Author: P Martin

Peter Martin

Principal Pete became interested in teaching while working as a part-time Demonstrator in Chemistry at Melbourne University. He then taught Maths and Science in secondary schools for several years, and was Head of Curriculum at both McKinnon Secondary College and Melbourne Girls College. Although Peter took time off from teaching to work at the Australian…

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Premiers’ Reading Challenge

The Reading Challenge for 2015 has finished. Congratulations to all students who completed the Challenge. Number of books read for the Challenge by PMPS students – 1769. You can still keep on reading! Information about certificates will be sent out next term.

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School Holiday Activities

The school holidays can be a challenge for parents to find things to occupy their children.so here are a few helpful websites that offer a variety of options, many of which are little or no cost. Gasworks Park  http://www.gasworks.org.au/whats-on/kids-holiday-program/ NGV  http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/category/kids/ Port Phillip Library   http://library.portphillip.vic.gov.au/Whats_on/Childrens_events Camp Australia   http://parents.campaustralia.com.au/parents/holiday-programs/program.aspx?hpId=13384 For events around Melbourne:   http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/whatson/school_holidays/Pages/default.aspx Victorian Government…

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Health Eating @ PMPS

The school canteen list has recently been reviewed by the Healthy Eating Advisory Service. Renatta Catering are working to include traffic light indicators to the list to help you make informed choices about the nutritional content of the items you order for your child(ren). Over time the list will be modified to increase the volume…

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2016 Planning

Planning for next year is based on a number of variables, principally student enrolment numbers. Enrolments influence class structures, class sizes, staffing allocations and resource budgeting. At present, we have just over 800 students on our books for next year, but this number is growing on a weekly basis. At this stage we are likely…

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The Time Machine

Congratulations to ALL our wonderful performers for their extraordinary performances in The Time Machine that produced a great afternoon and evening of entertainment at the Phoenix Theatre on Tuesday. Thank-you to all the staff and parents who assisted with sets, small props, front of house, lighting, costumes, make-up supervision and so on. In particular, I…

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An End of Term Thank-you

Thank you to all of the staff that assisted in the smooth running of the Year 6 camp. Parents are very aware of the commitment required of staff to attend these activities and are very grateful for the opportunities our children were given and the enjoyment they all experienced. Secondly, congratulations to Maria Chadwick and…

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Long Term Enrolment Numbers

DET has commissioned a study of future enrolment patterns for schools in inner Melbourne. Our enrolments are likely to exceed 850 students in 2017, but the opening of two new local primary schools will almost certainly cause our enrolments to drop from 2018 onwards. The DET study should provide us with an indication of how…

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Wendy Ward

Wendy, one of our Teaching Assistants, is married with a daughter in Year 5 at Elwood Primary School. She was born in South Africa and moved to the UK when she was 17, and only moved to Australia in January 2014. Wedny has worked in Education Support for 5 years and hopes to study and become a teacher one day.

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Maria Chadwick

Maria, our Performing Arts Coordinator, commenced her teaching career in Gippsland at Yinnar Primary School and taught in other Gippsland Schools before moving to Melbourne where she taught at Aspendale and Parkdale PS’s prior to joining our staff in 2005.

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