Healesville Primary School


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Thursday 12th May, 2022

From the Principal's Desk…

Hi Parents and Carers

We have really started moving through this short term very quickly. This week our students in grade three and five completed NAPLAN which was mostly online for the first time. Students approached these tests with confidence and had been well prepared by their teachers. I congratulate our students for their positive attitude and giving everything their best shot. The results will be available during term three.

Enrolments are now open for Prep 2023. If you have a child in 4year old kinder, please come into the office to collect enrolment information. If you would like a school tour to see what the prep – two students are up to in their new building, please come and see me. Also, if you know of anyone who has a student starting school next year, please get them to organise a tour. This year we have forty-one prep students, and our aim is to repeat that next year.

As I mentioned in my Dojo message on the weekend, we have quite a lot of Covid cases in the school at the moment. This includes staff as well as students. If you have any form of symptoms in the household, please use the RATs and let the office or me know of any positive results. Please DO NOT send any child that has cold, flu or COVID symptoms to school.

On Friday we are running a whole school fundraiser organised by our Junior School Council. We will be supporting ‘Do it for Dolly Day’ – creating a kinder and safer world for Australian kids and communities. Everyone is encouraged to participate by wearing blue and making a gold coin donation.

We are also holding a special assembly on Friday at 2:30pm to launch the Let’s Talk Program. It would be wonderful to see lots of our school community attend so they can listen to our students – our Let’s Talk Buddies and the founder of the program Jetha Devapura, explain the ethos behind this program.

Next week our grade five and six students begin their seven-day swimming program. These lessons will be held at the Jack Hort Memorial Indoor Pool located at Healesville High School, and run for 40 minutes each. Each class has its own set lesson time, please ask your child’s teacher for exact times.

On Wednesday 28th May we are hold a Numeracy Night at school beginning at 6pm. This will be held in the classrooms throughout the school. Lots of fun activities are planned for all families to participate in. It will be a similar format to last year which was a very successful evening.

At school council on Tuesday night, it was decided to hold the department’s designated professional practice day on Friday 10th June so that it can be part of the long weekend as Monday 13th is a public holiday. This means that our students and their families have a four-day weekend. Friday 10th June is a pupil free day. Our staff will be onsite undertaking professional learning.

Take care – stay well.


Please note all dates/events are subject to change.

Monday 16th May - Tuesday 24th May - 5/6 Swimming Lessons

Wednesday 25th May - Divisional Cross Country

Wednesday 28th May - Numeracy Night, 6pm

Friday 10th June - Pupil Free Day

Monday 13th June - Queens Birthday, Public Holiday

Student Awards

Prep B

Lincoln V - For trying so hard to follow the class rules. I'm very proud of you.

Callum S - For writing great sentences. I love the way you are stretching out the sounds.

Prep H

Jack P - For his fantastic drawings and writing about cross country.

Henrie D - For her resilience at school this week.


Zara C - For always listening and helping others in class. Well done Zara.

Dom - C - For all his hard work in our writing lessons. So proud Dom! Keep it up.


Tait R - For being a caring friend and comforting someone when they were upset.

Zoe B - For being so confident to share your thoughts and ideas with the class.


Ivy G - For making excellent use of helper charts in the classroom, never giving up and always trying her hardest.

Macey N - For a sensational persuasive text with thoughtful reasons why her mum is the best. Keep it up Superstar!


Emmy M - For always putting a huge effort into her learning and seeking feedback to improve.

Shanyu T - For settling so well into a new class and contributing confidently to lessons.


Nikki R - For using learning strategies to help remember information.

Darcey R - For working diligently on his narrative writing.

Mia B - For transitioning to a new school with courage & bravery.


Tyler R - Respect Award - for being thoughtful and considerate of others.

Matilda G - Learning Award – for always approaching her work with a positive mindset and giving everything a go.


Spencer H - For becoming more confident in his story writing and doing an awesome job on his latest piece.

House Captain Awards

Patrick L - For being a great role model and helping the younger students.

Felix L - For being supportive of his classmates on Cross Country Day.

Hunter S - For stopping and helping his classmates in Cross Country and showing amazing sportsmanship.

Curriculum Captain Award

Ardi C - For learning to code with B-bots in S.T.E.M Club. Well done Ardi!

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Community Corner

Meet our captains

Interview with Curriculum S.T.E.M. Captain – Asher

What do you see as our role as a house captain?

My role is to help others in the S.T.E.M. room and out in the yard. Also to run S.T.E.M. Club at Tuesday lunch time.

What are some things you do out of school?

I play A.F.L. for Healesville J.F.C. and play futsal for the Tigers.

What is your favourite food and why?

Pizza because it tastes so good and it has lots of cheese.

What would your dream job be?

I don’t really know but I think something in IT.

What would your dream holiday be?

Great Barrier Reef, snorkeling and seeing everything before it dies.

Interview with Curriculum Wellbeing Captain – Ella K

What do you see as our role as a house captain?

My job as Wellbeing Captain is to help other students and create a safe environment in the school.

What are some things you do out of school?

Outside of school I do netball and horse riding.

What is your favourite food and why?

My favourite food would be apples because it’s fun to twirl them in the machine.

What would your dream job be?

My dream job would be a sports teacher.

What would your dream holiday be?

To go to the Great Barrier Reef with my family.

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Tennis Coaching - Free Trial

Please book in via the contacts below - all ages abilities welcome

WAYNE BROOM - ph - 0437008788 www.classictennis.com.au

Tennis Australia/USPTA Club Professional Coach


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COVID Resources


Emerging Minds COVID-19 translated resources
These COVID-19 resources have been translated into 18 languages and are available for you to share with the parents and families you work with.

Vaccine development: a guide for families | Raising Children Network
This informative guide from Raising Children Network provides clear and reliable information on how the COVID-19 vaccine development and approval process ensures safety, effectiveness and quality.

COVID Testing in Yarra Ranges

Staying informed about COVID expsoure sites
Here you'll find the current list of COVID-19 exposure sites
This website/app provides a handy visual to stay abreast of new exposures - https://covid19nearme.com.au/state/vic


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(please note, you will need your access key to link your child.


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