The Disco on Friday night was a fantastic success, thanks to the Mountain Goat dads who were fantastic crowd control (and easy to identify in their red T-shirts), the wonderful DJ teachers and Sonia, Tracey, Scott and their team of hardworking P&C parents.
It was really pleasing to see our Year 6 students helping with the disco organisation and especially supporting the Kindy and ESC students on the night, demonstrating the inclusivity we are striving for and importantly they helped clean up at the end of the night.
There was a great vibe around the campus with parents enjoying a social chat and the kids had an awesome time. Unfortunately my hamstring was playing up so I was unable to show off my dance moves, however I’m looking forward to busting a move on the dance floor next year!
What a fantastic result – the total raised is $23,000! Thank you to all our amazing parents who supported this fundraising event.
Congratulations to all the prize winners:
Winning class – Year 1 Room 1 $1347.00 will enjoy lunch at Braithwaite Park.
$50.00 Rebel Vouchers
Laura G PP Rm 19
Cordette K Year 3 Room 31
Toby S Year 5 Room 36
Alex M Year 5 Room 38
NO DOGS ON SCHOOL OVAL PLEASE
Please remember not to bring dogs onto the school oval, especially on weekends, as our grounds committee is working hard to maintain the grass and doggie waste damages the turf.
REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY
The school will be holding a Remembrance Day Ceremony on Friday 9 November commencing at 9.00am. Over past years this ceremony has been low key compared with the ANZAC Ceremony. As this year is the 100th anniversary of the signing of the peace treaty that ended World War 1 in France, the school’s ceremony will incorporate more aspects. This will include the laying of flowers by two students from each year level. Any students who belong to a service group are encouraged to wear the uniform of the group. During the two weeks prior to the ceremony students are asked to donate a gold coin towards the purchase of a poppy. They will be given the poppy to wear on the morning of the ceremony. Bronwen Mears
On Thursday 25 October the Mt Hawthorn Area Band, directed by Mr Dale Pointon went on tour.
They performed at schools Kyilla, Maylands- Peninsula and Jolimont where some of the talented band members are from.
The audience were impressed by the talents and achievements of the band students and loved hearing the different instruments.
Congratulations on representing our school so well. We are proud of all you have achieved this year and can’t wait to hear you at the Mount Hawthorn Music Assembly on Thursday 8 November. Special thanks to Shari McKeown and the amazing team of parents who made this tour run so smoothly.
Everyone is invited to join us for the 2018 Music Assembly on Thursday 8 November in The Hangar at 9.00am. Enjoy some community singing and watch our talented Year 4 – 6 students perform. Please note the change of date!
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC SCHOOL SERVICES (SIM)
During Term 3 and early in Term 4 all Year 2, 3 and 4 students were involved in the Musical Aptitude Indicator Test during their music lessons with Mrs Hardman and Mrs Smart. Results of the test, and consultation with classroom teachers regarding suitability for the IMSS program, have been considered in making students an offer in the program. Successful students will be notified today if they have been either short listed or received an offer.
Mrs Hardman – Music Specialist
INNER CITY COLLEGE
It’s a hive of activity for Stage 1 of the new Inner City College (planning name) site in Subiaco! Over the next 15 months, the college’s modern, purpose-built facilities will take shape including classrooms, science and technology laboratories, a library, an auditorium, and administration and student services.
Last Thursday’s Parent Information Session on the Inner City College attracted a very large audience. John Burke, Principal of ICC, provided an update, and executives from the Department of Education were also present to answer parent queries. John will be attending our Music Assembly and will be happy to answer any parent questions after the performances.
The Education Department website has lots of information and details of intake areas. Parents can contact the Department on 9285 3600 with any queries about the boundaries for the new school or out-of-catchment applications.
This week, Pre-primary and Year One classes have been going to Beatty Park for swimming lessons. Beginner swimmers enjoy learning different skills each day such as blowing bubbles, floating on their backs and putting their heads under water. Other students are also learning to do big freestyle arms and trickier skills. For some students, it’s their first time riding on a bus which has been very exciting! Swimming lessons will continue until the end of Week 4.
Last weekend a group of Mount Hawthorn Primary School students were given the opportunity to play an exhibition game at half time during the Perth Wildcats v Melbourne United fixture, at the Perth Arena.
These students represented Mount Hawthorn Primary School at the recent School Slams Series, making the Grand Final. This carnival was conducted by Basketball WA and the students trained for a term to compete at this event.
Congratulations to all of these players and thankyou to Coach Lee Deshon for helping to organise this event.
Anita Putt and Sue Kenny – Phys Ed Specialists
SCORCHERS VISIT KINDY
K Red students loved the Scorchers Promo Team visit on Monday 22 October.
YEAR 6 GOLF
For the first 3 weeks of Term 4 the Year 6`s were fortunate to experience golf lessons provided by Golf W.A.
Golf W.A were promoting Australia`s Junior Golf program, `My Golf`. Please see the link below for further information on this fantastic program; mygolf.org.au or firstname.lastname@example.org
Anita Putt and Sue Kenny – Phys Ed Specialists
Justine HJ from Year 6 Room 21 was among 7 boys and 7 girls from WA selected to compete in the National Bruce Cup competition in Adelaide. During the week they competed against teams from all other states. Justine has been selected for the Specialist Tennis program at Applecross Senior High School in 2019.
From the P&C
Year 5 parents, now is the time to order your child’s Year 6 Leader shirt for 2019. Orders and payment are due Friday 16 November 2018 to guarantee your Leader Shirt is ready for day one, Term 1 of 2019. Please contact us at email@example.com if you missed the information sheet, or have any other queries.
Kindy families, we are holding Special Open Shop sessions just for you! Uniforms will be available to try on and purchase, Wednesday 21 and 28 November, 2.00pm to 3:15pm (after orientation). There will also be a sample box going down to Kindy for you to try on and skip the queue by ordering on Qkr!.
All families can jump the summer shop queues, using the QKR! by MasterCard app for your next order. Orders are processed every Tuesday and delivered out to class rooms, or the school front office for Kindy families, by Friday of that week.
The Disco was held on Friday night and it was a great night for kids and adults alike. Thank you to the awesome teacher DJ’s, Miss Pizzino, Miss French, Mr James, Mr Norman and Mr Lawrence who had the place jumping. Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers, we couldn’t do it without you and thank you to you for coming along and supporting this event.
TRAFFIC AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY
Help keep our kids safe as they walk to and from school. Please do NOT park on yellow road markings, residents’ verges, over driveways or on footpaths. As the weather is becoming warmer, please consider parking a few streets away and walking to school.
Saturday 17 November – Big Camp Out: Look out for the event going online as numbers will be limited and we expect it to be popular.