Tomorrow in Western Australia it is the inaugural P&C day. The one day we can formally recognise what the fabulous P&C at Mount Hawthorn Primary School does. Firstly I’d like to outline what I think the P&C (Parents and Citizens’ Association) at our school looks like to me as Principal. I see them as a group of community minded people, parents and citizens linked to our school , who have taken on a more formal role to assist the school in providing:
feedback on school policies and activities
additional resources to be used to enhance student learning
parents with opportunities to be involved in their child’s education.
The P&C Association work closely with me and the school community in a productive partnership to achieve the best possible outcomes for students at Mount Hawthorn Primary School. We are lucky to have a dynamic P&C at Mount Hawthorn.
Our P&C achieves a range of amazing things including:
Fostering community interest in educational matters.
Encouraging closer cooperation between the parents of students attending this school, other members of the community, staff and students of the school.
They also at times, provide advice and recommendations to me and/or members of the Admin team on issues and concerns in respect of students and the general operation and management of the school.
For example our P&C members have given feedback on:
positive school-wide behaviours
student dress code
They also provide or assist in the provision of financial or other resources or services for the benefit of students of the school. Thanks to our P&C we have had many significant improvements made to our school. This includes (but not limited to):
A wonderful pre-primary playground
Upgrade to the Kindergarten playground
Upkeep of a school oval that must cope with over 900 children
The soon to be developed kiss n ride shelter.
Assists the school to attain grants, for example the P&C were recently successful in receiving an Environmental Grant for the Tree Legacy Project
The benefits of our P&C is evident in our school. While we love the resources we receive as a result of their hard work, our P&C are so much more than that. Mount Hawthorn is renowned for its exemplary reputation and is highly respected in the community. Our P&C has been integral in achieving that. So thank you to all our past and active present P&C members. We want you to know we really value you. Thank you to last year’s President Mr Scott Yelland for all your hard work with past members and thank you to Ms Julia Wilcox current President for your energetic new leadership to ensure the great work keeps going.
P&C Day Morning Tea
Everyone is welcome to go to Leaf & Bean at 9.30am tomorrow morning to the P&C Day Morning Tea with our fantastic current P&C team. Children are welcome.
Friendly Schools Parent Information Session
Presentation for Parents – Raising Friendly Resilient Kids
The school staff are all committed to implementing the key messages of the renowned “Friendly Schools” program and have been updating their professional learning as well as resourcing the school more to support implementation. Friendly Schools are offering a session for parents, explaining more about the program and helping your child develop skills for emotional wellbeing, positive relationships and bullying prevention.
All parents are strongly encouraged to come along to this presentation, no need to book.
When: Tuesday 30 July 2019
Time: 6.00 – 7.00pm
Where: Harbeck Library
STUDENT LEADERS – SEMESTER 2
The Year 6’s have just completed the election processes for vacated student leadership positions for Semester Two (a new process is run for the commencement of each semester).
We’d like to congratulate the following students on being chosen for the following important roles:
Room 18 – Nohah B and Louis M (Green)
Room 19 – Kealey W and James R (Gold)
Room 22 – Jaya D and Sienna M (Gold)
Room 23 – Jade Butcher and Daniel D (Green)
Our Student Councillors were elected by their fellow students to represent all students in the school. The Student Councillors meet every Thursday for Assembly preparation and also on Fridays to address a range of topics and issues and discuss ways to address them. In addition to this they are regularly called upon to be ambassadors for our school.
Being a Councillor provides students with an opportunity to develop leadership by organising and carrying out school activities and service projects.
In addition to planning events that contribute to school spirit and community welfare, the Student Council is the voice of the student body. In this context they will bring up a concern at meetings and then we work together to develop solutions. The Councillors give up their lunchtimes and often hours out of school for these meetings but advise us that seeing their work come to fruition makes it all worthwhile.
AXFORD – Nicola L and Jack M
SHAKESPEARE – Zara S and Ewan J
BRAITHWAITE – Ava W and Cass K
MENZIES – Caitlin M and Harrison F
The faction captains help to coordinate sporting teams and provide leadership to assist teams and factions work well together. In addition to this they also assist in the junior primary carnivals.
We would also like to thank the previous Councillors and Faction Captains for the fabulous work they did.
Perisse Pitsikas – Associate Principal
JUNIOR ATHLETICS CARNIVALS
Parent Information for Years 1 and 2
Wednesday 7 August 9:00am – 12:30pm at the School Oval and Basketball Courts
Back up Day in case of bad weather Wednesday 14 August
Students will begin the day with a faction march at 9.00am on the school Oval. The events of the day will begin with the Year 1 flat races, followed by the Year 2 races.
All students will be in a flat race and participate in a variety of team games. Some of these games will run simultaneously on the oval and on the basketball courts in their Year groups.
There will be a shared morning tea with parents and friends between 11:00 – 11:30am.
Please Note: Students will have normal lunch at the conclusion of the carnival with their peers as per a normal school day in the undercover area.
The P&C will be running a cake stall and a coffee van will be available for the entirety of the event.
Year 6 Faction captains will be in attendance to assist in the faction bays.
An event program will be made available closer to the day.
Anita Putt – Physical Education Specialist
Parent Information for Pre-primary
Wednesday 7 August at 1.00pm on the School Oval.
Back up date the following week 14 August
The children will be participating in rotational team games and a running race. Parents are more than welcome to attend and cheer their child on. There will be a cupcake stall and maybe even a parent race and some dancing!
Cailie Spencer – K and PP Curriculum Leader
MUSIC CAMP 2019
This was organised by our wonderful parent group and was incredibly fantastic. Over the two days and one night, the Year 5 and 6 orchestra and band students had the opportunity to rehearse together and develop their skills as musicians.
The students developed friendships, challenged themselves with activities such as archery, caving, flying fox and the big swing and enjoyed a fun night at “Spicks and Specks”.
The concert for parents at the end of the camp was truly amazing and showcased all the hard work put in by the students and their conductors Mrs Carter and Mr Pointon.
Thanks so much to Caz Shurmer and the huge team of hardworking and supportive parents who make this camp possible. We are so fortunate to be given these opportunities.
Science Week 2019 will be celebrated in Week 4 from Monday 12 to Friday 16 August. The theme for 2019 is Destination Moon: more missions, more science. Mount Hawthorn Primary will be hosting an optional STEM challenge for Science Week where students can utilise their STEM skills to design and construct a rocket! To inspire the students, we hosted an incursion today for all students in Pre-primary to Year 6. A presenter from The Gravity Centre discussed how rockets move, their history and the different types of rockets that students could build for the challenge. Here is more information about the STEM Design Challenge, and we look forward to viewing the student creations during Science Week.
Hello Book Lovers! Thank you for your great support last term. We had over 450 books ordered and delivered! Scholastic Book Club is back this term with Issue 5 being sent home with your children soon. Please get your book orders in via BookClub LOOP by Friday 9 August (end of Week 3) to receive free delivery to our school. Remember, every time you place an order, the School receives rewards to use towards library and teacher resources. To make distributing the books to the children easier and to reduce plastic, we are asking you to bring in your re-usable book bags if you place an order. Please LABEL them with your child’s name, year, room number and drop it off at the library.
If you have any queries regarding BookClub, please contact our school’s Bookclub Organiser, Tina Ly, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the P&C
ATHLETICS CARNIVAL CUPCAKES
Support your faction by bringing along homemade cupcakes decorated in your faction colour to sell on the day!
Find your Faction table on your designated day (see below) to drop off your donations. Faction tokens given for each batch donated.
PRE-PRIMARY TO YEAR 2: 7 AUGUST
YEAR 3 – 6 : 5 SEPTEMBER
*Please be aware that these dates are weather dependent, keep in touch for any cancellations due to poor weather, And don’t forget to bring your gold coins to purchase cupcakes on the day!
Save the date – Friday 30 August. More details to follow in the weeks to come.
Save the date!
In lieu of the postponed School Fair and as part of the P&C’s ongoing commitment to the school grounds (specifically oval maintenance) and with the support of the school, we will be holding another ‘Lapathon’ this year. The Event is scheduled to run on the last day of term 3, being Friday 27 September. We anticipate it being, as always, a fun and inclusive event. Further details will be communicated to you later in the term. We look forward to seeing you there and as always if you have any feedback please do not hesitate in getting in touch with the P&C Events team.
Bring your kids to the footie this Saturday!
The Goats are starting Term 3 with a bang! We have the first event on this coming Saturday 27 July with a trip to Leederville Oval to watch Subiaco take on West Coast. It starts at 11.30am, meaning there’s plenty of time to head to the Eagles game after. All school dads are welcome to bring their kids along and have a kick and watch some great footy. Thanks as always to the WAFL for providing free tickets. If you are keen, just come along and meet us at the Loftus Centre car park gates at 11.15am. Any queries – : email@example.com
Important Dates for Term 3
FRIDAY 26 JULY 2019
ASSEMBLY – Year 1 Room 4 GOLD
FRIDAY 2 AUGUST 2019
ASSEMBLY – Year 1 Room 10- GREEN
MONDAY 5 AUGUST 2019
P&C General Meeting
WEDNESDAY 7 AUGUST 2019
Junior Athletics Carnivals
Nationally Consistent Collection of Data 2019
All schools in Australia participate in the annual national collection of data on students with disability. The broad categories of disability are physical, cognitive, sensory and social/emotional. Students who have adjustments to their learning, or are supported at school are included in the data collection.
Schools and education authorities use the data to assist their planning to meet the needs of students. Personal details, such as student names or other identifying information are not provided so that confidentiality and privacy are upheld.
Mount Hawthorn Primary School continues to work on the collection of data for 2019.