School Newsletter – 10 June 2015

Principal’s Message

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We have had a fantastic start to athletic season with the Cross Country yesterday. It was great to see so many parents supporting their children and I would like to thank Sue Kenny and Anita Putt for their efforts. The focus of this newsletter is on our sensational Physical Education program. The next edition will focus on Visual Arts, followed by other specialist areas that make Mount Hawthorn such a distinctive school.

One of the highlights in my day is following the progress of our ex-students and highlighting these on our website. It’s great for our young students to see the opportunities available to them in the future. Congratulations to Matilda Keynes who was recently awarded First Class Honours at La Trobe University.

I would also like to congratulate Molly from Year 6 Room 21. Molly was presented with a framed certificate by Ms Eleni Evangel MLA for her outstanding entry in the ANZAC Centenary essay competition at the Assembly on Friday, 29 May.

I have spoken to the students about using the school grounds on weekends and during holidays. I encourage families to use the grounds; however I request that students are accompanied by their parents. Problems arise when older youths use the premises for skateboarding and gatherings, and eventually vandalism occurs.

The Australian Government wants to plan better for the needs of students with a disability which include Medical, Social and Emotional and Physical conditions and/or learning difficulties across Australia. To do this the government needs to collect information about the number of children who have a disability, what programs are currently being provided for them and what this will mean for resourcing in the future. We will include information about your child, or children, in the project. If you do not want us to include information, please sign the attached form and return it by Wednesday, 29 July. If you do not return the attached form, you are authorising us to include your child/children’s information in the data collection.

It’s time to update Student’s Individual Medical Action Plans. An up-to-date Health Care Authorisation is required for all students with identified health care needs. This information will be made available to all staff with responsibility for the student. Last term, the current Individual Medical Action Plans were sent home. Please update, amend, sign the Action Plans and return this to school by Wednesday, 17 June 2015. Many Thanks Louise Swain

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This end of term cricket carnival was a T20 Blast Cricket Carnival organised by the West Australian Cricket Association (WACA), Mount Hawthorn Primary School and students from the SEDA Cricket Program. All of our students played a number of T20 Blast cricket games as well as participating in a bowling competition. We would like to thank the SEDA Cricket students for their coaching expertise, umpiring and management of our students. It made it a very enjoyable day for both staff and students.

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The Interschool team was selected from the faction carnival and what a mighty team it was. Congratulations to all students who attended Interschool Swimming training at Beatty Park and Tuart Hill pools, especially the reserves. The competition at interschool level has really lifted in the past few years and all students should be congratulated for their fine efforts. Mount Hawthorn did extremely well this year to WIN the competition! The Handicap Shield was won by Churchlands. Thank you to Doubleview Primary for organising the Interschool Carnival.

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Modcrosse WA provided our school with a number of clinics to introduce students to the modified game during Term 1. Year 6 students may select this as one of the winter sports. It is important for students to be exposed to a wide variety of sports and have the opportunity to try various skills. Through exposure to this program some ex Mount Hawthorn students have represented Australia in this sport. The students pictured play every week for Wembley Lacrosse Club as a result of their exposure to the sport through school clinics.

Sport Education in Physical Education Program (SEPEP) is an annual event at Mount Hawthorn Primary and the students look forward to taking ownership of this Volleyball Competition for Term 1 each year. All Year 6 students are divided into teams of equal ability and are given the opportunity to choose a team name, uniform and captain. Each week the teams take turns in being responsible for setting up the courts, umpiring and scoring, choosing best players and reporting results at the end of the session.

Congratulations to the Year 6 students who have been selected as Ambassadors for their chosen winter sport. These ambassadors have been selected to represent their sport and to help carry out duties involved in preparation for interschool fixtures, faction football and the winter carnival.

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Hockey WA provided our junior primary students with some hockey clinics in Term 1. They were run by a group of state representatives lead by Felicity Gallagher from UWA. Students from all these classes really enjoyed the expert hockey advice and were exposed to many skills needed to play hockey at this junior level. Ex-student Mikayla Swart was selected for the Schools WA State team for her age group.

The squads have now been selected for the Association Cup to be held in Term 4. Two squads have been selected from Year 6 boys and girls. Appointed coaches and managers will start training this term in readiness for the competition later this year. Thank you to those parents who have taken on the responsibilities of fulfilling these duties. The tournament will be on Monday, 9 November at the Victoria Park Leisure Centre.

Term 2 saw the beginning of a whole school fitness initiative called “Running a Marathon”. This is a running program which involves all students from Pre-primary to Year 6 running different courses within the school.

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Emma from Year 6 Room 21 has been selected in the 2015 Perth Netball Association Development Team and competed in a carnival on the June long weekend. Her team won the Grand Final for her division. Congratulations, Emma!

We are now accepting Applications for Enrolment to Kindergarten and Pre-primary for commencement in 2016. The closing date for applications is Friday, 24 July 2015. You are not required to complete an Application for Enrolment for Pre-primary if your child is currently enrolled in Kindergarten at Mount Hawthorn Primary School and you plan to stay at this school for Pre-primary. We will request proof of address in Term 4.


Thermomix Raffle Tickets – $20 each – Selling fast!
P&C Thermomix Raffle tickets will be for sale every Thursday afternoon at the Uniform Shop, at various pop-up stands around the school grounds and by contacting Justine Spencer on 0413 314 578.
Be sure to get your ticket to be in the draw to win the new Thermomix T5.
Drawn on Friday, 26 June 2015.

QUIZ NIGHT – Friday, 26 June, St Peter & Emmaus Church – Tickets are selling fast!!
Only a few tables left or individual tickets – just $15/each
Book online

School Fair – Latest News

Do you have any old faction shirts? The “Hair at the Fair” stall needs your shirt! Please drop them off at the Harbeck Centre.
“Second Hand Book Stall” Room 33 is looking for donations of any good quality, second hand books. Please deposit in the collection box outside the Harbeck Centre every morning before school.
Entertainment Co-ordinator
Are you a great organiser? We have all the talent organised and need a co-ordinator. Contact Shari for more information.
Business Advertising
Advertise your business on our Fair Website

Vinnies Volunteers – Vinnies is opening a New Retail Outlet in Mount Hawthorn in July, they need volunteers to work in the store, as well as donations. If you can help email Tim Lee
School Battery Collection – Household dry cell batteries including AA, AAA (single use or rechargeable), C, D, button batteries, 9V and 6V batteries will be collected on Monday, 29 June. Please deposit at the Harbeck Library.
Mt Lawley SHS – Some of our Year 4 students will be performing at 3.30pm at the Languages Expo Friday, 26 June 2.00pm to 5.00pm.