Mallan Public School
Cunninyeuk Road, via Swan Hill Vic 3585 Wednesday 9th April 2008
From the Principal’s Desk P&C Meeting and Bus Committee AGM
Stage 3 students enjoyed the Movie Making The next meeting of the Mallan P&C Association will
workshop last Friday. They explored the be held on Tuesday 29 April at 8:00am. This time
fundamentals to make a short film entitled was chosen to give all members the opportunity to
Moulamein is a Happy School. Sincere thanks to attend a meeting and keep abreast of school
Jan Cook and Jenny Good our workshop facilitators happenings. An AGM of the Coonamit Conveyance
and Moulamein Public School for hosting this ICT Committee will follow this meeting.
workshop. The next stage of the project is editing in
Term 2. Thank you to each of the parents for School Dental Clinic
The School Dental Clinic will be conducting the
providing return transport on the day. If private
LIFESMILES oral health assessments for all students
vehicles are needed for any future school activities
on Wednesday 30 April. If you would like your child
parents are asked to liaise with one another rather
to have an assessment, please fill out the attached
than contacting the school. A reminder to ensure
consent form and return it to school before the day.
your vehicle paper work has been forwarded to the
office prior. To date I only have copies of the Betts’ Count Me In Too (CMIT) & Counting On
and Brooks’ paperwork on file. CMIT testing is being completed this week. Students
MPS students had a delightful time at today’s in Years 1 – 3 will be assessed to determine their
performance, Pick a Peck of Pickled Poems. If you groups for this fun, hands-on mathematics program
are yet to pay for this extra–curricular activity please being conducted at Moulamein next term. Years 4, 5
send all monies to school by the end of the week so and 6 students are also being screened for the
they can be banked before the holidays. Counting-On program which is being implemented at
Jenny Good will be visiting MPS tomorrow for routine the same time at our request. Jill
maintenance of the school network. Jill and I will be and I will be assisting with the
working with Jenny. Kathy Gibson will be on class. delivery of these programs each
Thursday morning between 10:00
If at any time you have concerns about your child or – 11:00am. Return transport to
issues you would like to discuss, please phone the Moulamein will be by school bus.
office to make an appointment. I am unable to
address concerns if I am not aware of them. Open Term 2 Activities – Week 2 AASC Program
lines of communication between home and school Yesterday was our last day of AASC sport for Term 1.
are paramount to the success of small schools. The program has been most successful and
students have expanded and refined their tennis
Thank you to everyone who returned their Annual
skills. Special thanks to Mrs Arthur our talented
School Report surveys. There have been some great
coach who delivered these sessions.
suggestions for improvement and these ideas will be
discussed at a staff planning day during the break. Details for the Term 2 AASC program have been
Have a nice week!
and Narelle Rush will be
Nyree Taylor Principal finalised. Nerida HoareGymnastics at the Swan Hill
taking the students for
Term 2 Activities – Week 1 SDD Leisure Centre on Wednesday afternoons between
Staff from across the 4:00 – 5:00pm. I understand some of our students
Southwest of the Riverina have commitments on Wednesdays, but this was the
will be attending a day chosen by our two coaches.
Development Day at
Deniliquin RSL Club on Return transport to Swan Hill will be by
Monday 28 April. Judy-Ann bus and provided free of charge. I
Abdini will be the keynote speaker. A variety of have budgeted $20 per week for
workshops will also be on offer. Catherine Peach, afternoon tea and the same
Principal Wakool Burraboi, and I will be presenting a roster will operate. Students
workshop on Smartboards. will need to wear their
normal sports uniform.
Term 2 Activities – Week 2 continued 2008 Footy Tipping Competition
Life Education Van The 2008 Mallan Footy Tipping
MPS students will be attending the Life Education Competition kicked off last
Van with their peers from Wakool Burraboi on week. There are 11 entrants in
Thursday 8 May. We normally join with Moulamein the Adults section, 1 in the
for this program but we changed in light of the Secondary and 5 in the Primary.
National Assessment Program which is being If any Mallan community members
conducted the following week. would like to take part in this activity late entrants
The cost is $5.00 per student and this includes the are being accepted. Please phone Fiona Matheson
Life Education session, a student workbook and on 5034 3537 before this Friday 11 April. This same
sticker for each child. number is also a fax number and can be used to
submit your weekly entries. With so few in the
Return transport to Wakool will be by bus and competition you would be crazy not to enter,
provided free of charge. The morning bus run will especially the Secondary!
operate earlier to give students time to socialise and
visit the lavatory before the sessions begin. The bus Don’t forget to forward your tips for the holiday
will be at Tueloga Rd at 7:30am. Jill will be collected break this week if you are going away.
at the school before the Crawfords, Paddons and P&C News - Mothers Day Raffle
Kaylocks. The afternoon bus run will begin on the The P&C Association are conducting a Mothers Day
return journey with the Kaylock children being Raffle. Each family is asked to donate an item for
dropped off at approximately 3:50pm. first prize, a hamper of indulgent goodies.
Students will need to wear their school uniform and Chocolates, wine, gourmet preserves, aromatic
take a packed recess and lunch on the day. A candles, perfume, hand cream, etc would be ideal. If
permission note will be issued next term. someone could donate a basket to display these
items it would be much appreciated. Please forward
all items to school by Friday 2 May so they can be
SNSWSSFC Meeting assembled. I am happy to donate second prize, a
I will be travelling to Narrandera on Thursday 8 May bottle of champagne and a box of chocolates. Raffle
for the Semester 1 meeting of the Southern NSW ticket books are being issued to all parents and staff
Small Schools Finance Centre. Jill Brown will be on today to enable everyone to sell tickets during the
class in my absence. holidays. Please return any unsold tickets. The raffle
will be drawn on Friday 9th May.
Happy Birthday Claire
Claire celebrated her ninth birthday last Thursday Upcoming Events
with fellow classmates. Everyone enjoyed a piece of Term 1 Week 10 – April
Thursday 10 Jenny Good visiting 9:30am.
homemade pavlova instead of the traditional
birthday cake. Yum! Friday 11 Music 9:00am – 12:30pm.
Sport – Kanga Cricket.
Term 2 Week 1 – April / May
Monday 28 Staff Development Day @ Deniliquin RSL.
Tuesday 29 Students return to school.
P&C Meeting 8:00am.
Bus Committee Meeting 9:00am.
Wednesday 30 School Dental Clinic 1:00pm.
PSSA Meeting @ Moulamein PS 4:30pm
Thursday 1 Moulamein / Mallan Assembly 9:30am
Count Me In Too (CMIT) 10:00 – 11:00am
Friday 2 Music 9:00am – 12:30pm.
Sport - Volleyball.