The children from Room 1 and 12 performed the first assembly for the year this morning. Year one blew us away with their outstanding performance of a Dr Seuss classic. They filled our Friday with a Zany, Wacky assembly filled with fun and colour and performed some all-time favourite songs by Peter Combe. The whole school loved Mr Clickety Cane and the song about all the Year 1’s feelings and emotions.
Mrs Lewis -Russell, Ms Pizzino and Mrs Hottes would love to thank all the amazing parents from Rooms 1 and 12, who prepared props and their children in adorable costumes. We love our Mount Hawthorn Parents! Thank you!
Calling for Nominations – Friday 01 March to Friday 08 March
We are calling for parent nominations to the Schools Board. The Schools Board is integral in shaping the strategic direction of the school and ensuring that the core values of the community are integrated into its decision making. There are 4 parent vacancies, and we encourage applications from all interested parents who would like to contribute their experience, energy and time to the role. Please see the school website for further information.
INVITATION TO OPENING OF NEW BUILD
I am sure you will all agree our new area looks amazing. This includes the nature playground and state of the art classrooms. On Friday 15 March at 9.00am on the grass area outside the new classrooms we will hold the official opening. Many VIPS will be attending this special event, including the Hon Minister for Education, Sue Ellery and Classes from that area. Parents please feel free to also join us for this ceremony.
MERIT AWARD PRESENTATIONS
We have changed the way we present Merit Certificates this year. Certificates are now being presented in the Harbeck Library at 8.00am on Friday mornings prior to the Assembly.
Parents and family members are invited to attend the presentation and there will be an opportunity to take photos. Parents will receive notification from the teacher if their child is receiving a certificate. Please ensure your child is at the Harbeck Library by 8.15am.
Following this presentation, at assembly students who received a certificate will be invited to stand up to be acknowledged by all the students. We encourage parents to arrive early and enjoy a coffee from the coffee van which will on site from 7.30am.
The added bonus to this process is that our school assemblies will not go for as long and impact on the teaching and learning programs. We had our first assembly with this new system and the feedback was extremely positive from all the families involved.
The new procedures are working well. As you would be aware by now we are trying to encourage students to take more responsibility for their items but the new policy is much more than this. Previously at the end of each of term we would have literally hundreds of unclaimed items which we would then donate to charity or forward to the uniform shop to sell or giveaway.
This system was clearly not working and it was a concern that many near new items were not being claimed. The premise we now work on is if a child or staff member sees a jumper, hat etc. on the school grounds they leave it there. The owner of the item once they realise they have forgotten their hat, water bottle etc. should be able to go back to where they left it and find it there.
The Admin team collect any visible items around the school every couple of days and if not claimed by the end of term we will donate to charity or give to the uniform shop. At this stage we have collected only a couple of items which are stored in a container in my office. Feedback from staff and parents has been very positive.
Parents are advised to refrain from parking under the footbridge to drop children off and then reverse onto Scarborough Beach Road as this is extremely dangerous. This is a small area for staff parking and must be a clearway at all times for emergency services access.
Pick up and Drop Offs
Kiss n Ride continues to work well but is really dependent on the support and co-operation of those using it. Please do not arrive before 3.10pm (waiting near entrance causes congestion and defeats the purpose). Also once you pick up your child, have system in place. ie throw bags in front seat, jump in and buckle up. The quicker you are the more effective our system.
Perisse Pitsikas – Associate Principal
Getting moving and walk, ride, skip and scooter to school. Live an eco-friendly lifestyle!
Vehicles are a major source of air pollution. In Western Australia there are over 2 million vehicles and vehicle emissions make up the greatest source of air pollution in Perth.
MUSIC INFORMATION SESSION FOR PARENTS OF YEAR 5 AND 6
INSTRUMENTAL STUDENTS (BAND AND ORCHESTRA)
We are holding an information night for parents of music students in Years 5 and 6 including all band and orchestra students on Tuesday 5 March at 6.00pm in the Harbeck Library.
This information session will give an overview of the music program and our ensembles as well as information about Music Camp and answer any questions you may have about the program.
We will be holding a meeting for students in Years 2 to 4 with general information about our Music Program and instrumental selection in Term 3. Katie Hardman – Music Specialist Teacher
On Sunday 10 February Eihley A from Year 6 Room 19 competed in the Busselton kids Jetty Swim. From 180 competitors Eihley placed 6th and 3rd in her gender.
2019 DREAMTIME HAS ARRIVED!
If you or a parent interested in competing in the Mount Hawthorn Dreamteam League please use the link below to join up https://fantasy.afl.com.au
Mounthawthorn PS 1 – 32Y2ZC54
If we get 20 teams I will open Mounthawthorn PS 2 and have another comp.
Jeff Thompson – Room 47
Thanks to securing a Sporting Schools Grant, our Year 3 – 6 students had the opportunity to receive some expert tennis coaching from the team of coaches at Leederville Tennis Club.
We have purchased much needed tennis equipment for Phys Ed classes, so the students can play at recess and lunch to practice for the annual Tennis Tournament for Year 4-6 students.
Thank you to Peter Gerrans from the Leederville Tennis Club who has also kindly offered free tennis lessons to students, parents and staff at Mount Hawthorn Primary School.
Sue Kenny – Physical Education Teacher
Please see attachment for details or phone Peter on 0417 935 659 or email Peter@tennislessonsperth.com.au to book in for your free lesson!
From the P&C
Our school canteen needs many volunteers to help it run successfully. If you have some spare time one week, please consider volunteering at the canteen. It’s a wonderful way to see your kids go about their day and they love seeing you in there, helping. Click on THIS LINK below to sign up.
The P&C Sundowner will be on Friday 8 March in the grounds of the new Pre-primary to Year 6 building, to celebrate the opening of this fantastic new facility. Come along for a sausage sizzle, pulled pork tacos and a catch up with friends and families. See attached flyer for further details. Please sign up to help out HERE.
Parents of Year 5 and 6 students are invited to visit Churchlands SHS on the morning of Friday 8 March 2019 for a “warts and all” opportunity to view our school’s facilities and the teaching and learning process during the morning.