"On Tuesday the 20th June Mrs Smith, Nicole Doherty (Student Government Prime Minister), Jade Christou (Student Government Deputy Minister) and myself travelled to Shepparton to the Official Opening of the New Bunnnings store and Community Project Recognition morning.
Sheppartons Complex Manager Paul Connaughton and store operations General Manager Debbie Poole spoke about the new and improved Bunnings site. The day was represented by numerous Bunnings staff, Community members and local shire. We all enjoyed a lovely breakfast to start the day. Tom Lonergan and Paul officially opened the site.
Paula Ryan interviewed Tom Lonergan (Geelong footballer) and asked him about his experiences on the field, and particually getting over his potentially career-ending kidney injury. Tom was very interesting to listen to.
The Three Major Community Projects were:
Merrigum Primary School - Completion of the "Avenue of Honour".
Shepparton Scout Hall - New kitchen
Shepparton High School - Vegetable gardens.
We were presented with photgraphs in a lovely frame with plaque of our day completing the Avenue of Honour area. This will be displayed in the entrance foyer of our school.
Merrigum Primary School would like to thank Bunnings for their kind invitation to this event, it was most enjoyable.
Give Me 5 for Kids is a Southern Cross Austereo's national fundraiser which has been supporting and riasing much needed funds for local Childrens hospital wards for the last 20 years..
Student Governmment decided to have an out of uniform day on Friday 2nd of June, the theme being "Superheroes". Students came dressed in their favourite Superhero character for a gold coin donation, raising $75. All proceeds will go to Goulburn Valley Health Childrens Ward.
Wow! What can I say Paula yesterday was fantastic. The Planter Box activity that you and Emily organised for our students to make for their mums for Mother’s Day was very rewarding. It was great to see the students have those hands on experiences. Your patience with the students was remarkable. All the students enjoyed the activity and were very proud of what they achieved. I am sure the students’ mums will be very pleased with their Mother’s Day gift. Thank you for the donation of the two soccer balls, the students will love these especially as we have quite a few soccer fans.
Monday 8th of May, the whole school went to Bunnings in Shepparton to make something special for our mums for Mother’s Day.
First Paula and Emily met us in the DIY corner; they showed us what we were going to make for our mums. We were making flower boxes. We started making them with Paula, Emily, Mr Shannon and Mr Chants help. When we were done we started painting them in bright colours, we were given a “Mum” template to place on the boxes once they were painted. When we were done, we let them sit to dry. While they were drying, we had a tour of the store. When we had finished looking around the store, we came back to the nursery and were allowed to pick two flowerpots to put in our Mother’s Day boxes. We left Bunnings and had lunch at the “All Abilities Playground” near AquaMoves where Paula and Emily joined us for lunch. Paula donated two soccer balls for all of us to play with. We had a great time making our Mother’s Day present and loved playing on the playground.
Isabelle, Chaise and Tarliah.
April 20th 2017
THIS WAS A BUNNINGS & MERRIGUM PRIMARY SCHOOL INITIATIVE TO LANDSCAPE THE AVENUE OF HONOUR.
We would especially like to thank Activities Organiser Paula Ryan from the Shepparton Bunnings store for her organisation of this project it was fantastic.
A huge thank you to the Management of Bunnings for their generous donation financially.
Paula also liaised with other companies who were also generous in helping Paula achieve the Merrigum Primary School goal.
Many members, from a number of Bunnings stores helped out on the day including staff from Shepparton, Echuca, Wangaratta and Epsom, members from the Merrigum Historical Society, Merrigum Lions Club and School parents came together to help our school finish of the Avenue. It made the job so much easier. Thank you to Bunnings for their gernerosity for supplying edging, mulch, decomposed granite, trees. planter box etc. Thank you to Paula and Pete for bringing along the coffee van, great coffee. To Paul Taylor for the use of your Bobcat and to Warren for his expert manoeuving.
Thank you to all who help with the catering, everyone enjoyed morning tea and lunch.
Students from Merrigum, Lancaster and Girgarre Primary School went to the Billabong Ranch in Echuca. Merrigum students recorded some of their most favourite activities:
We went to do mini golf. My favourite hole was No 9. I thought that the hardest hole was No 7, the easiest hole was No 5, it has a pole that swings over the hole.
I loved Archery. I didn't shoot a target. The kids didn't get to shoot the balloons. Miss Smith Shot the first balloon. I was awesome.
On Camp I did pedal boating. I was with mr Shannon he splashed everyone except me. He was a really good partner and I splashed the water with my hands. The water was really cold but I didn't care. I had a great time.
On camp I did horse grooming. When you groom a horse you want to groom the horses hair the way the horses hair falls. As you groom you will notice the horses will get very tired and to them it is like a massage. I had Jay and she is a girl. I got to pat Jays maine . We weren't allowed to go behind the horses because it is very dangerous because the horse could kick you. I was with Ollie.
Emma Deicke Miss Rodeo Australia 2017 visits Merrigum Primary School.
Emma comes from North Queensland and lives on a 25 thousand – acre property that produces cattle and sugar cane. The family have owned the property since 1904 and Emma is the 5th generation. She owns 32 horses.
How she became Miss Rodeo Australia:
Local entrant held in Bowen River - she was crowned Miss Rodeo.
Emma had to fund raise for a month and a half for a Charity of her choise which was "Hay Runners" for farmers doing it tough during the drought. She raised $11,000.
Warrack Queensland the most famour Australian Rodeos where she was an entrant with four other girls and was crowned Miss Rodeo Australia 2017 and received her crown and belt buckle.
Emma ran a barrel race (around cones) with the students on the basketball court.
1st Nicole – 9.4 seconds
2nd Zander – 9.5 seconds
3rd Darcy – 9.9 seconds
The students and staff all enjoyed Emmas visit.
Award Winners for 2016 were presented at the Merrigum Primary School Concert Thursday 15th December at the Merrigum Hall.
Left - Right:
Jade Christou - Merrigum Lions Club Bert Chapman "Civics & Citizenship".
Shiarnii Dupuy - Merrigum Historical Society "Caring & Sharing Student".
Kaitlin Weiser - Merrigum Lions Club Bert Chapman "Civics & Citizenship".
Zaylee Newham - Merrigum Primary School Council Fundraising Committee "Academic Excellence".
Student Government Prime Minister & Deputy for 2017 was also announced:
Nicole Doherty - Student Government Prime MInister.
Jade Christou - Student Government Deputy Minbister.
Photo Left - Right: Miss Clarke (Classroom Teacher) Emma Weiser, Zaylee Newham, Charli O'Keeffe, Mr Shannon (Principal & Classroom Teacher).
Graduation was held at the Merrigum Golf Club 13th December with the their family, grandparents and staff. Zaylee, Emma and Charli enjoyed a few rounds of golf with Mr Shannon (Principal). This was followed by a delicious 2 course meal, slide show and presentations. All who attended and a fantastic night.
A special thank you to the Merrigum Golf Club for the use of their Club rooms it is a lovely venue to hold this special function for our students.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATING STUDENTS, WE WISH THEM WELL IN THEIR SECONDARY EDUCATION & IN THE FUTURE.
Merrigum Primary would like to thank all the School Family's, Staff, the Wider Community, and all our wonderful Sponsors and Traders for supporting our Biannual Fete for 2016. We were fortunate to have such lovely weather for the event. The children enjoyed many activities including egg and spoon race, sack race, toss the welly, splat the rat, feed the clown, and ducky pond just to name a few. The Show bags and lucky dips were also a hit with the children.
The BBQ was well received, our chefs cooked to perfection and their helpers did a fantastic job.
Merrigum Lions Club, Merrigum Fire Brigade, Merrigum Post Office, Purtills Nursery, Tatura Milk, David & Nora, Anna Mccullagh, Castle Creek Orchids, Bee Sparkled Photography, Goulburn Valley Water, Vigliaturo Orchards, Blue Brick Hotel Kyabram, Mars Food Australia, Good Guys Shepparton, Hill top Golf Club Tatura, SPC Factory sales, Pental Soaps, Ian Collie Pharmacy Kyabram, Bennetts Intersport, Woolworths Mooroopna, Paul Wickham Pharmacy Mooroopna, Showcase Jewellers Kyabram, Five Star Aussie Fruit, Knights Décor, Tatura Vet Clinic, Goulburn Murray Water, Dr Rylie and Russell Ivill's Dental Surgery, Di and John Kemp, Elizabeth and Allan Livesay, Lynton Greenwood, Tracey Pearce.
Raf & Hop - Courtney, Red Tree Pom Poms, Merrigum Tennis Club, Bessimer Cookware, Mary Kay, Scentsy, Intimo - Flora, Lorraine Lea Linen - Nikki, Tupperware, Nutrimetics - Vanessa, Plasterific - Brooke, Body Shop - Krystal, Envy Jewellery - Nicolle, Sally at Kids Gear - Sally, Zoodles jewellery & accessories = Zoe, Rebecca's Homemade Goods - Rebecca, Ex Rental DVD's - Ebony, Ruby Connection, Collectables stalls Julie & Melissa.
!. Lily Murray 2. Sue Turnbull 3. Leonie Nagle 4. Michelle Munday 5. Caleb Answer 6. Jen Lawler 7. Jan Christou
8. Jen Lawler 9. John Doherty 10. Mark Potts 11. Melissa Williams 12. Angela Spedding
LUCKY JAR OF LOLLIES: Correct amount 206.
Winner with 204 Tommy Goff Quin
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR WINNERS.
The evening was a hug success and I am sure all who attended had a wonderful time.
Thank you to all the parents & staff who stayed around and helped pack up, it was very much appreciated.
Our next Biannual Fete will be 2018.