Working Bee : 8th August

We are having an all school Working Bee to prep the grounds for Spring. There are also plenty of indoor jobs to be attacked with vigour! Please spare an hour or two and help keep the school humming!



Holidays are upon us…

The year is whizzing by…!

Term 2 – ends
Friday 26th June – school finishes early at 2:30
(after school care is available from 2:30)

Term 3 – starts
Monday 13th July – enjoy your holidays everyone!

Music Soirée Night!

Jam packed and tunes aplenty! Our students learning guitar, piano, drums, voice and violin performing for family and friends!  Thanks to our wonderful music team Dean, Melody and Evan for organising.

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Japanese Day! Wed 17th June.

ImpositionFive different workshops across the day.
Students can wear any Japanese costume.
Or red & white – the colours of the Japanese flag.
Sushi is available on the lunch order menu, or maybe you could bring ramen noodles? Either way it will be oodles of fun!

70’S Disco Fever!

70s-discoFriday 19th June 2015

Junior Disco – 5.00pm – 6.30pm (Prep to Grade 3)
Senior Disco 7.00pm – 9.00pm (Grade 3 to Grade 6)

NB: Grade 3 students can choose which disco they’d prefer to go to!

Pre-purchased tickets are
$6.00 for one child OR ;
$12.00 per family
Tickets will be $7.00 each on the night.

A letter has been sent home to enable tickets to be bought. Primary school aged family and friends may also attend.

Drinks & small treats will be available for purchase on the night.

Trivia Night Success!

THANK YOU to the generosity of all of our supporters, donors, families & guests – what a night – it was so much fun. We SMASHED our target and have raised a staggering figure of just over $7,000 towards our playground upgrade later in the year. Thank you once more, and see you again next year!

Remember to support our wonderful supporters!

Here are some happy snaps from the night showing the some of the people, prizes and games!

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Open Night Fun

A fantastic & fun evening exploring the school – displays, performances, questions and answers! Just a handful of snaps from the night. Well done everyone!

If you missed the night, plenty of our displays are still up – so give your self a self guided tour – or if you are new family interested in Ferny Creek Primary for your children, then please contact our principal Matthew Coyle via the office and we will happily arrange a school tour.


Veggie Patch & Seed Saving display in the multipurpose room

Artwork display from all classes in the multipurpose room

Artwork display from all classes in the multipurpose room

Book Club in Senior school area

Book Club in Senior school area

Junior school 1/2 classroom exploration

Junior school 1/2 classroom exploration


Historic Toy Display (aka how to make parents feel like a piece of history!)

Ferny Creek Primary : Education Week 2015

Our Ferny Creek Education Week celebrations are from Tuesday (after Pupil Free Day) 26th May to Friday 29th May. A key feature of Education Week is to open up schools to their communities to provide the opportunity to see all the exciting activities and programs that happen on a regular basis.

We are very proud of many great things about our school and look forward to showing these to our current parent community and their families, and to potential students of our school.

During our week we will have:

• An Open Morning on Wednesday 27th May. Parents, friends, relatives are invited to come into their children’s classrooms and witness our school at work on a normal morning.

• Wednesday 27th May, 9:00am – 9.45am, 2016 Foundation students attending a ‘Teddy Bears Playdate’, games and songs session. Bring your favourite teddy too! Parents are invited to enjoy a school tour by the Principal while this is on.

• Thursday 28th May, Open Night 6.00pm – 8.00pm  Come to the school and explore our facilities and talk with parents students and teachers.

• Friday 29th May, Pyjama Day. All Ferny Creek PS to dress in pyjamas and share favourite books with teachers’ and students from all over the school.

Flying Doctors at Ferny Creek Primary!

flying-doctors-2015Ferny Creek Primary School enjoyed a special visitor last week, with the Royal Flying Doctors touching down.
The event featured an aero-medical simulator and a life-size replica of a Flying Doctors plane fuselage, fitted out with communications and medical equipment.
The students were encouraged to climb inside the simulator fuselage to see how the medical equipment works.
They also had the chance to be strapped in to a stretcher, try on the headphones and speak in the microphones.

Mini Ranges Basketball

ranges-roar-logoRANGES BASKETBALL CLUB will be running Mini Ranges for 5 weeks commencing on;

Date: Wednesday 13th May
Time: 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Where: Monbulk College sports stadium.

This is a full court session with the aim of teaching basic ball handling skills to 6 – 10 year old children. Bring a ball if you have one!

For further information or to book a place ring Carey on 0417 398 834 or Information can be sought from :
Emma Johansson (Ferny Creek PS)
Kathy Boyd (Sassy PS)
Megan Ford (The Patch PS)
Danny Leonard (Mt D PS)
Simone Hall (Kallista)

If you are 7 – 22 and would like to play the Winter 2015 season starting on 23 May ring or email Carey

Trivia Night 2015

Ferny Creek Primary School Trivia Night – Saturday 30th May!
Trivia-Poster-2015Tickets on sale now from the office!
It promises to be night of fun and fruitless facts!
Raising money for our playground upgrade.
Read more on our dedicated Trivia Night page.

Dinner & Movie Night – Friday 1st May

Grab your pillows and onesies! The votes are in… it’s time for Night at The Multipurpose Room 13! 


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Junior School (P/1/2) : 5:30pm to 7:00pm.
Dinner starts 5:15pm.
Movie starts 5:30pm sharp.
Be there 10-15 mins before to be sure to catch the start.


Night at the Museum 3 PG

Senior School (3/4/5/6) : 7:30pm to 9:15pm.
Dinner starts 7:15pm.
Movie starts 7:30pm sharp.
Be there 10-15 mins before to be sure to catch the start.


$10.00 – which includes popcorn, lollies and drink
$12.50 – which includes popcorn, lollies and drink AND a hot dog.
Buy tickets beforehand from Jill in the office.  No tickets available at the door.


Parents of 3/4 children are being asked to help volunteer for what promises to be a fun night. Please leave your name with Jill at the office.
Fundraising towards new outdoor table & chair settings for the school!

Stories Up High

gangsta-grannyAs part of the ‘Stories Up High’, The Yarra Ranges Writers Festival is holding some exciting literary events this year.

One of these involves the work of David Walliams , the renowned English author of many children’s books including ‘Gangster Granny’. The organisers of the Festival are looking for reviews of David Walliams books.

The reviews need to include why you liked the story, what was interesting, favourite characters, funny parts, why you would you recommend it to others to read, and so on.

If we get enough children from Ferny Creek entering we will receive a set of David Walliams books for the school.

Also the two best reviews from Ferny Creek PS will receive free tickets to a fantastic ‘Stories Up High’ event. So the holidays would be a perfect time to read one of his books and get your review underway. You have until the 20th April to read one of his books and write a review.

Hand in your review to Cheryl when you have finished. Have fun reading!!

We have a new website

Old-websiteOur previous website was a beauty, and we shall miss its chirps – but we needed to make a website that was easier to update, and able to be viewed on smart phones and tablets for all of you parents on the go!

Thanks to our old website, and hopefully we shall be as fond of this new one in the near future too!