

  • Year 7 2019 Orientation Day
  • MSPS Whole School Step Up – All Day
  • Prep 2019 Transition Final day- 9:00am-11:30am

Wed 12 Dec

  • Possible MSPS Christmas Carols confirmation to be given once venue is finalised

Fri 14 Dec

  • Last day for lunch orders 2018

Wed 19 Dec

  • Year 6 Graduation

Thurs 20 Dec

  • Last day of school – 3:30pm finish

Fri 21 Dec

  • Staff  2019 planning day

Newsfeed – Monday September 17th

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Summary – Family Curriculum Night, Halloween Disco, Yr 2 Camp, Footy colours day
 
Whole school
Family Curriculum Night – Tuesday 16th October  4-7pm
Come along and experience different areas of your child’s curriculum and have a look at the wonderful things we do at Montmorency South Primary on a daily basis.  There will be sessions to experience what happens in the classroom, including specialist classes ie Art, French, SAKG Kitchen/Garden program and story time in the Library.  More details to follow leading up to the date.

Parents & Friends Annual Halloween Disco 
Come along and join us for our annual P&F Halloween Disco.  Tickets are now available via Trybooking.  Dress up for a night of dancing.  There will be prizes to win, a DJ, Halloween games, and a chill out zone.  Sausages, drinks and snacks will be available to purchase on the night.  Please see attached flyer.
 
Date:                 Thursday 25 October
Time:                6pm-7:30pm
Location:          MSPS school gym
Ticket Prices: Online via Trybooking Single $5, Family $20 (2 A, 3 C)
                          Prices on the night – Single $7.50, Family $30
 
Please book via trybooking : https://www.trybooking.com/426675
 
Junior School Council Footy Colours Day & P&F Hot dog lunch
Students can come to school on Friday dressed in their footy colours.  Please bring a gold coin donation which will be donated towards Leukaemia research. 
 
The Canteen will not be running on Friday 21st of September– The hot dog lunch will be replacing the canteen.  Please return all hot dog orders asap.  Orders after Wednesday morning will not be accepted.

Year Level News
 
Year 2
The Year 2 Team are delighted to announce that we will be heading to Camp Sunnystones for our day camp on Wednesday the 21st of November and will cost $85.  If you know that you will be unable to attend could you please let your child’s teacher know, this will assist with planning the camp. More information to be sent via Compass/events later this week.

Year 2 Team
Tom Davis, Keera Glass, Monique Rankin, Trish Marmo and Tegan Caldwell
Year 2 & 3
 
WHAT IS COMING

Mon 17th Sept

  • Year 6 parent Graduation Committee Meeting 5.30pm

Wed 19 Sept

  • Yr 3 excursion to Melbourne Zoo Please be at school by 8:30am
  • Assembly 2:45pm
  • P&F Meeting staffroom 7:30pm – all welcome

Thurs 20 Sept

  • Yr 5&6 – SOAR Survey
  • Production DVD order forms due

Fri 21 Sept

  • Last day of Term 3 – 2:30pm dismissal
  • Wellbeing Day & Parents and Friends Footy Colours Day

School Holidays – 22 Sept – 7 Oct 

Mon 8 Oct

  • First day of Term 4

Wed 10 Oct

  • No Assembly

Tues 16 Oct

  • Family Curriculum Night 4-7pm

Wed 17 Oct

  • Assembly 2:45pm
  • Parents & Friends Meeting staffroom 7:30pm – all welcome

Wed 24 Oct

  • Assembly 2:45pm

Thurs 25 Oct

  • P&F Halloween Disco 6-7:30pm

Wed 31 Oct

  • Assembly 2:45pm

Mon 5 Nov

  • NO SCHOOL Student free day – Report Writing

Tues 6 Nov

  • NO SCHOOL Public Holiday – Melbourne Cup Day

Thurs 8 – Fri 9 Nov

  • Year 3 Camp Please pay via Compass/course confirmation & payments

Sun 11 Nov

  • Vocal Ensemble to perform at the Eltham Festival – 3:15pm

Wed 14 – Fri 16 Nov

  • Year 5 Camp to Anglesea (please pay and add consent via Compass/Course confirmation and payments)

Fri 16 Nov

  • Prep 2019 Transition Day 1 – 9:00am-11:30am (uniform shop open from 8:30am-12)

Mon 19 Nov

  • Prep-Yr 2 swimming (45 min lesson)

Tues 20 Nov

  • Prep-Yr 2 swimming (45 min lesson)

Wed 21 Nov

  • Year 2 Day camp to Camp Sunnystones

Thurs 22 Nov

  • Prep-Yr 2 swimming (45 min lesson)

Fri 23 Nov

  • Prep 2019 Transition Day 2 – 9:00am-11:30am (uniform shop open from 8:30am-12)
  • Prep-Yr 2 swimming (45 min lesson)

Mon 26 Nov

  • Prep-Yr 2 swimming (45 min lesson)
  • Yr 4 & 6 Open Water Experience

Tues 27 Nov

  • Prep-Yr 2 swimming (45 min lesson)
  • Yr 3 & 5 Open Water Experience

Wed 28 Nov

  • Prep-Yr 2 swimming (45 min lesson)

Thurs 29 Nov

  • Prep-Yr 2 swimming (45 min lesson)

Fri 30 Nov

  • Prep 2019 Transition Day 3 – 9:00am- 11:30am (uniform shop open from 8:30am-12)

Fri 7 Dec

  • Prep 2019 Transition Day 4 – 9:00am-11:30am

Tue 11 Dec

  • Year 7 2019 Orientation Day
  • MSPS Whole School Step Up – All Day
  • Prep 2019 Transition Final day- 9:00am-11:30am

Wed 12 Dec

  • Possible Christmas Carols confirmation to be given once venue is finalised

Wed 19 Dec

  • Year 6 Graduation

Thurs 20 Dec

  • Last day of school – 3:30pm finish

Fri 21 Dec

  • Staff  2019 planning day

Newsfeed 10th September 2018

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Summary
 
Whole school

Production DVD
Order envelopes for the Year 3-6 production of Seussical are due back by Thursday 20th September.  After this date any orders will cost $35 instead of $25 because it is a single run to produce a DVD.

Sun hat time
 Just a reminder that from September 1st to April 30th it is school policy that children wear hats outside as the UV rays are strong. 
 
Chess Club Term 4
Chess Club will be running on Monday afternoon’s from 3:30-4:30pm in Term 4.  If you child is interested in joining Chess club please contact the school office on montmorency.south.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au or 9439 6201
 
Squishies
We have had a concern raised by one of our parents regarding this toy. In the UK the toys have been re-called. Here is the link for more information: https://thenewdaily.com.au/money/consumer/2018/09/04/squishies-harmful-chemicals/
 
Hot Dog lunch & Footy Colours Day
Orders for the hot dog lunch on the 21st September are due back by Friday 14th September. If any parents are available to help on the day please email secretarymspspf@gmail.com

Disabled Parking
One of our parents that needs access to the disabled parking spot has been having difficulties in being able to access the disabled parking. If any other parents that need access to the disabled parking have had difficulties can you please let the office know. 
 
Year Level News

Year 3
The students are excited about their upcoming excursion to the Melbourne Zoo for the Local Legends Tour on Wednesday 19th September.
To be prepared for this day, please ensure that your child brings the following in a small backpack that they can carry.

  • Hat (please clearly label)
  • Drink bottle
  • Lunch and snack
  • Asthma puffers
  • NO IPADS OR CAMERAS

All students are to be wearing school uniform and are required to be at school at 8:30am as we are boarding the bus before 9am.
Thank-you,
Melanie Vaughan, Tracey Cole, Daniel Jacobs, Lisa Symons, Chelsea Ross and Amanda McDonald

Year 5 & 6
Across 2018 in Year 7 Integrated Studies at Eltham High School, students have been working towards understanding how to research and to think in a sophisticated and critical way about complex ideas. The culmination of this work is a Sustainability Inquiry Project that they will presented next Wednesday 12th September at the Sustainability Expo.

We would like to welcome interested year 5 and year 6 students from Montmorency South Primary School to attend our Expo where they will have the opportunity to meet and talk to our current year 7 students about their creative solutions to the challenges of our times.

Details of the evening are as follows:
Date:  Wednesday 12th September, 2018
Time:  6:30-8pm
Location: 100s space, enter via the Front Office

If you have any queries or would like to know more, please contact Melissa Hughes – Junior School and Transition Leader at huh@elthamhs.vic.edu.au

Year 6 Parents
Monday the 17th of September at 5:30pm in the school library there will be a meeting to form a 2018 Year 6 graduation committee. An Insight notice has been put on Compass to register your attendance.
 
WHAT IS COMING UP:

Wed 12 Sept

  • Assembly 2:45pm
  • Leadership Day Year 5’s – Excursion Please add consent via Compass and return low ropes permission form

 Mon 17 Sept

  • Year 6 parent Graduation Committee Meeting 5.30pm

Wed 19 Sept 

  • Yr 3 excursion to Melbourne Zoo
  • Assembly 2:45pm
  • P&F Meeting staffroom 7:30pm – all welcome

Thurs 20 Sept

  • Yr 5 & 6 – SOAR Survery

Fri 21 Sept

  • Last day of Term 3 – 2:30pm dismissal
  • Wellbeing Day & Parents and Friends Footy Colours Day

School Holidays – 22 Sept – 7 Oct 

Mon 8 Oct

  • First day of Term 4

Wed 17 Oct

  • Parents & Friends Meeting staffroom 7:30pm – all welcome

Thurs 25 Oct

  • P&F Halloween Disco

Mon 5 Nov

  • NO SCHOOL Student free day – Report Writing

Tues 6 Nov

  • NO SCHOOL Public Holiday – Melbourne Cup Day

Thurs 8 – Fri 9 Nov

  • Year 3 Camp Please pay via Compass/course confirmation & payments

Sun 11 Nov

  • Vocal Ensemble to perform at the Eltham Festival – 3:15pm

Wed 14 – Fri 16 Nov

  • Year 5 Camp to Anglesea (please pay and add consent via Compass/Course confirmation and payments)

Fri 16 Nov

  • Prep 2019 Transition Day 1 – 9:00am-11:30am (uniform shop open from 8:30am-12)

Fri 23 Nov

  • Prep 2019 Transition Day 2 – 9:00am-11:30am (uniform shop open from 8:30am-12)

Fri 30 Nov

  • Prep 2019 Transition Day 3 – 9:00am- 11:30am (uniform shop open from 8:30am-12)

Fri 7 Dec

  • Prep 2019 Transition Day 4 – 9:00am-11:30am

Tue 11 Dec

  • Year 7 2019 Orientation Day
  • MSPS Whole School Step Up – All Day
  • Prep 2019 Transition Final day- 9:00am-11:30am

Wed 19 Dec

  • Year 6 Graduation

Thurs 20 Dec

  • Last day of school – 3:30pm finish

Fri 21 Dec

  • Staff  2019 planning day

Newsfeed 3rd September 2018

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Summary:
 
School production DVD’s & School Production tickets, sun hat time, lost bike, Premier’s reading challenge, no assembly this week, P&F update attached
 
Whole school
Please note there will be no assembly this week
 
Found bike
 
A relatively new adult bike along with a helmet was found by the gym last week.  If you know of anyone who has a missing bike please call us at the school office.
 
Premier’s reading challenge
 
The Victorian Premier’s reading challenge is closing this Friday 7 Sept 2018.  Children from Prep to Year 2 were encouraged to read or ‘experience’ 30 books with their parents and teachers.  Children from Year 3-6 are challenged to read 15 books.
 
Please logon and enter any remaining books your child has read by this date to have them counted towards your child’s total.  If your child is in Prep-Year 2 the teachers will have done this for your child already.
 
Sun hat time
 
Just a reminder that from September 1st to April 30th it is school policy that children wear heats outside as the UV rays are strong. 
 
Year Level News Middle & Senior Levels
 
Year 3-6

School Production arrival times

Lead performers – Please arrive at Eltham Highschool by 4:45pm for 6:30pm start
All other performers – Please arrive at 6pm for a 6:30pm start
 
School Production Tickets

Extra Tickets are now available via Trybooking for the Year 3-6 2018 production of Seussical Kids.  
 
Tickets will not be available at the door. 
 
https://www.trybooking.com/XMDM
 
School Production DVD
DVD envelopes were sent home last week.  There are extra envelopes at the school office.  DVD’s are $25 per DVD.  When ordering please write on the envelope which night you would like to purchase ie Night 1 or Night 2.  Please return envelopes with cash within 2 weeks after the performance, end of Term 3.
After that you would incur the extra cost of a single run, so get in quick if you’d like one.

Year 5 & 6
 
Last February the Year 5 & 6 students were involved in the Speak Our Against Racism (SOAR) bystander program.  A survey was part of this program.  Those students who were given permission to take part in February will now take the final part of the survey on Thursday 20th September.
 
WHAT IS COMING UP:
Tues 4 Sept

  • MDPSSSA Athletics Meadowglen Athletic club 9:00am-3:00pm
  • School Production Night 1 – families surnames A-L

Wed 5 Sept

  • No Assembly
  • School Production Night 2 – families surnames M-Z

Mon 10 Sept

  • Robogals – Year 5 girls incursion

Wed 12 Sept

  • Assembly 2:45pm
  • Leadership Day Year 5’s – Excursion Please add consent via Compass and return low ropes permission form

Wed 19 Sept

  • Yr 3 excursion to Melbourne Zoo
  • Assembly 2:45pm
  • P&F Meeting staffroom 7:30pm – all welcome

Thurs 20 Sept

  • Yr 5&6 – SOAR Survery

Fri 21 Sept

  • Last day of Term 3 – 2:30pm dismissal
  • Wellbeing Day & Parents and Friends Footy Colours Day

School Holidays – 22 Sept – 7 Oct
 
Mon 8 Oct

  • First day of Term 4

Wed 17 Oct

  • Parents & Friends Meeting staffroom 7:30pm – all welcome

Thurs 25 Oct

  • P&F Halloween Disco

Mon 5 Nov

  • NO SCHOOL Student free day – Report Writing

Tues 6 Nov

  • NO SCHOOL Public Holiday – Melbourne Cup Day

Thurs 8 – Fri 9 Nov

  • Year 3 Camp Please pay via Compass/course confirmation & payments

Sun 11 Nov

  • Vocal Ensemble to perform at the Eltham Festival – 3:15pm

Wed 14 – Fri 16 Nov

  • Year 5 Camp to Anglesea (please pay and add consent via Compass/Course confirmation and payments)

Fri 16 Nov

  • Prep 2019 Transition Day 1 – 9:00am-11:30am (uniform shop open from 8:30am-12)

Fri 23 Nov

  • Prep 2019 Transition Day 2 – 9:00am-11:30am (uniform shop open from 8:30am-12)

Fri 30 Nov

  • Prep 2019 Transition Day 3 – 9:00am- 11:30am (uniform shop open from 8:30am-12)

Fri 7 Dec

  • Prep 2019 Transition Day 4 – 9:00am-11:30am

Tue 11 Dec

  • Year 7 2019 Orientation Day
  • MSPS Whole School Step Up – All Day
  • Prep 2019 Transition Final day- 9:00am-11:30am

Wed 19 Dec

  • Graduation

Thurs 20 Dec

  • Last day of school – 3:30pm finish

Fri 21 Dec

  • Staff  2019 planning day

Newsfeed 27th August

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Summary:  Stem Night Tuesday, Father’s Day stall Wednesday, Sibling & School Captain photos Friday, School production DVD’s & School Production tickets
 
Whole school

Stem Night – Tomorrow Night
Please join us Tues 28th Aug for Stem Night in the school gym
Tickets can be purchased on the night at the door- $5 per family
Session 1 – 3:45-4:45pm
Session 2 – 5:00-6:00pm

Father’s Day Stall
 
A reminder that this Wednesday from 12:30-2:30pm Parents and Friends will be holding their annual Father’s Day stall.  Please remember to send money and a bag to take the items home in.
 
Photos

Leading Image will be here on Friday August 31st to take School captain photos, Year 6 group photo, sibling photos and individual photos of new students or students who were away on photo day.  Sibling photo envelopes are available at the school office. 
School captain photos will be on display and made available for purchase after the photo date.
If your child missed the photo day earlier in the year please contact Pam Watson on watson.pam.w@edumail.vic.gov.au to make sure your child gets an individual photo on Friday.
  
Chicken Roster
 
We are quickly approaching the school holidays.  Our chickens are looking for some care over the upcoming weekends and school holidays.  If you are able to help please sign up at the school office.

Book Parade request from Clare

Thank you to all the Parents, Grandparents and friends who came to watch our 2018 Monty South Book Parade. I am wondering if anyone videod the staff skit? If you have I would be so grateful to get a copy of it. We have all the classes on video which is just fabulous. Thank you again for all your support. Your children were absolutely wonderful.

Thank you
Clare Bear
 
Year Level News Middle & Senior Levels
 
Year 3-6

School Production Tickets
 
Tickets are now available via Trybooking for the Year 3-6 2018 production of Seussical Kids.  Space is limited and we ask families to limit ticket purchases to 3 per family.  Towards the end of the week we will open up ticket sales to those who would like to purchase extra, space permitting. 
 
Please buy your tickets soon.  https://www.trybooking.com/XMDM
 
School Production DVD

DVD envelopes will be distributed to the eldest in each family of the Senior school. School Memories Captured film your child’s performance from 2 camera views and professionally edit to a high standard at an investment of $25.00. You are not obliged to purchase, only if you wish. You will need to return the envelope with cash within 2 weeks after the performance, end of Term 3.

After that you would incur the extra cost of a single run, so get in quick if you’d like one.

Kind regards, Jude Barry

Year 5 request

As part of our STEAM Re-invention Design Project, the students will be working through the engineering design process to redesign the invention they researched in Term 2. We will need a range of materials that the students will use to create their model of their re-invention. If you have the following items, could you please send them to school by the end of Term 3 with your child and place them in the Year 5 STEAM tub in the BER.
 
– Cardboard tubes
– Boxes
– Scrap material
– Egg cartons
 
If you have any other supplies you think we could use, we would be very grateful to take them off your hands.
 
Thank you,
Nerinda, Jenny, Andrew, Andy and Laura
 
WHAT IS COMING UP:

Term 3
Tues 28 Aug

  • Family S.T.E.M Night – $5 per family Please pay at the door

Session 1 3:45 – Session 2 5:00pm

Wed 29 Aug

  • District Athletics High Jump & Triple Jump training 8:20-8:50am School gym
  • Father’s day stall 12:20-2:20pm
  • Assembly 2:45pm – Eltham High School Choir to sing
  • District Athletics Relay training 3:45-4:30pm Willinda park

Fri 31 Aug

  • Sibling & School Captain photos – order forms for sibling photos available at the school office

Mon 3 Sept

  • School Council meeting

Tues 4 Sept

  • School Production Night 1 – families surnames A-L

Wed 5 Sept

  • Assembly 2:45pm
  • School Production Night 2 – families surnames M-Z

Mon 10 Sept

  • Robogals – Year 5 girls incursion

Wed 12 Sept

  • Assembly 2:45pm

Wed 19 Sept

  • Yr 3 excursion to Melbourne Zoo
  • Assembly 2:45pm
  • P&F Meeting staffroom 7:30pm – all welcome

Fri 21 Sept

  • Last day of Term 3 – 2:30pm dismissal
  • Wellbeing Day & Parents and Friends Footy Colours Day

School Holidays – 22 Sept – 7 Oct
 
Mon 8 Oct

  • First day of Term 4

Wed 17 Oct

  • Parents & Friends Meeting staffroom 7:30pm – all welcome

Thurs 25 Oct

  • P&F Halloween Disco

Mon 5 Nov

  • NO SCHOOL Student free day – Report Writing

Tues 6 Nov

  • NO SCHOOL Public Holiday – Melbourne Cup Day

Thurs 8 – Fri 9 Nov

  • Year 3 Camp (more info to follow)

Sun 11 Nov

  • Vocal Ensemble to perform at the Eltham Festival – 3:15pm

Wed 14 – Fri 16 Nov

  • Year 5 Camp to Anglesea (please pay and add consent via Compass/Course confirmation and payments)

Fri 16 Nov

  • Prep 2019 Transition Day 1 – 9:00am-11:30am (uniform shop open from 8:30am-12)

Fri 23 Nov

  • Prep 2019 Transition Day 2 – 9:00am-11:30am (uniform shop open from 8:30am-12)

Fri 30 Nov

  • Prep 2019 Transition Day 3 – 9:00am- 11:30am (uniform shop open from 8:30am-12)

Fri 7 Dec

  • Prep 2019 Transition Day 4 – 9:00am-11:30am

Tue 11 Dec

  • Year 7 2019 Orientation Day
  • MSPS Whole School Step Up – All Day
  • Prep 2019 Transition Final day- 9:00am-11:30am

Wed 19 Dec

  • Graduation

Thurs 20 Dec

  • Last day of school – 3:30pm finish

Fri 21 Dec

  • Staff  2019 planning day

Newsfeed August 20th

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Summary:  Tickets now on sale for Seussical kids, Student information updates, Book parade
 
Whole school

SEUSSICAL KIDS M.S.P.S. SENIOR CONCERT 2018!
 
Tickets are now available via Trybooking for the Year 3-6 2018 production of Seussical Kids. Please follow the link for more information
 
https://www.trybooking.com/XMDM
 
Student Information Updates:

Thank you to the families who have been so prompt in ensuring that we have the most up to date information available for your family.  We are working daily to get all of the information updated.
 
We have had a few notes submitted with the corrections asking if both Mum and Dad in the same household can receive duplicates of all of the correspondence that we send out to families.
 
At this stage, some systems that we use only have the ability to send information to the primary or first listed parent in a family unit.  If you are in a position, where there is a change to your family circumstance and you need to advise us that your student(s) have two family units who will require contact, please contact the office so that we can have you complete the required information to reflect that your family consists of two independent households.
 
Book Parade
 
A friendly reminder that the book parade will be taking place Wed 22nd of Aug at 9:10-11:30am in the school gym.  Please come dressed as your favourite book character.  Parents are welcome join us for the parade.
 
Year level news

Year 2&3
On Wednesday’s the Year 2 & 3’s have their park day.  This Wednesday they will be visiting the park as usual.  If your child’s book parade costume will get in the way of a trip to the park please send extra shoes, clothing etc to change into.

WHAT IS COMING UP:

Term 3
Tues 21 Aug

  • T-ball final 9:15am Mill Park

Wed 22 Aug

  • Montmorency South Book Week Parade 9:10am – 11:30am in the School gym
  • P&F silver coin collection day

Fri 24 Aug

  • Prep breakfast & excursion to Lego Land – Please consent and pay via Compass/Events

Tues 28 Aug

  • Family S.T.E.M Night – $5 per family Please pay at the school office

Wed 29 Aug

  • Father’s day stall 12:20-2:20pm
  • Assembly 2:45pm – Eltham High School Choir to sing

Fri 31 Aug

  • Sibling & School Captain photos – order forms for sibling photos available at the school office

Mon 3 Sept

  • School Council meeting

Tues 4 Sept

  • School Production Night 1 – families surnames A-L

Wed 5 Sept

  • Assembly 2:45pm
  • School Production Night 2 – families surnames M-Z

Mon 10 Sept

  • Robogals – Year 5 girls incursion

Wed 12 Sept

  • Assembly 2:45pm

Wed 19 Sept

  • Yr 3 excursion to Melbourne Zoo
  • Assembly 2:45pm
  • P&F Meeting staffroom 7:30pm – all welcome

Fri 21 Sept

  • Last day of Term 3 – 2:30pm dismissal
  • Wellbeing Day & Parents and Friends Footy Colours Day

School Holidays – 22 Sept – 7 Oct
 
Mon 8 Oct

  • First day of Term 4

Wed 17 Oct

  • Parents & Friends Meeting staffroom 7:30pm – all welcome

Thurs 25 Oct

  • P&F Halloween Disco

Mon 5 Nov

  • NO SCHOOL Student free day – Report Writing

Tues 6 Nov

  • NO SCHOOL Public Holiday – Melbourne Cup Day

Thurs 8 – Fri 9 Nov

  • Year 3 Camp (more info to follow)

Sun 11 Nov

  • Vocal Ensemble to perform at the Eltham Festival – 3:15pm

Wed 14 – Fri 16 Nov

  • Year 5 Camp to Anglesea (please pay and add consent via Compass/Course confirmation and payments)

Fri 16 Nov

  • Prep 2019 Transition Day 1 – 9:00am-11:30am (uniform shop open from 8:30am-12)

Fri 23 Nov

  • Prep 2019 Transition Day 2 – 9:00am-11:30am (uniform shop open from 8:30am-12)

Fri 30 Nov

  • Prep 2019 Transition Day 3 – 9:00am- 11:30am (uniform shop open from 8:30am-12)

Fri 7 Dec

  • Prep 2019 Transition Day 4 – 9:00am-11:30am

Tue 11 Dec

  • Year 7 2019 Orientation Day
  • MSPS Whole School Step Up – All Day
  • Prep 2019 Transition Final day- 9:00am-11:30am

Wed 19 Dec

  • Graduation

Thurs 20 Dec

  • Last day of school – 3:30pm finish

Fri 21 Dec

  • Staff  2019 planning day

 
Our calendars via our school website and Compass are updated regularly

Newsfeed 13 August

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Summary:
 
Mini Athletics this Friday Aug 17th Prep-Yr 2, School concert costume reminder
 
Year level news
Prep – Year 2 mini athletics

This Friday is mini athletics day for the Preps, Yr 1 and Yr 2’s here at school.  Students will be participating in a range of fun activities!  The mini athletics will be running after lunch from12:30pm.  Parents are welcome to come and watch.

Each child can choose to wear something that is in their house colour to support their team.  To see which colour house your child is in, please click on “Profile (Attendance, Schedule, Reports)” on your home page under your child’s name.  You will find the house colour next to “Groups”
Strix – Red                       Ninnox – Yellow
Tyto – Blue                       Otis – Green
 
Year 3-6 School Production reminder
Just a reminder for students to bring costume items to school by Monday 20th August.  Please see Compass/Newsfeed titled “School Concert costume requirements” for a list of costumes required by class.

WHAT IS COMING UP:

Term 3
Wed 15 Aug

  • Tball training –Nerinda Hodgson’s team 8:00am at school
  • Assembly 2:45pm
  • P&F Meeting – 7:30pm staffroom
  • First day of P&F Silver Coin Frenzy collection (please see attached flyer)

Mon 20 Aug

  • School Concert costume items due to classroom Yr 3-6

Tues 21 Aug

  • T-ball final 9:15am Mill Park

Wed 22 Aug

  • Montmorency South Book Week Parade 9:10am – in the School gym
  • P&F silver coin collection day

Fri 24 Aug

  • Prep breakfast & excursion to Lego Land – Please consent and pay via Compass/Events

Tues 28 Aug

  • Family S.T.E.M Night – $5 per family Please pay at the school office

Wed 29 Aug

  • Father’s day stall 12:20-2:20pm
  • Assembly 2:45pm – Eltham High School Choir to sing

Fri 31 Aug

  • Sibling & School Captain photos – order forms for sibling photos available at the school office

Mon 3 Sept

  • School Council meeting

Tues 4 Sept

  • School Production Night 1 – families surnames A-L

Wed 5 Sept

  • School Production Night 2 – families surnames M-Z

Mon 10 Sept

  • Robogals – Year 5 girls incursion

Wed 12 Sept

  • Assembly 2:45pm

Wed 19 Sept

  • P&F Meeting staffroom 7:30pm – all welcome

Fri 21 Sept

  • Last day of Term 3 – 2:30pm dismissal
  • Wellbeing Day & Parents and Friends Footy Colours Day

School Holidays – 22 Sept – 7 Oct
 
Mon 8 Oct

  • First day of Term 4

Wed 17 Oct

  • Parents & Friends Meeting staffroom 7:30pm – all welcome

Thurs 25 Oct

  • P&F Halloween Disco

Mon 5 Nov

  • NO SCHOOL Student free day – Report Writing

Tues 6 Nov

  • NO SCHOOL Public Holiday – Melbourne Cup Day

Thurs 8 – Fri 9 Nov

  • Year 3 Camp (more info to follow)

Sun 11 Nov

  • Vocal Ensemble to perform at the Eltham Festival – 3:15pm

Wed 14 – Fri 16 Nov

  • Year 5 Camp to Anglesea (please pay and add consent via Compass/Course confirmation and payments)

Fri 16 Nov

  • Prep 2019 Transition Day 1 – 9:00am-11:30am (uniform shop open from 8:30am-12)

Fri 23 Nov

  • Prep 2019 Transition Day 2 – 9:00am-11:30am (uniform shop open from 8:30am-12)

Fri 30 Nov

  • Prep 2019 Transition Day 3 – 9:00am- 11:30am (uniform shop open from 8:30am-12)

Fri 7 Dec

  • Prep 2019 Transition Day 4 – 9:00am-11:30am

Tue 11 Dec

  • Year 7 2019 Orientation Day
  • MSPS Whole School Step Up – All Day
  • Prep 2019 Transition Final day- 9:00am-11:30am

Wed 19 Dec

  • Graduation

Thurs 20 Dec

  • Last day of school – 3:30pm finish

Fri 21 Dec

  • Staff  2019 planning day

 
Our calendars via our school website and Compass are updated regularly.