Mary's Mount Primary School
Term 3, Week 2 - 30 July 2021
Dear Mary’s Mount school community,
I wish to extend a big thank you to Mr Joe Bartucciotto for his invaluable support to myself and the staff of Mary’s Mount this week in Mrs Bell’s absence. Joe commented on the wonderful experience he had while with us this week, and that he enjoyed getting to know our community more. We look forward to welcoming Mrs Bell back next week, and we wish Mr Smith all the best whilst continuing his recovery from knee surgery.
This week has been a particularly bad one for illness with many students unwell. There are many coughs and colds spreading around in the school community. A reminder to parents/guardians that if your child is unwell, please keep them home to allow for their recovery.
I thank parents for making the time to attend three way interviews this week. These will continue next week. This has been a wonderful opportunity for students to be involved in the sharing and growth of their progress and goal setting for the term ahead.
A reminder to register for our YSafe parent information session next Thursday 5th August from 6-7pm. Please see the details and link below to register.
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.
THE MMPS CODE OF CONDUCT
A reminder that every member of the Mary's Mount Primary School community must behave in the manner described in our Code of Conduct.
Our Code is like the 40km/h speed limit outside our school in the mornings and afternoons. It defines behaviours that keep our students safe: at school, and elsewhere. Children and young people surrounded by adult and peer behaviours described in the Code are more likely to recognise and choose healthy relationships for themselves.
We each keep our students safe by following our Code of Conduct, and encouraging and reminding each other to do so.
For Staff, our Code of Conduct is a lawful direction and forms part of your employment agreement.
For parents, compliance is a condition of your entry to school premises.
You can easily find our school's Code of Conduct on our school's website under compliance via the link below, or collect a hard copy from the sign in desk in the front office.
TERM 3, WEEK 3 2021 CALENDAR
- First Aid Incursion Kindy To Year 2
Tuesday 3 August
- 7.30am - Mazenod Tutoring
Wednesday 4 August
- Book Fair - Day 1
- 11.30am to 12.30pm - Year 5 CPAF Choral Speech at Morley Recreation Centre
- 1.30pm - P&F Meeting, all invited
Thursday 5 August
- Book Fair - Day 2
- 9am - Mary MacKillop Feast Day Mass
- YSafe Year 5 & 6 Student Workshop
- Year 5 BRLA Assesment
- 6pm - YSafe Parent Workshop
Friday 6 August
- Book Fair - Day 3
- No Assembly
- Year 3 BRLA Assesment
Sunday 8 August
- The Solemnity of St Mary of the Cross
Click here to download the most up-to-date Term Planners for 2021. These planners are available on our website via this link.
MMPS CENTENARY MASS GALLERY
Our Centenary Mass was celebrated on the feast of our school’s patron, St Emilie on Thursday, 17 June, and was celebrated by Perth Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton, alongside concelebrants Father Antony Suresh, Fr Greg Donovan and Fr William Ousley OMI at Saint Mary’s Cathedral. Mass was followed by a wonderful morning tea prepared by the Mary’s Mount Primary School P&F where many friendships were rekindled and memories reflected on.
We were blessed to have so many past students, staff, families, parishioners from the Holy Family Parish Kalamunda, and the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Apparition join us on this special occasion.
Please click on the link below to view the full gallery of photos from our special cententary mass. https://marysmount.wa.edu.au/centenary-mass-gallery/
It's not too late to purchase a brick. You can still order them online via TryBooking, however orders will close on 13 August.
CYBER SAFETY EDUCATION SESSION FOR PARENTS
** Do Not Miss this Session on Cybersafety **
Thursday 5 August, 6pm - 7pm (St Joseph's Hall)
Protecting children in their digital worlds is an ever-evolving task for Australian families. Now more than ever parents are looking for guidance in how to manage screen time and navigate the world of games and social media.
We are therefore pleased to help our parent community by offering a crucial and engaging education session with ySafe, Australia’s leading provider of cyber safety education. This practical, strategy-rich session will cover the most important points that all families need to know about online safety, covering key information about social media and gaming, screen time recommendations and step-by-step instructions on how to set up a cyber safe home for kids of all ages.
If you’ve ever struggled with getting your kids off their games and into bed, worried about the content of the games that they are playing or felt concerned that your child was spending too much time in the digital world, this workshop is for you!
Please register for this event by following the link provided. This is an important school event for all parents to attend. [RSVP Here via Eventbrite]
Our next P&F meeting will be held this Wednesday 4th August from 1.30-3pm in the School Hall. We have a quite a few interesting items on the agenda that we'd love some input and feedback from parents from across the year groups on so please come along if you can join us. If you can't get to the meeting but would like to contribute an idea or feedback, please email us or contact your class rep who can forward those comments on.
It's exciting to see movement taking place in the new Sacred Space area at the rear of the school. The P&F are excited about this project and supporting part of the infrastructure and learning components that will comprise this area. We feel it will complement the other initiatives we have supported on the school grounds this year, which to date have included items for the new Nature Playground, the Bush Tucker Garden, Harmony Garden and new shadesail near the oval.
Yours in education,
MMPS P&F Committee
AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE OI OI OI
DID YOU KNOW? An ex MMPS student is competing in the 2021 Olympics in TOKYO?
Giorgia is currently in Tokyo representing Australia at rowing in the Women’s 8+ boat class. She has been living in Penrith NSW the last 20 months training in preparation of the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Giorgia is one of 2 WA athletes in the boat & is also the youngest in the boat at 22. Giorgia has previously represented Australia at U21’s (2017), U23’s (2018), U23’s (2019) & now the senior team in Tokyo. After Tokyo Giorgia will return to Perth to complete the final year of her Physiotherapy degree at Curtin University.
Photo Credit: Rowing Australia
2021 BOOK FAIR
This year’s Book Fair will run in Term 3 Wednesday 4 August to Wednesday 11 August 2021.
The books will arrive on Wednesday 4 August 2021. The students will view books on this day.
Library will be open to sell the books between 8.20am to 9am & 3pm to 3.30pm on:
- Thursday 5 August
- Friday 6 August
- Monday 9 August
- Tuesday 10 August
- Wednesday 11 August (Final Day)
We hope to see you in the library!
BOOK WEEK - 23 AUGUST to 27 AUGUST
BOOK WEEK - Monday 23 August -Friday 27 August 2021
Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds
Bigger, Better, Brighter, Past, Present, Future
DRESS UP DAY - Tuesday 31 August
Students can decide which world to dress up in.
Old World - People from the past
New World - People from current day
Other Worlds - People from the future
INCURSION - Wednesday 25 August
Incursion by Perform Education – 1.30- 3.30pm in Hall
Bigger Better Brighter!
Is a highly interactive incursion where the entire audience will together explore the 2021 Book Week Theme trough a selection of the CBCA 2021 Shortlisted Books.
1. How to make a Bird. M MacKinlay
2. Norton and the Bear Gabriel Evans
3. Strangers on Country D Hartley and K Murray
4. Worse Things S Murphy and S Davis
5. Ellie’s Dragon B Graham
The library has purchased these books and more.
This positive, engaging and educational adventure is a fun filled and energetic celebration of overcoming adversity and finding resilience during life’s challenging moments. Bringing together all the elements of a great storytelling – a hero, a mystery, a quest and an exploration.
I can’t wait to see this performance!
DRAMA / CHOIR NEWS & INFORMATION
The Year 2’s, Year 5’s and Choir students have a huge term of performances. If your child is in Year 2, Year 5 or the Choir you would have received a letter this week outlining performance dates and ticketing information.
PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL
Year 2’s- 11.00am-12.30pm, Tuesday 24th August 2021, Vasto Club, Balcatta
Year 5’s- 11.30am-12.30pm, Wednesday 4th August 2021, Morley Recreation Centre
Mary’s Mount Primary School Choir- 11.00am-12.30pm, Wednesday 25th August 2021, Vasto Club, Balcatta
A reminder tickets need to be purchased through TryBooking link is on the Catholic Arts website: https://www.trybooking.com/eventlist/performingartsfestivalcatholicarts A reminder due to COVID-19 there will be no door sales on the day.
ONE BIG VOICE
Mary’s Mount Primary School Choir- Friday 20th August 2021 6.15pm start at the RAC Arena. Tickets are on sale through TICKETEK. Or through the One Big Voice website https://onebigvoice.com.au/information/public/matinee-or-evening/
The students have been working hard on their performances during our Drama/Choir sessions and we are so excited to be performing in front of an audience, next month!
Please get in touch if you have any questions or queries.
CANTEEN NEWS - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
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.
Without volunteers to help in the canteen, we can't open, so please consider offering to help out. Even an hour or two will be greatly apprecaiated.
If you can provide some assistance in the canteen in Term 3, please contact Michelle Sanderson or email email@example.com and we will pass your details on to Michelle.
Every Friday in Term 3 - Volunteers Needed
You may have noticed some changes have been made to the QuickCliq site where you order lunches (and uniforms). Any issues with the site should be addressed to QuickCliq as MMPS doesn't have anything to do with it.
Please also note, the cut off time for orders is 8.40am on the Friday morning.
KALAMUNDA WATER PARK - OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT
I am writing to you in relation to the future of the Kalamunda Water Park - in particular the 50m outdoor pool and the water slides. The City of Kalamunda is currently undergoing a Business Plan to decide which of 4 options they will adopt to resolve the current situation with the facility. The situation at the moment is that there are two complexes proposed. An Aquatic Leisure Centre in Forrestfield/High Wycombe next to the new airport link train station is to be built within 5-20 years. The second consideration is the immediate upgrade and heating of the current Kalamunda 50m outdoor pool to include hot showers which will be open seven months of the year. This option will possibly include an indoor 25m heated pool and an outdoor half-court basketball area.
The Kalamunda City has provided the public with an opportunity to comment on these decisions and I am seeking your urgent support and also that of your school community. I would encourage you to complete an on-line survey before the 8th October to show the City that both complexes are important to people of all ages and we need to secure these facilities for the future of our children. The survey is on the City's website at www.engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au
Regards and thank you in advance for your support.
Andrea Williams, President, Maida Vale Masters Swimming Club.
SWAN VIEW SHOW - STUDENT POSTER COMPETITION
The Swan View Show Committee would like to invite your students to participate in this years' show to be held on 4 September 2021 at Brown Park Swan View by entering in the poster competition. First prize $20.
Posters should be on A4 size paper and include an agricultural theme - farm animals, rides and slides, farm machinery etc. The name of the artist, and the name of the school should be included, preferably on the front for all to see and acknowledge.
Posters can be mailed to the address below or dropped off at Unit 34, 6 Keane Street Midland. Closing date is Friday 27 August 2021, 5pm.
Please get in touch if you have any queries. We look forward to receiving lots of entries.
Swan View & Districts Agricultural & Arts Society Inc.
P O Box 1051
MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT WEEKEND
Now the children are back at school, why not give yourselves some time together? What better way to celebrate the gift of your unique love than to make time to focus on your Marriage – your most precious asset. Come and join us at a Live-Out Marriage Encounter Weekend on 16-17 October 2021 to be held at Prendiville Catholic College, Ocean Reef. Book online at www.wwme.org.au or contact Brendon and Valerie on 0424 220 625 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 : Louisa Sizer