Primary News

Year P-1 Excursion Report

M. Brown

The Year P-1 students enjoyed their science excursion to Orange World and Lock 11.

After a tractor ride around the citrus trees we had a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, delicious!

At Lock 11 we watched the water level change to let the P.S. Melbourne go through and went for a walk to see the Mildura Weir.  The students had a great time.


Year P-1 Melbourne Cup Art

J. Atkinson

With Melbourne Cup coming up, students from Year P-1 were inspired by 'Fashions on the Field- Hat Wear' in their art session.

The P-1 students learnt how to fold and create a paper hat, they then had to 'add their style' to the hat.  Some fabulous and prize winning creations were made.  An awesome effort by everyone!


Year 2-3 Halloween 'Big Write' Report

S. Gardiner

The Year 2-3 students received an early Halloween treat. The teachers surprised the students with a spooky morning tea in preparation for their 'Big Write' titled 'How to write a recipe for a Halloween snack'.   Year 2-3 writing stimulus for procedures/recipe with a fantastic Halloween theme proved to be very exciting and disgusting!!  The students wrote awesome recipes as a result. 


Year 2 Excursion Report

W. Finn

The Year 2 students had a fantastic time learning about food from 'Paddock to Plate'.  Students visited Woolworths last Friday.  The very kind staff there, Sam, Meryl and Lisa took them for a behind-the-scenes look at Woollies on 15th Street where they were treated to lots of food tastings. Our fruit salad was delicious.  After a yummy lunch at the Plaza, they explored the SRS Benetook Farm, picking strawberries, meeting chickens and getting lost in the maze.  It was a great start to the annual Sleepover. 


Year 4-6 News

C. Piscitelli

The Year 4-6 students have spent the past term planning, designing and building their very own arcade games. Students have also gained experience operating their own businesses by earning wages and paying bills and equipment hire. Photos below of them trialing  their displays ready for when the junior primary students visit.



Literacy News

B. Hall

Mrs Gardiner's Literacy group joined Mrs Hall's group this week for an exciting Writing session. The students worked together to write a recipe on how to make a Halloween drink.  It was a lot of fun and super sweet! 


School Wide Positive Behaviour (SWPB) Posters

The expected behaviours for Year P-3 students.



The expected behaviours for Year 4-6 students.


Outside School Hours Care (OSHC)

 Cheryll Hodge is our school’s OSHC coordinator and can be contacted on 0428 258035 if you have any queries.


Library News

Please ensure your child returns their books each week and brings a waterproof Library Bag for their Library books on the following days.

Year 4-6 students have Library on Mondays

Year P-2 students have library on Thursdays

Year 2-3A students have library on Mondays

Year 2-3B students have library on Tuesdays

Year 2-3C students have library on Thursdays

Whole School Assembly

The Whole School Assembly will be held next Friday 8th November where Student of the Month Awards will be presented.  Please note that there will be NO Green Building Assembly on this day

Green Building Awards

Reminder that  students in Years P-3 receive awards at a weekly assembly every Friday at 2.50pm.  Families are welcome to attend these assemblies held in the Green Building.  Please note that there will be no Green Building Assembly next Friday 8th November.  Below is a photo of last Friday's Award winners.


Merbein Community Bank School Student Banking Program

If you wish your child to participate in this program, please send your child’s bankbook along to the Green Building Office every Thursday morning. The Bank will collect and process your child’s banking and then drop the bank book back to school before the end of the school day.


No Hat No Play

During Term 4, all primary students are required to wear a hat out in the yard at recess and lunch times.  The school policy is 'No Hat No Play'.  If you need to purchase a hat for your child you can do so at the school's main office.