Hawker Headlines

DATE: 06.09.2017

FROM MR ETHERIDGE

In our last Hawker Headlines, Dr Roberts informed you that I would be replacing her until December 2017 while she is on leave. It is a role I feel privileged to take on especially knowing what a wonderful supporting community body we have here at Hawker Park. This strong community support is evident to everyone through the work of the P&C in events such as the wonderful Father’s day Breakfast, organised by Emma Claessen and her team. I also know I will be working with the strong support of HHPS’s dedicated staff and especially Mrs Everall who is stepping into the Deputy’s role during Dr Robert’s leave.

The term is quickly drawing to a close, but we do have a very busy last couple of weeks, with athletic carnivals, both school and interschool, book week, and the much anticipated annual SMARTS Day. As always these events cannot happen successfully without the support and organisation of dedicated staff and the support of the school community at large.


BUSINESS PLAN PARENT SURVEY

The School’s Business Plan is an effective document that outlines the strategic direction for the school for a 3 year period.  It describes focus areas, strategies and school performance and student improvement targets for the school to be accountable against. The survey sent out on Monday is a way for the school community to have input into the formation of our next plan 2018 -2020 while also allowing for feedback on our last. I encourage all families to have their say. These are due back Thursday 14 September and students who return them by this date will be entered into our sports pack raffle, drawn on the 15 September at our Book Week parade.


PLACES STILL AVAILABLE FOR KINDY 2018

If you have family, a neighbour or friend whose child will be turning 4 before 30 June 2018, please advise them Hawker Park is still accepting Kindy enrolments for 2018.  They will need to complete an Application Form to ensure their child can secure a place in Kindergarten in 2018.

Download a copy of the application form from our website or alternatively come to the front office of Hawker Park Primary School to collect a form.


FACTION ATHLETICS CARNIVAL

Tomorrow is our school faction athletics carnival, commencing at 9.30am.

Parents, extended family and friends are all welcome to come along and support this fantastic event!

Click here to download a copy of the program.


SMARTS DAY

We are calling for parents volunteers to assist our group leaders with cooking, filming and art on SMARTS Day (14 September 2017).  If you are available please forward your name and contact number to Mrs Everall (liz.everall@education.wa.edu.au).


BOOK FAIR

Mrs Keevil needs helpers for the Book Fair with setting up and sales.  If you are available on all or any day (11, 12, 13 & 14 September) between 2.00pm – 4.00pm, please email your contact name and phone number to Mrs Keevil.


EC2 ASSEMBLY

EC2 assembly has changed to Thursday 2 November 2017.


ZIG ZAGS – ON SITE OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOURS CARE

Zig Zags provide on-site care before and after school at Hawker Park PS.  Click here for further information and an enrolment form.


CHAPLAIN

So this week is my favorite week of the year.  I love the Faction Athletics Carnival and all the festivities and it is a wonderful way to usher in Spring…and oh what beautiful weather we have for it, woohoo!

HELP!! HELP!!!  BLANKET AND TOILETRIES APPEAL

We are currently collecting blankets and toiletries to give to the homeless through the Salvation Army and St Bartholomew appeals.  Currently the homeless population in Perth is around 10,000 people.  Many have mental health issues and are not able to ask for help so as a community I am asking that we offer them the help.  The Abraham Family came up with this idea and I would ask that we support it as much as possible.

New and used blankets and mens and womens toiletries needed.  There are boxes in each classroom and you can donate until the end of term 3.  Thank you for your support.

Mental Health TipCreate a sense of belonging. Feeling connected and welcomed is essential to children’s positive adjustment, self-identification, and sense of trust in others and themselves. Building strong, positive relationships among students, school staff, and parents is important to promoting mental wellness.


GOOD NEWS

Click on Luke, Pearl and Lee to read about what has been happening in TA5.


KISS & RIDE

Thank you to all those who use this facility correctly.  Please do not leave your car unattended, this is purely for those wishing to drop children off without getting out of their car.


CANTEEN

The school canteen will no longer be open on Mondays.  It will continue to be open on Wednesdays and Fridays.


LAPATHON – CHANGE OF DATE

The P&C Lapathon has changed to Friday 10 November 2017.


GREENWOOD DENTAL THERAPY

The Greenwood Dental Therapy Centre will be closed from Friday 29 September – Friday 6 October 2017.  We re-open on Monday 9 October 2017.

Emergencies may contact Halidon Dental Therapy Centre on 9409 6362.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Recent notes – notes sent home can be downloaded from the Notes & Forms page.

Canteen – Open on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Term Planner – Always check our CALENDAR to keep up to date with all school events and details.


COMMUNITY FLYERS

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on community events.



DATE: 23.08.2017

FROM DR ROBERTS

In our last Hawker Headlines, I informed you of what our Philosophy Rules are and asked you to ask your children what the philosophy skills are!  They should have told you the following:

  • Taking turns
  • Giving reasons
  • Disagreeing respectfully
  • Speaking clearly
  • Asking questions
  • Giving examples
  • Asking for clarification

Like the philosophy rules, the philosophy skills are transferable across all learning areas and across all year levels.  They are also valuable life-skills.

As you may be aware, all staff Long Service Leave needs to be taken within two years of it becoming due.  Consequently Ms Felicity Randell will be on leave from week 8, term 3 and will return for the beginning of term 4.  Relief for the year 3/4 (TA8) class will be Mrs Bev Percy and Mrs Anslie Hazebroek, both highly competent teachers and very well known to students and parents.  I too will be on leave from week 7 (next week) term 3 to the end of week 8 in term 4.  During my absence, Mr Andrew Etheridge will be the Principal and Mrs Liz Everall the Associate Principal.  I thank both these highly professional and efficient staff members for agreeing to taking on the roles.


KINDY 2018 PLACES AVAILABLE – ENROL NOW!

If you have a neighbour or friend whose child will be turning 4 before 30 June 2018, please remind them they will need to complete an application form to ensure their child can secure a place in Kindergarten in 2018.

Apply to enrol your child/ren at Hawker Park Primary School for the 2018 school year by downloading a copy of the application form from our website or alternatively come to the front office of Hawker Park Primary School (47 Hawker Avenue, Warwick) to collect an Application Form.


SPEAK UP AWARDS

Congratulations to our three school entrants into the Freemasons Speak-Up Awards Interschool Competition.

Yoninah (Year 6), Isabella (Year 6) and Aine (Year 5).  These students were all finalists in our own school Speak Up Awards Competition.

A special congratulations to Aine who is through to the Preliminary Finals on 28 August 2017.  All the best to you Aine, we are all wishing you well!

Click here to see our finalists.


DID YOU KNOW?…

  1. That the Business Plan is an effective document that outlines the long-term strategic direction for the school. It describes focus areas, strategies and school performance and student improvement targets
  2. That our two strategic directions for the last three years were ICT and SMARTS
  3. That our focus areas for the last three years were iPads and laptops, music/choir, speak up awards, support a reader, play/activity based education, activity based mathematics, whole school approach to spelling and mathematics.
  4. That the current three year Business Plan will end in December 2017
  5. That parents are encouraged to give feedback on the current Business Plan and have input into the new Business Plan 2018-2020 through a survey to be sent home in week 7 for two weeks
  6. The school staff have already begun preparation for the new Business Plan
  7. That parents are able to contact the School Board directly through Hawker Park Primary School office or via their email address: hppsboard@gmail.com

CHAPLAIN

It’s hard to believe that we are in week 6 of term 3 already.  Time is flying by so quickly – we must be having loads of fun!

The BUZ Friends program is 4 weeks in already and the Year 2 students are enjoying learning about how to be a good friend and how to manage their feelings.  The BUZ Friends saying is this;

“Know how you feel, say how you feel, do something about how you feel, but don’t hurt anyone including yourself”

Being courageous doesn’t come naturally to many of us, so being courageous to speak up if you are being hurt is an important skill to learn.

Salvation Army Blanket Appeal is on!  If you have any blanket that you no longer want or need, please donate them to the Salvation Army by dropping them off in the boxes located in all classrooms by the end of term 3.

Mental Health Tip:  Seeking help is a sign of strength- NOT weakness.  Getting help will help to expedite the healing and recovery process from any disruptions in your life that have drained you of your energies and focus.  Look after yourself because you are important!


NEW CANTEEN MENU

Click here to download a copy of the new canteen menu.


FATHER’S DAY BREAKFAST & GIFT STALL

Thursday 31 August from 7.30am- 8.25am.

Enjoy some bacon and eggs or croissants at school with your children to celebrate Dads for only $5 (per person)!

Great little gifts available to buy at the stall (open also at recess and on the Friday).  Please get your money and order forms in asap.

Email Emma Claessen for an order form or further information.


SECOND-HAND UNIFORMS

The uniform shop are always looking for donations, particularly of school navy polos, faction polos and jackets.  Your kind donation will in turn help other families who may not be able to afford new school uniform items.  All proceeds of second-hand items sold through the uniform shop go to the P&C.

Please drop off items at the Uniform Shop (located in TA10) on Friday mornings or afternoons.


WOOLWORTHS EARN & LEARN

Don’t forget that this year we are participating in the Woolworths Earn & Learn program. Through this program we will be able to get new educational resources for our school/early learning centre – and all we need you to do is shop for your groceries at Woolworths.

From Wednesday 26 July to Tuesday 19 September (or while stock lasts), we are collecting Woolworths Earn & Learn Stickers.  You will get one Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker for every $10 spent (excluding liquor, tobacco and gift cards). Place the Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker onto a Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker Sheet and when it’s complete, the Sticker Sheet can be dropped into the Collection Box here at the school or at your local Woolworths.

At the end of the promotion, we’ll be able to get some great new equipment. The range is extensive and offers lots of items ideal for our students – including resources for Maths, English, Science and some fantastic fun supplies for Arts & Craft, Sport and for our library. If you’d like to know more visit woolworths.com.au/earnandlearn.


SCHOOLS’ $20K GIVEAWAY

The West Australian and Channel Seven are giving West Australian Schools the chance to WIN a share of $20,000 to help buy the things you need that make learning that little bit more fun!  The more entries collected – the more chances to win!  Collect the entry coupon in Saturdays West Australian for the next 3 weeks (26 August, 30 August and 2 September) and we could win a share of $20K.  Drop them into the box at the front office and keep your fingers crossed!


GOOD NEWS

Click here to read about what has been happening in the library.

Click here to read about what has been happening in the music room.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Recent notes – notes sent home can be downloaded from the Notes & Forms page.

Canteen – Open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Term Planner – Always check our CALENDAR to keep up to date with all school events and details.


COMMUNITY FLYERS

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on community events.

 



DATE: 9.08.2017

FROM DR ROBERTS

It is week four already!  This term, I have been observing students learning about the Question Quadrant which is part of our philosophy lessons.  Many teachers are already teaching students to think and question at a higher level.  We have simple rules in philosophy which are, as you can see, transferable to life.  The rules are:-

  • Listen to the speaker
  • Respect other people’s ideas
  • Build on other’s ideas
  • Be prepared to think
  • There is no right or wrong answer

You may like to ask your children what the philosophy skills are!


DID YOU KNOW?…

  1. That if the Principal is absent from the school, Mr Etheridge is the Principal and Mrs Everall is the Associate Principal
  2. That a mini tornado passed through the school on Monday 31 August and all students behaved beautifully even though they were required to stay indoors
  3. NAPLAN reports will be sent home in envelopes after 21 August and before the end of Term 3
  4. We have a class representative meeting each term in week 5

GOOD NEWS

Click here to read about what has been happening in EC1.


SCHOOL CHAPLAIN

So we are into week 4 already and the Faction Carnival is fast approaching. It is going to be an exciting day full of fun and frivolity, so come along and enjoy this wonderful School Community event.

I finished running BUZ Hope with the Year 4 student last Wednesday so they now have strategies they can use all their lives to cope with any grief, loss or change in their lives. At the end of the Program I had several students wanting to redo the program they enjoyed it so much and they happily reported that they were already using some of the strategies to help them with some of their personal grief.

I also began the BUZ Friends Program with the Year 2 students and at the end of the first session they were all very excited and looking forward to the next 7 weeks . This program empowers children with skills to make friends, be good friends and how to resolve conflict in friendships, coming out at the end still being friends.

As I have started my seventh year here at Hawker Park Primary School I want to thank all the members of this wonderful school community for your support and I hope to continue to serve you when and as you all need.

I am available Wednesdays and Thursdays if you would like to discuss anything or simply would like a listening ear.


YEAR 3 – 2018 YEAR 4 STUDENTS LAPTOP INFORMATION MEETING

A reminder that all year 3 parents are invited to an information meeting on Tuesday 15 August at 6pm in the school staffroom regarding the school’s Laptop Learning Program.


PEAC TESTING

All Year 4 students will participate in PEAC testing on Monday 14 August.


FACTION CROSS COUNTRY COMPETITION

All students from years 1-6 will participate in the school’s annual Faction Cross Country on Friday 18 August. Races will commence at approximately 1.10pm and conclude with presentations at 2.20pm.

The order of events are as follows:

  • Junior Girls Years 1 & 2 distance – 600m
  • Junior Boys Years 1 & 2 distance – 600m
  • Intermediate Girls Years 3 & 4 distance – 1200m
  • Intermediate Boys Years 3 & 4 distance – 1200m
  • Senior Girls Years 5 & 6 distance – 1500m
  • Senior Boys Years 5 & 6 distance – 1500m

This event will be held on Hawker Park adjacent to the school. Parents are welcome to attend. Additional training sessions will occur at Hawker Park on Monday and Wednesday of next week, between 2:50pm and 3:30pm for students in years 3-6, who have returned training permission notes.


HAWKER PARK CAR PARK – LIMITED SPACE  7 – 25 AUGUST 2017

The school was notified by the City of Joondalup that ground works will occur on Dorchester Drive between the 7 and 25 August. As a result of this work, the car park adjacent to Hawker Park will be utilised by the City, and therefore there will be limited parking for our school community during this time.


NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN (NOW)

This is an exciting program with the aim to increase your confidence and raise your self-esteem. The duration is 16 weeks (31/7/17 – 1/12/17), 3 days per week, 9:00am – 2:30pm at North Metropolitan Tafe, Joondalup Campus. Contact Jackie Pedley on 9233 1189 or email Jackie.pedley@nmtafe.wa.edu.au


WARWICK SHS INFORMATION EVENING 16 AUGUST 2017

Warwick Senior High School is holding an Information Evening for Prospective Parents and Students on Wednesday 16 August, 7:00 – 8:00pm in the HASS Activity Area.


CITY TO SURF

The City to Surf will be held on Sunday 27 August.  Hawker Park PS has a team, if you’d like to participate please click on this link https://secure.tiktok.biz/register/default.aspx?EventID=perthcitytosurf&Edition=2017&Team=HawkerParkPrimarySchool&Password=HPPS and use the code SCHLP0214 to receive a 15% Discount.  For further questions please contact Lesley Sherriff in TA1.


LOST PROPERTY

There are a number of items in the lost property box which have been unclaimed for some time.  Please check if your missing item is in the box. The lost property boxes are located in the undercover area and are accessible before school and after school until 3.20pm.  We would appreciate it if you could adhere to these times. The P & C will be donating any remaining items to the Uniform shop to resell at the end of week 5.


STUDENTS NOT RETURNING TO HPPS IN 2018

To assist with our current planning for 2018 would you please inform the school as soon as possible if you know that your child will not be returning to Hawker Park Primary School in the coming year.  This does not apply to our current Year 6 students.   Please reply to hawkerpark.ps@education.wa.edu.au.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Recent notes – notes sent home can be downloaded from the Notes & Forms page.

Canteen – Open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Term Planner – Always check our CALENDAR to keep up to date with all school events and details.


COMMUNITY FLYERS

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on community events.



DATE: 26.07.2017

FROM DR ROBERTS

Welcome to Term 3, a fabulous term with lots of learning to happen together with our athletics carnivals.  Mr Etheridge, staff and students are already preparing for these events.  Our morning fitness will be devoted to learning skills needed to participate in the carnivals.

Our first day of term was devoted to staff receiving training for the second and final day of our Philosophy course.  After a further assessment, all teachers and many education assistants will receive their Level 1 Certificate in Teaching Philosophy in Schools.  This is all part of preparation for our next Business Plan 2018-2020 which the School Board and school staff have begun to develop.


DID YOU KNOW?…

  1. That when students arrive at school by 8.20am they have a more successful day as they have time to prepare for the day ahead.
  2. That the P’s and Year 2 classes went to Bunnings on an excursion on Friday 21 July.
  3. The 4/5 class went to AQWA on Monday 24 July.
  4. We have an information session on cyber safety for parents on Tuesday 1 August at 7.00pm in the staff room

GOOD NEWS

Click here to read about what has been happening in TA2.


SCHOOL CHAPLAIN

To all our wonderful families welcome back to Term 3 2017 and welcome to any new students and their families.

This Term I will finish the BUZ Hope Program with the Year 4 students and then will undertake running the BUZ Friends program with the Year 2 students. BUZ Friends will build the children’s skills in making and keeping friends and conflict resolution skills.  It is a fun program and in the last week we throw a party to celebrate that we all know how to be a good friend.

I am very excited for the Faction Carnival this year as it will be my seventh at the school and is one of my favourite events as it sees the school community come together and have a great day with their children and families.

Remember I am available for all School community members and am here Wednesdays and Thursdays.


THINK U KNOW – CYBER SAFETY PRESENTATION

ThinkUKnow is a partnership between the Australian Federal Police, Commonwealth Bank, Microsoft and Datacom and delivered in partnership with all State and Territory police and Neighbourhood Watch Australasia. The cyber safety presentations sensitively cover a range of topics including sexting, cyber bullying, online child exploitation, online privacy, and importantly what to do when something goes wrong. Presentations are aimed at parents, carers and teachers and young people from years 3 to 12.

All parents are invited to this presentation to be held in the school staffroom on Tuesday 1 August, commencing 7.00pm.  Please RSVP to hawkerpark.ps@education.wa.edu.au.  Click on the link for further information on the ThinkUKnow thinkuknow.org.au presentation.


SUPPORT-A-READER TUTORS NEEDED

Support a Reader is a program which helps by allocating volunteer tutors to reluctant readers.  These tutors are placed in a team of 5 and come into the school once a week for 1 hour to read with 4 students (15 mins each, 1 hour in total) during the school week.  The student and the tutor take turns reading using the gradual release model which has achieved GREAT results in many schools.  If you would like to become a Support-A-Reader Tutor, please see Mrs Everall or send an email to Liz.Everall@education.wa.edu.au.

 


CITY TO SURF

The City to Surf will be held on Sunday 27 August.  Hawker Park PS has a team, if you’d like to participate please click on this link (City to Surf link) and use the code SCHLP0214 to receive a 15% Discount.  For further questions please contact Lesley Sherriff in TA1.


LOST PROPERTY

There are a number of items in the lost property box which have been unclaimed for some time.  Can you please check if your missing item is in the box as soon as possible.  After the assembly on 3 August any unclaimed lost property will be donated.  The Uniform Shop will determine if the items will be recycled and sold as a second-hand item or donated to charity.

The lost property boxes are located in the undercover area and are accessible before school and after school until 3.20pm.  We would appreciate it if you could adhere to these times.


STUDENTS NOT RETURNING TO HPPS IN 2018

To assist with our current planning for 2018 would you please inform the school as soon as possible if you know that your child will not be returning to Hawker Park Primary School in the coming year.  This does not apply to our current Year 6 students.   Please reply to hawkerpark.ps@education.wa.edu.au.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Recent notes – notes sent home can be downloaded from the Notes & Forms page.

Canteen – Open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Term Planner – Always check our CALENDAR to keep up to date with all school events and details.


COMMUNITY FLYERS

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on community events.



DATE: 28.06.2017

FROM DR ROBERTS

I trust that you all received your child’s end of semester report last Friday.  For the first time, reports were sent to your email address offering greater security and confidentiality.  If you have any questions about your child’s progress, please organise a meeting time with your child’s teacher.

We have nearly completed our two weeks of swimming lessons as part of our Physical Education curriculum and I thank all who have been involved.

It is very difficult to believe that we have reached the end of term and half of 2017 has passed by.  As school ends this Friday for the semester, I wish you all a very happy and safe two week holiday.


TERM DATES

Term 2 concludes for students at 2.50pm on Friday 30 June 2017.

Term 3 commences for students at 8.30am on Tuesday 18 July 2017.


DID YOU KNOW?…

  1. Mrs Jones organised an incursion for our Early Childhood K-2 students who took part in the Scitech – Journey Through Our Sky at school last Friday.
  2. We have a very clever Dad, Mr Douglas, who built and donated the pallet cubby in the Kindergarten play area.
  3. That the Kindergarten students painted the cubby (work in progress) and had lots of fun while learning.
  4. Miss Beatty and a group of students assembled the new couches in the junior wet area.
  5. That if you are coming to the school outside of morning drop off and afternoon pick up, you are required to sign in at the front office.
  6. That if you are dropping something off for your child – lunch, hat etc, you are reminded to come to the front office and we will deliver the item to your child.
  7. Only staff members and a student’s parent are permitted to approach students regarding issues of concern.

SCHOOL TOUR

For those families who were unable to attend our Walk-Through Wednesday earlier this term, Ms Rose and Mrs Jones will be available for a short tour of our school on Wednesday 23 August from 9.00am – 9.15am.  This tour is for all prospective children and parents.

Due to parents who have not had other school age children perhaps not being aware of this, you are asked to assist them by providing this information.  If you know of recent new arrivals or residents to our area, please direct them to the school.


2018 ENROLMENT APPLICATIONS

Please make sure that you have applied to enrol your child as soon as you can.  The Kindergarten cut-off date for applications is 21 JULY 2017.


FAMILY PHOTOS

Family photos are available for parents to collect from the front office between the hours of 8.30am – 3.30pm.


GOOD NEWS

Click here to read about what has been happening in EC2.

Click here to see what Mrs Jones has been doing with her class.


CONGRATULATIONS!

Mrs Duncan (TA3) has delivered a beautiful, bouncing baby girl last Friday.  Baby and mum are doing well.  We welcome the baby to the HPPS community!


POST-OPERATION NEWS

We are pleased to inform the school community that our Gardener, Mr George Tustanowski is recovering well from his hip operation.  We look forward to his return next term.  While George is away we have Mr Bogdan Balyuk and Mr Tim Riley holding the fort.  Please make them feel welcome!


LOST PROPERTY

There are a number of items in the lost property box which have been unclaimed for some time.  Can you please check if your missing item is in the box before term ends as all unclaimed items will be donated to the Uniform Shop.  The Uniform Shop will determine if the items will be recycled and sold as a second-hand item or donated to charity.

The lost property boxes are located in the undercover area and are accessible before school and after school until 3.20pm.  We would appreciate it if you could adhere to these times.


SCHOOL CHAPLAIN

It is the end of term 2; time to have a rest, read a good book and keep warm from the winter cold.

I will leave you with three Mental Health tips for the holidays:

  1. Live in the present moment
  2. Build confidence; be aware of your abilities and build on your strengths to be the best you can be.
  3. Try to understand and encourage those around you.

I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday.


GREENWOOD DENTAL THERAPY CENTRE

The Greenwood Dental Therapy Centre will be closed over the school holidays from 5 – 14 July 2017.  Emergency centres are:

5 July             Hudson Park 9342 4217
6–11 July        Halidon 9409 6362
12 July            Landsdale 9302 2969
13–14 July      Halidon 9409 6362

Greenwood Dental Therapy Centre will reopen on Monday 17 July at 8.00am.


HUNGRY HAWKER NEWS

For your information LOL drinks have now been discontinued by the manufacturers and will be replaced by Juice Bomb selling at the same price of $2.20.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Recent notes – notes sent home can be downloaded from the Notes & Forms page.

Canteen – Open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Term Planner – Always check our calendar to keep up to date with all school events and details.


COMMUNITY FLYERS

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on community events.

 



 DATE: 14.06.2017

FROM DR ROBERTS

Miss Beatty shared some wonderful news with me that I am now sharing with you.  The BFG is going to be reticulated thanks to the generosity of two wonderful people and companies that are donating their services and products for a whole new reticulation system.  This will include all underground run reticulation and new piping throughout. The system will be plugged into the power to run automatically over the warmer months and during the cooler months we will be able to use the hose and rainwater tank.  On behalf of our whole school community, I sincerely thank Andrew from AAA Landscaping and Total Eden Greenwood for their very kind donations for the benefit of our very lucky students.  A huge thank you to AAA Landscaping and Total Eden Greenwood!


SEMESTER ONE REPORTS

School reports are going to be emailed home this year.  Semester One Reports will be emailed on 23 June 2017.  Please make sure the office has your current and monitored email address.


2018 enrolment applications

Please make sure that you have applied to enrol your child as soon as you can.  The Kindergarten cut-off date for applications is 21 JULY 2017.

Submit your Application for Enrolment form at the school as soon as possible and provide copies of:

  • your child’s birth certificate (telephone the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages on 1300 305 021 if you do not have one)
  • your child’s immunisation records (telephone the Australian Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809 if you need details)
  • proof of your current address (eg recent accounts for electricity, water and telephone, bank details)
  • copies of Family Court orders for confirmation of proof of name or custody arrangements.

Children currently enrolled in Kindergarten at Hawker Park Primary School need to re-enrol if wishing to continue in Pre-primary at the school in 2018.  Application forms for these students can be collected from the front office.


IMPORTANT MEDICAL REMINDER

Students who require an EpiPen, ventolin and spacer must supply the school office with a spare.  Asthmatic students must also have a ventolin and spacer in their school bag or classroom.


DID YOU KNOW?…

  1. The “C” grade in end of semester reports means that your child is at EXPECTED year level.
  2. Between 2000-2016 in Australia 26 people died from shark attacks but 4,820 died from drowning (Ref: The Economist 20-26 May 2017).
  3. In-term swimming will be conducted for our students in weeks 9 and 10 of this term.

HUNGRY HAWKER (SCHOOL CANTEEN)

SPECIAL LUNCH ORDER – Friday 16 June 2017
Chicken Snack Wrap (chicken tender, lettuce & mayo) + Brownie + Juice Box for ONLY $6.00!!!  Place your special order with Mrs Gotch in the canteen this Friday.

Hungry Hawker will be open on normal trading days (ie Monday, Wednesday and Friday) during weeks 9 and 10, coinciding with In-term Swimming.


INTERSCHOOL WINTER SPORTS

The final round of Interschool Winter Sports will be held at Hawker Park PS v Dalmain PS this Friday 16 June 2017,commencing at 9am.  Spectators are welcome to come and support our school.


FACTION CROSS COUNTRY

The school faction cross country events will be held on Friday 18 August 2017, commencing at 1.00pm and concluding at 2.50pm for all Year 1 to 6 students.  Spectators are welcome to come and support the students.


HAIR, NAILS AND JEWELLERY

A friendly reminder that hair should be clean, neat, out of eyes, free of artificial colour and tied up if longer than the shoulders.  Nails should be short, clean and polish-free.  Stud earrings, sleepers and watches are the only appropriate forms of jewellery.


GOOD NEWS

Click here to read about what has been happening in TA1 & 3.

Click here to read about what has been happening in TA7 & 8.


SCHOOL CHAPLAIN

I am happy to say winter is here; time for a good book and a snuggly rug!

This year I have been focusing on Mental Health Tips for our community because the prevalence of mental health in our country is increasing rapidly.  As a community it is important that we support those who are struggling with mental health issues as it is the second highest cause of disease burden in WA.  Research shows that as high as 60% of people suffering depression and anxiety symptoms haven’t sought support for whatever reason.  The prevalence of children who have been treated for an emotional or behavioural problem has significantly increased since 2002.  My hope is that the tips I place in the Hawker Headlines might just help or encourage people to seek help as you are ‘not alone’.  It is said that 1 in every 2 Australians will suffer from a mental health condition in their lifetime.

MENTAL HEALTH TIP

People with strong family or social connections are generally healthier than those who lack a support network.  Make plans with supportive family members and friends, or seek out activities where you can meet new people, such as a club, class or support group.  This is a great way of building your support network.

This year Hawker Park PS will not be participating in the 40HR Famine.  However if you wish to personally contribute to help fight global hunger, further information is available on the 40HR Famine website.

Remember I am your School Chaplain and I am here to help.  Please do not hesitate to contact me.  I am available on Wednesdays and Thursdays.


THINK U KNOW – CYBER SAFETY PRESENTATION

ThinkUKnow is a partnership between the Australian Federal Police, Commonwealth Bank, Microsoft and Datacom and delivered in partnership with all State and Territory police and Neighbourhood Watch Australasia. The cyber safety presentations sensitively cover a range of topics including sexting, cyber bullying, online child exploitation, online privacy, and importantly what to do when something goes wrong. Presentations are aimed at parents, carers and teachers and young people from years 3 to 12.

All parents are invited to this presentation to be held in the school staffroom on Tuesday 1 August, commencing 7pm.  Please RSVP to hawkerpark.ps@education.wa.edu.au.  Click on the link for further information on the ThinkUKnow presentation.


P&C ROCK’N’ROLL QUIZ & DANCE NIGHT

Last Saturday night the P&C held a Rock’n’Roll Quiz and Dance at Warwick Senior High School which was a great success.  Everyone looked amazing!  We were treated to a speed quiz and raffle, followed by 3 hours of live music by “Pete and the Drifters”.

The P&C would like to thank everyone who supported the night by donating items or their time in setting up before and packing up after the event.  We were fortunate enough to have some great prizes on offer and raised approximately $7,000 on the night!  We would like to say a special thanks to Pete Cummuskey who organised the band and kept us all up and dancing after the quiz.

Once we have confirmed the final fundraising amount we will provide an update on our fundraising target for the year. Thanks again to all!


P&C BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Click here to download the Filmbites, term 3 enrolment information.

Click here to download the InStyle Tennis, term 3 enrolment information.


ZIG ZAGS SCHOOL VACATION PROGRAM

Click the link to download the July School Vacation Program provided by Zig Zags, our Before and After School Care Providers.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Recent notes – notes sent home can be downloaded from the Notes & Forms page.

Canteen – Open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Term Planner – Always check our CALENDAR to keep up to date with all school events and details.


COMMUNITY FLYERS

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on community events.



DATE: 31.05.2017

FROM DR ROBERTS

Great news!  Our planned Walk-Through Wednesday last week was a huge success with over 20 attending (including 5 prospective kindergarten students) compared to one person last year.  Parents learned about the existence of Hawker Park through word-of-mouth, the website and pamphlets.  Comments from parents included – the students are all engaged and working (flexible learning environment and laptops), the school is calm, and not many schools would open their doors to the public on an ordinary school day without preparation.  All staff were teaching authentically and parent comments reflect our highly competent and professional staff.  A huge thank you to parents and staff who distributed the pamphlets, to our hugely efficient front office staff for their organisation, to our banking ladies who were busily counting money when our visitors entered the beautiful library and to all staff for their professionalism.  As the Principal of this fabulous school, I felt extremely proud to be showing strangers the outstanding teaching and learning that goes on at Hawker Park on a daily basis.


WINTER BUGS

It is extremely important that students who are sick are not sent to school until they have recovered from their illness.  This will help prevent the spread of communicable diseases.  If your child is absent, please notify the office on (08) 9448 6750 or hawkerpark.ps@education.wa.edu.au before 8.30am.


IN-TERM SWIMMING

Please return forms and payment to the front office by Friday 9 June 2017.  Copies of the swimming notes are available on our website Under the Information/Notes & Forms Tab.


NATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY RESULTS

On Friday 19 May, despite the wet weather, we had a good ‘National Walk Safely to School Day’ where lots of HPPS students walked to school!

The class with the highest percentage of participants was TA3.  Well done to all students who participated.  Those students were rewarded with an extra 10 minutes of play time.


DID YOU KNOW?…

  1. That it is compulsory for school aged children to attend school every day (unless ill).
  2. Students are involved in preparing for the Speak-Up Awards.

HUNGRY HAWKER

Sushi will not be available to order from the canteen until Monday 12 June (week 8).


SCHOOL CHAPLAIN

So, we are already in week 6 of term 2 – time is flying by!

Last week at the Assembly I presented the term one ‘Chaplains Award’ to the students who most consistently showing RESPECT in the classroom and playground.  The recipients were: Orla and Hayden (EC1), Beau and Nalina (EC2 ), Jett (TA3), Vivian (TA1), Arlo (TA2), Mia (TA7), Grace (TA8), Sophie (TA5) and Mark (TA9).  Congratulations to all these wonderful students.

This Term we are concentrating on KINDNESS as our main Value.  If you could all talk about this in your conversations at home as this reinforces what we are teaching at school.

The Year 4 students started the BUZ Hope program last Wednesday.  This will give them skills to cope with grief, loss and change in their lives.

Parents and caregivers, if the World Vision 40 Hour Famine Events are to go ahead this year I will need parent support and assistance with setting up, running and the sleepover.  I will need to know by week 8 this term (15 June 2017) if you can help otherwise unfortunately I will be unable to run the event.  Please leave me a note note in my letterbox located in the senior wet area or send me an email if you are interested in helping.

Mental Health Tip:
Treat yourself with kindness and respect, and avoid self-criticism.  Make time for your hobbies and favourite projects, or broaden your horizons.  Do daily crossword puzzles, plant a garden, take dance lessons, learn to play an instrument or become fluent in another language.

I am available Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need support.  I am here for the whole school community.


P&C ROCK ‘N’ QUIZ NIGHT

Featuring 50’s & 60’s rock ’n’ roll band, “Peter and the Drifters”

Saturday 10 June 2017, doors open 6.30pm at Warwick Senior High School.

Tables of 8 – tickets $25 per person (includes one free drink).  BYO Food.  Cash bar for Beer, Wine, Pre-mixers and soft drinks.  NO BYO.

Come join us for a night of FUN-draising, dancing and testing your general knowledge with a Speed Quiz followed by live music.  There will be fantastic prizes, raffles and silent auction items as well as crazy games to keep you laughing.  Grab your friends, find an outfit and see you on the dance floor.

For ticket sales and enquiries phone Emma 0401 814 417 or Carol 0479 110 260 (hawkerparpandc@outlook.com).


P&C BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Term 2 has seen the successful start of ‘before and after school activities’ at HPPS with tennis, soccer and drama all being offered.  We’ve had a great response to the clubs with each having more than 15 children attend each club, each week. As Term 3 approaches please watch out for enrolments for next term.  Currently we will be offering the drama class Filmbites again and we are currently seeking a provider that can run a music or art class for the children.  If you know of anyone that can help, please get in touch with the P&C.

Tennis and Soccer will return when the weather warms up in Term 4!


LOST PROPERTY

There are a number of items in the lost property box (located in the Undercover Area) which have been unclaimed for some time.  Can you please check if your missing item is in the box before term ends as all unclaimed items will be donated to the Uniform Shop.  The Uniform Shop will determine if the items will be recycled and sold as a second-hand item or donated to charity.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Recent notes – notes sent home can be downloaded from the Notes & Forms page.

Canteen – Open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Term Planner – Always check our CALENDAR to keep up to date with all school events and details.


COMMUNITY FLYERS

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on community events.



DATE: 17.05.2017

FROM DR ROBERTS

NAPLAN is now complete for 2017.  Parents, please be aware that NAPLAN is traditionally conducted in week three of term two.  For 2018 and beyond, I strongly encourage you to plan your holidays during school holiday periods as students should be at school every day unless sick.  If, on the rare occasion, family holidays are planned outside of school holiday periods, please try to plan these for after NAPLAN week.  This then gives your child the best opportunity for NAPLAN to be a positive learning experience.   For your convenience please see future school term dates on the Department of Education website.

Welcome back to our Year 6 campers.  From all the recounts heard, both students and staff thoroughly enjoyed their involvement in the exciting activities undertaken.  A sincere and very big ‘thank you’, to Mr Etheridge for organising the camp; to Mrs Leanne Anderson for volunteering her time and to Mrs Sherriff for attending so enthusiastically.   I particularly thank parents for their fundraising efforts to keep the cost affordable for students.  Congratulations to all involved.

Students are delighted that in term one lunchtime clubs were started with a Singing Club held on Wednesday.  The clubs have since expanded and in term two, we are offering a Robot Club on a Monday with a parent and a teacher, Dance Club on a Tuesday with a teacher, Games Club with the Chaplain on Wednesday, Dodgeball on Wednesday and Thursday with a teacher.  We may be starting a BFG Club soon!  Clubs are offered to various year levels from year 3 to 6.  A huge thank you to all our organisers/volunteers and students involved.


SEMESTER REPORTS

School reports are going to be emailed home this year.  Semester 1 reports will be emailed on Friday 23 June 2017.  Please make sure the office has your current and monitored email address.  Email Mirella / Sandie at hawkerpark.ps@education.wa.edu.au to update your address on our system.


IN-TERM SWIMMING

Last Friday a letter regarding In-term Swimming for weeks 9 and 10 was issued to all students from Pre-primary to Year 6.  Swimming is a very important skill that all students should learn.  It may save their own life or even allow them to save someone else’s one day.  It is part of our curriculum and as such ALL students are required to attend unless for medical reasons.  At $5.50 a lesson it is good value!

Please return forms and payment to the front office by Friday 9 June 2017.

I thank you in advance for your support in this programme and if you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact Andrew Etheridge, Associate Principal.


WALK SAFELY TO SCHOOL DAY – FRIDAY 19 MAY

This Friday is ‘Walk Safely to School Day’ and all students are strongly encouraged to give it a go.

When students arrive at the school they are to walk to the area between the Senior and Junior blocks where they will have their names ticked off, given a participation sticker and offered a piece of fruit.  The class with the greatest percentage of students walking will also receive a bonus class prize.

The objectives of this day are;

  • To encourage parents and carers to walk to school with primary school age children and reinforce safe pedestrian behaviour.
  • To promote the health benefits of walking and help create regular walking habits at an early age.
  • To ensure that children up to 10 years old hold an adult’s hand when crossing the road.
  • To help children develop the vital road-crossing skills they will need as they become mature pedestrians.
  • To reduce the car dependency habits that are being created at an early age and which will be difficult to change as children become adults.
  • To promote the use of Public Transport.
  • To reduce the level of air pollution created by motor vehicles.
  • To reduce the level of traffic congestion.

STUDENTS NOT RETURNING TO HPPS IN 2018

To assist with our current planning for 2018 would you please inform the school as soon as possible if you know that your child will not be returning to Hawker Park Primary School in the coming year.  This does not apply to our current Year 6 students.   Please reply to hawkerpark.ps@education.wa.edu.au with your child/rens name and the name of the new school.


SCHOOL WATCH

You can help!  Your Eyes and Ears are our Security

School Watch encourages the school community to report any suspicious activity in and around school grounds, after hours and on weekends, as well as during school holidays.  Telephone 1800 177 777 (freecall) or 13 14 44 (WA Police).

We have recently had incidents whereby items were taken from vehicles parked around the school.  Please be vigilant and LOCK your car, TAKE your keys, HIDE your belongings.  See anything suspicious?  Call School Watch!


SIGNING STUDENTS IN / OUT OF SCHOOL

Parents, please be reminded;

  • If your child arrives after the morning bell at 8.30am, they MUST sign in at the front office and receive a LATE NOTE for the teacher.
  • Do not take students out of school without completing a LEAVE PASS from the front office, authorised by a staff member.
  • If your child is absent, please NOTIFY the office on (08) 9448 6750 or hawkerpark.ps@education.wa.edu.au before 8.30am.

These processes are applicable to ALL YEAR GROUPS, Kindy – Year 6.


STAFF CAR PARK

Parents and carers, you are reminded – PLEASE DO NOT USE THE STAFF CAR PARK to drop off or pick up your children.

Thank you to all those parents who care for the safety of our students, by observing this simple request.


KISS & RIDE

Thank you to all those who use this facility correctly.  Please do not leave your car unattended, this is purely for those wishing to drop children off without getting out of their car.


LOST PROPERTY

The lost property boxes are located in the undercover area and is accessible before school and after school until 3.20pm.  We would appreciate it if you could adhere to these times.


BFG (BIG FRIENDLY GARDEN) – OUR COMMUNITY GARDEN

The BFG is in the process of being up and running again!  Miss Beatty is working in conjunction with the P&C to get funds to redo the reticulation and get the garden functional again.

A Busy Bee will be scheduled to take place in the coming weeks.  Please keep an eye out on further information regarding a confirmed date and a call-out for volunteers.


DID YOU KNOW?…

  1. By law, every child should be at school every day unless ill.
  2. We need your updated email address so your child’s semester report may be emailed to you.
  3. Staff wore wigs for their staff photo yesterday!

THANK YOU

Thank you to those wonderful parents who volunteered to do the mail drop of flyers in our catchment area.  We only have a few streets left to do – Badrick Street, Churton Crescent, Beach Road and Warwick Road.  If you live on one of these streets can you please volunteer some time to drop off flyers to the houses on your street by the end of this week.  Thank you!


P&C TEA TOWEL FUNDRAISER SUCCESS!

The P&C are proud to announce they raised over $900 for the school with the sale of tea towels!!!


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Recent notes – notes sent home can be downloaded from the Notes & Forms page.

Canteen – Open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Term Planner – Always check our CALENDAR to keep up to date with all school events and details.


COMMUNITY FLYERS

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on community events.


 


DATE: 03.05.2017

FROM DR ROBERTS

Welcome back everyone to term two.  The weather has been magical!

This term, we look forward to NAPLAN testing, camp for the year six students, in-term swimming and end of semester reports.

Parents, you may remember last year we had a Wednesday Walk-through where parents were invited to come to the school, meet in the front office and be ‘walked through’ all the classes under the direction of a staff member.

The aim was to give parents an opportunity to see what other classes looked like and what students were learning about.

From feedback, it was suggested that for this year, we ask parents who are coming to the ‘Walk-through’ to invite another parent or someone from outside the school who may be interested to see our fabulous school.

The date for our 2017 ‘Walk-through’ is in week 5 on Wednesday 24 May from 8.30am – 10.00am followed by morning tea in the staff room.

Parents we are inviting you, and another parent or friend, to come to our Wednesday Walk-through – Wednesday 24 May 8.30am -10.00am followed by morning tea in the staff room.  We hope to see many parents and others on the day.


APPLICATION FOR ENROLMENT NOW OPEN FOR 2018

Apply to enrol your child/ren at Hawker Park Primary School (K-6) for the 2018 school year by downloading a copy of the application form from our website or alternatively come to the front office of Hawker Park Primary School to collect an Application Form.

Please make sure that you have applied to enrol your child as soon as you can.  The Kindergarten cut-off date for applications is 21 JULY 2017.  Submitting your application before the cut-off date will allow us to commence planning of classes for the coming year.

  • Kindergarten – must turn 4 by June 30th, 2018
  • Pre-primary – must turn 5 by June 30th, 2018

Children currently enrolled in Kindergarten at Hawker Park Primary School need to re-enrol if wishing to continue in Pre-primary at the school in 2018.  Application forms for these students will be sent home in week 2.

If you have a neighbour or friend whose child will be turning 4 before 30 June 2018, please remind them they will need to complete an application form to ensure their child can secure a place in Kindergarten in 2018.

Submit your application for enrolment form at the school as soon as possible and provide copies of:

  • your child’s birth certificate (telephone the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages on 1300 305 021 if you do not have one)
  • your child’s immunisation records (telephone the Australian Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809 if you need details)
  • proof of your current address (eg recent accounts for electricity, water and telephone, bank details)
  • copies of Family Court orders for confirmation of proof of name or custody arrangements.

TERM 2 STAFF ADJUSTMENTS

We have had and will have a few staffing adjustments this term.   Mrs Louise Maidens will not be returning to HPPS.

We welcome Mrs Tracey Barrett who will work on Wednesday in the Pre-primary and on Tuesday across the school in Health/Physical education for the remainder of the year.

Mrs Caroline Porteus will be teaching Indonesian on Thursday and Friday mornings for the remainder of the year while Mrs Marlee McAdam is on long service leave.

Mrs Tracey Duncan will be taking parental leave from the end of week four to the end of the year and the students in TA 3 will be in the capable hands of Mrs Kira Tessler who already teaches in that class on Monday and Tuesday.  Mrs Tessler will teach the students all week.

We welcome back from long service leave, Mrs Lois Watt who will teach the year three (TA7) students on Thursday and Friday beginning in week seven.  Mrs Watt and Mrs Everall are both competent and experienced teachers who have taught together in past years, so students are in proficient hands.

Students across the school are very familiar with Mrs Alicia Martinovich who will be teaching the year three students on Thursday and Friday during weeks five and six before Mrs Lois Watt returns.


DID YOU KNOW?…

  1. the before and after school activities have been arranged by the P&C, not Hawker Park Primary School.

SCHOOL PHOTOS PRE-PAID ENVELOPES ORDERING SYSTEM

Our School Photos will be taken on: Tuesday 16 May 2017

Class Photos/Portraits

  • Every student will have their photo taken, whether they are purchasing photos or not.
  • Your child has been given a personalised pre-paid envelope by the class Teacher.
  • Please ensure that your child returns the pre-paid envelope with enclosed payment to school on photo day if you wish to purchase photos. If you have ordered online you don’t have to return the envelope to the photographers, but some children like to have something to hand in, so just write ‘paid online’ on the envelope so we are aware.
  • Please note: The photographers are not permitted to open the envelopes and cannot provide change.
  • The expiry date for online ordering is the 22 May 2017.  Orders received after this date are treated as re-orders and will incur additional costs.

Family Photos:

  • Envelopes can be obtained from Administration.
  • Family photos will take place between 8.30am – 9.00am on Tuesday 16 May 2017, during school hours.
  • Please ensure that your family envelope with enclosed payment is handed to the photographers on photo day.

Special/Sports Group Photos:

  • If your child is in a special photo you will receive a link and password to the online gallery after photo day, where you can view and order these photos if required. These photos will be packed and delivered with the school’s bulk order.
  • Please Note: Class Groups, Individuals and Family Photos are not available to view online

INDONESIAN: LANGUAGE PERFECT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

My name is Ibu Porteus and I am the new Indonesian teacher replacing Ibu McAdam for the remainder of 2017.  I previously taught at John Paul II Catholic Primary in Banksia Grove and am excited to be teaching at this wonderful school.  I would like to let everyone know about an event coming up in Languages this month.

From 15 – 25 May, students from Year 3 to 6 can participate in the ‘Language Perfect World Championships’.  This is a great opportunity for our students to compete against over 300,000 students in an international Language Learning Competition.  There is a chance to win a share of over $25,000 worth of prizes for those who participate.  Students will be competing during classes in Weeks 4 and 5 and can do as much as they like at home.

For more information, please see the website: www.languageperfect.com/worldchamps .

As well as the general prizes, I will be offering a school based prize for the highest Indonesian scorer in the Language Perfect World Championships.  Check the posters around the School for more information.


ANZAC WREATH

Anette Hotger-Hill (professional florist and a parent at HPPS) kindly donated the ANZAC wreath for our school service at the end of term 1.  Thank you again Anette for your thoughtfulness and generosity.


MAIL DROP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We are looking for parent volunteers to help distribute school flyers to mailboxes in our local catchment area, informing new families enrolments for 2018 are now open and to visit our school during Walk-through Wednesday.

If you can spare some time to do one (or more) streets in our catchment area, please come and see Mirella in the front office who will provide you with the flyers.  We would like to commence distribution as soon as possible as Walk-through Wednesday takes place in week 5.

What a great way to keep fit, be social and enjoy the winter sunshine!


ZIG ZAGS – BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL CARE

Providing safe, fun, outside school hours care on the school grounds.  Click here for further information.


2017 VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS

Thank you to those families who have already paid the voluntary contributions.  Payments can be received in the front office in cash or cheque or online with direct deposit.  Voluntary fees are;
School Contribution $60.00 per child
P&C Contribution $30.00 per family
ICT & Student Support Services $70.00 per family

Account details:     Hawker Park PS, BSB 306-074 and Account # 4857503

Please remember to put the child’s name and a reference with your payment.


SCHOOL CHAPLAIN

To all our wonderful families welcome back to Term 2, and for our new families a special welcome!  Term 2 is a busy time especially the first few weeks with NAPLAN.

In Week 5 I will start the 6 week BUZ Hope program with all the Year 4 students, as part of the Health Program and looks at building the children’s skills to cope with grief, loss and changes in their lives.  It is a proactive program, as all of us at some time in our lives have or will experience these things.  It empowers them with hope that no matter how hard things are in that moment there is always hope that things will get better.  I will be sending a note home with year 4 students this week so please be looking out for it.

At the assembly on the 25 May I will be handing out the Chaplains Awards for term one.  I am happy to say that it continues to become increasingly difficult to pick only one student from each class.  Last term we focused on the value of RESPECT.  This term we will be focusing on KINDNESS, so if you can also discuss kindness at home this reinforces the message we are teaching at school.

Please remember if you would like to see me you can leave a note in my letterbox at the bottom of my stairs in the senior wet area.  I will get back to you on my days at HPPS.  If it is urgent I can be contacted by the school.  I am available at the school on Wednesdays and Thursdays.


P&C BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

The before and after school activities have been arranged by the P&C.  Click on the links below for further information regarding each activity.


HUNGRY HAWKER – LUNCH SPECIAL MONDAY 8 MAY!

Mac ‘N Cheese + choice of juice box or slushy + mini Pokémon figurine, for $5.50!

Visit Mrs Gotch or Mrs Claessen in the canteen on Monday to place your order.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Recent notes – notes sent home can be downloaded from the Notes & Forms page.

Canteen – Open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Term Planner – Always check our CALENDAR to keep up to date with all school events and details.


COMMUNITY FLYERS

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on community events.



DATE: 05.04.2017

FROM DR ROBERTS

I hope that the parent interviews conducted last Monday were beneficial for you. I thank parents for their time and staff for their preparation to benefit students.  Remember parents that if you were unable to take advantage of the opportunity provided, please speak to your classroom teacher to organise another time to discuss your child’s progress.

Thank you to parents who have nominated for the School Board position.  Parents have been able to vote from Monday.  Be aware that your eldest child received a hard copy ballot paper on Monday afternoon 3 April. We request one vote for each family please.  Closing date for voting will be Friday 7 April, 3.00pm.  Your ballot paper may be placed in the Ballot Box in the front office.

As this is our last Hawker Headlines for the term, I wish you all an enjoyable holiday with your precious children and a happy, holy and safe Easter with your families.


DID YOU KNOW?…

  1. the “C” grade in the end of semester reports represents ‘Expected’ grade
  2. the Staff Car Park is for STAFF only
  3. ANZAC biscuits may be delivered to the front office Thursday before the ANZAC assembly
  4. all schools will have NAPLAN on line in 2019.  A sample item from the Public Demonstration site (http://www.nap.edu.au/online-assessment/naplan-online/naplan-online-public-demonstration-site).

ANZAC DAY SERVICE

Our school ANZAC Day service will be held tomorrow Thursday 6 April, the last week of Term 1.  Weather permitting; we will assemble on the front lawn at 8.30am.  Parents and special guests are invited to join us for morning tea and ANZAC biscuits.  If parents would like to donate some biscuits they may be delivered to the front office in the morning.  Thank you in anticipation.


EASTER RAFFLE

Thank you to all who have donated towards our traditional Easter Raffle.  The draw will be on Friday 7 April at an assembly commencing at 2.15pm.  Parents are welcome to attend.


STAFF CAR PARK

Parents and carers, after two very close incidents involving our students recently in the staff car park you are reminded – PLEASE DO NOT USE THE STAFF CAR PARK.  This area is designated for staff and authorised personnel only.  Pick up and drop off should be done elsewhere.  Thank you to all those parents who care for the safety of our students, by observing this simple request.


TERM 2 DATES

Term two commences for students on WEDNESDAY  26 April.  The ANZAC holiday is on the Tuesday and staff will be at school on Monday.


SCHOOL PHOTOS INFORMATION

Our school photos will be taken on Tuesday 16 May.  Personalised envelopes will be sent home to parents early term 2, with details on how to place an order.


SCHOOL WATCH

You can help!  Your Eyes and Ears are our Security

School Watch encourages the school community to report any suspicious activity in and around school grounds, after hours and on weekends, as well as during school holidays.  Telephone 1800 177 777 (freecall) or 13 14 44 (WA Police).


P&C NEWS

The P&C members would  like to remind parents that Bakers Delight Warwick have helped Hawker Park Primary on numerous occasions with bread rolls for sausage sizzles and other occasions with discounted products.  Parents, when you are ordering or buying products  from Bakers Delight Warwick, please mention that you are part of the Hawker Park Primary School family.  We want to support Bakers Delight Warwick just as they support the School.  Staff at Bakers Delight Warwick are helpful and friendly.  Thank you Bakers Delight Warwick.


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CLICK HERE TO ORDER 


P&C MEETING

The next P&C meeting will be held on Monday 2 May 2017, commencing at 7pm.


SCHOOL CHAPLAIN

Wow, so we are at the end of term 1!  I have just completed my 6th year as the Hawker Park Primary School Chaplain!  It has been an absolute pleasure to be part of such a community spirited school and I hope that it can continue for some time to come.

From next term I will only be at the school on Wednesday and Thursday so please if you need to see me place a note in my letterbox situated in the senior wet area and I will get to you as soon as possible.  If it is urgent the school can contact me on the other days of the week.

I would like to thank all the Year 1 and 2 students and their teachers for participating in the BUZ Feel Safe Feel Right Program recently.  This program has empowered your children with the skills to stay safe at all times and in various situations.

I want to wish you all a safe and blessed Easter and look forward to seeing you all refreshed and ready to go in Term 2.

 


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Recent notes – notes sent home can be downloaded from the Notes & Forms page.

Canteen – Open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Term Planner – Always check our CALENDAR to keep up to date with all school events and details.


COMMUNITY FLYERS

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on community events.

 


 


DATE: 22.03.2017

FROM DR ROBERTS

Further to my communication in our last Hawker Headlines, I can now confirm that we have one vacant parent position on the School Board.  This position is for one year with an option to re-nominate, and if elected, the term would be three years.  I encourage parents to consider nominating for this position.  You may nominate yourself or, with permission, someone else.  Please use the attached nomination/profile form.  Please be advised that your profile will be made public to the school community so that parents may know a little about you and what you can offer to the school and students as a parent board member.

Nominations close at 9.00am on Friday 31 March 2017.  Nomination forms may be returned as an attachment to hawkerpark.ps@education.wa.edu.au or in person to the front office in the collection box.  Thank you most sincerely for your nomination.

If there are a number of nominees, parents will be asked to vote from Monday 3 April.  Your eldest child will receive a hard copy ballot paper on Monday afternoon, 3 April 2017. We request one vote for each family please.  Closing date for voting will be Friday 7 April at 3.00 pm.  Your ballot paper may be placed in the Ballot Box in the front office.


LOTE – INDONESIAN

We are delighted to welcome Mrs Caroline Porteus who will be joining our staff from the beginning of term two as our Indonesian teacher.  Mrs Porteus comes with a wealth of experience and is excited about teaching at our fabulous school for the remainder of the year while Mrs McAdam is on long service leave.  I am certain that you will make Mrs Porteus welcome.


SMARTS DAY

Get Your SMARTS Ready for Monday 22 May!  We are calling parent and community member volunteers to lock in your SMARTS activity now to secure your spot.  To be able to plan for our SMARTS ACTIVITY DAY we require LEADERS who would like to share their SMARTS for each group.  If you know someone, or if you would like to lead a group yourself please email the school (hawkerpark.ps@education.wa.edu.au) the area of your SMARTS (talent/interest- see below) and give a brief description of an activity you would be able to plan to do with the children.  The activity will be repeated throughout the day with a different group of students each time.  You will have 1 hour in which time to carry out the activity.

Each group activity will be based on learning in one of the 8 Multiple Intelligence Areas.

  • Logic
  • Bodily/Kinesthetic
  • Naturalist
  • Self
  • Music
  • Visual/Spatial
  • People
  • Word

RECENT NOTES SENT HOME

Did you know, if your child has misplaced a note that was sent home, all notes are available on our school website and can be downloaded/printed from the Notes & Forms page.


ANZAC DAY SERVICE

Our school ANZAC Day service will be held on Thursday 6 April, the last week of Term 1.  Weather permitting; we will assemble on the front lawn at 8.30am.  Parents, visitors and special guests are invited to join us for morning tea and ANZAC biscuits.  If parents would like to donate some biscuits they may be delivered to the front office anytime in the week leading up to the service.  Thank you in anticipation.


SCHOOL PHOTOS INFORMATION

Our school photos will be taken on Tuesday 16 May.  Personalised envelopes will be sent home to parents early term 2, with details on how to place an order.


CHAPLAIN

I have to say I can’t believe that it is week 8 already!  I must be having lots of fun as time is flying by so quickly.  I love my job!

I would like to remind you all that I now have a letter box situated at the bottom of the stairs in the senior block.  If you or your child wishes to see me please leave me a note and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

I hear many parents discussing their concerns about bullying so I would like to share with you some very helpful websites that you can visit that may help you help your child if they are experiencing bullying.

  1. Bullying NO WAY!  This website offers some great resources for you to peruse.
  2. Reachout.com
  3. The Bullying Support Portal at the ABC

All these websites offer great support for children experiencing bullying and give parents knowledge on how to manage Bullying.

Please also see the attached photos from the BUZ Feel Safe and Feel Right Program run with some of the Year 1 students a week ago. Please remember I am your school Chaplain and am available to the whole school community.

Mental Health Tip – Exercise and stay healthy

Exercise has been shown to increase wellbeing as well as reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.  Good physical health is related to better ‘Mental Health’, as is a good diet and avoiding excess alcohol or drugs.


CANTEEN

Due to the early closure for parent interviews on Monday 3 April, the canteen will not be open.


TEA TOWEL FUNDRAISER

Creating Lasting Memories…in time for Mother’s Day!

Our limited edition tea towel design will be made up of self-portraits drawn by all our children, completed during class time.

The pictures and names will be arranged all together as a commemorative design for the whole school then screen printed onto premium 100% white cotton tea towels.  There is a sample tea towel hanging in the display window outside the office in the noticeboard.

Order forms will be distributed to eldest child of each family today, with orders and payment due by Wednesday 5 April 2017.


TRIPLE P – FREE PARENTING SEMINARS

Click here for further information on these seminars;

  1. The Power of Positive Parenting
  2. Raising Confident Competent Children
  3. Raising Resilient Children

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Recent notes – notes sent home can be downloaded from the Notes & Forms page.

Canteen – Open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Term Planner – Always check our CALENDAR to keep up to date with all school events and details.


COMMUNITY FLYERS

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on community events.



DATE: 08.03.2017

FROM DR ROBERTS

I am delighted to be back at school and seeing all the students, staff and parents. A huge thank you to Mr Etheridge for working as Principal during the last three weeks. Equally, thank you Mrs Everall for her role as Associate Principal.  The staff at our school are highly professional and dedicated and I thank them also.

We may have a vacant parent position on the School Board for twelve months or possibly longer and if this is the case, I encourage parents to consider nominating for this position.  When further information becomes available, I will inform you.


Electronic Delivery of Student Reports

Good news!  Student reports will now be delivered electronically to parents via email link.

Making the reports available online will provide advantages for the school community, including:

  • timely delivery of reports to parents and guardians;
  • improved privacy for students;
  • the ability to provide copies of reports to multiple parents/guardians simultaneously; and
  • parents being able to retain a digital record of their child’s achievement;

Consistent with the recent direction from the Department of Education for schools to transition to online reporting, we are aiming to electronically deliver student reports for Semester One.  If you have any questions, please speak to the Associate Principal or Principal in the front office.   We will keep you updated on our progress!


TREATS TUESDAY

Cupcakes are back!  Help the Year 6 students with their fundraising for camp.  Treats will be sold every Tuesday during tem 1.  All treats will be priced up to $2.  Click here for more information.


VISITING SCHOOL PREMISES

If you are required at the school for a period of time other than morning drop off or afternoon pick up, you must add you name, purpose of visit, and time of arrival and departure in our Visitors Book located at reception.  Thank you for your co-operation.


PARKING ON NEARBY STREETS

We ask parents/carers to be particularly courteous to residents on Sanday Place and Buckie Court by not parking across their driveway.  We also ask that you do not pick flowers and fruit from our local residents’ property.


DID YOU KNOW?…

  • All our classrooms have flexible teaching areas
  • Our school leaders will be attending a leadership conference on Friday along with their teacher
  • Ms Martins, mother to Alyssa (Year 6) and Nick (Year 3) kindly made the cake for the Welcome Picnic and donated her fee towards the Year 6 Camp
  • Today is International Women’s Day.  Thank you to Ms Claessen who made a cake for the staff to enjoy on this important day.

EASTER RAFFLE

It’s that time of year again!   We require donations for our annual Easter Raffle.  Eggs and other Easter related items can be given to your class teacher.  The senior students have commenced collecting the eggs from classrooms.  Click here for more information.


SCHOOL CHAPLAIN

To all our amazing families, can you believe that it is week 6 already – there are so many things happening!

As the winter sporting season creeps upon us I would like to remind you of KIDSPORT.  This is a partnership between the Department of Sport and Recreation and Local Governments which enables families on a Health Care Card or Pension Concession Card to apply for up to $200 per calendar year (per child) to enrol their children between 5-18 years old in a club sport.  If you think you might be eligible please come and see me.  ‘Information for Parents’ is available by clicking here.  Sport is a great way to be part of the community and is great for mental health and well-being.

For several months we have been thinking of ways to help students and families contact me.  We have now installed a letterbox in the Senior Wet Area at the bottom of the mezzanine steps.  This letterbox is locked and I am the only person who has access to it.  If you would like to see me or for me to contact you please leave a note in the letterbox and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience.  Chaplain request forms are available in each teaching.  Please remember I am available to ALL members of the school community.

As Mental Health is becoming a bigger issue in our communities I am going to be adding a ‘Mental Health Tip’ each Hawker Headlines to try and remind everyone to look after yourself.

Mental Health Tip – Build Relationships

Having good relationships with other people is the most important factor contributing to a sense of wellbeing.  Be part of your community; get involved, it builds self-esteem and resilience.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Recent notes – notes sent home can be downloaded from the Notes & Forms page.

Canteen – Open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Term Planner – Always check our CALENDAR to keep up to date with all school events and details.


COMMUNITY FLYERS

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on community events.

 



 

DATE: 22.02.2017

FROM MR ETHERIDGE

A big thank you to all those who attended last Friday’s Welcome Picnic.  It was great to see so many people enjoying the warm evening and friendly school community atmosphere that Hawker Park is renowned for.  I was especially pleased to be able to speak to some of our new families who expressed to me, how very pleased they were with the way their children had settled into our wonderful school.  I would also like to thank all the staff who attended, some with their own families, and engaged with the parents to make this a truly community event.  Click here to see photo’s from the evening.


SCHOOL & FACTION CAPTAINS, CONGRATULATIONS

At the end of last year we elected our chool captains who were presented with their badges at our Christmas concert, these are; Liam and Zoey.

During the faction meeting in week two, the year 3-6 students voted for Sports Captains.  The elected students will be presented their Faction Captain badge at next week’s assembly. All of our school leaders will be attending a full day leadership workshop at Perth Arena on Friday 10 March 2017.

Time is moving quickly and next week we will have reached the halfway mark of this term. We have had a successful parent information evening and soon we will be conducting individual parent interviews (week ten).  Please don’t hesitate to contact staff if you have any concerns about your children’s schooling.

Things to keep an ear out for in the coming weeks are our first assembly of the year, next week (TA 2), the P&C’s AGM, the school’s annual Easter raffle (further details listed below) and our Anzac Ceremony (which will be held on Thursday 6 April), to name a few.  Please remember to keep informed with what is happening at school through our website and through our fortnightly online newsletter Hawker Headlines.


2017 VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS

Thank you to those families who have already paid the voluntary contributions.  Payments can be received in the front office in cash or cheque or online with direct deposit.  Voluntary fees are;
School Contribution $60.00 per child
P&C Contribution $30.00 per family
ICT & Student Support Services $70.00 per family

Account details:     Hawker Park PS, BSB 306-074 and Account # 4857503

Please remember to put the child’s name and a reference with your payment.


EASTER RAFFLE

It’s that time of year again!  The Easter Raffle fundraiser is for the purchase of the year six gift to the school, which in the past has provided a video camera, UE Booms, TV display in the front office as well as outdoor furniture, meaning the whole school benefits!  This is only possible with your support.

We require donations for our annual Easter Raffle.  Eggs and other Easter related items can be given to your class teacher.  The senior students will commence collecting  the eggs from classrooms on Tuesday 7 March 2017.

Tickets will go on sale Monday 27 March 2017 outside the senior wet area.  Tickets are 50c each or 3 for $1.00.  Senior students go to the Kindy and Pre-primary area for ticket sales.

The draw will be on Friday 7 April at an assembly commencing at 2.15pm.  Parents are welcome to attend.


FUNDRAISING WITH TEA TOWELS

Creating lasting memories…in time for Mother’s Day!

Our limited edition tea towel design will be made up of self-portraits drawn by all our children (this will be done in class time).

The pictures and names will be arranged all together as a commemorative design for the whole school then screen printed onto premium 100% white cotton tea towels.

There is a sample tea towel (hanging in the display window outside the office).

Order forms will be distributed in the next few weeks, so stay tuned!!


SAFETY AROUND SCHOOLS

In an effort to provide a safer environment for everyone City of Joondalup Officers will be conducting patrols of school parking in the mornings and afternoons throughout the school term.

Vehicles which park contrary to parking signage around schools are a major hazard and impact on the safety of children, pedestrians and other road users in these areas.  It is imperative that drivers are aware of, and park in accordance with, the parking conditions which apply in near schools.

As part of this initiative Officers will be using patrol vehicles, which have been fitted with Licence Plate Recognition (LPR) cameras, to capture digital images of vehicles which are parked contrary to parking requirements near schools.  Any infringement notices, issued as part of the patrols, will be sent via mail to the registered owner of the vehicle.

We ask parents/carers to be particularly courteous to residents on Sanday Place by not parking across their driveway.

City of Joondalup: School Parking Brochure


SCHOOL CHAPLAIN

So, we are in week 4 of term one and already I sense a great unity in our community.  I am thrilled to hear that the Welcome Picnic went so well!  For all our new and existing families we want you to feel welcome and be part of this fabulous community.

In the next few weeks I will begin visiting the classrooms and teaching the ‘9 Government Values’ including the three values of the school; Respect, Kindness and Manners.

The 9 values the Government want taught at schools are;

  1. Respect;
  2. Integrity;
  3. Freedom;
  4. Care and Compassion;
  5. Honesty and Trustworthiness;
  6. Responsibility;
  7. Doing your best;
  8. Self-discipline;
  9. Understanding, Tolerance and Inclusion and A Fair Go.

We will begin with Respect and what that means and how to practice Respect. So, as families if you could all talk about respect in your home conversations it will help the children grasp the meaning of it and how to practice it.

RESPECT: treating others the way you want to be treated.  It means following the rules of your family and your school behaving in a way that makes life more peaceful and orderly. 

Poem on RESPECT…

I show my Respect to the environment when i pick up rubbish.
I show Respect to team mates by playing fair.
I show Respect to animals by looking after them.
I show Respect to elderly by helping them in need.
I show Respect to other religions by respecting their beliefs.
I show Respect to my teachers by paying attention in class.

In week 6 I will be teaching the Year 1 students in Mrs Duncan’s Class the BUZ Feel Safe Feel Right Program.  It is a three hour Pro-Active Program on Protective Behaviors and has been included in the Health Program of the school.  I will be sending a note home today for the parents to be signed and returned by Wednesday 8 March for your child to participate.  It is a fun, fabulous program and if you have any questions about it please feel free to approach me and I am happy to discuss it with you.

This term I am here Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays. Please feel free to speak to me if you have any concerns in your family or for the well-being of your child.


HUNGRY HAWKER MENU UPDATE

Students are able to order any lunch item off the menu on our canteen days (Monday, Wednesday and Friday), EXCLUDING Sushi which will continue to be available only on Mondays as sushi is made fresh in the canteen by our canteen assistant.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Recent notes – notes sent home can be downloaded from the Notes & Forms page.

Canteen – Open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Term Planner – Always check our CALENDAR to keep up to date with all school events and details.


COMMUNITY FLYERS

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on community events.



 

DATE: 08.02.2017

FROM DR ROBERTS

Welcome continuing families and new families, to a fresh and exciting school year.  We have many different staff members starting and I am sure you will confirm the wonderful school community we have at Hawker Park.

The school structure is as follows:

Kindy – Miss Rose
Pre-primary – Mrs Jones & Mrs Maidens (Wed)
PP/Yr 1 – Mrs Duncan (nee Jensen)
Yr 1/2 – Mrs Sherriff
Yr 2 – Miss Beatty
Yr 3 – Mrs Everall & Mrs Tessler
Yr 3/4 – Ms Randall
Yr 4/5 – Mrs Percy & Mrs Dobson
Yr 5/6 – Mrs Russell
Physical Education/Health – Mrs Maidens
Music – Mrs Subotic
Technologies & Mathematics – Mr Etheridge
Principal – Dr Roberts
Associate Principal – Mr Etheridge
Level 3 Teacher/SAER/LSC – Mrs Everall
ICT – Miss Sanderson
SAER Support – Mrs Barnes
Manager Corporate Services – Mrs Beard
School Officer – Mrs Barilla
Librarian  – Mrs Keevil
Education Assistants – Mrs Anderson, Ms Gosden, Mrs Heyns, Mrs Kaka, Mrs Brennan, Mrs Stangoni, Mrs Keevil, Mrs Moy, Mrs Laughton, Miss Wilson
Gardener – Mr Tustanowki
Cleaners – Mr Gurovski (CIC), Mrs Smith, Mrs Beshay
Chaplain – Helen (who will  continue working with the school community this year and for this term, she will be working three days Wednesday, Thursday and the extra day, Friday).

Parents, be assured that your child will be cared, catered for and taught at their level regardless  of whether they are in a split class or not.  Multi-age and ability groupings occur in every class and teachers cater for them through forming groups, having different expectations of students given a similar task such as a philosophical discussion based on a story read to them and individual teaching while other students are working on a co-operative learning activity.  It may be very difficult as a parent to understand how one teacher can teach so many children, but remember teachers are at least four years trained for this purpose and at Hawker Park, have experience and passion for their work.  Teaching is a very demanding and tiring job so our teachers sleep very well at night!!

We are looking forward to a sensational year.  After last night’s successful Parent Information Evening, we are looking forward to the Welcome Picnic (email notices have already been sent out for this event) and at the end of term we will have our Parent Interviews, Easter Raffle and ANZAC Day assembly.  In term two we have Mothers’ Day Stall, SMARTS day and winter sports to name a few.

More exciting news!  We are having a WHOLE SCHOOL EXCURSION to Spare Parts Puppet Theatre to see “The Twits” on Wednesday 29 November 2017.  More information will be provided closer to the date.  Again, we thank Miss Rose for organising this fabulous event so early in the year so we don’t miss out!

Leave: During weeks two and three (6-17 Feb), I will be on leave and Mr Etheridge will be the Principal.


VISITING SCHOOL PREMISES

A reminder to parents and carers that once the morning siren has sounded at 8.30am, you are required to deliver any personal belongings for your child, including lunches, to the front office.   We will make an announcement for the child to come to the front office to collect whatever you have delivered.

If you are required at the school for a period of time other than morning drop off or afternoon pick up, you must add you name, purpose of visit, and time of arrival and departure in our Visitors Book located at reception.  Thank you for your co-operation.


SUPPORT-A-READER TUTORS NEEDED

Support a Reader is a program which helps by allocating volunteer tutors to reluctant readers.  These tutors are placed in a team of 5 and come into the school once a week for 1 hour to read with 4 students (15 mins each, 1 hour in total) during the school week.  The student and the tutor take turns reading using the gradual release model which has achieved GREAT results in many schools.  If you would like to become a Support-A-Reader Tutor, please email Mrs Everall at the school (hawkerpark.ps@education.wa.edu.au).


BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL

School commences at 8.30am and dismissal is at 2.50pm

Please be aware that as teachers are preparing work for the day prior to the start of lessons they are not available for supervision in the morning. Students are not to arrive more than 15 minutes before the first bell.  It is also parents responsibility to collect their child/ren at 2.50pm.  We have onsite care available through Zig Zags for parents who are unable to accommodate school hours.  Zig Zags are contactable on 0421 369 516.


DID YOU KNOW?…

  • All our classrooms are now referred to as ‘Teaching Area’ (abbreviated TA).

UNIFORM SHOP OPENING HOURS 2017

The uniform shop will be open on Friday mornings (8.00am – 8.30am) and afternoons (2.30pm – 3.00pm).  Only cash & cheques are accepted.  Order forms can be downloaded from the school website.  Orders and payment can be left at the front office and uniform items will be issued to the child with a receipt.


SCHOOL BANKING INFORMATION SESSION

Hawker Park Primary School is excited to offer the Commonwealth Bank School Banking program to all students.  We will be holding a School Banking Information Session at our school on Wednesday 22 February from 8.00am in the school library.  Click  here for further information.


2017 HUNGRY HAWKER CANTEEN MENU

Click here to view the new canteen menu on our website.


 FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Recent notes – notes sent home can be downloaded from the Notes & Forms page.

Canteen – Open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Term Planner – Always check our CALENDAR to keep up to date with all school events and details.


COMMUNITY FLYERS

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on community events.


SCHOOL CHAPLAIN

To all our wonderful families and staff, Welcome back! 2017 is upon us and we are already up and running.  We have our Welcome Picnic on Friday 17 February, which is a wonderful evening to sit and chat and to get to know staff and families.  I will be running BUZ Feel Safe Feel Right with all Year 1s in term 1.  This is a Protective Behaviors Program which empowers children with skills to keep themselves safe at school, home and in the community.  Notes will be sent home to the families in the next few weeks. It is part of the Health Program at the School.  I also hope to get to all the classes to teach BUZ Bully Proofing, a program to help children manage any bullying and know when to get help.

I am very excited to let you know this term I am available three days a week; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  I am your school Chaplain and if you need any support or just an ear to listen I am available for ALL members of the school community.  Please do not hesitate to contact me and if it is a crisis the school can contact me on the other days of the week.



DATE: 14.12.2016

FROM DR ROBERTS

A huge thank you to everyone who was able to attend our end of year concert and graduation last night.  What a spectacular presentation!  I acknowledge all those who made donations for various awards.  Congratulations go to all our award winners, staff for preparing the students and students for their polished performances.

As this is the last Hawker Headlines for the year, we wish you all a happy, holy and safe Christmas.  We look forward to working with you again in 2017.


2016 AWARD RECIPIENTS

Congratulations to the following students who received an award at the Graduation Ceremony held on Tuesday night.

Endeavour Award – Charlys, Year 6
Citizenship Award – Tyrone P, Year 6
Science Award – Alex S, Year 6 and Eamonn C, Year 4
Perseverance Award – Orion B, Pre-primary and Annabel T, Year 3
Music Award – Aine B, Year 4
Indonesian Award – Alice M, Year 5
Academic Achievement –
Isla J, Pre-primary
Isla M, Year 1
Katala C, Year 2
Molly C, Year 3
Selina W, Year 4
Yoninah S, Year 5
Dux Award, Alex S, Year 6

2017 Captains
Zoey C and Liam M


YEAR 6 FAMILIES LEAVING HAWKER PARK

I would like to thank the following families for their long association and support of our wonderful school.  You will always be part of the Hawker Park family and you are welcome back to visit at any time.

Anastas Family, Armstrong Family, Bartlett Family, Cleak Family, Cruz Family, Harron Family, Johnsen Family, Ottey Family, Penn Family, TeMaro Family


TERMS DATES 2017

Students attend school on these dates in 2017.

Term 1: Wednesday 1 February – Friday 7 April
Term 2: Wednesday 26 April – Friday 30 June
Term 3: Tuesday 18 July – Friday 22 September
Term 4: Tuesday 10 October – Thursday 14 December

  • Easter occurs during the Term 1 and 2 break.
  • There are six school development days where students do not attend:
    • Two of these days are before the school year starts for students and one day is after the school year ends for students. At Hawker Park Primary School we have the following three dates allocated as Staff Professional Learning dates for 2017: Monday 30 January, Tuesday 31 January and Friday 15 December.
    • Each school schedules another three days throughout the year in consultation with its cluster schools for the school community. At Hawker Park Primary School we have the following three dates allocated as Staff Professional Learning dates for 2017: Monday 24 April, Monday 17 July, and Monday 9 October.

2017 CLASS LISTS – PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

Class structures will be posted on the parent noticeboard outside the administration office at 3.00pm on Tuesday 31 January 2017.  This is to accommodate any adjustments to the class lists that need to be made during the first two days when teachers are back at school.


UNIFORM SHOP OPEN JANUARY 2017

The uniform shop will be open Friday 27 January 2017 from 2pm to 3pm.  Only cash & cheques are accepted.  Orders not collected on this day will be delivered to the child’s classroom on the first day of term.

Some uniform items will be heavily discounted!  Pants, skorts, skirts, shorts and cargos will be 50% off (limited sizes available).

Term opening hours are: Monday’s and Friday’s 2.30pm—3.00pm.


SCHOOL CHAPLAIN

Wow, another year has flown, and what a fabulous year we have had at Hawker Park!

As the Chaplain, I am so proud of all the effort staff, students and families put into our fundraisers throughout the year for others.  As you all know we recently did the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal and this tiny, little school filled a 12 seater bus with new toys and food!  I also want to give a HUGE THANK YOU TO to Sophie, Aine, Olivia, Selina and Holly from Year 4 who asked to do a bake sale for two weeks during our appeal to raise funds for the appeal.  They raised $301 dollars which we spent on food and new toys to add to the hampers.  You are an incredibly generous school and I look forward to working with you all next year.

We are growing as a school and things are changing but what an exciting time to be a part of a Primary School that is forward thinking in its styles of educating children.

As your school Chaplain I want to wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a Happy and Holy New Year and I look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.


GREENWOOD DENTAL THERAPY

The Greenwood Dental Therapy Centre will close for the school holidays on the 15 December 2016.  We re-open on Monday 30 January 2017.

Emergency Centres are:

16 December – John Butler DTC on 9562 5312
19 to 21 December – Halidon DTC on 9409 6362
22 December to 24 January – Mt Henry DTC on 9313 0555
25 to 27 January – Wanneroo DTC on 9405 3178


UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday 15 December – Last day of school for students
Friday 27 January – Uniform Shop Open (2pm – 3pm)
Tuesday 31 January – Class lists on display (3pm)
Wednesday 1 February – Students return to school


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Recent notes – notes sent home can be downloaded from the Notes & Forms page.

Canteen – Open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Term Planner – Always check our CALENDAR to keep up to date with all school events and details.


COMMUNITY FLYERS

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on community events.

 



DATE: 30.11.2016

FROM DR ROBERTS

Thank you to all who were able to come to the Family Funtivities last Friday.  What a wonderful evening for students, parents and staff.  Thank you staff, for providing such a precious and memorable event for our school community members.

At this time of the year, teachers are very busy during weekends and at night writing your child’s end of semester report.  Before the reports are sent home, the Principal too reads every report.  I am always delighted to read about the development and progress that students make especially as I have known the bulk of the students from Kindergarten.  I thank teachers for the time and thought spent in writing reports that reflect your child’s learning.

Reports will be sent home on Friday 9 December to give you an opportunity to read the report and ask questions of the classroom teacher during the last four days of term.  Students finish school on Thursday 15 December at 2.50pm.


2017 CLASS LISTS

Class structures will be posted on the noticeboard outside the administration office at 3.00pm on Friday 27 January 2017.


UNIFORM SHOP OPEN JANUARY 2017

The uniform shop will be open Friday 27 January 2017 from 2pm to 3pm.  Only cash & cheques are accepted.  Orders not collected on this day will be delivered to the child’s classroom on the first day of term.

Term opening hours are: Monday and Friday 2.30pm—3.00pm.


END OF YEAR CONCERT

Parents, we are asking all our students to be dressed in Christmas colours (red, green, white, gold and/or silver) for our end of year concert on Tuesday 13 December 2016.

Please be aware that a cricket competition will be held at Hawker Oval between 5pm and 6.30pm on the same night as the End of Year Concert & Graduation.  Parking may be limited, hence, please give yourself ample time to find parking and make your way to the undercover area for a prompt start at 6pm.


TWILIGHT FAMILY FUNTIVITIES

Oh what a night!  The Early Childhood hosted ‘An Evening Under the Stars’ as an end of year gathering for all the fabulous families.  The night couldn’t have been any more perfect.  The evening cooled after the hot day, the sun set and the stars shone!  Thank you to all the families who attended and enjoyed a picnic, sausage sizzle and a movie.  There was much laughter and many happy children engaged in cubby making, bubble blowing, messy pink goop, water splashing and lots of playing.  It was a fantastic night.  Thank you to all the staff for their extra time and commitment…..we couldn’t do it without you.  ​It was a wonderful time for families, children and staff to get together to socialise, relax and celebrate the fabulous year that 2016 has been!


LIBRARY NEWS

This will be the last week students will be borrowing books.  As of Monday 5 December, Mrs Keevil will be asking all students to return their library books before the end of the year.  The library will continue to be open at lunchtimes, so students can always come in and read during that time.

I would like to take this opportunity to say “Thank You” for helping maintain the regular return of books, so that all the students in our school community can share the joy of all our books.

Another BIG “Thank You”, goes to Lee (Year 4) for his very generous donation of book ends.  I have already put them to good use in our library.

May each and every one of you have a safe and relaxing Christmas and New Year!


LEGO® & DUPLO® DONATIONS

If you have any Lego® or Duplo Lego® at home that is no longer being played with and you would like to see it being put to good use, then Ms Rose in Early Childhood would love to have them donated to the school for use by the Kindy and Pre-primary students.  Donations can be dropped off in EC1.

Unfortunately we are unable to accept Mega Bloks®.


CANTEEN NEWS

We only have 5 more canteen days until the end of term!  Last canteen day will be Monday 12 December 2016.

Stock is slowly running low, so please check at the canteen before placing orders.

Thank you to everyone who ordered lunches and to the volunteers who helped out this year.  The canteen will re-open on Wednesday 1 February 2017 (week 1).


THANK YOU & FAREWELL

The P&C would like to say a huge thank you to Narelle, our Canteen Manager, who will be leaving us at the end of this term.  Narelle has done a fabulous job running the canteen for a number of years and we wish her every success in the future.  She will be missed!


LOST PROPERTY

There are a number of items in the lost property box which have been unclaimed for some time.  Can you please check if your missing item is in the box before term ends as all unclaimed items will be donated to the Uniform Shop.  The Uniform Shop will determine if the items will be recycled and sold as a second hand item or donated to charity.


DID YOU KNOW?…

  • Research shows that students who are often absent from school are likely to earn less than their peers as adults.
  • Frequent absences make it difficult for teachers to ensure your child learns what they need to know.

CHRISTMAS CARD DELIVERY BOX

The delivery box will be placed outside the administration office from Monday 5 December.  Students are welcome to post their Christmas cards and Year 6 students will deliver them to the classrooms during weeks 9 and 10.


ZIG ZAGS SUMMER VACATION CARE

Zig Zags offer a combination of excursions, incursions and activities at their location during the summer vacation (16 December 2016 to 31 January 2017).  Click here for a full program and enrolment information.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday 5 December – Helpers’ Morning Tea
Tuesday 6 December – P&C Meeting
Friday 9 December – Semester 2 Reports sent home
Tuesday 13 December – End of Year Concert & Year 6 Graduation
Thursday 15 December – Last day of school for students


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Recent notes – notes sent home can be downloaded from the Notes & Forms page.

Canteen – Open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Term Planner – Always check our CALENDAR to keep up to date with all school events and details.


COMMUNITY FLYERS

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on community events.



 

DATE: 16.11.2016

FROM DR ROBERTS

Social Media and the School Community

A gentle reminder to all but no one in particular. The internet and social media provide great opportunities for us to network and stay in touch online. While these technologies can offer a positive space for sharing information and ideas, they also have the potential to cause harm to individuals, groups or even whole communities.

Just as you would discourage your child from acting inappropriately online, it is important to remember that sometimes, negative comments posted about a school community by parents or caregivers can have a bigger impact than expected.

Reputations of staff, schools, and even parents can be damaged.

Whenever you’re online, you are potentially speaking to an unlimited audience, even if you think your conversations are private. Taking a few moments to think about the content you post could save upset, embarrassment – and even possible legal action or police involvement.

Parental and community feedback is important for schools. If you have a concern, complaint or enquiry about an issue at school, the best approach is to speak directly to us, rather than discussing it in a public forum. If you are worried about online content involving the school community, contact the principal. And, if you are posting online, remember that your comments help build and support the school community. Make sure you are kind, honest, respectful, considerate – and a good role model for your children.


TERMS DATES 2017

Students attend school on the dates below in 2017.

Term 1: Wednesday 1 February – Friday 7 April
Term 2: Tuesday 25 April – Friday 30 June
Term 3: Tuesday 18 July – Friday 22 September
Term 4: Tuesday 10 October – Thursday 14 December

  • Easter occurs during the Term 1 and 2 break.
  • There are six school development days where students do not attend:
  • Two of these days are before the school year starts for students and one day is after the school year ends for students. At Hawker Park Primary School we have the following three dates allocated as Staff Professional Learning dates for 2017: Monday 30 January, Tuesday 31 January and Friday 15 December.
  • Each school schedules another three days throughout the year in consultation with its cluster schools for the school community. At Hawker Park Primary School we have the following three dates allocated as Staff Professional Learning dates for 2017: Monday 24 April, Monday 17 July, and Monday 9 October.

2017 SCHOOL REQUIREMENT LISTS

Requirement lists for 2017 will be distributed to all students in Pre-primary to Year 5 this week.  The Kindy list is in the pack which will be distributed at the orientation meeting today.

Orders placed before 4 December will receive free delivery and will be delivered by the end of December.

Orders placed between the 5 December and prior to 18 December will incur a $9.95 delivery fee and delivery will be guaranteed prior to start of term 1.

Orders placed after the 18 December will incur a $19.90 delivery fee and delivery cannot be guaranteed prior to start of term 1.


END OF YEAR CONCERT

Please be aware that we are asking all our students to be dressed in Christmas colours (red, green, white, gold and silver) for our end of year concert on Tuesday 13 December 2016.


SPARE PARTS PUPPET THEATRE

A friendly reminder to bring your money and consent envelope with $13.50 enclosed to the front office by no later than Friday 25 November 2016.


VISITING SCHOOL PREMISES

A reminder to parents and carers that once the morning siren has sounded at 8.30am, you are required to deliver any personal belongings for your child, including lunches, to the front office.   We will make an announcement for the child to come to the front office to collect whatever you have delivered.

If you are required at the school for a period of time other than morning drop off or afternoon pick up, you must add you name, purpose of visit, and time of arrival and departure in our Visitors Book located at reception.  Thank you for your co-operation.


POSITION VACANT – CANTEEN MANAGER

The Hungry Hawker is looking for a new Canteen Manager in 2017!

The P&C requires a reliable, friendly and experienced Canteen Manager to work Mondays and Fridays (with the possibility of Wednesdays) from the beginning of the 2017 school year, from 8am-3pm each day.  Click here for the job criteria.


SCHOOL CHAPLAIN

So we are in week 6 and we still have loads to accomplish this term. … Click here to continue reading Helen’s story!


DID YOU KNOW?…

  1. That if you are coming to the school outside of morning drop off and afternoon pick up, you are required to sign in at the front office.
  2. That if you are dropping something off for your child – lunch, hat  etc, you are reminded to come to the front office and we will deliver the item to your child.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday 17 November – Assembly Year 4/5, (Room 5/6)
Friday 25 November – Early Childhood: Evening Under the Stars
Tuesday 29 November – Board Meeting
Wednesday 30 November  – Spare Parts Puppet Theatre Excursion (PP-Yr 6)
Monday 5 December – Helpers’ Morning Tea
Tuesday 6 December – P&C Meeting
Friday 9 December – Semester 2 Reports sent home
Tuesday 13 December – End of Year Concert & Year 6 Graduation
Thursday 15 December – Last day of school for students


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Recent notes – notes sent home can be downloaded from the Notes & Forms page.

Canteen – Open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Term Planner – Always check our CALENDAR to keep up to date with all school events and details.


COMMUNITY FLYERS

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on community events.



 

DATE: 2.11.2016

FROM DR ROBERTS

I am certain the year six students are looking forward to their camp in week five.  We wish them a safe and educational experience.

I have communicated in an earlier Hawker Headlines, we are fortunate to have a teacher willing to take the students on camp.  As the Principal, I cannot compel staff members to take on the huge responsibilities of supervising students after school hours.  Please be aware that teachers are NOT obligated to go on camp.  Taking students on excursions or camps is voluntary and teachers are not paid to go on overnight camps.  Thank you to Mr Whitaker and Helen for volunteering their time to accompany the students this year.

Please parents, know that future camps will depend on the availability of teaching staff to take students on camp.  Where teaching staff are prepared to take students off site, the duration and location is variable.


BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL

School commences at 8.30am and dismissal is at 2.50pm.

Please be aware that as teachers are preparing work for the day prior to the start of lessons they are not available for supervision in the morning. Students are not to arrive more than 15 minutes before the first bell.  It is also parents responsibility to collect their child/ren at 2.50pm.  We have onsite care available through Zig Zags for parents who are unable to accommodate school hours.  Zig Zags are contactable on 0421 369 516.


KISS & RIDE

Thank you to all those who use this facility correctly.  Please do not leave your car unattended, this is purely for those wishing to drop children off without getting out of their car.


WHOLE SCHOOL EXCURSION

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre: The Velveteen Rabbit on Wednesday 30 November 2016.  Click here for further information.


SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

Thank you to our wonderful Librarian, Mrs Keevil, who dedicated her time in making the Scholastic Book Fair such a successful event for the second year running!  Sales totalled $1,482.  Commission raised from the sale of books will go towards purchasing more books and resources for the school ibrary.


LOST PROPERTY

There are a number of items in the lost property box (located in the Senior Wet Area) which have been unclaimed for some time.  Can you please check if your missing item is in the box before term ends as all unclaimed items will be donated to the Uniform Shop.  The Uniform Shop will determine if the items will be recycled and sold as a second-hand item or donated to charity.


2016 VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS

Thank you to those families who have already paid the voluntary school, ICT and P&C contributions.  Payments can be received in the front office in cash or cheque or online with direct deposit.  Fees are – Voluntary Contributions $60.00 per child, P&C Voluntary Contribution $30.00 per family and ICT Contribution $50.00 per family.

Account details:    BSB 306074 and Account # 4857503

Please remember to put the child’s name and a reference with your payment.


STUDENTS NOT RETURNING TO HPPS IN 2017

To assist with our current planning for 2017 would you please inform the school as soon as possible if you know that your child will not be returning to Hawker Park Primary School in the coming year.  This does not apply to our current Year 6 students.   Please reply to hawkerpark.ps@education.wa.edu.au with your child/rens name and the name of the new school.


CREATIVITY IN THE LIBRARY

We are delighted to hear that our students are enjoying their time in our wonderful library.  One of our Year 2 students mentioned to Ms Rose “we love coming here, it’s a fantastic place to be”.  Thank you Mrs Keevil for making the library so inviting and exciting for everyone.

Click here to see what our talented students have created for Halloween.


CANTEEN

The canteen will resume with providing recess and lunch as of next week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for the remainder of term 4.  REMINDER, Narelle will open the canteen on Friday 4 November for lunch orders (last day of interm swimming).  Please support our P&C and place your order at the canteen in the morning!


VACSWIM ENROLMENTS

Enrol now for VacSwim summer school holiday swimming lessons.  It is important for every child to learn to swim properly and develop essential water safety skills.  VacSwim December/January school holiday swimming lessons are run by instructors who teach children the skills to be confident swimmers and safe in the water.  To enrol or find out more visit education.wa.edu.au/swimmingEnrolments close on Monday 28 November for the earlier programs and Monday 5 December for the second January program.


DID YOU KNOW?…

  1. patterns of attendance /absence are set up in the early years of schooling.
  2. poor attendance makes it difficult for students to form positive relationships with peers
  3. the first day of school next year is Wednesday 1 February 2017!

SCHOOL CHAPLAIN

Well its already week 4 of term 4.  Time is flying by this year… Click here to continue reading Helen’s story!


UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday 7 to Friday 11 November – Year 6 Camp
Monday 7 November – P&C Meeting
Wednesday 9 November – 2017 Pre-primary Orientation
Thursday 10 November – Year 5 Mother/Daughter Talk
Wednesday 16 November – 2017 Kindy Orientation
Thursday 17 November – Assembly Year 4/5, (Room 5/6)
Friday 25 November – Early Childhood: Evening Under the Stars


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Recent notes – notes sent home can be downloaded from the Notes & Forms page.

Canteen – Open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Term Planner – Always check our CALENDAR to keep up to date with all school events and details.


COMMUNITY FLYERS

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on community events.



 

DATE: 19.10.2016

FROM DR ROBERTS

Welcome to our last term for the year.  With the warmer weather, we hope to leave behind all the student and staff illness of the Winter months!  We look forward to a productive and fun term as we approach Summer and Christmas.

Congratulations to Mrs Jensen and the students in the Year 1/2 class for their winning entry at the Royal Show.  We are very proud of our wheelbarrow filled with fresh vegetables picked from our Big Friendly Garden (BFG).  The scarecrow, dressed in school uniform, looked fantastic.  We now have our very first ribbon from  the Perth Royal Show exhibit.  A HUGE THANK YOU TO MRS JENSEN FOR ENTERING THE EXHIBIT AND WINNING A RIBBON!!  Click here to view a picture from the show.


INTERM SWIMMING

This term we have In-term Swimming that will take place in weeks three and four for years P-6.  The Education Department pays for swimming teachers so lesson instructions are free.  Unfortunately, students have to pay for pool entry and bus transport.  For the future water safety of your children you are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity offered through the school, to teach your children to swim or improve their swimming skills.


PLANNING 2017

During our planning days recently, we had very long discussions regarding the need for the school to focus on what we have written in our Business Plan and our priority learning areas.  Although the activities we undertook this year were worthy, fun and educational, they took up valuable time taken from the school’s core business of teaching and learning from our Business Plan and the priority areas.  For 2017, we have decided to focus on our school’s priority areas within the Business Plan by slightly reducing the number of ‘extra’ activities undertaken.

Two of the reduced activities in 2017 will be the swimming carnival and the interschool cross country.  We will continue with faction cross country and re-assess this and other activities at the end of 2017.


SCHOOL BOARD MEETING – PUBLIC MEETING

Our next School Board meeting will be held in the staff room on Tuesday 25 October beginning at 7.00 pm.  Every year, one of the Board meetings is a public meeting where everyone is invited to attend.  Our next meeting is a public meeting.


ABSENCES

If your child is absent from school, please notify the office on (08) 9448 6750 or hawkerpark.ps@education.wa.edu.au before 9am on the day.  For extended periods of leave, written notice is required in the form of a letter or email addressed to the school.


TERM 4 PLANNER

Due to an ever-changing term planner, we now provide you with a blank term planner for you to fill in from the online Google Calendar.

Please regularly refer the school Google calendar (http://www.hawkerparkps.wa.edu.au/information/term-planners-and-calendar/) for up-to-date and additional information.


SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

The Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the library on Wednesday 19 October from 2.50pm – 3.30pm and Thursday 20 October from 8.00am – 8.30am and 2.50pm – 3.30pm.  Yesterday we had a special visit from Geronimo Stilton!

We can accept cash and EFT payments.  All purchases benefit our school library!


UNIFORM ORDERS FOR 2017

As we begin to round up for the end of the year the uniform shop coordinators would like to remind you to get your orders in now for the new year.

Cutoff date to ensure you receive your order before the start of Term 1 next year is 30 November 2016.  Pre-order forms are available on the school website.  Orders and payment can be left at the office in a sealed envelope with correct cash amount or personal cheque (made payable to Hawker Park Primary P&C).

The shop (located in the MPR) is open Monday and Friday afternoons between 2.30pm and 3.00pm.

Leanne Tysoe (0408 085 505)
Sue Costa (0438 358 833)


CANTEEN OPEN DAYS

The canteen is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for the remainder of 2017.  Menus are available from our website.


WAYS OF TEACHING EARLY CHILDHOOD

Visit the Schools Curriculum and Standards Authority website to view a short video of Mrs Dobson and Hawker Park students showing ‘Ways of Teaching Early Childhood’.

http://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/resources/ways-of-teaching-videos


FREE SHEDS

The 2 sheds (approximately 3m x 3m each) located west side of the senior block (facing Sanday Place) will be removed soon.  If you would like to make use of these sheds for personal use, please come and see Sandie Beard in the office.

Please note, the green shed belongs to the P&C and will remain.  It is only the silver sheds that are available.


VACSWIM ENROLMENTS

Enrol now for VacSwim summer school holiday swimming lessons.  It is important for every child to learn to swim properly and develop essential water safety skills.  VacSwim December/January school holiday swimming lessons are run by instructors who teach children the skills to be confident swimmers and safe in the water.  To enrol or find out more visit education.wa.edu.au/swimming.  Enrolments close on Monday 28 November for the earlier programs and Monday 5 December for the second January program.


DID YOU KNOW?…

  1. That if your child is absent from school for just half a day a week, from K-Year 9, it amounts to one year and five weeks
  2. Being half an hour late to school each day from K-Year 8 is equivalent to missing one year and one and a half terms of schooling
  3. There is a direct correlation between attendance and achievement

SCHOOL CHAPLAIN

As we enter this term it has been in my heart to share some wise words from Dr Arne Rubenstein, an expert in Adolescent Development.  Click here to continue reading Helen’s story!


MAGGIE DENT PRESENTATION: REAL KIDS IN AN UNREAL WORLD

Well-known parenting author and educator, Maggie Dent, is visiting Warwick and will be providing parents with a guide to building resilience and self-esteem in children.  Click here to read more information about this event.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday 19 – Thursday 20 October – Scholastic Book Fair
Thursday 20 October – LOTE/Science Assembly
Friday 21 October – Maggie Dent Presentation: REAL KIDS IN AN UNREAL WORLD
Monday 24 October to Friday 4 November – In-term Swimming Lessons
Tuesday 25 October – School Board (Public) Meeting
Monday 7 to Friday 11 November – Year 6 Camp
Monday 7 November – P&C Meeting


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Recent notes – notes sent home can be downloaded from the Notes & Forms page.

Canteen – Open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Term Planner – Always check our CALENDAR to keep up to date with all school events and details.


COMMUNITY FLYERS

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on community events.



 

DATE: 21.09.2016

FROM DR ROBERTS

Congratulations to all our students who took part in our Speak Up Awards, introduced for the first time this year as part of our SMARTS programme.  I felt so proud of our finalists who stood up in front of an audience to present their talk. Thank you staff for preparing students and to Mrs Everall for her drive, enthusiasm and organisation.  Click here to view our participants.

I find it difficult to believe that term three has nearly ended and when students return on Tuesday 11 October, it will be the beginning of term four.  I am hoping that with the warmer weather, we will all leave the germs and bugs behind so we will experience a healthy term.  Term four is always an exciting and happy term especially with summer approaching and of course Christmas.  Before Christmas, though, we have in-term swimming during weeks three and four.  I believe most students enjoy swimming lessons and even those who do not, it is important for them too to learn how to swim.  The Year six students are certainly looking forward to their camp in week five.  We are very fortunate that Mr Whitaker and Chaplain Helen volunteer their time to take the students on camp.  Camp is not something that a Principal can enforce, so a big thank you to our staff members for their generosity. As this is the last week of term, I hope you enjoy having your children at home and have fun.  We look forward to seeing everyone back safe and healthy in term four.


LONG SERVICE LEAVE – MRS WATT

Mrs Watt will be taking long service leave during term four and we wish her a fabulous holiday.  Mrs Watt’s class on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be taken by Mrs Alicia Martinovich who has taught at our school for many years as a teacher and relief teacher.  We planned last year for the numerous staff members who are obliged to take their long service leave before the end of the year and we thank Alicia in advance and look forward to having her back on staff.


ICT DECISION FOR 2017

Parents were informed earlier this term that they would learn by the end of term three, the outcome of the ICT Review Process 2016.  Please be aware that the process has been time consuming but educative and every member of the ICT Committee and School Board came to the realization that decisions surrounding ICT were both complex and fluid. Decisions made reflect parent concerns particularly surrounding cost associated with the current two devices and starting the 1:1 device programme in Early Childhood (years K-2). I sincerely thank all involved in the ICT review process undertaken.  Please click here for the full report.


PARENT LAPTOP INFORMATION SESSION

A parent laptop information session for current year three students will be held at 3.15pm – 3.45pm on Tuesday 18 October 2016 (week two) in Rooms 5 and 6.  We invite all year three parents to come along.  Other parents from other year levels are also welcome.


VISITING SCHOOL PREMISES

A reminder to parents and carers that once the morning siren has sounded at 8.30am, you are required to deliver any personal belongings for your child, including lunches, to the front office.   We will make an announcement for the child to come to the front office to collect whatever you have delivered.

If you are required at the school for a period of time other than morning drop off or afternoon pick up, you must add you name, purpose of visit, and time of arrival and departure in our Visitors Book located at reception.  Thank you for your co-operation.


TERM 4 DATES

Term 3 concludes at the end of the standard school day on Friday 23 September for staff and students.

Staff return on Monday 10 October for a Professional Development day and students return on Tuesday 11 October to commence Term 4.

The last day of school for students in 2016 is Thursday 15 December 2016 (at 2.50pm).


SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

HELP WANTED:  With the Book Fair happening in week 2 of term 4, I am in need of some willing assistants to help set up, sell and pack away.  If you are interested, please come and see Mrs Keevil in the library and I will let you know the dates and times.  Thank you!


INTERSCHOOL ATHLETICS CARNIVAL

Interschool was a fantastic day for teachers, parents and students.  Although the day was cold and rainy, Hawker Park students still had a wonderful time!  There were 4 other schools competing at the carnival and we were one of the best schools in team games – earning quite a few first places in the year 6 age group!  Hawker Park came 4th overall.  All the students who participated on the day should be very proud of how they represented their school.   Written by Alessia, Year 5.


THE BFG

Click here for a full report on activities around our BFG and the progress on the Perth Royal Show competition entry.

 


DID YOU KNOW?…

  1. that laptops make great Christmas presents
  2. that in 2017, we will be introducing Oral Language through Philosophy
  3. that it is important to talk to your child about what personal information is okay, and what is not okay, to share online
  4. some students are watching TV animated shows and games that are RA rated – violence and totally unsuitable sexual content even for adults!

AFTER SCHOOL PLAY

Parents – please ensure that you closely supervise your children after school, especially when children are playing on the equipment.  Walls are very dangerous to walk on.


CHILDREN LEFT IN CARS

Parents – it is illegal and dangerous to leave a child or children in a vehicle that is unattended.


SCHOOL CHAPLAIN

So, we have come to the end of term 3, 2016 and what a fabulous term we’ve had!  Click here to continue reading Helen’s story!


CANTEEN OPEN WEDNESDAY’S

Reminder, the canteen will be open on Wednesday 21 September with their special ‘Wednesday Menu’.

Parents will be advised early term 4 if this service will continue for the remainder of the year.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday 11 October – Students return for Term 4
Tuesday 11 October – P&C Meeting
Friday 14 October – In-term Swimming payment due
Tuesday 18 – Thursday 20 October – Scholastic Book Fair
Thursday 20 October – LOTE/Science Assembly
Friday 21 October – Maggie Dent Presentation: REAL KIDS IN AN UNREAL WORLD
Monday 24 October to Friday 4 November – In-term Swimming Lessons
Monday 7 to Friday 11 November – Year 6 Camp


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Recent notes – notes sent home can be downloaded from the Notes & Forms page.

Canteen – Open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Term Planner – Always check our CALENDAR to keep up to date with all school events and details.


COMMUNITY FLYERS

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on community events.



 

DATE: 07.09.2016

FROM DR ROBERTS

What a wonderful athletics carnival we had last Thursday. Thank you everyone who came along to join our great school community.  I know of schools twice our size with half the number of parents and family members who come to support their children, so a huge thank you to everyone, including the P&C for organising the sausage sizzle and cake stall; the staff, students and Mr Etheridge for his organisation.

On Friday, I asked all students from year 1 to year six to review the day by telling me one positive and one area to improve in.  The survey results made very interesting reading over the weekend.  From the comments, we will be looking at increasing the number of events and team games especially for the younger children and it will be a must to purchase a green tent for Gilmore!  Click here for results.


‘WA PRIMARY SCHOOL OF THE YEAR’ – HPPS NOMINATION

Please click here to read a letter from the Director General, Sharyn O’Neill.


LONG SERVICE LEAVE – MRS EVERALL

We wish Mrs Everall a fabulous long service leave for term four.  Mrs Everall’s class will be taken by Miss Lauren Chambers who currently teaches the class on Thursday and Friday.  The Kindergarten students will be taken by Mrs Elizabeth Howell on the Wednesday to replace Miss Lauren Chambers.  Mrs Howell is currently teaching the Kindergarten students on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  We planned last year for the numerous staff members who are obliged to take their long service leave before the end of the year and we thank our Lauren in advance.


2016 VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS

Thank you to those families who have already paid the voluntary school, ICT and P&C contributions.  Payments can be received in the front office in cash or cheque or online with direct deposit.  Fees are – Voluntary Contributions $60.00 per child, P&C Voluntary Contribution $30.00 per family and ICT Contribution $50.00 per family.

Account details:    BSB 306074 and Account # 4857503

Please remember to put the child’s name and a reference with your payment.


SCHOOL CARPARK

For the safety of our students, this is just a reminder to parents that the staff car park should not be used as a drop off or pick up area as this area is designed for staff and authorised personnel only.

The staff car park will be patrolled by staff before and after school every day.

Please refrain from attempting to enter the car park as you will be instructed to turn around.

Parents please assist us by walking on the footpaths and grassed areas when arriving and leaving the school.


SCHOOL CHAPLAIN

It’s week 8 of term 3, now hasn’t that crept up quickly!  We are nearly at the end of term 3 and what a busy term it has been!  Click here to continue reading Helen’s story!


CANTEEN OPEN WEDNESDAY’S

The P&C who run our school canteen service will be trialling a special Wednesday Menu, commencing 14 September 2016 for the remainder of term 3.  Parents will be advised early term 4 if this service will continue for the remainder of the year.


MAGGIE DENT: REAL KIDS IN AN UNREAL WORLD

Well-known parenting author and educator, Maggie Dent, is visiting Warwick and will be providing parents with a guide to building resilience and self-esteem in children.  Click here to read more information about this event.


BFG – GARDEN PRODUCE COMPETITION

The Year 1/2 class have been busy working in the BFG this term and we are very excited that we will be entering Hawker Park Primary School in the School Garden Produce Competition at the Perth Royal Show.  We will provide a wheelbarrow of garden produce that will be judged on Friday 23 September.  We are currently in the early stages of painting our wheelbarrow with a design that we have voted on in class.  Stay tuned for the next ‘Hawker Headlines’ for more information and photos of our BFG adventures.


DAFFODIL DAY

Thank you to everyone who helped fundraise for the Cancer Council.  Last Friday the Daffodil Day stall was overflowing with people purchasing fresh flowers and merchandise.  As a whole school in total we raised $896.35.  A huge thank you to the Daffodil team for helping sell the merchandise this term and with helping on the day.  Also a huge thank you to the year 5 girls for baking and selling cupcakes on the day to help fundraise extra money. All the money raised will help people beat cancer.


ENTERTAINMENT™ BOOK – FREE POSTAGE!

Free postage has been extended for a few more weeks!  Grab your 2016 | 2017 membership book now (https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/8425c5).


GREENWOOD DENTAL THERAPY

The Greenwood Dental Therapy Centre will be closed on the following days during the school holidays;

27 to 30 September and 6 October.  The emergency centre is Halidon DTC on (08) 9409 6362.


DID YOU KNOW?…

  1. That the Principal has a meeting with the Class Representatives once each term – last meeting was on 6 September at 8.30am.
  2. That it is essential for safety reasons for parents to know who their child’s friends are online.
  3. Parents and guardians are the most appropriate people to determine which films and computer games are the most suitable for their children to see and play.   Visit the Australian Government Classification website at http://www.classification.gov.au/Public/Resources/Pages/Parents.aspx for detailed classification categories.  Click here for further information to parents regarding what is appropriate viewing for children.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday 12 September – ‘The BFG’ Movie session, Year 3 (Room 7)
Tuesday 13 September – ‘Speak Up Awards’
Thursday 15 September – Assembly, Pre-primary (EC2)
Monday 19 September – Staff PD Day.  STUDENTS DO NOT ATTEND SCHOOL.
Friday 23 September – last day of term 3 for staff & students


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Recent notes – notes sent home can be downloaded from the Notes & Forms page.

Canteen – Open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Term Planner – Always check our CALENDAR to keep up to date with all school events and details.


COMMUNITY FLYERS

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on community events.

 



 

DATE: 24.08.2016

FROM DR ROBERTS

We are all looking forward to tomorrows Faction Carnival and hope that we see many parents, relatives and friends on the day.  It is wonderful chatting to you and seeing you at the school supporting your children.  Traditionally, the day is one of our highlights and brings out the true community spirit of our beautiful school.  In anticipation, I thank P&C members and others who are cooking and preparing for the yummy food prepared for the day.

Thank you to Mr Etheridge for his organisation, all staff for preparing the students and to our talented students for their involvement in our exciting Faction Carnival.

PLEASE REMIND YOUR CHILDREN TO LEAVE THEIR DEVICES AT HOME ON THURSDAY, FACTION CARNIVAL DAY (TOMORROW).


KINDY – MS ROSE SMITH

We wish Ms Rose a wonderful long service leave holiday until the end of term 3, when she will return.  In her absence, the students in Kindy are being taught by Miss Lauren Chambers on Monday, Tuesday and half day Wednesday and Mrs Elizabeth Howell on Thursday, Friday and half day Wednesday.  Both teachers are highly experienced and well known to the students.  We are fortunate to have both teachers for our beautiful and precious kindergarten students.


NAPLAN REPORTS

Individual student reports along with an ‘information for parents’ pamphlet will be distributed to Year 3 and 5 students on Friday 26 August 2016.


PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS

As part of our ECU partnership, we welcome four Pre-service teachers for the next five weeks.  The Pre-service teachers are working in our school across year levels 3-6.


STUDENTS NOT RETURNING TO HPPS IN 2017

To assist with our current planning for 2017 would you please inform the school as soon as possible if you know that your child will not be returning to Hawker Park Primary School in the coming year.  This does not apply to our current Year 6 students.   Please reply to hawkerpark.ps@education.wa.edu.au.


DONATIONS FOR BROWN SHED PLAY POD

We are updating our brown shed equipment again and need some donations please…old children’s clothes/costumes, unwanted sheets or curtains, camp chairs, large storage containers, construction/building sets, brooms, dust pans and brushes, home corner items, largish structures/cubby bases that children can move by themselves.   Donations to be delivered to the junior wet area.


VAC SWIM LESSONS

If your children are between five and 17 years old, you can enrol them in VacSwim swimming lessons.  Enrolments for October school holiday programs close Monday 29 August.  Further information can be found at http://www.det.wa.edu.au/curriculumsupport/swimming/detcms/navigation/vacswim/enrolments/.


TRIPLE P DISCUSSION SESSION

Positive Parenting Program – Dealing with Common Behaviours on Friday 2 September in the School Library from 9.00am – 11.00am for parents of students in Kindy to Year 2 – free of charge!   It will give you practical and positive strategies to effectively deal with common behaviours.  Click here for further information.


BOOK WEEK: AUSTRALIA! STORY COUNTRY

Students are encouraged to come to school dressed as their favourite book character on Friday 26 August 2016.  The parade will take place in the undercover area at 8.30am.  No coloured hairspray at school on this day.  (Please note the new time as previously on the school calendar it was scheduled for the afternoon).


LIBRARY NEWS!

Click here to read what has been happening in the library with Mrs Keevil.


INTERSCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY (WRAP UP FROM EMMA, YEAR 6)

At this year’s cross country everyone tried their best.  The juniors ran 600m, intermediates ran 1500m and the seniors ran 2000m.  We came 3rd for the Endeavour Award!  Well done to Jack who came first in the junior boys 600m.  Amazing work from all the people who trained for this event.  Click here for photo’s from the day.


FATHERS DAY STALL

With Father’ Day just around the corner (Sunday 4 September), we will be running a Father’s Day stall before school and during recess on Tuesday 31 August and Wednesday 1 September.  There will be a range of gifts available all for under $5.  Please come along next week to get something for Dad to let him know you care!


UNIFORM SHOP OPENING HOURS

Monday and Friday 2.30pm – 3.00pm


DAFFODIL DAY

On Friday 2 September we will be celebrating Daffodil Day as a whole school.  From 8.00am- 8.30am we will be selling Daffodil merchandise outside the Year 3 wet area.  Daffodil Day will be a whole school Yellow Day so please dress in yellow for the day and bring a gold coin donation.


DID YOU KNOW?…

1         that our Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday 30 August

2         our students are asked to walk on all hard covered surfaces

3          all students are expected to wear the school uniform including the school hat


SCHOOL CHAPLAIN

Wow what a busy term we are having.  This week in particular is very busy, but oh so much fun!  Click here to continue reading Helen’s story!


KEEPING STUDENTS SAFE

Click here for more information regarding this write-up.


INNOVATIVE LEARNING AT THE GOODS SHED

Click here for more information regarding this presentation.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday 25 August – School Athletics Carnival
Friday 26 August – Book Week Parade (8.30am)
Tuesday 30 August – Board Meeting
Friday 2 September – Daffodil Day, dress in yellow for gold coin donation
Monday 5 September – Interschool Athletics (jumps, throws & distance events)
Monday 5 September – P&C Meeting, Library
Wednesday 7 September – Interschool Athletics (sprints, relays & team events)


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Recent notes – notes sent home can be downloaded from the Notes & Forms page.

Canteen – Open on Monday and Friday.

Term Planner – Always check our CALENDAR to keep up to date with all school events and details.


COMMUNITY FLYERS

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on community events.



 

 

DATE: 10.08.2016

FROM DR ROBERTS

What a wonderful day we had for our faction cross country last Friday. All students who were involved appeared to be well exercised by the time they came back to their classrooms. Thank you parents who came along and a huge thank you to Mr Etheridge for his organisation and all the students and staff for their participation.

Thank you to those parents who considered and came to our very first Wednesday Walk-Through last Wednesday. We hope to offer you more opportunities to walk through those classes that you may not normally see.


Year 1 and Pre-Primary – Miss Belinda Smith

Unexpectedly, Miss Belinda Smith has taken up a position in the Pilbara. On behalf of students, staff and parents, we wish Miss Smith all the very best in her new role and her career. We thank her for the many years of professional and dedicated service she has given to Hawker Park Primary School. Miss Smith’s last day at our school will be on Wednesday 17 August.

We are very fortunate to have employed two outstanding teachers to our school. Mrs Bianca Whitaker and Ms Codi Beatty will continue teaching our students. I know you will welcome both teachers to our fabulous school.


GRADUATION

In consultation with the year six parents, we proposed an adjustment to the end of year graduation. We were seeking 100% agreement before proceeding. As we did not have everyone agreeing, for 2016, our graduation and end of year concert will be combined as in the past. Thank you year six parents for your responses

For future years, beginning in 2017, we propose a change to the format so that we will have a morning Graduation Assembly followed by the normal graduation lunch and afternoon activities. We believe that a morning Graduation Assembly would give greater attention to the year six students and the Christmas Concert would then become a separate evening event.


STUDENTS NOT RETURNING TO HPPS IN 2017

To assist with our current planning for 2017 would you please inform the school as soon as possible if you know that your child will not be returning to Hawker Park Primary School in the coming year.  This does not apply to our current Year 6 students.   Please reply to hawkerpark.ps@education.wa.edu.au


INDONESIAN

What has been happening in our Indonesian classes … click here


SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY

On Friday the 5th of August, our students participated in the school Cross Country.
Congratulations to everyone who participated, you were amazing!

Junior Boy Winner: Jack Juratowitch
Junior Boy Runner-Up: Lachlan Illot

Junior Girl Winner: Evie Martin
Junior Girl Runner-Up: Lydia Pearce

Intermediate Boy Winner: Flynn Costa
Intermediate Boy Runner-Up: Maddox Hill

Intermediate Girl Winner: Selina Wilson
Intermediate Girl Runner-Up: Phoebe Yap

Senior Boy Winner: Fionn Bermingham
Senior Boy Runner-Up: Kelly Jones

Senior Girl Winner: Zoey Chobanoff
Senior Girl Runner-Up: Tahlia Papworth


INTER SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY

Friday 19th August at Pennistone Reserve, Greenwood.
See attached list for our Inter School Competitors. HPPS Cross Country Competitors
Information for competitors.  HPPS Cross Country Note


DID YOU KNOW?…

1            That bicycles must be locked to the bike rack

2            That bicycles must be walked on and off the school grounds

3            That helmets must be worn when riding bicycles


CANTEEN MENU

Click here to download our new canteen menu.


COMMUNITY FLYERS

Positive Parenting Program
Junior Fishing Clinic


DATE: 27.07.2016

FROM DR ROBERTS

Welcome back to term 3.  I hope you all had a wonderful two week holiday.  Students at this progressive school are extremely fortunate as they have numerous opportunities to take part in a variety of activities from playing in mud, dancing to catchy tunes to coding robots!  Click here to see our students enjoying their learning experiences.  This term, students will be more involved in athletics.  We have dedicated and highly professional staff who devote numerous hours to make this school the best.  We welcome another highly competent teacher to our staff – Mrs Tracey Jensen.  We also welcome back Miss Denise Sanderson who has been on leave.

So that you can see how progressive our school is, we invite you to a Wednesday Walk-Through on Wednesday 3 August from 2:00-2:40.  We offer you the opportunity to walk through those classes that you may not normally see.  Please come to the front office at 2:00 to collect your Wednesday Walk-Through Pass and be guided through the school by either Mr Etheridge or Dr Roberts.


SCHOOL OPEN DAY

Our first School Open Day was successful with potential parents very impressed with our fabulous school, where we promote flexible learning environments!  Mr Etheridge and the Principal showed parents our school and what happens in classes  from Kindergarten to Year six.  We are already planning our School Open Day for 2017!  A brilliant idea from Mr Etheridge is to invite all our current parents to come along with a friend.  This way, our current parents can see what students are doing in each class from K – 6 and share that information with potential parents.  More information will be provided early next year.


STUDENTS NOT RETURNING TO HPPS IN 2017

To assist with our current planning for 2017 would you please inform the school by Monday 1 August 2016 if you know that your child will not be returning to Hawker Park Primary School in the coming year.  This does not apply to our current Year 6 students.  Please reply to hawkerpark.ps@education.wa.edu.au.


ICT COMMITTEE

Welcome back to school Miss Denise Sanderson.  Miss Sanderson will be on our ICT Committee in place of Ms Randell who is on long service leave.  The ICT Committee met on Monday 25 July 2016 and will prepare a report to be presented to the School Board that will meet in week 7, 30 August 2016.


DID YOU KNOW?…

1      Students are permitted to wear watches and stud earrings/sleepers

2      Nails should be short, clean and  polish-free

3      We only walk bicycles on school grounds


SPORTS

Click on the Sports Page link to read more information regarding the term 3 and 4 sporting events;

School Faction Cross Country
Interschool Cross Country
School Faction Athletics Carnival
Interschool Athletics Carnival
In-term Swimming Lessons


RUNNING CLUB – CORRECT START TIME

All students are encouraged to attend our running club which will operate both on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Hawker Park (adjacent to the school) for the next 4 weeks, commencing at 7.30am.

Students from Year 3 up may be dropped off at 7.30am and move onto school grounds after our run.  Students younger than year 3 must have a dedicated responsible adult with them.


‘THINK U KNOW’ PRESENTATION

Our school will be hosting a ‘Think U Know’ presentation on Tuesday 9 August 2016 from 7pm and all parents, carers and teachers are encouraged to attend.

Think U Know Australia is a cyber-safety education program that educates parents, carers and teachers of how people are using technology, the challenges they may face online, and how to help them overcome these in a safe and ethical way.

Click here for further information and registration details.


SCHOOL CHAPLAIN

Welcome back to all our wonderful families and welcome to any new families who have joined us at Hawker Park this semester.  Click here to continue reading Helen’s story for the start of term 3!


CANTEEN MENU

Click here to download our new canteen menu.


NUDE FOOD DAY

Click here to read more about Hawker Park’s involvement in Nude Food Day.


DAFFODIL DAY – 2 SEPTEMBER 2016

Show you care about beating cancer!

Prior to Daffodil day there will be merchandise for sale every Tuesday morning 8.00am – 8.30am in front of the senior block wet area and also during school banking on Wednesday mornings.  Click here for an order form to purchase Daffodils.  Daffodil Day will be held on Friday 2 September and as a whole school event students will be allowed to dress in yellow for the day for a gold coin donation.  There will also be yellow cupcakes for sale at recess for a gold coin donation. If you would like to donate yellow cupcakes for the day please drop in and see Miss Chambers in Room 7.


WARWICK SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Warwick SHS is proud to offer talented students an opportunity to participate in a range of Specialist and School Based programs. They offer-

* Specialist Netball Program (DOE & Netball WA endorsed)
* Specialist Football Program (DOE & WAFC endorsed)
* Academic Extension Program
* Music Program
* Dance Elite Program

Click here for a copy of the program.


WYALKATCHEM CENTENARY

You are invited to celebrate the WYALKATCHEM SCHOOL CENTENARY on Saturday 10 September 2016.  Click here for further information.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday 2 August – P&C Meeting
Thursday 4 August – Year 5/6 (MPR) Assembly
Friday 5 August – School Cross Country (Years 1-6)
Tuesday 9 August – ‘Think U Know’ Presentation, 7pm
Wednesday 10 August – Caversham Wildlife Park Excursion (Kindy & Pre-primary)


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Recent notes – notes sent home can be downloaded from the Notes & Forms page.

Canteen – Open on Monday and Friday.

Term Planner – Always check our CALENDAR to keep up to date with all school events and details.


COMMUNITY FLYERS

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on community events.



 

DATE: 29.06.2016

FROM DR ROBERTS

I hope you all have a wonderful two week holiday with your children.  Friday is the last day of school for term two and students return for term three on Tuesday 19 July.  On the Monday before, staff will be involved in professional learning.

This week, Miss Belinda Smith is on long service leave.  We wish her a very happy holiday.  Mrs Alicia Martinovich is teaching the year one students in room three/four.

In semester two, Ms Felicity Randell will be taking long service leave.  We wish Ms Felicity Randell a well-deserved rest and look forward to having her back at school in 2017.

We welcome Mrs Tracey Jensen to Hawker Park Primary School.  I am sure the room one parents and students will enjoy working with Mrs Jensen who is a highly competent and experienced teacher.

On Friday 1 July, the last day of term during morning recess, the students and staff will be farewelling Mrs Ansingh.  Mrs Beard will be baking a special little biscuit for each child to eat and the staff will provide platters for staff to celebrate the time that Mrs Ansingh has taught at the school.  We wish Mrs Ansingh all our best for her future.


ICT COMMITTEE

The ICT Committee met on Monday 20 June 2016 and will meet again on Monday 25 July 2016.


DID YOU KNOW?…

1.  Parents need to speak to the classroom teacher first if they have any concerns about another child or family member attending the school.

2.  Kiss and Drive is for kissing your child and driving off.


LOOK WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING IN ROOM 2!

Click on the link to read what has been happening in room 2 with our year 2 students.


SPORT REPORT

Click here to read about the Lightning Carnival from Alyssa and Yoninah in Year 5.


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR – ROOM 5/6

The year 4/5 class have been working on persuasive letters.  Click on the link to read what they have written about.


OLYMPIAN BRIANNA THROSSELL VISIT

The Speaking and Listening task for the year four, five and six students this term has been to present a talk on an Olympic Athlete.  Mrs Percy and Mrs Dobson have heard some wonderful presentations on a wide variety of athletes.  Yesterday, Emma (Year 6) gave her talk on WA swimmer Brianna Throssell.  We were all very excited as Emma’s talk included an interview with Brianna.  Brianna and her coach, Matt Magee, had very generously given up their time to visit our school and speak with our students.  It was wonderful to hear all about how Brianna came to be an elite swimmer and most of us were shocked to hear that she trains in an outdoor pool every morning rain, hail or shine (even when it’s 4 degrees!).   Brianna was an inspiration to our class and we will all be cheering her on in Rio.  A big thanks to Brianna Throssell and Matt Magee for visiting us at Hawker Park.  Visit our Gallery Page to view photo’s of Brianna and the students.


MESSAGES TO STUDENTS FROM PARENTS

It is important that parents make end of day arrangements with their children at home before they leave for school.  It is often difficult to get messages to students during the day as we usually have only one person in the office.  Tracking down children is difficult and time consuming, especially during sport time and at the end of the day.  Please remind children that they should come to the school office if they have not been picked up after school or if they are confused about arrangements.


80S QUIZ NIGHT WRAP UP

The gold coins kept flowing as the 2016 quiz night exploded in a riot of 80’s fashion, disco lights and really really really good hair…click here for the full wrap up on the night.


DoE SOCIAL MEDIA

The DoE Social Media team have recently posted some content about our school on their Facebook page, please see below.  We encourage you to “Like” the article and spread the word around the school community!

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PublicEducationWA/

LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/department-of-education-western-australia

Twitter page: https://twitter.com/WA_Edu_News

Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/publiceducation_wa/


TRADESPEOPLE

From time to time our school requires the services of tradespeople.  If you or someone in our school community has a small business or is a tradesperson, by all means drop your business card into the office as we would rather direct our business to you.


DAFFODIL DAY – 2 SEPTEMBER 2016

Show you care about beating cancer!

Prior to Daffodil day there will be merchandise for sale every Tuesday morning 8.00am – 8.30am in front of the senior block wet area and also during school banking on Wednesday mornings.  Click here for an order form to purchase Daffodils.  Daffodil Day will be held on Friday 2 September and as a whole school event students will be allowed to dress in yellow for the day for a gold coin donation.  There will also be yellow cupcakes for sale at recess for a gold coin donation. If you would like to donate yellow cupcakes for the day please drop in and see me in Room 7.


SCHOOL CHAPLAIN

We have come to the end of term 2 and wow it has flown by!    Click here to continue reading Helen’s story for the fortnight!


PLASTIC FREE JULY

Click here to read more about Hawker Park’s involvement in Plastic Free July.


DENTAL THERAPY

The Greenwood Dental Therapy Centre will be closed from 4 July until 13 July 2016.  They re-open on Thursday 14 July at 8.00am.   Emergency centres are:

4, 5, 7, 8 & 11 July – Halidon DTC (9409 6362)

6, 12 & 13 July – Landsdale DTC (9302 2969)


UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday 29 June – Dance Sport Performance, 1.45pm – 2.45pm (years 1-3)
Wednesday 29 June – Dance Sport Social, 5pm – 6.30pm (years 4-6)
Friday 1 July – Last day of term 2
Tuesday 19 July – Students commence term 3


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Recent notes – notes sent home can be downloaded from the Notes & Forms page.

Canteen – Open on Monday and Friday.

Term Planner – Always check our CALENDAR to keep up to date with all school events and details.


COMMUNITY FLYERS

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details:
Soccer for Juniors
Leisurepark Balga July School Holiday Activity Program
Zig Zag July Vacation Care Programme
Northside School of Music Classes/Tuition



 

DATE: 15.06.2016

FROM DR ROBERTS

I would like to thank Denise Ansingh for her contributions to both Hawker Park PS and the Department of Education over the last 33 years.  Denise has been on long service leave and has, for personal reasons, decided to resign from the Department.  We congratulate her on her decision and wish her every success in whatever she decides to pursue in the future.  On behalf of the whole school community, best wishes Denise.  In time, we will invite Denise back for a more official farewell.

Mrs Tess Jones will continue teaching the Pre-primary class.


NATIONAL SCHOOL OPINION SURVEY 2016

One of our Strategic Directions  in the School Business Plan is  ICT.   Parents, Staff and Students  who took part in the National School Opinion Survey 2016  were asked to answer several ICT related questions.  I thank Carol Abrahams (P&C President)  for analysing the data which is available to you via the link.


ICT COMMITTEE

I thank the ten people who volunteered their time to be part of the ICT Committee.  The aim is to let parents know of any adjustments to the School Business Plan and ICT 1:1 device programme by the end of term 3.  Thank you Rachel Anastas for accepting nominations.  Please see link for Committee Membership and Tasks.


OPEN DAY FOR NEW FAMILIES TO HPPS IN 2017

Take a tour of Hawker Park on Wednesday 29 June 2016

Hawker Park Primary School invites prospective children and parents to experience the difference as you enjoy a relaxed tour of our school.

Come along and enjoy a tour of the Primary School with our Principal, Dr Irma Roberts.  School tour will commence at 8.30am – 9.30am followed by morning tea from 9.30am – 10.00am.  Download the flyer here.

Bookings essential: hawkerpark.ps@education.wa.edu.au


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AGAIN!

We are once again looking for parent volunteers to help distribute Open Day flyers in mailboxes in our local catchment area.

If you can spare some time to do one (or more) streets in our catchment area, please come and see Mirella or Sandie in the front office who will provide you with the flyers.  Flyers will be available for collection from Thursday 16 June.


THANK YOU

Thank you to those parents (and students) who offered to distribute flyers for the school within our catchment area.  A special mention goes to Mrs Santos who kindly offered to do the whole distribution herself!  We appreciate your help and support for the school.  Once again, our tight community has pulled together to make a difference for our school.


HAIR, NAILS AND JEWELLERY

A friendly reminder that hair should be clean, neat, out of eyes, free of artificial colour and tied up if longer than the shoulders.  Nails should be short, clean and polish-free.  Stud earrings, sleepers and watches are the only appropriate forms of jewellery.


DANCE SPORT PERFORMANCE & SOCIAL

Students in years 1, 2 and 3 will be watching staff from Humphries Dance Studio perform their dance routines on Wednesday 29 June between 1.45pm to 2.45pm, in the undercover area.  Parents are most welcome to attend (and participate if you’re keen!).

Also following on from the 6 week dance sport program recently held during sports lessons at the school, our  students in years 4 to 6 are invited to attend a Dance Sport Social on Wednesday 29 June 2016 in the MPR from 5pm.  Parents are encouraged to join in for a dance from 6pm with the event concluding at 6.30pm.


WINTER INTERSCHOOL SPORTS v DALMAIN PS

Last week Hawker Park played against Dalmain Primary in netball, soccer and football.

Netball:  Team A worked hard and tried their best but in the end Dalmain won scoring 18 goals to Hawker Park’s 13.  Team B tried really hard and ended up getting 4 really great goals but Dalmain did even better, and in the end scored 20 goals.

Soccer: Team A unfortunately didn’t score any goals with Dalmain scoring 4 goals.  Team B scored a fantastic goal but it wasn’t enough against Dalmain’s 5!

Football: The football team did exceptionally well and had a fantastic win, with a final score of 49 to 0.

A big thank you to the parents, coaches, supporters and (of course) players.  We had a fantastic day!

Reported by Tyrone, Year 6


HILLS FORREST EXCURSION

The students in years 2 and 3 went to the Hills Discovery Centre.  We made gumnut necklaces and painted them with dots.  We got our face painted and hands painted then placed our hands on a piece of fabric.  Zack, our group leader, took us on a bush walk.  We hunted pretend animals and Zack made us a real stone axe!  It was the best excursion EVER!!!  Click on the gallery link for photos from the day.

By Tasanee and Molly


DID YOU KNOW?…

No dogs are permitted on school sites.


TRIPLE P: FREE PARENTING SEMINARS

You are invited to attend the Triple P Seminar Series.  You will learn practical, positive and effective ways to deal with common behavioural problems and ways to help your child achieve their best at school and in the future.  Click here for further information on how to book.


SCHOOL CHAPLAIN

It is week 7 and the term is getting away from us!  I have started running the BUZ Hope Program in Mrs Percy’s class and the children are all participating well.  We are teaching the children strategies to manage grief, loss and change in their lives.  These are life skills and are valuable to a child’s emotional development.

Last night, Janina Cousins from Emerging Youth ran an information session for parents and daughters regarding healthy and unhealthy friendships.  She shared some practical strategies to help girls manage conflict and to maintain healthy friendships.  Janina spoke about the importance of not getting involved in gossip by helping your daughter develop empathy.  She spoke about the importance of ‘building others up’ and ‘speaking positive statements’ about others.  She also explained about how important it is to be a great friend if you want to make great friends.  A statement that Janina made was, “conflict doesn’t mean the end of a friendship, but it’s the chance for it to grow”.  If you have a daughter, Janina recommends several books that may help you.

  • The Five Love Languages of Children, by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell.
  • Nurturing Kid’s Hearts and Souls, by Maggie Dent
  • Queen Bees and Wannabes, by Rosalind Wiseman
  • Praising Girls Well, by Elizabeth Hartley- Brewer
  • Your Daughter: A guide for Raising Girls, by The Girls School Association.

We are getting close now to running the 40 HOUR FAMINE, so get ready children!   Let’s see if we can beat our record of $6,000.  Funds raised go toward those who are less fortunate than ourselves.

Remember I am your School Chaplain and am available to all members of the school community.  I work at HPPS on Wednesdays and Thursdays but if you have a crisis the school can contact me on the other days of the week.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday 16 June – Music Assembly
Friday 17 June – Greenwood College Music Performance
Friday 17 June – Interschool Sports – Goollelal v HPPS (away)
Wednesday 22 June – Lightning Carnival
Friday 24 June – Reports sent home
Saturday 25 June – P&C Quiz Night
Monday 27 June – P&C Meeting, 7pm
Wednesday 29 June – School Open Day
Wednesday 29 June – Dance Sport Performance, 1.45pm – 2.45pm (years 1-3)
Wednesday 29 June – Dance Sport Social, 5pm – 6.30pm (years 4-6)
Friday 1 July – Last day of term 2


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Recent notes – notes sent home can be downloaded from the Notes & Forms page.

Canteen – Open on Monday and Friday.

Term Planner – Always check our CALENDAR to keep up to date with all school events and details.


COMMUNITY FLYERS

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details:
Triple P: Free Parenting Seminars
Perth Wildcats & Perth Lynx Junior Camp July 2016
Certificate 1 in New Opportunities for Women
Kids Wonderland (10% discount for HPPS families)



 

DATE: 01.06.2016

FROM DR ROBERTS

Students and staff are still talking about our fabulous SMARTS Day held Thursday 19 May.  We do have So Many Amazing, Really Talented Students at our school and equally amazing parents who helped on the day as leaders of groups.  A huge thank you to Mrs Everall, Ms Rose and Ms Randell for organising the day and to Mrs Cahill whose help made the implementation of activities so much easier.  I acknowledge all our staff and our pre-service teachers who finished their time at the school on a high with their involvement with SMARTS.  We were, and are, so proud of everyone that we sent a write up about the day to Head Office for publication on their social media sites.  Parents are encouraged to follow the Department’s social media sites (http://www.education.wa.edu.au/home/detcms/portal/) – FacebookTwitterLinkedInInstagram and YouTube – to keep up to date with the latest news and events in public education.


STUDENT FREE DAY

A reminder that students do not come to school on Friday 3 June 2016 as staff will be attending professional development day.


NATIONAL SCHOOL OPINION SURVEY 2016

Currently, our Strategic Directions are SMARTS and ICT in addition to Mathematics and Literature that are a given in the majority of Business Plans in Independent Public Schools.  Question 42 in the National School Opinion Survey 2016 asked parents what strategic direction they wish for the next Business Plan 2018-2020.  Please click on the link to read responses.


ICT COMMITTEE

As mentioned at the last P&C meeting and the ICT meeting, the school will be forming an ICT committee made up of four staff members, four parents, the Chairperson of the School Board and the Principal.  We already have one parent nominated by the Board and one nominated by the P&C.  The task for the committee is to consider the data from the two recent ICT surveys, develop some options, analyse those options and present two best options to the School Board for consideration and potentially adjust our current School Business Plan.  We plan to have one meeting this term and if necessary one next term before the next Board Meeting in Week 7 term 3.  The aim is to let parents know of any adjustments to the School Business Plan and ICT 1:1 device programme by the end of term 3. If you are interested in being considered for the current two vacant positions, please send an email to Rachel Anastas (rachpaul7@bigpond.com) stating your name, reason for wanting to be on the ICT committee and skill set.  Please send emails by 3:00 pm Friday 3 June.  The school community will be informed of ICT committee membership ASAP.  Thank you.


SCHOOL BOARD

We welcome Claire Hall onto our school board as a community member.  Claire is from ECU and eager to work on our Board. Claire has been involved in the Early Childhood area for 16 years.  She now lectures at ECU as part of the ECE Team and the Grad Dip.  She completed her Masters Degree in the area of the Reggio Approach and is currently undergoing her PhD in Early Childhood using documentation as a tool.  One of her areas of research interest is creative early learning environments and she is very involved with the WA Reggio network.  I know Claire will be a valuable asset to our Board and continue to strengthen our relationship with ECU.  Claire replaces Rosa Lincoln who had to resign her position for personal reasons.


SCHOOL PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT

It is wonderful to see families mingling in the playground after school and children using the playground equipment.  Just a couple of reminders for parents – for safety reasons, please remember to supervise your own children when they are playing.  Children should walk on all hard surfaces, stay off the walls and play sensibly on the equipment. Thank you to those parents who are already supervising their children.


MUSIC NEWS

Click on the link to view photo’s of Hawker Park students on Smart Day, playing rhythmic and melodic ostinatos on different classroom instruments. They really rock!!!

Ms Randell’s Year 1/2 class love the ‘Ti Ti Taa’ rhythm pattern and finding words with the same rhythm!  Click on the link to view a photo of the class.


YOUR DAUGHTER; HER FRIENDS

SPECIAL EVENT!  VISITING SPEAKER FOR PARENTS

Talking to your daughter about gossip, conflict resolution, valuing face-to-face communication, managing emotions and building support networks.  If this sounds familiar or you would like to hear more then please come along to the school staffroom on 14 June 2016 from 7.00pm—8.00pm to hear Janina Strom share ideas and experiences that could be helpful.

For further information click on the flyer attached.


MAIL DROP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We are looking for parent volunteers to help distribute (by foot) school flyers to mailboxes in our local catchment area, informing new families to enrol their child/ren now for 2017 at HPPS.

If you can spare some time to do one (or more) streets in our catchment area, please come and see Mirella or Sandie in the front office who will provide you with the flyers.  We would like to commence distribution as soon as possible as the cut-off date for enrolling into Kindergarten for next year is Friday 22 July 2016.

What a great way to keep fit, be social and enjoy the winter sunshine!


PEAC TESTING

Parents of current Year 4 students please note that PEAC testing this year will take place between weeks 3 – 5, term 3.


PIRATE DAY – FRIDAY 10 JUNE 2016 (GOLD COIN DONATION)

Ahoy! How be ye?  Welcome to Pirate Day Friday, Australia’s very own national Pirate Dress up day which raises awareness and funds for research into the prevention and cure of Childhood Brain Cancer (CBC).

On Friday 10 June you will not be sending your child to school but instead you will be sending a PIRATE on a VOYAGE.  By participating, your child will be partnered with Telethon Adventurers in their fight with childhood cancer by raising funds for vital research into childhood brain cancer.  The day will include activities in educating your child on the issue and important values of empathy, leadership and community giving.

So please ensure that your pirate child is dressed up and has a gold coin donation.  For further information or if you wish to donate yourself please visit www.piratedayfriday.com or give your child more treasure to contribute to their schools treasure chest (donation box).


SCHOOL DRESS CODE

Thank you to all parents who ensure their children come to school in the school uniform that is decided and endorsed by the School Board.

A friendly reminder that hair should be clean, neat, out of eyes, free of artificial colour and tied up if longer than the shoulders.  Nails should be short, clean and polish-free.  Stud earrings, sleepers and watches are the only appropriate forms of jewellery.


NATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY RESULTS

On Friday 20 May, we had a fantastic ‘National Walk Safely to School Day’ where almost 60% of HPPS students walked!

The class with the highest percentage of participants was Room 1 (Year 1/2), with 70% of students who chose to walk, ride or scoot to school!  Well done to all students who participated.

Click here to see the full results from the day.

It would be amazing if we could make that same effort every day to walk to school – we would all be healthier and our planet would be greener and greater!


BABY FOOD JARS NEEDED

The school would appreciate donations of empty (washed and label removed) baby food jars for the Art Room.  Please see sample image attached.  Thank you for your assistance.


SCHOOL CHAPLAIN

Wow, week 6 already…how quickly time flys when you are having fun!  I want to congratulate the children on their efforts towards being more responsible.  This is the value we are working on this term and I encourage you all to talk with your children about what being responsible means.

If you are interested in placing your children in a local sports team but are unable to finance the membership costs? Did you know KidSport enables eligible Western Australian children aged 5-18 years to participate in community sport and recreation by offering them financial assistance towards club fees?  The fees go directly from the local government to the registered KidSport clubs participating in the project.  The eligibility criteria for applicants is that you must have a Health Care Card.  Further information is available on the Department of Sport & Recreation website.

We encourage you to enrol your children in extra-curricular activities to give them new experiences and to improve their mental health and wellbeing.  Physical activity improves children’s health, school performance and decision making skills.  Club membership allows interaction with positive role models and opportunities for new friendships and community engagement.

I am your school Chaplain.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to chat or are seeking support for a crisis in your family.


P&C 80s QUIZ NIGHT (HPPS EST 1982)

Hello School community!  Please mark your calendars and get your tickets for the P&C fundraising social event of the year!

The P&C presents a night of Fun and Frivolity, Disco and Dance, Games and General Knowledge on Saturday 25 June from 7pm (doors open) for 7.30pm quiz start – 11pm, in the undercover area.  BYO nibbles only, licensed bar, great prizes.  Tables of 8.  Prizes for best dressed in theme (dress up optional).

$25 per person or pre-arranged tables of 8 for $160 (includes a drink on arrival).  Tickets go on sale Tuesday 31 May 2016.

Feel free to invite family and friends, especially those from the local community so we can show everyone how great our school is!  Which means, make sure you get your tickets quick!

We are also on the lookout for any donations of prizes that we can get!  There will be class baskets with a theme if you would like to donate items as done in previous years (ie beauty products, gourmet food, wine etc) but if you could also please have a think about your own workplace, or that of family/friends that you could ask for donations of products or services.  We would be very appreciative of any donations and happy to advertise those businesses on the night with flyers/business cards for future sales.

If you have any questions, please contact Emma Claessen (0401 814 417 or emmain75@gmail.com) or Carol Abrahams (0479 110 260 carolclarkson@yahoo.co.uk).

Click here for a copy of the Quiz Night Ticket Order Form.

Start brushing up on your general knowledge and dust off those 80’s clothes you’ve been hoarding!


ROAD SAFETY – KID SAFE WA

Pedestrian injury is one of the leading causes of child injury death in Australia.  Roads are designed with adults in mind, but children are not ‘little adults’.  They are less well developed physically, cognitively and in terms of their traffic experience.  The Pedestrian Safety Fact Sheet provides guidelines for helping keep children safe as pedestrians from birth to 13 years of age.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday 2 June – Assembly, Year 3 (Room 7)
Friday 3 June – Staff PD Day, no school for students
Monday 6 June – WA Day, public holiday
Tuesday 7 June – P&C Meeting
Wednesday 8 June – Hills Forrest Excursion, Year 3 (Room 7) and Year 2 (Room 2)
Friday 10 June – Pirate Day Friday (gold coin donation)
Friday 10 June – Interschool Sports – HPPS v Dalmain PS (home)
Tuesday 14 June – Your Daughter; Her Friends presentation
Thursday 16 June – Music Assembly
Friday 17 June – Greenwood College Music Performance
Friday 17 June – Interschool Sports – Goollelal v HPPS (away)


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Recent notes – notes sent home can be downloaded from the Notes & Forms page.

Canteen – Open on Monday and Friday.

Term Planner – Always check our CALENDAR to keep up to date with all school events and details.


COMMUNITY FLYERS

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details:
Pirate Day Friday
Finding Dory: Movie Fundraiser for Teach Learn Grow (TLG)
School Holiday Athletics Clinic

 



 

DATE: 18.05.2016

FROM DR ROBERTS

This week, I acknowledge all those generous people who volunteer their time at the school to make Hawker Park the fabulous organisation that it is.  Parents and others, volunteer their time in numerous ways such as being on the School Board, support-a–reader, class representatives, attending excursions, being involved with the P&C, fundraising, the BFG, classroom rosters, to name just a few. On behalf of the staff and students, I sincerely thank all those who volunteer their talent and time. We value it and are appreciative and positive about your contributions.

To the majority of our parents who are positive, please remind ALL parents to be positive. To the majority of parents you are respectful when speaking face-to-face, please remind ALL parents to be respectful when using social media. Social media is a wonderful way to communicate.  However, it makes me very sad, as I am sure it makes the majority of our parents sad, to learn that social media has been used recently to make negative comments about others, especially our volunteers.  I believe, as I am certain the majority would believe, it is almost cowardly to denounce others or write negatively about others through this ‘faceless’ medium.  Not everyone is on Facebook, consequently, not everyone has the right of reply.  I am sure, the majority would agree, that it is very hurtful for someone, especially a volunteer, to learn about negative comments made on social media.  Remember that if you are not prepared to say something TO the person face-to-face, then please do not say it ABOUT them on social media.  I say to our students, as I am sure most parents say to their children, “if you cannot say something nice to someone, it is best to say nothing at all”.

To the overwhelming majority of our well-mannered and positive parents, thank you for being respectful, thoughtful, kind and caring before posting messages on social media.  You are using social media responsibly and you are very good role models for your own children.

About being positive, my mantra is – if you look for the positives in life, you will find them and if you look for the negatives, you will find those too. 


SMARTS DAY – TOMORROW

The students will be participating in the interactive SMARTS Day program for the whole day, therefore students are NOT required to bring their personal devices (ie iPads and laptops) to school tomorrow.


SCHOOL UNIFORM

Thank you to all parents who ensure their children come to school in the school uniform that is decided and endorsed by the School Board.  Our current uniform looks very smart and students appear very proud wearing it.  With the cooler weather already upon us, staff have noticed students wearing jackets/jumpers that are not part of our school uniform.  These are not really acceptable, so please parents make the effort to purchase the correct jacket/jumper.

Check the lost property box as there are many unlabelled items there.  Please be aware that students who are not wearing the correct uniform may not be permitted to represent the school if there are any excursions/sporting events that occur.

If you have purchased a uniform item from our Uniform Shop and it is faulty, please don’t hesitate to return it to one of our uniform co-ordinators.  Sue Costa (0438 358 833) is available on Monday mornings from 8.00am – 8.30am and Leanne Tysoe (0408 085 505) on Friday afternoons from 2.30pm – 3.00pm.

Please see the link for what our uniform looks like.


SCHOOL ENROLMENTS FOR 2017

If you would like to apply to enrol your child/ren for Kindergarten, Pre-primary or Primary (years 1 to 6) for the 2017 school year please download a copy of the application form or alternatively come to the front office of Hawker Park Primary School to collect an Application Form.

Please make sure that you have applied to enrol your child as soon as you can.  The cut-off date for applications is 22 JULY 2016.  Submitting your application before the cut-off date will allow us to commence planning of classes for the coming year.

Kindergarten – must turn 4 by June 30th, 2017

Pre-primary – must turn 5 by June 30th, 2017

Children currently enrolled in Kindergarten at Hawker Park Primary School need to re-enrol if wishing to continue in Pre-primary at the school in 2017.

If you have a neighbour or friend whose child will be turning 4 before 30 June 2017, please remind them they will need to complete an application form to ensure their child can secure a place in Kindergarten in 2017.

Please submit your application for enrolment form at the school as soon as possible and provide copies of:

  • your child’s birth certificate (telephone the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages on 1300 305 021 if you do not have one)
  • your child’s immunisation records (telephone the Australian Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809 if you need details)
  • proof of your current address (eg recent accounts for electricity, water and telephone, bank details)
  • copies of Family Court orders for confirmation of proof of name or custody arrangements.

CLASS REPRESENTATIVES

Each class has a parent representative to help with communication between the class/school and parents.  Class representatives will be meeting with the Principal once each term, or on a needs basis, to assist with effective communication.  The meeting for term 2 is scheduled for Thursday 26 May at 8.30am in the school office.


INTERSCHOOL WINTER SPORTS

Last Friday, Marangaroo Primary School came to play against us for the interschool netball, soccer and football.  Hawker Park performed brilliantly and won all the games!  The score for the soccer matches were 6-1 (A team) and 2-0 (B team). The scores for netball were 22-6 (A team) and 9-6 (B team) and the football score was 41-7.  A special thank you to Mrs Ottey (a school parent) for coaching the netball team.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the events.  We had a great day!  Our next round verses Dalmain Primary School is on Friday 10 June at Hawker Park.  All parents are welcome to watch.

Let’s go Hawker!


DANCE SPORT PROGRAM

As part of the school sports program, our students in years 1 to 6 participated in their first of six Dance Sport sessions yesterday, run by Humphries Dance Studio.  The classes were well participated and the diversity was enjoyed by everyone!  Click here to see photos from the session.


RUNNING CLUB

To get in shape for upcoming school and interschool cross country events, as well as for general fitness we will be holding our ‘Running Club’ on Tuesday mornings from 7.20am (warm up) for a 7.30am commencement at Hawker Oval, adjacent to school grounds.

Parents are encouraged to join in as all students are to be supported by a nominated responsible adult, that is, they are not to be just dropped off.  A parent may be responsible for several children other than their own.

After warm ups we will be aiming to run/walk 2km at each session with this increasing for some to 4km+.


POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAM

This programme, known as Triple P, is offered FREE for parents of years K-2.  Fran Barwick, our School Nurse, will facilitate this invaluable  opportunity.  Please see the attached flyer for details.


BFG (BIG FRIENDLY GARDEN) – OUR COMMUNITY GARDEN

Mr Aden Barker and a team of seven families worked at the school last Saturday making the BFG a garden to be proud of.  Thank you to our wonderful parents.  Peat mulch (four trips to Wangara) has been placed and 100 seedlings, lettuce, kale, beetroot, tomatoes and peas have been planted.  A huge thank you to Bunnings Balcatta for donating the seedlings.  Mr Barker has 12 families who have signed up for weekly weeding to help the garden look great.  See pictures of the BFG here!


NATIONAL WALK SAFELY TO SCHOOL DAY – THIS FRIDAY 20 MAY 2016

Now in its 17th year, National Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD) is an annual event when all Primary School children will be encouraged to walk and commute safely to school.  The event will be held throughout Australia on Friday 20 May 2016.  It is a Community Event seeking to promote Road Safety, Health, Public Transport and the Environment.  All information can be found at: walk.com.au.  Click here for further information.


SCHOOL CHAPLAIN

Last week we had the Year 2 assembly and what a beautiful assembly it was!  The children mastered many skills and worked really well as a team.

Also at the Assembly I was fortunate enough to give out the Chaplain Awards.  The recipients were:

Theodore, Layla and Alton (Kindy), Jett (Pre-primary), Vayda and Leah (Year 1), Lydia (Year 2), Holly (Year 3), Zoey (Year 5) and Felicity (Year 6).  All of these students excel at using the values of Respect, Kindness and Manners within the classroom and in the playground.

This term we are focusing on the Value of being Responsible.  We would love it if the whole school community could bring “being responsible” into their conversations at home and in the community.

I am available on Wednesdays and Thursdays if your family needs some support, please do not hesitate to contact me.


ENTERTAINMENTTM  BOOK – NOW AVAILABLE

We’re very excited to be fundraising with Entertainment™ again this year!  Books are now available from the front office for $65 each.  Please see Mirella or Sandie to get a copy of the new book now!


THANK YOU

A huge thank you, on behalf of the P&C, to Mrs Gotch and Mrs Tysoe who kindly filled in for Narelle in the canteen last Friday when she was off sick.  Although the canteen days were busy, they managed really well and all children received their lunches as ordered.


NEW WA BIKE LAWS – KEEPING CYCLISTS SAFE

The recent announcement by the WA Government that cyclists of all ages will legally be allowed to ride on footpaths is a welcome recognition of how dangerous Perth’s roads have become for recreational riders.

Please visit the Constable Care Child Safety Foundation website at http://www.cccsf.org.au/news/footpaths-are-safer-than-roads-for-wa-cyclists/ to read the full article recently published by David Gribble, Chief Executive Officer, Constable Care Child Safety Foundation.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday 19 May – SMARTS Day
Friday 20 May – National Walk Safely to School Day
Friday 20 May – SMARTS Sharing Assembly
Tuesday 31 May – School Board Meeting
Thursday 2 June – Assembly, Year 3 (Room 7)
Friday 3 June – Staff PD Day, no school for students
Monday 6 June – WA Day, public holiday
Tuesday 7 June – P&C Meeting
Wednesday 8 June – Hills Forrest Excursion, Year 3 (Room 7)
Friday 10 June – Interschool Sports – HPPS v Dalmain PS (home)


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Recent notes – notes sent home can be downloaded from the Notes & Forms page.

Canteen – Open on Monday and Friday.

Always check our CALENDAR to keep up to date with all school events and details.


COMMUNITY FLYERS

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details:
Entertainment Book Membership, supporting HPPS
Triple P Seminar Series
Anglicare WA: Working with children  and adolescents who have experienced sexual abuse
Australian Sports Camps – Winter Holiday Program
Poynter Farmers’ Market
Auditions for Hairspray Spectacular
West Greenwood Primary School Part-time Canteen Supervisor Vacancy



 

DATE: 04.05.2016

FROM DR ROBERTS

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with your children.   Welcome back to term 2 – a much cooler  term and one filled with learning.  Thank you to all those who were able to attend our ANZAC service at the end of last term.  This term we look forward to seeing Constable Care, having school photos, being involved in interschool sports, dance, our SMARTS Day, and our Music Assembly before Semester Reports are sent home before the end of term two.  Currently, the year three and five students, are preparing for NAPLAN that will take place in week three.  The best way for parents to prepare their children for school and for  NAPLAN is to ensure that children sleep well, eat breakfast, and are on time for school and have healthy food to eat during the day.  Through working together with parents, we hope to have another successful and educational term.


NATIONAL SCHOOL OPINION SURVEY

Thank you to the 74 respondents who took part in the Parent National School Opinion Survey.  It is not known whether the 74 respondents represent 74 families as some families may have completed two surveys.  We have 154 families at Hawker Park and assuming the 74 respondents were families then our response rate to the survey was 48%.  I also make the assumption that the 52% of families who did not respond to the survey are satisfied with what is happening at the school.  It is important to note that any further results regarding the data from the survey is referring to 48% of our families.

Students in year 4, 5 and 6 undertook the survey.  We have 61 students and 54 responded making a response rate of 89%.

We have 38 staff members.   26 responded making a response rate of 68%.

I thank all those who took the time to give feedback to make our school a better place for students.


BUSINESS PLAN 2015-2017

Question 22 of the National School Opinion Survey asked if parents had seen or received information about the School Business Plan.  As 58% of respondents (48% of families) answered ‘No’, I invite you to read the Business Plan that is on the website.


LONG SERVICE LEAVE (LSL)

We hope that Mrs Louise Maidens and Mrs Pamela Barnes are enjoying their two week long service leave.  They will both be back at work next week.  George, our gardener, is also on long service leave and will be back towards the end of May.


ICT SURVEY K-YR 2 & INFORMATION MEETING

The data analysis from these surveys has now been completed.  If you are interested in the analysis, please click onto the link.

We are planning to have an information meeting for all interested parents from K-6 regarding our ICT programme, on Monday 30 May from 7.00pm in the staff room.  This is not a decision making meeting but one of information sharing.

We will set up an ICT committee to analyse both sets of data from the ICT K-Yr2 Survey and the National School Opinion Survey (still to be analysed) to suggest options to present to the School Board.  Any adjustments to the Business Plan must be made at Board Level.  Parents will be kept informed.

Parents, please be aware that, as an Independent Public School, we have two strategic directions.  One is ICT and the other SMARTS.


SMARTS DAY – CHANGE OF DATE!

Get Your SMARTS Ready for Thursday 19 May!


THANK YOU

A special thank you to Mrs Anette Hotger-Hill for donating such a beautiful wreath for our ANZAC Service held at the end of term 2.  Your kindness is appreciated by the entire staff, students and families of Hawker Park Primary School.  View ANZAC Service photos here.


DANCE SPORT PROGRAM

Hawker Park Primary School will be taking part in a highly enjoyable Dance Sport Program, offered by Humphries Dance Studio, over a six week schedule for year 1 to 6 students.  Lessons will be held in the school undercover area, commencing on Tuesday 17 May through to 21 June 2016, during school hours.

Notes and money envelopes were sent home last week with students.  Please return consent & money envelope to the front office by Wednesday 12 May 2016 if you haven’t done so already.  View note sent home here.


NATIONAL WALK SAFELY TO SCHOOL DAY

Now in its 17th year, National Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD) is an annual event when all Primary School children will be encouraged to walk and commute safely to school.  The event will be held throughout Australia on Friday 20 May 2016.  It is a Community Event seeking to promote Road Safety, Health, Public Transport and the Environment.  All information can be found at: walk.com.au.  Further information will be provided by the school leading up to the event.


MASTERFOODS® JARS NEEDED

The school would appreciate donations of empty (washed and label removed) MasterFoods® jars for the Art Room.  We require the 175g jars with the red screw top lids.  Please see sample image attached.  Thank you for your assistance.


SCHOOL CHAPLAIN

Wow, the holiday flew by and now we are well into term 2!  This term I am teaching the Year 4/5 class the ‘BUZ Hope Program’ which empowers children with strategies to cope with grief, loss and change that they will experience throughout their lives.  It is a six week program which is in line with the Year 4/5 Health Curriculum.

This term at Hawker Park we are focusing on the value of being “RESPONSIBLE”.  We are encouraging the students to take responsibility for packing their bags, giving parents notes, making sure they have food and a water bottle and their hats in the morning.  We are encouraging them to remember a jacket if it is cold and to put sunscreen on if it is hot.

At school we are encouraging them to be responsible with the school equipment in all class areas, being responsible for letting a staff member know when something gets broken or damaged when using it, being responsible with returning sports equipment to the class room after breaks, being responsible for looking after their uniform and hat.  We are also encouraging them to be responsible with the care and use of the devices they bring to school.  We are also encouraging them to be responsible in regards to the homework set and handing it in in time.

If you could speak with your children about being “RESPONSIBLE” this will support the value we are teaching this term.

I am your school chaplain and if you have any concerns or having a crisis in your family please do not hesitate to contact me at the school on Wednesday or Thursday and if it is urgent the school can contact me on the other days of the week.


SCHOOL WATCH

You can help!  Your Eyes and Ears are our Security

School Watch encourages the school community to report any suspicious activity in and around school grounds, after hours and on weekends, as well as during school holidays.  Telephone 1800 177 777 (freecall) or 13 14 44 (WA Police).


UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday 10 to Thursday 12 May – NAPLAN (Years 3 and 5 only)
Friday 13 May – Interschool Winter Sports
Thursday 19 May – SMARTS Day
Friday 20 May – National Walk Safely to School Day
Thursday 2 June – Assembly, Year 3 (Room 7)
Friday 3 June – Staff PD Day, no school for students
Monday 6 June – WA Day, public holiday


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Warwick Senior High School – Year 7 (2017) Specialist & School based program trials.

P&C – Mothers Day Stall (don’t forget the Mothers Day stall on Thursday this week where children can buy some lovely gifts for their mum.  All gifts are between $2-$5).

P&C – Busy Bee Day (link to P&C page and update information)

Recent notes – notes sent home can be downloaded from the Notes & Forms page.

Canteen – Open on Monday and Friday.

Term Planner – Always check our CALENDAR to keep up to date with all school events and details.


COMMUNITY FLYERS

Save the Children Garage Sale
Ready Steady Go Kids Multi-sports
Junior Girls Footy
Warwick Residents’ Association



 

DATE: 06.04.2016

FROM DR. ROBERTS

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter.  It is the first time in many years that we have had an Easter break!

Tomorrow, Thursday 7 April will be our ANZAC service beginning at 8.30am on the front lawn.  You are all invited to attend the service and the morning tea after the service.

This week is the last week of term.  I wish you all a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday with your children.

Exciting news!  We are having a WHOLE SCHOOL EXCURSION to SPARE PARTS PUPPET THEATRE The Velveteen Rabbit on Wednesday 30 November 2016.  See flyer link for more information.


SMARTS DAY

Get Your SMARTS Ready for Thursday 26 May!  We are calling parent and community member volunteers to lock in your SMARTS activity now to secure your spot.  Further details are attached.


ANZAC DAY SERVICE

Our school ANZAC Day service will be held tomorrow.  Weather permitting; we will assemble on the front lawn at 8.30am.  Parents and special guests are invited to join us for morning tea and ANZAC biscuits.  If parents would like to donate some biscuits they may be delivered to the front office before the service commences tomorrow morning.  Thank you in anticipation.


SUPPORT-A-READER TUTORS NEEDED

Support a Reader is a program which helps by allocating volunteer tutors to reluctant readers.  These tutors are placed in a team of 5 and come into the school once a week for 1 hour to read to 4 students (15 mins each, 1 hour in total) during the school week.  The student and the tutor take turns reading using the gradual release system which has achieved GREAT results in many schools.  If you would like to become a Support-A-Reader Tutor, see the attached link for more information.


MASTERFOODS® JARS NEEDED ASAP

The school would appreciate donations of empty (washed and label removed) MasterFoods® jars for the Art Room as soon as possible.  We require the 175g jars with the red screw top lids.  Jars can be dropped off at the front office.  Please see sample image attached.  Thank you for your assistance.


FURNITURE AVAILABLE

We have school furniture that is now obsolete.  The items will be placed next to the recycle bin on Sanday Place.  Parents are welcome to take items that they can recycle or reuse in some way.  Items are to be taken away with you and not reserved for collection at a later day.


NATIONAL SCHOOL OPINION SURVEY

From last Monday 21 March – 8 April, parents have the opportunity to give feedback to the school via the National School Opinion Survey.  This survey for parents, students and staff, is compulsory for Public Schools and conducted every two years.  We request that EVERY PARENT takes part in the survey so that your opinions about the school and its operation, can be used to make Hawker Park a school that reflects your children’s needs.  The Link and access code to the Parent Survey are below. Please ring the school, 94486750, if you need any assistance with the completion of the on-line survey.  We can organise office staff or a parent to help you.

PARENT SURVEY: https://www.schoolsurvey.edu.au/s/HPPSParent

PARENT SURVEY ACCESS CODE:  MqbHUnPK


SCHOOL PHOTOS INFORMATION

Our school photos will be taken on Tuesday 3 May (Kindy 1 to Year 6) and Friday 6 May 2016 (Kindy 2 and absent students).  Personalised envelopes will be sent home to parents on the first day of term 2, Tuesday 26 April with details on how to place an order.


ASSEMBLEY

Honour Certificate
Congratulations to the following students who received an Honour Certificate at our last assembly held on the 31 March 2016.  Keep up the good work!

Pre-primary: Hayley, Hamish, Jaren and Saphira
Year 1: Lilly, Arlo, Lachlan and Jayden
Year 2: April, Joshua, Euan and Tiger
Year 3: Nikolas, Molly and Isaac
Year 4: Lee and Aine
Year 5: Sam
Year 6: Stella

Aussie of the Month
This award is to encourage students to be proud of themselves, proud of their school and to understand the responsibilities and rewards of community participation.  The basic criteria are; a sense of fair play, a generosity of spirit, commitment to community participation, and a real concern for environment.

Congratulations to Felicity (Year 6) and Katala (Year 2) who have been rewarded with this important award in March 2016.  Keep up the good work!

See our award winners here!


SCHOOL CHAPLAIN

We have come to the last week of term one and what an exciting term it has been!  Tomorrow we have our ANZAC Assembly whereby we honour the servicemen and women who have served our country and fought for the peace and liberty we have today.  We come together as a community to share some stories of old and new and to remember them…”LEST WE FORGET”.

Next term I will be running the BUZ Hope Program with the Year 4/5 class.  This program is about preparing our students with strategies to cope with grief, loss and change that they will experience throughout their lives (as well as being a part of the Health Curriculum for this age group).

I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday and I look forward to seeing you all back next term.  Remember I am on-call over the holidays and if you have a crisis in your family and you would like some support, please contact YouthCare Head Office on 9376 5000 and they will contact me and I will get back to you.


ENTERTAINMENT BOOK – P&C FUNDRAISING

We’re very excited to be fundraising with Entertainment™ this year.  Order your NEW 2016 | 2017 Entertainment™ Book and Entertainment™ Digital Membership from us today, and 20% of the proceeds contribute towards our School!  Click on link for further details on how to place an order.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday 7 April – ANZAC Assembly and morning tea
Friday 8 April – last day of term 1 for staff and students
Tuesday 26 April – students return to commence term 2
Tuesday 3 and Friday 6 May – school photos
Tuesday 10 to Thursday 12 May – NAPLAN (Years 3 and 5 only)


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

P&C – Mothers Day Stall and Breakfast (link to P&C page and update information)
Recent notes – notes sent home can be downloaded from the Notes & Forms page.
Canteen – Open on Monday and Friday.
Term Planner – Always check our CALENDAR to keep up to date with all school events and details.
Zig ZagsSchool Holiday Program
Free Parenting Seminars – Triple P Seminar Series


COMMUNITY FLYERS

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details:

Triple P Seminar Series
Stirling Leisure Centres April School Holiday Program
Co:3 School Holiday Activities
City of Joondalup Leisure Centres
Anglicare WA Child Abuse and Neglect workshop

 



 DATE: 23.03.2016

FROM DR. ROBERTS

Thank you parents who completed the ICT surveys.  The response rate was 98% for the K-1 and 72% for the Year 2.  A huge thank you for your involvement.  Data is now being analysed.

ALL PARENTS are encouraged to complete the National School Opinion Survey, see below.  We are aiming for 100% response rate so your opinions become valid and future decisions may be made reflecting the majority.


GRIP STUDENT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

On Friday 11 March 2016, all the school captains went to the Perth Convention Centre in the city to attend the GRIP Student Leadership Conference.

We had 4 sessions where we were taught how to be a good leader in different situations and how to deal with bullying.  In the middle of these sessions was a “loud noise” session where we had to make lots of noise.  Many of us would agree that it was the best part!  In the end, it was a fun learning experience. Too bad we can only go there once.

Click here to see images of our Student Leaders at the conference.


ANZAC DAY SERVICE

Our school ANZAC Day service will be held on Thursday 7 April, the last week of Term 1.  Weather permitting; we will assemble on the front lawn at 8.30am.  Parents and special guests are invited to join us for morning tea and ANZAC biscuits.  If parents would like to donate some biscuits they may be delivered to the front office anytime in the week leading up to the service.  Thank you in anticipation.


SCHOOL PHOTOS INFORMATION

Our school photos will be taken on Tuesday 3 May (Kindy 1 to Year 6) and Friday 6 May 2016 (Kindy 2 and absent students).  Personalised envelopes will be sent home to parents on the first day of term 2,  Tuesday 26 April with details on how to place an order.


CONSENT NOTES & MONEY ENVELOPES

Parents are reminded that consent notes and money envelopes are to be dropped off at the front office in the allocated money collection box.  Teachers cannot be responsible for money that is brought in the classroom.


CANTEEN

Due to the early closure for parent interviews on Monday 4 April, the canteen will not be open on this day.


LOST & FOUND

Recently some money was found on the school grounds.  Please contact the school if you believe this may be yours.


SCHOOL CHAPLAIN

Wow, it has been a very busy term!  Last week the Year 1 class in Room 3/4 participated in the BUZ Feel Safe Feel Right Program and learnt lots of new skills to keep themselves safe and feeling right.  We learnt that, if you feel unsafe or not right you can;
1.Stop and Think
2.You could be careful
3. You could make a good choice
4. You could say NO
5. You could walk away
6. You could tell someone and get help.
If as parents you are able to reinforce these ideas it will help keep your children safe.  For keeping your children safe on the internet there is a website called, ‘Parent Power’ (www.parentpower.com.au).  This website offers solutions for managing your child’s access to the internet on all electronic devices.

As kindness is one of the values that we are focusing on this term I encourage you to suggest to your children that they do one act of random kindness a day.  Each act of kindness will change the world into a better place.

I hope you all have a blessed Easter and that you all stay safe.  I look forward to seeing you for the remainder of the term.


NATIONAL SCHOOL OPINION SURVEY

From last Monday 21 March – 8 April, parents have the opportunity to give feedback to the school via the National School Opinion Survey.  This survey for parents, students and staff, is compulsory for Public Schools and conducted every two years.  We request that EVERY PARENT takes part in the survey so that your opinions about the school and its operation, can be used to make Hawker Park a school that reflects your children’s needs.  The Link and access code to the Parent Survey are below. Please ring the school, 94486750, if you need any assistance with the completion of the on-line survey.  We can organise office staff or a parent to help you.

PARENT SURVEY: https://www.schoolsurvey.edu.au/s/HPPSParent

PARENT SURVEY ACCESS CODE:  MqbHUnPK


UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday 24 March – Easter Raffle

Friday 25 to Tuesday 29 March – No school for students

Thursday 31 March – Year 1 (Room 3/4) Assembly

Monday 4 April- Parent Interviews (afternoon)

Thursday 7 April – ANZAC Assembly and morning tea

Friday 8 April – last day of term 1 for staff and students


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

P&C – Mothers Day Stall and Breakfast

Recent notes – notes sent home can be downloaded from the Notes & Forms page.

Canteen – Open on Monday and Friday.

Term Planner – Always check our CALENDAR to keep up to date with all school events and details.

Zig ZagsSchool Holiday Program

Free Parenting Seminars – Triple P Seminar Series


COMMUNITY FLYERS

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details:

Champion School of Music
Warwick Resident’s Group
Start Sailing Course
Junior Fishing Clinic
Trackers Kids +Boats = FUN
1-2-3 Magic and Emotion Coaching
Triple P Seminar Series
Basketball for Juniors

 



DATE: 09.03.2016

FROM DR. ROBERTS

Today, all students from P-6 were involved in an incursion about Cyber Safety.  As parents, I am certain that you remind your children about the importance of responsibly using Social Media and I am equally sure that you are very good role models for your children.  You need to be aware, as I believe you are, that once something is written on-line, it is almost impossible to know what impact your message will have on others, especially if it is a rumour.  Consequently, using social media correctly is essential, and can be a valuable marketing and communication tool in today’s environment.  Please talk to your children about this, as we do at school.


WELCOME PICNIC

Thank you to those who were able to come to the Welcome Picnic.  I believe it was a great success.  One of the most rewarding observations I made was to see families playing together –playing ball, skipping, dancing to the music and chatting to each other.  It was most gratifying to watch everyone eating together with families and friends.  I loved the way people looked relaxed – including staff members.  Most of all, it was a delight to see the children using their creativity and social skills to have fun.   A huge thank you, to all parents, students and staff, who were able to attend our whole school, welcome picnic.  I was informed by Mr Millar, a past student, that his friend won the competition about the school  motto that we still use –  TOGETHER WE GROW.


P&C

Thank you to so many new parents and those who attend more regularly for their input at the AGM and meeting on the 29 February 2016.  To our past executive team and past President Nerine Horabin, a huge thank you for making our P&C such a positive and fun place for parents to come together with their ideas and discussions.  Congratulations to Carol Abrahams who is our new P&C president.  More P&C information can be found on the School P&C page.


PARENT INTERVIEWS

Parent information letter were sent out last Friday 4 March.  Parents need to return their preferences and what they are doing with their children by Thursday 24 March (week 8).  This allows time for teachers to confirm meeting times before week 10.  Interviews are for 10 minutes.


EASTER RAFFLE

Our Easter Raffle will once again be organised by the Year 6 students.  Traditionally, money raised is used to purchase a farewell gift for the school.  We have already had Easter Eggs donated by our very generous parent body.  Donations may be left with classroom teachers.  Tickets for the raffle will be available from Monday 14 March outside the MPR at morning recess and lunch.  The draw will be on Friday 24 March at an assembly beginning at 2.15pm.  Parents are welcome to attend.


NATIONAL SCHOOL OPINION SURVEY

In week 8 (21 March) parents will have the opportunity to give feedback to the school via the National School Opinion Survey.  This survey for parents, students and staff, is compulsory for Public Schools and conducted every two years.  We request that EVERY PARENT takes part in the survey so that your opinions about the school and its operation, can be used to make Hawker Park a school that reflects your children’s needs.  Links to the survey will be made available via your classroom teachers and from Hawker Headlines on 23 March.  Please ring the school, 9448 6750, if you need any assistance with the completion of the on-line survey.  We can organise office staff or a parent to help you.


2016 VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS

Thank you to those families who have already paid the voluntary school, ICT and P&C contributions.  Payments can be received in the front office in cash or cheque or online with direct deposit.  Fees are – Voluntary Contributions $60.00 per child, P&C Voluntary Contribution $30.00 per family and ICT Contribution $50.00 per family.

Account details:    BSB 306074        Account # 4857503

Please remember to put the child’s name and a reference with your payment.


SCHOOL FACTION SWIMMING CARNIVAL

Hi, we are Emma and Jordan, your Lawson Faction Captains for 2016.  Last Friday was our school swimming carnival.  This was held at Warwick Senior High School.

The afternoon commenced with the freestyle races, followed by breaststroke then backstroke.  After that we had fun with the relays and games.  When all of the events finished, Mr Etheridge announced the winners.

Congratulations to:
Selina and Aine – Intermediate Girls Champion and Runner-up
Flynn and Daniel – Intermediate Boys Champion and Runner-up
Cate and Stella – Senior Girls Champion and Runner-up
Mark and Jordan – Senior Boys Champion and Runner-up

Lawson came in first place with a total of 418 points, with Gilmore and Paterson tied on 274 points.  Well done to everyone who competed and tried their best!  Thanks to the parents who came to help and to cheer on their teams.


ASSEMBLEY

Honour Certificate
Congratulations to the following students who received an Honour Certificate at our last assembly held on the 3 March 2016.  Keep up the good work!

Pre-primary: Wyntar, Elliot and Orion
Year 1: Noah, Samantha, Isla and Taisiya
Year 2: Aimee, Katala, Jack and Quentin
Year 3: Tasanee, Anabelle and Nikolas
Year 4: Flynn and Sophie
Year 5: Liam and Georgia
Year 6: Emma and Travis

Aussie of the Month
This award is to encourage students to be proud of themselves, proud of their school and to understand the responsibilities and rewards of community participation.  The basic criteria are; a sense of fair play, a generosity of spirit, commitment to community participation, and a real concern for environment.

Congratulations to Eliza (Year 4) and Alicia (Year 1) who have been rewarded with this important award in March 2016.  Keep up the good work!


GOOD NEWS ROOM 1 (YEAR 1 & 2)

The year 1 and 2 class have had a busy start to the year. We have made honey sandwiches for The Three Bears, we have been practising for our assembly and enjoying our integrated activities sessions.  Click here for photo’s.


SCHOOL CHAPLAIN

Well we are half way through the first term and the time is whizzing by!  At the beginning of the year I sent a letter home explaining my role as Chaplain at Hawker Park Primary School.  Attached to it was a permission slip which would either give me permission or not to work with your child on a one-on-one basis if requested.  Could you all please ensure the note is returned so staff know who has permission to see me.

Can the parents of students in Ms Smith’s, Year 1 class remember to return the BUZ FEEL SAFE FEEL RIGHT note by Monday 14 March 2016 with the $6 so your child can participate in this informative and proactive Protective Behaviour Program.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Recent notes – notes sent home can be downloaded from the Notes & Forms page.

Canteen – Open on Monday and Friday.

Term Planner – Always check our CALENDAR to keep up to date with all school events and details.


COMMUNITY NEWS

Warwick Senior High School Open Day.

Warwick SHS are offering two ‘Open Day’ sessions ie Wednesday 16 March and Friday 18 March at 9am and 2pm.


COMMUNITY FLYERS

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details:

Certificate 1 in New Opportunities for Women
Rottnest Fast Ferries’ Kids Travel Free During School Holidays
Stirling Leisure Centre Sports Junior Sports
Kuk Sool Won Traditional Korean Martial Art
Obstacool Courses for Kids

 

 



DATE: 24.02.2016

FROM DR. ROBERTS

Last Friday, the school completed the School Census and I am proud to announce that we have 220 students at Hawker Park compared to 210 last year.  Unfortunately, I had to turn away three out-of-area students last Tuesday as our classes are at capacity and we have wait lists for most classes.  Parents and students at HPPS are privileged to be at such a sought after school with dedicated, competent staff and many facilities including before and after school care via Zig Zag.  So few schools have this particular facility offering peace of mind for those working parents who know their children are on-site and safe.  We also have an ICT 1:1 device programme began in 2013.  Many schools are only now starting to introduce devices.


WELCOME PICNIC

We are all looking forward to the Welcome Picnic at the school this Friday from 5.30pm – 7.30pm.


K-2 ICT INFORMATION & SURVEY

All parents of our current Kindergarten to Year 2 were sent home an ICT information letter today (Wednesday 24th).  We hope this has answered many of your question or queries regarding the ICT direction at Hawker Park Primary.
You are invited to complete a short ICT online survey.  Please complete the ICT survey by Friday 4th March 2016.
If you have more than one child in Kindy, Pre Primary or Year 1 you only need to complete the one survey.
The survey for Year 2 parents is slightly different and therefore we would appreciate this to be completed separately if you have a child in Year 2.  Thank you.

K-1 ICT SURVEY LINK

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K-1SurveyTerm12016

YEAR 2 ICT SURVEY LINK

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Yr2SurveyTerm12016


LONG SERVICE LEAVE (LSL)

Last year, I informed parents that there would be numerous staff members taking Long Service Leave (LSL) during this year, as it has become compulsory to take leave within two years of it falling due.  Consequently, Mr Etheridge will be taking five weeks LSL during the last five weeks of this term.  Mrs Everall will become the Associate Principal and Mrs Percy will teach the Year 4/5 class full time so your children and the school will be in very capable hands.


FACTION SWIMMING CARNIVAL

All students from years 3 to 6 will be participating in Hawker Park’s Faction Swimming Carnival on Friday 4 March 2016, from 12pm at Warwick Senior High School.  Consent form and payment due Friday 26 February 2016.  If you are able to assist as a scorer or with water safety, please contact the school.


NATIONAL SCHOOL OPINION SURVEY

We are in the process of tailoring this survey to suit HPPS and very soon, parents will have the opportunity to give feedback to the school via the National School Opinion Survey.  This survey for parents, students and staff, is compulsory for Public Schools and conducted every two years.  You will be informed when the on-line Parent Survey is ready for your completion and request that EVERY PARENT takes part in the survey so that your opinions about the school can be used to make Hawker Park a school that reflects your children’s needs.


STAFF CAR PARK

Parents – PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE STAFF CAR PARK.  Pick up and drop off should be done elsewhere.  Thank you to all those parents who care for the safety of our students, by observing this simple request.


SCHOOL CHAPLAIN

Hello wonderful school community. RESPECT, KINDNESS AND MANNERS are our three main values at Hawker Park Primary.  To find out more about the Values Program and other things our Chaplain, Helen is involved in please refer to the Pastoral Care page on the Hawker Park website.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

School Banking – Opening Session on Wednesday 2 March.  Attached banking information flyer.

Canteen – Open on Monday and Friday.

Term Planner – Always check our CALENDAR to keep up to date with all school events and details.

Recent notes – notes sent home can be downloaded from the Notes & Forms page.


COMMUNITY NEWS

Warwick Senior High School
Warwick Senior High School Year 6 Information Evening and School Open Day.

Highly successful Approved Specialist Programs include, Netball (Netball WA endorsed) and AFL Football (WAFC endorsed).

Prestigious school based programs include, Academic Extension, Dance Elite and Music.

Warwick SHS accepts out of boundary enrolments for specialist and school based programs.  As testament to the quality and success of the programs, students travelling from Yanchep and Fremantle to participate in our esteemed programs.

Cricket Skills Testing Day

The trial for this Specialist Program (endorsed by the Department of Education and the WACA) is being held on Monday 4 April 2016 – testing venue the WACA.  Please direct any enquiries to Scott Ogilvie, Cricket Coordinator on 9408 8000 or email scott.ogilvie@education.wa.edu.au.  See Cricket flyer attached.

 



DATE: 10.02.2016

FROM DR. ROBERTS

Welcome to 2016 at Hawker Park and welcome to our first online “Hawkers Headlines”.
The old newsletter format will no longer be produced and our online Hawker Headlines will replace this to communicate and share what is happening in and around our school.  Please ensure you have signed up / subscribed to receive all our school communications including the fortnightly Hawker Headlines reminder.

In all my years with the Department, I cannot remember wearing a jacket on the first day back at school. We have been very lucky with the cool weather that has helped our 220 students settle into their classes beautifully. This week has been quite the opposite with 40 degree plus heat.  Our students have adjusted to the change of weather very well.  During the lunch break students have been free to go to the library to read, or watch a CD or remain in the air-conditioned under-covered area, or remain outside under the shade.  I would like to congratulate students on making sensible choices.


 INFORMATION EVENING

Thank you to all who attended our information evening last night.   Although it was very hot, all classes were very well attended.


TEACHING STAFF

This year, our school structure is :- KINDY Miss Rose/Miss Chambers, PRE PRIMARY Mrs Jones/Miss Smith, YEAR 1 Miss Smith/Mrs Maidens, YEAR 1/2 Miss Randell, YEAR 2 Mrs Watts/Mrs Barnes, YEAR 3 Mrs Everall/Miss Chambers, YEAR 4/5 Mrs Percy/Mr Etheridge, YEAR 5/6 Mrs Dobson/Mr Whittaker. MUSIC Mrs Subotic, INDONESIAN Mrs McAdam, SCIENCE Mrs Maidens. (See individual classrooms)


SCHOOL UNIFORMS

Thank you parents for dressing your children in the school uniform. They look really smart and fitting for our Independent Public School Status. Thank you Caroline Centa who has made herself available to open the uniform shop before the commencement of the school year. Please see our school uniform requirements, including school hat, at the following link. (School Uniform)


PARENT INTERVIEWS

Once approved via the School Board (read about our current School Board), Parent Interviews will be held on Monday 4 April. School will close at lunchtime. Parents are encouraged to collect their children. If they cannot be collected, they will be supervised at school. More information to follow.


WELCOME PICNIC

We, the Principal and Staff, cordially invite families to come to our inaugural whole school Welcome Picnic for all parents from Kindergarten to Year Six on Friday 26th February from 5.30pm (see flyer).


SCHOOL LEADERS

Congratulations to our 2016 School Captains – Alex and Stella.
Congratulations to our 2016 Faction Captains:
Lawson: Emma & Jordan
Gilmore: Cate & Fionn
Paterson: Kirsty & Tyrone
Link to our school leaders


INDEPENDENT PUBLIC SCHOOL

As an Independent Public School since the beginning of 2015, we developed, with the School Board, a three year Business Plan  that ends in 2017 when a group of external reviewers visits the school to assess our success in implementing the Business Plan. The external reviewers then write a report that is made public.  Our Strategic Directions for these three years, 2015-2017, are ICT and SMARTS and therefore we cannot change the direction or the Business Plan during the current cycle.  The new three year cycle for the school begins in 2018 when Strategic Directions and Business Plans can be changed by the School Board in consultation with parents.


NATIONAL SCHOOL OPINION SURVEY

This term, Parents will have the opportunity to give feedback to the school via the National School Opinion Survey.  This survey for Parents, Students and Staff, is compulsory for Public Schools and conducted every two years.  You will be informed when the on-line Parent Survey is ready for your completion and request that EVERY PARENT takes part in the survey so that your opinions about the school can be used to make Hawker Park a school that reflects your children’s needs.


NAPLAN 2016

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. It has been an everyday part of the school calendar since 2008.  NAPLAN tests skills in literacy and numeracy that are developed over time through the school curriculum.
This year the NAPLAN testing will be conducted in normal school time from Tuesday 10th May to Thursday 12 May.
Easy PDF explaining the NAPLAN


P&C

These meetings are held at school, either in the Library on Mondays or the staff room on Wednesdays every month beginning at 7:00pm. The first meeting for the year, generally lots of fun and a social event, will be on Wednesday 17 February in the Staff room. Everyone is welcome and we particularly invite new parents to our school. Read more about our P&C …


BOOKCLUB

Bookclub is active again this year and booklets will have already been sent home.
You will notice there is now only 1 booklet to cover ALL age groups.
To order from bookclub you will need to go online, NO CASH will be accepted at school.
https://mybookclubs.scholastic.com.au/
Search for our school – Hawker Park Primary School B/C
Then order under your childs Classroom … ie Room 5/6
Issue 1 Orders are due in by the 17th Feb
Many thanks and happy reading :)


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Canteen – Open on Monday and Friday.

Term Planner – Always check our CALENDAR to keep up to date with all school events and details.

Pastoral Care – A message from Helen your school Chaplain.


COMMUNITY NEWS

Warwick Senior High School
Warwick Senior High School Year 6 Information Evening and School Open Day.

Highly successful Approved Specialist Programs include, Netball (Netball WA endorsed) and AFL Football (WAFC endorsed).

Prestigious school based programs include, Academic Extension, Dance Elite and Music.

Warwick SHS accepts out of boundary enrolments for specialist and school based programs.  As testament to the quality and success of the programs, students travelling from Yanchep and Fremantle to participate in our esteemed programs.

Western Devil’s Netball Club
New netball Players Wanted for 2016 season.  Information for all students aged 7 years or above in 2016 as well as interested staff or parents.
Contact Kylie or Bec by email to registrar@westerndevils.com.au or go to www.westerndevils.com.au for more information

Perth Writers Festival Family Day
Sunday 21st February
See flyer
Check out perthfestival.com.au for further details.

School Calendar

Click on event for more information. View the full size calendar click here.

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