Throughout 2021, Year 1 Room 10 has been exploring what characteristics help us live in a positive way and respect others. At each of our Monday morning Assemblies, we have been introduced to a new idea through our Values and Virtues program. Upon returning to class, we look for ways to incorporate the focus virtue into our school life.
We started off Term 2 on the right foot by reading a story titled “Have You Filled a Bucket Today?” This book ties closely into our Health program. It centres around the idea that every person carries around an invisible bucket, which holds their good thoughts and feelings about themselves. As a class, we have explored lots of different ways that you could fill the buckets of the people around you, such as caring for others when they need help, including people in your games, being generous, or giving somebody a compliment or a smile. This is the Mount Hawthorn way!
We also investigated what kinds of words or actions would make a person a ‘bucket dipper.’ This is a person who puts others down, says or does mean things, or could even be somebody who ignores others. We understand that we cannot fill our own buckets by dipping into someone else’s.
Following these discussions, we made our own unique and creative buckets in class. To demonstrate our values and virtues in action, we wrote kind messages to our classmates to fill the buckets up!
I have set each of my students a challenge. “Find a way to fill someone’s bucket over the weekend, then share your ideas with the class on Monday.” It has been a lot of fun exploring how to boost and encourage the people around us and has also been rewarding to feel our own buckets fill in response.
Rachel Jack and Room 10
SAM R – YEAR 6 ROOM 23
On a Saturday morning I had a Bake Sale to raise money for the homeless.
I made a flyer and did a letterbox drop on Wednesday after school, then I made all the cupcakes and cookies on Friday.
On Saturday morning Logan S helped to set up a stall in our driveway. Everything sold and we raised just over $210.00!
I have been worried about people living on the streets because the nights are getting colder and I wanted to help them get some warm socks and blankets.
John Carey came along to support the Bake Sale and he suggested that we donate the money to the Perth Homeless Support Group.
Isaac M – Year 3 Room 43
After hearing about the World’s Greatest Shave in class Isaac decided he wanted to do it as it is a cause close to his heart. Isaac will be doing the shave on Friday 18 June after school at Braithwaite Park. If you would like to donate please visit his Facebook Page
Isaac B – Year 3 Room 43
Isaac competed in the West Australian Karate Federation 2021 State Championships on Sunday 16 May. He competed in two events placing in both, State Kumite Champion 2021 (under 9’s) and Bronze Kate Champion 2021 (under 9’s).
Isaac has been involved karate since he was 4 years old and trains 3 times a week.
FLEXISCHOOLS APP CANCELLED
We are no longer subscribed to Flexischools for Mount Hawthorn Primary School.
To close your account in the App:
Go to the profile (head & shoulders),
Delete the app.
Notifications previously shared via Flexischools will now be published in Connect.
Pirate Day will be held on Thursday 3 June, dress “PIRATEY” and bring a gold coin donation to raise money for research on children with brain cancer, and also for the community and victims of the Kalbarri cyclone.
*NB Kindy Purple, Red and Yellow Wednesday 2 June 2021.
Emma Lightly – Year 2 Teacher, Room 11
65 ROSES DAY
May is the national cystic fibrosis awareness month and Friday 28 May is 65 Roses Day, our day of cystic fibrosis awareness.
We will be selling the roses before and after school next Friday for $5.00 each.
On Wednesday 19May we celebrated National Simultaneous Storytime, when the same story is read in thousands of libraries throughout Australia and New Zealand. This year, the book was Give me some space! by our new favourite author Philip Bunting. Una, travelling through the universe, discovers that we are all crew of the most spectacular spaceship in the universe, Earth. We had an out of the world experience, as it was read from the International Space Station, by NASA astronaut Shannon Walker. Drop in to explore our galactic library and discover some space.
Julie Kelly – Librarian
CRUNCH N SIP
Crunch the Rainbow
Choosing different coloured vegetables and fruits keeps it interesting and is also good for health! Go red with tomatoes or strawberries, green with snow peas or pears, orange with capsicum or a mandarin, purple with purple carrots or grapes, and white with cauliflower or bananas.
Rosie W – Year 4 Room 33
Support our Kids to CHANGE the WORLD!
Look out for our RED bins! Recycle all soft and crunchy plastics at our school, and make sure you are doing this at home too.
The junior block already has one red bin per classroom. Please help your child’s classroom by taking the bags of plastic to your local Coles and Woolworths (when the bins are full.)
Please parents help us save the planet. Collect the bags of soft and crunchy plastics from the TIGER TURF each day and take them to the REDCYCLE bins.
From the P&C
Recently our longest serving Canteen Volunteer Rose Cave was nominated for the Nan Marlow Award for Excellence in Volunteering.
This is run by the WA School Canteen Association Inc and sponsored by the Just Pizza Company. The winner was based on the highest number of volunteer hours in the canteen.
The award was presented at the WASCA General Meeting. We were so proud to hear that Rose finished up in the TOP 10 which was fantastic and well deserved.
Rose has been volunteering in the canteen every Monday since the start of 2014. Both Rose’s parents worked at Mount Hawthorn Primary School (Mum 1979-2011 and Dad 2005-2010) and both Rose and her sister attended MHPS (1978-1984) and until recently Rose’s children also attended Mount Hawthorn Primary School until they started High School. The school canteen has changed a lot since Rose attended Mount Hawthorn with much healthier options.
Rose has too many memories to recount her time with MHPS and her time volunteering with the canteen. She has thoroughly loved her time with Sarah and the ladies at the canteen. Her experience has been enjoyable with the team which is her reasoning in continuing in a voluntary capacity for the time she did.
Congratulations Rose! We love your work and will miss seeing you around.
THANK A VOLUNTEER
We have some amazing people who make the P&C run smoothly. From time to time we like to recognise these people with a small gift after a significant event or years of service, however there are strict rules in places as to how P&C money is used and gifts aren’t part of this.
To assist, the P&C have set up a Qkr! fund (link) that parents can donate a small amount of their choosing for the sole purpose of recognising our hard working volunteers. Gifts will be small, typically under $50 in total and eligibility will be approved by the P&C Office bearers prior to the spend. This way we can ensure P&C funds are used for their intended purposes. We thank you as always for your support.
NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK
This week we would like to acknowledge all the P&C volunteers that help us. A big shout out to our committee members, sub committee conveners, uniform and canteen volunteers – we think you are awesome! If you’d like to know how you can help, read below or follow us on Facebook and Instagram. It’s also an easy way to keep up to date with what’s happening https://www.facebook.com/mhpspandchttps://www.instagram.com/mhpspc/
NEW CANTEEN NUMBER
The canteen have a new number. Whilst we prefer you use our online ordering system, if you do need to call urgently you can contact us on 0486 049 628.
Please note that this number doesn’t accept texts and we do get busy so may not always answer. If you are calling because you’ve forgotten to order your child’s lunch, don’t worry we’ve got your back and will provide them with one of our forgotten lunch packs. We just ask that you go on Qkr! to pay for it. A note will come home to let you know.
In the Library every Tuesday morning from 8:15-8:50am. A session to help you open an online account will be held on Tuesday the 1st June in the library. Please bring your child’s birth certificate and your ID. Further info is available at: www.commbank.com.au/schoolbanking. Hoping to see as many new faces as possible.
GROUNDS BUSY BEE
The annual school grounds busy bee is on Sat 24th July, 9-12, followed by sausage sizzle for the whole family. With school holidays here and over before you know it, July isn’t that far away. Lock it in your diaries now. You can sign up now at https://signup.com/go/YoaqJEh