New Sporting Area, VCOP, Working Bee and New Painting

Dear Parents/Guardians –

New Sporting Area

I trust you are all as excited as we are with the progress of our new sporting area. I just walked down there today to take a picture and am amazed with the transformation from the ‘Hillsmeade Lake’ to this green, even surfaced area for our children to play. We are now only days away from removing the fences.

VCOP Learning Day

Monday this week, as teachers participated in our second VCOP professional learning day, we were privileged to have 14 volunteers from the new Casey Central Coles in our school grounds. With the new store opening on the 17th March, this Coles community program offered our school an opportunity to participate in a working bee to tidy up an area of our grounds. Chloe’s Garden had a makeover with the tables re-stained, old plants removed and new plants put in. As so many volunteers were here, they also repainted our yellow poles and other areas around the school. Areas were cleaned and tidied as well. Although no publicity was requested from us, I sincerely thank Coles for putting the community into Hillsmeade PS and supporting us with our efforts to make our school a great learning environment for our children. Please see page 3 of this week’s Link for some photos.

Working Bee

To continue the excellent progress on maintaining our grounds, we are having a 2hour working bee on Sunday 20th March 9am-11am. The more volunteers we have on this day, the more we can achieve! Please consider coming along. Expertise required: planting, mulching, painting and shovelling dirt.

Every Face has a Place

If you have walked through our corridors this year, you will have noticed this beautiful artwork created by Sue Causon, one of our parents.
Working with a few of our senior children, Sue designed and painted our multi-cultural tree representing our school’s families. Please come in and have a look. It is simply FANTASTIC! I’d like to thank Sue for her creativity and commitment for doing this for our community.

Every Face has a Place
Every Face has a Place by Sue Causon
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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