I would like to thank Mrs Putt, Ms Kenny and all the staff for a fantastic Year 1-2 Athletics Carnival yesterday. Even though Mr Mackesey didn’t have his cupcakes, we enjoyed a real community feel with some daggy disco music, plenty of smiles, the kids participated in lots of events, received lots of ribbons and stickers. The sun was shining and so was our sportsmanship. Thanks to all the parents who came along and helped out. There was a nice feel about the carnival and it was, the kids certainly enjoyed it. Thanks for supporting it!
1st Shakespeare 400 points
2nd Axford 338 points
3rd Menzies 327 Points
4th Braithwaite 265 points
Alos, a big thank you to the Year 6 Sport Leaders and Faction Captains who were very helpful and contributed to the successful running of the Faction Carnival.
A shout out to our Fathering Project Mt Hawthorn Mountain Goat dads, with Jools Spon-Smith and the team, for a fantastic night last Friday. We all learnt lots from Karl O’Callaghan, who tells a compelling story about fathering. As I have said a number of times, I can run a school of 900 kids but bringing up two boys is the biggest challenge of my life. I enjoyed the company, the talk and the collegiality so keep on doing what you’re doing, it’s fantastic!
KISS & RIDE
I would like to thank all the parents who use the old “Curse & Rage” which is now replaced by the “Kiss & Ride”. The system has worked really well this week. We appreciate that people have been patient and have done the right thing, but I ask one favour – please tell the Grandparents about the changes. We love them to bits but sometimes they get it a little wrong.
I have received some inquiries about the location of Kindergarten classes for 2021. I can confirm that all Kindy classes will be based at our Richmond Street campus next year, this is due to the number of new enrolments received for Kindy and our forecast student numbers for classes on the main school campus.
THE 2020 FAIR
A decision has been made by the Fair Committee, P&C, School Board and school to cancel the 2020 Community Fair in line with COVID Phase 4 not being lifted and the inability to be compliant with the 2-metre rule. I would like to thank Sonia Siamos and the team who have put in a huge amount of work over the last two years and were ready to take on the challenge. The P&C and fair committee are looking at some alternatives for the school community so we can still celebrate. Further information will be shared as soon as it’s available. Again, thanks to all concerned.
The school spends a great deal of our resources keeping the old school ticking. It’s 112 years old and requires constant renewal and refurbishment. We have long term plans in place. These are costly, but we are working closely with the P&C and the Education Department. Here is our timeline for ongoing maintenance, completed and scheduled:
Strip lights replaced with LED’s
Painting of classrooms progressing with all to be completed by the end of the year
Carpet tile installation in all classrooms progressing with all to be completed by the end of the year
All gas heaters removed
Strip lights replaced with LED’s
New fans installed
Projector and screen installed
Trims painted to match blue roller doors and the floor will be painted by the end of the year
OFF SITE KINDY
Administration Entrance brick wall with signage for MHPS and ESC and SUEZ Bins enclosed to be completed by the end of the year
YEAR 4 ITALIAN POSTER COMPETITION
Congratulazioni to the following students for their entries into the statewide competition run by the WA Italian Teachers Association.
Students wrote in Italian about a young person’s typical day in Italy and drew pictures to accompany their writing. We had many entries for this competition and we commend all students for their great effort!
We are currently conducting the annual surveys for our Year 2, 4 and 6 students and parents about Bullying. We appreciate the feedback received through these surveys. It assists us in our future planning regarding school wide positive behaviours and classroom based activities through the Friendly Schools Plus Program.
From the P&C
Thanks to all who came to the Karl O’Callaghan event on Friday. It was the first time trying a new kind of event for the Mountain Goats, so was nice to get such a great turn-out and hear a lot of positive feedback. We are already looking for the next opportunity so let us know if you have any ideas for similar events.
We have a Bunnings Sausage Sizzle fundraiser at Innaloo on Sunday 23 August. Come down, buy a snag or two and say “hi”. We are still looking for a few extra hands to help on the day. If you can spare a couple of hours, please sign-up here.
Due to the delay in progressing to stage 5 on the WA COVID-19 roadmap, we have regretfully cancelled this year’s disco. We look forward to creating an amazing disco again next year.
School Banking is on Tuesday mornings from 8:15am in the Harbeck Library.
Don’t forget to pack your deposit book for Tuesday mornings!
THE BIG READ FEST
There is still plenty of time to read your way to some fantastic prizes including Lupolab Vouchers, a $50 Wish voucher, Daibolik Voucher and more!
Please be sure to head to the school website for all your ‘need to knows’. Not only are you able to download your ‘Big Read Fest’ pack but you’ll also find links and answers to those FAQ’s, and view more storytime videos.
**Note that due to the Pupil Free Day on Friday 21st August, your Big Read Bing Sheets will be handed in and points tallied on Monday 24th August. Weekly prizes will be drawn on Tuesday 25th August **