Welcome back to school for another exciting term. I would like to extend a special welcome our new students and their families who have joined our wonderful school community. It was lovely to see all our students back with smiles from some very exciting adventures on the holiday break. Term 2 is traditionally a very busy term with NAPLAN (Years 3 and 5), Bike Ed (Years 4 and 5), Leaders Camp (Year 6) and preparation for end of Semester 1 Reporting to Parents.
The new playground looks fantastic and is a welcome addition to our play area adjacent to the new classrooms. We are looking forward to working with the P&C to progress to the next stages of the campus master plan.
A reminder to label all your child’s belongings especially hats and hoodies. Please check that they have all their belongings with them after school each day. Also a special request for children who participate in after school sports and activities on the campus to be responsible for taking their items home.
Bookclub ordering closes on Monday 13 May. Thank you for the great response last term. Please bring in your labelled book club bag into the library.
A friendly reminder to parents to remember to send WES friendly sustainable and waterproof book bags labelled with your child’s full name to library classes please. We have a lot of new exciting books to borrow.
WES says a really easy way to save water is to make sure you turn your tap off while you brush your teeth.
This one is a bit weird, but “if its Yellow let it Mellow” if you only flush the toilet with number two’s you can save water.
The kaartdijin (knowledge) and understanding of Noongar boodja (country) reflects a deep spiritual and physical connection to country and to places of significance.
Birak – Noongar season December and January as the ‘hot dry time’
Noongar people have always used their knowledge of the six seasons in the south-west of Western Australia to hunt, fish, and gather only the most ripe and abundant food sources for our needs.
Birak is the First Summer
It is hot and dry weather
When the Native Christmas Tree flower, it’s time to move to the coast
Banksia flowers were gathered for their nectar
Season 1 is known as Birak
From the P&C
ELECTION DAY CAKE STALL AND SAUSAGE SIZZLE
Saturday 18 May 2019
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.
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 welcome new faces.
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 live in Mount Hawthorn and are keen to be part of the fun, then drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 11 May 2019 9.00 am to 3.00 pm at the corner of Anzac Road and Kalgoorlie Streets Mount Hawthorn. Some of our wonderful Year 6 students will also be performing at 2.00pm.
J1/2 UWA Hockey- Year 1 and 2
The MHPS UWA hockey team is in need of some extra players in Year 1 and 2 who want to join in the fun of hockey! If you are interested to play this winter season (11 May to 10 Aug), please visit the REGISTRATION PAGE and sign up ASAP. Games are Saturday mornings at 8.00am and training takes place after school on Thursdays (on school grounds). Registrations will close by end of this week. If you have any questions, please contact either Amy Hodge (email@example.com) or Tina Ly (firstname.lastname@example.org).