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Open Night / Open Week

Education Week 

22nd May to 26th May – Open for Business – all week!

Instead of the ‘traditional’ open morning or afternoon we have decided to throw open the doors all week. Come and watch your children in class, in PE, Science, Art, etc! Remember though, it’s a ‘normal’ week and the children will be doing what they normally do.

Open Night

Wednesday 24th May between 6:30 and 8:00pm

Visit every classroom and look at the work the children have been doing this semester.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Welcome to 2017!


Has everyone had a great holiday? We can’t wait to hear about them, and we look forward to seeing all of our Grade 1 to Grade 6 students on our 1st day of Term 1 – Wed 1st February.



Great spooky fun last night at the Halloween Disco!
Thanks to those that helped our fundraisers put on this fun event for our students and friends!


TWILIGHT FUN FESTIVAL : 11th November 3pm to dusk

Friday 11th Nov 3pm until dusk

* Jumping Castle
* The Lolly Stall
* The ‘Pocket Money’ Stall
* New & Pre-Loved Books
* The Wine Bags Shop
* Handmade in the Hills
* Community Stalls
* Food Stalls (Pulled Pork, BBQ, Potato Station) & Beer Tent
* Plus Raffles
* Jumble Sale
* Plant stall
* Flowers
* A variety of games such as the great Choccy Toss!
Plus lots more!

Come along and support our school while shopping and having FUN!



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Japan Trip 2016

Goodbye and Goodluck! A group of our Year 5 & Year 6 and Toshi our Japanese language teacher are off to Japan for two weeks – including a week at our sister school in Mito Japan.



Friendship Chair

We’re so excited to introduce our new Friendship Chair to the playground. Every Ferny Creek Student has welcomed it with their own thumb print, and in return our Friendship Chair welcomes anyone feeling a little low or lonely to come and pause for a moment and find a new friend!

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Education Week & Open Night

Education Week 2016 

Each year we are very proud to show our community what our school is all about.

Wednesday 25th May: ‘Open Morning’ 9:00-10:00am

Parents, friends, grandparents invited to visit our classrooms while children are working.

Thursday 26th May: ‘Teddy Bears Playdate’  2.30-3.15pm. 

Our 2017 Foundation students will be attending a Teddy Bears play date, having games and songs with some of our current Foundation students. 2017 Foundation parents are invited to partake in a tour with Matthew during this time 2.30-3.15pm.

Thursday 26th May: ‘Open Night’ 6:30-8:00pm 

Our last two years Open Nights have been a huge success and we are sure that this will be again. Our focus last year was history and this year it’s going to all about the whole curriculum. Families will get a booklet with a question related to each grade (they have to visit every classroom to find the answer and then submit their booklet to have the chance to win a prize).

Choir will perform at 7:45 in the multi purpose room and we will end the night at 8:00. Tea/coffee and biscuits/cake will be available in the multi purpose room. We will have a café set up for families to sit and have a break if they wish before the choir starts.

2016 School Leaders

Very pleased to have our local Member for Monbulk, Deputy Premier and Minister for Education James Merlino at assembly today to speak to the school and present our weekly awards. Most importantly he also presented this year’s school leaders with their badges.

According to James, Ferny Creek assemblies are among the most fun in the state!! We think so too!! Congratulations once more to our school captains and house captains!

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Fundraising Fun! Mountain Bush Dance : 19th March

MBD-Square-A4Ferny Creek Primary & Mount Dandenong Primary Schools are Co-hosting a big fun night of dancing and music for the whole family – from little ones to grownups – come and enjoy a social, relaxed night of entertainment that your kids will remember for years to come. All are welcome – please invite other friends and families along too!

We encourage families to buy your tickets now – available online here.

Whilst not included in the ticket price, there is inexpensive and fantastic food available on the night. Vegetarian choices alongside the mountain’s best hot beef rolls. Plus yummy barbecue delights and freshly crafted salads en-masse – all delectable dishes!

A variety of excellent beers, wines & soft drinks on offer too (no BYO please).

The funds will go to very good use towards both schools’ respective fundraising programs.

Whole School Picnic : Friday 12th Feb

A whole school picnic is happening on Friday 12th February! It’s a wonderful way to get the school ‘together’ so soon in the school year. Last year’s picnic is featured in the photo we use on this website!

Parent helper/s from each grade are wanted to accompany and assist us on our walk to the reserve from school on Friday 12th February. Please let your child’s teacher know if you can help us. Please also note that if you would like to leave the reserve early with your child, please make sure you notify your child’s class teacher.

Foundation children need to be picked up from the reserve. A separate notice will have been sent home with Foundation students.

school-picnicRemember to pack:

  • School hat
  • A labelled water bottl
  • Snacks and a packed lunch
  • All in a small backpack to carry to the reserve.

Hope to see as many of you as possible at this Whole School celebration.



Welcome to all of our new families in Foundation and out other grades – and welcome back to all of our returning students & staff!

Christmas Concert : Thurs, 10th December


Another fun filled evening is heading our way! It’s the annual Ferny Creek Primary Christmas Concert. All grades perform, as do the class bands. It’s a rocking Rudolph kinda night! Look out for jingles, tinsel & sizzle…

5:00pm : Evening kicks off with food / drinks and catching up with one & all!

6:15pm : Kids to be ready to perform…

6:30pm : Class performances begin!

See you there with your sleigh bells on!

Production Photos Available!


pirates+fcps-logoPhotos from Pirates of the Curry Bean are now available.

Orders can be placed from 14th September through until 9th October.
All prints will be sent home via your children or available for collection from the office later in Term 4.
Pay using PayPal or Offline (bring payment to the office).
Thanks again for supporting the production and fund raising at Ferny Creek Primary


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