Congratulations to Katie Hardman for organising the “One Big Voice” concert for our students. It was a very impressive evening and I really enjoyed that fact that our students were involved for the whole concert. The feedback I have had from parents declared it was stunning from an audience perspective. I would like to acknowledge our staff members and parent volunteers who attended for the day to help out.
FACTION ATHLETICS CARNIVAL
The faction athletics carnival is fast approaching so keep up to date by checking THIS POST for information.
The jumps, throws and distance events will be held on Monday 27 August at school and Menzies Park for finalists only.
The Carnival will be held on Thursday 30 August at Menzies Park commencing at 9.15am.
If wet weather is predicted, parents will be informed ASAP via FlexiBuzz, Liaison Parents and this website if we need to postpone the carnival day. If the long term forecast is for inclement weather we will make the change early. Please do not call the school office. The backup date is Thursday 6 September.
We would love some parent helpers to set up in the morning, please let the school office know if you can help out early in the morning.
Please do not double park or park illegally, walk to Menzies Park if you can.
The canteen will be closed on Carnival Day, Thursday 30 August.
On Monday 27 August the Distance Finalists will have an early lunch.
It was an absolute thrill to walk around our school to see students in Kindy to Year 6 involved in activities recognising Science Week. The high number of parents who assisted shows the volunteering spirit of our community. I am confident many of our students will become Game Changers due to the inspirational assembly presentations by Dr Bruce Webber on Wednesday morning.
We also launched WES the cute little mascot. Thanks to Pippa Scheepers from Gunslinger Digital, who is also a school parent, for creating WES especially for us. Our creative Year 6 student leaders came up with the clever name WES – Waste, Energy and Sustainability.
For more information and pics of the many activities during the week see our school website.
The proceeds from the P&C organised Lap-a-thon on the last day of term, 21 September will be used towards providing cover for the 50 students per day using the Kiss and Ride and also increase the tree canopy cover at the front entrance. See details and forms below.
If your family is intending to leave our school next year please let us know ASAP to assist with our planning for 2019.
John Burke, the Principal of the new Inner City College (Planning Name) will be hosting some Parent Information Sessions about his vision for the new high school and to seek feedback from prospective parents. Three sessions will be held initially on Tuesday 11 September with priority offered to parents of children in Year 5 and then Year 4. Further sessions will be offered for all parents at a later date.
WENDY BINKS VISIT
On Thursday 16 August the children in Years 1 and 2 were lucky to have visiting author and illustrator Wendy Binks come and talk to the children about all aspects of creating books.
She demonstrated and we drew the most amazing pictures of Stripey the Emu. We learnt that drawing is very simple and could complete pictures very quickly. It was a great warm up for Bookweek.
ASSEMBLY AND DRESS UP PARADE
A reminder for students to dress up as their favourite book character for the the parade following the Assembly tomorrow morning, hosted by Year 1 Rooms 1 and 12. All parents are welcome to attend.
There will also be a Giant Secondhand Book Sale of pre-loved books. Bag a bargain for 50c during recess and lunch on the library verandah.
OUR AMAZING ART MURAL
At the beginning of the term, after class discussions, and looking at the wall at the back of the canteen that needed repainting, we decided to paint a mural of Lake Monger.
We started by drawing animals that we know inhabit Lake monger. As part of our focus on aboriginal art and in conjunction with NAIDOC week we decided to look at contemporary aboriginal artists and use this art style as a basis for our work.
We set to work in groups to draw a wetland landscape. One composition was chosen for the base and we added sections from everyone’s work to make it look awesome.
Mrs Edmiston and Ms Ayres (Artist in Residence) transferred the drawings onto the canteen wall.
We worked in small groups with Ms Ayres to paint our wall. Eventually we completed the wall and now it looks amazing. Please take time to visit our masterpiece.
Designed and painted by Year 5 Room 38 students
ONE BIG VOICE
On Friday 17 August our choir, The Hawthorn Hummers sang at One Big Voice at Perth Arena. We sang eleven songs with 4000 students, each singing different parts to make one big harmonious sound. Wearing our new choir shirts, we both looked and sounded amazing. I was bursting with pride. Well done to Lyla B, Hannah M, Aya N, Jasmine J, Isobel K, Hayley T and Mackenzie B who were part of a vocal or instrumental group up on the big stage.
Hawthorn Hummers Rock!
Mrs Hardman – Music Specialist Teacher
Congratulations to all of the Year 5 and 6 students who competed in the recent WA Schools Hockey Carnival. This year Mount Hawthorn Primary School fielded 2 teams in the competition with both teams performing very well over 5 games on the day. Our carnival was closed out with a local “derby” between the 2 MHPS teams, and it was Blue Socks taking the honours over Green Socks. Congratulations to all the players who competed, and thank you to the parents who assisted with coaching, managing and transport on the day.
DRESS AS A FARMER DAY
Our Year 6 Student Leaders have initiated this fundraiser for Drought Relief.
Students are asked to come dressed as a farmer on Friday 7 September and bring a gold coin donation to help our Aussie farmers who are suffering through the drought.
We have had several cases reported recently. It is really important that children DO NOT attend school until the GP gives a clearance, as it could seriously compromise the health of students and staff who are at Medical Risk.
From the P&C
Don’t forget to bring your own bag to collect your lamingtons on Friday morning. We will also have a coffee van onsite to keep you warm!
The canteen will be closed on Athletics Faction Carnival day, Thursday 30 August (or Back Up Day on Thursday 6 September).
Our canteen is in desperate need of volunteers. Sarah, our canteen manager, needs help making sandwiches, baking the famous milo cookies, some other easy food prep and counter service over recess and lunch. There are 3 short sessions to fill each day so bring a friend and help your school. Helping in the canteen is fun and easy – click the “Sign Up” button in this link to volunteer some time. Your email address will not be shared.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or sign up on the day. It’s fun to do and much appreciated.
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.
Thanks to those who came down to Leederville Oval for our trip to the WAFL game on Saturday. Once again the weather was kind and kids and dads had lots of fun. The ride to the ground was a big success with about 40 cyclists meeting at Axford Park before heading down the Bike Boulevarde. Thanks to the City of Vincent for installing some bike racks at the ground.
This term’s Dads Pub Night will take place on Saturday 1 September at the Paddo. Come on down for a chat, adult refreshments and deep-fried fingerfood! We’re always happy to hear your ideas for future events too. Sign-up to come along here.
Assembly Year 1 Rooms 1 & 12 GOLD and Book Dress Up Parade
MONDAY 27 August 2018
Faction Athletics Distance, Jumps and Throws Competition
THURSDAY 30 August 2018
Faction Athletics Carnival
FRIDAY 31 August 2018
Assembly Year 2 Room 7 GREEN
FRIDAY 7 September
Dress as a Farmer Day
TRITON FLIPPABALL REGISTRATION
Triton Water Polo club invites new and past FlippaBall players(6-12yo) to register for the 2018/19 season held term 4 and term 1 at Beatty Park Polo. Triton already has club members from Mount Hawthorn so come and join the fun. For details see attached flyer and Triton website.
TRIPLE P PARENT SEMINAR
Raising confident, competent children. Tuesday 4 September 9.00am – 11.00am at Kyilla Primary School. Click HERE for further details.