Healesville Primary School


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Edition 14- Friday, 24th May, 2019

A Note from the Principal

What a wonderful week of learning and celebrations we have had this week.

It has been fantastic to see so many parents, family members and community members come to classrooms to talk about what they do as a job. Students have really been given an insight into many different careers. It is important, as teachers and parents, we have discussions with our children around being aspirational.

Glen Pearsall – Pupil Free Day

On Wednesday all teachers across our network participated in a professional learning day with Glen Pearsall. Throughout the day we learnt strategies to increase student engagement in our classrooms. Staff explored strategic questioning, cold calling, question relay, inverted questioning and more in order to positively effect student engagement and ultimately student outcomes. Please have a conversation with your child’s teacher if you wish to know more about the strategies and techniques we now have in our teaching tool kit. On the same day our ES staff attended a very informative Professional Development day on Autism.

On Monday Mrs Gellert, Ms Bennet and I will be attending the second day of our Leading Literacy course where we will discuss literacy assessment. I look forward to relaying the knowledge we gain to all staff at HPS.

2020 Prep Open Night – Wednesday 29 May 6.00pm-6.30pm

On Wednesday next week we are having an open night for 2020 Preps. If you have neighbours, friends, family or people you know that have a child that will be starting Prep next year please encourage them to attend.

Cross Country

Congratulations to all the HPS students who represented our school at the District Cross Country yesterday. Mr Kent was excited telling me about the amazing resilience of our students and their ability to find that GRIT that is in all of us. Good luck to the students who move to the Division Level. Training with Mr Kent and Mr Gamble begins soon.

Democracy Sizzle

Thank you to all the parents, families and friends who helped last Saturday to cook sausages at the High School Federal Election Polling booth. We raised over $500 which will be directed towards our sustainability program, including our chook pen.

Saturday 8 June is our Bunnings BBQ. We need many helpers on that day. Please contact the school office if you are able to assist. The funds raised will be used to purchase some much needed new library books.

Pupil Free Day – Tuesday 11 June

A quick reminder that Tuesday 11 June is our third Pupil Free day for the year. Staff will be participating in professional learning in order to develop our skills in delivering a reading program that caters for all students.

Friday 24 May

Book Fair open 3pm - 4pm

Costume Parade at Assembly - students to dress up as their 'future selves'

in their chosen profession.

Wednesday 29 May

Prep 2020 Information Night 6.00 - 6.30 pm

Friday 31 May

Year 5 - Technology Day at HHS

Whole School Disco:

Prep - 2: 5pm - 6pm

Years 3 - 6: 6:30 pm - 8 pm

Tuesday 4 June

Parents & Community Helpers (P.A.C.H.) Meeting 9am-10am - Staffroom

New members welcome.

Saturday 8 June

Bunnings Sausage Sizzle

Monday 10 June

Public Holiday - Queens Birthday

Tuesday 11 June

Curriculum Day - Pupil Free Day - Students not required at School

Wednesday 19 June

HUSHeducation Session 1- Years 5 & 6

Monday 24 June - Tuesday 25 June

Gifted & Talents Camp - selected grade 6 students

Wednesday 26 June

HUSHeducation Session 2 - Years 5 & 6

Thursday 27 June

Sovereign Hill - Years 5 & 6

Friday 28 June

Last Day Term 2

Monday 15 July

First Day Term 3

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House Tokens

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Canteen Menu

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We have been cooking coconut bread and as some parents have been asking for the recipe, I have included it below. l hope you enjoy it with your family and friends.

Coconut Bread


  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 cup reduced fat milk or soy


  1. Preheat oven to 170°C
  2. Grease and line base of loaf pan/square tin
  3. Add all ingredients in a bowl and mix until combined.
  4. Pour mixture into loaf pan and cook for 35-40 mins or until skewer comes out clean

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