Successful people stick to a task until it is completed. They employ a range of strategies and a repertoire of alternatives for problem solving. If one strategy doesn’t work, they know how to back up and try another. They don’t give up easily.
With that in mind, we are tackling the big issues and the one that drives parents and staff members crazy “Lost Property”.
Finally, we have solved the greatest problem with a new improved space to dump my weight in hoodies, hats and lunchboxes.
Before we go any further… yes we do remind students about putting their belongings in their bags and yes, our Student Leaders still collect hoodies and deliver them back to children on Fridays.
So we are doing our bit, now it’s over to you:
Put a checklist on the fridge of what needs to be unpacked at the end of the day.
Reward your children if they succeed for a week and hold them accountable if they leave things at school.
Our able assistants from OSCA will put all the lost property in the compound next to the Harbeck Library each day. This is accessible after school and on weekends for students to find their lost items.
Together we can solve one of the greatest challenges of the Western Suburbs!
At a recent P&C meeting I was informed that not all parents were able to have Sibling Photos taken. Kapture will offer an opportunity for catch-up photos and information will be sent out when we receive further details.
I would like to acknowledge the outgoing Treasurer of the P&C, Liz Tilmouth. Liz has made an outstanding contribution over the years. Mount Hawthorn P&C relies on volunteers (who mostly have day jobs) to oversee the Canteen and Uniform Shop. This work is time consuming and involves a great deal of governance. Their work ensures costs are minimised for the Uniform Shop and the quality of food in the Canteen is of the highest standard and importantly it’s yummy. Thanks Liz, your work is valued.
WORM FARM NEWS
In Year 4 we have the opportunity to be a Waste Warrior. This includes looking after the worm farm. Every day, we put the worm buckets outside our classroom (Room 33) for people to put their food scraps in. These include, banana peels, apple cores, strawberry tops, watermelon, broccoli, carrots and lettuce, but remember, NO CITRUS!
Worms also can’t eat fish, onions, garlic, chili, meat, bread and dairy products.
On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the four worm warriors for that week, collect food scraps from the children at recess and lunchtime. They then take their buckets down to the worm farm area behind the canteen.
First, they pour the scraps into a metal bucket and grab a shovel and mush it up. Next, depending on what day it is, they open the worm fridge and pull the felt blanket off. They rake a hole in a different area each day and pour half the food scraps into one fridge and the other half into the other fridge. They scrape the soil over the food scraps and place the felt blanket over the top. After that, they fill up the watering can and pour it on top of the felt blanket. Last but not least, they close the worm fridge and collect the worm wee. This is very good for fertilising your garden!
Finally, they wash out the metal buckets then come back in two days to repeat the process.
Reported by Leilani RB, Rosie W and Edie S, Year 4 Room 33
“Parents we need your help”
Our students are leading the way to make sure we reduce, reuse and recycle at Mount Hawthorn Primary, now they need the help of parents to support their sustainability success! If you can spare a helping hand, we want to hear from you.
Worm Farm Juicer
Our Year 4’s are working hard to collect food scraps for the worm farm, to make nutrient rich compost for the school grounds. A bonus from our two worm farms is the ‘worm juice’ they produce – which can also be bottled and spread around the garden.
We need parent volunteers to:
Release the worm juice and bottle it on Monday, Wednesday and Friday (taking about 15 mins each day). We will provide the bottles (recycled milk and juice bottles).
Collector and Return
This year we are embracing more opportunities to recycle. We have new recycling bins set up in the canteen area to collect containers, soft and crunchy wrappers and food scraps. We are also collecting bottle tops and used pens in our effort to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.
We need parent volunteers to:
Collect the soft and crunchy bins when they are full and return them to the collection point at Woolworths (the Mezz) about once a fortnight.
Collect the pen recycling boxes when they are full and return to Officeworks (Innaloo), about once a month.
In collaboration with the P&C Grants team, the school has been awarded an Environmental Grant from the City of Vincent. The funds will go to the purchase of a new fridge worm farm exclusively for the Canteen to use and recycling bins to enable progress into classroom recycling education initiatives for plastic lids and soft and crunchy plastics.
WORLDS GREATEST SHAVE
Isaac M from Year 3 Room 43 is going in for the big shave today (Friday 18 June) at Braithwaite Park after school. There will also be cupcakes for sale for $1. 00 each so call in to support Isaac. Visit https://bit.ly/3zvoszfto donate and support Isaac.
From the P&C
CELEBRATING NAIDOC WEEK IN THE CANTEEN
Native Lemon Muffins $2 and Kangaroo Mince Sausage Rolls $4.00.
To celebrate NAIDOC week the P&C Canteen will be selling delicious native lemon muffins in week 11. Also, on Tuesday 29 June to coincide with the special school assembly we won’t be selling the usual daily special beef burgers, but kangaroo mince sausage rolls instead. Of course all will be hand made in the canteen by our fabulous school chef Sarah Wiggett and her team, so make sure your kids give them a try.
LAY YOUR BRICK
The pavers from the buy a brick program have arrived and will be installed as part of the School Grounds Busy Bee and sausage sizzle on Saturday 24 July from 9.00am-12.00pm. Volunteers who help out on the day will be given the opportunity to have their brick be one of the first installed and to choose their favourite spot. Places are limited – SIGN UP NOW
This is a gentle reminder to parents that parking on the verge on the corner of Killarney Street and Matlock Street (entrance to the Kiss & Ride area) during student travel times can be extremely dangerous for the children on foot and we would appreciate it if you could refrain from parking on the verge in the future. Children are not expecting there to be a car parked anywhere other than the road so may not concentrate as intently as if they were on the road. This could obviously cause a safety risk if a child is too small to be seen in the car’s mirrors.
I would like to suggest parking in the neighbouring streets and walking the few minutes it takes to the school entrance instead. As a resident of Coogee street myself, I have no issues with parents parking outside my house for the 10 minutes it might take to pick up their children and I would assume the majority of residents in the surrounding streets would feel the same.
Thank you all in advance for your understanding and cooperation. Aaron Mathews, P&C Safety Sub Committee Convener
SAVE THE DATES!
Term 3 is a busy one for the P&C. We have many opportunities for you to get involved in this fabulous community of parents. Below are dates to mark down on the calendar, with further information to be released during the term. If you have any queries in the meantime, please send them our way via firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Grounds Busy Bee – Saturday 24 July
Bake and Sell Cupcake Stalls – Friday 6 August, Thursday 19 August and Friday 3 September
Disco – Friday 10 September
Lapathon – Friday 17 September
PAINT AND SIP
With final ticket sales being on Tuesday 22 June at 12.00pm, you don’t have much time to lock in this unique social event held at Mount Hawthorn Primary School. We still have some space for both sessions but spots are selling fast. Get your ‘creative’ on and join the latest trend in the Art and Vino ensemble. Explore how to convert aerial landscapes into simplified shapes, using acrylic and chalk pastel mediums; acquiring the skills to adapt aerial drone photographs of your own into works of art!
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.