Primary News

Year 6 Graduation


Congratulations to our 2019 Year 6 students who graduated last week.  Here are a couple of photos from the ceremony and dinner.

Canteen/Breakfast Club

The canteen will operate with a limited menu on Thursday. This is the final day that you will be able to buy lunch.  The Canteen and Breakfast Club will not operate on Friday.

Awards Night Photos


Pool Party

Because of the extreme heat this week, we have changed the time for the pool party at the Merbein pool on Thursday.  After the roll has been marked, students will catch a bus to the pool and return at approximately 11.30.  A decision about the return time will be made based on the temperature at the time.  Please ensure your child has had sunscreen applied before school.  It will be re-applied again at the pool.  Students will need to bring water, hat, bathers, towel and sunscreen. Lunch will now be at school so the canteen will be available for the last time in 2019. 

Your child will have received a permission note already and all permission notes will need to be returned by Wednesday so that we can organise bus numbers.  Students without permission notes will remain at school. We are not able to accept text messages for permission.  Please sign and return ASAP.  Please refer to the original note for all that your child requires on the day.

OSHC Program Fee Increase

We would like to wish all our OSHC families a wonderful Christmas and look forward to having your child/ren attend in 2020.

School Council has approved an increase in the price per session for our OSHC program. From Wednesday 29th January 2020, the fee per session will be $18.00.  This is the first increase in our fees since the program commenced.

Toys for Kids

The Primary students are excited to have raised $200.70 for the Royal Children's Hospital Neuro Rehab to buy toys for children to retrain their brains through play.  We would like to thank parents for their support.

Primary Guitar Lessons

Expressions of Interest for Primary Guitar lessons at  Merbein P-10 in 2020 are invited for new and current students.

To register your interest for Individual or Group Guitar Lessons call or text Iwan Soebardi directly on 0418 919 220 with your email address. Or email  .

Alternatively you can collect an EOI form from the Primary office in the Green building.

Thank you.


Iwan Soebardi

Drum Lessons in 2020

Luke McCarthy is asking for Expressions of Interest for Drum Lessons in 2020.  He is contactable for further information on  0417 897 906 or

School Wide Positive Behaviour (SWPB) Posters

The expected behaviours for Year P-3 students.





The expected behaviours for Year 4-6 students.


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.

Please note that there is no Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) on 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 P-3 receive awards at a weekly assembly every Friday at 2.50pm.  Families are welcome to attend these assemblies held in the Green Building.  Congratulations to last week's award winners.  

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.


No Hat No Play

During Term 4, all primary students are required to wear a hat out in the yard at recess and lunch times.  The school policy is 'No Hat No Play'.  If you need to purchase a hat for your child you can do so at the school's main office.