Healesville Primary School
Edition 24 - Friday 9th August 2019
A note from the Principal
Hello everyone, I cannot believe how quickly the weeks are flying by. The focus this term by all staff has been on school pride. It has been terrific to see more and more students coming to school in the correct school uniform. We thought that it would be nice to have some of our students model the correct uniform for you. They look very smart and are also very proud of how they look.
I have however noticed that some of our girls are wearing dangling earrings, necklaces and bracelets. These can be quite dangerous when playing in the playground so are best left for wearing outside of school. Also it is important to note that schools are breeding grounds for head lice – it is always best if students with longer hair have it tied up.
We would also like to announce our Community Pantry. This is located outside the canteen next to the hall. This is for our school community to use, this has been set up by Minnnel Longhurst (Vice President of School Council). If you have a need please help yourself and if you have extra feel free to donate.
As a staff we have decided to revamp our class awards. From next week all of our awards will be tied into our school values of respect, community, confidence and learning. We are also introducing a school pride award for students and or whole classes that are consistently demonstrating school pride. This may be through how they conduct themselves outside, keep their classroom, wear their uniform and the pride shown in their work books. Our school captains will be going around to all classrooms to decide which class is the most deserving of this award. Lastly we are also introducing a principal’s award for students who consistently demonstrate our values. I would like to thank our captains for creating these new awards and I look forward to presenting them to our students next week.
On Tuesday I was at the PACH meeting and it was lovely to meet so many enthusiastic parents. There are a number of exciting community events in the pipe line. If you would like join us and share your ideas please come along to our next meeting on 3rd September in the staff room. I am looking forward to the colour run in November.
100 Days of Prep
Important Information from the Admin Team
Emails have been sent to all parents with login details for our new parent portal. It is imperative that all families have access as it will be the main avenue of communication for all administration matters.
Excursions and activities that involve your child will now be posted to the portal which means you will be unable to give permission if you do not have access. Payments can also be made through the portal - it's your one-stop-shop for everything regarding your child.
The portal also allows you access to data that we have for your child including absence data, and reports along with a calendar that allows you to see upcoming events. You can even log your childs absence from home - this includes past, current and all future dated absences.
If you have not received your email or if you are having problems using the portal, please do not hesitate to contact the office.
Sunday 11 August
Choir performing at the Memo Hall - 2.00pm
Monday 12 August - Tuesday 20 August
Middle School Swimming - 3K, 3/4B, 4GH & P6J
Tuesday 13 August
School Council Meeting
Friday 16 August
Year 5/6 Interschool Sport - Home vs Launching Place
Monday 19 August - Friday 23 August
Friday 23 August - Bookweek Dress Up Parade
Thursday 22 August
Open Afternoon for 2020 Preps 2:45 - 3:15pm
Thursday 29th August
Fathers/Special Persons day breakfast
Thursday 5 September
Open Afternoon for 2020 Preps 2:45 - 3:15pm
Students of the Week
PB: Ben S, Lilyana B 1F: Caleb R, Cooper R
1/2H: Jasmine C, Hanna N, Phoebe L 2G: Kendi L
3K: Mia S, Ella K, Patrick L, Joshua O, Zoey F 3/4B: Max L
4GH: Brodie O 5/6S: Mia S, Amber L 5/6W: Amelia A
P6J: Bailey K, Jarreh T, Semina H, Bradley M, Jett V, Taj J, Lucas H
This week our student spotlight is on Aemelia Stevenson. Aemelia is a super star athlete who competes in Little Athletics, Trail Running and Futsal.
On July 2nd, she competed with the Under 12 Girls Little Athletics team who came 2nd in the state road relays. Each team member ran 2km and Aemelia's time was 7 minutes 57 seconds.
More recently, on Sunday the 4th August, she ran in the Trail Run at Silvan Dam. Aemelia ran the 7km course in a time of 44 minutes and 38 seconds, finishing 3rd in the Under 15 Girls category and 44th overall out of 267 competitors.
Way to go Aemelia!
EXCITING OPPORTUNITY - COMBINED SCHOOLS CHOIR IN HEALESVILLE
Attention all lovers of singing and culture…..
Healesville Primary School has been invited to participate in a special concert to celebrate the Year of Indigenous Language and Culture.
Catherine Nolan is bringing together all the schools in Healesville as well as her own Yingi Choir to sing in a concert she has created to celebrate our local indigenous language and culture. Healesville Primary school choir is participating and we invite everyone to come along, support them and enjoy an afternoon of beautiful music.
The concert is to be held on Sunday 11 August at 2.00 – 3.00pm in Memo Hall. Tickets are free for children and $10 for adults at the door.
Students involved in singing are rehearsing on Wednesdays (and a couple of Mondays) at school during lunch time in the performing arts room in preparation for the concert. There will be a notice going home for participating students with further details.
Come along to this wonderful community event!
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CAMP AUSTRALIA - BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL CARE
We are getting ready for Science week at Before and After School Care.
Recipe for Non Cooking Playdough
3/4 cup salt
2-3 cups plain flour
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon food coloring
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
1 cup water.
You may need extra water.
Once all mixed together put it on the bench and start kneading it like bread.
Stacey & Bob, Camp Australia - where we make children smile.
If your child is unwell and unable to attend After School Care,
please call Stacey direct on 0405 440 885.
If you wish to enrol in Before and/or Afters School Care, you need to enrol via the
Camp Australia enrolment link below.