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Mornington Special Development School - Open Day
 
Mornington Special Development School Open Day 
Last week on Wednesday 22nd May the Mornington Special Development School hosted its Open Day. Three of our Club Members attended the school and were warmly welcomed by the Principal Mr. David Newport ,School Staff and the Children.  The School’s philosophy is: We are committed to providing all students with challenging and engaging learning outcomes based on the Victorian Curriculum. And its ethos is to actively promote the continuous improvement and celebrate student success teamwork and achievements. The Open Day provided not only members of the public, parents and carer’s but also the children an opportunity to interact with such demonstration’s as the local CFA Fire Tender, the VIC POL Patrol Wagon, Bunning’s Planting Activities, a Jumping Castle and Sausage BBQ Sizzle. One factor that was very evident was the dedication and passion that all teachers displayed. We are very fortunate to have this amazing education facility in our local community. A “big hit” on the day was the light and at times the very loud sirens from the CFA Fire Tender and the VIC POL Patrol Wagon. The look of excitement and glee on the faces of the children was precious.
 
Date: 26th May 2019 - Bulletin Vol 72 - Issue No 36
 
Guest Speaker: Mrs. Susan Mattingly – Principal of Mornington Primary School (Vale Street)
Last week our guest speaker was Mrs. Sue Mattingly who is the current Principal of the Mornington Primary School. Sue has a very long family association with the Mornington PS which has seen her Mother-in-Law working as a Business Manger, her Husband and two brother’s attended the school and her father also attended the school in his senior primary school days. Sue has a very long association with the school and has been a staff member now for some 16 years.
The Mornington PS holds a very special place in our community, which will see its 141stbirthday this year, an amazing milestone.
The school’s student population currently stands at 537. The schools educational ethos is expressed as” we desire to see students achieve academic growth, experience increased access to opportunities, develop aspirations, interests that provide them with optimism and resilience. Unfortunately as it currently stands not every student is receiving their educational opportunities that they need to reach their individual potential.
As Sue expressed“ disadvantage is not something that a child chooses, its something that they experience”.
 To this end the Management team and the staff as a whole within Mornington PS have instigated a vast range of programs and services that they offer to hopefully achieve the goal of ‘ every student reaching their full potential.
These programs consist of working with a number of Government and Community organization’s, such as The Department of Health & Human Services for the Child First / Orange Door service. The Good Shepherd program to ensure all women, girls and families are safe, strong and connected. The Salvation Army which provide mentoring for the students and in particular providing role model principles for the young boys. Oz Child who work with children and young adults who are at risk.
 
The Mornington Community Centre plays an important support role for the school in that families are directed to the Centre for support in assistance with basic food nesseities, household bill payments and assessing other community resources. One very innovative program is the development of Literacy skills via the Story Dogs program.  For children who may disadvantage both economically and especially socially the Mentoring Program is an essential component of the whole of life development for a child. To this end a range of volunteers attend the school from such organizations as The Andrew Kerr Village The Salvation Army and The Kids Hope Program.
 
Sue articulated that the saying “ it takes a village to raise a child “ truly comes to the forefront when working with children from a disadvantaged background
The Mornington PS and The Rotary Club of Mornington have every strong affiliation in this sphere, which this year saw our club provide economic sponsorship for two children attending the school to directly assist with their educational needs.
On behalf of the school and the parents Sue expressed her sincere gratitude at our invaluable contribution.
 We, as a community, are indebted to have such dedicated staff at the Morinoigton PS who strive to support their students in achieving what is a right, not privilege, being full and valued education.
Thank you Sue
 Guest Speaker Mrs. Sue Mattingly with Mornington Rotary Chair Mr. Peter Jay
 

 

 
 

 

 

 
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President's Report's
 
Our Meeting Venue 

I think the feedback I received last night, after very successfully trying  Room 10,  (upstairs) at the Mornington Hotel, suggests it will be our permanent venue.  Note that the 24th and 31st we are elsewhere anyway (see below), so will be back there, in the downstairs Stratton Room  from August 7.  
 
Last  week's Meeting 
 
See a report below on our guest speaker, John Baker, CEO of the MPSC. It was great to have a number of "Friends" join us. Hopefully this is a precedent for the future. Here is some feedback I received from one of our guests this morning " the members and guests were so welcoming and warm"
 
Member Update 
 
Aside from our absent travellers, Ian Horton was away with the flu and Dennis for cataract surgery. We wish them both a speedy recovery.
 
Welcome Andreas
 
Our exchange student from Denmark, Andreas arrives on Sunday. Thanks to John R for all the work in organising this. 
 
Social Night July 24 - Italian @ iI Piccolo 
 
I wish everyone an enjoyable evening and thank John P and Eileen for organising it.
 
Bunnings BBQ - Friday July 26 
 
Eileen is still lookin for a couple of volunteers for the afternoon ..
 
District 9820  Peninsula Cluster Dinner - July 31. At Benitos Mt.Eliza - Past RI President Ian Risely - Organised by Rotary Club of Hastings - Westernport . 6 for 6.30pm 
 
Don't forget this replaces  our own meeting that night.
 
The Next Bulletin
 
Brian will be back on August 1  to resume his Bulletin responsibilities. But you can stay up to date all the time by looking at our website. Our facebook page can also keep you informed. 
 
See you all again on August 21. 
 
Regards 
Ross
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
Aug 28, 2019 6:00 PM
 
Guess Who is coming to Dinner
Aug 31, 2019 6:30 PM
 
Club Meeting - Feature Speaker - Garry Crittenden
Sep 04, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Club Meeting
Sep 11, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Club Meeting
Sep 18, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Board Meeting
Sep 25, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Club Meeting - Feature Guest Speaker
Oct 02, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Bunning's BBQ
Oct 04, 2019
 
Club Meeting
Oct 09, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Weekend Away
Oct 12, 2019 – Oct 13, 2019
 
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