We place high importance on the relationship between school and home because the best outcomes are achieved when we all work together.
We achieve this through:
- An extensive transition program for kindergarten children through our Bridges to School program and our formal transition sessions, which prepare the children, and their parents, for the big step of starting school.
- Training programs for parents about literacy and numeracy teaching and learning.
- Parent helpers in classrooms being a vital part of class programs.
- Regular parent teacher interviews.
- Parent-friendly report formats to better inform parents about their child’s progress.
- Parents being encouraged to discuss issues with class teachers as they arise.
- Tracking children’s progress and informing and consulting with parents if there are any problems.
- Individual learning plans (ILP) so parents and teachers can work together to assist children if they are having problems with learning or need extending.
Parents can be involved in many important roles within the school including: School Council, Parents and Friends Association, working bees, volunteering in the library, the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program, helping in the classroom, on excursions and school camps and by volunteering their expertise and experience in a range of areas.
Download a copy of the Prep Student Induction Booklet below.
Seesaw is a platform for the students to share their work and create a digital portfolio. Students “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. It’s simple to get student work in one place and share with families, and nothing is shared without teacher approval. Seesaw has been extensively used across the school during Remote Learning.
To order uniforms:
RHS have secured a new retail store which will stock our Montmorency South uniform.
Location: 1/902 Main Road Eltham
Opening times (updated 13 October)
Thursday – Closed
They moved stock from the existing Ringwood location to Eltham on FRIDAY 8 OCTOBER, so it is anticipated parents won’t be able to access uniform at all from 8 to 15 October. Week commencing Monday 18 October a click and collect service will be offered as well as post to the school as normal.
Due to density limits, the Eltham store will be by appointment only from 5 November – 1 Feb. 2022 Prep parents need to book a fitting time via information on the Prep Flyer. Online remains unchanged, but pickup will be from the new Eltham location.
Download the order form from the link below then drop the completed form to the school office.
Uniforms can also be purchased online from RHSports.
Our sport polo shirt / uniform is available to all students. It has not been designed to replace our usual uniform and it may be worn on PE days, special sport carnivals and events.
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Out of School Hours Care
Rocketeers partner withs Camp Australia to deliver tailored before and after school experiences in Your OSHC. When it is school holiday time, Rocketeers blasts off with extraordinary holiday adventures. Register to book:
Camp Australia – Guiding Children’s Growth
We are proud to partner with Camp Australia to provide our Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) program.
Camp Australia programs are centred on child enrichment, while ensuring a reliable, engaging and hassle-free OSHC service at our school. Their engaged educators foster a safe, inclusive environment where children can relax, have fun and grow.
Camp Australia recognises that children need a different experience in term time to the experience they have on their holidays. Families can choose Your OSHC for before and after school experiences during term, or Rocketeers during the holidays.
Your OSHC – OSHC that inspires
At Your OSHC by Camp Australia, every before school, after school and pupil free day program is tailored to the likes and interests of each child in service. Camp Australia’s educators design enriching experiences to inspire your children’s confidence, independence and imagination. In any one week, they could be participating in science experiments, active play, creative expression and more - they believe in learning through experience so that each child can grow.
Rocketeers – Extraordinary Holiday Adventures
Rocketeers by Camp Australia is a space for children to escape the ordinary and experience the extraordinary during their school holidays. Every school holiday break is a new mission for children to embark upon. With carefully designed programs, directed by the children and informed by family feedback, no two days are the same with Rocketeers. Experiences planned could include games, arts & crafts, sport, excursions, cooking, coding and more.
MSPS offers a before and after school care program each day. The program is run by Camp Australia.
A weekly program of activities is on display in the OSHC area.
Before school care hours are 7am – 8:45am, with breakfast provided.
After school care hours are 3:30pm – 6pm, with a snack provided.
On pupil-free days, all day care will be provided if there is sufficient need.
On the last day of term, OSHC is available from 2:30pm when the school day finishes.
We offer holiday care on the school holidays aside from the end of the year until early January. Sessions are from 7:00am – 6:00pm. Breakfast and a fruit snack is included, lunch will need to be provided by parents.
It is necessary to register your child before using the OSHC program. Some families may be eligible for childcare
assistance and families will need to contact the Family Assistance Office prior to registering with the Camp Australia program.
More information can be found at Camp Australia
Holiday Club at MSPS
Following the announcement of the Government’s Child Care Package, Holiday Club at Montmorency South Primary School will be open these school holidays. Please contact Camp Australia to book your spot.
Care is available for all children of essential service workers. Camp Australia are taking a careful and considered approach to their service delivery to ensure the safety of children and staff with the following measures:
No excursions this autumn
They will be replaced with other activities for the day within the service environment.
Incursion provider will be required to sign a form that ensures their staff meet the requirements of the department of health for self-isolation, hygiene and social distancing.
Camp Australia already operates with strict cleanliness and hygiene policies; however they’ve reinforced and updated these as part of their cautious approach to COVID-19.
- Handwashing policies have been communicated with educators, reiterating government advice. This information is also being passed along to all children in care.
- Surface sanitiser is being used to sanitise all benches, resources and other high-use areas before, during and after the service.
- The service tablet is now strictly being used by only one educator, who will sign children in and out, upon authorising the parent/guardian.
- If a child or educator begins to show any symptoms of a cold/the flu, strict action will be taken to isolate.
To help significantly reduce the spread of COVID-19, social distancing practices are being put in place. This is aimed at reducing the extent of close contact we have with one another. Although this is a challenging concept in childcare, they are committed to do their part in adapting to professional advice, as it emerges.
- Large groups will be broken up into smaller groups, where possible, with one educator per group to minimise potential contact.
- Children will not be queuing up in long close-contact lines, and all sign-ins will be delivered quickly and efficiently.
- Any food will be served with tongs by the educators, to avoid multiple people handling them.
- Where possible, we will spread the groups between our different licensed spaces to provide the children more space.
- Programs will avoid any contact games, such as football, chasey, etc.
- Incursions will be split up and run in groups to avoid large groups in a singular space.
Whilst their primary concern is the safety of all children, they understand it is a term break and want to provide children with some fun to keep them happy, busy and engaged.
Enquiries: 0405 440 678
Dietary Preference Form
This form is to be used if your child has any dietary requirements
Medication Authority Form
This form is to be used when medication is to be administered at school, ie antibiotics.
General Medical Advice Form
This form will assist the school in developing a Student Health Support Plan, for a health condition or first aid requirement, which outlines how the school will support the student’s health care needs.
Parents & Friends Committee
Student Leaders – 2021
School Vice Captains
Performing Arts Captains
Visual Arts Captains