General News

Canteen Prices

Bits & Pieces

Chicken Crackles-             50cents each

Chicken Munchies-          4 for $1.00

Pizza-                                    1 for $3, 2 for $5.50    (Hawaiian or BBQ)

Caeser Salad Bowl-          $8.00 (contains egg)

Chicken salad Bowl-        $8.00  (egg extra 50c)

Fresh fruit piece-              $1.00

Potato Chips-                     $2.00

Slices-                                   $3.00

Cookies-                              $2.50

Sandwiches – Fresh or Toasted

Sandwich only-                  $4.50

w/small milk-                     $6.50

Toastie & Cheese-           $3.00

Full Wraps-                         $7.00                                     Half Wrap-                          $5.00

Sweet Chilli, Salt/Vinegar, Mexican, Chicken Salad, Ham Salad, Toasted BBQ Chicken, Toasted Hawaiian

Burgers-                               $6.00

Sweet Chilli, Salt/Vinegar, Mexican, Chicken Schnitzel & Salad, Chicken/Cheese & Gravy, Parmy, Kentucky, Cheese, Egg/Bacon & Cheese

Foccacias-                            $8.00

Ham, Chicken Fillet, Salami, BBQ Chicken, Sweet Chilli

Primary Canteen Prices

Everyday Items

Wrapped up  Chicken & Salad Wrap               $5.00

                            Ham & Salad Wrap                     $5.00

                            Sweet Chilli & Salad Wrap       $5.00

                            Salt & Vinegar & Salad Wrap   $5.00

Sandwiches   Chicken Salad - with drink      $6.50

                            Ham Salad  - with drink            $6.50


Water                                                                          $2.00

Flavoured Water  ABC/RASP/LEM                   $2.00

Milk - 300ml     Chocolate/Strawberry           $2.00

Juice - 300ml    Orange                                         $2.00

Fruit Box -  Apple/ABC                                          $2.00

Fresh fruit pieces (in season)                            $1.00

Occasional Items

Vegemite Sandwich                                             $2.00

Cheese Sandwich     Fresh/Toasted               $3.00

BBQ/Hawaiian Pizza         $3.00 ea or 2 for $5.50

Chicken Crackles                                                      .50c

Chicken Munchies                                    4 for $1.00

BBQ Chicken Wrap Toasted                              $5.00

Hawaiian Wrap Toasted                                      $5.00

Monday only 

Hot Dog                                                                      $4.00

Hot Dog & Cheese                                                  $4.50

Sauce                                                                               .20c

Friday only

Pie                                                                                $3.50

Pastie                                                                          $3.50

Small Sausage Roll                                               $3.00

Large Sausage Roll                                                $3.50

Party Pie                                                                    $1.00

Sauce                                                                              .20c

Packets of chips  Plain/Honey Soy                 $2.00

Art Donations Required

J. Atkinson

Old Canvases required for P-6 Art

If you have any old canvas or pictures on canvas that you don't want anymore , the P-6 Art department would love them. Please leave in the Green Building office near Heather.

Thank you in advance.


Conveyance Allowance Program

The Conveyance Allowance Program offers families in rural and regional Victoria help with the cost of transporting their children to their nearest appropriate school or campus. Students must be attending the nearest school appropriate to their year level and reside at least 4.8km from the school by the shortest practicable route to be eligible.

Eligible students can receive a conveyance allowance based on:

  • the least expensive public transport fares and/or
  • a distance based allowance when travel is by private car or private bus.

Parents applying for the allowance must complete an application form and return it to school. We will then process applications using the Student Conveyance Allowance System (SCAS).


Uniform Shop

School uniforms can be purchased from the school’s main office between the hours of 8.45am and 4pm during the school week.  If these hours are inconvenient for you, please ring the school to make an alternate arrangement.

School Bank Account

BSB - 063 714

Bank Acc Number – 10060535

Account Name - Merbein P-10 College Official Account

Weekly Newsletter Emailed

The school distributes a full weekly school newsletter every second Thursday and an events reminder every alternate Thursday to families via email.  ou can now receive the weekly newsletter on your mobile phone if you have the school COMPASS App installed on your phone.  Please give us feedback on our new Newsletter system and let us know what you think.  If you have not received the newsletter by email, please notify the school to the following email addresses:, with the subject Newsletter Email, so this can be rectified.

Students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 who would like to take home a printed copy of the newsletter each week, can collect one from the main office every Thursday at 3.15pm.

Breakfast Club

The Merbein & District Community Bank is financially supporting the Breakfast Program.  Foodbank Victoria also supports the breakfast program with donations of food.  The following organisations provide volunteers to assist with the program;  the Board & Staff of the Merbein & District Community Bank, Merbein Development Association, Merbein Lions Club, and Merbein Uniting Church.  Merbein P-10 College parents are welcome and encouraged to volunteer.  The Breakfast Program is held in the school cafeteria.  All students are welcome to come along between 8.00am and 8.45am each morning if they would like a FREE tasty breakfast to kick-start their days learning.

If you have time to volunteer for this community service from 8-8.45am on school days, please contact the school, we would love to hear from you.  Please note that volunteers will need a Working with Children’s Check.


Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)

To be eligible for this funding, a parent or legal guardian of a student attending the school must

be the holder of a Veterans Affairs Gold Card or be an eligible Centrelink Health Care Card (HCC) or Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) holder, OR

be a temporary foster parent and submit an application to the school before the end of February 2020.

If your child was enrolled at this school last year and you were a successful applicant for the funding last year, you will not need to apply for the funding again this year.

Ask at the school office for an application form, or to enquire about more information.

Student Absences

If your child is away from school, please notify the school before 10am. The preferred method to notify of absences is via the compass portal or by phone or sending an email to the following email address:

An automated text message will be sent to your phone if your child is not at school and the school has not been notified.