Collaborative Action Research Project at Moriac Primary School

As previously mentioned in the Newsletter Moriac Primary School applied, and were accepted into, a Department of Education funded Team Teaching Action Research Project led by Deakin University. We were one of ten fortunate schools to be accepted of the 80 schools that applied.

Attached (below) you will find a document containing further information on the project.

Please contact us if you have any questions.



FREE upcoming Parent Forum from City of Greater Geelong – School Readiness

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We would like to share with you a FREE upcoming Parent Forum that is coming to Geelong –

That Next Big Step – Discussing kindergarten and school readiness

Join us for an informative session focused on preparing preschool age child for the transition to kindergarten or prep and a lifetime love of learning.

The presenter, Sally Ward from Early Life Foundations is a preschool teacher with extensive experience in the early childhood field.

The forum will cover the following topics:

  • The critical role parents play in kindergarten and school readiness
  • Making intentional choices about a school or academic program for your child
  • The process of choosing the best fit kinder or school for your child and family

When: Thursday 16th June

Where: City Hall, 57 Little Malop Street, Geelong

Time: 6.30pm – 8pm

Register: or Phone: 5272 4741.

RSVP’s due 10th JUNE!

Building Resilience Free Information Session

Dear parents,

Many parents have been asking if we will be holding another resilience session this year. We may later in the year HOWEVER there is a session being held by Gary Banks (who spoke at school last year) in Torquay next Tuesday. Please see the information below or the attachment.

There were a lot of parents who attended this session at school and a lot of were not able to make it. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND attending this session if you are able, it was a valuable session and provides some great insight and ideas.

Building Resilience Torquay 2016

Building Resilience

For parents of children aged 3 to 6 years

Are you a parent of a child aged 3-6 yrs and would like to learn more about how to build and foster their resilience?

This parent seminar might just be for you!

Topics of discussion:

  • What is resilience?
  • Can we teach resilience? How can parents look for teachable moments throughout the day?
  • How to assist children to develop strategies that will assist them to cope when life doesn’t go their way.
  • How building these skills help in developing resilience in later life

Thursday 12th May


Torquay Children’s Hub, 27 Grossmans Road Torquay 3228.

Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm



For bookings and more information please contact Torquay Children’s Hub.


5261 0549


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


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.