What a terrific way to end a long term with Pirate Day, which raised over $1000.00 for Cancer research and the Adopt a School Bali Project. I have hijacked the student newsletter to acknowledge the great work of our Year 6 students this term. From helping out and assisting at carnivals to representing the school at a number of events, they have lead magnificently. I had the pleasure of sharing a restaurant with 90 Year 6 students on Wednesday, and I survived! All students dressed to impress and showed incredible manners and were a great advertisement for Mount Hawthorn Primary School. Their leadership at the recent Interschool Carnival’s was acknowledged by staff in attendance, great job to all of our leaders.
I would also like to thank all staff for another successful term, through a challenging year, we look forward to a brighter Term 4.
To all students, stay in your pj’s, read lots of books, climb trees and don’t fall out!
Welcome back to yet another edition of the student councillor newsletter. This week we will be looking at many different aspects of school including; an interview with the captains of the athletics team, an interview with singing sensation Rosie Dagless and lots more.
YEAR 6 ITALIAN DINNER
On Wednesday 23 September, our Year 6 students were able to enjoy an Italian Dinner at Bistro Bellavista in East Perth.
Students had the choice of pizza margherita, penne al ragù or penne napolitana, and for dessert, vanilla or chocolate gelato.
We would like to give a special thanks to the parents who supervised and coordinated the event for the students to enjoy.
The Mount Hawthorn Year 6 cohort demonstrated exemplary behaviour and manners – bravi!
STUDENT SHOUT OUTS
As we all know, at the end of every carnival there has to be a Runner Up Champion and the Champion girl/boy. At Mount Hawthorn Primary we have a lot of happy faces as students were awarded their medals. We had one Year 3, Neve, who waited an entire week to be presented with her medal as she and Mia tied for first.
I interviewed our Year 5 and 6 Champion Girl to see how she felt before the big day.
How did you feel before the 100 metre flat race?
I felt very nervous and excited. I thought I wasn’t going to place at all, the fact that I did was awesome and I am proud of myself for just achieving a place in the sprints.
Did you train or are you just a natural?
I trained a little for all of the events, but mostly for the 800 metre sprints which I think is the closest event, so that was the one that I wanted to work on.
Where you surprised that you won Champion Girl?
I honestly thought that Mabel would get champion. I was very surprised and very proud of my brother and myself.
Do you think you could have done better?
I did the best that I could do and I am proud of my achievements. Athletics is my thing, and I always try my best.
What made you try harder?
I did really want to be Champion girl, I also wanted to do well for Shakespeare. I was also tempted to get $100 class money from Miss Gillies. She made a deal to all the Year 6’s that if Shakespeare won the carnival she would give us the class money!
A big shout out to Georgia E – Year 6 who competed in the state championship swimming competition on Saturday. I’m sure she swam her absolute best and we all hope she did good in her race
In our last newsletter Mr Mackesey was interviewed and you may recall he stated that one of his favourite memories at Mount Hawthorn was “catching up with former students and parents and hearing about the great things they are doing”. We thought Mr Mackesey was on to a good thing, so we will start to also highlight some of our past students to show how we got them their jump start to wonderful things.
This week we decided to interview Rosie Dagless who recently won the “Take The Mic” State Competition.
Rosie Dagless was one of our former students and has always shown a love of music. She was in our school choir, played violin through the IMSS program and even loved playing the recorder! Rosie also sang solo at Crown Theatre and at our Music Assemblies. It’s so great to see her pursuing her passion for music.
How long ago was it that you attended Mount Hawthorn Primary?
2014 was my last year which was 6 years ago.
What was your favourite thing about Mount Hawthorn Primary School?
I think it would be the people I met here like the teachers and friends. I am still friends with students and still talk to Miss French, Mr T and Mrs Hardman.
What led you to sing on the mic?
A friend told me about it and mum also suggested I give it a try. I’m so glad I did.
Why did you choose to become a singer?
I love music. In school I liked the recorder, even though it probably drives a lot of people crazy. I also got selected to play violin through the school music program and my friend played piano which really inspired me.
What is your favourtie song and why?
“Best Part” by Daniel Caesar. I just love the lyrics and the mood of the song.
What song did you sing at the mic and why did you choose it?
I sang “Angel” and then in the 2nd round I sang “Best Part”. I like these songs and thought they showcased different qualities in my voice.
What is one of your hobbies besides music and why do you do it?
I enjoy seeing friends and eating food together and rollerblading. I’m actually going rollerblading tomorrow.
Who is your favorite singer and why?
Faouzia has such an amazing voice. I listen to her in the car with my dad. She has the best voice!
How many competitions have you been in?
I’ve been in 3 or 4 competitions and have won 2nd place and 1st place.
What’s your ultimate dream?
I just really want to create my own music. It would be great if it could be heard by others but to just compose my own music for my own satisfaction is my dream. I love all styles of music.
Luca B and Xavier R – Student Councillors
INTERSCHOOL ATHLETICS CARNIVAL RESULTS 2020
On Wednesday 23 September Mount Hawthorn Primary School competed in the Annual Interschool Athletics Carnival at Floreat PS.
The students efforts were rewarded by finishing in 3rd place (530 points) behind Floreat (566) and Wembley (658).
All the students should be commended for their exceptional behaviour, sportsmanship and effort on the day. We had one champion and one runner up champion;
Year 4 Champion Boy Kieran C
Year 5 Runner Up Champion Georgia G
YEAR 2 PENGUINS
I’m sure we can all agree that penguins are adorable!
What else do we know about them? The students of Room 8 learned all about them and they presented a fantastic assembly about it!
Watching the Year 2 assembly was amazing, and every student gave an interesting fact about penguins.
For instance, did you know:
Penguins are birds designed by evolution for swimming rather than flying. Their wings have turned into flippers and though they usually walk upright on land, some drop on to their bellies to scoot over ice. Most species cruise underwater at an average speed of 4-7 miles per hour, but the gentoo can speed up to 22 miles per hour.
All penguins live south of the equator. Although we often associate them with Antarctic, they also occur farther north on beaches and rocky shores in coastal South America, the Galapagos Islands, Australia and South Africa.
The largest penguin you will ever see trundling around the Antarctic is the emperor, which can stand in excess of 3.5 feet tall and weigh nearly 80 pounds, roughly the weight of two or three Thanksgiving turkeys. The emperor is also the only bird species that nests in the Antarctic during the winter, when temperatures can drop below minus 38 degrees celsius.
Once again thanks to the kids in Room 8 for their informative assembly! And thanks for sharing their interesting facts on penguins!
Audrey Z – Student Councillor
QUIRKY AND FUN THINGS AROUND THE SCHOOL
I interviewed Adam A about the Year 6 money system he made and here is what he had to say!
How did you get the idea?
Well Jude C came up with the idea to have class money and I loved it so I decided to make an official universal Year 6 money system.
When did you ask to implement it?
I don’t know exactly when, but Mr Lawrence, (my amazing teacher) said if I could get it done without his help I was allowed to do it! So I did!
Did it go well?
Yes, as you can see every Year 6 class has now joined the Adam Inc bank!
Who worked on it?
Tom, Jude, Calloway and of course me!
Who had the initial idea?
Well sort of me and Jude and Tom, Jude suggested we should do it, Tom ran a sketchy bank on the Room 22 black market, along with his origami frogs, and I designed the real money!
Did you make the design?
Yes, I drew out the design, although most other teachers replaced it to customise their money.
Other interesting things?
There are four variations of my original design in the Year 6 classrooms. If you get paid in another room, or fined, you exchange the money for your own.
Thanks to Adam A for organising such a big system! We all love using his money in auctions! And thanks for reading this segment!
Audrey Z – Student Councillor
SFILATA DI MODA – YEAR 4 FASHION PARADE
This year has been a tough one. Events being cancelled or postponed, well not the year 4 fashion parade. The Year 4 classes at Mount Hawthorn Primary have been preparing a fashion parade in Italian to present to the parents.
We had everything from bananas in pyjamas to famous celebrities.
I remember having fun creating a fashion show, dancing with all my friends. It was the highlight of the year.
As well as dancing and having fun, the classes are encouraged to explain what they were wearing in Italian. It was a challenge but it was worth it.
As some of you may know we got a new projector in the undercover area that was used to film the fashion parades. It was truly professional.
Georgia E – Student Councillor
SAFETY SPOT TIP
We want to make sure everybody gets home safe and sound and make sure no one is injured on their journey to school. Scarborough Beach Road can be VERY busy, especially in the morning when people are hurrying to work and after school when parents are picking up children. REMEMBER THE PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE!
The predestination bridge is the safest way to cross Scarborough Beach Road.
Try playing a game with your child/ren when on the bridge such as, see how many landmarks they can find or play ‘I spy’. This encourages them to cross safely, and to use the bridge every time.
Mayabella M – Student Councillor
CONGRATULATIONS Pre-Primary Superstars
Upcycle your OOSHIES
The OOSHIE craze is here right now! But, often as quickly as these things come into fashion, the fad goes away.
The last round of Ooshies (Lion King) may be laying around your house collecting dust. Stop and think before they end up in landfill!
These Ooshies can be excellent maths resources for your Junior Primary student. Keep them in canisters or jars and use them as countables at your child’s homework station.
At school we buy maths countable resources. We can instead just buy some jars and use Ooshies to count.
You can now donate your unwanted Ooshies to the LIBRARY so we can upcycle them to make some maths resources for Kindy to Year 2.
The Ooshie Recycle Box will be next to the battery recycle bin in the library.
Please donate your batteries at the same time. Did you know that we collect about $100 per term for the batteries we recycle? Let’s try to make it $200 per term! Collect Batteries from your family members and recycle them here at school.
Thanks, from your WES Ambassadors and Mrs Lewis-Russell
Nadjam – Green
Enjoy the holidays and remember that Monday 12 October is a Pupil Free Day so students come back to school for Term 4 on Tuesday 13 October 2020.