Healesville Primary School
Friday 26th May, 2023
From the Principal's Desk…
Dear parents and carers,
It is hard to believe that we are now over halfway through this term. It certainly has been busy especially for our grade five and six students. I would like to thank Ali Bryan for all her organisation of this term’s Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country as well as her normal PE program. Our students have so many opportunities to participate in a variety of sport, thanks to Ali.
As I mentioned in our last newsletter there is quite a lot of sickness in our school community. Please if your child has any symptoms of a cold, flu or COVID keep them at home until they are well. We do have RATs available at the office. If you would like a couple of boxes, please call in.
We are now taking enrolments for prep next year. If you have students starting school next year, please could you get your enrolment form in as soon as possible. This would be greatly appreciated. Also, if you have friends or family that have students for prep next year get them to call the office and book a tour.
As I mentioned in a recent dojo there is a lot of lost property and spare uniforms near the office. Please come in to look for any missing items or have a look through our spare uniforms for items you need.
Dojo as you know is the main medium we use to connect with families. However, if you message your child’s teacher about the bus or an early pick up it is unlikely that they will see this as the teachers are teaching. Please always ring the office regarding these issues. If you message or email teachers at night please be aware that they will not be responding until the next working day.
Thank you to our families who have been donating goods to support HICCI this term. Please keep donating. We will continue to drop off donated goods whenever the box is full in the office.
This term we will be starting the Premiers Reading Challenge. Look out for information via dojo. This is voluntary but is a great opportunity to encourage reading with your child. We have a huge library that they can borrow from to start ticking off the books they have read.
Macey one of our grade four students who did an amazing fundraising effort for our colour run has a wonderful opportunity for our students. She has donated a hoverboard to the school for us to raffle. Tickets are $1:00 and will be coming home early next week. They are in booklets of five. If you would like to purchase the raffle tickets just send them back to the office with your child’s full name and grade on the ticket and the money. The raffle will close on Thursday 15th June and we will draw it on Friday 16th June at assembly.
At the end of this term, you will receive a link for your child’s school report via compass. Teachers have already begun to assess and create these reports. If you wish to meet with your child’s teacher towards the end of this term to discuss the report, please let them know.
Unfortunately, I have noticed that some parents walk with their children across the road near the corner of High Street and View Street. I know it may be close to your car, but it is incredibly unsafe. Please always use the crossing with your children as I would hate for an accident to occur.
Earlier this week we sent home our Bus Rules with all our bus travelers. Please go through these rules with your child. They must wear their seat belts. Always remain seated and travel respectfully on the bus. There is a seating order that they sit in the bus. This was introduced earlier this term to ensure safety of travel. Our bus drivers have all commented on how much safer our students are in the afternoon. However, some students remove seat belts and move around the bus on the journey to school in the morning. This is so dangerous if the bus stopped suddenly. If you have a student that catches the bus in the morning, please talk to them about bus safety.
Please note all dates/events are subject to change.
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
Monday 17th - Friday 21st July - Grade 3/4 Swimming Lessons
Cayden P - For improvement in his reading.
Lila C - For always following SWPBS rules.
Tate S - Learning Award - For his very detailed writing.
Tyler S - Learning Award - For working hard on his reading and writing.
Jack P - Learning Award - For working hard to write down all the sounds he hears in words.
Savannah CY - Respect Award - For remembering to keep her hair tied up.
Lexie G - For being a great friend and showing compassion for her peers.
Jackson S - For being an active listener and taking pride in his work.
Ryder W - For making an outstanding start at your new school. You have shown an amazing commitment to your leaning.
Jesse K - For making a huge effort to learn a new addition strategy. Awesome persistence!
Ty M - Respect Award - For having such a great attitude to school and learning and always giving 100% in all he does. Well done!
Alivia S - Learning Award - for your great success and fluency in multiplication. Keep up the great work!
Ava K - Learning Award - For always listening and taking advice on how to improve.
Ruby R - Confidence Award - For always being keen to try everything and is a happy member of the class.
Alyssa M - For challenging and pushing herself during our writers workshop.
Ty H - For always contributing meaningful responses during Maths.
Lewis - Respect Award - For being respectful towards his friends and staff.
Kevin C - 5/6 K - For his excellent responses to our problem solving in Maths. Your focus and determination is amazing. Keep it up!
Class 1/2 S - For all their positive attitudes and consistent effort they put in to our Maths activities on Wednesdays.
Callum S - 1/2 H - For always keeping the yard clean.
Nude Food Award
Class 5/6 K - Well done!
Well done Lincoln VDZ, our library captain for creating a fantastic Zine Scene area and display. Children from the school have been having fun making these creations. Come in and complete a zine!
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)
P.A.C.H - Parent And Community Helpers
Term 2 has bought with it some fantastic news. PACH has a newly appointed president.
Peta Hunter, a previous student of Healesville Primary and local has taken the reins of PACH.
Peta has three children; a boy in grade 1, and the other two already earmarked to attend
Healesville Primary in future years.
Peta likes everything to be organised and forward plans into the next year. This allows for the PACH team to hit the ground running after each event. No idea is ever left unturned, and no volunteer is ever turned away. If you see Peta around the school, please do not hesitate to stop her and say hello, or congratulate her on her very important role.
PACH is more than just fundraising, we are also focused on sustainability, gardening, and maintenance of the school.
Over the coming weeks we will be launching a rolling working bee, where smaller jobs will be achieved by a hand full of people. This will help to keep the school ground beautiful and safe for everyone.
Looking for Breakfast Club Volunteers, to be placed on a rotating roster. 8:15am start with a 9:15am finish. Interested? Please contact the office or your child’s teacher and they will pass on your details to Sharon W.
Parent and Community Helpers.
Yarra Ranges Special Development School
CANTEEN MENU 2023
Tennis Coaching - Free Trial
HEALESVILLE TENNIS - FREE COME AND TRY
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
Emerging Minds COVID-19 translated resources
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