Mary's Mount Primary School

Term 2, Week 9 - 24 June 2022

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MMPS OVERALL WINNERS OF 2022 LIGHTNING CARNIVAL

MARY'S MOUNT OVERALL WINNERS OF THE 2022 LIGHTNING CARNIVAL


Congratulations Mary's Mount on taking out the 2022 Year 5 and Year 6 regional Lightning Carnival at Maida Vale reserve today playing netball , football and soccer.


We are so proud of the sportsmanship and maturity all of our students showed today. Your enthusiasm and energy saw 3 of our 4 teams win undefeated.


A huge thank you to our parent volunteers who assisted with coaching, scoring and supporting our students on the field and court side. The day would not have been possible without you all. It was also wonderful to see so many parents who had come along to cheer and encourage our teams.


Thank you also to the students who umpired all the games today from Mazenod College WA and St Brigid's College


Well done Year 5 and Year 6 students!

PRINCIPAL'S NEWS

Dear Parents and Carers


Mrs Merrells and I shared a well-being morning with a group of interested parents on Wednesday of this week. It was an opportunity for us to share the progress we are making as a school to achieve our goal of developing a Wellbeing Strategy at Mary’s Mount Primary School.


MARY’S MOUNT WAY 2 WELLBEING


Our Achievements to date

· Daily fitness – whole school approach

· Embedding the Highway Heroes program throughout the school

· Connecting academic achievement in numeracy with rigor and grit.


Where to next

· Introduction of prayerful moments throughout the day (watch this space)

· Restorative conversations to support positive relationships

· Exploring character strengths in ourselves and others

· Development of our Wellbeing framework to share with the community.

This is important to us as a school because a strong sense of well-being provides children with confidence and optimism which maximises their learning potential. It encourages the development of children’s innate exploratory drive, a sense of agency, and a desire to interact with others.


SACRAMENT NEWS

On Sunday 19 June our Year 4 students received the Body of Christ for the first time. Our Holy Family Parish was bursting with family and friends who shared in this joyous occasion. We thank Mrs Karlie Meadows, Mrs Sinead Muscat and the Catechist team for our parish for preparing the children to receive this Sacrament.


Details on how to order the photos from the First Eucharist will be emailed to families early next week.


STAFFING TERM 3

We welcome Mrs Leech back and wish Mrs Muscat all the best for her long service leave. Mrs Muscat will be back with us in Term 4. Mrs Leech will be the line leader for Year K-2 and Mr Smith for Year 3-6.


EVACUATION DRILL

Your child may have come home this week and let you know that they heard a different alarm bell ringing at school. The reason for this is that we conducted a routine Evacuation Practice Drill at Mary's Mount Primary School. The purpose of the practice is for the children and staff to be familiar with the procedure if we ever were put in a situation where the school needed to be evacuated.

The children were calm and the staff worked with the students to understand why we needed to have a practice during the school day.



SEMESTER ONE REPORTS PP to Y6 - In Preparation for the end of next week

Reports for students in PP to Year 6 will be available at the end of next week (Week 10) via SEQTA Engage.


For families in PP who will be using SEQTA Engage for the first time, an activation email has been sent to you. Please ensure you click on the link within 7 days of receiving the email and activate SEQTA Engage as the link will expire.


For families with students in Year 1 to Year 6, you can login to SEQTA Engage via the link here SEQTA ENGAGE. If you have forgotten your password, there is the option to reset it via the SEQTA Engage login page.


If you are having a problem with SEQTA Engage, please email admin@mmps.wa.edu.au explaining the issue, and our admin staff will assist you.


Please note, reports will not be available until the end of next week. We will send you notification when they have been published to SEQTA Engage.


God bless


Emma Bell

Be the best part of someone else's day - Ben Crowe

TERM 2, 3 & 4 PLANNERS 2022

Visit our website here for the current Term Planners and key dates for 2022.

TERM 2, WEEK 9 PLANNER

Monday 27 June


Tuesday 28 June


Wednesday 29 June


Thursday 30 June


Friday 1 July

  • Merit Assembly & St Emilie Award
  • Term 2 Ends
Snapshots @MMPS Term 2 Week 9
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P&F NEWS

Marys Mount P&F Honey Drive!

Orders are now open for our MMPS honey! Buy a tub for you, a tub for nan and a tub for your neighbour too. The honey will be available for collection next week, with details to be shared early next week.


Thank you to all of the wonderful entries we received for the honey labels. This morning at assembly we announced the three winners of the label competition. You can see some of the entries below.


Congratulations to:

K4-PP – Grace Hanson

Y1-Y3 – Arkie Bellingeri

Y4-Y6 – Alannis Raschella


So let’s create a ‘buzz’ and get some yummy honey into everyone’s tummies! All funds raised will go towards a new Marys Mount branded marquee and 4 x new faction marquees - just in time for the upcoming school sports carnival next term.


MMPS P&F Committee

E: pfmarysmount@gmail.com

EARTHCARE NEWS

Kaya everyone,


It is with great joy to be letting everyone know that we have recently been awarded Level 2 Certification from Catholic Earthcare Australia. As part of our Catholic Earthcare Schools Program we had to collect evidence and complete an Earthcare audit to submit for assessment to attain this level. This certificate acknowledges the ecological dialogue our school is undertaking through our commitment to the whole school, student -led ecological change and action, in line with the goals of the Laudato Si' Action Platform.


Recently we reviewed our MMPS Earthcare Vision:


At Mary’s Mount Primary School our Earthcare Vision is to create a learning environment for our students, staff, Parish and community to have opportunities to see, hear, feel, and experience action towards the seven Laudato Si goals. We lead by example to encourage all our stakeholders to create transformative change ecologically, socially, and spiritually.


Next term we have planned some wonderful Earthcare opportunities for our students and families to be involved in. Further information will be announced soon.


Our wonderful Mr Sorgiovanni and his Year 6's have been busy preparing and will be presenting a Laudato Si' themed school assembly this Friday to our whole school. Please feel welcome to join us at 8.50am Friday 24th June to watch and enjoy their assembly item.


Belinda Henderson

Sustainability Coordinator

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SOCIAL WORKER CORNER

I was reading an article by Maggie Dent this week where she shared some quick and easy tips to help reduce tension and create some calm in our homes. As we are heading into the school holidays, I thought I would share with you some of these tips which may help to create a calmer more mindful school holiday period.


  1. Take three deep breaths often – this extra oxygen is good for calming the brain and, if done often, your kids may copy you. Enjoying three deep sighs is also a fabulous way to trigger serotonin.
  2. Stop striving to be a perfect parent – good-enough, imperfect parents can raise awesome children.
  3. Routines and habits help the brain make less decisions, which means it is less stressed – so set up clear routines around mealtimes, bath times, bedtimes and getting ready in the morning.
  4. Playing music at home can trigger positive neurochemicals. Play music that calms, or nature sounds. My sons listened to a lot of Enya! There are many other choices and playlists with online streaming.
  5. Music that makes you want to dance will lift energy and create dopamine instantly.
  6. Spontaneous dancing is a great stress buster – and it even works with moody teens!
  7. The smell of slow-cooking food like soup, curry, roasts and bread can trigger feel-good endorphins.
  8. Take your kids outside – fresh air and nature will calm everyone.
  9. Safe touch soothes most of us – it seems the busier we become the less we touch lovingly. Gentle tickles on the ‘tickle spot’ – high up on the back – is a quick way to trigger serotonin – anywhere and anytime!
  10. Start speaking to your kids the way you speak to your best friends. Also try a gentle whisper into a child’s ear rather than a loud voice.
  11. When you find the endless commanding, demanding, nagging and giving consequences is not working – try something new – try kindness. Kindness triggers all the positive neurochemicals – and lowers stress while lifting the love.


Remember it’s OK when you are struggling with stress to excuse yourself to the bedroom for some calm-down time. Ensure you have good quality fruit and nut chocolate hiding in your wardrobe for such an emergency (after all, it has fruit and nuts so surely it’s a health food?).


Just doing one thing a day will make a calm difference.


Julie Merrells

MMPS Social Worker

CANTEEN NEWS - WE NEED YOU!!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for TERM 2 & 3

Our students love to order from the canteen, and Fridays are a busy hive of activity but we can't do it without volunteers. So please consider helping out on a Friday, even a few hours will be greatly appreciated.


So if you can help out on any of the Fridays below, please either contact Angeline or email admin@mmps.wa.edu.au and we will pass your information on.


Friday 1 July


Term 3

Friday 22 July

Friday 29 July

Friday 5 August


Thank you.

Angeline Biggin

PHOTOS FROM OUR Y6, Y5 & Y4 REPTILE INCURSION TODAY

COMMUNITY NEWS

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Mercedes College

A College for every girl in the heart of your city!

We have limited places available in all year groups for 2023 and are currently interviewing for 2024 & 2025.


If you are considering enrolling your daughter at Mercedes College, please visit our website at www.mercedes.wa.edu.au to request a prospectus, to enrol online or to book a tour of our campus. Please contact our Enrolments Officer, Mrs Nicole Kirk on 9323 1323 if you require further information.

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HOLY FAMILY PARISH

Mary’s Mount Primary School is the parish school for Holy Family Church in Kalamunda.


Fr Suresh celebrates mass at the beginning of each term, for solemnities and special feast days and offers reconciliation to students who are preparing to receive their Sacraments.


Parish Priest : Fr Antony Suresh

Parish Secretary : Mary Syme


Current Parish Bulletin : https://holyfamilykalamunda.org.au/?page_id=132

MARY'S MOUNT PRIMARY SCHOOL

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