Healesville Primary School


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Thursday 26th May, 2022

From the Principal's Desk…

Hello Parents and Carers,

This week I am writing the newsletter as unfortunately Tracey is unwell. We wish her a speedy recovery.

I have decided to take a look at our school values and how they have been displayed/lived over the last couple of weeks. There are certainly a lot of amazing things happening around Healesville Primary School. Our children have many fantastic opportunities, and our teachers and support staff are working hard to provide opportunities for all.

Community – Last Wednesday night we held our Family Numeracy Night. It was fantastic to see parents/carers sitting with their children having a good time, working together to solve maths problems. Thankyou to all the families who came along and if you missed it, try and come along next year. This week is Education Week and Family Numeracy Night allowed us to showcase our school and in particular our mathematics program. Over the last two years our staff have been spending a lot of time working on new approaches to teaching mathematics, based around allowing students to engage with a task which is unfamiliar, applying strategies they have stored in their maths toolkit and then explaining their thinking to the class, whilst also listening to other students thinking and reasoning and then coming to a common understanding about how best to tackle the task. Family Numeracy Night allowed families to see some of these types of tasks in action.

Confidence – On Wednesday 50 students represented our school at the District Cross Country Carnival. They competed with confidence and qualified to represent the school due to their performance in the House Cross Country. It was fantastic to see so many students trying their hardest and giving their all, representing our school with pride. Congratulations to Lewis C, Ruby C, Cody R and Brookley H who all placed in the top 3 in their events. All students who placed in the top 9 will have the opportunity to compete at the Division Cross Country in a couple of weeks.

Learning- Senior students just finished 7 days at swimming lessons, refining and learning new skills. It was great to see students improving as the program progressed. Middle school and junior school students will take part in the swimming program in terms 3 and 4 respectively.

Respect – On Friday May 13 we hosted Do It For Dolly Day where students were asked to wear something blue and bring a gold coin to support this cause – the school raised $292.50 to donate to this great cause. Students learnt about being respectful and safe in online environments.

Finally, it has been great to see the new laptop program rolled out around the school and thanks to Sharon G for all her work on this.



Numeracy Leader

Family Numeracy Night

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District Cross Country Results

Yr.12/13 Girls – 2nd Brookley H, 4th Indi M, 6th Mackenna

Yr.12/13 Boys – 3rd Cody R, 4th Patrick L

Yr.11 Girls – 2nd Ruby C, 5th Kendi L

Yr.11 Boys – 9th Felix

Yr.9/10 Girls – 7th Lillian

Yr.9/10 Boys – 3rd Lewis C


Please note all dates/events are subject to change.

Friday 3rd June - 5/6 Aussie Sports Day

Thursday 9th June - Grade1/2 Paddock to Plate Excursion

Friday 10th June - Pupil Free Day

Monday 13th June - Queens Birthday, Public Holiday

Friday 24th June - Last day of term

Student Awards

Prep B

Logan - Learning Award - for great writing.

Abby - Confidence Award- for always participating in class discussions

Emma N - Kindness Award

Prep H

Evie - Learning Award - For excellent writing

Lyla - Kindness Award

Emily - Learning Award - For excellent writing


Evie - Learning Award - for all of her hard work.

Tyson - Community Award - for always helping other students at their tables.

Ryan L - Learning Award - for all his hard work in reading and writing.


Lexie G - Learning Award - for doing a great job on her persuasive texts and having a really clear writers voice.

Veronica L - Learning Award - for doing a great job on her persuasive texts and having a really clear writers voice.


Hudson- Confidence Award – for great demonstration of language in Cultural Ed.

Max - Learning Award- for excellent presentation of science reports using the correct structure.


Max G - Learning Award – For being enthusiastic in maths lessons and always thinking well.

Dom G - Learning Award– For being enthusiastic in maths lessons and always thinking well.

Bella H - Kindness Award


Aaron B - Learning Award - for showing motivation and engagement with his learning.

Casey S - Learning Award - for staying focused on a challenging maths task and trying his best.

Alyssa M - Community Award - for being a kind, trustworthy and loyal friend and class member.


Maeve D - Confidence Award


Madison P

Michael L

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Community Corner

Meet our captains

Interview with Curriculum Library Captain – Billie

What do you see as our role as a house captain?

I think this job is about scanning books and organising the library.

What are some things you do out of school?

I ride my motorbike, draw and obviously read.

What is your favourite food and why?

My favourite food is pumpkin soup. I like it because my nanna does an amazing job at making it.

What would your dream job be?

Dirt bike racing.

What would your dream holiday be?

To go to the Great Barrier Reef.

Interview with Curriculum Sustainability Captain – Ella B

What do you see as our role as a house captain?

My role is to look after the school environment including the yards, garden and chooks.

What are some things you do out of school?

Swimming, horse riding and playing with my dog.

What is your favourite food and why?

Fruit. It is yummy and healthy.

What would your dream job be?

A vet.

What would your dream holiday be?

Broome in W.A. again because I get to ride camels.

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Privacy Collection Notice

Information for students, parents and carers.
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Tennis Coaching - Free Trial

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


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COVID Resources


Emerging Minds COVID-19 translated resources
These COVID-19 resources have been translated into 18 languages and are available for you to share with the parents and families you work with.

Vaccine development: a guide for families | Raising Children Network
This informative guide from Raising Children Network provides clear and reliable information on how the COVID-19 vaccine development and approval process ensures safety, effectiveness and quality.

COVID Testing in Yarra Ranges

Staying informed about COVID expsoure sites
Here you'll find the current list of COVID-19 exposure sites
This website/app provides a handy visual to stay abreast of new exposures - https://covid19nearme.com.au/state/vic


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