PFA News 

School and Kindergarten Parents and Friends Association Meeting – Thursday 8th December, 9am

The next PFA meeting will be a General Meeting combined with Christmas Raffle wrapping which will be held on Thursday 8th December at 9am in the Davey Building Conference Room (school administration building). This is a great opportunity to meet new parents, staff and a place where you can share your ideas for fundraising and how you would like to see the money raised to be spent on your children. All parents are encouraged to attend and toddlers are welcome.

Christmas Raffle - Wednesday 14th December - please send in your donations to the raffle.

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 7th December.


Raffle tickets have been sent home.  Please return all raffle tickets and money to the school administration office by Friday 9th December.  The raffle is drawn during the end of year Presentation Night on Wednesday 14th December.


Christmas Raffle Wrapping - Thursday 8th December

If anyone can assist with wrapping for the Christmas Raffle, please come along on Thursday 8th December at 9am to the Davey Building. 


***We need your help***  Ballarat Carols SpringFest Market - Sunday 18th December 

SpringFest has been thrown a lifeline and will be running a Sunday Market alongside the Ballarat Carols on Sunday 18th December.  As a beneficiary, Miners Rest K-6 need to provide a total of 10 volunteers.


To keep things nice and simple, there will be 4 shifts:

                10am-2pm (1 volunteer)

                10.30am to 2.00pm (4 volunteers) 

                2.00pm to 6.00pm (3 volunteers)

                6.00pm to 9.00pm (3 volunteers)


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. 


Please let me the office know if you are available to help out and at which time slot.

Buy your tickets today! The SpringFest Ballarat ONLINE Raffle is back

Win great prizes & support great causes!  SpringFest Ballarat online raffle is designed to assist the Rotary Club of Ballarat to reach their fundraising goals and give you the chance to WIN great prizes from our many raffle partners. The raffle comes with great odds but you’ll need to act fast to secure your tickets.


The raffle will be drawn on Sunday 18th December LIVE at Carols by Candlelight - Market.

Every dollar raised from this raffle is donated back into the Ballarat community. 

The 2022 beneficiaries are:  Forest Rangers Soccer Club, Miners Rest Primary School, Bungaree Primary School, Mount Egerton Primary School and Phoenix P-12 community college.


A BIG thank-you to each of the businesses who have kindly donated items toward this raffle:

Rotary Club of Ballarat


G Gay & Co

iTalk Travel & Cruise 

Ballarat Regent Cinemas

Raintree Art



Tickets are priced at $5 each, 4 tickets for $20, 7 tickets for $35, 10 tickets for $50, 15 tickets for $75, 20 tickets for $100, 30 tickets for $150



1st Prize valued at $4,300

WIN A $3,500 iTalk Travel & Cruise Voucher We're just as excited as you are that we can finally travel again, so we're giving you the chance to WIN a $3,500 travel voucher! Whether you're dreaming of beautiful beaches or can't wait to book an Aussie escape - you can choose your own adventure anywhere in the world with this $3,500 travel voucher from iTalk Travel & Cruise, Ballarat.


Trek Marlin 5 Mountain Bike - value $800  Our friends at Cyclescape have kindly donated an incredible Trek Marlin 5.  A trail-worthy daily rider that's perfectly suited for everyday adventures, on and off the trail. A suspension fork, 2x8 drivetrain, and mounts for a rack and kickstand make it an ideal choice for new trail riders or anyone looking for a comfortable, stable commuter with the ruggedness of a real mountain bike.

Kindly donated by: Rotary Club of Ballarat, iTalk Travel & Cruise Ballarat & Cyclescape

2nd Prize valued at $2,000

WIN A $2,000 G.Gay & Co Home Hardware Voucher   G Gay & Co Mitre 10 is the Mighty Helpful independent hardware store, offering a complete range of home improvement and hardware products for home or weekend projects.  Whether you’re a tradesperson after some products or a do-it-yourselfer looking to start a new project, this voucher will be a winner in any household.

Kindly donated by: Rotary Club of Ballarat   

3rd Prize valued at $1,200

WIN A private movie screening at Regent Cinemas  A cinema experience just for you and your group.  This 28 seat private screening session is a great way to gather your friends, colleagues or private group and have the cinema all to yourself, you even get to pick the movie!   

Kindly donated by: Regent Cinemas

4th Prize valued at $500

WIN An Aboriginal Painting by local artist Deidre Burgoyne Rosier   Here is your chance to own an original art piece by Deidre.  Deidre's love of painting started after a visit to her sister in SA, when she was handed a canvas and paints and her sister said “here sis, your turn now”, since then Deidre hasn't stopped painting.  A proud Wirangu, Kothotha and Mirning woman from West Coast of South Australia, Deidre now calls Ballarat home.  Artwork is 55cm x 72cm, stretched ready to hang.

Kindly donated by: Raintree Art

Second-hand Uniform Shop 

The second-hand uniform shop is located in the library, Brady Building and is open weekly for you to purchase uniform items for a gold coin donation.  The PFA also accept donations of clean, good quality uniform items.  


Second-hand Uniform shop opening days from 2.45pm for Term 4: 

- Friday 2nd December

- Thursday 8th December

Cookbooks – Grow, Harvest, Prepare, Share - $5 per book

The Parents and Friends Association have produced this beautiful, full colour cookbook printed on luxurious high quality paper. This fantastic book is sure to last a lifetime, making it a great memento from our school, kindergarten and community of Miners Rest. All recipes featured in the book have been tried and tested.  The cook book will be selling for $5.

Student Display Folders

Through the PFA, we also have Student Display Folders for sale for $15 each. These are great for storing your child's reports, achievement certificates etc. Both the Display Folders and Cookbooks are available from the School General Office. 






School Lunches – Monday and Thursday through 

Lunches need to be ordered online through the website Please note: sauce is provided in each classroom, and you cannot specify which colour donut.  Some days, not all items are available or sell out quickly. We recommend to try and order as early as possible, with orders closing at 8.15am on the day of delivery. Please update your child’s profile to reflect the correct teacher and room (this saves a lot of time when the caterers are distributing the lunches into the classroom containers).