Macedon Primary School Newsletter

2 June 2021

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

Principal's Report

Dear parents,

Well done to all of our students, families an teachers who have worked their way through yet another period of remote learning.

It has been another testing period for us all, however the COVID restrictions are set to be eased for all regional areas in Victoria including Macedon Primary School on Thursday evening at 11:59pm.  All students in all regional schools will return to face to face teaching on Friday 4 June unless a different directive comes from the Victorian Government.

Face Coverings in regional areas

Must be carried at all times by all adults onsite.

Must be worn indoors except if at home, or if an exception applies. 

Students in primary schools do not need to wear masks.

Must be worn outdoors where 1.5 metres physical distancing cannot be maintained by adults.

Our staff will be wearing face masks inside while they are not teaching unless they are exempt. 

Some of our staff may chose to wear a face mask while teaching.

Density Limits

Please adhere to the density limit signs on the front office doors and wear your mask inside if you need to enter the building.

Parent Helpers

There will not be parent helpers onsite until I get the official confirmation that this is allowed from DET.

Thank you for your ongoing patience and positivity and I wish you all the very best.

Matt Forrest


Important Dates

14 June - Queen's Birthday public holiday (school closed)

25 June - Last day of Term 2 (2:30 dismissal)


12 July - School Curriculum Day (no students)

13 July - First day of Term 3

7 September - Whole School Photo Day

17 September - Last day of Term 3 (2:30 dismissal)


5 October - First Day of Term 4

13 October - 15 October - Grade 3/4 Camp Weekaway

25 October - 29 October - Grade 5/6 Cape Bridgewater Camp

2 November - Melbourne Cup public holiday (school closed)

17 December - Last day of year (1:30pm dismissal)

Notes sent home

Yr 4 -6 - Attitude to school survey

Somers Camp questions (Selected students)

From the Office

Enrolments for 2021

We are now accepting new enrolments for Foundation students in 2022. If you have a child or know someone with a child that is wanting to enrol at Macedon Primary next year, please return your forms to the office. A link to the form is available here 2022 Enrolment Form

Spare Clothes

With the wet weather now upon us, please make sure your children have spare clothes in their bag. We have a small amount of clothing in the sick bay, however if your child gets wet, we cannot always fully re-clothe them. A spare pair of socks is highly recommended.

Lunch Orders

As you know we offer a lunch order service on a Friday through Red Door Cafe. Over the last few weeks we have seen a rise in the amount of children either missing items from their lunch orders or not receiving their lunches, this creates stress for the children and more work for the office staff.  If you could please read the following tips to make sure the lunch order process is as streamlined as possible:

- Please clearly mark your child's name and class on the lunch order bag.

- Please have correct change.

- If you have a large amount of coins, please make sure they are secure in the bag.

- If you are dropping in the lunch order directly at Red Door, please make sure you have told them the correct class of the child. 

- Please make sure you are ordering from the correct menu

Have a great week!

Julie  and Emma

Grade 1's a Middle Gully last week

The children had a great time at Middle Gully. Thank you to the parents that came along to help. We hope you enjoy the photos.

Grade 3/4MS Home Learning

34MS is having a frog Lego making competition where entries are due by 4.00pm Thursday. Please find some early entries, below.

Also,  a research report on Albert Namatjira  by Ruby S,  a Winter poem by Jack B and a Winter poem by Madison. 

Outside School Hours Care

Donations of Wool welcomed.

We have some Winter craft planned for the remainder of term. If you have any new, clean wool at home that you no longer need, we will gratefully accept it at OSHC. You can leave donations at the main office.

We are currently booked out on Monday afternoons, if you are looking for casual care please contact Vicki or the office to confirm there is a space available.

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.

Winter Solstice Lanterns

The Winter Solstice is fast approaching! Our year 1 and 2 students will be making indigenous inspired lanterns during their Middle Gully sessions in readiness for the Winter Solstice lantern parade.

We are seeking donations of specific plastic bottles for use in supporting the student designs. Many bottles are too wide/narrow or too sculptured at the base to work for this project unfortunately.

If you have any 1.5L Community Co water bottles as pictured below (or something very similar in size and shape - about 9cm in diameter), then please drop your donations off at the tub in the school foyer.

The first lantern making session is tomorrow!

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.