Montrose PS School Newsletter



A Message from the Principal

A Message from our School Principal, Mrs Kylie Fisher

Dear Montrose Primary Families,

Unfortunately, after a solid Term 2 start, the last couple of weeks have been unsettled as a result of an extended snap lockdown and the recent severe weather event that has effected our community significantly. Our focus following this interruption has been on student and family wellbeing and re-establishing calm predicatable school routines again. As a result of the interruptions a couple of timelines have moved including reports and Prep enrolments which I have detailed below. I do believe that our upcoming break has come at a good time for our community to recover, recharge and reset for a great Term 3.


The Department of Education has extended the due date for schools to submit report data. This has been done following the recent lockdown to allow schools to focus on wellbeing and have a greater period of time to finalise assessments with children. As a result the reports and student portfolios will be go home at the end of the second week back (Friday July 23rd).


Prep 2022 Enrolments
Enrolments for Prep 2022 have been extended until the end of week 3 Term 3 (Friday July 30th) to allow the opportunity for final tours and submission of enrolment forms. If you are a current family with a child starting Prep in 2022 please send in your enrolment form ASAP to ensure your child’s position.


Student Free Day
We were scheduled to have a student free day on the first day back of Term 3 (July 12th) for our staff to undertake SMART Spelling professional learning. Due to the recent interruptions we have postponed this to the first day back of Term 4 (Monday Oct 4th).


We have signed the contract to proceed with Compass. To make the transition across as smooth as possible we will be running dual systems (Sentral and Compass) until we are fully set up. We will keep you posted with updates as we go.


It is with mixed feelings that we farewell two staff members at the end of this term. Shannon Tibballs has accepted a teaching position at North Ringwood Primary School commencing Term 3. We wish Shannon all the very best with the opportunities this new position presents. His position has been advertised and we plan to interview over the holidays with a hopeful start date of Day 1 Term 3.

Yiheng Ma has accepted a position at Alphington Grammar as a secondary maths teacher. Yiheng has a Bachelor of Science and has this year been doing a refresher course in Mathematics at RMIT. We wish Yiheng every success with her new teaching focus.


I wish all families a very relaxing and well deserved break.

Take care,





Dates to Remember

What's going on at MPS...
Term 1

Monday March 9 - 
Friday March 12
Grade 6 Anglesea Camp
Thursday March 11Grade 2 Excursion
Mont De Lancey
Payment Overdue
 Grade 5 Excursion
Yarra Hills SC
Friday March 12Grade 1 Excursion
Mont De Lancey
Payment Overdue 
 Regional Swimming
Selected students only
Tuesday March 16Parent Teacher Interviews
1.30pm - 8.30pm
Friday March 19District Summer Sports
Monday March 29House Cross Country
Year 3 - 6
Wear House Colours
Tuesday March 30School Council - AGM
Thursday April 1Last day of Term 1
2.30pm Finish

Term 2
Monday April 19First Day Term 2
Tuesday April 20District Tennis Competition
Selected students only
Monday May 3Regional Girls AFL Gala Day
Friday May 14District Cross Country
Years 3 - 6 Selected  Students only
Thursday May 20 - 
Tuesday May 25
Scholastic Book Fair (Library)
10.00am - 04.00pm Thursday
09.00am - 0400pm Monday/Tuesday
Monday May 24 - 
Wednesday May 26
Grade 5 Camp to Sovereign Hill
Tuesday June 1Divisional Cross Country
Years 3 - 6 Selected Students only
Friday June 4District Winter Sports
Grade 6 students only
Friday June 11District Winter Sports Finals Day
Grade 6 Students Only
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 news from your School Admin Team

Absence Reporting

Don't forget to mark your child's absence each day they do not attend school.  There are multiple ways you can do this:

Phone: 9728 2203
Parent Portal:!/login

Last Day of Term
Reminder to all parents that school finishes at 2.30pm this Friday the 25th of June. We hope you enjoy the break!

Using Your Excursion Levy

If you have a pre-paid excursion levy or CSEF funds and wish to use this for any upcoming excursion, simply email the office and let us know.  You may give permission via the Sentral Parent Portal without using Sentral for making payment.

Update Details
If your contact information, address, emergency contacts, circumstances etc. have changed please notify the office as soon as possible.

To our families still waiting on uniform orders for Hoodies, we apologise for the delay. Our manufacturer has been experiencing difficulties in receiving some fabrics due to Covid-19.

We are hoping to have our size 10 & 12 Hoodies back in stock in shortly. If this creates a problem, please contact the office to discuss. 

Workers of the Week - Friday 26 February

Award Winners for the last fortnight

Workers of the Week
26 February 2021

Evie W
Micah J
Zara H
Kobe D
Lachlan T
Anabelle B
Alex F
Chloe R
Caleb C
Aiden N
Ava S
1VPDaphne M4KR
Christopher O
Ben B
1MRElisha J
Skye D


Morgan B
Austin W
Hannah H
1NJReid J
Brock D
Natthan G
Lucy N
12CHMia P
Matthew A
Lee J
Lila E
2RHGeorgia G5RC
Lola G
Nikkela A
2GSJay K56Q
Sasha B2CLElsie M6KB
Alexis H
Billy O
Jye M
3MSBlayde R6KG
William L3JDJarrah T
Ruby H

Artist of the Week:  Roman P, 5RC
Art WOW:  Jasmine R 5O, Steele G 5B

Chinese Panda Award:  Jobe W 4KR

Sports Star of the Week:  Maggie B 4RC, Finn W 4BH

Music Star of the Week:  Cohen M 6KB

Drama Star of the Week:  Sasha B 2CL

Workers of the Week - Friday 5 March

Our award winners from the school assembly held on Friday March 3

Workers of the Week
3 March 2021

Georgia C
Ava B
PLWHayden M4MS
Alex F
Neve G
Pierce G
Amelia G
Zoe W
1VPJudd C4KR
Aston H
Lily W
1MRFletcher W
Evie M


Zara J
Liam K
Wyatt S
12CHIvy M5KO
Faith W
Cooper P
2RHHarvey B5RC
 2GS 56Q
Jake D
Marley F
Zac W
Ted F
Julian G
Emersyn P
Marlon P
3JDBlair W
Maya A

Artist of the Week:  Jayden B 6XN, Isaac S 1VP
Art WOW:  Harry F 4BH, Noah S 4KR, Sam L 3ST, Ruby R 3JD, Ted F 3MS, Helen A 4BH, Ella W 34D

Chinese Panda Award:  Charlie W 1MR

Music Star of the Week:  Taya R 5KO

Drama Star of the Week:  Jobe C 3MS

GEM Award Winners

Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness Award Winners

Assembly - 26 February:
Cooper TPAPHudson W3ST
Poppy GPLWMason F4BH
Hannah BPKSReid D4MS
Emmett C1VPBillie B4KR
Cole L1NJKaelen K4RC
Norah C1MRGuy F5AB
Brock J12CHGemma M5KO
Cooper T2RHRoman P5RC
Parker A2CLJade Davis56J
Josh T2GSRuby C6KB
Riley J3MSJack S6KG
Julian G3JDGrace B6XN

Assembly - 5 March:
 PAPJulien G3ST
Lincoln BPLWLiara T4BH
Jack H1VPBrielle H4KR
Hudson H1NJMaggie B4RC
Noah M1MR 5AB
Harper C12CHSonni M5KO
Aaron O2RHZac O5RC
Cooper P2CL 56J
 2GS 6KB
Braxton A3MS 6KG
Judd L3JDPoppy G6XN

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