We are the Student Councillors Lucas, Emmeline and Paige and we have taken over the newsletter this week because Mr Mackesy’s jokes just aren’t funny anymore!
Many of us have returned to school, and many of us have been working from home. We just want to let you know that business is normal at MHPS, with a few changes. We are all back learning, with Phys-Ed, Art and all our regular lessons.
There are some changes, we have been using some hand sanitiser and our kind cleaners have been working hard to clean our classrooms.
For all the students learning from home, the teachers are giving classes online.
As the Student Councillors, we are planning many events with Mrs P throughout the term. We have started today with a mini assembly with Mrs Hardmen leading us with the ANZAC song.
Next week we will be giving out some merit certificates and we’re hoping we’ll be in touch with lots of parents to deliver the good news.
We will call those parents to let them know that their child has been awarded a merit certificate.
Our corny joke for the week:
Principal: Knock knock?
Student: Who’s there?
Student: Boo Who?
Principal: Don’t cry! There are a few more jokes about principals!
Last term, 109 students from Years 3 and 4 took part for the first time in the Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge.
This was made up of 15 online questions which were extremely challenging. The results have come in and all parents should have been notified of their child’s result via the class teacher.
Certificates have also gone home to all participants. I would like to congratulate all of the students who took part in the challenge and persevered through it.
In particular, I would like to acknowledge Year 4 students:
Pictured L to R – Millie B, Adele A, Janine L and Sophie M (absent) for receiving a ‘Distinction’ and Year 3 student Joel T (at back) for receiving a ‘High Distinction’, as well as the ‘Best in School’ award.
What an amazing effort from these students!
Sarah Kalebic – Maths Curriculum Leader
Georgia E from Year 6 Room 19 qualified for the State Age Long Course Swimming Championships which were to be held in Perth but were cancelled. Georgia (pictured with her proud sister Grace) received an award, and a club competition cap, from Swimming WA. Well done, Georgia!
We were so proud to hear about our ex student Josh T (pictured with his sister Hannah) playing the Last Post on his trumpet for the dawn verge ANZAC Day event. It was greatly appreciated by the north Buxton St residents.
We are expecting some wet weather next week and we need to ensure that the students stay dry. If we decide to make changes to the drop off and pick up arrangements we will inform parents via FlexiBuzz. Please make sure your FlexiBuzz App is up to date for these timely notifications.
Applications for Enrolment in Kindergarten and Pre-primary for commencement in 2021 open Monday 4 May 2020 and close on Friday 24 July 2020.
For more information visit our school website.
Library borrowing will commence in Weeks 1 and 2. Please note– we are able to continue library borrowing as books returned are quarantined and not put back on shelves for 2-3 days, so that no contact transmission occurs from the shelved books. As well, students are hand sanitised prior to borrowing, and either gloves are worn or there is no staff contact when books are scanned out to borrowers.
Mount Hawthorn students love to read, so please tell them to bring their WES friendly book-bag to school for their library lesson so they can borrow and Read! Read! Read!
Parents who like to recognise their child’s birthday with a treat at school, please send in “packaged” goods only, not home-made. The items need to arrive at school sealed to ensure we maintain a high level of hygiene please.
PICK UPS/DROP OFFS DURING SCHOOL DAY
If you need to pick your child up during school day i.e. for an appointment, please advise the teacher and ask your child to meet you at the front office at the designated time. Parents are not permitted to go to classrooms.
PARENTING IN A PANDEMIC
Support for Families and Practitioners
Founder of the internationally acclaimed Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, Professor Matthew Sanders is a world-leading parenting expert.
In this podcast series, he’ll be answering your questions and providing real, actionable advice to help you steer your household through these uncharted waters.
It provides the following information for parents via podcasts from Triple P International:
Introducing parenting in a pandemic (around 1.5 minutes)
Episode 1: There’s no playbook for parenting in a pandemic (about 12 minutes)
Episode 2: Creating routine and predictability in uncertain times (about 12 minutes)
BookClub will continue to run for Term 2, but there are a couple of things we’ve had to do differently.
For this issue only, it will be a virtual catalogue rather than the printed ones you’re used to receiving. To view this issue, please VIEW CATALOGUE
With the current health and safety restrictions due to COVID19, we are unable to receive the orders back to our school, however, the books can be delivered directly to your home for a flat fee of $5.99. Please place your order via LOOP as usual, by Monday 18 May 2020.
Every order received from a MHPS family will earn the school reward points that are used to provide additional resources and books for the school!
We sincerely appreciate the enthusiasm that our families show towards BookClub and hope you can still continue supporting this initiative whilst growing your child’s love of reading.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0411 838 143.
All Welcome – The next General Meeting of the P&C will be held via Zoom on Monday 11 May at 7.15pm. All are welcome and we would love to see you there, or at least your face on a screen. You don’t need to be a member to attend if you just want to see how it all works. Membership is $1.00 and you can join on the night. To find out more or to get the zoom link please email email@example.com
Just a reminder that the Uniform Shop is still closed for the time being. You can still order uniforms via Qkr! and they will be conveniently delivered to your child’s classroom.