This morning (Friday 12 April 2019) the school held its annual ANZAC Ceremony on the Junior Tiger Turf in front of the memorial which is dedicated to remembering all Australians who have served their country in the armed forces during wars.
Selected students from Mount Hawthorn Primary School and the Education Support Centre and the eight Student Councillors respectfully laid small posy’s on the memorial. These were extra special as each posy from each class comprised of the flowers and greenery brought in by each child from the respective classes, which were then made into one beautiful posy. Thank you to all Mount Hawthorn parents who volunteered to make these up.
Our amazing school choir sang led by Mrs Hardman “Can You Hear The Children Marching”? A song specially written by a teacher to help students understand ANZAC Day better.
A school parent, Corporal Dunne from the Special Air Services and Steve Fleming from the Mount Hawthorn RSL addressed the ceremony. Rochelle Phipps, one of our former parents, played the bugle.
At the conclusion of the ceremony Mrs Anne Chapple, from ANZAC Cottage presented Harrison Fitzgerald from Year 6 with the very prestigious Marjorie Williams/ANZAC Cottage Bursary.
On ANZAC Day our Student Councillors will attend Anzac Ceremonies both at Axford Park and ANZAC Cottage. The students will lay wreaths on behalf of the school community.
It was a beautiful touching service reflecting the ANZAC spirit in our Mount Hawthorn Community.
Perisse Pitsikas – Associate Principal
Did somebunny say Easter is coming? Room 7, Year 2 and Room 19, Year 6 buddy classes spent half the day together to do a variety of Easter inspired activities. Students were dressed in their Easter best and the morning kicked off with a good old fashioned egg and spoon race. This was followed by a STEAM activity where buddy partners had to design, draw and then build a structure/capsule, capable of protecting an egg being dropped from a height. Most of the eggs survived the drop but unfortunately a few cracked under the pressure. The bunny buddies then shared recess together and had hot cross buns. It was then time to do a little Easter Maths, measuring different Easter objects with informal units, measuring how far they could jump and how many times they could hop on one leg. The Year 6’s helped their buddies to write a persuasive application letter for why they would make a good Easter Bunny. After all these engaging and fun activities they started a little Bunny artwork. They were all tired little bunnies by the end of the day after all their cooperative learning activities but they had gained a lot and had so much fun together!
Emma French – Year 6 Teacher
From the P&C
The P&C is very pleased to be able to provide stage one of the Pre-primary play equipment. Works will be undertaken during the school holidays to install a double set of monkey bars, twin balance ropes and three hiding pods. Plans for a fort as stage 2 are underway.
We are also working on designs for an outdoor classroom and more nature based play equipment in the area between the Education Support Centre and Junior Block.
The Kindy lapathon went ahead last week. Thank you and congratulations to all the children who participated, we raised $4,300.00. If you have not already made your payments, please do so as soon as possible via QKR. All funds raised will go directly back to the Margaret Kindy. Keep an eye out for what else is planned for 2019.
The Goats have been busy planning for the rest of the year and have some dates for the calendar.
On Friday 10 May we will be returning to the Pirate Bar for our T2 dads’ night. The new venue worked really well last time. Come along and join us for a few drinks! They are always well attended but we love to see new faces come along.
Sunday 9 June will be the second running of our Amazing Race around Mount Hawthorn. This event was huge last year and we are planning to make it even bigger and better. We’re looking for some Mums to volunteer to run checkpoints from their house, so if you’re keen to be part of the fun and live in Mount Hawthorn, then drop us a line to email@example.com
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ELECTION DAY CAKE STALL AND SAUSAGE SIZZLE
Saturday 18 May in the School Undercover Area from 8.00am to 3.00pm. Please volunteer your time to assist on the day and to bake cakes for us to sell SIGN UP here or email firstname.lastname@example.org