Mooroopna Primary School
Motivated Persistent Successful
Issue 3,  Term 1, Week 3
16th February 2023
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Dear families 
At assembly this week our student leaders were presented with their leadership badges.  Thank you to our school council president Luke Barrette who made the presentations.  Congratulations to all our 2023 leaders 

Photographic Images
Just a reminder to all families and their guests, when attending events at Mooroopna Primary School there are strict guidelines in our school policy about the non-distribution of photographic images. Please refer to the MPS Policy on our website – Photographing, Filming & Recording.

Unfortunately the canteen will not be available on Friday 17th February, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Year 5/6 Physically Active at School Survey
Your child is invited to take part in an online survey about how supported they feel to be physically active at school. Synergistiq, an independent research company, is collecting this information as part of an evaluation of the Active Schools initiative funded by the Department of Education. The Active Schools initiative supports schools to promote physical activity and provide more opportunities for students to be active during the school day.  
Feedback from students is important to make sure programs like these can best support students to be active and learn well.
The survey is for students from years 5 to 12 (or equivalent) and will take 5 to 10 minutes to complete. It is voluntary and no identifying information will be collected.
You and your child will be asked to provide consent at the start of the survey. Please read the information sheet provided and discuss the survey with your child. By following the survey link below you will find everything you need for your child to take part. If you are happy for your child to participate, please complete the survey as soon as possible.
Student survey:

Foundation Science lesson
In Foundation science this week we have been learning about the colours of the rainbow. 

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 3. Play games: Hop-Scotch, Snakes and Ladders, Connect Four, Noughts and Crosses, Checkers, Dominoes. Is there a strategy?

Mooroopna Pizzeria Principal's Award
Jax Mathews is the recipient of the Principal's Award.  Congratulations Jax

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

Mason O'Neill for listening carefully and following instructions.
Jayden Anderson  for always doing his best during learning activities 
Year 1 & 2
Montannah Cowan for displaying the MPS value of "Persistence" when completing her home reading.
Penelope Spencer for having a good start to the routine of Year 1.
Vasita Tuigamala for being an excellent role model.
Year 3 & 4
Macy-Lou Butcher for persistently working very hard in all areas of her learning.
Kayden Dempsey for working hard in maths and successfully being able to read, write and order 4 digit numbers.
Kody McKenzie for a positive start to Year 4 and always following the MPS values.
Year 5 & 6
Willow Eid for trying her hardest in developing ideas for her narrative in her writers notebook and offering to share in front of the class.
Jax Mathews for learning a new classroom routine and trying new activities.
Charlize Phillips for having such a positive start to the year.
Sha-Kaylah Murley for being a great role model and school leader for the younger members of her class.


MPS Active Kids Award
Emily Barton was the recipient of the MPS Active Kids Award for her enthusiasm and her commitment to her team and physical activity in her community.

Richmond Football Club Visit
On Tuesday students were excited to have Jacob Hopper and Steely Green from the Richmond football club attend our school.  Students were able to ask questions and some were lucky enough to win a scarfe or T-shirt. The players spoke abut their start to football and what it's like to be a professional player.


Hockey Clinic
Last Friday, Hockey Victoria came to our school and ran some clinics for our students.  Students really enjoyed learning about the rules of hockey and participating in some games.



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.

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

Feb 24th - No school for Foundation students
March 1st - No school for Foundation students
Weekly Events
Wednesdays & Fridays - Lunch orders available
Mondays - Playgroup 9.15am
Just for Bubs Playgroup 11.30am-12.45pm
Thursdays - Mother Goose 9.15am

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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.