Specialist Programs Newsletter
30 November 2016
30 November 2016
Term 4 is cricket season. Many students from MHPS are involved in the Leederville Mount Hawthorn Cricket Club doing “Milo Into Cricket” , T20 Blast or playing games on the weekend.We were lucky enough to have the Scorchers Van visit us, giving away prizes and promoting the love of cricket. We also participated in various clinics in the junior classes to improve our cricket skills.
Many girls in Year 4 and 5 participate in the Perth Netball Association Spring Netball Competition. This is lots of fun and it is a great time to improve our netball skills and try various positions.
On Wednesday afternoons many students from the junior school participate in the Net Set Go Netball Program run by Netball W.A on the school site. This is a fantastic way to learn new skills and encourage students to join the Mount Hawthorn Netball teams next year to play in the Saturday competition down at Matthews Netball Centre.
Each year MHPS sends two teams to the Basketball Association Cup held at various centres around the Perth metropolitan area. This year we sent a girls and a boys Year 6 team to take part in the one day carnival held at the Victoria Park Recreation Centre. Our boys team came back winners so they were invited to take part in the `Champion Schools Cup`.This took place on Wednesday, 23 November at the W.A Basketball Stadium in Mount Claremont. A big thank you to the team coach, Adrian Warner and manager Alison Teng, for all their hard work and dedication to training the boys for this competition. Also thank you to Jason and Felicity Trevenen, coach and manager of the girls team for the Association Cup.
Throughout 2016 students having been pounding the pavement to reach milestones in the 100k Club. Congratulations to students who have already reached the 20km, 40km, 50km and 80km milestones.
A huge congratulations to Tobias S, Cooper S and Louis M for being the first to reach 100km this year.
On Monday, 21 November we were lucky enough to have some special visitors promoting the Hopman Cup Tennis Competition.
Congratulations to Justine HJ on her selection to compete in a tennis tournament against students from other states. Justine competed in three local tournaments and gained entrance into the Super 10’s Competition. She will now represent Western Australia with three other students in January at the Melbourne Tennis Centre.
Congratulations to Ruby K and Jaymee M on their selection in the state U13 Lacrosse Team. Jaymee and Ruby took part in the National Championships in Adelaide during the last school holidays. W.A were the winners of the championships.
Congratulations Natarsha T from Year 5 was one of forty students selected from over one hundred dancers to compete at the Irish Dancing National Championships 2016 in Hobart last month.
As usual the art room has been producing some amazing bodies of work from Year 1 through to Year 6.
Year 4 and 5 classes produced amazing composite pieces in ceramics which were auctioned at the parent fundraiser night. These included fish, turtle and sea horse wall murals plus a triptych based on the artwork of Frederick Hundertwasser. Also among the auction pieces was a very distinctive knitted throw rug created by the Year 6 classes.
To finish off their final year the Year 6 students have completed self-portraits based on the style of Andy Wahol.
Year 1 students have just completed their twelve masterpieces, which make up a calendar for 2017. Year 3 students have integrated their language programme based on fairy tales into the arts programme by creating some fairy tale stuffed toys and jigsaw puzzles.
Year 4 students enjoyed creating sarcophaguses in ceramics as part of their integrated arts programme.
We also have some very talented students who won community awards. Madison M won the Perth Electorate 2016 Christmas Card Competition. Madison was presented with her prize and also a copy of her Christmas Card design by Eleni Evangel MLA at last week’s assembly. Everyone in the Perth Electorate will receive the card this year in their letterboxes.
Priya O, Liam C and Justine HJ created amazing banner designs for the City of Vincent street displays.
Term 4 is a very busy term for music teachers and students. Year 2, 3 and 4 students have all been tested on the SIM Musical Aptitude Indicator (MAI), and a number of successful students have been made offers for the opportunity to join the School of Instrumental Program in 2017. Congratulations to these students.
All students in the School of Instrumental Program (SIM) and non Sim students in the band, orchestra and choir have been working very hard preparing their items for the Finale Concert. The concert will be held in the Churchlands SHS Concert Hall on the night of Wednesday, 7 December. This concert is a public showcasing of the wonderful music programs offered at our school. This Thursday the band will hit the road and perform at Jolimont, Maylands Peninsular and Kyilla Primary Schools. A number of students from these schools are members of the Mount Hawthorn Area Schools Band.
On Thursday, 3 November students in Years 3 to 6 performed choral, instrumental and vocal items at the senior music assembly.
On Wednesday, 14 December students from Pre-primary to Year 3 will participate in the the Junior Christmas Concert. This is a celebration of the school’s early years music programs.
All students from Pre-primary to Year 6 will perform in one of the three Edudance Concerts held in weeks nine and ten. These concerts will demonstrate the value of incorporating dance into the school’s Arts Program.
The school’s music programs provide students with rich, sustained, rigorous learning in the music and dance aspects of the Australian Curriculum.