Newsletter- Term 3 Wk 4 2019

By August 5, 2019Uncategorized

Dear Monty South Community

During Leanne’s absence I am ‘holding down the fort’ as the Acting Principal. This first week has been an extremely busy week at Monty South. On Wednesday 31 July there was a lovely atmosphere around the school as parents and students wandered around the grounds whilst waiting for their conferences to start. I would like to thank everyone who participated in these meetings – staff, parents and students. It is a great opportunity to not only discuss the students’ progress but to reinforce the links between home and school. This partnership is important in developing well rounded individuals and like our motto says ‘Together we learn, lead and achieve’.

When our Preps arrived on Thursday they looked decidedly older than when they left from their conferences on Wednesday. They had finally reached 100 days of school so there were celebrations all round. What a milestone!

Thursday was also an exciting day for our Year 1 students as they participated in an incursion – ‘Our Amazing Bodies’. The show enabled the children to take a look at what our bodies look like on the inside! They had the opportunity to investigate bones and the skeleton and then some of our main internal organs (brain, heart, lungs, kidney and liver).

Our Bridges to School Program has now been running for two weeks and the children have settled in extremely well.  From Leanne’s office I have had a great vantage point to watch all of them running around and playing on the playground equipment. Thank you to Chelsea, Carmie, Bev, Vicky and Jay for welcoming our newcomers and supporting them in their transition to school.

As well as all of the student-centred activities that have been happening around the school, there has also been a hive of activity with regard to the landscaping around the new building. It has been wonderful to see the grounds come to life with the new plantings. In order for the new plants and lawn to take hold properly, you will notice that some areas have been roped off to discourage students from walking through these areas. This will ensure our gardens flourish and the lawns will be lovely areas where students can spend time with their friends.

The students love the new spaces they have to explore and they are enjoying spending time in our lovely new library each Tuesday and Wednesday lunchtime as well as having access to the gym during either lunch or recess depending on their year level. This is on top of their weekly trip to the park.

Each week brings us closer to reaching the conclusion of all the building works and we won’t know ourselves with the new oval and staff carpark.

I look forward to ‘keeping the seat warm’ for Leanne until she returns from her well-deserved holiday with her extended family. We have heard that she is becoming an experienced sightseer and of course she is still finding time to maintain her fitness with regular swims.

Have a great weekend.

Merriel Hayes
Acting 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.
Together we learn, lead and achieve

School Production Jungle Book Kids – Prep – Yr 2
The Junior School production is just around the corner on Sept 10 & 11, the students have been busily practising for the big event.  A list of costume items is on Compass as a newsfeed.  Please check the list to make sure you have the items required for your child’s performance. 
The Drama teachers are asking that all costume items come to school by Tuesday 20th August.  Please bring items in a bag labelled with STUDENT NAME & CLASS.  These will be checked and sent home before the performance night.
MSPS Fete 2020
Montmorency South Primary School supported by the Parent and Friends Committee (P&F) has decided to hold a Fete on Sunday 15th March 2020. This is to celebrate the journey over several years in achieving a fabulous new school building and improved learning environment. 

A School Fete is an enormous undertaking, one which will require assistance from our school community. We are seeking expressions of interest to assist in many areas such as co-organising the event, offering services or talents and to volunteering on the day.  

This Wednesday,  7th August at 7:30pm within MSPS (location to be confirmed) a meeting has been arranged to provide an overview of the current planning for the fete, along with organising small working parties in the areas of Sponsorship, Donations, Market Stalls and Entertainment.  Should this be of interest to you please email to register your interest or attend the meeting this Wednesday night. 

We would love to hear your thoughts and greatly appreciate your input and assistance.

Thank you
The MSPS Parents and Friends Committee
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

Mon 26 Aug

  • Jungle Books Kids 1st dress rehearsal

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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