Mansfield Primary School Newsletter

No.7 May 13th, 2021

Principal's Message

Dear Families,

World Education Support Personnel Day

Sunday is World ESP Day.  Our Education Support Staff are such an important part of Mansfield Primary School.  They work very hard and have to be extremely flexible and adaptable.  I appreciate all the work they do.  A huge thank you to our Integration Aides, Office Staff and ICT Technician.

Grade 5 Camp

Last week the Grade 5s were away on their Melbourne and the Sea camp.  I visited them on Tuesday, joined a couple of surf lessons, had dinner, a night walk and camped the night.  They were having a great time and doing a wonderful job.  It is a fantastic experience for our students and a huge amount of work for Ms Driessen, our Grade 5 teachers, Integration Aides and parent helpers.  Thank you to all of them.

IGA Community Rewards

Thank you to the Marks family for allowing community members to donate their points to support our school.  Last week we received a cheque (they still exist!) for $1700.  This year we will be using the money for equipment to support our School to Summit program. 

If you would like to donate your community rewards to MPS, keep an eye out for a skoolbag notice from the school office.  They will explain a very simple process.

Integrity Day and Walk to School Day

Junior School Council are organising Integrity Day tomorrow (it is also walk to school day for those who are willing to brave the predicted rain in the morning).  Integrity for me is about being honest and living my life in line with my values.  Finding something yellow to wear will be a challenge but I look forward to seeing lots of yellow in the yard.


The Grade 5s have had a busy couple of weeks.  Back from camp and into NAPLAN.  Our Grade 3 and 5 students complete NAPLAN each year along with students from across the country.  It is an opportunity for students to show us what they can do.  The data allows us to evaluate our programs, see where we are having an impact and plan our future curriculum.

Grade 5 and 6 Skiing

Mt Buller has had some real challenges over the last year and these have impacted operations for 2022.  There are issues around lesson times, availability for local schools and cost.  We are currently trying to work out how we can run our Grade 5 and 6 ski program in a way that works for everyone.  An expression of interest note will be sent out next week. 

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,



May 14th - Walk to School Day

May 14th - Values Day-Integrity (Yellow)

May 17th - School Council Meeting

May 18th - Mansfield Fresh Food Drive (Left over produce for collection from midday - Front Office)

May 20th - Grade 4 Hike - Stirling (payment & permission slip Due 10/05/2021)

May 21st - Division Championships Gd5&6 (payment & permission slip Due 17/05/2021)

May 21st - Assembly 3pm

May 24th-28th - Education Week

May 26th - Prep 2022 Information Evening 5.30pm - 6.30pm

May 27th - Prep 2022 'Meet & Play' Session 2.35pm -3.30pm

May 28th - Division Cross Country - Yea (payment & permission slip Due 21/05/2021)

May 31st - Grade 6 GRIP Leadership Conference - Shepparton 

June 3rd - Grade 6 Training Hike - Timbertop

June 4th - Assembly 3pm

June 14th - Queens Birthday - Public Holiday 

June 15th  - Grade 6 Musical 

June 16th - Regional Cross Country - Winton

June 16th - Grade 6 Parliament Excursion - Benalla

June 18th - Prep - 2 Cross Country

June 25th - Last Day Term 2 / Assembly 

Notes from the Office


Uniform is to be ordered through Spartan School Supplies as of Term2.

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. 

Winter Thermals

We have a small number of size 8 thermal pants & tops available at the front office ($15 per item) for purchase perfect for winter.

Bus Travel

Any changes to your afternoon bus travel arrangements please ensure these are made by 3pm of the day of travel. This can made via the Skoolbag App, email or by phone. 


Parents /Guardians who drive their children in excess of 4.8 km to board a school bus stop or travel more than 4.8km without passing a bus stop when driving to school are entitled to apply for a conveyance allowance.  If you believe you are entitled to this allowance please ask at the school office for a Conveyance Form. If you already receive conveyance allowance there is no need to complete another form.

Please ensure that this form is received at the school office by Thursday 10th June.

Student After School Activities

Please note if the school is contacted regarding cancellation of after school activities eg. football training/netball we will do our best to communicate this message to our families through our Skoolbag App. (Please check you are subscribed to 'whole school' & your child's year level - Under the 'Groups' tab) We also ask that you have a conversation with your child/children for example "If it is raining please meet/go......" 

If your child/children are bus travellers & will need to catch the school bus due to the after school activity being cancelled please use the Bus Form via the Skoolbag App. Any other communication regarding change of after school arrangements to students please phone 5775 2325. 


Applications for the CSEF fund close on Friday 25th June.

If you hold a current health care card as at 1st day of term one or 1st day of term 2 that you complete an application form for this funding. Forms can be located on Skoolbag or the school front office.  If you have previously received CSEF you do not need to reapply.

Grade 5 Melbourne & the Sea Camp

You’d think it’s a boring old camp where all you do is walk around and sleep in a tent, but NOT THIS ONE!!!!!

Surfing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding – you name it!

We all learned how to surf with Go Ride a Wave instructors at Ocean Grove. Now we are surfing GODS!

The food was really good and we had so much fun playing together. We will always remember it.

This is what it felt like when we went home:

We took a bus to Geelong then a train to Melbourne. We went to the Vic Market and ate amazing foods. We had dinner at Southern Cross station then went on the train to Benalla.

We were like celebrities when we arrived in Benalla and saw our parents!! It was good to be back home.

Written by Harry Elliott, Thomas Day & Bryn Chandler

Mansfield Fresh Food Drive

On Tuesday 18th May from midday a table with leftover produce from MDH Mansfield Food Drive will be set up just inside the school front entrance for local families to have access to. Please see attached flyer for further information.

Victorian Interschools Snowsports Championships

If you would like your child to participate in the Interschools Snowsport Championships for Mansfield Primary School, please contact the front office for a registration form. This needs to be returned to school by 3pm Friday 18th June.

Jolly Joggers IS BACK!

Jolly Joggers is a running club, which will be held every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 8:40ish until 9:00am.

The Sport Captains and I will make the announcement in the morning, inviting all students to meet at the entry gate (Nobian side). They will then walk down with me to Lords Oval and run laps. Every lap gets them points (and stickers and stamps) for their House.

The Sport captains may have themes some weeks, with big points up for grabs ?

Jen Driessen

Walk Safely to School Day

Values Day - Integrity (yellow) this Friday 14th May

Students are encouraged to wear yellow this Friday to show that they understand the meaning of integrity and therefore use this attribute everyday at school. 

Prep 2022

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