What a week we have had attending PARC each day to develop our swimming and water survival skills. Our students have not only gained valuable knowledge but they seem to have enjoyed themselves in the process.
Ms Gadsby and Mrs Cooper have been most impressed by how well mannered and behaved, responsible and organised the students were. They were truly great representatives of our school.
This week’s homework involves discussing aspects of the swimming program and displaying your newly acquired knowledge about how to stay safe around water. Dazzle your family and friends with all you know.
Enjoy being in the water this summer but remember to stay safe!
Throughout 2018, the Mount Martha Primary School Student Representative Council (SRC) has run a number of successful fundraisers for various charities in our wider community.
This festive season, we are proud to announce our support of the Mornington & District Community Christmas Appeal. This is an opportunity for students and their families to donate a gift of toys, puzzles or books to those less fortunate in our local community.
If you would like to participate, please leave your gift under the Christmas tree located in our front office before the 7th December. Gifts should NOT be wrapped or labelled. Unfortunately we are unable to accept pre-loved goods for this fundraiser.
On behalf of the SRC, we’d like to thank the school community for the support you’ve given our charity fundraisers this year.
Jane Doye, Michael Beirne and all the students from the SRC.
In Term 4, the preps at MMPS are rearing silkworms to support their learning about lifecycles. They are in desperate need of mulberry leaves to keep their silkworms alive. If you have a mulberry tree at home and are happy to supply some leaves, please contact Mrs Doye or any of the other prep teachers. They need approximately a shopping bag full every 1-2 days. Thank you.
Mount Martha Primary School is registered for Walk to School 2018! To get involved simply walk or ride to school and fill in your class calendar.
Walk to School is a great time of the year for students to learn alternative ways to get to school. The weather is more stable and students have got to know their classmates. They could arrange to meet at a park and stride or at a known point and walk to school together. Parents may need to teach students road rules and safety. The best way to do this is choose a route and do it together. Find safe places to cross roads and easy paths to school.
Students who use active travel at least once over the next four weeks will receive a certificate. They need to make sure that each day they mark their active travel on the classroom calendar. Teachers will have these in a place where students can access them.
Walking, riding, skating and scooting to school helps to decrease car movements around school making it safer for everyone! Travelling smart builds resilient kids, as they negotiate pathways and take risks, they become fitter through active travel and help to decrease pollution as a result of lower car use over short trips.
So pull together your neighbours and start your own walking bus or peloton and get active!
For more information go to – http://www.walktoschool.vic.gov.au
See you out there!
Glorious spring sunshine engulfed all of the colourful stalls at the Year 6 Market last Friday, providing perfect conditions for what turned out to be a hugely successful day. After months of hard work, it was fantastic to see all of the students enjoy the fruits of their labour. The market provided amazing real-life learning experiences for the students with virtually all aspects of the curriculum addressed in some way throughout the planning, preparation and running of their stalls. Congratulations to the students, and a huge thank you to the parents, sponsors and staff for all of their support in making the market such a success.
It is with much excitement that the Year Six Market Day is almost upon us! The children have worked incredibly hard to prepare for the day. Below are some ads prepared by the students.
Cherry on Top Ice-Cream Shop
Yesterday was the Book and Movie Dress Up Day. 6C students enjoyed the parade and their costumes were fantastic. The gold coin donations raised money for Indigenous Literacy.
The students in 6C have been extremely busy preparing for the Year 6 Market on Friday September 14th. Below are some ads they have made about their stalls.
The Challenge Table
Act eSafe encourages students to develop lifelong online safety practices. The animation covers the essentials of online safety as well as safe and ethical use of technology. It is a great clip to watch together as a family and there are some good tips for both parents and children.
Simply click on the Padlet, add your group name and politely request what your group need to make the market a success. An example (The Corn Bros) has been done for you.