School Newsletter – 23 September 2015

Principal’s Message

Crown Concert 2015

I had the pleasure of attending the WAGSMS Crown Concert on Monday night, which showcased the amazing talent in public schools, and in particular, Mount Hawthorn Primary School. The Orchestra, Choir and soloists, which included Stephen, Patrick, Ben, Caitlin and Zoe, performed magnificently. We are very fortunate to have Mrs Mears, Mrs Hardman and Mrs Symington leading the music program. The staff also relies on an outstanding team of parent volunteers, who are vital for success of the program.
Term 4 promises to be very exciting and busy with many school events including the Community Fair, School Open Morning, Edu-Dance and graduation celebrations for Year 6. I would like to wish all our families and community a safe and restful term break. I look forward to seeing you return to school on Tuesday, 13 October (Monday, 12 October is a School Development Day).
As an acknowledgement to our WA AFL Footy teams’ unique weekend of finals competition, students are invited to wear their Footy Colours this Friday, 25 September 2015. We are requesting a gold coin donation to support the Refugee Crisis in Syria.

Interschool Athletics Carnival-2

A selected number of students attended the annual Interschool Carnival today at the WA Athletics Centre. Students from all our zone schools competed and displayed excellent sportsmanship. Thanks to Mrs Putt and Mrs Kenny for organising the team and all staff involved in training.
The results of the carnival are:
Handicap Winner    –  Lake Gwelup Primary School
Overall Winner        –   Floreat Primary School

Omar Artist of Fortnight

On Thursday, 22 October, during Education Week, the school will be holding our annual Open Morning. Parents are invited to visit their children’s classrooms to view work samples.
Classrooms open:   8:00am – 9:00am
Music Performances 9:00am – 9:30am
Morning Tea (invited guests only): 9.30 -10.00am
A reminder that this is not a time to talk to the teachers. Please make an appointment with the classroom teacher if you wish to discuss any aspects of your child’s education.
Term 4 is fast approaching and so it is time to revisit the schools sun smart policy. All children are required to wear a wide brimmed hat at all times in the playground during Term 4 and Term 1. Children not following the sun smart policy will have to remain in the shade for the duration of their recess and lunch breaks. Hats are available in a range of sizes through the Uniform Service. We thank you for your compliance in this matter.
During Term 4, students from Pre-primary to Year 6 enjoy weekly sessions of contemporary dance provided by the Edu-Dance company. The program runs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from Week 1 to Week 8 and culminates with a series of brilliant performances for parents in Week 9.
A huge thank you to the Mount Hawthorn Community for the support given to the Woolworths Earn n Learn promotion. We are pleased to announce we received a total of 984 sheets which accounts to 59,040 points. This far exceeds our target of 55,000. All of this would not have been possible without some very dedicated and helpful parents who assisted with the collation and collection. The school (Main campus and Education Support Centre) is looking forward to the opportunity to redeem the points for a huge range of resources to support and enhance the teaching and learning programs. Lorena Rock
With holidays fast approaching we suggest that you make the most of our marvellous Public Library network. Most of you will already have a membership to the City of Vincent Library, but did you know that you can use your Vincent membership number to borrow from the extensive State Library of WA Kids-ebook and audio book collection. There are plenty of wonderful resources for the adults too. It is worth exploring the website as it is a gateway to unlimited resources. Vincent Library Kids e-books   State Library Kids e-books
The warm weather has arrived so it is time to dust off the bathers and start training for the 2016 Mount Hawthorn Swim Team. Tuart Hill Swim club offers a great range of lessons for all ability levels and fantastic squad swimming in preparation for Term 1 swimming at school. Let’s retain the Interschool Cup! Anita Putt
I have lots of books to go to our sister school in Bali. If you or anyone you know are travelling to Bali in the coming weeks and are able to take a few kilos of books, please let me know. Susan Cromb, Room 4 – Mob 0402 914 521or Email me.
The team at Front Runner sports are excited to continue with their Monday morning programme at Mount Hawthorn Primary in Term 4. The team provide age appropriate skill and movement development with a focus on running enhancement, confidence and fitness for your child.  Term 3 SOLD OUT so sign up now for Term 4
UWA is excited to be working in partnership with Mt Hawthorn Primary School to offer the physical activity program, Uni-Active, to the Kindy -Year 2 students in Term 4, 2015. Uni-Active will be held before school on Tuesdays on the school oval from 8:00am. Sessions will start in Week 2 on Tuesday, 20 October and continue for 8 weeks until Tuesday, 8 December.
The next Disco is on Friday, 6 November 2015, supporting the Cancer Unit at Princess Margaret Hospital.

From the P&C


Coming up on Saturday, 10 October 2015 will be the Family Camp out event as part of Outdoors October 2015.  This is part of a larger nationwide event that is called the Great Aussie Camp Out (GACO). We hope to have 50 families camp on the school oval on Saturday evening as part of an Urban Camp Out event.
If possible, try to register in advance, have at least one parent, a tent, something to sleep in, dinner and snacks, alcohol free, a willingness to participate and have fun. Bump in for registrations will be from 2.30pm.
If you are interested book online at Try Booking  ensuring you provide an email address and mobile number. The camp site fee is $20 for a maximum of 5 people per campsite. We will have a bacon and egg roll fry up in the morning.
We ask that Leave No Trace principles are employed by all that attend. If you have any questions please call Tim on 0427 088 371.
The sun is definitely out and hats are back on for all students in Term 4. No doubt some of your brood will shoot up over the holidays and no longer fit their school clothes. To beat the rush at the beginning of term, why not visit this Thursday, 24 September or drop an order form into the yellow box at the front office. Your order will be delivered on the first day back. (Prices are being reviewed for Term 4 so beat the price rise too). Sample sizes of uniforms will be delivered to Kindy classes early in Term 4 for kids to try on and parents can place an order to be delivered by the end of term. Year 5 parents will receive a note this week re Year 6 Leader Shirt orders for next year. 

Fair News


Hosted by Mount Hawthorn Primary School Saturday 7 November 12.00-6.00pm. 

Just six weeks to go before we run our fabulous Community Fair! Visit our webpage to keep up to date with how the Fair is coming to life. See who our valued Sponsors are, what Stalls we have. Like us on Facebook and you will keep up to date with what we are planning.
Bumper stickers coming today!
DONATIONS NEEDED for the following stalls. Please leave your donation in the collection box outside Harbeck Centre.
ADOPTABOOK STALL – Clean Cloth Shopping Bags, Good Quality Books
HAIR IT IS STALL – Faction T-Shirts
PICKLES&JAMS – Glass jars with lids
DRESSUP BOX – Dress-ups
GAMES GALORE – Small items like toys or books for prizes