Walk Safely To School

Fawkner PS has been working with Merri Health and Moreland City Council to develop safe walking routes to and from school, and safe areas to cross the roads.

Please see the map to see where it is safest for you and your children to walk to school, and where the safest place to cross the road is.

FPS Walking Map

Walk Safely To School Day

Fawkner Primary School is excited to celebrate Walk Safely to School Day in 2018!

On Thursday 17 May, we are encouraging Fawkner Primary families to walk, ride or scoot to school.

A healthy breakfast for family, staff and students will take place at 8.15am at the school, with lots of games and fun for the whole family!

For those who live too far away to walk or ride, we are organising a ‘Park & Walk’ location at Mutton Reserve (Lorne St Carpark). Students can be dropped off, and will be escorted safely to school together.

We need your help!

If you would like to help with the healthy breakfast, please let us know on the day.

Giant footpath stickers

Currently we are developing a set of giant footpath stickers, to assist students to walk and ride safely to school all year round. The stickers, designed by Grades 5 and 6 students, will be installed prior to Walk Safely to School Day.

On the day families will receive maps of the decal routes. Families are encouraged to walk to routes with their children so that they feel comfortable and safe.

Ride2School Day!

Fawkner Primary School is having a special Park and Walk Event on Ride2School Day! We invite everyone to meet at Mutton Reserve to walk or ride to school together at 8.30am. We’ll supply a healthy breakfast for all the riders and walkers thanks to Merri Community Health and Moreland Council.

FPS Laptop Leasing Program

Fawkner Primary School has a learning with technology focus, and we believe that having access to, and being able to use, high quality, up to date, internet capable technology is very important to students in the modern age.

Students in Grades 3 to 6 are assigned a laptop that they use in their classrooms for a wide variety of learning tasks, and these laptops can be leased from the school so that students can take them home to continue their learning.

Moreland Integrated Transport Strategy

Moreland City Council is developing a new Moreland Integrated Transport Strategy (MITS).

MITS will focus on what Council can do directly to improve transport in Moreland, such as new or improved routes for pedestrians and cyclists, as well as the most effective ways to work with other bodies with responsibility for transport, such as VicRoads and Public Transport Victoria.

Fawkner Primary School encourages residents of the local area to get involved and make their views known. Click here to put in your opinion.

Lorne Street Kinder 2017 Information

Kindergarten in a play-based learning environment for children in the years before school. Children are eligible to attend four-year old kindergarten if they turn four years old by 30th April in the year of attendance. Children are encouraged to be creative, to ask questions and to develop independence. Our aim is for each child to develop high self-esteem and confidence in their own abilities. We prioritise social and emotional skill development.

Kinder Photo Gallery 2017

Lorne Street Kinder Staff 2017

Felicity Dess – Teacher

  • Obtained a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Teaching (Early Childhood).

 

Diljot Kaur Kapoor – Diploma Qualified Educator

  • Obtained her Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care in 2016
  • She can speak 4 languages – English, Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu.

 

Cathy Marafioti – Certificate III Qualified Educator

  • Obtained a Certificate III in Education Support.

National Ride2School Day is Friday March 17

On Friday 17 March 2017  Fawkner Primary be celebrating National Ride2School Day, where over 350,000 Australian students, just like yours, will ride, walk, scoot or skate to school.

In the 1970s, eight out of ten students rode or walked to school. That number has dropped to just two out of ten.

Parents, relive the past. National Ride2School Day is the perfect opportunity for us all to ditch the car and embrace a happier and healthier start to the day by riding and walking to school.

The purpose of National Ride2School Day is to show that riding to school is an easy and fun activity. Of course remember your child needs to wear a helmet, bring a bike lock and is accompanied by an adult or guardian if they are a junior school member riding to school. Make sure you follow the road rules and be alert at driveways. We also recommend helmets for those on scooters or skateboards.

If you live far away, consider riding part of the way to school. Perhaps from a friend’s place?

Come on everybody. Let’s add to the increasing number of bikes and scooters ridden to school. You may even see some teachers joining in the fun.

A healthy, yummy prize will be awarded to the class with the highest percentage of riders and walkers on this day.