Mansfield Primary School Newsletter

No.8 June 11th, 2021

Principal's Message

Dear Families,

It is fantastic to have everyone back at school this week.  Each period of Remote Learning is a challenge for students and their families.  We try to provide information as quickly and accurately as possible to give families an opportunity to plan for changes.  It is also a real challenge for our staff, who have to readjust each time and manage their own families and work from home.

This time last year, we were returning from a period of Remote Learning and had Prep, Grade 1 and Grade 2 students onsite and 3-6 kids working remotely.  I had completely forgotten we had done that until I checked my principal message from this time last year.  It just shows how responsive we have been as a community.  We have dealt with so many changes over the last 18 months.

Prep Enrolments

Planning for Prep 2022 is well underway.  Our Prep team are doing a fantastic job getting all of this done.  If you have a child starting prep next year could you please have a look at the attached flier?  Applications are due on the 16th July. 

Grade 5 and 6 Skiing

Grade 5 and 6 families received some information on skiing for this season.  If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the front office.

Balls at School

If your child is bringing a ball to school, football, downball etc, please make sure they have their name on them.  That makes it much easier for the balls to find their way back to the kids.  I try to get up to check gutters at the end of each 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 tom.macmunn@education.vic.gov.au.

Have a lovely long weekend.

Take Care,

Tom  

IMPORTANT DATES

June 14th - Queens Birthday - Public Holiday 

June 15th  - Grade 6 Musical 

June 18th - Prep - 2 Cross Country (postponed)

June 25th - Last Day Term 2 finish at 2.30pm

July 12th - First Day Term 3 - All Students



Notes from the Office

SCHOOL UNIFORM

Uniform is to be ordered through Spartan School Supplies as of Term2.      www.spartanschoolworld.com.au

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.

LOST PROPERTY

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. 

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. 

CAMPS, SPORTS & EXCURSION FUND (CSEF)

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.

VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS 2021

Dear Families, 

Mansfield Primary Schools School Council is inviting parents to make a voluntary contribution to support the school. 

 GROUNDS AND MAINTENANCE CONTRIBUTION $30.00 (per family)

Used for the maintenance of outdoor equipment, grounds and school buildings.       

 TAX DEDUCTIBLE BUILDING FUND $30.00 (per family)

Used for improvements to School Buildings.  In 2021 the building fund was used to convert the original school library to a classroom, office and meeting room.

If you would like to make a contribution please complete the eform on Skoolbag or contact the school office and we can send you an invoice.

Thank you.

 

 

Education Week

MPS ‘Social Enterprise Schools’ Journey

Grade 6 at MPS have started a learning journey called Social Enterprise Schools. “What is Social Enterprise?” I hear you ask.

Well...... a social enterprise is a business that gives at least 50% of its profits to a charity.

Grade 6 students at MPS will be starting social enterprise businesses and sending all their profits to charity to make a positive social impact.

 At MPS we have been learning about social enterprise and entrepreneurship. We have already:

·       Learnt what a social enterprise is

·       Identified whether organisations are charities (like The Red Cross), social enterprises (like Oxfam) or businesses (like Kmart)

·       Met a social entrepreneur (Stefan from Scoop 21 in Yackandandah)

·       Formed social enterprise groups that will build a business

·       Identified our personal strengths that will help our business succeed

Our next step is to apply for roles within our social enterprise groups, such as Management Team, Chief Executive Officer, Product Design and Production Team, Financial and Accounts Team, Customer Service and Sales Team, Quality Assurance Team, and Communications and Marketing Team. We will then choose a cause we want to support.

 

“I found it interesting that not only adults can learn about and do these things. Kids can do it as well,” Piper explained.

“I like working in my group. I’m really excited to work with new people. I think we can be successful in making a difference”, Heidi added.

“At first I had some questions about doing this, but now I think it will be interesting”, said Lucas B.

“It’s a great experience that will be good for the real world”, Gabriella stated.

“Why are we doing this?” you might ask.

Well......  the program brings students, teachers, local entrepreneurs and community leaders together to develop skills, build confidence and make a positive social impact.

We would like to thank Bendigo Bank for supporting this program.

By Addi Awty

 

Grade 4 Mt Stirling Hike

GRADE 4 MT STIRLING HIKE

We arrived at Telephone Box Junction and hiked up to Razorback Hut. When we arrived we ate our lunch and the amazing Miss Gough lit a fire for us and we all got marshmallows! There were three cabins there with bunk beds and another one with a kitchen in it. Some kids got to sign their names in the book. There was lots of snow and we got to have a snowball fight which was amazing! After we ate our lunch and had a play at the hut, we hiked back down. Each group took a different route to the way they hiked up. We all had a really fun day playing in the snow. Thank you Miss Driessen and all of the teachers and parent helpers for a fantastic day!

Written by Addison Briggs, Sophie Doeven and Molly Jacobs.

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Grade 5/6 Division Championships

Tee-ball recap

On Friday 21st May we played tee-ball in Shepparton. We played 4 games, we drew 1 and lost 3 yet it was the most enjoyable part of term 2. We got to school early on Friday and were on the bus for an hour and a half. We had a bit of time to practise when we got there. The grass we were playing on was very wet and muddy. By the time we got back to school the whole team had agreed that even though the other teams were a lot more experienced than us and had more players we did our best and most of al had fun and that’s all that matters.

By Rose Perrin and Aurora Blake

Soccer recap

We played 5 games of soccer in Shepparton. The soccer teams we played against were really good, but we all tried our best. We really liked having lollies at the end of our soccer games. Our whole team would like to thank our amazing coach Mrs. Leon

By Chloe Perrin, Oliver Frameos and Hudson George

Netball re-cap

On Friday 21st May girls from MPS and St. Mary’s got on the bus and headed to Shepparton. We got off the bus and got into our teams. We played 5 games against different teams from other towns. Well done to the grade 6 team from MPS who made it to the semi-final. We would like to say a big thank you to the coaches, Mrs Robbo, Kylie Hodge and Sarah Olver.

By Zara Yencken and Esher Berry

Remote Learning - 5/6 Team - Cooking Task

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.https://www.interschools.com.au/home-victoria/

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