Starry Starry Night

On Monday night all the Year 4’s and 5’s went to school for Starry Starry Night. At about 7.05pm everyone was allowed into the Harbeck Library. A man called Ric had come in to tell us about the planets and stars. He showed us the size order of the planets in our solar system and some stars. The stars got very, very big. He talked a bit more then we all had to leave the Harbeck and find our parents, then go to the oval. At the oval, Ric had put out four telescopes. Everyone had to line up in four different lines to see the telescope. In the first telescope you could see the jewellery box cluster, in the second you could see the seven sisters stars, in the third you could see the moon and in the fourth you could see a close up of the moon. Everyone finished at about 9.15pm. I am sure everyone had a good time. Jacob Year 4

School Board Update 19 February

As I am sure you know, the Schools Board works hard to support the work of both the Primary School and the Education Support Centre. The Schools Board’s Planning Committee has been busy looking at issues that affect our campus – most obviously the increase in student enrolments.  The Planning Committee is putting together a range of suggested strategies for dealing with these increasing numbers – including suggestions about extra buildings and greater use of nearby community facilities.  A key concern of the Committee has been to come up with ideas that do not decrease the amount of precious play space at our campus.  Watch this space for more information about the Committee’s suggestions.  The next meeting of the Board will be held on 27 February 2013.  Agendas for Board meetings along with Minutes of our meetings and other key Board documents can be found under the Schools Board tab on the school’s brilliant new website.



Principals Award

Mr Mackesey and Mrs Mears have been very happy to see many students sent to see them with fantastic work. Congratulations Taylor from Year 6, one of the outstanding students already recognised  in Term 1.

Instrumental Music

Brooklyn, Ella and Kiki from Year 5 with the talented
Cello teacher Alexandra Bak

The School of Instrumental Music (SIM) teachers commenced classes for selected students today. Many of the children were very excited about learning to play their instrument.

Year 3 students started learning the violin. Year 4 students, the cello and Year 5 students brass, flute, percussion and clarinet.

Back to School – Day 1

It is fantastic to see all the smiling faces on our first day back to school. It was all smooth sailing and the children settled well into their new classrooms with their new teachers.

Pre-primary Play Space

From concept to creation: the first stage of the Pre-primary play space is almost complete. The play space has a family deck and play platform, a bike path, texture path, clamber course, tyre bank and outdoor storage benches.

The project has been a collaborative effort of parents, grounds committee, P&C and MHPS.

The children will be able to enjoy the experience of exploring and learning in this new and exciting environment.
Heather Kerr


Update on Book Lists

Please be advised that we are aware that there are some issues with Book list Orders supplied by Campion.

We have been liaising with our Campion Representative to resolve these issues as quickly as possible.

The classroom teachers are aware of the problem and will allow for this in their program.

Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to the new website for Mount Hawthorn Primary School!

We hope you like the new fresh look, find all the information you need and make use of the new features of the site, such as:

New 2013 School Year

We look forward seeing all students ready to commence the new 2013 school year on

Monday 4 February 2013

Book list Order Collection

For parents who have ordered stationery and text book requirements through Campion, the orders will be available for collection in the undercover area on Thursday 31 January 2013 from 8.30 am until 11.00am

Payment may be made by Eftpos, Credit Card or Money Order (No Cash or Cheque)

The Uniform Service will also be open on Thursday 31 January 2013 from 8.30 am until 2.00pm

Room 15 Penguins

This term in our class we have making water bottle penguins. We made them out of a plastic water bottle, a small styrofoam ball, googly eyes and some felt. We found facts about penguins to go with our project. After we made them we handed them in and Mrs Bodycoat put them on a backboard with icebergs to go with them. It was really fun and they look amazing.
Cate Year 4 Room 15

Penguin Display