We were delighted at the turn out for our school open morning in the stormy wet conditions. It was a pleasure to see so many parents come along and the genuine excitement of students to show their work and to talk about the Teaching and Learning Program with parents across all grades. It was unfortunate that the Music Assembly was postponed until Thursday 21 November from 9:00 am-10:00 am due to the weather conditions as we had also invited some of our new Kindy and prospective parents to see the talent of our music students on display. Luckily the Art Exhibition was open and throughout the week it has been fantastic to see so many parents and students visit the Library and Art Room. It was a huge effort by Mrs Edmiston, Mrs Reilly and Miss Pizzino, who all enjoyed working together to showcase the creativity of our students.
REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY
The school will be holding a Remembrance Day Ceremony on Friday 8 November commencing at 9.00am on the Tiger Turf. Any students who belong to a service group are encouraged to wear the uniform of the group. During the week prior to the ceremony students are asked to donate a gold coin towards the purchase of a poppy. They will be given the poppy to wear on the morning of the ceremony. Parents and families are welcome to attend.
CLASS PLACEMENT POLICY
We will commence the process of putting students in classes over the next few weeks with a balance of academic and social criteria guiding the process. Class placement Policy.
MOBILE PHONE POLICY
You may have seen the recent media release announcing students at all WA government schools would be banned from using mobile phones next year. The ‘off and away all day’ policy.
This announcement is in line with our school policy but is a timely reminder. Students are to hand in phones to the front office before school and collect at the end of the day. Smart watches must be put on flight mode. The policy will also prohibit the use of tablets, earbuds, and headphones outside the classroom environment.
STAFF CAR PARKS
This is a timely reminder to parents not to park in the Staff Car Parking areas. This is unsafe for students.
We are very proud of our fabulous String Orchestra C, they received an OUTSTANDING Award from ABODA at the recent WA Schools Junior Orchestra Competition.
Instrumental Expressions of Interest will be posted out during week 4 to students in Years 2, 3 and 4 who have been selected as part of the instrumental program in 2020. If your child receives a letter, please consider the commitment carefully. If your child is not selected but is keen to pursue music, then private tuition (outside school) is an option and they can be considered to be part of the band or orchestra.
Perisse Pitsikas and Katie Hardman
Last term India F from Year 6 Room 23 auditioned and was accepted in The Australian Ballet School ITP program in Victoria. She is one of only a select few in WA to have been chosen for this opportunity. The program is an interstate/international ballet program allowing students from around Australia and the world the opportunity to train at The Australian Ballet School.
This week India auditioned and was also accepted into The West Australian Ballet’s Masterclass Program for 2020, another fantastic opportunity.
India is so thrilled to have been selected for both these programs and can’t wait to begin this journey in 2020. She currently trains at The Perth School of Ballet for around 15 hours per week.
At Mount Hawthorn Primary School we encourage civic responsibility and we are proud that some of our Year 4 Room 31 students Maya BR, Claire L and Alice R demonstrated this during the school holidays. They held a coffee stall outside their house to raise money towards the upkeep of our school oval and raised $40.00. We are so pleased you have taken this initiative and enjoy our lovely green oval girls, thank you!
From the P&C
The MHPS Travel Tumbler – only one week left!!
Orders close on Thursday 7 November!
(collection at the Edu-Dance Concert on Thursday 12 December)
Oh so hot (or cool) right now! The perfect shape and size for whatever drink you choose to have with you. This double walled stainless tumbler will keep your coffee hot or your wine cool for hours and you will never have to worry about glass free zones. Plus the lid keeps out unwanted sand, chlorine splashes or other unwanted visitors! Also, comes with straw!
Perfect for the end of year Class Teacher present and of course, Christmas gifts!
If you would like to order one or more of these special limited edition MHPS Travel Tumblers, simply head to Qkr or fill out the order form below and return to either firstname.lastname@example.org or the box at the office with credit card details or cash.
Let’s Bowl! P&C Adult Event for 2019
Only 9 days left to get your game on!!
Saturday 9 November at Rosemount Bowl
Get a group together and come bowl the night away!
Arrive by 7.00pm for 7.30pm lane opening; delicious finger food served from 8.30pm. (Drinks available to purchase from the bar)
Tickets are $30.00 per person from Trybooking https://www.trybooking.com/BFRAB
* Please note maximum team size is ten. There is no minimum team size, however if you have less than ten, you may be merged with another team.
* Note that numbers are limited. Once this session fills we may be able to provide a second session; Finger food served at 7.30pm followed by an 8.30pm lane opening.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB TERM 4 – ISSUE 7
Scholastic BookClub is back this term!
Issue 7 is a bumper Christmas issue, with over 400 books to choose from.
For those thinking of ordering books as gifts, the ‘GIFT FUNCTION’ has been enabled so that your LOOP order can be tagged as a gift, delivered to school and marked accordingly. These gift orders will only be available for pickup from the library (not sent home with your child).
Please get your book orders in via BookClub LOOP by Friday 1 November, 4.00pm to receive free delivery to our school. That’s tomorrow, so act ASAP!
And remember, every time you place an order, the School receives rewards to use towards library and teacher resources.
Again, to make distributing the books to the children easier and to reduce plastic, we are asking you to please bring in your re-usable book bags if you place an order. LABEL the bag 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 email@example.com
The Mount Hawthorn Mountain Goats are very excited to announce that the 2019 Dads and Kids Camp Out will take place on the school oval on Saturday 23 November. There are loads of activities and games planned for the event, along with the usual treasure hunt, campfire and breakfast. Numbers are strictly limited so please get in quickly if you’d like to come. You can book a spot now on this link or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Mountain Goats also have their Term 4 Dads’ catch-up at the Pirate Bar on Friday 8 November. Come along for a drink and a chat. They are always fun and well-attended events and are a great opportunity to catch-up with old mates or to make some new ones.
Important Dates for Term 4
THURSDAY 7 November 2019
Year 5 and 6 Band Tour
FRIDAY 8 November 2019
Remembrance Day Service
WEDNESDAY 13 November 2019
Parent Liaison Meetings and School Board Meeting
FRIDAY 15 November 2019
ASSEMBLY – Year 5/6 Rooms 18, 19, 22 and 23 WHOLE SCHOOL
ANZAC Cottage Remembers the Fallen
On November 11, 1918, Armistice Day signalled the long awaited end of hostilities in World War I. The occasion evoked mixed emotions: joy at the end of hostilities interwoven with sadness for those who did not return and their sorrowing loved ones. We acknowledge this important event today as “Remembrance Day”.
The Friends of ANZAC Cottage will be commemorating this significant day on Sunday, November 10 from 3.00pm to 6.00pm with a range of activities including a free poppy making workshop for children, a talk by archaeologist Sue Carter on battlefield artefacts and the presence of the wonderful 10th Light Horse Rockingham Troop.
The day will conclude with a moving Sunset Service at the Cottage beginning at 5:30pm.
The Cottage is situated at 38 Kalgoorlie Street, Mount Hawthorn and entry is free with afternoon tea available for a gold coin donation. For more information, please contact Anne by email:email@example.com or call 0411 44 55 82.