The 17th of February is always an important day for school planning, it is when our student enrolments are finalised to inform us of our budget for the remainder of the calendar year. Until then, we operate with planning scenarios. Our school is very much growing in student enrolment and I anticipate a student enrolment of around 850 students on this date. Internally, we are prioritising funds to address two core areas of our 2015-2017 Business Plan:
Academic extension and dedication to students at educational risk, and;
Enhancing staff professional development and learning, (to achieve whole school aims).
It is of great assistance to our student census if all student database information has been updated if there have been any changes from the end of 2016.
Thank you to everyone involved in achieving such a great result.
On April 4th and 5th MHPS will participate in its second triennial review since becoming an Independent Public School in August 2011. Whilst full of commendations, the first review in 2014 delivered the following areas for improvement, (full report from 2014 is available on our school website here through the School Board page):
The next Business Plan include targets that are measurable and achievable and include both academic and non-academic student achievement;
The next Business Plan include the purpose of the Mount Hawthorn Schools cluster, along with any targets set for the cluster and the expected educational benefits to the students of the school.
Our review presentation commences this evening at the first school board meeting of the year. We will not only address these two recommendations but also endeavour to strongly present all of the wonderful attributes of MHPS.
WELCOME NEW BOARD MEMBERS!
At the conclusion of 2016 School Board elections for vacant parent positions were held attracting for the first time a highly competitive field. From the school’s perspective I was very grateful to enjoy such widespread interest, expertise and willingness to help our school achieve its vision and strategic goals.
In 2017 we welcome as parent representatives, (*new in 2017):
Katherine Nash* (ESC)
Chairperson: Michael Jenkin
Alex Castle (P&C Representative)
Matt Jarman, (Principal MHPS)
Alison Harman (Principal MHESC)
PARENT INFORMATION SESSIONS 2017
If possible, parents should make alternative arrangements for minding younger children and siblings when attending these sessions.
Each session will run for approximately 30 to 45 minutes and will be held in the child’s classroom at the following times:
Year 3 at 5.00pm – Wednesday 8 February (excluding Room 34)
Year 2 at 5.00pm – Thursday 9 February
Year 6 at 6.00pm – Thursday 9 February
Year 1 at 5.30pm – Monday 13 February
Kindy 5.00pm onwards – Wednesday 15 February (check with teachers for specific times)
Year 5 at 6.00pm – Wednesday 15 February
Year 4 at 5.00pm – Thursday 16 February (including Year 3 Room 34)
This Sunday 12 February, our school choir The Hawthorn Hummers, will be helping ANZAC Cottage celebrate its 101st birthday. The choir will be singing the beautiful ANZAC Cottage song, written by James Blundell for the centenary celebrations last year. The performance will be at 2.00pm at ANZAC Cottage, 38 Kalgoorlie St Mt Hawthorn. We wish the choir well and congratulations on being part of this community event.
Frontrunners running program is supported by our Physical Education program as they provide valuable coaching for our faction and Interschool Cross Country teams. This is a before school Junior Running Program to improve our students skill development, training and fitness in preparation for our school running events.
Uni-Active is a developmentally appropriate, evidence based movement program that aims to assess and improve fundamental movement skills of primary school aged children. We have found over the years that as students get older they lack some of the basic fundamental movement skills. Our aim at MHPS is to seek ways to improve in these areas and work on early intervention. This program was presented to us by UWA which is an educational institution we are using to support our Physical Education Program.
is run on Tuesday mornings from 8.15 to 8.45am in the Harbeck Library. This year school bankers have the chance to win a family trip to Tokyo Disneyland. To open a school banking account come along to our account opening morning on Tuesday 7 March or visit any branch. Click HERE for more information.