Mullum Primary School

18 Panfield Avenue
PO Box 376                    Ringwood
Victoria  3134

Landscaping Recognition

There has been increased interest in our newly landscaped embankments with a ceremonial planting of a dianella with Dustin Halse, MP for Ringwood and a visit from Craig, Nursery & Garden Industry Victoria. 

 

Craig is responsible for the International Flower and Garden Show each year and was keen to look at Richard’s work and the installation of our new nature play space.

 

We are looking forward to being able to play on our new space early next term.

News & Events

New Nature Play Space

Straight from the International Flower and Garden Show our brand new nature play space will be arriving at school from Monday next week with installation due to start immediately. 

 

The contract landscape architect that has completed much of our recent upgrade on our embankments was needing a new home for his installation at the Show and with money raised from the Parents’ Association over the last few years we are able to pay to have this installed. 

 

The log fort is just one small part of the large new play space that includes a  log tipi, tyre trail, green steppe, friendship circle, new sandpit, water bikes, a green igloo, a bamboo tunnel, wetlands play area. 

Congratulations Emma!

Congratulations to Emma (Grade 6) for successfully representing Mullum Primary School at the Victorian Junior Athletics Championships. 

 

Emma was successful in making it into the Victorian delegation to the Junior National Athletics Championships being held in Darwin, Northern Territory, in September this year. 

 

Emma will be competing in the 100m sprint, long jump and relay team.

 

We wish her all the best.

Congratulations Austin!

Congratulations, Austin,  on making it to the School Sport Victoria Team Vic 12 Years & Under Hockey State Team. 

Austin will be competing in the School Sport Australia 12 Years & Under Hockey Championships in Bendigo this August.

He will be competing against ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS and WA. 

What a wonderful opportunity for you and we wish you all the very best.

How Do We Express Ourselves?

As part of the whole school “How do we express ourselves?” unit we are offering pop-up lunchtime activities during Monday lunch time. 

This week we brought out the easels, paper and drawing implements for portrait drawing and free expression. 

 

Our students had a lovely time.

Radishes

There has been increased interest in our newly landscaped embankments with a ceremonial planting of a dianella with Dustin Halse, MP for Ringwood and a visit from Craig, Nursery & Garden Industry Victoria. 

 

Craig is responsible for the International Flower and Garden Show each year and was keen to look at Richard’s work and the installation of our new nature play space.

 

We are looking forward to being able to play on our new space early next term.

13 June, 2019

Concrete Pour

It was with great excitement that we watched the first pour of concrete on our new ramp to the basketball court. 

 

A perfect day for the pour!

Victorian State Budget Announcement - $5.1m upgrade for Mullum Primary School

We were thrilled with the news of a $5.17m building upgrade for Mullum Primary School, announced in the Victorian State Budget this week. 

 

What a wonderful outcome for our school community.

 

With new teaching and learning spaces for everyone to enjoy, coupled with our upgraded school grounds, Mullum Primary will certainly look top notch.

Hong Kong Visitors

Mullum Primary School hosted twenty-nine teachers and principals from Pat Heung Central Primary School (PHCPS), Hong Kong.  

 

The focus of the visit was to learn more about implementing Positive Education into the primary school classroom. 

 

PHCPS are leading the way in Hong Kong in the implementation of Positive Education and spent a very productive two hour professional learning session with teachers from Mullum Primary School discussing ways to work with our parent communities to create a context, both at school and at home, where students and families will flourish.   

 

This is Pat Heung’s second visit to Mullum Primary School and we are now exploring ways to engage in a formal Sister School Partnership.

8 October, 2019

Opening the new Nature Play space

Mullum Primary School is proud to announce the opening of its new Nature Play space.

 

The positive impact on mental health when people interact with nature is well documented. 

 

Spending time in nature appreciating the beautiful sunsets, landscapes and seascapes all give time for the body and mind to heal and relax. 

 

This appreciation underpins Mullum Primary School’s desire to provide a school context where children’s mental and physical health is considered in the design of spaces inside and outside of classrooms. 

The new Nature Play space, has come directly from the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show in Melbourne, March 2019 and is the brainchild of Landscape Architect, Richard Bellemo from RB Landscapes, Victorian Schools Garden Program and Nursery and Garden Industry of Victoria.

 

The installation at the Show, featured alternative playing options for children where interacting with the space is limited only by a child’s imagination and not defined by the piece of play equipment. 

 

There are climbing walls, sandpits, stranded boats, a bamboo tunnel and igloo, a mindfulness space, billabong and waterfalls, bikes that pumped water, and steel hills.  

 

The installation has been transplanted into the Mullum Primary School creating new and interesting places to play and investigate. 

 

We know that this space will help our students to flourish. 

23 August, 2019

Sleep Under the Stars at Mullum

At Mullum PS we recently planned sleep over on the school oval for a night to raise awareness and to experience what it’s like to be homeless.

Families who chose to participate collected sponsorship money to raise funds for The Launch Housing Foundation.

It was a great night that enjoyed by all who attended and has raised over $1700 for this very worthy charity.

29 November, 2019

School Captains visit to Parliament House

Our School Captains, Bianca and Gilbert,  joined Dustin Halse MP and other student leaders from across Maroondah, at Parliament House on Friday to discuss community awards. 

 

After workshopping ideas it was decided that a new award called, Ringwood Youth Recognition Award, should be created and Junior School Councillors will determine worthy recipients of this award.  

 

Dustin will then come to our assembly to present these awards. 

 

A great outcome for our students and the work they undertake in our schools every day. 

14 June, 2019