Mansfield Primary School Newsletter

No.4 March 17th, 2022

Principal's Message

Dear Families, 

In March 2020 we were just starting our first bit of Remote Learning.  It is amazing to look at the last two years and see what has changed.  I feel particularly grateful to have students and staff at school, parents able to come onsite and for events like the New Families Pizza Night, World’s Greatest Shave and Buddy Day able to happen. 

3 Way Conferences 

3 Way Conferences will be held next week.  Families can book these now (please see email sent this morning).  We aim to have the bookings open for a week, but we have been dealing with some software and staffing issues.  I apologise for the shorter time frame this term. 

The Resilience Project – Parent Session 

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.  Our staff have attended a staff session, our students are attending sessions today and the parent presentation is online on Wednesday 23rd March from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. 

Please register for the Parent/ Community presentation using the following registration link:- registration, registrants will receive a link to attend the presentation, along with a reminder the day prior.  

Mobile Phones and Devices 

We understand that students sometimes need to have a phone for contact at the end of the school day.  Our mobile phone policy is that students sign their phones in at the school office before school and sign them out again in the afternoon.  Phones are kept in a locked box at the office.  If your child has a phone, could you please have a conversation with them and make sure they are signing their phone in at the office?  A number of students have devices such as smart watches which have capacity to call and text.  School Council are working through how we update our Mobile Phone policy to ensure these do not have an impact on learning and wellbeing at Mansfield Primary School. 

Pizza Night 

Thank you to Parents and Friends for hosting the New Families Pizza night last night.  It is a great way for families that are new to Mansfield Primary School to connect with each other and to other members of the school community.  A huge thankyou to Jaqueline Elliott from Mansfield Pizza who donates pizza bases to us every year.  The conversations were great, and the pizzas were delicious. 

Buddy Day 

On Friday there will be no students or staff at school.  We will all be out on a river somewhere spending time with our buddies.  This is an important day and helps to build and reinforce relationships between our students.  A huge thank you to Ms Driessen and our staff for their planning and organisation. 

World’s Greatest Shave 

Mansfield Primary School has a strong history of supporting the Leukaemia Foundation through the World’s Greatest Shave.  This year we will be participating on Thursday April 7th.  Grade 6 students will have an opportunity to join our team and shave or colour their hair and raise funds for Leukaemia research.  Notes will go home next week with interested Grade 6 students. Thank you to Mrs Hewitt for her work coordinating the World’s Greatest Shave this year. 

Ride to School and Bully No Way Day 

Next Friday, 25th March, is National Ride to School Day.  I will be riding in from Merrijig, let’s see if we can fill up the bike shed next Friday.   We will also be filming a short, whole school, Bully No Way Day clip on the 25th March. 

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 18th - Whole School Buddy Day 

March 21st - Grade 6 GRIP Leadership Conference  

March 25th - Ride2School Day

April 7th - World's Greatest Shave

April 8th - Last Day Term 1 - 2.30pm Finish

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. 

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


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

These items are located at the front office awaiting for collection. Please contact us if any of these items belong to you. 

Art Colouring Competition

It’s nearly Easter and the Grade 6 Arts Team are holding a colouring competition. All grades have been given their entries. There are 2 entries prep – grade 2 & grade 3 – 6. Students are to hand back their entry to their classroom teacher. We hope all student join in the fun and create an amazing entry. They will go on display for judging.

Due: April 1st.

Be creative, have fun & good luck. 

From the Grade 6 Arts Team.