Breaking News from Mahogany Rise

The Kitchen Lunch program is up and running!!
We are pleased to announce the opening of our new kitchen!

Students will now be provided with a freshly cooked lunch EVERY DAY for FREE!

Mel, our phenomenal cook, is working very hard in our new kitchen to ensure that our students are provided with a variety of child friendly and nutritious meals.

We look forward to seeing what she will dish up next!!

Savers Plus Program - Financial Assistance with Music and Dance Tuition
You may be eligible to receive $500 to assist with your child's music tuition, instrument hire and dance classes!

You could be eligible for the Savers Plus program, which matches your savings dollar for dollar up to $500!

The brotherhood of St. Laurence is now offereing the Savers Plus program in our area! For more information contact 1800 610 355 or email

It's FINALS SEASON for the footy!

We recently celebrated FOOTY DAY where students dressed up in their team outfits and paraded their team colours around the school!

We also enjoyed a fabulous special footy day lunch.

It was great to see lots of parents attend the parade and even siblings dress up!
What a great day!

Students have enjoyed their week of swimming and have learned some valuable water safety and swimming skills!!

Well done to all of the students who tried their best and had a go!

The week ended with a survival class where students learned how to swim and stay afloat in their clothes! These are vital skills for our students to learn and thank you to parents for your support with our swimming program.


Some very lucky students from our school were selected to attend the Melbourne Showgrounds to Test out the Sample showbags!

All students with the highest levels of attendance were selected at random to try, test and review everything that this years Royal Melbourne Show has to offer. They were satisfied customers!

Thank you to all students and families who try their best to attend school EVERY DAY!

Polyglot Performance
Students from grade 5/6H were pleased to showcase the very hard work they have been doing with Polyglot theatre company!

Congratulations to the students on their impressive performance and the hard work and dedication that went into the show.

The student were lucky enough to view the show on Friday the 15th of September and gave rave reviews!


This term our students experienced the amazing skills of our visiting African Drumming performers!

This show was impressive and the students enjoyed being emmersed in the music and experience of another culture.

Some students were even lucky enough to have a go and perform with the drummers!

Prep Transition Program
This term our Prep 2018 students have been participating in our Prep Step into Prep program.

These students have been participating in activities and sessions to help them become familiar to our school and hit the ground running in 2018!

We have thoroughly enjoyed the Prep program in Term 3 and are looking forward to continuing this program in Term 4!

Museum Excursion
Students from 1/2S and 3/4S were lucky enough to enjoy a trip to the Museum this Term.

They viewed a range of exhibitions and soaked up all sorts of new and interesting facts.

The students were enthusiastic and well behaved. We have enjoyed hearing about their experiences and new learnings.

Fathers Day at MRPS
This September, our students took the time to appreciate the special people in their lives. This may have been anyone special from Dads, Grandfathers, Uncles, Brothers, Friends, Teachers and even our Mums got a mention!

Our students focused on being appreciative of the things our loved ones do to care for us and students took the time to show their appreciation through gifts, cards, letters and even inviting some of their special friends to their classroom.

Thankyou to all of the special people in our students lives!

Book Week 
This term we celebrated BOOK Week by dressing up as our favourite book characters.

We enjoyed a parade and the students participated in activities that showcased the latest award winning childrens literature titles!

Congratulations to the students who won their class award for best dressed! What amazing participation we had this year!!

School Rewards Promotion
We are excited to be participating in the School Rewards promotion at Karingal Hub! Our school is in the running to win a share of $10,000 if we finish as one of the top three ranked schools between 26th July and 6th September!
All you need to do is collect your receipts when shopping at any store at Karingal Hub or Star Zone and register to enter them online at and make sure you select Mahogany Rise Primary School! Alternatively you can send in your receipts to school for us to enter for you. There will also be a Competition Booth set up on Saturdays and Sundays 11am to 3pm in the shopping center if you need any assistance.
As an added bonus there are 2 Woolworths stores at Karingal Hub so if you do your shopping there don't forget to also collect your Earn and Learn stickers which will also be available from 26th July!

Mi Life Victoria
Have you ever thought about working in the disability field – Come to a 4 session workshop and a hands on work placement to see if it is right for you.

For more information please click on the link below:
Introduction to Disability Short Course
Ardoch Award Nomination
Ardoch has been recognised as a leader in the community sector with its selection as a Victorian finalist for the 2017 Telstra Victorian Charity Award, a category in Telstra Business Awards.

This is an amazing achievement and we congratulate them.

We are grateful for Ardoch's contribution to our school community!
Madurai India 
On Wednesday, some very lucky students from our school will be jetting off on their very exciting trip to India.

To stay up to date with their latest adventures, check out their blog with the link below!

Mahogany Rise India Trip Blog
Mahogany Rise Trivia Night
On Saturday 24th June, Mahogany Rise Primary School hosted a Trivia Night to raise funds for some of our students travelling to India in July 2017.
Over $3,000 was raised towards trip and a fantastic night was had by all who attended.

We wish to thank everyone who supported the event

Japanese Drumming Incursion
To support our learning of Japanese language and culture, the school enjoyed an exciting incursion featuring Japanese Taiko drumming and Shakuhachi flutes.

Both instruments date back over a thousand years, and were used my Zen Buddhist monks to respond to nature. The Taiko are now played mainly at festivals and ceremonies throughout Japan. The Shakuhachi is often played during traditional Japanese plays and theatre. The flute is made of bamboo, but, as Anne demonstrated, similar sounds can be generated from a gum nut or small empty bottle. Children had the chance to play the Taiko and the percussion instruments such as the 'Chappa' or symbols.
Entertainment Book - Purchase Now!
Mahogany Rise Primary School is raising funds. Here's how you can help...

We are raising as much as we can to help Our School. You can help us by buying either an Entertainment Book or a Digital Membership. Whichever you choose, you'll receive hundreds of valuable offers for everything you love to do, and help our fundraising at the same time!

For more information please contact Louise Williams at Mahogany Rise Primary School

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Visitors from Madurai
We have been excited to host our friends from Madurai in India over the past few days. They arrived on Tuesday evening and were welcomed to a typical wet and cool Melbourne evening. A big change from the 40plus degree temperature they left behind.
We have been hosting 5 students and the Senior Headmistress of the Adyapana school, Mrs Hilarie and well-mannered students. This exchange will be the first of many such trips and the partnership with the Adyapana school is going to be a long and fruitful one for all of us.
A big thank you to those families who have hosted students and for opening your homes to our visitors. I know that it is very much appreciated by our visitors.
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Junior School Zoo Excursion
Recently our junior school visited the Melbourne Zoo as part of their Inquiry topic.

They are currently studying 'Information Texts' and 'Geography'

They had a wonderful time and following the excursion they have been discussing various animals they have seen, where they come from and their habitats.

A big thankyou to all all staff and parents who helped on the day!
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Regional Lawn Bowls
On Thursday 20th April our Lawn Bowls Team played in the Regional play offs at Hampton Bowls Club. Unfortunately they didn't win but the students did an excellent job competing in all of their games and showed great sportsmanship. Well done to our students!
Seaford RSL Service
On Friday 21st April the School Leaders attended the Seaford RSL for an ANZAC Day service. The students laid a wreath in memory of the soldiers who lost their lives at war.
Monterey Secondary College Service
On Monday 24th April the Year 5/6 students attended an ANZAC service at Monterey Secondary College. Selected students were lucky enough to read their ANZAC writing pieces in front of the whole school.
Mahogany Rise Primary School Service
We also had 4 students from 3/4S run the ANZAC Assembly on Monday morning. They did an amazing job talking about what ANZAC day is and why it is important, as well as playing the Last Post and the Rouse. The students did a great job and spoke very clearly.  
Breakfast Club VIP Lunch
On Wednesday 29th of March, Breakfast Club had its first ever VIP party. This party was to celebrate a successful first term for Breakfast Club.
Mahogany Rise Primary School would like to thank the organizations that help support our Breakfast Club throughout the year. We are looking forward to what term 2 will bring to Breakfast Club.