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Sue Higgins

30/07/14

We’ve done it! Can you believe it?

That was the cry from the Student Council Representatives this afternoon as they returned from their day of brainstorming and writing at Bubup Nairm Family and Children’s Centre for the Write in a Day project. Ms Hankinson, Alex, Miette, Will, Charlotte, Mia, Maya, Thomas, Ariel, Johnny, Isla, Frankie and Judie left school this morning both […]

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Jo O'Malley

30/07/14

Pruning fun at the weekend

Last Saturday, Adam Young worked in the school orchard with a small team of enthusiastic gardeners. The Pruning Masterclass was an opportunity to hone their skills and to ensure that they get the best crop of fruit possible. Thank you to Adam for donating his time, skills and knowledge. Our orchard certainly looks tidy and […]

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Sue Higgins

25/07/14

National Literacy and Numeracy Week

SKPS is celebrating National Literacy and Numeracy Week next week from Mon 28th July – Friday 1st Aug. Our theme for this year’s NLNW is ‘Explore’ for Literacy and ‘Water’ for Numeracy. We’ve planned a smorgasboard of brilliant activities. There will also be a whole school ‘Blog Quiz’ competition which can be accessed via the class blogs! There are […]

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Sue Higgins

25/07/14

Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

Education Maintenance Allowance The following is information about changes to the Education Maintenance Allowance as a result of the School Reform Agreement made between the Victorian Government and Commonwealth Government. What is EMA? The Education Maintenance Allowance currently provides financial assistance to low-income families to help meet costs associated with the education of their children. […]

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Jo O'Malley

24/07/14

Gymnastic star in Year 4

Hi, my name is Millie. I do gymnastics everyday of the week except on Sundays. Last Saturday I went to a competition at Waverley Gym where I was competing against some gymnasts from a gym called ‘Balance’. I came first on the Beam, Bars, Floor and Vault. Because I came first in everything I got […]

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Sue Higgins

21/07/14

Thank you Chapel Street Lunchbox

I would like to thank the Chapel Street Lunchbox who so generously provided 5  large platters of sandwiches, at no cost, for Anna Nurcombe’s funeral. The kindness and empathy expressed by Michael and his staff was greatly appreciated by Anna’s family and the staff of SKPS. Please remember that they are the providers of our lunch […]

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Sue Higgins

21/07/14

Condition Assessment Report (CAR) – Building Works

Just a quick one to keep our community in the loop regarding our building works. Due to dust and noise the main office has also been moved to ‘The Hub!’. The Hub is located in the old computer room, more recently used as our senior school library. This area now houses: the sick bay, Dave Lister, Mary […]

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Sue Higgins

21/07/14

Attention Fruity Families!!

Attention Fruity Families!! How do you prune an apple tree to get a great crop and a healthy tree? Adam Young (our resident horticulturist) knows and he’s willing to share his expertise with our green fingered community!!  On Saturday 26th July at 10AM, Adam will be giving a workshop on pruning your fruit trees for […]

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Sue Higgins

17/07/14

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability

17 July 2014 Dear Parent/Carer/Guardian(s) Re: Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability Our school is participating in the Nationally Consistent Data Collection on School Students with Disability (the Data Collection) which is taking place in schools across Australia this year. This letter explains what information is being collected and what happens […]

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Sue Higgins

17/07/14

Calling for Lemons, Limes and Oranges!

Our LOL Comedy Night is fast approaching. If you haven’t bought your tickets yet please click on the link below!! www.trybooking.com/FEXR To help make the night go with a swing, we would love donations of lemons, limes and oranges. If you have a heavily laden tree in your garden,  we would love it if you […]

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Jo O'Malley

15/07/14

Chess Club Term 3 2014

Chess is the world’s most popular mind sport! It is not only fun to play but has many educational benefits. Chess has been shown to develop numerical skills, problem solving, pattern visualisation, memory, creativity, concentration, confidence and self-esteem. We teach chess from a structured syllabus designed to maximise the educational benefits of chess. Lessons include […]

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Jo O'Malley

14/07/14

SRC event

On Thursday 31st July, the Semester 1 School Council Representatives (SRCs) from Year 3-5 will be attempting to write a book in a day. This will be a sponsored event and the money raised will be donated to the St Kilda Sacred Heart Mission. Every family who donates more that $5 will get a free […]

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Sue Higgins

14/07/14

Welcome Back!

It was just magical seeing our gorgeous St Kilda cherubs back at school today! I visited every grade and everyone seem to be full of the same ‘jumping beans’!  The children were certainly excited to be back with their friends. I hope you all  had a terrific break with your children and I warmly welcome you back to […]

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Sue Higgins

14/07/14

Writing an Entire Story in a Day!

Our Student Representative Council (SRC) has a mighty grand plan.  As  a champion team,  they  are attempting to write a ‘Story in a Day’,  following the full Writers Circle process. The event is planned for Thursday the 31st of July. On this day the SRCs, accompanied by Jess Hankinson (SRC Coordinator),  will attempt the challenge ‘off site’, where they hope to produce the […]

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Jo O'Malley

11/07/14

Clubs and groups in St Kilda

As term is about to begin again and the winter weather is closing in have a look at some of the local clubs and groups that many of our children attend and have been recommended by our parents her at school. You may have missed this page on our website but you will see that […]

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Sue Higgins

11/07/14

Incredible Building Works!

A great deal has happened in regard to building works in the Main Building over the holiday period. It has all been incredibly exciting. We are creating a school that will be a showpiece for our treasures to enjoy! You will notice that external areas of the Main Building have been painted (gables, lintels, fascias). Inside […]

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Sue Higgins

11/07/14

Welcome to Our New Staff

A very warm welcome to our new staff who will commence this term. We are very excited to have Anna Robertson (Prep SB), Matthew Pike (Year 2), Eric McCann (Year 4) and Laura Madden (Business Manager) join our team. Amanda Loder will replace Marian Walker as our Visual Arts Teacher . Please feel free to introduce yourself to our new […]

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Sue Higgins

11/07/14

Heart Warming

On the 30th of June, the funeral service for Anna Nurcombe was held at St Ignatius in Richmond. The service was extremely moving and Anna would have been very proud of Sam and Katherine and how they spoke. I would like to thank you the many children from Year 6 and their families who attended the service to show their respect […]

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Sue Higgins

25/06/14

2015 Prep Enrolments Due

This is just a friendly reminder that enrolments are due at the end of this term for siblings of our current cherubs. Please download the enrolment form or pop in to see Mary or Natasha at the office for a hard copy. Thank you for your support. Sue

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Sue Higgins

25/06/14

Our community has a huge heart!

Cleo Ryan and some of other wonderful parents, who have children in our netball teams, have created the Anna Nurcombe Memorial Fund for Sam and Katherine on the ‘mycause’ website. It is just another indication of the strong community we have here at St Kilda Primary School and the strong connection we have to all […]

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Sue Higgins

25/06/14

The Sad Passing of Anna Nurcombe

Anna Nurcombe     -       A Very Special Carer                                               A Friend                                               A Loss for All of  Us Dear St Kilda Primary School Families, It is with a heavy heart that I write this letter.  One of our very dear carers, Anna Nurcombe, sadly passed away Monday morning.  She passed away peacefully in her sleep with her family by her […]

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Jo O'Malley

25/06/14

Calling all would be poets and wordsmiths!

The Elwood Poetry Prize is on again! We had 3 winners from St Kilda Primary school last year, which is an excellent result considering that entries come from schools all around the area! Once again we will be awarding our own school prizes and certificates at assembly in the following categories; Best Poem Year 1/2 […]

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Sam Cheshire

25/06/14

Tommy Lahiff Cup 2014

The 2014 Tommy Lahiff Cup is on again and we have a ripping team of  footballers. We will be leaving at  8:30am sharp from school and taking the train and tram to get to the Port Melbourne Football Ground for the 10am start of our 1st of 4 games. Rnd 1: 10am St Kilda v […]

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Sue Higgins

17/06/14

Amazing Artwork

Mrs King is a winner! Once again she has had a magnificent idea – this time to create a wall of art! Children in Years 5-6 were given the opportunity to create a piece of artwork to span the end of the Real Life Learning Centre building. Several children entered ttheir incredible pieces of artwork. Julian Twigg (Paddy’s […]

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Sue Higgins

17/06/14

Installation of New Labels

Dear Parents, As part of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s Health and Safety Management Plan, new labelling has been installed at our school. The labels remind people to contact the school’s office prior to undertaking any works at the school, to ensure they have up-to-date information from the school’s asbestos register. Asbestos – […]

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Jo O'Malley

14/06/14

Have you considered hosting an International Student?

Elwood College is currently seeking homestays within a 10km radius for our International Student Program. We are looking for high quality family experiences for students from overseas. Our homestays are well-remunerated and supported by our International Student Program Manager. For further information please contact: Stella on 0418 375 443 or 9531 9566 ELWOOD COLLEGE 101 […]

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Jo O'Malley

14/06/14

School banking competition news

There are only 2 weeks left in Term 2 and if you have made 3 or more deposits you will automatically be entered into the competition below. If not there is still time!!

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Sue Higgins

13/06/14

What an Entrance!

By now, many of you will have skipped, hopped, scootered, run and walked along our new path. It is a beauty! I would like to thank John Higginson, who once again has thrown his heart and soul into making our school a better place for all of us, Premier Paving who very kindly donated the blue stone pavers […]

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Sue Higgins

13/06/14

Thank you!!!

This afternoon at assembly, all of our Year 6 children shared their experiences of their recent Camp Manyung adventure. The children spoke about the activities, the teamwork, the challenges and their enjoyment of the whole experience. This would not have been possible without the dedication of staff and parents who ensured it was a wonderful experience for each and every child. […]

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Sue Higgins

13/06/14

Congratulations Tyson!

Congratulations to Tyson from Prep M who was the lucky winner of our ‘Walk to School Day’ bicycle! It was terrific to see so many of our children making their way to school via foot, scooter, bike and skateboard. The bike was very kindly provided by the CoPP, as part of their sustainable transport initiative. Thank […]

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Jo O'Malley

05/06/14

New coordinators for School Banking needed!

Kate and Lou need your assistance to help rustle up some a couple of new coordinators for the school banking program, as they both need to step down from this role at the end of Term 2. The School Banking program is a great program to teach children the benefits of saving, and also helps contribute […]

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Sue Higgins

04/06/14

4 Day Weekend!

Just a reminder that Monday is a public holiday (Queen’s Birthday) and Tuesday is a Curriculum Day. There is no school for children on either of these days. See everyone on Wednesday! Enjoy the long weekend.

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Sue Higgins

02/06/14

Friends of Elwood College

Elwood College Masterplan Lobbying Update In 2010, 3 days before the State Election, the ALP who were then in Government, committed to fund the Elwood College Masterplan for a virtual rebuild of the school. This Masterplan was developed with school community consultation and it features: a new VCE Centre a new, state of the art […]

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Sue Higgins

30/05/14

More Fun at Camp!

Here are the photos to tell the story! Beach walks, disco, talent show, bike riding, tree top walks, exploring, discovering and laughing all the way!    

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Sue Higgins

29/05/14

Year 5/6 Camp

Here are some more photos of our happy campers! Tonight is the Talent Quest and it is a night not to be missed!  

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Sue Higgins

29/05/14

Unwell Children

Dear Parents, If your child is unwell please keep them at home so that they can recover.  It will help your child to get back on their feet far quicker and will prevent the germs from spreading. At the moment I have children being sent home from school daily because they are so sick and should have […]

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Sue Higgins

27/05/14

Happy Campers!

Our Year 5-6 cherubs have having the time of their lives at Camp Manyung. The diverse range of activities are challenging, exciting and enormous fun! Thank you to the staff and parents who are ensuring every child is loving the experience at camp: Cathy Davis, Joelle Ferre, Emma Bayly-Stark, James Clapham, Lauren Prescott, Cher Wain, […]

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