School Newsletter – 24 June 2015

Principal’s Message

Milan and Cameron

The new playground will be an asset to the community and I would like to congratulate the City of Vincent for prioritising the needs of children. Some of our students from last year had significant input into the design, represented by Milan and Cameron. They enjoyed the honour of being among the first to ride the Flying Fox, along with Ella from Year 5 and Tallan from Year 6. It’s up to all families to ensure the behaviour of their children mirrors the high expectations we have here at school.

Year 6 Camp

It was a pleasure to attend the three day camp to Woodman Point. Eighty one students participated in various team building activities, the favourite being “Escape From Quarantine” at night. I would like to thank all the staff members who volunteered their time, including our Year 6 teachers and Prac students.

The new AFL goals are installed thanks to the hard work of the P&C, with a number of contenders for the goal of the year. Hopefully, the addition will ensure Mount Hawthorn Primary School encourages many future Eagles and Dockers superstars!

Semester reports will be handed out in the last week of term. They will provide a summary of your child’s achievement, attitude, behaviour, effort and progress in personal and social learning.

We have a new system for collecting children during the school day or bringing them in late. You need to fill in the book in the Admin office, and take the yellow copy to the teacher.

Monday, 20 July
is a Professional Learning day for teachers, so students do not attend school. The staff will participate in programs with a focus on writing, which is one of our priorities. Many will also continue the English learning modules they have been completing over the past two weeks.

We have experienced some vandalism at school recently, therefore children using the school grounds and play equipment out of school hours must be accompanied by their parents. If you notice anyone misusing the school premises, please call School Watch 1800 177 777. Skateboards are not to be used on the school premises.

Celebrate our schools and the inspirational people who work in them by nominating them for a WA Education Award. Nominations close on Friday, 21 August 2015.

Kindy – Year 2 – UNI-ACTIVE
UWA is offering a FUN movement program Tuesday mornings before school: 8:00am-8:40am in Term 3 Enrol now

Year 3 to 6  – TRACKSTARS  is focused on fun and fitness, with age specific progression in terms of game play, skill development and training; this program will help make your child run like a star. This 8-week program runs for Term 3, Shooting Stars (Year 3 & 4)  Monday 7.30am – 8.15am and Superstars (Year 5 & 6) Monday 7.30am – 8.15am Enrol Now


It has come to our attention, that students may have a second EpiPen in their school bag. As this is a poison and could be accessed by other students that do not understand this, we ask that parents ensure all EpiPens are secured through the school or with the classroom teacher each day.
Many thanks for your consideration. Louise Swain, Associate Principal

The government needs to collect information about the number of children who have a disability, what programs are currently being provided for them and what this will mean for resourcing in the future. We will include information about your child, or children, in the project. If you do not want us to include information, please sign the attached form and return it by Wednesday, 29 July. If you do not return the attached form, you are authorising us to include your child/children’s information in the data collection. Louise Swain, Associate Principal

From the P&C

Thermomix Raffle Tickets $20 each Last week!
Drawn on Friday, 26 June 2015.
Tickets will be for sale:
– Wednesday Kindy play area from 2.30 – 3.00pm
– Thursday afternoon at the Uniform Shop
– Friday assembly
– Quiz Night
– Various pop-up stands around the school grounds
– By contacting Justine Spencer on 0413 314 578
Be sure to get your ticket to be in the draw to win the new Thermomix TM5!
All money raised will go towards completion of the Friendship Garden.
School Disco – Save the Date!
Yay – our school disco is coming up early in Term 3, on Friday, 14 August.
Junior disco from 5.30 – 7.00pm and Senior disco from 7.30 – 9.00pm at Floreat Athena Soccer club in Mt Hawthorn. Further details coming soon, so stay tuned and save that date!
Quiz Night Update 
Friday, 26 June, St Peter & Emmaus Church – Just two tickets left!
Book online We have managed to get some fantastic gifts donated thanks to our community.
Don’t forget:
Nibble/ food for your table, Gold coins for loads of games, Raffle ticket $2 each or 3 for $5, Silent Auction and Mini Quiz
EFTPOS available if you don’t have enough cash on you and oh yes your Brain!!
Sorry ‘No ticket, No entry’ also NO BYO Looking forward to an exciting night!!
School Banking
Is on every Tuesday in the Harbeck Library 8.15 to 8.45am. We need volunteers if you can help please contact Shari.

School Fair Update

Click here to download our first Fair Newsletter to see what we are planning. You will see who needs donations. Donate Books and Faction Shirts to Harbeck Centre. How to Audition for the Mount Hawthorn Talent Time. Information on Sponsorship and Advertising and how to become a Fair Volunteer. The first Fair Meeting is booked for Tuesday, 28 July 7.30pm Oxford Hotel.

A much treasured red Wildcats basketball. Last seen by a teacher who placed it in the Lost Property last week. This ball is not named, however belongs to a child in Year 1. If found, please return to Room 10.

Parent Information Sessions
Complex Attention Hyperactivity Disorders Service (CAHDS)  and Anxiety Group Program for Children with ASD