Macedon Primary School Newsletter

12 August 2020

School Values: Respect, Responsibility, Creativity, Integrity, Teamwork

Principals Report

Dear parents and carers, 

Parent / Teacher Interviews –

The Parent / Teacher meetings are going to be held on Tuesday 18 August (9am – 4:30pm) and Wednesday 19 August (1:30pm – 4:30pm).  The details of the online booking system were emailed to you yesterday and the interviews are open for bookings.  Once you have booked in your time, your child’s teacher will schedule WebEx meetings with you via email.  In the case where you have internet connectivity issues, the teacher will arrange an alternative such as a phone conversation.   If you did not receive the booking email, please contact the front office on

There is also a link further on in the newsletter with the details.

Bookings close on Thursday 13th at 6:00pm

Sex Education Australia (SEA) Year 3-6

This year we engaged an external provider to deliver a comprehensive and age appropriate health and human development education program for our year 3-6 students.  The program will include multiple sessions for our students as well as a parent information session.  Unfortunately, the program has been postponed for this term due to the stage three lock down.  We are in discussions about dates that could work in term four but we will have to see how things unfold before we make this decision.  We will keep you posted.

COVID-19 testing

Please continue to keep yourselves safe and get tested if you have symptoms.  If you take your children to get tested, please inform the school of your results.  This is particularly important if you, your children or other family members receive a positive test result.  There are specific safety processes that need to be enacted if we have a “confirmed positive case of COVID-19” or a “confirmed close contact of a positive COVID-19 case”.  There is starting to be a growing number of secondary contacts popping up throughout the Macedon Ranges, ie a close contact of a close contact.  At this stage there is no further action that you need to take if this is you unless you have symptoms, whereby you need to go and get tested.

Stay well,

Matthew Forrest


Important Dates

We have a number of events due to take place in term 3 which have now been postponed to term 4, we are in consultation with the other parties and when we can confirm dates we will.

School Photos - new date TBA

SEA (Sex Education Australia) Program - postponed, we are looking at confirming dates in term 4

ICAS - original dates postponed, will confirm new dates shortly

Parent / Teacher Interviews

Rescheduled online Parent / Teacher interviews are now open.

The Parent / Teacher interviews will be conducted via WebEx. The meeting run times are below.

Tuesday 18 August

• 9:00am -4:30 pm (last meeting at 4:15pm)

Wednesday 19 August

• 1:00pm – 4:30pm (last meeting at 4:15pm)

Once you have booked in your time, your child’s teacher will schedule WebEx meetings with you via email.

If you are having difficulties with internet connection, please contact the teacher to make other arrangements such as a telephone call.

The booking link is:

The code is:                 qhrza

Please contact the office if you have any queries.

***Bookings close Thursday 13th August at 6pm***

From the Office

Foundation Enrolments and students leaving at the end of the year

If you or someone you know has a child that is due to start at Macedon Primary next year can you please return the enrolment form ASAP. We want to finalise our numbers for 2021. Also, if your child is not returning to Macedon Primary next year (other than grade 6 students) can you please let us know.

Office Still Open

Please note that during this period of remote learning the school office remains open. We can be contacted via phone on 5426 1518, email on, or if necessary, over the counter (please observe social distancing and wear a mask). 

Stay safe and well,

Julie and Emma

Indonesian News

Uniform Shop News

Outside School Hours Care

A reminder to all parents that social distancing rules apply in the OSHC room, can parents please remain outside the JCB building during pick up and drop off and please maintain a 1.5 metre distance between yourself and the OSHC staff members.

Our rates are: $15.00 for Before School Care (7:00am - 8:45am) and $22.00 for After School Care (3:30pm - 6:30pm). All you need to do is call the school 5426 1518 or email to book.  If the unexpected happens and a casual booking is required within 24 hours, please contact the school via phone, we cannot accept walk-ins after school.  Please note that enrolment forms need to be completed at least one business day before the first session of care.

Please pay through the school via Direct Deposit, using the following details (not BPay):

Account name: Macedon Primary School

BSB: 063-840

Account: 1003 4330

Vicki, Helen, Karen & Marie.

Scholastic Book Club - Term 3

Due to the current COVID restrictions we have decided to move Scholastic bookclub orders to home delivery only. This means you can still order through Scholastic and receive credits for the school, however, there is a delivery fee of $5.99.

1KB - Studying Capacity at home

Recipe of the Week

We are back remote schooling and Belinda Kime has offered to send through a recipe of the week, thanks Belinda!

Egg and Toast Cups


Sliced bread


Fillings such as - Cheese, Baby Spinach, Bacon, Tomato, Parsley.


·       Instead of bread you can use wraps or pastry. Cut these to size to fit each muffin mould.

·       Different cheeses can be used - cheddar, parmesan, blue, brie.

·       Try ham or salami instead of bacon.

·       Try other vegetables such as sliced mushrooms, onions, capsicum, spring onions, zucchini.

·       Add a spoonful of pesto to each cup.


·       Preheat oven to 190C.

·       Cut the crusts off the bread.

·       Grease a muffin tin.

·       Line the moulds with the bread.

·       Add your filling of choice.

·       Crack an egg into each mould.

·       Top with cheese and/or herbs.

·       Bake in oven for 15 - 20 minutes until golden.

·       Turn out of the tin once cooked and cooled slightly.

Community News

Macedon Primary School

Macedon Primary School acknowledges the Wurundjeri people as the traditional owners of the country upon which we learn and work. We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community and pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.