Errol Street News #45

08 May 2017


Message from Sally

Staffing Update, Strategic Review, From the Art Room

Coming Up

NAPLAN, Snow Camp Donations

News from the Classroom
House Captains, Marimba Band, No Hats!, Inside the Cloud Year 3 
School News

Reminder to use the Kiss & Drop area

Parents and Friends Committee 

Mothers' Day Stall

Things to do


What's On     




Parents & Friends Meeting



NAPLAN - Year 3 & 5



School Council Meeting


Finance Committee Meeting


Education Committee Meeting



Year 6 Interschool Sport

  Junior Assembly 3.00pm
18 Fire Brigade visits year 6  
19 Year 6 Interschool Sports  
  Senior Assembly 3.00pm

31-2 June

Year 4 Angelsea Camp





Last Day term 3  

NAPLAN Information

National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) began today.

Details about the testing program and assistance for parents and carers can be found on our website here:




Year 5 Camp Donations

Year 5 Snow Gear

School News

2017 House Captains (above)

Back: Muc, Felix, Alana, Mahdi and Lachlan.
Middle: Lily, Zasha, Felix, Kai and Christian.
Front Sadia, Gina, Sid, Peta, Owen and James.

School Marimba Band (above)



No Hats! by Inez, Year 6 Newsletter Writer                     

As winter rolls in we can take of are hats and stuff them in the back of our closets. For the next four months we will be hat free. We are free of our hats, but we still have to look out for UV rays.

So stay safe in the sun and enjoy your hat free time.

Parents & Friends Committee - Mothers' Day Stall

The Parents and Friends committee are once again running a the annual Mother's Day stall on Wednesday 10th, Thursday 11th, and Friday 12th May. 
The stall is a wonderful tradition at NMPS, giving the students a chance to purchase a present of their own choosing for their mother, grandmother or other significant carer in their life. The items available are all under $10 and there will be a range of choices for them from hand made items to locally supplied products. 
We have lots of stock this year to meet the demands of our generous NMPS students with all of the proceeds of the sale going to support projects within the school such as the Stephanie Alexandra Kitchen Garden. 
To help us out, it would be great if you could remind your children of the stall and send them to school on their allocated day with money for making a special purchase. 

Wednesday 10th

Years 5 + 6

Thursday 11th

Years 2, 3 + 4

Friday  12th

Foundation + 1

We also need some more parents to help out on the stall during the day. This job involves selling stock, assisting the kids as they make choices, restocking items etc. Shifts are broken up into morning, middle of the day and afternoon and run for about 2 hours. If you can help out, email me at this address with your preferred time and your mobile number. 



11:15 - 1:00

1:45 - 3:30


9:15 - 11:00

11:15 - 1:00 

1:45 - 3:30


9:15 - 11:00

11:15 - 1:00 

1:45 - 3:30

Many thanks for your continued support of the P&F events, I look forward to working with those of you who can make it. 

Gen Kelly
0432 691 566


Holiday day program important dates

At Biz – E – Kidz we’ve started to plan the winter holiday program, please take note of the following important dates:

Tuesday 23rd May: The holiday program is released and will be available from the newsletter and in the sign out area of each program

Monday 5th June : Holiday program bookings open, bookings can be made by returning the booking form to Sharon, Eva, Ace or Kelly at Biz-E-Kidz.

Friday 9th June: Holiday Program bookings close. Bookings can still be made after this date, but will be subject to availability and will not be eligible to be considered in the first round of priority of access.

Monday 12th June: Places in the holiday program or on the wait list will be mailed to families this week.

Friday 23rd June All holiday program deposits and before and aftercare fees are due to secure your holiday program booking. Any changes made after this date will incur a $30 per child / per day fee

Important information about Child care benefits and rebate

Biz – E – Kidz requires the following information for families to be able to claim Child Care Benefits (CCB) or the Child Care Rebate (CCR) for children attending Biz – E – Kidz:

CRN – Customer reference number supplied by the Department of Human Services or the Family Assistance Office, Parent claiming CCB and all children have DIFFERENT CRNs. Please ensure they are not mixed up
DOB - Date of birth of the parent claiming CCB and the child/ren
Number of children in care: This is the total number of children in care across all servicers. 

The best way to relay the above information is to send a copy of you child care benefit statement to Biz - E – Kidz on the email address below

Biz – E – Kidz committee meetings: change of days

Due to schedule changes, the Biz – E – Kidz subcommittee will no longer meet on Thursday mornings as advertised in the school calendar issued at the beginning of the year. Instead the committee meetings will occur on the Monday of the same week. The meeting dates for this year are now: 

-          Monday 19th of June (the 12th June is a public holiday)

-          Monday 7th August

-          Monday 4th September

-          Monday 16th October

-          Monday 13th November 

Juniors’ homework club 

Biz – E – Kidz is trialling a homework space in the juniors aftercare. Depending on demand, each Wednesday and Thursday we will dedicate space and a Biz – E – Kidz educator for children who choose to do their homework while at after school care. At this point, it is optional and geared towards grade 3s, though grades 1 and 2s are welcome also. Feedback is welcome on the email address 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
Sharon’s office hours are Monday – Wednesday, 10am – 1pm. (except on school holidays) If your email is urgent or regarding a booking or cancellation for the same day, please call 9329 5529 to speak to a staff member or leave a message. Thank you.


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