Next week we are once again inviting parents to visit the classrooms to view their child/rens work. This is not the time for parent interviews however, please ask questions, celebrate achievements and share the great work that is happening in the classroom. We ask that there are no more than 6 parents in the room at one time and we will ensure the opportunity is available from Monday until Friday next week. We will review this next Term to determine which weeks are most suitable for the staff. Also, based on feedback from the School Board and Liaison parents we are allowing rostered parent helpers back into the classrooms in the early year groups.
I enjoyed an outstanding afternoon last Sunday at the music performances at Bob Hawke College. It was worth giving up a game of golf to see the smiling faces of the children and proud parents with their video cameras. It was a showcase of the quality of our program which is the finest Primary School program in the state. I would like to acknowledge the work of Katie Hardman, Sarah Brown and her team for the catering and the teachers Andrea Carter and Dale Pointen for giving up their time to give the students the opportunity to perform, which they probably would not have had this year due to COVID restrictions. I would also like to acknowledge the team at Bob Hawke College and their music teacher. We have a developing partnership with Bob Hawke College which will see a flow of expertise and talent and we look forward to developing a whole school approach from K to Year 12 with them.
Kindy Green are very lucky to have our own artist in residence, Mrs Neil-Smith. Last week we all worked with her to create a spectacular individual piece of artwork that we all think would be a great addition to any art gallery. Mrs Neil-Smith organised a range of paints and painting materials such as corks, different size brushes, rollers, sponges and many other items that you would not normally use when painting.
First Mrs Neil-Smith placed tape onto our piece of card that we got from Remida. We talked about how to mix paints to create new colours and the different kinds of marks we could create with the different painting tools.
Then it was time to create, with freedom and encouragement to explore and take risks with our creativity. We had to cover the whole piece of card even where the tape was. Once we had finished creating we placed our own artwork on the drying rack. Once they had dried the tape was peeled off and our masterpieces were revealed. We were amazed at the results and extremely proud of our artwork, so much that we had a go at doing it again on the next kindy day.
We hope you enjoy seeing some of our finished pieces of artwork. We are looking forward to sharing them with our parents in our Kindy Green art gallery AKA the windows where everyone can have a look.
Miss Ward, Mrs Neil-Smith and Kindy Green Students
On Thursday 17 September selected students form Mount Hawthorn competed against Wembley, Floreat, Subiaco and Karrinyup Primary Schools in Day 1 of the Interschool Athletics Carnival. Students were involved in long jump, throwing and distance running. All our students competed really well and should be congratulated for their fine sportsmanship and behaviour on the day.
Mt Hawthorn 174
Next Wednesday, 23 September is Day 2 of the Interschool Carnival which involves sprints and team games.
Good luck to the 92 students involved Year 1-6.
Anita Putt and Sue Kenny – Phys Ed Specialists
MUSIC AFTERNOON AT BOB HAWKE COLLEGE
Our exceptional music students performed on Sunday 13 September at Bob Hawke College. After such a crazy year where we have not had the opportunity to showcase the progress we have made, it was wonderful to be able to play and sing for our families. Congratulations to all our stars and special thanks to Mrs Carter, Mr Pointon and Sarah Brown for making it happen.
Katie Hardman – Music Specialist
Year 4 PEAC testing is scheduled for either Wednesday 14 October or Thurs 15 October, Week 1 Term 4. Any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org, pop into Room 23 after school or check with your child’s classroom teacher.
Jane Gillies – PEAC Coordinator
Ahoy matey! We are all dressing up as pirates on the last day of term, Friday 25 September 2020 for Pirate Day and raising funds for childhood brain cancer research and our Bali Sister School. So, hoist the mainsail and bring your treasure (gold coin) on the day!
BALI SISTER SCHOOL
The AdoptASchool Association Inc are providing food aid as a lifeline to so many families in Bali where CoronaVirus has had a devastating and ongoing impact.
Book Week will be celebrated from 17-23 October with Curious Creatures, Wild Minds. Drop into the library to spot the elusive and mysterious creatures. The library will be holding a Book Fair on Thursday 22 October with discarded books for 50c each, so start saving your pocket money. Proceeds will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
The fabulous Book Week dress up parade will be held on Friday, 23 October, resplendent with curious creatures and wild characters. The format will be advertised during Book Week.
Julie Kelly – Library Officer
For Terms 3 and 4 2020
Monday 21 September 2020
Kindy Blue, Green, Orange and Purple Photos
Wednesday 23 September 2020
Year 3 BYOD Parent Info Session,
Year 6 Italian Dinner
Friday 25 September 2020
Pirate Day, Assembly Year 1 Rms 10 & 11
Kindy Yellow Photos
Monday 12 October 2020
Pupil Free Day – Students do not attend.
Tuesday 13 October 2020
Term 4 commences for students.
From the P&C
FAMILY FUN DAY – Saturday 7 November
Tickets for the ‘Fun Zone’ go on sale Thursday 24 September via QKR $5.00 per child (incl. ONE Parent/Guardian FOC)
* 2 sessions; 12.00-2.45pm / 3.00-6.00pm ! – Tickets are limited so get in quick!
Toddler bouncy castle
Large inflatable obstacle course
Basketball and soccer challenge
High ropes course and climbing wall
AND, for your enjoyment Food Trucks and a Bar area will be on site.
We will also be selling Ice cream from Affogato, Popcorn and a Sausage sizzle.
This day is not to be missed and this invitation is extended to Mount Hawthorn Primary School student’s IMMEDIATE FAMILY ONLY! ** This will be a volunteer run event so please keep your eye on social media and future newsletters for the ‘Signup’ link to volunteer your time for this fabulous day!**
The P&C are holding a school grounds Busy Bee on Saturday 17 October from 8:30-11:30am followed by a sausage sizzle for the whole family.
Please help us! We are going to be busy sweeping, raking, hopefully mulching and generally tidying up the school grounds. No special skills required, just lots of hands on deck.
Visit Sign Up to register.
The Uniform Shop will be CLOSED for Stocktake next Tuesday 22 September. No deliveries will go out until they reopen on the first Tuesday of Term 4.
There has been a huge influx of lost property that has not been labelled, been labelled with a first name only or the name of an ex student. All lost property will be left out the front of the uniform shop next Tuesday afternoon until next Thursday morning, 22-24 September. Please come and have a look through it to see if any of your children’s missing items are there. At the end of the term the leftover items will be donated.
OSCA 2021 Enrolment forms will be released at 9.00am Tuesday 13 October 2020, via Hubhello, Flexischools and the OSCA website Families are encouraged to complete their forms as soon as possible. Hard copies of the 2021 enrolment form will be available at the OSCA office. Wilma Gouws – Director