Congratulations to our next lot of Super Mathletes! These students have achieved the most gold bars in Mathletics across their year level from Weeks 6-10 last term. They received a certificate of achievement and a trophy, which they will display in their classroom until it is passed on to the next Super Mathlete.
Year 1 – Dexter B, Year 2 – Ned H, Year 3 – Taisei N, Year 4 – Zeke B, Year 5 – Charlie P and Year 6 – Janessa L
HAVE SUM FUN MATHS COMPETITION
On Saturday 24 October, 2 Mount Hawthorn Primary School teams competed in the Have Sum Fun Maths Competition at Aranmore Catholic College. Representing our Year 6 team was Lily B, Harisen C, Sam P, Alison T, Cooper P and Zeke T. Our Year 5 team was represented by Will P, Matthew H, Prince T, James L, Georgia G and Phoebe J. These students raced against the clock to solve four rounds of eight challenging maths problems and were up against 6 teams from various schools. Some of our parents even had a go at solving some of the maths questions themselves. The competition was extremely close the whole way through. Our Year 6 team came in 3rd and our Year 5 team placed 6th. I would like to thank the students involved for their efforts and for giving up their Saturday afternoon, especially with the AFL Grand Final on at the same time! You did Mount Hawthorn Primary School proud. Sarah Kalebic and Emily Reeve – Maths Curriculum Leaders
YEAR 6 TENNIS
Last Friday was the grand final of the Year 6 Tennis Tournament. The standard that these competitors, Mabel and Michael and Georgia and Xavier displayed was exceptional as well as their sportsmanship. Congratulations to the winners Mabel and Michael who won narrowly after 3 sets. Thank you to our fabulous MC for the day Mr T and our main umpires, Lucas and Wynn and all our lines people who contributed to the running of the game. Sue Kenny and Anita Putt – Phys Ed Specialists
SCHOOLS BOARD ELECTIONS
Announcement of Elections 23 October 2020
Applications Due 06 November 2020
Election Period 09 – 13 November 2020
The Schools Board is key in shaping the strategic direction of the school, adding value to programs and ensuring that the community’s values are integrated into decision making.
We are calling for expressions of interest from parents for membership to the Schools Board for 2021-2022. Parent representatives bring a broad range of skills and experiences earned through work, family and community involvement to support MHPS and MHESC. There are currently two parent vacancies for a two year term commencing on the first day of Term 1, 2021.
Online voting for the two new parent representatives to the Schools Board is open from Monday, 09 November to Friday, 13 November. Every MHPS registered parent/carer will receive an email on Monday, 9 November with the link to the online election ‘survey’ and a unique voting code. (If you do not have an email address registered with the school, please contact MHPS administration for alternative voting arrangements).
We look forward to hearing your voice in the election, and possibly through an expression of interest in the Board vacancy.
INSTRUMENTAL OFFERS FOR 2021
Instrumental Expressions of Interest will be emailed out during week 4 to students in Years 2, 3 and 4 for students who have been selected as part of the instrumental program in 2021. If your child receives a letter, please consider the commitment carefully. If your child is not selected but is keen to pursue music, then private tuition is an option and students can still be part of the band or orchestra. Offers have been made according to results from the music aptitude indicator, attitude, interest shown in music and ability to commit to the time required to learn an instrument in a group lesson.
Katie Hardman and Cindy Smart – Music Specialists
GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS 2022
Information about the programs for Year 7 in 2022 and upcoming parent information sessions are available on this website.
For Term 4 2020
FRIDAY 6 November
Assembly – Year 1 Room 14
SATURDAY 7 November
Family Fun Day
MONDAY 9 November
Pre-primary Sports Day
WEDNESDAY 11 November
Remembrance Day Ceremony – students only,
Parent Liaison Meetings,
School board Meeting,
BYOD Year 5 Parent Information Session.
THURSDAY - 12 November
MHPS School Band Tour
From the P&C
MHPS FAMILY FUN DAY
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.
**Last Day to purchase tickets on QKr! (4 November! At 9.00am ) AND collect wristbands is the 4 November! At 8.15-9.00am outside the undercover area. Last Day to purchase tickets with Cash or Eftpos AND collect wristbands is 4 November! @8.15-9.00am outside the undercover area**
This day is not to be missed and invitation is extended to Mount Hawthorn Primary School student’s immediate family ONLY!
Volunteers Still Needed!
We cannot run this event without LOTS of volunteers so….Please sign up for this fabulous event by clicking THIS LINK
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 Wednesday 4 November.
**Last Day to purchase tickets on QKr! (4 November! @9am ) AND collect wristbands Is 4 November! @8.15-9.00am outside the undercover area. Last Day to purchase tickets with Cash or Eftpos AND collect wristbands Is the 4th November! @8.15-9.00am outside the undercover area **
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’.
Have you got a year 5 or 6 who wants to help out at the fun fair? We’d really appreciate their help and know they’ll have loads of fun helping out.
Last call for any students, parents or teachers who are interested in busking for the Family Fun Day! 10 minute spots still available and you can busk for cash!
Also, could confirmed buskers please email me all of your contact details ASAP. Sally Martin: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0400 202 562.
BIG CAMP OUT
Tickets for the annual big camp on the school oval went on sale last Saturday and unfortunately due popularity and number restrictions due to COVID-19 we are completely sold out.
Sorry to all who missed out and we hope to see you are our next event in term 1 or at next year’s camp out.
CONTAINERS FOR CHANGE
Thanks to everyone for getting on board by dropping off your eligible containers to help our school with the containers for change program. Don’t forget that wine bottles are not included in the scheme but can be recycled in your yellow top bin at home.
The Uniform Shop is now open to all parents and guardians. Our opening hours remain the unchanged, Tuesday afternoons 2.15pm – 3.20pm.
Online QKR orders are still available and will continue to be delivered to the student’s classroom Tuesday afternoons by our fabulous year 4 helpers.
Also a note on 2021 Year 6 Leaders shirts. We have all sizes in stock and even a few second hand, parents and guardians are welcome to purchase these ready for next year.