Welcome back to another edition of the MHPS Student Newsletter. This is one of our final newsletters for 2020, and what a year it has been. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the classrooms. There are only 21 DAYS until Christmas, which is so exciting! It’s just around the corner. Let’s see what is coming up in the calendar.
Edudance: As we all know, we are learning, and will be performing the dances we have been learning in the next few weeks. Please practice in your spare time, as we would love all kids to put 100% effort into their performance.
A Carol a Day over the PA: Commencing Friday 11 December
Junior school swimming lessons: The Year 1 and 2 students commenced their Swimming Lessons at Beatty Park on Monday 23 November. Students attend every day. These lessons run for two weeks.
Choir, Orchestra and Band Performance: The choir, orchestra and band performed for the school on Wednesday in the undercover area.
Last day of school: Thursday 17 December.
Our Kindy children enjoyed a visit from Mrs Hardman, Ms Rampal and Orlando H last week to participate in NAIDOC activities.
They enjoyed learning some new songs and especially the Wanjoo song (see the video).
On Wednesday 25 November, a group of talented Year 6 basketballers went to Bendat Basketball Centre to compete in the School Slam Basketball Champions Cup. There were 32 teams from 24 schools statewide who qualified earlier in the year for this annual event.
Both the MHPS boys and MHPS girls team started strong. The girls team came up against St Mary’s with Shawn Redhage as Coach and managed to beat them by a convincing 11 points to secure their spot in the Quarter Finals. This victory was so sweet after a narrow loss in September to the same team. Unfortunately, in the Quarter Finals, the girls team lost to Quinns Beach Primary School by a narrow 4 points. The girls were amazing and won 4 from 5 games.
The boys team also played hard. We defeated Osborne Primary School and made Mr Mackesey proud by going on to defeat Wembley Primary School. We then lost to Willetton Primary School and Loreto Nedlands.
We had so much fun at the all-day carnival and were definitely dressed for success as we won best uniforms!
We would like to congratulate our friends at Aranmore Catholic College for winning the overall Boys Cup. They played like superstars!
A massive shout out to our dedicated coaches, Ash Brian and Lee Deshon. They gave up their precious time to help with weekly training to make sure we played like a team. They imparted all they knew about the sport and also taught us the valuable lesson of good sportsmanship.
The parents that helped transport us and cheered us on at the tournament also deserve a special mention. Thank you for your support.
It was a real privilege to represent Mount Hawthorn in such a prestigious basketball tournament. I can’t wait to see future Mount Hawthorn Primary School teams compete to take on the other schools. We are handing the torch over, so do us proud! Go Mount Hawthorn!
Mrs Rock – Associate Principal
How well do you know Mrs Rock? I interviewed her this week to find out about her job role and her interests.
How long have you been at Mount hawthorn?
Since 2003, so 17 years
What are your hopes for the future of this school?
For it to continue to be a safe, fun place for students and parents and to be part of the community. I am also excited about how the buildings/classrooms will be changed in the future.
How do you make this school better?
My main role is to support the teachers and help them to be the best they can be, so students get the best teachers. I also help Mr Mackesey to make decisions about the school and help the Kindy children. [Mostly, I] show them how amazing school can be.
If you could change one thing about the school, what would it be?
I would add more murals and artwork. As an ex art teacher I love colour.
Do you think you will ever do another job?
Probably, not. If I were not working in a school, I would have to work with children. My ideal job would be to work either at the wild cats or as a travel writer.
CONGRATULATIONS Pre-Primary Superstars
Safety Spot Tip
Welcome back to yet another week of safety spot tips and reminders! But before we start I would like to inform you about a very exciting project that is being finalised as we speak! That is a massive speed hump across Killarney Street! This ‘massive speed hump’ will remind cars that they are in a school zone and that they need to decrease their speed. I know what you are thinking… “how big a massive speed hump”, well your answer is in Mount Hawthorn! I am not exactly sure where it is in Mount Hawthorn, but I know it is here somewhere.
It’s not going to be a mountain, it will just be bigger than a regular speed hump that will allow pedestrians to cross and for cars to give way.
Despite the fact that we are very road safe we would like to ensure that not only are we getting across safely, and that we are being watched on how we behave near roads. Starting at the end of this year we will be getting a ‘lolly pop’ man, watching over Scarborough Beach road before and after school!!! HOW EXCITING!!! We have never really considered a ‘lolly pop’ man before, so this is fairly new to all of us. I am sure you have seen one doing its job somewhere around Perth before, so you should know that it is not a literal Lollipop. A ‘lollipop’ man is someone that holds a big circular sign that either says something along the lines of, slow down, and on the opposite side it says to drive slowly. This should ensure the safety of you and others around you.
We will will be back next week with yet another Safety Spot Tip or some interesting and exciting news!
JOKE OF THE WEEK
Q: What does a snowman do on the weekend…?
A: Just chills!
Now it’s time to wrap up the newsletter with me. I hope you liked reading our newsletter articles, as it is appreciated. We are looking forward to the fun events coming up over the next couple of weeks. Enjoy your last few weeks of school in 2020!