It has been a really smooth start to the school year with students settling into their new classes with sparkling new uniforms and some very on point haircuts. The feedback from teaching staff is that the classes are well balanced and have had a great start.
I would also like to welcome new families to the school community and our Year 5 Teacher Miss Zoe Dinsdale. I am starting to feel my age when staff members are around my eldest boy’s age.
The IPS Review has been signed off and presented to the Schools Board. The review will form the basis of the next phase of strategic planning, which has commenced with staff and the School Board. The review has been placed on the schools website and I encourage all parents to read through the findings.
The facilities and grounds are looking good and the final touches are being made to the enclose the undercover area. The project budget is over $110 000 and has been generously supported by the P&C. It was really unfortunate to see the vandalism that occurred over Christmas in the junior block and the associated costs of cleaning up and replacing carpets.
We have many volunteers who have continued working through the holidays and I would like to highlight the amazing work of the Uniform team led by Kat and Karen . Coordinating uniforms for over 800 students is a significant workload coupled with relocating the shop over the busiest time of the year for them. Through dust and paint they battled on and I know the community value their efforts.
PARENT INFORMATION SESSIONS
The Parent Information Sessions for Year 1 – 6 2018 will be held in the classrooms at the following times:
Year 1 – Thursday, 8 February commencing at 5.30pm
Year 2 – Thursday, 8 February commencing at 6.30pm
Year 3 – Thursday, 15 February commencing at 5.30pm
Year 4 – Thursday, 15 February commencing at 6.30pm
Year 5 – Wednesday, 21 February commencing at 5.30pm
Year 6 – Tuesday, 13 February commencing at 5.30pm
Each session will run for approximately 45 minutes.
Classroom teachers will be providing important information about class routines and procedures, specialist programs, testing, homework and distributing various handouts and forms.
If possible, parents should make alternative arrangements for minding younger children and siblings when attending these sessions, no students should be left unsupervised on the school campus during these sessions.
UPDATE STUDENT DATABASE
To provide the very best care for our students it is essential we have current medical, contact, custodial and emergency contact information at school. If you have made any changes please inform any of our office staff ASAP. Thank you.
The “KISS & DRIVE” on Killarney Street is for quick drop off and pick up only, not leaving your vehicle. Please also be respectful to our local residents by not obstructing access to their properties. The City of Vincent Rangers will be patrolling the school zone at drop off and pick up times over the coming weeks.
SWIMMING – Years 4 – 6
The students have been really enjoying their in-term lessons at Beatty Park in this warm weather.
Thankyou to all the parents and Olivia Townsend for volunteering their time to help with the trials on Tuesday, 6 February. Everything ran extremely efficiently.
The Faction Swimming Carnival will be held on Tuesday, 6 March at HBF Stadium. For information about the carnival see the school website.
Swimming WA will be supporting our carnival by providing a mascot and some prizes.
UWA JUNIOR HOCKEY CLUB
UWA Hockey has been running coaching clinics for Years 1- 3 during PE for the first weeks of Term 1. Registrations for the 2018 season are now open. We welcome all new and existing members to our junior website page to for all information for the upcoming season. Please access this via THIS link. A list of contacts for each age group is also available on this page, should you have any questions about the year ahead or you would like assistance with your registration. We look forward to welcoming you to UWAHC! ‘It’s not just a club, it’s a lifestyle’ Queries UWA Hockey at MHPS – Contact Christopher Gwynne, 0409 881 610 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FLOREAT ATHENA FC
Junior Registration Day Sunday, 11 February 9.00am-12.00pm at Litis Stadium, Britannia Road, Mount Hawthorn. Mount Hawthorn based Floreat Athena FC invites Girls and Boys aged 5 -16 to come down to our Junior Registration Day. Come and enjoy the FREE sausage sizzle, meet the Committee and Coaches and ask any questions you may have in regards to registering your children for the 2018 season.
Monday, 26 February at 7.00pm in the Harbeck Library. Everyone welcome to attend and the positions of Secretary and Treasurer are vacant.
Friday, 16 February from 4.30pm on the beautiful school oval. Click HERE for more information.
CASINO NIGHT IN VEGAS
Friday, 23 March, doors open at 7.30pm for an adults only fun night of gambling, dancing and entertainment with a Vegas theme. Tickets are on sale now at https://www.trybooking.com/SVAO. It is a definitely an event not to miss. Click HERE for more information.
The closing date to place your orders is Tuesday, 13 February 2018.