Quiz Night 2022

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone for helping to make the 2022 - MPS Quiz Night such a success. This year the Quiz Night sold out in record time!!! With your support we have managed to raise an incredible $18,000 to purchase staging and IT equipment for our new gym!!!

On the night everyone looked amazing dressed in their Sequins and Sneakers and our new gym was a fabulous venue for the return of this popular event.

To the MPS parents & teachers who filled the 26 tables, it was wonderful to see you all answering quiz questions, dancing to some old favourites and especially enjoying each other’s company.

To the Fundraising Committee - Sophie, Chevonne, Caitlin, Jacqui, Diana, Arthur, Claire & David – congratulations and a special thank you for helping to organise such a successful event.

We would like to acknowledge all our generous sponsors who donated prizes, vouchers and wine for the event. We really appreciate your contributions.

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A fun night was had by all and we look forward to your support of future fundraising events in 2023.

Diary Dates Term 4

Please see below the upcoming important dates and school events for the rest of Term 4

Tuesday 29 November  Family Night
Friday 2 December Reception Transition
Friday 9 December Reception Transition
Wednesday 14 December Whole School Transition
Thursday 15 December Year 6 Graduation
Friday 16 December End of Term 4 - Early Dismissal 2.15pm
Monday 30 January Term 1 2023 begins

Library News Term 4

Borrowing in Term 4

Friday 2 December (week 7) will be the last day for student borrowing. All books should be returned by Wednesday 7 December (week 8).

If your child is unable to find a book please pass a message through their teacher or email sophie.calvertsmith315@schools.sa.edu.au.

Yours in Reading,

Sophie and Sunyoung

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Puddle Jumpers

Wow!!! What a fantastic response we have had from our amazing school community.

Last week, the Junior Primary Student Representative Council, the Citizenship Committee and School Captains were hard at work sorting all the fabulous donations received for this year’s Community Service Project.

We would like to thank all those families who donated items for Puddle Jumpers, a charity that supports vulnerable children and young people by providing activity days, camps and food assistance for those in need.

Thanks to your generosity we will be able to provide many young people and families with essential items heading into the Christmas holidays. 

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Family Night 2022

We look forward to seeing our Mitcham families next Tuesday 29th November for our end-of-year celebration Family Night. The weather forecast is looking promising at this stage! Families are welcome to come along from 5pm and enjoy a BYO picnic tea on the oval, with pre-concert entertainment by our choirs and recorder group from 5.30pm. Students will meet their teachers at the classroom at 5.40pm, ready for performances to begin at 6.00pm. It is going to be a fantastic night of music and dancing!

Family Details Updates

A reminder to families to please advise the school office of any changes of address, phone numbers or emails as soon as possible to ensure your contact details are current.

Department for Education policy states that a parent is required to provide evidence of the child or young person’s primary place of residence at enrolment and any time it changes.

The following primary documents will be accepted -
 
Parents who own their residence must provide:
  • a copy of the contract of sale for the property (or a recent council rates notice)
  • a recent gas or electricity bill for that property.
Parents who rent their residence must provide:
  • a rental agreement that covers the first 12 months at the school
  • a bond receipt lodged with Consumer and Business Services
  • a recent gas or electricity bill for that property.

Sports Day 2022

We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day for sports day! 

Congratulations go to Mellor for achieving the highest number of points and winning the sports day shield.

This year the Values Cup was awarded to Dunks, for demonstrating the school values and excellent sportsmanship across the day.

Special thanks go to Mr Rowland for all his efforts in planning and coordinating the day. It was a busy day that ran so smoothly and was enjoyed by all. We would also like thank all the teachers, SSO’s parents and students who helped throughout the day. The House Captains did an amazing job and dedicated hours of practice for our health hustle, setting up early in the morning, as well as supporting teachers at events during the day and organising their houses for sprints, relays and chants.

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Diary Dates Term 4 2022

Please see below the upcoming important dates and school events for the rest of Term 4.

Monday 7 November  Pupil Free Day
Saturday 12 November Quiz Night - School Gym 6.30pm
Tuesday 29 November Family Night
Friday 2 December Reception Transition
Friday 9 December Reception Transition
Wednesday 14 December Whole School Transition
Thursday 15 December Year 6 Graduation
Friday 16 December End of Term 4 - Early Dismissal

Mylor Camp 2022

Student reflections on Mylor Camp ....

Mylor Adventure Camp was an amazing experience to create new friends and meet new people. It is well planned and great fun including the challenge course, flying fox, nature village, canoeing, bridge building, raft making, bouldering and initiative pursuits. All these activities build up friendship, courage, teamwork, strength and discussion with pupils.

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Meals were a work in progress, they had great protein and had amazing nutrition. Mylor staff provided enough food so we had decent energy for the activities. The dorms at Mylor adventure camp were well and truly set out, clean and heated. Good bathroom with everything needed. Overall it was a great experience and amazing funBy Bethany & Emily N1

We went to Mylor for camp at the very end of the term from Wednesday the 28th to Friday the 30th. At the start to the end of camp we did activities with 10 minutes in-between to get changed. My highlight was spending time with my friends, especially in my group. The main friends I hung out with were Kaitlyn, Zoe and Isla. My favourite food on camp was the lasagne, it was delicious and I loved it. My favourite activity at camp was the bridge making because I didn’t get wet. If I could change one thing at camp it would be not sitting on Abby’s bed because it moved and I slipped. By Scarlett N6

We went there for 3 days and 2 nights. We slept in a cabin with 8- 12 other kids. My highlight of the camp was the lasagne which reminded me of my grandparents and then my favourite activity was the flying fox because it felt like I was flying. I loved all the activities and the food. My favourite food was the lasagne, burgers and the wraps that we had because the foods always filled me up for the day again. I also loved the cookies for supper  which were so big and my brother was so jealous. My favourite activity was the flying fox and canoeing because I love water and canoeing was a great experience. I loved the feeling that I was flying when I was on the flying fox, I also liked raft making because we beat the boys! If I could change one thing it would be how cold and windy it was because it made it really cold coming out of the water. By Abbie N6 

 Camp_3.jpg Camp_4.jpgWe went to camp Mylor with N5, N1 and N2. At camp Mylor we did a lot of activities such as bridge building, challenge course, kayaking, flying fox, nature village, initiative pursuit, bouldering and raft making. My highlight was the warm dormitory after the wet and cold activities and the coldness outside the dormitories. My favourite food was the cookies for supper they were hard and crunchy and with the chocolate chips it made it perfect. My favourite activities were bouldering and kayaking, it was so fun I could have done it again. I would change the food I did not enjoy it a lot and some was not to my liking of taste. The dinner and lunch were different to what I usually eat at school and home.By Zoe N6

Mylor Adventure Park was thrilling camp. The activities felt like they were survival routines that were truly sensational. The Flying Fox, Canoeing and the Challenge Course ignites a spark throughout your entire body. After the physical and mental strain and workout we were provided with delicious food and a long break to get us prepared for our next activity. The activities were creating stronger and long-lasting friendships. By Jayneil N1 and Alexander N1

Together N6, N5, N1 and N2 went to camp Mylor, all three classes stayed for 2 nights and 3 days and arrived back to school on the 30th at 2:15 on the last day of term. My highlight of camp was going on the kayaks and getting to stay with 11 other friends in one huge cabin! On the kayaks luckily, no one fell into the river but even if someone did they were wearing a life jacket. On camp we did kayaking which was my favourite, then the challenge course which was the muddy and wettest activity, initiative pursuit, and bouldering was the driest, nature village and raft building was also fun because you got to build anything you wanted with the things you had and my team won! Flying fox was super fun and lastly, we did bridge building and someone pushed me in the water; it was really annoying. All of the food was good but my favourite meal was probably the lasagne with the garlic bread, I rated that meal a 9 ½   out of ten! My favourite activity was the kayaking because you got to go down the river and then all the kayaks got lined up in the middle of the water then they picked to people to switch places, so you would have to stand up on the kayak in the middle of the river and climb over 3 kayaks to then sit down on the other kayak.  One thing I would change would probably be to pack more cloths because every day like 2 pairs of clothes and socks got muddy and wet and I had to wear a pair of socks twice! By Kailtyn N6

The Mylor Adventure Camp was an amazing opportunity to make new friends and meet new people, it encouraged teamwork throughout all the activities. The activities tested your mental and physical strength leaving us drained. Luckily we had delicious food to lift us back up to prepare for our next activity. Our favourite activities were the Flying Fox, Nature Village and then Challenge course.  After a long, tiring day we had a warm bed to go back to. The cabins had capacity of 6-12 (not including parents) people and had 4-6 bunk beds. The boys’ cabins had been newly renovated leaving them with carpet floors and nicer bathrooms, whereas the girls’ cabins needed a renovation sometime soon. Overall it was a fantastic camp that exceeded our expectations. By Abby N1 and Mehr N1

We did 8 activities on camp such as kayaking, challenge course, flying fox, bridge building, initiative pursuits, bouldering, raft building, and nature village. My highlight was probably challenge course because we won in the last challenge which was passing a bucket of water and we had to have our feet on a concrete slab without spilling the water. My favourite meal was probably the lasagne because it was so soft and tasty. I also liked the breakfast meal because we got apple juice or orange juice and we got toast we also got cereal and pancakes with maple syrup. My favourite activity was kayaking because we didn’t’ get wet except for our bottoms and me and my partner (Zoe) we were the best at it. If I could have changed anything I would haver changed the weather because it was so cold I just wanted to stay in my cabin. By Isla N6

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Mitcham Primary celebrates 175 years

Following is an article from the Mitcham Community News magazine about Mitcham Primary School which celebrates 175 years this year.

The oldest continuously operating school in South Australia, Mitcham Primary School, turns 175 this year. The school began as a small hut, erected in 1847 on Mitcham Reserve, which opened as a combined chapel and school, paid for by subscription from local families. 

A cabinet maker from London, Thomas Mugg, was employed as the school's first teacher. Mugg continued teaching a very basic curriculum, enforcing strict discipline with regular use of a cane, until 1868.

As the school grew, it moved to Mitcham Institute in 1870, which functioned as a school and community hall until 1879. A new purpose-built school was built on Bulls Creek Road (now Belair Road) in 1880. Three years later, the Mitcham Railway Station was opened next to the school on the new Adelaide-Aldgate line, which restricted expansion of the grounds.

The upper primary students relocated to Hillview Road, Kingswood, in 1953, joined by junior primary students in 1981. In 2013, the junior and upper primary schools were consolidated under one Principal. Today Mitcham Primary predominantly serves the suburbs of Kingswood, Mitcham, Hawthorn, Netherby and Torrens Park.

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For more information on the school, and other historical places in Mitcham, contact the Mitcham Local History Service on 8372 8261 or visit mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au/Learn-and-explore/our-history/local-history-service