Our choir and orchestra students performed brilliantly at the Streets and Laneways Festival on Sunday. Thank you to Mrs Hardman, Mrs Carter and the parents for supporting this fantastic community event to showcase our excellent music program.
Year 5 Room 36 had the chance to perform with the Junkadelic Brass Band. We got to paint and decorate umbrellas. Tricia from Artybrellas helped us as well as John and Oldman Wally. We also got to make up a dance routine. After that we put some streamers on our umbrellas. At the Streets and Laneways Festival we performed with a few other classes from different schools and we had a blast! We performed for 35 minutes and went up through the Mezz and back down again. After we had finished the performance the Junkadelic Brass Band played music and we took our umbrellas home. Thank you Miss Dinsdale for a wonderful class activity.
Hayley R – Room 36
KISS AND RIDE
This new initiative has been an immediate success due to these parents “stepping up” to address this important issue I would like to particularly acknowledge Alison Rolfe, Karen Shields and Tracy Denham for working closely with the City of Vincent to action this procedure. I would like to continue to focus on the safety of our students at drop off and pick up times with phase two working on the use of the footbridge over Scarborough Beach Road.
PRE-PRIMARY PLAY AREAS
During the building program our Pre-primary students are playing on the school oval and will be given access to all the grounds in second semester.
The oval will have climbing frames in one corner for recess and lunchtime
A Busy Bee has been scheduled to tidy up the nature strip next to Room 17
The strip of dead grass next to Room 19 will be covered with artificial lawn to increase seating area for students.
PUPIL FREE DAY – FRIDAY 1 JUNE
A reminder to parents that Friday 1 June is a School Development Day so students do not attend and Monday 4 June is a Public Holiday for WA Day.
FLOREAT LIONS CLUB DONATION
Thank you to Dave Spencer, Graeme Reed and Carol Grace representing the Floreat Lions Club (pictured with Amanda Derbyshire from the P&C) for their generous donation of $2000.00 towards enclosing the undercover area. The instrumental music students are enjoying their rehearsals in this new space.
ANZAC COTTAGE BURSARY
Congratulations to Mia B who was awarded the Marjorie Williams/ANZAC Cottage Bursary for 2018 at the school ANZAC Day Ceremony. Mia was selected for displaying the qualities of the ANZAC’s by portraying and practising the values of integrity, initiative, reliability, being a team player and someone who looks out for and after others. Also congratulations to Olivia S, Lyla B, Lauren S, Cooper D, Rafe Y and Maria B, our Student Councillors, for their outstanding role as presenters at the ceremony.
CITY OF VINCENT ANZAC DAY SERVICE
On ANZAC Day four of our Student Councillors represented the school at the ANZAC Day Service at Axford Park. Olivia S, Lyla B and Lauren S laid a wreath and Maria B made us all very proud reading an ANZAC poem written by Mrs Hardman.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB NEWS
Thank you for your support of the Scholastic Book Club. The school receives rewards for each order, which the library gratefully uses to keep the collection brimming with enticing books. Many thanks to Renae Adams who coordinates the book club. If anyone has some spare time once per term to help out we would love to see you in the library. Also a volunteer to assist at Kindy would be fabulous. Laughs and coffee on offer.
Renae has distributed the latest brochures and orders are due by Saturday 12 May. Currently Renae provides all the bags to deliver the books ordered, which will become very difficult when the supermarkets withdraw plastic bags. If you order, we would appreciate if you can provide a suitable bag, which we will store at the library for future orders. We will use the bag to deliver the Book Club order to your child safely. Please pop into the library if you have any questions or suggestions.
Julie Kelly, Leilani Underwood and Renae Adams
HOST FAMILY NEEDED
Italian Language Assistant – Term 3
We are looking for a family to host our Italian Language Assistant for approximately 4-5 weeks in term 3. In exchange for accommodation, Assistant will provide 4 hours of work to the family such as babysitting, cleaning, helping with homework, cooking etc. Assistant will be working at MHPS Monday to Thursday.
We hosted an Italian student for half a term and found it to be a great experience for our family. Not only was Federica a pleasure to host, but she made us some Italian meals while staying with us. Having Federica in the household was a great learning opportunity for our three kids, because they could practice their language skills with her. It gave the kids an opportunity to talk to a student from another country to discuss cultural, food and language differences as well. We were lucky enough to visit Federica a year later in her home town of Milan, which was a highlight of our overseas holiday.
Clare Wood Parent
Important Dates for Term 2
Monday 14 May 2018
Parent Information Session – Sporting Parents Supporting Kids
Monday 14 May 2018
General P&C Meeting
TUESDAY 15 May 2018
NAPLAN commences – Year 3 and 5
FRIDAY 18 May 2018
Assembly Year 1 Room 14 GOLD
TUESDAY 22 May 2018
Faction Cross Country – Year 3 to 6
WEDNESDAY 23 May
Year 6 Camp
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. All welcome. Gold coin donation please.
Please come along on Monday 14 May at 7.00pm in the Harbeck Library, we would love to see you there!
Now is the perfect time to order the NEW 2018 | 2019 Entertainment Membership.
Just click on THIS LINK to purchase and please forward to any family and friends you think may like to support our school. Hardcopy Books can be collected from the office or delivered to your child’s classroom.