Healesville Primary School


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Thursday 6th October, 2022

From the Principal's Desk…

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back to our final term for 2022. This term is a long term – eleven weeks of jam-packed teaching and learning. We also have our grade three/four and grade five/six camps happening. All levels are in the process of sending out their term newsletters with important dates for your diaries.

An important uniform notice for term four – It is time for the school hats to come out of the cupboard. We are a sun smart school and the Education Policy of ‘NO Hat NO Play’ applies this term. If you have not found your child’s school hat, they can be purchased through Surrey Clothing. They do deliver to the school when you order online.

It would be great if parents could ensure that their child comes to school in correct uniform. It has been disappointing to see so many of our students out of school uniform this week. Part of our uniform policy also covers painted, long nails, makeup and long earrings – none of these are necessary for primary school. Long earrings and fake nails can be quite dangerous at play times.

Another reminder – please remind your child to hand their mobile phone into the office. Students are not allowed to have their mobile phones with them during the school day. This is also Education Department policy. Unfortunately, we have had some of our older students using their phones at school in an inappropriate way.

Earlier this year Nadine Hamilton organised for us to take part in a competition run by the Healesville branch of Bendigo Bank. We would like to thank her for this! We WON. Next week the school captains and I will go and receive $2000 from Bendigo Bank. This money will be used to replace all the outdoor backboards for our basketball rings. On behalf of our school ‘Thank you to Nadine and to Bendigo Bank’.

Next Friday 14th October at 2:30pm we are holding a special assembly to rename the school hall to the ‘Howard Jones Memorial Hall’. If you would like to come and join in the celebration of all the wonderful things Howard Jones achieved for our school, please do. If you could also advise Linda in the office as we are keeping track of numbers so we can cater afternoon tea for everyone.



Please note all dates/events are subject to change.

Friday 7th October - Saving Lil & Archie Production.

Monday 10th October - Thursday 20th October - P-2 Swimming Lessons.

Tuesday 11th October - Prep 2023 Information Session.

Friday 14th October - Ceremony for Howard Jones Hall.

Thursday 20th October - Prep 2023 Transition Session 1.

Friday 21st October - Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Day.

Tuesday 1st November - Melbourne Cup Public Holiday.

Thursday 3rd November - Prep 2023 Transition Session 2.

Friday 11th November - Little Mermaid Alpha Show.

Friday 11th November - Trivia Night.

Wednesday 16th November - Friday 18th November - Grade 5/6 Camp.

Thursday 17th November - Prep 2023 Transition Session 3 & BBQ.

Monday 28th - Wednesday 30th November - Grade 3/4 Camp.

Thursday 1st December - Prep 2023 Session 4.

Student Awards

Prep B

Tia C - Confidence Award - for trying really hard to do all her work independently.

Prep H

Logan H – Learning award - for the improvement in his handwriting.

Emily W – Community award- for being a kind and helpful member of our class community.


Jack N - Learning Award - his enthusiastic approach to all learning activities. Keep up the great work.

Rosie G - her excellent listening skills and his thoughtful participation in our class discussions.

Marlee K - her positive attitude and confidence to starting every day. Keep it up!


Aiden P – Confidence Award - for his engaging presentation of a lava lamp experiment.

Alex P – Learning award - for a fantastic recital of his chosen poem.

Max M – Learning award - for a confident recital of his chosen poem.


Ty H - Confidence Award – For overcoming his fear and performing two poems for the class poetry recital.

Lucas R - Confidence Award – For being enthusiastic and getting into the spirit of the activity to perform not one but three science experiments for the class science expo.

All 4W – Confidence/Respect/Commumity/Learning Awards – For the wonderful effort and enthusiasm to learn and prepare for our poetry recital and science expo. Every single student was respectful in making sure they were ready to participate in both activities. I’m really, really proud of all of you. Thank you.


Chloe R - Learning Award - for working hard to improve her writing skills.


Makenna G – Learning Award – for her enthusiasm and willingness to learn new things.

Isla C – Community Award – for your positive contributions and willingness to assist others.


Ella W - Learning Award - for being amazing with her work on short division.

Billie M - Learning Award - for persisting with her work even when she feels frustrated.


Jett VW - Community - For supporting the younger students in P6I.

Riley W-S - Respect - For a positive attitude and playing safely with friends.

Help is needed in our Vegie Garden!

Spring is coming and we would love some help preparing our gardens for spring planting.

If you’re available on Tuesday afternoons From 1.40 onwards, we would love a hand to weed, compost and mulch our gardens. Come along with your gardening gloves and join Ella our sustainability officer along with other enthusiastic young gardeners and turn our gardens into wonderful food producing havens.

Let the office know if you’re available


Sustainability team

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Message from Camp Australia - (Before & After School Care)

Welcome back to term 4 let's make this a fabulous term.

At before and after school care we will be making butterflies, dragonflies, insects, bugs, lilypads, painting outside and much much more.

Just a few reminders for the parents can you please make sure if your child/ren have any medical conditions to please make sure you update everything on the parent portal on Camp Australia.

If your child/ren have asthma you will need to bring in all labelled medications before you walk into the service.

Remember to bring in a spare hat for BSC & ASC if your child/ren forget to bring a hat their can only play in the shade.

Thank you Stacey from Camp Australia

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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


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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