Action against Bullying, Swimming Team, School Council & Final Week of Term

Dear Parents/Guardians –

National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence

With the 2016 National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence coming up on Friday 18th March, Hillsmeade PS is taking a stand and showing our support by tying orange ribbons on our front fence this week. If parents would like to show their support for this very worthwhile cause, please call into the office, collect an orange ribbon and add it to our collection. Ribbons will be available Thursday and Friday.

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Hillsmeade Swimming Team

On Friday the 19th of February approximately fifty grade 4/5/6 students competed to create a District Hillsmeade Swimming Team. Thanks to an extremely supportive parent community this event ran beautifully. District trials were held at Doveton Swimming pool with three students successful in making it to the next round. Congratulations to Charlotte Lawrie, Isla Lewis and Kira Emery for representing the school in the divisional swimming finals. They were held at Noble Park Aquatic Centre on Wednesday the 9th of March. Everyone placed with Kira also securing a position in the Regional final which will be held at MSAC on the last day of school. Good luck Kira, and thank-you very much to everyone who participated. (by Kate Pollock)

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School Council

School Council will hold their AGM on Monday 21st at 7.30pm where the President, Vice President and Treasurer will be elected. Unfortunately the Annual Report template has not been made available by the DET for completion and will not be presented. When developed, School Council will hold a parent information session to present the report. The normal council meeting will follow the AGM on Monday night. We will also be undertaking a Strategic Planning professional learning session on Thursday 28th April to support us with our school review this year.

Final Week of Term

Next week is the final week of term 1. We all knew it was a short term (only 8 1?2 weeks), but it has simply flown by. Don’t forget the big Easter Raffle draw will be held on Thursday 24th and prizes will be handed out the 1.45pm assembly. We finish school at 2.30pm on this day.

– Deborah

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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