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By March 25, 2019Uncategorized

School photos, P&F Bunnings barbeque, Victorian Premiers' reading challenge, Go fund me – Jayden Mackay, local event & Banyule youth services holiday activities

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School Photos – Tuesday 26th March
Tomorrow is School photo day.  Photos can be order via the Advanced Life website using the following code:  – WKQ FQE 54C orders can be placed until Friday 5th April.  After this date orders will attract an additional fee. 
Sibling photos can be ordered online until Midnight tonight, Monday 25 March or cash on the morning of photo day.  If Sibling photos have not been ordered by the morning of Tuesday 26th March a Sibling photo will not be taken.
Bunning Barbeque Sat 30th March – volunteers needed

MSPS P&F will be holding a fundraising barbeque and cake stall at Bunnings on Saturday the 30th of March and we need your help!   Please email or sign up on the roster at the office to offer an hour and a half of your time or bring a cake to the office on Friday 29th March.  You are also welcome to drop in a cake at Bunnings on Saturday 30th March from 8am-3:30pm.

This will be a great fundraiser to generate funds for a new school oval.

If you can help in any way or would like more info please call Larissa on 0430 922 004.
Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge

The Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge is now open and Montmorency South Primary School is excited to be participating.
The Challenge is open to all Victorian children from birth to Year 10 in recognition of the importance of reading for literacy development. It is not a competition; but a personal challenge for children to read a set number of books by 6 September 2019.
Children from Prep to Year 2 are encouraged to read or ‘experience’ 30 books with their parents and teachers. Children from Year 3 to Year 10 are challenged to read 15 books.

All children who meet the Challenge will receive a certificate of achievement signed by the Victorian Premier and former Premiers.

To read the Premier’s letter to parents, view the booklists and for more information about the Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge, visit:

There will not be an online honour roll as in previous years, therefore there will be no consent required.

Go fund me – Jayden Mackay

Hi lovely Montmorency South families.  You have probably seen our boy Jayden cruising around school in his blue wheelchair.   As some of you know, Jayden was diagnosed two years ago with congenital myasthenia, a genetic and progressive muscular disease.
Jayden has his own Facebook page to bring awareness about CMS and showing people what it is like to be a 10 yr old boy living with it.

We have also started a gofundme page to help fund an assistance dog which will help him conquer day to day life living with CMS.  Our little family is very excited to help Jayden and welcome this very special puppy into our hearts.  Please consider checking out his gofundme page:

Thank you
Bianca & Neil (Jayden Mackay’s parents)

Local event/talk – “The decline in nature play and rise in sensory issues”

Eco Explorers is running a local event on Thurs 28 March.
They have been lucky enough to secure an International Keynote Speaker to speak locally in Eltham, Angela Hanscom, who is a highly regarded Paediatric Occupational Therapist, and author of best-selling book "Balanced and Barefoot". 

Angela will be speaking on a topic that she has been researching and writing about for many years, "The decline in nature play and rise in sensory issues." Angela is visiting Victoria for 3 days for a Conference, and this will be her only public talk and Q&A for parents, carers, educators and child health practitioners.

You can book your tickets here.

 (PS: If you'd like to see Angela speak before sharing, here one of her many popular TEDx Talks – )

Banyule Youth Services
Please see attached an information sheet of activities running locally during the upcoming School holidays.  Most of the activities are free.

Tues 26 Mar

  • School Photos 

Wed 27 Mar

  • Assembly – 2:45pm

Sat 30 Mar

  • P&F Fundraising BBQ Bunnings  8am-3:30pm

Tues 2 Apr

  • Oral health check – Prep-Yr 2
  • School Council meeting – 7:15pm – Annual reporting meeting

Thurs 4 Apr

  •  Chess Tournament Kangaroo Ground Primary School 9:30-2:30pm 

Fri 5 Apr

  • Easter bonnet parade 10am  Prep – Yr 2
  • Last day of Term 1 – 2:30pm dismissal

Tues 23 Apr

  • First day of Term 2

Wed 24 April

  • MSPS Cross Country – Lower Eltham Park – Yr 3-6
  • P&F meeting 7:30pm – Staffroom

Thurs 25 Apr

  • Anzac Day – No School

Tues 30 Apr

  • Country & Culture day – more info to follow

Fri 3 May 

  • Responsible pet ownership – Preps TBC 

Tues 7 May

  • School Council meeting – 7:15pm

Wed 8 May

  • District Cross Country – Eltham Lower Park TBC

Thurs 9 May

  • P&F Mother’s Day stall – during school

Wed 15 May

  • P&F meeting 7:30pm – Staffroom
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