From the Principal
Boy oh boy, it’s has been another busy Term 3 and we have not only survived, we have thrived! It has been a great term for our specialist programs to shine, which is evident throughout this newsletter. These programs add value to everything we do at Mount Hawthorn Primary. Our school review has been completed and the information will be shared with the school community early next term via the Schools Board. The P&C have also held a variety of events for the students to enjoy throughout the term. During the holidays we must be aware of COVID and ensure that we have strategies in place to be prepared in case of a lockdown.
Term 4 is promising to very exciting with Edudance, swimming, Graduation for our Year 6 students and the opportunity for our Year 5’s to apply for Student Councillor positions for the commencement of 2022.
We are working on our class structures and staffing for next year and hopefully we will be in a position to share information with parents about class placements by the end of Term 4.
Mr Mack is going to have a relaxing holiday and spend some time gardening, I love seeing kids return in Term 4 usually a metre taller, so don’t feed them chicken!
All the best, stay in your PJ’s and read lots of books.
We will see all students return for Term 4 on Tuesday 12 October 2021 as Monday 11 October is designated a Pupil Free Day.
YEAR 6 ITALIAN DINNER – BUON APPETITO!
The annual Italian dinner for our Year 6 students was held at Bistro Bellavista in East Perth last Wednesday night. 115 students arrived dressed in their “elegante” attire and were photographed on the red carpet before stepping into the restaurant and beginning the evening’s festivities. Great atmosphere, delicious food and wonderful company made it a night to remember!
Special thanks to Signora Petchell for her outstanding organisation and the parent and staff helpers who assisted with supervision. This night wouldn’t have been possible without your assistance – grazie mille!
I had so much fun with my friends. We laughed and couldn’t stop speaking whilst eating delicious Italian food.
Last Wednesday night was the Italian dinner. We have been preparing for the dinner by practising restaurant expressions since the start of the term. When we arrived there was a red carpet with a photographer taking photos – we were all so excited!
We walked the red carpet and then found our seats. The delicious food arrived served by very friendly waiters. After everyone finished their meal, we commenced with the awards. Mrs Burton got best dressed teacher and many other students got awards.
We ate gelato and before we knew it, it was time to go. Fantastic memories I will cherish forever!
The last two weeks have been very busy for our talented Mt Hawthorn Music Stars.
ORCHESTRA AND BAND
Last weekend , our orchestra and band performed at the String Orchestra and Band Festivals showcasing their hard work and amazing talents.
The progress and exceptional standard of both ensembles impressed the guest conductors and audience alike. Congratulations to our band and orchestra for representing Mt Hawthorn so magnificently.
Your dedication and hard work is paying off. Also, a huge thank you to our parents who continue to support the music program and coordinate the logistics behind the scenes, in particular, Shoni Lewis and Sophie Gemmel.
Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated.
Last night our school choir performed at the Perth Concert Hall as part of the Massed Choir Festival. It truly was an incredible evening with our choir performing beautifully, showcasing their hard work and talents. Congratulations to Year 6 student Sarah S, who was selected as a soloist and made us all proud with her beautiful voice and stage etiquette. Once again, our students represented our school and their families with great pride.
Enjoy the weekend and be proud of your efforts.
Katie Hardman – Music Specialist
PHYS ED NEWS
Interschool Athletics consisted of a 2 day program for 5 schools in the West Coast Region, Wembley, Mount Hawthorn, Floreat, Subiaco and Karrinyup Primary Schools.
Day 1 consisted of 3 events: Long Jump, Vortex/Turbo Javelin Throw and Distance Run. Mount Hawthorn participated very well in this carnival and their sportsmanship was outstanding.
Day 2 consisted of flat races, team games and relays. We had wonderful weather and the atmosphere was amazing. Congratulations to our Year 6 students who led our team extremely well.
Results at the end of the 2 days:
- Wembley PS – 662.5
- Floreat PS – 636.5
- Mount Hawthorn PS – 505
- Subiaco PS – 499.5
- Karrinyup PS – 422.5
- Floreat PS
- Karrinyup PS
- Wembley PS
- Subiaco PS
- Mount Hawthorn PS
Special mention to 3 students who are Runner Up Champions:
Year 4 Boy – Tyson H
Year 5 Boys – Charlie P and Kieran C
Thank you to all the parents who helped out at these carnivals and to the staff for training the team and helping with organisation.
Anita Putt – Phys Ed Specialist
THE GREAT BOOK SWAP
Thank you to all our families who donated and purchased books for The Indigenous Literacy Foundation fundraiser, we raised $846.50. Thank you to RAP Committee member Nicole Thackray for championing and organising this great initiative. Well done Mount Hawthorn Primary School!
THE SHEESH! DISCO
What a fabulous night it was! A special mention must go to all the parents and teachers that were able to donate their time and efforts to this mammoth event. With 650 children, nearly 100 volunteers and around 200 parents attending the event, it really is a huge coming together of our community. Thank you!
The weather man was kind to us last Friday! Although it looked like it was sure to rain, the wet weather stayed away long enough for our school to run a combined estimated 16,000 laps around Menzies Oval!
Now the kids have done all that hard work, it’s time to pay your pledges. Please return your forms with payment details to school by Friday 15 October (first Friday back at school).
Thanks for your support of this important fundraiser.
As term 3 draws to a close, our amazing teachers and students continue to turn out some beautiful pieces of art for this highly anticipated event – The Mt Hawthorn Masterpieces Art Auction.
There will be 38 masterpieces for friends and family to bid on so make sure you keep Friday 12 November 7.00-10.00pm free. Tickets will be on sale from Tuesday 12 October. Keep your eye on our socials and look out for the posters around the school for more details.
MOUNT HAWTHORN MOUNTAIN GOATS
Term 4 Events
FUN CATS WATERSPORTS
On the morning of Sunday 24 October, we have arranged catamaran hire on the Swan River through Fun Cats Watersports. Each Dad can take up to 3 kids out on the river for an hour of sailing. There are 2 sessions available – 10-11 and 11-12, which you can book online using discount code FUNCATS24 for a 20% saving. No sailing experience is required and easy-to-understand tuition will be provided. The number of boats available is very limited and is open to others, so do get in early to avoid disappointment.
CAMP OUT 2021
On Saturday 6 November, we will have the 2021 edition of the ever popular camp-out on the school oval. More information and bookings will follow next term.
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