Newsletter 27th October 2023



Event Calendar

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Within the coming weeks, staff will be looking at working out our 2024 Grade structure. It is likely that we will have 13 grades next year. As part of this process staff will also look at Grade placements. When staff do this, they go through a rigorous process to ensure that the children are best placed according to their social, emotional and educational needs. At times there are bits of information that we that Johnny and Bobby are cousins and probably shouldn’t be placed together. Having said this, if you have some information or something that you would like us, as professionals to consider, before your children are placed in their 2024 class, please see Mrs. Maguire, Mr. Price or myself prior to December 1st, 2023.


We are looking at finalising our numbers for 2024. If you’re enrolling or know of someone who is enrolling their Prep child in 2024, please contact the school ASAP. These numbers help determine our Grade structures and placement of teachers for 2024, so it’s imperative that we know this information as early as possible.


In keeping with our SunSmart Policy, children are required to wear a broad brimmed hat during Term 4. Hats are not only required for recess and lunch but also for PE sessions.  We ask that all children have a school approved hat at school for the rest of this term. Given that exposure to UV during childhood and adolescence is a major factor in determining future skin cancer risk, children without a hat will be required to sit in a designated shaded area.

The School Office has hats available for $10.00.

SCHOOL CLOSURE DAY (Monday November 6)

Monday November 6 will be a student free day, enabling staff to focus on assessment and reporting. Decisions taken to have school closure days are made when there is an opportunity for staff to work together on something that will ultimately support children's learning. This is our final one for the year. We thank you for your understanding.

Please note that the following day, (Tuesday November 7 ) is Melbourne Cup Day….a public holiday.


Our awesome Colour Explosion School Fun Run is just the start with our Fun Run fundraiser! You can win big with a huge variety of automated incentive prizes, competitions and added bonuses!

Incentive Prizes

Fundraising for our Colour Explosion School Fun Run is entirely online. At the end of our fundraiser, student’s incentive prizes are ordered automatically based on their fundraising total and Golden Coins. Students can win up 15 unique incentive prizes!

You only need to raise $10 to achieve your first incentive prize. From there, you will win more and more as your fundraising total soars! For example, if you raise $100, you will win incentive prize A, B, C, D and E!

Monty the Monstar Prizes!

Monty the MonSTAR is giving away lots of extra prizes to help you reach for the fundraising STARS! Will you collect them all? Check out your sponsorship booklet to see what Monty has up for grabs.

$10,000 JB Hi-Fi Shopping Spree!

What would your family buy with a $10,000 JB Hi-Fi Shopping Spree?! The highest fundraising student in our school will go into the draw to win!

Win a PlayStation 5 Gaming Bundle!

Do you have a need for speed? The highest fundraising student in Australia will take home an awesome PlayStation 5 gaming bundle, complete with a NEW PlayStation 5 Console, a Steering Wheel, Pedals and two games!

You have to be in it to win it! If you haven’t already, make sure you start fundraising online at Happy fundraising!