Mansfield Primary School Newsletter

No.12 October 29th, 2021

Principal's Message

Dear Families,

It has been great to have all of our students at school all week.  It might take some time before all of us are ‘school fit’ again but it is great to get back into the routine of school. 

I’m sure many of you are looking forward to a long weekend.  Our Curriculum Day for staff on Monday will have a focus on assessment and reporting.

School to Summit

Jen Driessen has been working really hard to allow us to have some S2S trips this term.  There are a lot of factors that need to be considered.  Our plan is that each year level will get to have an S2S excursion and that each of them will be day trips rather than any overnight camps.  The Grade 6 School to Summit will be run like last year, where students will complete the whole journey to Mt Buller in three day trips.  These will be long days for our Grade 6s, but it will be a great challenge and will still fit within our COVID restrictions.

World Teachers’ Day

Today is World Teachers' Day.  I would like to thank our wonderful teachers for all their passion, creativity, care and professionalism.  The last two years have turned teaching upside down (as with many professions) but our students have been cared for and have continued their learning.  The students and staff are what make Mansfield Primary School such a great place to work. Thank you!


Our Grade 3 – 6 kids have done a fantastic job adjusting to wearing masks in the classroom.  It isn’t much fun, but the health advice suggests that it is an important part of keeping everyone safe.


Like always, please get in touch with us with any questions or concerns.  Call or email your classroom teacher, call the front office or email me

Have a great weekend.

Take Care,



November 1st - Curriculum Day (No Students)

November 2nd - Public Holiday (No Students)

Notes from the Office


We have received a delivery of uniforms. If you have placed an order prior to last week please check at the front office for your order. 

Uniform is to be ordered through Spartan School Supplies.

We now have a full range of uniform on display at the front office for you to view before making your purchases online. 

We have a limited range of second hand school jumpers available that can be purchased from the front office.


Please note we cannot return items that have no name. Please ensure uniform is clearly labelled with your child's name. 


A reminder to pack spare clothes for your child. We have a small supply of spare clothing if needed however we are in need of smaller sizes 4,6,8 in pants & shorts. If your child has come home in a change of clothing we ask that you please wash & return to school. Thank you. 


Please make sure you have been in contact with us regarding bus travel for next week. Any changes to your afternoon bus travel arrangements are to be made by 2.30pm of the day of travel. This can be made via the Skoolbag App under E-Forms, email or by phone. 


We have lots of library books that are now overdue. Please have a look around home & return to school as soon as possible. Thank you.


Due to the prolonged lockdown in Term 3, 2021 we have extended the 2021 Prep CSEF uniform package until the end of November.  This means that any families/carers that have not yet submitted their forms can still do so until the end of this term. All the information for these packages can be found on our website here.

Thank you!

Thank you to Mansfield Bakery & Jo Wilkes for making sandwiches for our students. The sandwiches have been made & supplied to us for students who do not have lunch or may have forgotten their lunch.


Thank you to Mansfield District Hospital for the kind donation of reusable masks.    

MPS Garden Club News

The Preps have been busy in the garden planting potatoes. In term 1 this year, these preps started school. Their first job in the garden was to dig up potatoes planted by the previous year’s preps. Now it is these Preps turn to plant potatoes for the 2022 preps to dig up. We talked about how nice it is to do something for someone else before planting the potatoes. Students then helped harvest the broccoli to take home for dinner, and picked some snow peas to eat in the garden. We even tried some of the broad beans.

The garden is looking great. Tomatoes, pumpkins and cucumbers are in. Silver beat and kale is ready and the garlic isn’t far off. Later this term and into term 1 are going to have loads of strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and even some blueberries. Yum!



Mansfield Rideathon Launch ride

GoFundMe MPS - Ninja Warrior Course


Parent and Relationship Education 2 hour Sessions Term 4


Positive Parenting Telephone Service


North East Health Disability Support