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! 


Paddington G

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!

A Very Ferny Christmas

Christmas Carols at Ferny Creek Reserve. A great turn out with spectacular weather and singing! Here’s the Ferny Creek Primary School choir in jingle bell action.



Twilight Festival 2014

What a great time we all had at our schools Twilight Festival. It was lovely to see our community pull together to create an inviting atmosphere in our school. The grade 5 /6 students did us proud as they planned, researched, organised and ran their own stalls  which covered a huge range from fairy tent to tattoos from sponge the teacher to the sale of a computer game which the students devised and created themselves.

Captain Koala payed us a visit as well as the Sassafras Ferny Creek CFA. We were treated to performances by our school choir, recorder group, rock band and jazz band (one of our talented teachers joined even joined them for the encore). The children were involved in creating colourful and inviting stalls which included plants, pocket money stall, lollies, chocolate coin toss, balloon making, a frog bog stall and name the teddy (the lucky winners of the teddies will be announced at assembly on Friday).

Let’s not forget the grand opening of the Ferny Creek Frog Bog, which was officially opened by the Shire and where we were presented with the sustainability award.  What an achievement.  A special thank you to all the parent helpers and especially Rhian Jessop who coordinated the event.

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