Errol Street News #26 (delayed from 3 May)

20 May 2016

Message from Sally

Finally the Com. furniture has arrived!

Last Tuesday there was great excitement as the Year 4 Com. furniture was delivered and installed. As was explained at the Forum the positioning of the furniture is an ‘ongoing and fluid’ process.

At the end of Term 1 we were most fortunate to have a visit from the most highly regarded Professor Stephen Heppell; http://www.heppell.net/ (it is worth a browse through his website) He is an expert in the field of space, design and innovation and was most impressed with our leaning spaces. He offered many suggestions about the use of our spaces and was the inspiration for the focus of this year’s Renovation Rumble to be ‘mathematics outside’!

Traffic & School Drop-Offs/Kiss & Drop Zone

The City of Melbourne has painted a Yellow rectangle on the Murphy street side of our school; this is a NO PARKING zone; you are expected to drive as far as you can towards the end of the yellow rectangle.

How to use Kiss & Drop Zone:

  1. STOP AND GET YOUR CHILDREN OUT
  2. GIVE THEM THEIR BAGS
  3. KISS/HUG THEM GOODBYE
  4. LET THEM GO IN
  5. AND YOU LEAVE

This is a new regulation and I am aware many families were not aware of the change, but you are not permitted to park in this zone, like at the airport and if we need some helpful security guards (like at the airport) to ensure the Kiss & Drop zone is being used appropriately, I’m sure we can find them (I’ve had a few offers already).

School Dress Code

It is important that our students wear appropriate clothing to school for their comfort and for safety. It is very useful to dress them for all weather types, it is Melbourne– four seasons in one day! Last week it was not raining but there was some light drizzle and we felt it appropriate for the students to get out and have a run around; but so few had a jacket or coat.

If I thought of all the jackets and coats that have been given to the Opp. Shop over the years from lost property I can understand why you don’t send them to school; but they need one. Even a little ‘fold up slicker’ would be handy.

Lost Property Sorting Volunteers

As student numbers have increased the JOB of sorting out lost property is getting beyond us; there were some wonderful volunteers last year helping with second hand uniform, I wonder if a small group of parents might like to take on ‘lost property’ as a little project?

Please let Sandra or Sally know if you are interested.

Biz-E-Kidz

The Biz e Kidz Program has been one of our greatest assets as it has grown and developed over the last 15 years. It has continued to grow exponentially as student numbers have increased. However, we are at a stage where it is becoming increasing difficult to allocate spaces for the program to continue to offer the outstanding opportunities for children that it is renowned for.

School Council Report

The committee met this week and have endorsed the following proposals.

  • There will be no excursions during this holiday program it will be a ‘wonderful-winter incursion-only program’.
  • By the end of May the Prep program will return to the main Biz-E-Kidz building. We believe that the role models of Year 1 & 2 students will be beneficial for the Preps, and give them greater engaging opportunities.
  • The year 3,4,5,6 Biz-E-Kidz after school program will move to be coordinated from the downstairs Flex. They will still use the oval and grass-ketball and footsal courts. However they will sign in and be dismissed form the downstairs Flex. This will also provide greater opportunities for Homework Club and technology opportunities.
  • The committee are also concerned that the ongoing growth is not sustainable and will investigate future enrolment reductions; to this end it is highly unlikely that there will be any before or after school spaces available for new NMPS families in 2017.

Megan Cusack is the convenor of the new SC communication sub-committee. In consultation she has developed a survey to seek data around our current processes of communication. The link will be provided as soon as it is online via tiqbiz and on the website.

ANZAC Day Assembly

ANZAC DAY 2016

NMPS Cross Country Runners - we're off to the Division Finals

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Congratulations to our Cross Country team and thanks to all involved in their training. Many of them will move on to the Divisional championships. Also thank you to Lucy and her team for organising the thoughtful ANZAC DAY ceremony.


Calendar of Special Events

MAY

   

3

Errol Street News  

3

 Info Night - Year 6 Sexuality Education Program 6.30-8pm

4

Mother's Day Stall - Year 5 & 6  

5

Mother's Day Stall - Year 2, 3 & 4  
6 Mother's Day Stall - Prep & Year 1  
6 Crazy Hair Day  
6 Junior Assembly 3.15pm

6

Round 2 - Winter Sports Year 6  

9

Parents & Friends Committee Meeting 7pm

10-12

Years 3 & 5 NAPLAN   

10

NAPLAN-Language Conventions & Writing  

11

NAPLAN-Reading  

12

NAPLAN-Numeracy  

13

NAPLAN-Make-Up Tests  

13

Round 3 Winter Sports  

13

Senior Assembly 3.15pm

16-20

Education Week  

16

Student Led Tours & Open Morning 9-10am

18

School Council Meeting  

19

Year 6 Sexuality Education Program 1st of 3  

20

Junior Assembly 3.15pm

20

Year 6 District Soccer Carnival, JJ Holland Park  

25

Simultaneous Storytime I Got This Hat 11am

25-27

Year 4 Anglesea Camp  

26

Year 6 Sexuality Education Program 2nd of 3  
26 Combined Division Cross Country, Brimbank Park  
27 Round 4 Winter Sports  

27

Senior Assembly  

30

Education Committee Meeting  
 31  Newsletter  
     

June

   

1

School Council & AGM  

2

Year 6 Sexuality Education Program 3rd of 3

 

3

Round 5  Winter Sports  

6

Parents & Friends Committee Meeting  

10

Senior Assembly  1.15pm

13

Queen's Birthday Holiday  

14

Newsletter  
17 Junior Assembly 3.15pm
17 Reports Sent Home  
20 Student Led Tours 9-10am 
21-23 Year 5 Ski Camp Falls Creek  
24 Whole School Assembly 1.15pm
24 Last Day Term 2 - ends 1.30pm  
     
     
CLUBS    
Origami Club Tuesdays 2nd lunch (1:10-1:40pm) Prep Eleanor's Room
Science & Art Club Wednesday 2nd lunch  Biz-E-Kidz
Drawing Club Friday 2nd lunch Prep - Year 2  The Hive
Skate Club Tuesday 2nd lunch Year 4-6 Southside
Story Club Monday 2nd lunch Prep-Year Leah & Josie 1A
Chess club Monday 2nd lunch Tyson
Sport & Games Club Tuesday 2nd lunch UHS Year 9 
     
MUSIC CLUBS    
Orchestra Monday - 2nd lunch Music Room
Choir Tuesday - 2nd lunch Music Room
Music Practise Club & Trio   Wednesday (years 3 - 6 only) 2nd lunch - music room
Rock band (Year 5 & 6 only - by audition) Thursday - 2nd lunch  Music room 
Marimba Band (by audition, years 3 - 6 only ) Friday - 2nd lunch  Music room

Calendar of Special Events

MAY

   

3

Errol Street News  

3

 Info Night - Year 6 Sexuality Education Program 6.30-8pm

4

Mother's Day Stall - Year 5 & 6  

5

Mother's Day Stall - Year 2, 3 & 4  
6 Mother's Day Stall - Prep & Year 1  
6 Crazy Hair Day  
6 Junior Assembly 3.15pm

6

Round 2 - Winter Sports Year 6  

9

Parents & Friends Committee Meeting 7pm

10-12

Years 3 & 5 NAPLAN   

10

NAPLAN-Language Conventions & Writing  

11

NAPLAN-Reading  

12

NAPLAN-Numeracy  

13

NAPLAN-Make-Up Tests  

13

Round 3 Winter Sports  

13

Senior Assembly 3.15pm

16-20

Education Week  

16

Student Led Tours & Open Morning 9-10am

18

School Council Meeting  

19

Year 6 Sexuality Education Program 1st of 3  

20

Junior Assembly 3.15pm

20

Year 6 District Soccer Carnival, JJ Holland Park  

25

Simultaneous Storytime I Got This Hat 11am

25-27

Year 4 Anglesea Camp  

26

Year 6 Sexuality Education Program 2nd of 3  
26 Combined Division Cross Country, Brimbank Park  
27 Round 4 Winter Sports  

27

Senior Assembly  

30

Education Committee Meeting  
 31  Newsletter  
     

June

   

1

School Council & AGM  

2

Year 6 Sexuality Education Program 3rd of 3

 

3

Round 5  Winter Sports  

6

Parents & Friends Committee Meeting  

10

Senior Assembly  1.15pm

13

Queen's Birthday Holiday  

14

Newsletter  
17 Junior Assembly 3.15pm
17 Reports Sent Home  
20 Student Led Tours 9-10am 
21-23 Year 5 Ski Camp Falls Creek  
24 Whole School Assembly 1.15pm
24 Last Day Term 2 - ends 1.30pm  
     
     
CLUBS    
Origami Club Tuesdays 2nd lunch (1:10-1:40pm) Prep Eleanor's Room
Science & Art Club Wednesday 2nd lunch  Biz-E-Kidz
Drawing Club Friday 2nd lunch Prep - Year 2  The Hive
Skate Club Tuesday 2nd lunch Year 4-6 Southside
Story Club Monday 2nd lunch Prep-Year Leah & Josie 1A
Chess club Monday 2nd lunch Tyson
Sport & Games Club Tuesday 2nd lunch UHS Year 9 
     
MUSIC CLUBS    
Orchestra Monday - 2nd lunch Music Room
Choir Tuesday - 2nd lunch Music Room
Music Practise Club & Trio   Wednesday (years 3 - 6 only) 2nd lunch - music room
Rock band (Year 5 & 6 only - by audition) Thursday - 2nd lunch  Music room 
Marimba Band (by audition, years 3 - 6 only ) Friday - 2nd lunch  Music room

Year 5 & 6 Term 2 History Focus

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Grade 5 and 6's will also be immersing themselves in areas of History during Term 2. Their reading, writing and newly implemented 'STEAM' sessions will focus on various periods of History, and the students will be producing their own 'Horrible Histories' comic, TV show or book chapter.

In order to allow students to make the best choice for them, one based on their interests and passions, the FLEX staff held two full days of hands-on, informative, and collaborative activities. The FLEX was transformed into nine different learning areas, one for each period of history covered, complete with one fancy dressed teacher leading the tasks!

To quote one student 'Well, if all our terms start in such an exciting and interactive way, I'll be a happy student!'


Year 5 & 6 Term 2 History Focus

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Grade 5 and 6's will also be immersing themselves in areas of History during Term 2. Their reading, writing and newly implemented 'STEAM' sessions will focus on various periods of History, and the students will be producing their own 'Horrible Histories' comic, TV show or book chapter.

In order to allow students to make the best choice for them, one based on their interests and passions, the FLEX staff held two full days of hands-on, informative, and collaborative activities. The FLEX was transformed into nine different learning areas, one for each period of history covered, complete with one fancy dressed teacher leading the tasks!

To quote one student 'Well, if all our terms start in such an exciting and interactive way, I'll be a happy student!'


Open Morning

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Open Morning

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Mothers' Day Stall

Mothers day stall 2016 flyer
Preserves

Mothers' Day Stall

Mothers day stall 2016 flyer
Preserves

School Council News

1st School Council meeting on Wednesday 9th March 2016

Nominations were called for the President. A vote was taken and Jason was elected as SC President. In the case that Jason is absent, Justin will be the presiding Chairperson.

Interest for Secretary/recorder was called. Gen self-nominated. Discussion about reviewing this if it means the Secretary/recorder does not get to participate in discussions.

Committees:

B&G – Tanja (Convenor), Jason, Tamara, Kris, Katie, Sally

OSHC/Biz e Kidz – Josie (acting Convenor as Megan Cusack is trialling the Communication Committee), Kate, Sally

Finance – Justin (Convenor), Pam, Jason, Sally

Education – Craig (Convenor), Matt, Hayley, Hilary, Justin, Kris

Parents & Friends – Gen Kelly (Convenor)

Communications Sub-Committee convenor Megan 

At the next meeting on May 20th, School Council was joined by John Stone from the Department of Education and Training. He brought the good news that NMPS is high on the waiting list for delivery of a new demountable classroom, and that the waiting time for that classroom should be considerably shorter than had previously been suggested. Watch this space for further details on this positive development.

Discussion also focused on the importance of openness and communication between council and the broader school community.  To that end, it was resolved that from now on; it was recommended that the minutes of all council meetings will be published on the school website. However as some of our new School Council members attended SC training last week they were informed that we should not publish the complete minutes. 

Correspondence was received that Tamara Ryan was resigning her position on SC, due to increased work commitments.  Council was advised that her position should be filled by a casual vacancy; Sally informed SC that one of the other nominated candidates who had run in the last election could be invited to fill this vacancy for Tamara’s term.  Sally recommended Dayle Stevens for the role and after some discussion Dayle was selected to fill the vacancy.  Council would like to thank Tamara for her invaluable service, and welcome Dayle back.

Matt brown.matthew.s@edumail.vic.gov.au
Josie chan.josie.c@edumail.vic.gov.au
Dayle dayle.stevens@nab.com.au
Gen genjack@gmail.com
Hayley hayley_and_andy@hotmail.com
Hilary hilary@hollingsworth.com
Jason jasonta@live.com.au
Justin justinkennedy@hotmail.com
Katie kilner.katherine.j@edumail.vic.gov.au
Kris kmksa@bigpond.net.au
Megan meganjcusack@gmail.com
Pam pamnewton2@bigpond.com.au
Sally naylor.sally.sl@edumail.vic.gov.au
Tanja tredl_mamor@hotmail.com
Craig turner.craig.r@edumail.vic.gov.au

 

Communications Survey

Megan Cusack – NMPS, Communications sub-committee

The School Council has recently formed a Communication Sub-Committee to address the changing communication needs of our growing school community. The committee's first points of business is to determine how we can better connect with our school community. 

To help us achieve this, we created a short, anonymous survey on Survey Monkey here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V7WW3M5

Thank you for your time and comments.

 

 

Twilight Fete Survey - Last chance for feedback

Many thanks from the Parents and Friends Committee

We are asking for your feedback on our fete, by completing a short 10 question on line survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P8WWS5C

 


School Council News

1st School Council meeting on Wednesday 9th March 2016

Nominations were called for the President. A vote was taken and Jason was elected as SC President. In the case that Jason is absent, Justin will be the presiding Chairperson.

Interest for Secretary/recorder was called. Gen self-nominated. Discussion about reviewing this if it means the Secretary/recorder does not get to participate in discussions.

Committees:

B&G – Tanja (Convenor), Jason, Tamara, Kris, Katie, Sally

OSHC/Biz e Kidz – Josie (acting Convenor as Megan Cusack is trialling the Communication Committee), Kate, Sally

Finance – Justin (Convenor), Pam, Jason, Sally

Education – Craig (Convenor), Matt, Hayley, Hilary, Justin, Kris

Parents & Friends – Gen Kelly (Convenor)

Communications Sub-Committee convenor Megan 

At the next meeting on May 20th, School Council was joined by John Stone from the Department of Education and Training. He brought the good news that NMPS is high on the waiting list for delivery of a new demountable classroom, and that the waiting time for that classroom should be considerably shorter than had previously been suggested. Watch this space for further details on this positive development.

Discussion also focused on the importance of openness and communication between council and the broader school community.  To that end, it was resolved that from now on; it was recommended that the minutes of all council meetings will be published on the school website. However as some of our new School Council members attended SC training last week they were informed that we should not publish the complete minutes. 

Correspondence was received that Tamara Ryan was resigning her position on SC, due to increased work commitments.  Council was advised that her position should be filled by a casual vacancy; Sally informed SC that one of the other nominated candidates who had run in the last election could be invited to fill this vacancy for Tamara’s term.  Sally recommended Dayle Stevens for the role and after some discussion Dayle was selected to fill the vacancy.  Council would like to thank Tamara for her invaluable service, and welcome Dayle back.

Matt brown.matthew.s@edumail.vic.gov.au
Josie chan.josie.c@edumail.vic.gov.au
Dayle dayle.stevens@nab.com.au
Gen genjack@gmail.com
Hayley hayley_and_andy@hotmail.com
Hilary hilary@hollingsworth.com
Jason jasonta@live.com.au
Justin justinkennedy@hotmail.com
Katie kilner.katherine.j@edumail.vic.gov.au
Kris kmksa@bigpond.net.au
Megan meganjcusack@gmail.com
Pam pamnewton2@bigpond.com.au
Sally naylor.sally.sl@edumail.vic.gov.au
Tanja tredl_mamor@hotmail.com
Craig turner.craig.r@edumail.vic.gov.au

 

Communications Survey

Megan Cusack – NMPS, Communications sub-committee

The School Council has recently formed a Communication Sub-Committee to address the changing communication needs of our growing school community. The committee's first points of business is to determine how we can better connect with our school community. 

To help us achieve this, we created a short, anonymous survey on Survey Monkey here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V7WW3M5

Thank you for your time and comments.

 

 

Twilight Fete Survey - Last chance for feedback

Many thanks from the Parents and Friends Committee

We are asking for your feedback on our fete, by completing a short 10 question on line survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P8WWS5C

 


Student Representative Committee

Crazy Hair Day Friday 6th May

Do something crazy with your hair and bring along a gold coin donation to raise money for the Leukemia Foundation There are prizes to be won for the best hair from each year level

There will also be a hair spray-paint stand at recess on Friday where you can get your hair sprayed for $1

ALSO teachers Luke and Jack and Vice Captain Joe will also have their heads shaved at the whole school assembly beginning at 3pm.

Images: some crazy ideas and a fond memory of 2015 Book Week dress up.


Student Representative Committee

Crazy Hair Day Friday 6th May

Do something crazy with your hair and bring along a gold coin donation to raise money for the Leukemia Foundation There are prizes to be won for the best hair from each year level

There will also be a hair spray-paint stand at recess on Friday where you can get your hair sprayed for $1

ALSO teachers Luke and Jack and Vice Captain Joe will also have their heads shaved at the whole school assembly beginning at 3pm.

Images: some crazy ideas and a fond memory of 2015 Book Week dress up.


Tech Tip

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From Joe, IT teacher

http://reword.it/  is a free tool that helps prevent online abusive behaviour in real time.  You can watch an introductory video here or scan the QR code below.

Words can hurt. Words can be changed. like a spellchecker, reword picks up potential insults online and prompts you to make a better choice. Download it now, and make a stand against online bullying. 

It has been created by Leo Burnett Melbourne in partnership with the National Youth Mental Health Foundation.  

It currently works in the Chrome Browser but there are plans to expand to mobile devices.


Tech Tip

Screen Shot 2016 04 26 at 10.42.03 am

From Joe, IT teacher

http://reword.it/  is a free tool that helps prevent online abusive behaviour in real time.  You can watch an introductory video here or scan the QR code below.

Words can hurt. Words can be changed. like a spellchecker, reword picks up potential insults online and prompts you to make a better choice. Download it now, and make a stand against online bullying. 

It has been created by Leo Burnett Melbourne in partnership with the National Youth Mental Health Foundation.  

It currently works in the Chrome Browser but there are plans to expand to mobile devices.


Library News

Book Review by Lila, 3D

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

‘The One and Only Ivan’ is a book about a gorilla who was taken from the wild to live at a shopping mall in a cage. The gorilla, Ivan, gives up hope until he meets a baby elephant called Ruby who changes his view of things and makes him do something to improve the lives of many. This book is interesting and easy to understand because instead of chapters there is a different theme on every page telling Ivan’s perspective. I really liked this book even though some bits were sad. I hope your enjoy this book just as much as I did.

Thank you to Lila Kelly who reviewed this fantastic new book.

Don’t forget to come along to the Library to browse and borrow all the hundreds of new books we have purchased in 2016.

Kathy, Library


Library News

Book Review by Lila, 3D

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

‘The One and Only Ivan’ is a book about a gorilla who was taken from the wild to live at a shopping mall in a cage. The gorilla, Ivan, gives up hope until he meets a baby elephant called Ruby who changes his view of things and makes him do something to improve the lives of many. This book is interesting and easy to understand because instead of chapters there is a different theme on every page telling Ivan’s perspective. I really liked this book even though some bits were sad. I hope your enjoy this book just as much as I did.

Thank you to Lila Kelly who reviewed this fantastic new book.

Don’t forget to come along to the Library to browse and borrow all the hundreds of new books we have purchased in 2016.

Kathy, Library


Cross Country Success

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By Milly and Rosie, Year 6 Tom

As you may know, two weeks ago on Friday, a number of students participated in the District Cross Country Competition at Aberfeldie Park.

Our school did really well and came first out of all of the schools.

Everyone did a really good job, and the following students made it through to the Divisional Cross Country.


Hannah        9th
Georgia        10th
Mubaarik      2nd
Mija             7th
Lara             8th
Mei               2nd
Sidney          2nd
Harley           3rd
Rosie             3nd
Milly              1st
Mietta            2nd
Liberty           4th
Alexandra       7th


Cross Country Success

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By Milly and Rosie, Year 6 Tom

As you may know, two weeks ago on Friday, a number of students participated in the District Cross Country Competition at Aberfeldie Park.

Our school did really well and came first out of all of the schools.

Everyone did a really good job, and the following students made it through to the Divisional Cross Country.


Hannah        9th
Georgia        10th
Mubaarik      2nd
Mija             7th
Lara             8th
Mei               2nd
Sidney          2nd
Harley           3rd
Rosie             3nd
Milly              1st
Mietta            2nd
Liberty           4th
Alexandra       7th


Simultaneous Storytime 2016

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Simultaneous Storytime from Katie, Teacher

On the 25th of May, all students and teachers will be heading up to the oval each with a book to read at 11am, along with many other schools and locations around Australia. This year’s book is,’I Got This Hat’ by Jole and Kate Temple.

There is plenty of time to start creating a fabulous hat or wear your favourite hat. Teachers will be joining in too.

We will also be running a competition for the best designed hat. All students who wish to enter the competition will be invited to design a hat. Print out the form below.


Simultaneous Storytime 2016

Activity Draw your own hat
Simulaneous Story Time
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Simultaneous Storytime from Katie, Teacher

On the 25th of May, all students and teachers will be heading up to the oval each with a book to read at 11am, along with many other schools and locations around Australia. This year’s book is,’I Got This Hat’ by Jole and Kate Temple.

There is plenty of time to start creating a fabulous hat or wear your favourite hat. Teachers will be joining in too.

We will also be running a competition for the best designed hat. All students who wish to enter the competition will be invited to design a hat. Print out the form below.


School Garden News

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Joanna, Garden Specialist

Autumn is a great time to be out in our school garden. In the last few weeks students from Grades 1 and 2 and Foundation have been busy digging in compost, planting broad beans and harvesting potatoes.
This term we have 2 Garden Specialists. You will see Joanna in the garden on Tuesdays  and Fridays and Megan will be there on Wednesdays.

Volunteers are always needed and welcome to join us for any gardening session. Gardening knowledge is not required.

Join your child's class or on the day that suits you. If you are not with your child, you will need a Working with Children Check. Website link here.

If you would like to join us in the garden leave your details at the front office or

email: Joanna@northmelbourneps.vic.edu.au or Megan@ northmelbourneps.vic.edu.au


School Garden News

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Joanna, Garden Specialist

Autumn is a great time to be out in our school garden. In the last few weeks students from Grades 1 and 2 and Foundation have been busy digging in compost, planting broad beans and harvesting potatoes.
This term we have 2 Garden Specialists. You will see Joanna in the garden on Tuesdays  and Fridays and Megan will be there on Wednesdays.

Volunteers are always needed and welcome to join us for any gardening session. Gardening knowledge is not required.

Join your child's class or on the day that suits you. If you are not with your child, you will need a Working with Children Check. Website link here.

If you would like to join us in the garden leave your details at the front office or

email: Joanna@northmelbourneps.vic.edu.au or Megan@ northmelbourneps.vic.edu.au


Thank-you and see you around the bump!

From Nicky, Year 5E teacher

As most of you know I have just left for my maternity leave and will be away from NMPS for a year. Thank-you to all the students and their parents for the kind words of support, well wishes and the beautiful and thoughtful gifts that have been given to me, my partner Luke and our yet to arrive bubs.  We have been spoilt!

 
The NMPS community is very special and I feel privileged to be part of it.
I wish everyone a fantastic term two and look forward to dropping in and saying hello over the year. Emily Marlow will be taking over my lovely class.


Thank-you and see you around the bump!

From Nicky, Year 5E teacher

As most of you know I have just left for my maternity leave and will be away from NMPS for a year. Thank-you to all the students and their parents for the kind words of support, well wishes and the beautiful and thoughtful gifts that have been given to me, my partner Luke and our yet to arrive bubs.  We have been spoilt!

 
The NMPS community is very special and I feel privileged to be part of it.
I wish everyone a fantastic term two and look forward to dropping in and saying hello over the year. Emily Marlow will be taking over my lovely class.


Biz-E-Kidz

Big Changes at Biz – E – Kidz: Biz – E – Kidz Junior and Senior

Biz – E – Kidz priority has always been to provide a safe and stimulating program to all children, including making changes such as increasing in size, utilising other areas in the school and changing leadership structure to enable us to provide the same quality of care with the greatly increased demand of the larger school community.
After reviewing and based on the success of the ‘Biz – E – Kidz foundation program’, the Biz – E – Kidz has decided to expand on this to split the aftercare program into two more equal sized groups; the Prep, Years Ones and Twos (Juniors) and the Years Three to Six (Seniors).

The aim of this split is to create two more manageable sized groups, utilise more appropriate spaces and provide the best ‘learn through play’ opportunities for children using the service.
 
Important information regarding this change:
·         The grade preps, ones and twos will be located in the Biz – E – Kidz building
·         The grades three – six will be located in the downstairs area of the flex on the south side of the school.
·         We aim to begin this new structure on the 16th May (to be confirmed)
·         Before care and holiday program will continue to be run from the Biz – E – Kidz building
·         All children will still have access to snack, outside play areas, equipment and activities

We welcome feedback concerning this change; please get in touch with Sharon on the contact details below or email ohsc@netspace.net.au


Winter Holiday Program Important Dates

Planning has already begun for the Biz – E – Kidz Winter holiday program. Here are some important dates to take note of:
 
The winter holiday program runs from Monday 27th June – Friday 8th July.
Program Release – 17th May. The program will be available at Biz – E – Kidz and the School Newsletter
Holiday Program Bookings Open – Monday 23rd May. Bookings can be made by returning the booking form to Sharon, Eva, Kelly or Ace.
Bookings Close – Friday 27th May. Bookings can still be made after this date but will be ineligible for the first round of priority of access
Confirmations – week beginning Monday 30th May. Confirmations of bookings and places on the waiting list will be made via mail.
Deposit Due – Friday 17th June. After receiving your confirmation a deposit of $10 per child / per day is due.
 
Due to safety, planning and staffing, Biz – E – Kidz has decided to trial and incursion and theme day only program this winter 

 
North Melbourne Primary School Open Morning

If you are visiting the school during the ‘open Morning’ for Education Week on Monday 16th May, feel free to visit Biz – E – Kidz on your way through.


Biz-E-Kidz

Big Changes at Biz – E – Kidz: Biz – E – Kidz Junior and Senior

Biz – E – Kidz priority has always been to provide a safe and stimulating program to all children, including making changes such as increasing in size, utilising other areas in the school and changing leadership structure to enable us to provide the same quality of care with the greatly increased demand of the larger school community.
After reviewing and based on the success of the ‘Biz – E – Kidz foundation program’, the Biz – E – Kidz has decided to expand on this to split the aftercare program into two more equal sized groups; the Prep, Years Ones and Twos (Juniors) and the Years Three to Six (Seniors).

The aim of this split is to create two more manageable sized groups, utilise more appropriate spaces and provide the best ‘learn through play’ opportunities for children using the service.
 
Important information regarding this change:
·         The grade preps, ones and twos will be located in the Biz – E – Kidz building
·         The grades three – six will be located in the downstairs area of the flex on the south side of the school.
·         We aim to begin this new structure on the 16th May (to be confirmed)
·         Before care and holiday program will continue to be run from the Biz – E – Kidz building
·         All children will still have access to snack, outside play areas, equipment and activities

We welcome feedback concerning this change; please get in touch with Sharon on the contact details below or email ohsc@netspace.net.au


Winter Holiday Program Important Dates

Planning has already begun for the Biz – E – Kidz Winter holiday program. Here are some important dates to take note of:
 
The winter holiday program runs from Monday 27th June – Friday 8th July.
Program Release – 17th May. The program will be available at Biz – E – Kidz and the School Newsletter
Holiday Program Bookings Open – Monday 23rd May. Bookings can be made by returning the booking form to Sharon, Eva, Kelly or Ace.
Bookings Close – Friday 27th May. Bookings can still be made after this date but will be ineligible for the first round of priority of access
Confirmations – week beginning Monday 30th May. Confirmations of bookings and places on the waiting list will be made via mail.
Deposit Due – Friday 17th June. After receiving your confirmation a deposit of $10 per child / per day is due.
 
Due to safety, planning and staffing, Biz – E – Kidz has decided to trial and incursion and theme day only program this winter 

 
North Melbourne Primary School Open Morning

If you are visiting the school during the ‘open Morning’ for Education Week on Monday 16th May, feel free to visit Biz – E – Kidz on your way through.


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