Flash haircuts, groovy glasses, inviting classrooms and to top it off – green lawn! It has been a really nice start to the school year and I would especially like to welcome the new families to the school community. We also have a number of new staff members Emma, Rosie and Mel who are excited to be part of the team. They come from a variety of schools around the state and bring great skills to our team.
The parent information sessions have been scheduled during weeks 2 and 3 (see the school calendar on our website) and the P&C will be hosting the annual Sundowner on Friday 21 February, which will be a great opportunity to welcome the new school year.
The Business Plan has underpinned whole school planning for the year and we will again work closely with the Schools Board and P&C. A hallmark of our school community has always been our volunteers and we would encourage all parents to visit schooLINK6016 as there are always opportunities to be involved which fit into busy schedules. We really want to look at engaging our students in Maths, Science and Coding especially in the early years.
I had the pleasure of attending the opening of Bob Hawke College on Sunday and toured the state of the art facility. I bumped into many of last year’s students ready for the start of the next stage of their educational journey.
On behalf of the staff, we welcome you back and we look forward to working with the school community this year.
PARENT INFORMATION SESSIONS
The On-Entry Assessment Program – Identifying essential skills in literacy and numeracy in Pre-primary.
A Parent Information Session will be held on Friday 14 February in Harbeck Library Centre.
This is a reminder to all families who park cars at our schools, it is important you adhere to all signs. This includes not parking in a disabled bay without a permit displayed and park only in designated parking areas. The Rangers have, and will continue to issue parking fines. If you have a special parking request, please contact a member of Admin so we can assist where appropriate.
To provide the very best care for our students it is essential we have current medical, contact, custodial and emergency contact information at school. If you have made any changes please inform any of our office staff ASAP. Thank you.
QKR AND FLEXIBUZZ
Remember to update Year group selections on the Apps for 2020 to reflect your child/ren’s current class.
SOCIAL MEDIA USE
This is a timely reminder to parents/carers not to share any images on social media that include any of our students, as not all parents have provided permission for their child’s image or name to be published. Any sharing of a student’s image or name without the appropriate consent could lead to legal action.
GIVE WRITE DONATIONS
We received a Certificate of Appreciation for our generous support to help give WA kids in need the tools to succeed at school and in life by donating stationery items at the end of last term.
Noongar people have a cultural responsibility to have a relationship with the booja – land by respecting the land, caring for it and protecting it through traditional sustainable practices. This demonstrates the strong connection the Noongar people have to country.
Boodjar-gordo – Island
Boodjar-gordo is the Noongar word for island.
From the P&C
Uniform shop opening hours are Tuesdays 2.45 – 3.15pm. You can also order via QKR or using the form on the school website.
Please remember to update your child’s details on QKR to prevent delays to your orders.
NB – Library Bags are currently out of stock and we do not sell art smocks.
The canteen will re-open on Monday 10 February 2020.
School banking has recommenced on Tuesday mornings at 8.15am in the Harbeck Library.
ANNUAL P&C SUNDOWNER
Friday 21 February 4.30-7.30pm
Pack your picnic rug, some tasty beverages and some activities for the kids and make your way to the school oval. We look forward to welcoming the school community to what will be a beautiful evening of sausages, tacos, friends and music. Volunteers are needed so please SIGN UP and share an hour or two of your time at this event.
MHPS TRAVEL TUMBLER
Once again we apologise for the delay in dispatching these long awaited items last year.
Hopefully everyone was able to get some good use out of them over the holidays. These should now all be with their rightful owners but if you have any queries or issues, please do not hesitate in contacting us on firstname.lastname@example.org AND we still have some left for sale at the Sundowner.
ARE YOU A FOLLOWER?
Like and follow us on Facebook (@mhpspandc) or Instagram (mhpspc) up until the 21 February 2020 and go in the running to receive 1 game @ ‘Rosemount Bowl voucher for four players (valid until 30 June 2020).
Sessions for Kindergarten to Year 2 students start in Week 3
UWA Hockey Club has a long-withstanding relationship with Mount Hawthorn Primary School.
We are welcoming boys and girls to come and try hockey with UWAHC again in 2020.
Trackstars for Mount Hawthorn Primary starts next Monday 10 February, 7.30am on the school oval.
Front Runner are proud to have been providing junior running training at MHPS for the past 6 years!
This term coaches focus on running speed, power, agility and technique, perfect to build junior movement foundations and for older primary kids speed and strength in team sports.