Broadsheet for Parents

Welcome to the Broadsheet providing parents with this week’s news and information from Melbourne Montessori School.

A Message from the Principal

Robotics success 2 years in a row!

For the second year in a row Melbourne Montessori School, surrounded by hundreds of students from other Melbourne schools, won another Lego League trophy – this time for teamwork. The focus in 2017 was on Hydro Dynamics. One of our Micro Economy groups had designed the t-shirts they all wore and students from other schools asked where they had purchased them! Congratulations to Harry, Zara, Tiago, Ethan, Alex and Dallas for working so hard over the weekends and for competing in such a collaborative manner!

Sports Days in the Sun

Last Friday MMS held two sports days – the annual Jarrod Hampton Sports Day was held at Princes’ Park for the Cycle 2 and 3 children where the Grads ran the six different stations comprising  Hoop Ball, Euroball , Soccer, Tag Ball, Newcombe, Handball amongst others. The weather was surprisingly sunny and everyone worked hard at developing the different sports skills. It was wonderful to see how effective, caring and mature the Grads were when organising their teams.

The other Sports Day was held at Brighton for the afternoon children in Cycle 1. This was a first and again, the weather held and they were all able to enjoy the egg and spoon races, soccer goal shooting, sack races, beanbag throwing but my favourite was definitely the long jump into the sandpit! Great to see our sportsmen and women of the future! It was also wonderful to see the new basketball area being used for a complex obstacle race for the tricycles around the colourful cones. Thank you to all the teachers who helped organise both these events!

Thank you to all who attended the Working Bees  

We would like to thank the large numbers of parents who have come to help Sean and Nick both at Brighton and Caulfield for our Term 4 Working Bees. The extra help has meant that a great many jobs have been completed around the school and the grounds are benefitting from this extra attention. Thank you for helping at MMS!

Transition Days

Our Transition Days have begun for 2018 and some very excited children helped transitioning, new Cycle 2 children from Brighton last week. We still have one morning session and one full day to go as the children will come to Caulfield again this coming Friday 24th November and Monday 27th November next week.

Today, the new Cycle 4 students for 2018 attended one full day of activities to welcome them into Cycle 4. Our new Cycle 5 students baked for the whole community and also attended a full afternoon’s subject briefing about their Year 10 work next year.

“The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences.” Maria Montessori

– Gay Wales, Principal

Parent Association 2018 – WE NEED YOU!

The PA supports our school in 2 ways: Organising school community activities and events such as Open Day, Fathers’ and Mothers’ Day events, Pizza Day and sushi By providing and co-ordinating volunteers to support curriculum-based activities at the school such as Art class help and PMP But the PA needs you! Help us help MMS […]

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BOOK Tickets NOW! Graduate Speech Night

The Graduate Speech Night is on Wednesday 29th November 2017 in the Auditorium, Glen Eira Town Hall starting at 6.30pm.  Please reserve your seat online with TRYBOOKING before 4pm on Wednesday 29th November 2017. This is a FREE event and seats are limited!  Performers do not require a ticket. We look forward to seeing you […]

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Cycle 2 & 3 Art Show, 4th – 7th December

The Principal, staff and children of Melbourne Montessori School would like to extend a warm invitation to you to view and celebrate our Cycle 2 and 3 children’s beautiful artwork. This year, Susie May, an educator from the National Gallery of Victoria will give a short presentation about Van Gogh in Ned’s Room (10C) before […]

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Cycle 1 Camp 2017

  Beautiful location, perfect weather, great company – the Cycle 1 Camp 2017 gave Montessori Cycle 1 families the opportunity to play, relax and create wonderful memories. This year 33 families (121 people) attended the Arrabri camp site in East Warbarton from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.  Having put the Friday night traffic behind them, […]

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Thank you for a great year of School Banking

We would like to thank all of our students who have participated in the CommBank School Banking program this year. Our final School Banking Day for 2017 will be Thursday 7th December. If your child is eligible to order a reward item please ensure that the reward coupon is completed and returned prior to Thursday […]

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MMSS Robotic team takes another Award @ First LEGO League 2017!

The Melbourne Montessori Senior School Robotics team won the Teamwork award on Sunday 19th November at the First Lego League Victorian regional competition. This was held at the Advanced Technology Centre at Swinburne University in Hawthorn, with the competition running from 8:15am until 4pm. the competition included 35 other teams from around Victoria. Team coach Paul […]

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MMS Community Resource

The MMS Community Resource Facebook group (previously ‘MMS Buy Sell Swap’) is a closed group set up on Facebook and can be found (and joined) at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1914356128786691/?source_id=247054255419318. The Resource is a wonderful place to post products for sale/swap, make recommendations or even share excess garden produce! To make a listing, click on ‘more’ then ‘sell something’ […]

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Woolworths Earn and Learn

Dear Parents, MMS would like to thank all the participants for their collection of their Woolworths vouchers and donation to our school.  We collected a total of 3120 points and as a result and have placed our order which will benefit Cycle 1, Cycle 2 and Cycle 3 students. Many thanks, SARAH JANE

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Boots for All – Donate your used sporting gear

No longer using your sports gear? MMS are currently collecting used sporting equipment on behalf of ‘Boots for All’ to help disadvantaged athletes play! Just pop it in the collection box at Caulfield Reception. We welcome donations of quality new and near-new: Football boots (all codes) Basketball shoes Sneakers/Running shoes Sports balls Sports bags Cricket […]

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Brickvention 2018

Brickvention is Australia’s premier LEGO fan convention. The highly anticipated annual event features a huge collection of LEGO models including trains, castles, pirates, Star Wars™, space ships, planes, buildings, sculptures and much more. Brickvention 2018 Public Expo Tickets are now on sale.  For more information and ticket purchases – follow this link to the Brickventures website: http://www.brickventures.com. Please […]

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Term 4 Before and After School Activities

Please contact the organisers directly for enquiries

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Caulfield Campus Parking Reminder

Please drive UP Roselea Street FROM Almond Street.

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Log into the App

The app now has the ability to be logged into using your Parent Portal username and password. Doing this will give you benefits such as prefilling forms and remembering past submissions Please follow the link below for instructions on how to do this http://instructions.mms.vic.edu.au/How%20to%20log%20into%20the%20App.htm    

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2017 | 2018 Entertainment Membership – Order NOW and receive 2 free movie tickets!

Melbourne Montessori School has limited memberships available … If you haven’t already purchased your 2017 | 2018 Entertainment Membership this year, this is your chance to support us and be rewarded with over $20,000 of valuable offers! ORDER NOW.  FREE DELIVERY is still available and while stocks last,  everyone who purchases an Entertainment Membership will […]

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EAST BRIGHTON LAUGHTER CLUB

LAUGH WITH US! Tuesdays,  6-7pm Melbourne Montessori School (Church Hall) 741 Hawthorn Rd, East Brighton   The club is open to ALL and runs weekly. Primary aged children will need to bring along an adult if coming. Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders will help invoke your inner laughter, without jokes or comedy. No yoga poses, just […]

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Art Junk Required !

Jennie and Stephanie would love to receive the following items from you :

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New Regulatory Requirements for Schools regarding Child Safe Requirements

Melbourne Montessori School (MMS, the School) is committed to ensuring the highest possible standards of care and behaviour for the educational environment that benefits our entire community. We regularly review our practices to ensure we offer an environment that is aligned to our ethos.   Earlier this year there were new regulatory changes, called Child Safe […]

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Get involved in the School Banking program

Melbourne Montessori School is excited to continue to offer the Commonwealth Bank School Banking program to Cycle 1, 2 and 3 students. The current co-ordinator is Chi (Mum of Lily at Brighton and Jaimie at Caulfield). How does it work? The School Banking program provides children with an opportunity to deposit money into their Commonwealth Bank […]

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MMS Board

The MMS Board is a key part of the overall governance structure of the School. It sets the School’s overall strategic direction and provides support to the School’s executive team that undertakes the day-to-day management of the School. If you have an issue that you would like to raise with the Board, please feel free […]

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Montessori Parent Advisory Service

Paulene Richardson has worked in Montessori centres for many years and she has been constantly asked for parenting advice and about how to implement Montessori principles at home.  Due to high demand, Paulene is now offering a new service for parents to help to meet this need. Please feel free to contact Paulene or go onto […]

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Kids Choose Their Own Work in a Montessori Classroom

Every day, in classrooms everywhere, teachers grapple with the age-old challenge of how to capture the attention of young people and engage them with the things we think they should know about. In 1907, in the slums of Rome, Dr Maria Montessori designed an experiment to tackle this challenge. In a room housing about 50 […]

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