Mary's Mount Primary School

Term 2, Week 5 - 21 May 2021

Prayer for Confirmation Candidates


Lord, You send out Your Spirit to touch the hearts of all people,

so that they may believe in You and in Jesus whom You sent.

Look kindly on all candidates for Confirmation as they listen to Your voice.

Open their hearts to Your Spirit and bring to fulfilment the good work

that You have begun in them.

As we prepare these children for Confirmation, make each of us an instrument of Your love.

Teach us to appreciate what is holy in others,

and to be patient with what we do not understand.

Deepen our faith in the Gospel and help us to pass it on by our example.

We pray that You will continue to guide us and sustain us.

Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

PRINCIPAL'S NEWS

Dear Parents and Carers


YEAR 6 CONFIRMATION

On Tuesday of this week our Year 6 Confirmation candidates met with Emeritus Bishop Hickey who will be celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation for our students this evening. We ask you to keep our Confirmation candidates in your prayers. We thank Mr Stephen Sorgiovanni for preparing the children to receive this Sacrament.


PENTECOST

"When Pentecost day came round, they had all met together, when suddenly there came from heaven a sound as of a violent wind which filled the entire house in which they were sitting; and there appeared to them tongues as of fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them. They were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak different languages as the Spirit gave them power to express themselves. Acts 2:1-4​


The Holy Spirit gave the apostles the power, the might, the confidence, the boldness and the ability to begin the Church. They became extraordinary men and women, who were able to fulfill God’s purpose for them through the power of the Holy Spirit. At this time, let us know that the Holy Spirit is in us, guiding our way and supporting us to be courageous in our decision making.


GIRLS TOILET AREA

I am pleased to inform you, since we have been monitoring the use of the girls toilet, we have observed respectful behaviours where good hygiene practices are in place. I thank the students for keeping each other accountable for the behaviours we wish to see in each other.


STAFFING - SEMESTER 2, 2021

Mrs Stephanie Freeman will be heading off on parental leave at the end of Week 9, Term 2. Mrs Freeman has been busy making sure that the children of Mary's Mount Primary School are prepared for the up and coming 100th year Mass at the Cathedral on 17 June. She is also making sure that all Performing Arts and One Big Voice arrangements are underway for Term 3. We are in gratitude to her for her tireless efforts in the area of music and performing arts at our school.


I am pleased to announce that Mrs Sarah Skrzypek will be joining us for the remainder of the year. The curriculum area of ‘The Arts’ will be taught and assessed by Mrs Skrzpek, with drama being the focus.


The students of Mary’s Mount Primary School will continue with choir and participation in events, such as One Big Voice and the Catholic Performing Arts. Erin Leech and other staff members will be co-ordinating these events. We will be wishing Mrs Stephanie Freeman all the best at the end of Week 9 and welcome Mrs Sarah Skrzpek in Week 10 of this term.


God bless,


Emma Bell

Principal


I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Philippians 4;13

Snapshots@ Mary's Mount Term 2 Week 5

TERM 2, WEEK 6 2021 CALENDAR

Monday 24 May
  • 10am to 2pm Interschool Cross Country Carnival at Good Shepherd Primary School Kelmscott
  • Reconciliation Week Celebrations


Tuesday 25 May

  • 7.30am Mazenod Tutoring

Wednesday 26 May

  • Eucharist Retreat Year 4


Thursday 27 May


Friday 28 May

  • 'Go-Green' Day
  • Assembly Merit & St Emilie Adward
  • 7.45am Running Club (Week 3) (Pre-registered students only)
** CURRENT TERM PLANNERS - Updated 10 May **

Click here to download the most up-to-date Term Planners for 2021. These planners are available on our website via this link.

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CLICK HERE TO RSVP FOR MMPS CENTENARY MASS

Please click here to RSVP for the MMPS Centenary Mass on Thursday 17 June 2021 at 10am. Please spread the word. We hope to see you there!

HELP DEVELOP THE STEM STARS OF THE FUTURE

The West Australian is running a cash competition named, 'STEM Classroom Cash'. The funds could be used for classroom or whole-school resources to take our children's STEM learning to the next level.


We need your help to collect entry coupons from Saturday's edition of The West Australian on May 29, June 5, 12 and 19.


Once collected please have your child pass onto the Miss DeMarte in the Year Five classroom.


Karlie DeMarte

Science Coordinator

GREEN TEAM UPDATE

Come on Mary's Mount Primary School !!! Let's get recycling and win a prize for our school. We are so pleased to be in partnership with Wonder.


Drop off your bread bags and bread tags to our MMPS Community Recycling Hub starting from Monday. We have placed a special collection bin for the bread bags and tags.


Let's stop all that nasty plastic from going into landfill. Bring it to school and you will not only be helping us to win a prize for our sustainable school, but you will also be doing your bit to help our environment stay clean and healthy.


Mrs Henderson and the Student Green Team

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P&F UPDATE

Our 'Breakfast in the Park' event will be held on Sunday 12th September at Stirk Park in Kalamunda. This year's event is shaping up to be one of our best and will include many of your favourite activities as well as a few new items to help celebrate 100 years of schooling at MMPS. We are excited and enthusiastic about hosting this year's event but we will need lots of help from our families to ensure Breakfast in the Park remains an impressive and successful event for our school, so please get involved in join in the fun where you can!


Our next P&F Meeting will be held next Wednesday 26th May from 1.30pm in the Multi-Purpose Room and will have a focus on Breakfast in the Park activities. There are many positions - both small and large - that we would like to fill so please come along to the meeting and pop your name down for a little job. We'll make sure you are well supported and have lots of fun in the team. Many hands make light work - and the work more fun too!


Our final raffle of the year - the Tuition Fee Raffle - closes in two weeks so make sure you purchase your tickets soon. Tickets available via your Quickcliq account (under the Events tab), at www.trybooking.com/BQRKP or by scanning the QR code on the raffle flyer. Good luck!


Yours in education,


MMPS P&F Committee

E: pfmarysmount@gmail.com

NATURE PLAYGROUND - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 28 MAY 2021

Volunteers needed to help finish off the planting in our Nature Playground on Friday 28 May from 9am onwards.


Hope to see you there.


Kate MacRae

Nature Playground Co-ordinator

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CANTEEN NEWS - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Thank you for supporting our canteen's reopening this term with orders and volunteering your help. We are looking forward to continue to provide yummy food for our students in Term 3, but can't do it without your help.


If you can provide some assistance in the canteen in Term 2 on any of these dates, please contact Michelle Sanderson or email admin@mmps.wa.edu.au and we will pass your details on to Michelle.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Week 6 Friday 28 May - Volunteers Needed

Week 7 Friday 4 June - Volunteers Needed

Week 8 Friday 11 June - Volunteers Needed

Week 9 Friday 18 June - Volunteers Needed

Week 10 Friday 25 June - Volunteers Needed

COMMUNITY NEWS

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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 : Louisa Sizer

MARY'S MOUNT PRIMARY SCHOOL

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