Be Your Best and Meet the Teacher Welcome BBQ
What a wonderful way to end our last week of term, with a big launch of our school value mascots, parents and carers coming in to see our classrooms and contributing to our School Wide Positive Behaviour Matrix for parents/carers, meeting teachers, whole school yoga, picnic, choirs singing and celebrating our learning this term. Be Your Best day commenced with the launching of our school value characters…
Be kind Roary, be ready to learn Flippers, be respectful Tiny mouse and be a safe Buzzy bee. These mascots were designed and named by our students and will further support our continuing work with School Wide Positive Behaviour -SWPB. This year students will join this team and co design the SWPB activities that will support and reinforce how we work and learn together in a safe, kind and respectful way that enables us to be our best.
A big thank you to all that supported this fabulous day. Parents and carers were in the school all day participating and helping out. A big thank you to the P&C for a great BBQ and also to BIG Childcare who provided a jumping castle, free popcorn and fairy floss. I have posted a short movie capturing some of the activity of the day.
Flemington Education Plan- Glas Landscape Architects and Kosloff Architects- consulting with students and families regarding our playground plans $1.275 million in funding received
As you may know, our school has been working closely over the past few years with Mount Alexander College, Ascot Vale Heights School (formerly Ascot Vale Special), and Debney Meadows Primary School to develop the Flemington Education Plan (the Plan). The Plan was officially launched during 2020 and is a collaborative approach ensuring that all of our students receive the same access to a high-quality seamless education. It aims to provide students with positive health and wellbeing, a sense of belonging and community, and the ability to succeed from early childhood into adult pathways beyond secondary school.
This year our schools will come together to begin work on a project to support students transitioning into secondary school and to develop a wider precinct health and wellbeing strategy. We have been fortunate to receive $75,000 to support this work between the schools.
In addition, as part of the capital components of the Plan, FPS received $1.274 million to transform our outdoor learning spaces and grounds. Our school community worked with Kosloff Architecture to finalise our masterplan in 2020 and I’m really pleased that we’re now in the process of finalising the concept designs with them. These plans can be seen in our administration wing and were also on show at the Meet The Teacher Welcome BBQ. Our students have been an integral part of the planning process of their playgrounds with architects.
We will continue to engage our local community along the journey as we work towards the Plan’s vision – for every child and young person to experience opportunities and pathways that promote educational excellence, health and wellbeing, and a sense of belonging and community.
$95,000 for Maintenance for FPS
It's official! FPS is to receive $95,000 funding to repair defects in our school. This funding has been supported by the Victorian School Board Authority and will compliment our regular grounds and maintenance program. We were excited to celebrate this announcement with an article featuring FPS in the Herald-Sun newspaper last March 26th.
Congratulations to the School Council Members for 2021
Russell McIntosh-President, Sharon Brierley-Vice President, Jodie Lord-Treasurer (Community member), Secretary-Karly Abery (co opted member), Amelia Moore, Kaha Mohamed, Megan Martin, Richard Watkins and Ruth Cook.
Amanda Williams-Executive Officer, Laura Boylan, Amy Mullins, Danielle Frost
Annual General Meeting and the 2020 Annual Report
There was poor attendance at our AGM this year resulting in a cancellation. School Council members were presented the Annual Report in the first school council meeting. As a council we have decided to hold the AGM later in the year with another school event and hope that more parents/carers will attend. There are some great data sets showing FPS above state and similar schools in student outcomes for English, Mathematics, staff opinion survey and also our student attitude to school survey. I look forward to celebrating and showcasing these fabulous results with the community later in the year. In the meantime, the Annual Report will be uploaded to the website once endorsed by school council. The Annual Implementation Plan has now been endorsed and will also be uploaded to our school website once signed by the president.
A message from Laura Assistant Principal- Parent Classroom Helpers Program
Thank you to all our parents and carers who have completed the classroom helper training this term. We now have 41 trained classroom helpers which is an amazing outcome for our school, community and most of all our students.
We have had about a 50% return on availability notes so our teachers have not created their timetables yet as originally planned. Teachers will be creating their timetables in week one, ready for the classroom helper program to commence in week two. If you have completed the training, please return your availability note or send your class teachers a Dojo message listing your availability.
We look forward to welcoming all our wonderful helpers into our classrooms to support student reading next term.
Wishing all of our families a wonderful term break. And for those that celebrate Easter, a very Happy Easter! Term 2 commences Tuesday 20th April!
School Uniform Shop Volunteer
We would like to thank Ruth Cook and Fran Doughty for volunteering to run our school uniform shop for two sessions per week - Ruth will be in on Mondays 3.15pm to 3.45pm and Fran will be here on Fridays 8.45am to 9.15am. The unifrom shop will reopen next Friday 26th March.
Please be advised that the office will be accepting cash payments from today, however we do prefer payments to be made via bPay or eftpos.
Please contact the office if you need your bPay details.
2021 Essential Student Learning Items & Voluntary Financial Contributions
A reminder that if you haven’t handed in your payment and forms to date, please do so as soon as possible. Please contact the office if you have any questions.
If you applied for the CSEF at this school in 2020, you do not need to complete an application form in 2021 unless there has been a change in your family circumstances. This school will apply for the CSEF on your behalf.
You will only need to submit the attached 2021 application form if any of the following changes have occurred:
New Student Enrolments Changed Family Circumstances New Concession Card
Please note 2021 CSEF eligibility will be subject to the parent/legal guardian’s concession card being successfully validated with Centrelink on the first day of either Term 1 (27 January 2021) or Term 2 (19 April 2021) and parents/guardians will be advised if an issue arises.
To view and print the application forms, please click on the link below;
CSEF Application Form
Reminder to parents and students, it’s that time of the year when all children need to be wearing a broad brimmed hat whenever they are outside.
No hat No play
If any child comes to school without a hat they will be asked to spend their play and lunch times in the covered area outside the foundation learning neighbourhood. They will also be asked to sit in the shade during sport time.