From Monday 20 July, all students will be undertaking remote and flexible learning.
Students in Prep to Grade 2 have been provided with individual Home Learning Packs, and these are required to be collected and returned each Friday. A small number of videos have been posted to the MPPS Home Learning Website such as stories and phonic/digraph clips to support the packs. Students in Grades 3 to 6 will be expected to meet every morning at 9am via Google Classroom, and will utilise this and the Home Learning Website for the setting and submission of work. Students can ask questions of their teachers via Google Classroom, parents can contact teachers via Compass.
Mentone Park’s Home Learning Site can be accessed here:
Under Stage 4 Restrictions, we will support families where parents and carers are permitted workers that cannot work from home, and others who need the support that on-site provision enables. The criteria for students that can attend on-site is as follows:
- children of parents/carers who are permitted workers and required to work outside the home, and no other arrangements can be made to supervise their child;
- vulnerable students in out of home care, children known to child protection and other agencies, and children the school identifies as vulnerable, where no supervision in the home can be arranged;
- students with disabilities, who also fit one of the above categories.
Families wishing their children to attend on-site school must complete an application and declaration form, and provide a copy of their Permitted Worker Permit.
The Application form for On-Site Attendance for Stage 4 Restrictions – August 10-21 is NOW CLOSED
Please email us if your situation changes and you require attendance.
The Department has a range of options for you to continue to support your students in their learning, available at the Learning from Home website education.vic.gov.au/homelearning.
The latest information about coronavirus (COVID-19) and schools is on the Department of Education and Training website: education.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
If you, your child, or a family member develops symptoms of a fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of smell or taste, you should get tested at a coronavirus (COVID-19) testing facility and stay at home. This is vitally important to keeping our school community safe.
If you would like health information from the Department of Health and Human Services, you can visit dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
Foundation Learning Area
No matter if you are a first time visitor, prospective family or current family, please make sure you visit our new addition to the Foundation Learning Space. This outdoor classroom sits at the entrance to the Foundation Learning Area and will be a wonderfully engaging space for students to learn and families to gather at drop off and pick up. A big thank you to the Hon Mark Dreyfus, Federal Member for Isaacs and his team for providing the well needed funds to assist us with the creation of this amazing outdoor learning space.
Return to On-Site School
Thank you for all your support during these past few weeks of remote and flexible learning.
Following advice from the Chief Health Officer, the Victorian Government has advised that schools can begin a phased return to on-site schooling.
To support all school staff to prepare for this transition, Monday 25 May will be a pupil-free day.
In the first stage, students in Prep, Grade 1 and Grade 2 will return to school from Tuesday 26 May.
In the second stage of our return to on-site schooling, all other year levels will return to school from Tuesday 9 June.
More information about the return to school and coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on the Department’s website, which will continue to be updated:
Thank you for your continued support and patience during this time. We look forward to welcoming our students back to the classroom!
Term 2 Remote Learning
Following advice from the Victorian Government, Mentone Park Primary School will be moving to remote and flexible learning for Term 2. This is a step all Victorian Government schools are taking to help slow the spread of Covid-19. This means that all students that can learn at home, must work from home.
Students can access the Mentone Park Primary School Home Learning Site via this link:
WELCOME TO 2020
Welcome to 2020 where the first few weeks of school have been extremely engaging for students, families and staff with Cultural Days, Swimming Carnivals, Information Evenings and “Get to Know You” Interviews, just some of the great happenings at Mentone Park Primary School.
Our students were immersed in Aboriginal culture through the incursion program presented by Western Creation, which included facepainting and traditional Aboriginal art, dance and storytelling. Thanks to all students for their wonderful participation and willingness to be involved and engaged in these important lessons about Australian history and culture.
OUR 2019 GRADUATES
Congratulations to our 2019 Grade 6 Graduates! We wish them all the best as they embark on their Secondary School education.
Our 2020 Marine Ambassadors were inducted into the program with a boat ride to look for dolphins 🐬 and do some snorkeling. No dolphins unfortunately but plenty of seals, fish and even some sea dragons! A wonderful opportunity for these students to enhance their understanding of the marine environment.
KINGSTON COLOUR RUN
Our 2019 Kingston Community Colour Run was an HUGE success! We had around 800 people attend and it was truly wonderful to see our school and the broader community come together for such a fun morning! With wonderful feedback from both those outside and within our school community we can’t wait to do it again next year! A huge thank you to every single person who came along, and to all those who helped in the lead up to the day and who were instrumental in supporting the event on the day. The event simply would not have been the success it was without the involvement and support of our fantastic Mentone Park community! With an incredible $17,000 raised this will go towards resurfacing the basketball and netball courts and will be an amazing enhancement to our school.
OUTSTANDING STUDENT LEARNING RESULTS!
Congratulations to our Year 3 and 5 students for their wonderful NAPLAN results this year. Not only were our individual results the best we have seen in years but also our growth data was some of the best in the state.
All students at Mentone Park Primary School are given every opportunity to grow with the guidance and support of our wonderful staff and supportive culture of excellence. Come and see for yourself why our students are achieving such great results.