Next week is National Science Week 2018 (Week 5). The theme for this year is Game Changers and Change Makers. Each morning next week, the Year 6 students will be making a PA announcement telling students about some of the major game changers and change makers of each century and how they have contributed to our lives with their discoveries, research and inventions
Teachers have planned a variety of activities in the classrooms including guest speakers, culminating in 3 thirty minute Assemblies on Wednesday 15 August commencing at 9.00am in the Undercover Area, led by Dr Bruce Webber. Parents are welcome to attend.
A full wrap up of the week’s activities from our Year 6 Leaders will be posted on the school website.
This is the perfect opportunity for us to highlight the talent we have in our community with expertise in science related fields which fit nicely with the STEM programme within the school. Parents will also be invited to be involved in a number of projects throughout the year supporting our STEM and STEAM projects.
We are also looking forward to Book Week commencing on Monday 20 August, see details about the planned activities in this newsletter.
The Year 4 and 5 students are currently participating in a bike education course, conducted by Mr Mike Slee. He is an enthusiastic and very experienced rider in his own right and is guiding the children through a range of fun exercises aimed at improving the children’s control skills, cycling etiquette and cycle safety. The children gain invaluable knowledge and insight into safe cycling as a result of these lessons.
The play equipment from The Mezz has been modified and installed in the play area adjacent to undercover area, which has proved to be very popular with the children. Many thanks to Travis Lithgow for organising this. The Playground next to the Education Support Centre is still under construction and we are awaiting clarity on the progress from the builders. I will update the parent community when we have more information.
The Book Week Parade is being held on Friday 24 August at the Friday morning GOLD Assembly hosted by Year 1 Rooms 1 and 12. Following the assembly there will be a Book Week parade of Pre-primary to Year 6 students dressed as their favourite character. Book Week activities such as the parade are held to highlight the importance of literature in the lives and education of Australian Children and to celebrate the role of Australian authors who create these wonderful stories and characters for primary school students to enjoy. This year’s theme is “Find your Treasure”.
Just let your child’s imagination run wild and find their treasure. Find Your Treasure ideas can come from a whole range of your children’s favourite literature and characters.
The parade will be held on the tiger turf (weather permitting) or in the hangar. Please encourage your child to dress up. The parade is a great opportunity for us all at Mount Hawthorn Primary School to celebrate our love of reading, characters and authors.
The library is excited to announce our favourite time of the year, Children’s Book Week. This year the theme is “Find Your Treasure”. Do you dare to enter the dragon’s lair and find your treasure?
The students are voting for their favourite book, from the shortlist. Will it be the Judge’s choice? Stay tuned as the winning books will be announced at the Assembly. Will Captain Underpants make a special visit to the colourful and crazy dress up parade?
To top off the festivities we will be holding the famous book sale bonanza. Pre-loved books will be on sale for 50c on Friday 24 August. Bag a bargain during recess and lunch on the library verandah.
Pop into the library if you have any questions, as you may meet a dragon.
Julie Kelly – Librarian
FIRST AID FOCUS 2018
Throughout Weeks 3 and 4 all students from Pre-primary to Year 5 participated in the First Aid Focus Program run by St John Ambulance. This is an annual incursion where the students are informed or refresh their knowledge, on how to manage an emergency situation. Students are instructed in procedures such as when to dial 000 to caring for someone who is unconscious. The program is so valuable we are currently organising for our Kindergarten students to participate in the program.
Cherrie Fletcher – Year 4 Teacher
Bruce Cup Selection
The 2018 Bruce Cup trials were held at the State Tennis Centre on Saturday, 21 and Sunday 22 July 2018. Justine H from Year 6 Room 21 has been selected to represent WA at the 2018 Interstate Tennis 12’s Competition. Well done Justine!
This is a timely reminder regarding students at risk of anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a severe, rapidly progressive allergic reaction which is potentially life threatening. The most common allergens in school aged children are peanuts, eggs, tree nuts (e.g. cashews), cow’s milk, fish and shellfish, wheat, soy, sesame and certain insect venom (particularly bee stings).
Mount Hawthorn Primary School (MHPS) has over 30 students/staff that are at risk of anaphylaxis. The school strives to be an “Allergy Aware‟ school. (“Nut Free‟ is different). MHPS continues to be proactive to reduce risks eg camps, canteen. The policy is designed to reduce the risk of inadvertent exposure as far as practicable.
Please help us reduce the risk to keep student safe by avoiding these foods coming into the school.
Louise Swain – Associate Principal
If you have a child who is 4 years old by 30 June 2019 and you wish to enrol them at our school for Kindergarten next year, please notify our school office ASAP.
Visit our enrolments page or the front office to apply.
From the P&C
Start planning to bake for your child’s faction at the Faction Athletics Carnival on Thursday 30 August 2018. Bake a batch of cupcakes, (please only one batch per family) to receive faction tokens! The cupcakes can be purchased for a gold coin. Bring your cakes down to Menzies Park on carnival day. Please do not leave any containers, transfer the cakes straight to platters.
Volunteer to man the stall by emailing Jenny Petroboni, email@example.com, or sign up on the day. It’s fun to do and much appreciated.
The P&C are going old school and are running a Lamington Drive!
Simply order delicious Chocolate or Raspberry Lamingtons at $10 for a 6 pack, and the school gets $3.50 per pack. What a delicious deal!
Order by 3.00pm Monday 20 August then collect the lamingtons from the undercover area at the Book Week Assembly on Friday 24 August from 8.30am. Please bring your own bag when collecting the lamingtons.
Place your order form in the green box at the canteen, green box in the front office or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or be paper free and pay via QKR!.
The colour lap-a-thon is back! After lunch on Friday 21 September the children will head to Menzies Park to run and raise vital funds for the school. This year we are raising money to build a shelter for the Kiss & Ride, adding tree canopy to the school entrance and a visitors location map. Lap-a-thon sponsorship forms will be available shortly.
YEAR 6 GRADUATION LIGHTING
Do you know about stage lighting? Have access to lighting or a data projector to use outside in daylight? Know someone who does? The Year 6 graduation needs your expertise. Please contact Sonia Siamos if you can help email@example.com
The Mount Hawthorn Mountain Goats Champion Dads have been hard at it again coming up with the Fathering Project events for term 3.
On Saturday 18 August, we are going to the WAFL match at Leederville Oval. Don’t worry if you’re not into the footy as we’ll have activities going on through the afternoon, though bring a ball for a kickabout if you are. As part of the event, we’re organising a big bike ride down to the ground from Axford Park, going along the Bike Boulevarde. Bring your bikes and join in the fun. There is a small entry fee for each Dad, kids are free. If you want to come along, sign up on Eventbrite.
This term’s Dads Pub Night will take place on Saturday 1 September at the Paddo. Come on down for a chat and some refreshments! We’re always happy to hear your ideas for future events too.
On Sunday 26 August we have a Fathers Day (almost) sausage sizzle at Bunnings Osborne Park to raise some funds. Please help out or just come along and buy a snag and say “Hi”!
We hope to see you all at some of the events through the next few months. We’ll be gearing up for the big camp out in Term 4 too! Check out our Facebook page for information about all our events.
Important Dates for Term 3
FRIDAY 10 August 2018
Assembly – Year 3 Room 29 GOLD
MONDAY 13 August 2018
Science week commences
WEDNESDAY 15 August 2018
Parent Liaison and School Board Meetings
FRIDAY 17 August 2018
Assembly Year 5 Room 35 GREEN
MONDAY 20 August 2018
Book Week commences
TUESDAY 21 August 2018
Music Parent Information Evening
FRIDAY 24 August 2018
Assembly Year 1 Rooms 1 & 12 GOLD and Book Dress Up Parade
Registration for Spring Netball Competition (run Tuesdays Term 4) now open for Year 3 to Year 6. No experience required. Contact Allison Rolfe (Mt Hawthorn Primary School Netball Club Coordinator) for details: firstname.lastname@example.org or 04084934
COMMUNITY BAKE OFF
The Community Bake Off will be held on Saturday 1 September, from 2.00pm to 4.00pm, at the Mount Hawthorn Braithwaite Main Hall, Scarborough Beach Rd, Mount Hawthorn. Entry is free (and no football on!). Last year the largest category was the children’s section, which we have expanded to two categories, primary and high school. To be eligible to enter, you must reside within the electorate of Perth.
It’s free to enter, with entries accepted via an form online HERE
John Carey MLA
POP-UP SKATE EVENT
Mount Hawthorn HUB Sunday 12 August 12.00pm-4.00pm at Coogee St Car Park Mount Hawthorn. Click HERE for more details.
You can now enrol your children in VacSwim swimming lessons during the October and December/January school holidays.
Your children can join in the fun of learning to swim at pools and open water venues across the State.