Macedon Primary School Newsletter

9 June 2021

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

Principals Report

Dear parents,

We have enjoyed having all of the children back to face to face learning this week, the students have settled well back into their routines.

Our boundary fence was damaged in the recent weather, we have moved quickly to have it repaired and there is a temporary fence in its place.

Winter Solstice

COVID restrictions pending, we are planning to hold out annual Winter Solstice Bonfire event on Friday the 18th of June between 6:30pm and 8:00pm. If this goes ahead, it is a great opportunity to come together as a community to celebrate mid-Winter at our wonderful school.

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 choose 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.

Please remember that Monday the 14th of June is the Queen’s Birthday public holiday so the school will be closed. 

Matt Forrest


Important Dates

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

18 June - Winter Solstice evening

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

DET Data collection form - due 25th June

From the Office

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.

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

Student Achievement Awards

These awards will be handed out at assembly on Friday afternoon at 3:00pm. Due to current restrictions, parents are not allowed to attend assembly. If this changes prior to Friday, we will let you know.

F/1TT - Elissa A - For working really hard with all her learning.

F/1MS - Stella B - For her kind and caring attitude towards others.

1KH - Liam K - For his amazing effort in all class activities.

1/2KB - Ayla E - For gaining confidence in class discussions.

1/2KB - Lullaby B - For great improvement in her reading.

3VW - Holly B- For great work collaborating with a partner to create a poster.

3/4MS- Maddie D - For displaying excellent concentration when working on her reading activity.

3/4MS - Lukas B - For displaying excellent mathematic skills in class everyday.

4CS - Hamish C - For contributing well to class discussions about nouns.

4CS - Evie McG - For her consistent effort and engagement in class tasks.

4CS - Max P - For excellent reading comprehension about renewable and non-renewable energy.

4/5BT - Deniz N - For being polite and using lovely manners.

4/5BT  Will T - For excellent spelling results.

4/5BT - Elsie M - For excellent progress in math.

6AB - May D - For excellent results with her assessments and awesome indigenous poster.

6AB - Harry P - For excellent focus on hard work and being a team player.

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

Get Active Kids Program

Please be advised that Round 2 of the State Government’s Get Active Kids Voucher Program is now open.

The program helps eligible families get their children involved in organised sport and active recreation activities by reimbursing the cost of membership and registration fees, uniforms and equipment. Eligible children may be able to receive up to $200 each.

To be eligible, children must be Victorian residents, aged 4-18 years and named on a valid Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, as well as a Medicare Card.

The program is being delivered across four rounds until April 15, 2022. Applications for this round opened yesterday and close at 5pm on Friday, July 9.

Subject to availability, eligible applicants can apply for up to two vouchers per eligible child in total during the entire period, however only one voucher per eligible child can be claimed per round. Please note that you cannot claim on expenses that you have already successfully claimed in a previous round of this program.

In Round 2, applicants can claim eligible expenses incurred between January 1, 2021 and July 9, 2021.

What we need you to do:

  • Please promote the program by utilising the promotional resources the program has created which includes posters, social media, web tiles and communications copy for you to place on your own websites and publications as well as send to your membership base and networks promoting Round 2 opening from Monday 31 May 2021. These resources are available at

To find out more information:

If you have any additional questions that cannot be answered via the above information, or you require further support in assisting to promote the Program, please contact

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.