Over the past month I have had the pleasure of observing our students perform, compete and represent Mount Hawthorn magnificently. Our Music program has been a wonderful advertisement for our school community and the sportsmanship and behaviour displayed by all students at the Faction Carnival was exemplary. One of the positive aspects of having a large school is the ability to run programs and employ staff to cater for the talents of our students. I acknowledged our wonderful music staff last newsletter and would like to acknowledge Mrs Putt and Mrs Kenny for coordinating an event yesterday that was only just a little smaller than the Olympics!
Shakespeare were the winning Faction with 882 points followed by Braithwaite with 787, Menzies 755 and Axford with 723.
Well done Braithwaite for being awarded the Bonus Points Shield.
Everyone enjoyed a magnificent sunny day and it was a great atmosphere at our carnival yesterday. We would like to thank those parents who volunteered to help set up and pack up on both our carnival days and David Mort (our school gardener) for all his hard work and “can do” attitude to prepare the grounds.
As always the P&C cup cake stall was a huge hit at the carnival and I would like to acknowledge Jenny Petroboni and her team of helpers for taking on the task of organising it.
For a full wrap up on the Athletics Carnival including all the champions including lots of fantastic pictures taken by Tracy Denham and Lisa Gleeson check the school website tomorrow.
Information will be sent home with students selected to compete in the Interschool Competition.
It is great to see that the after school sports programs continue to be extremely successful and well run by all volunteers. It is very reassuring that the coaching reflects the inclusive values of the school community. I also wanted to reinforce that the school’s facilities can be used for these groups for wind-ups and also meetings for volunteers if required.
SPECIAL EDITION NEWSLETTER
There will be a special edition of the school newsletter published tomorrow with information about the Pre-primary build and the Jackson Bay Fig Tree.
Save the date for our SCHOOL OPEN MORNING on Thursday, 19 October 2017
Please do not enter classrooms with your children before 8.30am in the mornings, even if they are open. Teachers are preparing for their school day and use this time to set up their room.
If your child will not be returning next year please let us know ASAP to assist with our planning for 2018.
It was fantastic to be in the audience watching the Band and Orchestra compete in the ABODA Music Festival last weekend. The competition is mainly for Secondary Schools with Mount Hawthorn Primary School being one of the few Primary Schools participating. The students performed in the novice category and blew the adjudicators away with the quality of their performance. My thanks go out to both teachers and parent volunteers for their collective efforts.
BOOK WEEK PARADE
It was a fantastic day for our Book Week dress up parade on Friday, 25 August. Mr Norman was a wonderful MC and many parents enjoyed the fantastic costumes depicting their favourite book character worn by teachers and students.
To celebrate the special people in our lives, Room 14 had a VIP breakfast. We showered our special guests with presents, love and laughter as we played games and stuffed our bellies with yummy food cooked by Miss Vearing. Year 1 Room 14
YEAR 6 ROVING REPORTERS
This article is about riding your bike to school and how to use it safely.
Here are some tips that you HAVE to follow:
Always wear a helmet – If you are in Year 4 or 5, you will currently be doing Bike Ed. At the start of the first lesson, Mr Slee would have taught you how to do your helmet up PROPERLY. If you have not done Bike Ed, here are the steps:
Put your helmet on, then buckle up the strap. You then put two fingers under the strap, and tighten until you can tighten no more. Then take your fingers out of the strap. Done.
Walk your bike through the school – DON’T RIDE. Do not ride your bike in the school grounds because you might run into a parent or a small child. To all the kids at our school who ride a bike we request you to hop off your bike when nearing the school grounds and wheel it to the bike stand.
Always lock your bike up with a bike lock. If you don’t have one, chain it up to your friend’s bike.
By Noah and Jada Year 6 Room 22
SCHOOL BATTERY COLLECTION
The collection of batteries from our school battery bin in The Harbeck Library occur during the week commencing Monday 4 September so make sure you remember to bring in your old household dry cell batteries including AA, AAA (single use or rechargeable), C, D, button batteries, 9V and 6V.
Important Dates for Term 2
Friday, 8 September
Assembly Year 2 Room 11 GREEN
Friday, 15 September
Assembly Year 2 Room 8 GOLD
Safety House Show – Pre-primary to Year 6
Monday, 18 September
School Photos at Kindy
Interschool Athletics – Half Day
School Speakers Awards – Year 6
Tuesday, 19 September
School Photos at Kindy
Wednesday, 20 September
Interschool Athletics Whole Day
Thursday, 21 September
Band Tour Year 5 and 6
From the P&C
Many thanks to those families who baked and decorated all the magnificent cupcakes for the Faction Carnival yesterday. We raised $2,400.00 for P&C fundraising. Current projects include enclosing the undercover area and providing curriculum support to the school.
The grounds committee wish to thank The City of Vincent for their generous donation of plants for our school gardens. Thanks also to Jodie Ferdinando and Dave our school gardener for planting them today!
Community Fair News
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.
FAIR RIDE FUND
Kids, make sure you do extra jobs on the weekend, because the Mount Hawthorn Old School Community Fair is running a “Fair Ride Fund.”
Bring your change (50c minimum) and we will save it to your fund then you can collect your ride tokens at the fair. The Fair Ride Fund will run every Monday morning during the term until the fair. Come and visit us from 8.15am to 8.45am in the undercover area.