Community

Cultural Events

Mount Waverley Heights Primary School prides itself on the many Cultural Events the students and staff participate in throughout the year.  These events provide our students with the opportunity to learn about different cultures and events that are celebrated around the world.

Celebrating Multicultralism enforces the values of fairness and inclusion.  It helps us to enhance respect and support for cultural, religious and linguistic diversity as well as acknowledging the benefits a society with such cultural diversity can bring.

At MWHPS we strive to celebrate our cultural diversity and build empathy and understanding for all.  During the year the students engage in a variety of cultural activities and encourage all our families to become involved in these events and share their customs and traditions with the students.

Some of these celebrations include:

Dragon Boat Festival

Eid

Christmas

Ramadan

Diwali

Mothers Day/Fathers Day

Multicultural Day

Chinese New Year

Hanukkah

Harmony Day

Greek Easter / Easter

Bastille Day

How to get Involved

Parents and families are welcomed and encouraged to become involved in the community life of Mount Waverley Heights Primary School.  Becoming involved in the school community not only benefits your child, but can also help you develop an inceased understanding of the development of skills learned at school and how to provide effective support at home.  Families also bring with them a variety of skills and talents that are invaluable to our Community.

We encourage all members, be it parents, grandparents, siblings, Aunts and Uncles to share their skills and ideas.  All help and support to enhance the children’s learning is appreciated by staff and the students.

There are many ways you can be involved:

  • Parent helpers in the classroom – there is a course to complete at the start of the year
  • Gardening
  • Bunnings Sausage Sizzle
  • Working Bees
  • Incursion/Excursion Helpers
  • Grandparents Day
  • Inquiry Helpers
  • Multicultural Events
  • Parents Association

Parents Association

Mount Waverley Heights Parents Association takes this opportunity to welcome the parents of new students. We hope you and your family will have a long and happy association with us.

Meetings take place on a Wednesday night at 7.30pm. Details of meeting times and activities are advised in the school newsletter.

Primarily, the Parents’ Club exists to raise money for the benefit of the children at our school. Regular events include Mothers’ and Fathers’ Day stalls, discos, Twilight Sports, Christmas Concert, Community Trivia Night, Footy Day, etc.

 

School Hirers

Greek School

Mavragani Greek School has had a long association with MWHPS and offers all levels of tuition from Prep to VCE. Lessons operate out of our school facilities every Wednesday evening from 4.45-8.30pm.

For more information please contact Mavragani Greek School

Vlassios (Vic) & Nelly Mavraganis

Mobile: 0427 004 033
Phone/Fax: (03)9753 5408
Email: vlasismavraganis@gmail.com

GKR Karate

GKR Karate are now offering classes on Tuesday and Friday nights at MWHPS. Two sessions are available both nights from 6.30pm to 7.30pm or 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Website – https://www.gkrkarate.com/

 

Melbourne Sports Institute

The Melbourne Sports Institute facilitate lunchtime sports programs throughout the School term for students.  Each of our locations has a designated coach to become familiar with the students which promotes growth and understanding.

Joining our program is a great way to keep students involved in activity outside of School hours.  Participants develop their motor skills, make friends and gain self-confidence.  Our clinics have been developed with enjoyment, skill and personal development of the student in mind.

Website – https://msisport.com.au/

 

Digimaker

In a world where technology touches every aspect of our lives, it is crucial that our children understand how it works.  Digimaker is an exciting after school club that teaches computer programming.

Digimakers program will:

* Build games, animations & stories utilising pupils creative thinking

* Develop logical thinking and problem solving skills

* Express ideas and boost confidence working in a collaborative environment

* Enable the grasp of computational thinking which combines math and logic

Every Tuesday after school 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Websitehttp://www.digimaker.com.au

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