Errol Street News #53

04 September 2017




Message from Sally

Blokes' Breakfast

News from the Classroom

Year 3 Parent & Community Skills Data Base, Year 4 Biology, Year 2 Mindful Mathematicians

School News 

Tournament of Minds, Our Soccer Champions

Library News

Book Week

Parents & Friends

Blokes Breakfast Report, Film Night-Screenagers, Next Meeting

School Council

Next Meeting



Things to do

Cricket, Athletics, Basketball


What's On 







Parent Forum Lower Flex



Year 2 D, 2E and half of 2A to Scienceworks Sleep Over



Screenagers @ UHS



Year 5 Snow Camp



Progress Reports



Art Show Auditions



Year 2 Scienceworks Sleep Over



Errol Street News out today



School Council Meeting



Kathy Mitten Farewell Assembly


Last Day Term 3

1.30pm Finish 
9 Planning Day - Pupil Free  
10 First Day School for Term 4  
17 Parent & Friends Meeting 7.30pm





Art Show - Let's Have Fun


NMPS Arts Show 2017

2017 Art Show Poster

Metta and Jane, Classroom and Instrumental Music Teachers

Busking Stage- an exciting opportunity to show your unique talent at this year's Arts Show.

Any student that wants to share their performance (music, theatre, comedy, magic, circus, whatever your art form may be) on the Busking Stage will need to sign up for an audition. We would love to see duets, group performances as well as solo acts.

Auditions will be taking place Week 10 of this term – yep that’s just two weeks away! So be sure to add your name/s to the sign-up sheet that will be on the door of music room number two (just opposite the office) and get practicing!

Aside from the Busking Stage, every student of North Melbourne Primary will be performing on the Main Stage as part of their music class’ performance, but we will also have a second stage to showcase even more of our school community’s talents.

Our Soccer Champions

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Pictured above is the 2017 NMPS Soccer Team are:
Kai, Kivi, Jude, Lachlan, Muc, Khalid, Bo, Viktor, James, Charley, Archie, Felix M, Felix B, Dilhan, Flynn, Lachlan, Jaxyn and Sid.

Congratulations to the NMPS Year 6 Soccer Team.

The Year 6 Soccer team had a tremendous season. Firstly, they won their District tournament and then the following two District knock-out finals before competing in the regional finals. The Regional competition was tough day, involving four games of soccer against very tough opposition. Our students played a sensational and exhausting grand final against a team with many national league players.

Speech Given by Felix, Student

The NMPS male soccer team has come to the end of an amazing run of games. We won the Ascot Vale District Soccer Carnival, defeated West Footscray and Kingsville Primary to progress to the Western Metropolitan Championships, and made the grand final of this tournament only to lose to Kardinia International College, Geelong.

This performance places the school within the top two teams in the Western Metropolitan region and within the top eight schools in Victoria.

All of this wouldn't have been possible without the hard work of all students involved and their amazing coach, Eddie. He helped us play together in a united way and when going through our toughest games, he motivated us to never give up. Thanks Eddie!

Words from Julie, Parent

Along with many other mothers, I had the privilege of watching our boys play football for NMPS. They did so as a team, with grace, heart and great sportsmanship. They were lucky enough to be mentored and encouraged throughout by Eddie, a truly exceptional teacher. Never in the history of NMPS has a school football team gone so far.

Film Night at University High School - Screenagers 12 September


Presented by University High Families & North Melbourne Primary School Parents & Friends.

This family film night is suitable for Year 5 upwards. Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital World, explores how to help teens best navigate and find balance with technology.

Event details

Tuesday the 12th of September at 6:45pm for 7pm start.

Elizabeth Blackburn Science Theatre, University High School, Storey Street Parkville.

The event includes a panel discussion. Panel members include leadership from University High School, North Melbourne Primary School, police officers from the Cyber and Safety Division.

A light supper completes the evening.


$12 (+$2 booking fee) per ticket



Biz – E – Kidz

Holiday Program Bookings

Biz – E – Kidz Spring Holiday program bookings opened last Monday and closed Friday. Places are still remain for most days, but are subject to availability. A copy of the program plan and booking form is attached to this newsletter and available at Biz – E – Kidz or by emailing
To make a booking, fill in and return the booking form to Sharon, Eva, Ace or Kelly at Biz-E-Kidz. Confirmations have been mailed to families this week.



Important dates and Information:

Monday 28th August: Holiday program bookings open, bookings can be made by returning the booking form to Sharon, Eva, Ace or Kelly at Biz-E-Kidz.

Friday 1st September: 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 4th September: Places in the holiday program or on the wait list will be mailed to families this week.

Friday 15th September 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

2018 Before and Aftercare Bookings

Biz – E – Kidz requires that families make a new booking for before and aftercare every year to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to care. We will be opening our bookings for 2018 on Friday 24th November, coinciding with the second Foundation Transition Session. To streamline the booking and enrolment process and minimize paperwork for families, we will be mailing partially completed enrolment forms to families in October / November (date to be confirmed) to current families. More information to come.

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.


Pilot Program - Eat Play Lunch

eatplaylunch newsletter

Eat Play Lunch delivers nutritionally balanced lunch boxes (a whole days food, not just lunch) directly to participating schools, five days a week. All you have to do is pack a water bottle and remember to place an online order for the coming week!

Each box contains a fruit snack, morning tea and lunch. Guided by the Victorian Eating Curriculum and Healthy Canteens Kit, we work to ensure our lunches have been developed with student’s nutrition and taste buds in mind. All this packed and delivered to your school in chilled, BPA free, reusable lunch boxes. For more information on our minimal waste policy and nutrition packed menu, please refer to our website

In Term 4 we are planning to commence a pilot program at North Melbourne Primary School and would like to get your feedback. Eat Play Lunch appreciates your collective parental lunchbox know-how and cares about your concerns - please take a moment to fill out our expression of interest form. We look forward to hearing from you!

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