Mary's Mount Primary School

17 May 2019 | Term 2 | Week 3

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

NAPLAN

As most of you would be aware, this week, we had a little bit of excitement with our NAPALN assessment.


You would have heard in the news or read in the papers that this was a National problem and not isolated to any one area. Most of the issues related to a connectivity problem on the Tuesday, (first day of the assessment), but were slowly rectified by Thursday.


Today I received an update from CEWA. I am aware that daily meetings have been held since Tuesday by the On-line Assessment Working Group (OAWG) and the Australian Curriculum and Reporting Authority (ACARA) to determine a just and equitable resolution to the problems encountered by many students on Tuesday during the writing assessment. CEWA has representation on OAWG.


OAWG and ACARA have been pursuing a wide range of possibilities to reduce any negative impact that might have occurred for students. A meeting was held yesterday and a recommendation was reached. This recommendation is now awaiting approval from the Australian Education Senior Officials Committee (AESOC), the authority that needs to ratify the recommendation before it can be enacted. As soon as a decision has been reached, all schools will be informed via the right agencies. For us this will be through ACARA and the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA).


As Principal at Mary’s Mount Primary School, and as a staff we have also expressed our concerns about this issue. Please be reassured that SCSA and ACARA are conscious of these concerns and that ongoing conversations and review of the impact of Tuesday’s difficulties with the assessments continue to take place as detailed above.


I will forward more information to parents as it arrives.


RECONCILIATION PARENT WORKSHOP

I look forward to seeing as many parents as possible from our Year 3 class at this Tuesday’s, ‘Reconciliation Parent Workshop.’ Please be aware that the workshop will be at the Holy Family Parish Hall, commencing at 6.00 pm. Fr. Greg Donovan will be our facilitator for the evening.


CROSS COUNTRY

Congratulations to all our students who participated in our annual Cross Country. Again, it was fantastic to see the children running and just trying their best. We had some students who ran the whole course, some who walked and ran the course, some who walked the whole course and so on….however, it didn’t matter. The most important thing was that all our students had FUN.


A big thank you to Mrs Hayward for organising and preparing our carnival. Carnivals are always big events to organise and do take many hours of work, so many thanks Emma.


God Bless you all and your families.


Sandro Coniglio

Principal

IMPORTANT DATES - WEEK 4

Tuesday 21 May

7.30am - Mazenod Tutoring (Library)

7.45am - Running Club - Years 4,5 and 6

6.00pm - Reconciliation Parent Workshop @ Holy Family Parish


Wednesday 22 May

8.15am - Choir Practice

2.45pm - Rosary (Chapel)


Thursday 23 May

7.45am - Running Club - Years 1, 2 and 3

9.10am - P&F Meeting


Friday 24 May

8.50am - Merit Assembly

All day - Year 3 Reconciliation Retreat



Click here to view the full Term 2 Planner (last updated 9 May 2019)

2019 MARY'S MOUNT CROSS COUNTRY CARNIVAL

2019 MMPS CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS

CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS

Thank you to all of our budding cross country runners who did a superb job today at the carnival. We were lucky to have some fabulous weather, and thanks to all the parents who came along to support the runners.


The results are as follows:


Faction Winner

1st Walsh 98 points

2nd Nicholson 80 points

3rd McKenna 68 points

4th Fraser 62 points


Champion Boy and Girl


Year 6

Champion Taylor Croft and Emma Lancaster

Runner up Lachlan Griffiths and Layla Barnes


Year 5

Champion Marcus Menara and Macy Boisvert

Runner up Alex D’Ascenzo and Cristina Echeverria


Year 4

Champion Kian Barnes and Mika Barnes

Runner up Jonte Holly and Sienna May


Year 3

Champion Oliver D’Ascenzo and Sahara Donelan

Runner up Lucas Raschella and Maisie Dickenson



The inter-school Cross Country is on Thursday 6 June at Good Shepherd Primary School in Kelmscott. Students who have qualified for the inter-school team will receive an email next week.


Well done everyone! It was great seeing everyone cheering each other on and supporting each other.


Mrs Hayward

PE Teacher

MUSIC NEWS

CHOIR NOTICE -

A reminder Choir has now moved to Wednesday mornings, 8.15am start. With One Big Voice and the Catholic Performing Arts Festival fast approaching it is important that Choir members are prompt to rehearsals.


A BIG THANK YOU TO THE P&F
It has been an exciting start to Term 2 with the arrival of new instruments, movement props and a keyboard in the Music Room. Students across all year groups have already started using these new resources to enhance our music time. From Kindy to Year 4 moving to music with scarves, to Year 5 and 6 students creating ensemble performances with classroom percussion. And all year levels benefiting from the easily accessible keyboard now set up in the room.


As the MMPS Choir rehearses in preparation for upcoming Term 3 events, the keyboard has been a welcomed addition to our Wednesday mornings. There are many eager students looking forward to sharing their piano talents with their peers and I look forward to the opportunities having the keyboard will create.


Many thanks to the P&F for their generous donation that has helped the music space grow and we look forward to sharing in new and exciting musical experiences.


Mrs Freeman

Music Teacher

ARE YOU A PAST 1988 MARY'S MOUNT STUDENT OR KNOW ONE?

A reunion is being organised so check out the details via the FaceBook link below! Be sure to share with those you know who might love to catch up with past friends!

https://www.facebook.com/events/450137602413943/?ti=icl

LAPATHON DONATIONS DUE NOW!

After ALL the excitement of last Friday’s colour-fun Lapathon, it’s now time to bring in pledge cards and donations. All students returning $$ will be entered into a raffle to win a prize (drawn at Assembly, week 5). Please have your child drop off donations by next Friday, 24th May

CAN YOU HELP THE P&F WITH SOURCING A BBQ TRAILER?

The P&F are considering investing in a BBQ trailer and sourcing some sponsorship to purchase one. But they need a hand with working out where to get one from or have one made.


Do you know a steel fabricator who might be able to help out with this and provide a competitive quote? We are sure there is probably a parent in our school community with a contact or two.


Or, can you help ring around and source some quotes for a BBQ trailer?


If you are able to help out, please email the P&F via pfmarysmount@gmail.com with your details.


Thank You!!


PS. The pic included is one example of a style. There are a number of styles of BBQ trailers.

DO YOU HAVE A BABY OR TODDLER? COME ALONG TO THE COTTAGE PLAYGROUP!

The Cottage Playgroup is now meeting again every Monday morning during the school term (excluding public holidays) at Mary’s Mount Primary School in the Cottage.


Sessions run from 9.00am to 10.45am (after school drop-off).


Playgroup is a great opportunity for Mums, Dads, Carers and Grandparents with bubs and toddlers (0 to 4 years old) to get together for a cuppa, chat and some fun.


New families are welcome to join at anytime during the year, and you don’t have to be an enrolled family of Mary’s Mount Primary School to join The Cottage Playgroup – everyone is welcome.


Please feel free to come along on a Monday morning, say hello and check out our The Cottage Playgroup. No need to pre-book. Just show up.

MMADs ANNUAL BONFIRE

It's on again! Sat 8 June 2019. From 3pm at MMPS.


SAVE THE DATE!!


More information coming next week.

FROM LITTLE THINGS, BIG THINGS GROW!

Last week our littlest 3 Year Old Kindy children joined with our excited Pre-Primary students to set up their very own Early Childhood Area worm farm and compost bin.


Mr Coniglio got his hands dirty to help settle in our new composting worm friends to the junior part of our school. The children loved spending their play time preparing the soil in their garden beds ready for planting their first crop of veggies and herbs next week.


Don't forget to log in to our “Sustainability at MMPS Blog” for our latest news https://sustainabilitymmps.blogspot.com/



Belinda Henderson

Sustainability Coordinator

PLEASE JOIN US IN THE ROSARY

During the month of May, we will be saying the Rosary every Wednesday afternoon to honour the Blessed Virgin Mary at 2.45pm in our school chapel.


We invite parents and families to arrive at school a little earlier on Wednesday's for pickup and join us in the chapel.


We hope to see you there.

GUMNUT CANTEEN ROSTER TERM 2

Week 4 - Friday 24 May

Canteen Orders (9am to 11am) Lyn Breadsell

Volunteer 1 (9am to 1pm) Kelly Peters

Volunteer 2 (11am to 2pm) Lyn Breadsell

HOLY FAMILY PARISH NEWS

Mary’s Mount Primary School is the parish school for Holy Family Church in Kalamunda.

Fr. Antony Suresh celebrates mass with us each fortnight and the sacrament of reconciliation with the older students once a term.


Parish Priest : Fr Antony Suresh

Parish Secretary : Louisa Sizer


This Week : Fourth Sunday of Easter

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MERCEDES COLLEGE PRODUCTION

Mercedes College is proud to present its 2019 Production of Wicked. Featuring a cast of over 70, this musical is coming to the Regal Theatre in Subiaco for 4 performances only, from Friday 2 August. Tickets are available at http://www.ticketek.com.au. If you would like to know about Mercedes College, follow us on Facebook.