School Newsletter – 29 July 2015

Principal’s Message

Nicholas and Bay

Selected Year 4 to 6 students represented Mount Hawthorn in this competition at Fremantle oval during the school holidays.

Jayme and Ruby

Jayme and Ruby

Year 5 students Jayme, Nicholas and Bay placed in the semi-finals, progressing to the grand final.
The finalists are invited to the Fremantle Dockers Game on Sunday, 2 August to compete.
They will compete in Kwik Kick again, before the Dockers v GWS game on the ground at Domain Stadium.

Welcome back for Term 3. This is a very busy term packed full of activities, particularly with the Faction Athletics Carnival on Thursday, 3 September and many music performances, including the Crown Concert on the evening of Monday, 21 September.

Band Camp

The band camp was a huge success and I would like to thank Caz Shurmer, Cass Lake, Steph Glynn, Lisa Gleeson and all the parent helpers. Also, SIM teachers Barbara Symington, who wrote a piece of music for the band and orchestra to perform together and Dale Pointon for their efforts to make it such a success. They are looking for a Year 5 parent to volunteer to run the camp for 2016.

We are also getting very excited about the School Fair on Saturday, 7 November. Shari and many parents and teachers are already working hard to make it another brilliant day.

During the course of the year we conduct small specific topic surveys with our parents and students, which gives us timely and relevant feedback on current topics. The Department of Education also requires that we give parents and students the opportunity to complete a National Survey. As we had a very small number of parents participate last year, we have been asked to conduct this survey again. I would encourage all parents to take a few moments to provide feedback via this survey PLEASE. To complete the survey please click HERE.

Thank you to those families who have paid their Term Accounts promptly. There are a number of families who have not made payment for the Voluntary School and P&C Contributions; we are happy to accept payment via credit card (Visa or Mastercard), cash or cheque at the school office. Payment of these contributions allows us to provide the excellent range of learning programs available to students at our school.

We are pleased to welcome an Italian Language Assistant, Elisa Giannoni, working with Signora Monisse in language classes for all of term 3. Elisa is from Milan and is a student at La Cattolica University.

Italian Theatre Performance-4

Despite the wet and windy weather yesterday, our Year 3 to 6 students delighted in viewing an Italian drama performance by Christof from Nexus Arts.

Parents, please refrain from parking in the Chiropractor’s carpark on Scarborough Beach Road when delivering and collecting children from school. This is a private carpark for business customers only.

Congratulations ex-students Sam Koczwara, Ashby Dennis and Keegan Davies who were selected for State U18 Lacrosse Team.

Students are selected for Interschool competition according to the attached policy.

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

This testing is for current Year 6 students who reside in the Churchlands SHS local intake area or have been accepted into the Gifted and Talented Music Program to enter Churchlands SHS in 2016 . Academic Extension Program testing to take place on Saturday, 5 September with the closing date for applications being Thursday, 20 August.

Programs for Year 7 2016.

As well as our free theatre in education shows, one of the services we provide is Comfort Packs for kids in crisis.  These are bags with toiletries, clothes, toys, etc for kids who are not able to return home for whatever reason. Support this program by purchasing online raffle tickets, raffle closes 1 August, 2015.


Enrolments for October VacSwim are now open.

From the P&C

Athletics Carnival and School Photos
Is that faction shirt or gold polo looking faded, stained, ripped or too small? Get in early if you want a fresh, bright, new faction shirt for the upcoming Athletics Carnival or gold polo for the school photos! Drop your order into the yellow box in the front office, email or see us at the Uniform Shop every Thursday from 2:30 – 3:15pm.

School Disco
Friday,  14 August – Celebrities and Wannabes! – Floreat Athena Football Club
Dress up as a movie/TV personality, Sports star, Politician, Reality TV Star, Cartoon character, anyone famous or who is trying to be famous! There are prizes for costumes, great dancing, games, as well as a raffle.
Tickets just $10 including entry, drink or snack
Tickets available in undercover area every Assembly or beat the paparazzi and book online.

School Fair – Latest News

Do you have any old faction shirts or dress-ups? The “Hair at the Fair” stall needs your shirt! Spring Cleaning out your book collection? We need them too! Please drop shirts and books off at the Harbeck Centre.
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