Issue 42 25 June  2013
Mount Hawthorn Primary School Newsletter

Year 7 Camp Concert

Dates to Remember
We are now accepting Applications for Enrolment into Kindergarten and Pre-primary for 2014. Forms and information about required documentation are available on our school website. The closing date for applications is Friday 26 July 2013.

Thursday 27th
Interschool Cross Country
Friday 28th
Assembly Year 5 Room 35
Year 6/7 Sport Training

Monday 1st
Opus Rehearsal and Concert
Wednesday 3rd

Constable Care Show K & PP
Thursday 4th
Interschool Sports Carnival Years 6/7

Constable Care Show K
Year 4 Bunnings visit

Friday 5th
Assembly Year 3 Rooms 12 & 14
Year 4 Excursion Kings Park
Last Day of Term 2

Monday 22 July
Pupil Free Day

TERM 3 COMMENCES for Students
on 23 July 2013

Tuesday 23rd

Band camp
Year 4 Excursion Egyptology Museum
Monday 29th

Literacy and Numeracy week
Maths Tabloids Years 4-7
Wednesday 31st

Maths Tabloids Years 4-7

The following dates are also Pupil Free School Development Days:
Monday 14 October
Friday 20 December

For a Uniform Order Form click HERE
Open every Thursday afternoon during term time
2.30 to 3.15pm


Community Noticeboard

Earn and Learn has finished at Woolworths now. Please return all your stickers and sheets to the Harbeck Centre as soon as possible so they can be counted and submitted. Thank you

For July school holiday enrolment forms visit the OSCA page on the school website.

A gold ring, custom made, lost in Killarney Street car park, Scarborough Beach Road end near the staff car park on 12 June. If found, please hand in to the school office or contact Peggy on 0406 912 974 thank you.

The second payment of the Schoolkids Bonus is coming in July. To check your eligibility click HERE

On Wednesday 3 July 2013 Mount Hawthorn Primary School will be recognising and celebrating NAIDOC Week.Students are invited to create a poster to promote NAIDOC week.

Congratulations to Harry Room 12, Stuti Room 14 and Xavier Room 31. These three children all received a certificate for being the top Mathletics Students at Mount Hawthorn Primary. Well done!

If you (or anyone you know) are planning to visit Bali during the school holidays, and are happy to take some donated second hand clothing, please contact Susan Cromb, teacher, Room 4. Mobile 0402 914 521. The clothes will be collected form the hotel where you are staying. Thanks.

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For those hoo noticed, we returned to school on Monday after the weekend to find a sofa had mysteriously appeared on the roof of the senior school. It cannot be confirmed how it got to be up on the roof, but it seems perhaps our resident owl Arnie was trying to make himself more at home by branching out.
We hope he sticks to his tree in future.
Q: How do you know that owls are smarter than chickens?
A: Have you ever heard of Kentucky Fried Owl?

Arnie's Sofa
Just a reminder that all batteries can be recycled at the school. Please place all used batteries in the bin in the Harbeck Library.Thankyou
The Principal's Message
This is the last newsletter before the end of term, so I would like to wish all our families a safe and happy mid year break. We look forward to seeing students back for the start of Term 3 on Tuesday, 23 July. Please remember to check the school website frequently for the calendar of events and very latest school news

Students had a fantastic time at Ern Halliday and represented our school proudly. Thanks to the teachers Cherrie Fletcher, Daniel Lawrence, Emma French and Prac Teacher Daniel Chadwick. See the student story below.
There will be a Sundowner at Margaret Kindergarten on Friday to acknowledge the contribution of the City of Vincent and Department of Education to the Kindy redevelopment. A small presentation will be made to the Mayor Hon.Alannah MacTiernan. All Kindergarten families have been invited to attend.
Thank you to all those parents who completed the survey about Reporting to Parents and uniforms. The results are consistent with previous survey results, reinforcing that the school is on the right track. We are really happy with the new initiative and importantly we can implement feedback where necessary in a short time frame. Responses will be published on the school website after they are presented to the School Board and feedback will be used when the Board reviews the Reporting to Parents Policy.
We encourage families to use our school play facilities after school however, we ask that parents fully supervise students and their siblings while playing on the campus after school.
The Interschool Winter Carnival for Year 6 and 7 students will be held next Thursday 4 July 9.30am to 2.30pm at the following venues: Netball - Matthews Netball Centre, Football - McLean Park, Modcrosse - Floreat Oval and Soccer - Alderbury Reserve. Parents are most welcome to attend.
Next Monday night, the combined Mount Hawthorn / Jolimont / Kyilla Band has been invited to perform at the School of Instrumental Music Opus 2013 Concert at the Perth Concert Hall. We wish them all the best for their performance.
If you have changed address in the past six months please update your details at the school office. this will ensure you receive your child's report. Thank you
From all reports the disco was a resounding success! We have received excellent feedback about the great job members of the Year 7 Disco Committee did last Friday night. Lauren, Chantelle, Lily, Roark, Liam and Riley were a terrific team and showed a great sense of responsibility and professionalism during the evening. I congratulate them on their commitment and hard work leading up to, and on the night. Thank you also to Cherrie Fletcher, Daniel Lawrence and Helen Davey for their efforts.

At the start of this term Mount Hawthorn Primary School purchased thirty nine Samsung Galaxy Tablets for the school and ten for the Kindy. The tablets are being trialled and set up by Room 22 and will then be available for the rest of the school to use. So far we have downloaded Mathletics, Encyclopaedia Britannica and many other educational and fun apps. By Damon Room 22

And they're off!
On Tuesday, June 17 all students in Year 4-7 participated in the school Cross Country Carnival held at Menzies Park. We were fortunate the weather was very kind to us and the rain stayed away. All students completed the course really well which shows that the `Running A Marathon` program has had some very positive results. All factions finished very closely with Shakespeare winning the carnival. They were followed closely by Menzies, Axford and Braithwaite. The champions are as follows: Year 4 - Emma and Jack, Year 5 - Bridget and Will, Year 6 - Alyssa and Yared, Year 7 - Lily and Jacob. Congratulations! Sue Kenny and Anita Putt
On the weekend I helped some homeless people. I got the idea from a documentary I watched with my mum and we did it on Saturday. We had a suitcase filled with things like toothpaste and toiletries, canned fruit and other tinned foods. Me and my mum gave the food to the person who worked at the Hostel for her to give to the homeless people. I was glad. By Keira Room 10
Tales of
Times Past
On Monday, 17 June all the Year 3 classes went on a Historical Walk around Mount Hawthorn. We learnt so much about the history of our wonderful suburb including Cartwright’s Dairy on the corner of Coogee St and Anzac Rd. Lizzie’s (Rm 12) great, great grandfather used to deliver milk from his dairy farm (Ambleside) in Osborne Park to the dairy in Mount Hawthorn. Also Callum’s Mum let us look through Anzac Cottage which was built in one day! It was a great learning experience!
On Monday, 24 June, all the Year 3 classes had 5 ladies visiting them to talk about ‘Tales from Times Past’. The speakers Lina, Berna, Olivea, Edite and Anna told us about life in the ‘olden days’ around Mount Hawthorn, Perth city and in the country. They showed us photos and brought us things from their past to show. It was very interesting and we learnt so much from them.
The ladies are volunteers for TOTPSS. For more information about their program click HERE or contact
From 12 to 14 June all the 2013 Year 7 students went on camp!  We took a bus ride to Ern Halliday campsite. We were split into three different groups and all participated in caving, big swing, flying fox and team games on the first day. On the second day we woke up bright and early and participated in archery, lost pilot (running game) and surf lifesaving. That night we had a camp concert. There were some amazing and entertaining performances and Mr Mackesey, Mrs Mears and Mrs Sturgeon attended the concert. We toasted marshmallows at a campfire and played spotlight on the oval. The next morning we walked to the Naturaliste Marine Discovery Centre to learn about fishing and then walked to the Great Escape. It was a great experience and we will remember it for the rest of our lives! By Lauren Room 22
What is
At Mount Hawthorn Primary School we have over 20 students with a severe, sudden and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction (Anaphylaxis) to nuts and nut products. Anaphylaxis reactions usually begin within minutes of exposure to nut and nut products and can progress rapidly.  Anaphylaxis is considered a medical emergency.
We request that parents avoid nut and nut products in student lunch boxes (eg nuts, peanut paste, Nutella).  Thank you for helping us reduce the risk for our students. Louise Swain
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