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Jo O'Malley

01/09/14

Camp Australia Holiday Club

We are thrilled to announce that Camp Australia will be running the Holiday Program during the next school holidays. The program will run from 22nd September through to Friday 3rd October. If you are interested in this program and would like to find out more, including booking your child in for sessions, please go to […]

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Jo O'Malley

31/08/14

School Concert this Friday!

Our wonderful concert is on this Friday, 5th September. There are only 100 tickets left for the evening performance but there a large number still available for the matinee. All children will be transported to and from the venue by bus for the matinee so children will be dismissed from school as usual on Friday […]

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Jo O'Malley

31/08/14

Australian Red Cross Cake Sale on Friday

On Friday after assembly a small group of our compassionate Year 6 girls ran a Cake Stall for the Australian Red Cross. It was a huge success with the team raising an outstanding $432 in less than half an hour! Congratulations to Bella, Ashley. Miki, Brier, Danielle, India, Leila, Sunday, Megan and Oriana. The girls are […]

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Jo O'Malley

31/08/14

Poetry Competition Winners

Sorry it’s a bit late but here are the prize winning poems!! St Kilda Poetry Competition 2014 A big congratulations to all of the students who entered the St Kilda and Elwood Poetry Competition, once again I received some fabulous entries! Please have a read of some of the pieces of writing from our budding […]

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31/08/14

Back To The Present Trailer

What a truly exciting time it is! I can’t wait for this time next Friday when our amazing kids grace the stage at the Melbourne Recital Centre stage and perform what is set to be a fantastic show.

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Jo O'Malley

29/08/14

Wondering what extra fun can be had here at school?

We know that lots of our children take part in a huge range of activities outside school, e.g. chess, dancing, basketball and much more. Our lovely staff also run a range of lunchtime clubs that appeal to the many different interests our children: nature lovers to computer programmers of the future. If you would like to find out […]

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Jo O'Malley

29/08/14

Safety at home and school

The safety of our children is one of our top priorities here at school. Their safety is important at school, walking to and from school, playing in public spaces, being on the internet, swimming and playing with their friends. As the days begin to get longer and the weather improves, all of us start to enjoy […]

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Jo O'Malley

29/08/14

Father’s Day breakfast next week

Father’s Day Breakfast  Wednesday 3rd September 8.00 – 9.00am Please come along and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea Shoot a few hoops or kick a footy together. Please contribute to the breakfast with a plate of sweet or savoury fare – Thank You!

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Sam Cheshire

28/08/14

District Athletics Results & Division Information

It was an outstanding effort by all students at the 3SA District Athletics Carnival. 12 students are competing at the Beachside Division Athletics Carnival on September the 10th. A list of the successful students is below. The attachment has the events the students are competing in and below is all the information regarding the Division […]

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Jo O'Malley

28/08/14

Our beautiful new work of art!

I am sure everyone has stopped and been amazed as the beautiful work of art on the end of the Real Life Learning Building has been revealed in front of our eyes. Julian, Paddy’s Dad, who is a highly talented artist, used a drawing by Sweeney in Year 6 to create this spectacular piece of […]

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Jo O'Malley

28/08/14

Dogs in the Yard

Unfortunately over the last few weeks there have been two incidents with dogs in the school yard. Consequently, to ensure the safety of our children, we have had to make the decision that we can no longer allow dogs in the yard or in the classrooms. If you do need to bring your dog to school, […]

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Jo O'Malley

26/08/14

Our first Weird Working Bee was a success!

THANK YOU!!!! What a beautiful afternoon we had for our first after school (also known as weird) working bee! The sun came out and the work began. There was laughter and sweeping and digging and pulling happening around the front of the school as a dedicated team cleared as many weeds and leaves as they could […]

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Jo O'Malley

24/08/14

News about Ms Higgins

Have you noticed something strange about school? Just like in our school concert, Ms Higgins has not been seen around school recently. Luckily we won’t have to travel in time to find her as she has just gone on a short break overseas. She will be back on the 4th September so, in the meantime, […]

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Jo O'Malley

22/08/14

Information regarding measles from Nurse Nicole

You may have heard that there is currently a measles outbreak at Essendon North Primary School. Measles usually begins with common cold symptoms such as fever, sore throat, red eyes and a cough. A rash usually begins 3-7 days after the first symptoms, generally starting on the face and then spreading to the rest of […]

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Jo O'Malley

22/08/14

Enviroweek next week

Amanda Loder, our Sustainability Coordinator,  has signed us all up for some great challenges next week. We will be thinking about how much rubbish we create every week, eating fresh and local food and finally seeing if we can be energy wise for the week. Click on the link to go to our Sustainability  page to […]

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Jo O'Malley

20/08/14

Elwood College needs your help

Rhonda Holt is the Principal of Elwood College and has asked us to support her in completing a survey about what influences parents when choosing a secondary school for their children,. We hope you will take the time to fill in the survey for them. Please read her message below: I would kindly ask parents […]

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Amanda Loder

20/08/14

Enviroweek Events and Fundraiser

Next week is Enviroweek and we are celebrating with a range of challenges for the week. We also have the opportunity to do some more fundraising to help the environment. Just go to http://shoutforgood.com/events/enviroweek/participants/466 and you can donate as much or as little as you wish. We are trying to raise $200. Challenge 1:  Be […]

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Jo O'Malley

18/08/14

Elwood College Masterplan Lobbying Update, August 2014

Thank you to those who have LIKED our Facebook page and signed our petition to the Legislative Assembly to announce funding for our 2010 Masterplan. This Masterplan, for a substantial rebuilding of our school was approved by DEECD and committed to by the ALP prior to the 2010 election. Neither the Liberal Government nor the ALP […]

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Jo O'Malley

18/08/14

Sushi order form for Term 4

Sushi orders for Term 4 are now being taken. Please read the form carefully as there are some changes to the order system. Closing date Wednesday 17th September at 9am   T4_Sushi_SubscriptionForm

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Jo O'Malley

17/08/14

Weird Working Bee!

On Monday 25th of August! From 3:30 till 5ish. The kids love to hang out and have a play after school. But how to give it to them while not wasting a whole lot of parental time?… An after school working Bee! It’s genius!   Because weekend working bees can be difficult to get to for […]

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Jo O'Malley

17/08/14

Visitors from England

This week we had two lovely visitors from England, Nik and Mark. They are teachers and heard about our lovely school through our website. They came along on Monday to our Curriculum Day and found out all about how to be creative with iPads with Chris Betcher. This was a great day for everyone as […]

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Jo O'Malley

17/08/14

Book Week this week!

This week  we will be celebrating all things books at SKPS with Book Week. This will involve all grades making their own eBook, reading favourite stories/books and finish with a spectacular Book Week Parade on Friday afternoon.  We would like to invite our school community to come and watch our Parade which will be happening on […]

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Sue Higgins

15/08/14

St Kilda Rotary – Thank you!

St Kilda Rotary has been a great source of  support for our school. Last year, St Kilda Rotary very kindly donated the considerable sum of $750, which enabled us to purchase a fridge  to store nourishing food for some of our children. The fridge is kept separately to ensure all food contained within it goes directly towards […]

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Sue Higgins

15/08/14

Council Update – Ben’s News

Council Update With the half way mark for 2014 now well and truly past, we wanted to take the opportunity to let you know what your School Council has been up to in the past few months. In addition to the great fundraising efforts, like the Comedy Night, the communications, buildings and grounds and policy […]

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Sue Higgins

13/08/14

Vixens @ SKPS

We were recently visited by one of the Netball Victoria Premiership stars Kate Moloney, from the Vixens Team. Kate very generously ran a coaching session for one of our netball teams who are coached by Dave Cotchin and Maggie Scott.  She was inspirational and all of our players were thrilled that Kate visited SKPS. Thank you to Dave and Maggie for […]

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Sue Higgins

13/08/14

House Athletics! What a Fabulous Day!

Yesterday we held our House Athletics for all children in Years 3-6. Our children really are quite incredible, although competitive, they eagerly and enthusiastically encourage each other. All did their best and there was lots of laughter, especially on the high jump! Thank you to all staff  and student teachers who did a terrific job supporting and encouraging the children. A […]

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Sue Higgins

13/08/14

Victorian Interschool Chess Championships

Last week 8 St Kilda children travelled to the purple halls of Wesley to compete in this term’s Chess Interzonal competition. They were Henry (3H), Phineas (1M), Jacob (2P), Fergus (3RO), Daniel (6), Charlie (2R), Harry (PB) and Gabriel (3H) and they were one of 10 teams. Each of them had to play 7 games of 15mins per side and, depending […]

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Sam Cheshire

13/08/14

DISTRICT ATHLETICS TEAM AND INFORMATION

HI ALL, PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR THE ATHLETICS TEAM AND A PROGRAM OF EVENTS. (Click on links below) PLEASE GET YOUR NOTES BACK BEFORE MONDAY THE 11th. Cheers, Mr. Cheshire  Athletics Team 2014 website Program of Events 2014

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Sam Cheshire

12/08/14

HOUSE ATHLETICS DAY

Hi All, The House Athletics was an amazing success with all involved making it a fabulous day. The team for the District Athletics Carnival is being finalized. Successful students will receive their permission notices tomorrow and these notes need to be back by this Friday. Apologies, for such a quick turnaround with the permission notes. […]

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Sue Higgins

11/08/14

Baby Rudd Arrives!

 I have the most beautiful news to share – Baby Winter Daisy Rudd has entered the world! Rachael and her husband are absolutely overjoyed. Both Rachael and Winter Daisy are doing magnificently well. Winter Daisy was born on Sunday and weighs a healthy 3.3kgs. On behalf of the school community – CONGRATULATIONS Rachael and Chris, and […]

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Sue Higgins

11/08/14

Sam, our Champion!

The U12 Australian School Sport Hockey Championships was held in Hobart last week and our very own Sam (Year 6) represented Victoria! Sam was selected in the Victorian State team in March after several trials involving students from all over Victoria. WOW! What an incredible achievement Sam! The team has been training hard as a […]

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Jo O'Malley

10/08/14

Minding Our Mental Health forum

On 26th August 2014 the Rotary Club of St Kilda will be partnering with the City of Port Phillip and Australian Rotary Health to focus on the challenges that young people face in coping with mental health and wellbeing. The Rotary Club of St Kilda will be hosting a free forum – Minding Our Mental […]

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Sue Higgins

10/08/14

Our annual movie event is coming soon!

Struggling for things to do during the Term 3 holidays? Under NO circumstances* should you go and see Planes : Fire & Rescue! You should WAIT until 3.45pm on Saturday October 18 when you and your friends can enjoy the latest cinematic gem from Disney in the grandeur of St Kilda’s legendary Astor Theatre. Actually, there […]

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Sue Higgins

06/08/14

The Kelly Woodford Cup is coming soon!

SUNDAY 14th SEPTEMBER!   As the AFL season begins to draw to a close we celebrate another amazing year of sport here at SKPS by holding our annual Kelly Woodford Cup. This is a wonderful opportunity for our community to come together and enjoy a fun filled day of action, suspense and laughter. Bring along a picnic rug, basket and […]

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Sue Higgins

04/08/14

2014 Parent Opinion Survey

Dear Parents, This year 15% of families across our school have been randomly selected to receive our Parent Opinion Survey. This survey was distributed last Tuesday. Parents who are the recipients of the survey are asked to return them to school as soon as possible. They were due to be returned last Friday and we are still […]

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Sue Higgins

04/08/14

Ukulele Band @ SKPS!

Thank you to the initiative, skill and drive of Joelle Ferre (Year 6 teacher) and the immense support and generous financial backing of Camp Australia, we are soon to establish a ukulele band! The 20 ukuleles have been purchased and very soon Joelle will offering invitations for our children to join the band! Exciting times ahead for our cherubs!  

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Sue Higgins

04/08/14

What a Brilliant Night!

Last weekend we held our Comedy Night and it was an absolute hoot! Thank you to everyone who supported this incredible event. Once again – it was a sellout!!! I would love to thank the following people who threw their hearts and souls into making the night the huge success that it was: Comedians: Brian Nankervis, Colin […]

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Sue Higgins

04/08/14

School Banking

Dear Parents and Cherubs, Due to the building works, School Banking will not operate this term. It will resume in Term 4 once the works are finished. Thank you for your understanding, Sue

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Sue Higgins

04/08/14

Discussions Begin – A New Secondary School for Prahran

Dear Parents and Carers, Many families would be aware of the recent State Government announcement of funding for a new government secondary college to cater to the Prahran area. To ensure a full range of community views is heard, a Community Consultation Committee held its first meeting on July 29. Ben Pratt, Jo O’Malley and […]

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