From the Principal
CHAPTER 1 – BREAKING FREE
Twas the last day of school, and all was quiet. As the children of Primary School all waited eagerly for the bell to go off.
“10,9,8….” whispered the children quietly.
Of course their careless teacher, Mrs Krum didn’t notice their chant, as she was also excited for the bell to go. She waited patiently, sipping her coffee with her feet on the table. A few of the children were sliding on the edge of their chairs, the end of school was so close that they could taste it.
“3,2,1!” shouted the class.
The teacher smirked and ordered the children to leave without even saying goodbye. However, the children were screaming joyously, they all grabbed their bags in a hurry and raced out of there! winter holidays have just begun!
Eva T – Year 6 Room 22
Eva’s writing resonates with the feeling around school after a very long 11 Week Term. It was really sad to have the OPUS Concert cancelled as the students and also the magnificent volunteers put so much work in preparing the Band Students for what was going to be a showcase of Public Education.
I would like to acknowledge the staff and parents for the term and also through the current Lockdown, which again highlighted the spirit of our school community.
On a really positive note, Tim Putt was selected in the Australian Water Polo Team the “Stingers” to compete at the Tokyo Olympics. Mrs Putt has been wearing the biggest, proudest smile and both Anita and Ian should also be congratulated for their support of Tim through a very hard road. Of course I take some credit for his success, as I arranged a Year 7 desk for Tim when he was in Year 1. Well done Tim and the Putt Family and “YES” we will be watching.
Have a great term break, get the children running, catching and the impossible challenge of teaching tunnel ball as well as reading! We look forward to welcoming all families back to school for Term 3 on Monday 19 July 2021.
All student reports for Semester 1 have been sent to parents via Connect. To access your child’s report, log into Connect via your web browser. On the left hand side you will see a “Reports” Menu Option, click on this to access your child’s report. If you have multiple children you need to change to the other child’s tab. The reports will remain in this location for access at any time.
*Remember – when logging on to Connect the Username is the P Number you received when Connect was initially set up at our school.
Does your child turn 4 years old by 30 June 2022? REMINDER – There is only 3 weeks left to send us your application for Kindergarten 2022 by 23 July 2021. For more information and an application form visit our school website.
MEDICAL ACTION PLANS
A reminder to parents who have students with specific health care needs. Please sign and return your children’s updated Individual Medical Action Plans ASAP. Many thanks, Anne Robertson – EA Medical
This is a timely reminder to parents about your children staying safe online. Support resources for parents are shared via links on Connect.
Surf Online Safe presentation with Paul Litherland – Wednesday 21 July 6.30pm.
We will celebrate NAIDOC Week early next term, commencing with the special Assembly on Tuesday 20 July.
Visit our school website for updates about all NAIDOC Activities and community members reading stories.
AUSSIE OF THE MONTH AWARD
Congratulations to Resource Leaders Efa G and Luca J from Year 6 Room 22. They have done a mighty job sorting and returning Lost Property items during the term. The Lost Property enclosure adjacent to the library will be open during the school holidays, so pop in to check if your child’s missing hoodie, hat and lunchbox or drink bottle is there.
Isaac M from Year 3 raised $3,651 for The World’s Greatest Shave. Thanks to everyone who donated and supported Isaac.
YEAR 6 WINTER SPORT
At Mount Hawthorn Primary the year 6 students have been playing different sports of their choice on a Friday afternoon. Last Friday we participated in the Lightning Carnival competing against other schools such as Wembely and Subiaco. The students enjoyed playing many different sports including AFL and Soccer, these teams taught us the value of hard work and how to work in teams. At the carnival they announced the winners, our schools AFL team and Soccer team each won trophies though the Netball and Modcrosse teams didn’t. We all agreed that the day was amazing.
Thank you to Mrs Townsend for helping with the organisation of the Modcrosse carnival and all the parents and staff who helped make the day such a success.
Lachlan W – Year 6 Student Councillor
INTERSCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY
Wednesday’s Inter-School Cross Country carnival at City Beach oval was a huge success for all our students. There were 10 schools that competed this year. The weather was superb and so too was the organisation of the event from City Beach Primary. All of our students ran their very best and behaved well and we are very proud of them. All students from the day are able to log on to blue chip timing to check out their times.
Special mentions to:
Year 3 girls 3rd place Anastasia M, Year 3 boys 3rd place Tyson H and Year 6 girls 1st place Lia W.
Overall School Results:
1st place – Wembley PS 277 points
2nd place – Kapinara PS 271 points
3rd place – Mount Hawthorn PS 256 points
4th place – Floreat PS 250 points
5th place – Subiaco PS 240 points
Thank you to Raf Baugh from Frontrunners as well as Naomi and Mark Watters for coaching the team and Phil Jennings for assisting on the day of the carnival.
Sue Kenny and Anita Putt, Physical Education Specialists
I decided to write a letter to Mr Mackesey. I asked him if we could have pyjama day today.
My persuasive text worked and he said that our class was allowed to wear our PJ’s and bring some snacks.
And so here we are!
Just one little action changed 30 people and their day!
Darcy B – Year 4 Room 31
OUR STORY SHIRTS
The beautifully designed “Our Story” shirts can now be purchased by all students and can be worn on Wednesdays and/or Fridays during school term. From this Saturday orders can be made on QKR! while stocks last. A special delivery will be made on Monday 19 July for orders during the school holidays ready for students to wear to the NAIDOC Week Assembly the following day. The cost is $35 and sizes range from size 6-16.
THANK YOU MHPS STAFF
The P&C wants to thank our wonderful school staff for being there for our children during the current lockdown. You really are essential workers to us and we appreciate all that you do for our community.
SCHOOL BUSY BEE
There is still time to put your name down to volunteer for the School Grounds Busy Bee and sausage sizzle on Saturday 24 July from 9.00 -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 and subject to COVID restrictions at the time- sign up now
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