15 November 2018
15 November 2018
This is an exciting new initiative developed by members of the school board Relationships Subcommittee to gain a point of reference to utilise more effectively potential ways parents can provide assistance to the school. Please see attached flyer for more info and how to access.schooLINK6016 has also been developed to further strengthen our relationships with the families and neighbourhood community of Mount Hawthorn and in doing so build a community network that will enhance educational outcomes for our school. Please check out schooLINK6016 on our school website and take the time to complete the questionnaire.
On Friday 9 November all students in Pre-primary to Year 6 at Mount Hawthorn Primary School (MHPS) and the Education Support Centre participated in a Remembrance Ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1. Also our Student Councillors attended the Axford Park and ANZAC Cottage Ceremonies on Sunday. We are proud to work with our local community on such important occasions. Special thanks to former student Rohan D for his excellent bugle playing. Visit our school website for a full wrap up with lots of pics and some fantastic poems from Year 4.
Our annual music assembly was held on Thursday 8 November and once again showcased the school’s exemplary music program. Our Pre-primary to Year 3 students enjoyed exceptional items from the band, orchestra, choir and individual classes. Our music program enjoys an outstanding reputation but without the tireless work of key people who volunteer so much of their own time it would not come together. Thanks to the parents who volunteer, without you we couldn’t do it! Of course big thanks to Mrs Hardman who is the glue that holds it all together. Mrs Hardman coordinated the Music Assembly, oversees the Mount Hawthorn Hummers Choir and seeks opportunities for them to perform in the wider community at various events and venues. Much of this is done in her own time. Mr John Burke, the Principal of the new Inner City College, attended the assembly and was in awe of the quality, talent and behaviour of all the students. He fully understands the importance of these programs for secondary school.
There is an exciting opportunity to bring Little Athletics closer to a venue near you! We are seeking parents and members of our community who are keen to explore the notion of establishing a Little Athletic s Club at Litis Stadium (Floreat Athena). The School Boards and P&C’s from Mount Hawthorn Primary and neighbouring schools in the City of Vincent see this as an opportunity to not only strengthen our relationship with the local community but to utilise a facility with great resources that would serve the community into the future. With your support and endorsement we have a real chance at developing a state of the art facility to be accessed by our local community.
We are looking for interested parents who are prepared to help establish a Little Athletics State facility in the near future, which could be accessed by everyone from the City of Vincent. There is broad support from Floreat Athena and the City of Vincent.
We are seeking expressions of interest to:
Please email MountHawthorn.PSAdmin@education.wa.edu.au to express your interest in participating and/ or willingness to be involved.
As the warmer weather approaches we typically see more kids out and about on weekends. Recently we were disappointed to have uncovered evidence of teenagers on our school site inappropriately using our school facilities including unsociable behaviour and use of drug paraphernalia. This is a police matter. With the use of our CCTV footage many offenders are easily identified.
Please be aware that if your child is on the school grounds unsupervised during weekends and school holidays there is a risk that they may be implicated.
If you witness any suspicious behaviour at our school please contact Ed Security Ph: 9264 4632 or the Wembley Police Ph: 9214 7100.
Four students from Rooms 21, 22 and 23 were selected to represent Mount Hawthorn Primary School (MHPS) at an interschool debating competition at the City of Cambridge Council Chambers on Wednesday 14 November. As the affirmative side, Aya, Isabella and Dylan debated against Kapinara Primary School on the topic ‘That Australia should introduce a tax on foods that are high in sugar’. Mia was a very capable Chairman. Mount Hawthorn Primary School is to be congratulated for putting up a very good argument to come out the winning team. Other schools debating were City Beach, Lake Monger, West Leederville and Floreat Primary Schools. The students picked up lots of tips on how to improve their skills and had an enjoyable morning. Our thanks go to the Principal of Kapinara Primary School, Elizabeth Blackwell, for organising the morning. Jane Gillies – Year 6 Teacher
All Year 6 students took part in the Young Innovators Competition for 2018. You may have enjoyed seeing their entries at the School Open Morning where they displayed their products and portfolios. For a full wrap up of all the winners and finalists visit our school website.
On Wednesday 14 November, the 2018 Year 6 Student Councillors visited Parliament House accompanied by Mrs Rock and Mrs Mears. Everyone enjoyed a sumptuous silver service luncheon hosted by John Carey MLA for Perth. Even though Parliament was not sitting Mr Carey took the students on a short informative tour of the Legislative Assembly.
Last term 60 students from Years 4, 5 and 6 participated in the Australian Mathematics Competition. This competition is held nationally and involves solving extremely challenging Maths problems. Our students performed well with 19 students receiving a Distinction and 5 students receiving a High Distinction. Ezekiel T (Year 4) not only earned himself a High Distinction, but was also awarded the Best In School Award. Congratulations to Ezekiel and all of the other participants. Sarah Kalebic – Mathematics Curriculum Leader
Gold boxes have been placed in all classrooms. These boxes are to support the Hawaiian Giving Box Appeal. This initiative is designed to help give WA families in need a happier Christmas. The school has committed to supporting this in line with our relationship with local community businesses, the Mezz. We are hoping to fill them up with goods that will be of use to families in need before Christmas. If students could bring one item to school and place in class box, together, we will have a massive impact on increasing the amount of goods available to be distributed. Some suggested items include canned vegetables, canned ham, canned fruit, canned fish, dry goods, new toys, disposable nappies, new clothes (adults or kids), new books, Christmas pudding etc. Thank you for your anticipated support. Perisse Pitsikas – Associate Principal
The Lions Christmas Cake and Pudding program has been a major fund raising project of Lions Australia since 1965 and raised more than $56 million. The proceeds from this project are donated back into the community. Our school has gratefully received $6500 from the Floreat Lions Club.
These Christmas delicious cakes are available for purchase at our school canteen or look out for them at upcoming Assemblies.
1 kg is $13.00
1.5kg is $17.00
In Weeks 4 and 5 during Physical Education classes our Pre-primary to Year 6 students all enjoyed participating in a cricket clinic provided by Jesse the WACA School Development officer. They learnt lots of great skills including batting, bowling and fielding. Anita Putt – Physical Education teacher.
Help WES to save our environment by safely disposing of your old batteries. Throwing used batteries into the rubbish bin is dangerous as the chemicals can leak and contaminate the ground. At Mount Hawthorn Primary we have a special battery collection bin located in the library. Just pop them in the bin (no plastic bags please) and they are safely disposed to ensure our animals and earth are protected. The battery collection bin in the library will be emptied in the week commencing Monday 19 November 2018. We can recycle your household dry cell batteries including AA, AAA (single use or rechargeable), C, D, button batteries, 9V and 6V. Be a Power Ranger and start collecting your old batteries. WES and our school community appreciate your support! Jen Meyer – Science Specialist teacher.
The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Tablet Program for Year 5 students will continue in 2019. We will be holding a Parent Information Session on Tuesday, 27 November commencing at 6.00pm for interested parents in the Harbeck Library.
Please see the school website to download the Edudance Concert Timetable.
Enjoy Billy G’s Gourmet Cookie Dough this Christmas! Choose from 10 gourmet cookie dough flavours. There is sure to be one flavour to satisfy any cookie lover. Orders close 26 November and they must be collected on Tuesday 11 December at 2.30pm.
Place your order online now. Order forms are available from the front office or canteen. Please drop these back to the front office.
Mount Hawthorn Primary School Neighbourhood Honey is sourced from hives in our local area making it extra special. We are offering two sizes, 310g for $9.00 and 500g for $12.00. They will make perfect Christmas gifts. Order via QKR! or using the attached form. Orders close Friday 30 November and can be collected Tuesday 11 December at 2.30pm.
The Mountain Goats Big Camp Out 2018 takes place on the school oval this Saturday night. It’s going to be a great event, with loads of activities planned – treasure hunt, inflatable soccer, a paper plane contest, capture the flag and much more. We’ll have Charlie’s Pizza onsite on Saturday and bacon rolls and coffee on Sunday morning. There are only a few remaining spots, so sign-up now if you want to come along.
The Dads’ hair-braiding event, hosted by Hairlarious Kidz was a super fun night for dads and daughters and there were plenty of hair triumphs… and some disasters! There was tons of delicious food supplied by local Mezz restaurants (special shout to Mount Hawthorn Fish and Chips) for all. Thanks to Bec and the team for making it happen!
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