A Word From The Principal

Welcome to the end of the term!

It’s been a really great term and the children have been productively involved in the classroom, playground and more recently, on the stage! School is a very busy place and I would like to thank our teachers and education support staff for making this term such a success.

Classes for 2015

Over the next few weeks we will be considering the placement of children in classes for next year.

Any special requests about your child’s special needs are to be put in writing and given/sent/emailed to me by no later than Friday,October 24th. The focus of your letters are to be on ‘student needs’. Requests for specific teachers will not be considered. Thank you.

Swimming Program

Our swimming program starts next term. Please let us know if  you can help with supervision. We are still in need of help from dads. A Working With Children Check is necessary to help other people’s children. Thank you for your assistance.

Scrap Metal Challenge

Next term we will be holding a Scrap Metal Fundraiser at Kallista Primary School!

This will be a chance for you to recycle unwanted metal from your garage or shed, and help us to raise some extra dollars for our school. Bins arrive on November 7th, courtesy of Eco Waste Recycle Centre. They will continue to replace the bins as they fill, until the final day on 17th November.

Look out for the flyer later this week, explaining more about the scrap metal collection.

Working Bee on November 8th

Next term we plan to hold our working bee on the same day as Kallista Market!  Along with some working bee jobs, we would love to have help to give out flyers at Kallista Market to inform the public about the scrap metal collection, and we plan to have a stall to sell second-hand furniture and goods. Stay tuned for more information early next term!

Mburameizi Primary School

Children across the school have been writing to the Ugandan children of Mburameizi Primary School in their class take-home books. I look forward to collecting these from teachers next term and sending them to our friends in Uganda. They will love receiving the books, hearing our children’s stories and playing with our Aussie animals. Thanks to everyone for contributing.

Footy Day on Thursday!!!

Come to school dressed in your footy colours this Thursday!

There will be a footy parade and a footy kicking competition!

Don’t forget the extra 15 minutes playtime at recess  for children who have arrived at school on time.

See you on Thursday!

Go PIES!!!! J

Holiday Fun

There are many activities on around town during the holidays. If you are looking for school holiday ideas, visit the Shire of Yarra Ranges and Knox Council School Holiday Program information on the web at:

Yarra Ranges-




Have a great holiday everyone and stay safe!     

Chris Finighan





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