Healesville Primary School


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Week 36- Thursday 14 November 2019

From the Principal's desk…

The term is flying by with lots of exciting things happening at school.

School Programs:

All students have really enjoyed the gymnastics program that has been happening over the past four weeks. They all improved their physical skills in this area. Thank you to Rosie House for organising this.

Life Education came to visit last week and again all students were actively involved in their learning about what makes a healthy lifestyle and how to make sensible choices regarding what we put into our bodies. I think they also enjoyed seeing Harold the giraffe again. Many students brought home vegetable seeds to plant in their gardens.

Our Grade Three and Four students participated in an incursion run by the RACV. Our students learnt about road safety and about being safe while on wheels. They were shown how important a helmet is and how to wear one correctly, using a raw egg to demonstrate. Students looked at different scenarios and identified hazards. This is especially relevant as quite a few of our older students ride to school, and it has been noticed that some try to not wear a helmet or not to do it up properly. It is probably a good idea to remind all of our students about the value of wearing a helmet.


Our Sustainability Hub is thriving under the guidance of Rosie House. Our chickens are laying well and we have already sold quite a few dozen eggs. If you would like to purchase eggs, they are $5:00 a dozen and you can buy them from the office. This money will go back into buying food for the chickens. Rosie has asked if there are any parents who would like to assist her with the management of our gardens to make contact. She would really value some assistance with harvesting crops and replanting for the next season. If you are interested in assisting in any way could you please let us know. A big thank you to our parents who are already helping with the chickens over the weekends.

Kindergarten Visits:

This Friday marks the end of our visits to the kindergartens this year. I would like to thank all of our students from grade six who came on theses visits. They were wonderful representatives of our school and should be commended on their enthusiasm and ability to relate so well to the younger children. Thank you to Sharyn Borg and Marlene Williams for preparing our students so well and coordinating with the kindergartens.

Graffiti and Damage:

Unfortunately, we have had a bit of graffiti and damage done to the school over the past weeks. There were very graphic and unpleasant drawings put all over the prep playground one night after school two weeks ago, this has since been cleaned. Then last weekend the windows all around the roof line of the gym and art room as well as the bottom toilets were targeted, again this was of graphic drawings which are upsetting to our students and teachers. We have had reports from the local community about young people on our roof – not only is this incredibly dangerous it has also been destructive. The Kiln chimney for the art room has been broken and our students will not be able to do the clay work that was planned until this is fixed. We would love our community to keep an eye on the school over weekends and after school. Please if you see anything call the police. It has been really terrible to see these things happening at our school.

School Structure for 2020:

As I mentioned in my previous newsletter, staff are working on our class structures for next year. As with previous years, we will have some composite classes in 2020. Nothing has been set as yet with numbers still fluctuating. If you are moving on from Healesville Primary School, or if you have not enrolled your prep child for next year, please notify the office.

Katie Fuller will be leaving us for 2020 as she has a new position at St Charles Borromeo Primary School and also Kristina Bennet has a new position at Beverley Hills Primary School. On behalf of everyone I would like to thank them for their contribution to our school and I know they will be missed by all. I wish them all the best for the future.

If you have any concerns or queries regarding 2020 or in general please come and see me or write me a note. I can’t assist with issues if I am unaware of them – so please come and see me if you have something you wish to discuss.


Tracey Robertson-Smith


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Friday 15 November

School - Run 4 Fun - Colour Explosion

Hospital Memorial Service - Choir Performance

Friday 22 November

ALL Library books due back for stocktake

Monday 25 to Friday 29 November

Year 5/6 Camp Coonawarra

Tuesday 3 December

Parent Helper Morning Tea 11am

Wednesday 4 December

Trade Training Day at Healesville High School - Year 5 Students

Wednesday 4 to Friday 6 December

Year 3/4 ADANAC Camp

Tuesday 10 December

2020 Year 7 and 2020 Prep Orientation Day

Uniform Shop Open 9:30am

Monday 11 to Thursday 19 December

Bookpacks available for collection 9 am - 10 am

Bookpacks available for collection 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Tuesday 17 December

Captains Day

Wednesday 18 December

Year 6 Graduation Dinner

Thursday 19

Whole School Sausage Sizzle & Fun Day

Friday 20 December

Last day of School - Finish Time 1:30pm

NO BUS on the Last Day - Bus Travellers need to make alternative arrangements.

Thursday 30 January 2020

All Students return to School - First Day Term 1 2020

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