Murrumburrah Public School NEWSLETTER - TUESDAY 8 December 2020 Week 9, Term 4

Our vision is to ensure every child has a sense of belonging to our school and they are confident learners who reach their full potential. We are committed to delivering rich differentiated learning in a nurturing environment.


Dear Families,

Teachers are this week preparing student reports for each and every child in their class. Great care is taken to ensure that parents and carers have a clear understanding of students’ achievements and where to next with their learning goals. Every child has worked hard and everyone’s report will reflect their individual differences.

School Report achievement descriptors will include a range from outstanding, high, sound, basic and limited. Students who are awarded a sound achievement are on-track and working at age appropriate outcomes. As a loose rule of thumb, but generally to get a high grading, the student is performing at one year level above stage/grade expectations. To receive an outstanding the student is performing at two year levels above stage/grade expectations. As you can imagine, an outstanding grading is very difficult to achieve.

Outstanding = an extensive knowledge and understanding of the content beyond stage/grade expectations that can readily be applied to new situations. Opportunities for extension are made available.

High = a thorough knowledge and understanding of the content, above stage/age expectations that can be applied in most situations.

Sound = a sound knowledge and understanding of content and has achieved stage/age expectations in the processes and skills.

Basic = a basic knowledge and understanding of the content below stage/age expectations and adjustments are made to the learning program.

Limited = an elementary knowledge and understanding in few areas of the content well below stage/age expectations and has an Individual Learning Plan developed in consultation with parents.

Reports will be sent home this Thursday, if you would like to discuss your child's progress, please message your child's teacher through ClassDojo to arrange a suitable time via phone / face to face or Zoom prior to Wednesday 16 December.

Mrs Renee Ford - Rel. Principal


Each year, teachers at MPS reflect upon and make appropriate adjustments in their teaching and learning programs as we aspire to grow and continually improve best practice across K-6. Today you will receive a dojo update from each of your child’s classroom teachers. The update will include a link and when you click on the link, you will be asked to complete a short survey relating to that teacher. It would be very helpful if you could please complete all relevant surveys prior to Friday 11 December. This information will assist us as we move forward.


Last week, several staff at MPS were delighted to have the opportunity to see the school band perform for the first time in 2020. The mini-concert was held on school grounds and featured a variety of songs and collaborations. We were introduced to the band members before listening to the students share what they have been learning this year. Mr Music himself - Mark Brooker from Regional School of Music has done an amazing job, ensuring students were well-prepared and confident throughout the performance. Mrs Ford, Mrs Beal and Miss King had a great time bopping along to the hits and were very impressed by the talent and ability that was on display.


Last week we held a special awards assembly to acknowledge the achievements of students across various co-curricular pursuits throughout the year.

ICAS Maths Achievement. Congratulations to Paddy Dunstan on receiving a Credit.
ICAS Science Achievement
ICAS English Achievement
ICAS Digital Technologies Achievement
ICAS Spelling Achievement. Congratulations to Paddy Dunstan and Malachi Whittington on being awarded a Credit.
MPS Finalists for Public Speaking
MPS Debating Team
Short Stories Writing Competition - Winners


  • Fundraising
  • Canteen
  • Uniform Shop


A friendly reminder that the raffle tickets are due back to the front office by tomorrow, Wednesday 9 December. Thank you for your support!

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