ISSUE 53 10 December 2013
Mount Hawthorn Primary School Newsletter
Kindy children depositing letters in the time capsule which will be opened in 2038.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday 11th
Edu-dance Concerts
Thursday 12th
Edu-dance Concerts
Mt Lawley Transition Day
Kindy Green - Red Carpet show
Friday 13th
Year 7 Graduation
Kindy Purple - Red Carpet show

Monday 16th
Kindy Red - Red Carpet show

Tuesday 17th
P - Year 3 Christmas concert
Years 1 and 4 Drumbeat performance
Wednesday 18th
Education Support Centre Christmas concert
Thursday 19th
Last day of Term 4
Friday 20th
Pupil free day -
Staff Development

Monday 3rd

Term 1 begins for 2014
Tuesday 4th
In-term Swimming
Year 4 - 7

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

For a Term 4 Menu click

Community Noticeboard


Please click HERE for details

Christmas Fun
at The Mezz

For details, click HERE

Carols in the Park
Sunday, 15 December
Braithwaite Park
Click HERE for details

Stirling Carols by Candlelight

Saturday, 14 December
Grenville reserve

Click HERE for details

Bali Sister School
I have bundles of clothing to send to our sister school in Bali so if you are heading to Bali in the near future and would be happy to take some clothing, please let me know. Many thanks. Susan Cromb  Mob: 0402 914 521
The Principal's Message
Throughout Term 4, the staff have been placing students into classes for 2014 using a number of possible class configurations. The variable that we cannot control is new enrolments. The favoured structure is dependent on having no new enrolments in certain year levels. I have made the decision to publish the lists in January next year, as there may be a need to restructure. The lists will be published on the school's website on Friday, 31 January 2014.
Postage is now a budgetary requirement for government schools, therefore reports will be sent home to parents via the classroom. Semester 2 reports will be handed to children on Monday, 16 December and will include a copy of this year's Annual Report.
There are many members of the school community who have inquired about owning a worm farm while not being 100% certain that they could sustain the practices. Now is the chance to have a practise and support the school at the same time. We are looking for families who wish to adopt a worm farm for the December/January holidays. If, at the end of this time, you decide to purchase a worm farm of your own, we can leave you with half the worms. This works for everyone, as the worms will be cared for and fed, your gardens will have amazing liquid fertilizer that will ensure your garden flourishes and it is a great holiday project for the whole family. Year 4 children will care for the worm farms next year and any practise would be very useful. The worm farm can be collected during the last week of term (not Thursday afternoon, please) and returned at the beginning of Term 1. Please email Mrs Townsend if you would like to participate. Jen Townsend
All students from Pre-primary to Year 7 have thoroughly enjoyed their Edu-dance sessions this term. Mrs Voisey and Miss Swain have really put them through their steps and the music has had the whole school bopping away. The hard work and practice will certainly show this week when the program wraps up with the Edu-dance Concerts. Jen Townsend
On Friday, 19 December a group of very talented Churchlands Senior High School string and brass students visited our school. Under the tutelage of their teacher, Mrs Hopwood, the students demonstrated the versatility of their instruments. The concluding item was called "When an Austrian Went Yodelling" and students had a lot of fun joining in.
A reminder to all SIM students about tonight’s concert: We would like all students to arrive at 6:15pm and come straight to the Green Room. Students in the band and orchestra are to wear their performance uniform - all other students, please wear your school uniform.
Tickets should have been purchased prior to the concert as there will be no door sales. Thank You - Bronwen Mears
Just a reminder to all children to hit the books over the holidays and take part in the Premier's Reading Challenge. Our target is to have the most participants from Mount Hawthorn Primary School  than any other school in the state, so dust off those books and let's get reading! Please click HERE for further information.
Kindy 75th
The Margaret Kindergarten celebrated their 75th anniversary last Friday afternoon with a sundowner barbecue. Kindy families and staff, old and new, came to enjoy the festivities. Many thanks to all the parents who were involved with organising the celebration, including Caroline Rusden, Kate Webber, Amanda Derbyshire, Rachelle Rose, Mardi Munns and Jenny Petroboni. A special thanks, too, to Alex Castle and Tim Swart from the P&C, for their tireless efforts with the organisation of such events!  Then, of course, thanks to the Dads who slaved over a hot barbecue!
Christmas Appeal
Just a quick reminder about the MHPS Christmas Appeal to support the St Vincent de Paul Society (Vinnies).
We are hoping to collect non-perishable food and Christmas items (napkins, bon-bons, confectionery, etc) to make up hampers for families who are experiencing financial hardship this festive season. The hampers will be collected by a representative from Vinnies at the Junior Christmas assembly on Tuesday, 17 December so we will need all donations finalised on the morning of Friday, 13 December.
Harbeck Centre, outside Mr T’s classroom, Front Office, Ed Support, Kindy, Pre-primary, Year 1 and Year 2 doors. Please click HERE for collection points and further details. Many thanks for your support.
Chess Club News
Well done to Jack from Year 4, who took the title of Chess Club Champion for 2014. For a 2014 Chess Club enrolment form, please click HERE
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