On Friday 15 March 2019 all students will receive a NDA wrist band. Teachers will organise to meet up with their Buddy class so students can exchange bands, introduce themselves and extend their hands of friendship.
As a result of ongoing community feedback and our own ongoing concerns, we have determined there is a need to put in place procedures to ensure children who have walked or ridden to school have actually arrived safely. An absence report will be generated every day by 9.30am, any children with unexplained absences will be followed up with a call to the parent by the front office or Admin.
INNER CITY COLLEGE (Planning Name)
John Bourke, the school Principal has assured me that information about enrolments will be posted on their school website very soon.
SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS
It is with great pleasure that MHPS is able to conduct school board elections, a valuable reflection of the support within the local community for the ongoing strategic success of MHPS.
There are three options to vote:
Simply attend the school office to complete and submit a voting slip, or;
Download a voting slip from the website, complete the slip and deliver it to the school office, or;
Visit the school website to see the statements from the 5 parents who have nominated for 4 positions.
Successful nominees will be informed through the Chair, Mr John Siamos and then announced publicly through our various communication platforms.
A special thank you to each of our 5 nominees, best of luck to all nominees; please make sure you have your say!
It was fantastic to see so many people attend the P&C AGM last Monday night. It is wonderful to have a full complement of newly elected office bearers which provides a great sense of renewal and I’m looking forward to working with them all.
I would like to thank our outgoing President Scott Yelland and Vice President Tracy Denham, they have made a significant impact over the last 3 years and the school is a much better place due to their efforts.
KINDY TURF REJUVENATION
Margaret Kindy, located in Richmond Street, now has lush green grass for all the children to enjoy. We were very disappointed after the school holidays at the conditions of the Kindy grounds, so we prioritised a makeover ASAP. Normally projects such as this would be a very lengthy and costly process. Thanks to the generosity and hard work of Greenacres Turf Farm, led by the Co-director himself, Mr Adrian Pitsikas, the situation was rectified in a matter of weeks and at a heavily reduced price. Mr Pitsikas not only provided new hardy lawn but also repaired the reticulation in all areas.
As a result we now have A grade turf for the children to play on and the other areas have greened up also. Greenacres Turf Farm are great supporters of our school and we are very appreciative of their commitment to our school.
Have you seen the colourful new wayfinding panels around our school? See our school website to find out more! Also visit our school on the Your Move website to read about all our great school initiatives.
Never put harmful substances down sinks, toilets or stormwater drains.
Did you know that substances including petrol, grease, oil, pesticides and herbicides, and solvents such as paint strippers should not be poured down sinks, toilets or stormwater drains? These substances are difficult to remove in the sewage treatment process and cause pollution problems in our local waterways.
Year 6 students Isobel H and Caitlin M both competed in the State Athletics Championships recently. Representing the Inglewood Athletics Club, Isobel placed 4th in the 1500m walk and Caitlin competed in the 200m and 100m races.
From the P&C
The Mount Hawthorn Mountain Goats ran their second dads and kids Beach Morning at Floreat Beach last Sunday. With over a hundred in attendance and some lovely weather, a great time was had by all. We had some beach races, a tug-o-war, a treasure hunt and the amazing sand-sculpture competition, with guest judge Emma Cole, MHPS Mum and Mayor of Vincent. Thanks to all who came along.
To find out more about the Mountain Goats, please like our Facebook page. Find out more about the Fathering Project here.
Thanks to all of those who came along for a fabulous sundowner last Friday night. Sarah’s pulled pork tacos were as popular as ever, one family cleverly brought their own plates to save on waste and make sure nothing delicious hit the ground!
We had an excellent turnout for our P&C AGM on Monday night, with all committee positions being filled. It was great to see so many new faces at the meeting and so many people keen to step up and take on a role or join a committee.
Forms are in the office to help you complete your registration for this year’s footy tipping competition. You can pay by cash, QKR or by credit card. $30.00 is the fee.
Cash Payments and forms to be submitted to the office P&C mailbox or Room 47.
Our new menu launched in Term 4 2018 remains almost unchanged and is available online and at the canteen counter. The major change is to Thursday‘s specials with Fumi Sushi (from the Mezz) now making our kids sushi. In addition to the usual sushi selection we can now offer the smaller/mini size tuna (10 little pieces instead of 5 big pieces) and we’re going to trial a variety of rice paper rolls. Please remember to place your sushi orders by 9.00am Wednesdays.
The usual daily yummies we make in the canteen remain unchanged, but if you have any questions please see the superb Sarah Wiggett and her team.