School Newsletter – 4 November 2015

Principal’s Message

Thanks to a well-oiled organising committee and the generous amount of time spent by many volunteers, it is all systems go for Saturday. We need volunteers for fair day, so if you have a spare hour or two we could really use some help please. Early set up from 8.00am, gate monitors from 8.30am, area monitors from 11.30am (you get to use a walkie talkie!) and pack up and clean up teams. Please visit to register.

I am looking forward to seeing all our school families on Saturday, so come along to enjoy and experience the sense of community that makes Mount Hawthorn so unique.


Dylan Marathon

Running a Marathon
Congratulations Dylan from Year 5 Room 38 for being the first student to complete the full marathon!

Newsletter Oct 21-12

Scitech Brainstorm Challenge
Six of our Year 6 students participated in the annual Scitech Brainstorm Challenge in October.

Young Innovators Award

Young Innovators
Neve from Year 6 Room 23 was awarded first place and a Distinction in ‘The Young Innovators Award 2015’.

Newsletter Nov 2

Ping Pong-a-thon
Brothers Daniel (Room 31) and Patrick (Room 22) managed to raise $600 to help battle against human trafficking in South East Asia by participating in a Ping-pong-athon, view the video they made on the link.

On Wednesday, 11 November the school will be holding a very short Remembrance Day Assembly. The ceremony will be held on the tiger turf and will commence at 9.00am, parents are welcome to attend. During this week, we would like all students to purchase a poppy for a gold coin donation. This money is payable to your child’s teacher. Poppies will be distributed to students on Tuesday morning prior to the ceremony.

On Thursday, 26 November at 9.00am, we will be hosting our annual Music Assembly. There will be sensational performances by all students from Years 4 to 7 and will include recorder, percussion, soloists, choir, band and orchestra. Pre-primary to Year 3 students will form part of the audience and join us in our final song, “Gold”, which is this year’s ‘Music Count Us In’ song. See you there! – Katie Hardman.


Count Down the Days!

Download your  Event Map and Entertainment Program

The Mount Hawthorn Community Fair hosted by Mount Hawthorn Primary School on Saturday, 7 November 12.00 to 6.00pm is nearly here. Visit our webpage to keep up to date with how the Fair is coming to life and like us on Facebook.
Thank you to our valued Sponsors for helping our day come to life and especially the Major Sponsor City Of Vincent.
This is the final newsletter before Fair Day. You should all be ready to have lots of fun. Please contact me if you have any questions. See you on Fair Day – Shari Fair Co-ordinator

Newsletter Nov 2-14

Art Sale
A friendly reminder to purchase your child’s ceramic art work before this Saturday.  Every child from Year 1 to 6 has made a piece of Ceramic Artwork to be exhibited at the fair. All artwork is for sale and if you don’t wish to purchase it someone else will.  Please collect a payment slip from the Art Room if you would like to purchase your child’s work.  Rosie Edmiston – Art Specialist

Paper Planes pic

Attention budding Aeronautical Engineers – Room 6 have been busy preparing for their paper planes fair stall. Be prepared for competitions EVERY HOUR, with heaps of great prizes.
We have three different categories Pre-primary to Year 2, Years 3 to 6, Year 7 to adult. So get your fold on, start testing at home or just fly on in to test your plane making skills – just $1.00 per entry, all paper supplied! Look out for our purpose built runway between the undercover areas.
The Room 6 students have been getting a head start, experimenting with different paper planes to see which will “go the distance”, even trying different materials like card, foil and tissue.
Get your own kit: we will also be selling paper plane kits as well as a fabulous rubber powered balsa wood plane kit. Room 6 have named the balsa wood plane “the best jet yet”. Bunnings, who kindly donated the balsa wood for the kits, is also running a balsa wood workshop with the children. Finally, Mrs Vucemillo and the class have spent the last term creating a spectacular stall banner which has them all flying high. Great work Room 6!

The Dress Up Box pic

A fun, colourful, crafty stall with big appeal to kids with big imaginations. Our stall will raise funds through the sale of some handmade costumes and a range of donated recycled/used costumes.

Photo Booth pic

PHOTO BOOTH Stall 7 on the tiger turf
Great opportunity to buy your dress up and have your photo taken! It’s fun, it’s quick and you can have all your friends in the shot! What better way to remember your day at the Fair – dress up for the occasion!

The Toy Box pic

THE TOY BOX – Stall 20
The Toy Box is overflowing with new and pre-loved children’s toys and gifts at great prices. See us at Stall 20 to grab a bargain.

Time to Share pic

TIME TO SHARE – Stall 14
Time to Share – Food from our families. Pre-primary Room 17
Come and visit us at Stall 14 where you can purchase the school recipe book and sample some of the delicious treats you will find in the book such as Lemon Brownies, Cranberry Coffee Cake, Mars Bar Slice, Jam Tarts, Piñata Cupcakes and many more.
Take home a jar of preserved lemon’s to add another dimension to your cooking. Add it to salad’s, casseroles, mayonnaise or try one of the suggestions on our take home sheet.
Have a look at our gorgeous children and adult aprons made with a selection of fabrics, many of which we used when styling and photographing the food for the recipe book.
So drop by for a visit and pick up something for the food lover in your life. Be early for our Christmas packages!

Lego Pic

LEGO LAND – Stall 3
Are you a Master Builder?
Race your friends and the clock to build a Lego ‘Mixel’ monster for a chance to win great prizes at the Lego Land Stall.
Also on offer – major Lego raffles, quizzes and guess the block competitions, all themed around everyone’s favourite building blocks. Come and see the Lego display board of Lego scenes built by the students of Year 2 Room 11, test your knowledge of Lego trivia, colour-in or spend some time building.
For plenty of competitions, fun and free play, look for the Lego Land Stall on the Tiger Turf at the MHPS Fair. See you in Lego Land, from Year 2 Room 11.

Hair at the Fair pic

‘Hair at the Fair’ will be selling some beautiful handmade hair accessories. They have a large selection of bobbles in school colours & faction colours and some very pretty, non-school material. Do come early as they are likely to sell out quickly. Also, for just $2, come along and get some colourful spray patterned onto your hair.

Lucky sip pic

LUCKY SIP – Stall 8

Sausage Sizzle pic


From the P&C

P&C General Meeting 26 October Minutes
To learn more about what is happening in your P&C take a few minutes to read the minutes of the latest meeting now available on the website including the Principals Report about important developments next year.

Free Positive Parenting Workshops
Positive Parenting Workshop

Come Home Kakadu
On Sunday afternoon our beautiful weiro (he is yellow with red cheeks and whistles) escaped and took to the skies over Mount Hawthorn. We would love you to check the trees in your yard in case he has taken up residence there. If you have any news of his whereabouts, we would love to hear from you. Madeleine Galbraith (0438141923).