Healesville Primary School

NEWSLETTER

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Edition 36 - Friday, 23rd November, 2018

A Note from the Principal

On Tuesday, 20 November, we held our last School Council meeting for the year, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our amazing School Council members. School Council discuss a variety of things during the year from student data to planting trees. At Tuesday’s meeting we discussed Promotion of our school and how do we tell the local community about all the fabulous things that are happening at Healesville Primary School. We will be having a Promotions Committee starting in 2019. If you would like to be part of that committee please contact the school office.

Year 5/6 Camp

The 5/6 Camp to the City has been organised for December 3 to December 7. Thank you to all the people who have gone above and beyond to get the camp booked and ready.

Friday Assembly

This term we have changed our School Assembly from Monday mornings to Friday afternoons. It has been fantastic to see so many parents attending our assembly. Thank you!

Giving Tree

Each year Healesville Primary School has the opportunity for families to give back to our older Healesville community members via our Giving Tree. Donated gifts will be given to residents of Monda Lodge, Holmwood Nursing Home and Aurrum Aged Care facility (Dementia Unit)

If you would like to participate in the Giving Tree please contact the school office.

Bush Fire

Although we live and work in a beautiful part of the world, surrounded by vegetation and wildlife, we cannot underestimate the dangers of the bushfire season. Following a drier than normal winter and warmer spring, the Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a long, hot summer.

Healesville PS is on the Bushfire at Risk Register (BARR). This means we need to be particularly vigilant during the warmer months and ensure that we have an effective Emergency Management plan in place. Our current plan identifies the school hall as our shelter in place and this is where all students and staff would move to in the event of an external emergency situation. The hall has additional fire safety features. If we were required to evacuate the school, our first off site evacuation point is St Bridget’s oval and our second point is the RACV Club. RACV will only be used on extreme emergencies. We take our responsibilities very seriously and aim to have evacuation drills or lockdown drills throughout the year.

As a BARR school we are closed on Code Red days. You will be notified by letter and via Dojo if this is to occur. Most importantly of all, we will make every effort to communicate with you at all times. Please ensure that your current email address and mobile number is on file at the school. If there is an emergency situation at the school we will contact all families via email and SMS and Dojo.

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Monday 26 - Friday 30 November

Life Education Week


Monday 26 November

Bookclub Issue 8 Due back


Wednesday 28 November

Yr 5 Trade Training Day at HHS


Thursday 29 November

HUSH Education Yr 5/6


Friday 30 November

Grade 3 Bike Education


Monday 3 - Friday 7 December

Year 5/6 Melbourne Discovery Camp


Tuesday 4 December

Parent Helper Morning Tea


Friday 7 December

Grade 3 Bike Education

All library books are due back


Tuesday 11 December

Yr 6 Secondary School Orientation Day

Prep Orientation Day 9:30 - 10:30 am

Final School Banking Day


Friday 14 December

Kew Traffic School - Year 3


Monday 17 December

Captains Day


Tuesday 18 December

Year 6 Graduation Evening 6pm


Wednesday 19 December

Grade 3 Warburton Trail Bike Hike

Pupil Packs available for pick up 9:00 - 1:30 pm


Thursday 20 December

Year 3/4 End of Year Cinema/Picnic Excursion

Year 5/6 Queens Park Pool Day

Pupil Packs available for pick up 9:00 - 1:30 pm


Friday 21 December

Pupil Packs available for pick up 9:00 - 1:30 pm.

Last Day of the Year - Early close at 1.30 pm

NO buses on the last day - Bus travellers will need to make alternative arrangements.

PB: Phoebe L PV: Euan D & Amelia H

1T: Evan S & Miley T 1/2H: Nate D & Casey W 2G: Max L

3B: Lucas M, Olivia W, Chloee D & Zander V 3/4L: Chloe W 4S: Ryan S

5/6D: Skye R & Kaitlyn H 5/6G: Sam L 5/6S: Taya M 5/6W: Ishie S, Lara W, Mia E & Lily H

P6J: Nathan & Lucas

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Ladybugs - by Brookley H (1/2H)

Ladybugs, ladybugs, what do you eat

Do you eat insects or do you eat meat or

Do you like the taste of someone's smelly feet

There are 400 types of ladybugs in the world

But can you tell the difference between a boy and a girl

Their spots will get lighter as time passes by

They flap their tiny wings and take off to the sky

The adult ladybug will live up to a year and

After that time they will just disappear

Everywhere I look and everywhere I see

There might just be a ladybug right in front of me.

If your child has collected 10 Dollarmite tokens and would like to redeem them for a School Banking reward item this term, please fill in your child’s redemption slip and bring it along to one of our School Banking days before 30 November 2018. This will ensure the reward item will arrive before the school holidays.


Our final School Banking day for 2018 is Tuesday 11th December. Any Dollarmite tokens that are not redeemed this year can be used in 2019.

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General Information

Canteen Menu

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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