Mary's Mount Primary School
Term 3, Week 7 - 3 September 2021
Dear Parents, Carers and friends of Mary’s Mount Primary School,
This Sunday we celebrate Father’s Day, a day to focus on the importance of fathers or father figures in our lives and the crucial teachings that they have given us. Today, the Year 4 parents hosted Father’s Day breakfast and the Year 3 children shared assembly with us and I thank each father who gave of their time to be with us. The breakfast was so well attended, and it was lovely seeing community members together, sharing a beautifully cooked bacon and egg roll and engaging in conversation.
Earlier this year on the Feast of St Joseph who as we know was Jesus’ earthly father, Pope Francis urged all dads in the world to stick by their children’s side, teaching them, guiding them and loving them.
“I ask that you have the grace to be very close to your children, letting them grow, but being by their side. They need you, your presence, to be there, your love”
Happy Father’s Day and I thank you for the fatherly support that you give to Mary’s Mount Primary School on a daily basis. It certainly makes our jobs easier and more of a delight.
FATHER'S DAY STALL
Thank you to the parents who ran the Father's Day stall on Wednesday. Your time and nurturing patience with the children as they made tough decisions as to what gift to purchase is greatly appreciated by all.
BOOK WEEK AND ALL THINGS READING
The Book Week Parade was a huge success, thanks to Mrs Smith and the wonderful book-loving Mary’s Mount community. The creativity and effort that so many went to with the costuming were amazing. I am sure the children and those adults at the parade were entertained by the magnificent staff dancing talent!
This week Mrs Carolyn Gamble shared with staff some magnificent quotes from children’s books and a brilliant article that highlights what a great book does for your brain. Click on the link below to view the article.
Click on the link below to access the quotes from some magnificent children's books.
Year 3 and Year 5 families received their child's NAPLAN reports today. The staff of Mary’s Mount Primary School uses the data from NAPLAN along with a collection of other data that informs our curriculum goals and guides our pedagogical practice.
Please click below to view a letter to all children in Year 3 and Year 5 affirming what qualities and talents they have beyond a NAPLAN score.
COMMUNITY MASS - Saturday 4 September - 6pm
We are looking forward to seeing as many families as possible at our Community Mass tomorrow evening. Mass commences at 6pm at Holy Family Parish Kalamunda and students from Pre-Primary, Year 1, Year 4 and Year 5 will be leading the mass, and choir members will be leading us in song. Thank you to all staff involved in coordinating the mass.
P&F Meeting - Tuesday 7 September
At the P&F meeting this coming week I will be sharing results from the Climate Survey with those parents at the meeting.
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
TERM 3, WEEK 8 2021 CALENDAR
Tuesday 7 September
- 7.30am - Mazenod Tutoring
- 1.30pm P&F Meeting
- 4pm - SUBWAY Special Athletic Carnival Lunch orders close
Wednesday 8 September
- 2.30pm Focus Music Student's Concert
Thursday 9 September
Friday 10 September
- Athletics Carnival
Click here to download the most up-to-date Term Planners for 2021. These planners are available on our website via this link.
A very big thank you and congratulations to our 4YO Kindy parents who coordinated this week's Father's Day Stall, and to those Year 4 parents who coordinated a fantastic Fathers Day Breakfast this morning. Both events were very well attended and so well supported by our families. It was especially great to see so many dad's at school today and at assembly - please join us more often!
Our annual School Disco is coming up on Thursday evening 23 September, with all year groups invited to attend. This year's theme will be 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 - the choice is yours and there's lots of options - athletics, soccer, tennis, swimming, surfing, skating, basketball, gymnastics, BMX racing and more - the list is huge! 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.
Our next P&F Meeting will be held this Tuesday 7 September from 1.30pm at the school. We'd love lots of attendees at this meeting as we'll be discussing our support of the School Open Night, School Disco, P&F 100 year anniversary commemorative gifts, our proposed Lego competition and much more. If you haven't attended a meeting before please don't let that stop you - we always love to see and welcome new faces!
Yours in education,
MMPS P&F Committee
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
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR 2021 CATHOLIC PERFORMING ARTS PARTICIPANTS!
The Catholic Performing Arts Festival has now come to a close. I would like to congratulate all students who performed in various categories. The Catholic Arts Office has awarded Mary’s Mount Primary School two certificates. Year 2 students received a Certificate of Merit and the MMPS Choir received a Certificate of Excellence for their performances. This is extremely exciting news, and we are so proud of all the students involved.
I would also like to give a huge congratulations to the following students who performed as instrumental soloists over the last few weeks at the Catholic Performing Arts. Congratulations on a wonderful performance, Sophie Slater (Y6), Max Blair (Y6), Mila Croft (Y5), Lucas Raschella (Y5) and Zara Hoffmann (Y5.) A huge thank you also to Daniel and Greg from Focus Music for their assistance in preparing these students over the last few months.
Well Done MMPS!
Every Friday in Term 3 - Volunteers Needed. Our canteen cannot run without helpers, so please contact Michelle Sanderson if you can help out on a Friday.
Please also note, the cut off time for orders is 8.40am on the Friday morning.
FRIDAY 10 SEPTEMBER
Next Friday 10 September, the canteen will be closed. Instead, students, parents and visitors are invited to order lunch from Subway. Lunch will be delivered to those who have ordered, at the carnival on the day. Please see the flyer sent home today with students, or the advert in this newsletter.
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