Newsletter Issue 5 – Term 2 Week 2 2019

By April 29, 2019Uncategorized

From the Principal’s Desk
 
Together we learn, lead and achieve.  
 
 
Dear Monty South Community       
 
Week two of Term 2 and it as usual all systems go. Last week, we had the Bully Zero group out to speak to all year levels about what we can all do to prevent bullying. All the students really enjoyed the sessions and had a lot to reflect on back in their classrooms. The evening information session for parents was by all reports very informative and while only a few parents attended, the feedback was extremely positive. Thank you to Amy Duckworth (Year 5 Team Leader) who did so much behind the scenes work, liaising with the consultancy group from Bully Zero.  
 
Tomorrow, we have another extra-curricular activity when we hold our annual Country and Culture Day. A number of indigenous educators as well and community groups are on board and we are expecting another uplifting day, giving us a chance to learn so much about our first nation people and their cultures. Days like these would not be possible without someone like Tara DeBondi. Her passion, hard work and event management skills makes the day so successful. Thank you in advance to Tara.
 
Finally, on Friday this week, our Prep students will be participating in the Responsible Pet ownership program at school.
 
As always, there is so much happening at MSPS. 
 
Easter bonnet parade
 
Thank you to all who participated in the Easter Bonnet Parade and purchased tickets for the Easter raffle. The money will go towards our new artificial turf oval, which is expected to cost around $200,000, if not more. So every bit counts towards making the school grounds an exciting place to be once again. 
 
While congratulations is warranted for everyone who made and wore an Easter Bonnet, the following students were deemed winners on the day:
 
Most Unique
Connor Mackay
Kai Cheah
Tabitha Allport
Felix Elsen
Lincoln Bowman
Alexander Spina
Alice Lewis
Astri Robinson
Tessa Rose
Aviana Bowman
Ben Bird
Alex Barbera
Darcy Geerling

Most Creative

Monroe Bellett
Gus Phillips
Andy Kehoe
Jesse Zaga
Owen Buhagiar
Sebastian King
Matilda Mitchell
Ava Kent
Matthew Thorn
Juliet Heppleston
Tim Zavadil
Ellie Brookes
Polly Ward

Most festive

Taylor Buswell
James Mathews
Levi Pilson
Scarlett Kopacz
Ebony Hall
Coben Gaversjo
Clover Keyt
Mason Wright
Baxter De Stefano
Emily Horan
Maya Whiston
Elowen Fletcher
Ava Coombs

Banyule Council traffic management
 
Just before the end of last term, I received a letter from Banyule Council regarding an interaction that occurred between a traffic enforcement officer and a driver picking up children from our school. Apparently, it was a very aggressive interaction. 
 
As you may be aware, traffic officers visit all schools regularly. Children’s safety is one of their main priorities. Enforcing the road rules around Montmorency South Primary School to ensure safety is maintained will continue to be one of their main tasks.
 
Aggressive, offensive, and threatening behaviour towards officers will not be tolerated. And the officers have been encouraged to report this instance directly to Victoria Police.
 
If, however, any officers have not been professional in their approach to parents, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
 
Parents and Friends
 
The P and F group are planning a fete for next year. This year, they will be reducing the number of activities they organise and will place their energies in to organising a fete for Sunday 15 March 2020.
 
Rebel – thank you!
 
Last week, Chris Cameron and Justin Shears, our PE specialists, had the wonderful job of going and spending $2,000 on sports equipment for the school. They bought an amazing amount of footballs, basketballs, netballs, rebound nets and other equipment suited for the younger students. 
 
The funding for the equipment is based on an accumulation of points every time a family or someone who has registered us at Rebel, makes a purchase there.  Over the years, we have earned thousands of dollars towards equipment from this points system.

So on behalf of all the kids at Monty South, we want to shout out THANK YOU to you and your family and of course to Rebel for making it possible.   
 
MSPS achievers
 
Thumbs up to the following achievers from our Monty South community:
 
To our MSPS chess team, who competed in a school chess championship at Kangaroo Ground and out of eight teams, placed third. We are very proud of their efforts and most importantly we love how much they enjoy it. Well done.
 
Thumbs up to Jack Neale, who became star of the screen during the last week of the holidays. He featured on Channel 7 as part of the build up to the Good Friday appeal as well as featuring on the day. He was also lucky enough to visit the Bombers at training, meet his favourite players and go into the locker rooms. Jack’s sister Evie thought it was pretty good as well. 
 
Finally, congratulations to our School Captain, Sophie Peters and Vice-Captain Louis Makridis. Both students represented the school at Montmorency RSL last Anzac Day and did a remarkable job. Well done. 
 
 
Leanne Sheean
Principal
 
Montmorency South Primary School acknowledges traditional owners of country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to elders both past, present and future.
 
‘Montmorency South is an inclusive learning community where students are inspired to be respectful, creative, curious and independent learners.’
 
Our Belief:
We believe that every person in our Montmorency South school community has the capacity to assist each student in attaining our vision.
 
Motto
Together we learn, lead and achieve

WHAT IS COMING UP
 
Tues 30 Apr

  • Country & Culture day

Wed 1 May

  • District Cross Country training – meet at school office 8am – will walk to Sackville street park for training

Fri 3 May
 

  • Responsible pet ownership – Preps

 Mon 6 May

  • District Cross Country training – meet at school office 8am – will walk to Sackville street park for training

Tues 7 May

  • School Council meeting – 7:15pm

Wed 8 May

  • District Cross Country – Eltham Lower Park TBC
  • Assembly – 2:45pm
  • 2020 Open Night – 7-8pm – more information to follow

Thurs 9 May

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

Wed 15 May

  • P&F meeting 7:30pm – Staffroom

Wed 22 May

  • Assembly – 2:45pm

Tues 4 June

  • School Council meeting – 7:15pm

Wed 5 June

  • Division Cross Country – Bundoora Park 9:30am-12:00pm
  • Assembly – 2:45pm

Wed 5 – Fri 7 June

  • Year 4 camp – Arrabri Lodge – Please find information on Compass/Events

Mon 10 June

  • Queen’s Birthday – No school

Thurs 13 June

  • Chess tournament – Viewbank Primary School 9:30am-2:30pm

Wed 19 June

  • Assembly – 2:45pm
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