Mount View Parents’ Association
Mount View Parents’ Association is comprised of parents, carers and friends of Mount View Primary School. They are brought together by common goal of wanting to be involved in making our children’s educational experience the best that it can possibly be. There are many good reasons to be involved with the Mount View Parents’ Association.
- Research shows that children have better educational outcomes when they have parents who are actively involved with their child’s education.
- Parents who are involved with the Parents’ Association have an opportunity to provide input of ideas and feedback at meetings.
- Funds raised by the Parents Association support valuable projects around the school.
- The Parents’ Association provides an opportunity to meet and connect with other parents, which is valuable in such a large school.
All parents and guardians of Mount View Primary School students are automatically members of the Parents’ Association and can choose to participate in activities at whatever level is suitable.
Annual Mount View Art Show
*2020 – POSTPONED*
Wednesday 21st August: Opening Night 7pm
Thursday 22nd August: 9am – 6pm
Friday 23rd August: 9am – 6pm
Saturday 24th August: 10am – 4pm
Sunday 25th August: 10am – 4pm
For more information, please visit the Mount View Art Show website: https://mountviewartshow.com.au/
ISSE: International School to School Experience
The International School-to-School Experience (ISSE) is a unique international program aimed at primary school children aged between ten and twelve years of age. The program gives children the opportunity to engage in and understand other cultures on a first hand basis. Schools from around the world form partnerships, which allow the students and chaperones to experience the world we live in from a different perspective. The exchange provides students with an insight into the daily lives of children from another country. During this time, students live with a host family, attend school and experience the day-to-day lives of their host family. The International School-to-School experience is an innovative and global approach for schools to recognize the importance of an international experience in modern student education.
Where the ISS journey began:
In 2001, Mount View Primary received a request from a principal in South Korea. She holidayed in Melbourne and visited schools throughout her holiday. She decided it would be nice for a group of students from her school to visit Melbourne and so she contacted principals from her visit to set up the exchange. Mr. Patrick Waring our principal at the time thought this was a wonderful idea and was happy to host their delegation later that year. The visit was a great success and return delegation from MVPS to Incheon South Korea was organized for the following year.
As this was our first exchange, we contacted Greg Orchard from Rowville Primary School who was involved in the CISS program and later introduced the ISSE program in Australia. He guided us through the travel process ensuring all the necessary requirements were met. As a result of our successful exchange with South Korea, we were encouraged to join the ISSE program. Upon completing the required application, Mount View Primary School officially joined ISSE in 2003
MVPS ISSE Journey:
- 2004: Mexico – Thomas Alva Edison School
2005: Mexico – Colegio Olinca
2006: USA – Jenkintown Elementary, Philadelphia
2007: El Salvador – Colegio Internacional de San Salvador
2008: India – Blue Bells School, Delhi
2009: USA – Cardinal Pacelli School, Cincinnati
2010: China – Gong Yuan Road Primary School, Liuzhou
2011: Mexico – Colegio Springfield, Toluca
2012: India – Bal Bharati Public School, Delhi
2013: Peru – Davy College, Cajamarca
2014: Malaysia – Sri KL, Kuala Lumpur
2015: USA – Angevine Middle School, Colorado
2016: Japan – Tokoname Higashi Elementary School; Nishiura Kita Elementary School
2017: Cambodia – The Westline School, Phnom Penh
2018: El Salvador – Colegio Internacional de San Salvador
2019: Mexico – VKS Victoria’s School, Cancun
Instrumental Music at Mount View Primary School
Mount View Primary School has a vibrant Instrumental Music Program offered in collaboration with external private teachers. Students are withdrawn from class once a week for either an individual or small group music lessons on their chosen instrument. Teachers work closely with the Performing Arts staff to prepare students for school performances and ensembles.
If you would like further information or to enroll your child in music lessons please contact one of the teachers below.
Qualifications: BMus (hons)/ BA, AMusA, WWCC
- Alto Saxophone
(M) 0408 106 873
Emily is a Melbourne based instrumental music teacher who is passionate about quality instrumental music education. Emily has taught in both primary and secondary schools for over 10 years and keeps lessons fun and engaging, whilst tailoring them to individual student needs.
Lessons are available at school, in small groups or individually, and are tracked digitally allowing both parents and students to view what is covered every week.
Qualifications: BMus, MA
- Bass Guitar
- Piano / keyboard
(M) 0432 798 286
Alex boasts that he humbly holds the official title of ‘Most Fun teacher’ (as voted by the students). In addition to his listed qualifications, Alex’s several years of experience as a multi-instrumental music teacher has seen him guide, through effective energy and dedication, over 100 wonderful students in their music development.
Outside of education, he directs a production company that creates music for films and advertising, and has two adorable kelpies named Bundi and Truffles.
Alex would like to thank and congratulate you for taking the first step to enriching your child’s education through our Music at Mount View program. He looks forward to hearing from you.
Qualifications: Paul studied guitar at N. M. I. T and has completed the Rockschool guitar and RGT exams.
- Guitar (Year 3 – 6 only)
(M) 0411 123 655
Paul has been teaching guitar for over 25 years, privately and at various schools around Melbourne. Paul has been running guitar lessons at MVPS since 2003. Some of his programs and strategies include:
- Modern guitar program (teaching current songs)
- Writes his own programs (Ebooks to be used on the iPad for students in Year 4-6)
- Rockschool acoustic (A. M. E. B) exams available
- Program availability for Year 3 – 6
Metro Music Lessons
Mount View Primary in association with Metro Music School is now offering Music Lessons to students who are interested in learning an instrument at school every week. Lessons are held during school hours (30 mins/once per week) at suitable times. (Grade 1 – 6 only). Enquiries are welcome on 9460 4818 (Metro Music School).
Discount Hiring and Purchase also available. Contact us for details or visit our online shop at https://metromusic.net.au/
Enrolment forms can be obtained from the school office or contact Metro Music School You can also enrol online at the above website address.