A reminder to parents that if you are taking your child/ren on vacation during school terms the Department of Education Policy states that you must apply in writing to the principal. This can be done by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or to the front office. In the majority of cases the leave will be recorded as unauthorised vacation leave as The School Education Act 1999 requires parents ensure that children of compulsory school age attend school on each day that the school is open for instruction. I do however, understand the educational benefits of travelling with your children.
CYBER SAFETY PARENT INFORMATION SESSION
We are pleased to offer our parent community a free session with ySafe about keeping children safe online. If you’ve ever struggled with getting your kids off their games and into bed, worried about the content of the games that they are playing or felt concerned that your child was spending too much time in the digital world, this workshop is for you!
This year Mount Hawthorn PS is taking part in National Ride2School Day on Friday 13 March. Ride2School Day is a nationwide program that enables students to get physically active on their journey to school. We will running competitions on the day to encourage as many of our pupils to walk, cycle or scoot to school!
To make sure everyone taking part in Ride2School Day has a bike that is safe to ride and ready to go the City of Vincent has organised for the BikeDr to visit Mt Hawthorn. Trained mechanics will be at the school between 11.00am – 1.00pm on Sunday 8 March to give free bike check-ups. They will be able to make minor repairs and let you know what to do if it is something more serious.
There will be a music information meeting for new music families or anyone who would like to know about our Music Program on Wednesday 26 February at 5:30pm in the Harbeck Library.
Katie Hardman – Music Specialist
Get moving and walk, ride, skip and scooter to school. Live an eco-friendly lifestyle!
Vehicles are a major source of air pollution. In Western Australia there are over 2 million vehicles and vehicle emissions make up the greatest source of air pollution in Perth.
From the P&C
Welcome to another Fair year!
Have you class got a fair liaison yet? Please make sure you have one ASAP and email the details to Shoni Lewis email@example.com. Stall nominations open Wednesday 26 February.
Trial of Skill Streams
An option for parents this year is to join a cross-school craft, sewing or condiments group for example. These would not be class stalls but groups made up of interested and or skilled parents keen to contribute. Want to know more? Please contact Shoni Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking for two committee members, someone to look after our sponsorship requirements and the entertainment. Please talk to Sonia Siamos email@example.com or Shoni Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. We would love your help.
P&C COMMITTEE POSITIONS VACANT
The MHPS P&C is a great way to get more involved with the school and provides an opportunity to meet a bunch of fun, vibrant, enthusiastic people. Volunteers are always welcome no matter how much time you have to give. All positions will become vacant at the AGM on Monday 9 March at 7.15pm. We have plenty of opportunities across the P&C and are especially looking for new volunteers to fill the roles of:
Safety Sub-Committee Convenor
Board Liaison Rep
To find out more, email email@example.com or give us a call. You can also join us at the Sundowner on Friday 21 February from 4:30pm to chat in person.
President: Julia 0407 472 878 or Vice President: Belinda 0416 191 544
Welcome to 2020 at MHPS. The school’s Fathering Project group, the MHPS Mountain Goats, are geared up for the new school year. We have a combination of old favourites and brand new activities lined up through the course of the year.
By chance, Term 1 is looking like it’s going to consist mainly of a single “mega-week”, with 3 activities taking place over the weekend. Watch out for confirmation of these activities and tickets becoming available in the coming days.
Friday 6 March – Dads’ pub night at the Pirate Bar. Come along for a drink and a catch-up.
Saturday 7 March – Fishing at Hillary’s. We have had the opportunity to take part in a dads and kids fishing clinic up at Hillary’s Boat Harbour, run by RecFishWest. It is only $5 per child and will take place from 9-11am. Places will be very limited and will sell out fast. Keep an eye out for when these become available.
Sunday 8 March – Beach Morning – the ever-popular beach morning will be better than ever, with the Floreat SLSC Cadets pitching in to help run a series of activities on the beach. This will allow us to try some new activities and do some water activities for kids who are keen. I’m sure some of the old favourite bits will remain too.