Achievements and Oval Upgrade

Outstanding Achievements

This is a week of celebrations at Hillsmeade. We have had some pretty amazing achievements that I’d like to share with our school community.

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Lebron Naea

Firstly, congratulations to Lebron Naea for his sporting prowess. Lebron recently represented Victoria in the Australian Primary School Rugby Union Championship in Newcastle, NSW. Victoria defeated the ACT 28-0, Sth Aust 50-0 and the NT 62-0. Lebron scored 3 tries for the state. NSW were the overall winner. Congratulations Lebron on a fantastic achievement!

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Sagar Pai

Secondly, congratulations to Sagar Pai for his high achievements in the University of NSW’ s International Competition and Assessments for Schools (ICAS). Sagar received a High Distinction for Reading and Distinctions for Writing and Spelling. He was also awarded the Principal’s Award for these outstanding results.

Boys’ Year 5/6 Lightning Premiership Basketball Team

Finally, today the girls’ and boys’ year 5/6 Lightning Premiership basketball teams played at Lynbrook PS. A very close game was had by the girls as they played against Casey Grammar. Unfortunately for the girls they were beaten by only three points. Well done to the girls. The boys’ team played two games (Casey Grammar and Lynbrook PS) and won both games. Congratulations to all the players and their coach and we wish the boys luck at the Regionals next week.

Oval Upgrade

We have now received three quotes for the oval upgrade and I have met with a member from the Regional Office to discuss the next stage. School Council have accepted the quotes and identified the preferred company to work with us on this project. I am now waiting for the DET’s Infrastructure Division to give the final approval to go ahead. We are all very excited to see a start to the improvement of this facility (AFL & Soccer field and a 4 lane running track) for the children to play upon.

A reminder that Monday is a PUPIL FREE DAY as teachers attend curriculum workshops and start their planning for 2016. With the new Victorian Curriculum being introduced, we felt it important to start getting our heads around the various changes to ensure we remain confident in our teaching.

I hope you all enjoy the long weekend.

Deborah Harry

Deborah Harry

Former Principal at Hillsmeade Primary School
Deborah was the Principal at Hillsmeade from 2013 to 2016, after four years as the Principal of two schools in Castlemaine.She holds a Master of School Leadership from Melbourne University, a Graduate Diploma of Secondary Teaching and a Bachelor of Business Honours.
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