We are looking for parents who are interested in making an important contribution to our future school planning by nominating for a position on the board. Visit our school website or come in to have a chat with Mr Mackesey if you would like to know more about the role of our Board members.
Welcome to the fun-filled, fabulous, final term of 2020. For some of us it will be the last in this school, and so we head into it with a mixture of excitement and sorrow. As a Year 6 student I cannot believe how quickly the years have passed and how close we are to finishing our time in this amazing school. But it’s not all doom and gloom, in fact there’s so much going on! A few things to look forward to this term are:
Book Week – Friday 23 October is a chance for us to celebrate our favourite books and authors, in a fun day event of costumes and fun.
Family Fun Day – COVID has prevented us from having the bi-annual fair, but we will still have all the best bits to enjoy on Saturday 7 November.
Edudance – where we practice a dance routine and then present to the whole school on an allocated day (dates TBC).
NAIDOC Week – where we celebrate our cultural indigenous heritage.
Read on for further details of these events!
So many things have changed this year due to COVID and book week is no exception. We were not able to have our whole school parade but we have managed to celebrate the curious minds of children and their favourite books. As always people were dressed in whacky, wonderful and downright weird character costumes. Instead of meeting in a whole school we met in hubs which was a smart alternative!
Every class has their own book initiatives which will continue. In Year 6, we have created book clubs which are a great way of reading and sharing information about books and, best of all, we can share SNACKS! What a fantastic way to encourage kids to read – using food!
A big thanks to Ms Rampal’s class for their fantastic assembly presentation.
Visit our BOOKWEEK POST on the school website for lots more pics!
DO YOU LIKE CUPCAKES?
Me too, and so does Year 2 Gena L!
In the school holidays some of our fabulous students in Year 2 namely, Gena and her friends Audrey, (not me) Alexander, Rebecca and Mila held a cupcake stand out the front Gena’s house.
Lots of people helped to make cupcakes to sell.
The money raised from the cupcake stall was donated to Down Syndrome, because Gena’s brother Toby is Down Syndrome and Gena wants to help as many people as she can. Gena loves Toby very much and she said that she was glad the money went to this great cause. They made about $300.00 from the bake sale and I’m sure it helped a lot!
When I asked Gena what her favourite part about it was, she told me that it was spending time with her friends, and also getting to eat the leftover cupcakes!
When I asked if there were any challenges she told me that nothing went wrong because she spent all day with her friends and she had a great time!
Everyone did a lot to help, while she and her friends sold cupcakes, Alexander worked at the money register while her mum did face painting.
In case you are not hungry enough after reading this story, the types of cupcake sold were strawberry jam, fairy floss and one special one with a rainbow lolly on the outside, Gena’s favourite! She hopes everyone who went to her stand liked the cupcakes and thanks for donating.
Toby will be coming to Kindy at our school in 2021, we can’t wait to meet him!
WELCOME NEW FAMILIES
Mount Hawthorn Primary School is welcoming a new family to our school community this term. We hope the new students have settled. Ava and Jack L have joined MHPS in Year 4 and Year 2. As we pride ourselves on providing a welcoming and inclusive environment, I interviewed the sporty siblings to find out more about them and how they found their first week.
What is your favourite book?
Ava: I love Baby-Sitters Club by Ann M. Martin.
Jack: Soccer Superstars is my favourite book.
What are you going to dress up as for Book Week?
Ava: I am going as a Dawn from the Babysitter’s Club!
Jack: I am dressing up as soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
What is your favourite subject?
Ava: Sport and Maths
Jack: Yes, Sport!
What are you most looking forward to at Mount Hawthorn Primary School?
Ava: Sports Carnivals, Interschool Carnivals and other cool activities!
Jack: All the sports activities they have to offer.
Ava, tell us about your first week?
I was a bit nervous but Ms Cross introduced me to some of the girls and then once class began I sat next to some of them. We did some fun activities to start the school day and I got to know some more kids. Our team won and I got some lifesavers! I really like it here and my new friends and teacher are really nice!
JOKE OF THE WEEK
Q: “What do you call a rooster looking at salad?”
A: A chicken-sees-a-salad!
Thanks to Grace E for the chicken art!
Mr Mac Story
A parent who was invisible came to the office and asked to speak with Mr Mackesey.
Mrs Keys went to tell Mr Mackesey the parent was waiting to meet with him.
Mr Mackesey replied, “Tell them I can’t see them!”
SAFETY SPOT TIP
I know parents all have that same question roaming around in the back of your heads while your child’s at school, and that question is “Is my child getting from and to school safely?” Well the answer is YES!
The Student Councillors came up with the new, outstanding idea to put a caption called ‘The Safety Spot Tip’ in the newsletter, which allows the parents at our school to check on safe and harmless ways to get their child to and from school without their safety and others around them being risked.
Last week’s Safety Tip was to use the footbridge instead of crossing the busy road beneath the bridge, and this week I will just remind you that it is not safe to cross this road as an accident may occur. Now, I know that going across the footbridge takes more time than using the road but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
For example, if you are a leader of the school and or a parent and you cross the road instead of using the foot bridge, younger students may copy you and think that it is a good idea. The Year 6’s had a meeting with Mr Mackesey to discuss this issue. Now that all the Year 6’s know, we hope that it will never happen again.
And remember, to remind your child about using the footbridge and as Mayabella said, sometimes taking the long route can be more fun as you can play spotto and other spotting games to occupy yourself while choosing the safer option.
I hope that you are now aware that we are taking care of students before and after school so they are not harmed.
CONGRATULATIONS Pre-Primary Superstars
As the weather is getting warmer, we will begin to go to the beach.
“Stop plastic pollution! Pick up 3 for the sea.” This means if you see rubbish at the beach, or near the beach please pick it up so it doesn’t make its way into our beautiful ocean.
We’ve reached the end of this week’s newsletter. Make sure to check out our next newsletter for further updates and interesting articles. Congratulations all students for making it past the first week in Term 4 ALIVE! Have a wonderful week, we hope to see you next time!
A motivating message to finish off:
‘Being happy never runs out of style’- Lilly Pulitzer