Roll on the Long Weekend as the Flu Season has begun with a number of staff and students coming down with illness. I myself have struggled through a Man Flu coupled with a COVID jab so I’m feeling very sorry for myself, a sentiment not shared with family or colleagues. Unfortunately I have been asked to present a session for the Department next Tuesday and Wednesday in Broome, which will be a very big struggle.
I had a great question from a parent a couple of weeks ago (very positively put) asking why we are prioritising Indigenous Education when we only have 12 students who identify as Aboriginal.
We started the process of developing a Reconciliation Action Plan in 2019 and it has been a process that has grown organically and driven by staff and students which has been built into the teaching and learning program. Schools across the state are leading communities in the why, importantly because it is the right thing to do.
I have really enjoyed seeing our students practicing netball, hockey and Cross Country with volunteers supervising training. Junior sport and athletics is about giving children opportunities to play in a team or individual sport and hopefully it will continue later in schooling and beyond.
My boys taught me a great lesson once when I was painstakingly giving them a shooting lesson for basketball (which I thought was outstanding). “Dad, can we just play and have fun?” Both boys still play basketball with their mates on a Monday night. My message is that we should be giving students the love of sport. If they run in Division 1 or 2 doesn’t really matter in Primary School, it matters in selective and competitive sports. We probably know which students will represent MHPS in the interschool carnivals and we have a policy in place to support selection.
Matthew Mackesey lost his shoe in his race in Year 1 and is still jogging at 21!
NATIONAL CONSISTENT COLLECTION OF DATA
Over the next few weeks our school will be participating in the National Consistent Collection of Data. All Australian schools are required to participate in the NCCD on an annual basis. The NCCD is an annual data collection that requires information on the extent of adjustments made for students with disability. The data collection supports a broader model of engagement and support for these students that draws on teachers’ professional judgement and practices throughout the year to support students with disability to access and participate in education on the same basis as other students. For more information, please view the FACT SHEET.
We hosted a huge band of Pirates at school on Thursday which generated valuable gold coin treasure for children’s brain cancer research and also for the community and victims of the Kalbarri cyclone. The total raised was just over $1300.00!
Mr Mac’s Pirate Joke:
What’s a pirate’s favourite letter?
R? You would think that, but it’s the C!
Congratulations to our Super Mathletes! These students have achieved the most points in Mathletics across their year level from Weeks 1 – 5 this 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 – Atticus T, Year 2 – Channing B, Year 3 – Edward L, Year 4 – Livia P, Year 5 – Dhilan D and Year 6 – Will P (see pic below). Josie Kiddle – Year 4 Hub Leader
There have been several cases of headlice reported recently. Please check your child/ren for lice and eggs and only return to school after treatment. More information is available on the Healthy WA website.
From the P&C
CANTEEN HELPERS WANTED
We love and greatly appreciate our current regular canteen volunteers who help keep our canteen running smoothly and operating 5 days a week!
We welcome new faces – so if you would like to know what is exactly in our famous Milo Cookies or kids’ favourite foods in our canteen… then follow this link and sign up for a time that suits you! You’ll enjoy the company of our lovely ladies and share in the fun of the canteen https://signup.com/go/kVFyTRf
PAINT AND SIP – TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE
Looking for a fun session for your term 3 class catch up, or want to explore your inner artist? Join Pippa.S, local Mount Hawthorn artist, for a beginner introductory class on abstract aerial. During the class we’ll explore how to convert aerial landscapes into simplified shapes, choose a cohesive colour pallet as well as explore the acrylic and chalk pastel mediums. By the end of the class you will walk away with a completed piece and the follow on knowledge to adapt aerial drone photographs into your own works of art. No artistic skills required.
Date: Saturday 26 June
Sessions; 3pm – 5pm or 6-8pm
Venue: School Art Room
** only 30 places per session **
$75 per person inclusive of Wine and Nibbles
Purchase via Qkr **Note: Your receipt is your ticket.
Free Community Kids Holiday Club. Monday 12 July – Friday 16 July 9.00am -12.00pm. Corner of Hobart and Edinboro Streets, Mount Hawthorn. For more information or to register, please go to: khcmounty.eventbrite.com.au or call 0415 138 403.