DecemberReturn to top
Stop Work Meeting
As you are probably aware the NSW Teachers Federation has called for teachers to stop work from 8.45am on Thursday morning (December 8), for approximately one hour. Merimbula Public School will be operational and will provide supervision for the duration of the stop work meeting. Should teacher supervision be reduced, classes will be combined for activities and Learning Support Officers will assist in the rooms as per usual. The school canteen will still operate on this day. As per usual, lunch orders are required to be given to the canteen... Read more
NovemberReturn to top
Jindabyne Excursion Gets 5 Stars!
Last Week's Stage 3 Excursion Was A Success! Last Tuesday Stage 3 students and their teachers departed northward via coach to the Jindabyne Sport and Recreation Centre, something they had been anxious to do all year. Upon arrival, luggage was unloaded and the children settled in to cabins, their home for the following days. A camp day consisted of a number of exciting activities, led by an instructor, which included archery, canoeing and a challenging ropes course which tested everybody's mental and physical strength. In their spare time,... Read more
OctoberReturn to top
2017 Resource Allocation Model funding
In October 2016, all NSW public schools will receive a 2017 Planned School Budget Allocation Report. The report will assist with the management of the total budget delivered to schools through the Resource Allocation Model (RAM). The Resource Allocation Model (RAM) methodology distributes funding based on the individual needs of students and schools. This gives schools greater flexibility to make local decisions. Learn more about the 2017 funding by visiting the Department's website. Watch a short animation about the important role of the RAM... Read more
New Newsletter Out Today!
Welcome to Term 4! We have had a wonderful start to the term, welcoming some new enrolments and supporting our 2017 Kindergarten children and families to have a smooth start. It has been so wonderful to see over 50 smiling little faces ready to start their primary school learning journey at our wonderful school. Following recent planning days and analysing parent, student and staff survey data that was collected last term (this will be shared in our Annual School Report), we have decided to re-introduce our Newsletter, in a new format. We will... Read more
SeptemberReturn to top
2017 Kindergarten News!
Welcome to our Kindy Class of 2017! We have had an amazing start to our 2017 Kindergarten Orientation Program! Thank you to all of the parents/caregivers who have attended enrolment interviews and school tours. Enrolment acceptance letters are being sent home this week. Please contact us on (02)64941266 if you attended an interview but have not received a letter by the end of the week, or if you have changed address. We currently have 49 students enrolled to attend Kindy at our school in 2017! This is fantastic! We look forward to further... Read more
Grandparent's Day Celebrations - Reminder:
Grandparent's Day is celebrated in Australia on Sunday September 11 this year. Our school is holding a special Grandparent's Day Celebration on Monday September 12. Grandparents are invited up to the library. There is no need to sign in at the office as there will be a visitors sign in at the Library. Here is the order of events: 9:00: Grandparents arrive at MPS. 9-9:45: K-2 Grandparents go to the library with their grandkids for activities. 3-6 Grandparents go to the classrooms of their grandkids. 9:45-10:30: Morning tea provided by the... Read more
AugustReturn to top
Uniform Shop News!
Our Daylight Clothing Uniform Store has a 20% OFF SALE coming up! The school uniform shop, located at the oval side of the Jackson Hall, will be having a 20% off sale from Monday September 12 to Thursday September 22, 2016. This will be a great time to get the replacement items you need or get your child's 2017 Kindy uniform! In other uniform shop news, our last day of trading for 2016 will be Friday, December 16. Uniform Shop opening times over the Christmas Break will be: TUESDAY January 24: 9am - 2pm; WEDNESDAY January 25: 9am - 2pm; FRIDAY... Read more
JulyReturn to top
National Disability Data Collection News
The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD) on School Students with Disability is a joint initiative of all Australian state and territory governments and non-government education bodies. Under the Australian Education Act, all schools are required to participate annually in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data. The data is collected annually across Australia to identify the number of school students with disability, as well as the level of reasonable educational adjustment provided for them within their educational setting.... Read more
Education Week - August 1 to 5
Education Week Is Going to be Great! Come Celebrate With Us! Education Week invitations have been sent out today. Here is what is on: MONDAY 1/8/16: *9.10am - Bus leaves for Bega Civic Centre for all day SCLC Performing Arts Spectacular Rehearsal (Combined Choir, Recorder Ensemble, School Band and Hip Hop Dance Group). Students return to school before buses leave. *No school Assembly. TUESDAY 2/8/16: *12-1.25pm - SRC Induction Assembly (Combined Choir, Recorder Ensemble, School Band, a'Capella Group and Hip Hop Dance Group perform). *6.30... Read more
Westpac Online Banking Goes Live at MPS!
We Now Have Online Banking To Help You Pay For Excursions and Events Quickly and Conveniently! Our Westpac Parent Online Payment system has gone live! Parents can access it directly from the school website under 'Make a Payment'. From today all School Stream permission notes will take you directly to the POP site once you submit the form so payment can be made (otherwise you can fill out the permission form and send in the money in one of our school money envelopes). There is also a 'Make a Payment' option on School Stream for parents wishing... Read more
New SRC To Be Inducted
Congratulations to our soon to be inducted Semester 2 Student Representative Council (SRC) leaders! This week classes have voted for their Semester 2 2016 SRC Representatives. These students will meet fortnightly with our School Leaders (on Tuesday at Recess) to come up with ideas to further improve our school. The new SRC will take place in an Induction at the Education Week Assembly in Week 3 (August 2). The Assembly will take place from 12 noon to 1.25pm in the Jackson Hall. Parents and guests are welcome to attend. Thank you to the... Read more
JuneReturn to top
Tennis Team through to State Finals 2016!!!
Our school Tennis Team have just been informed that the Sydney East, South West and West tennis draw has had a double walkover - meaning WE ARE GOING TO HOMEBUSH again for the State Tennis Finals!!!! We will be playing on Monday, August 22! This will keep Calissa busy as she is representing the South Coast at the State Touch Football knockout the following day in Coffs Harbour!... Read more
South Coast Tennis Champions Report!
On Tuesday June 28, Maka Ofati, Logan Staight, Hollie Staight and Calissa Badullovich went to Ulladulla to play Minnamurra Public School in Round 6 of the Primary School Sports Association's (PSSA) knockout tennis competition. The tennis team had a great day and played in great spirit, having had a lot of fun. "We had a close game, but fortunately for us, in the end we won, 5 matches to 3" shared Logan and Maka. "It was a great day and we will progress to the quarter finals against either Camden South or Newington Public School... Read more
MarchReturn to top
NAIDOC Week Celebrations Come Early!
On Monday, April 4, 2016 our annual NAIDOC celebrations will be held early due to NAIDOC Week falling in the school holidays. We also have some great things to showcase and didn't want to wait! The 2016 theme, Songlines - The living narrative of our nation, will highlight the importance of Songlines to the existence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This theme will be one of the focuses of our event on Monday. Our school will also be holding a sausage sizzle that we welcome all families to attend at 11.15am. An assembly will be... Read more
2017 Enrolments Begin April 27!
Kindergarten enrolments will be taken from the beginning of Term 2, April 27. Enrolment Information Packs will be dropped off at local preschools throughout the school holidays for parents/carers to complete Enrolment Forms prior to attending Enrolment Interviews throughout the month of May. Our school principal, Ms Hulme, looks forward to meeting with new parents/carers and students in the coming weeks. Having our interviews a month earlier this year will support us in gaining additional staff/rooms should our numbers continue to grow for... Read more
Concerns and Complaints Procedures
We take pride in working with our families and the wider school community to support school improvement, safety and student outcome achievement. Do You Have A Concern or Complaint? Concerns: If you have any concerns about students, your child, their learning or school programs/procedures, please contact your child's classroom teacher. If they are unable to assist you, or follow-up on the concerns on your behalf, they may ask you to speak with the Stage Leader/Assistant Principal on your child's stage. If your child's teacher cannot resolve... Read more
School Welfare and Discipline
School Discipline Policy: It is recognised by our school and the Department of Education that good discipline is fundamental to the achievement of students when addressing educational priorities. As a result, our school has a Student Discipline Policy that is followed, in accord with the Department's Behaviour Code, to support students in being the best that they can be. The Behaviour Code can be located at: https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/policies/student_serv/discipline/stu_discip_gov/behaviourcode.pdf Every student has the right to learn and... Read more
Aussie Food Day and Big Cricket Game Success!
Thank you to everyone who assisted to make our Term 1 International Food Day a great success. Congratulations to the teachers who defeated the school cricket team 65-56. A fun match! We will have some quotes and memories of the day to share with you next week, thanks to our reporters William Jackson, Solomon Boynton and Jack Faulkner who helped the teachers on the day. Great warm-up for the teachers too William!... Read more
JanuaryReturn to top
A new school year
Welcome back to school for 2016. As we start the year we have high expectations of our students and staff and a commitment to deliver the excellent public education that parents, carers and the community rightly demand. This year we will work towards achieving new priorities announced by the Premier to raise the percentage of students in the top two bands in the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). I am proud of our achievements in public education and each year our schools provide our communities with much to... Read more