Healesville Primary School

NEWSLETTER

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Week 3- Term 2 - Thursday 6 May 2021

From the Principal's Desk…

Dear Parents and Carers,


It has been an unbelievably busy start to the term with lots more to come! So far we have had our highly successful House and District Athletics Sports, our first working bee in eighteen months, grades five and six have been undertaking swimming instruction and our Book Fair is on at the moment.


Numeracy Night:

Next week on Tuesday 11th May, we are launching our first Maths Night in a very long time. The teachers are excited and the students are excited – we hope to see lots of families participating in what will be a great night.


This is a perfect opportunity to come along and learn how Maths is taught at HPS as well as see your child’s/children’s classrooms and the wonderful work they have been doing.

We start off at 6pm, our Captains will greet you and provide you with a passport to be stamped as you complete the different activities. The whole school will be open and you can wander around at your own pace. The school will be open till 7:30pm.


Working Bee:

On Saturday we held a very successful working bee – thank you to all of our parents and students who attended. The school looked fantastic after your efforts. Sheri Niclasen one of our school council members suggested a great idea for the area next to our ramp that runs beside the library/playgroup building. We are wondering if any parents have some succulents to donate so we could lay some more soil and plant a succulent garden. All donations would be greatly appreciated and could be dropped off at the office.


Mother’s Day Morning Tea:

On Friday we are holding a Mother’s Day Morning Tea in the hall. Hopefully, lots of our mothers, grandparents, carers and special people will be able to attend. It will start at 10:30am and go until 11:00am. There will be scones with jam and cream, cups of tea and biscuits to share. All of our students and teachers will be there to celebrate too. There will also be an opportunity to have your photo taken with your child if you wish in our special Mother’s Day photo booth.


School Uniform:

Some of our students are wearing shoes with rollers/wheels in them to school – please do not allow your child to wear these to school – they are not appropriate footwear.

Many of our students have lots of dangly jewellery – earrings /necklaces – these are very unsafe and not part of our primary school uniform. No jewellery is to be worn unless it is for religious purposes.


Also some of our girls have begun wearing nail polish and, again this is not part of our primary school uniform. Long fake nails are also quite dangerous at school during sport and playtime and are also not allowed.


Book Fair:

Our Book Fair is happening this week in the Library. It will be open from Wednesday to Friday and you can pop in at any time to have a browse.


Sustainability Hub:

We would like to give a huge thank you to Tanya at the Healesville Garden Centre on Maroondah Highway for her advice and donated plants. Our students have been very fortunate to be working with our volunteer Valerie Drew in our gardens and she also organised all of the plants. So thank you!!


If you have some time and would like to volunteer to work in the sustainability hub with our students please come in and see us in the office or speak to Meagan Bult.


Sick Students

A dojo went out today reminding parents that children who are unwell, no matter how mild their symptoms, must stay home until they are fully recovered. We thank you for your cooperation with this directive.


Tracey Robertson-Smith

Principal

Friday 7 May - Mother's/Special Person's Day Morning Tea 10.30am

Tuesday 11 May - Maths Night 6pm-7.30pm

Friday 14 May - National "Walk to School Day'

- Cool Guys - selected 5/6 students

- Assembly

Wednesday 19 May - District Cross-Country

Friday 21 May - Author Visit (years 3-6) - Felice Arena

- Cool Guys - selected 5/6 students

Tuesday 25 May - CURRICULUM Day - Pupil Free Day

Friday 28 May - Cool Guys - selected 5/6 students

-Assembly


Thursday 3 June - iFLY excursion

Friday 4 June - Cool Guys - selected 5/6 students

Tuesday 8 June - School Council Meeting

Friday 11 June - Cool Guys - selected 5/6 students

Monday 14 June - PUBLIC HOLIDAY (Queens Birthday)

Friday 18 June - Grade 3 & 4 Tree Planting Day

Thursday 24 June - Grade 5 & 6 to Sovereign Hill

Friday 25th June - Last day of Term 2

Student Awards


Prep/1 B: Toby E- for learning his sight words so quickly.

1/2LB: Penny F - for always working hard in class.

34W: Sophie A - for her enthusiasm, engagement and effort in all lessons.

PE: Cooper M: for always putting in 100% during PE and being a respectful member of the classroom.

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LINKS FOR THE PARENT PORTAL - TO REGISTER & LOG IN

Please use this link to REGISTER for the portal:

(please note, you will need your access key to link your child.

https://sentral.hps.vic.edu.au/portal/register


You only need to register ONCE.

Once you've registered use the following link as your usual login.


Please use this link to LOGON to the portal:

(once you have registered).

https://sentral.hps.vic.edu.au/portal2/#!/login

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Please click on the link below for all the information you need regarding the School Fees for 2021
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