Mayfield East PS News

Issue 18/22

NSW Teachers Federation day of action

Last Friday, the NSW Teachers Federation advised its members to participate in a day of action on Wednesday 12 October, the same day the Teachers Award will be arbitrated at the Industrial Relations Commission.

The action ( part the NSWTF's "#MoreThanThanks" campaign) will not take place during school hours, and not affect normal school operations.

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Please Note the last day for students for Term 4 is now Friday 16th December !!


Hello (Kaayi)

Welcome to Term 4! This newsletter may be a bit briefer than others, but we still have some important information to pass onto you...

‘Premier’s Education Week’ announcements

Over the holidays NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell made several announcements outlining key education policies, projects and commitments - some of which I have to admit caught me by surprise.

Four of which I believe are of particular interest/relevance in our context here as a school community Mayfield East are:

Parent and Carer Engagement Framework The Parent and Carer Engagement Framework identifies guiding principles that enable effective engagement between parents, carers and the education system. The principles provide a foundation for schools to build on the good work already underway in the parent and carer engagement space in building relationships and good policies - something I like to think we do well at MEPS. Research shows that engaging parents and carers in their child’s education at school leads to better educational and well-being outcomes.

Well-being support to ensure student success The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute has been tasked with looking at the mental health and well-being of NSW primary school students and helping to create innovative social and emotional support measures for our youngest learners. It is expected that this will result in a suite of new social and well-being initiatives.

Have your say on early childhood education changes The NSW Government is calling for input on landmark changes to early learning and the planned introduction of a universal

pre-Kindergarten year.

Extra Staff Development Day - Monday 19th December. This means that the last day for students will be Friday 16th December.

Weekly Assemblies

This term our weekly assembly is changing to accommodate our busy school life.

  • Students in Years 3-6 will have an assembly today at 2:15pm in the hall and in weeks 3, 7, and 9.
  • Next week, K-2 students will have their assembly at 2:15pm in the hall and in weeks 4, 6 and 8.

We will have two whole school assemblies in Weeks 5 and 10.

School Crossing

I have been talking to "Peter" the Crossing Guard during the holidays and he has informed me that he was going have to medically retire and unfortunately won't be back.

He asked me to thank all the staff and the children for their support. I've invited him to come to school one morning to say goodbye on our morning assembly and he said he would like to come in and personally thank everyone for the cards he received. He'll come in when he can as he is working around doctors appointments. Hopefully we will be able to goodbye to Peter as a school soon!

I'm not sure on the progress of his long term replacement being found at this stage, and we have a temporary crossing guard this week.

New demountable classroom for 2023

With our increased anticipated student numbers leading to 13 classes next year, Mayfield East will be receiving an extra demountable classroom. It appears it will be located at the Ingall St end of the staff car-park as I do not want to lose what little oval space we have at MEPS (I may have used the term "over my dead body" will the demountable go onto the oval!).

Important upcoming dates

Make sure you take note of upcoming events this term. Important dates ( Like our "MEPS - The Musical") are listed further down in this newsletter! Have your calendar ready.

"Muruung Bangayi" (Awabakal for have a nice day)

Ken White


Stage 2 had a brilliant time at Point Wolstoncroft last term. There were plenty of activities to keep us busy, but the highlights were definitely archery and canoeing. Free time was spent outside playing and we had a range of challenges for our night games. Some students enjoyed helping out in the kitchen, cleaning up after dinner and most of us were so tired that we went to bed on time. We can't wait for our next school camp!
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Awabakal words

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WEMOOSH - 2023 bookings

We will be opening re-enrolment for 2023 this term (Term 4). Please go to our website to find the re-enrolment form. Please note: 2022 bookings do not roll-over to 2023.

Kindergarten enrolments will also begin in term 4. Please email and request an enrolment pack.

Term 4 we are looking at celebrations around the world. We also kick off our new senior program. If you didn't receive the permission note again please email Wemoosh admin team.

Young Engineers after school STEM program - ROBOTICS

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Cost $200 - You can use creative kids vouchers!

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Upcoming dates


  • Mon 10th Year 3-6 Assembly
  • Fri 14th BSLK
  • Fri 14th Stage 3 Camp $64 payment due
  • Mon 17th Year 1-2 Assembly
  • Mon 24th Year 3-6 assembly and swim school commences
  • Fri 28th BSLK
  • Mon 31st Year K-2 assembly


  • Fri 4th Stage 3 Camp $64 payment due
  • Fri 4th BSLK
  • Mon 7th Whole school assembly
  • Mon 14th Year K-2 assembly
  • Fri 11th BSLK
  • Fri 18th Stage 3 Camp Final Payment due
  • Mon 21st Year 3-6 Assembly
  • Wed 23rd - Fri 25th Stage 3 Camp (Canberra)
  • Mon 28th Year K-2 assembly


  • Thurs 1st Student leadership 2023 Speeches
  • Fri 2nd December P&C Fun Run
  • Mon 5th Year 3-6 assembly
  • Wed 7th MEPS Presentation Day
  • Mon 12th whole school assembly
  • Thur 15th MEPS Musical
  • Fri 16th MEPS Musical Matinee
  • Fri 16th Last Day of Term 4


“Mayfield East Public School P&C acknowledges that our land is, and always will be,

Awabakal land. Mayfield East P&C pays our respects

to past, present and emerging elders.”


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Contact us

We acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the land on which we grow, learn and play every day - the Awabakal people - and thank them for sharing it with us. We pay our respects to the elders past and present, and we are proud to nurture the elders of the future here at MEPS.

We Grow and Learn Together


Mr Ken White

Assistant Principals

Mr Ryan Barbuto (Rel) - Stage 2 & 3

Mrs Melinda Horgan - Stage 1

Mrs Kate Payne - Early Stage 1

School Leaders

Captains: Olivia Hilton and Angus Chantrey

Vice Captains: Ava Lawler and Zahra Walker

Executive: Harry Thwaites and Domonick Griffiths

P&C President

Mr Matthew Chantrey

MEPS Core values

Be Safe

Be Respectful

Be a Hardworker

Next issue: Tuesday 25th October

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