Reporting aims to provide opportunities for parents to discuss their children’s assessments with their teachers and reflects a broad range of communication strategies. It ensures that parents are informed of their child’s classroom progress and addresses individual needs.
Teachers may report formally or informally about their child’s progress throughout the year. Informal reporting may include interviews, emails, blogs, phone calls or written anecdotes.
We encourage all parents to arrange a suitable session with your classroom teacher as required to discuss your child’s progress.
We gratefully thank the P&C for their generous contribution of $25000 towards our students’ learning. We have distributed the funds as follows:
Mathletics – $8000
Library – $3000
English – $2500
Phys Ed – $2500
Science /STEM – $2500
Early Childhood Resources – $3000
Art – Resources – $3000
Throughout the year we will publish pictures of these resources being enjoyed by the students.
We are in the midst of installing CCTV cameras in the new classroom block and undercover area to improve safety and monitor security at our school after hours.
We have not had any problems delivering NAPLAN Online testing, however we are constantly monitoring this and have contingency processes in place which align with School Curriculum and Standards Authority and the Department of Education.
THE STONE GIANT VISITS YEAR 2 CLASSROOMS!
The Stone Giant had been in our Classroom!
I came busting through the door because I saw stones and pebbles all over the hallway. I thought to myself, “What could have happened here?” As I came in I didn’t even notice the back door was open at first. Then I nearly tripped over one of the big rocks. I didn’t see it so I was lucky. I started to find stones and pebbles all over the place. What really spooked me out was that the back door was open. A stone giant must have been outside as there were pebbles on the ground.
It must have jumped over the fence and come through our back door and knocked over our chairs and tables. Outside there was devastation everywhere. All the children were crowding around outside. I thought to myself what’s happening? I went over to see what it was and it was the Stone Giants footprint.
Flynn J – Year 2 Room 8
PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION
These past two weeks the Year 6’s participated in the public speaking competition and had 16 finalists out of the four Year 6 classes. We had topics from mirrors, sneezing, change, the human brain, to anxiety, barbie dolls, Persian food, the environment and many others. This competition was to enhance students’ abilities to feel confident when talking in front of an audience. This was very enjoyable to listen to and these students were the place winners and participants of the finals. All the Year 6 students worked very hard to defeat a fear of public speaking and feel more confident about talking in front of an audience.
Isobelle H Year 6 Room 18
GREEK DANCING – YEAR 6 PUBLIC RELATIONS LEADERSHIP TEAM
We were approached by members of the Castellorizan (Cazzie) Association whose function centre is located in Anzac Road Mount Hawthorn to join in their market day. (Greek Agora on May 11 2019) As our school prides itself on strong relationships with the Mount Hawthorn community we eagerly supported this. Members of our Year 6 Public Relations Leadership Team (and a couple of additional Year 6’s) performed Greek Dances at the Cazzie House. The feedback was extremely complimentary of the student’s performance. In addition to this many people commented on how wonderful it was to see our Year 6 public relationships team embrace another culture. Special thanks to Mrs Andrea Michailidis, Savannah’s Mum for giving up her time and lending her expertise and to ensure the students were not only ready for the big day but excelled!
The Streets and Lanes Festival on Sunday the 5 May was sensational.
Our magnificent choir and orchestra performed on the Main stage at Axford Park and they sounded incredible.
We began by joining in the Welcome to Country and then entertained the crowd with our singing and playing.
Congratulations. We are all so proud of you!
Katie Hardman – Music Specialist
WALK SAFELY TO SCHOOL DAY
The Year 4 Monday Move it Marshals and Friday Footpath Force are excited because 17 May is…“Walk Safely to School Day”.
We have registered the school and are hoping for a record number of students walking, riding or scooting to school.
The marshals have loads of stickers and faction tokens to give out at the school gates.
Cherrie Fletcher – Year 4 Curriculum Leader
65 ROSES DAY
Friday 24 May 2019
May is cystic fibrosis (CF) awareness month, and the last Friday in May is 65 Roses Day, our national day of CF awareness. We are acknowledging this special day in support of a family in our school community. On Friday 24 May, we will be selling roses before and after school at all the entrances for $5.00 each from 8.15am, so get here early and please bring your $$$ to support this important cause.
With schooLINK6016, our intent is to create meaningful relationships with the families and the neighbourhood community in which our students live.
We want to get to know you. We value our students, and we value your support.
The schooLINK6016 initiative establishes a supportive ecosystem that interconnects school, students, parents and community.
Next Wednesday 22 May, over one million children will be reading Alpacas with Maracas during National Simultaneous Storytime. Libraries and schools throughout Australia will be joining in with Macca and Al as they shake their maracas. We would love you to salsa into the library to join in with the musical fracas.
School Photos are coming on Monday 20 May and Monday 27 May 2019
Each child has been given a personalised flyer to bring home for placing your orders online. For more information visit our school website.
LITTER – Let’s Bin It
WES and Captain Clean up say if you see Litter
“ BIN IT”.
When you see litter in our school and in our community, pick it up and put it in the bin. Did you know that cigarette butts continue to be the biggest contributor to littler found in our environment? Cigarette butts, takeaway food and beverage containers are combined and they constitute 61 per cent of littered items across our State.
Bunuru – Noongar season February and March, late Summer and early Autumn
Season 2 is known as Bunuru.
Bunuru is the second Summer
It is still hot and dry.
Noogars camped near the coast, rivers and lakes and ate freshwater and sea animals.
When the magpies chortle, the bloodroots are ready to collect.
From the P&C
The Mount Hawthorn Mountain Goats are super-excited to invite all MHPS Dads to bring their kids along for the 2019 Amazing Race Around Mount Hawthorn, taking place on Sunday 9 June at 2-4.00pm. It will be even bigger and better than last year with more local businesses, residents and community groups running checkpoints. The checkpoints will have more activities and more fun. Tickets are already available for purchase on Eventbrite.
To cater for younger and older kids we are offering the choice of a shorter or longer course. We recommend the shorter one (approx 2km) if you have kids in kindy thru year 1 in tow, with the longer course (approx 4km) more suitable if participating with older kids. There are no restrictions either way, so just go with your instincts.
We’d love for all of our teams to get dressed-up for the event and turn Mount Hawthorn into a mass of colour and crazily-dressed families. There will be prizes for best dressed!
We will start and finish in Braithwaite Park and there will be a sausage sizzle at the end for all participants.
Pencil in 29 June for a busy bee across the school grounds. We’ll be looking for as many volunteers as possible to help throughout the morning.
If your child is having their school photo taken on the second photo day (Monday 27 May), you still have time to get into the uniform shop next Tuesday afternoon to purchase a new shirt. Please be aware that, if you order through QKR after a Monday night, your order will not be delivered until the following week.
A big thank you to all parents who have ordered books for your children via BookClub and LOOP.
Every time you order, the School receives rewards to use towards library and teacher resources.
If you have ordered in this issue, you will receive a free book bag which your books will come home in.
It is the intention we ‘REUSE’ these for any future orders so please LABEL them with your child’s name, year, room number and return to the library with your next order.
If you have any queries regarding BookClub, please contact our school’s BookClub organiser- Tina Ly –firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Dates for Term 2
FRIDAY 17 May 2109
ASSEMBLY – Year 1 Room 14 GOLD
MONDAY 20 May 2019
School Photos Week Commences 20 – 27 May
TUESDAY 21 May 2019
Faction Cross Country Years 3 – 6
WEDNESDAY 22 May 2019
Year 6 Camp 22 – 24 May
WEDNESDAY 29 May 2019
Parent Liaison Meetings
Wednesday 29 May 2019
School Board Meeting
WAAPA Winter School 2019
WAAPA at ECU is offering an exciting performing arts program for children and young people in Years 1 to 12, these July school holidays. For information about the many courses on offer please visit Winter School or contact Gabrielle Metcalf at email@example.com or 9370 6775.