Welcome back to MCS for the 2016 school year!
I warmly welcome back to school of our MCS families and trust that everyone enjoyed a safe and relaxing break. We return to school to start a fresh year of learning and enjoyment of community spirit.
Foundation Students Begin!
Our Foundation students began on Monday. The teachers and the students are to be congratulated on the smooth transition into school enjoyed by our youngest students.
‘Welcome back’ returning staff and welcome to new staff
New staff member Sarah Cluney has begun her teaching career at our wonderful school this year. Mel Matherson re-joins us as a Foundation teacher and we welcome back Kelly Cutler (Year 2) and Mel Pattenden (Year 5/6).
Parent Information Evenings, 2016 Parent Information Booklet and ‘My Child’ Form
As the year begins the school seeks to form strong partnerships with the home as this supports children with their learning and development in a unified way.
Parent /teacher meetings may be scheduled at any mutually agreed time throughout the year and parents are encouraged to make contact with their child’s teacher as needed.
Classroom Helpers Program
Over the last number of years MCS has grown a fabulous Classroom Helpers Program. The purpose of the program is to build the capacity of interested parents/carers to assist in the classroom through literacy and numeracy learning times across all levels of the school Foundation – Year 6.
The National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) Tests for students in Yr 3 and Yr 5 will be held from Tuesday 10th May to Thursday 12th May this year.
Parents’ Club Calendar Events for 2016
2016 is shaping up to be a most exciting year at MCS.
Student Free Days for 2016
The dates have been placed under ‘latest news’ on our website this year for your ready reference.
Thank you to all parents for ensuring their child has a broad brimmed hat to begin the year.
MCS School Uniform
Thank you to all parents/carers who have ensured their child has returned to school for 2016 in correct uniform.
Bikes and Scooters
Thank you to those families who support their child to observe the safe practice of not riding bikes or scooters in the playgrounds on either campus.
For the safety of our students, staff, parents and broader school community, please appreciate that dogs cannot be permitted in the grounds of either campus.
Use of the Oval and Playground at Park St after 3.45pm
Please note that the school contracts Camp Australia to conduct the before and after school care program on the Park St campus and as such need to be able to supervise those children who are in after care.
Compass and Attendance
At the end of last year all families received a letter introducing a new service for families called ‘Compass’. This will eventually become the primary means of communication between school administration and home.
School Council Elections
Please note that at this time of each year, the School Council membership undergoes a process where half of the membership comes to the end of their 2 year term, allowing for nominations from the broader school community to be submitted.
Crossing supervision and safety at drop off and pick up times
Thank you to those in our school community who respect and adhere to the road rules, crossing rules and parking rules.
Hoax phone calls to Victorian schools
In light of the recent hoax threatening phone calls to Victorian schools in the last few days, I would like to reassure our MCS community that our school has not received such a call.