Family Night - Save the Date

Tuesday 23rd November - Week 7 Term 4 from 6pm

 We look forward to welcoming all classes and their families for a night of Celebration at Mitcham Primary School. 

From the Library Term 3 Week 6

Book Week

We have celebrated Book Week with many activities in the Library. Classes have enjoyed taking part in the Book Week competition and quiz; many children have had their photos taken with the Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds cut outs; classes have been reading books from the shortlist and creating marvellous art for the library; and, the Great Book Swap has been busy all week with children bringing gold coin donations and choosing a book or two to take home.

 A special thank you to everyone for bringing along books to donate to the Great Book Swap. All money raised will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. 

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Big Read

On Thursday children were excited to move around the school for the Big Read. Classes were mixed R-7 with students enjoying interacting with those in younger and older years. Teachers shared favourite books and then everyone completed an activity. There were chalk drawings, frog pegs, monster book marks, Truffula trees, oops’ made into beautiful drawings, chameleons showing their true colours, chocolate games, bin chickens taking selfies…. What did your child do?

Premiers Reading Challenge

On Wednesday Rooms 1, 2 and 3 had a visit from Premiers Reading Challenge Ambassador and puppeteer, Sue Harris and Premiers Reading Challenge Manager, Mark Williams. Sue detailed the importance of reading to develop her puppet characters and encouraged all students to complete the Premiers Reading Challenge. Sue and her beautiful puppets had the children laughing along with their antics.

For those students who have not quite finished the Premiers Reading Challenge, the closing date is next Friday, 3 September. If students need any help please send them to see us in the library.

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Science News Term 3 Week 6

Science Week Excursion - Rooms 15, 16, 22 & 28
On Friday 20 August four classes from Mitcham Primary School were lucky enough to go on an excursion to Urrbrae Agricultural High School for Science Week.

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We watched crystals growing under microscopes, fired projectiles (marbles) from spring loaded launchers to see how far we could make them go, and saw a fun science show including the presenter laying on a bed of nails, as well as (safely) setting his hand on fire! We patted sheep, goats, alpaca, chickens and saw many other farm and native animals that are cared for at Urrbrae. The sun was out all day, and we had a fabulous day learning about all sorts of science and nature.

Oliphant Science Awards

Mitcham Primary School had 14 entries in the Oliphant Science Awards this year, including board games, robotics, multimedia, models, posters and photography. All students who entered should be proud of their commitment, organisation and the quality of their work. Unfortunately we didn't win a prize this year, but there's always next year!  Well done to all who gave it a go.
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Miriam Doull and Laura Brace - Science Teachers

Pupil Free Day Friday 22nd October

We wish to advise parents and carers that the Governing Council has recently approved our final Pupil Free Day to be held on Friday 22nd October.

Staff will be undertaking professional development about ways we can track and monitor student achievement, including analysis of recent NAPLAN and Progressive Achievement Test (PAT) data, together with other school based assessment data. Our focus will be on using the data to inform teaching and target student needs, supported by a variety of quality resources and materials.

Father's Day Stall

The Fundraising Committee will be holding a Father's Day Stall on Friday 3rd September. A fabulous array of gifts will be available for a cost of $5 each.

Please send all money in a named envelope. Students will visit the stall in class groups to make their purchases.

Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions we are unable to have volunteers help at this year's stall. 

We wish all the Mitcham dads a very Happy Father's Day!

Quiz Night 2021 New Date

The MPS 90’s Quiz Night is now on Saturday November 13th.

Get your group of friends together, organise a table of 10 and decide on a table name. Table of 10 bookings are now open via Qkr!

Raffle tickets are also on sale via Qkr! 1 ticket for $5 or 5 tickets for $20.

Click on the link for further information.

We would appreciate any support that can be offered in the way of donations (items or vouchers) that can be used for our silent auction or raffle.  

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Facebook Page

Please like and follow our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mitchamprimary  @mitchamprimary where we celebrate our highlights, publicise upcoming events and provide a window into classroom learning. It’s an easy way to see all the wonderful things that are happening across the school! Head there now to check out photos from today's Book Week Parade!

 

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Primary Schools Festival of Music

It was an exciting, and tiring day on Wednesday 25 August as 47 Mitcham students attended a combined rehearsal in preparation for the “Stars in the Arena” concert on Saturday 11 September.

Students sang enthusiastically through all of the songs and polished the choreography. They enjoyed the spectacular venue and hearing the sound of 1000 combined voices. Congratulations to Sophie I, who will be singing a solo and Jonty who will be hosting two of the performances. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketek. It will be an amazing show! 

 
Amanda Rugari - Choir 

School Traffic

A reminder to please be aware of where you are parking when you drop off your children, particularly in peak drop off and pick up times.

We ask that you do not obstruct our neighbour’s driveways, drop off your children in areas which are clearly marked ‘No Standing’, block intersections or double park your vehicle which stops the flow of traffic around our neighbourhood. Attached is a copy of the Road Rules for you to peruse. Please note that the school is unable to offer advice or discuss issues related to receiving an expiation notice. Should you have any queries regarding parking control matters please contact Mitcham Council’s Community Safety office on 8372 8870. Many thanks for your ongoing support.

Courtyard Mural

We are thrilled that the courtyard redevelopment is now finished with the completion of our second mural. This mural has an underwater theme which represents diversity and harmony; we are all unique and together we create something beautiful!

 Our students loved watching talented artist, Nick Rix, transform the wall and we think it helps make our new courtyard a wonderful place to be.

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