PFA News 

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

The next PFA meeting will be the Annual General Meeting which will be held on Thursday 9th June 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.

SpringFest Ballarat

Miners Rest Primary School and Kindergarten have been beneficiaries of SpringFest for three years. We are thankful to the Rotary Club of Ballarat for the opportunity to provide back to the Ballarat community through volunteering at Ballarat events and generate some important funds for our local school and kindergarten communities. On Friday 6th May, a cheque presentation was made to Dale Power, Principal Miners Rest Primary School, and Alyson McPhan, Parents and Friends Association President. With these funds, the school will be able to purchase and install a new climbing ropes playground that will be able to be used by both the school and kindergarten students for many years to come. This playground will complement the expansion of the school and new play facilities at Miners Rest Primary School.


We have been fortunate to have been asked to be beneficiaries again, and now with the new “covid normal”, SpringFest Market Sunday looks promising to be back at Lake Wendouree.


Kinder Sausage Sizzle – Saturday 21st May 8am-2pm

The kinder is running a sausage sizzle during the election at the polling booth on Saturday 21st May, 8am-2pm. Sausages $2, Drinks $2 and kids fruit box $1.

Pie Drive – Golden Nugget – Orders due back 1st June

A Golden Nugget Pie Drive order form have been sent home with each family. Orders and money are due back to the school no later than Wednesday 1st June with delivery on Wednesday 15th June. Orders will be ready for collection from 2.45pm from D1.

Mother’s Day Stall

Thank you Sam Stevenson, Amy McIntyre’s mum and Cherie Hayward for your assistance at the Mothers’ Day Stall on Friday 6th May.

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 8.30am 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).