Mary's Mount Primary School

Term 2, Week 4 - 14 May 2021


Risen Lord,

Draw us to you.
Stay with us
and bless us with your gracious presence
that our hearts may burn within us,
that we may recognise you
in Word and Sacrament;
you live and reign, now and forever.



Dear Parents and Carers

My newsletter piece this week is a celebration of our Catholic Identity. I am drawing your attention to significant prayerful celebrations we have held in the school of late and how they have a huge impact on the children, staff and wider community. We are a Christ-centered and child-focused community of engaged learners, seeking to inspire all to actively live the Gospel.

Community Mass at Holy Family Parish - Saturday 8 May

It was wonderful to see our Parish and school community coming together to celebrate our first community mass. Thank you to Fr. Suresh, Sue Blair and the parish for supporting this initiative with Mary’s Mount Primary School. We are all working towards building our important links with the parish community. A very special thank you to Mr Smith, Mr. Sorgiovanni, Mrs. Branche, their students and families for their participation at mass on Saturday evening. Thank you also to Mrs. Freeman and the choir for supporting this mass with their beautiful singing.

Ascension Mass - Year 2

On Thursday 13 May the Mary's Mount Primary School community gathered in prayer in the St Emilie de Vialar Chapel. Mass was led by Father Suresh and the Year 2 children. It was delightful seeing the children sharing mass together in the Chapel. Their sweet voices sang and the sound resonated in the Chapel space. The overwhelming consensus between staff and students is that whenever possible moving forward, we will conduct our masses in the Chapel.

Cross Country

On Monday we held our annual Cross Country event and the weather finally turned it on for us! We thank Mrs Curulli for her excellent organisation and the smooth running of her first cross country. Every even run at MMPS requires time of reflection, consideration of feedback and possibilities to refine for improvement. We acknowledge the feedback received by staff and parents following the cross country, and changes have been made for 2022 to the PP-2 course.

100 Years of Education - Mary's Mount Newletter

To commemorate our 100th year, we have produced a Cententary newsletter for all our past students, families, staff and community. We invite you to have a read via the link below and please share the newsletter with anyone you think will be interested.

MMPS Centenary Newsletter - May 2021

Centenary Mass - Thursday 17 June 2021

One of the highlights of our 100th year is a centenary mass that will be celebrated during Mary's Mount week on St Emilie de Viliar's Feast day. The mass will be held at St Mary's Cathedral at 10am and will be celebrated by Archbishop Timothy Costello. Our whole school will travel by bus to the cathedral on this day, and we will also be inviting the MMPS community, past students, staff and families to attend. You will find an invitation below with details on how to RSVP. We hope to see as many of our families there as possible.

With blessings,

Emma Bell


Snapshots@ Mary's Mount Term 2 Week 4


Monday 17 May
  • 2.45pm Year 6 Rosary

Tuesday 18 May

  • 7.30am Mazenod Tutoring
  • 1.30pm Year 6 Reconciliation MMPS Chapel
  • 6.00pm SAC Meeting

Wednesday 19 May

  • National Simultaneous Reading Day - Mrs Bell to read to the school

Thursday 20 May

  • 9.30am Confirmation Rehearsal Holy Family Church

Friday 21 May

  • 7.45am Running Club (Week 2) (Pre-registered students only)
  • Year 5 WA Museum Boola Bardip Excursion
  • 6pm Confirmation Mass Holy Family Church

Saturday 22 May

  • 6pm 100th Year Gala Dinner Burswood on Swan

Sunday 23 May

  • Pentecost Sunday
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Please click here to RSVP for the MMPS Centenary Mass on Thursday 17 June 2021 at 10am. Please spread the word. We hope to see you there!


This year our class (Year 6) will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. We have been preparing for the Sacrament in class on a daily basis. Learning about souls, holiness, the promise Jesus made to his disciples and most importantly in our eyes, The Gifts of the Holy Spirit. We have given presentations on our chosen saints and would love for the school community to pray for us.

On Tuesday the 4th of May, we had our Confirmation retreat. The 24/7 Youth Ministry visited us. It was an amazing day with many games and spiritual activities. A big thank you to our parents for providing such a yummy recess and lunch.

Written by Ava M, Clodagh and Tom (Year 6 students)

** CURRENT TERM PLANNERS - Updated 10 May **

Click here to download the most up-to-date Term Planners for 2021. These planners are available on our website via this link.


Come on Mary's Mount Primary School !!! Let's get recycling and win a prize for our school. We are so pleased to be in partnership with Wonder.

Drop off your bread bags and bread tags to our MMPS Community Recycling Hub starting from Monday. We have placed a special collection bin for the bread bags and tags.

Let's stop all that nasty plastic from going into landfill. Bring it to school and you will not only be helping us to win a prize for our sustainable school, but you will also be doing your bit to help our environment stay clean and healthy.

Mrs Henderson and the Student Green Team

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This morning our first session of Running Club began. It was great to see a large number of MMPS students registered and keen to work on their running skills.

Just a reminder, if you haven't yet paid your registration fees, they are now due.

Running Club:

Every Friday, 14 May – 25 June 2021

7.45 - 8.30am School oval

7 sessions

Early-bird registration fee: $84/child (if paid by 13 May).

Normal registration fee: $94/child (if paid after 14 May).

Please bring a bottle of water, wear comfortable sports attire, a hat and apply sunscreen beforehand.

For more info, please contact:

SMS: 0402 784 225


Let’s Run Perth


Do you have a great idea that you'd like the P&F to consider coordinating or funding for our school? If so, join us at our next P&F Meeting on Wednesday 26th May from 1.30pm and let us know what you think. You can also pass your ideas or any feedback on to your Class Rep or email us. We're always open to new ideas and suggestions and your feedback on our initiatives is always valued. A copy of our last meeting minutes are attached to this newsletter.

We are pleased to announce that we will be partnering with the school to purchase a large shade sail that cover the entire playground area beside the oval. All funds raised from this year's Lapathon will go directly to the purchase of the shadesail, which will enable our children to play safely out of the sun all year round. It will also be a welcome addition to enhancing the main entrance to the school.

There are just two weeks until our Tuition Fee Raffle closes so grab your tickets now. Grandparents and other family members are also welcome to purchase tickets through the Trybooking website -

And... keep Sunday 12th September free for 'Breakfast in the Park'. More details to come shortly.

Yours in education,

MMPS P&F Committee


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Thank you for supporting our canteen's reopening this term with orders and volunteering your help. We are looking forward to continue to provide yummy food for our students in Term 3, but can't do it without your help.

If you can provide some assistance in the canteen in Term 2 on any of these dates, please contact Michelle Sanderson or email and we will pass your details on to Michelle.


Week 5 Friday 21 May - Volunteers Needed

Week 6 Friday 28 May - Volunteers Needed

Week 7 Friday 4 June - Volunteers Needed

Week 8 Friday 11 June - Volunteers Needed



If you are looking for something to do, be sure to head over to the Perth Hills Artisan Markets this Sunday 16th May - the biggest indoor artisan market at Mundaring Arena. Zara Hoffmann (MMPS student and illustrator of "I Love You More") will be in attendance with Author Ash Bisdee for book signing, a reading and more so be sure to stop by their stall and say hi.

- Free entry

- Heaps of free parking

- 130+ stalls all under one roof

- Children's activities

- Raffle to support the local fire brigade

- Live readings from our authors

It's going to be HUGE!!

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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 : Louisa Sizer


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