Mansfield Primary School Newsletter

No.6 May 5th, 2022

Principal's Message

Dear Families, 

Surfs Up! Mr MacMunn is currently away on camp with our Year 5 students in Ocean Grove so therefore no Principal Message for this edition.


Important Dates

May 3rd - 6th - Grade 5 Camp

May 10th - 2023 Year 7 Information Night

May 13th - District Primary School Cross Country

May 16th - Whole School Photo Day

May 20th - Walk to School Day

May 23rd - 27th - Education Week

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. 

SCHOOL UNIFORM

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

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

LOST PROPERTY

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

LIBRARY

A reminder to families with students currently attending & to those who have attended MPS recently & now have moved on, to please check at home for any library books that may belong to Mansfield Primary School. We have a number of books (200+) outstanding. 

BUS TRAVEL 

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. 

If your child has started a new after school activity or football/netball training please update their bus travel arrangements. 

SKOOLBAG

A reminder to families (if you have not already updated)  to update their child/s year level on Skoolbag. This is done by opening Skoolbag, selecting the MPS logo then selecting groups, add/remove groups & then selecting your child/s grade including whole school. 

State Schools' Relief Prep CSEF Uniform Package 2022

Applications for the 2022 Prep CSEF Uniform Package are now open & close end of Term 3.

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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

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Smile Squad

We have now had confirmation from Smile Squad that they will be in our area in 2023. To keep our students smiles nice & bright we will be sending home a dental pack for each student on behalf of Smile Squad. These will be coming with students in the next few days.  

Worlds Greatest Shave! Mansfield Primary School's Grade 6 students participating in this years World's Greatest Shave. Together they raised over $3000.00 to support the Leukaemia Foundation. An amazing effort by all!

State Swimming

On Friday 29th April, Taj, Jarrah and Kezi competed at State Swimming in Melbourne at the Sports and Aquatic Centre for Swimming. State swimming is a competition with all the best swimmers in Victoria competing for a medal or a personal best. ‘’We had to win in our choice of stroke at regionals to make it to this level”. 

Taj competed in Butterfly and Backstroke. Jarrah competed in Butterfly and Kezi competed in Breaststroke.

All the swimmers were pleased with the times they posted, and all tried their hardest and had a great time.  

From Kezi, Jarrah and Taj

Junior School Council

Congratulations to the following students who were voted by their peers as class representatives.

 

Elsie Hutchison 

 

Jack Jacob 

 

Molly O’Meara 

 

Kelsall Scobie Webb 

 

Digby Scott-barber  

 

Edie Gardner 

 

Amity Scott-Barber 

 

Heidi Wales 

 

Ruby Rademaker 

 

Memphis Garoni 

 

Vayla Rose 

 

Tessa Learmonth 

 

The JSC held a successful Gratitude Day on the last day of Term 1. It was pleasing to discover how many MPS students across all ages could explain what gratitude meant. The JSC would like to thank Jake Hoskin for is incredible poster design.

Watch out for Empathy Friday at the end of Term 2. Dress in green!

The JSC meets every Thursday during second recess. The next piece of work is around class libraries. We will be surveying students to find out if their class libraries are adequately resourced with books students want to read and if not what authors or genres they would like in their class library.

Performing Arts

Following Anzac Day, the students of MPS all participated in their own individual class services to commemorate the fallen. Students from Prep to Year 6 all showed great respect and thoughtfulness in sharing what Anzac Day means and how the music is used to add to the service. In addition to Anzac services during Performing Arts classes, a number of students represented our school and their clubs by attending services in town and laying wreathes or attending to the flags or marching. Students have also started work on learning the lyrics to our National Anthem. 

Mrs Monica Sketcher, Performing Arts teacher.

Lost Property

Do they belong to you? Please contact the front office 5775 2325.

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

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

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