Art Show - October 2014
Strategic Planning Committee
Outdoor Classroom
Italiano 'Carnevale'
Tree planting day 'Wildlife Corridor'
School Captains 2014
Golden Time Dress Ups
Partnered learning

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New Grades for Students - Monday 15th December

new gradesThe students will spend two hours next Monday in their new grades.

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Christmas Stall - Thursday 18th December

christmas stallThis Thursday the Parents and Friends will be running the Christmas Stall. Gifts range from $2 to $6.

Please send your child with their money in an envelope clearly marked with their name, grade and amount.

The children really enjoy these stalls and the Parents and Friends Group have put a lot of work into this event. 

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Helpers Morning Tea - Thursday 18th December

morning teaDear School Community Helpers

To show our appreciation for your support this year we would like to invite you to a Parent Helper morning tea, Thursday 18th December at 11am on the Junior Deck(weather permitting) otherwise in the Staffroom.

Look forward to seeing you there.   

RSVP to classroom teacher by

Monday 15th Dec.

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Icy Poles - Friday 19th December

icy polesParents & Friends will be selling icy poles from the school canteen at recess next Friday.  They will cost $1.00.

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All Library Books Now Due Back - Friday 19th December

booksHow quickly the end of the year comes around. Borrowing has finished for the year and all Library books must now be returned.   I will be chasing up overdue books between now and the end of the year. If a book has been lost you will asked to pay for a replacement so that our lovely Library can continue to be well stocked. 

Thank you for your co-operationBeth (in the Library)

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Education Maintenance Allowance - Thursday 1st January


From 1 January 2015, the government will provide extra financial support directly to Victoria’s neediest schools instead of providing the Education Maintenance Allowance directly to parents. 

Parents will not be able to apply for the Education Maintenance Allowance in 2015. 

The money will be allocated to eligible schools through schools’ core operational funding mechanism, with the neediest schools receiving the most funding. Not all schools will be receiving funding in 2015. 

This change to how the money is distributed was required by the funding agreement with Commonwealth government to make sure Victorian schools receive increased funding that will benefit all students and, in particular, those from schools with concentrated disadvantage.

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Next Farmer's Market - Saturday 10th January

farmers market logo

The next Farmer’s Market is on the 10th January 2015.  Please come, bring your friends and family, and support the school. 

We need volunteers to man the gate. There isn’t a particular class attached to this market so if you are free on the 10th I would love to hear from you on 0400 197732 or

The market will be running again on January 24th.

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2015 Octopus Instrumental Music Program

music programEnrolments are being taken for our 2015 Instrumental Music Program. Lessons are conducted by qualified and experienced musicians, and the program caters to a range of learning styles. We offer lessons on keyboard, guitar, ukulele, bass and drums. In these weekly, 30 minute lessons students are taught how to read music, and develop technique. Students are expected to practice regularly at home, preferably for 5-10 minutes daily. This program is hugely popular among students, so please collect an enrolment form from the school office to secure your place. Existing participants may reconfirm their enrolments via email. There are a variety of pricing schedules, all competitive so feel free to request the option that suits your needs! For more information please see the school office, or email

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Parent Choir - Term 1 2015

choirSomething new for 2015. Parents will have the opportunity to be involved in a new singing group. We will be running a choir for the parent community one evening a week for term 1. Stay tuned for details.

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Playground Equipment - February 2015

playground equipmentEverybody will be glad to know that there will be some new playground equipment installed in February next year to replace the old favourites that had to be removed. Thanks to the fundraising efforts of our parents I was able to place an order. I would also like to thank Sophie in grade 6 who decided the $500 she won for the school in the write4fun competition would go towards the new playground.

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2015 Camp to Anglesea - Monday 16th February

campThe date for accepting camp deposits has now closed.

Next year's camp appears to have been very popular with students. Due to the legal requirement of student:staff ratio, camp facilities and budgetary considerations, it is necessary to limit the number of camping places. Due to our steadily growing numbers, the feasibility of having 3-4 and 5-6 camps are being investigated for future considertion.

My apologies to all students who have unfortunately missed this camp.

Kyla Mamic

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Performance Choir - Sunday 1st March

performance choir

On March 1st next year our children will be presenting a stripped down version of this year’s school concert, “Show me the Money” at the Sydney Rd Street Party as part of the Brunswick Music Festival. The organisers are very excited about this event. Things are still being organised but we envisage the Performance Choir will join forces with the Junior Choir and will perform with the school band and other vocal and instrumental soloists. There will also be a small number of actors involved.


Stay tuned for more details

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Joy's Corner - Friday 12th December

familyEvery week Joy Freier, the Primary Welfare Officer at Coburg North receives an inbox full of helpful parenting advice and upcoming workshops to assist in raising primary school age students.


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K-Mart Wishing Tree Gifts from Junior School Council

wishing treeTis the season to be generous

With money raised from the purchase of Giggle Day Joke Books, the JSC has been able to buy some wonderful presents for children in need. JSC members decided they would like to make Christmas a little bit brighter and donate some gifts to place under the Kmart Wishing Tree.  Well done JSC! Your kindness and generosity will be appreciated by some very lucky children.

On behalf of all JSC members, we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. We look forward to another productive year in 2015.

Courtney, Sarah and JSC representatives

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Swimming Program - November 2014

swimmingThe 2014 Swimming Program was very well attended and it was great to see so many improvements in the students’ skills and confidence throughout the program. The two week program offered by Elite was again very well organised and the students adjusted to the routine quickly. I would like to thank all the teaching and ES staff who attended the program as well as the staff who remained at school. A huge thank-you also to the parents who assisted with walking and dressing, your help was greatly appreciated. A very special thank-you to Debb and Stephanie, in the office, for all their hard work in collecting money, collating, keeping check of all medical forms and class numbers and all the other administration tasks involved. Finally, thank you to everyone for being understanding and cooperative during the two week swimming timetable. I also believe it would be extremely beneficial for your child to continue on with developing their water safety and swimming skills throughout the summer.

Thanks again,

Lyn Evans 

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Nude Food Challenge - December 2014

nude foodLast week Coburg North took up the challenge to improve the amount of litter we generate whilst maintaining and promoting healthy food at school. A huge thank you to all the parents who helped their children by sending Nude Food to school each day. Thank you also to the Junior School Council for their assistance in promoting the event and collecting data. Our school environment looked beautiful, clean and I’m certain that we’re healthier because of the challenge. If we can all make a conscious effort to continue being a Nude Food School, every week, everyone benefits! Congratulations and well done to prep A, our champion grade of Nude Food Warriors for 2014. It was an extremely close challenge with a few other grades polling extremely well and I look forward to 2015. Lyn Evans

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