Myrniong Primary School, (No. 0487) is situated 16 kilometres North-West of Bacchus Marsh and 43 kilometres South-East of Ballarat in the small historic township of Myrniong. Students are drawn from a triangle shaped area, which extends from Bacchus Marsh to Ballan to Blackwood, encompassing many districts. The majority of students travel to school on our school bus service.
Currently, the school has 195 students, Principal, 13 teaching staff and 2 Support Staff and 1 Business Manager.
The school is committed to continual improvement in all forms of communication to members of its community. It recognises its accountability to parents, in particular in the essential area of students’ progress. The reporting process takes into account both parents’ and teachers’ needs. A mix of both parent/teacher interviews and written reports is used. Our school has an active Fundraising Committee that actively involves community members in school activities. Our school runs annual community events such as Trivia Nights, B.B.Qs, and much more.
Myrniong joins with a number of other primary schools in the Bacchus Marsh and surrounding areas to work cooperatively to provide annual sports days. The school also provides camps for F-6 students to various locations. We are one of very few schools to offer an overnight camp for our F-2 students later in the year.
Myrniong P.S is committed to upgrading high quality resources to enhance learning and to seek out the best available resources with consideration to the budget, school goals and priorities. Our school provides a comprehensive curriculum in the domains using recognised teaching and learning strategies that are designed to meet the individual needs of all students.
Duty of Care 8:45am – 3:15pm
Music Begins 8:55am
School Begins 9:00am
Morning Recess 11:00 – 11:30am
Lunch 1:30 – 2:15pm
(includes eating time inside)
Home Time 3:15pm
Out of Hours School Care is available onsite before and after school. See Parents Page for more details.
Myrniong Primary School has a visible and vibrant sustainability focus. We have embraced the need to reduce our water and energy consumption whilst also tracking major issues such as reducing waste and recycling materials. Our students take pride and care of our vegetable patch and our chickens. We have over 100,000 litres of tank water which is used on our beautiful gardens and a reticulation system which keeps our oval lush all year round.
Respectful Relationships at MPS
The Respectful Relationships initiative teaches our children how to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence. It also supports school leaders, educators and our school communities to promote and model respect and equality.
ABOUT RESPECTFUL RELATIONSHIPS
We all want our children to have an education that gives them the best start to a happy, healthy and prosperous life. Respectful Relationships supports students to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to strengthen their sense of self, and build and manage safe and respectful relationships.
Respectful Relationships takes a whole-school approach, recognising that schools are a place of learning, a workplace and a key part of local communities. It embeds a culture of respect and equality across our entire school community, from our classrooms to staffrooms, sporting fields and social events.
This approach leads to positive change in students’ academic outcomes, their wellbeing, classroom behaviour, and relationships between teachers and students. We know that changes in attitudes and behaviours can be achieved when positive attitudes, behaviours and gender equality are lived across the school community.
Together, we can lead the way in creating genuine and lasting change so every child has the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
IN THE CLASSROOM
Respectful Relationships acknowledges that children of any age have challenges to overcome, teaching social and emotional skills appropriate to their age and level of maturity. It is being taught in many government, Catholic schools and independent schools from Prep to Year 12, as a core component of the Victorian Curriculum and will be compulsory by 2021. The lesson plans and activities have been developed by world-leading experts from the University of Melbourne. These age-appropriate resources align to the Victorian Curriculum and include lesson plans and activities that help students learn and practice social skills and apply them in a positive way to learning, life and relationships. In the primary years, Respectful Relationships focuses on treating everyone with respect and dignity and does this by covering eight topics over the year.
For the first 4 week of the year, all classes across Myrniong Primary School focus on the topic ‘Emotional Literacy’ by participating in a variety of activities appropriate for their year level with their classroom teachers, which forms the basis for the rest of the topics throughout the year.
Emotional literacy can be defined as the ability to understand ourselves and other people. It includes the ability to understand, express and manage our own emotions, build empathy, and to respond appropriately to the emotions of others. Building a large vocabulary for emotions helps to increase emotional literacy and build self-awareness and empathy for others.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
To find out more about Respectful Relationships, please visit: www.education.vic.gov.au/respectfulrelationships