Healesville Primary School


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Edition 38 - Friday, 7th December, 2018

A Note from the Principal

Tricia O’Reilly Award

Each year Healesville Primary School presents the Tricia O’Reilly Memorial Scholarship to a Year 6 student who embodies the qualities that Tricia portrayed. Academically accomplished, interested in being involved in all aspect of school activity and conscientious in always doing her best. They are also the sort of person who is sporty, cheerful, fun-loving and respectful. Tricia O’Reilly was a student at Healesville Primary School and then at Healesville High School when in 2001, tragically, she was killed in the main street of Healesville. That year an award and scholarship in honour of Tricia was set up. It was with great pleasure that I presented, at assembly this week, the 2018 Tricia O’Reilly Memorial Scholarship to Jade Kennedy. Congratulations Jade you are amazing. I would also like to thank the O’Reilly family for attending the assembly; it is always a great honour to have you attend each year.

Year 5/6 City Camp

The Year 5/6 students have been in the City all week and the weather has been fantastic for all the amazing activities they have participated in and the things they have seen. After all the kilometres they have walked I’m sure all students, parents and teachers will sleep very well on the weekend. Congratulations and Thank you to all the parents and teachers for giving up valuable family time to make the camp such a success.

Bushfire Season is approaching

As we start to approach the bush fire season again, it is very important that all contact details are up to date if we need to contact you. This also includes any emergency contact numbers you have for your child/children. Can you please ensure you check your details at the school office and make any changes accordingly. Our inclusion on the Bush Fire Register means that will be required to close as a precautionary measure on days determined to be Code Red in the Bureau of Meteorology district in which we are located. If the school is to close notification will be sent home to school community prior to the day. Be safe.

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Tuesday 11 December

Yr 6 Secondary School Orientation Day

Prep Orientation Day 9:30 - 10:30 am

Uniform Shop Open 9.00 - 12.00 pm

Final School Banking Day

Friday 14 December

Kew Traffic School - Year 3


Monday 17 December (Out of Uniform Day)

Captains Day

Tuesday 18 December

Year 6 Graduation Evening 6pm

Wednesday 19 December

Grade 3 Warburton Trail Bike Hike

Pupil Packs available for pick up 9:00 - 1:30 pm

Thursday 20 December

Prep - 2 Healesville Sanctuary Excursion

Year 3/4 End of Year Cinema/Picnic Excursion

Year 5/6 Queens Park Pool Day

Pupil Packs available for pick up 9:00 - 1:30 pm

No Canteen

Friday 21 December (Out of Uniform Day)

Pupil Packs available for pick up 9:00 - 1:30 pm.

Last Day of the Year - Early close at 1.30 pm

NO buses on the last day - Bus travellers will need to make alternative arrangements.

No Canteen

Thursday 24 January 2019

Pupil packs available for collection from school office 9.00am -1.00pm

Friday 25 January

Pupil packs available for collection from school office 9.00am -1.00pm

Tuesday 29 January

Pupil packs available for collection from school office 11.30am - 3.00pm

Wednesday 30 January

First Day of School for Students in Grades 1 to 6

Thursday 31 January

All preps attend for a half day

Friday 1 February

All preps attend for a half day

PB: Gypsy B PV: Lily E & Jasmine C

1T: Ella W & Tyler R

3B: Zave A & Monique W 3/4L: Imogen H & Charlotte R

5/6G: Sam L & Liam W 5/6S: amber L & Caitlyn B

Canteen Closed Last Week of Term

Just a reminder that the canteen will be closed for the last week of Term.

Last day to order is Friday 14th December.

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Local renewable energy group, HEALESVILLE CoRE has partnered with Mondo Power to make available high quality solar energy systems in Healesville, while also enabling those eligible to take advantage of generous state government rebates. From early 2019, this solar energy bulk buy will be available for any buildings (homes, shops, community centres or industrial sites) in the 3777 postcode, including Healesville, Chum Creek, Toolangi and Badger Creek. It is relevant for people without solar and those who already have solar panels and wish to gain greater benefits from their existing system.

In early 2019, Healesville CORE and Mondo Power will run information sessions, on Monday 25 February, to help residents understand the benefits of this exciting project. In February, interested people will be invited to register their interest.

Healesville CoRE is a community-initiated group established in 2017 that is working toward Healesville becoming a net-zero emissions township by 2027

To learn more about the Healesville bulk buy launch and information sessions in February, go to: healesvillecore.org.au or follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/HealesvilleCoRE/

You can also join our mailing list by contacting Jeff Barlow at: healesvillecore@gmail.com

General Information

Canteen Menu

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Click here to order your uniforms online
Please click here to order your uniforms online.

School Login Details: Username - HPS Password - HPS

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If your child is unwell and unable to attend After School Care,

please call Stacey direct on 0405 440 885.

If you wish to enrol in Before and/or Afterschool Care, you need to enrol via the

Camp Australia enrolment link below.

The children at aftercare are really enjoying making these origami Santa Claus'. We are having loads of fun with many activities before the end of term.

Stacey & Bob, from Camp Australia, where we make children smile.

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Are you experiencing domestic violence?

Help is available

Located at this school on select days, or by appointment, is a local specialist family violence service to support members of our school community who may be experiencing family violence.

This free service can provide information and specialist support, or are available just to have a chat. If you would like to drop in or make an appointment with the EDVOS Family Violence worker, enquire with the school administration for further details.

Or call EDVOS directly on 9259 4200. If you are in immediate danger please call 000