The last two weeks of school is very busy with the Music Concert, Edudance Concerts, Graduation and Mrs Mears Retirement Assembly hosted by Year 4 Room 24. The school website has all the information about starting times for all events.
This Sunday 2 December from 5.00pm to 6.00pm members of the School Board, P&C and Staff will be getting together to farewell a number of families who are leaving the school community. Many ex-parents have been invited and the event is open to all current families. It is BYO refreshments and nibbles and children are more than welcome to attend. Rest assured there will not be long speeches, it is more about a well earned drink after many years of volunteering time and expertise.
Class lists will be posted on the school website later in January as in previous years. Enrolments have fluctuated and a final decision on structures will be made in January. Further information will be shared via Liaison Parent reps and the school website.
A reminder that the last day of Term for students is Thursday 13December and we look forward to seeing all families return for the commencement of Term 1 on Monday 4 February 2019.
The spirit of Christmas lives on after very constructive feedback from staff, students and parents about Pixie Post. Thanks to Miss Vearing and Mrs Sayers for organising it! From The Grinch (Mr Mackesey)
The letter box will be on the veranda at the library Monday to Friday next week only
Letters must be posted by 1.00pm each day.
Please – no lollies, chocolates, candy canes or attachments (only kind and joyful messages).
Please make sure the recipient’s name and room number is on the front of the envelope.
Delivery will be at 2:30pm – 3.00pm each day.
CHRISTMAS CAROLS ASSEMBLY
Wednesday 12 December for Pre-primary to Year 5 students at 9.00am in the hangar.
Families are welcome to come for a sing-a-long and enjoy the festive spirit.
Students, families and staff are welcome to wear your Christmas colours/ t-shirts/ dresses/ hats/antlers/ tinsel etc. We look forward to seeing you there. Katie Hardman – Music Specialist
CHRISTMAS CAROLS IN THE PARK
The annual Christmas Carols in Braithwaite Park are happening again this year on Sunday 9 December commencing at 6.30pm. Our school choir will be performing 4 songs to start the proceedings. Come early, bring a picnic and Carols books and candles will be available for a gold coin donation.
We have had fun learning our Edudance routines ready for the concerts starting Week 9. We hope you can come along and watch us MOVE OUR FEET, GET LOUD And SHOUT!, get ready for our VACATION , stomp like THUNDER and shake out our JITTERBUGS!
To parents using the Kiss and Ride, our special needs students are not always able to walk to and from their classroom to parents’ cars by themselves. Occasionally one of our parents needs to park their car in the Kiss and Ride area to take their child to class or collect them. We try to minimise this situation as much as possible but ask for your understanding and patience please.
Alison Harman – Principal, Education Support Centre
At our last Assembly Isabella G Year 6 Room 21 was presented with a Special Visual and Performing Arts (SVAPA) Scholarship to Mount Lawley Senior High School by the Principal, Ms Lesley Street.
Congratulations to Cooper, Wynn and Jack from Year 4 Room 40 for being the first students to reach 100km in our Marathon Running Program for 2018.
Our 2019 Kindy and Pre-primary families have been attending orientation sessions. Last Wednesday some of our Kindy students came to visit Pre-primary. They had the opportunity to explore the classrooms and meet some of the teachers. Parents and students also enjoyed a campus tour with our Year 6 leaders.
ARTY FARTY STREET FESTIVAL
Year 3 Room 31 will be performing 2 songs at the Arty Farty Leederville Street Festival on Sunday, 2 December at 5.55pm. There will be lots of free activities and entertainment for families. We would love to have our MHPS families come and watch! Anne Monisse – LOTE Teacher
MOUNT HAWTHORN COMPUTER CLUB
The MHPS Computer Club has just concluded for 2018. This term, twenty five Year 5 and 6 computing gurus participated in 6 one hour sessions on a Tuesday afternoon. The students investigated how an app works and demonstrated their creative problem solving skills as they worked towards creating their own app with MIT App inventor.
The Club was facilitated by one of our parents Adrian Keating, our coding and computing expert. He was closely supported by Kyle Carvalho, a mechanical engineering student from UWA. A big thank you should be given to Chrissie Moran for co-ordinating the administration of the club.
To extend their learning beyond the Club each student was given an Arduino Uno to take home. These micro controllers are a stepping stone to building robots and will provide opportunities for the students to utilise their knowledge beyond the computing club.
We look forward to a bigger and better Computing Club in 2019 and would love any parents with computing experience or knowledge to be involved as we are passionate about supporting and developing the computing and coding skills of the students at MHPS.
Jennifer Meyer – Science Specialist and STEM Curriculum Leader
From the P&C
MHPS Neighbourhood Honey Orders close on Friday 30 November so Order via QKR now.
Come and see us at the Edudance concerts and pick up a recipe book or apron for Christmas.
Please remember to come and collect your honey and cookie dough orders on Tuesday 11 December, you can start collecting from 2.30pm. Your kids are welcome to collect the orders after school.
COMMITTEE POSITIONS VACANT
Want to know what is happening around school and meet and bunch of fun, vibrant, enthusiastic people? Then join the MHPS P&C. The committee will have a number of positions available next year, which could possibly fit you. Come along to the sundowner and to the AGM early in Term 1, or call for a chat and to get some more information:
President: Scott 0402 131 893
Vice President: Tracy 0403 498 040
Events: Sonia 0412 154 403
After consultation with the school, the P&C decided to extend the gap between fairs to 3 years, so 2019 won’t be a fair year.
All year 6 leader shirt sizes are back in stock and all leader shirt orders have been processed up to today.
Kindy orientation afternoons have been going well, with plenty of parents purchasing from the open uniform shop. Kind parents – please check the link to the uniform shop on the school website; there is a lot of helpful information on there.
The uniform shop will be open on the morning of book pickup day, however our preference is that people order using Qkr.
We will NOT be open on the last Tuesday of Term 4 (11 December) due to a stocktake. All Qkr order will still be processed on that day.
Saturday 17 November saw the highlight of the Mountain Goat calendar – the Big Camp Out. We had an incredible 85 tents, with a total attendance of well over 200! Once again, the treasure hunt and the campfires were the highlights, but there was also much fun with a paper plane competition, tug-o-war, inflatable soccer and much more. Thanks to the school for their support and assistance with the event, to all the dads for helping out where they could and to the kids for making it such a great event. If you came along and would like to provide some feedback or ideas for future events, please do take a minute to fill out the event survey.