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  1. Kris Kringle

    December 3, 2013 by mmurnane

    After numerous requests from some lovely Christmas spirited children, we have decided to run Kris Kringle in home rooms this year. We are going to put all the names in a hat tomorrow, and each of the children who wish to participate, will draw out a name from someone in their home group, for whom they will buy a gift to be presented during the last week of school. The absolute maximum expense is to be $10 and of course, it can be less. This is not compulsory and if a child does not wish to take part, then it is simply a matter of telling their home room teacher, who will not put their name in the draw. This has been initiated completely by the students and in the spirt of Christmas, we have gone along with their wishes.

  2. End of year Concert – change of night

    November 26, 2013 by mmurnane

    Hi all, I’m sure by now you have caught up with the change of plans for this week’s Christmas concert – but just thought I would add the email to the blog just in case. In short – the concert is happening tomorrow evening – Wednesday 27th – instead of on Thursday evening when the weather is looking a little threatening.

    The concert begins at 6.30pm but the families usually start arriving around 5.30, to secure their picnic spots and enjoy an early dinner as a family. The Glee Club girls are kicking off the evening, by singing at 6.15 so if you are involved in the Glee club, make sure you come along for the 6.15pm show.

    Parents are also reminded to bring along a bag in which they can take home their own rubbish. See the attached document for further details.
    end of year picnic

  3. School Disco

    July 26, 2013 by mmurnane

    We are planning a disco for Friday, August 16th, in the school hall. The P-2 disco runs from 5.00pm – 6.30pm and the 3-6 disco is from 6.30pm – 8.00pm. The cost for the night is $5 and we will be providing water for our thirsty dancers. All proceeds will be going to the Vietnam fundraising initiative.

    We will be selling fluoro wrist and neck bands, on the night – cost to be advised after we purchase them. Keep this date free and be sure to come along in your best disco gear, and bring along all your cool disco moves. We have a surprise guest DJ on the night – who has moves and grooves to thrill and amaze you. See you there.

  4. Parent lead workshop fun

    June 27, 2013 by mmurnane

    Parent lead workshops on PhotoPeach

    Tae Kwon Do fun

    A huge thank you goes to the parents who this afternoon, conducted some fabulous workshops for the students in years 5 and 6. The students were all motivated, engaged and highly excited to have been taking part in this huge range of workshops.
    The following workshops were on offer for our 5/6 students.
    • Anne Africa (Liam and Jarrod’s mum) – cooking some delicious slices
    • Julie Fitzpatrick (Liam’s mum) – introduction to watercolours
    • Anthea Reid (Remony’s mum) – pilates
    • Peter Marshall (Will’s dad) – photography
    • Trevor Ward (Ella H’s dad) – skateboarding
    • Bernie Hellard (Meg’s mum) – scrapbooking
    • Chris White (Indi’s mum), Felicity Jones (Zoe’s mum), Melissa McKeegan (Ava’s mum) and Sheree Gross (Mia and Olivia’s mum) – tie dying hoodies
    • Tae Kwon Do – Mr Dando
    • Netball – Ms Larkin
    It was so nice to see such a variety of different and fun activities, taking place in and around our learning centre and of course, a fabulous experience for us all, to have some of our parents, leading the workshops. From the bottom of our very grateful hearts – thank you, thank you, thank you.

  5. Parent lead workshops

    June 25, 2013 by mmurnane

    Well we are almost at the end of term 2 – where on earth did those last (nearly) 11 weeks go? We are looking forward to our parent lead workshops on Thursday. We ended up with 7 great workshops for the students and I would like to thank those parents in advance, for offering their expertise and time for the education and enjoyment of our students.

    Thanks to:

    • Bernie Hellard – scrapbooking
    • Anne Africa – cooking
    • Julie Fitzpatrick – watercolour painting
    • Anthea Reid – pilates
    • Chris White- tie dying hoodies
    • Trevor Ward – skateboarding
    • Pete Marshall – photography

    I will upload some photos from the workshops here on the blog, after Thursday.

  6. Holiday Movie fun day at Waurn Ponds

    June 19, 2013 by mmurnane

    What are you doing in the winter holidays? It’s always a treat to go to the cinema and view the latest movies in a warm place, away from the wind and rain. Well….here is your chance to do all that and support a wonderful cause as well.

    On the first Sunday of the holidays, the movie MONSTERS UNIVERSITY will be screening at Readings Cinemas at Waurn Ponds.

    Our Parents and Friends Committee have arranged this great family event and the proceeds will be donated to our Vietnam Project. So here are the details:

    Date: June 30

     Time: 1:00 pm

     Tickets: $15 ea

    We hope many families can support this fundraiser and bring along friends and relatives too! Look around the school for posters and information about when and where to buy your tickets. See you there!


  7. Parent lead workshops

    May 24, 2013 by mmurnane

    We are inviting expressions of interest, from the parents of the students in the 5/6 learning community, to come to school on  either a Wednesday or Thursday afternoon during the last week of this term (26th or 27th June), and run a workshop for the students, based on your own personal interests and talents. The workshops will run for one hour – 2.15 – 3.15. You are welcome to join us for lunch on the day.

    The plan at the moment, is for you to let us know what it is you would be interested in sharing with the students, depending upon your interests, skills, passions, hobbies and talents. This can be done as a comment on this blog post, or as an email –

    Once we have a minimum of 12 workshops, we will place sign up sheets for your workshops around our learning space, and the students will select and sign up for a workshop. We will cap the number of students at  10 (more if you need students to make up a sports team or something similar – just let me know)

    If your workshop incurs  a small cost for materials eg scrapbooking, we will include that information on the sign up sheet, so that the students will only sign up for that particular workshop,  if they aware of and  are prepared to, pay the costs.

    We will let you know during the week prior to the workshops, exactly what numbers you will be working with.

    Once we have a minimum of 12 workshops offered, we will send home more details. Please don’t let shyness stop you offering a work shop. These children are gorgeous and the learning environment is welcoming and friendly.

    We are really looking forward to seeing the range of workshops you can offer. It is a brilliant opportunity for you to be involved with your child in their final years of Primary education, as well as for us to get to know each other a little better.

  8. Parent information evening

    February 22, 2013 by mmurnane

    It was great to see so many parents at our information evening last night. Thanks to those who attended. It was a lovely, informal way to put faces to names and to answer some common questions about the way our school operates.

    The main messages were simple. We are a learning community which welcomes parent invovlement and encourage you to continue to be a visible part of your child’s learning. You can do this by visiting our learning community and spending some time in here with us, watching how we work, or if this is not possible, staying in touch via email and the blogs.

    Each child (by the end of next week) will have their own personal blogs as well as the school blog and the 5/6 blog.

    Some of the posts on our blog you may wish to regularly visit, are the parent page, the homework page and the notes and permission forms page. YOu may also find the calendar of important events – which can be found on the right hand side of the blog, to be of assistance.

    Last night we distributed a page of blogging tips which you may find useful.

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