Mary's Mount Primary School
Term 2, Week 7 - 4 June 2021
“How is God calling us to be a Christ-centred Church in Australia that is a joyful, hope-filled and servant community?”
Dear Parents and Carers
On Wednesday Mr Smith, Nate, Cruz, Livinia and I attended the official opening of LifeLink for 2021 along with representatives from other Catholic primary schools. The students commented on how much they learnt about LinkLink and the wonderful work that LifeLink agencies do. Archbishop Timothy Costello explained the theme for 2021:
“How is God calling us to be a Christ-centres Church in Australia that is a joyful, hope-filled and servant community?”
As a Christ-centred community we are called to reflect on how we can live this mission in our daily lives. As a school, the daily reminders presented to us by the Year 6 leaders call us to action. We live this evangelising mission in the way we interact with each other and the wider community. We grow in our awareness and understanding of how we can provide support to those less fortunate than ourselves.
The Year 6 leaders will be sharing information with us regarding our schools LifeLink initiative for 2021. Friday 2 July will be LifeLink inspired! More information to come.
MARY’S MOUNT WEEK – UPDATE
Mass at the Cathedral – Thursday 17 June
Please join us at Mass to celebrate our patron saint, St Emilie De Vialar and 100 years of education at Mary’s Mount Primary School. Mass commences at 10am, St Mary’s Cathedral. Please let your friends, family and grandparents know.
Friday Fun Day - 18 June
We will be celebrating the end of MMPS Week with a fun day. Students can come to school in free dress on this day, there will be opportunity for students to participate in olden day games with their buddy classes and the school will provide a sausage sizzle lunch and icy pole. Please note the canteen will still be open for morning tea purchases on this day. A separate notification will be sent out about the day early next week.
HIGHWAY HEROES – YEAR 1 ASSEMBLY
Today the Mary’s Mount Primary School community were entertained by our fantabulous Year 1 children. The children shared their journey with Highway Heroes. It was a treat to see how they have connected with the programme and how it is supporting them to make gret friendship choices in the playfround. THE friendship S.P.I.C.E has been put to good use.
Below is the script that Miss Thresher wrote for the students and there is a message here for us all.
YEAR 1 Assembly Item
This term, we have begun our Highway Heroes journey. Our first focus has been learning how to connect with friends.
On the Highway we meet thousands of different people, and those that we like become our friends.
Having friends – and all different sorts of friends – makes people happy.
Friends are good to share with.
Friends are fun to play with.
Friends are nice to have but sometimes they make mistakes.
Friends can forget things you have told them.
Friends can feel grumpy.
Friends can have an argument with you.
There’s no perfect friend – and no friend is perfect.
One way to connect with friends is being friendly. Being friendly is a HIGHWAY HERO skill.
We can be friendly by using the friendliness ‘SPICE’
It’s got five letters and five actions, and it stands for:
S, Smile and say “Hello.” It’s the first part of friendliness.
P, Praise – think of something that’s nice or stands out.
I, Invite – find ways to join in games and the conversation.
C, Chat – talk about things that you’re both interested in.
E, Enjoy – use friendly body language. Friendly body language is part of friendliness.
If you want to connect with your friends – SPICE, is the way to go!
Remember, be yourself because you are special.
We would now like to share a song with you.
This song is to remind you all that we are all special.
It’s also a reminder to never give up and believe in yourself.
Remember to love yourself because you are special and you are loved.
God bless and I hope you have a wonderful long weekend.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
TERM 2, WEEK 8 2021 CALENDAR
- SCHOOL CLOSED - WA Day Public Holiday
Tuesday 8 June
- Year 6 Growth and Development Student Workshop
- 7.30am Mazenod Tutoring
Wednesday 9 June
- Year 6 iPad Conference at Orana Catholic Primary School
- 6pm Year 5 & 6 Growth & Development Parent Information Session (Music Room)
- Climate Survey Commences - Email to be sent to all families
Thursday 10 June
- 9.30am Year 4 Eucharist Practice at Holy Family Church
Friday 11 June
- No Assembly
- 7.45am Running Club (Week 5) (Pre-registered students only)
- 9am Coffee and a Chat with Mrs Bell
- Bookclub Orders Close (online orders only)
Click here to download the most up-to-date Term Planners for 2021. These planners are available on our website via this link.
Please click here to RSVP for the MMPS Centenary Mass on Thursday 17 June 2021 at 10am. Please spread the word. We hope to see you there!
Our School community has another Sacramental Mass fast approaching:
Sunday, June 13th, 9am Community Mass at Holy Family Church
I would like to invite ALL Choir Members to attend the Mass to support our Year 4 Cohort in leading the congregation in song as they celebrate receiving their First Holy Communion.
Year 4 Choir Members will not be able to attend as Choir as this is their special day.
Could you please complete your Child/Children's attendance intention through the attached Forms link below by Friday, June 11th. Please note Choir members attending will need to meet me at the Church (in the Organ area) at 5.45pm for both Masses.
Please ensure Choir members attending are dressed in neat, tidy attire and that they have had plenty of water on their way to Mass and being to the toilet prior to Mass commencing.
Thank you for your musical support.
HELP DEVELOP THE STEM STARS OF THE FUTURE
The West Australian is running a cash competition named, 'STEM Classroom Cash'. The funds could be used for classroom or whole-school resources to take our children's STEM learning to the next level.
We need your help to collect entry coupons from Saturday's edition of The West Australian on May 29, June 5, 12 and 19.
Once collected please have your child pass onto the Miss DeMarte in the Year Five classroom.
Many thanks to all of those families who purchased tickets in our Tuition Fee Raffle that was drawn this morning, and a very special congratulations to those families who won prizes. All funds raised from this initiative have been donated back to the school and will be used to fund part of the 'Highway Heroes' program that the P&F is fully funding this year.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2021 TUITION RAFFLE WINNERS
1st Prize - $1000 towards MMPS Tuition Fees - Simon Eleonora
2nd Prize - $100 Uniform Shop Voucher - Ava Batten
3rd Prize - $50 Canteen Voucher - Baxter Valli
4th Prize - 2 x Bottles - Sadhbh McNulty
5th Prize - 2 x Bottles - Louisa Rodriguez
6th Prize - 2 x Bottles - Maja Ugle
The Centenary Mass Morning Tea on Thursday 17th June is shaping up to be a large event, so we're calling for donations of baked items and help on the day from any families that can assist. Items can be dropped to the School Canteen on the Wednesday afternoon at 3pm or dropped to the Cathedral Hall on the morning before Mass starts. Facilities to heat and cool items will also be available. Please click on the link here https://forms.office.com/r/KvgYmXQSVh to advise if you can support this event.
Yours in education,
MMPS P&F Committee
GREEN TEAM UPDATE
Come on Mary's Mount Primary School !!! Let's get recycling and win a prize for our school. We are so pleased to be in partnership with Wonder.
Drop off your bread bags and bread tags to our MMPS Community Recycling Hub starting from Monday. We have placed a special collection bin for the bread bags and tags.
Let's stop all that nasty plastic from going into landfill. Bring it to school and you will not only be helping us to win a prize for our sustainable school, but you will also be doing your bit to help our environment stay clean and healthy.
Mrs Henderson and the Student Green Team
CANTEEN NEWS - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Thank you for supporting our canteen's reopening this term with orders and volunteering your help. We are looking forward to continue to provide yummy food for our students in Term 3, but can't do it without your help.
If you can provide some assistance in the canteen in Term 2 on any of these dates, please contact Michelle Sanderson or email email@example.com and we will pass your details on to Michelle.
Week 8 Friday 11 June
- Volunteers Needed
Week 9 Friday 18 June
- Volunteers Needed - Special MMPS Week Lunch
Week 10 Friday 25 June
- Volunteers Needed
We’re all on it - The Highway of Life - with all of its ups and downs, twists and turns. Being a happy and thriving traveller along life’s journey is based in key skills that every child has the right to learn so that they can flourish. Social, emotional and learning-to-learn skills are just like any other skills we teach a child like walking, talking, reading and writing. They need time, specific focus and an opportunity to practise them often enough so that they become part of the psychological muscle. Highway Heroes gives children the opportunity to learn and practise key skills in a fun, supported and experiential way, with a step-by-step approach to building competence.
Marys Mount had launched Highway Heroes and Little Highway heroes this term. The first module we are focusing on is called ‘Connecting for Friendships’. We encourage you to check out our well-being tab on our school website where you will find some helpful resources and tips related to our current module. Students will also be engaging with home activities throughout the term.
CONNECTING 4 FRIENDSHIP; PLAYGROUND RESILIENCE & WISDOM
Module 2 teaches a child how to make and keep friends along the Social Highway of life. Not every child is a social butterfly and is able to make friends with ease and not every child knows how to grow their friendship base and then to sort out the to-be-expected friendship bumps along that journey.
Childhood friendships are relationships that form the templates of how to manage a range of social situations throughout life. Knowing how to make a friend and to join in is an essential skill for every child – one that they’re going to need throughout their primary school years and beyond.
This Modules engages children in learning about how their internal representation of their social world impacts their behaviours and provides multiple opportunities to actively practise skills that increase their friendliness, social acceptance and ability to manage friendships that are sometimes difficult.
WOULD YOU LIKE MORE INFORMATION?
We have added a new page to our website that we will be building on as we progress along the Highway of Life. So if you are after more information about this program and what we are doing at MMPS, be sure to check back on our website from time to time. Of course you can also ask your child's teacher or contact the school office if you would like more information or have any questions.
ENROL WITH US AT MERCEDES COLLEGE!
Mercedes College is currently interviewing for Year 7 2023 & 2024, with limited places available for Year 7 2022. If you are considering enrolling your daughter at Mercedes, please visit the Mercedes College website at www.mercedes.wa.edu.au to request a prospectus, to enrol online or book a tour of our campus. Please contact Mrs Nicole Kirk on 9323 1323 if you require further information.
HOLY FAMILY PARISH
Mary’s Mount Primary School is the parish school for Holy Family Church in Kalamunda.
Fr Suresh celebrates mass at the beginning of each term, for solemnities and special feast days and offers reconciliation to students who are preparing to receive their Sacraments.
Parish Priest : Fr Antony Suresh
Parish Secretary : Louisa Sizer