Montrose PS School Newsletter



A Message from the Principal

A message from our Principal, Kylie Fisher

Hi All,


How lovely it is to be back to onsite learning following the snap lockdown. Our students have not lost a beat, resuming where they left off prior to the lockdown. We were very fortunate that our school photos were scheduled for this Monday and Tuesday and not a week earlier. It was wonderful to see the whole school together being photographed, this photo will be displayed in the main building corridor near the library once we receive it.


District Swimming

Well done to Mr Orenshaw and the squad of swimmers who competed at the District swimming competition last Friday.  We are very proud of your commitment and efforts on the day. We had high levels of success with many students now continuing on to Divisional level.


Mobile Phone policy

Just a reminder to families that any student with a mobile phone  or device with communication capabilities including smart watches with access to a cellular network and Bluetooth devices that can be connected to mobile phones to transmit information and enable communication, must have it stored in a locker during the school day. Locks for lockers can be purchased for $5 at the office and a secure locker will be allocated to your child following purchase of the lock. The lock is the property of the student when they leave the school.


The mobile phone policy is available on the school website at

Wellbeing Coordinator

Megan Levey has worked at Montrose Primary School as a Chaplain for several years. During 2020 with the COVID situation I appointed Megan into a Wellbeing Coordinator role for 2 days a week to extend our wellbeing supports.

This year we no longer qualified for Chaplaincy funding so Megan Levey has had her role as Wellbeing Coordinator extended and is working 4 days a week (not Wednesday). Megan is a qualified teacher who also has a wealth of knowledge and skill in the areas of wellbeing and mental health.  As a Wellbeing Coordinator Megan no longer requires parents’ permissions to see students as were the case for the Chaplaincy program.


Student Free Day -   Monday 1st March

A reminder to families that this coming Monday 1st March students do not attend school. Their Care will be offering a Student Free Day program for families requiring this service on the day.


Kind regards,

Kylie Fisher

Dates to Remember

Term 1
Tuesday February 23School Council February Meeting
Monday March 1Student Free Day
Tuesday March 2Montrose Community Walk Excursion
Grade 1 & 12CH
Thursday March 4Lilydale Heights School Excursion - 
Grade 5 Students
 Montrose Community Walk Excursion
Grade 2
Monday March 8Labour Day Public Holiday
Monday March 9 - 
Friday March 12
Grade 6 Anglesea Camp
Thursday March 11Grade 2 Excursion
Mont De Lancey
Payment Due By Monday 8 March 
Friday March 12Grade 1 Excursion
Mont De Lancey
Payment Due By Monday 8 March 
 Regional Swimming
Selected students only
Tuesday March 16Parent Teacher Interviews
1.30pm - 8.30pm
Wednesday March 17House Cross Country
Friday March 19District Summer Sports
Tuesday March 30School Council - AGM
Thursday April 1Last day of Term 1
2.30pm Finish

Term 2
Monday April 19First Day Term 2
Monday May 3Regional Girls AFL Gala Day
Monday May 24 - 
Wednesday May 26
Grade 5 Camp to Sovereign Hill
Friday June 25Last Day of Term
2.30pm finish

Term 3
Monday July 12First Day Term 3
Friday July 23School Athletics Day
Grades 3 - 6
Friday July 30School Athletics Day
Grades P - 2
Monday August 2 - 
Friday August 6
Swimming Program
Grades 3 - 6
Wednesday September 8Footy Day & Special Lunch
Monday September 13 
Wednesday September 15
Grade 3 - Camp Oasis
Friday September 17Last Day of Term
2.30pm finish

Term 4
Monday October 4First Day Term 4
Monday October 25 -
Friday October 29
Swimming Program
Grades P - 2
Wednesday November 10 -
Friday November 12
Grade 4 Camp - Phillip Island
Wednesday December 15Grade 6 Graduation
Friday December 17Last Day of Term
1.30 pm finish

From the Office

All the latest updates from the MPS Office Grade 6 Camp Payments

A friendly reminder to all of our Grade 6 Campers - the the final payment due next Tuesday, March 2nd.  If you are not sure how much you owe for camp, please contact the office.

Many families may be eligible for funding to assist with costs of Camps and Excursions.  Please refer to the CSEF flyer in the newsletter for more details.


CSEF Applications are now open! CSEF Flyer

If you would like an application form, please click on this link:
CSEF Application Form

School Council - Upcoming AGM

Notice of upcoming School Council AGM and call for nominations
You can find  further information about School Council Elections here:
School Council Election

A Note to Parents - Insurance


Workers of the Week Award - 12 Feb

Worker of the Week Award Winners

Workers of the Week
9 February 2021

Ella B
Paddy S
PAPFrankie M
Ruby R
Patrick V
Ivy J
Sophie W
Zoe G
Caleb D
PLWImogen S34CD
Maya D
Jack W
PKSJeffrey W4MS
Dominic G
Olivia A
1VPHarry F4BH
Mason W
Ella W
1MRJulian G
Hannah C
Kai W
Reid c
Kyla E
1NJReuben G
Nayeli C
Harper C
Lexie G
12CHChloe C5RC
Eleri M
Brody K
2RHLincoln L
Max C
Finn H2GSRuby L6KG
Olivia G
Eloise C
Isaiah B

Artist of the Week:  Riley R, 6KB
Art WOW:  Fraser C 1J, Lexie G 12CH, Lara B 1R, Pierce G 1P

Chinese Panda Award:  Hayden D 6KG

Sports Star of the Week:  Olivia M 5KO
PE WOW:  Reuben G 5KO

Music Star of the Week:  Ruby D 5B

Drama Star of the Week:  Ashlee D 3JD

Workers of the Week Award - 19 Feb

Workers of the Week for assembly on 19 February

Workers of the Week
19 February 2021

Bee C
Brodie C
Miles C
Summer P
Zain J
Asha F
Jed R
Evie S
Zoey H
PKSAnderson L4KR
Flynn S
Emily I
1VPMaddie O4RC
Pia W
Noah M
1MRLogan O
Roy M
Lincoln B
Spencer D
Logan S
1NJZoe D
Olivia M
Tucker K
Victoria S
12CHAidrey L5RC
Tyson B
Evie B
2GSXavier W
Eli W
Harliah M3MSNash J6KG
Henry J
Miles D
3JDJade D
Riley P

Artist of the Week:  Dash W 12CH, Lucy N 12CH
Art WOW:  Abbey H PKS, Jack W PKS, Eddie M PCG, Charlotte W PCG, Willow T PAP, Patrick G PAP, Georgia C PLW, Jed R PLW

GEM Award Winners

This fortnight's GEM (Gratitude, Empathy, Mindfulness) award winners
Assembly - 12 February:
Micah JPAPIndiana M3JD
Rivan JPCGJai W3ST
Ollie PPLWJoseph G34CD
Grace JPKSRuby G4MS
Isaac S1VPOwen H4BH
Xavier D1NJLiam M5AB
Phoenix G1MRTyler C5KO
Edward W12CHHeidi M5RC
Lachlan B2RHNate H56J
Oswald F2GSCharlotte U6KB
Zac C3MSJasper W6KG
  Jarrah T6XN

Assembly - 19 February:
Willow TPAPZoe M3ST
Grace KPCGMila T34CD
Leo KPLWJackson C4MS
Lola JPKSJack U4KR
Indiana T1VPHamish J4RC
Mia L1NJZac M5AB
Oliver G1MRFelix D5KO
Hazel H12CHEloise T5RC
Charlie H2CLNoah G56J
Flynn S2GSAmarlia N6KB
Flynn D3MSJenn B6KG


Ms Drosher shares the latest from the MPS Canteen

District Swimming Carnival

Well done to our District swim team!
On Friday 19th February our District Swim Team competed at Lilydale outdoor pool.  Well done all who participated and thank you Mr O!  

Here are a couple of photographs from the day.

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