The Principal's Message
Faction Sports Carnival day
SHAKESPEARE WON THE POINTS SHIELD
AXFORD WON THE BONUS POINTS SHIELD
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!
SCHOOL CENTERED FUNDING MODEL
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
KINDY AND PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL PHOTOS
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
FREO KWIK KICK COMPETITION
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.
INSTRUMENT OPPORTUNITIES 2015
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
- 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
UWA HOCKEY YEARS 1 AND 2
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!