It was great to see so many parents at the P&C sundowner last Friday. This event reflects the great sense of community we enjoy in Mount Hawthorn with lots of picnic rugs, children running around, laughter and great food! Congratulations to the P&C for organising this wonderful event.
The new building program will commence on Thursday 1 March when the builders McCorkell Constructions take possession of the site. They have extensively briefed both schools about access and movement on the campus, especially for ESC and Pre-primary. All due diligence will be undertaken and the footbridge will still be in operation. Any demolition works will be conducted outside of school hours and in compliance with Government requirements. Ongoing information will be provided via the newsletter. If you require further details or have any concerns please feel free to contact myself or Associate Principal, Perisse Pitsikas at any time.
NAPLAN TESTING FOR YEAR 3 AND 5
15 – 17 MAY 2018
NAPLAN tests the sort of skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life, such as reading, writing, spelling, grammar and numeracy. It is important to remember that NAPLAN is not about passing or failing, but about assessing learning progress. At the classroom level it is one of a number of important tools used by teachers to measure student progress.
Calling for Nominations – Friday, 16 February to Friday, 2 March 2018 The Principals (MHPS and ESC) are calling for nominations from Parents, Community and Staff members for terms commencing at the start of Term 2, 2018. Please see our school website for further information.
Tuesday 3 April students do not attend
Parents please note the Easter Holidays for schools commence on Friday 30 March (Good Friday) and end on Tuesday 3 April – students return to school on Wednesday 4 April 2018.
A reminder that students are required to leave their turned off mobile phones at the office when they arrive at school and collect them at the end of the school day.
YEAR 6 SLIMY SCIENCE
Our Year 6 students are enjoying their chemical science lesson learning about reversible and irreversible changes when mixing materials. They created glitter slime in the process with Professor Frenchenstein – AKA Miss French.
The battery bin located in the Harbeck Library will be emptied on Monday 19 March. They collect all household dry cell batteries including AA, AAA (single use or rechargeable), C, D, button batteries, 9V and 6V.
Friday 2 March 2018 at 9:15am in the Churchlands Concert Hall on Lucca Street. Please RSVP (9441 1700) to Administration for catering purposes.
Auskick families from 2017 – Registrations are open and we are hoping to see all the 2017 boys and girls returning and we look forward to our new Pre-primary group. Year 3 should have received instructions to register for modified footy as you have graduated from Auskick. Register online
Kindness comes in many different shapes and sizes
I’ve seen people stand up for their friends in need
Never be mean to a friend when they are in doubt
Dust off grazes when someone is injured
Nice friends always help
Every little act of kindness counts
Small acts can make someone’s day
Share a funny joke with a friend
By Elizabeth W Year 3 Room 33
Faction Swimming Carnival 2018
Tuesday 6 March at HBF Stadium
All students in Year 4-6 will take part in this event. Students at level 4 or above may swim in 25m events of mixed gender at their year level in freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke. Students who have passed level 6 and above, and who have time-trialled during in-term swimming and can swim the distance at race-level, participate in gender-based events for 50 metres for freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke. Our guidelines are endorsed by Swimming W.A.
Year 4–6 students will depart from school at 8.50am by bus in class groups with their teacher. All students must return in class groups with their teacher, no students can be released to parents from the pool. Students will return on the bus for normal school pickup at 3.00pm.
At 8.40am students are to report to the hangar for checking off in class groups. The bus leaves at 8.50am on the bell and the carnival commences strictly at 9.30am.
Students will have received a note with specific information with a consent form to be completed and returned to the classroom teacher by Thursday 1 March.
Important Dates for Term 1
FRIDAY 23 February
Assembly – Year 3 Room 33 GREEN
MONDAY 26 February
MONDAY 5 March
Public Holiday – Labour Day
TUESDAY 6 March
Faction Swimming Carnival Years 4 – 6
THURSDAY 8 March
Free Dress and Crazy Hair Day
WEDNESDAY 14 March
Liaison Parent Meetings
FRIDAY 16 March
Assembly and Harmony Parade – Year 5 Room 38 GOLD
MONDAY 19 March
In Term Swimming Years 2 and 3 commences
From the P&C
Monday, 26 February at 7.00pm in the Harbeck Library. Everyone welcome to attend and the positions of Secretary and Treasurer are vacant.
The Welcome Sundowner last Friday was a fantastic evening to celebrate with school families being back at school and also Chinese New Year. It was lovely to see so many school families enjoying the evening, despite the forecast inclement weather, and so many kids dancing and having a wonderful time. A huge thanks to the P&C Events committee, Sarah Brown for her fantastic pulled Pork Tacos and all the fantastic volunteers who helped out on the night. We really appreciate your help.
CASINO NIGHT IN VEGAS
The next social event on the P&C calendar is the Casino Las Vegas night on Friday 23 March from 7:30pm at Braithwaite Hall Mount Hawthorn. Come and join in the fun with a spot of gaming and dancing. Dress to impress or Vegas style, meaning your options are open! Tickets are $30 and include:
Entry into the event with $200 “pretend money” to gamble with on the professionally run gaming tables.
Entertainment by Vegas style performers.
Participate in games to win cash prizes.
The possibility to win the Gambler of the Night prize pack!
Plus there will be the usual bar, amazing American style hot dogs and doughnuts for sale.
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What a fantastic event at the WACA on 10 February, we were there to see WA defeat NSW . Thanks to Justin Bird for organising the day and Shaun Marsh for providing the tickets! The Mount Hawthorn Goats ran a Dads meet and greet’ at the Paddington, where over 30 people gathered to talk kids, families and how lucky we are to have our kids go to MHPS.
Sunday 11 March “Beach Day at Floreat Beach” from 10.00am to 1.00pm: