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Second Hand Uniform Shop

The Second Hand Uniform Shop will be operating every Friday for the rest of the year from 2:30pm. It will be held in the new library (old staffroom), and you will need to enter via the gate in front of the old, brick school building and go up the ramp to enter the library. You will need to check in and show proof of double vaccination. All items are available for a gold coin donation.

School and Kindergarten Parents and Friends Association Meeting

The next PFA meeting General Meeting will be held on Thursday 9th December at 9am in the Davey Building Conference Room.   We will be wrapping the Christmas raffle prizes on this day, so if you are available, please come along.  

SpringFest Ballarat – SpringFest Online Raffle 

Last few days to buy tickets!  Get yours today!

This years’ SpringFest Ballarat Sunday Market is going online!  There is a massive total prize pool of over $7,500. The raffle will be drawn on Sunday 28th November. Tickets are priced at $5 each.  Please purchase your tickets at 


We are calling on the Miners Rest community to really get behind the SpringFest online raffle to help support our school and other beneficiaries.  These proceeds will be used towards finishing touches of our new school.  


There are three main prizes to be won from a limited number of tickets:


1st Prize valued at $4,000 – 6x4 custom trailer with cage from Eureka Trailers and $2,000 G. Gay and Co Mitre 10 Voucher 


2nd Prize valued at $2,200 – 28 seat private screening at Regent Cinemas + $500 Raintree Art Gift Voucher + $500 Mystery Prize


3rd Prize valued at $1,300 – Mercedes Benz Toy Ride-on Car + Kids TREL Bike + Birthday party at Regent Cinemas for 20 children. 



Spread the love far and wide by sharing with your family, friends and work colleagues so that it will be just like a social walk around Lake Wendouree – just like SpringFest Market Sunday is renowned for!

SANTA’S COVID CHRISTMAS – A Keepsake of the Year, 2020 

Judy Martin of Lexton wrote this beautiful children’s Christmas book as a keepsake of how the world was impacted during Covid-19 in 2020. The illustrations inside the book were all done by a local artist and past Waubra Primary School student, 14 year old Ballarat High School student Roza Mac who made Judy’s story come to life! Judy and Roza are proud to offer this book to our community as a fundraiser.


All orders and monies need to be returned to the office by Friday 26th November.  Books will be delivered by week 10. 


Ballarat Carols SpringFest Market – Sunday 19th December 

SpringFest has been thrown a lifeline and will be running a Sunday Market alongside the Ballarat Carols on Sunday 19th December.  As a beneficiary, Miners Rest K-6 need to provide a total of 20 volunteers.


The market will run from 2pm to 7.30pm with approximately 123 stall holders.  There are 10,000 tickets for the general public to attend.  How incredible for SpringFest to be involved!


To keep things nice and simple, there will be 3 shifts:

                10.30am to 2.00pm 

                2.00pm to 6.00pm 

                6.00pm to 9.00pm

The duties required from the volunteers include helping stall holders find their space, keeping the areas tidy, answering any questions from the public, ensuring stall holders leave their space in a clean state. 


Every volunteer is required to be double vaccinated and complete the Covid Marshall online training 


Can you please let me the office know if you are available to help out and at which time slot?

Christmas Raffle – Wednesday 15th December

Our Christmas Raffle is always a huge success with fantastic prizes donated from our community.  Prizes usually include but are not limited to toys, homewares, stationary, vouchers, movie passes, books and Christmas decorations. We are now asking families to please donate an item towards the Christmas Raffle.   Please bring your donations into the office right up until the 8th December.


The raffle is drawn during the end of year Presentation Night on Wednesday 15th December.


Please return tickets and money to the office no later than Friday 10th December.  Thank you.

Library News 

As we very quickly near the end of the year, can I please ask all families to have a check in their home libraries for any Miners Rest Primary School library books and return them either to your child’s classroom teacher or the school office.


Thank you .