School Newsletter – 26 August 2015

Principal’s Message



I was pleased to see the whole school community involved with the festivities for book week, with students and staff displaying a variety of entertaining characters. The parade was ably hosted by “The Gruffalo Child”, AKA Jeff Thompson, who was assisted by “Willy Wonka”, AKA Anne Monisse. In a world full of change it is great to see that books are still fundamental to the development of our imaginations.




Through the eye of the storm the Science Assembly went ahead last Friday and was hugely successful. Special thanks to our special guest scientist, Professor Bruce Webber, whose message was “science is groovy”. Through the events of last week, we highlighted the vast amount of scientific talent we have in our school. Thanks to the Science Committee, and especially Emma French and Melanie Lewis-Russell, for organising the week and congratulations to all the prize winners.
Excitement is building for the Faction Athletics events next week, culminating in the carnival on Thursday. If it is raining on the day, we will be posting updates about arrangements for the day via the school App.
Cupcake Fundraiser
To add to the fun and community spirit on the day, parents are asked to donate cupcakes decorated in their child’s faction colours. We were overwhelmed with the number of cupcakes last year, so we are asking parents to provide a limit of twelve cupcakes per family and spares will be donated to Foyer on Oxford Street. Bonus points will be allocated to the faction with the most creative cupcakes. Please bring your cupcakes to the designated faction table in the pavilion, on the day of the carnival. They will be sold for $1.00 each via an honour system.
*NB Parents may purchase cakes for their children, however children will not be allowed in the pavilion to buy cakes. Coffee vans will be available at the carnival.

Winter sport

Congratulations to the Year 6 Winter Sport Fairest and Best winners Emma, Phoenix, Angus and Lara.
Our school photo days are Wednesday 26, Thursday 27 and Friday 28 August. Click HERE for detailed information.
If you are not planning to return to Mount Hawthorn Primary School next year, please email the school office know as soon as possible.
An overview of the recent Staff, Parent and Student (Years 5 and 6) surveys was presented to the School Board at the last meeting. The same survey will be distributed again in 2016. Parents and students in Years 2, 4 and 6 will be invited to complete our annual bullying survey next term.
This information was shared and discussed at the meetings last week.
NAPLAN test results for Years 3 and 5 will be sent home with students early next week.
Our joint School Board would like to highlight the partnership we have with the Education Support Centre (ESC) and provide information about the successful programs that complement both our school and the ESC.
We have been overwhelmed with the response to the Earn and Learn program and have a large amount of stickers that need to be collated. We are seeking some volunteers to collate on the sheets ready to redeem. If you have any time you can offer, preferably until 9.30am in the morning and from 2.30pm in afternoon on any day, please let the front office know. Lorena Rock

From the P&C

NINJA BANDSBookweek-14

Pre-primary Room 15 are selling Ninja bands in faction colours for the students to wear at the sports carnival. They are great for boys and girls and will be available on Thursday afternoon whilst the uniform shop is open and also at the Friday Assembly. Pricing is $12 for the ninja band with logo and $10 for the plain faction one.

School Disco

Many celebrities were spotted on Friday 14th August, entering the Floreat Athena Soccer club (and several wannabes also managed to sneak in!) Games, activities and fabulous dancing went on all night long and the paparazzi were there to catch it all!
A big thanks to all of our parent volunteers, the Year 6 Events Committee: Demi, Estelle, Sam, Tallan, Veronica, Xavier & Zoe!
We would also like to thank Diabolik Book Shop in Mt Hawthorn and Network Video Mt Hawthorn at The Mezz for kindly donating some of the prizes for our Raffle and Lego Guess competition.
Well done to all of our MHPS students on helping to make the night loads of fun.

Fair News

Keep up to date with how the Fair is coming to life. Visit our webpage to keep up to date with who our valued Sponsors are so far and the stalls that are coming. Like us on Facebook and you will keep up to date with what we are planning.
Second Hand Book Stall
Last chance to donate your good quality, second hand books! Final day of donation is Thursday, the 17th of September. The collection box is outside the Harbeck Centre.
We need donations of faction shirts, glass jars and dress-ups. Please leave them at the Harbeck Centre for the classes to collect.
We will need extra help on fair day, setup teams, stage hands, fair helpers. A roster will come out soon.
Next Fair Meeting, Oxford Hotel, Wednesday August 26th, 7.30pm. See you there.