Principal’s Message

We are into week 7 and just over half way through the term.  School will finish for the year on December 20th at 12.30pm.  Until then we have a lot to get through including a few more community events and our Step Up Day where students meet their new teachers for 2024 on Tuesday 12th December.  I always say to my staff that once we pass the Melbourne Cup weekend, the rest becomes a blur and we are at the end of the year before we know it.

Colour Run

What a fantastic day we had on Friday for our Colour Run.  It was wonderful to see the whole school community come together once again to enjoy the event.  A huge thank you to Mrs Payton for organising the day and all the obstacles, powder, water pistols and prizes.  It was lovely to see smiles on all the student’s faces and great to see the way that our staff came together to make this experience special for our children.  We raised over $5000 for our school, which will go towards providing technology to one of our new Specialist classes in 2024.  We thank all those who donated to this event.  We look forward to doing this again in a bigger and brighter way in 2024.

Traffic at the Front of the school

Whilst road works are taking part on Mt Cottrell Rd, it appears that trucks have diverted past the front of our school.  It is important to ensure you are not hindering the movement of these trucks as they are large and take up quite a bit of the road.  Please remember that the parking directly at the front of the school is a drop off and pick up zone.  Parking in this spot and leaving your vehicle is not acceptable and will most likely attract a fine from the Melton Council Parking Inspectors.  I would also ask that you observe the 40km hour speed limit when using the roads around our school.  We have observed some very dangerous driving at the front of the school with some people driving at excessive speeds.  Please ensure you are considering the safety of all of our students when around school zones in particular.

End of Year Events

As we approach the end of the year we will have a number of events including a whole school performance night, Year 6 graduation ceremony, Crazy Hair Day raising money for charity and our whole school transition event.  These will be advertised mainly on Class Dojo, this newsletter or Compass as this is our internal communication system.  We will also sometimes advertise on Instagram and Facebook if it is a larger event.  Please ensure you are completing the documentation and payments required on Compass by the deadline provided as we had a number of students miss out on our event on Friday.  Most of the events we provide at school are free, however where there is a cost we would expect that payments are made by the due date as we need to confirm numbers with external providers or ensure we have enough items to run activities at school.  We would love all of our students to participate in the experiences we are providing.


We have noticed a few students wearing baseball caps to school.  These are not Sunsmart hats and will require students to sit in the shade during play time.  If you are in need of a hat we would ask that you either go to Dobsons or purchase one at our front office.

Are you leaving or going on holidays?

We are obviously in the process of setting up 2024 and need to know if any of you are moving to new schools in 2024.  We would also like to know if any of you are travelling overseas and will be returning late in 2024.  We would prefer that all holidays are taken outside of school time, however we do understand this is sometimes unavoidable and would like to know your movements if this is the case to assist with planning.  Please let the office know as soon as possible if this applies to you.  We thank you for your cooperation on this matter.


The canteen is now operating on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week.  The canteen will also be open this coming Friday as a ‘once off’ to give everyone an extra day to get their canteen goodies.  Lunch orders can be made on QuickCliq.


Have a great week.

Darryl Spiteri


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