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A full calendar of events can be found in the Compass App

2nd June - Working Bee from 2.30pm
16th June - Pupil Free Day
19th June - Pupil Free Day
23rd June - Last day of term 2 - 2.30pm finish
10th July - Pupil Free Day
6th November - Pupil Free Day

In this edition...

Education Week Reflection

It was fantastic to see so many families come along to our Open Evening last week. We hope that you all enjoyed visiting the classrooms and chatting to our amazing staff. Please click on this video to see more from the evening.

Community Feedback Survey

A very big thank you to the twenty- five respondents who completed our school teaching, learning and leadership survey. We will be sharing this feedback with our staff regarding what we can celebrate and where to next. Please know my door is always open if any families have concerns that they would like to discuss.

Canteen Trial 2nd June

It has been a mission for Shino and Binh to get enough canteen volunteers for Friday lunches so we will be trialling a new lunch delivery service called Beaver’s Tail. If you would like to see what they have on offer, click on this link and select another local school whilst we wait for Malvern Valley to be added. If we receive positive feedback from our families about this lunch delivery service we will be able to offer lunches on Thursdays and Fridays. This will also mean that the PA may wish to run canteen recess windows or speciality lunches at other times to raise money for school projects. The canteen committee members and I thought the prices were pretty reasonable so now we need to know from the community whether the food is tasty!

Pavement Painting Update

The pavement painting has begun with a number of games refreshed last week. The designs requested by the students have been submitted and we will hopefully see the new pavement games and educational resources added early next term.

2024 Enrolments

2024 enrolments are now open and I urge all current families with children starting prep next year to complete their enrolment forms as soon as possible. This information will help guide staffing and class sizes for 2024, and will assist us to ensure that Prep packs and resources are ready and available for transition later this year. If you know of other families with children beginning Prep in 2024, please encourage them to enrol soon, either at MVPS or at their local school.

Semester One Reports Reminder

The end of semester reports will be available via Compass on the 16th of June. Based on community feedback from last year, each student will receive personalised comments for English, Mathematics, Humanities and for each Specialist subject. For English and Mathematics, we have introduced a “Next steps in Learning” section to enable families to know how they can support their child with future learning in these key areas.
An important aspect of the reporting process will be the Parent Teacher meeting scheduled for Monday 19th of June. These are 15-minute interviews on school site which will provide families the opportunity to discuss their child’s achievements, social development, and future learning goals. If you require a meeting online or an alternative day and time, please contact the teacher directly.
The Parent Teacher Interviews will open for booking on Tuesday 23rd of May at 9am. Save this date in your diaries and phone calendars now. A Compass post will also go out to remind families to book.
*Please note that Mr Patterson and Ms Airey’s Interview times will be scheduled for another time so please wait for communication from the teachers regarding a booking time.

Working Bee 2nd June 2:30pm

We are seeking your help on the 2nd of June to complete the painting works, help sort the Science room and Sports shed and assist with some general maintenance from 2:30pm. This will be our first Working Bee for the year and hopefully we do not get rained out! You do not need to have specialised experience. Some tasks will be painting, raking, helping stain the decking area and general tidying up. Come and join in the fun!

working bee 2 june 2023

Tracy Skiba

Keeping the MVPS Community safe and healthy!

As we come into the winter months there are many nasty viruses going around as well as COVID. We ask that you keep your child/ren at home if they are unwell. Please remember to follow the COVID guidelines by letting us know if your child has COVID and if there is anyone in the home with COVID, then we highly recommend that children attending school wear a mask. It is currently challenging to get replacement teachers, as they are getting sick as well. We need to work together to keep viruses out of our school.

If your child/ren is/are at home unwell with a virus or with COVID please DO NOT attend school events. We have students, staff and members of our community who are immunocompromised and are at high risk if they were to get unwell. Thank you all for your support in keeping our community safe and healthy!

MVPS Policies

Last week the Curriculum, Policy and Wellbeing Committee reviewed our Attendance Policy and Anaphylaxis Policy. We ask all families to take the time to read through our Attendance Policy as this is the first time it has been reviewed in a few years and changes have been made.

Attendance Policy
Anaphylaxis Policy

All policies are sourced from The Department of Education’s School Policy Templates Portal and Policy and Advisory Library. Adjustments are then made to the different policies to fit in with our school needs.

If you have any questions relating to either of these polices, please contact me. All our school policies can be found on our website here.

Amy Tinetti
Assistant Principal

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In order to streamline the weekly school delivery run any online orders placed for delivery to school will be delivered by a Spartan driver every Tuesday.

Online orders placed by midday on a Monday will be included in the school delivery the next day. Any orders placed after this time will be delivered in the following weeks run.

Major Partners

One thing we are very proud of here at Malvern Valley is the strength of our community. Whilst often that means having fun together and collectively sharing in the joy of our children’s education, sometimes it also means helping each other out in times of need. We are all thrown obstacles during our journey through life and sometimes a little help from our friends makes a world of difference.

“Friends of Malvern Valley” is a mechanism by which families in need can anonymously seek support from the broader MVPS community. This may be in the form of providing meals, picking up or dropping off children, donating clothing/books/toys etc.

Every year we call on families to register their interest in becoming a “Friend of Malvern Valley” and indicate in our database where you may be able to assist a family in need. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you will be called on, but that you will receive an alert if a family is in need and can indicate at the time whether you can assist or not. If you are happy to be on the Friends of Malvern Valley contact list please register your details here. Please also mark the email address in your safe senders list to ensure that emails don’t go to your junk mail.

If you feel that you’re in a situation yourself that could use some assistance through this program, please contact the Principal, Tracy Skiba.

Thanks in advance for your support.

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