August 2015

Science Week is coming!

Did you know that Science Week is coming! Whilst science can be studied and enjoyed anytime, all Australian schools are acknowledging this important field of study between 15/8/15- 22/8/15 with a special theme: Making Waves: The Science of Light. Here at MPS we would like all the students to get involved! So, we’re asking that

Meeting for MPAG

The Malvern Primary Anaphylaxis Group are a group of parents with children with severe allergies that attend Malvern Primary School. This is a support group for parents and a link to the school to facilitate communication to families of allergy sufferers. Please be advised of the next MPAG committee meeting to be held at the

Sports Report – Week 5, Term 3

Sport & Physical Education News... Caulfield District Standardised Athletics Day Trials Athletics trials are well on their way, please check the information at the bottom of the stairs as it is continually updated. Please remember that we are not an athletics club and only have limited time and facilities available at school. We do our

Higgins Pie Drive

Our pies will be delivered this Thursday afternoon from 2.45 pm in the Uniform shop. Please don’t forget to come and pick up your orders as it is difficult for our wonderful helpers to take them all home and keep ringing for pick up. Many thanks, Andie Youren 0419 370518

Launch of New Material for Diabetes Education at MPS this Friday, 14th August

This Friday our school will help launch new material from Diabetes Victoria, “Mastering Diabetes”. At 11:30am, the Hon James Merlino MP will arrive at the school. Together with Craig Bennett from Diabetes Victoria, CEO, our students and families who have diabetes hope to create a better awareness of the needs of diabetic students and how

Early Years Reading

Every so often it comes to my attention that we as teachers, need to be very clear about the purpose of home reading. This is particularly important in the Early Years- Prep (now formally known as Foundation), and Grade 1, where students are learning how to become successful readers. This ‘wake-up call’ was recently brought

Visitors at M.P.S

It is always interesting to have visitors come into the school with fresh eyes and provide unsolicited feedback. Last month two visitors, Esther Shaw and Betty Baram, from the Queensland Department of Education spent a morning at M.P.S. looking specifically at language programs in the Early Years Prep- 4. In our discussion with them over

Congratulations Nick Spincer

A couple of newsletters ago I congratulated Nick Spincer on his selection in both the Under 12 and Under 13 Victorian Schools Hockey Teams. Nick travelled to Perth last week to compete in the Under 12 tournament. Victoria were the winners of the carnival with Queensland in second place and Western Australia taking out third.

Parent Opinion Surveys

Thank you very much to all the parents who completed this year’s Parent Opinion Survey. We sent out 104 and 77 were returned.

Grade 6 Ski Camp

Our Grade 6 students have returned safe and sound from their ski camp held at Mount Buller last week. There was plenty of snow which was pleasing as some of the children had not seen snow before. The weather wasn’t fantastic, but you take what you get in the mountains at this time of the