Mary's Mount Primary School

Term 3, Week 4 - 12 August 2022

'In the spirit of reconciliation, Mary’s Mount Primary School acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.'

Eternal and gracious God,

Help me to be curious about the world around me.

Help me to be prepared for the challenges I face each day.

Help me to be open to difficult tasks.

Help me to be determined to complete my work.

Help me to be responsible in all I do.

Help me to be accepting of people’s differences.

Help me to be kind in my thoughts and words.

Help me to be aware of my talents.

Help me to be myself – to be the best that I can be.

Amen

PRINCIPAL'S NEWS

Dear Parents and Carers


Thank you to the Mary’s Mount Primary School community for the amazing support of the 2022 Bookfair. Mrs Gamble and Mrs Smith were overwhelmed by the number of visitors they had in the library over the past two weeks. I thank them both for the efforts they put into the Bookfair. I had an opportunity to witness the joy children expressed when explaining to me the books they purchased and how excited they were to get stuck into reading. This made my heart warm. From your active participation in purchasing from the Bookfair, we have been gifted new books for the library. Watch this space, they will be on the shelf shortly!


Reading with your child is a priceless gift you can give them. Not only are you building your parent/child bond, but you are also building knowledge and modelling good reading behaviours.


I was doing a little clean-out of our study over the weekend and my children, who are 22 and 17, would not let me discard certain books. We spent time together reflecting on their favourites and how these books bought back such fond memories for them. Please click on the link below which will take you to a great article that talks about the importance of reading to your baby, toddler, and child. There are great takeaways to be had.


https://www.healthline.com/health/childrens-health/reading-to-children


Happy reading everyone!

We are looking forward to Book Week fun in Week 6 where we are dressing up in our PJs, voting for picture book of the year and watching a book week performance. Mrs Gamble and Mrs Smith are looking forward to sharing the joy of reading with the MMPS community during this week.


SCIENCE WEEK – Week 5

Due to popular demand, Science Week has been extended. Those students that approached Mr Sorg in the playground will be conducting their experiments in Week 5 at lunchtime. Any other students that would like to participate can sign up for Week 10 in Term 3. This is the week of our science incursion.


THANK YOU to our WONDERFUL P&F

Laudato Si Collection

Please pay the MMPS library a visit to view and borrow from the Laudato Si Collection of books that the P&F donated. One of our goals as a school is to live the vision that Pope Francis has gifted to us in his Laudato Si message.


We can change, and we can make a new start. The whole human family needs to work together to care for our planet earth So that we sow beauty, not pollution and destruction. So let's put love for the world and love for our neighbours, into action, by living together in harmony, and caring for nature.


Our Laudato Si Collection is a way for us to share knowledge and inspiration for our community to become sowers of beauty.


MMPS Marquees

The MMPS P&F recently donated funds for the school to purchase new marquees. We will be using these for the first time at the MMPS sports carnival in Week 8 of this term. We are grateful for this generous donation and the marquees look fabulous. We popped one up the other day to see how they looked (pic above). They will be a wonderful addition to our school resources and an excellent way of marketing our school when we participate in school and community events. There are four faction coloured marquees and the fifth one is a school branded marquee.


The support of the P&F helps us achieve the excellence in education that your children thrive in each day.


Support the MMPS Parents Night Out – A NIGHT IN WHITE

We have not been able to join as a community for some time due to COVID restrictions. This special parent event is scheduled for Friday 16 September and is an opportunity for us as a community to come together and enjoy an evening celebrating old friendships and forging new relationships. Please join the P&F and extended MMPS community for this special event, a flyer has been sent home today with details and an advert can also be found below.


FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION MASS

The Year 1 children will be leading mass for us on Monday 15 August at 9am. Please join us in prayer.


God bless


Emma Bell

Be the best part of someone else's day - Ben Crowe

TERM 3 PLANNER IS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE

Click here to view the Updated Term Planner for Term 3 - Last Updated 11 August 2022

TERM 3, WEEK 5 PLANNER

Monday 15 August

  • 7.45am Let's Run
  • 9am Feast of the Assumption Mass
  • Science Week Day 1


Tuesday 16 August

  • 7.30am Homework Club (MMPS Library)
  • 8.20am to 8.30am Prayerful Moments - Chapel Open
  • 1.30pm Reconciliation for Confirmation Year 6 St Emilies' Chapel
  • Science Week Day 2

Wednesday 17 August

  • Science Week Day 3


Thursday 18 August

  • 8.20am to 8.30am Prayerful Moments - Chapel Open
  • Science Week Day 4

Friday 19 August

  • 8am FAM Club (Fun & Fitness at Mary's Mount)
  • 9am Year 5 Assembly & Merits
  • Science Week Day 5


Monday 22 August

** Pupil Free Day / Catholic Day - School Closed **

Snapshots @ Mary's Mount Term 3 Week 4
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BOOKWEEK DRESS UP

This year's theme for Bookweek is “Dreaming with eyes open


Dress up day is Wednesday 24 August in Week 6. The day will start with a parade in the school hall. Parents are welcome to come along for this at 9am.


Children and staff are encouraged to wear their pyjamas.

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SOCIAL WORKER CORNER

Filling our Emotional Cups

You may have heard the saying ‘you can’t pour from an empty cup,’ but in the busyness of our lives sometimes we can forget the importance of filling our own and our children’s ‘physical and emotional cups’.


After a day of school and work we can all be completely depleted. It can help if we are mindful of this and intentionally do some simple activities to restore our own and our children’s energy. Life can be more peaceful and enjoyable if we fill our cups before we attempt to do something that may drain our energy, such as a trip to the grocery store or attempting homework.


Here’s some simple ideas.


  • Walk or sit outside for a few minutes- time spent in the fresh air and greenery are naturally restorative
  • Play, play, play — having fun is the fastest cup filler ever!
  • A quick game of chasey in the backyard
  • Laughter and lightness — be silly and laugh lots
  • Tell each other a joke
  • Read a book together
  • Listen to an audiobook together
  • Put on some music and dance
  • Re-tell a favourite funny story
  • Share what each of you are grateful for
  • Have a healthy snack- and eat it mindfully talking about the textures and flavours
  • Sit on the couch and take some slow, deep breaths together


Mrs Julie Merrells

MMPS Social Worker

CANTEEN NEWS - WE NEED YOU!!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for TERM 3 & 4

This term we managed to get through, but we are in great need of helpers for Term 3 and Term 4. Without helpers in our canteen, we can't provide yummy lunches for our students. So if you can help out mums or dads (or a grandparent or other relative), even for just a few hours, please either contact me or let the school office know via admin@mmps.wa.edu.au.


No experience necessary. Lunch and a cuppa provided. New volunteers welcome - I would love to meet you - and the children love to see mum or dad helping out in the canteen.


Term 3

Friday 19 August

Friday 26 August

Friday 2 September

Friday 9 September


Thank you.

Angeline Biggin

Free Family Zone Insights account for enrolled MMPS families

Your family, your school and cyber safety


Our school recognises that children today are growing up in an increasingly online world and that it’s important that we do more to support and guide them to navigate this digital landscape.


Successfully developing healthy and responsible digital citizens requires a holistic approach, and that’s why our school’s cyber safety ecosystem allows us to work collaboratively with you to support your children’s digital development and provide the advice and support you need.

Free Family Zone Insights account for enrolled MMPS families


When it comes to kids’ online lives, most parents don’t know what they don’t know. Family Zone Insights opens a window into children’s online lives – creating awareness to support good digital decision-making


You’ll be alerted to any risky or inappropriate online activity and you’ll also be able to locate your children’s devices. Plus, Insights provides you with access to Family Zone’s team of acclaimed cyber experts, delivering you the practical advice and support you need, exactly when you need it.


Mary’s Mount Primary School want to ensure that students are protected on the internet, no matter what device they are on or what source of internet they are using. All enrolled families at MMPS have access to a free free Family Zone Insights account to monitor your child’s online activity.


Activate your free Family Zone Insights account to monitor your child’s online activity by visiting the ‘Set Up Devices to be Safe’ section of the MMPS Cybersafety Hub.


For more information, visit the Mary’s Mount Cybersafety Hub on our website.

COMMUNITY NEWS

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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 : Mary Syme


Current Parish Bulletin : https://holyfamilykalamunda.org.au/?page_id=132

MARY'S MOUNT PRIMARY SCHOOL

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