Mansfield Primary School Newsletter

No.8 June 2nd, 2022

Principal's Message

Dear Families,

This time last year we were returning to school after a period of remote learning.  This time in 2020 we had Prep-2 students onsite and 3-6 kids working remotely.  It is incredible to look back over the last couple of years and see how adaptable everyone has had to be.

There are quite a number of staff and students away sick at the moment which is challenging for everyone.  Please use the RATs provided if your children are unwell, inform our office staff if students are COVID positive and keep them at home if they are coughing and snotty.

Prep Enrolments

Planning for Prep 2023 is well underway.  We had information sessions, come and play and school tours last week as part of Education Week.  If you have a child starting prep next year, could you please complete an enrolment application form.  Forms are available at the office or via the MPS website.  Applications are due on Friday the 15th July. 

Grade 5 and 6 Skiing

Grade 5 and 6 families received some information on skiing for this season.  If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the front office.

Balls at School

If your child is bringing a ball to school, football, downball etc, please make sure they have their name on them.  That makes it much easier for the balls to find their way back to the kids.  I try to get up to check gutters at the end of each week.

Resilience Project - Empathy

This next presentation from The Resilience Project is all about Empathy and Kindness. 

Empathy is our ability to put ourselves in the shoes of others to feel and see what they do. We practise this through being kind and compassionate towards other people.

Research shows that practising empathy, such as performing acts of kindness, taps into our brain’s ‘mirror neurons’, builds compassion and our behaviour becomes more social and community-based.

View Part 3 -

Here’s an activity to practise empathy and kindness:

1.       Reflect on someone in your life who could benefit from an act of kindness today. It could be a friend who would love some affirmation about their work, your pet who deserves an extra treat, or a family member who would love a phone call or text message.

2.       Make a plan for who you are going to show an act of kindness to, and what you are going to do.

3.       If you want to add accountability to your plan, share it with someone else and encourage them to do the same thing.

4.       Follow up with each other in a few days time, to ask how it went!

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,


Wellbeing Journals

We have Wellbeing Journals from The Resilience Project to give away to families. If you’re interested in a journal please come and see the ladies at the front office. 

Education Week - Back In Time - 1872

Important Dates

June 4th - Working Bee 11:00am until 1:00pm

June 6th - Division Cross Country - Yea

June 7th - Grade 6 - Timbertop Hike

June 9th - WADJINY Indigenous performance show - Whole School 

June 10th - Grade 4 Hike - Stirling 

June 13th - Queens Birthday Public Holiday 

June 15th - Prep - 2 Cross Country 

June 17th - Regional Cross Country - Winton

June 24th - Last Day of Term 2 

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. 


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. 

Jolly Joggers is back for Term 2

Jolly Joggers!

If you would like to join in & earn house points by running as many laps of Lords Oval as you can, please meet Mrs Hewitt and your house captain on top terrace Wednesday & Friday mornings at 8:40am.

Everyone is welcome!

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


Lunchtime Activities Term 2



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


Division Winter Sports Competition Day

On Friday the 20th of May, the Grade 5/6’s students from Mansfield Primary took the bus to Shepparton for a day of competing and playing their favourite games. Early in the term students all chose a sport that they would like to play out of Football, Soccer, Tee-ball and Netball. The students were then organised into teams that were coached by very encouraging and enthusiastic teachers and/or parents that helped players achieve their best! Everyone enjoyed the day and had lots of fun. All the teachers and parent helpers were very proud of everyone who participated. All of the teams were extremely competitive throughout the day, with some only loosing 1 match, but unfortunately none of the teams made it to the next round. Students did their best to have the best day they could!

By Franzi Stumpf and Rowena Creighton 

Murrindindi Beanie & Fibre Festival - Entry Form