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Sue Higgins

03/04/14

Happy Easter!

Wishing everyone the most wonderful Easter. If you don’t recognise Easter, I wish you a wonderful holiday with your beautiful children. Enjoy the company of each other, laugh together, play together and treasure every precious moment! I look forward to seeing you back, safe and sound, at our happy palace on the 22nd of April! Sue

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Sue Higgins

03/04/14

Our Friends Return – The Australian Ballet

 Out There – The Australian Ballet in Schools programme Motivated by the knowledge that kinetic and expressive learning is central to a child’s positive development, in 2006 The Australian Ballet launched one of its most important initiatives: Out There – The Australian Ballet in schools. SKPS was the first school that The Australian Ballet brought the program to, […]

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Sue Higgins

03/04/14

I remember when…

Today was an absolute hoot! The children and teachers in Year 3 turned back the hands of time! Their classroom took me back to my childhood and I smiled inwardly at how teaching and learning has changed so significantly, and without doubt, for the better! Thank you to all parents who ensured their children looked […]

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Sue Higgins

03/04/14

Sports Extravaganza!

Our ‘Family Sports Afternoon’ was magical! There was laughter, fun and activity everywhere you looked. The children had the most wonderful time as did parents and staff! At times it almost seemed that the staff were in serious competition with the children. It was a very brave child who tried to tackle Mr T on the soccer field! It […]

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Sue Higgins

03/04/14

Our Precious Heads

Dear Parents, As we all know, Mums and Dads are the most significant role models for children. Your cherubs look up at you with admiration and tend to follow the example you set. For your own safety, and as role models for your children, please wear bike helmets when riding to and from school. We want everyone to be safe! […]

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Sam Cheshire

03/04/14

Family Sports Night- THANK YOU

Thank you SKPS community for making last night a huge success. It was so wonderful to see parents, teacher, brothers, sisters & grandparents involved in the fun. It was fantastic to see everyone having so much fun-teachers & parents taking on the kids. See you next term which promises to be another sporty one. Have […]

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Sue Higgins

31/03/14

Every Day Makes a Difference

Dear Parents/Guardians, At SKPS we are committed to providing your child with an excellent education. The building blocks of a great education begin with all students coming to school each and every day. Regular school attendance is vital and missing school days can have a big impact on a child’s future – missing one day […]

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Sue Higgins

31/03/14

SKPS Meets The Block!

A few weeks ago, some of our cherubs and their Mums went to ‘The Block’ to meet Brad and Dale. Hazel, Mrs King, Rowley, Sharon, Bella, Tracie, Ayla and Kate joined Mr and Mrs Rudd and Ms Fulton. They had the most spectacular time looking at the  huge apartment that Brad and Dale have designed and built. […]

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Sue Higgins

31/03/14

It’s all happening WEDNESDAY!

FINAL REMINDER: Spectacular Sports Afternoon this Wednesday. Please come along to join in the fun! Games, activities, teamwork, skill building tasks PLUS MORE! Sausage Sizzle, snow cones and delicious home-made cakes and slices (we welcome your donations!) Hope to see you Wednesday at 4.00pm!        

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Sue Higgins

31/03/14

Come and join the Frog Bog rescue team!

Come and join the Frog Bog rescue team! On Sunday 6th, Monday 7th and/or Tuesday 8th of April from 10am-3pm each day – it is all happening!  At the start of the holidays here is the perfect way to help make our school a better place for the children.  Come and be part of the solution […]

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Sue Higgins

28/03/14

Scooters at school

It is wonderful to see how popular scooters are as a way of getting to school every day. It is healthy choice and certainly lots of fun. However, we have had two scooters go missing at school this week from the scooter racks. Can we please ask everyone to check the scooters they have at […]

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Sue Higgins

26/03/14

Chess Champions!

  Thank you to Barnaby (Fergus’ Dad) for this report. This Wednesday 9 pupils from St Kilda Primary School arrived at Hayleybury School in Brighton for an inter-zonal primary school chess tournament. They were among 124 children from 13 schools all vying for a win at this prestigious event. The team consisted of Daniel R, […]

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Sam Cheshire

25/03/14

Family Sports Night Wednesday 2nd April 4-5:30pm

Next Wednesday evening is the Family Sports Night . Come along and celebrate sport at SKPS with your family- challenge mum, dad, grandpa, grandma, cousins or anybody that makes up your family to a game of basketball or tennis or soccer or bocce or golf or football. If you get hungry there will be sausages […]

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Sue Higgins

25/03/14

Ride2school news

Click on the link to see some lovely photos of our children taking part in our Ride2school event last week. Thank you to everyone who supported the event. It just seems to get bigger and bigger every year! http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/central/st-kilda-primary-kids-enjoy-the-ride-on-decked-out-bikes/story-fngnvlpt-1226860273529

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Sue Higgins

24/03/14

More Crazy Hair Day fun!

Last week  James and Henry proudly showed off their new haircuts and this week  Sofia and her Dad are on show. Sofia had her lovely hair cut and dyed and Dad, Angelo, went for the Number 1s! This is yet another example of our lovely community and the passion they have for helping others. Sofia […]

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Sam Cheshire

24/03/14

Futsal At Albert Park

                 On your doorstep at PIT BUILDING 3, AUGHTIE DRIVE, ALBERT PARK Ring us on 0497 554 542 or 9696 6900, or email futsal@apisc.com.au to join and play                                         […]

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Sam Cheshire

24/03/14

Skipping Club Thursdays Lunchtime

Thursday  lunchtimes are full of Skippers skipping with our House & Vice House Captains leading the crew. All students from prep-6 are encourage to get in on the jump. Cheers, Mr. Cheshire

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Sam Cheshire

24/03/14

European Handball

The grade 5 & 6 students are learning European Handball  in PE. European Handball is the next Gala Day and it is on the 2nd of May at Fawkner Park. Check out some of the action and ask your kids about the rules of the game. See below  Modified European Handball Rules   Seven players […]

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Sue Higgins

22/03/14

Yoga ‘Calm and Focus’ program starting next term

Starting in Term 2 we will be holding a weekly Kids Yoga Program will be held every Thursday before school at 8.15am in the Junior Hall to help our students kickstart their day!  The ‘Calm & Focus’ program is fun, engaging & very popular with many students throughout Victoria. We hope it will provide a […]

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Sue Higgins

21/03/14

St Kilda Library, Autumn School Holiday Program

Claire Teisen enacts a traditional Japanese folktale with masks, puppets, origami images, character changes and special effects. .The story is told in English using a variety of accessible Japanese words and phrases as well as traditional songs. The children are drawn into the story as the characters emerge from behind and through striking Japanese screens, sometimes […]

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Sue Higgins

20/03/14

Helpers Needed for Sausage Sizzle!

Dear Parents, If you are able to lend a hand at the forthcoming Sausage Sizzle, as part of our Sports Afternoon event, please let Janet Craven know. We would love your support! Janet’s email is:  miaruby@bigpond.net.au

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Sue Higgins

20/03/14

Annual Report

I would like to invite all community members to the presentation of our Annual Report. The presentataion will be made on Friday 28th of March at 2.30pm in the staffroom. Everyone is welcome. Kindest reagrds, Sue

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Jo O'Malley

20/03/14

Important message form Nurse Nicole

Just a quick note from Nurse Nicole regarding a cluster of gastroenteritis cases at school currently. Please be aware that enteroviruses are very easily transmitted from person to person and be mindful that while symptoms persist exclusion from school is required. Nurse Nicole would also love to have any old ice cream containers you might have […]

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Sue Higgins

20/03/14

Our new School Council for 2014

On Tuesday night we farewelled our 2013 School Council and welcomed our new 2014 Councillors. We are thrilled to inform our community that our School Council members for 2014 are: School Council President: Ben Pratt Executive Officer: Sue Higgins Vice School Council President: John Higginson Buildings and Grounds Sub-committee Convenor: Sue Higgins (Masterplan Convenor: John Higginson; Green Team Convenor: […]

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Sue Higgins

19/03/14

Crazy Hair Day continues

Our children continue to jump in headlong and show their amazing community spirit by taking part in the World’s Greatest Shave outside school. One of our lovely School Captains, James, supported the World’s Greatest Shave at the weekend and raised $329 when he got his head shaved. Check out the photo below to see how […]

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Sue Higgins

19/03/14

Another successful Ride2School Day!

What an amazing turnout this morning for our Ride2School Day. There were so many bikes and scooters at school that every bike rack and scooter rack was full and people  used fences, railings and drainpipes to lock their bikes up! Take a look at the photos below. We are waiting the final stats but after […]

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Jo O'Malley

19/03/14

Sex Ed Parent-Child Sessions coming up in May

Upcoming! Tuesday 6 May – Year  3-6  Parent  &  Child  Evening Sessions. It is important that children receive positive messages about growing up and human sexuality and parents play a vital role in   promoting healthy attitudes to sexual  development. Sex  Education  Australia’s parent-child sessions are designed to kick-start conversations that can continue at home. More […]

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Sam Cheshire

18/03/14

SKPS BASKETBALL FESTIVAL

Hi All, With Basketball being so popular at our school and the installation of new basketball facilities, I thought it might be a great idea to have celebration. This event could include: 1. Kids vs Parents match. 2. School domestic teams from each year level playing off against one another. 3. Father/ son or mother/daughter […]

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Jo O'Malley

17/03/14

Cybersafety session last week

Last week we had a very interesting session with Catherine Gerhardt from Kidproof about how to keep our children safe on the internet. It was a real eye opening session as Catherine shared the many advantages of the internet but also who we must treat the internet as another place not just a thing. One […]

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Jo O'Malley

16/03/14

Holiday activities for children around St Kilda

Here are a couple of things that you might like to do during the school holidays. If you are more of a sporty person don’t forget to check out the post about sailing classes with Little Tackers on Albert Park Lake posted last week.  

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Sue Higgins

13/03/14

Bins, Bins, Bins! Where are the Bins?

We have had some very positive feedback regarding our new approach to conquering rubbish in the yard. We have  also had a couple of parents wondering where the bins have gone. There isn’t any great mystery, just a new approach that we hope will make a real difference to the children’s attitude regarding rubbish collection and also make a difference to the […]

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Sue Higgins

13/03/14

Student Leadership Conference

Grip Student Leadership Conference On Thursday the 6th March the School Captains and Ms. Ferre went to a Leadership Conference at the Melbourne Convention Centre. There were a lot of schools at the conference and all of them had more than 4 children. After some introduction sessions we started the first topic ‘Schoolyard Superheroes’. In this […]

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Amanda Loder

12/03/14

Ride2School Day next week

Ride2School Day 2014 will be bigger, brighter and better than ever! Ride your bike, scooter or skateboard or walk to school next Wednesday, March 19th for a healthy breakfast from 8.30am. At lunch time St Kilda Primary School will host Bike Fest for its second year. There will be demonstrations and displays from members of […]

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Sue Higgins

12/03/14

Bunnings Sausage Sizzle

Many thanks to our amazing team of parents and children: Janet Craven, Dave Cotchin, Peter Grey, Angelo Portelli, Jodie Kingston, Adam Fletcher, Cher Wain, Fiona Hall, Marnie Foulis, Kristen Logan, Sandy and Wayne Tuddenham, David Weinberger, Ben Pratt, Dino Marnika and all the lovely children! This team manned the BBQ on Saturday 22nd February at […]

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