The Principal's Message
Mount Hawthorn are Champions 2012
Back to Back in the Interschool Swimming Carnival
After the individual events Mount Hawthorn and Kapinara Primary Schools were on equal points, both teams had performed amazingly! Mount Hawthorn had to win more relays than Kapinara to win the trophy! The Year 4 boys and girls relay teams both won – what a start! Every touch was neck and neck with many of our swimmers gaining PBs in their relay swim. Finally the Year 7 girls won their relay and sealed the victory. Mount Hawthorn finished on 160 points and Kapinara on 158 points. We were also runner up to Wembley Downs in the Handicap Shield. Jen Townsend
School Board Elections
Ballot papers and statements from the nominees will be posted to all families on Monday 30 April. Statements from nominees will be published on the website and in the first newsletter of Term 2 on 1 May 2012. Voting will close on Friday 11 May 2012.
School ANZAC Ceremony
The school’s annual ANZAC Ceremony will be held on Friday 27 April
on the Junior School tiger turf commencing at 9.00am. All students are to wear full school uniform including the correct school hat. If your child belongs to a uniformed youth group they may wear their uniforms (guides, scouts, boys/girls brigade etc). Members of the Mount Hawthorn Returned Services League will also be in attendance.
On Thursday 26 April
the student councillors will assist several parents with the making of a wreath. We will require flowers and greenery for the decorating of the wreath. Please let me know if you could help with providing flowers and greenery. This would be much appreciated. Bronwen Mears
Constable Care Safety Foundation
All students from Pre-primary to Year 3 will be attending an on-site production on Wednesday 4 April
. The themes cover cooperation, sharing, healthy eating and bullying. Parents are welcome to attend the presentations. Each teacher has a copy of the timetable. Bronwen Mears
AFL School visit by The Dockers
Mount Hawthorn was extremely fortunate on Tuesday 20 March to receive a visit from Fremantle Docker players Matthew Pavlich, Nathan Fyfe and Cameron Sutcliffe. This was a very exciting experience for the children and especially some of our Administration Team, not mentioning any names!!! Mount Hawthorn has 5 teachers who represent The Western Australia Football Commission as School Ambassadors. These teachers promote and support AFL Football at school level. The Football Commission chose Mount Hawthorn to host a photographic shoot to be used for their promotional material, newsletters and the online WA Football website. Along with the photo shoot these high profile players provided a clinic with a group of children. They had a fabulous afternoon kicking, marking, handballing and getting autographs from these fabulous stars. Anita Putt
Free WAFL Tickets
To any family that is interested on a first come first serve basis. The ticket allows free entry to a parent and children always have free admission. These tickets may be used for the school holiday period. They should be returned to the folder on Room 24's door (Mr Thompson), for the next user. There are only 3 tickets so get in fast! Thank you for your support, Mount Hawthorn Primary School AFL Ambassador Program.
Primary Schools Basketball Association Cup
Four teams from Years 6 and 7 represented Mount Hawthorn in the 2012 Primary Schools Basketball Association Cup at Perry Lakes on Tuesday 27 March. The students played schools from all over the Perth metropolitan area. Each team was selected at the beginning of term and parents volunteered their time to coach the students after school as well as on the day of the carnival. I would like to thank the following parents for their assistance; Iain Gillespie, Fran Gibb, Kim Thomas, Vidya Finlay, Danelle Selley, Dave Wilmot, Wade Dodson, Barry Newell and Belinda Hewitt-Dutton. All four teams played well throughout the day and gained valuable experience. Our Year 6 boy’s and Year 7 girl’s teams qualified to play finals. Both teams were up against formidable opposition in East Butler Primary School, and were runners up. This augurs well for 2013. It was a pleasure to give all students this opportunity to represent the school as they all played with great endeavor and demonstrated good sportsmanship on the court. Well done! Sue Kenny
World Education Day
Thank you to all who participated in World Education Day. You should be very proud of your successes and your commitment to the program. Remember to keep doing your Mathletics at home and school. We will strive to have fantastic results next year. Congratulations to the first place winners listed below and all students who placed in the top ten of each event, a super effort! Results in 8 -10 and 11 -13 age groups
- Arielle Room 24 and Jasmine Room 19, Maths
- Arielle Room 24 and Abi Room 20, Science
- Felicity Room 24 and Imogen Room 20.
Year 3 Buddhist Temple Excursion
Year 3 students went on an excursion to the Dhammaloka Buddhist Temple. Mr Sykes was our guide. We learnt about what Buddhism means and that in Thailand (our country of study) 94% of the people are Buddhists. Mr Sykes helped us meditate for 10 minutes and most of us felt very relaxed afterwards. It was a very calm and peaceful excursion. Karen Williams