Healesville Primary School

NEWSLETTER

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Thursday 3rd November, 2022

From the Principal's Desk…

Dear Parents and Carers,


It is hard to believe that we are halfway into this term already.


I would like to congratulate Ruby C and Madison P who are our School Captains for 2023. I am sure they will be outstanding role models. We will be adding to the leadership team soon with our House and Curriculum Captains. There will be a special assembly towards the end of this term where we will present our new captains to the school community.


If you have an educationally based request for your child for next year, could you please write this in a letter addressed to me before Friday 18th November. As yet we have not allocated teachers to class levels, as there will be changes to staffing for next year.


Within the school year many people move house and so students change schools. So far this year we have had seventeen students start with us. If you are looking to move over the Christmas holiday period and your child/children will be enrolling elsewhere, could you please advise the office. Also, if you know of any families moving into our area, please encourage them to look at our school. Tours are available all the time, all that needs to be done is a quick phone call to the office to book.


Tea Towel Fundraiser – this is closing very shortly so don’t forget to order a tea towel or two, they do make great presents. I still have mine from my own children’s primary school, as does my mum.


Our Trivia Night with Queens Park Kinder is fast approaching – make sure you get a group of friends together and make up a table. It will be on Friday 11th November (Friday week). It is a great way to support the primary school and one of our local kinders. Thank you to the band of volunteers who are organising this event.


School Council are looking to run the canteen in 2023 and are looking for volunteers to assist us. We would like to develop our vegetable gardens and use the produce from these in some of our canteen food. If you would like to assist in anyway in 2023 please contact the office.


Don’t forget to save the date – Monday 12th December for our Christmas Concert. More information will be coming shortly about this.


Regards,


Tracey

2023 School Captains

Ruby C

Hello I'm Ruby, I am one of your new 2023 School captains. Being school captain really made my day, when I found out. I just want to start off by saying congratulations to all the students who were shortlisted. It is really amazing to make it that far, it takes a lot of confidence and courage to do that.

Now I'm going to tell you a little bit about myself. Five words that could describe me would be, funny, outgoing, smart, athletic and helpful. I'm also a part of two sports communities which are footy and acrobatics. I have been a part of this amazing school community since prep. I love this school and I always will.

Being a school captain has always been a dream of mine that l have aspired to since I joined HPS. Thank you to everyone who voted for me and Thank you Mrs Robertson-Smith and all the wonderful teachers for electing me for your 2023 School captain.

Madison P

Hi, my name is Madison and I am one of your school captains for 2023. I want to say a huge thank you to anyone who voted for me and good job to all of the people that gave it a go at the speeches. I appreciate it and I will try my best next year to make this school the best it can be. I’m hoping to make this school a better place for everyone. I’ve wanted this role since I was in Prep.


My favourite subjects are art and S.T.E.M. My hobbies are BMX and I’ve just started Inline Hockey. I also love horses and have 4 of my own. I love this school because the teachers are very helpful and encouraging and the students are nice and they help you with lots of things. I love all the beautiful scenery and I love the chickens. I am so happy to be one of your school captain’s for 2023. Thank you.

Please note all dates/events are subject to change.

Thursday 3rd November - Prep 2023 Transition Session 2.

Friday 4th November - Dress up as Super Hero Day

Thursday 10th November - Little Mermaid Alpha Show.

Friday 11th November - Trivia Night.

Wednesday 16th November - Friday 18th November - Grade 5/6 Camp.

Thursday 17th November - Prep 2023 Transition Session 3 & BBQ.

Monday 21st November - Curriculum Day

Friday 25th November - Student Disco at school

Monday 28th - Wednesday 30th November - Grade 3/4 Camp.

Thursday 1st December - Prep 2023 Session 4.

Monday 12th December - Student Christmas Concert

Tuesday 13th December - Prep 2023 Orientation Morning.

Tuesday 13th December - Grade 6 - Orientation Day.

Friday 16th December - Final Day of Term 4 for students - normal 3.30pm finish.

Help is needed in our Vegie Garden!

Spring is here and we would love some help preparing our gardens for spring planting.

If you’re available on Tuesday afternoons From 1.40 onwards, we would love a hand to weed, compost and mulch our gardens. Come along with your gardening gloves and join Ella our sustainability officer along with other enthusiastic young gardeners and turn our gardens into wonderful food producing havens.

Let the office know if you’re available


Cheers,

Sustainability team

Yarra Ranges Special Development School

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Message from Camp Australia - (Before & After School Care)

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Community Storytime / Playgroup

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CANTEEN MENU

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Community Notices

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Kids Fun Run Change

We have recently been advised that Thomas is “sick” so Puffing Billy Railway have offered one of their trains to allow for it to continue.
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Tennis Coaching - Free Trial

Please book in via the contacts below - all ages abilities welcome

WAYNE BROOM - ph - 0437008788 www.classictennis.com.au

Tennis Australia/USPTA Club Professional Coach

healesvilletennis@live.com.au

COVID Resources

COVID RESOURCES

Emerging Minds COVID-19 translated resources
These COVID-19 resources have been translated into 18 languages and are available for you to share with the parents and families you work with.

Vaccine development: a guide for families | Raising Children Network
This informative guide from Raising Children Network provides clear and reliable information on how the COVID-19 vaccine development and approval process ensures safety, effectiveness and quality.
https://raisingchildren.net.au/babies/health-daily-care/immunisation/vaccine-development-a-guide-for-families

COVID Testing in Yarra Ranges
https://www.each.com.au/coronavirus-covid-19-screening-clinics/

Staying informed about COVID expsoure sites
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This website/app provides a handy visual to stay abreast of new exposures - https://covid19nearme.com.au/state/vic

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