Olympic Games Morning – Tuesday 16th August

On Tuesday Mr Randall along with some Parent & Friend helpers (thank you for those parents – we always appreciate the assistance we receive) organised and ran an ‘Olympic Games Morning’ to compliment all the work that has been done within the classrooms.

P – 2 spent 9 -11 am participating in lots of different activities and 3/4 9-10 am and 5/6 10-11 am participating in different activities. They rotated through activities around the school including medal making, relay races and decorating donuts in Olympic colours.

There was lots of fun had by all!

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Welcome Back to Term 3

Welcome back to term 3 on this windy day! We trust everyone had a lovely break.

Just a few reminders for this term – 

Monday 25th July – CURRICULUM DAY – no school for students

Thursday 25th August & Tuesday 30th August – Parent / Teacher interviews 2-7pm  (students finish at 2pm)


Please note the calendar on SENTRAL is the best place to keep up to date with events. 

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: fsadmin@geelongcity.vic.gov.au 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

CONCERT TICKETS – last chance to buy!


Tickets are available to purchase online at the website http://www.trybooking.com/JNIH (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


We had a wonderful turnout to the ‘Building Resilience in Your Children’ session which was provided to us by the Surf Coast Shire and facilitated by Gary Banks.

Gary spoke through a number of different scenarios involving children and how to deal with different behaviours. We have had a number of parents express interest in finding out more about the night or having a copy of the power point. In some ways this is difficult due to the fact that a lot of the night was discussion and information that is beneficial to be heard first hand. If there is enough interest we may look at holding a similar session at the start of 2016.

There are a number of main points from the night that I have taken from Gary’s power point and placed in a document that will go out with the newsletter. I have also attached a copy of the document. As I have previously mentioned some aspects may need further explanation and clarification, please feel free to come and see me if you have any questions.

Suzanne Prendergast

Building Resilience in your Children

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