It’s always important to remember, and to especially remind children, that even though times are challenging, the sun still comes up every day! MPPS is still here and the sun is shining brightly on the school today.
MPPS Spoonville Village
Welcome back to onsite learning. You may notice something new at the front entrance of our school. We have started our own MPPS Spoonville. Please feel free to create your own unique Spoonville citizen. You can use either a wooden spoon, fork or spatula. Put your creative caps on and have fun!
From The Specialist Team
Susie, Maddi and Holly
Smiling Minds | Digital Care Packs
Parking and Safety Around Schools
Family Maths Night at MPPS
M.P.P.S held our first ever Family Maths Night, it was fantastic to see lots of families and the community turning out to engage in problem solving tasks and hands on activities. Thank you to everyone who came and supported this great event.
NAB Mini Legens 2018
See our very own Carome Learning Community student, as an AFL Mini Legend, aka Charlie Cameron Brisbane Lions, in the latest NAB Mini Legends 2018 commercial
ReMed Natural Medicine Clinic
Leader Local Grants - Vote for MPPS
The Leader Local Grants Application Judging Panel have selected finalists for a grant to assist in funding a community project. We are very pleased to inform our community that our project, "Inventing Girls", which is about operating a lunchtime girls' coding club has been selected as a finalist for a grant. This means that our project is eligible for the Voting Stage which begins at 9am on Monday May 28 2018 and finishes at 5pm Friday June 8 2018.
So please vote for MPPS under Whittlesea Leader and spread the word to your family and friends and get lots of people voting for our idea! You can vote up to ten times for us once you register. The idea with the most votes in each masthead wins a $1,000 grant to assist in funding their community project.
Vote now at http://www.leaderlocalgrants.com.au
A message from the Principal - Term 2
We are already over half way through term 2 and so many exciting things have happened at MPPS. Our Yan Yean LC football and netball teams have been trying hard every Friday learning new skills and developing the resilience to keep persisting and to have fun. Students in grades 3 and 5 worked hard on their NAPLAN assessments as they do on all learning tasks and assessments. All students across the school enjoyed our Responsible Pet Ownership incursion and the arrival of MPPS Maggie our therapy dog has been very popular. Science has been a feature of this term with all students participating in the Simon Creek local excursions and Carome and Simon LC students enjoying their day at Science Works. We have also had focus on healthy eating at MPPS with our Food Talks incursion and our Healthy Food incursion that was enjoyed by Simon and Plenty LC students. Our Mothers’ Day afternoon tea and our Education Week Open Morning were also fantastic highlights and it was lovely to have so many families enjoying our school on these days. The feedback from parents and other family members was very positive and much appreciated by all the staff.
Please remember that our yard is supervised from 8.30am until 8.45am and after school from 3.15pm until 3.30pm and during all break times. For the safety of our students, students should not be in the yard without a parent/guardian outside of these times. To also ensure the safety of our students it is also important to remind all families that the staff carpark is not available for student drop off or pick up. It’s fantastic that we can work in partnership to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all of our beautiful MPPS students, families and staff.
Next week is National Reconciliation Week and during this week, Reconciliation Australia invites all Australians to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, to share that knowledge and help us grow as a nation. This year’s campaign highlights some of the lesser known aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, histories, cultures and achievements, to prompt Australians to ask themselves: what are some of the things I don’t know about our shared history? Our students will be exploring questions about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories and using the following informative website and other sources of information to help us. https://www.reconciliation.org.au/national-reconciliation-week/
Have a happy and safe weekend.
National Volunteer Week 21-27 May 2018
National Volunteer Week (NVW) is the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation's volunteers.
Thank you to all our amazing MPPS parents, grandparents and family members who volunteer at our school. Your help is very much appreciated by our staff and students.
Education Week - Celebrating the Arts
Sunday 20th to Saturday 26th May is Education Week - 'Celebrating the Arts'.
During the week our students will be taking part in a variety of activities in their Learning Communities to celebrate this occasion.
Wednesday 23rd May - Simon LC & Carome LC Science Works Excursion
Thursday 24th May - Our MPPS Families are invited to visit our Learning Communities during an Open Morning on Thursday 24th May from 10am. During this time students will be showcasing their creative writing pieces, followed by a special performance from our Plenty LC students and MPPS singing group during recess where families will be offered light refreshments.
Mernda Park PS would like to thank our local businesses and wonderful MPPS community for their generous support in 2018.
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Kindness is contagious
Harmony Day was a great success at MPPS. Children participated in learning activities that promoted showing kindness and respect to everyone. Thank you to the school community for your support, we appreciated the creativity involved in wearing a splash of orange! We endeavour to demonstrate harmony everyday at MPPS. Happy Harmony Day!
YMCA Winter Holiday Program
YMCA Mernda Park Primary OSHC are looking for expressions of interest from families who are interested in a School Holiday Program at Mernda Park PS starting in the winter school holidays.
We would appreciate if parents could take the time to complete a short survey.
Donna Zablocki - OSCH Coordinator
Road Safety Around Schools
New Canteen Menu for Term 4
Book Character Parade at MPPS
Students, staff and even some MPPS families got into the spirit of Book week by dressing up as their favourite book character.
Costa's Mushroom Farm
Our School tunic is now available to purchase at PSW. The tunic can be worn with our long sleeve polo and navy tights. www.psw.com.au/retail/default.aspx
Nude food inspiration
Great nude food ideas! Well done Plenty LC Preps!
Out of School Hours Care
YMCA before and after hours care can be contacted on 0417252458 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow the link to register for the YMCA Children's Program at Mernda Park Primary School childrensprograms.ymca.org.au