May 21 - Maramba Primary School
Staff Hours of Yard Duty
8.45 am - 3.30 pm
21st May 2015
Isn’t it great when…..we have such a great response from our community to our open night? Last
night we had many families enjoying ‘code cracking’ activities in various classrooms and getting their
passports stamped. Apparently some of these codes also challenged our parents!
Step into Prep
2.30 - 3.15
Select Divisional Cross
Step into Prep
Gr 3-4 Puffing
Pupil Free Day
9AM - 3.15PM
11.30 - 12.00.
1.25 eat and
1.40 - 2.25 play.
In the art room, we had our Visual Arts captains running the show. Their activity was collating a
family cultural puzzle. They explained to people what they had to do and then they collected the pieces
and arranged them together into a puzzle. Alex really enjoyed having the responsibility of being in
charge and making sure that everything ran smoothly. Sam enjoyed watching everyone have fun
making their people and then putting all the pieces of the puzzle together. As Visual Arts captains they
assist Mrs Locke and Ms Maine in a variety of ways, including presenting the art award at assembly
and every second Monday they run the Arts Club.
A night like this doesn’t just happen – many people are involved to ensure its success. Our fantastic
FOM team did a great job cooking sausages out in the cold and wet weather to provide you all with
some food. Chris Davies, Matt Payne, Gemma McCormick and our staff planned this event over the
past 2 weeks in my absence and I am most grateful for their efforts. I would also like to acknowledge
the great job they did in running the school in both my and Andrew’s absences.
CAMPS, SPORTS AND EXCURSIONS FUND
This week the Victorian government announced $148.3 million over four years for the Camps, Sports
and Excursions Fund to ensure all eligible students are able to participate in school trips and sporting
activities. Families holding a valid means-tested concession card will be eligible to apply. A special
consideration category will also exist.
Eligible families will need to apply for the CSEF through the school. A payment of $125 for primary
school students will be paid directly to the school to be used towards camps, sports and excursion costs
for the benefit of the student. We will be sending home further information about this very soon.
Maramba Primary School’s values are ‘Respect, Responsibility, Relationships and Resilience’
ISN’T IT GREAT WHEN…students are proud of their learning achievements and improvement in
understanding their classroom work. Over the past two weeks I’ve been fortunate to have many
students share their work with me.
Elijah from Prep read his weekend recount to me and the picture shows him successfully matching
digits to number words in mathematics. Terrific achievements, Elijah.
Jayden, Charli, Indiana and Brayden in grade two also had math work to share. They cut out
shopping items and used coins or notes to then show the correct amount. All the items were then
tallied to show the sum of their shopping. I was most impressed when Indiana explained the
change received from twenty and fifty dollars.
From grade six, Holly presented her letter from Gallipoli and Mackenzie showed her homework task
based on her family history. For the letter, Holly had to write small and make the letter seem like
she was a soldier at Gallipoli writing home. Mackenzie traced her family back to convicts who were
sent to Launceston, Tasmania in 1838. The photos in the top corners of her work, were taken at the
same place but nearly 90 years apart. Some exciting learning in grade six!
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer Breakfast Club in June. We are currently
evaluating Breakfast Club in terms of student numbers, staffing and costing to
determine the future of this program. Over the past 18 months we have supported
many students ensuring they have a suitable breakfast to fuel their minds and bodies
for the day ahead. We hope to be able to continue Breakfast Club in Term 3 and will
keep you informed.
Chid Safety – walking/riding to and from school
Please remind your children about using the school crossings, as Josephine Avenue and Maramba
Drive are very busy and dangerous roads to cross. Please use this time to also
discuss safety if a strange car follows or asks a child to get in.
Students riding bikes, scooters or skateboards must wear a helmet.
If you require extra copies of notices, remember they can be found and printed from
the school website. Money returned after the due date will not be accepted.
Acting Assistant Principal
Reminder: Curriculum Day - Tuesday 23rd June 2015.
PAYMENT DATE OF
Winter Interschool Sports
May 8 - June 5
Swimming Program Deposit
July 20 - July 31
Musical Production Rehearsal
Aug 24 & 25
FOM - Special Food Day
Sovereign Hill Camp deposit
Sept 9 - 11
UNSW English & Maths Comp
Winter Lightning Premiership
Gr 4 Bike Education
Swimming Program Balance
Balance $75.50 June 19
Mr Andrew Groh Leave
Swimming Time Table Amended
Students will not be able to participate in the activities if payment
has not been received by the due date.
Notices also available on our website www.maramba-ps.vic.edu.au and Konnective App.
WALK SAFELY TO SCHOOL DAY - FRIDAY MAY 22nd
This week we will be participating in the annual Walk Safely to School Day. We encourage all
students and parents to walk to school. As in the past, we will run a house competition for walkers.
Parents and students who walk (or ride or scoot) to school will earn 10 points each for their house
and receive a sticker. This event will replace Walking Wednesday for that week.
As usual, a number of our staff have volunteered to walk students to school from the following
points by 8:30am:
Maramba Dve milkbar, on the corner of Columbia Rd
The corner of Maramba Dve and Deanswood Way
The Jacksons Rd park, at the roundabout at the corner of London Cr
The Anaconda milkbar, on the corner of Anaconda Dve and Jacksons Rd
At the corner of Josephine and Madison Avenues
STUDENTS OF THE WEEK - Week 5
Doing an excellent job
learning her letters and
sounds and for trying her
best with everything she
does! You are a super star
Doing her very best in class
and being a lovely, caring
member of 1S6. I am
particularly proud of all the
hard work you have done to
improve your reading Angel.
Well done - awesome effort!
Being a five star student all
of the time. Everything you
do is always done with
careful thought and quality.
You are so helpful and an
amazing listener. Great
effort Keely, well deserved.
Being a fantastic helper, her
excellent efforts in reading
and all of her class work.
Consistently working well in
all areas, superb manners
and writing imaginative
Great procedural writing and
teaching the class how to
make a flying cylinder.
STUDENTS OF THE WEEK - Week 6
Showing great improvement
in his reading skills and
always trying his best. Well
Doing great work and being
polite to others.
Making an excellent effort at
everything she does,
especially with fractions in
Maths. Well done Emily.
Always helping others
around the room and
producing very creative
Being a delightful young
lady, Alex is a conscientious
student who strives to do her
best in and out of the
classroom. Well done!
Prep Mother ’s Day
On Friday the 8th of May the Preps held a special afternoon dedicated to pampering
our special Mums for Mother’s Day. The Mums were treated to manicures, had their
make-up done, their hair styled and ate delicious cupcakes baked by the Preps! They
left the classroom looking relaxed and very glamourous! The Preps had a fantastic
afternoon doing something special for their wonderful Mums .
Malachi and Mum, Editha.
Caeley and Mum, Lindsey.
Louis and Mum, Lisa.
District Cross Country
Congratulations to the children below who competed at the District Cross Country on
Tuesday 19th May. Running in very wet conditions our children should be very pleased
with their efforts. They challenged themselves against the best runners from the eight
schools that comprise the Edwin Flack School Sports Association. Our students have been
committed to their training throughout this term and have made significant improvements
which led to strong performances on the day. Well done to everyone concerned and good
luck to our students who progress to the Divisional level on Monday of next week.
Under 9/10 Boys
Under 9/10 Girls
11 Year boys
11 Year girls
12 YEAR OLD BOYS
12 YEAR OLD
If you are able to help process the Student’s School
Banking on Tuesday mornings, please contact
the school office or Melissa on 0425 737 328.
SECOND HAND UNIFORMS FOR SALE
Reminder to parents that we do have a selection of
uniforms for sale , located in the front foyer
of the school.
Cost per item is a $2-00 donation
2016 Prep Enrolments - Now Open
2016 Enrolment forms can be collected from the office. When completed please
return along with a Birth Certificate and Immunisation paperwork.
Term 2 Dates:
Monday 13th April - Friday 26th June 2015
Monday 8th June - Public Holiday
Tuesday 23rd June - Curriculum Day
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