NEW STUDENT COUNCILLORS AND FACTION CAPTAINS
Congratulations to our new student leaders for second semester:
WESTERN DERBY DAY
This Friday, 14 August we will acknowledge the AFL Western Derby. Students and staff may wear their football colours to school. Please note, this is just for fun and not a fundraising day.
BUSINESS PLAN 2015 – 2017
Our new Business Plan can be viewed here on our School Website.
If your child has a Medical Plan, please return updated Medical Plan Forms to Louise Swain ASAP.
KISS AND DRIVE COMPETITION
We have had some very frightening situations involving traffic, students and parents.
Hopefully, the pen of a student will provide a different perspective and highlight the need for parents to cooperate with our incentive program.
Hi I’m the Braithwaite Faction Captain, a student leader. The parents at Mount Hawthorn are one of our greatest allies, and you always do a brilliant job supporting our school. But lately our Kiss and Drive hasn’t been that great. Parents have been getting out of their cars to help their kids, this is very understandable, but is holding up the system and making a large line that goes around the corner and down Matlock Street. Parents have been parking their car, which again, creates the line.
A way to stop this is asking your kids to get out quickly, so you won’t have to wait long. Student Councillors will be coming to the classrooms and asking all students to please get to the Kiss and Drive quickly. Also, student leaders like me and the student Councillors will be giving out raffle tickets to the first few students who are getting to Kiss and Ride quickly and lining up well and the raffle will be drawn on Fridays and winners will be announced over the PA. Tickets will also be given to the parents who are using the Kiss and Drive correctly and the prize is your own parking space at the front of Admin to use for one week.
It is important to use our Kiss and Drive well, so we are courteous to Mount Hawthorn’s neighbours and the kids are safe. Thank you for your cooperation, and remember please to be patient at Kiss and Drive. See you around school, Josie
School Survey was developed by Education Services Australia (ESA) on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Education. We have recently surveyed students from Year 5 and 6 and parents using this School Survey, and the results will be presented to the School Board and published in a future newsletter.
We have experienced quite a bit of vandalism around the school on weekends recently. If you see anyone on the school campus damaging the school property after hours we would appreciate a call to School Security Ph: 9264 4632 or 9264 4711
WOOLWORTH’S EARN AND LEARN
Our focus and target his year is to redeem points to boost our literacy and numeracy resources in our Early Years (K-2)
It’s simple to participate. From Wednesday, 15 July to Tuesday, 8 September 2015, when our staff, parents or community members shop at Woolworths they can collect Woolworths Earn & Learn Stickers from the checkout operator or through an online order and place them on a Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker Sheet. There’ll be one Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker for every $10 spent (excluding liquor, tobacco, and gift cards). Once completed, simply place the Sticker Sheet in the Collection Box, either at your school or at your local Woolworths. Our collection boxes are located in front office, the Pre-primary block and Kindergarten at Richmond Street. In support of our regional schools there is also a collection box for Cadoux Primary School at The Mezz for your sticker contributions.
CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK
We are excited to be celebrating Children’s Book Week from Monday, 24 to Friday, 28 August, with the theme Books Light Up Our World.
Congratulations to winners of Book Week Poster Competition, Elizabeth ( PP 17) and Daniel (Year 4 Room 24). Keep an eye out for their inspiring posters displayed at the school. Commendations go to Lochie (Year 6 Room 22) and Lily (Year 1 Room 4). Diabolik Books and Records kindly judged the competition and donated some amazing prizes.
The famous Book Week Dress-up Day will be held on the Tuesday, 25 August. The students are encouraged to come dressed as their favourite book character. The grand parade will proceed at 8.50am on the Tiger Turf.
After the success of last year, we are holding the Great Book Swap & Sale on Tuesday, 25 August. Bring in a loved book in good condition that you are happy to give away. Bring the book to the library where you will be given a token. On the Swap and Sale day the token can be exchanged for a book at recess. Lunchtime is Swap or Shop, use your token or buy a book for $1 or 50c. Money raised will be used to buy more fabulous library books. If you have any queries, please ask Mad or Julie at the library.
WA SCHOOLS CONCERT BAND FESTIVAL 2015
On Sunday, 16 August the Mount Hawthorn School Band will be performing at 9.00am. Members of the school community, as well as family and friends, are welcome to sit in the auditorium and watch the performance so that the band has an audience. Rapturous applause is welcome and encouraged. There is free unreserved seating. Click HERE for more information about the festival.
BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS
Supporting children to develop and learn in their early years. This site includes activities to do at home, information about programs for young children, services provided by Child and Parent Centres, and links to government and non-government services.
From the P&C
SCHOOL DISCO IS THIS FRIDAY, 14TH AUGUST
Celebrities & Wannabes is our fun theme, so come along as your favourite sports star, movie star, TV star, etc, or as a “wannabe” star!
We have a great DJ, good music, a few games, a “PHOTO BOOTH” ($2 per photo), a guessing game with prizes, raffle prizes, snacks and drinks on sale, and lots more.
Tickets on sale through Try Booking
(PLEASE NOTE THERE WAS A TYPO IN THE FLYER THAT CAME HOME WITH YOUR CHILD – THIS ONE IS THE CORRECT LINK!)
or before Friday’s assembly, in the Undercover Area, from 8.30 am.
$10 ticket includes a snack and raffle entry.
Junior Disco – Kindy – Year 2, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Senior Disco – Year 3 – Year 6, 7:30 – 9:00 pm.
We hope to see as many students there as possible!
Contact Helen if you have any queries.
P&C THERMOMIX RAFFLE
Congratulations Chantal Johnson, the winner of the P&C Thermomix Raffle.
CHURCHLANDS DADS EVENING
On behalf of Churchlands SHS P&C
Come along and socialise with other Dads from Churchlands SHS and the wider community. The Fathering Project will conduct this interactive, informative evening for all the fathers and father figures to meet, talk, share and support each other in trying to be the best dad possible. At 7:00pm, Thursday, 20 August at Doubleview Bowling Club, 17 Shearn Crescent, Doubleview.
Keep up to date with how the Fair is coming to life. Visit our webpage to keep up to date with who our valued Sponsors are so far and the stalls that are coming. Like us on Facebook and you will keep up to date with what we are planning. We need donations of faction shirts, glass jars, books that are in good condition and dress-ups. Please leave them at the Harbeck Centre for the classes to collect. We will need your help on fair day. Think about being a stage hand or a fair helper. A roster will come out soon. Next Fair Meeting, Oxford Hotel, Wednesday August 26th, 7.30pm. See you there.