Mary's Mount Primary School
Term 3, Week 1 - 23 July 2021
PRAYER FOR THE FIRST WORLD DAY FOR GRANDPARENTS AND THE ELDERLY
I thank You, Lord, for the comfort of Your presence: even in times of loneliness,
You are my hope and my confidence,
You have been my rock and my fortress since my youth!
I thank You for having given me a family and for having blessed me with a long life.
I thank You for moments of joy and difficulty, for the dreams that have already come true in my life and for those that are still ahead of me.
I thank You for this time of renewed fruitfulness to which You call me.
Increase, O Lord, my faith, make me a channel of your peace, teach me to embrace those who suffer more than me, to never stop dreaming and to tell of your wonders to new generations. Protect and guide Pope Francis and the Church, that the light of the Gospel might reach the ends of the earth.
Send Your Spirit, O Lord, to renew the world, that the storm of the pandemic might be calmed, the poor consoled and wars ended.
Sustain me in weakness and help me to live life to the full in each moment that You give me, in the certainty that you are with me every day, even until the end of the age.
Dear Parents and Carers
I trust that you have had a restful break. The persistent rain certainly forced some down time, which has given all community members the chance to recharge. The staff are feeling energised and are excited about the teaching and learning opportunities that Term 3 has on offer.
It has come to my attention that students in our school are active on the TikTok App. I have been in direct communication with the Year 5 and Year 6 parents regarding this. I feel that we can all be empowered by knowledge, so I am sharing information with the whole school community below.
A full run down on this can be seen via Common Sense Media - HERE.
Mary’s Mount Primary School has a comprehensive Parent Hub that you can access on our school website and can also be found HERE.
Telethon Kids Institute have developed and released Beacon, which is a Cyber Safety App for parents. Beacon – HERE, offers content for parents and it is free to download and use.
Other online links to help you in this space are below;
Surf Online Safe YouTube Channel – HERE, which also offers some good tips and hints for parents.
The eSafety Commission website also has resources and advice for parents – HERE.
MARY’S MOUNT PRIMARY SCHOOL IS OFFERING SUPPORT by holding a parent workshop on Thursday 5 August in Week 3 from 6-7pm. I highly recommend everyone attend this information session. Please click the link below to RSVP.
My door is always open, and I welcome you in connecting with me if you have any worries or questions. I am passionate about working with our parent community to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students. I trust that we can work in harmony and mutual respect of all in this quest.
Homework Club will start on Tuesday 27 July, commencing at 7.45am. Children in Year 2 to Year 6 are welcome.
This morning the Year 2 class lead by Mrs Branche guided the school community through a touching paraliturgy. Mr Ugle started the paralitugy with welcome to Country, and we thank him for his ongoing support and generosity in giving his time to us. Mrs McKay, our Transforming Lives Advocate has been working with the children and supporting us in teaching them the correct pronunciation to sing in Noongar. This morning the children sang We Are One in Noongar to conclude the service. It was a powerful message of unity.
From little things big things grow – our small acts of love, kindness, compassion and peace can build strong foundations for positive relationships with all.
WEEK 2 LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE
Mr Smith is recovering well from his knee surgery; unfortunately, he will not be back with us next week. Mr Joe Bartucciotto, our School Improvement Advisor will be working onsite at Mary’s Mount Primary School to support Mrs Leech as I will be on leave for the week.
Ms THRESHER WENT MISSING ON TUESDAY
Ms Thresher attended a Professional Learning event which focused on mentoring in a school setting. Ms Thresher found the event inspiring and will be sharing her learning with the staff so that we can enhance our practices in how we grow as educators.
The Year One students were surprised to find Ms Thresher was not at school and a relief teacher was in their classroom. As a fun writing activity, the children brainstormed where they thought Ms Thresher would be and what she was doing.
CANTEEN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Our canteen has been operating great this term thanks to Michelle Sanderson who has taken on the role of Canteen Manager however Michelle can't prepare and deliver the 170 average orders we receive every Friday by herself! So please consider helping Michelle out on a Friday if you can as without some volunteers to help her, we wouldn't be able to run the canteen.
SACRED SPACE AND HARMONY GARDEN
During the school holidays, work started on our Sacred Space and Harmony Garden. These are two big projects I am very excited about and can't wait to see the progress of. Both of these projects have involved alot of planning and preparation, so keep an eye out on their progress throughout this term. The picture above shows the start of the work on our sacred space.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
TERM 3, WEEK 2 2021 CALENDAR
- Kindy Hospital Incursion
- 9.30am School Tour (Prospective Parents)
- 3-Way Interviews (Y1 - Y6)
Tuesday 27 July
- 7.30am Mazenod Tutoring
- School Nurse Visit
Wednesday 28 July
- 7.45am Running Club (Week 1) (Pre-registered students only)
Thursday 29 July
- Online Practice Year 5 BRLA
Friday 30 July
- Year 2 Assembly and Merits
- Online Practice Year 3 BRLA
Click here to download the most up-to-date Term Planners for 2021. These planners are available on our website via this link.
To commemorate our centenary, we are selling personalised bricks. This is your opportunity to create a long-lasting legacy with a personalised engraved brick to be laid into the crucifix pathway of our Sacred Space.
CYBER SAFETY EDUCATION SESSION FOR PARENTS
** Do Not Miss this Session on Cybersafety **
Thursday 5 August, 6pm - 7pm (St Joseph's Hall)
Protecting children in their digital worlds is an ever-evolving task for Australian families. Now more than ever parents are looking for guidance in how to manage screen time and navigate the world of games and social media.
We are therefore pleased to help our parent community by offering a crucial and engaging education session with ySafe, Australia’s leading provider of cyber safety education. This practical, strategy-rich session will cover the most important points that all families need to know about online safety, covering key information about social media and gaming, screen time recommendations and step-by-step instructions on how to set up a cyber safe home for kids of all ages.
If you’ve ever struggled with getting your kids off their games and into bed, worried about the content of the games that they are playing or felt concerned that your child was spending too much time in the digital world, this workshop is for you!
Please register for this event by following the link provided. This is an important school event for all parents to attend. [RSVP Here via Eventbrite]
MARY'S MOUNT RUNNING CLUB - SPRINTS & RELAY PROGRAM
A qualified coach from Let’s Run Perth will coach children on running technique for Sprints & Relay.
Every Wednesday, 28 July to 8 September 2021
7.45 - 8.30am School oval - 7 sessions
Early-bird registration fee: $84/child (if paid by 27 July).
Normal registration fee: $94/child (if paid on/after 28 July).
Please bring a bottle of water, wear comfortable sports attire and a hat and apply sunscreen beforehand.
Program is suitable for students in Year 1 to 6. Payment by bank transfers to Let’s Run Perth.
Bank account details can be found on online registration.
Or text “MMPS” to: 0402 784 225
For more info, please contact:
SMS: 0402 784 225
Let’s Run Perth
We have an exciting Term Three lined up, with many P&F activities taking place that will benefit your children and our school. Look out soon for details on a Fathers Day Stall, Fathers Day Breakfast, the School Disco, a Pizza Lunch and lots more!
Our next P&F Meeting will be held on Wednesday 4th August from 1.30pm. We've got lots of items to discuss and would love more parent contributions - ideas and feedback - so please come along! Our meetings are just 90 minutes in duration, positive, proactive and sometimes even abit fun! Children are always welcome too.
Yours in education,
MMPS P&F Committee
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.
Without volunteers to help in the canteen, we can't open, so please consider offering to help out. Even an hour or two will be greatly apprecaiated.
If you can provide some assistance in the canteen in Term 3, please contact Michelle Sanderson or email email@example.com and we will pass your details on to Michelle.
Every Friday in Term 3 - Volunteers Needed
You may have noticed some changes have been made to the QuickCliq site where you order lunches (and uniforms). Any issues with the site should be addressed to QuickCliq as MMPS doesn't have anything to do with it.
Please also note, the cut off time for orders is 8.40am on the Friday morning.
2021 BOOK FAIR
This year’s Book Fair will run in Term 3 Wednesday 4 August to Wednesday 11 August 2021.
The books will arrive on Wednesday 4 August 2021. The students will view books on this day.
Library will be open to sell the books between 8.20am to 9am & 3pm to 3.30pm on:
- Thursday 5 August
- Friday 6 August
- Monday 9 August
- Tuesday 10 August
- Wednesday 11 August (Final Day)
We hope to see you in the library!
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
DRESS UP DAY - Tuesday 31 August
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
INCURSION - Thursday 26 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.
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!
DRAMA / CHOIR NEWS & INFORMATION
The Year 2’s, Year 5’s and Choir students have a huge term of performances. If your child is in Year 2, Year 5 or the Choir you would have received a letter this week outlining performance dates and ticketing information.
PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL
Year 2’s- 11.00am-12.30pm, Tuesday 24th August 2021, Vasto Club, Balcatta
Year 5’s- 11.30am-12.30pm, Wednesday 4th August 2021, Morley Recreation Centre
Mary’s Mount Primary School Choir- 11.00am-12.30pm, Wednesday 25th August 2021, Vasto Club, Balcatta
A reminder tickets need to be purchased through TryBooking link is on the Catholic Arts website: https://www.trybooking.com/eventlist/performingartsfestivalcatholicarts A reminder due to COVID-19 there will be no door sales on the day.
ONE BIG VOICE
Mary’s Mount Primary School Choir- Friday 20th August 2021 6.15pm start at the RAC Arena. Tickets are on sale through TICKETEK. Or through the One Big Voice website https://onebigvoice.com.au/information/public/matinee-or-evening/
The students have been working hard on their performances during our Drama/Choir sessions and we are so excited to be performing in front of an audience, next month!
Please get in touch if you have any questions or queries.
CATHOLIC SCHOOL PARENTS WESTERN AUSTRALIA CONFERENCE
The 2021 CSPWA Conference Dinner and Awards of Excellence will take place on Friday 6th August at The Astral Crown, followed by a half-day Conference on Saturday 7th August. The theme of the Conference is “Put your Own Mask on First” with a focus on parents looking after themselves first before others.
The cost of the pre-Conference dinner is $99/person and the Conference is $49/person for affiliated schools and $99/per person for non-affiliated schools. We will be offering a discounted price to affiliated schools of $130/person to attend both events.
MERCEDES COLLEGE PRESENTS ANNIE
Annie is one of the best known and loved musicals of all time. Set in 1930s New York City, Annie is an orphan who never gives up hope that one day she will find her parents and sticks to her belief that tomorrow will always be a better day. Annie goes on a series of adventures, meeting Sandy the dog and millionaire Oliver Warbucks and eventually finds the family she has always been looking for. Big production numbers, huge cast and lots of fun and laughs are in this show. Bring along your students and join in the fun of Annie.
Mercedes College is renowned for their outstanding musicals. More than 100 students will perform this musical at the Regal Theatre in Subiaco.
To book tickets please visit www.ticketek.com or contact Ticketek directly on 1300 364 001.
We hope to see you there!
SWAN VIEW SHOW - STUDENT POSTER COMPETITION
The Swan View Show Committee would like to invite your students to participate in this years' show to be held on 4 September 2021 at Brown Park Swan View by entering in the poster competition. First prize $20.
Posters should be on A4 size paper and include an agricultural theme - farm animals, rides and slides, farm machinery etc. The name of the artist, and the name of the school should be included, preferably on the front for all to see and acknowledge.
Posters can be mailed to the address below or dropped off at Unit 34, 6 Keane Street Midland. Closing date is Friday 27 August 2021, 5pm.
Please get in touch if you have any queries. We look forward to receiving lots of entries.
Swan View & Districts Agricultural & Arts Society Inc.
P O Box 1051
MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT WEEKEND
Now the children are back at school, why not give yourselves some time together? What better way to celebrate the gift of your unique love than to make time to focus on your Marriage – your most precious asset. Come and join us at a Live-Out Marriage Encounter Weekend on 16-17 October 2021 to be held at Prendiville Catholic College, Ocean Reef. Book online at www.wwme.org.au or contact Brendon and Valerie on 0424 220 625 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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