Meredith Primary School is visited on a fortnightly basis by the Marc Van and a librarian teacher. The Marc Van is a mobile library and offers our students the opportunity to borrow books from an extensive range. It also includes a 45 minute library lesson which includes a range of exciting activities and music.
Meredith Primary School has a very exciting and extensive camp program. We are part of the Moorabool Valley Association and join with Lethbridge, Shelford, Inverleigh, Anakie and Little River Primary Schools for our Years 3 to 6 camps prograSm.
Grade 3 Angahook – Bush Setting
Angahook provides our year 3 children with a comfortable and secure start to the Moorabool Valley Association (MVA) camping program. Angahook is located at Aireys Inlet. The camp is set within natural bushland and has excellent recreation facilities, food and sleeping quarters. There is abundant wildlife and a variety of outdoor and environmental learning experiences for students to enjoy. The camp is over three days and two nights in Term 3
Activities provided include: environmental games, rope courses, flying fox, giant slide, bushcraft and survival skills, art and craft activities, bushwalking, initiative activities and nature trails.
Grade 4 Anglesea Camp
Camp Wilkin is situated on 6.5 hectares at Anglesea. It is walking distance to the beach and Coogoorah Park for a close look at rich swamp and river environment. The camp is three days, two nights in term 4.
The children will be participating in a variety of activities that focus on the unique environment and team building and initiative activities.
Grade 5 Maldon Bike Camp
The camp takes place at Derby Hill Youth camp in Maldon. The camp is a Blue Light Organisation and is extremely well organised and structured. This camp is four days and three nights and takes place in term 3.
Riding a bike is an important part of the camp program and children ride to various venues in and around Maldon on bikes supplied. All the proper precautions and conditions are taken into account as you would expect of a camp run by the police. The children have the opportunity to explore the Historical Township, which include the railway station and lolly shop.
Grade 6 Melbourne City Camp
The grade 6 camp takes place in Melbourne the camp will be 5 days and 4 nights. The students stay at the ‘Miami Hotel located near the Queen Victoria Market within the Melbourne CBD. The aim of the camp is to expose children to a number of facilities and attractions located in Melbourne, as well as give students the opportunity to use a range of public transport available.
During their stay in Melbourne, students visit the following sites and attractions:
- Queen Victoria Market
- Eureka Sky deck
- Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre
- Melbourne Cricket Ground
- Old Melbourne Gaol
- Shrine of Remembrance
- Parliament House
- State Library
Evening meals will also be held in different locations and these include “Chinatown”, Lygon St and Southbank.
Our Meredith students are involved in a number of excursions throughout the year. These are seen to be of enormous benefit to the children, giving them broadened educational experiences which also have a great social benefit. Permission forms to participate are included on notices containing information about the excursion.
Book Club and Book Fair
Each term students are offered the opportunity to order books from the distributed flyers from the Scholastic Book Club. Each purchase earns the school rewards which we can use to purchase new books for the school library.
A Scholastic Book Fair is held each year in last term. Books are offered for families to purchase during lunchtime and after school for the week. Once again, the school receives rewards to buy new books.
Student Banking – CBA Dollarmmites
The CBA Dollarmites School Banking Program helps children develop good saving habits. Information is available from the office to assist parents to open student Dollarmite accounts and then make deposits at school each week. The CBA offers a reward system for regular depositors. These fun and enjoyable rewards are a great way to keep your kids motivated and to demonstrate the value of saving. Participation in the School Banking Program is not mandatory.