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

12th May - Mothers Day Breakfast - 7.30am to 9am
16th May - Education Week
16th - 18th May - Book Fair
2nd June - Working Bee from 2.30pm

In this edition...

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Annual Report last Wednesday. The leadership team and I hope it brought some valuable insights into what our school is working on in our wellbeing and learning strategic plan.
Please find the draft report attached to this Compass post.

Surveys, Surveys, Surveys!

We are seeking your consultation regarding what you think the school does well and how we can improve. Please complete these two very short surveys to have your say about the school’s future direction.
School Philosophy and Values
School Community Feedback

Staffing Update

We welcome Ms Carli Beaver to the administration team this week. Carli currently works at GESAC and lives locally with her family. Carli will be in the office on Wednesdays and Fridays so please make her feel welcome.

Working Bee 2nd June 2:30pm

We are seeking your help on the 2nd of June to complete the painting works and assist with some general maintenance from 2:30pm. This will be our first Working Bee for the year and hopefully we don’t 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

Canteen Survey and Committee Invitation- last week to have your say

We would like your input regarding the canteen and its future. Please complete this very short survey.

Year Level Newsletters

You will shortly receive term newsletters from each year level regarding the learning and events that will be occurring over the coming weeks. Please watch out for the newsletters via Compass.

Education Week- save the date!

Please save the date for the 16th of May. This evening will be our Education Week Open Night and we can’t wait to welcome families into our classrooms to participate in activities related to the school’s 70th Anniversary and the active theme. More information will be shared by Ms Gould and Mr Patterson shortly.

Copy of Copy of Education Week families 2

Have a great week!
Tracy Skiba

MVPS Policies

This week will be focusing on policies that support the work of Child Safe Standards and support our school on having the correct practices and procedures in place:

Visitors Policy
Volunteers Policy
Complaints 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.

Amy Tinetti
Assistant Principal

4 Values

Prep C - Dimitrios T
Prep D - Ana M
1/2C - Jack D
1/2D - Jack S
1/2N - Lucia D
1/2P - Avi A
3/4P - Lachlan B
3/4S - Lailah D-M
5/6A - Calson L
5/6FP - Tiffany P
5/6PG - Isla C

Specialist Student of the Month

PE Junior - Ellie L
PE Senior - Zac N
Greek Junior - Erez R
Greek Senior - Mia L (5/6PG)
Performing Arts Junior - Mitchell M
Performing Arts Senior - Jamie A

Last week, the newly formed School Council for 2023 held its first official meeting which was filled with a range of productive and engaging discussions. The agenda was packed with various items including deliberations on potential partners for after-school activities, options for the canteen program, outlining a plan for the Learning off the Land program, and receiving updates from the sub-committees.

Have you paid your school fees?

Our school depends on the timely payment of fees from the school community to support various student programs, including the Academy Program and provision of 1:1 devices. If you prefer, you have the option to pay your fees in instalments directly at the school office. Your contribution is greatly appreciated by our students!

2022 Annual Report

The School Council received a report from the school's leadership team on our performance in 2022 in the areas of numeracy, literacy, and well-being compared to state benchmarks and similar schools within our network. While there were several encouraging aspects, particularly in well-being, there are certain areas that require improvement, and the school is determined to address them. The School Council expresses gratitude to the devoted and enthusiastic teachers at MVPS who are committed to achieving excellence.

Vicki Christofilopoulos I School Council President

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Due to the success of the Friday Sports, we’ve decided to extend our morning program to Term 2. The Friday Sports morning will continue the same as last term, however, we are adding a Wednesday morning session which will be based around training for the upcoming Grades 3-6 Cross Country in Term 2 and Athletics Carnival in Term 3.

Both morning sessions will start at 8:15am. Due to the weather often being difficult during Term 2, please stay tuned for a compass alert on Tuesday and Thursday nights for any cancellations.


Major Partners

The MVPS Parents Association is excited to invite MVPS children and their Mums (or other special person) to our annual Mother’s Day breakfast in the ampitheatre.

There is a small cost for adults to buy a ticket ($5) and children are free - the event is heavily subsidised by the PA as part of goal to bring community together.

Tickets can be purchased at here prior to Wednesday 10th May. If you are suffering financial hardship at the moment you can confidentially speak to the Principal who will organise a complimentary ticket for you.

So that the MVPS Mums can enjoy themselves on the morning we really need the help of some Dads who can volunteer to serve breakfast and supervise activities that the children are doing. If you are free please sign up here.

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.

glen eira

Salesian College

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