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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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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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