Montrose PS Newsletter

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A Message from the Principal

Principal Appointment

I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the many members of the school community (students, staff and parents) for passing on your con-gratulations, on my appointment to the Principal role at Montrose Primary School. I feel very privileged to be given the responsibility to lead such a wonderful school into the future. The process for this appoint-ment has been lengthy and very thorough. I would like to thank Bree Kuffer (School Council President), Adri-an Wilson (School Council Treasurer) and Glenn Storr (Staff Representative) for the time that they commit-ted to this process as members of the Principal Panel, alongside our Senior Education Improvement Leader (Dee DeKlijn) and Principal (Duncan Cant).

I really look forward to working with the children, staff and families of Montrose Primary School to pro-vide a school setting that values the development of the whole child, school and community connected-ness, and excellence and equity for every child.

The direction from the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services, based on expert advice, is that schools remain open. Behind the scenes we are working busily to prepare a ‘Remote Learning environment’ in the event that we are forced to close at some stage in the future. Our teachers have an additional workload at the moment providing both current classroom instruction and also preparing for remote learning. As a result, should you choose to keep your child home prior to any school closure, we will be providing a generic outline for home learning with links to a number of resources. This will be emailed home to families today. We only have a small number of families choosing to keep their child/ren at home. We only have 6 days remaining of term and I envisage that our school attendance will continue to be high over this time.

Our school days are operating normally with additional measures in place to support good hygiene and to limit large gatherings. The excellent learning programs in the classrooms continue and both children and staff are engaged in typical school days. Maintaining as much normality in times like these is valuable for everybody’s wellbeing.

Grade 5 Camp
Adam Benner is currently investigating and making arrangements for the Grade 5 camp to be rescheduled to Term 4.

A reminder that our newsletter is now distributed on a fortnightly basis.

Kind Regards
Kylie Fisher

From the Office

Absence Reporting
Please be aware that all parents must continue report children’s absences to school. Please call on 9728 2203, email or use Sentral to update your child’s absences. Your coopera-tion in explaining your child’s absences will be greatly appreciated.

Sentral - Absences
Please note that the problem which caused Sentral absences to stop working has been resolved. You can now use Sentral to report your child’s absences.

Annual Privacy Reminder
Our school collects, uses, discloses and stores student and parent personal infor-mation for standard school functions or where permitted by law, as stated in the Schools’ Privacy Policy.

Please take time to remind yourself of the school’s collection statement, found on our website.

For more information about privacy, see: Schools’ Privacy Policy – information for parents.

This information also available in nine community languages.

School Calendar
Given the current climate, please be aware that all events scheduled on the school calendar may be sub-ject to change.

Notices/Payments Due Back:

ActivityDateAmountDue Back
Resilience ProjectAll Year$20Overdue

Hotmail Issues
Please note—there are currently issues with Hotmail email addresses. Bulk sent emails like the newsletter are ending up in “Junk”. The issue is with Hotmail as they have changed the rules about how and what they mark as spam.

To resolve the issue you can:
  • Try adding us as a “Safe Sender” - tips below
  • If you have another email address you can use, let us know and we can update it for you
  • Regularly check your junk folder
  • We hope these tips help you never to miss important communication from the school.

School Pix Group Photos

Please view the photos on the board near the office.

Please see the Office for more information about obtaining your ordering code.

Uniform Shop News

Opening Hours Monday: 8:30—9:00am
Wednesday: 2:45—3:45pm

As always order forms can be dropped at the office at any time and your order will be filled on these days.

Grade 6 Uniform
We have one size 16 Hoodie Grade 6 for sale.
If interested, see the office.

Second Hand Uniform
We are currently overflowing with second hand uniform! All jumpers and polos are $5

You can visit the second hand uniform shop ANYTIME Pay at the office

School Banking Program

Notice from CommBank School Banking
The health, safety and wellbeing of our communities and our people is our first priority. Due to the rapidly developing situation with coronavirus, School Banking has been temporarily paused from 20 March 2020 until the start of Term 2. Please don’t bring your deposit book with your weekly banking into school and we will notify you when banking will recommence.

Canteen News

Please remember, Canten Special Easter Morning Tea order forms and payments are due at the office tomorrow, Wed 18th Marhc.

Please ensure a sepearete order form is filled in for each child.

I am excited to say that thanks to a couple more student donations, we have completed our 2020 Stikeez Collection.  Both our 2019 and 2020 collections are displayed in the small canteen window.

A BIG thank you to Glenys Kuffer, Chloe Cairney & Di Reynolds for helping in the canteen on Wednesday and Sarah Vilderks, Elle Marcombe, Nicole Mc Curdy, Shony Jalowicki, Hayley Rindfleishch & Clair Seymore fore helping in the canteen on Friday.


Workers of the Week

Library News

Beginning Chapter Books
It's very exciting when you begin to read all by yourself!
Our School Library has the perfect books for you to start with...

Our Beginning Chapter Books are kept on the spinners at the edge of the Story Area.  They are an easy introduction to chapter books with a range of levels.  There are lots of series:
  • Aussie Nibbles, Aussie Bites & Aussie Chomps
  • Boyz Rule & Girlz Rock!
  • Sporty Kids & Little Lunch, Too Cool & Maxx Rumble
  • Billie B Brown & Hey Jack!
  • Pealie, Bonnie & Sam & Norton
  • Pet Vet Jack Russell Dog Detecive & Mates
  • Rascal, Fly Guy & Zac Power
  • Seriously Silly Stories & Happy Ever After
  • Squal Street & Ava Anne Appleton
  • Old Tom, Mr Badger & Boris
  • Tashi & The Magic School Bus
  • Start-Ups, Walker Stories & Solo

Come in and start your chapter book reading with some Beginner readers!

Outside School Hours Care


Order between 1st - 31st March, and you will receive a $10 JB Hi-Fi eGift Card!

High School Open Nights

Community Information

Goods & Services

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