THERE IS NO SCHOOL MONDAY 2ND NOV OR TUESDAY 3RD NOV
We have all been affected by COVID-19 over the past few months and it continues to have an impact on happenings here at MPS.
This week permission has been given for photo companies to come into schools and take photos inside and outside. As you can imagine, all schools are trying to get photos taken this term so we will endeavour to book a company to take our school photos before the end of the year.
Our grade 5/6 camp is still booked for November 30-Dec 2. I am still anticipating that the DET will change its current position on camps. I predict that on November 8th there will be an announcement that will permit camps to go ahead for the rest of the year. In the meantime, Donna has sent home medical forms to be completed and we already have a substantial number returned. It would be very unfortunate if, on November 8th there was a limit put on the number who could attend each camp. If so, we would need to choose on a first come basis.
Very shortly, we will be asking for expressions of interest for students in grade 5/6 in 2021 who might want to visit Japan in Late October, or November. At this stage there are many indicators that this tour will not go ahead because of COVID restrictions both here and in Japan, so at this stage we are making preliminary enquiries. Each child that attends needs to be accompanied by a parent/carer and the tour will include a visit to our sister school in Yokohama including an overnight stay with a Japanese family.
From next Wednesday, our students will be permitted to use the adventure playground. Our onsite cleaner will ensure that it is thoroughly wiped prior to lunch and recess each day.
The works on the kindergarten playground are now complete and it is closely aligned to our courtyard in design and looks great.
PARENT OPINION SURVEY
Can I remind all families to complete the Parent Opinion Survey which was sent out last week. This is your opportunity to give your opinion of how ell our school is running and the survey closes on November 13th.