Cross Country

Well done to all of the students who participated in the cross country on Thursday. It was great to see everyone having a go and doing their best. Good luck to the students who will be representing Mt Martha at the District Cross Country.


The No Homework Bill

On Tuesday the classrooms of 6C & 6D were transformed into the House of Representatives. The bill up for debate was ‘The No Homework Bill: A Bill for an Act to ban homework in all Australian schools.’
The students did a terrific job preparing their arguments and were given the opportunity to present their views as Ministers and Backbenchers. The Independents supported the Government and the Bill was passed in this parliamentary sitting (unfortunately for the students this was only a role play).

Cross Country is THIS THURSDAY – 3RD MAY

The school cross country is run in age groups (apart from Prep & year 1).

Most of Year 6 students will be running in the 12/13-year-old race at 2.00pm

However, we do have students who turn 11 this year so they will run in the 11 year old competition at 10.00 am.

Students have the choice of completing the 3 km competition run or the 1 km fun run.

They are encouraged to wear their House colours.

Parents are welcome to come to support and cheer for their children.

Tabloid Sports

Many of the students participated in various sports at different schools last Friday. The students remaining at school participated in a Tabloid Sports Competition.

Congratulations to Team Three who worked really well together and gained the highest total.

Special thanks to the team leaders who showed great leadership qualities throughout the morning and to Miss Meyer for organising the day.

Year 6 Camp – 2018

I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays and resting up in preparation for a very busy second term. The City Camp was a huge success with the students enjoying all of the amazing activities and experiencing a taste of life in our state capital. Well done to the students for their excellent behaviour and a big thank you to parents who gave up their time to come along and help out. Thanks also to Mr Beirne and Anna Goss for all of their effort in organising such a fantastic camp.

We don’t have all of the photos in yet, but here is a sample of some of the experiences that the students had on camp.

Enjoy the rest of your holidays.

Can you help?

Have you or your family ever lived, worked, studied, or had a function at Mt Martha House? If so the Historical Society would love to hear from you!

There is a History Room being established and it is open to the public. Mount Martha House are collecting personal memories of the House to protect, preserve and share with future generations. If you have photographs you are happy to donate or share, bring them along to the scanning day event (details below) and they will scan them. Please bring a USB stick so they can provide you with a digital copy for your own personal use. They would also like to photograph any items you have that were used there, or uniforms worn during your time there.

WHEN: April 18th between 11 am and 4 pm

WHERE: Mt Martha House, located on the corner of Dominion Road and Esplanade Mount Martha

For more information please contact Gill Gordon on email:


Lots happening in Year 6

Term 1 has gone by in a flash and very soon we will be heading off to the city for our Year 6 camp. The camp is set to be choc-full of activities. We will visit the Shrine, the Old Melbourne Gaol, the Aquarium, Etihad Stadium, Parliament House, ride the Melbourne Star, ice skate, do a night walk and we will even watch a movie at the roof top cinema.

In class, the students have been enjoying experimenting with electrical circuits during Science. They really excel at the hands-on activities.

During Maths we have been revising place-value prior to moving onto addition and subtraction.

Literacy classes have been focused on narrative writing with an emphasis on ensuring that the students use adjectives, adverbs, challenging connectives and engaging openers in their writing.

We had a visit from Dromana Secondary College last week which was part of the many Transition activities that the students will experience throughout the year.

Other activities that we have enjoyed have included a visit from some members of the St Kilda football team, training for the Summer Lightning Premierships and participating in the Swimming Sports. A special mention to Lochie and Ruby who represented our school admirably at the District Swimming Sports.

We have started ‘Power to the People’ in Inquiry, which is a unit on the Australian Government. Some homework tasks will come home soon associated with this. Our trip to Parliament House will also enhance this unit of work.

In relation to homework, please ensure that the student diaries are brought to school every Thursday for checking and so that the students can plan for the following weeks.

Have a great weekend and rest up with a big couple of weeks of school to come!

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