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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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Sue Higgins

24/10/14

Ben’s News – School Council Report

SCHOOL COUNCIL REPORT: OCTOBER 2014 Welcome to the first ‘School Council Report’. This is a brand 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. The role of school council is an […]

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Jo O'Malley

24/10/14

Award winning writer!

Lovely Hope entered the St Kilda Library Writing Competition over the holidays and we are thrilled to announce that she was an award winner! Not only did she receive this beautiful certificate but she also received a $35 voucher to buy a book of her choice. Her story is all about a lonely sunflower, five lovely […]

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Sue Higgins

23/10/14

It’s About to Happen! Little Lunch Arrives Tomorrow!

Dear Parents, Just to keep everyone fully informed, tomorrow the buildings for the Little Lunch Productions will arrive on site. The buildings will be placed on the oval, abutting the CoPP offices. On Monday the trucks will arrive on site. Once all buildings and trucks are here the compound will be complete. Tomorrow part of the oval will be cordoned off as […]

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Sue Higgins

23/10/14

Monash Minds

Yesterday, as a culmination of our Monash Minds partnership with Monash University, our Year 5 and Year 6 students were fortunate to be invited to spend the day at Monash University to see and experience a day at their Clayton Campus. They had the most wonderful day there! They were guided around by current Monash students […]

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Sue Higgins

18/10/14

Brilliant Afternoon at the Astor Theatre

The doors opened and the crowds rolled in! It was a wonderful community event with children and parents from our school, St Kilda Park Primary, Stonnington Primary and St Mary’s all enjoying ‘Planes and Fire and Rescue’ at the Astor Theatre. The smell of popcorn and the choc tops add the usual sparkle to the afternoon. A special […]

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Sue Higgins

18/10/14

Prep-Year 2 Swimming

Our youngest cherubs are now half way through their swimming program for the year. Their skills and confidence are developing and they are enjoying the program. Just a reminder for parents to ensure all items are labelled, including towels and socks! It’s amazing how many odd socks we can end up with! Thank you to the many parents […]

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Sue Higgins

14/10/14

Has Your Child Been Absent?

Dear Parents, If your child is away from school for any reason, please send a note explaining his/her absence to school as soon as you child returns. We have a number of unexplained absences across the school, which is concerning. Please be aware that your child’s teacher will be following up any unexplained absences. Thank you for your […]

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Jo O'Malley

14/10/14

Save the Astor Theatre

As many of you know, for the past few years, we have been lucky enough to hold our annual movie event at the Astor Theatre. This year it is Planes: Fire and Rescue. Each year the Astor have been wonderful and it has been a real fun event for all the family with popcorn, show […]

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Sue Higgins

09/10/14

What a Truly Magnificent Morning!

I would love to thank the many grandparents and special friends who kindly joined us today for our annual Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day. It was a truly beautiful morning. Happiness just seemed to be flowing everywhere you looked. We were simply inundated with the most gorgeous visitors who brought delight to all of the cherubs. Many of the children adopted a new […]

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Sue Higgins

07/10/14

Thank you Archie and Dhruvi!

Our gorgeous Archie (1F) and Dhruvi (2R) spent part of their holiday fundraising for our school. Archie and his brother Hamish and Dhruvi, performed Rocky Horror to spectators who kindly donated money to their fundraising efforts. Yesterday I was proudly presented with $3.50. Thank you for showing such great initiative my darlings!  

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Sue Higgins

07/10/14

Welcome Back!

Just a quick note to wish everyone a wonderful Term 4! It will be another jammed pack term of events, fabulous learning and building of community spirit, starting with Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day this Thursday. Swimming commences next week for our Prep to Year 2 cherubs, our Astor Movie afternoon is next weekend, then the Prep 2015 Transition […]

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Sue Higgins

07/10/14

Leaving SKPS?

Dear Parents, In preparation for classes for 2015, we would appreciate knowing if any of our current Prep to Year 5 children will be leaving our school at the end of the year. If your intention is to leave SKPS, would  you please inform Mary at the office. Thank you, Sue

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Sue Higgins

07/10/14

Filming at SKPS

Dear Parents, Commencing shortly, our school grounds will be used for filming 26 episodes of a production called ‘Little Lunch’. The production is brainwave of two of our parents, Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope. The pilot episode was filmed at SKPS nearly 2 years ago.  The plan is to start pre-production mid October and then start shooting […]

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Sue Higgins

07/10/14

Grandparents’ Day!

Just a final reminder that this Thursday is Grandparents’ Day! We are all looking forward to welcoming our many grandparents and special friends. Once you arrive at school, please make your way to King’s Hall where the morning will begin with some very fine entertainment. Everyone will then move to the classrooms of their little treasures! Following classroom activities there […]

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Sue Higgins

07/10/14

The Office is OPEN!

Great news! The offices are back in operation after a term in ‘the hub’. Please come and have a look at how magnificent the offices look. They are spacious, colourful and inviting. There is still some work to be done but we are well on the way to having the works completed.  You will once […]

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Sue Higgins

20/09/14

WOW! What a way to end the term!

After a magnificent short break I returned to a school that was buzzing with excitement and didn’t stop until the term finished yesterday with another celebratory ‘sausage sizzle’! In the last fortnight we have had two major events – the whole school production and the Kelly Woodford Cup! I would like to acknowledge the tremendous work […]

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Jo O'Malley

16/09/14

New lunch option

Just in case anyone has forgotten, Beaver’s Tail Social Club offers delicious healthy rolls and sandwiches for our children. Orders must be placed on Monday for Tuesday and on Wednesday for Thursday. Last orders will be received by the office at 3.45pm. You can order online until 5pm. Check out the new menu below (which is […]

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Jo O'Malley

15/09/14

Grandparents and Special Friends Day, 9th October

Even though it is the last week of term we are already thinking about all the exciting things that are happening in Term 4! We are particularly excited about one of our first events, Grandparents and Special Friends Day, that is happening in the first week of Term 4. We hope that all our grandparents (and […]

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Sam Cheshire

15/09/14

Soccer Gala Day

A huge thank you to all the parents assistance at the Soccer Gala Day on Friday the 12th of September. It helped make it a great day for the 5/6s and for all the staff. Cheers, Mr Cheshire

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Jo O'Malley

14/09/14

Chess club for Term 4

As you will have read recently, the SKPS Chess Team is just getting better and better. If you would like to learn more about chess, and maybe even try out to become a member of the team, then download the form and sign up for Term 4 Chess Club! St Kilda PS Term 4 2014

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Jo O'Malley

13/09/14

School website calendar the place to go!

Trying to find out when that next dress up day is? Would like to know when school finishes on Friday (yes term finishes this Friday!) then look no further than our school website calendar. All important community events are here to see at a glance. Click here to have a look. If you sign up […]

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Jo O'Malley

13/09/14

Thinking of things to do over the holidays?

Well, look no further! Click here to see what clubs and activities are active in our area during the holidays. You can also go to the Little Melbourne site to find out about some more activities that are available. Lots of fun things happening at the library too. Click here if you fancy something a little more […]

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Jo O'Malley

11/09/14

Elwood Poetry Competition winners

The Elwood Poetry Competition winners were announced at the Sustainable Schools Festival today, Thursday 11th September. St Kilda Primary School had four entrants who won prizes for their poems on this year’s theme, ‘Earth’. Best Haiku: Robin (Year 6) Best Illustrated: Yuki (Year 3H) Best Primary School poem: Jack R (Year 3RB) Best poem on […]

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Jo O'Malley

11/09/14

Mr T.’s Lunchtime Quiz Club.

Mr T.’s Lunchtime Quiz Club is just the place for you if you think you know a lot of stuff about stuff or you want to test your knowledge against other kids at school? Each week we have a new theme for our quiz so you are always surprised and challenged. From movies to mammals and the […]

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Jo O'Malley

11/09/14

News from Nature Club

I know all the Nature Clubbers have been waiting patiently for this post! Happy reading guys! Last week in Nature Club we learnt all about sea turtles! We learnt that their favourite food is jelly fish, that their brain works like a compass, that they can be as heavy as a car and that they […]

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Jo O'Malley

10/09/14

Student Accident Insurance and Personal Property Information

Dear Parents/Carers, Parents/guardians of students, who do not have student accident insurance, are responsible for paying the cost of medical treatment for injured students, including the cost of ambulance attendance/transport and any other transport costs. If you are interested in purchasing student accident policy/ambulance cover, it is recommended that you seek assistance in this matter […]

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Sue Higgins

10/09/14

Thank you Alex and Christopher!

The generosity and kindness of our children and their families never ceases to amaze me. Last weekend Alex (Year 3) and Christopher (Prep) held a garage sale and donated 50% of money raised to our school.  We are the very grateful recipients of a whopping $108.50! Thank you boys!

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Sue Higgins

10/09/14

FREE IN-HOME TESTING OF YOUR CHILD’S ESTIMATED INTELLIGENCE, MEMORY, SELF-REGULATION AND EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIOURAL FUNCTIONING

Research is being conducted through Monash University and the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre to better understand the processes underlying self-regulation in school-aged children and any links to emotional and behavioural problems. A benefit of your child’s participation is that their general intelligence, memory, as well as their ability to self-regulate and their emotional and behavioural functioning […]

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Jo O'Malley

09/09/14

Kelly Woodford Cup update

The day is nearly here! The team have been working hard to organise the traditional badges, umpires, food and much more. Click here to download a registration form. As part of the day we ensure that everyone has lots of lovely food to eat and drink. There will be pies, dim sims, hot dogs and much […]

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Jo O'Malley

09/09/14

Another new addition to our St Kilda family

Jo Atchison welcomed the beautiful Sam Jonathan to her family at the end of August. We are thrilled that our St Kilda family continues to grow. We wish Jo and her family much happiness and love and we can’t wait until he comes in for a visit very soon.

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Jo O'Malley

05/09/14

The day begins!!!

Everyone is excited and ready to go! Ms Higgins is back and There is a team already at the Recital Centre preparing the cast, doing tech runs, checking makeup and hair and generally doing what amazing actors and production companies do. The famous red door has been transported to the venue this morning. Many thanks to Shane who […]

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Jo O'Malley

04/09/14

Chess glory for St Kilda Primary School

Once again the Check Mates headed off to do battle across the chess boards in search of victory. This time the venue was St Leonards School in Brighton who provided a spacious hall in which to play and, importantly, tea and biscuits for visitors. The team in red consisted of Daniel R, Fergus C, Henry […]

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Jo O'Malley

03/09/14

Father’s Day Breakfast a hit

Janet Craven and Rhonda Glenfield were up and at it early this morning to prepare for our Father’s Day Breakfast. It is always wonderful to see the children laughing and sharing this special time with the men who mean the most to them in their families. Thank you to the team for organising it all, […]

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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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