21 September 2017
21 September 2017
I have really enjoyed watching the students represent our school throughout the term and am very impressed with the leadership of our Year 6 students. Our staff are commencing planning for the 2018 school year by reviewing data and the effectiveness of strategies and processes in place.
We are all looking forward to the Fair and I would urge as many parents as possible to support the organising committee with their requests for help and donations.
Our wonderful Library Officer Ms Galbraith is leaving MHPS this term to pursue other interest areas. Madeleine has been an integral member of the library team and her high level skills and passion have been largely responsible for the exemplary facilities and resources available to support the teaching program. On behalf of the school community I would like to acknowledge her contribution and wish her all the best for her future endeavours. Thanks Mad.
Selected students competed in the West Coast Region Interschool Athletics Carnival at Karrinyup Primary School and McLean Oval this week. Mount Hawthorn Primary School won the Handicap Shield and came second in the overall results. For all the placings check our school website.
Congratulations to our whole team, their behaviour and performance was outstanding. Thank you to our Year 6 students for all their help on the day, especially with the marshalling.
Mikayla D – Champion Year 3 Girl and
Tobias S – Champion Year 4 Boy
Marlon N – Runner Up Year 3 Boy
Many thanks also to Raf Baugh who has generously volunteered his time and expertise training students throughout the term. We can see a huge improvement in technique of the students and with Mrs Putt and Mrs Kenny we are excited about the future.
A reminder to parents that Monday, 9 October is a School Development Day, therefore the first day of Term 4 for students is Tuesday, 10 October 2017.
On Monday, 18 September the Mount Hawthorn Primary School P&C sponsored award for the category “Children at Play 1960 – 1999” was presented to Mary Boyd at the City of Vincent Local History Centre by Mary Gwynne from the P&C. Coincidentally, Mary Boyd previously worked at Mount Hawthorn Primary School as an Education Assistant in the Junior Primary. All the photos can be viewed at the City of Vincent Local History Centre.
On Monday, 18 September Mount Hawthorn Primary School hosted the Perth Primary Speakers Awards 2017 presented by John Carey MLA, State member for Perth.
One Year 6 student from Mount Hawthorn Primary School, Sacred Heart Primary School, Highgate Primary School, Aranmore Catholic Primary School, Trinity College and North Perth Primary School spoke for four minutes on a self-prepared topic.
Although she did not win we are very proud of Lottie B who represented our school. Bronwen Mears
On Thursday, 7 September our 2017 Student Councillors Lottie B, Angus M, Eloise S, Imogen Y, Emanuel F, Stella L, Austin R, Louis W, Oscar B, Rhiannon F, Maddie I and Lachie H visited Parliament House at the invitation of John Carey MLA, member for Perth. Students were lucky enough to spend a short time in the public galleries of both the upper and lower houses before sitting down to a superb silver service luncheon with Mr Carey. Being budget day added to the interest and excitement in and outside the parliament with much security and a large press contingent in attendance. The twelve students are to be congratulated on their keen interest and behaviour during this educational experience. Bronwen Mears
Children attended a puppet show last Friday run by Safety House WA. The show is designed to help children become more aware of their personal safety and how to deal with difficult situations. A safety house is a residence or business where children can go if they feel unsafe, frightened or unsure. It makes sense that we want as many as possible in our neighbourhood.
If there is someone home at your house reasonably often and your front door is easily accessible, please consider signing up to be a Safety House. It’s a very simple process which our Safety House Coordinator, Julia Wilcox, can help you with. Email her at email@example.com
This is a map of the current Safety Houses in Mount Hawthorn. You can see that we have a few gaps.
All parents and caregivers are invited to visit classrooms to view their children’s work and see many of our programs in action. There will be a performance by the choir at 9.30am in the undercover area followed by morning tea for invited guests only.
Over the course of the term our Pre-primary students have been learning about animals, using the report format which has been explicitly taught during our Talk for Writing sessions. Our unit of work on animals commenced with a news report about a snail invasion within the Pre-primary, what a great hook this was! From there the students in each class explored a range of different animals and used the report format to record our information using story maps, written reports and class movies using the green screen. Scan this QR code to see the movie.
To complete the unit the Pre-primary classes were very lucky to receive a visit from our school scientist Dr Bruce Webber. All students enjoyed being scientists identifying which birds the feathers came from, the parts of a crocodile skull and also interesting facts about porcupines and their quills.
On Thursday 7, September Pre-primary Room 16 participated in the outdoor classroom day. This was a global campaign to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play. We had a variety of activities to complete throughout the day and whilst having fun we were able to learn and improve our teamwork and collaboration. Room 16 enjoyed the day outdoors and cannot wait for more opportunities to utilise our outdoor environment, including the amazing vegetable garden that has continued to grow with the assistance of Craig, one of our class parents.
Last term Mount Hawthorn Primary School participated in the Basketball Association Cup Carnival at the Bendat Basketball Centre, Perry Lakes.
Mount Hawthorn was represented by Year 6 Boys and Girls teams. Thank you to the parents, Alisa Fidler, Helen Davey, Matthew Terry and Trevor Halliburton who volunteered their time to coach and manage the teams.
Harry E from Year 3 is the first student in the school to achieve 100km in the 100K Marathon Club.
The Frontrunner Trackstars Term 4 Programs at Mount Hawthorn Primary School oval will commence on Monday, 16 October at 7.30am to 8.20am and run for 8 weeks. There are two groups: Shooting Stars (Age 6 to 8) and Superstars (Age 9 to 11).
Mount Hawthorn based Floreat Athena FC is excited to enter into a community partnership with Mount Hawthorn Primary School. The partnership will see Floreat Athena run the Aldi Miniroos football (soccer) program in Term 4 for Kindy, Pre-primary and Year 1 students. Floreat Athena is keen to develop the skills of Mount Hawthorn Primary school girls and boys and the Aldi Miniroos program delivers a fun, safe and structured way to teach children the base skills of soccer while keeping fit and active. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGP4UeWCN7I
The program will run from Wednesday, 18 of October at 3.15pm for 6 consecutive weeks.
The cost is normally $60.00 for the 6 week program but Floreat Athena have discounted to $40 for Term 4. All participants receive an Aldi Miniroos pack with Bag, Ball, and water bottle.
More information can be found out about the kick-off program HERE
To register for the program please go to Click HERE
The program manager is Con Poulios firstname.lastname@example.org or 0411184667.
In term 4 each year the students from Pre-primary to Year 6 enjoy weekly sessions of contemporary dance provided by the EDU-DANCE company with lessons held in the hangar. This fantastic program incorporates Physical Education, Arts and the opportunity for students to gain life-long skills in a cooperative environment with their peers. The 9 week program culminates in a series of performances to parents at the end of term. Details and dates will be provided on the school website. Note the charge for Edudance will be included in your Term 4 account. Jen Townsend
The Computer Club is returning for our Year 3 and 4 students for Term 4 in the Harbeck Library and Senior lab on Thursdays from 3.00 to 4.30pm from weeks 1 to 8.
This initiative is supported by our SIS Scientist and parent, UWA lecturer Adrian Keating. Previous computer clubs have inspired and engaged the children and they have gained valuable IT skills and understanding.
Each week a new skill is taught by our UWA student IT experts, using the free online coding language ‘Scratch’. Children will learn how to program their own interactive stories, games, animations and much more and share their creations with others.
Details about the program have been sent home with all Year 3 and 4 students today. Only 50 students can be accommodated so join up ASAP by completing the Google Form. Notification of acceptance to the program will be sent to the email address you provide by Tuesday, 9 October before the first session on Thursday, 11 October 2017. Jen Townsend
Our Year 4 and 5 students have been enjoying Bike Education classes with Mr Slee this term.
They were thrilled to have a visit from the City of Vincent Mayor Emma Cole this week to show their new bike skills!
The school has had a few inquiries about enrolment options for families in future years. We have included the following links from the Education Department and Churchlands SHS and will update the school community as further updates are available.
From CHURCHLANDS SHS Website:
The dental van will be located at Aranmore Primary School next term. If your child needs dental treatment at the van call 0408 926 794 (Monday to Thursday) to make an appointment.
Saturday, 28 October 2017
Fair Website: http://mthawthorncommunityfair.com/
We are looking for various groups to perform a demonstration at the Fair e.g. Martial Arts, Sports or Dance groups etc. who would like to show off their skills. Please contact Jodie Strickland via the above email address if you know of any groups who may be interested.
Please return your raffle tickets or books by Thursday,19 October – sold or unsold. There is a green collection box in the Admin office.
The Fair Map for 2017 has been released! This map may change slightly, but you can see exactly where everything is and who or what is attending.
Fair day logistics and move in schedules have been released to the Fair Coordinators so PLEASE sign up to assist your stall.
The Fair committee needs volunteers to assist with the set up and running on the day. We know you are busy with your stalls, but just 1 hour of your time can make a huge difference to the day. Please sign up HERE