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Amanda Loder

16/12/14

Exciting Times

In my final post as Sustainability Coordinator I would like to share some exciting news. This morning we submitted our ‘Core Module’ for ResourceSmart accreditation. Many of our other modules are also nearing completion, so watch this space. I am proud of all that has been achieved over the years in my role as Sustainability […]

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Sam Cheshire

16/12/14

Thanks for the help in 2014

To all the parents who volunteered their time, skills and assistance at the Gala Days, District Sports Events, Tommy Lahiff Cup and coaching the school sports teams, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. A special thank you to the Grade 6 parents who will be moving on. I have been very humbled by your generosity, […]

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Sue Higgins

15/12/14

Year 6 Graduation

Last Thursday we held our Year 6 Graduation Ceremony. The evening began with our Gala Dinner in King’s Hall. The hall was magnificently decorated. The scrumptious dinner was provided by a group of parents, led by Pauline Davies, Sue Thomson, Jenny Lyon, Cleo Ryan, Michelle Marchant and Kim Chadwick. The Year 5 children were the waiters for the evening. […]

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Jo O'Malley

15/12/14

Year 4 Scratch expo

Wondering if the Year 4 children are itchy? Certainly not! This term they have been exploring something called Scratch. Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think […]

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Sue Higgins

15/12/14

School Captains 2015!

Our School Captains for 2015 were announced by our current School Captains at assembly last Friday ! There were tremendous cheers as each captain was announced. Congratulations to Netta, Louise, Clyde and Dylan! I would also like to thank the other children who applied for the position. Many gave it their best shot. 13 children were shortlisted for interview. Jo […]

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Jo O'Malley

15/12/14

Walkathon Grand total 2014…….

A very big thank you to our generous SKPS community! We raised a whopping $6245.80!!!! Prep SR did an amazing job and raised $750.00 themselves! Well done everyone, this money will go towards our new stadium and supporting our Sustainability Program for 2015 (including working closely with the EcoCentre!) Ms. Fulton and Ms. Bourne

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Sue Higgins

15/12/14

Happy News – Darling Ayla!

On Wednesday we celebrated the happiest news imaginable! Our adorable Alya in 2KA has finally has the news her family, friends and her SKPS family have been waiting for – she is in the clear! After 37 rounds of chemotherapy she has come through, smiling! Her enormous beaming smile said it all when she walked into my office last week! We […]

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Sue Higgins

10/12/14

Baby Daniel Law

  Baby Daniel Law Much loved and adored son of Dee and Jim Brother of Archie 1M and Abby (Prep 2015)  8 December 2014 Dear St Kilda Primary School Families, It is with a heavy heart that I write this letter. One of our very dear families, the Law Family, sadly lost their darling little […]

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Sue Higgins

05/12/14

Community Christmas Tree Event

Once again the beautiful Community Christmas Tree Festival is being held at the Holy Trinity Church. Each year level decorated a tree for the event. They look simply magical! I strongly encourage everyone to pop in over the weekend to admire the trees and rejoice in this special time of the year. Last night the annual  […]

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Sam Cheshire

03/12/14

PHILLIP HUGHES TRIBUTE

  Today is the funeral of Phillip Hughes and as a tribute our students created a numerical artwork with their crickets bats. He was the 408th player to play for Australia and 63* was the score he was on when he was felled on the field. Goodbye Phillip and lots of love to your family […]

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Jo O'Malley

03/12/14

Our big hearted children busy again!

Last weekend three of our wonderful children, Sofia, Noah and Alaska, were being hands on global citizens and taking action to help solve a world problem they learnt about at school. It makes us so proud to see what responsible, caring citizens of the future we have here in our community. Here is a message from Sofia: […]

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Jo O'Malley

03/12/14

(Ex) SKPS Students Win U15 National Lacrosse Championship

Congratulations to the three ex-SKPS students who won the Under 15 National Lacrosse Championships in Perth, as part of Victoria’s Southern Crosse Team. In 2012, the three boys – Liam (brother of Dylan, Year 5). Harry (brother of Lily, Year 6) and Finn (brother of Harper, Year 2) were part of a group of kids […]

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Sam Cheshire

02/12/14

Phil Hughes

Tomorrow is a day at St Kilda PS to honour Phil Hughes so could all students bring along their cricket bats. We will honour him with our own ‘put out the bat’. Cheers, Mr. Cheshire  

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Sue Higgins

30/11/14

School Council Report – November Edition

SCHOOL COUNCIL REPORT: NOVEMBER 2014 Welcome to the November edition of the ‘School Council Report’. This is a new initiative of your School Council to enable us to share some of the important work we do on your behalf each month, as well as the highlights from our busy agenda. As always if you have […]

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Sue Higgins

30/11/14

Walkathon

We held a hugely successful Walkathon last Friday. Once again we were so very fortunate with the weather. The children ventured off to the St Kilda Botanic Gardens for our annual Walkathon. The police kindly escorted us across Brighton Road. Everyone walked, talked and laughed their way around the track. We returned to school very satisfied, although perhaps a little puffed! We are […]

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Sue Higgins

30/11/14

Christmas is Almost Upon Us!

Last week I had the very great joy of hearing some of our SKPS cherubs performing Christmas Carols in Bay Street, Port Melbourne, as part of the Community Christmas Festival. A special thank you to Natasha Ogg who provided our children with this opportunity. The children involved were: River, Ko, Tia, Heidi, Oviya, Maddie, Bella, Emily K., […]

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Sue Higgins

30/11/14

Marvellous Matsuri Day!

Last week I do believe we held our greatest Matsuri Day yet! It was a perfect day in every way! Domo Arigato (many thanks) to the wonderful parent who helped out on the day, and to Greg Shew and Mary Kim who organised the event. It was fabulous! We commenced the day with our Matsuri Parade where all children had […]

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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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