Mansfield Primary School Newsletter

No.2 February 17th, 2022

Principal's Message

Dear Families,

We are already nearing the end of Week 4!  Staff and students having to isolate due to COVID has been a challenge, but it is great to have some certainty that schools will stay open.  We have some wonderful relief teachers and it is good for me to get back into a classroom every now and again 😊.

Thank you to families for RA Testing on Monday and Thursday evenings and reporting COVID cases to our front office.  This program, along with ventilation, air purifiers, mask wearing, cleaning and social distancing has allowed us to minimise the spread of COVID at school.  RA Testing will continue for the next few weeks at least.  QR code check-ins for visitors will no longer be required from Monday 21st February.

District Swim Trials were held last Wednesday.  I have had some great feedback about the effort and behaviour of our swimmers.  Good luck to our swimmers who are off to Division Swimming on February 23rd.  A huge thank you to Jen Driessen for all her work organising the event.

A few things from me this week... 

Tutor Learning Initiative

Mansfield Primary School is delighted to share the news that the Victorian Government is continuing the Tutor Learning Initiative (TLI) for 2022. This initiative is designed to address the continued impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on student learning and engagement in Victoria.

The extension of the initiative will allow Mansfield Primary School to continue to provide our students who need it most with targeted support this year. Despite the continued challenges of COVID-19, the TLI will ensure that students, who may have fallen behind or become disengaged, receive the help they need. The continuation of the TLI program in 2022 will enable us to provide small group learning support for our students.

We will be in touch via letter if your child has been identified to participate in TLI and what focus this will be, as we will be targeting both Literacy and Numeracy this year. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the school or Dean Bush (

Sharing Food

Our COVID Operations Guide is clear that we are not to share food at school.  Unfortunately, this means we can’t have homemade cakes or cupcakes for birthdays at the moment.  A small snack in individual packaging is probably the best option if parents would like to bring something in.  Please speak to your child’s teacher.

Voluntary Contributions

A lot of families are confused with the changes around school fees or voluntary contributions.  Mansfield Primary School is not able to invoice for contributions because the payments, whilst very important to our school budget, are not compulsory.

If you are unsure about voluntary contributions, please drop into the front office or call on 5775 2325 and our office staff will be able to help you out.


If your child is exempt from wearing a mask inside, please email your teacher or the front office so that we have a record of this for 2022.  We have some spare masks at school but not an endless supply so we ask that students arrive at school with a mask.  Our staff and Grade 3 – 6 students are required to wear a mask unless they have an exemption.  Masks are recommended for our Prep – 2 students.

School Council Elections

Nominations for the Mansfield Primary School Council are held each year.  Council has 8 parent members, 5 staff members and 2 community members.  The term for each member is 2 years.  Meetings are held twice a term on a Monday evening and members join a subcommittee or working group.  The school council works with the school to directly influence the quality of education that the school provides for its students. 

This year we are seeking nominations for 5 parent members.  Nomination forms are available at the office.  if you have any questions, or would like further information, please contact me or the school office.      

The Resilience Project

Mansfield Primary School, and other schools in the Mansfield Shire, has teamed up with The Resilience Project to help us provide evidence-based, practical strategies to build resilience.  Over the coming weeks we will be sharing the Parent and Carer Program with you.  Please save this date:  Thursday 17th March at 6:30pm at the new stadium at Mansfield Secondary College for a presentation to families.

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 lovely weekend.

Take Care,



Important Dates

February 23rd - Division Swimming - Seymour 

March 2nd - Regional Swimming Shepparton

March 11th - Curriculum Day

March 18th - Whole School Buddy Day 

March 21st - Grade 6 GRIP Leadership Conference  

April 8th - Last Day Term 1

Notes from the Office

A reminder to families that the school day finishes at 3.30pm. Please ensure your child/children are collected from school in a timely manner. If you are running late please notify the front office. 


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. 


A reminder to families that students need to have a suitable art smock for their art lessons.


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


A reminder to pack spare clothes including underwear for your child. We have a small supply of spare clothing if needed. If your child has come home in a change of clothing we ask that you please wash & return to school. Thank you. 


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. 

Privacy Policy

Our school collects, uses, discloses and stores student and parent personal information for standard school functions or where permitted by law, as stated in the Schools’ Privacy Policy.

Please take time to remind yourself of our school’s collection notice,

Voluntary Contributions 2022

Thank you to families who have paid funds towards the voluntary contributions 2022. These contributions will enable us to provide valuable curriculum experiences in both the classroom and wider specialist programs.

Payments will continue to be accepted via Bpay, Eftpos, Cheque or Cash.

If you have misplaced your unique family Bpay biller code please contact the school office.

Applications for Camps, Sports & Excursions Fund (CSEF)

Applications for Camps, Sports & Excursions Fund

CSEF is provided by the Victorian Government to assist eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities.

If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF. A special consideration category also exists for asylum seeker and refugee families. The allowance is paid to the school to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions or sporting activities for the benefit of your child.

 The annual CSEF amount per student is:

•     $125 for primary school students



MPS Library open for borrowing!

HUGE thanks to our Librarians Narelle and Elspeth for their effort getting the Library ready for us.

 This week classes will all have their first Library session and will be invited to choose and borrow a book or two.

Students can borrow up to 2 fiction and up to 2 non fiction books at a time.

Library books are due back 2 weeks after they are borrowed – but can also just be swapped over during the weekly Library session.

If a student wants to reborrow because they haven’t finished with the book, that is fine. They organise that with their teacher in their Library session.

If they are up to their limit and haven’t returned books, they will not be able to borrow another book.

Please ask your classroom teacher or email Robbie Robinson if you have any Library issues or questions, or have any suggestions for books or series we could aim to supply.

Happy reading!!!

Robbie Robinson

Learning Specialist & Classroom Teacher 

School Crossing Reminder

1.    Wait behind the yellow line.

2.    Only start to cross when the crossing supervisor blows the whistles twice.

3.    One whistle means Stop.


Sushi is delivered to School by Sushi Field on Tuesday's and Thursday's around 11am (refrigerated until lunch break).  Orders must be placed no later than 5pm the day before delivery.

 To place your order please send a text message to 0429 467 881, including your child's name and class number.  Payment's will need to be made by bank transfer to the below account, using your child's name as a reference number.  (Note that this is a new account, so if you have ordered previously, please update any saved account details prior to payment.)


If you would like an on-going order for the term, please note this in your text message.  Invoices will be sent at the end of term for on-going orders.

Menu, pricing and further info attached (correct as at 04/02/2022, but subject to change).

Account name: Sushifield BSB: 063711 A/C: 10193512


Autism workshops for parents


Positive Parenting Flyer


Wangaratta Term 1 Programs


Term 1 Programs 2022


Term 1 2 Hour sessions 2022


North East Health Disability Support