(Pictured above L – R) Claire L, Georgia S, Audrey MH, Sonny G, Mr Mackesey, Walter G, Cooper R, Harley K, Harley K and Harry VN.
Friday 6 August was such a busy day in our school, and the sun smiled upon us!
For a full wrap up of the action packed Year 1 and 2 Faction Carnival with lots of pictures visit the school website.
Also, the Year 5 students made delicious tagliatelle pasta under the direction of Chef Valentina with Signora Monisse.
INSTRUMENTAL OPPORTUNITIES 2022
In week 8 this term, the Year 2, 3 and 4 students at Mount Hawthorn Primary School will be completing a Music Aptitude test as part of the assessment process to select instrumental students for 2022.
Those selected will have lessons during school time through Instrumental Music School Services (IMSS) and be expected to join either band or orchestra to further expand their skills and have opportunities to perform.
Selected students will be offered places in:
Year 3 in 2022 – violin/viola (8 places available)
Year 4 in 2022 – cello (3 places available)
Year 5 in 2022 – flute, clarinet, brass and percussion and double bass (total of 25 places available)
While the Music Aptitude Test forms the major component of selection, other aspects will be considered such as effort in class music activities, enthusiasm and interest in music and the ability to commit to learning and practising an instrument while being able to keep up with other subjects.
In making the decision to select students, there is much consideration but unfortunately, not all children are offered instruments as we have a limited number of places.
If you are not offered a place but are keen to learn an instrument private lessons are an option with the option of joining one of our school ensembles (orchestra or band).
All Year 5 and 6 students are invited to join our school choir.
If your child is away on the day of testing, a catch up day will be organised so that all students have the opportunity to participate.
If you would like more information about the IMSS program or any aspect of the school music program, please email Katrina.Hardman@education.wa.edu.au or Cindy.Smart@education.wa.edu.au .
Our favourite time of the year, Book Week, will be celebrated 21-27 August. The library has been transformed into an Old World, New World, Other World with the fabulous displays created by Fiona Commijs and Leilani Underwood.
We will be holding the infamous MHPS Great Book Sale on Thursday 26 August at recess and lunch. Students are welcome to bring in a preloved book in good condition, so it can be rehomed. Books will be on sale for 50 cents. Proceeds will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
Delve into your dress up boxes for the spectacular Book Week Parade, Friday 27 August 2021. We will be displaying the outstanding creative entries in the “Make Your Own Story Book Competition” where MHPS scooped the pool. Please contact the library if you have any questions.
Thank you, Julie Kelly – Library Officer
WASTING WATER ON CLOTHES
Why we shouldn’t lose our hoodies!
I’m sure we all know not to waste water on things like pre-rising plates or even simpler things but what about clothes? What about our hoodies? Being a barely known factor to our water crisis, it’s time everybody knows. Personally, in my home we didn’t know or even begin to consider clothes. Quite frankly I believe we should all be on the same page because of the effect it has on climate change, diseases it causes and obviously the sheer amount of water it takes to produce a single item of clothing.
To begin with, our water footprint is contributing to climate change. It’s hard to give a precise percentage but the numbers speak for themselves. Fascinatingly, there is 12 thousand and 60 million trillion litres of water on earth and a simple T-shirt takes 2700 litres of water to make. Considering the amount of clothes made every year and the fact that more complicated items of clothing take more water, then it really doesn’t look that good. Furthermore, our oceans create 50% of our oxygen and without them we will not be able to survive. We’ve been killing our oceans slowly and as a consequence we will slowly start to die.
Moreover, the effect on local communities near factories. Sadly, quite a few clothing companies take most of the clean water they can find in the area leaving locals with tiny to no water. Afterwards any clean water left gets contaminated by the now dirty excess water. Unfortunately, locals are forced to drink unclean water. Shortly afterwards they get very ill and most die. Some of the diseases they can get are cholera, diarrhoea, dysentery, hepatitis A, typhoid and polio. The worst bit is that this wouldn’t nearly happen as much if we bought hand me downs (op-shop) and didn’t damage or lose our clothes so often.
Finally, the amount of water it takes to make clothes. Like I stated earlier to make a simple T-shirt it takes 2700 litres of water. Of course, for different items of clothing it would take different amounts of water but with the 2700 litres to make a T-shirt you could make 90 mugs of tea! All jokes aside, 2700 litres is a lot of water. Moreover, we make enough T-shirts every year for everyone on Earth to have 27 each! The amount of water is so big that if you search it up on google it doesn’t come up. All we really need to know is that whatever that number is, it is way too big. That clean water could save millions.
So now you see why I believe we shouldn’t lose our hoodies and waste water from buying more clothes. With the three fabulous reasons for climate change, diseases and the sheer amount of water it takes to make clothes surely we’re all on the same page. Be part of the solution not the problem!
Poppy B – Year 5 Room 47
WES – Plastic Free Term 3
WES asks – “What can you do to reduce your plastic?”
Download your PLEDGE CARDS now and fill them out with your classmates, family and friends. Add it to the SCHOOL PLEDGE WALL in the undercover area near the CANTEEN.
Ten teams played in the SSWA inter school hockey competition on Thursday 5 August and MHPS finished 3rd in their pool, which took them to the final game 5 v 6. They won this game, which placed the team in a very respectable 5th position.
All the team students helped with carrying team gear, uniform rotations and their support with team mates on/off field was excellent.
Thank you to Coaches Kylie and Marcus for training days and ‘high performance’ game day coaching. We were very fortunate to have them at carnival! Thanks also for great parent cheer support.
SSWA Hockey is over for another year and the last inter school hockey championship for this group. Thanks to the school for supporting the event and giving students the opportunity to play hockey. Chrissie Moran – Team Coordinator Parent
From the P&C
FACTION ATHLETICS CARNIVALS
Thanks to all the Year 1 and 2 parents for their delicious baked goods at last week’s Faction Carnival. It was a huge success and we couldn’t have done it without you. There are still two more carnivals to come so there is still time to show off your baking skills:
Thursday August 19, 2021, Year 3 and Year 4 Carnival – School Oval 8.30-12.30pm
Friday September 3, 2021, Year 5 and Year 6 Carnival – Menzies Oval 8.30-12.30pm
Drop your cupcakes at the P&C stall prior to the event commencing. Each cupcake fetches a gold coin donation from those wishing to indulge their sweet tooth. Proceeds from sales of the cupcakes go to the P&C’s ongoing projects for enriching our school grounds and curriculum. If you’d like to help sell cupcakes on the day please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The SHEESH!! Disco – Tickets on Sale Now and Selling Fast!!
Friday 10 September – in the School Undercover area.
Purchase Tickets on Qkr! – Numbers are strictly limited so get in quick to avoid disappointment!
Tickets MUST be collected prior to the event at either the Faction Athletics Carnivals (9.00am-11.30am) or outside the undercover area on Wednesday 25 August and Wednesday 8 September @ 8.15am – 9.00am.
NOTE: This is ‘Pre-Event Sales’ only. Tickets WILL NOT be available to purchase on the day.
There will also be a Parent Bar Area and Food trucks on site for your enjoyment. See our socials for more details.
The Disco’s success is dependent on the generous help of our school community – we need almost 100 volunteers for this event to run! There are so many ways that you can get involved. Please sign up HERE If you have any queries in the meantime, please send them our way via email@example.com.
THE FATHERING PROJECT
Calling all Dads – The Mountain Goats love to see new families getting involved in our upcoming events and activities. To keep up to date follow us on Facebook or drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved or join our mailing list.
MUSIC SUB COMMITTEE
It’s been a busy but exciting few weeks for the Mount Hawthorn Area Band. Following a very successful music camp at the end of the school holidays, and a magical night at the OPUS concert last week, the students are busy rehearsing for their next performance at the ABODA music festival at Churchlands SHS on Sunday 12 September. Tickets can be purchased via the following link: JUNIOR BAND FESTIVAL
The band welcomed the Year 5 music students at the start of this term and now consists of over 110 students! This includes students from our partner schools: Kyilla Primary School, Maylands Peninsula Primary School and Jolimont Primary School.
Please be patient on Thursday mornings at Kiss n Ride when students from these schools are collected.
The Mount Hawthorn Area Band, conducted by Dale Pointon and supported by Katie Hardman and the music committee, will hold an open rehearsal on Thursday 26 August in the undercover area between 7.30am and 8.30am. All parents, students and teachers are welcome to come and watch.
BUY A BRICK
This monumental fundraiser has obviously been delayed and for this we apologise. There have been unfortunate technical issues on both the goods dispatching and receiving ends. The P&C appreciate your patience and understand the anticipation surrounding the laying of these bricks. We aim to rectify this as soon as possible.