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Sue Higgins

25/11/14

Little Lunch schedule for the remainder of the year

Dear All, Please find the schedule for the filming of Little Lunch for the remainder of the year. LITTLE LUNCH SCHEDULE WEDNESDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2014 TIME LOCATION 0845 – 1445 OVAL 1445 – 1545 ASPHALT 1545 – 1645 OVAL 1645 – 1830 BRIGHTON ROAD 0730 – 1915 ASPHALT THURSDAY 27TH NOVEMBER 2014 0845 – 0945 […]

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Sue Higgins

23/11/14

Extraordinary Camp Out!

The weather was perfect, the stars were twinkling, the tents were a sight to behold and the joyous sounds of our cherubs enjoying every moment just made your heart sing! We had the most successful Camp Out yet with over 200 happy people camping out at SKPS! The event was led by Cleo Ryan with a magical […]

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Sue Higgins

18/11/14

A Year in Chess!

Throughout the year there have been chess competitions held for Primary Schools in Victoria. Approximately 250 schools have sent teams to these competitions and St Kilda Primary has been one of these schools. The St Kilda team have competed very well, for the first time in their chess history they have made it through to the […]

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Sue Higgins

18/11/14

Matsuri Day

MATSURI 2014 IS FINALLY HERE!!!! Next Tuesday 25th November we will be having our traditional Matsuri Day. This is a wonderful chance for students to immerse themselves in the various cultural traditions of Japan. Please mark it in your calendar. We dress up in traditional Japanese clothes on the day to further enhance the experience so […]

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Jo O'Malley

18/11/14

Keyboard news

Did you know that there is an instrumental program running smoothly at your school? Enrolments are open for 2015 to students in Grades 2-6. Lessons are held weekly in groups for keyboard or guitar. Forms are available from the school office, call Lili on 0438 901146 or email lili@musicmelodies.com.au Children need to be committed & […]

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Sue Higgins

16/11/14

Mini Festival

On Friday our Community Captains held a Mini Festival to raise money for the homeless. It was the culmination of the project work undertaken this year as part of the Little Big Cake program with the City of Port Phillip. The children organised a homemade lemonade stall, cake stall, lacrosse lessons and a number of our  children were […]

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Sue Higgins

16/11/14

Mural Opening

Art Show and Mural Opening! We had a lovely presentation/unveiling of our school’s mural last Wednesday. Although only a few attended the opening, all the contributors to the project were present: Cassandra King who initiated the concept and ‘got the ball rolling’, Julian Twigg, our resident artist who worked with our young artists to bring the project to fruition, Kim Chadwick […]

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Sue Higgins

16/11/14

Our Art Show

An enormous THANK YOU to everyone who support our Art Show! A special thank you to Amanda Loder and the parents who assisted in hanging all of the works. The artwork looked magnificent! Here is a taste of the beautiful and creative art pieces done by our cherubs!          

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Jo O'Malley

13/11/14

The ultimate recycling: compost!

Making your own garden compost is a lot easier than most people realise. With a simple heap you can recycle most of your organic household and garden waste and enrich your garden’s soil at the same time. It’s also an extremely satisfying way to help the environment. (Composting fact sheet, www.cleanupaustralia.org.au) It doesn’t have to […]

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Jo O'Malley

13/11/14

Yes, you can recycle scrunchable plastic!

A beautiful picture of jelly fish… unfortunately not. As easy as it was for us to make a mistake so do a large number of marine animals We all know that we can recycle a variety of plastics in our home recycling bins but when it comes to all that nasty scrunchable plastic such as […]

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Jo O'Malley

12/11/14

It’s Spring Cleaning Time!

It’s the last working bee for 2014! The perfect time to spruce up our grounds and show the children how much we care about their environment. There’s weeding and sweeping and planting and raking to be done so come on down and be part of the team: This Sunday from 9 – 11:00 Our community […]

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Jo O'Malley

12/11/14

The Big Aussie Swap Party

  Who doesn’t like getting new stuff? But increasingly we, as individuals and as a community, are becoming aware of the environmental and financial impact of a throw-away culture. National Recycling Week aims to help everyone get new stuff … without it costing the earth. One suggestion is holding a Swap Party. The idea is […]

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Sam Cheshire

12/11/14

SNAG GOLF Thursday MORNINGS

This week kids have been doing SNAG golf clinics and having a ball. If your child loved it and is keen to do more then send them along on Thursday mornings to SNAG golf at the school from next Thursday.              

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Sue Higgins

12/11/14

2015 Grades

Dear Parents, I have been contacted by a number of parents requesting grade placements for 2015. As you can appreciate, with the rapid increase in student numbers over the last couple of years it became increasingly difficult to meet the request of all parents. Although everyone is passionate about friendship and staff preferences for their child, I am afraid that requests cannot […]

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Sue Higgins

11/11/14

BASC Change of Venue

Dear Parents, I would like to notify our families that this week there has been a change of venue for our Before and After School Care (BASC) program due to our school’s Art Show (scheduled for tomorrow night). The BASC program is currently operating out of the staff room and Year 5 classrooms, both areas are in the Real […]

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Jo O'Malley

11/11/14

Don’t forget to recycle your old phone!

Look carefully at this picture and you will see that it is made up of hundreds of mobile phones! We all love getting the newest and best mobile phone but often our old one ends up lost in the bottom of a drawer or in the back of a cupboard. To protect our environment and […]

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Jo O'Malley

11/11/14

Camp Out news

It is hard to believe but it is time for the Camp Out again! Please find attached details about the evening and a registration form. Drop your form into the office with Mary by 19th November to reserve your space! Camp Out Registration Form camp_out_info    

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Jo O'Malley

11/11/14

Remembrance Day Ceremony

This morning our school remembered the fallen soldiers in a simple, but poignant ceremony. Our School Captains led the assembly beautifully with sensitivity and emotion. All children the highest level of respect. It was a solemn and heartfelt service. Thank you to Shen Fulton and Pete Trimble.

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Jo O'Malley

10/11/14

Where can I recycle in my local community?

We are lucky to be part of the City of Port Phillip who have a strong commitment to recycling and supporting the community to recycle effectively to reduce landfill. If you haven’t been to the Resource Recovery Centre on the corner of White and Boundary Streets, South Melbourne then click here to see what you can recycle. […]

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Sue Higgins

10/11/14

Little Big Cake Fundraiser!

Special Message from the Student Community Team We would love it if you would come along to our mini festival that we are having on Friday, the 14th of November. It will start straight after school at 3.30pm. The purpose of the fundraiser is to raise much-needed funds to support the homeless people within our community. This is part […]

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Sue Higgins

07/11/14

Japan Tour 2016

Yesterday afternoon an information session was held for our Year 4 students regarding our Japan Tour in 2016. We had a number of children and parents who attended. The children who participated in this year’s tour each presented a movie and delivered a speech, reflecting on their experiences, the sights they saw, the food they sampled and the […]

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Sue Higgins

07/11/14

2015 Prep Transition Program

On Wednesday our divine little Preps for 2015 arrived for their first session in the Manabi Centre as part of the Kinder to Prep Transition program. They were engaged in a number of activities including creating their own rainbows which they proudly took home. The transition program will run for 5 weeks during which time they will all spend time in each classroom area, visit […]

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Sue Higgins

07/11/14

Little Lunch Filming Schedule – 11 to 20 November

Dear Parents, All is going magnificently well with regard to the Little Lunch filming. Our children now seem to be oblivious to any cameras and the crew. Life simply goes on at SKPS!   For your information the schedule for the next 2 weeks follows: LITTLE LUNCH SCHEDULE TUESDAY 11th NOVEMBER TIME LOCATION 0845 – […]

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Jo O'Malley

06/11/14

St Kilda Park Primary School: Musical Soiree

ST KILDA PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL PRESENTS A MUSICAL SOIRÉE AND SILENT AUCTION TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE SCHOOL ORCHESTRA WEDS  NOVEMBER 12 5.30 DRINKS, 6-7PM CONCERT At St Kilda Park Primary, 68 Fitzroy St “Four Highly Strung Women” String Quartet British Opera Baritone Simon Wallfisch John Fleming from “ Scared Weird Little Guys” School parents […]

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Sue Higgins

03/11/14

Thank you Raoul!

An enormous THANK YOU to Raoul Chapman who has very kindly donating materials and resources to our art room. We are greatly appreciative of the materials provided and our children will no doubt enjoy creating magnificnet pieces of art work with them!

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Jo O'Malley

03/11/14

Kids’ Christmas Choir

Children aged 5 to 13 years are invited to join a choir to perform at a Community Carols Service on Sunday 14th December, 7.00pm at Albert Park/Port Melbourne Baptist Church. Rehearsals will be held at the church (cnr Kerferd Rd & Richardson St) on: • Sunday 16th November (3.30 – 5.00pm) • Sunday 23rd November […]

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Jo O'Malley

02/11/14

Year 5 Bring Your Own Device Program for 2015

Our children are highly connected, digitally savvy people. We are all aware of their ability to navigate the digital world and how they can use technology with ease to communicate with each other. They have access to more content and information than any other generation. Although children know how to talk to each other, find the […]

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Sue Higgins

02/11/14

Preps 2015 – Parent Information Evening

Last Wednesday we held our 2015 Prep Parent Information session. At this stage we have 120 Preps for next year. Our student numbers, Prep to Year 6, will soar to approximately 576 next year. The session went extremely well. The Prep team for 2015, Mick Rennie, Sarah Price, Mollie Buxton, James Clapham, Jess Hankinson and Rita Southwell presented, as […]

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Sue Higgins

02/11/14

SKPS ART SHOW!

On the 13th of November the artwork of our treasures will be presented for our community to enjoy! The Performing Arts room and multi purpose area will be filled to the brim with colour and delightful pieces of artwork to admire! Please come along to enjoy this special event. The exhibition will open at 4.00pm. Every piece […]

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Sue Higgins

02/11/14

Little Lunch Filming

Thank you to all community members who have taken the time to comment on how magnificent the school yard is looking. Many of my darlings and numerous parents have commented on the appearance of the grounds, especially the productive garden area. The work that has been done in our productive garden will remain after the filming […]

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Sue Higgins

02/11/14

Year 6 Expo

Our Year 5 and 6 cherubs have been learning about the elements of sustainable design and have designed, built and presented models of  sustainable houses at our recent Grand Sustainable Design Expo! The children confidently explained the different elements of their houses from jean and hay insulation to rainwater and grey water tanks. The positioning of the houses on the land, the clever use […]

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Sam Cheshire

27/10/14

Phys Ed Term 4

This term in PE we are looking at hitting sports- tennis, golf and t-ball. The grade 5/6s will also be doing Ultimate frisbee!! Here are some useful links regarding the essential skills needed for these sports. The key points for my instruction to the students in these sports are: 1. The position of the hands […]

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Jo O'Malley

26/10/14

Table Tennis Club update

Friday, 24 October 2014 saw our lunchtime Table Tennis Club continue. Lots of excitement was to be had by all participants as they battled it out in mini-games organised by our House Captains. ‘The table tennis club is a really good way for students to interact with one another while having fun playing sport indoors.’ […]

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Sue Higgins

24/10/14

Japan Tour 2016 Expression of Interest Information Session

2016 JAPAN TOUR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Dear Parents/Guardians of Year 4 Students, I would like to invite you to a short meeting about the 2016 Year 6 Japan home stay and tour program. THURSDAY 6 NOVEMBER 4:00~5:00 PM YEAR 3B CLASSROOM The purpose of this meeting will be to provide you with specific information around […]

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Sue Higgins

24/10/14

MATSURI DAY

 MATSURI DAY TUESDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2014 Each year SKPS has a Matsuri Day (festival day) to celebrate Japanese Art and Culture and support our LOTE program. The day is run by parents and is always fun, exciting and interesting. This year we will be celebrating Obon Matsuri, also known as the festival of the lanterns. […]

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Sue Higgins

24/10/14

Table Tennis!

Eric McCann’s lunchtime table tennis club is one of the places to be on Fridays!  Lots of excitement was to be had by all participants today as they battled it out in mini-games organised by our House Captains. ‘The table tennis club is a really good way for students to interact with one another while […]

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Sue Higgins

24/10/14

Theft from Cars

An important message from Port Phillip Police Active thief Recently there has been a large increase in the number of thefts in the Port Phillip area.   Analysis indicates that parents dropping of children at local primary schools, MSAC and other activity centres are being targeted.   The thief waits for the occupants to leave their car, […]

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