A few weeks ago, we asked for parents to nominate for the school board. I am pleased to announce that Kathleen Casey, a new pre-primary mum, has joined us. We are very much looking forward to working with Kathleen. It will be great to have a representative for parents of our early years’ students. Remember that if you have anything you would like discussed at the board, you can let Kathleen or one of ther other parent representatives know.
It is with sadness that we also farewell Hayden O’Mara who has been a member of the school board for nearly four years. As a primary school principal, he has a clear understanding of educational priorities which he has been able to balance with his perspective as a parent. The resulting skills and knowledge have very much benefited our school and we will miss his input. On behalf of all board members, I would like thank him for his time, commitment and care and wish him all the best for the future.
Harmony Day is looming - Monday 22nd March. This day is an opportunity to celebrate diversity and our inclusive culture at Mullaloo Heights. You should have received a note about our special incursion – ZimboyZ, dynamic acrobats from Ethiopia - whom we are hosting on this special day. If not, make sure you pop into the office to collect one. Students will be working with their buddy class to further explore values of inclusivity, empathy and kindness. This will also be a free dress day with students encouraged to wear orange, the official colour of this day, or any colour near to this. It’s going to be a great day.
|Monday, 8th to Friday, 19th March||Interm Swimming Lessons - PP to Yr6|
|Monday, 22nd March||
Harmony Day - wear orange (or a similar shade) to school
Zimboy Z Incursion - 1:45pm PP to Yr6
|Wednesday, 24th March||Parents Evening 3pm to 5pm|
|Thursday, 25th March||Parents Evening 4pm to 7pm|
|Wednesday, 31st March||Last Day of Term 1|
|Thursday, 1st April||Pupil Free Day|
|Friday, 2nd April||Good Friday - Public Holiday|
|Monday, 19th April||Term 2 commences for PP to Yr6|
|Tuesday, 20th April||Term 2 commences for Kindy students|
|Thursday, 22nd April||ANZAC Day Service|
|Monday, 26th April||ANZAC DAY - Public Holiday|
|Thursday, 6th May||Assembly - Room 6|
|Tuesday, 11th to Friday, 14th May||NAPLAN - Yrs 3 & 5|
|Monday, 17th to Thursday, 20th May||NAPLAN - catch up|
|Wednesday, 26th May||Faction Cross-Country|
|Thursday, 27th May||Talent Assembly|
Mobile Phones & Smart Watches
A reminder that mobile phones and ipods etc, need to be signed into the front office at the commencement of each school day. These are stored away for the day and students come back at the end of the day to collect them. Students wearing smart watches must ensure that it is on 'areoplane mode' while they are at school.
Communication to or from parents or carers, during school time, regarding any issues relating to students is the responsibility of the school and will be managed by the school. Parents who need to contact their children during the school day can contact our school on 6206 2100.
Mobile phones/ Smart watches can be effective means of communication between parents and their children before and after school hours. However, during school time, they are a distraction to students and have the capacity to negatively impact on the learning environment and the safety and well-being of students. Please view our school policy for additional information.
Please see below the instructions on how to install the SZapp, which is a user friendly app for parents.
Install now and start using the app to notify us of your childs absence, access newsletters and more.
Use of Staff Car Park
In the interest of safety, parents and students are NOT permitted to access the school through the staff car park on Charonia Road before or after school. Our staff car park is out of bounds to all pedestrian and motor traffic other than staff themselves. The staff car park is not to be used for dropping off or picking up your children.
There are two pedestrian paths/access points either side of the staff car park on Charonia Road to facilitate safe entry to our school. The staff car park in Charonia Road is our Emergency Access point also. This must be free to allow ambulance, fire trucks and other emergency vehicles entry at all times. Please do not block access to the bitumen area.
Thank you to all who have paid their child’s contribution for 2021. Monies collected through this scheme enhance the learning program at MHPS. If you have overlooked payment, please come in and see us at the front office or alternatively, payment can be made via direct deposit into the school bank account.
Bank Account details for MHPS.
For your convenience to make direct deposits:
Mullaloo Heights PS (MHPS)
BSB: 066 040
A/C No.: 19903178
Please include your child’s name as reference.
Eftpos facilities at MHPS.
We have Eftpos facilities available, accepting Visa and Master Card. Please see the front office to make payments.
On Friday 5th March we held our annual swimming carnival at Craigie Leisure Centre. The students participated in freestyle, breastroke, backstroke and butterfly races as well as fun novelty events and relays. Students earnt points for their factions as well as receiving ribbons for their placings. This year we introduced timed Championship races where students had the opportunity to earn points to win a medal. It was great to see so many students having a go at the various events and trying their best!
The overall results were:
The medal winners are as follows:
Yr 4 Runner Up Girl - no students
Yr 4 Champion Girl - Milla B.
Yr 4 Champion Boy - Arthur K.
Yr 5 Runner Up Girl - Keira J.
Yr 5 Champion Girl - Ruby W.
Yr 5 Runner Up Boy - Xavier R.
Yr 5 Champion Boy - Noah P.
Yr 6 Runner Up Girl - Mali M.
Yr 6 Champion Girl - Grace W.
Yr 6 Runner Up Boy - Zach R.
Yr 6 Champion Boy - Ruben S.
We had over 20 parent helpers who did an amazing job assisting teachers and students, thank you parent helpers.
Phys Ed Teacher
If your child would like to have a go at junior squash, they can head down to The Squash Factory and receive a complimentary free session. Visit www.squashfactory.com.au for all the information.
Welcome to the new school year. My name is Andrea Zulch and I am the School Health Nurse who visits your school.
School Health Nurses work in schools to promote healthy development and wellbeing so students may reach their full potential. A major part of my work is focused on early intervention and the School Entry Health Assessment program. Additionally, the nurse can be contacted at any time throughout primary school if you have concerns about your child’s health, development or wellbeing.
School Health Nurses serve as a health contact point for children and their families, providing information, assessment, health counselling and referral. They also work in partnership with schools to support teachers in health related curriculum and can assist in the development of health care plans for students with complex and chronic health needs.
The services provided are free and confidential.
Please contact me on 0409067441 or 94009500. Email is Andrea.email@example.com
Colour blindness means that a person cannot distinguish some colours or see the colours differently to other people. Very few people who are colour blind are ‘blind’ to all colours. Commonly, the colours seen differently are greens, yellows, oranges and reds.
An information leaflet on colour blindness will be distributed to all year Pre-primary students in term 1. Please take the time to read the pamphlet.
For more information and see the Colour Blind Awareness and Support Group on http://www.members.optusnet.com.au/~doverton/
If you have any concerns, colour vision testing can be performed by some general practitioners, eye specialists or optometrists. You can also contact your local Community Health Nurse Andrea Zulch, on 0409 067 441