Issue 23  3 April  2012
Mount Hawthorn Primary School Newsletter

Dates to Remember
Wednesday 4th
Tennis Tournament Finals
Senior School 9.00 - 10.30am
Order of events:
Year 4, Year 5, Year 6
and Year 7
Parents are welcome to attend. Cherrie Fletcher

Thursday 5th
To celebrate the end of term and the beginning of the winter sport season all students may wear their sporting team colours to school.
(No gold coin donation required)
Last Day of Term 1
Friday 6th
Good Friday
Term 2 commences for students on Thursday 26 April 2012
For a Uniform Order Form click HERE
Open Every Thursday afternoon during term time
2.30 to 3.15pm

The menu for Term 2 will be sent home on Thursday
and attached to the first newsletter next term.

The Term 2 Planner will be available in the first newsletter next term.

Community Noticeboard

Fairbridge Festival
For information click HERE

Wine Bottle Corks
Room 8 would be very happy if you have any to donate please!
Chess For Life
Grounds and Gardens
The Grounds and Gardens Committee is reviewing the campus plan for the next three years and seeking proposals to enhance play areas for the students.
One of the goals identified by both staff and parents is to develop an outdoor learning environment that provides a variety of play opportunities. It will be characterised by natural play based materials and structures. The existing Fairy Garden, Pre-primary and grassed area near the Scarborough Beach Road entrance, have been identified as areas that could be enhanced. The following website is an example of some of the possible play areas considered;
Dale Mackesey

Gonski Review Group
Parents may be interested in the recent release by the Federal Government of the report and recommendations on school funding by the Gonski Review Group. The report and its recommendations set some challenges for politicians at both federal and state levels of government. The report can be accessed via  and if parents would like to make comment about the recommendations at

Pamphlets from Mondo Travel
Mondo Travel in the Mezz has asked parents not to go into Mondo Travel to request pamphlets for projects.

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A tip from Maddox

Ask your parents to change all lights to energy efficient light globes.

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; Spelling- Arielle Room 24 and Jasmine Room 19, Maths- Arielle Room 24 and Abi Room 20, Science- Felicity Room 24 and Imogen Room 20.
Jeff Thompson
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
Twenty two students currently enrolled at Mount Hawthorn Primary School (K–7) have nut, tree nut, egg and insect allergies and are at high risk of anaphylaxis. Most of these students have food related allergies (particularly peanuts, nuts, and egg). Anaphylaxis is a severe and sudden allergic reaction. It occurs when a person is exposed to anallergen. An anaphylactic reaction always requires an emergency response.
Parents please note:
To minimise the risk in our school we appeal to parents not to send foods containing nuts, nut derivatives or eggs to school. Your help will help the school reduce the exposure to triggers or known risk factors.
It is important that parents and the school have regular discussions about not sharing food.
Responsibility means that others depend on you. It is doing something well and to the best of your ability. It means you accept credit when things go right and you will accept correction when things go wrong. When you are responsible, you keep your agreement.
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