Mary's Mount Primary School

3 May 2019 | Term 2 | Week 1

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A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

Welcome Back to Term 2

WELCOME BACK

A warm welcome back to all our families. I would also like to welcome back to Mary’s Mount Primary School the Perazzo Family after spending some time in Kalgoorlie. It is great to have Sophie back with us.


The students certainly seem to have had a great break and look energised to commence Term 2.


Last Term, we said good bye to Mrs Crompton who is now on maternity leave, hence, I would like to welcome on staff and to Mary’s Mount Primary School, Mrs Paula Christensen.

I would also like to thank Paula for spending 3-4 days last term with Lindsay and the Year 1 class. It has certainly made the transition far smoother for our little ones.

I encourage all parents in this class to please come along and share in a cup of coffee or tea and to meet with Paula.


I would also like to wish Lindsay and Brad all the best. I am sure Lindsay will pop in from time to time to say hello, and I will ensure I keep you up to date on how they are going.


NEW FLOORING

As you would be aware, over the holidays we have had new flooring installed in most of our classrooms, the support room and contemporary learning hub. All classes now have vinyl floors while part of the Pre-Primary, CLH and support room have carpet tiles.

The classes certainly look brighter and refreshing. It has been pleasing to hear such positive feedback from parents.The classes will also receive a new rug for the students to sit on, when needed.


I would like to thank the School Board for their contribution to the flooring. I would also like to sincerely thank those parents who volunteered their time to help move furniture out of the classrooms at the end of last term. Your help and efforts were truly appreciated. THANK YOU!


I must also thank Mrs Hackner and Mr Smith for the time they spent with me up at the school over the holidays putting the furniture back into the classrooms. I’m afraid that these holidays weren’t much of a break for them, however, we managed to get the work done before the students commenced back this Tuesday.


MAZENOD

Our networking with Mazenod continues to build and be strong. On Thursday 2 May, we accommodated over 50 -60 boys on a rotation basis to take part in their Christian Service. The boys worked with Mrs Hayward in the Physical Education area and also helped our little Year 1 students with reading, art and other class activities. This is the second year that we have accommodated the boys and our students certainly enjoy the experience. It was also nice to have some past Mary's Mount boys return.


CONFERENCE AND SCHOOL VISIT

The last half of this week, Mrs Hackner, Mr Smith and I have been off campus attending an Early Childhood Conference in Sydney and also visiting an Agile Sprints Primary School in Artarmon. The conference focused on the National Quality Framework for the ECE area, and we also received updated research and statistics in the development of the students in these ECE classes. We will now give feedback and share this information with CEWA staff, our teachers and parents. In particular it has also given us new insights for new parents and student readiness for 3 Year Old Kindergarten.


This term again, like all terms, promises to be busy. I encourage all parents to continue to work with their class teachers and to continue supporting our school.

It is, as always, imperative to work together and build this awesome community that we have here at Mary’s Mount Primary School.


God Bless you all and your families.


Sandro Coniglio

Principal

IMPORTANT DATES - WEEK 2

Monday 6 May

5.00pm - UR Strong Workshop (info below)


Tuesday 7 May

7.45am - Running Club - Years 4,5 and 6 (info below)

9.30am - School Tour

7.00pm - Diagnosis to OAM - A Personal Autism Journey (Speaking Insights)


Wednesday 8 May

All Day - Mother's Day Stall (Years 4YO Kindy to Year 6) (info below)

2.45pm - Rosary (Chapel) (info below)


Thursday 9 May

3.30pm - 4.30pm - Year 2 Mother's Day Pamper


Friday 10 May

8.50am - Mother's Day Assembly & Merit Awards

1.30pm - Colour Lapathon - Parents & Families are invited to participate (info below)


Click here to view the full Term 2 Planner (last updated 1 May 2019)



** SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB IS DUE 15 MAY 2019 **

Click Here To View The Term 2 Planner

Updated Term Planners can be viewed on our school website.

A SPECIAL THANKYOU FROM OUR CLASSES TO OUR P&F!!

A CHANCE TO WIN $1000 TOWARDS YOUR SCHOOL FEES!

Purchase Your Raffle Tickets Now!

How would you like a chance to win $1000* towards your 2019 tuition fees at Mary's Mount Primary School?


Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased online now. There are only 400 tickets available.


The raffle is open to all families of Mary's Mount and there is no limit to the number of tickets you can purchase. Anyone can buy a ticket, so consider asking grandparents and other family members who may like to purchase a ticket on your behalf.


The raffle is now open and will close on 1 July 2019 (unless all tickets are sold prior).


All net proceeds will be allocated towards Educational Playground Markings similar to the pictures below.


* Terms and Conditions Apply and can be viewed on our school website via www.mmps.wa.edu.au/raffle


Tickets can be purchased via the link here - PURCHASE YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS HERE!

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ANZAC DAY SERVICE

We kicked off Term 2 with a wonderful ANZAC service led by our Year 6 School Leaders where we remembered the sacrifice of all soldiers and honoured their bravery.


Our Special Guest Mr Jobling, from the Kalamunda RSL, reflected on the importance of ANZAC day and what it means.


Thank you to all our visitors who joined us and thank you to Mr Jobling for taking the time to attend our service.


Following the service, Mr Forster met with students from Years 3 to Year 6 where he shared his personal story and experience about his time in the armed services. Thank you Mr Forster for taking the time to come and share your experience and items of interest with us.

2020 ENROLMENT INTERVIEWS

Interviews for 2020 enrolments for 3 Year Old Kindergarten and 4 Year Old Kindergarten begin next Tuesday 7 May. If you have received a letter, please contact the school office ASAP to book your interview time.

LAPATHON - FRIDAY 10 MAY

Next Friday 10 May is our 2019 Lapathon. Starting at 1.30pm on the oval, there will be some 'colour' fun this year as well as some other surprises.


Students are asked to please wear a plain white t-shirt and old shorts and trainers. These will be taken to school to change into at lunch time for the afternoon.


Parents are invited to participate too! Don't forget to wear a white t-shirt. We will also have a coffee van available from 1pm to 2.30pm.


This year we are raising funds for some fun educational resources, such as sphero robots and other wish list items from the school, so get those Lapathon cards filled!

TERM 2 - RUNNING CLUB COMMENCES NEXT WEEK (Wk 2 to Wk 9)

Due to the success of our Running Club in Term 1, we have managed to secure another Sporting Schools Grant for Term 2. Students who requested an interest in the program for Term 2 and were successful in securing a spot have been sent an email from Mrs Hayward.


Please note, the days have changed for Term 2 to align with student sport days.


TUESDAY - Years 4, 5 and 6

THURSDAY - Years 1, 2 and 3


Time: 7.45am to 8.30am

MONTH OF MAY - ROSARY 2.45pm EVERY WEDNESDAY

During the month of May, we will be saying the Rosary every Wednesday afternoon to honour the Blessed Virgin Mary at 2.45pm.


We invite parents and families to arrive at school a little earlier on Wednesday's for pickup and join us in the chapel.

MAZENOD TUTORING - Starts Tues 14 May

Our Mazenod Tutoring will commence again this term starting in week 3 on Tuesday 14 May in the school library from 7.30am. Students are asked to bring some homework, maths, spelling words or a book to read to work on during this time.

IT'S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN! CATHOLIC PERFORMING ARTS

If you are in Year 4, 5 or 6, and learn an instrument entries for the Catholic Performing Arts Festival are now due.


You can choose to enter as a solo or duet performance.


Entry Forms will be available through Focus Music Tutors or Mrs Freeman if you learn an instrument outside of school hours (please email for more details).


All Entries CLOSE on Sunday, May 12, 2019


Please be aware that there is a small entry fee for all entries (a shared cost with the school). If you have any questions or would like to enquire about performance dates please contact me via email.


Warm Regards,

Mrs Freeman

stephanie.freeman@cewa.edu.au

MMPS - SUCCESSFUL RECIPIENTS OF THE WOOLWORTHS JUNIOR LANDCARE GRANT

We are pleased to announce that Mary's Mount Primary School have been the successful recipients of the Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant. The grant received over 1,200 grant applications and 538 primary schools and early learning centers across Australia were awarded a woolworths Junior Landcare Grant of up to $1,000.


Our Grant will be used towards our Early Childhood Edible Garden - Garden to Plate Project.

MOTHER'S DAY STALL - WEDNESDAY 8 MAY

Our P&F are holding a Mother's Day Stall next Wednesday for students to purchase a special gift for their mum for Mother's Day. Students from Kindy to Year 6 are invited to bring to school in a snap lock bag with their name on it no more than $5 to use at the stall. Students are also encouraged to bring a small bag or gift bag to put their gift into.
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UR STRONG WORKSHOP

Monday, May 6th, 5-6:30pm

47 Davies Crescent

Gooseberry Hill, WA

Parents and students in Years 1 to 6 are invited to join in this amazing workshop being hosted by our school's P&F, which empowers students with positive friendship skills.

URSTRONG is an Internationally-recognised friendship program that empowers children with the skills, language, and self-confidence to be better friends and develop healthier relationships.


Through interactive parent and child activities, parents will learn strategies to help their child put out Friendship Fires®, how to put a voice to their feelings, and the best ways to support their child through unhealthy friendships.


If you haven't yet registered, please click on the link below.


This event is open to the general public, so feel free to invite your friends along.

More Information: www.urstrong.com
Register: www.urstrong.com/events

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GUMNUT CANTEEN ROSTER TERM 2

Week 2 - Friday 10 May

Canteen Orders (9am to 11am) Lyn Breadsell

Volunteer 1 (9am to 1pm) Kelly Peters

Volunteer 2 (11am to 2pm) Lisa Echeverria


Week 3 - Friday 17 May

Canteen Orders (9am to 11am) Naomi Roughsedge

Volunteer 1 (9am to 1pm) Bec Deluca

Volunteer 2 (11am to 2pm) Carla Ierace

HOLY FAMILY PARISH NEWS

Mary’s Mount Primary School is the parish school for Holy Family Church in Kalamunda.

Fr. Antony Suresh celebrates mass with us each fortnight and the sacrament of reconciliation with the older students once a term.


Parish Priest : Fr Antony Suresh

Parish Secretary : Louisa Sizer


This Week : Third Sunday of Easter


Photographer Needed. Can You Help?

We are currently updating the Parish website and are in need of some new photographs. If you are able to help out, we would really appreciate some new pics that we can use. Photos from within our church and around the parish grounds. Please email the parish office if you can help us out. We would really appreciate it.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

MARY'S MOUNT NETBALL CLUB NEWS

Our beginner NET players will commence their Friday afternoon sessions this week, and our SET and Junior teams will play their first matches on Saturday. Our primary school teams are "Mini's” are our Year 2/3 team playing modified rules, coached by Emma Hayward & Jo Dickenson “Munchkins” (year 4 players) are coached by Em Redgwell and “Monkeys" (year 4/5 players) are coached by Liz Appleby and Chelsea Boisvert

Minions (year 6 players) are coached by Emma Wignell and Naomi Nixon (both previous MMPS students!) and Musketeers (year 6 and 7 players) are coached by Sally Harrison

We are delighted to announce the inaugural boys netball competition at KDNA; four teams have entered the 14&U boys competition. Our Club has entered two of those teams, with many of the players previous MMPS students! It is great to see an increasing number of boys playing and umpiring netball across the state. We are proud to announce that Daniel Perrella, previous MMPS student who played with the Club in Year 6, recently competed at the 2019 Mixed and Mens Netball National Championships. Daniel has been selected for the All Australian 17&U Mens Netball Team which will compete at the New Zealand Mens Netball Championships in September.

While teams have been finalised for the 2019 season, if your child is interested in trying out netball, there will be opportunities to join in ‘come and try’ netball activities during the year. You can register your interest by emailing marysmountnetball@gmail.com


AFTER SCHOOL ARTS

After School Arts has held classes for 20yrs in the Hills and all tutors have “ working with children” cards.


After School Arts enrolment is on Thurs 9th May 4-5pm at Jorgenson Park in Kalamunda. Vacancies exist in all classes of Pottery, Painting and drawing and Hooked on Hessian. Classes commence Thurs 16th May from 4-6pm for 8 weeks. Please ph Norma 9293 4486 with bookings and enquiries. Ages from 6 yrs up.

Norma Hatchett

Co-ordinator ASA