Parents

Before & After School Care

Camp Australia run our Before and After School Hours Program operates in the Community School House.Before School Care is from 7:00am till 8:30am, and our After School Program runs from 3:15pm till 6:00pm. The program includes a wide variety of both indoor and outdoor activities and the costs are kept to a very reasonable rate, with Government subsidies available to eligible families.

Please note that there is staff supervision of students between the hours of 8:30am-8:45am in the morning and 3:15-3:30pm in the afternoon. Any children arriving at school before 8.15 am will be directed to the program to ensure appropriate supervision and the parents will be charged accordingly. In the afternoon, students are supervised at the front of the school and they will be brought to After School Care if you are not able to arrange a pick up for them after 3:30pm.

Click here to registering your child for the Camp Australia program at MEPS

Or contact them via phone
(03) 8851 4100

or email
osch@campaustralia.com.au

Canteen

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

A copy of the menu is below for your information.

School Uniform

The Uniform Shop is operated by Fashion Clubwear and is open 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 grgic.lisa.m@edumail.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

2019

Term 1
30 January – 5 April

Term 2
23 April – 28 June

Term 3
15 July  – 20 September

Term 4
7 October – 20 December

2020

Term 1
29 January – 27 March
*29 January – students’ first day

Term 2
14 April – 26 June

Term 3
13 July  – 18 September

Term 4
5 October – 18 December

2021

Term 1
28 January – 1 April
*28 January – students’ first day

Term 2
19 April – 25 June

Term 3
12 July  – 17 September

Term 4
4 October – 17 December

2021

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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