Mary's Mount Primary School
Term 3, Week 8 - 9 September 2022
'In the spirit of reconciliation, Mary’s Mount Primary School acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.'
Dear Parents and Carers
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Next week our Year 3 students will be receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. Please keep them in your prayers this week as the children prepare for this Sacrament and and learn about Jesus' gift of love and forgiveness.
This year we introduced a Field Events Carnival for students in Years 3 to Year 6. On Tuesday, students had the opportunity to participate in long jump, turbo javelin and shot put. We have received positive feedback from both students and parents about the day.
On Wednesday our Track Carnival was once again a wonderful event, full of excitement, participation and team spirit. Despite the drizzle we managed to push through, and the weather Gods were kind to us for the remainder of the afternoon. We introduced a toddler race and a parent, staff and student race this year which was most entertaining to watch and great fun to be part of.
Congratulations to the winning Faction Fraser and to all teams for their outstanding efforts on the field and to Nicholson Faction for winning then ‘Team Spirit’ award.
The overall results were as follows:
- 1st Place – Fraser with 1264 points
- 2nd Place – Walsh with 1213 points
- 3rd Place – McKenna with 1146 points
- 4th Place – Nicholson with 1088 points
Champion Boys and Girls
Congratulations to the following students
Year 3 Girls
Champion Girl – Emilia Menara
Runner Up - Maja Ugle
Year 3 Boys
Champion Boy – Mitchell & Zachary Oakley
Runner Up – Theo Papas
Year 4 Girls
Champion Girl – Alannis Raschella & Indiya Earl
Runner Up – Isabel Browning
Year 4 Boys
Champion Boy – William Slater
Runner Up – Isaac Haley
Year 5 Girls
Champion Girl – Rose Urbani
Runner Up – Clara Echeverria
Year 5 Boys
Champion Boy – William Appleby
Runner Up – Adam Kennedy
Year 6 Girls
Champion Girl – Emily Adams
Runner Up – Izzy O’Hehir
Year 6 Boys
Champion Boy – Oliver D’Ascenzo
Runner Up – Luke Lancaster
Once again, we express our gratitude to all the parent volunteers who helped to make the day the success that it was and to our wonderful P&F lead by Linzi Moore for the organisation of the pizza lunches.
FATHER'S DAY LITURGY & COMMUNITY MASS
Last Friday, we celebrated our Father’s Day liturgy in St Emilie’s Chapel. It was a prayer-filled opportunity to celebrate Father’s Day and the significant male role models who touch the lives of our students, staff, and families of Mary’s Mount Primary School. It was wonderful to see so many fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other male role models attend with our students.
During our prayer of Intercessions, we prayed for all fathers, fathers who have passed away and experiencing loss in their lives, and we pray for fathers in war-torn countries and fathers who are refugees. Thank you to the fathers who lit candles with their children. It was a very memorable and solemn moment.
Father Suresh, requested that we use the same prayers at our Father’s Day Community Mass. Our Pre-Primary, Year 2, Year 4 and Year 6 students participated with their families at our parish church. Many parishioners commented on how moving the mass was and how wonderful it was to see so many families attend. We thank the fathers and their children, who lit candles at our community mass. Our school continues to foster positive and strong relationships with our Holy Family Parish, and we are grateful for the support of our staff, parishioners, and Fr. Suresh.
MATHS GAMES MORNING PP-Y6
To tie in with Literacy and Numeracy week, we are running a Maths Games Morning tomorrow Friday 9 Sept from 10am to 10.50am. Classes will be open for you to visit and observe the maths games in progress in your child's class and interact with them and ask questions.
No RSVP required, please just pop by during this time if you are able to.
Next week Emma will be back with us. We wish her safe travels.
Erin Leech & Christopher Smith
Be the best part of someone else's day - Ben Crowe
Click here to view the Updated Term Planner for Term 3 - Last Updated 8 September 2022
TERM 3, WEEK 9 PLANNER
Saturday 10 September
- 6pm MMADs Bonfire
Monday 12 September
- AM Year 6 Graduation photo
Tuesday 13 September
- 7.45am Let's Run
- 7.30am Homework Club Cancelled
- 8.20am - 8.30am: Prayerful Moments - Chapel Open
- 1.30pm Reconciliation Practice St Emilie's Chapel
- 1.30pm P&F Meeting
- 6pm School Advisory Council Meeting
Wednesday 14 September
Thursday 15 September
- 8.20am - 8.30am: Prayerful Moments - Chapel Open
- 6pm Reconciliation
Friday 16 September
- 8am FAM Club
- Year 1 Incursion Critters Close Up
- 7pm P& F Parent Event - A Night in White
This is your last chance, so we can finalise set up and numbers. Tickets only cost $35 each. We know many people have expressed an interest in coming along but are yet to purchase their ticket. If this is you, please buy your ticket ASAP - last chance - sales close this weekend.
So pop something white on (you don't need to be dressed all in white) and come along for a fun night arranged by our awesome parents.
NEXT P&F Meeting : Tuesday 13 September @ 1.30pm
Please join us for our next meeting next week at MMPS.
MMPS P&F Committee
SOCIAL WORKER CORNER
At the athletics carnival yesterday, I had the opportunity to talk with lots of our students as they were walking back to their faction tents after they had finished their hurdles and 100m races. During these conversations I was reminded of the many life lessons children can learn from experiences like an athletics carnival. These include building their strength of perseverance, self-regulation, humility, bravery, kindness, and hope.
I was encouraged to hear many students congratulating those who came first place in their race and encouraging those who may have felt disappointed about where they placed or that they hadn’t received a ribbon.
As parents we know how hard our children try and it is wonderful when we have the opportunity to celebrate success with them. But it is just as important when we have the opportunity to walk alongside them through the times in life when they experience disappointment.
Accepting, understanding, and even appreciating the role disappointment can play in raising a competent, confident, resilient child might not be something you have pondered on before.
Maggie Dent encourages us that ‘we cannot leave it to chance to raise our children to believe that this rollercoaster ride we call life will ever be a peaceful field of daisies without any prickles. Feeling disappointed in ourselves or in our lives, or in the world around us is normal because we are human. There is no perfect. The more that we can armour up our children with helpful information, strategies and a ‘get back on the horse’ mentality, the more we increase their chances of living meaningful, successful lives.’
Mrs Julie Merrells
MMPS Social Worker
CANTEEN NEWS - WE NEED YOU!!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for TERM 3 & 4
This term we managed to get through, but we are in great need of helpers for Term 3 and Term 4. Without helpers in our canteen, we can't provide yummy lunches for our students. So if you can help out mums or dads (or a grandparent or other relative), even for just a few hours, please either contact me or let the school office know via firstname.lastname@example.org.
No experience necessary. Lunch and a cuppa provided. New volunteers welcome - I would love to meet you - and the children love to see mum or dad helping out in the canteen.
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Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine. It can be detected by a simple examination of the back.
The normal spine has three curves – one in the neck, on in the upper back and one in the lower back. These curves can be seen from the side, but when you look from behind the spine should appear straight. If the spine has a sideways curve, this is scoliosis.
Please read through the scoliosis information provided by Raising Children Network and check your child for scoliosis as described.
If you have any concerns, please contact your General Practitioner or Community Health Nurse, (Leonie Shaw) on (0418607879).
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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 : Mary Syme
Current Parish Bulletin : https://holyfamilykalamunda.org.au/?page_id=132