Healesville Primary School


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Edition 17- Friday, 14th June 2019

A Note from the Principal

Over the past few weeks Mr Gamble and I have been taking tours around our amazing school for those interested in Prep for 2020. We explain all the great things we are doing as a school, such as our consistent approach to reading, writing and numeracy. I was very proud when one parent commented how fantastic the behaviour of our students is and how welcoming students and staff are. Well done to all students, staff and parents for being a part of our community and making it a great place to be.

The aim of the next installment of our Friendly Schools and Families is to provide parents with an understanding of why your school is using the Method of Shared Concern in managing bullying incidents and how it works.

The Method of Shared Concern

The key to stopping bullying is getting those involved to talk about what is happening and decide on some ways to overcome the problem. The Friendly Schools & Families Program recommends schools use the Method of Shared Concern to encourage children to talk about bullying incidents. Parents can also use this strategy at home.

The Method of Shared Concern aims to change the behaviour of students who are bullying and to improve the situation for the student being bullied. This method helps students to develop empathy and concern for others and gives them strategies to help them get along better with others in the school and at home. Staff at our school are trained to use the Method of Shared Concern.

What happens in shared concern?

1. Individual meetings are held with each of the students involved in the bullying incident: the student or students bullying, the person being bullied and any bystanders who may have seen what was happening.

2. Each student is asked about the problem and to suggest ways he or she personally could help to improve the situation.

3. The student being bullied is also given the opportunity to discuss what happened and encouraged to think of ways to improve the situation.

4. There are follow-up meetings, discussions and planning that give students the opportunity to change and improve attitudes and behaviours and to put these into practice in a supportive environment.

Bunnings Sausage Sizzle

The weather last Saturday was perfect for some home maintenance – and this saw plenty of people head down to Bunnings in Croydon. Our sizzle team was kept extremely busy all day and was still serving at 4.15pm. Thanks to the cooking & serving efforts of Andrew Crossman, Renee Litchfield, Shirley Mills, Kylie Short, Minnel Longhurst, Katie Fuller, Sharyn Borg, Hayley Fitzpatrick, Joshua Hendry and Louise George, we made an absolutely massive profit of $2203.80. This money will be spent on new books for our library.


Semester 1 reports are close to being finalised and will be sent home next week. Thank you to all of our fantastic teachers who have spent many hours writing reports. A well-deserved holiday is not too far away.

Wellbeing/Chaplain Update

Penny, our school chaplain, will be away for the remainder of the term, on holidays in South America. She will be back with many stories to tell at the start of Term 3 and hope everyone has a fabulous rest of term and winter holiday. While she is away please see Tom Gamble with any welfare issues you need to discuss.

Monday 17 June

Healesville High School WIP Concert 7pm

Wednesday 19 June

HUSHeducation Session 1- Years 5 & 6

Monday 24 June - Tuesday 25 June

Gifted Outreach Overnight Camp - selected grade 6 students

Tuesday 25 June

Yr 5 & 6 Interschool Sports

Wednesday 26 June

HUSHeducation Session 2 - Years 5 & 6

Thursday 27 June

Sovereign Hill - Years 5 & 6

Friday 28 June

Last Day Term 2

Monday 15 July

First Day Term 3

House Tokens

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Canteen Menu

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