Healesville Primary School


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Thursday 11th May, 2023

From the Principal's Desk…

Dear parents and carers,

I would like to start this newsletter by thanking all the parents that helped make this week so special for our students and their mums and special people. Firstly, we had our first Mother’s Day stall in quite a few years – thank you to everyone that helped with the organisation and implementation of that. Our students certainly appreciated being able to purchase a gift at school so they could really surprise their special person on Sunday. Then this morning we had our Mother’s Day / Special Person breakfast /morning tea – WOW the work that has gone into this was huge! Our parents who organised, shopped, and created such a special morning – how can we thank you? You have made it possible for everyone to have the most amazing morning – THANK YOU!!!!!!!

Prep enrolments for 2024, we have been conducting many tours this term and have begun to take enrolments. If you have a child starting school next year or know of someone who has a preppie for 2024 come to our OPEN AFTERNOON on Monday 15th May (next Monday). This will be an opportunity for parents of young children to see our school in operation, visit our classrooms and our specialist classrooms. We have also been visiting our local kinders with our grade six captains. Everyone loves this, the kinder students and teachers, our students and Mrs Borg who has been taking them. Our captains have been outstanding role models, they read stories, do activities, and play games with the young children. Have a look at the photos below – they really have had fun.

This week has certainly seen the start of our colder and wet weather – with that comes the cold, flu and COVID season. Please if your child is unwell do not send them to school. We have an abundant supply of RATs so call into the office and grab a box or two. We are encouraging everyone to wash their hands more often, use hand sanitiser, ensure tissues go in the bin and not on the table and to cover the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.

Unfortunately, when our students get sick, our teachers and support staff also get sick. When we can our preference is to replace them with a Casual Relief Teacher (CRT) however, already the agency has advised us that they are running low on their supply of relief teachers. If we are unable to find a CRT we will have to split the classes, this is not our first preference but it will happen over this term at some stage. If a teacher becomes unwell during the day the only option, we have is to split the class concerned as we are unable to find CRTs to come in for part days.

Earlier this term HICCI contacted us to see if we would participate in a fundraiser. Our school would like to support HICCI to support the local community by collecting donations of food at the office throughout this term and next term. If you would like to assist us by donating items such as pasta, rice, tins of baked beans, spaghetti, soup, stews, toiletries, dog and cat food that would be greatly appreciated. Donated items can be left at the office. We will then take them to HICCI throughout the term. Thank you for your support.

SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th September 2023 (last week of term three) we will be holding our production at Healesville High School. Staff are very excited as we have not done a production since 2019. Our production will be based upon the Alison Lester book ‘The Journey Home’. There will be lots more information regarding this as we get closer the date but for the moment put this in the diary and save the date.

To our mothers and special people, I hope you have a wonderful day on Sunday. Again, thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this week special at the stall and the breakfast.

Kind Regards


Please note all dates/events are subject to change.

Thursday 11th May - Mother's Day Morning Tea

Monday15th - District Aths

Tuesday 16th - Monday 22nd May - Grade 5/6 Swimming Lessons

Wednesday 17th May - WOW day - Wear Orange to school

Wednesday 24th May - District Cross Country

Friday 26th May - National Sorry Day

Friday 2nd June - 5/6 Aussie Sports Day

Monday 5th June - World Environment Day

Monday12th June - Kings Birthday Public Holiday

Friday 23rd June - Final Day Term 2

Monday 10th July - First Day of Term 3

Student Awards


Isla C - For making sure other are included within our school. Isla looks out for others, she wants to ensure that everyone is included and has someone to play with and be with.


Rylee R - For some great writing about her holidays.

Opal M - for always following class rules and being kind to her classmates.


Evie N - For her amazing procedural writing about fairy bread.

Reece M - For his fantastic procedural writing.


Shanmukh T - For always pushing his learning further.

Hayden H - For positive behaviour in the yard.


Alexis C - For coming to school everyday this week.

William H - For working hard to improve his handwriting.


Robbie K - Community Award - For being kind in helping our new student in the class.

Elliott VDZ - Confidence Award - For having the confidence to come and tell me when there are issues in the yard.


Jack N - Community Award - For making amazing contributions in class and working well with others to be a great team member.

Cooper S - Confidence Award - For confidence in his learning! Cooper, you have made terrific progress in your skip counting and have worked hard to master the 'split strategy' Well done!


Noah M - For his positive attitude and the consistent effort that he has put into all classroom activities.

Mason E - For being cooperative, caring and enthusiastic student working well in all his lessons.


Ivy S - Confidence Award - For her confidence and perseverance in lessons and doing well when she keeps trying.

Maddison P - Respect Award - For her consistent respect for school rules and her kindness towards others.


Max G - For always speaking nicely to his peers.

Cooper R - For being motivated and confident in his spelling during Word Mechanics.


Ineka T - For her excellent response in our maths tasks your focus and determination was amazing. Keep it up!


Jasmine CY - For always looking out for people in the yard.

Veggie Garden Help Needed

Hello all you earthy green thumbs out there!

We would love to prepare our sad unloved veggie gardens ready for some winter planting.

If you have some spare time on Wednesday afternoons between 2.30-3.30 or any other time that you would be happy to help us. Come along with your spade, gloves and gardening tools and help us get these gardens up and ready.

Please contact Rosie House.

Cheers Mia B (Sustainability Captain)

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P.A.C.H - Parent And Community Helpers

Did you know?

PACH is not just about fundraising.

We are here to support the school and the teachers in an endeavor to beautify our school, engage in community activities, and help broaden the experience of our children in their primary school years.

If you or a family member (grandparents) would like to be more involved in the school and PACH activities please contact the ladies at the office and they will forward your details on to us. All skill levels and knowledge are welcome.


Parent and Community Helpers.

Yarra Ranges Special Development School

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School Canteen

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School Uniform

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Camp Australia

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Community Notices

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Tennis Coaching - Free Trial


All students are welcome to a free come and try lesson at HTC this term. Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday

I will also be holding FREE try days on Friday 28/4, 5/5, 12/5 4pm to 5pm.

Healesville Tennis Club, Queens Park

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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