The Mighty Mount Hawthorn Primary School team powered down the pool to win the shield in a fantastic back to back achievement. Supported with last minute tips from coaches Clark and Sara from Tuart Hill Swim Club, the team placed in almost every race, and so many swam a personal best.
The overall Champion Year 4 boy medal was won by Sam, the overall Year 5 girl champion was won by Leanne and our Captain, Josie was R/Up Champion Girl for Year 6. With champions in every year level, we are very proud!
Mrs Putt, Ms Kenny and Mrs Townsend were particularly impressed with the effort put in by the whole team at training and it really showed on the day. A special thankyou to parents who ensured all our swimmers were so well prepared and Mel McRoberts for co-ordinating a wonderful P&C team breakfast.
The winning team was greeted with a huge cheer and high fives from their peers, which added so much to the joy of the day.
GO Mount Hawthorn!
From the Principal
It has been a really positive term with many highlights and continued strong support from our School Community.
One important way parents can continue to support your children’s development over the holiday period is to continue reading aloud with your children especially from Years 3 to 6. Research has shown more than half of parents stop reading with their children once they start to be able to read for themselves.
The Department of Education has launched the Never Stop Reading! Initiative with videos and factsheets for parents.
I would also like to acknowledge the support from OSCA for the very last minute decision to close the campus for the first three days of the holiday period. This will allow work to be done on the new build. I understand this decision has caused parents to make alternative arrangements and apologise for any inconvenience. OSCA will be closed in the holidays Monday 16, Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 April 2018.
Have a wonderful holiday and remember to keep reading with your children because before too long they will be taking your car, using your petrol and only returning home to refuel. I look forward to seeing the students return to school on Monday 30 April for Term 2.
Parents are invited to contact teachers for interviews at mutually convenient times, which will give parents an opportunity to take the required amount of time to discuss their child’s learning and eliminate the need for parents to rush from one interview to the next. Many parents have already met with teachers and I urge all parents to make a time to meet with their child’s teacher. As per our Reporting to Parents Policy these meetings are available throughout the year as required. Staff members have also been made aware that there should be no surprises for parents in the Semester Reports, which will be distributed in the final week of the Semester via email link.
The school is not in a position to have a whole day set aside for Parent/Teacher Interviews with our only option being two half days, therefore a decision has been made to opt for traditional interview format outlined above for 2018. This process will be reviewed again towards the end of the school year.
LAUNCH OF NEW KISS AND RIDE PROCEDURE – COMMENCING DAY 1 OF TERM 2
In trying to create a safer environment for students using Killarney Street before and after school, we are very excited to launch our new Kiss & Ride procedure.
In the afternoon the Kiss & Ride will open at 3.10pm, allowing time for children to leave their classrooms and arrive at the NEW supervised Kiss & Ride pick up point which is located safely behind the school gates between the art room and the gate nearest the front of the Kiss & Ride area.
When using the Kiss & Ride, please ensure you drive as far forward as possible within the designated area, and take note of the new signs and road markings which clearly state:
No parking/standing between 8.00 and 9.00am
No parking/standing between 2.30 and 3.30pm
Pick up and set down only during these times
With the aim to keep the Kiss & Ride area fluid and to reduce parental waiting time in the afternoon, please arrive no earlier than 3.10pm as NO PARKING/STOPPING is permitted, and the Kiss & Ride will not be operational until this time.
Please encourage your children to make their way to the supervised collection point promptly, which will promote a smoother collection experience for both parents and students alike.
ANZAC DAY CEREMONY
On Friday 13 April the school ANZAC Ceremony will take place on the junior tiger turf commencing at 9.00am. The ceremony will be run by the Year 6 Councillors. A number of members of the Mount Hawthorn Returned Services League and their wives, several politicians and representative from the City of Vincent will also be in attendance. During the proceedings, the choir will perform, and a specially selected student from every Pre-primary to Year 6 class and two students from the Education Support Centre, will place a flower on the memorial plaque. All students are to wear full school uniform (no faction T-shirts) including the correct school hat. If your child belongs to a uniformed youth group they may wear their uniforms (guides, scouts, girls/boys brigade) etc.
The community is invited to a free concert on Sunday 15 April from 5.00 to 7.00pm on the school oval. Click HERE for more information.
Important Dates for Term 2
FRIDAY 13 April 2018
ANZAC Cermony Pre-primary to Year 6
MONDAY 30 April 2018
Students return to school
Monday 14 May 2018
Parent Information Session – Sporting Parents Supporting Kids
Monday 14 May 2018
General P&C Meeting
FRIDAY 18 May 2018
Assembly Year 1 Room 14 GOLD
TUESDAY 22 May 2018
Faction Cross Country – Year 3 to 6
From the P&C
PARENT INFORMATION SESSION
Sporting Parents – Supporting Kids
Jodie Maguire the director from Think Performance Psychology will present prior to the next P& C meeting from 6.00-6.45pm on Monday 14 May. Gold coin donation please.
Parents have a critical role in the sporting development of their child. Positive parental involvement can help develop important skills such as self-esteem, motivation and social skills.
We aim to help parents make use of simple and effective techniques to support their child’s sporting and personal performance.
The Casino Las Vegas night, held on the 23 March, was a brilliant night! There were amazing costumes, bright smiles, superb dancing and gambling to spend your Dale Dollars. It was an event definitely not to have missed. Thank you to everyone who attended, we hope you had a fantastic time and importantly, thank you to all our volunteers who work so happily and tirelessly to ensure you have a great time. The aim of the night was to bring our school community together and we certainly achieved that, plus made a profit of $805!
We hope you enjoyed your New Norcia Hot Cross Buns at Easter, thanks to our Bunraiser. We had 224 x 6 packs of buns ordered, providing a profit of over $650 for the school. This money will go towards upgrading the kitchen sink in the canteen and improving the Pre-primary play area.
The canteen is always on the lookout for some extra help to prepare and serve recess and lunch food during the day. If you can help for an hour or two from time to time it would be greatly appreciated. It’s a fun and easy way to catch up on school gossip, watch assembly practice and your kids will love seeing you during the day! To sign up, please click on this link and fill choose a time slot that suits. http://signup.com/go/jLDmqVb
The P&C is once again fundraising and now is the perfect time to order the NEW 2018 | 2019 Entertainment Membership. For a limited time, you’ll receive over $180 of valuable Early Bird Offers you can use over the school holidays!
We are literally raising money for everything including the kitchen sink in the canteen which is in much need of replacement.
Just click on THIS LINK to purchase and please forward to any family and friends you think may like to support our school.
SAVE THE DATE
Upcoming P&C functions for the social diary:
Sunday 10 June – family movie date.
Friday 21 September – lapathon fundraiser.
Friday 26 October – kids disco
More details to follow next term.
Boys and girls come play footy with your friends and have fun.
Starts April 29, 9.00am at Charles Veryard Reserve with Safe, modified rules.
Go to www.cardies.club – follow the instructions on the page to signup.
FREE YOUTH EVENT
‘Glow Effect’ is a free Dance Party suitable for ages 8 to 12 years which will be held on Thursday 19 April 2018 from 5.00pm to 7.00pm at Mount Hawthorn Main Hall.
RSVP by 16 April is necessary for attendance. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with student name, school and contact number.