Macedon Primary School Newsletter

28 July 2021

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

Principals Report

Dear parents,

It was very nice to welcome the students back onsite this morning.  Thank you so much for your efforts during this remote learning period.  I appreciate the support all of the parents give our school and the way in which you all go about supporting your child’s learning.

Parent Teacher Meetings

On Tuesday the 10th and Wednesday the 11th of August we are holding parent teacher interviews.  The 10 minute interviews will be held during the afternoon and into the evening on both days and will give you an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress with their classroom teacher.  You will receive an email with the details and instructions about how to book an interview in our online system.  Given the current restrictions we are planning to hold these meetings via WebEx.  Once you have booked in, your child’s teacher will send you a WebEx meeting link.

Book Week Parade – Thursday 26th August

Each year we celebrate book week with activities, specialist guests, reading our favourite books, voting in the book of the year competition and who could forget the book week parade.   This year we will be holding the parade on Thursday morning, and I invite everyone to get their costumes read for the parade.  I love to see the craft skills out in force and encourage homemade costumes from recycled materials to dress up as your favourite characters.  The theme this year is “Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds”.  Reading is one of my favourite past times and I nearly always finish my day with my novel.  I really love book week and think it is a great way to share our love for books and great writing.

Matt Forrest


Qr Codes / Facemasks

The use of Service Victoria QR codes for electronic record keeping is now mandatory in all schools to enable the effective contract tracing of any COVID-19 cases.

QR Code check in are required to be used by:

  • All visitors on school site (including contractors, external Department staff and building maintenance staff)
  • All parents who enter school building when on school site.

QR code check ins are not required to be used by parents who come onto school grounds for drop off or pick up, but do not enter buildings.

Please be reminded that:

Existing sign in and out process should continue to be used to record visitor attendance, therefore visitors still need to use the visitors book at the office, for legal and regulatory obligations.

Face masks at schools

School staff (primary and secondary) and secondary school students aged 12 or older:

·         are not required to wear a face mask while at school (or when attending an Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) program), when interacting exclusively with staff and students from their school

·         must wear a face mask at all times, unless a lawful exception applies

·         should wear a face mask indoors and outdoors when interacting with external visitors, including parents/carers and staff/students from other schools.

School staff (primary and secondary) who work in largely public-facing roles, e.g. reception staff, must wear a face mask indoors at all times.

Children under 12 years of age and students at primary school are not required to wear face masks when at school, or when attending an OSHC program.

Visitors and parents must observe indoor face mask requirements. Face masks continue to be worn outside at all times.

Important Dates

23 July - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Expo Day, from 2:30pm - postponed, new date TBA

2 August - Bookclub orders due

10 & 11 August - Parent/teacher interviews

26 August - Book parade

20 August - Glow in the dark dance night (please note new date)

31 August  - Whole School Photo Day (please note new date)

10 September - Winter Solstice Evening; 5:30pm-7:30pm 

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)

From the Office

Wet weather clothing

Please pack an extra set of clothing (particularly socks) for your child during the Winter months. We try to get outside to play if the weather permits and sometimes extra clean clothes are required - even for the older students.

Enrolments and students leaving in 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

Alternatively, if you child is leaving Macedon Primary at the end of this year (not including year 6 students), can you please let us know, so we can start planning for next year.

Take care of yourself and you family.

Julie  and Emma

Online Assembly this week

Due to the current restrictions in place, we will hold our assembly this week online. The link for those parents wishing to log in is:

The assembly will take place on Friday afternoon at 3:00pm.

Outside School Hours Care

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.

Waste Free Wednesday

Glow in the dark dance night! New date - 20th August

The Macedon Primary School PFA is proud to announce the Macedon Primary School GLOW IN THE DARK Dance.  The dance night will be scheduled for Friday, August 20th and run from 5:30 to 7pm for All Ages and 7 to 8pm for Years 4 to 6 only.  This is a FREE, kids only event for students at Macedon Primary (only) -- so parents are encouraged to drop off their kids to join in the fun.

The Glow In The Dark Dance will include:

- a 'just loud enough' dance hall in the JCB including light show, glow in the dark lights, a VJ screen, guest DJs and special MCs on the night

- a Chill Out & Movie Room in the Art Room with some great flicks, colouring activities and a space to relax

- a Snack Bar in the JCB Foyer including fresh fruit, popcorn and water

Wear bright and white clothes for maximum fun on the night.  You may even see yourself up on the big screen!

Students will sign in at the door as they enter the event and have their name and parent's phone number recorded in case an early pickup or other contact is required.

Fruit & Colouring Donations:

We will need some keen helpers and a few donations to make this event a special one.  

- Donations of Fresh Fruit: the snack bar will require donations of fresh fruit to be dropped off at pickup time on August 6th.

- Donations of Colouring Pencils or Crayons: the chill room needs your donation of colouring pencils and crayons.  These can also be dropped off at pickup time on August 6th.  The items will be donated to the school at the end of the event

To donate items please visit the donation sign up form at

Parent Helpers:

We would love to have parent helpers sign up to assist with the Snack Bar, Chill Room, Door Team and Clean Up Squad.  If you have a current Working With Children's Check and can give some of your time please sign up to help here:

Parent 'Chill Room':

We know that some parents would like to stay close by and let their little party goers take a stab at having fun!  We will have a Parents Chill Room set up in the Multi Purpose Room in case you would like to stay near.  Why not sign up for a helper shift while you're there!

If you have any questions about the Glow In The Dark Dance please contact Shaun Evans at

Scholastic Book Club - Term 3

Scholastic bookclub for term 3 is now open. The catalogue that was sent home did say '2020' but rest assured it is for 2021. Please order online at: Orders close on Monday August 2nd.


Uniform Shop Update

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.