Errol Street News #40

06 February 2017


Message from Sally

Staffing News, Open Classrooms

What's Coming Up?

Important Dates, News from the office, Staffing, School Map, School Captains, Asthma & Anaphylaxis Meeting, tiqbiz update

Library News 

Outstanding books, Call for volunteers

Parents & Friends

Parents & Friends Meeting Agenda



Of Interest
NMRC Swimming Pool, Homework Club, Colts Come & Try Day, School of Living Music

Important Dates





Parents & Friends Meeting



Foundation Students Year Rest & Test Day



Junior Assembly (Years 1-2)



Open Classrooms



Foundation Students Rest Day & Test Day



Asthma & Anaphylaxis Meeting



Year 6 Canberra Camp  




International Picnic



Book Fair



Last Day of Term 1

1.30pm finish

School Map 2017

We've lots of new buildings, names and relocation of spaces this year and much has also stayed the same. If you need a refresher of our room names or are new to the school, go to our school map on the website for reference:

Our New School Captains

2017 School Captains

Congratulations to Finn, Arush, Lilly & Adam our year 6 student leaders.

Asthma, Anaphylaxis and other medical conditions Parents Information Session


The Asthma Foundation has updated the requirements for Victorian Schools to use new Asthma Action Plan templates. This is to streamline all Action Plans to one single format to make it easier on school’s to follow and administer medical treatment.

As part of North Melbourne Primary School’s commitment to meeting our legislative requirements and the School's Policy, we require you to provide us with a new Asthma Action Plan for your child/ren using the template provided.

We have attached for you the link to the new Asthma Action Plan for Victorians Schools, which has been specifically designed for schools to identify asthma signs and symptoms, and respond accordingly using the asthma medication device.

You will need a medical practitioner to complete the new Action Plan prior to the start of the 2017 school year (if you have not yet done this, please do so as soon as possible). Please ask your medical practitioner to download the appropriate Asthma Action Plan for Victorian Schools and fill in the required sections. This will need to be printed in colour and brought in to school along with the medication.

If your medical practitioner, has informed you that your child has grown out of their asthma, please inform the school via email or as a written letter.

Library News

Library Dahl

Kathy, Library

I would like to remind everyone that the Library is open in the mornings on Monday, Tuesday Wednesday and Friday  from 8.30am. Students are able to return or borrow books.

Last year many books went missing. Could Parents please assist the students in having a look at home for any school library books and bring them back. Also many of the books sent home for the “Summer Reading Trial” have not been returned.

The Premiers’ Reading Challenge is on again this year. If students were involved last year their login details remain the same. Books can be entered now but the Challenge doesn’t officially commence until March.

I am looking for some parents who would like to assist with covering new books. Please come and see me or email me any time.




Parents & Friends News

The Parents & Friends Commitee extends a warm welcome to anyone who wishes to attend our meetings and our first meeting for 2017 is tonight, Tuesday 7 February, 7pm in the school Staff Room.

Agenda themes & issues

  • Review of 2016 Movie night
  • Open Classrooms – Picnic (tour guides, flags)
  • Mother’s Day & Father’s Day
  • Arts festival (3rd week Term 4)
  • Spring Fling
  • Formulation of Committees
  • Class Reps
  • Welcome email to parent cohort
  • Book Fair
  • Parent Skills Register
  • Tax Deductible Donations
  • Ride to School Day
  • Planning of Film Festival, Tournament of Minds, MS Swimathon (and much more)

Biz - E - Kidz

Welcome back!

On behalf of everyone at Biz – E Kidz we hope everyone had a great summer holiday and would like to extend our welcome back to another school year.
3-Program aftercare
To assist with the safe transition of Foundation students and the continued success of the Junior and senior aftercare programs, Biz - E - Kidz is now running 3 separate aftercare programs; A seniors, Juniors and Foundation programs. Before school care and the holiday programs will still both operate from the Biz – E – Kidz building.

The Aftercare programs will operate as follows:
Seniors: For Years 4, 5 and 6, this program operates from the FLEX on the south side of the school. Tailored for older children, in addition to the usual activities of games, craft and outside play, this program will provide space for homework and special tech time. Children will also have daily opportunities to go northside and use the grassketball courts and join the juniors for cooking.
Juniors: For Years 1, 2 and 3, the Juniors program operates from the Biz – E - Kidz building on the north side of the school. The largest of the programs, the Juniors program has daily craft, cooking, games and other activities planned in addition to free access to sport, craft, imaginative and manipulative play equipment.
Foundation Program: Designed to assist the foundation students in transitioning safely to Outside of School Hours care with a higher staff to child ratio, and routines, spaces, programs and equipment specifically aimed at foundation students. Outside school hours care is a much different environment to what children are used to at childcare or kindergarten. As children develop they require more choice, challenges, independence and space in a stimulating yet supportive, safe and predictable environment. The Foundation aftercare program is designed to facilitate this transition.
The foundation program will operate from Room 8 on the east side of the old building, near the Art room.
To facilitate the adequate supervision of this additional program,  the current Assistant coordinators (Ace, Eva and Kelly) will be joined by occasional acting assistant coordinators; Amanda, Georgie and Libby, who will predominately be in charge of Senior sessions.
We anticipate that the Foundation students will be ready and eager to join the Juniors at around midyear. At this point, the grade 3s will join the Seniors. more information will be available in term 2.
Please get in touch if you have any questions about anything Biz – E Kids or childcare related on the details below.


Sharon Goodwin, Coordinator, Biz - E - Kidz
Errol Street North Melbourne Primary OSHC
210 Errol Street, North Melbourne. VIC 3051
ph (03)9329 5529
Mob 0400 838 448

Things To Do

North Melbourne Recreation Centre swim lessons term one 2017!
Our friendly and qualified instructors at North Melbourne Recreation Centre will help your child develop the skills they need to be safe around water.
Group lessons run weekly on a Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning through Term 1 2017. We also offer intensive lessons over January for those wanting to continue swimming over school holidays.
Term 1 2017
Wednesday lessons: 1 February 2017 to 22 March 2017
Saturday lessons: 4 February 2017 to 25 March 2017
For further information please contact
North Melbourne Recreation Centre birthday parties
Our friendly and qualified instructors at North Melbourne Recreation Centre will make your child’s party a memorable event!
Birthday parties run on Saturday and Sundays from November to March.
For further information please contact