I have really enjoyed returning to Mount Hawthorn and catching up with students, staff and parents. I would like to acknowledge the efforts of Mr Jarman, Mrs Selley and Mrs Rock in my absence and appreciate their commitment to the school and the endless hours they put into the role.
The School’s Board and P&C have also continued to support the staff in ensuring we are catering for the needs of our students and will be pivotal in future school planning and associated campus planning.
I really enjoyed a very busy first week especially observing the leadership from our wonderful Year 6 leaders at both the ANZAC Service at Axford Park and at the camp at Woodman Point. I must admit I am getting too old to play spotlight with eighty students at 9.00pm on a Wednesday evening. Thanks to Mrs Gillies, Miss French and Mr Lawrence for volunteering their time to attend camp, which is one of the many highlights of the Year 6 program.
I also had the pleasure of attending the service at ANZAC Cottage where Aaron C received a bursary from the Chapple family. I have included Aaron’s Speech below as it encapsulates why he was selected. I would also like to acknowledge one of our ex -students Connor C, for volunteering his time to play the Last Post at the ceremony. His efforts were appreciated by the Diggers and the many people who attended.
Lastly and importantly I have made a concerted effort to keep my shirt tucked in throughout the first week, however to no avail as I overheard a parent talking to their child yesterday “ he is back and look he still has his shirt untucked”. A bit harsh!!
ANZAC Award Speech – Aaron C
I would like to say thank you to Marjorie Williams and Anne Chappel for organizing this award and thank you to my teachers at Mount Hawthorn Primary School for selecting me to receive it.
I was very surprised when my name was called in assembly and wasn’t completely sure what I had done to deserve it. Then my parents explained to me that this is about the way I conduct myself but all I have really done is be myself.
In a world where powerful leaders talk about building walls, I have always been encouraged to build bridges by showing kindness and helping others.
I believe in always showing respect to others and knowing that I am also worthy of receiving the same in return.
These are the simple family values I have been taught to follow and I am very humbled and proud to be receiving this award for displaying the same qualities as our ANZAC soldiers.
2017 Year 6 Camp
Year 3 and 5 students will be completing NAPLAN testing on Wednesday, 9 May to Friday, 12 May (catch up day).
Pamphlets have been sent home during Term 1 with these students with information regarding this year’s assessments. Visit the NAPLAN Website for more information.
Term Accounts have been sent home with students this week and your prompt payment for these activities is appreciated. Thank you to the families who have made Voluntary School and P&C Contributions. For those who have not yet paid we are happy to accept payment via credit card (Qkr, Visa or Mastercard), cash or cheque at the school office.
Qkr – Introducing Qkr as our preferred payment method.
We now offer Qkr (by MasterCard) as an easy to use, secure phone app for making school payments from your mobile phone. Qkr will accept payment using ANY credit/debit card and has a simple checkout function. No information is stored on the mobile phone. We are strongly encouraging all credit card payments to be completed through Qkr particularly for Term Accounts and Voluntary Contributions.
In term 2, we welcome our two Italian Language Assistants, Alberto Ciresola from Verona and Lucia Conterio from Lake Maggiore, Italy. Alberto and Lucia will be assisting Signora Monisse in Italian lessons and focussing on the students’ conversation and fluency. Alberto is being hosted by the Chiswell and Rose families and so far is enjoying the Aussie lifestyle and has even managed a swim at Rotto (special thanks to the Mann-Cork family for their hospitality)! Lucia is being hosted by the Di Rollo and Dean families and is looking forward to putting her teaching studies into good practice.
It’s an extremely busy term in Italian with lots of fun and exciting opportunities for our students to participate in language rich activities. This term’s focus will on “La Nostra Zona” (My Neighbourhood) with visits to our local gelateria “Affogato” and the Year 6 evening out at “Siena’s”, Leederville. Watch this space for more details! We will also have the Mt Lawley SHS students visiting and conducting mini lessons with our Year 3 and 4 students – this is a great opportunity for the students to find out more about the GATE Language program at Mt Lawley.
A wonderful opportunity exists for the Year 4 – 6 students to participate in the WA Languages Association inaugural photography competition – “Languages in our Landscape”. Students have to submit a photo which represents the diversity of living languages in our community. For more details, click HERE
If your child wishes to participate in this competition, please register your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org
The dental van will be on campus until October 2017. All students from Pre-primary to Year 6 will be seen by the dentist during this time. If you have any questions please call Brenda Jones on 0408 926 794.
The lost property trolley is cleared by a parent volunteer at regular intervals during the term. If items are labelled in a legible manner they will be returned to the child’s classroom, otherwise they are donated to the uniform service for secondhand sale.
Tiqbiz will be formally rebranded to FlexiBuzz. You will begin to see the new FlexiBuzz logo appear on our app, website and information materials.
When the app is ready with the new logo, you will be prompted to update your app to the latest version. To ensure that you are receiving all the features and benefits of FlexiBuzz, we recommend that you update the app whenever prompted.
Important Dates for Term 2
Thursday, 11 May
Bookclub orders due
Tuesday, 9 to Friday 12 May
NAPLAN Testing Years 3 to 5
Monday, 15 May
P&C General Meeting
Tuesday, 23 May
Faction Cross-Country Years 3 to 6
Friday, 2 June
School Development Day (students do not attend)
Wednesday, 21 June
Interschool Cross Country (Year 3 to 6 selected students)
Oscar B, James K and James T
Angus M and Shona L
Rhianna K, Maddie I and Lily P
Stella L and Oliver C
From the P&C
Our next general meeting will be held on Monday, 15 May at 7.00pm in the Harbeck library. All welcome to attend.
You can contact the P&C at email@example.com if you would like to be on our mailing list, if you would like to join the P&C or for any other queries.
Winter School Uniforms
Just in time for the cooler weather, the Uniform Shop is packed to the brim with zip jackets, hoodies and a packable rain poncho for the kids, with a golf umbrella available for adults. Did you know we also stock track pants and jazz pants? The Uniform Shop is open every Tuesday afternoon, 2:30 to 3:15pm next to the Canteen in the undercover area. You can also order online via Qkr! and we will pack your order and deliver to the classroom. Any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org ~ we’re here to help!