Mansfield Primary School Newsletter

No.5 March 31st, 2022

Principal's Message

Dear Families, 

As I am sure you are aware, the last week has been a real challenge with many students, staff and families unwell or isolating.  This has been a real challenge for our leadership team, our staff and of course those families who have been affected.  Thank you to everyone for their extra efforts over the last week or two.  Mr Bush, our king of timetables and organisation, needs a special mention.  He has been solving puzzles every day to make sure our school can manage.

We are continuing to wear masks, ask families to test their children, sanitise, use our air purifiers and minimise mixing of cohorts.  Hopefully we will have a normal Term 2, if anyone can remember what that looks like 😊.

IGA Community Rewards

Thank you to all of our families who have nominated Mansfield Primary School to receive community rewards when you shop at Marks’ IGA.  Stephen Marks presented me with a cheque for more than $2300 last week.  This money will go towards purchasing decodable readers to add to our classroom libraries.

If you are an IGA customer and would like to nominate MPS to receive your community rewards, please contact the office and we can help you to do that.

School Council

The Mansfield Primary School council works with the school to directly influence the quality of education that the school provides for its students.  Welcome to Ben Weatherhead and James Clelland who will join our school council for 2022.  A huge thank you to Sophie Yencken, Gina Elliott and Jacinta Elliott who are finishing their 2 year term.    

I would like to thank all our staff, students and families for their energy this term.  Only one week to go!  I think we all deserve a break.  Have a safe and restful holiday.  I look forward to seeing you all next term.

Take care,


Tom MacMunn


Mansfield Primary School

4 Apollo St, Mansfield, 3722

03 5775 2325,


Important Dates

April 7th - World's Greatest Shave

April 8th - Colours Day - Gratitude - Wear Orange

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

April 25th - ANZAC Day - Public Holiday

April 26th - Term 2 Commences 

May 3rd - 6th - Grade 5 Camp

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. 

If your child has started a new after school activity or football/netball training please update their bus travel arrangements. 


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. 

State Schools' Relief Prep CSEF Uniform Package 2022

Applications for the 2022 Prep CSEF Uniform Package are now open & close end of Term 3.


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



By Lucy Mountain and Josie Field

As published in The Courier, 30/03/22

At MPS, leadership is very important throughout the school, particularly for our year sixes. MPS considers all the year sixes to be leaders in the school.

On the 21st of March, the year sixes went on an excursion to Shepparton to attend the GRIP (Generosity, Responsibility, Integrity, and People) Leadership Conference. The focus of the conference was Stepping Up Our Leadership. Students learnt about taking initiative, stepping up integrity and raising the standards of teamwork. They had the chance to meet, interact and share ideas with leaders from different schools.

This reporter asked some of the students about what they thought of the day.

Memphis explained, “Integrity is encouraging others to do the right thing.”

Lily added, “Give others tasks to suit their strengths, include everyone.”

Lacey described that, “You can show Integrity by being honest with others.”

Jake stated, “Show cooperation.”

The experience will help the grade sixes become stronger leaders this year, and for the years to come.




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

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