Mary's Mount Primary School

Term 2, Week 10 - 25 June 2021

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A Special Message from the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Apparition

Congratulating you all on your 100th Anniversary of the school. We, the Sisters of St Joseph of the Apparition, thank you sincerely for the wonderful commitment to the school and students to keeping the Sisters memory alive and the spirit of St Emilie.

Sister Jacqueline Jones and all the Sisters

PRINCIPAL'S NEWS

Dear Parents and Carers


LIFELINK DAY

We will raise money to support this wonderful cause on Friday 2 July when children will have the opportunity to come to school with crazy hair and free dress for a gold coin donation. LifeLink provides financial support for several agencies that deliver support to thousands of people in need in Western Australia each year. Last year Lifelink helped over 37 000 Western Australian families and individuals in need. We know that with your generosity we will be able to support the good work of LifeLink in our community. Crazy Hair Day – Friday 2 July Week 11.


REPORTING and THREE WAY INTERVIEWS

Each year at the end of Term 2, all students in Pre-Primary to Year 6 receive an academic report. In the past, MMPS has sent home a printed, hard copy of this report.


This year, we will be distributing student reports electronically via SEQTA Engage. No hard copies will be sent home. SEQTA Engage is an online portal that will allow caregivers access to their child's school reports.


You would have received an email via SEQTA Engage that will allow you to set up your account in preparation for the distribution of reports next week. To assist you with setting up your account, and to provide more information about SEQTA Engage, please read the document via the link below to answer all your questions.


If you have any queries about this transition to online reporting, feel free to contact the school office via 9290 5200 or admin@mmps.wa.edu.au.


LINK TO SEQTA INFORMATION DOCUMENT

LINK ON WEBSITE


Reports will be sent home on Monday next week. We ask that you take time to sit and read your child’s report with them. It is important to not only look at grades but at effort too. Determination and perseverance are important influences on academic outcomes and when students believe that their effort leads to progress, they are more likely to work hard and not become discouraged by setbacks. Celebrate your child’s progress and discuss goals they would like to achieve in their learning for Semester Two.


This is a lovely segue to Three Way interviews which we will be holding in Week 2, Term 3. The children will carry their achievements of Semester 1 and their forward-thinking goals for Semester 2 to share with you at this time. Your child’s classroom teacher will be sharing information with you regarding Three Way Interviews.


SURVEY

Thank you if you have already completed our school's "Climate Survey".


If you haven't yet had a chance to do so, click below and use the access code PACSMM in the 'start questionnaire' box to participate.


The more parents who complete the survey, the better the information for us to work with, so please take the time. It is your opportunity to provide feedback and have a say in school related matters. Staff and students are also participating in the survey.


LINK TO ONLINE SURVEY


CLASS BLOGS

Over the past few weeks I have been seeking feedback from parents and staff to support our decision making in reviewing the class blog. The purpose of the blog is to share important dates and information relevant to your child's class. Another aspect of the blog is to celebrate learning experiences the children engaged in. As we transition to our new look blog and streamlined communication in Term 4, the blogs are being standardised across the classes and will contain the below information:


  • Important dates and relevant class information
  • A series of 8 photos linked with a learning experience
  • An explanation of the learning experience evident in the photographs.


STUDENT VOICE

https://vimeo.com/567367790

I love receiving mail on daily basis from the children at MMPS. I know that for some children verbalising their worries or concerns is overwhelming. The letterbox in my office enables another avenue for children to express themselves. They know that I read their words and respond to their worry, concern or idea. Matilda and Ruby in Year 6 created a video demonstrating how their student voice and collaboration helped develop an after school Sustainability Club.


LIGHTNING CARNIVAL

Well done to all of our Year 5 and Year 6 students who participated in the carnival today. We may not have won our finals, but it was wonderful seeing our students enjoy the day and giving it their all. It was also wonderful seeing so many of our parents there on the sidelines cheering our students on and helping out where needed.


NAIDOC PARALITURGY - Wed 30 June @ 9am

We have a special NAIDOC Paraliturgy next Wednesday 30 June at 9am in the school hall. All families are invited and welcome to join us at school for this special service.


Emma Bell

Principal


I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Philippians 4;13

Snapshots@ Mary's Mount Term 2 Week 10

TERM 2, WEEK 11 2021 CALENDAR

Monday 28 June
  • Reports available on SEQTA Engage - an email will be sent when they have been published
  • NAIDOC Week


Tuesday 29 June

  • 1.30pm P&F Meeting
  • 7.30am Mazenod Tutoring

Wednesday 30 June

  • 9am NAIDOC Paraliturgy - school hall. All welcome.


Thursday 1 July


Friday 2 July

  • No Assembly
  • LIFELINK Crazy Hair and Free Dress Day for Gold Coin Donation
  • Last Day of Term 2
** CURRENT TERM PLANNERS - Updated 15 June **

Click here to download the most up-to-date Term Planners for 2021. These planners are available on our website via this link.

>> PLEASE COMPLETE OUR PARENT/CLIMATE SURVEY >>

Please take a few moments to complete a survey about Mary's Mount Primary School. All responses are confidential and will be used for school improvement purposes and planning. Simply click on the box here and enter the code PACSMM.

P&F UPDATE

Our next P&F Meeting will be held this coming Tuesday 29th June from 1.30pm in Room 1. We'd love to see lots of parents join us as we finalise our P&F initiatives for next Term and have the school leadership team present their priorities and provide information on key initiatives for the last half of 2021. Children are always welcome to join our meetings so don't let that stop you joining us!


A special thanks to our PP, Year 2 and Year 3 parents who have coordinated the Big Splash Welcome Party, Easter Raffle, Mass Morning Tea and Mothers Day Raffle in the first half of this year. Our Year 1, 4, 5 and 6 parents all have activities planned for the next two terms so it's going to be busy! We love that our parents are sharing the workload and contributing to initiatives managed by the P&F - what a wonderful school community we have!


Thank you to everyone who has contributed to and supported our P&F activities in Term 2 - it is greatly appreciated.


Yours in education,


MMPS P&F Committee

E: pfmarysmount@gmail.com

GREEN TEAM UPDATE


Hi MMPS Community,


We have been going along so well so far with bringing into school our bread bags and bread tags for recycling. So far, we have already sent off a 3 kg box of bread tags.


We know how much bread our families go through with making all those delicious sandwiches for your children for school lunches.


Please save the bag and tag and place it in the bin provided in our Community Recycling Hub at school so you can not only help us be in the running for a prize but also stop them from going to nasty landfill.


The Wonder Schools Competition closes now on the new date on 2nd July 2021.


Thank you and together we make a difference.


Mrs Henderson and the Student Green Team

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CANTEEN NEWS - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Thank you for supporting our canteen's reopening this term with orders and volunteering your help. We are looking forward to continue to provide yummy food for our students in Term 3, but can't do it without your help.


If you can provide some assistance in the canteen in Term 2 on any of these dates, please contact Michelle Sanderson or email admin@mmps.wa.edu.au and we will pass your details on to Michelle.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Week 11 Friday 2 July - Volunteers Needed

COMMUNITY NEWS

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ENROL WITH US AT MERCEDES COLLEGE!

Mercedes College is currently interviewing for Year 7 2023 & 2024, with limited places available for Year 7 2022. If you are considering enrolling your daughter at Mercedes, please visit the Mercedes College website at www.mercedes.wa.edu.au to request a prospectus, to enrol online or book a tour of our campus. Please contact Mrs Nicole Kirk on 9323 1323 if you require further information.

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HOLY FAMILY PARISH

Mary’s Mount Primary School is the parish school for Holy Family Church in Kalamunda.


Fr Suresh celebrates mass at the beginning of each term, for solemnities and special feast days and offers reconciliation to students who are preparing to receive their Sacraments.


Parish Priest : Fr Antony Suresh

Parish Secretary : Louisa Sizer

MARY'S MOUNT PRIMARY SCHOOL

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