Primary News

Avocado Leadership Conference Report


C. Piscitelli

Earlier in the year a small group of our Year 6 students attended the 'GRIP Leadership Conference'. They came back armed with knowledge and over the past few weeks have been busy preparing their very own ‘Avocado Leadership Conference’ to present to the Year 4-6 Learning Centre. The two hour conference was professional, engaging and educational. Our leaders did a wonderful job of passing on their new skills in a fun way. Their teachers are very proud (and still recovering from their surprise ‘teacher dance off')!! 

Maths Family Fun Evening  Families Exploring Maths Together In Fun Ways


D. Lord

All primary students and their families are invited to a Family Fun Maths Evening on Monday 12th August from 6-7pm.  It will be held in the Year 4-6 end of the Orange Learning Centre Building.

The aim of the session is to demonstrate that Maths is fun and discover ways to support the development of Maths concepts at home.

An information note, with a return slip (for an indication of numbers attending) will be sent home soon.

Year P-1 Swimming Program

H. Collihole

A reminder to parents that the Prep - 1 students will start their swimming program on Monday, 12th August, so don’t forget their swimming gear.  Some families have yet to pay the $20 for the bus (this charge applies to all participating students) or $50 if the Excursion Levy hasn’t been paid.

Please contact the school if you’re confused regarding payment.

Year 2-3 Swimming Program

W. Finn

Year 2-3 Swimming Program begins Monday 19th August.  Please ensure that your child's Permission Note is returned as soon as possible (with the $20 for the bus or $50 if you haven't paid the excursion levy) so that teachers can organise groups for the week.

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.


Library News

S. Gardiner

Next Thursday, 15th August 'Stig Live @ The Library' will be presenting a one hour session to students in Year 2 to Year 7 from 11.30am.  Stig is the audio book narrator for the Storey Treehouse series.  We are looking forward to listening to this dynamic presenter.

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

First Aid in Schools Program

K. Grimmer

St John Ambulance Victoria will visit our school on 26th and 27th August to deliver their free First Aid in Schools Program to our students. The program has taken an innovative approach to ensure all First Aid lessons are a fun and interactive experience for students of all learning capabilities. Trained St John presenters lead students from Year Prep to 6 through tailored sessions on the importance of First Aid and what to do in the event of a medical emergency. Our junior students learn how to identify when there is an emergency, keeping themselves safe, and how to call for an ambulance. Senior students learn about delivering Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the things they can do to assist in an emergency.

Year 3-4 Camp Report


W. Finn

A huge thank you to the staff who accompanied the campers. It gave our students an amazing opportunity to experience life away from home at a fantastic camp site - Log Cabin Camp, Creswick.  Students had a wonderful time and enjoyed a fun and educational day at Sovereign Hill.  Our students were great ambassadors for our college.  We came home safe and happy and very tired!!

Green Building Awards

Assembly will be held in the Green Building tomorrow at 2.50pm.  Families are welcome to attend.

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.


Head Lice

H. Collihole

There has been several cases of head lice in the Prep-3 and the 4-6 buildings over the last couple of weeks.  Please check your child’s hair regularly.

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.