School Newsletter – 27 May 2015

Principal’s Message

Sometimes we have the problem of deciding what to leave out of the newsletter after another action packed two weeks at the busiest school in the state. Vicki works hard to update the school website and App, with pictures and stories of all events that support our school programs. The website should be the first port of call for information and lots of fantastic pictures of the programs in action, including Room 7 Day Spa and Pasta Making.

Yr 6 Public Speaking Comp

One of the distinctive programs for our Year 6 Leaders is the public speaking competition, with fifteen students participating in the final last Friday. All the presentations were of a very high standard and were entertaining and informative. I would like to congratulate the following students:
1st place – Sarah, 2nd place – Sophie and 3rd place – Estelle and Maitland (joint 3rd place).
Sarah will now be invited to represent our school in an inter school competition later in the year.

Due to the sheer volume of communications received by all families, and to ensure all parents are given consistent information, we will include feedback from the Liaison Parent Briefings in the newsletter each term. The following points were discussed at last week’s meetings:

  • The Business Plan, which outlines the strategic direction of the school for the next three years, is in the final stages of editing by the Schools Board. It will be sent out to parents before the end of this term.
  • Feedback from the Interview Day conducted this term was largely positive with the school taking on suggestions for 2016.
  • A representative from the Liaison Parent group will work with the school to review the preferred booklist supplier for 2016.
  • The school has implemented a new process for signing students out throughout the school day. After signing students out at the office, you will be given a slip to hand to the teacher.
  • The P&C has funded the installation of AFL goals. They have been ordered and will be installed as soon as possible (before the cricket season).

Thank you to those families who have paid the Voluntary Contributions for 2015, so far we have received  74 %. If you haven’t paid the $60.00 school contribution or $70.00 for the P&C we are gratefully accepting these payments at the office.

The Term Accounts for Term 2 activities are now overdue. Please make payment via cheque, cash or credit card (Visa or MasterCard) at the Administration Office.

We are now accepting Applications for Enrolment to Kindergarten and Pre-primary for commencement in 2016. The closing date for applications is Friday, 24 July 2015. You are not required to complete an Application for Enrolment for Pre-primary if your child is currently enrolled in Kindergarten at Mount Hawthorn Primary School and you plan to stay at this school for Pre-primary. We will request proof of address in Term 4.


Uniform Shop – New Rain Ponchos
New hooded rain ponchos are now available at the Uniform Shop in small and medium for $20. Especially designed for school children, these ponchos come with their own carry pouch and are made from strong recycled PVC. They are also great to pack on excursions and sports days.

School Fair
Are you a great organiser? We need an Entertainment Co-ordinator, we have all the talent organised and just need a co-ordinator.

Also, advertise your business on our Fair Website – contact Shari for more information.

Quiz Night – Friday, 26 June 2015
Tickets on sale through Try Booking
Donation Request
We are seeking donations for prizes, raffles and/or auction, new and unused. Previous donations have included larger items, such as a dishwasher, Dockers Guernsey, overnight accommodation, and smaller items including bottles of alcohol, books, or pampering products. No item is too small as it can be used as part of a prize pack.  Donation box in front office (see Fiona), or email Jenny or Tanya.
Money raised from the quiz night will be used to improve gardens and play areas.

P&C Thermomix Raffle
Ticket price – $20.00 each, to be drawn on Friday, 26 June 2015
Ticket sales – at assembly, school events, raffle stands around school grounds and by contacting the permit holder Justine Spencer on 0413 314 578
Results published – Mount Hawthorn Primary School newsletter on 1 July 2015
250 tickets will be offered for sale, on permit number – LS207273015
Raffle funds raised will be specifically used for the stage two completion of the school friendship garden.

High School Art Sales
Mount Lawley and Churchlands Senior High Schools are holding their annual Art Sales in June 2015.

Lost and Found
Lost gents platinum wedding band, please call Bettina 0412 591 551 if found.

UWA Student Studies – Participants needed
Sports and Gaming Study
– This project aims to show what can be learned about a sport from playing a sports video game (Madden 13 – G rating) amongst 10-12 year olds. Sports Gaming Study
Personality Study – Researchers at UWA are looking for parents with children between 8 and 16 to study the relationship between the personality trait, narcissism, and children’s emerging understanding self and self-esteem. Survey for Parents and Kids