Cross Country:

A HUGE thank you to all of the parents who came along to help out at the cross country on Friday. Also thank you to everyone who braved the wet & windy conditions to cheers the children on. The smiles as the children came over the finish line were priceless!

Thank you also to Mrs Sprague & all of the PPS staff who ran the day.

Thank you to all of the sponsors for the day – we are currently tallying the sponsorship from studnets and will keep the school community posted on how much we raised.


What’s on in Term 2:

Wowee! Where is this year going?? We have hit May already… Here are some things to look forward to this term:

School Photo Day – Tomorrow! Say Cheese!

Adidas Fun Run/Cross Country – This Friday May 8th

NAPLAN – Next week

Jamie & Kym’s Mobile Zoo – May 28th

Report Writing Day – Tuesday June 9th

Winter Series Sports Day – June 17th

Solstice Fun Run (5K or 1K) – Sunday June 21st

Red Nose Day – Friday June 26th


Prep Enrolments for 2015:

If you have a child starting Prep next year, or you know of someone who has a child of school age, please pop in and see Wendy or myself to get an enrolment pack. Anyone wanting to have a look around the school can make a time for a tour. It is good to have enrolments happening sooner rather than later, as it assists with our planning for grade structure and staffing for next year. Portland Primary School has a lot to offer its students and families, so please consider making a time to look around and see what we are all about – “Working Together for Educational Excellence”.

To book a tour please call 55231911 or email:

National Walk Safely to School Day:

Last Friday was National Walk Safely to School Day. Thank you to everyone who took part in the day. It was great to see so many students and families joining us for the “Walking School Bus”. It was also fantastic to see everyone back at school sharing a breakfast and enjoying each others company. Thank you to our wonderful staff who prepared breakfast for the masses.

Walking School Bus

Breakfast time!

Anzac Day 2014

It was great to see so many of our students at the march on Friday to honour those who fought for our country at war.  Thank you to the families who attended, it was a very moving ceremnony, and a great opportunity for our students to be a part of our history.

Manning & Catriona laying the wreath on Anzac Day.

Manning & Catriona laying the wreath on Anzac Day.

Amazing Race 2014

Thank you to everyone who supported our 2014 Amazing Race! It was a huge success, with over 20 cars entered this year. It was perfect weather and everyone has a BLAST! There certainly were some very fishy smelling people afterwards! Yuk!

Thank you to Tammy & Alyson for all of their hard work organising the day, The school community appreciates your continued support. Also thank you to all of the local businesses who kindly donated prizes – Quest Portland, McDonalds Portland, Repco, Autopro, Animal Stuff, Bayside Driving School & The Richmond Henty Hotel Complex.

The winning team!

Ducks, Ducks, Ducks!


MS Europa Visits Portland

Last weekend Portland welcomed its very first cruise ship to the harbour. Our students were there to capture this event. I have posted some of the pictures in our ‘gallery’. They are well worth a look. The students who particpated did a tremendous job!

MS Europa - Taken by Jonah in Grade 1

MS Europa – Taken by Jonah in Grade 1