Thank you to everyone for the warm welcome to Mount Hawthorn PS. Being a member of any school is a privilege, being a member of Mount Hawthorn is much more. The school community values displayed during this mornings Open Day and Young Innovators Expo was enough evidence for any newcomer of the wonderful partnerships, clever students and work standards that make MHPS what it is. I have found students to be fabulously courteous and focussed, staff have strong ownership and those members of the parent community whom I have met could not be more welcoming.
l would like to thank Carol Selley and the Associate Principal’s for their support during my transition. MHPS is a complex site and their knowledge and council has been critical. I would also like welcome Marise Fitzmaurice to the school, who is the acting Manager of Corporate Services for Term 4, while Marjorie Commijs is taking some long service leave.
My permanent location is Yanchep Beach PS, as foundation principal, (opened in 2014, http://ybps.wa.edu.au), I share the same, deep connections for YBPS Dale Mackesey feels for MHPS. Although not needed, this just provides greater motivation to ensure student, staff, parent and community expectations are met during my tenure.
For the time being my tenure is six months, although after just a few weeks I already know I’d like to stay! I will make sure the school board is kept well informed during this period.
Term four is busy in all schools, I would like to ensure class planning, staff selections and curriculum planning are well underway internally and will be transparently communicated or reported over the coming weeks. Thank you once again for your warm welcome and I look forward to meeting you.
Thursday 20th October – School Open Morning
Monday 24th October – P&C General Meeting
Friday 28th October – Assembly Year 3, Room 41
Friday 11th November – Remembrance Day ceremony
ITALIAN NEWS Ciao a tutti! We have had an exciting start to the term learning about Commedia dell’arte: a form of Italian theatre developed in the 16th century. We were fortunate to have actors visit from the Melbourne based theatre company Cultural Infusions and students watched two spectacular shows: The Greatest Pie in the World and The Captain. Both shows were based on improvised, slapstick comedy sketches and introduced students to the masked characters of the era such as Arlecchino, Pulcinella and Colombina. Students enjoyed the performances and especially loved the audience participation. We plan to practise this style of theatre in class in the next few weeks. – Signora Monisse
SCHOOL PHOTOS NEWS
Following our recent school photography by Kapture, you can now view and order any sports and / or special photos taken on the day. When visiting www.kapture.com.au/event.asp you will need to enter our school code under the Sports & Event tab to access the gallery; Code: A3HFPT
– Kapture Photography
MOUNT LAWLEY SHS ACADEMIC EXTENSION PROGRAMS Click HERE for more information.
From the P & C
OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT We are currently at risk of needing to cancel our movie night next Friday due to low ticket sales. In order to go ahead we need to pay the movie guy!
If you are planning to come along, please buy your ticket via the try bookings link or at Friday assembly or before school on Monday! Thank you! Your P&C.
Friday, 28th October: Gates open 5:30pm / 7pm start
Cost: $5 per ticket (available through www.trybooking.com/NBYN or at the undercover area on assembly days). Snacks and drinks available or BYO picnic. Download the flyer here
BOOK CLUB TERM 4
Due date for all orders this term will be Monday 31st October
Get extra books for the children on your list this Christmas with our Bonus Book Offer, on Issue 7 when you order online through LOOP.
Spend between $15 and $29.99 more than your last registered order, then select two (2) Bonus Books.
Spend $30 or more than your last registered order, then select up to four (4) Bonus Books.
Once you have received your Issue 7 catalogues from your school, visit the Scholastic website to begin your LOOP order.
While stocks last. Order early for the best selection of Bonus Books!
Click HERE for Terms and Conditions
We are still looking for a traffic warden to assist in a trial of the new school crossing – please contact Karen Sheils.
Year 5 parents, now is the time to order your child’s Year 6 Leader shirt for 2017. Orders and payment are due Friday 18th Nov 2016 to guarantee your Leader Shirt is ready for day one, term one of 2017. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you missed the email from your class liaison parent or have any other queries.
Our bulk order of school bags has arrived, thank you for your patience! The sun is shining, and hats are also in plentiful stock.
Don’t forget you can jump the summer shop queues, using the QKR! by MasterCard app for your next order. Orders are processed every Thursday and delivered out to class rooms on Fridays.
TRACKSTARS Sign up now for Term 4 Commencing Monday 17 October 7.30 – 8.20am.
When registering, choose from the following groups at Mount Hawthorn PrimarySchool:
Monday’s at 7.30 – 8.20am – Shooting Stars (Age 6-8) or Superstars (Age 9-12).