2016 Notice of School Council Election and Call for Nominations

2016 Notice of School Council Election and Call for Nominations


An election is to be conducted for half of the members of the School Council of Moriac Primary School.

Nomination forms may be obtained from the office and must be lodged by 4pm, Thursday 3rd March.

Following the closing of nominations a list of the nominations received will be posted at the school. The membership categories, terms of office and number of positions in each membership category open for election are as follows –


Membership category Number of positions Term of office
Parent member Four The positions are from 16 March 2016 for a period of 2 years (up to and inclusive of the date of the declaration of the poll in 2018).
DET  employee member Two The positions are from 16 March 2016 for a period of 2 years (up to and inclusive of the date of the declaration of the poll in 2018).


If the number of nominations is equal to the number of vacancies, the ballot will not take place and the nominees will be declared elected.

If the number of nominations is less than the number of vacancies, a notice to that effect and calling for further nominations will be posted in a prominent position at the school.

If the number of nominations is more than the number of vacancies, a ballot will open on Monday 7th March and close at 4pm on Monday 14th March.


Information on the role of School Council is also available from the office.

Steve Durkin



Moriac Primary School applied for and been chosen as one of only eight schools in Victoria to take part in a Department of Education Action Research Project on Team Teaching. This is a year long action research project that involves professional development for teachers, visiting other schools and working throughout the year with Deakin University professors. We are working to develop ‘best practice’ teaching and learning at Moriac Primary School.

As part of the project we are seeking feedback from parents regarding their current knowledge and feeling surrounding the current team teaching happening at Moriac Primary School. Throughout the year we will be providing parents with research and examples to assist us all with developing our knowledge around team teaching. We will then be asking parents to undertake the survey again at the end of the year.

We would appreciate your assistance with gathering data for our research.


We thank you for your time.

SENTRAL – update 1

SENTRAL at Moriac Primary School

Thank you to all of the parents who are on Sentral.  We believe it is an excellent form of communication between the school and home in regards to messages, learning and general information. We have also had a lot of people enquire about an app. There is meant to be an app coming soon, we are waiting to hear about the release date!

A few parents have expressed concerns about logging on to Sentral. There have been a number of reasons for this and I thank those parents who have had a go and others who have contacted me – it has generally been a ‘quick fix’ to get these parents on.  A number of parents have registered but have not completed the next step which is entering the ACCESS KEY once you have been approved (this is a safety measure for the school and your privacy). Please note – if you have not received an email within a day please try to enter your access key anyway as it may have been approved but the email not sent.

I thought I would explain a couple of main points in each newsletter about Sentral. Please open the attachment to view the information.

SENTRAL at Moriac Primary School newsletter update 1

Parent / Teacher Interviews – 1/2 and 3/4

The bookings for Parent / Teacher interviews have been open since Monday 15th February. The 1/2 and 3/4 classes interview times are now full. If you require an interview with the 1/2 or 3/4 teachers please contact your child’s teacher to arrange a convenient time.

Thank you.


Moriac Primary School has registered for Sporting Schools, a new $100 million Australian Government programme designed to give our students the opportunity to access sport-based activities before, during or after school hours.

The Sporting Schools programme allows our students to participate in quality programmes developed by more than 30 national sporting organisations.

The good news is, Sporting Schools is funded by the Australian Government so there will be no additional cost to parents.

In term 2 our school will be delivering


Multi Sports

When: Every Wednesday night during term 2 (10 sessions)

Time: 3:30-4:30pm. AFTER SCHOOL

Where: Moriac Primary School

Who: Kelly Sports will be delivering the program.

Cost: Free!


Multi Sports

When: Every Thursday night during term 2  (10 sessions)

Time: 3:30-4:30pm. AFTER SCHOOL

Where: Moriac Primary School

Who: Kelly will be delivering the program.

Cost: Free!

Any student can participate in the program but there are limited places so it will be first in, first served.

If your child is interested in participating please contact Dan Tabuakoto ASAP via Sentral messaging as places are limited. You will receive a confirmation note if your child is participating.

HOUSE ATHLETICS Monday 7th March (please note the change of date)

House athletics will be held on MONDAY 7th MARCH with the first event beginning at 9.20am.


Can you help out with an event at our school athletics carnival?  We require parents to help run each event on the day.  You can help all day or just a few hours.

If you are able to assist please use Sentral to message Dan Tabuakoto with the information below and times avaliable.


Child’s name:                                                                                    Grade:                                 

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