It’s Christmas and Happy Holidays every-one.

THANK YOU parents and carers for being an integral part

of our wonderful school in 2016.

Our Year 2s are ready to move to the 3/4 area and the 1s definitely ready for grade 2.

We have prepared them as well as we can, along with you all,

for them to confidently explore the next step.

We would like to thank you all for supporting us during our journey in 2016 and all the unconditional help at school and in our precious garden in the courtyard.

Happy Holidays and have a very safe one….

Best wishes from








Snowman scurry from 1/2 team on Vimeo.

Sled race from 1/2 on Vimeo.

Snowball fight from 1/2 gang on Vimeo.

Rockin Christmas from 1/2 on Vimeo.

Santa Claus from 1/2 on Vimeo.

holiday rock from 1/2 gang on Vimeo.





Hawaiian Christmas from 1/2 gang on Vimeo.



Elf dance from 1/2 gang on Vimeo.


beginning to look like Christmas from the 1/2 gang on Vimeo.


Thursday, November 17th, the school leaders ran a fit 4 school morning after it’s great success at in the past at MPS introduced by Wesley Coles, former PE teacher.  The students really value the program and the School Leaders wanted to promote  ‘healthy, active living and a great start to the day to get the blood and energy going.

The fit4school morning started at 8:15am and finished at 8:50am.

The setting up did not require a large amount of organisation.

Students in charge of stations e.g. squats, sit-ups etc wore neon soccer vests for easy identification of the activities.

Thank you to all the parents, the students, teachers and the weather.  We had great fun.

from the School Leaders

Early birds

Early birds

What's happening?

What’s happening?

I'm just warming up.

I’m just warming up.

Running like the wind

Running like the wind

team work - organisation

team work – organisation

Mums got involved too.

Mums got involved too.

Yep...everything under control.

Yep…everything under control.


The Glory

The Glory

Wow...the pain the agony

Wow…the pain the agony

Okay maybe not.

Okay maybe not.

Now for the music and stop watch.

Now for the music and stop watch.

loving this.....

loving this…..




Mother and son team

Mother and son team

Mum knows how to do push ups. Check the straight back!

Mum knows how to do push ups. Check the straight back!




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Great team work siblings.

Great team work siblings.


No-one told you to stop!

No-one told you to stop!

Mrs Charuckyj

This morning we celebrated with Mrs Christine Charuckyj her 26 years of teaching at Moreland Primary School.  The children sang an amazing song written especially for her.  We listened to wonderful speeches and there were some beautiful words said about her because she was a great and caring teacher.  After the special ass_dsc3774embly Mrs Charuckyj was invited to the 1/2 area to be presented with 2 special gifts which all the children put towards and helped to _dsc3772buy a pot plant and a voucher to pay for plants for her new home in Ocean Grove.  That way, she can enjoy watching the plants grow for many years, as she had watched many children grow into adults over her many years of teaching.


Responsible Pet Ownership Visit

A special visitor talking to the children about being responsible around pets.

The children also learnt about what a big responsibility it is to

look after a pet.



We learnt a lot about how to be responsible pet owners.    Augusto


Do some research on how to be a responsible pet owner.  Check the websites below.



Meg and Rainbow Food

How lucky are we?

Parents are always offering to help in all sorts of ways.  Here is Meg talking to the children about Rainbow Food.  We know it’s made a big difference to all of us.  Thank you so much for giving up your time.  It was a valuable presentation.

Gardening at MPS 1/2

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What wonderful work and times together and then enjoy the fruit of their hard work.

Thank you to all the wonderful parents and children who are enthusiastically involved in keeping the garden going.

The children loved their beetroot leaves and beetroot bulbs.

Delicious too

Real Scientists at Work at MPS

Today it is science and we had a lot of fun today. I really appreciated it.    Diego


On Friday we had five scientists come to our school and my mum was one of them. My favourite activity was the eye test with my mum.   I liked the other activities but I liked what my mum did the most. I did not get any of the questions wrong.   Finn


Today we had Science Day and my favourite one was “Eye’s Tricking”. It looks like people are smaller but they are actually the same size – our eyes trick us into thinking they are different. It was so amazing and really, really fun.

Then we went to the amphitheatre and we got to see the vision of a cat at night and in the morning.



Today was Science Day. The first session was in the Science Room. We were learning about blood. We also got to do a little act. Diego and I got to wear a yard duty vest.

Our next activity was testing our eye sight. I only got one wrong. I also got to measure a shape. My favourite one was in our room. It was a Science Experiment. In the Science experiment we mixed two colours and put them on paper. Then put them in water.

It was good. It was AMAZING!!!


We are so grateful for our Scientist Parents for taking their time to organise interesting activities to celebrate Science Day in the 1/2 area.



A Report about the 1/2 Science Morning.

This was completed by Amélie on the weekend. 



By Amélie 

On Friday the 21st of October 2016 the 1\2’s were very lucky to have some different types of scientists come in and teach us what they do.

There were five different activities that we did.

One of the activities that we did was with Devi (Uma’s mum). We learnt about animals and got to have a go at catching lizards (they were only pretend!) In that rotation we also got to find out about animal sight. We learnt that our eyes see different things to what animals do. For example we see a flower that we think is yellow but to a bee it would be yellow and green.

One of the other activities we learnt about was separating chemicals with Flo (Nadia’s mum) and Dee (Nicanor’s mum). First we all got a piece of a special type of paper and with a grey led pencil we drew 2 dots. Then we got a smartie and put a droplet of water on it and moved it around with two toothpicks. The smartie lost its colour and made coloured water depending on what colour your smartie was. We put a coloured dot on each of the dots that we drew earlier. Then we put the paper in a little bit of water and watched what happened. What happened was the water moved up the paper and the coloured dots moved up and had a race.

Another activity was with Carla (Joseph’s mum). She told us about the life of fruit flies. We got to look at them through a microscope. We got to see fruit flies in three different ways. One was when they were in their eggs. Another one was when they were older and flying around. The last way was when the fruit flies were eating some rotten fruit. Did You Know, that in the ten days a fruit fly lives, the females lay 1,000 eggs. That means 100 eggs each day! Then we watched a video about how to identify insects from bugs. One of the ways is insects always have 6 legs whereas bugs can have different numbers of legs, and another way is insects have 3 body parts whereas bugs can vary.

Another activity was with Alex (Nadia’s Dad). We were looking at blood. First we looked at a slide show about blood. Did you know that you have 1 million red blood cells in 1 drop of blood? Then we did a role play about what happens in your body when you are sick. What happens is there is a war and sometimes you can feel it because if you do it hurts. Alex said that he sometimes went to the blood bank. He said that it’s called the blood bank because bank means storage. At the end we got colour-in sheets about blood.

Another activity was with Fiona (Fin’s mum). We learnt about tricks that your eyes do. We looked at some circles. One of the circles looked bigger because it had smaller circles around it. The other circle looked smaller because it had bigger circles around it. It ended up that they were both the exact same size. Then we had to decide which alien was bigger. The one at the back looked bigger because it was higher up on the paper and the lines were narrower together than they were at the front. It ended up that they were both the same length. Then we looked at a square that was different shades of black. In the middle was a coloured strip. Side B looked like it was darker because the surrounding of it was lighter than part A’s was. It was amazing when Fiona showed us that the strip in the middle was the same colour all the way through. Then our final eye test was we saw some blobs and had to decide whether they were moving or not. They looked like they were moving but actually when you just looked at one dot it wasn’t moving.

After that we did a test for our senses. What we did was we closed our eyes and got a partner to trace their finger up our arm. We had to say stop when we thought that they were touching the joint in our elbow. Most of us said stop before our partner’s finger reached it.

The morning was really fun. I learnt a lot of new things about science.