Healesville Primary School


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Term 3 - Week 4 - Thursday August 6, 2020

From the Principal's Desk…

Dear Parents and Carers,

WOW – what a crazy two weeks. Changing to Stage four restrictions has brought a new set of challenges for our community.

Staff will now be working predominately off site – running a full remote learning program. This includes Google classroom, DAILY whole class and small group webex sessions with explicit teaching and modelling. I know that many of our teachers have also created hard packs of work for their students to complete. We will continue to operate our Wellbeing Wednesday so families can have a break from screen time.

The school office will be closed with only one staff member there each day to answer the phones – this will be a rostered basis.

Last night I viewed the photos that Dan Andrews had posted of the city – a sight I never thought I would see. It was empty, no traffic or people. It brought home to me again the severity of the situation we are now all in.

I know this is a very hard time for everyone in the community. We as your school will endeavour to do all that we can to support you and your children. Our students are at the forefront of everything that we do. There are some students that will continue to be on site on different days dependent upon the work their parents are involved in. These students will also participate in the remote learning program but from the library. There will be a class teacher and an integration aide onsite every day to assist these students with understanding their schedule and work content. We will conduct temperature checks upon arrival, continue with hand sanitising and good hygiene practices. If we do have a direct contact from anyone with COVID, staff, parents or student the school will be closed for deep cleaning. (I hope that this never eventuates)

On a much brighter and happier note the staff have class awards to share in this newsletter and I look forward to sharing pieces of work with you on a regular basis.

As always please take care, stay well and I will continue to advise you of any developments that occur.


Tracey Robertson-Smith


Tuesday 1 September

Year 5/6 Camp Instalment and/or Final Payment due.

Friday 4 September

Bookclub Issue 6 closes

Friday 18 September

Last Day Term 3

TERM 4 - (Covid Pending)

Wednesday 7 October

Prep Transition Afternoons - PE

2.30 - 3.20 pm

Tuesday 13 October


Wednesday 14 October

Prep Transition Afternoons - Art

2.30 - 3.20 pm

Wednesday 21 October

Prep Transition Afternoons - Performing Arts

2.30 - 3.20 pm

Stars of the Week

1/2G: Connor H - for his awesome participation and hard work in remote learning.

3/4B: Linden D - being positive and handing in all pieces of work.

5/6H: Senna D & Tahli N -for both turning 11 on the Tuesday the 4th of August

5/6S: Cameron W - for trying really hard during remote learning and for showing great improvements with his work ethic.

5/6W: Abi R, Abbey K & Ruby G -for their continuing hard work and commitment to remote learning.

PE: Macey N 1/2LC - for participating enthusiastically in PE and venturing out to explore Healesvilles natural and built environments for physical activity.

ART: Chloe B -5/6S & Tilley W - Prep B

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As the children enjoy cooking at BSC & ASC l thought l would share one of our cooking recipes with you all and you and your children can make them at home.

You will need to make the Pizza Dough first.


  • 1 ½ cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil.


Mix the flour, baking powder and salt together.

Add the milk and oil and mix until combined.

Knead together so it forms a ball and leave in a warm place to rise.

over in cling wrap and put in the fridge or freezer until required.


  • Preheat your oven to 180 C
  • Ingredients - follow the above recipe first
  • Add the following to your pizza - Sprinkle pizza dough with cinnamon and add fruit of your choice
  • Bake until slightly brown

Enjoy! from Stacey at Healesville Primary School BSC & ASC.

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