Newsletter 7th December 2023

Thursday December 7th 2023

Melton South Primary School acknowledges the Wurundjeri People as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we learn and play. We value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture. We recognise the First People’s connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respects to Elders, both past, present and emerging.

Everyone has the right to be SAFE
Everyone has the right to be RESPECTED
Everyone has the right to LEARN


Grade 6 Graduation: We are all looking forward to the Grade 6 Graduation next Monday. There will be the formal presentations, the parents then leave and the students have dinner and a disco. It is always a great night to celebrate the end of their 7 years of Primary School. On the last day of the school year we will be having a guard of honour to farewell our Grade 6 students, parents will be advised of times and locations closer to the date.

Architects Meeting: Last week parents, staff and students had the opportunity to meet with the architects to discuss their thoughts on what the project money could be spent on to meet the needs of our school community. The architects will use the information to complete two different plans for our school. We have only been funded for the design and planning stage of the project. We need to await the outcomes of the next State Government budget to see when we progress to the next stage.

Specialist subjects for 2024: Next year we will have the same four specialist subjects as this year. French, STEAM, Physical Education and Performing Arts. Next year Mrs Martin will be establishing a Concert Band.

Mrs Costigan


PATiaAssisting with the 2024 Prep Transition.3ELanceFor working independently with a smile whilst creating his wombat poster.
1DZaideFor having a growth mindset in writing activities this week. Well done!3FNgunFor always offering to help your teachers and peers in the classroom.
2CZoeya     AngelFor participating well as part of a group during maths games.   For showing resilience and working well during her visualising task in reading3GAmyFor participating in the Grade 3 down ball 3F and 3G challenge!
4CAliyahFor always being a kind, caring and hardworking classroom member.
2DNoah     AlexisFor having a growth mindset when writing different poems.   For having a growth mindset when completing maths assessments and smashing them!4EFatihaAlways showing the school’s value of Respect.
5BRomyFor surpassing 300 nights reading this year! Congratulations.
2FNathaniel     IndyFor working well as part of a group during maths games.   For showing resilience and trying do her best.5DMason     BraxFor showing courage and upholding the school values.   For being a helpful member of the class and striving to do better.
6EHarvir     JaceFor always being a polite, respectful class member.   For using emojis to create his own soccer poem.5FPersephoneFor her enthusiasm for playing the ukulele in our assembly performance.  
PEHannah 3GFor her impressive forehand strike and hitting the ball with accuracy and control.6BTristenFor sharing his writing with Andy Griffiths and receiving feedback from him.

Each day, MSPS students work their way up the learning ladder through following our school values, showing Respect, Kindness, and striving to do their best every day. When they reach the top, they are recorded with an Outstanding day on their token acknowledgement chart.  When a student reaches a significant milestone of Outstanding days, they earn a badge, here is where we celebrate students who have worked hard to achieve their milestone badges.  

 Name, Grade (P,1)Name, Grade (2,3,4)Name, Grade (5,6)
10 SWPBSKarelle 1 D Jaskaran 5C
25 SWPBS  Alyssah 5C
50 SWPBSRuby 1DMalakai 2D 
75 SWPBS Tyren 2D
Noah 2D

Grade 5/6 Camp 2024

Next year or Grade 5 and 6 students will have an opportunity to visit Rose’s Gap Recreation Centre Camp. We have a tentative booking for October 28th – 30th. There are limited places.
The cost of the camp is looking at roughly $410 per student.
More information regarding deposits will come out soon.


Dear Parents & Guardians,

Could you please make sure your children have returned all their school library books to the school library by Monday 11th December as stocktake is in progress and finishes Tuesday the 12th December.
Please have a look around your homes to find any book with a M.S.P.S barcode on the front or back cover.
I would also like to take a moment to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday and look forward to seeing your children back in our library next year.                       

Mrs Vicki Handley (Library Tech)


Every Victorian child should have access to the world of learning opportunities that exist beyond the classroom. The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund helps ensure that no student will miss out on the opportunity to join their classmates for important, educational and fun activities. It is part of making Victoria the Education State and the Government’s commitment to breaking the link between a student’s background and their outcomes.

School camps provide children with inspiring experiences in the great outdoors. Excursions encourage a deeper understanding of how the world works while sports teach teamwork, discipline and leadership.  All are a part of a healthy curriculum.
CSEF is provided by the Victorian Government to assist eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities.

If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF. A special consideration category also exists for asylum seeker and refugee families. The allowance is paid to the school to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions or sporting activities for the benefit of your child.

The annual CSEF amount per student is:
•             $150 for primary school students
•             $250 for secondary school students

New applicants should contact the school office to obtain a CSEF application form or download from the website below.
If you applied for CSEF at your child’s school last year, you do not need to complete an application form this year unless there has been a change in your family circumstances.

You only need to complete an application form if any of the following changes have occurred:
•             new student enrolments; your child has started or changed schools this year.
•             changed family circumstances; such as a change of custody, change of name, concession card number, or new siblings commencing this year.

Check with the school office if you are unsure.
CSEF Application forms for 2024 will be available at  the office and on Compass from next week.

For more information about CSEF visit: