NAPLAN Results

​Dear Parents of Year 3 and Year 5 Students
Individual NAPLAN results are being sent home today (Friday 19th August). Please seek clarity from us if you have any queries. I can share that the school’s results in Years 3 and 5 across all areas increased quite significantly this year. This is a credit to your child’s commitment to improve and the hard work done by teachers and parents. There will be a report of the school’s overall results once we have collated them.

Congratulations Henny

​Congratulations to our ‘Lollypop Lady’ Henny Berends who was today presented with a service award for ten years ensuring Moriac students cross the road safely. Always smiling, thank you Henny.

Vale

It is with utter shock and sadness that the school learned of the passing of one of our ex-students. Ben will be remembered as a lad who liked a joke, loved his sport and made very special bonds with staff members who supported him through some tough times. Our condolences and thoughts go out to family and friends.

Part of the fabric of Moriac Primary School always, Ben. Rest In Peace.

If you think that you or someone you know may be experiencing depression, please contact your doctor or health professional. Further information is also available at www.beyondblue.org.au.

Olympic morning – Tuesday 16th August

Dear Parents/Guardians,

On Tuesday August 16th all students will be participating in a Moriac P-6 Olympic morning.

With support from our Parents and Friends group. Students will be put into two groups, P-2 and 3-6 and will compete in a range of sports/maths/food and building activities between 9 and 11am.

*Please note. Students will have the option of eating a doughnut they have used as part of one activity. If your child requires a Gluten Free option see Mr Randall so an alternative option can be made available. These options will be to order only. 

100 up for our Preps

Congratulations to our Preps who have just reached the 100 days at school milestone. Great crowd to celebrate with them, including our other students, staff, parents, grandparents and other family. 2500 to go until VCE is completed! 

 

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Building Process Update

At a meeting this week involving your school’s building team and the Department, Moriac was successful in having the Schematic Design stage approved, meaning that we can now commence the Development Design stage. Schematic Design is basically the shape of the buildings and exteriors, while Development Design is where the interiors (joinery, fittings, colour schemes etc) are determined. This is wonderful news and means we are now moving more rapidly towards the commencement of a new school.

Now that the basic plan is approved, I am in a position to share some of the sketches with you. Initial plans and elevations for the new school are available below.

Please note they may be subject to some change, depending on things like cost factors, tender and architectural input.

Walking in through the Bus Shelter gate, a visitor will look left to see a native landscaped garden area where the staffroom used to be and look right to see the multi-purpose hall. They continue walking past the office block which combines old school with a new extension, continuing between the amphitheatre and the administration offices (don’t run here as the Principal’s office is just on your right!!). In the space that used to be the junior building, there is a peaceful central courtyard. On either side of that, there are two buildings – a junior and a senior wing. One wing is where the old Library used to be situated and it has the existing external toilet block joined for internal access and it has been refurbished. The other wing is where the Five/Six and Three/Four classrooms were located. Beyond the buildings, the active areas are still there, including the basketball/netball court, ovals running track, exercise stations and the play equipment.

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Student Report Re-issue

Dear Parents/Carers

I have just re-published the June students reports after it was found that the achievement indicator comparison (the achievement dots from 12 months ago) were not there and some absences were missing from the reports published at the end of last term. This has been rectified.

On a secondary note, I am looking into a way in which your child’s report’s six monthly summary page (the dots) can be married up with term by term comments. I know this is something many of you would like. Bear with me while we remedy this for you.

Steve