Healesville Primary School
Edition 8- Friday, 22nd March, 2019
A Note from the Principal
Over the last 2 weeks we have had a big focus on building community. We started this by having a family picnic and games afternoon last Friday. The weather was perfect and it was lovely to see so many families enjoying each others company. We played cricket (where a number of emerging young stars came out to play), parachute games, face painting and skipping.
Today students participated in walk, ride or scoot to school with a great many of our students choosing one of these methods to come to school.
Thanks to Bicycle VIctoria for their donation to our day and Sausage Sizzle lunch.
Thanks to bread from Bakers Delight and Sausages from the Main St Butchers, not only were they absolutely delicious but in keeping with one of our core values - Community. Supporting the business' that support us is a great way to end the week.
Our School Captains Scarlett and Oscar spent a few hours making sure that every student was fed and had a bottle of water. Not only that, but we recycled as many of the bottles as we could (to make mini greenhouses) to help our sustainability program.
There will be a sausage sizzle outside the Main St Butchers tomorrow morning with all money raised coming back to the school. I can assure you that the sausages are well worth a trip into town.
Great work everyone!
Monday 1 April
Last Day for Year 5 & 6 Camp Deposit (Horse Riding - optional)
Thursday 4 April
Healesville District Athletics - Mt Evelyn
Friday 5 April
End of Term 1 - Finishing Time 2:30pm
Tuesday 23 April
First Day Term 2
Selected Grade 6 Students to MacRobertson Girls High School 8am - 3pm approx.
Thursday 25 April
ANZAC Day Public Holiday
Monday 29 April - Tuesday 7 May
Senior School Swimming 5/6K, 5/6S, 5/6W & P6J
Tuesday 30 April
Prep B: Lilyana M, Hudson M & Nate A
1F: Connor H, Caleb R & Lily E
1/2V: Lincoln V, Lucas R & Linden D
2G: Jordan M, Axel R & Maya R
3K: Cooper M
3/4B: Asher B, Hunter E, Grace S & Ruby G 4GH: Zaine D
5/6K: Lachlan H 5/6S: Chelsea M 5/6W: Bec J
PE: Nate D & Flynn H
Sports Carnival: Maya R
Next Meeting - Thursday 28th March
Please click on the link below to have a look at the Agenda and to RSVP.
If you have any questions about P.A.C.H. please don't hesitate to give me, Louise George, a call on 5962 4053.
Everyone is welcome.
Last Thursday we held our second annual House Athletics Sports at Mt Evelyn. The day was a great success and it was fantastic to see all of our Year 3 - Year 6 students involved in a range of track and field events. A massive thank you to all of the parents who assisted on the day, without your help the day would not have been the success that it was.
Students who performed well at this event have been invited to represent the school at the Healesville District Athletics Sports on Thursday April 4.
Eastern Region Swimming Championships
Last Friday Summer C, Archie K, Jack K and Ashton C, represented the school at the Eastern Region Swimming Championships. This is one level below the State Championships and all of the community at Healesville Primary School are extremely proud of their achievements.
The Wellbeing Corner - with Penny & Dreana
We Are Confident!
I interviewed some grade 4 and 5 students about the school value, ‘We Are Confident’. They were keen to share their thoughts.
A common theme was, encouraging others to feel confident by saying things like, ‘well done, you can do it!’ These words can inspire us to try harder and to persevere when the going gets tough. It’s wonderful to hear students encouraging each other.
Each school value impacts another…the words of the people in our community can affect our level of confidence. And this in turn can affect our learning.
I hope you enjoy reading what they shared.
“Being confident is good because it helps us do scary things. Having ‘We are confident’ as a school value makes me feel confident about the school and makes me want to go to the school.” Tyler (grade 4)
“You learn more if you’re confident. You can help someone feel more confident by saying, ‘Good job and ‘Don’t give up.’" MJ (grade 4)
“You can encourage someone to feel confident by saying, ‘You can do it. Believe in yourself’.
I feel confident when someone says, ‘You can do this. I trust you.’" Shyloh (grade 5)
"Having ‘We are confident’ as a school value encourages you to keep trying and be nice to people." Riley (grade 5)
“You won’t learn if you don’t feel confident.” Hayden (grade 5)
“Confidence encourages you to be kind to people.” Chloe B. (grade 5)
Have a fabulous week.
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CAMP AUSTRALIA - BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL CARE
We have been asked by many parents if Camp Australia at Healesville Primary School are running a holiday program.
We are not running one for the Easter term break. However Mount Evelyn Primary School will be running a program. Please refer to the Camp Australia website.
From Stacey & Bob - where we make children smile.
If your child is unwell and unable to attend After School Care,
please call Stacey direct on 0405 440 885.
If you wish to enrol in Before and/or Afterschool Care, you need to enrol via the
Camp Australia enrolment link below.