I would like to thank our students, staff and families for their cooperation in the last week. The move into Level 2 High Caseload setting has been relatively smooth for us and I’m thankful that our school community remains safe and healthy. I had some fun this morning with Mrs Burton’s Year 6 class and made my own smile on my mask along with all of the other students. An awesome idea and a great way to start the day.
JOHN CAREY VISIT
We were fortunate enough to steal a little bit of our Local member’s time last Friday to visit with our Student Councillors. Mr Carey was able to share his leadership journey and insights into the attributes of a good leader.
Our thanks to parents for your support with this. We want to reassure you that we will manage this in the most proactive manner possible. To help provide some respite for students, staff will ensure they have Crunch n Sip during class time. The wearing of masks for lengthy periods, particularly for the younger years, may be a bit difficult in the early days so we have encouraged staff to provide a quick mask break by going outside. Some parents have asked about recess and lunch breaks while in the playground. If their activity is passive i.e. sitting outside library and reading, we would encourage mask wearing, but if students are actively playing, there is no need for a mask.
The following links may be valuable for parents who have students in Year 3 – 6:
You can also access the Education Department’s website regarding wellbeing and support in relation to the COVID 19 resources. Please don’t hesitate to contact the school if you require support for your child’s wellbeing.
MOBILE PHONE POLICY
A reminder that the school has a School mobile (Smart Watch) policy in place MOBILE PHONE/DEVICE POLICY
This dovetails with school devices policy. We have had a few breaches, so we would appreciate all parents having a chat to your child about this. Class teachers will also be reminding students.
DOGS ON SCHOOL SITE
Please remember dogs are not permitted on the school site. If you choose to leave your dog tied up while you come on school site to collect your child, please ensure it is not at any entry or exit points. We have quite a few students who are scared of dogs.
Perisse Pitsikas, Associate Principal
PERMISSION TO PUBLISH STUDENT IMAGES
A new updated Visual Images and Student Work Publication Permission Form has been shared with all parents. Thank you to those parents who have already returned the forms, if not please return the completed FORM with a YES or NO response ASAP. *This is especially important if you wish to withdraw previously given consent.
FACTION SWIMMING CARNIVAL
Our Faction swimming carnival for students in Year 4 – 6 will be held on Tuesday 8 March. Due to COVID restrictions for the venue, there will be no spectators permitted, other than parents or guardians.
We would like to say a special thank you to Sasha G for doing a fabulous job drawing and designing the cover page for this year’s Faction Swimming Carnival program. Sasha wasn’t given a great deal of notice but managed to put together a fantastic cover that displays all the necessary details to make our program look good. Thank you Sasha! *Please see attached our Interschool Selection Policy
Anita Putt and Sue Kenny, Physical Education Specialists
From the P&C
UNIFORM SHOP – ONLINE ORDERS ONLY
A friendly reminder that the uniform shop is open for online orders only. This is in place to keep the uniform shop up and running under the current COVID circumstances. Our parents are volunteers who work hard to fill orders, please be kind to them when they are unable to serve you in person.
If you do have genuine reasons why you can’t order online, please email us at email@example.com and we will try our best to help.
2022 P&C AGM – NEW VENUE
We will be hosting the 2022 P&C AGM this year upstairs at the Oxford Hotel, Monday 14 March @ 7:15pm. Please purchase a drink from the downstairs bar and head up to the meeting. All are welcome, please remember to bring your $1 to join and/or renew your membership on the night.
The MHPS P&C is a great way to get more involved with the school and an opportunity meet and bunch of fun, vibrant, enthusiastic people. Volunteers are always welcome no matter how much time you have to give. All positions will become vacant at the AGM and we have a number of our long standing members stepping down this year. There are opportunities across the P&C either in a convener role or as part of a subcommittee and are especially looking for new volunteers to fill the role of Events.
To find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call:
President: Julia 0407 472 878
Vice President: Belinda 0416 191 544
FOOTY TIPPING IS BACK
Fancy yourself a bit of an AFL expert or happy to tip based on the flip of a coin? No matter how you do it the Mount Hawthorn Primary School P&C invites parents, students, local businesses and communities to join our 2022 footy tipping competition. Please complete this NOMINATION FORM and follow the instructions included for payment for you chance to share in a range of prizes. Round 1 kicks off Wednesday 16 March.
Please note the new canteen number is 0455 458 994.