Mansfield Primary School Newsletter

No.3 March 3rd, 2022

Principal's Message

Dear Families, 

The Regional Swim Carnival in Shepparton was a great success yesterday.  Jen Driessen took our MPS swimmers with her and they all did a fantastic job.  Thank you Jen for supporting the kids and well done to all our swimmers.  A special mention to Kezi Wolfe, Taj Walker and Jarrah Jackson who will all be representing Mansfield Primary School at the State Championships in Melbourne.

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is Tuesday 8th March.  The aim is to celebrate women’s achievement, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality.  So, to all our girls, female staff, mums, aunties, grandmas, female carers and community members, Happy International Women’s Day.

Preps and Their Siblings

About this time each year our teachers have conversations with the siblings of our Prep students about giving the Preps some space to play with their Prep friends.  Older siblings do a great job at looking out for their younger brothers or sisters but after a few weeks of settling into school the Preps are finding their feet and benefit from some space to play with their friends.  If you have any questions around this, please speak to your classroom teacher. 

3 Way Conferences – Students, Parents and Teachers.

Our conferences will take place during Week 9 (21st March – 25th March).  Thank you to all the families who responded to our survey; most families would like to meet in person.  This makes sense after the last couple of interrupted years. 

Each class will have a few places available for families to meet with teachers via Webex.  Booking details will be sent to families next week.

Help Seeking

This week classroom teachers are speaking to students about the benefits of seeking help with issues in the yard or in the classroom.  Kids are not expected to be able to sort out every issue they come across, they are learning about relationships and sometimes need support.  At school they can seek help from a teacher on yard duty, their classroom teacher, another adult at school who they trust or they can come and knock on my door.  If your child comes home and needs to discuss an issue with you, please contact their teacher, Nicole Salmon or me  That way we can all work together.

New Families Pizza Night - Wednesday March 16th.

The New Families Pizza Night is a great chance for new families to meet each other as well as some of our staff.  If you are new to MPS in 2022 please come to the Shade Tree at 5:30pm on Wednesday March 16th and join us for some pizza and a chat.  Bring a chair, snacks and (non-alcoholic) drinks.

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 see parent and community flyer attached. The Resilience Project has had to make the parent/carer presentation via Zoom as well as change the date.  The presentation will now be on Wednesday 23rd March from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

Please register for the Parent/ Community presentation using the following registration link:-

Upon registration, registrants will receive a link to attend the presentation, along with a reminder the day prior.

View the first presentation of the series here: Part 1: Meet Martin and learn about The Resilience Project:

We will be sharing information about the program, including research and wellbeing activities to integrate into day to day life in the newsletter.

For mental health resources and support information, visit The Resilience Project’s Support Page.

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 great weekend.

Take Care,



Important Dates

March 10th - Grade 3 to 6 Swimming Carnival 

March 11th - Curriculum Day

March 14th - Public Holiday (Labour Day)

March 16th - New Families Pizza Night

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


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 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. 


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. 


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. 

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



On Wednesday 23rd of February, 33 students attended the Division Swimming competition in Seymour!

As no parents were allowed to come and watch, the students really had to step up and cheer each other on.  It was great to see our students supporting each other and giving it their best!

Congratulations to the following swimmers, who have made it through to Regional on Wednesday 2nd March.

Levi McCoombe (Breaststroke & Relay)

Taj Walker (Butterfly & Relay)

Zac Borg (Relay)

Alex Jackson (Freestyle & Relay)

Kezi Wolfe (Breaststroke, Butterfly & Relay)

Katie Ferguson (Relay)

Josephine Taylor (Relay)

Rowena Creighton (Freestyle, Backstroke & Relay)

Jarrah Jackson (Freestyle, Butterfly & Relay)

Toby Gerrans (Breaststroke & Relay)

Reiley Gibney (Relay)

Seb Walker (Backstroke, Butterfly & Relay)

Lenny Gardner (Relay)

Well done again to all our swimmers and special thank you to our 3 parent helpers who came and helped with a job for day.

 Jen Driessen

Regional Update: Congratulations to all swimmers who participated at Regional. Congratulations to Kezi Wolfe, Jarrah Jackson & Taj Walker who will now swim at State!

Division Swimming - Seymour

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