School News

Dear Earth

At the end of Term 2 some grades from years 1-6 read the story of ‘Dear Earth’ with me.  It is a beautifully illustrated book about a young girl named Tessa who writes a letter to the Earth.  She shares her thoughts and feelings about living on such a wondrous planet.

I asked the students to write their own Dear Earth letters.  They were so heartfelt with gratitude and warmth that I realised they needed to be read to by wider audience.  I do hope these letters resonate the power of these little voices when dealing with such a big issue, caring for our environment.  I had so many students wanting theirs to be published that I will share them with you over the next few newsletters.  Enjoy!


Mrs. Jaime Irvine





Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

At Marlborough Primary School this term, I am encouraging all students to look at ways to reduce, reuse and recycle materials from their home.  Last term, I showed them a bowl that was made by bread clips and the students were interested in learning that bottle tops can be recycled into wheelchairs and prosthetic limbs. 

As a community we would love to collect these, so they are not wasted in landfill.  I will leave a bowl (recycled bread clips) at the office window for you to leave your donations and I will pass these on to respective companies at the end of this term.   It will be amazing for them to see the quantities that could be collected as a group.

Thank you for your participation in making our Earth a wondrous place to live.


Mrs. Jaime Irvine




Indonesian News  

Selamat Datang Term 3!

This term we will be participating in Sayembara Lisan, a state-wide Indonesian speaking Competition. This is run by VILTA- Victorian Indonesian Language Teachers Association and the final will be held at University of Melbourne on Saturday 14th of August.

The first round will be held at school and we will have Bu Devathas from Heathmont College visit our school to judge our students as part of the Maroondah region. The competition includes simple questions and the students will either sing a song, describe a picture, or answer questions about a short passage in Indonesian.

Semoga sukses to all students who have entered the competition!


This term, our Grade 6 students will have the opportunity to attend an Indonesian Day with four other primary schools in our region at Heathmont College. The students will participate in different workshops such as mask making, martial arts and Indonesian dancing. The students will also take part in a skype session with Heathmont College’s sister school in Yogyakarta. We have a great partnership with Heathmont College and this is a wonderful opportunity to see a secondary school language program in action.


Terima kasih,


(Bu) Mary-Ellen Dowling



House Athletics Carnival

House Athletics Carnival is Friday August 20th. It is always a great day of fun, active participation, personal bests, cheering, resilience and hopefully sunshine.

The event is held at Proclamation park, Sylvia grove, Ringwood. Students are bused to and from the venue. 

Parent helpers are required to make the day a success to help run and event such as Long jump. A letter will be coming home to families please fill out and return to school if you are able to assist. If you want to pick up your child at the end of the day and take them home yourself you need to also sign the permission form and return it to your class room teacher. 

Attached is the form if you would like to print off and return.



Thank you in advance. 

Bonny Chisholm


Divisional Cross Country

For selected students who made it through to Divisional Cross Country. Please note the change of date.

Maroondah Manningham Division Cross Country will take place at Yarra Glen Racetrack on Monday 19th July.

Race times and details will remain the same as the postponed events.

The EMR event will run on Thursday 22nd July at Yarra Glen Racetrack.


Bonny Chisholm

PE Teacher



Lunch Clubs





Camps, Sports, Excursions Fund

For those families who have a current Health Care Card in the name of a parent/guardian, you are entitled to $125 from the Camps, Sports, Excursions Fund.  If you have received this through MPS previously and your details are unchanged you do not have to submit an new form.


For those who are new to MPS or have changed details since last year, please fill out the attached form and return to the school office as soon as possible.  Hard copy forms are available at the office also.




2021 Instrumental Music

Expression of interest forms. Please see below for a copy