Our Harmony Day celebration and sing-a-long was such a fantastic and uplifting end to our week. The children looked bright and happy in their costumes and orange colours. Congratulations to the Student Councillors and Mrs Hardman for leading the Sing-a-long, I enjoyed visiting the classrooms to see the smiling faces of the children and staff singing out loudly “We are Australian.”
SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS
After consultation with the Department of Education I have recommended to the School Board members that we postpone the elections until later in the year to ensure board continuity in these uncertain times. We have several nominations for Parent Reps on the board and will liaise with these people about the election process to be followed in Term 4.
CORONAVIRUS (COVID – 19)
The school leadership team, in consultation with the School Board, is developing a Risk Management Plan to look at all possible contingencies. Aspects of this plan will be shared with parents when and where appropriate. We are spending time looking at all possible scenarios, which include setting up home learning programs.
The most current information about COVID-19 from our school is available on our school website and will also be distributed via the Parent Liaison Representatives.
See the following message from our School Board Chair:
On behalf of the Schools Board, I can confirm that MHPS is appropriately managing the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to our students.
The response is directed by Western Australia’s Chief Medical Officer and Department of Education and tailored to circumstances at MHPS.
The Board has confidence in the Principal, his leadership and the staff to deliver the priorities of keeping our students healthy, learning, happy, social and active.
As role models to our children, our priority as parents is to model the values of our community. We must continue to be our best in the face of challenge and uncertainty. We must continue to be responsible and exhibit good judgement in decision making, and be caring and compassionate in these times of elevated stress and anxiety.
Let us band together, support one another, and model the exceptional values for which our school community is renowned.
We are in service to the Mount Hawthorn School community.
John Siamos (Board Chair) and Katharine Nash (Secretary) on behalf of the MHPS Schools’ Board.
On Thursday these Year 6 students were acknowledged as our Interschool Swim Team Captains for 2020. Although the Interschool Carnival will not go ahead, it is important to acknowledge these 2 students, Harry E and Maya H-S who would have led the mighty Mount Hawthorn Swim Team.
Congratulations also go to those students who were selected in the swim team for 2020.
For all the results and pictures of the Faction Swimming Carnival visit our school website.
Anita Putt – Physical Education Specialist
Congratulations to our first group of Super Mathletes!
These students have achieved the most gold bars across their year level in Mathletics, from weeks 1-5 this term. They received a certificate of achievement and a trophy which they will display in their classroom until it is passed on to the next Super Mathlete at the beginning of Term 2.
Year 1 – Ethan M, Year 2 – Noah M, Year 3 – Joel T, Year 4 -Luca N, Year 5 – Quinn CF, Year 6 – Georgette H
The Have Sum Fun competition that was to be held at Aranmore College this Saturday 21st March for selected Yr 5 and 6 students has been postponed till Saturday 24 October (Term 4). Participating students were notified of this change earlier in the week. More information with regards to the new competition date will be sent out later in the year.
Emily Reeve and Sarah Kalebic – Maths Curriculum Leaders
This term, our community songs are Happy as Larry, by Peter Combe which will be sung at most assemblies this term, and The ANZAC Spirit, which will be performed by the whole school for ANZAC Day. We are also singing Wanjoo which is Noongar for Welcome. These songs and our National Anthem can be found on our school website via this link.
Happy singing everyone! Katie Hardman – Music Specialist
Special Merit Award – the Student Councillors on behalf of students, staff and the community made a special presentation at Assembly last Friday. This was to Mr Con Poulios. Here is some of what the Student Councillors had to say…
At Mount Hawthorn we are very fortunate to have supportive parents who do so much to help our school. It can be in the classroom or even in the playground. Sometimes parents use their expertise to assist the school with projects that would otherwise cost the school lots of money!
The Pre-primary classes needed some doors between their classrooms. Mr Poulios came in on the weekend and did the job for the school at no cost. We know Mr Poulios didn’t want a fuss made but we were so impressed by his generosity. Thank you Mr Poulios from all of the students, staff and families for your work. We want you to know how much it was appreciated and also for again reminding us of the wonderful community we are all part of.
NATIONAL RIDE2SCHOOL DAY
Wow!!! What a Wonderful Community Effort, the response was amazing. The school raised over $500 for World Bicycle Relief.
For lots more pics and information see our school website.
NOONGAR WORD OF THE WEEK
Ngoony – Brother (Pronunciation – Noon-nee)
Maaman/naan – Father
From the P&C
Don’t forget to place your order for 6 packs of delicious Lawleys Hot Cross Buns.
Order by 9:00am Monday 6 April and collect the buns from the Undercover area on Thursday 9 April from 8:15am.
Place your order on QKR (no need to complete form) or complete the ATTACHED FORM. (Including Payment Details) and place in the Black Box in the front office
The first fair class liaison meeting was held last week. It was a fantastic night and we thank you for attending and your enthusiasm for the fair. Look forward to the next one!