Congratulations to Shakespeare on their win at the faction swimming carnival held last week. The children put up a fantastic performance showing off their excellent swimming skills. The captains led their faction really well and did a great job of keeping everything running well.
A very special thank you to Mrs Anita Putt, Mrs Sue Kenny and Mrs Jen Townsend for all of the time that they put into organising this event. Thank you also to all of their staff for their efforts on the day. For all the results and pictures click HERE.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
The Mount Hawthorn Primary School community is very fortunate to have so many sporting opportunities through special visitors, a diverse program and highly skilled teachers. The expertise of Mrs Putt and Mrs Kenny ensures that the children develop a range of sporting skills and learn the rules of many team games. Children also learn how to playing in a team, observe the rules of the games and the importance of giving your personal best.
During Term 1 Year 1 and 2 students have had the experience of some hockey clinics during their PE lessons. If students are interested in playing Hockey during the 2016 Winter season please click HERE. For information about 12 and under State Hockey Team Trials click HERE
All students from Year 1 – 6 have had the opportunity to participate in a tennis clinic run by Peter Gerrans and coaches from the Leederville Tennis Club. The Tennis finals for all year groups will be held on Monday 4th April. Please click HERE for more information to learn to play tennis.
In Term 1 all Pre-primary and Year 1 students will participate in a Gymnastics program. This program supports the existing Physical Education Program at the school and focuses on the students fundamental movement skills.
Later this term the Year 4 -6 students will have the chance to learn modcrosse skills from Lacrosse W.A. The Year 6 students will benefit from this experience as it is a sport that they are able to choose for Interschool Winter Sport in Term 2.
BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION CUP
This year Mount Hawthorn Primary will again be entering a boys and a girls Year 6 team into the Association Cup Competition. Mrs Kenny has already approached students in Year 6 for expressions of interest and trials for these teams will be held later this term. The chosen teams will be expected to train outside of school hours and then will compete in the Perth Association Cup Competition in Term 3 on 8th August 2016. For information about a holiday basketball program click HERE.
Year 4 and 5 students will be participating in a T20 Blast Intraschool Cricket Carnival in Week 9, 31st March at Britannia Reserve. We are very fortunate to have the SEDA Cricket students helping out on this day. The students enjoyed a visit from cricket legend Brad Hogg who spoke about the benefits of goal setting and perseverance and being involved in a local club.
SCHOOL SPORTS WA
Each year School Sports WA sends 12/U teams interstate for a variety of sports. Trial dates for the various sports and information can be found on the School Sport WA website.
Year 4-6 students have just completed 2 weeks of In-term swimming lessons. During these lessons time trials were conducted in preparation for our Faction Swimming Carnival to be held at HBF Stadium on 10th March. Students will be selected from this carnival to represent Mount Hawthorn at the Interschool Carnival on 5th April at HBF Stadium. The Swim team will be expected to attend some out of school training sessions but will be notified of this.
DR SEUSS’S BIRTHDAY
Many of us have grown up on Dr Seuss. We have laughed at the antic of the Cat in the Hat, knew the words of “Red Fish, Blue Fish”, wondered what it would be like to run a circus in “If I ran the circus”, and learnt to love Horton. His stories are timeless and children continue to enjoy the short sentence, rhyming words and creative language.
The Year 1 children celebrated his birthday by dressing up for Wacky Wednesday and having a birthday party. Happy birthday Dr Seuss! Thank you for your fabulous stories! For more Dr Seuss pictures click HERE.
A number of people have asked for clarification about some of the upcoming dates for the term. Please note the following:
Friday 25th March 2016 – Good Friday.
Tuesday 29th March 2016 – There is no school for children and staff. It is not a general public holiday so many parents will be required to work.
Wednesday 30th March 2016 – Everyone returns to school for a short week.
Tuesday 5th April 2016 – Interschool Swimming Carnival for selected children in Years 4 – 7
Friday 8th April 2016 – ANZAC Ceremony commencing at 9.00am.
Tuesday 26th April 2016 – Parent-teacher interviews (see below) – Children do not attend on this day.
Wednesday 27th April 2016 – First day Term 2.
PARENT- TEACHER INTERVIEWS
It is very important that time is given to parent-teacher interviews as it allows parents to get a snapshot of learning progress and find out if there are areas which require a specific focus. Similarly teachers look forward to getting further information from parents. The date for these interviews is Tuesday 26th April (children do not attend school on this day) and you will be able to select a time between 12.00pm and 6.00pm through PTO between 28th Marchand 8th April. Further information about this process will be sent home with your child and posted on the school website shortly.
Last Friday we celebrated Harmony Week with a special assembly and dress up day. Children dressed in national costumes from a variety of countries including India and China. Many children also wore orange, the colour for Harmony. The assembly area looked fantastic, awash with bright colours.
Well done to the Year 5 children from Mr Thompson’s class for organising the first assembly for the year. Congratulations to all of the children who received merit / honour certificates. Click HERE for more photos.
With thanks to the generosity of the school community we have contributed over $800.00 to the disaster relief fund for Fiji. It was wonderful to have Mr and Mrs Prendergast talk about their daughter’s experience in Fiji and provide first hand news about the devastation caused by the cyclone.
Each of the subject areas in the curriculum (such as Science, Maths, English, Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS), Health) and School Wide Positive Behaviour strategy has a school-based committee which sets initiatives for the school. These committees have been meeting in the past week and will continue to do so in the coming weeks. I look forward to providing you with information as strategies and ideas are developed.
LIAISON PARENT MEETINGS
Last week I met with the liaison parents for each class. It was great to talk through some of the things that have happened in the school and what is ahead for us. Liaison parents were provided with an electronic copy of my notes and were welcomed to distribute them to all of the classes. We will hold liaison parent meetings during Term 2.
Hello All! With Easter fast approaching we thought it would be fun to hold an Easter Raffle.
The Year 1 parents have kindly offered to assist in this event and we thank everyone for contributing their time and goodies!
Tickets will go on sale next week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in various surprise locations – hunt for the posters around school soon!
You may even spot the Easter Bunny Mummy walking around!
Buy one ticket for $1 or 6 for $5. All money raised will contribute to P&C projects around the school.
FOOTY TIPPING – SIGN UP NOW!
Footy Tipping is on for another year – time to knock those Year 5 teachers off their perch and enjoy some “friendly” competition!!
Entry fee $25 with weekly and end of season prizes!
Click HERE for details on how to sign up.