General News

Pupil Free Day Monday 9th September

Reminder that Monday 9th September is a Curriculum Day.  It is a Pupil Free Day, so there will be no school for students on this day.

Canteen Price Change

Please note the change in the canteen potato chips price and size.  The size in now 45g and the price is $2.00.  

School Wide Positive Behaviours SWPB Posters

R. Morgan

Over the past week staff have been placing SWPB posters around the school.  These posters are vital to ensure staff and students know  and use the expected positive behaviours. The posters were developed by staff and students.  They translate the school’s values of Respect, Responsibility and Quality.  There are three sets of posters, one for the Year 7-8 students , one for the Year 4-6 students and one for the Year P-3 students.  Staff will be teaching the expected behaviours in a variety of ways and contexts such as explicit teaching in the classroom, modeling  and role playing in order to build new skills and reinforce expected  behaviours.  Staff will also utilize these expectations by acknowledging and highlighting positive behaviours in classrooms and throughout the school setting. We encourage parents and carers to read and discuss the SWPB posters with their child, expressing to them the importance of these qualities outside the school as well.

A big thank you to student Sophie Cook for designing the SWPB posters.  The Posters have been posted in the Primary and Secondary Sections of this newsletter.

School Magazine Orders

K. Fetherston

The Annual School Magazine must be pre-ordered.  Please pay the $15 per copy at the school front office to secure your copy.  It will include both Primary and Secondary content.

School Bank Account

BSB - 063 714

Bank Acc Number – 10060535

Account Name - Merbein P-10 College Official Account


Uniform Shop

School uniforms can be purchased from the school’s main office between the hours of 8.45am and 4pm during the school week.  If these hours are inconvenient for you, please ring the school to make an alternate arrangement.

Weekly Newsletter Emailed

The school distributes a weekly school newsletter every Thursday to families via email.  With our new inewsletter you can now receive the weekly newsletter on your mobile phone if you have the school COMPASS App installed on your phone.  Please give us feedback on our new Newsletter system and let us know what you think.  If you have not received the newsletter by email, please notify the school to either of the following email addresses: or, with the subject Newsletter Email, so this can be rectified.

Students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 who would like to take home a printed copy of the newsletter each week, can collect one from the main office every Thursday at 3.15pm.

Breakfast Club

The Merbein & District Community Bank is financially supporting the Breakfast Program.  Foodbank Victoria also supports the breakfast program with donations of food.  The following organisations provide volunteers to assist with the program;  the Board & Staff of the Merbein & District Community Bank, Merbein Development Association, Merbein Lions Club, and Merbein Uniting Church.  Merbein P-10 College parents are welcome and encouraged to volunteer.  The Breakfast Program is held in the school cafeteria.  All students are welcome to come along between 8.00am and 8.45am each morning if they would like a FREE tasty breakfast to kick-start their days learning.

If you have time to volunteer for this community service from 8-8.45am on school days, please contact the school, we would love to hear from you.  Please note that volunteers will need a Working with Children’s Check.


Student Absences

If your child is away from school, please notify the school before 10am in the morning.  A text message will be automatically sent to your phone after this time if your child is not at school and the school has not been notified.  The school can be notified of absences by phone or by sending an email to the following email address: