Moriac Senior Citizens and our Year 5/6 Students

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On Remembrance Day, 11th of the 11th, some of the Senior Citizens from around Moriac came to visit the Year 5s and 6s to talk about life when they were growing up. They explained how they learnt at school and what resources they used. There were some disadvantages growing up back then, such as harsh punishments, no electricity and not enough money. The Senior Citizens also joined us for the Remembrance Day Ceremony. We think the Senior Citizens are very grateful for what they have today. We are also grateful for what we have today. We all enjoyed our time listening and learning from the Moriac Senior Citizens and really appreciated their visit to our school. – By the Grade 5 girls

Concert Costumes & Tickets

The Moriac Primary School Concert is only 4 weeks away now, and students are working extremely hard to create a wonderful performance for our school community. This note is to inform families about costume requirements and ticket information.

COSTUMES –

Each year level has a specific theme that revolves around the songs they are singing, and we would like this to reflect in a costume that they wear for the evening. Though we do ask that all families provide students with their costumes, we do not intend for this to be of a great expense to families. A costume made at home will work just as well as a costume hired from a costume shop or bought in an op shop.

Below is a list of the concert themes. We encourage families to be creative as possible when deciding on a costume (a quick Google search will reveal looks of certain characters mentioned below)

  • Prep: Pinocchio – Any character from Disney’s Pinocchio (i.e. Pinocchio, Geppetto, Jiminy Cricket, Blue Fairy etc) or any generic puppet costume.
  • 1/2’s: Aladdin – Any character from Disney’s Aladdin (i.e. Aladdin, Jasmine, Genie, Jafar, Abu etc) or any generic Arabian costume
  • 3/4’s: The Jungle Book – Any character from Disney’s The Jungle Book (i.e. Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera, Shere Khan, Shanti etc) or any generic jungle costume.
  • 5/6’s: Teen Beach Movie – Either beach wear (board shorts, singlet tops, sunhats etc. No bathers please) or 50’s greaser clothes (think Grease the Movie). All students will also need to bring a beach towel, regardless of what costume they wear.

TICKETS –

Tickets will go on sale Wednesday the 4th of November and will be 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. A final reminder that if your student cannot come to the concert for whatever reason, please inform the school ASAP.

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

Prep to Year 2 Inter-school Athletics sports.

This Friday 30th October, our Prep to Year Twos are off to Landy Field to participate in the SSA Athletics Day. Hope we can have lots of parents and families cheering them on.

Please Note: To accommodate the early start for the day, the Hutchinson morning bus will run 15 minutes earlier than its normal scheduled times this Friday 30th October.

WESTERN METROPOLITAN REGION PRIMARY TRACK AND FIELD COMPETITION

On 13 October, four students from Moriac PS participated in the Regional Athletics Championships at Keilor Park in Melbourne. Those four were Cameron J, Max W, Lily A and Mia V. Cameron competed in shotput and came 6th; Max competed in discus and came 6th; Lily competed in long jump and came 6th and Mia competed in hurdles and came 4th. We were there as a result of qualifying at the SSA Zone Athletics at Landy Field. It was a fun day and everyone enjoyed themselves. A big thanks to the parents who took us to Melbourne. – By Max W and Mia V.

GARDENING CLUB

THANK YOU TO WENDY AND STUART CHRISTIE AND KIM AND SCOTT SWEENEY (‘GROWING GIFTS’, CAPE OTWAY ROAD, MODEWARRE Phone: 0448661607) for the generous donations of various fruit, vegetable and flower seedlings for our School Garden. Your generosity is really appreciated as this will add to the variety of produce available for sale and for use in our classes. Thank you very much. We encourage our school community to visit Kim and Scott at ‘Growing Gifts’ for all your wholesale garden and gift needs.

PREP 2016 UNIFORM FITTING DAYS

Our School Uniform Co-ordinators (Rebecca and Jodie) will be available for fitting of 2016 Prep uniforms on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th October from 2:20 until 3:00pm. Fitting will also be available during the 2016 Prep Orientation/Transition days.

School Calendar and Newsletter now on Parent Portal

Over the last few years, the school has provided parents with a paper copy of the term calendar. The feedback received from this has been quite positive as parents have had a ‘heads-up’ on upcoming activities. Today, the school has made the term calendar available via the Parent Portal. The advantage of this is that you can hover the mouse over an event to find out much more detail about it than can be provided on a sheet of A4. As we move away from a paper -based information model, to reflect our commitment towards respecting our environment, we will be adding more of the traditional paper resources to the Parent Portal.

The school Newsletter is also being provided via the Prent Portal as from this term. Previously, the school has emailed the newsletter, provided a paper copy and put it on the website. The copy on the Parent Portal is replacing the website copy and the emailed copy. The paper copy of the Newsletter will cease at the end of 2015.

To access the calendar, log on to the Parent Portal, click on the Applications tab, click Sentral Dashboard and the calendar will appear. Hover the mouse over an event to read more detail.

To access the Newsletter, log on to the Parent Portal and the Newsletter link is on the right of screen.