It was a pleasant surprise to be informed on Monday that The Hon Sue Ellery Minister for Education would be visiting the school today to officially announce the funding of the new 7 classroom teaching block. The building will be located where the original and aging Pre-primary’s Rooms 15 and 16 are located. Work has been scheduled to commence after school breaks up in December and hopefully be ready for the 2019 school year .
The Minister was met by the Student Councillors and commented on the respectful and professional manner in which they represented our school.
The School’s Board and members of the P&C attended a briefing from the Architect Nathan Zuideveld last week and further updates will be communicated to the school community throughout the year.
Congratulations to all the students who participated in the slightly soggy Cross Country last Tuesday. It was great to see the endeavour and sportsmanship and well done to all the placegetters and winners. Thanks also to Mrs Putt and Mrs Kenny who organised the event and spent a considerable time packing up after the event.
Congratulations to the Champions and Runner Up Champions
Year 3 – Mikayla D and Mabel W, Wynn C and Jett M
Year 4 – Tia S and Isabelle H, Marley B and Tobias S
Year 5 – Aya N and Amelie HS, Charlie C and Patrick MC
Year 6 – Maddie I and Ellie S and Trent L and Lachlan H
THIS ONE’S FOR OUR DADS
About 10 years ago I read a very small book written by Dr Bruce Robinson about fathering , which was some practical strategies on making connections with your children. It had a really big impact on my parenting and everything they say about time flying is true. My boys are 17 and 18 and the days of taking them to sport, building lego and generally spending time with them is diminishing. All they seem to do is eat anything in the fridge, and smell.
My tip is get involved as much as you can as it is a fantastic time spending time with your children and also meeting good people.
The Mount Hawthorn P&C are proud to host a presenter from the Fathering Project to come and work with father figures here in Mount Hawthorn. A father’s impact on a child’s life is profound and this workshop is to help inspire and equip fathers and father figures to engage with their kids. It has been really successful in many schools and is a great opportunity to spend time with your kids and other dads in the school community.
Date: Thursday, 8 June.
Venue: School Library
As we are sparing no expense and catering (pies) for the event we require numbers. If you are keen you can register your interest https://www.trybooking.com/QJXS
Friday, 2 June is a School Development Day and Monday, 5 June is a Public Holiday (WA Day) students do not attend school on these two days.
When entering the Pre-primary area, parents please close and lock gates behind you for the safety of the students, and particularly students from The Education Support Centre.
LIAISON PARENT MEETINGS
Please see these Liaison Meeting Notes for details about topics discussed at the meetings held last week.
As part of the 2017 Fair, The P&C are looking at holding a raffle and would like your feedback. Please complete this very quick SURVEY for their information.
Wow – what a term! Lots of excursions and activities in Italian in the last few weeks. Our Italian Assistants, Lucia and Alberto have settled in well and have been very helpful with all the classes.
Affogato Gelateria down on the Mount Hawthorn strip have been run off their feet with 11 MHPS classes ordering kilos of gelato and sorbetto! Initially a little nervous at the prospect of ordering in Italian, students spoke proficiently and with lots of enthusiasm. Special thanks to Mario, Michele and Franco for making a special effort patiently taking orders from their eager customers. A big thank you to all our Mums, Dads and Nonni who made the trek with us. Such a fantastic opportunity for our students to enjoy a taste of Italy in their own backyard.
The Year 6 students looked molto elegante for their eagerly anticipated evening out at Siena’s Ristorante in Leederville. Students have been diligently rehearsing their food and drink orders in class and Erica, the Italian waitress was highly impressed with their speaking ability. A variety of delicious pizzas and pastas were served with the pizza margherita being the most popular dish ordered. Bravi studenti – the staff were most impressed with the high standard of behaviour and manners.
Mount Lawley SHS Visit
Over 50 Mount Lawley High School GATE language students visited a few weeks ago to conduct mini lessons with our Year 3 and 4 students. Students had lots of fun participating in card games, soccer drills and mini conversation groups. Activities were challenging but fun – a great afternoon enjoyed by all!
Mount Lawley SHS Languages Expo
A group of our Year 6 students will be performing at this event on Friday, 23 June at 4.00pm. There will be cooking demonstrations, free food tastings, art displays, student activities, cultural performances and food vans not only Italy, but Korea, Japan, China and France. In fact, it’s a great opportunity for a family fun afternoon out.
Important Dates for Term 2
Friday, 2 June
School Development Day (students do not attend)
Monday, 5 June
Public Holiday WA Day
Thursday, 8 June
Fathering Project Parent Information Evening
Wednesday, 21 June
Interschool Cross Country for Year 3 to 6 selected students
Thursday, 29 June
Winter Carnival Year 6
From the P&C
School Oval – Stage 2
Stage 2 of the oval redevelopment is ready to go. We have the knowledge, skills and tools to finish this important project but we still need the people 2 hour shifts from 7.00am – 3.00pm.
If you have a spare couple of hours to help us out this Friday (pupil-free day) with moving and spreading soil (bring shovels and rakes) and erecting and removing scaffolding/fencing (bring gloves please) sign up here: http://signup.com/go/DoOBCPN
COMMUNITY FAIR – Saturday 28 October 2017
We are pleased to announce the theme for the fair! The theme is Old School, and we are trying to recreate the things we loved as a child at a fair in this fair. We will be showcasing the school’s talents and also having lots of “old school” games and old fashioned fun.
The fair will run for 12 noon until 6.00pm for our stalls, with entertainment and food trucks serving until 7.00pm, so after a big day at your stall, you can still enjoy it and not cook dinner!