Mooroopna Primary School
Motivated Persistent Successful
Issue 4,  Term 1, Week 4
23rd February 2023
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Dear families 
We have had another great week this week.  Students are really enjoying going to clubs at break times, keep an eye out for more photos of clubs next week. Ms May's Bee shop was a big hit today with students very excited to spend their tokens.

Congratulations to Harper

Congratulations to Harper Harrold who was presented with her School Captain Badge as well as her Archer House Captain badge.  Well done Harper, you are a fantastic role model for our younger students.

MPS Maths
As parents you play a significant role in your child’s learning by setting expectations, nurturing curiosity, and encouraging a love of learning. You can help build your child’s numeracy by being positive about your numeracy experiences and praising your child’s effort and perseverance. Involve your child in numeracy-related activities and share numeracy ideas and thoughts.
Every week MPS Maths provides simple activities and games that parents and students can do together at home to reinforce students' math skills.
Week 4. Card Games: Play simple card games such as Snap, Go Fish, Find the Pair, Spoons, Memory, etc.

Icy Pole day
Friday was a very hot day so Year 6 students organised to sell icy poles and donate the profits to charity.  Staff and students were very happy to cool down with a yummy cold treat. $215.00 was raised and will be donated to the earthquake victims of Turkey and Syria.

Congratulations to the following students who received BEE-ing M.P.S. Awards this week

Dempsey Fear for working hard to learn new letter sounds and always being respectful. Well done Dempsey, keep it up!
Ava-Lilly Knight for trying her hardest during Heggerty and learning the new sounds in Little Learners. Keep up the good work Ava!
Year 1 & 2
Teddy Piastri for having a really great week and completing all his class work. Well done Teddy!
Lucy Simpkin for always displaying the MPS values of Motivated, Persistent and Successful in everything she does at school.
Rubi Beckman for being an excellent role model.  She is kind and polite and always works hard.  Well done Rubi!
Year 3 & 4
Demi Knight for putting in great effort to become better at her reading strategies. Well done Demi!
Ivy Wilkinson for a positive start to Grade 3 and always following the MPS values. Well done on an excellent star to your recount writing.
Bailey Beckman for always being kind and trying your hardest with your learning. Keep up the great work Bailey!
Year 5 & 6
Sifa Kesande for being a great role model for younger students! Sifa helps younger students in the class and in the school yard. Thank you Sifa!
Hunter Mahy for having a fantastic start to Year 5/6T, keep up the great work.
Aiden Everett for helping other students in the class with planning their narratives after he finished his own work.  Great work Aiden!


MPS Active Kids Award

Nixon Harrold was the lucky recipient of this weeks active kids award.  Nixon was the first person to sign up for the after school Woolworths Cricket Blast sessions and received a cricket bat and ball.  Congratulations Nixon.  


Between Sept 1st and April 30th all students must wear a navy wide-brimmed hat when outside.  Students who do not have a hat will be required to sit in the undercover area.  Please ensure your child's hat is clearly named.

Privacy Collection Notice

Information for students, parents and carers
The Department of Education (the department) values your privacy and is committed to protecting the personal and health information that schools collect.
All school staff must comply with Victorian privacy law and the Schools’ Privacy Policy. This notice explains how the department, including Victorian government schools (schools), handles personal and health information. On occasion, specific consent will be sought for the collection and use of information, for example, for a student to receive a health service. Our schools are also required by legislation, such as the Education and Training Reform Act 2006, to collect some of this information.
Throughout this notice, ‘staff’ includes principals, teachers, student support service officers, youth workers, social workers, nurses and any other allied health practitioners, and all other employees, contractors, volunteers and service providers of the school and the department.
On enrolment, and during the ordinary course of a student’s attendance at a school, schools will collect information about students and their families for the following purposes:
  • educating students
  • supporting students’ social and emotional wellbeing, and health 
  • fulfilling legal obligations, including duty of care, anti-discrimination law and occupational health and safety law
  • communicating and engaging with parents
  • student administration
  • school management
  • supporting policy in relation to student education and wellbeing.
If this information is not collected, schools may be unable to provide optimal education or support to students or fulfil legal obligations.
For example, our schools rely on parents to provide health information about any medical condition or disability that their child has, medication their child may take while at school, any known allergies and contact details of their child’s doctor. If parents do not provide all relevant health information, this may put their child’s health at risk.
Our schools also require current, relevant information about all parents and carers so that schools can take account of safety concerns that affect their children. Parents should provide schools with copies of all current parenting plans and court orders about or that affect their children and provide updated copies when they change.
When parents enrol their child in primary school, they will be asked to provide personal and health information in several ways, including via the Enrolment Form, the School Entrance Health Questionnaire (SEHQ) and the Early Childhood Intervention Service (ECIS) Transition Form.
The Enrolment Form is used to collect information that is essential for the purposes listed above, and requests information such as:
  • Emergency contacts – Individuals parents nominate for a school to contact during an emergency. Parents should ensure that their nominated emergency contact agrees to their contact details being provided to the school and that they understand their details may be disclosed by the department if lawful, e.g. in the case of emergency communications relating to bush fires or floods.
  • Student background information – Information about country of birth, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin, language spoken at home and parent occupation. This information enables the department to allocate appropriate resources to schools. The department also uses this information to plan for future educational needs in Victoria and shares some information with the Commonwealth government to monitor, plan and allocate resources.
  • Immunisation status – This assists schools to manage health risks and legal obligations. The department may also provide this information to the Department of Health and Department of Families, Fairness and Housing to assess immunisation rates in Victoria, but not in a way which identifies students.
  • Visa status – This is required to process a student’s enrolment.

All schools may use departmental systems and online tools such as apps and other software to effectively collect and manage information about students and families for the purposes listed above.
When schools use these online tools, they take steps to ensure that student information is secure. If parents or carers have any concerns about the use of these online tools, please contact the school.
School staff will only share student and family information with other school staff who need to know to enable them to educate or support the student as described above. Information will only be shared outside the school (and outside the department) as required or authorised by law, including where sharing is required to meet duty of care, anti-discrimination, occupational health and safety, and child wellbeing and safety obligations. The information collected will not be disclosed beyond the school and department without parent consent unless such disclosure is lawful.
When a student transfers to another school (including Catholic, independent and interstate), personal and/or health information about that student may be transferred to the next school. Transferring this information is in the best interests of the student and assists the next school to provide the best possible education and support to the student. For further detail about how and what level of information is provided to the next school, refer to the: Enrolment: Student transfers between schools
Schools only provide school reports and ordinary school communications to students, parents, carers or others who have a legal right to that information. Requests for access to other student information or by others must be made by lodging a Freedom of Information (FOI) application.
To update student or family information, parents should contact their school.
For more information about how schools and the department collect and manage personal and health information, or how to access personal and health information held by a school about you or your child, refer to the: Schools’ Privacy Policy

Mooroopna Children & Families Centre - Navigating Parenthood Sessions

Skool Loop - Have you downloaded the App?
Information regarding our new school App has been sent home.  It's terrific to have had so many families sign up already.  The App is a one stop place for our school information.  Families can advise us of school absences, access the newsletter and receive important notifications on the App. If you need assistance downloading the App please do not hesitate to call in to the office or pop in and see Caroline or Sophie at Our Place. 

Attendance at school is very important for your child’s development provided they are well enough to attend. Thank you for contacting us when your child is unwell and not able to attend.
To showcase the importance of attendance this illustration demonstrates the relationship between regular school attendance and achievement.

Child Safe Standards
Mooroopna Primary School is proudly a Child Safe School, including being a leading school in Respectful Relationships. 

Mooroopna Primary School is an e-Smart School. 
For important digital news visit the eSafety Commissioner's website


Dates to remember

March 1st - No school for Foundation students
March 3rd - House swimming sports for Year 3-6
March 17th - Band members MSO performance
March 21st - Fire Champion excursion for Year 3-4
March 30th - Family Fun night
Weekly Events
Wednesdays & Fridays - Lunch orders available
Mondays - Playgroup 9.15am
Just for Bubs Playgroup 11.30am-12.45pm
Thursdays - Mother Goose 9.15am - 10.15am

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Mooroopna Cats Netball Club
Registrations are now open for Primary School aged children for the Saturday morning competition.
Click on the link below to Register

Mooroopna Junior Football Club
Are you interested in playing junior football in 2023?

Junior registrations for U10, U12, U14 & U16 are now open and we are ready to welcome new and returning players to the Cats family!

The season will commence in April. Cost per player is $110 which includes a player training top (10% discount applies for two or more family members registering). Please click here to register via Play HQ.

More information can be found on our Facebook page or contact the Junior Club Coordinator on 0417 145 890.

Mooroopna Primary School
16-18 O'Brien Street Mooroopna 3629
Ph: (03) 5825 2060   
Acting Principal: Carla May
Acting Assistant Principal: Amy Roworth   

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land, the Yorta Yorta and Bangerang peoples. We pay our respects to elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We recognise, celebrate and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the First Peoples of Australia. We acknowledge their unique cultural and spiritual connection to the land, sky, and water ways, as we strive for equality and safety in education and health.