CLASS PLACEMENT We will commence the process of allocating students to classes for 2021 over the following weeks with a balance of academic and social criteria guiding the process. Class placement Policy.
The students are loving being part of EDUDANCE again. We are still in COVID Stage 4 restrictions and the school is looking at all possible alternatives for the class dance presentations at the end of the year. Further information about the structure of the concerts and the way parents will be able to view their child’s performance will be communicated as soon as this is confirmed.
At a Liaison Parent meeting early last year Melissa Platt highlighted the need for a CROSSWALK on Scarborough Beach Road, which we have attempted to implement in previous years. I am pleased to announce that due to Melissa’s tenacious battling with the paperwork, her efforts have resulted in the delivery of a Type A Crosswalk recommended for the area at the bottom of Killarney Street.
The MUSIC FINALE CONCERT “A night Under the Stars” will be held on Wednesday 2 December at our School Oval (I can assure you it will rain on that afternoon/night!) to celebrate our excellent music program.
The PRE-PRIMARY SPORTS DAY will be held on the school oval on Monday 2 November from 12.00pm – 3.00pm. Pre-primary parents are welcome to watch, however children will return to classrooms to be collected at the end of the school day. Remember to send hats and apply sunscreen and students wear Faction T-Shirts.
Our new OUTDOOR CLASSROOM playground adjacent to the ESC is looking fantastic but it has not been officially opened yet as we are currently in the process of handover from the construction team to ensure it is safe and all details are addressed.
A big thank you to the P&C also for the NEW TIGER TURF at the Pre-primary area, it’s looking great and the children are enjoying their outdoor learning and play.
All children are invited to dress up as their favourite book character on Friday 23 October. This year the theme is Curious Creatures, Wild Minds.
The school will be holding Mini parades within Year levels/hubs sometime during the school morning. We will celebrate and enjoy with the students.
Overall it is not a public event but we will encourage staff to send pictures and will also cover the various activities the in the newsletter, however we acknowledge for our early childhood students this is a significant event and with some modifications to be communicated shortly parents will be able to attend.
Perisse Pitsikas – Associate Principal
From the School’s Board
When our Principal, Mr Dale Mackesey, was appointed to Mount Hawthorn Primary School 14 years ago, it was as a Level 5 Principal as the school was classified by the Department of Education as a Level 5 school. Since then MHPS has grown significantly and is well above the Level 6 classification of 700 students or more. During that time of growth, Mr Mackesey has maintained his Level 5 Principal status. It is Mr. Mackesey’s wish, with the support of the School’s Board and the approval of the Department of Education, to advertise the MHPS Principal position as a Level 6 role and invite candidates to apply. Mr. Mackesey will apply for the position and welcomes a rigorous, transparent evaluation process. The selection process will commence in Term 4 of 2020 and the successful candidate confirmed and in role for Term 1, 2021. The selection panel will include representatives from the Department of Education’s regional office, principals from similar schools, and the MHPS Board Chair. Finally, the Board wishes to confirm that it has full confidence in Mr. Mackesey as principal of Mount Hawthorn, and is proceeding with this process at his request. Yours sincerely Katharine Nash, Board Chair
Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to one or both of our Schools? If so, the Board’s Commendation Scheme will be of interest to you. The Commendation Scheme is designed to recognise: “exceptional, outstanding or meritorious conduct or service that significantly impacts on and/or benefits the operations and/or activities of either or both of the Schools.” A Board Commendation consists of a beautiful certificate and can be awarded to students, teachers and staff of the Schools and/or parents and/or members of the community. A Commendation can also be awarded to a group of students or staff etc. You can nominate someone for the Board’s consideration using the Commendation Nomination form available on theschool website. 2020 Nominations must be received by Friday 6 November to Nash.Katharine@gmail.com
CONTAINERS FOR CHANGE
Mount Hawthorn Primary School has joined the Containers for Change scheme. This is a system where your bottles and containers can be recycled, and you can also make money for our school.
If every one of us deposits 10 bottles per month that is equivalent to $10,572 per year for our school. Imagine how much sporting equipment, stationary or coding kits we could get for that!
It is great we can get funding for the school for unwanted plastic bottles and cans, but it’s even better because we are helping the environment too!
This is a timely reminder to parents/carers not to share any images on social media that include any of our students, as not all parents have provided permission for their child’s image or name to be published. Any sharing of a student’s image or name without the appropriate consent could lead to legal action.
For Term 4 2020
Saturday 17 October 2020
P&C Busy Bee
Friday 23 October 2020
Bookweek Whole School Dress Up
From the P&C
It’s not too late to join in the feel good factor of tomorrow’s busy bee.
If you can spare a few hours, please come on down to help. No special skills required.
Saturday 17 October, 8.30 – 11.30 followed by a sausage sizzle and the whole family is welcome to come along.
Don’t forget to sign-up HERE
MHPS FAMILY FUN DAY
Saturday 7 November 2020
Tickets are now on sale for the ‘Fun Zone’ and are selling FAST! via QKR $5.00 per child (incl. ONE parent/guardian FOC – Tickets must be purchased for each child attending. Older and younger siblings included.)
* 2 sessions; 12.00-2.45pm / 3.00-6.00pm! Tickets 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 invitation is extended to Mount Hawthorn Primary School student’s immediate family ONLY!
** This event needs your Help!! ** We cannot run this event without LOTS of volunteers so….PLEASE sign up for this fabulous event by clicking THIS LINK – Thank you!
Have you purchased Tickets for the Family Fun Day?
If you’ve answered ‘YES’ then you need to collect your wristbands from the ‘Wristband Collection Stall’ on
Friday 23 October
Friday 30 October or
Wednesday 4 November.
Remember that this is a Pre-sale only event (tickets not available on the day) and you MUST be wearing a wristband to access the ‘Fun Zone’.
Wanted: Buskers for Family Fun Day!
We are looking for buskers for the Family Fun Day. Anyone is welcome to busk, there’s no minimum standard. Individuals, groups and kids are welcome to perform in 10min time slots from 12.00-6.00pm. PA equipment and keyboard are available for use.
For more information and to register your interest please provide child and parents’ names, phone, instrument, any equipment required to Salherbert@yahoo.com.au.
Please also indicate your preferred session (Session 1: 12.00-2.45pm or Session 2: 3.00-6.00pm).
FATHERING PROJECT CAMP OUT
The Mount Hawthorn Mountain Goats are very excited to announce that the 2020 Dads and Kids Camp Out will take place on the school oval on Saturday 14 November. There are loads of activities and games planned for the event, along with the usual treasure hunt, campfire and breakfast. There will be some additional COVID protocols and numbers will be strictly limited so we recommend getting in quickly if you’d like to come.
For more information about this and other upcoming events sign-up to our mailing list and/or check out our Facebook pages.
The canteen is open for counter service again, just mind our screens and please order one at a time. We’re a busy canteen and the increase in online ordering has been terrific and something we hope continues. Volunteers are also welcome back and we’d love to see familiar and new faces so please sign up HERE.
It’s goodbye to our daily soup specials for 2020 but hello to some new gluten free bread and bagels that we are currently trialling. We’d love to hear what you think.
“BEACON” – CYBER SAFETY APP
Beacon is a new cyber safety smartphone app which provides trusted and up-to-date information for families to safely navigate the ever-changing online world with their children. It has been developed in a partnership between Telethon Kids and Bankwest (https://beacon.telethonkids.org.au/).
Michelle Hodge – School Psychologist
LEARN TO PLAY THE WORLD GAME
Floreat Athena FC is running an after school “kick-off” program on the school oval in Term 4 commencing on Wednesday 28 of October at 3.15pm-4.00pm for 6 consecutive weeks.
The program is run by Floreat Athena Club captain Dean Evans and his business “The Football Centre”.
The program is open to Kindy, Pre-primary and Year 1 students and the cost is $70.00 for the 6 week program.
A fun, safe sport taught in a friendly environment.
Weekly 45 minute sessions that build skills through games and simple drills delivered in an engaging and inclusive environment.
Every player gets plenty of time on the ball and the prime aim of each session is for children to build fundamental motor skills.