Mary's Mount Primary School
Term 2, Week 1 - 22 April 2021
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Prayer for the beginning of Term 2
As we prepare for the coming of a new term make us ready, attentive and available to hear you.
Thank You for the gift of being able to rise each day
with the assurance that You walk through it with us.
Thank you for the gifts of creativity and uniqueness, and the energy to put them to good use.
May all that we are today, all that we try to do today, may all our encounters, reflections, even the frustrations and failings all be placed in your hands.
May the work we do and the way we do it, bring new hope, new life, and courage to all we come in contact with this Term. We thank you, Lord.
We make this prayer through Christ Our Lord,
Welcome back to Term 2. I trust you and your children had a restful holiday and are recharged for a long 11 week term. Our staff were excited to greet the children this week and to get into the flow of the Mary’s Mount Primary School learning routines.
During our professional learning community meeting this week, we spent time refining our Mary’s Mount Primary School Vision for Learning. It was a meeting where we engaged in meaningful conversation, shared our beliefs and came to a mutual understanding of our vision. Staff found the session empowering and came away affirmed and energised. We will be continuing this conversation over the coming weeks and will share with the community once completed.
On Friday of this week the staff will engage in Professional Learning around our whole school approach to spelling. Feedback from this learning experience will be shared with you in next weeks newsletter.
Our Year 3 and 5 students are being prepared to take Naplan tests. While it is quite natural for students to feel a little nervous before a test, it is important to remind your children that the results from Naplan do not tell us how special they are. Naplan does not measure their kindness, empathy, creativity, motivation, effort or ability to be a good friend. Naplan tests language conventions, spelling, writing, reading and numeracy skills. Naplan provides our school with information about how each student is developing against the Australian Curriculum, but it does not test or measure your child’s God-given uniqueness or potential. Please encourage your child to relax and to just try their best.
100 Year Gala Dinner
Extra tickets have been released for sale! Get in quick before they go. We are excited by the number of people past and present in our school community who will be joing us for this special evening.
Connection 4 Friendship
The staff of Mary’s Mount Primary School are launching the Highway Heroes programme with your children this week. There is a buzz in the air as we start the language of Highway Heroes and connect our children with the tools to become a Highway Hero themselves.
You may have noticed a change to the walkway near the library. This area will be named our Wellness Walkway. Highway Heroes tools will be on display in this space along with a visual of the Mary’s Mount Primary School children riding the highway of life. A couch has also been placed in this area. During lunchtime I will be making myself available for children to come sit with me and have a chat. I started this towards the end of last term, and I had many a visitor. It is a beautiful and informal way for me to make meaningful connections with the children.
Each class teacher will be sending home resources and at home activities for you to engage in with your child. Our website will house Highway Heroes information also.
Coffee and a Chat with Mrs Bell - Friday 11 June at 9.00am
The theme of our conversation will be around the social and emotional well-being of our children and the Highway Heroes program. If you have any questions or would like to share how you are transitioning the language of Highway Heroes from school to home, this will be a great opportunity. More importantly, this is a time to make strong connections and build on my partnership with you.
Nature Playground Busy Bee
The school is excited to support the Nature Playground Busy Bee organisers to promote volunteers to come along and help out on Saturday 1 May from 8.00am. The children cannot wait to be able to play in this space. I think I might give the slide a go once it is finished. Check out the flyer below with the details!
Please come along to the next P&F meeting on Wednesday 28 April at 1.45pm. The meeting will be held in the school hall. There is much to discuss and your input is valued and encouraged.
I wish you a blessed and happy weekend,
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
CANTEEN SAUSAGE SIZZLE SPECIAL FRIDAY 30 APRIL
The canteen will be holding a special lunch for Cross Country on Friday 30th April. A Sausage sizzle will be available with or with out sauce for $3.50, choice of juice boxes Apple, orange or paradise punch juice for $1.50. Normal canteen items will not be available. Please note there will be no recess available.
Order online - https://www.quickcliq.com.au/
TERM 2, WEEK 2 2021 CALENDAR
- ANZAC Day Public Holiday
Tuesday 27 April
Wednesday 28 April
- 11.15am ANZAC Day Service Year 5
- 2pm P&F Meeting
Thursday 29 April
Friday 30 April
- School Cross Country
- Canteen Special Sausage Sizzle & Juice
Saturday 1 May
- Busy Bee Nature Playground
Keen to be in the running to win $1000 off your school tuition fees and some other great prizes too? Our 2021 Tuition Fees Raffle is now open and is our last P&F raffle of the year! Tickets available via your Quickcliq account (go to the Events tab), at www.trybooking.com/BQRKP or scan the QR code below. Good luck!
Click here to download the most up-to-date Term Planners for 2021. These planners are available on our website via this link.
AN UPDATE ON CENTENARY EVENTS
100 YEAR DINNER UPDATE – 22 May 2021
Thank you to everyone who has purchased tickets to our 100 Year Gala Dinner so far. Tickets have been selling fast, so if you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, don’t wait too long. It will be a great evening with Tim MacMillan (ex MMPS student) agreeing to emcee the evening for us. There is a superb line up of entertainment including the band HighNRG. Behind the scenes Naomi Holly, Linzi Moore, Natalie O’Brien, Maria Bonomi and Gabby Hoffmann have been planning this event to make sure it will be befitting of a 100 years of Catholic education celebration at MMPS.
Sponsorship has been coming in, thanks to Bettina Hanna who is heading this up. We are still in need of additional sponsorship to help subsidise the cost for the evening. If you have a business, or work for someone who may be interested in being a sponsor of this event, have a look at the sponsorship document below. We have also had some families sponsor a table for $100, so if this sounds like something you may be interested in, you can email Bettina via email@example.com or by contacting the school office. You could even sponsor a table under a class – ie. Y5 class and have 10 people in the class each contribute $10 each.
100 YEAR MASS AT ST MARY'S CATHEDRAL – 17 June 2021
A whole school mass and morning tea has been planned for the morning of 17 June 2021 at St Mary’s Cathedral. Parents and past families will also be able to attend. Details about this will be available early next term.
OPEN SCHOOL – 29 OCTOBER 2021 – SAVE THE DATE
A date has been locked in for our school’s 100 Year Open Afternoon. The event will be a combination of our school’s annual Performing Arts evening, as well as historical displays and centenary celebrations for the whole family. This open day will be for all current, past and future students, as well as grandparents, so spread the word.
Term 2 will see the launch of some 100 Year Memorabilia including Bricks and other special items. Stay tuned for information on this.
ENROL NOW - STUDENTS ELIGIBLE TO START 3K & 4K IN 2022
Interviews for students who will be entering 3 Year Old and 4 Year Old Kindergarten in 2022 will be commencing in Term 2.
If you have a child who falls into this group of students, please ensure you have submitted an application for them prior to 30 March 2021 so we can consider them for the first round of interviews.
Applications can be downloaded from our school website via here.
ENROL YOUR CHILD IN SCHOOL FOR 2022 IF THEY ARE:
3 Year Old Kindergarten
- Three years old by 30 June 2022
4 Year Old Kindergarten
- Four years old by 30 June 2022
- Application submitted to MMPS and $25 enrolment deposit paid.
- Letter sent to families who have applied inviting them to attend an interview.
- Interview with both parents / guardians and prospective student.
- Letters of offer sent to successful families at completion of all interviews.
- Signed letter of offer returned to school and $100 enrolment deposit paid.
- Orientation for all new students and families will be held in Term 4.
We also have a number of school tours scheduled for new prospective families, so if you know of any families who are thinking of joining the MMPS community, please invite them to register for a school tour.
Upcoming Enrolment Tour Dates - Please register via firstname.lastname@example.org
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