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MEPS NEWSLETTER
MEPS NEWSLETTER
MOOROOLBARK EAST PRIMARY SCHOOL
Taylor Road, Mooroolbark 3138
Phone: 9726 9422 FAX: 9726 9833
Website: www.meps.vic.edu.au
Wednesday, 12th November, 2014
[email protected]
MEPS CALENDAR
TERM 4
November
Thursday
13th Knife/Scissor Sharpening fund raiser
Wednesday 19th Prep 2015 Orientation; 11.30am-1.15pm
Friday
21st Amazing Race (Grade 6)
Monday 24th - Wednesday 26th: Grade 4 Camp to
Phillip Island
Friday
28th Grade 5/6 Lacrosse Round Robin
Saturday
29th State Election - BBQ fundraiser
BANKING ROSTER
Thursday, 13th November
R Ralph,
Highlights of the Week:
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December
Wednesday
Monday
Tuesday
SICK BAY LINEN ROSTER
Friday, 14th November
Lou Staines
3rd
8th
9th
CURRICULUM DAY
Prep 2015 Parent Information Night, 7pm
Whole school transition day, 9.30-1pm,
Including 2015 Preps.
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Principal’s Comment
Hi All,
We are now at the mid-way mark of Term 4. Only six weeks to go. It is amazing how quickly a year goes by. Our planning for
2015 is now well underway. As I mentioned in last week’s newsletter we still have several staffing vacancies to be filled. This
process continues and staffing for 2015 will be finalised next week.
We have also been looking at our grade structures for 2015. This will also be finalised by next week. This structure is determined
by the number of students in each level. We have several new students who are joining us in 2015 for year levels aside from Prep.
I also need to consider children who will be leaving us at the end of 2014 and will be attending other schools. If you know, or
even think that it is a possibility, that your children will not be returning to MEPS in 2015 could you please let us know as soon as
possible. Three families have notified us that they won’t be here in 2015 but I suspect there may be more. Please let us know as
soon as possible if this is the case for your family so that we can refine our planning.
Prep Orientation:
Our first formal transition program was held last week on Friday from 11.30am to 1.15pm. 76 children attended. Within 10
minutes there were no tears and everyone was settled. By the end of the session there were several children not wanting to
leave! The next Prep Orientation session will be held on November 19 th. We look forward to seeing you here with your 2015
Prep on that day.
Hooptime:
Last week we had a Grade 3 and 4 boys’ basketball team compete in the regional Hooptime finals. These boys did a brilliant job
and won the grand final. This means that they now progress to the State level championships. This is a brilliant result and places
them in the top 20 teams in the state. Aaron Palmer has provided a full report further in the newsletter. Well done boys.
Asphalt Marking:
As you enter the school via the main entrance, you will notice a significant change to the asphalt area. Today the downball
courts, hopscotch and chess board markings have all been fully rejuvenated and coloured. In addition a number snake and an
alphabet ladder have been painted on the ground. These will provide outdoor activities for students during break times but will
also provide a great outdoor learning space for junior classes. It is terrific. The money for this has been raised by the Junior
School Council. They have been very active over the last two years and have raised funds for the bike shed roof and the sandpit.
They decided that the asphalt was a priority for them and have raised enough to do half of the basketball court. They are now
aiming to raise another $2,000 to complete the process. This is a brilliant effort from our students. Well done, JSC and Mrs
Michelle Hood who leads this group. The next event they are organising is a lunch time disco. Watch out for further news of this.
Relay For Life:
This Friday we are involved in the annual Relay For Life to raise money for cancer research. All students are invited to dress
in free dress on Friday and bring a gold coin. All grades will be walking around the basketball court for half an hour each. At
break times, staff and any volunteer students will continue to walk. Anyone is more than welcome to join the walkers over
the course of the day. Any donations for this great cause would also be appreciated.
On the day face painting and colour hair spraying will also be available. Any money raised from these activities will also go to
Relay For Life. A sausage sizzle is happening and notices have already gone home regarding this. The sausages need to be
pre-ordered.
We will have an opening ceremony at 9.10am on Friday and all are invited. We would like to particularly invite any survivors
of cancer or carers of people with cancer. There will be a closing ceremony at 3.10pm. Bubbles will be issued to students
who have donated a gold coin and these will all be used at the closing ceremony.
This is a small part of an Australian wide event and is a great cause. I know that money can be an issue but one gold coin
would make a great difference. I am looking forward to a great day on Friday.
Choir:
‘We went to Chirnside Park shopping centre in front of Kmart. The junior and senior choir both went. We went on a bus.
We had to wait in line and then we put our Santa Claus hats on and we sang two songs. One was called ‘One Little Candle’
and the other one is called ‘Felice Navidad’. It sounded really, really good. We got a lolly stocking each from Santa and a
juice box. We could only open our juice box and we can open the lollies when we get home. There was another school there
and a kindergarten too. The kindergarten was very cute. There were quite a few people watching. Most parents went.
Charlotte’s Mum thought it was awesome and the parents were taking lots of photos. We want to keep going with the choir
next year because it is so much fun, you get to learn different things and you get to go different places.’
By Daisy Grant and Charlotte Sullivan. Grade 2W.
Curriculum Day:
Our last curriculum day for 2015 will be held on Wednesday December 3 rd. Students are not expected at school on this day.
Staff will all be here and this will be our handover day. Teachers will meet together and pass up notes and details on each
student in our school. SSG meetings will be conducted on that day for all of our students with additional funding and any
other children who requiring intense individual monitoring. Hopefully, all our new staff for 2015 will be in attendance so that
they are fully briefed on the children with whom they will be working in 2015. During the course of the day staff will do their
initial team planning for 2015.
Canteen:
Just a reminder that the canteen is now closed on a Tuesday. It is open as per normal on Wednesday to Friday.
Zoo Excursion:
All the best to our Prep students and staff as they head off to the Zoo tomorrow. They are certainly keen to get on that bus.
I will have a full report for you in next week’s newsletter.
Enjoy your week.
Debbie Nelsson
PRINCIPAL
Friday 14th November, 2014
Recess & Lunchtimes
Junior School Council will be offering
* Hair spraying: $1.00 per design/shape
* Face painting: $1.00 per design/shape
* Lolly bags $2.00
ELECTION BBQ
We are after 4 helpers each hour from 7am - 6pm on 29th November. This is a big
money maker for the school, but is only possible with parent support on the BBQ.
BBQ will be near the canteen.
Login to www.schoolinterviews.com.au and enter the code 3J2DM to book your time.
You can also make you booking in the 'whole school' section of Tiqbiz and click on
'interviews'.
Thanks in advance for your support.
Coach Approach Incursion:
Last Wednesday our Prep – Grade 2 students were spoilt with a very special sports incursion. ‘Coach Approach’ visited our school
with 6 elite athletes to run some football, soccer and netball clinics. At the conclusion of the clinics the students were given the
chance to win prizes by answering questions about what they had learnt throughout the expo. Each student was then given the
opportunity to get some signatures from the athletes. These are the athletes who attended on the day:
AFL –
NETBALL –
SOCCER -
David Fanning (Former AFL player for Collingwood & also played basketball for the Cairns Taipans)
Josh Purcell (VFL player with Port Melbourne)
Carly Griffith (Former Victorian player)
Lara (Victorian State League player)
Nader (National player for Jordan, played in Qatar, Egyptian & Spanish leagues)
Stacia (Victorian player)
The whole expo was organized by the Grade 5/6 students that are involved in the ‘Above & Beyond’ Sports Leadership program
each Thursday afternoon at school. They did an excellent job in preparing for the event and were also very helpful on the day! Well
done guys!
Hoop Time Success:
Last Friday our Grade 3/4 All Star Boys Hoop Time team competed in the Regional Finals at Nunawading Basketball Stadium. Our
first game was against Templestowe Valley P.S. It was a very close game and we
eventually ended up winning by just 2 points. Our second game was against
Milgate P.S. In this game our boys were comfortable winners 19-4. In our last
pool game for the day we narrowly lost by 1 point to Glen Iris Primary School.
This meant that we finished 2nd in our pool and needed to play against St Anne’s
Primary School in a qualifying final – who finished 1st in their pool.
In the final the boys played their best game of the day and got out to an 8 point
lead with 2 minutes remaining in the game. St Anne’s made a late charge at the
end, but our boys held on to win the game by 3 points in another nail biter. This
means that they have now qualified as one of the top 20 teams in Victoria and
will therefore compete in the State Hoop Time Finals at Dandenong Basketball
Stadium on Monday the 24th of November. Congratulations Lachlan B, Toby L,
Wyatt S, Jacob N, Cameron S, Shane K, Jared M and Jackson A.
We now have two Hoop Time teams competing in State Finals with our Grade 3/4 Future Stars team already being qualified for
their State Final on Thursday the 27th of November.
STUDENT OF THE WEEK
GRADE
NAME
REASON
Prep D
Costas Papapetrou
Great with his 3D shapes
2M
Tyler Stowermann
For writing a fantastic story about his holiday
2W
Sarah Tutty
For being a very brave girl
3H
Soa Ula
For fantastic planning and design on making the room into a pond
3T
Alyssa Cubitt
For amazing finished Pelican
3KB
Anthony Stowermann
For a good improvement in his spelling
4E
Matthew Henson
Excellent science report
5B
Mya Bockisch
Great determination in Maths
5H
Bailey Hone
For a great natural disasters poster
5/6P
Aly Hogeboom
For being a hard-working, caring and friendly member of the class
Art
Tegan Garratt [2M]
Wonderful worker - beautiful work
PE
Emily Reynolds [6K]
For her amazing lacrosse skills
Global Ed
Ayden Caldwell [2J]
For being a hard working and helpful kid
Jody
Aimee Freene [4E]
For being so caring and having amazing manners
AP (SM)
Gemma Peterson [1T]
For supporting a younger student
AP (BK)
Tahlia Ling [4J]
For volunteering to clean the yard before school.
Pattie
Lucas Mancs [1L]
For being such a caring friend
UNIFORM SHOP
Mondays & Fridays 8:45 - 9:45am
NO PUT-DOWNS
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‘No put-downs’ means that you don’t say anything to other people that makes them feel down
or sad. For example, “You’re fat’ or “I don’t like
your dress”.
Before you speak think about what you are going
to say.
Think to yourself: “Would I like it if someone said
that to me or about me?”
Don’t say bad things about or to others.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU to Lyndal Gow, Rochelle Bateman,
Liz Martin, Marieke McCabe and Leanne Hazeldene for their
help on Prep Orientation Day. Your help and support is greatly
appreciated.
NEW ITEMS FOR SALE:
Socks (white/green trim): $4 pair, sizes 9-12; 13-3
Rain Jacket (black and no logo so can be used out of school
also): $17. Sizes 6, 8, 10, 12, 14
Preps 2015
Avoid the rush!! Come and shop now as all items are available.
CANTEEN NEWS
Roster: Term 4
November
Thursday
13th
Friday
14th
Wednesday 19th
Thursday
20th
Friday
21st
K Langdon
K Rhodes
D Henry
L Marceddo, R Ralph
S Tyzack
DON’T FORGET: CANTEEN IS NO LONGER OPEN
ON TUESDAYS
Anne McKnight
Canteen Manageress
Penny Spencer
Uniform Co-ordinator
WE HAVE SOME LEFTOVER SHOW
BAGS FOR SALE AT THE OFFICE.
CHUPA CHUP, OVALTEENIES, JJ
SNACKS, CADBURY AND FREDDO
SHOWBAGS ARE $4 AND GLOW
LIGHT UPS ARE $5.
COMMUNITY NOTICES AND ADVERTISEMENTS
PLEASE NOTE: SUCH PUBLICATIONS DO NOT IMPLY SCHOOL ENDORSEMENT OF THE PRODUCT OR SERVICE
MOOROOLBARK WOOL
CAR PARK CLEARANCE SALE
SATURDAY 15th NOVEMBER: 8am 3pm
AT REAR OF SHOP
MEGA BARGAINS ON GIFTWARE
EVERYTHING MUST GO
Gray Court Preschool
has an exciting opportunity for a motivated Co-Educational
Leader with minimum Certificate III qualifications in
Children’s Services to join their motivated team in January
2015.
We are looking for a passionate educator to work in the
kinder room, providing the highest possible education and
care for all children in this program.
Please see our website for detailed description.
www.graycourtpreschool.com.au
Email us on – [email protected]
Or contact Karen Hanmer (president) – 0418552684
[email protected]
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