Healesville Primary School

NEWSLETTER

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Edition 32 - Friday, 19th October, 2018

A Note from the Principal

Term 4 is fully underway with all teachers planning educational experiences targeted at the point of learning for each individual student. Each term staff collect student performance data in all areas of the curriculum. This data is used to identify the individual needs of each student and individual learning goals are set. Teachers conduct student conferences each week in Reading and Writing where their individual goals are reviewed and reset. If you have any questions about your child’s individual learning goals in Reading and Writing please see their classroom teacher.


Unfortunately on Tuesday morning, part of the big oak tree in the Year 5/6 playground fell down. We had it assessed and the entire tree needed to be chopped down due to safety concerns and termites. Several other trees were damaged in the high winds that hit Healesville on Monday and Tuesday. We are currently getting the trees chopped down or braced in order to make them safe.


As we approach the Bushfire season we will be cleaning up the trees close to the buildings to ensure we have as little debris as possible near buildings.

Working Bees

As mentioned below, the school Fete is getting closer and we want the school looking fantastic. We have planned three short working bees to sweep, prune and perform a general clean up.


Friday 19 October 2.00pm-4.00pm

Tuesday 23 October 2.00pm-4.00pm

Friday 26 October 2.00pm-4.00pm


Please meet at the front office on the day armed with brooms, rakes, etc.

Thank you to Andrew Crossman for coordinating these days.

Chocolate Money

A reminder to return all Chocolate fundraising money to the school office as soon as possible.

Baby news

Congratulations to Tom and Penny for the new addition to their family. Their son was born on Tuesday at 10.00am and everyone is well.


School Hats – Term 1 and 4

It is great to finally have some sun shine and weather that makes you want to go outside and enjoy the outdoors. With this weather comes High and Extreme levels of UV which can cause damage to skin. I urge you to assist us to protect your children by purchasing an approved Healesville Primary School Hat from our uniform shop or by using the online facility available. If you have any questions about the purchase of hats please contact the school office.


Healesville Primary School FETE 27 October

The Healesville Primary School Fete is getting closer and closer. We still have many classroom rosters to be filled - If you are able to help on the day can you please see your classroom teacher as soon as you can. Thank you to the FETE committee for the countless hours you have put in to ensure our fete will be as successful as possible.


Friday Assembly

Last week we had our first Friday Assembly. Thank you to all the parents and friends who attended. A reminder that in Term 4, all assemblies will be held Friday 3.00pm-3.30pm instead of Monday.


SLEEP AND SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN

Research has shown that children that don’t get enough sleep at night come to school tired and displaying behaviours such as being non-attentive, easily distracted, unable to focus or complete work and so on.

Studies suggest, children aged 5 to 12 need 10-11 hours of sleep per night to allow their brains and bodies to relax and develop at the appropriate rate.

In addition, school-aged children become more interested in TV, computers, the media and Internet – all of which can lead to difficulty falling asleep, nightmares and disruptions to their sleep patterns. In particular, watching TV or playing a digital device close to bedtime has been associated with bedtime resistance, difficulty falling asleep, anxiety around sleep and sleeping fewer hours.

Sleep problems and disorders are prevalent at this age. Poor or inadequate sleep can lead to mood swings, behavioural problems and cognitive problems that impact on their ability to learn in school.

Sleep Tips for School-aged Children

  • Teach school-aged children about healthy sleep habits
  • Continue to emphasize need for regular and consistent sleep schedule and bedtime routine. Go to bed the same time each night and get up at the same time each day.
  • Make child's bedroom conducive to sleep – dark, cool and quiet
  • Keep TV and computers out of the bedroom
  • Avoid caffeine

If you would like to read more please visit the National Sleep Foundation website www.sleepfoundation.org

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Friday 19 October (Friday Weekly)

Grade 3 Bike Education

General Clean-Up Day 2pm - 4pm


Tuesday 23 October

Bookclub - Issue 7 Due back

General Clean-Up Day 2pm - 4pm


Friday 26 October

Grade 3 Bike Education

General Clean-Up Day 2pm - 4pm


Saturday - 27 October

SCHOOL FETE


Friday 2 November

Grade 3 Bike Education


Monday 5th November

Curriculum Day - PUPIL FREE DAY


Tuesday 6th November

MELBOURNE CUP - PUBLIC HOLIDAY


Friday 9 November

Grade 3 Bike Education


Monday 12 - Friday 16 November

Year 5/6 Melbourne Discovery Camp

Grade 3 Bike Education


Friday 23 November

Grade 3 Bike Education


Monday 26 - Friday 30 November

Life Education Week

Grade 3 Bike Education


Friday 7 December

Grade 3 Bike Education


Friday 14 December

Kew Traffic School - Year 3


Wednesday 19 December

Grade 3 Warburton Trail Bike Hike

Prep B: Max G & Lewis G PV: Lily E & Noah M

1/2H: Zoey F 2G: Luis L, Archie H, Ella B & Patrick L

3/4L: Blake C & Summer C 4S: Ryder V

5/6D: Luke F 5/6S: Jade K 5/6W: Emma N

General School Clean-Up!

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We are holding 3 working bee sessions in preparation for our School Fete on Saturday 27th October.


Friday 19th October 2pm - 4pm

Tuesday 23rd October 2pm - 4pm

Friday 26th October 2pm - 4pm


Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Please register your name on the link below if you are able to help out at any of these sessions.

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The ride wristbands and showbags are available to pre-purchase online

Please see the link below for all the information and links that you need to pre-purchase your excitement on Fete Day.


The Ticketing Booth will be situated at the front of the P6J classroom and will be open from 9.45am for families to collect wristbands and showbags. You do not need to print anything from TryBooking as we will have all your details.

Click here to purchase your wristband and showbags

This link contains information on how to order your wristbands and showbags along with information about which exciting rides will be available on fete day.

Volunteers Needed

In the coming days/weeks we will be calling on volunteers to man some events at the fete. These include:



  • Cooking
  • Cash Handling
  • Early Morning Set-up
  • After Fete Clean-up


& many other activities that will pop up between now and Fete Day.

If you can spare an hour or two, please contact us on the link below to let us know what you would like to do. We'd love to hear from you.

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I CAN HELP AT THE FETE!!

Saturday, Oct. 27th, 7am-4pm

This is an online event.

Please let us know if you can help with the set-up, clean-up or general help

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Fete Sponsor of the Week

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General Information

Canteen Menu

Click here to order your uniforms online
Please click here to order your uniforms online.

School Login Details: Username - HPS Password - HPS

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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 Afterschool Care, you need to enrol via the

Camp Australia enrolment link below.

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Are you experiencing domestic violence?

Help is available

Located at this school on select days, or by appointment, is a local specialist family violence service to support members of our school community who may be experiencing family violence.

This free service can provide information and specialist support, or are available just to have a chat. If you would like to drop in or make an appointment with the EDVOS Family Violence worker, enquire with the school administration for further details.

Or call EDVOS directly on 9259 4200. If you are in immediate danger please call 000