ISSUE 71  10 SEPTEMBER  2014
Mount Hawthorn Primary School Newsletter
The building project is progressing!
The new Undercover Area project is progressing well. The bitumen is the next phase and we are hoping it will be ready to use at the beginning of next term.
Can you help?

We are looking for a Structural Engineer who would be willing to help us with the installation of a flag pole in the new build area. Please contact Dale Mackesey if you can help.

Dates for the Diary  


Monday 15th
Kindy School Photos
PP - Year 2 Incursion
Safety House Show

Tuesday 16th
Kindy School Photos
Year 1 Excursion -
Landsdale Farm

Wednesday 17th
Faction Carnival
Wet Weather Back-up Day
Italian dinner at Siennas Restaurant - Year 6

Friday 19th
Assembly Year 1, Rm 4

Monday 22nd
Interschool Athletics Carnival

Pre-primary School Photos

Wednesday 24th
Interschool Athletics Carnival

Friday 26th
Assembly Year 1 Room 1


Half Marathon (21km) Honor Roll
The following students have reached their Half Marathon in the Run a Marathon program. Well done!
Omar, Mitchell, Oliver, Amelie, Karl, Amelie, Max and Kade

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James, Ben and Dylan  from Year 4 all participated in the City to Surf on Sunday and they saw Mrs Hardman - Well Done all!



Hawaiian Alive offers school and community groups in our centres catchment area the opportunity to enjoy free, unique & exclusive excursions and activities involving our chosen sponsors incorporating sport and the arts.
Thanks to Hawaiian, owner and manager of The Mezz, Mount Hawthorn Primary School received a free incursion by Barking Gecko Theatre Company’s ‘The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk’. All the students really enjoyed the performance!
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The Principal's Message


Faction Sports Carnival day was again a highlight of the calendar at Mount Hawthorn Primary School. The sportsmanship, competition and dancing displayed by students was matched only by the festive community atmosphere!
The leadership demonstrated by Year 6 and 7 students was exceptional and great modelling for the younger students. We were also thrilled with the Pre-primary and Education Support Centre participation.
Thank you to Anita, Sue and Cherrie, who coordinated the whole week of activities, which was an enormous task. They volunteered many hours of their own time to ensure it all happened! The teaching staff all played their part and many volunteers helped make it such a great day.

The slightly over enthusiastic principal, who had the idea to break the world record for the world’s biggest cupcake stall, would like to thank the P&C for picking up the crumbs on this fundraising activity, which raised almost $2,500! Mr Mackesey is thinking of putting them on the booklist for 2015!

Please find below a link to further information on school funding and one line budget. There is a brochure, fact sheets and a short video LINK

Please note: all Pre-primary students are to wear the gold school T-shirt, not faction shirts or school tunics, Thank you.
Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 September -  Kindy
Monday, 22 September -  Pre-primary

The following students represented Mount Hawthorn Primary at the State Grand Final of the Freo Kwik Kick and Long Bomb competition at Patterson Stadium on Saturday, 30 August at the Fremantle Dockers game against Port Adelaide.
 All of our students did exceptionally well placing in all events.
 Year 4 Boys Long Bomb - 1st Jamie
 Year 5 Boys Long Bomb - 1st Ryan
 Year 4 Boys Kwik Kick - 1st Nicholas and Jamie
 Year 7 Boys Kwik Kick - 2nd Daniel and Tom
 Year 7 Girls Kwik Kick - 3rd Skye and Jade
 Congratulations to all of these students.
In weeks 9 and 10, Term 3, the year 2, 3 and 4 students will be completing a Music Aptitude test as part of the assessment process to select School of Instrumental Music (SIM) students for 2015.
Selected students will be offered places in violin (Year 3), cello (Year 4) and the following instruments in Year 5: flute, clarinet, brass and percussion.
Selection is based on the following criteria:
  • results from the Music Aptitude Test
  • assessment form class music activities
  • enthusiasm and interest in music
  • behaviour
  • ability to commit to learning an instrument
  • physical ability to play an instrument
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. 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. We wish everyone well, Bronwen Mears, Cindy Smart and Katie Hardman

Even the toughest sporting contender would have shed a tear of joy to see our little year one and two boys and girls take to the dew drenched, sometimes fog covered grass fields at McGillivray Oval. There was a record level of participation in hockey this year; Mount Hawthorn Primary School fielded three teams including The TIGERS, The CHEESE CAKES and The RED ROCKETS. For most of the young children it was their first time they participated in team sport and it was fantastic to see them development, improve then master basic hockey skills. There are too many to thank individually but a huge amount of gratitude must go to the parents whose support and encourage made this session the best so far! Hope to see you out there in 2015!
Year 2
Science Week
In week 5, we celebrated Science Week at Mount Hawthorn Primary. This term, the Year 2 students have been concentrating on Biological Sciences and are currently investigating ‘Living Things’.
On Wednesday, 20 August during Science time, the students made their own Terrariums to take home.
What is a Terrarium you ask? Well if you enjoy watching Better Homes Gardens you may have seen some great examples on an episode a few weeks ago. The students have all done a great job and had a lot of fun!
The battery recycling bin will be emptied in Week 10 (week commencing Monday, 22 September). What can be collected?
Household dry cell batteries including AA, AAA (single use/ rechargeable), C, D, button batteries, 9V and 6V. Note: Lead acid batteries, such as car batteries, laptop/ computer and mobile phone batteries cannot be collected.
This week, Rooms 36 and 4 started off Literacy and Numeracy week with a buddy activity. We all loved reading this years book 'Sunday Chutney' and we think she is a determined little lady! Next we created an acrostic poem brainstorming all the different personality adjectives Sunday is. THIS is what we came up with.
An Invitation to
Make a Difference
As we all know, many children around the world lack life's daily necessities, let alone toys or gifts.  In the lead up to Christmas, the MHPS Prayer Group is again collecting shoeboxes full of LOVE to be distributed by Samaritan's Purse – Operation Christmas Child. Last time our school managed to send over 230 boxes to children in South East Asia and the South Pacific. Will you join with us in sending "Love In a Box" this year?  We’re collecting NOW until the first week of Term 4. A letter will hopefully reach each family shortly (check the bottom of backpacks!) but all details can be viewed HERE
or collect a brochure from the box outside the front office (also the drop off point). 
If required, purpose built shoeboxes can be purchased from assemblies, outside the Art room or on the Tiger Turf before and after school, for 50c. All proceeds go towards posting more boxes of LOVE. For further details or to volunteer your assistance please contact
Lisa Gleeson
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