The term is well and truly up and running and it has been great to visit the classrooms and see students engaged in the learning program. It has also been good to see a number of parents making times to meet with teachers to discuss how their children have settled into the classrooms.
Next week the Schools Board will meet and will look at the strategic planning and also schools resourcing for the year. They will also be driving a number of projects and reviewing some school policies this year.
The P&C AGM is also scheduled for Monday 8 March and it would be great to see as many parents as we can to see the work being done by the P&C. The school is the envy of most other schools with a five day canteen, uniform shop and many other programs due to the volunteers who give their time and also have some fun supporting the school. It is a powerful message to children when they see the parents supporting our school and the wider community.
This is one opportunity for parents to engage with the school and provide feedback on all levels, as we are constantly reviewing our processes and the information from the parent perspective is pivotal to our decision making when developing our procedures.
CRUNCH & SIP
With the change in timetable and lunchtime being pushed back by 20 minutes we have an increased emphasis on Crunch & Sip this year and we have a few of our students helping us with the program. Teachers have highlighted this as an important time of the day between recess and lunchtime and the following information is around the Crunch & Sip program.
We are also talking with the canteen around having some more brain food available at recess and more information will be shared with parents about how Crunch & Sip is being implemented throughout the school.
Keep Hydrated – Our bodies are 50-75% water.
Water lost each day through breathing, sweating and going to the toilet needs to be replaced, especially in hot weather. Not drinking enough fluid can quickly lead to dehydration. When children become dehydrated they can find it more difficult to concentrate, develop headaches, and become irritable. Not drinking enough water can also cause constipation.
Children who bring a water bottle into the classroom, and are reminded to drink, will drink more each day. Drinking water often, especially before, during and after physical activity, is the best way to stay hydrated.
NATIONAL RIDE2SCHOOL DAY
National Ride2School Day on 19 March 2021 is the perfect opportunity to kick-start new healthy habits and promote the many benefits of active travel. We encourage all students and their families to leave the car at home and give riding, walking, scooting or skating to school a go. It’s sure to be a fantastic day and we look forward to seeing you there!
Bikelinc is a Crime Stoppers WA strategy endorsed by the WA Police Force in response to over 9000 reported bicycle thefts in Western Australia each year for the past five years. Users can create a free Bikelinc profile which allows them to add the details and serial number of their bicycle, including photos, into a virtual bike rack. This is now the first search option for police officers when they come across bikes in various situations.
Today nearly 40 Year 6 students delivered outstanding speeches in their quest to be selected as a Student Councillor.
Only 8 students will be appointed to this very important leadership role for Semester 1. Voting is underway and results will be announced next Tuesday.
We wish these students all the best and congratulate them for their efforts.
I look forward to working with the new Councillors during the semester.
Perisse Pitsikas – Associate Principal
FACTION SWIMMING CARNIVAL YEAR 4-6
Tuesday March 9 2021
HBF Stadium Claremont Indoor 8 lane pool 9:30am – 2:30pm – Spectator entry $2.60
Student consent forms due back to the classroom teacher by Thursday March 4
URGENT PARENT HELP REQUIRED – Seeking significant help!
Please put your name on the board outside PE office or Email Anita.firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be a roster set so timekeepers will be able to watch their children.
On the carnival morning please report to the recorders desk at the stadium by 9.15 am to Anita and Sue for instructions.
8 parents to time for each section of Y4-Y5-Y6 pool events (24 total)
4 parents to ribbon-give for 1st-2nd – 3rd – 4th
2 parents on the false start rope
1 parent to marshal winners from pool
1 parent to dais marshal for presentation
1 parent for photo dais and pool events
From the P&C
Bring in the new school year with the The Annual Mount Hawthorn Primary School Sundowner
Friday 5 March – 4:30-7:30pm
Grab your eskies and picnic rugs and head to the school oval for an evening of food, fun and music.
Live music with Local legend ‘QuaterMark’
A Sausage Sizzle ,soft drinks. and Sarah’s famous tacos will be on sale – this will be your last and only chance to try them!
Get into the community spirit and volunteer at this event HERE
HOT CROSS BUNS
Enjoy Lawleys Bakery Hot Cross Buns this Easter and support the school at the same time. Order a 6 pack of Traditional, Chocolate or Fruitless Buns for $8.00 ($8.90 in store). Order by 9:00am Thursday 25 March and collect the buns from the Undercover area on Tuesday 30 March from 8:15am. Place your order on QKr! or complete THIS FORM (Including Payment Details) found on the school website and place it in the black box in the front office.
TRAFFIC CROSSING WARDEN WANTED
The new traffic crossing on the corner of Killarney St and Scarborough Beach Rd is here and we need your help to get it up and running.
WA Police currently have a shortage of Traffic Wardens. If you know anyone who might like to fill this position, they must:
Live within a 10km radius of the school
Be available for 1 hour in the morning and 1 hour in the afternoon
Complete training with the Children’s Crossing Unit before they are assigned to the crossing for assessment.
If you or anyone you know is interested, please contact the Traffic Warden Unit on 6274 8731 for further information.