Healesville Primary School


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Week 5- Term 2- Thursday 20 May 2021

From the Principal's Desk…

Dear Parents and Carers,

This term is flying by and already we have completed so much. Thank you to the many families who came along and supported our Numeracy Night last week. It was a great night.

Well done to all our grade three and five students on trying their best in last week’s NAPLAN assessments. We will not receive the results from these assessments until late term three.

A massive THANK YOU to our garden fairy! Last weekend one of our lovely parents/carers came to the school and planted beautiful red bushes between our roses that line the steps. It really lifts the area- thankyou, it was a very generous gift!!

Thank you to Dwain Gibbons & Lisa Hodgson for working all day with our junior grades teaching them about bottling fruit. It was such a wonderful experience and the students thoroughly enjoyed it. Dwain also made ALL of the scones for our Mothers' Day/Special Persons morning tea, and spent all morning topping them with delicious jam and cream. On behalf of all our staff and mothers/carers we would like to thank him.

And finally, thank you to Rachel Blake one of our grade six parents who is running our playgroup for a couple of session this term teaching the pre-schoolers music. Great fun – thank you. We are very lucky to be part of such a supportive community.

Our school has been undertaking many tours for Prep in 2022. If you have a child to enrol for prep next year or you know of someone who does, please get them to ring and book a tour. Simone can provide you with any of the enrolment forms needed or you can download them from our web site. Taking tours is one of the best parts of my job - I love showcasing our school, our students, our teachers, our resources and grounds. Every time I do a tour I come away thinking how lucky we are to be part of this school.

This week is ES WEEK – On behalf of the school community I would like to thank all of our Educational Support staff for the wonderful work that they do. Here at HPS we are very fortunate to have such a band of dedicated workers running our office, assisting with dojo, running the library, LLI and Quick-smart as well as all the support given to our students in the classrooms and yard.

Some of our students while making their way home at the end of the day are running across a few of the local streets unsafely. It would be terrible to result in an accident. The teachers have spoken to their classes and I would like all parents and carers to have a chat at home about road safety.

Finally, I would like to remind everyone that next Tuesday – 25th May is a Curriculum Day. There are no students to be onsite. All of our staff apart from Simone will be attending a curriculum learning session for Literacy at Millwarra Primary School in the morning. Then we will be returning to school to plan how we will utilise that new knowledge in our classrooms.

Stay warm take care.

Tracey Robertson-Smith


Friday 21 May - Author Visit (years 3-6) - Felice Arena

- Cool Guys - selected 5/6 students

Tuesday 25 May - CURRICULUM Day - Pupil Free Day

Friday 28 May - Cool Guys - selected 5/6 students


Thursday 3 June - iFLY excursion

Friday 4 June - Cool Guys - selected 5/6 students

Tuesday 8 June - School Council Meeting

- Drumbeat at Queens Park Kindergarten - selected students

Friday 11 June - Cool Guys - selected 5/6 students

- Assembly

Monday 14 June - PUBLIC HOLIDAY (Queens Birthday)

Friday 18 June - Grade 3 & 4 Tree Planting Day

- Surrey Clothing Pop-up Uniform Shop 8:45 (approx 1 hour)

Thursday 24 June - Grade 5 & 6 to Sovereign Hill

Friday 25th June - Last day of Term 2 - Assembly

- Students finish 2.30pm

- Bus Travellers finish 2.10pm

Monday 12 July - First Day Term 3

Friday 30 July - Surrey Clothing Pop-up Uniform Shop 2:45 pm (approx 1 hour)

Monday 9 - Tuesday 17 August (7 days) - Middle School Swimming

Student Awards

Prep/1H: Evie C - for her enthusiasm and dedication to learning.

1/2LB: Connor C - for his wonderful improvement and always trying with his handwriting. Keep it up!

34W: Casey S - Community award. Helping out in the classroom without being asked. Taking the initiative to do what is needed.

4/5V: Zoey F

5/6B: W Watson, Asher B & Josh H

PE: Ethan S - for demonstrating an excellent muscle arm in his overarm throwing technique.

Kasey S - for showing amazing confidence and competitiveness whilst participating in a class game of long ball.

Cooper M - for always putting in 100% during PE and being a respectful member of the class.

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