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

Dates for the rest of 2015…..

FRIDAY 11th DECEMBER – Year 2 – 6 swimming at Kardinia Park Swimming Pool

WEDNESDAY 16th DECEMBER – Whole school class parties at 1pm (please bring any hot food to school at that time as we do not have the facilities to heat all food here)

THURSDAY 17th DECEMBER – Whole school transition – meet the 2016 teachers and class – 9am – 11am.

FRIDAY 18th DECEMBER – last day of term 4 – 2.30pm finish

Out of School Hours Care – Bookings / Cancellations

It is wonderful to see so many of our families utilising our before and after school care program.

Just a reminder that if you use our Out of School Hours Care program can you please let us know of bookings or cancellations 24 hours in advance. Our staff are rostered on, especially in the morning session, based on student attendance and we would appreciate as much notice as possible to be able to roster the staff appropriately.

Thank you.

CONCERT TICKETS – last chance to buy!


Tickets are available to purchase online at the website (tickets will not be sold at the office).

Ticket costs are –

Adult – $15

School Aged Children – $8

Moriac Students – Free

Children (Ages 5 and under) – Free

Thank you for all your support during this exciting time and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask Mr Jared Smith.

We look forward to seeing you all at The Geelong Arena at 6.30pm (doors open at 6pm)on Tuesday the 1st of December

Important dates for the rest of the year!

Here are some important dates for the rest of the year…

  • Friday 20th Nov –         Prep 2016 transition session 9 – 11.30am
  • Tuesday 24th Nov –      Building Resilience in your Children information session – 7.30-9pm
  • Thursday 26th Nov – Tuesday 1st Dec – Life Education Van Visit
  • Friday 27th Nov –          Final Prep 2016 Transition session 9-11.30am
  • Tuesday 1st Dec –          School Concert doors open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start
  • Wednesday 9th Dec –   Parent Helper  / Volunteer Morning Tea – 11-11.30am
  • Thursday 10th Dec –     Reports sent home / Prep excursion
  • Friday 11th Dec –           Yr 2 – Yr 6 House Swimming Sports
  • Monday 14th Dec –        Prep incursion / Grade 6 Graduation Dinner
  • Wednesday 16th Dec –  Christmas Class Parties – 1pm
  • Thursday 17th Dec –      Whole school transition session and meet 2016 teachers – 9-11am
  • Friday 18th Dec –           Last day of term 4 – 2.30pm finish

Building Resilience in your Children

Building Resilience in your Children – A free event hosted by Moriac Primary School – Tuesday 24th November, 7.30pm—9pm


Do you think your children are more anxious nowadays? Do you think they can’t seem to cope with disappointment? Are they easily frustrated and angry and take it out on YOU? Do you worry that they don’t seem to have any resilience? They can’t solve their own problems? They BLAME YOU for everything that goes wrong? Want to know why and what you can do about it?

Gary Banks is a very experienced parent educator, clinical family therapist and family counsellor and most importantly…parent!

He would love the chance to talk to you about how you can build resilience in your children so that you spend more time enjoying them!

Building resilience in your child