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GIRLS AFL GALA DAY
Girls AFL Gala was amazing! We had a lot of fun and we enjoyed our 4 fantastic games. Our first game was great, we played well, we used collaboration and everyone was using their care values. By the fourth game it started to rain, but that didn't stop us from playing our hardest game yet. We ended up coming 6th in the district and Mernda Park was really happy, we had a lot of fun and learnt lots of things. We hope to play again next year and have as much fun as we did this year.
Sahel and Ruby.F
MPPS vs. APPS
On the 2nd of June, 2023, we played against Ashley Park PS in ISS soccer. MPPS boys in soccer were excellent in both defence, and attack. One of our team members scored 6 goals in that hour. And as for Ashley Park, what amazing defence they had! Their goalie was excellent, and blocked most of our goals! We couldn’t have seen any better defence than that. Over all, MPPS won 8-0 against Ashley Park. That match may seem like a bad match for Ashley Park, but it was some very tough competition. Nobody disrespected the other team, and vice versa. We may even say that this was one of the best matches for MPPS and Ashley Park. I couldn’t be much happier with all of Ashley Park. Thank you for playing with us.
Friday 2nd of June, the M.P.P.S girls soccer had a match against Ashley Park. Mernda Park’s kick off. " Great kick Helma!’ We all sprinted to the goal, took a shot and missed. Ashley Park got the ball and dribbled back down the other end of the pitch avoiding each player on the way . They kicked and scored and that was when the half ended. It was Ashley Park's kick off, they ran to the goal, our amazing defenders got the ball off them and booted it across the field. It was our chance to score. Off Elena went, chasing the ball, she caught up then passed it to Hazel. They dribbled past and BAM! ELENA SCORED! ‘Great job’ The game finished and the final result was a draw. We all congratulated each other and celebrated. What a great game.
The day started with a bang! Friday the 2nd of June everybody was filled with energy, positive smiles lit up the whole room with joy. BOOM! Ashley Park gets the first goal of the game, as everyone cheers from the sidelines each time a team gets a goal. The game ended as the scores came out - MPPS 8 and Ashley Park 11 but at the end of the day everybody did an outstanding job and learned more along the way. Thanks Ashley Park!
On Friday the 2nd of June, MPPS mixed netball played against Ashley Park and had a fantastic time. Though we did not win, everyone was having fun and trying their best. Everyone was very supportive and we are grateful for having Ashley Park come to play against us. Thank you Ashley Park!
BOOM! Today started off great. MPPS got the first goal for a fantastic start. Ashley Park was a really good team and not long after they got a goal. They were really fast. The back line tried to stop them, but unfortunately they still got past us. We did not give up. It was a close game for a bit, but sadly we lost. We were proud of working as a team and having a great time on the field. The scores were 62/27. Great job Ashley Park.
Wednesday the 24th of May was the Hockey Gala Day. The day started off with a bang, the girls team scoring 9 to 0 against Whittlesea Primary. The boys also won their first two games. This year we had a fantastic day and our skills, positivity and confidence grew as the day went on. Our positive attitude didn't change when we lost a game, we only learnt more. The afternoon saw both the Mixed and Girls teams have their toughest games that ended in draws, but amazing contests. We would like to say thank you to all of the teams we played for being great sports people, those schools were St Josephs, St Mary’s and Whittlesea Primary. Congratulations to you all.
Helena, Romana, Holly, Ruby M, Ruby F and Jasmine
MPPS VS. ST PAUL OF THE APOSTLE
Today, the MPPS soccer team stepped up to their 4th match of the season, eager to face off. Looking at the opponents, we knew that today’s game was going to be our hardest game this season. The kick-off whistle sounded, and it was a game of wills. Both teams were equally matched up in terms of ability, making both teams rely on tactics. Although we made some flaws, we were still able to recover possession by working together smoothly. We made another fantastic win, the scores being 3-1. We now have three games to go, and we all are pretty confident on what is to come.
The morning was cold, our bodies were stiff as we stepped onto the field. “Let's warm up, girls!” I requested as we all stood around in a circle kicking the ball to each other. St Pauls arrived fast, I asked the girls to get in their positions and we started the game. About 15 minutes in, Aarna scored a fantastic goal as we all started to cheer “Go Aarna” “Yes! You did it Aarna” After Aarnas score St Pauls made the game intense. We had trouble trying to get the ball, and before we knew it they kicked an amazing shot! No one scored after that, so the scores were 1-1 tied.
We had a great game and an amazing time. Great game girls!
Today we played against St Paul of the Apostle and had a very intense game. They won the game with a score of 72-6. They played hard and were determined to win. There were a lot of things that Mernda needed to work on. Overall it was an amazing game, with lots of takeaways for us. Good game St Pauls!
The day started with heaps of excited players waiting to take to the court. There was so much cheering from both teams on the sidelines that made us infinitely more excited for our game . We were all pumped up and ready for another amazing game. Everyone did their very best, we were so grateful Saint Pauls came to our school. We would like to congratulate them on their win. HIP HIP HOORAY!
It was great to have St Pauls here at MPPS! We enjoyed playing netball with them. We did not win the game, but we still did great and had heaps of fun! We were so glad to have Saint Pauls here at our school. We are very grateful for having them come and play against us here at MPPS. Thank you St Pauls!
WALK SAFELY TO SCHOOL DAY 2023
Now in its 24th year, National Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD) is an annual event when all Primary School children will be encouraged to walk and commute safely to school. It is a Community Event seeking to promote Road Safety, Health, Public Transport and the Environment.
The objectives of WSTSD are:
So that is exactly what we did this morning! We walked and talked. We moved and grooved our way around the school area, safely and together!
AWESOME EFFORT MPPS!
bridge inn north district cross country
Wednesday was Cross Country. Last year, I came 22nd. This year I came in 21st. I improved by one place this year. I was mad at myself at first, because I barely improved, but I had lots of people encouraging me and rebuilding my confidence in myself. The thing that encouraged me most was what my PE Teacher said. She asked me "Isn't one place better than zero places better?" She also explained, "You may not have come Top 10 like you wanted, but you did come 21st out of 100 other girls." This really helped my positive side win over my negativity that I was feeling.
This day was a great day!
I encourage everyone who has insecurities or just simply doesn't believe in themselves like me sometimes to try their best and never give up.
MPPS vs MCC B
Today was the first day of term 2 interschool Sports. This morning we played against Mernda Central College B in netball, the girls team was off to a great start, the room was filled with positivity, enthusiasm and satisfaction with the gameplay. We all had heaps of fun. The scores were Mernda Park 20 to Mernda Central 0, but in the end the opportunity was rewarding enough. Thanks Mernda Central for coming, we had a blast.
Helena, Romana and Claudia
The day started with tons of energy and positivity, as the players stepped onto the court. There was so much cheering from the sidelines! It was everyone's first game of term 2 ISS, which made the whole room instantly more exciting. MCC B had scored a miraculous 7 points and MPPS had scored a good 1 point. The game had ended and everyone was lined up and congratulated each other with smiling faces.
Romana and Ruby F
It was a wonderful day for our soccer teams. MPPS soccer had their first match of Term 2 Winter Sports. Our team had such good players, but so did Mernda Central College. They were an excellent team in the game, and they had very good defence. We had so many chances to score, but their defence was tough and solid. The scores were 1-0 for mixed (MPPS won), and the girls got 3-0 (MCC won). Overall, both teams did a great job in their first match together, demonstrating some promising signs to come.
MPPS played a really good game against MCC. It was MCC’s first game and they played really well as a team for their first go. The scores were 91 to 18, MPPS came out with an outstanding win! We showed our leadership skills and CARE values to help out Mernda Central with what they were unsure about and we played well together as a team, even with some of our students that had never played before! Awesome work MPPS!
The day started off with a bang! People dressed up in the colours representing their houses. The 9 - 12 races went on first in the morning. The 9 - 10 boys race went on first followed by the 9 - 10 girls, the 11 boys, the 11 girls then finally the 12 boys & 12 girls ran the track that ranged from 2km to 3km! People screamed till their voices turned hoarse, encouraging each other and cheering one another on. We finished our races exhausted and puffed out, but proud and overjoyed that we had managed to run the insane distances we had completed. We all had done a phenomenal job and given our absolute best no matter our place. What an amazing morning for the Grade 3 - 6’s!
The next races were the Prep to Grade 2 races in the afternoon. The prep boys followed by prep girls ran first showing an astounding effort for their first time at the colour run. They were followed by grade 1 boys and girls, finally rounding out the races with the grade 2 boys and girls. The student leadership team along with Jensen (Grade 4) guided them through the tracks, spurring them on and motivating them through the course offering support and encouragement. They sprinted their hardest giving the absolute best effort. After all the races had been completed one last run for fun with the parents and students combined was run, whether they: walked, sprinted, jogged through the course everyone had a time of their life enjoying every little moment of it smiling and laughing along the way. At the end of the day the winning houses were announced KERR in Red for the preps to 2 races and MILLS in Green for the 3 - 6 races. No matter what place you came, or whether your house won or not, the only thing that matters is that you tried your absolute best and had a great time participating in our 2023 Colour Run! Awesome work MPPS Superstars!
In the blink of an eye we have reached the end of Term 1 already. What an amazing start to 2023! With the focus for our Health and Physical Education program on Personal and Communal Responsibility, students have posed questions such as "What am I responsible for?" and "How can I help others be responsible?" Activities have included working on skills in Collaboration, Achievement, Responsibility and Empathy which has assisted students explain and understand that responsibilities change with each focus and therefore link not only to sport, but life skills.
Our Term 1 Interschool Sport, saw our 5/6 students compete in T20 Cricket, Teeball and Basketball as well as complete their Kingswim Swimming Program and an incursion in Wheelchair Hoops with Basketball Victoria. Our National Ride to School Day was a great success with many families and students riding, skating or scooting to and around the school, to start their day with a great level of physical activity.
A brilliant start to 2023 MPPS! Stay safe and well on your holidays!
Friday 24th March was National Ride to School Day. National Ride2School Day is Australia’s biggest celebration of active travel and was a fantastic morning of fun, riding, scooting or skating to and around Mernda Park. It was where students, teachers and parents shared the joy of riding and kick-start healthy habits for their Friday morning. Thank you to all of the students, staff and families that participated last week. It was awesome to have so many students support and enjoy physical activity as a group together. Awesome effort everyone!