Healesville Primary School
Week 1- Friday 31 January 2020
From the Principal's Desk…
Welcome to a new year at HPS. On behalf of our staff I hope everyone had a relaxing holiday and is ready for the year ahead.
It is with sadness that I begin this newsletter – I wish to advise the school community that Howard Jones, a much loved and revered past principal passed away last Saturday. He was greatly loved by the school community and has been remembered fondly for all of the wonderful things he achieved at HPS. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.
Building and Grounds:
Our teachers have been working hard to prepare for the school year and their classrooms look fantastic. It is lovely to welcome Emily Bradford to our teaching team, Emily is teaching grade two this year. Bek Clarke has returned one day a week and will teach 1/2G on Fridays. Andrew Crossman has also been working very hard getting the school grounds ready for the students and supervising all of the tree lopping works that have been undertaken. Thank you very much Andrew - HPS is very lucky to have you.
I would also like to thank the following families for all of their assistance throughout the holidays looking after our chickens. Massive thanks to the Campitelli-Russell family, the Horsburgh family, and the Blake-Witton family. Sadly Miss Chicken passed away early in January due to a respiratory condition.
On Friday we will hold a short assembly in the BER (grade 5+6 building) to present our captains with their special tops for 2020. Assembly will start at 3pm and then students will return to their classrooms. The forecast is for an extremely warm day.
'Getting to Know You' Meetings:
In week three we will be holding 'Getting to Know You' meetings – more information regarding this will be distributed next week.
Next week we will send out a much longer newsletter with information regarding book packs, updating medical and emergency contact information and other news regarding HPS and your child/ren.
LINKS FOR THE PARENT PORTAL - TO REGISTER & LOG IN
Please use this link to REGISTER for the portal:
(please note, you will need your access key to link your child. This is available to established HPS parents in the email that we sent out to families on 30 July 2019). New families will have received their emails Thursday 30th January 2020.
You only need to register ONCE.
Once you've registered use the following link as your usual login.
Please use this link to LOGON to the portal:
(once you have registered).
Friday 31 January
Mini Assembly in BER for presentation of School Captains/House Captains
Friday 7 February
Years 5 & 6 - Swim into 2020 - Fun Day
Tuesday 11 February
Tuesday 18 February
School Council Meeting 6:30pm
School Login Details: Username - HPS Password - HPS