School Newsletter – 9 September 2015

Principal’s Message

Faction Athletics Carnival-13 (2)

Faction Athletics Carnival-11 (2)

Athletics week was really successful and again well organised by Mrs Putt and Mrs Kenny. I would like to congratulate all the students, who were ably led by the Year 6 student leaders. There was a great community feel to the day and it was enjoyed by students, teachers and parents. I really appreciate the parents who helped on the day with setting and packing up; their help was invaluable. It was also fantastic to see the return of the cupcake stall and I would like to thank the P&C for coordinating it.
Information will be sent out to all families about a program for students in Year 1 to 6, which parents can sign up to through the RAC. The Little Legends Club will complement programs being taught throughout the year levels and is pertinent for all students in the neighbourhood. The school also has an opportunity to win $ 5000 worth of invaluable resources for the school, so I encourage as many families as possible to sign up.
To all the parents who volunteered their time and expertise to coach and manage all the teams involved in winter sports. It has been fantastic to see the training which has concentrated on skill development, participation and fun. Our focus should always be on having children continue participating in sport in their teenage years and beyond.
The school and P&C have committed to funding the project which has caused some discussion in relation to the cost of the project.
The garden was designed to be an integral part of our grounds and fits into our values and virtues program. Students have had input and will also participate in the final components for the project.
The school and Department of Education is continually funding the maintenance of classrooms and will be putting over $40 000 into classroom furniture this year. This funding will be ongoing throughout the next few years.
Fiona Oates from our Administration office will be commencing Maternity Leave on Thursday, 10 September, and we wish her all the best for her pending arrival.
We would like to welcome Linda Gennoe (full time) and Silvana Galluzzo (Wednesday and Thursday) to the office during Fiona’s absence.
The Woolworth’s Earn n Learn promotion ended on Tuesday, 8 September. Please ensure all stickers have been placed on the correct sticker sheet and sent into the school by Friday, 11 September. We have had an amazing response from parents in the collation process. We will require some more helpers to count the sticker sheets next week so we can redeem for resources by Monday, 5 October. If you are available to assist please call into the front office. Thank you kindly, Lorena Rock

Term 3 Physical Education News

Carnival Results:

4th AXFORD – 633, 3rd BRAITHWAITE – 729, 2nd MENZIES – 883 and 1st SHAKESPEARE – 967

Faction Athletics Carnival-10 (2)

The Bonus Point Shield has been a big part of the school athletics program since the year 2000. It’s a very important shield and awarded to the faction who demonstrates cooperation, responsibility, perseverance, enthusiasm and overall good sportsmanship. This year it went to MENZIES!
Congratulations to all the Champions from each faction (pictured above).
The Interschool Athletics Carnival is on Wednesday, 23 September 2015. This is a full day carnival (including jumps and distance events) at the WA State Athletics Centre. The host school this year is Lake Gwelup Primary School. Parents are welcome to attend and cheer on our Mount Hawthorn competitors. Interschool Selection Policy
Our Year 6 AFL Winter Carnival teams were invited to participate in the curtain raiser to the Western Derby at Domain Stadium on Sunday, 16 August. Thank you to the coach, Mr Lawrence and the teachers who assisted on the day.
Well done to all students who have gained their bands and badges by completing Marathon Milestones. Check the Honour Roll on our school website to follow their progress.
Registration Day from 10:00am to 12:00pm on Sunday, 13 September at Beatty Park Pool. We will be having a “come and try” flipperball session running in the morning so please bring some friends down to have a go.
Term 4 is the beginning of the cricket season so sign up for local Junior competition.
School Holidays Preseason Cricket Camp
Join us on October 5 to 7 from 9.30am till 12.30pm each day and get ready for the upcoming cricket season
Association Cup Year 6 boys and girls teams are in full training for the carnival at the beginning of Term 4. Thanks to all the coaches and managers of these teams for your ongoing support.

From the P&C

P&C General Meeting – Monday, 14 September 7.30pm 2015 in the Harbeck Centre.
Come along and hear what exciting activities your P&C is planning. All are welcome and it costs only $1 to join the P&C and have your say on important decisions.

Save the Date – Great Aussie Camp Out – School Oval – Saturday, 10 October 2015.
Read more about how schools, scout groups, sporting associations and more are planning to make the most of our beautiful starry nights to enjoy the great outdoors. More details on our camp out at school in the next newsletter!

Fair News

Mount Hawthorn Community Fair hosted by Mount Hawthorn Primary School Saturday 7 November 12-6pm.
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 soon!

DONATIONS NEEDED for the following stalls:
(Please leave your donation in the collection box outside Harbeck Centre)
ADOPTABOOK STALL – Clean cloth shopping bags and 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