In late 2020 the City of Whittlesea opened a grant to support local communities to reconnect following the second COVID lockdown. The goal of this project was to encourage the local community reconnecting. Connecting with the families and local community is a strategic objective of the school. With the approval of school council and our Principal Mary Ryan, School Council President Catherine Simcox drafted a submission to council which was successful in obtaining the grant. Together our school community lead by Catherine, parent volunteers and MPPS staff used the grant to organise a whole school community event.
The MPPS Groovy Movie night was held on Thursday 22 April. The goal of this project was to encourage community reconnecting. Connecting with the families and local community is a strategic objective of the school. This was the outcome of an idea suggested by members of the Fundraising Committee over two years ago. At the time the Fundraising Committee explored the costs of hiring the equipment and identified that the money required to host the event was beyond their capacity. This grant was a great opportunity to make our idea come to life. The evening was a great success with over 500 people attending bringing together our local community for an enjoyable evening of live performances by the YMCA Mernda ELC, MPPS School Choir and Whittlesea Music students, hot food and watching a movie on the big screen in our stadium.
A big thank you to our parent volunteers for organising the evening, and our MPPS Staff for volunteering their time during the event.
Sundown Moving Pictures
YMCA Mernda Early Learning Centre
Mernda Community House
1st Doreen Scout Group
German Baking Queen
Ricky’s Hot Food & Drinks
The perfect entry level game for kids as they learn the skills of softball through modified games. Fully Loaded T-ball is designed to be a fun, inclusive and engaging program for boys and girls aged 8-12 using the Game Sense and Change It approach to teach basic throwing, catching and striking skills. Fun and engaging with more player involvement from the first play. Try it now! New registered participants will receive a starter pack which includes a glove and ball.
NORTHERN FULLY LOADED T-BALL 2021
Venue: Mill Park Recreation Reserve, Mill Park 3082
Dates: Fri 19 Feb - Fri 26 March 2021 (6 weeks)
Times: 6.30pm - 7.30pm Ages: 8-12
Contact: Kerry Laird Ph: 0423 661 860
Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) is an online evidence based program that supports parents to raise happy babies and confident kids by giving them tools and tips to use with confidence.
Kids First invite you to attend any or all of our Triple P sessions. We will share ideas, tools and tips to guide your child’s behaviour.
Triple P is a free program run by Kids First for parents who live in Yarra, Darebin, Whittlesea, Banyule and Nillumbik areas.
Session dates and times
6:00pm – 8:00pm
For all enquiries please contact
M 0409 006 126
Mernda Community House offers a Homework Club for young people aged 6-13 years. Trained tutors with previous teaching experience are available in the program to support young people with their homework and learning. The program will commence on the 11th of February and will run every Thursday from 4pm – 5:30pm via Zoom – free of cost.
For more information visit Mernda Community House - Homework Club Program