Issue 40  28 May  2013
Mount Hawthorn Primary School Newsletter

Arnie, our friendly school owl, has passed on some of his favourite jokes to share with everyone!
We hope you find them “a hoot".

Q: What did the owl say to his friend as he flew off?
A: Owl be seeing you later.
Q: What does an educated owl say?
A: Whom

Dates to Remember
Friday 31th
Pupil Free Day
(No students attend on this day)

Monday 3rd

WA Day- Public Holiday
(School Closed)
Tuesday 4th
In-term Swimming commences
Years 1-3 for 2 weeks.
Wednesday 5th
Liaison Parent Meetings
Friday 7th
Assembly Rm 22
Wednesday 12th

Year 7 Camp commences for 3 days.
Friday 21st
Year 6/7 Interschool Sport
Assembly Year 7 room 21
Monday 24th
P&C General Meeting
Friday 28th
Assembly Year 5 Room 35
Thursday 4th
Interschool Sports Carnival
Friday 5th
Assembly Year 3 Rooms 12 & 14
Last Day of Term 2

Monday 22 July Pupil Free Day

TERM 3 COMMENCES for Students
on 23 July 2013

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


School Umbrella's are back in stock at the uniform shop for $30. Get yours before the winter rain sets in!


All the latest information and forms are available on the school website.
Mount Hawthorn Primary School

 Community Noticeboard

The Premier’s Summer Reading Challenge (in support of MS Society) 2012-2013 was a great success with thousands of students participating across WA.
We congratulate the following students from MHPS who participated in the challenge:
Samuel - PP Room 17
May – Year 1 Room 1
Sage – Year 2 Room 11
Ariel –Year 4 Room 33
Elisabeth – Year 5 Room 35
(*NB If your child participated and is not listed above please inform the school office)

Anything Goes - Wear Your Favourite Costume.
Friday, 21 June - 5.30-7.00 pm Junior Disco (Pre-Prim - Year 3)
7.30 - 9.00 pm Senior Disco (Year 4 - Year 7).
Floreat Athena Football Club on Britannia Rd in Mt Hawthorn
Tickets are $10 and will be on sale each Friday from 8.30am in the Undercover Area

50 Years Celebration
For details click HERE

Tel: 9242 3107

Out of School Care Program
Pre-School (3 – 4 yr olds)
For details click HERE

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The Principal's Message

Book Fair
This week the book fair is displayed in the Harbeck Library. Children have the opportunity to preview all the books and create a wish list of all the books they like. Parents have the opportunity to view and purchase the books before and after school and at the Book Cafe on Tuesday night. For more information click HERE.
Hazel Hawke (Masterson)
We would like to acknowledge the sad passing of Hazel Hawke who was an ex-student at Mount Hawthorn. Hazel Masterson lived in Coogee Street and made a significant contribution to cancer research and indigenous rights. There is a page (38) dedicated to Hazel in our 100 Years Magical Memories book which includes her 1938 school report.
Hazel Masterson Front Row 2nd from left
Trading Cards
We all loved collecting trading cards as children and remember collecting and trading in the good old days. Now that I am a Principal it is time for my annual clarification of the rules that are in place to stop unscrupulous trading and cards going missing.
Cards are only to come to school on Fridays and are to be left on desks and shared with pride. That way we will ensure that you keep your favourites.
New Gate
We now have a lovely new gate on Woodstock Street. It won’t be locked, so parents may enter the school grounds via the oval. Watch out for errant footballs!
Kiss & Drive
After consultation with Dr Alison Harman, I have decided to extend the existing Kiss & Drive on Killarney Street  to include the bus zones, as the buses depart at 2.45pm.
Year 7 Transition
The Year 5, 6 and 7 teachers have commenced planning for the 2014 transition year with the following initiatives being implemented:
  • New leadership shirt to be to be designed by current Year 5 students and worn by Year 6 students in 2014. Year 7 students will be wearing the existing leadership shirt for the last year.
  • Two camps will be organised for both Year 7 and Year 6 students. Dates will be finalised and communicated to parents next semester
  • Leadership opportunities will be given to both Year 6 and Year 7 students in 2014
  • Two graduations will be held in 2014 
  • An information session for parents of Year 6 and 7 students will be held in Term 4
In-Term Swimming Years 1 – 3
In Term Swimming for Years 1 to 3 commences on Tuesday, 4 June 2013 and continues until Friday, 14 June 2013. Information and forms are available on the school website in the Sport Portal.
P&C Busy Bee - Friday 7 June at 3.30pm
I encourage all parents to come along to the busy bee on Friday 7 June at 3.30pm and support the Grounds and Gardens team. Join in the BBQ afterwards (gold coin donation) meet in the Undercover Area.
Pupil Free Day – School Development Day Friday 31 May - students do not attend school.
Monday 3 June - Public Holiday Western Australia Day
For the most up to date information about upcoming school events please check the school website . You can view the calendar in various formats, filter information according to your child’s year group and connect the calendar to your smart phone!
Congratulations Josh from Room 26

Josh created this snake in art class with the topic "Year of the Snake". Students decorated fabric with a lino print using lineal continuous patterns. They also created an abstract composition using string, the lino block and paint.
Uniform Service
We are continuing to evaluate the options for new uniform items for girls. Parents and students have an opportunity to view and comment on some samples of skort, skirt and pant options during the Book Fair this week in the Harbeck Centre.
Please note we are still in the research phase and any new uniform items will be announced later in the year after the Board has completed the Dress Code review. We will advise when the new items are available to order. Many thanks, Shari McKeown.
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