Mary's Mount Primary School

Term 3, Week 5 - 20 August 2021

** Reminder - School Closed Monday 23 August **

This coming Monday 23 August is a pupil free day. We hope you enjoy the day with your children, and look forward to seeing everyone back on Tuesday 24 August.

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PRINCIPAL'S NEWS

Dear Parents and Carers,


SNAPSHOTS OF OUR STAFF LEADING PEDAGOGY

This week Karlie DeMarte has lead our school community through Science Week. Karlie's passion for all things science has been evident this week as she arranged the MMPS Science Fair 2021 where students were invited to explore the world of science by conducting their own experiment. Dave Collard presented yesterday to our students with a focus on aboriginal perspectives and science, and this morning Karlie's Year 5 students presented a wonderful assembly item about the important of bees. It was also wonderful to see so many students at school today dressed up as a bee or wearing something black and yellow to raise awareness about bees. Thank you Karlie for arranging Science Week 2021 for our school community.


SACRAMENT OF PENANCE

Thank you to all of our parents who attended our Reconciliation workshop this week. It was wonderful to see the engagement and support from our parent community for the preparation of this Sacrament.


This week our Year 3 students will be receiving the Sacrament of Penance for the first time. Please keep these students in your prayers during this important time for them all.


We were also really excited to have been able to share in the Baptism of Mason Caradonna this week. Mason was baptised in our school chapel on Thursday by Fr Suresh with the Year 3 class and Mason's family in attendance. Congratulations Mason on your baptism, and thank you for letting us share it with you and your family.


ONE BIG VOICE - TODAY IS THE DAY!!

This evening the Mary's Mount Primary School choir comprising students in Years 3 to 6 will be participating in One Big Voice. At last they get to share their songs, the culmination of many hours of hard work.


A very big thank you to Mrs Freeman, Mrs Skrzypek and Mrs Leech for preparing our students for this event with many hours of rehearsal and workshops. Good luck to all of our students performing tonight. I am just a little bit excited and can't wait to see the concert at the RAC Arena tonight.


Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.


God Bless


Emma Bell

Principal

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TERM 3, WEEK 6 2021 CALENDAR

Monday 23 August
  • SCHOOL CLOSED - Pupil Free Day

Tuesday 24 August

  • 7.30am - Mazenod Tutoring
  • 11am - 12.30pm Year 2 CPAF Choir, Vasto Club Balcatta
  • Year 3 Reconciliation Practice

Wednesday 25 August

  • 11am - 12.30pm CPAF Choir, Vasto Club Balcatta
  • 1.45pm PP To Year 6 Book Week Incursion 'The Greatest Discovery'


Thursday 26 August

  • 6pm Sacrament of Reconciliation at Holy Family Parish, Kalamunda

Friday 27 August

  • 9am Pre-Primary Assembly and Merits with St Emilie Award
** CURRENT TERM PLANNERS - Updated 4 August **

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

P&F UPDATE

Have you asked Dad to join us for a special Father's Day Breakfast on Friday 3rd September yet? Working in partnership with the school, our Year 4 parents and P&F will be serving a complimentary breakfast for all dads and their children so come along and enjoy a hot cooked breakfast. Bacon and egg rolls, juice, tea and coffee will be available. To register, just follow the link Father's Day Breakfast RSVP (office.com). Please RSVP by 27th August.


Do you have a great idea or maybe your children have provided suggestions about what they would like to see in our school that the P&F can assist with? If so, please let us know! Feedback and suggestions are always welcome and encouraged. You can either email us, contact your Class Representative who can pass your comments on, or join us at our next P&F meeting on Tuesday 7th September. No idea is ever too large or small!


Yours in education,


MMPS P&F Committee

E: pfmarysmount@gmail.com

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BOOK WEEK - 23 AUGUST to 27 AUGUST

BOOK WEEK - Monday 23 August -Friday 27 August 2021

Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds

Bigger, Better, Brighter, Past, Present, Future


INCURSION - Wednesday 25 August

Incursion by Perform Education – 1.30- 3.30pm in Hall


Bigger Better Brighter!

Is a highly interactive incursion where the entire audience will together explore the 2021 Book Week Theme trough a selection of the CBCA 2021 Shortlisted Books.


Books Author

1. How to make a Bird. M MacKinlay

2. Norton and the Bear Gabriel Evans

3. Strangers on Country D Hartley and K Murray

4. Worse Things S Murphy and S Davis

5. Ellie’s Dragon B Graham


The library has purchased these books and more.


This positive, engaging and educational adventure is a fun filled and energetic celebration of overcoming adversity and finding resilience during life’s challenging moments. Bringing together all the elements of a great storytelling – a hero, a mystery, a quest and an exploration.


I can’t wait to see this performance!


BOOK WEEK DRESS UP DAY - Tuesday 31 August

Come dressed up as your favourite character from a book. Students can decide which world to dress up in -

Old World - People from the past

New World - People from current day

Other Worlds - People from the future


Angela Smith

Librarian

CANTEEN NEWS - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

If you can provide some assistance in the canteen in Term 3, please contact Michelle Sanderson or email admin@mmps.wa.edu.au and we will pass your details on to Michelle.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Every Friday in Term 3 - Volunteers Needed. Our canteen cannot run without helpers, so please contact Michelle Sanderson if you can help out on a Friday.


Please also note, the cut off time for orders is 8.40am on the Friday morning.


Michelle Sanderson

Canteen Manager

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COMMUNITY NEWS

A DIALOGUE WITH THE FEMALE MEMBERS OF THE PLENARY COUNCIL

- THURSDAY 9 September 5.30-8.30pm

The Council for Catholic Women Perth warmly invites you to a dialogue with the female members of the Plenary Council residing in Perth.Come and listen to what inspires and enrichs their faith experience and hear about their hopes for the Plenary Council. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and to contribute to this dialogue. All welcome.


Venue : James Nestor Hall ,Catholic Education Office 60 Ruislip St West Leederville

When: Thursday 9 September - 5.30pm - 8.30pm (Light refreshments served 5.30pm - 6pm)

RSVP: Tuesday 7 September by email kerrymacfarlane2@hotmail.com or mobile 0400 886 835

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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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