eNews 1st April 2022

Issue 3


Acknowledgement of Country

I would like to begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians
of the land, the Bunurong people of the South-Eastern Kulin
Nation and recognise their continuing connection to the land, the 
bay, the wetlands and the community.

I would also like to pay my respects to the Elders, both past and
present and to those of the future, for they hold the memories, the
traditions, the cultures and the hopes of Aboriginal Australia.

Event Calendar

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Principal's Report

The latest news from Mr Whitworth....


A massive thanks to our Grade 5/6 team, Education Support staff and parent helpers who attended the Grade 5/6 camp this week to Sovereign Hill. If you asked me at the start of the term would we be doing a camp in Term 1, my answer would have been, “No.” Camps are such an important part of our school program and unfortunately over the last couple of years due to COVID restrictions, haven’t been able to take place. From all accounts, everyone had a wonderful time.

Please click on link to see Photos from Camp

For more photos and recounts by two of our students please go to the "Sovereign Hill Camp 2022" article.


Thank you also for ensuring we are following the correct COVID safe processes that have been established over the term. Making sure these are followed, will only ensure we are keeping our whole community safe.

Please continue to:

  1. Only enter school buildings once you have signed in at the main office and provided your digital vaccination certificate.
  2. Have your child wearing a face mask if they are Grade 3-6.

Our teachers are doing a fantastic job at making sure all their students are regularly following different hygiene practices, such as hand sanitising and washing hands. We will continue to have F-2 drop and pick up in Wilkinson St and 3-6 pick and drop off at Carmichael St.

This just reduces the amount of traffic congestion and the possibility of large groups congregating.

Staff Training Day

Please note that the second Staff Training day for 2022 is scheduled for Friday 29th April, the first week of term 2. Staff will be receiving training on the ‘Berry Street Education Model as detailed below.

Students are not required to attend school on this day.

       Berry Street Education Model

The Berry Street Education Model (BSEM) provides strategies for teaching and learning that enables teachers to increase engagement of students with complex, unmet learning needs and to successfully improve all students’ self-regulation, relationships, wellbeing, growth and academic achievement. Our pedagogical strategies incorporate trauma-informed teaching, positive education, and wellbeing practices.


Wayne Whitworth 


The Week in Photos - Week 10

Photos of the students, staff and visitiors to the school this week....

* Tootgarook Kinder students along with the grade 4 students
* Foundation students in Art
* Chelsea and Noah on flag duty
* Darcy Leahy from 3/4 and his puppet show

The Tootgarook Kinder came for a visit this morning. Together with the help of our Year 4 students they made Easter Hats in our Art Room. It was so lovely to see the way the students worked together and we look forward to many more activities in the future.

For information on enrolling at Tootgarook Kinder please see poster below:

F/1s painting Hot Dogs and Cool Cats using warm and cool colours.

Chelsea and Darcy did a fantastic job putting the flags up and taking them down each day while the 5/6s were at camp, with a little help from Gemma :)

Darcy Leahy from Grade 3/4 shared his love of the Bad Guys series of books, by Aaron Blabey, by performing a puppetshow/play for his grade. Everyone loved it :)

Sovereign Hill Camp 2022

Skye Andrews and Kaylei Novotny share their expriences on camp....

 Sovereign Hill Camp 

View photos here and here and one more gallery here

Day one:   


Sovereign Hill Camp was a great camp I had so much fun, on the first day we went on the ferry it was very calm and very settled, it was a very nice trip. When we got to Queenscliff all of the students got on their transport which was the bus or a car and we all  headed to Sovereign Hill. It was an extremely long trip. We stopped at Meredith for a toilet stop then kept going. When we finally arrived  at Sovereign Hill and we all piled off our transport and got our luggage. We then put it in a storage room and went to an educational lesson all about Gold Fever. After that we got to go to our cabins, we all set up and got ready for our next activity which was a real mine. It was scary for some  people and really fun for some other people. Then we got to go gold panning, it was so fun, a lot of people found gold others were maybe a little bit unlucky. Then finally we got to go to bed.  

Day two: 

Day two was a massive day bigger than day one. Up first, we went shopping with our groups and got to spend some time with our friends. Our first activity was a gold pouring demonstration which was watching gold being melted and then watching it set. It was so cool. Next we watched  confectionery making, which was watching raspberry drops being made so yummy. That night we got to watch the Aura light show where we watched lots of projections. It was so cool.

Day three:

Day three was really to get up, pack and have breakfast so after everything was done, we clambered onto our transport. We all went to a park near the ferry and had potato cakes and chips for lunch. Yummy. Then we drove to the ferry and waited an hour for the ferry to arrive then we got on the ferry and went HOME!!!! it was so nice to see our family.

the end 

by Skye Andrews



Sovereign Hill Camp was an outstanding camp! It's a camp I will never forget and I am sure my family would be pretty annoyed at me for saying how great it was over and over again. First I would like to thank all teachers, parents and other helpers for making our camp such an amazing experience. We had learnt so many different things in such little time and we all wished we could learn more.


:On day 1: we caught the 8 o’clock ferry and got to Queenscliff around nine o’clock ten we got  on the bus and left for Sovereign Hill! We got there around 11:20 and grabbed all of our stuff and put it in a white room. We had to go a bit quick because  Mr.Morrison and Miss Gibson had to go for the first lesson of the day. We learnt about the Gold Fever and even had a taste of what  it was like back then. And then after that Mr.Whitworth’s and Miss Bancroft group did the same thing. We had a little time to get everything in our rooms for the next Three Days. That day we also went to a Red Hill mine tour and did some gold panning. And we had Chicken schnitzel for dinner. 

:Day 2: Day two was just as Exhilarating as Day 1. Day two we looked around the shops  such as (Candles, Lolly Shop and Blacksmith) We also  got to see how the lollies that they sell are made. We even got to try a fresh new batch of the raspberry drops. Of course  we did some more gold panning and we even had another education Lesson, this time it was about the Aboriginals and what they did to survive and what happened to them. We also saw how they made gold bars that are worth over a quarter of a million dollars(they have had the same one for over 30 years.)We also saw the light show that showed us how the  gold rush came and how life was made.


Day Three  was our last day of Sovereign Hill Camp and we were sad that we were going. We were all super excited to see our families and tell them how our trip went. On day Three  we woke up, got ready and packed up all of our stuff, loaded it on the bus and went down to breakfast! There was a delay with our times with us and the other school we ate and went all the way back to QueensCliff on the bus and stopped by a park and had fish and chips for lunch and had a play (football,playground,tag)  finally after that we got ready for the two o’clock ferry and got off and all ran up and hugged our family!



Breakfast Club

This week at Breakfast Club...

Breakfast club is back for term 4…Tuesday & Wednesday & Thursday’s 8.15am- 8.45am it’s been great to see so many Tootgarook Primary and Tootgarook Preschool students filling their tummies!

On Tuesday & Thursday’s we have spaghetti or baked beans and toast. 

We also have fresh fruit, milk, selection of cereals, fruit cups and messy monkeys or mini meals to grab for recess or lunchtime.

On Wednesday’s we rotate our yummy housemade specials, which could be pancakes, ham & cheese english muffins, cheese toasties or our berry yoghurt granola cups.

Come to school a bit earlier and enjoy breakfast club with your friends 

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Family Wellbeing with Sonia



Sonia is currently on leave updates will be provided as they become available.

See what is happening with afterschool activities at Jimmy's this week and what is available for adults and young people.
Address:827-829 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud 3939

Click on link for more details: Activity Schedule

Jimmy's offers Weekly Yoga, Meditation and Sound Healing for parents and carers.

Click on link for more info: Yoga

Acupuncture with Kerry is available Wednesday 12- 6 pm.    

For info and bookings click on link: Accupuncture

Naturopathy consults with Cherelle - Monday - Thursday 12-6 pm.
Click here to learn more: Naturopathy

If you have any questions, please give Jimmy's a call on
0475 277 131 

Don't forget to follow Jimmy's Sanctuary on Instagram to keep up to date with what's happening.

What's Happening

Final day Term 1
First day Term 2
Curriculum Day

Well, the term seems to have gone so quickly, our final day is next Friday 8th of April. Personal excellence awards and raffle prizes will be given out before an early dismissal time of 2.15pm. We wish you all a happy and safe holiday break.

Our first day back is Tuesday April 26th as the Monday is ANZAC Day and a public holiday.

Curriculum Day Friday 29th April - no students required at school.

Community News

Mornington Peninsula Library
Children's Show at The Briars
Get Active Kids Voucher Program
Junior Ranger Program at Whitecliffs
MPYS School Holiday Program....

Library Holiday Program - click here to view more information and to book a place for your child.

Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies- Adventures to Bubble Land - click on link for information and to book.

Round 4 of the Get Active Kids Voucher Program is NOW OPEN!

Do your children love sports and getting active?

Does your family or child have a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card?

You may be eligible for up to $200 to put towards the cost of your child’s participation in sport and active recreation activities.

The Get Active Kids Voucher Program helps eligible families get their kids involved in organised sport and active recreation activities by providing financial support for the cost of membership and registration fees.

Eligible children may be able to receive up to $200 each. Special consideration also applies for children residing in care services and temporary or provisional visa holders, undocumented migrants or international students. To find out if you are eligible, how to apply, what costs are covered and more, visit:


List of Providers

The School Holiday Program is for young people aged 10 – 17 years old. This holidays we have a range of in-centre activities and excursions for young people to enjoy!

Drop-In activities will be available at our Youth Centres. Young people will have access to free Wifi, pool tables, arts and crafts, sporting games, and a cool place to chill out.

Please see the flyer attached for further details and planned Activities!
Y Lounge Youth Centre 1 Nepean Plaza, Rosebud