School Council News

School Council Meetings

The first meeting of the new School Council is Monday 16th March. The next sub-committee meetings are as follows:

Education & Policy: Wednesday 4th March – 6.30pm

Traffic: Wednesday 4th March – 6.30pm

Buildings, Grounds & Sustainability: Thursday 5th March – 6.30pm

Finance: Tuesday 10th March – 5.45pm

Parent Association: Wednesday 11th March – 7.30pm (Essie Wine Bar)

Spring Fair – Sunday 15th November 2020

The Malvern Primary School 2020 Spring Fair is in November this year!

You are invited to join us for the first planning meeting on Monday 2nd March at 7.00pm, in the Staff Room.

We are looking forward to another successful community event.

Working Bee – Save the Date

The Buildings, Grounds and Sustainability Committee are holding the first working bee for 2020 on Sunday 26th April – from 12pm to 3pm.  More details to follow.


At the meeting on Monday night the updated Volunteers and Visitors policies were ratified by School Council.  Please visit the school’s website for a copy of our policies.

Traffic Safety

As parents are aware, we have a Traffic Working Party investigating ways of making it safer for our students to arrive at and leave School.  We are fortunate to have Stonnington Council supporting us in our work and one of the first actions for 2020 is to trial a ‘Kiss and Go’ drop off area on Tooronga Road (the exact commencement date is still to be set).

The new drop off arrangements are designed to enable a larger quantity of vehicles to move through the front of the school in order to deliver their children safely.  This zone will only operate in this way in the morning.  The success of this trial is completely dependent upon parents following the directions and using this zone as it is designed.

We encourage parents to make themselves aware of the parking restrictions around the school, and to obey them at all times.

We continue to encourage parents to walk their children to school whenever possible.

Thank You

Monday night was the last meeting for the current School Council.  I would like to thank the School Council and committee members for their work and support over the last 12 months.

The first meeting of the new School Council is Monday 16th March.

Jim Giannopoulos