Mary's Mount Primary School

Term 3, Week 8 - 10 September 2021

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LIVE LIFE TO THE FULL PRAYER

Jesus,

You invite us all into the fullness of life. May we support one another to flourish
in body, mind and spirit.
Strengthen our commitment to ensure

that nobody falls through gaps in our systems of care.

People called you mad.
Help us to recognise you
in those who suffer mental ill-health today.
Show us how to eliminate stigmatisation of mental ill-health
from our parishes, schools, communities and organisations.

You drew near to those
who were suffering in body or mind.
May we too feel your nearness
when we struggle with mental health challenges. May we be one as members of Your Body.

You invite us to share in your ministry
of love and true compassion.
May we be empowered by your Spirit
to reach out to all people in need.
May we build communities of welcome and inclusion.

Amen

PRINCIPAL'S NEWS

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends of Mary's Mount Primary School,


R U OK DAY - 9 September

As a community, we strive to meaningfully connect with the people around us and start a conversation with anyone who may be struggling with life. You don't need to be an expert to reach out - just a good friend and a great listener.


Use these four steps and have a conversation that could change a life:

1. Ask R U OK?

2. Listen

3. Encourage action

4. Check in


Deep Peace - Bill Douglas Mindful meditation link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEmvQqg_EpQ


CEWA DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY TEAM VISITS MARYS MOUNT PRIMARY SCHOOL

During the week the CEWA digital technology team met with our Leadership Group and digital technology coordinators, Gabby Hoffmann and Sinead Muscat. It was a great way for us to share our practices and for the CEWA team to value-add to what we already have in place at our school. The support we provide to staff was recognised by the group as outstanding. They also commented on how well resourced we are as a single-stream school. Special thanks to the P&F who have contributed to the purchasing of resources over the years. We took our visitors to classrooms and it was a joy to hear students being able to articulate what they were learning and why. We are certainly lifting learning off the page with our integration of digital technology across curriculum areas.


ATHLETICS CARNIVAL

Today we held our school's Athletics Carnival. It was a great day and it was fabulous to see all of our students supporting and cheering each other on. The sportsmanship was wonderful to see and our prayers were answered with the rain holding off until the very end.

Congratulations to FRASER on winning the carnival, and to McKENNA on being awarded the Team Spirit award. Congratulations also to all of our Champion Boys and Girls on the day in Years 3 to Year 6 who were awarded medals.


A special thank you to Mrs Curulli for organising the day and preparing all of our students. Thank you to Mr Gair for the many hours spent on the oval and the line markings to make sure it was in top condition after all the rain we had in the days prior. Thank you also to our teachers and parent helpers who had jobs on the day and assisted. Thank you to the Mazenod students who spent the day with us lending a helping hand. It is great for our students to see these boys offering their time in the community,. I would also like to thank all of our parents who supported the day by attending. Once again we had a fabulous athletics carnival, and it was great to see it all come together.


Kindy Mini Olympics

Our Kindy kids held their mini carnival earlier in the week on Monday with many parents and siblings cheering them on. Congratulations to all of the kids who were involved and fun was had by all.


Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.


God Bless.

Emma Bell

Principal


I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Philippians 4;13

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TERM 3, WEEK 9 2021 CALENDAR

Monday 13 September

  • Literacy & Numeracy Week
  • Whole School Incursion - World of Maths

Tuesday 14 September

  • 7.30am - Mazenod Tutoring

Wednesday 15 September


Thursday 16 September

  • Lock Down Practice

Friday 17 September

  • Merit Assembly

** CURRENT TERM PLANNERS - Updated 9 September **

Click here to download the most up-to-date Term Planners for 2021. These planners are available on our website via this link.

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P&F UPDATE

Thanks to those parents who joined us for this week's P&F Meeting! We had a busy agenda but got through everything, including a great update from our Principal Emma Bell regarding results from the school Climate Survey, proposed changes to in-class Maths learning initiatives and enhancements currently being made to the Lexile readers system in the library. We were also excited to hear the school is looking into the revitalization of the early years outdoor leaning space.


Our annual School Disco is coming up on Thursday evening 23 September, with all year groups invited to attend. This year's theme is Olympic sports so we'd love to see our littlies start thinking about what sports they saw at this year's Olympics and what they can dress in. Tickets are just $5 each or $10 for a family, with tickets available online only through your school Quickcliq account - www.quickcliq.com.au - Events - School Disco.


Yours in education,


Yours in education,


MMPS P&F Committee

E: pfmarysmount@gmail.com

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HIGHWAY HEROES UPDATE

All classes have now completed Module 2 Connecting 4 friendships. We will now be moving on to Module 4 Managing Me; Mood Management & Resilience.


Module 4 explores a child’s journey along their Emotional Highway. This Highway is full of thinking and feelings that promote self-regulation, self-acceptance and the ability use skills to calm down and to be resilient.


At the centre of every successful person is the ability to self-regulate. Nothing else in life is nearly as important for flourishing to happen as being able to self-soothe and calm down, to engage in positive and optimistic thinking, and to know about and to utilise the internal and environmental resources that promote this development.


This Module explores self-regulation and resilience factors with every child as they learn about their own feelings, how these manifest at a physiological and behavioural level and how to self-manage when the going gets tough.


Please check out the "wellbeing" tab on our website for further information.


Mrs Erin Leech

Assistant Principal

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EARTHCARE NEWS

With all our good work and actions towards "caring for our common home" and each other, it only made sense to form a strong partnership with Catholic Earthcare Australia so we can all learn to deepen our connections with God's creation.


Over the past couple of months, we gathered and wrote up documentation and evidence to support our application to achieve the first steps of accreditation with Catholic Earthcare Australia.


It is a joy to tell you that we have received Level One - Affirming Ecological Practice for our school. We are well on our way towards ecological vocation with the wisdom and support from Catholic Earthcare Australia.


Good education plants seeds when we are young, and these continue to bear fruit throughout life.

Laudato Si :2.13


Belinda Henderson

School Sustainability Coordinator

CANTEEN NEWS

THANK YOU

Thank you to everyone for supporting the SUBWAY lunch order today for the athletics carnival and to the parents who helped distribute over 170 to hungry students and staff.


Michelle Sanderson

Canteen Manager

COMMUNITY NEWS

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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

MARY'S MOUNT PRIMARY SCHOOL

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