From the Principal
Term 1 has zoomed along with a range of highly creative methods to navigate through COVID restrictions and keep momentum to our learning and teaching programs. I’d like to acknowledge our teachers for maintaining a positive and enthusiastic approach to student engagement and welfare. A huge thanks to Ms Hardman for the choir, orchestra and band coordination. Our wonderful physical education staff have been able to support our usual Term 1 programs with some modifications and our Year 6 staff continue to ensure their activities go ahead. Across the school I’m privileged to observe and interact with engaged and happy students. Our students and families have fully embraced our special event days and congratulations to everyone for making Term 1 successful thus far.
We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on Tuesday 26 April for the start of Term 2.
KISS AND DRIVE (Mornings)
This is a gentle reminder that you are asked not to park and leave your car in the Kiss and Drive bays. With over 900 students and staff on the school site daily it’s important that we respect each other when dropping off children. This is a City of Vincent no parking zone.
Welcome to our new and returning families, Allegra and Arrabella G, Sam H and Alex and Cora K.
Lucia and Imani from Year 5 Room 45 shaved their heads to raise money to support cancer organisations. The care and compassion of our students is exemplified through the bravery and positivity of these two young people. Personally pledging to shave your head to bring awareness and much needed funds to an amazing cause is something to be very proud of. Well done young ladies and thank you to everyone who supported them.
We shaved our heads and it was Hairlarious! Last Friday, we took the big step forward, held hands and shaved our heads. “You look so beautiful,” was the first thing I heard. What a relief! It was kind of scary but it was really exhilarating. We were so heart warmed to see so many people come and watch us. People we didn’t even know came to support us. Thank you to all the friends, families and staff from MHPS who came down. In total, we raised $8000. We have also donated our hair to be made into wigs.
Lucia and Imani
LAKE MONGER EXCURSION
A few weeks ago, the Year 2 classes enjoyed a walking tour of Lake Galup. We explored how the lake has changed over time. We learnt that it was a traditional Noongar camping spot and important meeting place. It was known as the ‘place of fires’. We studied the different bird species and talked about how we should look after this special environment. It was a great morning and we returned to school with lots of questions and wonderings.
Here are some student reflections from Room 7:
I liked visiting Lake Galup and seeing the nature there. Tom H.
I was really happy there and I learnt about the rainbow serpent. I even saw a possum sleeping in a tree! Cleo S.
My favourite part of our excursion was the bird watching. Thomas O
I really liked walking to Lake Monger. Audrey T.
I liked how we did activities there and we looked at the lovely lake. It was a stormy blue colour. Alayna X.
I loved looking at the lake and feeling the breeze. Atticus T.
My question is, did the rainbow serpent live at Lake Monger? Xander G.
I loved how there are plenty of animals that live there and it’s a home for everyone. Ines F
I was surprised that there was a jetty far out on the lake and there were ducks ‘breakdancing’! Raph B.
I liked learning about how the rainbow serpent created the lake. Willem V.
I liked seeing the sleepy possum in the tree. Luc L.
PHYS ED NEWS
Visit our school website to read about all the challenging and rewarding opportunities the Phys Ed program has offered our kids during Term 1, including Gym, Modcrosse, Swimming, Running and Tennis.
Well done MHPS – our results for this day were amazing! 304 students rode or scooted and 247 students who walked to school.
These students helped earn lots of points for our school. Well done everyone!
Cherrie Fletcher – “Your Move” Coordinator
SUPERSTAR YEAR GROUP
Last newsletter, we highlighted our Kindy program and amazing students, this week we are in Pre-primary. Our Pre-primary program, which transitions students to full time school, still support and reflect a balance of learning in both the indoor and outdoor environments. The students learn foundation literacy, numeracy and social skills in enriching and fun environments. Although we take our learning very seriously, we are always having fun and showing our skills and talents when we play. Every day is DISCO Day (see some of our superstars grooving on the deck pictured) and we use a range of materials, especially natural ones we find outside, to show our learning. Maria Montessori once quoted “Play is the work of children”.
In Pre-primary we definitely work hard when we play!
Lorena Rock – Associate Principal, Early Childhood Education
GRANT SUCCESS FOR AREA BAND
The P&C is pleased to share that we were successful in obtaining a Stronger Communities Programme Grant of $12,490 to purchase music equipment for the MHPS area band. Special thanks to outgoing Grants Lead Natalie D’Abrew for her effort in securing this funding to support our current and future students.
CANTEEN DELIVERY DRIVER REQUIRED
Love to drive and looking to volunteer? We need someone to collect our weekly supplies from 3 local vendors preferably on a Monday (or Tuesday) from June until Term 4. If this sounds like you, please contact Claudia at email@example.com
PLANNING WITH NEW EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The new Exec Committee has started planning for the year ahead and hopes to hold some in-person events from Term 2. If you have ideas to share or wish to volunteer in any capacity, we’d love to chat! Reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org
For Terms 1 and 2 2022
- WEDNESDAY 6 April 2022Interschool Swimming Carnival – for selected students
- FRIDAY 8 April 2022Last day of Term 1
- MONDAY 25 April 2022Public Holiday – ANZAC DAY
- TUESDAY 26 April 2022Students return to school for Term 2
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