Author: Deborah Harry
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.

Mothers Day, Welcome Karen, Camps & more

Dear Parents/Guardians – Mothers Day Stall What a fantastic day the children had yesterday thanks to our wonderful Hillsmeade Fundraising Club parents. The Mother’s Day stalls were full of goodies for mums and grandmothers. Children had money in their hands, excitement


School Captains, Annual Report, Car Boot Sale & Pyjama Day

Dear Parents / Guardians School Captains On Friday afternoon at our assembly, Judith Graley MP presented our School Captains, Stefanie Stan and Joel Vigilante and their fellow school leaders with their badges. Three of our leaders recently attended the City


Term 2 Welcome

Dear Parents / Guardians Welcome Welcome to term 2, an eleven week, busy term filled with lots of explicit teaching and learning, student assessment (including NAPLAN for grade 3 & 5 children) and reporting, excursions, incursions, sporting activities and fundraising events.


End of Term 1 Update

Well here we are at the end of term 1 for 2016. It has been a short term and we are in for an 11 week term when we return. It is important therefore that we take the time to rest


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


National Young Leaders Day, Berwick Show & Professional Learning

Dear Parents/Guardians – National Young Leaders Day As Jodie wrote in last week’s edition of the Link, Mr Moore and I went to the National Young Leaders’ Day with our 20 grade 6 student leaders. The theme for the day was


Twilight Sports, School Council, The Education State

Dear Parents/Guardians – Twilight Sport This afternoon 4pm – 6pm, we are having our Twilight Sports / Sports Field Opening event. The build up to the completion of this project has us all extremely excited and we are thrilled to


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


School Oval, Asbestos, School Council and more

Dear Parents & Guardians – School Oval Our school community is abuzz with the progress of our new running track and AFL/Soccer field. Although slightly behind schedule, it is actually exciting for the children to see how the oval is being


Hoax Phone Calls to Victorian Schools

Dear Parents/Guardians Hoax phone calls to Victorian schools I am writing to reassure you in light of the recent hoax threatening phone calls to Victorian schools in the last few days. Our school has not received such a call but