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

21-25 August - Book Week
24th August - Book Week Dress Up Day
7th September - The Lion King school musical - Glen Eria Auditorium
13th - 15th September - Snow Camp (selected children only)
11th-13th October - 3/4 Camp
11th-13th October - 5/6 Camp
6th November - Pupil Free Day

In this edition...

Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) Important Update

At our last School Council meeting we met with Team Kids and TheirCare regarding their proposed tenders for our Before and After School program. It was a unanimous decision by School Council, and TheirCare were the successful party.

Kerry and her team have been doing an amazing job in caring for our students and families over the years and Kerry’s next steps will be to join our Inclusion Team in a full-time capacity in Term 4. Kerry will also be supporting the school’s “Living off the Land” Kitchen Garden.

We have begun our slow but steady transition process with TheirCare and they will be officially taking over the Before and After School program in Term 4. Over the coming weeks we will be continuing to provide you with information. An important date for your diary is Monday 28th August at 7pm, there will be an online parent information session.

Their care

A message from TheirCare
We are excited to announce that we, TheirCare, have now partnered with Malvern Valley Primary School as their new Outside of School Hours Care (OSHC).

TheirCare provide a stimulating & safe environment where children develop life skills, friendships, confidence, and creativity. We look forward to being welcomed into the Malvern Valley Primary School community in Term Four 2023. For further information, visit or call our support office on 1300 072 410.

AJ Bakery trial

We had our first trial with AJ Bakery last Friday, here are some reviews from our students-
“I had a chicken schnitzel and it was soft and yummy. I also had a cookie, and it was really BIG!” Harlen Prep C
“I give it 4.5 stars out of 5, because it was good sizing and good taste!” Lucia 1/2N
“I give it 5 stars because of the ingredients they used” James 5/6FP
“I give them 4.5 stars because the taste was really good” Teya 1/2N
“I give them 5 stars as the jelly cup was sooooo big and delicious” Zac N 5/6P
We will be having another trial of AJ Bakery this Friday and then all the students will vote between AJ Bakery and Beaver's Tail and we will announce it in next week’s newsletter.

Prep 2024 Enrolments

Please make sure that you hand in your Prep 2024 enrolment forms ASAP and if you know anyone from our wider community who are coming in 2024, please encourage them to hand their enrolment form in because spots are filling up fast!

Amy Tinetti
Acting Principal

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Compass Tips and Tricks!

As mentioned in last week’s newsletter, each week we are going to offer some ‘Tips and Tricks’ for Compass. This week we are focussing on Attendance. You can use the browser view or do it via the app. Below are instructions for when you are using the browser. If you use the app, click on the plus symbol along the menu bar. It will prompt you with next steps, which are very similar to what’s outlined below.

Please remember to log your child’s attendance on Compass if they are sick or you are going on a family holiday. You do this by logging onto Compass and clicking on the ‘Add Attendance Note’ tab (circled in red).

If your child will be arriving late to school or is being picked up early, can you also please log this on Compass, using the same ‘Add Attendance Note’ tab. Please make sure you alter the time to reflect their absence; for example if you are dropping them at 10:30, the attendance note will be altered to say they are absent from 8:55 - 10:30am.

If your child is absent from school and you haven’t let the school know, you will receive a text message from Compass at 9:30am. The text message will ask you to submit the reason for your child’s absence. You will see a notification appear on your Compass Dashboard if we are awaiting some attendance information (circled in blue).

Our school attendance data is regularly reported to the Department of Education so it is important that we maintain its accuracy.

We really appreciate your support with this. Any questions, please visit the office.

Casey Gould
Acting Assistant Principal

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Just a reminder that the 2023 Premiers' Reading Challenge is in full swing. So far we've read over 1000 books! With plenty of time until the finishing date of September 7th, we've time for more reading. So what are you waiting for, pull out a book or two or three or maybe even twenty, and log them on your account!

If you have lost your password, Miss Pritchard can help you - just let her know and she'll reprint it for you.


Book Character Parade

Thursday 24th August, 9am

Firstly, an apology for the confusion around the book parade date, there are many moving parts to consider this term.

It will be first thing in the morning on Thursday 24th August, weather permitting on the Astroturf.
We will be celebrating all things that books bring to our lives by dressing up as our favourite book characters and participating in a whole school parade. This year's theme is ‘Read, Grow, Inspire’ and you could also base a costume around this theme. So, it is time to start brainstorming your costumes, rummage through your dress up boxes or see what you have at home to create your costume. Remember sometimes the best costumes are the home-made ones, it really is amazing just how versatile some material and a cardboard box can be!
We are looking forward to seeing all of the wonderful book characters come to life!

Fathers Day Breakfast

The Parents Association are proud to celebrate Fathers Day again this year with a special breakfast on Friday 1st September. We invite all MVPS children to bring their father (or other special person) along to celebrate with us. This event is significantly subsidised by the PA however we do ask for a small contribution of $5 per adult to put towards costs of food and fun activities on the morning. Tickets can be purchased here.

Pancake Parlour School Rewards

Malvern Valley PS are now part of Pancake Parlour School Rewards Program. This is a loyalty program run by Pancake Parlour where the school can earn points and prizes. These can be utilised to support educational projects and extracurricular activities.

To earn points for the school you must sign up to be a pancake parlour member by either
1. Visiting the PP website here and joining via the online form
2. Via The Pancake Parlour app
Head to your profile > Rewards > School Rewards Select Join a School

Whenever you visit the pancake parlour your purchase will count towards the Malvern Valley PS rewards points. Thank you for your support and enjoy your pancakes!

AJs Bakery lunch deliveries – trial date Friday 4th August - Order by 9am Friday

Malvern Valley PS are trialing an exciting new lunch order service – AJs Bakery. See below for instructions on downloading the Qkr App, registering and ordering. The App and ordering process has been trialled by staff, so please call Merryn at the office if you have any questions.


Help us build a happier, healthier Stonnington by completing our Social and Community Health survey – in partnership with Swinburne University of Technology.

We want to know whether you enjoy active recreation, public and active transport, and the social connection that Council programs and services bring.

Completing the survey (approximately 10 minutes to complete) will enter you into the draw to win one of ten one-month Harold Holt Swim Centre memberships. Entry into the prize draw is entirely optional.

Complete the survey HERE


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.

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