Parents

Before & After School Care

Camp Australia. Guiding children

Camp Australia – Guiding Children’s Growth

We are proud to partner with Camp Australia to provide our Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) program.

Camp Australia programs are centred on child enrichment, while ensuring a reliable, engaging and hassle-free OSHC service at our school. Their engaged educators foster a safe, inclusive environment where children can relax, have fun and grow.

Camp Australia recognises that children need a different experience in term time to the experience they have on their holidays. Families can choose Your OSHC for before and after school experiences during term, or Rocketeers during the holidays.


 
Your OSHC. OSHC that inspires.

Your OSHC – OSHC that inspires

At Your OSHC by Camp Australia, every before school, after school and pupil free day program is tailored to the likes and interests of each child in service. Camp Australia’s educators design enriching experiences to inspire your children’s confidence, independence and imagination. In any one week, they could be participating in science experiments, active play, creative expression and more - they believe in learning through experience so that each child can grow.


 
Rocketeers. Extraordinary Holiday Adventures.

Rocketeers – Extraordinary Holiday Adventures

Rocketeers by Camp Australia is a space for children to escape the ordinary and experience the extraordinary during their school holidays. Every school holiday break is a new mission for children to embark upon. With carefully designed programs, directed by the children and informed by family feedback, no two days are the same with Rocketeers. Experiences planned could include games, arts & crafts, sport, excursions, cooking, coding and more.

Click here to find out more about Camp Australia's program at our school, including hours of operation and fees. To attend care, you must register your child. Register now for free.

Canteen

Our Canteen is out-sourced and run by Stir Crazy Kids.

A copy of the menu is below for your information.

School Uniform

Please note that due to COVID 19 the Uniform Shop is currently not open to families. Please order online and your uniform will be delivered to your child at school. We hope to soon return to our normal opening hours of Mondays 8.30am – 11.00am and Wednesdays 2.00pm – 4.30 pm. Outside of these hours, orders may be sent to the office with payment of cash or credit card. The orders will be completed when the shop is open and then delivered to the classroom. Unfortunately cheques cannot be accepted.

Sentral

Step 1: Please click on the link below to open in your browser; https://sentral.mtelizaps.vic.edu.au/portal/login

Step 2. Enter your username (email address) and password and click Sign In.

NOTE: You must use the same valid email address that you used when you originally registered your details on the Parent Portal. If you have forgotten your password, click ‘Forgot Password’ to reset it.

If you are still having issues with logging in, please contact Lisa Grgic for further assistance at:

Lisa.Grgic@education.vic.gov.au

Specialist Timetable

Please see your child’s grade level timetable below for when their specialist lessons occur.

Student Absence

STUDENT ABSENCE LINE – 0439 454 239

If your child is, or will be absent from school you can either enter the absence through the Sentral Parent Portal or text us on 0439 454 239 by 9:00 am. Please state your Child’s name, Grade, Date and EXPLAIN THE REASON FOR THE ABSENCE.

Please note: Only text messages can be sent to this number. We are unable to read MMS messages or hear voice messages.

If you are aware of upcoming future absences for family commitments then please let the administration staff know through our school office and write a letter to your child’s class.

Why attendance is important

Daily attendance is important so students don’t fall behind socially and developmentally.

School helps:

  • maximise life opportunities for students by building education and support networks
  • develop important skills, knowledge and values that set them further learning and participation in the community
  • students make the most of life opportunities.

Children and young people who regularly attend school and complete year 12, or an equivalent qualification, have:

  • better health outcomes
  • better employment outcomes
  • higher incomes across their lives.

Regularly missing school may be an indicator of disengagement, leading to adverse outcomes. It is an easily observable warning sign.

 

A child missing one day a fortnight will miss four weeks in a year, and more than a year of school by year 10.

 

It is important that children develop regular attendance habits at an early age.

 

The state average for absence in a year is 15 days per child. At MEPS, our average is 13 days per child a year.

Term Dates

2022

Term 1
31 January – 8 April
* 31 January – students’ first day

Term 2
26 April – 24 June

Term 3
11 July  – 16 September

Term 4
3 October – 20 December

Working With Children Check

What is the Working with Children Check?

The Working with Children Check (WWCC) assists in protecting children from sexual and physical harm by ensuring that people who work with, or care for, them are subject to a screening process. It is a government initiative and applies to all those who volunteer or work with children.

For more information in regards to applying please visit; https://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/individuals/applicants/how-to-apply

Once you have received your successful application and card, please bring it into the school office and our administration staff will record your details.

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