There was a fantastic atmosphere at the carnival and our Faction Captains led their factions magnificently. The competition was as hot as the day and the sportspersonship really set the tone for the day.
A great deal of organisation goes into the day and Mrs Putt, Mrs Kenny and Mrs Townsend certainly made sure it ran smoothly. The staff and many parent volunteers worked with a smile in very noisy conditions and made sure everyone had a great day full of many memories.
Congratulations to Braithwaite and all the Champions and Runners Up (below) and we look forward to the upcoming Interschool Carnival.
The number of applications received within the timeline matched the number of vacancies; therefore there is no requirement to hold an election.
I would like to welcome new parent members Marlene Kornides, Amanda Derbyshire (P&C) and Shelley Blechynden (Community Representative) to the Board, and Staff Representatives Cailie Spencer and Perisse Pitsikas.
I would also like to acknowledge retiring members Lorena Rock and Tina Watkins and thank them for their efforts and contributions over a long period of time.
Both Dr Alison Harman (Principal ESC) and I are looking forward to working with members and we are very keen to commence work at the next Board Meeting on Wednesday 28 March.
KISS & RIDE
We are working closely with representatives from the P&C, School Board and City of Vincent to implement a new trial for the Kiss & Ride on Killarney Street. We will publish updates for parents in this newsletter.
Congratulations to our newly elected Year 6 Student Councillors for Semester 1. Room 21 – Olivia S and Cooper D, Room 22 – Lauren S and Lyla B, Room 23 – Maria B and Rafe Y.
THE WORLD’S GREATEST SHAVE
On Thursday 8 March the students at Mount Hawthorn Primary school will be holding their first fundraiser for 2018. This initiative has come from Max, Matt and Drew, three of our Year 6 students. They have volunteered to have their heads shaved in support of ”The World’s Greatest Shave” which this year is raising money for research into blood cancer.
To support the boys, and this cause, all students may come to school in free dress and with crazy hair on this day and students are asked to make a gold coin donation.
At 1.20pm the three boys will have their heads shaved by Drew’s mother who is a hairdresser. No other students will be allowed to have their heads shaved by Mrs Corry.
The Pre-primary to Year 2 students will not be in the playground at this time so the three boys will come to each of their classrooms to show their shaved heads.
HARMONY ASSEMBLY AND PARADE
On Friday 16 March Room 38 will host the annual Harmony Day Assembly. All students are asked to wear the traditional costume of a country, or the Harmony colour orange. Students are asked to donate a gold coin towards the Adopt A School Program which goes directly to our sister school in Bali. This is a whole school assembly for Years PP-6 and will be held in the Hangar. A parade of costumes will follow the assembly.
Forms are available at the school office to help you complete your registration for this year’s footy tipping comp. You can pay cash or by credit card – $30.00 is the fee.
We are holding an information night for parents of students in Years 3-6 including all band and orchestra students on Monday 19 March at 6.30pm in the Harbeck Library.
This information session will give an overview of the music program and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you there.
Katie Hardman, Specialist Music Teacher
MLSHS PROSPECTIVE PARENT NIGHT
The information evening for the Specialist Art Program (known as SVAPA ) will be held on Thursday 8 March and The “Choosing Lawley” Information evening will be held on Wednesday 28 March. Although these evenings are most relevant to current Year 6 families, all are welcome to attend.
Important Dates for Term 1
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
MONDAY 19 March 2018
Music Parent Information Session
FRIDAY 23 March 2018
P&C Casino Night in Vegas for Parents
WEDNESDAY 28 March 2018
School Board Meeting
TUESDAY 3 April 2018
Easter Tuesday – Students DO NOT attend school.
From the P&C
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.
Click HERE for more information. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can assist with volunteering on the evening and during the day to set up.
SCHOOL BANKING NEWS
Term 1 – School Banking is run on Tuesday mornings from 8:15 to 8:45am in the Harbeck Library.
This year the Super Savers Grand Prize is a family trip to Hawaii.
For more information click HERE
The Mount Hawthorn Mountain GOATs are hosting a morning at the beach for all MHPS Dads and Kids. It will take place at Floreat Beach on Sunday 11 March between 10am and 1pm. It will be a great chance to spend some fun time with your kids and an opportunity to get creative as a family and demonstrate your sandcastle building skills!
There will be kids and dads races, the family sandcastle building competition (with special guest judge) and a treasure hunt. Afterwards, we’ll be cooking up a storm on the BBQs and making lunch for all. We are asking for $10 (plus booking fee) per family to cover food, prizes, equipment and a small donation to the Fathering Project.
Please let us know you’re coming and make your donation by using this Eventbrite link.
Don’t worry if your child is not confident in the ocean, all activities will take place on the beach.