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Ferny Creek PS ANZAC Service

Ferny Creek PS’s ANZAC Service is to be held on 28th April from 9am.  Traditionally our choir and senior students have attended the FTG National Park Legacy Ceremony and this was again an exceptional event last Wednesday.  If you have friends or relatives involved in the armed forces in any way please feel free to invite them along.   Last years was a great success and the children became that little bit more knowledgeable about the sacrifices made by our services in conflicts.

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Portsea 2017

Beautiful one day, really wet the next, ok on the last!  That’s the story of our Year 3/4 Portsea Camp this term.  Gorgeous day 1 where we visited Fort Nepean, walked to the pier and played on the beach.  Day 2 was all about the Giant Swing, Flying Fox and fishing!  Rain was NO OBSTACLE!  Day 3 we relaxed with lots of fun time and arrived back at school exhausted, yet still on a high!DSC00492 DSC00495 DSC00498 DSC00499 DSC00511 DSC00514 DSC00519 DSC00548 DSC00550 DSC00556

Whole School Picnic

What a fantastic day we all had at the School Picnic at Ferny Creek Reserve.  This is the final event of our Valued Start Program where we focus on our school mantra ‘Together We Make A Difference, and our school values of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience.  We also spent a lot of time getting used to the routine sand rigour of 2017.

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The 38th Great Billy Cart Derby


Billy Cart Derby – Friday March 3rd

Welcome to the Ferny Creek PS Billy Cart Derby. This is a tradition that goes back to the days of pounds, shillings and pence.  Originally the races were held down the dirt track of School Road on to Old Main Road.  Since the 1990’s we have held it on our slope below the netball court.

The BCD is a highlight of the Ferny Creek year and a favourite event for many! It’s a guaranteed evening of FUN as well as a great opportunity for our new families to get to know others in our school community. Our littlies, although most welcome to, don’t usually participate in the Billy Cart Races, so we have a ‘Wheels Parade’ for these children before the racing starts.

Timings as follows:

  • BBQ – 5pm (until we run out of food!)
  • ‘Wheels’ Parade – 5:30-6pm (further information to follow)
  • Billy Cart Racing – 6-8pm


New Policies

At this month’s School Council four new policies were endorsed.  They are Lateness to School Class Formation, Visitors, and eSafety (Cybersmart).  These can now be found in the policy section of our website.

Around the World in One Day

What a day! Our countries arrived at the airport and went through the pre-flight checks.  Our flight was delayed for 5 minutes while waiting for a late passenger.  Pre-flight checks were completed with our stewards demonstrating flight safety.  We eventually took off from Ferny Creek Multi-Purpose Room Airport early Thursday morning.  Throughout the remainder of the day many flights continued around the world with stop offs at Mexico, Brazil, Madagascar, Great Britain, China, New Zealand, Greece, France and Italy.  Passengers used their passports in all these countries to gather various facts to take back to their home country!  We all landed back at Ferny Creek MPR Airport at about 2.45pm, just in time to close the Ferny Creek Olympic Games!   What a day!!

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