Newsfeed Term 3 wk 3 – 29th July 2019

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Newsfeed Term 3 wk 3

Book Parade 2019

Book Week this year is being celebrated 17th August until 23rd August. We have been so busy as a school packing, moving and unpacking and also getting ready for the Junior School Concert, we have decided to leave our book parade extravaganza until Wednesday the 9th of October, the first week in Term 4.

This way we will have lots of time to prepare and it also allows for the children to come up with lots of creativity in the holidays.

The children, staff and myself are loving our new library. In the next couple of weeks our new picture book boxes will be delivered and we can’t wait for that. It’s such an exciting time.

Any questions regarding the book parade please don’t hesitate to email me at

Reading rocks!
Clare Bear

Cake stall – seating for bush block
On Saturday 10th August MSPS will be holding a cake stall at Bunnings Warehouse in Eltham from 7am until we sell out of baked goods. We are looking for donations of baked goods as well as student helpers on the day. Donations can be dropped at school on Friday 9th August or directly at Bunnings from 8am.  If your child would like to help on the day or if you have any other questions please contact Tara DeBondi on 0429 478 261. (please see attached flyer for more details)
National Reconciliation Week – (Member Statement)
During Reconciliation Week the Montmorency South Primary school vocal ensemble and a few of our student leaders joined Tara DeBondi (Reconciliation Coordinator) and Andy Coates (Drama teacher) at a flag raising ceremony and leadership workshop with the Nillumbik Reconciliation Group and Nillumbik Shire Council.  Please see attached a member statement about this event from the Parliament of Victoria. 
Lost car key
We have a lost Volvo car key in the school office.  If you think this might be yours please drop in and see us.
Case of Human Parvovirus (Slapped cheek)

We have been notified of a case of Human Parvovirus (Slapped Cheek) within the Year 2 area. Parvovirus, also known as slapped cheek syndrome, is a common childhood viral infection which produces a bright red rash on the cheeks ('slapped' cheeks). The first symptoms usually appear 5 to 7 days after exposure to an infectious person. The rash appears after 14 to 21 days. Once the rash starts, people are no longer infectious.
Symptoms start with:

  • fever
  • tiredness
  • runny nose
  • joint pains

This is followed by a bright red rash on the cheeks and a generalised 'lacy' rash on the body that spreads down the arms and legs. The rash lasts 7 to 10 days and is sometimes itchy.

It is important to note that in rare cases, this infection in a pregnant woman can cause severe anaemia in her unborn baby. This occurs in less than 5 per cent of all pregnant women who are infected and usually occurs during the first half of pregnancy.

More information can be found at:

Kind regards,
Victoria Hall – School Nurse

Uniform Shop
Uniform orders can now be placed online at  We are unable to take orders through the school office.  Families are still able to have the orders sent free of charge to the classroom.  Please find attached the most recent uniform order form.  We do have a new item on our order form, the Year 3-6 Sport shirt.  These shirts can be worn on days students have PE as well as Interschool sports days.
Wed 31 July

  • Data Reporting conferences – student free day (OHSC – Camp Australia will be running the whole day) (NO ASSEMBLY)
  • Wed Bridges 12:30-3:00pm

Thurs 1 Aug

  • Prep 100 days of school celebration
  • Yr 1 incursion – Our Amazing Bodies – please see Compass for more information
  • Jayden’s assistance dog fundraiser – Skaterz 3:45-6:30pm see attached flyer

Tues 6 Aug

  • School Council Meeting – 7:15pm

Wed 7 Aug


Fri 9 Aug

  • 3A Bike Ed  -2:40-3:30pm

Saturday 10 Aug

  • Bunnings Barbeque & cake stall fundraiser – seating for bush block –please see attached flyer

Mon 12 Aug- Wed 14 Aug

  • Year 6 Camp to Sovereign Hill – Please see Compass for more information

Wed 14 Aug

  • Assembly – 2:45pm

Thurs 15 Aug

  • Prep Breakfast & Legoland – please see event for more details
  • 3A Bike Ed – 2:40-3:30pm

Wed 21 Aug

  • P&F meeting – 7:30pm

Wed 28 Aug

  • Assembly – 2:45pm

Thurs 29 Aug

  • P&F Father’s Day Stall

Fri 30 Aug

  • 3A Bike Ed – 2:40-3:30pm

Tues 3 Sept

  • District Athletics – Meadowglen Athletics – more information to follow

Wed 4 Sept


Fri 6 Sept

  • 3A Bike Ed – 2:40-3:30pm

Tues 10 Sept

  • Junior School Concert Night 1– Prep to Year 2 family surnames A-K (please see School Production newsfeed for details)

Wed 11 Sept

  • Junior School Concert Night 2– Prep to Year 2 family surnames L-Z please see School Production newsfeed for details)
  • Assembly – 2:45pm

Thurs 12 Sept

  • Division Athletics – Meadowglen Athletics

Fri 13 Sept

  • 3A Bike Ed – 2:40-3:30pm

Wed 18 Sept

  • Graduation and School Captain photos – 9am
  • P&F meeting 7:30pm

Fri 20 Sept

  • 3A Bike Ed – 2:40-3:30pm
  • Last day of Term 3 – 2:30pm dismissal

Mon 7 Oct

  • First day of Term 4 – 9:00am

Mon 21-Wed 23 Oct

  • Year 5 camp – Anglesea (more information to follow)

Wed 18 Dec

  • Graduation (Yr 6 students)
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