No 17 30th October 2020


A Word From The Principal 17

The AFL Grand Final is over, congratulations Richmond. Melbourne Storm are the champions again and well done to the Melbourne Vixens. Roll on now to summer and wasn't Mr Hurford was happy to be at cricket training last night! It is great to see restrictions are beginning to ease and the traffic on the road now is evidence of that. I put petrol in my car for the first time in a long time this morning and I actually had cobwebs on the cover of the tank!

Tuesday is Melbourne Cup but children are expected at school on Monday. If your child is not going to attend please leave a message on the absence line so that we don't need to ring you to find out if everything is okay.

We don't contact you to annoy you but we need to follow up in the morning on all absences. If we can't contact you we begin ringing people on your emergency list and at times that can be a little awkward. Sometimes we have made wellbeing checks by visiting homes if we can not get in contact with anyone. Next call can be too the police if we are very concerned.

DET is aware of all children who are absent from school and they are particularly aware of children who are absent for more than 30 days and who are constantly late. We need to have an explanation for every absence and lateness so the best thing to do is ring us. 

Have a great weekend and enjoy the sun,


Grade 6 Uniform Orders

A reminder that Commemorative Grade 6 Uniform Orders MUST be returned to school no later than 13/11/2020 (no money is required at this stage with your order). Late orders will not be accepted and you will not be able to order in 2021.

Melbourne Cup Day

Don't forget that Tuesday is a public holiday for Melbourne Cup Day. Children are expected at school on Monday.

Book Week Parade

Wednesday 18th November is our annual book week parade. This year's theme is Curious Creatures, Curious Minds. Dress up as your favourite book character. Unfortunatly, parents and carers are unable to attend but we will post a lot of photos.

Payment Arrangements 2021 Fees Schedule

This week your child will have brought home the fee schedule for 2021. 

School Council has approved Campion School Supplies to supply our bulk stationery order and has approved the $100.00 fee schedule to be charged out to each student. Please take the time to read the information regarding date, times and payment schedule. No payment is required until Thursday 21st January 2021.

Parent Payments


Foundation Transition News

We cannot wait to meet some of our 2021 Foundation students and their parent over the next few weeks. We are very excited. 

Here is the latest Transition newsletter for you to have a look at.

Transition Newsletter Issue 3

Student Absence

If your child is going to be absent from school please remember to call the absence line on the morning of the absence on 03 9789 3288, dial option 1 and leave a message. This will save Pauline a lot of time in trying to contact carers. 

Beleza is reopening

Beleza is reopening. Click on the link to find out more

Beleza is reopening

School Council

The following policies were presented and were discussed at our recent School Council meeting. You can find them on our website under the About Us tab. Bullying and Prevention Policy 2020
Child Safety Code of Conduct 2020
Child safety Responding and reporting Obligations Policy and Procedures 2020
Student Dress Code Policy 2020
SunSmart Policy 2020
Yard Duty and Supervision Policy 2020

School Council also approved the adoption of the Education Department's 'Equal Opportunity and Anti-Discrimation policy' for all school council employess, volunteers and contractors engaged by the school council.

Savers Plus

Need to get finances sorted for your child going into Year 7