The Principal's Message
I hope everyone enjoyed the mid year break and a special welcome to the new families who are commencing this term. We have a very busy 10 weeks planned with the focus on preparing for the School Athletics Carnival scheduled for Thursday, 12 September.
In my role as Principal I enjoy many rewarding experiences and last term I had the pleasure of being invited to the Opus Concert. The concert showcases exceptional musical performances by students in Western Australia’s schools and our band was the only primary school invited to perform. Our students performed magnificently to a full Concert Hall under the guidance of conductor Nikki Turner and, in my humble opinion, stole the show! The music program at Mount Hawthorn continues to provide amazing opportunities for our students with the Choir, Orchestra and Band performing at Crown Perth on 12 and 14 August.
INTERSCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY
Selected students from Years 4 to 7 were invited to take part in the Interschool Cross Country held at City Beach Primary School on Thursday, 27 June. We had fabulous weather and congratulations to all those students who took part. The course proved to be a little challenging in parts but all competitors completed it well. Our Year 7 students shone on the day with all students placing well and Jacob winning the event for the Year 7 boys. Mount Hawthorn came second out of the four schools, being Wembley (the winners), City Beach and Kapinara Primary Schools.
A lovely sunny winter’s afternoon set the scene for the Kindy Sundowner on Friday, 28 June. It was organised by the P&C to welcome our new families to the Mount Hawthorn community and to acknowledge the efforts of all the agencies that have recently supported us in the establishment of the new classroom and development of the grounds. A framed picture was presented to the City of Vincent Mayor, Alannah MacTiernan, by the student councillors and our famous cookbooks were presented to the Department of Education representatives who were pivotal in establishing the new class at the start of 2013. Parents, staff, students and community members all lined up for a delicious sausage in a bun and then enjoyed a play and a run on our fabulous new turf and bike track. A relaxing and enjoyable time was had by all. Thank you to our P&C for their organisation and catering. Lorena Rock
Band Camp was a great success with 58 students from Mount Hawthorn, Kyilla and Jolimont Primary Schools attending Ern Halliday on 22 and 23 July, 2013. The children, from Years 5 to 7, were all able to have lots of Band practice, under the direction of both Nikki Turner and Dale Pointen, along with other fun activities, such as Blue Earth, Crate Climbing, Lost Pilot, roasting marshmallows at the camp fire, a disco and fun exploring in the bush with torches. We would like to thank all the parents who helped with jobs both leading up to and during the camp; without you the time would not have been so successful. A massive thank you must also go out to all the students who were an absolute pleasure during the entire camp. We loved every minute….and have already started planning for next year. Dee Donachie and Philippa Adams
NAIDOC Week was celebrated in style at Mount Hawthorn Primary School. The week incorporated dance, history, unity, Noongar language and a few laughs together with a very important message. The idea came from the wonderful Year 3 students from Room 36 and Balga High School SNSEP students who have been working together for the past 2 terms, involved in an Indigenous Awareness Program.The performances showcased the learning both schools have undertaken including a traditional dance called the Honey Bee Dance that was taught and performed by the SNSEP and Year 3 boys. The boys were lucky enough to be painted and looked fantastic on the day. Balga Senior High School and our Year 3 students and teachers should be congratulated on the way they carried out the performance and the important message they gave. Bree Rampal
In keeping with the theme of our healthy exercise programs, the P&C would like to inject even more enthusiasm for running and exercise in all classes from Pre-primary to Year 7 with a fundraising Lapathon. Each student from Pre-primary to Year 7 will have received a sponsorship form to collect sponsorship from relatives and family friends. Could all money collected be returned on Monday, Wednesday or Friday next week to the class teacher. Please place the money and form in an envelope with your child's name, room number and the amount enclosed printed on the front. For more information regarding the Lapathon, click here
It’s on again! Students and teachers from Years 4 and 5 invite you to a sizzling display of fast paced, fun packed Maths Games involving the use of dice, cards and dominoes.
When: Wednesday, 31 July from 9.00am until 10.30am. Students (in their year groups) will be divided into groups. The games will begin at 9.00am and groups will rotate within and between classes every 10 minutes to play a new game. Come for the whole 90 minutes or just pop in for 10 minutes to watch your child have fun while practicing their maths skills.
Year 4/5 Team
Science will be celebrated during Week 4, Term 3, 12 to 16 August. During Science Week we would like parents and friends to come into the school and run some information sessions or activities with the students. Science may be a huge part of your profession and we would love for you to share that with the children. Get involved with the children and staff at Mount Hawthorn Primary School and celebrate Science Week 2013! The Science Committee