From the Principal
Welcome back to Term 2. It is also welcome news that we can begin to ease back on some of the restrictions so we can start to reinvigorate our school once again and enjoy some of our valued and traditional events. The staff are looking forward to offering face to face meetings and inviting parents back to assist with a range of activities and opportunities where our parents and community engage with us.
The latest health measures and guidelines will be posted via Connect today. We still respect and will continue to support staff, students and parents who may still choose to wear masks as we are transitioning to these new guidelines and still navigating our way through COVID, which is still prevalent. One key take out from recent times that I would like to acknowledge is how successfully as a school we have managed to continue to provide a range of events, albeit in a modified, restricted or creative way. Today’s amazing ANZAC Ceremony is evidence of this. I would like to thank Mrs Hardman, our Year 6 Councillors, wreath bearers and all staff who managed and delivered a very poignant and intimate ceremony that was shared over our PA system direct to classrooms this morning. As a community we have always embraced ANZAC events in our own school and in the wider community and are privileged to have such a strong connection with ANZAC Cottage. Our 2021 Year 6 graduate, Jetson Wood was presented with the Marjorie William’s ANZAC Cottage Bursary for 2021/2022 at Monday’s sunset ANZAC service. Jetson was recognised for his courage, positive attitude and academic and athletic capabilities. In his thoughtful speech to those assembled, he thanked his parents and teachers for shaping the values which have contributed to his fighting spirit.
I have been inspired by the ANZAC stories. It is a great honour to be compared with these brave people who have served our country. All I do is give everything a go, try my best, and hopefully inspire others to do the same. I love to play sport and maybe it is on the sporting field that I display qualities to make the ANZACs proud. I am glad that we live in a time when I do not have to go off to war to demonstrate the ANZAC spirit.
The MHPS community looks up to Jetson as a role model of the ANZAC values, and congratulates him on this recognition.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW STAFF AND STUDENTS
We would like to extend a warm welcome to new families and students who have joined our school this Term.
L to R – Edie (Year 1) and Vivienne D (Year 2), Cody B, Serena H and Mia H (Kindy) and Joshua W (PP)
I would also like to welcome Mrs Stanna Keers, who will begin in Year 3 Room 42 next week. Mrs Keers is a very experienced teacher who currently works at Success Primary School, so she will start on Tuesday. She is very much looking forward to a shorter commute and of course inheriting an amazing group of students and working with a very dynamic Year 3 team. I would like to once again thank Mrs Detta Murphy, on behalf of the school and community, for all that she has contributed to the school. We will miss her but wish her nothing but the best on her new adventure in a remote community school.
Mrs Lorena Rock
Please be aware that both morning and afternoon crossings will be conducted from opposite the school on Scarborough Beach Road (west side of Scarborough Beach Road). Please advise your children to look for Cherie (the attendant) before entering the crossing.
*Please note – Cherie has requested “No Gifts” for the Traffic Warden, but she loves all your smiles and greetings each day!
THE MAY O’BRIEN BLOCK
On Tuesday 3 May Minister Sue Ellery will be officially opening the May O’Brien Block. To read May’s Story visit our school website.
Avery A from Year 4 has been selected to perform in the WA Ballet production of “Alice in Wonderland”. Her performance dates are 7, 12, 13, 18 and 20 May 2022.
Scholastic BookClub is back for Term 2! Look out for the catalogue which will come home with your child. All books bought from BookClub will help the school earn rewards which assist with buying resources for the school.
There is currently a promotion of $5 off (when you spend $25 or over) but only for orders placed before midnight Friday 29 April. Use code FAMILY22.
Also, in the spirit of recycling, we are asking parents to assist us with donations of reusable bags so that we can use them with the distribution of books once they arrive.
If you have some to spare (shopping bags are great), please ask your child to drop them off to Julie in the library. Thank you for your support.
ELECTION DAY SAUSAGE SIZZLE
Upcoming 2002 Federal Election Day Sausage Sizzle and Cake Stall – Help we need you!!
Democracy is in full swing and we are celebrating with the ‘Democracy Sausage Sizzle’ and cake stall. This will be held behind the Administration building, next to the undercover area (which is where the booths will be) on Saturday 21 May.
Come and get amongst the community! Bake or sell cakes, man the BBQ, handle the cash or help set up and pack down. Anything you can do for an hour to help out is, as always, very much appreciated and remember that funds raised go towards making our school special.
Start signing up by following THIS LINK (ignore date of 14 May in the link).
We are pleased to advise that the Uniform Shop will be open on Wednesday’s from 2.30 – 3.30pm commencing next week.
FATHERING PROJECT SPEAKERS NIGHT
The Mountain Goats are hosting the WA Fathering Project School’s Manager Paul Hetherington on Friday 6 May at 7.00pm at Floreat Athena Football Club. $10 per person. Register: www.trybooking.com/BYYVG
For Term 2 2022
- TUESDAY 3 MAY 2022Official Opening of the May O’Brien Block
- FRIDAY 20 May 2022ASSEMBLY Year 4 Room 27
- TUESDAY 24 May 2022Year 3 – 6 Faction Carnival – Cross Country