Maitland Public School

at 70 Elgin Street, Maitland, 2320 Australia

An outstanding public school characterized by a strong history of service to the local community and outstanding programs in the arts.

Maitland Public School
70 Elgin Street
Maitland , NSW 2320
Contact Phone
P: 02 4933 6532


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Public Speaking Competition Congratulations to all of our competitors in the competition today. They were simply outstanding and a great example of the talents within our student body as well as the confidence with which our students carry themselves, a great credit to their parents and teachers. Thank you to Mr Blackmore and Mrs Walsh for carrying out the tough job of adjudicating between so many terrific speeches. Thank you too to the many parents and friends who came along. Kevin Greaves (principal)

Published on 2013-06-13 01:03:50 GMT

Education Week Assembly Today Don't forget our Education Week assembly will be held today in the hall at 12:30pm. Hope to see you there. Kevin Greaves (principal)

Published on 2013-07-31 22:17:34 GMT

Walk to School Tomorrow A reminder to all who wish to walk to school tomorrow. Meet at Foodworks Lorn at 8:20am. See you there! Miss Coombs

Published on 2013-08-22 08:15:18 GMT

Year 6 Fun Day Congratulations to all the Year 6 students that attended the fun day at Maitland Park today. You were an absolute asset to our school with your enthusiasm for the games and good manners displayed to staff from other schools and students from Maitland Grossmann High. We are very proud of you! Miss Coombs, Miss Hughes and Mrs Bradbery

Published on 2013-08-22 08:13:30 GMT

New School App This week we are launching our new school app. It is available from the AppStore (iPhone) and Google play (android) and works on "push notifications". It will be a tremendous asset to the school community but only if people download it (it's free!) and use it. Spread the word! Search for "Maitland Public School", download the app and say yes to push notifications. It's a really good new tool for our school to have. Kevin Greaves (principal)

Published on 2013-07-31 02:36:45 GMT

School Photos Today School photos are on today. It looks like a cracker of a day so should be great. Please ensure full school uniform is worn including black shoes where possible. Photos will be taken in our yellow shirts. Staff will be wearing black with a splash of colour - sounds dashing! Kevin Greaves (principal)

Published on 2013-09-10 20:58:10 GMT

URGENT - NETBALL BILLETS NEEDED The situation has now become desperate for the girls of the Northern Territory netball team. They play in the national championships in Maitland from September 1 to 7 and WE NEED BILLETS! If you are able to assist, please contact the school direct on 49336532 or text my mobile on 0423959441. Any assistance would be much appreciated. There are seven girls who need accomodation for the week. Kevin Greaves (principal)

Published on 2013-08-27 00:09:42 GMT

Regional Athletics Selections Congratulations to Monica MacCann (100m), Haylee Willis (800m), Angela Davies (high jump), Will Lloyd-Jones (100m), Aiden Hoffman (800m, discus), Brock Portsmouth (200m, 800m, high jump) and Callan Burgess (shot put) who have qualified through results and measurement for the regional athletics championships on August 30 at Glendale. A great effort and a great representation for our school. Kevin Greaves (Principal)

Published on 2013-08-09 00:08:13 GMT

Lorn Walking Bus It is back on this Friday. Meet Miss Coombs outside Foodworks at Lorn at 8:20am to walk to school together. Our record is 17 people and a dog, so come along and help us beat our record. Miss Coombs

Published on 2013-08-07 08:03:10 GMT

Proposed Uniform Design Change As discussed at P&C over the past 12 months, a proposed change to our uniform is hanging in the office foyer. We have a sample of the material and design but, please note, the colours do not change. A colour chart is on the notice board as well. A note will go home tomorrow explaining the reasoning behind the change, including changing suppliers and wearability, and we will ask the school community to vote on it next week. If the proposed change is accepted, the current uniform option will continue to be available and accepted while stocks last. Come in and have a look. Kevin Greaves (principal)

Published on 2013-08-06 04:42:03 GMT

Uniform Picture For Newsletter In the newsletter today, I mention that I have a picture included regarding a new uniform option. Unfortunately I was caught in a video conference and unable to forward it on in time. A full note will go home tomorrow with the picture included. Kevin Greaves (principal)

Published on 2013-08-05 01:54:20 GMT

Regional Athletics Selection...even more I should also add our senior boys' relay team to the list as they have also qualified. Great stuff. Kevin Greaves (Principal)

Published on 2013-08-09 00:12:35 GMT

Temporary Home For Chooks Needed Over the holidays, the National Trust will be doing some spraying for termites in their toilet building that backs onto our chook shed. Unfortunately, what kills termites also does chooks so we are looking for temporary housing for our chickens over the holidays. Anyone know of a chook holiday home that could help out six chickens? Kevin Greaves (principal)

Published on 2013-06-27 03:15:32 GMT

Football Tomorrow Postponed I have been informed that the football game tomorrow has been postponed to a later date due to the ground condition. Kevin Greaves (principal)

Published on 2013-06-26 13:04:55 GMT

Reminder: Fete Meeting This Afternoon As announced in the newsletter, there will be a fete meeting this afternoon at 2:00pm, most probably in my office, to look at putting a small committee together to drive the organisation of the upcoming fete (Term 4). We would love to have some people along who have skills in this area and enthusiasm to match come along and help us out. Please consider if you might be able to be involved. Kevin Greaves (principal)

Published on 2013-06-14 02:05:28 GMT

Public Speaking Competition A outstanding group of speeches from Stage 2 with Tom Lloyd-Jones taking out first place with Charli Tranter runner-up. Great work also from Alana Burgess and Sarsha Barlow - a lot of speaking talent on display. Kevin Greaves (principal)

Published on 2013-06-13 00:35:35 GMT

Public Speaking Competition What great efforts by our Stage 1 speakers! Congratulations to Andrew Murphy who has taken out his category for the second year running. It was wonderful though to see each speaker high-fiving the others as they finished and shaking hands at the end - great sportsmanship! Kevin Greaves (principal)

Published on 2013-06-13 00:17:41 GMT

Hunter Dance Festival My awesome dance group just performed at this years dance festival. I'm so proud of these girls, they have been fabulous all day, from their positive attitude, exceptional behaviour and outstanding performance. Well done Maitland Public dance group 2013!!! Rachel Koo

Published on 2013-07-25 09:11:02 GMT

STAGE 3 EXCURSION RETURN TIME A reminder that the Stage 3 excursion is due back at 8:00pm this evening. We will update, as the time gets closer, a more accurate return time on both SkoolBag and FacebooK.

Published on 2015-11-20 00:08:34 GMT

A big farewell this morning to most of our Stage 3 students as they travel to Bathurst and Dubbo for their annual excursion. They should have a terrific time of it as shall we in the relative quiet of our now half-empty school. I'm sure we'll get updates along the way.

Published on 2015-11-17 23:08:23 GMT

WELCOME BACK! Welcome back to Term 4! I will be absent for the first three weeks as I support my son through his HSC but am looking forward to returning in Week 4. Miss Coombs will be relieving principal in my absence. We also welcome back Mrs Koo this term for two days per week (Wednesdays and Thursdays) as she returns from maternity leave and also from cochlear implant surgery. Maitland Public will be a whole new world for her, I am sure, and we are looking forward to seeing her back around the place. The newsletter is out today on the app, on Facebook, on the website and by email. Make sure you have a look for the dates ahead. Kevin Greaves (principal)

Published on 2015-10-05 00:49:27 GMT

STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14 NO STUDENTS AT SCHOOL As per all previous advice, a reminder that Monday September 14 is a Staff Professional Development Day across much of our Local Management Group (Grossmann High and its feeder primary schools). ALL MAITLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHING STAFF WILL BE ATTENDING AND THERE WILL BE NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS ON MONDAY. This day takes the place of the training day usually held on the first day of Term 3. Thank you for your assistance in organising alternate care arrangements for your child/ren. This is a special event for us. We don't usually change staff development days but the opportunity to work with behavioural expert, Bill Rogers, is one we cannot, as a school staff, afford to pass up.

Published on 2015-09-11 03:56:19 GMT

DIABETES AWARENESS ONE-SIE DAY FRIDAY SEPT 11 Tomorrow we will be hosting Naomi (Diabetes Australia) for an awareness assembly around Type 1 diabetes. We are having a One-sie day, as has been done across Australia this week, as part of the awareness around the impact Type 1 diabetes has on many Australians. Students are asked to EITHER wear a one-sie (if they have one) or be creative and wear one of something (sock, shoe, pigtail, etc). If you don't have a one-sie, please don't go out and buy one. Students are asked also to bring along a gold coin to raise some funds towards the Artificial Pancreas Program. We will gather in the hall for about twenty minutes in the morning to collect the money (at the door) and to hear Naomi speak on the impacts Type 1 diabetes has on many children and people in our community. Parents are welcome to come for a listen if they like.

Published on 2015-09-10 02:46:06 GMT

DISCO REMINDER Our Year 6 students are hosting a K-2 disco from 5:00pm to 6:00pm tonight as well as a Year 3-6 disco from 6:15pm to 7:15pm. All students are welcome. Dress is just party clothes and dancing shoes (anything really). $2 entry fee per child. Drinks $2. Party food $1. This is a Year 6 fundraiser towards their annual gift to the school (last year's was the drinking and water station). The disco area will be restricted to the hall and canteen COLA and Year 6 are running the music (block your ears!) as well as games (limbo, conga, suits). Good fun for all. Drop your kids for an hour of fun!

Published on 2015-09-10 02:43:42 GMT

A big congratulations to HAAJRAH ALAM who became, we think, Maitland Public's FIRST WINNER of the Zone Multicultural Public Speaking Competition. An outstanding effort from a terrific young student. Haajrah will compete at Regionals in August. Now, back to Cartesian Planes!

Published Maitland Public School on 2016-06-21 02:48:43 GMT

PUBLIC SPEAKING I had the pleasure this morning of heading across to the Kinder rooms and seeing some of the speeches being delivered in our public speaking competition. Each child I saw spoke clearly and (pretty) confidently. Dominic delivered his speech about his pesky sisters and it must have struck a nerve with half the room because all the other boys were nodding. It's a great program and our finals are next Tuesday at 9:30am. I'm heading out now for a look at the Stage 2 speeches. Kevin Greaves (principal)

Published Maitland Public School on 2016-05-31 03:40:59 GMT

CANTEEN OPENING TIMES A reminder to families that the canteen doesn't open for lunch orders of a Tuesday. We still have a few coming in and it does get difficult to cater for.

Published Maitland Public School on 2016-05-31 03:35:43 GMT

Our GymMaits are currently at a Star Struck rehearsal at Newcastle Entertainment Centre. We kicked off at 7am and are already into our second rehearsal for the day! They're enjoying their dance, Two Strong Hearts. We'll be back at school in time for the 3.10pm bell.

Published Maitland Public School on 2016-05-25 22:47:34 GMT

A massive thank you to Mrs Rhonda Daniel and her sewing skills. She very kindly (and cleverly) made curtains for Miss Riley's art room. They look amazing and are very much appreciated. Thanks Rhonda.

Published Maitland Public School on 2016-05-23 06:09:23 GMT

HELP NEEDED We have been notified that the floor in the Maths storeroom will be replaced next week after collapsing a little while ago. It has been a while since the last clean out (I'm told there is an abacus in there Tutankhaman learnt to count on) so I am asking if there are any parents through this week who might be available to don a mask and gloves and clear the room (as well as our costume room) to help us out. Please text on 0423 959 441 or reply here if you can assist sometime through the week. Get a group of friends and make a day of it - there's nothing better than filling a skip! Kevin Greaves (principal)

Published Maitland Public School on 2016-05-16 04:26:23 GMT

The GymMaits are off to Broadmeadow Basketball Stadium for their first Star Struck rehearsal. We're looking forward to learning the choreography and formations of Two Strong Hearts!

Published Maitland Public School on 2016-05-15 23:02:09 GMT

ZONE CROSS COUNTRY - DATE CORRECTION PLEASE NOTE, the correct date for the zone cross country is FRIDAY MAY 13. Apologies for the incorrect date on the newsletter. To us oldies and our rotten eyes, a 3 looks remarkably like an 8. ZONE CROSS COUNTRY IS ON THIS FRIDAY MAY 13. Kevin Greaves (principal)

Published Maitland Public School on 2016-05-10 04:23:25 GMT

At least we can put them to good use!

Published Maitland Public School on 2016-05-10 03:49:24 GMT

Bit windy today. Where did all the leaves come from? And why aren't they blowing away?

Published Maitland Public School on 2016-05-10 03:46:23 GMT

SUPER SCIENCE DAY I've just been visiting 1-2D for their Super Science Day with Mrs Cameron and Miss Keith. Great fun and some interesting discussions around the effects of each experiment. A class full of brilliant little scientists. Love my job. Great things happen here! Kevin Greaves (principal)

Published Maitland Public School on 2016-05-10 03:43:39 GMT

STRANGER DANGER - INCIDENT MAY 5 This morning, at Maitland Railway Station, two of our senior students were approached and followed by an older man and demands were made for money. They acted very appropriately in immediately running to the school and alerting staff. They were not physically harmed but, as you would understand, they were quite distressed. Police were notified and attended and CCTV footage is being reviewed. Support is being provided for the students involved. An incident such as this is a good reminder to reinforce the messages we give as teachers and parents around “stranger danger” and to also consider the safe travel of our children to and from school. We do have some particular circumstances around the school at present with road changes and students regularly traveling by train, service, bus, school bus, car, bike, scooter and foot. “Stranger danger” is another issue that impacts on our decision-making in this area. Our students displayed a commendable level of maturity in handling the situation on this occasion. We will continue, in partnership with our parent community and support organisations, to build the skills of all students in coping with such situations. It is not a nice occurrence for students and parents alike. Kevin Greaves (principal)

Published Maitland Public School on 2016-05-05 04:11:35 GMT

Watching over our Mothers' Day stall this morning with 11 wonderful parent and community helpers and 360 excited students. This after our Breakfast Club ran again so successfully this morning with community volunteers feeding more than 50 students. And all to a brilliant soundtrack of our bands rehearsing as part of band camp. It's a privilege to be a part of this place and so exciting every day. Kevin Greaves (principal)

Published Maitland Public School on 2016-05-05 00:39:40 GMT

5/6H loved watching The Jungle Book at Reading Cinemas today. After reading the book in class, we're looking forward to doing a film study next!

Published Maitland Public School on 2016-05-03 02:45:14 GMT

Not sure who's idea the new library furniture was but, I must say, I approve. Now, if we can just keep the students clear of the library during nap time... Kevin Greaves (principal)

Published Maitland Public School on 2016-05-03 00:42:36 GMT

Congratulations to our GymMaits who have been at Star Struck this week. They have taken on a huge responsibility in representing our school in one of the biggest performing arts productions in Newcastle. All of our students involved have shown outstanding respect to all other students, staff and production team members, while constantly displaying their personal best on and off the stage. With 150 schools, 3000 students and four 3 hour performances, Star Struck is a production that we are very lucky to be a part of, and we think Star Struck was lucky to have us, too! Katey Hughes and Elissa Brown. Two Strong Hearts✌💪❤

Published Maitland Public School on 2016-06-18 06:35:16 GMT

The first of four massive days for our GymMaits at Star Struck. Our students are so tired after their 7am start this morning that some of them already need a nap, while others are doing school work, playing games and watching the other rehearsals. What would you do?

Published Maitland Public School on 2016-06-15 01:25:42 GMT

Our identified learning goal was Cartesian Planes and the 4 quadrants. Here are our results. Nice work Stage 3!

Published Maitland Public School on 2016-06-14 11:11:53 GMT

This car spot may well be the most valuable real estate in Maitland. This morning, every spot along the block is full but this has remained empty. I'm thinking of getting my car!

Published Maitland Public School on 2016-06-08 22:17:54 GMT

The students in Miss Coombs' maths class spent time yesterday analysing the Mathematics Continuum, deciding what they did and didn't know and setting two learning goals for today. They will buddy up and work together to achieve these goals. We will let you know how they go!

Published Maitland Public School on 2016-06-08 21:18:46 GMT

In the hall for a terrific debate between Bolwarra Public and Maitland Public. Bolwarra took out a close contest by two points (meaning they are the most argumentative - is that how it works?) Kevin Greaves (principal)

Published Maitland Public School on 2016-06-08 03:55:09 GMT

It's a little damp around the school today but we have not had the intense rain of last year nor the wind so are looking good with little damage (apart from a couple of leaks). It might be a couple of days until the playground dries out though so our students might consider bringing a board game or the like to play during breaks - there won't be much running around. See you tomorrow. Kevin Greaves (principal)

Published Maitland Public School on 2016-06-05 06:03:27 GMT

Poor Mr Warby lost his bet with Mr Davis. Guess who is grinning and who isn't!

Published Maitland Public School on 2016-06-02 03:02:28 GMT

STAGE 1 PUBLIC SPEAKING How brilliant it is to be at the Stage 1 public speaking finals this morning with terrific speakers and such nice support for each other. Great attention from the audience and high fives between speakers. Everyone looking out for each other. (#VPP - Very Proud Principal - starting my own hashtags now). Kevin Greaves (principal)

Published Maitland Public School on 2016-06-01 23:56:49 GMT

Stage 3 had a wonderful time during Peer Support training today. The students showed great leadership potential and team work throughout the different activities and discussions. Students and staff had a great deal of fun! We are looking forward to day 2 tomorrow.

Published Maitland Public School on 2016-04-28 09:56:40 GMT

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