Primary News

No Hat No Play

From the start of term 4 all primary students are required to wear a hat out in the yard at recess and lunch times.  We have a policy that is No Hat No Play.  If you need to purchase a hat for your child you can do so at the main office.

Student of the Month

The Student of the Month assembly for September will be held tomorrow, Friday 20th September in the gym at 10.10am.   All welcome.

Head Lice

Parents are advised that there has been another report of head lice in the Green Learning Centre.

Head checks will take place throughout this week so please check your child’s head and treat if there is evidence of head lice or eggs.

Information sheets on the treatment can be obtained from Heather at Primary Reception.


Please make sure all library books are returned by the end of the term.  Our Merbein P-10 books for take home reading also need to be returned please.

Woolworths Discovery Garden - Pots of Fun


Students in the Year 2/3 unit are looking at Healthy Eating in Term 4.  We would love to have each of our 63 students have their own Woolworths Discovery Garden - Pots of Fun pot to grow seeds in.  If you could send your pots to school, we would greatly appreciate it.  We will have a box in the 2/3 area near the teachers’ staffroom. 

Investigations in the Holidays


Year 2/3 students will be sent home with some investigations regarding Celebrations in our community to complete over the holidays.  Could parents please remind them that the work is due back on Monday of the first week?  We hope that it is a fun activity for them.

Prep/One Activity Day



Last Thursday Prep/One students enjoyed a picnic lunch and play at Park for Play, a visit to Lifestyle Plus and some activities at school. Prep students went home at 5pm and grade one students made their own healthy wraps for tea and went home at 6:30pm. Awesome day and lots of fun!

School Wide Positive Behaviour (SWPB) Posters

The expected behaviours for Year P-3 students.



The expected behaviours for Year 4-6 students.


Walk to School


M. Downes

Walk to School starts next term for the month of October.  All students are encouraged to walk or ride to school.  Even if you have to drive your children, you could park your car further down the street and 'Walk to School’.  More info to come.

Year 5-6 Lake Cullulleraine Camp

The Year 5-6 camp dates have been changed to 13th-15th November.  An Expression of Interest form has been sent home to families.  Please check that your child's note has been returned.  A deposit of $50 is required to be paid before the end of this term, 20th September to secure a place on the camp for your child.

Year 2-3 'Extraordinary Explorers' Gala


W. Finn

Thanks to the families who supported our Extraordinary Explorers Gala on Tuesday.  The students learnt a lot in readiness for their presentation.  We are very proud of the way they conducted themselves and how they shared what they have learnt in their own creative ways.

Year 2 Sleepover

W. Finn

The Year 2 Excursion/Sleepover will be held on 25th October.  Details will be sent home early next term.

Primary Awards- Green Assembly


Primary Technology Awards


Year P-1 News


J. Atkinson

The Year Prep-1 students have been busy creating their Mildura Show entries.  Students used their imagination to decorate a peg or a jar.  If you are going to the Mildura Show this year make sure you go check out the student art display section where our students' work will be showcased.

Plastic Lid Collection

W. Finn

Did you know that plastic lids from drink bottles – milk, soft drink, water, etc.  can be recycled to make prosthetic hands?  Jurell in Prep is hoping to receive a prosthetic hand very soon.  He would love to send lots of lids to the company to make more for other children.  Can you please send clean plastic lids to school?  There is a collection box in the office of the Green Learning Centre.  Thanks

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.

A reminder for parents that OSHC finishes at 5pm next Friday 20th September as it's the last day of term.


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

Green Building Awards

Reminder that  students in Years Prep-3 receive awards at a weekly assembly every Friday at 2.50pm.  Families are welcome to attend these assemblies held in the Green Building. 

There will not be an assembly this week as we have an all school Student of the Month assembly.

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.


Primary Uniform Jacket

J. Hunyadi

Primary students are able to purchase a polar fleece lined Jacket with a water repellent microfibre outer shell.  It has elastic cuffs and an internal zip pocket.  It is available in size 4 – 16 and has the school logo embroidered on it. Cost is $40.00 per jacket.