On Tuesday of this week a number of our students attended a Remembrance Day Service at the East Malvern RSL.
Our year 5/6 students had participated in a competition conducted by the RSL to create a poster creatively depicting that which symbolised this important and historical occasion from Australia’s, as well as the world’s history.
Premier’s Reading Challenge
This year the Premier’s Reading Challenge celebrated its 10th year. More than 205,550 children participated from almost 2,350 early childhood settings, schools and homes. 438 of those children were from Malvern Central School.
Junior School Council Wooranna Park Primary School Visit
I had the joy of travelling to Wooranna Park PS in Dandenong with 5 members of our Junior School Council. The visit was part of the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning initiative that I have mentioned on a number of occasions in past newsletters.
First 2015 Foundation transition day !
We enjoyed the company of our new Foundation students who are joining MCS in 2015. As part of the support program to assist our new students to learn about our school, about the new friends they will be making, the teachers they will be learning from and the wonderful learning spaces they will come to a total of 4 sessions over the coming weeks.
MCS Fun Run this Sunday!
This Sunday at 4pm, the PC will be holding a Fun Run for our MCS families. The Fun Run/BBQ/Picnic will be a great community event held in the Malvern Gardens.
Year 2 sleepover this Friday!
A very exciting part of our transition and camping program will take place on Friday 14th November for our Year 2 students….all 68 of them! To support our Year 2 students to make the transition from one campus to the other ready for next year, the Year 2 sleepover, traditionally held towards the end of Term 4, will be an occasion to remember.
Our school community would have noticed all of the wonderful array of bikes, bike styles and colours plus the range of colourful bike helmets brought along by our year 3/4 students as they begin the bike education program that began this week.
Foundation Students' Extravaganza at Assembly
Congratulations to all of the Foundation students who provided a most amazing and entertaining assembly for our fabulous audience of fellow students, parents, family, friends and extended family members.
Creativity – Inquiry Unit
As part of the unit on “creativity’ the students in Level 1 / 2 are creating their very own kites to fly.
DEECD Articles of Interest for Parents
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has recently released a series of articles specifically published for schools to share with their broader community to support knowledge of child development and growth. Over the coming weeks I will be placing on our school’s website under ‘latest news’ a variety of these articles relevant to our MCS community.
Private property brought to school
Occasionally a reminder is needed for the school community regarding information about personal goods insurance. The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) does not hold insurance for personal property brought to schools and it has no capacity to pay for any loss or damage to such property.
2015 Enrolments/Home Groups
Thank you to those families who have advised the school that their child will not be returning to MCS in 2015 due to moving house, moving suburbs etc. Apart from the year 6, 7 and 8 students, if this is the case for your child, please inform me in writing as soon as possible, as you may appreciate the teachers are beginning to formulate the home groups for 2015. Thank you.