On extremely hot days our students will be offered the opportunity and encouraged to spend their lunch break in air conditioned rooms or shaded areas.
On Friday 22 November in Week 6 this term the Student Counsellors have decided to fundraise for the Smith Family Foundation, a cause to help disadvantaged children with their education, food, toys etc. One in six Australian children live in poverty, they need our support to make the most of their education. We have chosen a theme of red and blue, and encourage you to wear one of these colours. We also encourage you to bring a gold coin donation to donate to the Smith Family. We would like to donate to them because we feel that all children deserve an enjoyable Christmas this year and every year to come.
Remember on Friday22 November to bring a gold coin donation and wear the blue and red colours to make more children in Australia feel happy!
Jade, Kealey and Jaya on behalf of Year 6 Student Councillors
Congratulations to all the talented students who entertained and inspired us at Lunchtime Concerts in 2019. Mt Hawthorn- you Rock!
Next Thursday 21 November, our talented students will be hosting the Music Assembly in the Hangar at 9:00 am. All families are welcome to come along to see and hear our talented students from Year 4 and 5 playing recorder and Year 6 students playing ukuleles as well as performances from our amazing orchestra, band and choir. The whole school from Pre-primary to Year 6 will be singing community songs. We can’t wait to perform for you.
Katie Hardman – Music Specialist
In week 2, students watched an Italian drama performance called “Il Frutto Magico”. Actors employed techniques from “Commedia dell’Arte”: a form of Italian theatre characterised by masks, improvisation and audience participation.
My favourite part was when they did an Italian dance called the “Tarantella”. I thought the acting was fantastic and loved how the audience was involved with the show.
Poppy – Year 3
OUTDOOR CLASSROOM DAY
On Wednesday 6 November Kindy Orange spent the whole day outside for outdoor classroom day.
We participated in a number of different activities that developed our knowledge but also gave us the opportunity to work on a number of skills including teamwork, problem solving, social skills.
We got to:
create our own obstacle course
learn and play hopscotch
write numbers around our outdoor learning environment
measure the zucchinis we picked from our garden, using different units of measurement
use charcoal to draw the jacaranda tree located in the playground
explore the items in the water trolley
problem solve how to get the bugs out of the ice blocks
create masterpieces using loose parts and
listen to stories.
Just to name a few things.
We had a great day that was filled with fun and made us both happy and tired.
Miss Ward, Mrs Neil-Smith and Kindy Orange Students
On Wednesday 6 November, the Year 5’s visited Scitech as part of our technologies and science curriculum. Currently, we have been using little bits to explore coding and designing our own games at school. To extend our knowledge, at Scitech we were challenged to create robotic designs that ‘drew’ something automatically and explored aspects of coding using ozobots. We also experienced the wonders of the planetarium and learnt about different types of energy in the science theatre. It was an educational and rich experience, with lots of challenges and excellent problem solving. Thank you to the wonderful parents who volunteered their time to come.
Zoe Dinsdale – Year 5 teacher
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Harry D from Year 4 Room 30 is the first student to receive the 100km cloth badge for completing 100km in our running program .
Pre-primary – Year 3 students have participated in cricket clinics during Physical Education this week. Thank you to the staff from the WACA for providing such an exciting learning environment.
Our Year 6 students enjoyed learning golf skills over the past three weeks. The golf clinics were provided by Golf WA . Golf is a life long sport and for more information on how to find your local golf program:- register on line or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“Recycle when you can”!
GIVE WRITE – End of year stationery leftovers
Give Write is a local WA initiative that aims to recycle donated school stationary at the end of the year then repackage it for kids in need the following year. It’s an environmentally friendly program that makes the most out of stationery that would otherwise clutter homes or be thrown away. Commencing Monday 25 November (Week 7) a collection box will be placed in each classroom for those who wish to contribute, Give Write will collect our leftovers (new and pre-loved) and redistribute them to kids in need in 2020. For those who wish to keep their stationery your kids simply take them home, for those who wish to contribute they simply put them in their class box. If you’d like more information please go to www.givewrite.org.au Melanie Russell – Sustainability Curriculum Team
WORLD KINDNESS DAY
Room 19 and Room 7 Buddies
The Year 6’s wrote poems about their Year 2 buddies and gave them a quote about kindness. The Year 2’s gave their Year 6 buddies a card that says ‘Spread Kindness Like Confetti’.
Emma French – Year 6 Teacher
All the children have been learning to sing “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” in Noongar
Kart, koonich, boonich, djena,
Kart, koonich, boonich, djena,
Boonich djena and miyal and dwonk and dar and mooyl.
Kart, koonich, boonich, djena, boonich djena.
From the P&C
The P&C is selling travel tumblers for $25. These would be a perfect gift for teachers or for anyone! They are stainless steel with a lid. Perfect for wine or coffee! Purchase through QKR.
2020 FAIR COMMITTEE
The fair will be held on Saturday 7 November 2020 and Sonia Siamos has volunteered to lead the 2020 Fair Committee. She is looking for volunteers to help out. This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in a wonderful community event. For further information contact Sonia 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.
GAT PARENT INFORMATION EVENING
Hampton Senior High School are pleased to host a Parent Information Evening by the Department of Education’s Gifted and Talented Unit for the 2021 intake. You are invited to attend and learn more about the opportunities available for your child.