Primary News

Lost Property

There are lots of school windcheaters piling up in our lost property box. Parents are welcome to come in and take home windcheaters that are unnamed.  Please check that your child’s school jumpers and hats are clearly named.

Year 2-3 'Futuristic Art' Report

R. Holy

Over the past few weeks the Year 2-3 students have been creating "Futuristic Art”.

To create their art piece they were required to answer questions about their future, then using crayon and water colour paint they created a futuristic looking piece of Art.  

These posters will now be sent to 'Hands up' Mallee, for their community project.


There are still some students who need permission notes signed.  If you are yet to do this, please sign the note that has come home with your child and return to school tomorrow as this is the last day.

Pet Education Visit Report

W. Finn

Our Year Prep-1 students had a great time meeting Lucy and learning about pet safety this week.


Featured in the Sunraysia Daily

C. Piscitelli

A huge congratulations to Kira Teasdale who competed in the Mildura Eisteddfod and her photo was featured in the Sunraysia Daily. We have some awesome talent at Merbein P-10!


Year 4-6 Eisteddfod Dance Report

C. Piscitelli

A big congratulations to our Year 4-6 dance groups who performed last week in the Eisteddfod. Your teachers and peers are all very proud of the way you represented our school, both groups receiving an honorable mention. 


Year 2-3 Reading Reward Report

B. Hall

Students enjoyed a movie reward for their amazing reading this term.  They watched  'The Grinch'.


Prep and Year 1 Art

J. Atkinson

A 'creative and colourful' finish to Term 2.

Students in Prep to Year 1 used their imagination, cutting and pasting skills to create beautiful rainbow fish.


Year 3-4 Camp Medical Form

H. Collihole

Students attending the Year 3-4 Camp were given 'Page 2' of the Medical Permission form to take home today for parents to complete.  It was inadvertently left out of the original medical forms sent home this week.  Please complete all the Camp documents as soon as possible and return them to Heather at the Primary Reception.

Congratulations Ayva

R. Holy

Finalists from the 'Be Kind-Lend a Hand' poster competition, including our Merbein P-10 student, Ayva Kelly were invited to Government House in Sydney on 21st June to celebrate their artworks and announce the winner of the poster competition.

Unfortunately Ayva's poster was not awarded 1st place, but we are very proud and honoured that one of our students has achieved such a high standard of work and was nationally recognised.


Pyjama Day

K. Grimmer

Reminder that tomorrow is Pyjama Day for the primary students.  Students are encouraged to wear pyjamas to school and make a gold coin donation which will go towards new sports equipment.  The Junior Students' Representative Council (SRC) have organised a couple of special events which will be lots of fun and will raise funds as well.  Events are:

*Students are able to dress up their teddies and will be eligible to take out the best dressed teddy competition.  Students may enter as many teddies as they like for an entry fee of fifty cents. 

*The SRC will also be running a guess the number of Gummi Bears in the jar competition during recess.  Each guess will cost twenty cents and students are able to enter multiple times.  *Students will also have fun with a buddy decorating their own teddy bear biscuit.

Please encourage your child/children to join in the fun activities that have been planned.


Year P-6 Art Donations

J. Atkinson

If you have any of the following items, the Year P-6 Art department would love them.

*Small boxes

*Cardboard rolls - glad wrap, foil and paper towel rolls (no toilet rolls)

*Material scraps/ribbon/lace 

*Any type of lids

*Shoe boxes

*Shoes - canvas sand shoes, court shoes, leather or vinyl  lace ups or boots 

*Old DVDs and CDs

Items can be left in the boxes or containers near Heather's desk in the Green Building Office.

Outside School Hours Care (OSHC)

Reminder that OSHC will be finishing at the earlier time of 5pm tomorrow, Friday 28th June, the last day of term.  Cheryll Hodge is our school’s OSHC coordinator and can be contacted on 0428 258035 if you have any queries.

Year P-1 Reading Reward Report

M. Brown

The students who earned reading rewards had a choice of three activities.

*Scratch on the iPads

*Peacock craft

*Plasticine moulding 

They had lots of fun creating and making!


Primary Uniform Jacket

By J. Hunyadi

Primary students will be  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 will have the school logo embroidered on it. Cost will be $40.00 per jacket.  An order has been placed and should be here within two weeks.


Green Building Weekly Assemblies

Please note there will be no Green Building Assembly tomorrow.  Congratulations to last Friday's Award winners!


Head Lice

H. Collihole

A reminder to parents to please check their child’s hair over the holidays as we still have a head lice problem. 

We need parents to be vigilant and to do the right thing by ongoing treatment if head lice/eggs are detected.

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-3 students have library on Thursdays

Year 2 students have library on Mondays

Year 3 students have library on Tuesdays

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.