Healesville Primary School


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Friday 1st April, 2022

From the Principal's Desk…

Hi Parents and Carers,

This will be the final newsletter for term one and what an action-packed term we have had. It has been fantastic to see school return to relatively normal operations.

Our hens are happy and laying – please if you would like some eggs we have a few dozen available at only $5.00 a dozen and so very fresh. Pop into the office and see Linda or Louise.

We are fortunate to have so much community support for our school. Parent helpers are back in our classrooms, and we had a terrific band of helpers for our first working bee. Our students, especially the younger ones, love having fresh sand in the sand pit and our gardens are free of rubbish and weeds. It was a great idea of school council to have the students involved and they actually enjoyed it and worked really well. This helps reinforce school pride as our students can see that looking after our school does make a difference.

Last week at assembly I spoke to our students about ensuring that they always use the school crossings to cross the road. I have had concerned community members contact the school to advise that some parents are walking their children in between cars and not using the crossing – please don’t do this. Lead by example and take your children across the road using the designated school crossings. This will ensure their safety as well as your own.

Tuesday night this week was an open night for students starting in 2023. We had an excellent turn out and a huge amount of positive feedback regarding the teaching and learning at our school. The learning spaces look amazing. I still get blown away by how engaging our Prep-two learning spaces are.

Term two is already shaping up to be quite busy, we are moving to COMPASS, there are school reports to write, we have a school review, our grades five and sixes are going swimming, there is cross country, NAPLAN for our grade threes and fives and all of this to be fitted into a nine-week term. Education week is from 23rd to 27th of May and we are planning lots of opportunities to welcome parents and carers into the school. One of these will be a Numeracy Night similar to what we did last year. (HEAPS OF MATHS FUN FOR ALL)

We will be taking delivery of more air purifiers for our learning spaces across the school in the next few days. Each classroom will have at least two, this means we will not need to have our doors open throughout winter. There are still cases of COVID in our community so do not forget to use the RATS and advise me of any positive cases.

Thank you to everyone who has donated for our Easter Raffle. There will be some very lucky families over the holidays with lots of chocolate and fun activities to complete. We will draw the raffle at our final assembly on the last day of term- Friday 8th April. Assembly will be at 1:30pm as we have an early finish at 2:30pm on the last day of each term.

Thank you also for your assistance with the colour Splatacular, everyone is looking forward to having the maximum amount of fun.

I would like to wish Ali Bryan all the best for her wedding that is happening next Friday. On behalf of our community I wish her all the best for a beautiful day full of fun and laughter. I am sure she will make the most beautiful bride.

Thank you for the continued support of our school.

Kind Regards,


Please note all dates/events are subject to change.

Friday 1st April - Colour Spat-acular

Wednesday 6th April - District Athletics

Friday 8th April - Last day of term 1 - school finishes at 2.30pm

Tuesday 26th April - First day of term 2

Friday 29th April - House Cross Country

Monday 16th May - Tuesday 24th May - 5/6 Swimming Lessons

Wednesday 25th May - Divisional Cross Country

Monday 13th June - Queens Birthday, Public Holiday

Student Awards

Prep B

Learning Award - Emma N - for being the 1st in the grade to receive 10 tokens.

Confidence Award - Aston A - for always participating in class discussions.

Prep H

Confidence Award - Jacey P - for joining our class with confidence and giving everything a go.

Respect award - Sebastian C - for showing respect and active listening to all teachers.


Learning Award - Penny F - for always trying her best in reading, writing and maths.

Respect Award - Evan K - for always respecting and helping others in class and playtimes.


Learning Award - Vaughan R - for doing an amazing job with your crayon letter and sounding out all the words.

Respect Award - Tate S - for always being respectful to others and being kind and understanding.


Learning Award - Issy M - for challenging herself and always committing to doing her best.


Learning Award - Connor H - for being a keen participant in Cultural Ed and having a good knowledge of the Woiwurrung language.

Learning award - Noah M - for thinking and working well in the Maths Cubbyhouse Challenge and being able to discuss the maths involved.


Respect Award - Amy L - for always listening and speaking respectfully.

Learning Award - Nate D - for contributing valuable insights during class discussions.


Confidence Award - Patrick L - for his leadership and enthusiasm towards Athletics Day.

Community Award - Ruby C - for her positive attitude and enthusiasm.


Community Award - Cody R - for showing kindness towards other students in our class. Awesome effort Cody.


Learning Award - Sarah W - for learning to use full sentence on her device

Creative Arts



Oliver L - for great thinking and explaining thinking in Maths

School Pride

Prep B

House Captain

Cooper R from 3/4P

Curriculum Captain

Abbie G from Prep B

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Community Corner

Meet our captains

Interview with Myer House Captain – Max

What do you see as our role as a house captain?

My role is to help people, kids, out in the yard and be a good role model for the school community.

What are some things you do out of school?

I play footy, futsal and play the guitar.

What is your favourite food and why?

Chicken parmigiana because it is just yum in my opinion.

What would your dream job be?

An AFL player.

What would your dream holiday be?

To go around Australia.

Interview with Watts House Captain – Brookley

What do you see as our role as a house captain?

My roll as house captain is to be a great role model, to show respect, leadership and be supportive to everyone in Watts.

What are some things you do out of school?

Swimming, camping, motorbike riding and my favourite activities would be Little Athletics and horse riding.

What is your favourite food and why?

It would have to be fruit. I love it and especially mangoes. Fruit is healthy and good for you.

What would your dream job be?

I think I would love to be a horse trainer or something to do with horses. I would also love to be in the Olympics.

What would your dream holiday be?

Going to Queensland and swimming with dolphins again.

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Please book in via the contacts below - all ages abilities welcome

WAYNE BROOM - ph - 0437008788 www.classictennis.com.au

Tennis Australia/USPTA Club Professional Coach


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COVID Resources


Emerging Minds COVID-19 translated resources
These COVID-19 resources have been translated into 18 languages and are available for you to share with the parents and families you work with.

Vaccine development: a guide for families | Raising Children Network
This informative guide from Raising Children Network provides clear and reliable information on how the COVID-19 vaccine development and approval process ensures safety, effectiveness and quality.

COVID Testing in Yarra Ranges

Staying informed about COVID expsoure sites
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This website/app provides a handy visual to stay abreast of new exposures - https://covid19nearme.com.au/state/vic


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