Commencing next Tuesday, 6 December MHPS will begin releasing 2017 DRAFT class lists through the school website: Class Lists 2017 . The password will be distributed via Parent Liaisons on Monday, 5 December 2016.
The release of the lists is to assist students feeling comfortable with their 2017 placement. The Class placement policy has been used in collaboration with teacher judgements to create the 2017 class lists. Finally, I would like to stress these are always draft class lists allowing MHPS to accommodate late enrolment changes.
Tuesday, 6 Dec: Kindergarten and Pre-primary
Wednesday, 7 Dec: Year 1 and 2
Thursday, 8 Dec: Year 3 and 4
Friday, 9 Dec: Year 5 and 6
*NB – If you constantly hit the refresh button while checking your class list it will crash the whole site and it will take a considerable amount of time to restore. If it is busy, take a break and check back a little later please.
REPORTING TO PARENTS
End of semester two reports will be sent home with students on Monday, 12 December. Our regular reporting goals include sending home reports that do not contain surprises and are evidence-based. Teachers and school leadership are very busy and well supported by a strong evidence-based culture of report preparation and delivery at MHPS.
SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS
It is with great pleasure MHPS is able to conduct school board elections, a valuable reflection of the support within the local community for the ongoing strategic success of MHPS.
There are two options to vote:
Simply attend the school office, complete the voting slip, have your name checked off the registry, or;
Download a voting slip from the website, complete the slip and have your child deliver it to the school office where it will be checked against the registry.
Voting closes Friday, 2 December at 4.00pm. Successful nominees will be informed through the Chair, Mr. Michael Jenkin and then announced publicly through our various communication platforms.
A special thank you to each of our six nominees, good luck to you and to everyone else; please make sure you have your say!
SPECIALIST PROGRAMS AT MHPS
Specialist programs within the primary or foundation level of education provide students with the opportunity to be exposed to a diverse range of learning and even life experiences. MHPS students benefit from the full range and delivered by passionate and experienced staff, click HERE to enjoy a recent summary of our specialist programs.
NOT RETURNING TO MHPS IN 2017?
As a Local Intake Area and Independent Public School, having an accurate record of enrolments is critical to our planning. If you are aware your child(ren) will not be returning in 2017, you are supporting the planning needs of enrolled students significantly by informing MHPS. Thank you to the many parents who have sadly informed us their children will be enrolled elsewhere in 2017.
TRAFFIC SAFETY AROUND OUR SCHOOL
Please do not drive on the verge to pass congested traffic on Matlock, Ellesmere and Killarney Streets. Also ensure your vehicle is not parked in a location that is unsafe and affecting the line of sight of students crossing roads safely; this is a notable issue at the corner of Killarney and Matlock Streets. This is extremely unsafe for our students at the very busy drop off and pick up times of day.
A COMMUNITY APPROACH TO LOOKING AFTER MHPS AFTER HOURS
We are very grateful to local residents reporting suspicious or poor behaviour on school grounds after hours to the correct authorities. This community minded approach is one of the key strengths of being a student at MHPS. Should you see any behaviour or persons on site who do not belong please call Education security 9264 4632 and 9264 4711 City of Vincent Ranger Services 9273 6000 or Police through Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000
We are very pleased to advise that Dale Mackesey has been invited to join the Independent Public School Principals’ Fellowship Program for 2017-18. The program involves learning, mentoring and skills development, as well as an international element at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education in Boston.
The following is what some of our Year 6 students said of the Tablet Device program:
‘Made finding homework easier’;
‘Was safe and secure’;
‘Developed my responsibility’, and ‘Helped me to be more responsible’;
‘Helped me track my timetabling’;
‘Gave us a heads-up for future learning’;
‘I found it to be engaging’.
It is with pleasure our program extends into 2017. Thank you to the thirty five parents who attended the Monday evening information session and a special ‘well done’ to Mr. Lawrence for his drive and dedication as program coordinator.
STEM PROJECT UPCYCLED GARDENS
The Year 1 students have smashed their Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) project this term making an upcycled garden. Each design was carefully planned and looked amazing, check them out in the veggie garden!
THE YOUNG INNOVATORS
As part of Technology and Enterprise the Year 6 students all take part in The Young Innovators Competition. They design a new product or modify an existing one to suit a target audience. The students complete ten tasks related to the product which are put into a portfolio. The top five students from each class are the finalists in the competition (fifteen overall). The winners were chosen from the top fifteen. Congratulations to Sacha B – First place, Naomi W – Second place and Jaymon B, Third place.
Work will shortly commence on reinvigorating the oval thanks to a significant partnership between the P&C and the DOE. Thank you to the grounds committee for the hard work they are putting in within a very short period of time. When the redevelopment commences the oval will be closed for thoroughfare. Please do not use the oval to access the school campus during these times.
ESC PIXIE POST
The Education Support Centre (ESC) is running a Christmas card mail service commencing Monday, 5 December until Friday, 9 December 2016. Children can post their mail in the red letterbox outside the ESC and the ESC students will deliver the mail each day. Please do not attach lollies (candy canes) to the envelope. Envelopes should be clearly addressed with names and room numbers please.
WACE PLUS EDUCATION
JANUARY PREPARATION PROGRAM– For all students entering Year 7 – 12 in 2017
OLNA – Study Skills – Essay Writing – Subject Revision and Preparation.
From the P & C
Thinking of Christmas gifts? The Uniform Shop has greeting card sets, recipe books and golf umbrellas. Something for everyone!
The Uniform Shop will be closed Thursday, 15 December 2016 and will reopen Tuesday, 24 January 2017 from 8.00am to 12.00pm for our special “Open Shop” prior to the start of Term 1, 2017.
Kindy families, this is your last week to order uniforms for Pre-primary 2017 with guaranteed fulfillment by the end of term. Any questions please email us on email@example.com
The school community is looking for a Safety House Co-ordinator for 2017. This person would run the Safety House initiative and drive interest throughout the school with support from the Safety Committee. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or with youR expression of interest.
Campion Booklist collection day is on Tuesday, 24 January 2017 (previously publicised as Wednesday, 25 January at P&C and via Parent Liaisons). Please Note – The school office will not be open until Wednesday, 25 January 2017.
ART SHOW WRAP UP
On Friday, 18 November the P&C held an social event and art auction in the undercover area at the school. The evening was a great success with amazing artworks by the kids, two delicious paella pans and a great turnout! The P&C would especially like to thank Mr Jarman and the fabulous teaching staff for helping to facilitate the event, Rosie Edmiston for assisting with some of the artworks and the set-up of the event, Reuchlin and Kristy Teo for cooking the paella to perfection and to all of the people who volunteered to make the evening such a success. We were able to raise in excess of $7,000 which will be allocated directly to the oval redevelopment.
The canteen will be closed for Week 1 Term 1 next year.