From the Principal's Desk

Rapid Antigen Tests

Rapid antigen tests will continue to be distributed to families every second Friday leading up to the end of term. It is recommended that tests be performed twice weekly on school days. However if children present with symptoms, a test should be conducted as soon as possible. All positive results must be reported to the school and to the Department of Health system (Rapid antigen tests | Coronavirus Victoria) or via the coronavirus hotline at 1800 675 398.


Parents are also advised of the following change: If a student tests positive through a rapid antigen test, but does not have symptoms or has not been in contact with anyone who has COVID-19, it is recommended that they get a PCR test within 48 hours and stay isolated until they receive their result. If the PCR test is negative, the student can return to school. Please notify the school if this occurs

Positive Start in 2022 Initiative

Information has been emailed to each family regarding the Victorian Government's Positive Start 2022 Holiday Camp Initiative. The Government is offering the chance for eligible students to attend a free camp program as part of the Positive Start in 2022 initiative, during the 2022 school holiday periods.


Holiday camp programs can range from single overnight experiences to spending several nights away.


Students who meet one or more of the following criteria are eligible to attend a free holiday camp:

  • attend a school that experienced closures of five days or more due to COVID-19 in 2021
  • have an approved Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) application for 2022
  • have a parent who holds a valid means-tested concession card (for example a Health Care Card, Job Seeker, Newstart Allowance, Disability Support Pension)
  • reside in out-of-home care (temporary or permanent)
  • are students with a disability
  • are from a refugee background
  • are Indigenous students.

Please refer to the email sent for full details and how to register your interest.

Landscaper Wanted

I've searched high and low (but maybe not close enough) for a landscaper to design and complete some landscape works and/or improvements around the school.  If you have a contact or you are in the business yourself, I'd be really interested in talking to you.


 Please give me a call through the school  office on 9314 7303 or email me at

Cross Country

Last  Friday our school cross country team competed in the Footscray District Cross Country Carnival at Hansen Reserve.  Our children competed solidly with a number of top-ten finishes. 

The top six from each age group are invited to the next stage of competition so congratulations to  Sophie Fitzsimon and Jackson Caguioa for making it through.

School Athletics Carnival 

Information will be forwarded this week (via Operoo) regarding our School Athletics Carnival which will be held on Monday 28th March, at Moonee Ponds Athletics Track (Aberfeldie Park). 


All children (Year Prep - Year 6) will be transported by bus and will return around 1:30 pm. 


Buses will be leaving at 9:10 am so please have your children at school on time


Children will eat lunch upon their return to school.


Children will need to:

  • Wear their sports uniform and wear a T-shirt of their team’s colour
  • Bring a refillable water bottle
  • Bring play lunch (please pack an extra ‘something’ as the children will not be having lunch until they return to school)
  • Bring a small backpack to put everything in
  • Have an extra-large breakfast!

We will also need a number of parents to volunteer to assist with events so please indicate your availability on the Operoo Form being sent home. Parents will be contacted prior to the day confirming your attendance. Please note volunteers MUST be double vaccinated and have an up-to-date WWCC. 


As mentioned all this information will be forwarded to families via Operoo. Our Athletics Carnival is always a lot of fun so let's hope the weather is kind to us.

Open Week

Open Week is progressing well with 23 new families coming through the school this week.


Our Year 5/6 leaders are conducting school tours and by all reports are doing a  wonderful job!


There are still two days left so should you know of any family looking for a placement for Year Prep 2023, you may like to direct them to the link below to book a time.

Health Care Cards & Camps Sports and Excursion Fund (CSEF) 

A reminder that families who hold a valid Health Care Card for the 2022 year are able to receive a government rebate through the Camp, Sports and Excursion Fund (CSEF) which is currently set at $125 per primary aged child. Applications for the CSEF can be collected from the school office. 


We also offer a further rebate of $175 for eligible families to  assist with fee and levy commitments.


We encourage all families who hold a Health Care Card to submit details to the school office by the end of March.


Have a wonderful week

God bless

Anthony Hyde