Hawker Headlines

DATE: 20.05.2020

FROM DR ROBERTS 

I would like to thank Subway Warwick for generously providing complementary lunch for the staff during these uncertain times. An enormous thank you for your thoughtfulness. Staff thoroughly enjoyed the delicious lunch. 

Now that school attendance is compulsory, it is wonderful to see students back in class.  We have had very strong attendance, 96% and hope this will continue to grow. For now, parents are required to say goodbye at the entry and exit points and my not enter school grounds without prior notification. While watching entry into the school yard, it has been delightful to see the independence and confidence in children growing daily through parental reassurance. Staff will continue to be at the entry and exit points.

Please remember that if your child is unwell please keep your child home. All unwell children from K-6 will be sent to the office. Parents will be contacted to collect their child. 

If your child is not at school, it is a requirement that you contact the office either via SkoolBag or phone to notify the absent reason. This helps our admin staff from having to following up any unexplained absences.

Last year we planned to have a professional development day on Friday 29 May. This will proceed. It means that students do not attend school on that day.

The all-day cleaning is working really well and is continuing.

I have been informed recently that One Big Voice choir festival has been cancelled for this year. We thank Mrs Subotic for what she has done so far in preparation and am certain that next year we will be able to enjoy the beautiful singing once again.

We also had confirmation that in-term swimming has been cancelled for this year.

End of semester reports for students will be emailed at the end of term. There will be significant amendments made in that no achievement levels through the A-E five-point scale will appear. Generic comments will be made for all learning areas. English, Numeracy and the General Comment will be personalised.

Although we will not have school assemblies, we will continue to give out Honour Certificates using Webex. Students will be called out by the school captains for the whole school to hear and the certificates will be given to students in their classes. Parents will be informed through class teachers so you may praise children when they arrive home.

The National School Opinion Survey that I have referred to on numerous occasions is now available for you to complete. If you have more than one child, please select your older/oldest and try to consider the whole school where you can, when completing the survey. We would like one survey from each family to be completed. The survey will remain open until Tuesday 2 June. Once you have completed the survey, please take a screen shot of the final question and print it out for your child to return to the class teacher to go into our family raffle. You may also email this to: hawkerpark.ps@education.wa.edu.au. Please ensure your child’s name is written on the printout or referred to in the email. The link was sent to you via Skoolbag on Monday 18 May. The survey may also be completed by following the link  https://www.schoolsurvey.edu.au/s/fxAXHkKe

Our school Library will re-open next Monday. Please return any library books that you have at home and thank you for your patience.

On behalf of staff, we again thank you all for your much appreciated support and, in anticipation, thank you for completing the National School Opinion Survey on line.


DID YOU KNOW THAT …………….

  • we encourage all parents to communicate with the school by completing the National School Opinion Survey available for parents from Monday 18 May to Tuesday 2 June
  • any students arriving after the siren must come to the office for a late note
  • our drink fountains are now only being used to refill water bottles
  • all children should bring a water bottle to school everyday

CURRICULUM

The Deputy Director General, Schools, Stephen Baxter has encouraged us to share with the school community the following video titled Building On Strength in Uncertain Times: In this together. The video provides relatable and culturally responsive information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, parents and community members about these challenging times from both a system-level and Aboriginal perspective. You can view the video here.

The video is narrated by the Department’s Elders in Residence and senior Aboriginal staff.

These messages are relevant to all school communities and highlight the 2020 National Reconciliation Week theme In This Together which resonates at this time, as it reminds us whether in a crisis or in reconciliation, we are all “in this together”.


APPLICATION FOR KINDY ENROLMENT NOW OPEN FOR 2021

Apply to enrol your child/ren at Hawker Park Primary School for the 2021 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. Submitting your application promptly will allow us to commence planning of classes for the coming year.

Kindergarten – must turn 4 by June 30th, 2021

Pre-primary – must turn 5 by June 30th, 2021

Children currently enrolled in Kindergarten at Hawker Park Primary School will need to re-enrol if wishing to continue in Pre-primary at the school in 2021. Application forms for these students will be sent home in due course.

If you have a neighbour or friend whose child will be turning 4 before 30 June 2021, please remind them they will need to complete an application form to ensure their child can secure a place in Kindergarten in 2021.

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 (e.g. recent accounts for electricity, water and telephone, bank details)
  • copies of Family Court orders for confirmation of proof of name or custody arrangements.

LEARNING ADVENTURES – MUSIC

This term, the students began to explore the musical concept of timbre (also known as the ‘colour’ of sound)

  • Year 1 and 2 students have been learning how to differentiate classroom percussion instruments visually and aurally.
  • Year 3 students have been exploring string instruments.
  • Year 4 students have been learning about woodwind instruments &
  • Year 5/6 students have been exploring different instrumental groupings.

The students listen to each instrument or grouping that they explore to help them recognise their sounds.

  • Year 1 and 2 students have already began exploring another concept of music; PITCH.
  • Year 3 and 4 students are starting to learn how to read music notation and how to use that skill to play recorder.

Our school choir has been practicing one of the songs from the Greatest Showman movie for our next performance.

Music with Mrs Subotic


HASS WITH TA3

Mrs Keevil took this amazing picture of children from TA3 during a HASS lesson about Deserts of Australia. 

Did you know……. The deserts of Australia’s interior make up a large portion of the continent. Western Australia has three large deserts: the Gibson Desert, Great Victoria Desert, and Great Sandy Desert. The Simpson Desert is located in the border region between the Northern Territory, Queensland, and South Australia.

Australian Desert


CHAPLAINS CHAT

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Welcome to week 4! I thought today I would talk about life returning back to “normal and some challenges we may face. Whether it be going back to work or going back to school we may feel anxious as we face more change. Here are a few things to remember about mental health and anxiety (full article by Danae King):

  1. Realize that being anxious is normal.
    We have just lived through a scary event and it’s not over yet.  Be kind to yourself.
  1. Embrace and think through anxious feelings.
    When it comes to anxiety, it’s better to embrace and manage it than to ignore it as it just escalates if ignored.  Identify which behaviours that may cause anxiety and which don’t. While it’s OK to avoid a handshake, avoiding leaving the house probably isn’t a good way to manage anxiety.
  1. Be patient.
    We need to remember to be patient with ourselves and others.
  1. Keep protecting your health.
    It will be a long time before everything is right again even when social distancing is lifted or lessened. The world still needs a vaccine and treatment for the virus.  We should still maintain protective behaviours. One thing that could happen is we could think everything is OK now, denying the risks. We want to overcome that denial.
  1. Know the difference between what you can control and what you can’t and accept it.
    Life is always uncertain; we just don’t always have it thrown in our faces like right now.  A lot of time we want to control everything, and now we’re in this space where we control almost nothing.  We can control how we show up for our families, how we show up for ourselves.
  1. Take baby steps.
    We have to take the transition slowly. When we have a broken leg and it has healed, we don’t expect to go back to running right away. Nor should we expect to go back to normal life right after the pandemic eases.
  1. Talk it out.
    Be gentle with yourself and let yourself feel your feelings.
  1. Push through.
    There might be some stumbling blocks in the transition back to work and a different new world, just as there were when working from home or staying home when the virus began.

Take care,   

Chevonne


P & C INFORMATION

The P&C have had two successful Zoom meetings over the last 2 months and though we are unable to do a lot of our usual events we are still talking and planning and keeping the creative juices flowing.

Watch this space for updates on the plans to replace and move the P&C shed and the beautification of the surrounding area. We will be doing this with the support of the school.

Though we missed Mothers Day, don’t worry as Fathers Day is not far away and hopefully by then we will be able to have some sort of joint event.  A little shopping at one of our beautiful little stalls and breakfast maybe?  We will also be doing the tea towel/apron fundraiser again which will make for a perfect extra gift.

A Term 4 family fun event is on the cards rather than our usual parent fun night fundraiser. Given that it’s been a challenging year for everyone, our focus is not on fundraising but rather bringing us all back together and celebrating our resilience, our school and our community.  

Will you come along? 

More details will follow as we do more planning (and as the rules change…)

Finally, don’t forget to send in your Warm Fuzzy 50 to the special secret box in the front office

Warm and Fuzzy

Thanks

Emma


OUR BIG FRIENDLY GARDEN (BFG)

Big Friendly Garden (BFG) Update.

BFG

Our school garden is thriving! Passionfruit, Australian native herbs, warrigal greens, carrots, cauliflower, snow peas, lettuce, tomatoes, capsicum, strawberries, potatoes, cabbage and native berry plants.

New signage for the garden has been created using recycled milk bottle tops and E waste. More milk bottle top art to come soon. 

Special thanks to Brad, Melissa, Veronica and Chris, Heather and Daniel and Mrs Everall, for your support maintaining the garden during these unprecedented times. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

DATE: 06.05.2020

FROM DR ROBERTS

Welcome back to school and to a sunny term two, well, it was last week! We are delighted to have our students with us as I’m sure you are too. Students are definitely happy to be back into learning, routine, with their friends and teachers.

Although we are back at school, it is a little different at the moment. A very big thank you to everyone for being co-operative especially during pick up and drop off. Children are showing great independence going to their classes on their own and must be congratulated. The year 6 helpers are wonderful! With the wet weather we will not leave the five boards out but, for now, will continue to have staff at entry points. Thank you to all those who are punctual with both drop off and pick up.

Our attendance has steadily increased from 72% last Wednesday to 87% attendance today. For the 13% at home, we hope you have enjoyed the weekly WebEx meetings or visuals provided for the younger students. Teachers have endeavoured to send at least one Dojo with a photo/or photos of children happily learning in class.

The all-day cleaning is working really well as is the extra support for teachers. 

While some students are learning from home our aim is to contact parents once each week.

If your child is not at school, it is a requirement that you contact the office either via SkoolBag or phone to notify the absent reason. This helps our admin staff from having to follow up any unexplained absences.

For now, no extra-curricular activities are to be undertaken including the Tuesday before school running club, hence the term planner will not be sent home until the situation changes, we hope soon, for the better.

Last year we planned to have a professional development day on Friday 29 May. We assume this will continue, but we are waiting for confirmation from Regional Office. As soon as we know, we will send a SkoolBag to you.

On behalf of staff, we again thank you all for your much appreciated support.


DID YOU KNOW THAT …………….

  • we encourage all parents to communicate with the school by completing the National School Opinion Survey available in Term 2 for parents, staff and older students as we value all input
  • any students arriving after the siren must come to the office for a late note
  • mobile phones, brought to school, are to be handed in to the office
  • students found using mobile phones, at school, will have them confiscated and stored for parents to pick up

LEARNING ADVENTURES TA1

In TA1 we have been very excited to get back to learning in the classroom! We have enjoyed being independent and walking to class by ourselves.

In class we read ANZAC Ted and created a beautiful artwork that reflected the story. 

We have also loved learning about different events that we celebrate such as Christmas, Easter and birthdays.

We would love to wish all the mums a very Happy Mother’s Day for Sunday. We hope you are spoilt by your family!

TA1 Learning Adventures


2D OR 3D – TA3

Our year 2 class have been looking at 2D (width and height) and 3D (width, height and depth) shape characteristics in Mathematics. Lilly, Hayden, Hunter & Kyle created this amazing 3D star independently.

3D Star


CHAPLAINS CHAT

Greetings Hawker Park,

I trust you are all staying well and safe, it is wonderful to see happy, smiling children back at school. The Admin and Teachers are doing a tremendous job at making school a calm and safe place. Thank you to our Super Hero Staff!

I have added in some tips for dealing with anxiety, I’m sure we could all use it during this term.

Self Care for Anxiety

A huge Happy Mother’s Day to all our Mum’s in our community, I hope you have a wonderful day being spoilt and appreciated.

Happy Mother’s Day

A quick reminder that I am at school on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Thanks a mil

Chevonne


P&C CANTEEN / UNIFORM / SCHOOL BANKING

The P&C along with the Co-ordinators have the following updates for you.

Canteen – The Canteen will be closed for weeks 1 and 2, we will reassess the opening of the canteen for week 3. More information will be sent once a decision has been made. Thanks Caroline

Uniform Shop – The Uniform shop will only be available for pre-orders. We have amended the order form to include instructions on how ordering will take place. You can access this form by clicking on the link below or by visiting the school’s website. Thanks Sue

Term 2, 2020 Uniform Order

School Banking – We received notification from CommBank, School Banking to inform us that there has been no change to the current situation. School Banking will remain closed until further notice. Thanks Kym & Claire

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

DATE: 25.03.2020

FROM DR ROBERTS

A huge thank you to all our students, staff and parents involved in our last assembly that was absolutely beautiful. I’m sure all present really enjoyed the event. So much excitement surrounds these magnificent shows. Thank you all. 

I would personally like to thank everyone for their sensible and calm approach to our rapidly changing environment. Our aim is to assist with the containment of the COVID-19 virus while maintaining an orderly and calm atmosphere at school so that children feel safe and confident.

As many of you would be aware Codi Beatty will be taking maternity leave as from the end of today, 25 March. We thank Miss Beatty for being with our school and wish her our very best wishes as a mother to-be. 

We are very fortunate to have secured an experienced teacher who has and will continue to do relief teaching this term with the students in year 1 TA 2. Her name is Miss Rikki Armstrong and we welcome her to our beautiful school. I am certain that you will make Miss Armstrong very welcome. 


HEALTH CURRICULUM INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Parents, did you know that there are some wonderful compartmentalised lunchboxes available on the market. Many children struggle when trying to open packaged snacks and food. By using the new style lunchboxes, parents can place snacks directly into the compartments and thus put an end to the struggling.  As a bonus, no rubbish will be left behind.


DID YOU KNOW THAT …………….

  • we encourage all parents to communicate with the school by completing the National School Opinion Survey available in Term 2 for parents, staff and older students as we value all input
  • you should not leave your car whilst using the Kiss and Drive bays
  • our neighbours do not appreciate cars breaking sprinklers on their lawns

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

“Coronavirus social story” 

The Education Department is working closely with the Department of Health. We will continue to follow their expert advice. On 22 March State Premiers and Chief Ministers agreed that at this time schools will remain open through to the end of the current school term. As already informed, teachers are not expected to provide work packages for students whose parents have chosen to keep them home without seeking medical advice, before the end of Term 1. The priority for staff is to maintain focus on classroom learning and teaching. At this stage, teachers will not be sending workbooks home as they are part of the lesson taught in the classroom.  This may change in the future.  We will keep you informed.

Support and advice – Further information is available at www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/coronavirus or the healthdirect helpline on 1800 020 080 for more information on the virus and its symptoms.


TA2 & TA9 Buddy Program

Buddy programs consist of older students reading, helping, playing, mentoring and completing activities or projects with younger children. Buddy programs can strengthen the school community and help to challenge stereotypes, misconceptions or fears that students hold about younger or older age groups. A buddy system can also help students to feel valued and supported, teach important social skills and create a caring ethos in the school.

Miss Beatty’s Yr. 1’s and Mrs Dobson’s Yr.6’s together are running this Buddy Program. Every Wednesday after recess the two classes catch up for activities, fun, laughter and togetherness.

Please click on the link below to see some of these amazing times.

TA2 & TA9 Buddy Program


HERDSMAN LAKE WILDLIFE CENTRE – TA3

On Tues 10 March the students in TA3 visited the Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre where the children had the opportunity to get involved in hands-on, outdoor learning experience and discover the tiny aquatic life, which live in Herdsman’s Lake.

They started with a quick lesson on insects, to create a common understanding.

Next students went outside and used scoop-nets to collect the tiny aquatic animals. They were asked to identify, sort and classify their catches, before putting the critters back in the lake.

Then off we went for a walk to explore and observe the surrounds of the lake, spotting birds, frogs and trees to learn about how an ecosystem operates and specially to learn how the tiny critters they just scooped, are all part of one big food chain.

We finished with some hands-on animal time as the students are taught about some of the animals of the lake; we have in the displays of the Wildlife Centre.

By the end of this learning experience, students will have:

  • Conducted an independent or group investigation of aquatic life at Herdsman Lake
  • Identified some freshwater macro-invertebrates and discussed their lifecycles, their importance in the wetland food web and described the adaptations that help them survive in their habitat
  • Learnt some ecological terms and concepts &
  • Used some of their senses to explore and make observations about plants, animals, the land and water

Click on the link below to see the amazing experience that they all had.

Herdsman Lake Wild Life Centre


CHAPLAINS CHAT

Dear parents and caregivers,

I have found a few tips for us when it comes to talking to our children about the coronavirus, I hope that you will find them helpful over the next few weeks.

Rachel Ehmke says that, “Kids worry more when they are kept in the dark.”

  1. Don’t be afraid to discuss the coronavirus, our goal is to help children feel informed and get fact-based information that is likely more reassuring than whatever they’re hearing from their friends or on the news.
  2. Be developmentally appropriate, do your best to answer honestly and clearly. It’s okay if you can’t answer everything; being available to your child is what matters.
  3. Take your cues from your child, invite your child to tell you anything they may have heard about the coronavirus, and how they feel. Your goal is to avoid encouraging frightening fantasies.
  4. Deal with your own anxiety, if you notice that you are feeling anxious, take some time to calm down before trying to have a conversation or answer your child’s questions.
  5. Be reassuring, it’s helpful to reassure your child about how rare the coronavirus actually is (the flu is much more common) and that kids seem to have milder symptoms.
  6. Focus on what you’re doing to stay safe, remind kids that they are taking care of themselves by washing their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, when they come in from outside, before they eat, and after blowing their nose, coughing, sneezing or using the bathroom.
  7. Stick to routine, Structured days with regular mealtimes and bedtimes are an essential part of keeping kids happy and healthy.
  8. Keep talking, tell kids that you will continue to keep them updated as you learn more.

Pinterest is a great place to find indoor activities that boost creativity and learning. I have attached a list of ideas I got from Pinterest. 

65 Indoor Kids Activities

Take care of you and your loved ones, please contact me if you have a need 😊

Chevonne


SCHOOL BOARD – MR LOVEINDER MADAHAR

Hi all,

Our school board met on the 25 Feb 2020 and some of you may know that Belinda Hall has relinquished her position as the Chair of the School Board.

On behalf of the Board I would like to thank her for her valuable contribution to the proceedings of the board meetings and associated activities.

I was nominated for the HPPS Board Chair position, which I have since accepted.

What I would like to mention to everyone is that we are working as a team when it comes to supporting students, parents and other stakeholders in this time of uncertainty. The school is acting on advice from Department of Education and does its best to disseminate what’s relevant to us all.

It is with upmost importance that we support each other, it is almost like there is no right or wrong, it is all dependent on the context of one’s circumstances.

We have future board meetings planned, but the current environment may lead to cancellations or postponements. However, I still look forward to doing a lot of great work in collaboration with the school administration, board members, P&C and every other stakeholder which is what makes us such a great school.

Please feel free to contact any of the board members, class reps and school staff if you need any assistance in these difficult circumstances. We will endeavour to hear you out and hopefully point you in the right direction.

Thanks

Loveinder Madahar


SCHOOL BANKING

We received an email from CommBank School Banking to inform us that we have to PAUSE School Banking from Friday 20 March until the start of Term 2 at this stage.

🛑 NO SCHOOL BANKING TUESDAY 24th MARCH

🛑 NO SCHOOL BANKING TUESDAY 31st MARCH

🛑 NO SCHOOL BANKING TUESDAY 7th APRIL

We will miss all the happy faces & will keep you up to date as we know more.

Kym & Claire xx


SCHOOL NURSE – SALLY STEFFANONI

Hand washing

Washing hands is the easiest way to protect ourselves from contagious diseases, like colds, influenza and gastroenteritis. Hands should be washed before and after eating or preparing food, after going to the toilet and after nose blowing.

When teaching your child to wash their hands:

  • Use clean water and soap, making sure they cover their hands and wrists.
  • Use a brush to clean under nails if they’re dirty too
  • Dry their hands with something clean (like a paper towel)

Alcohol based sanitisers are useful when soap and water is not available. Use half a teaspoon of the product and encourage your child to rub their hands together until they’re dry. If you can see dirt on their hands, it is better to use soap and water.

For a visual demonstration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IisgnbMfKvI

For more information, go to https://www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/


ZIG ZAGS VACATION CARE

Zig Zags OSHC will be open for the April School Holidays.

This will include the School Development Day on Thursday 9th April.

Located at Greenwood Primary School and open from 6.30am-6pm.

For bookings please call 0421 369 516 or visit www.zigzagsoshc.com.au/vacation-care

Zig Zags Vacation Care Program


CITY OF JOONDALUP LIBRARY – NOTICE

In response to the spread of COVID-19, the City of Joondalup has suspended all Library programs and events effective Saturday 21 March until 31 May 2020 and will review again in time.

The City of Joondalup is currently following the direction from local and State health agencies to provide an environment that is safe and healthy, and will continue to provide essential community services.

All four Libraries are open for business for physical loans, public computer access, Wi-Fi and the Books on Wheels service is committed to continuing service to our most vulnerable community members.

Remember Library Members can access eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and streaming services are all available online for FREE, giving you access to a huge range across your devices.

The City of Joondalup Libraries have digital resources available to Library members.

Digital Resources

If staff and/or students are non-members, they can sign up on line anytime. (Children under the age of 18 years require a signature from parent or guardian).

Kind regards,

Anita Cheetham
Youth and Children’s Services Officer (Thursday, Friday)
City of Joondalup


COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on the following community events:

  • ANZAC Day Poster
  • AirTeacher

 

 

 


 

 

 

DATE: 11.03.2020

FROM DR ROBERTS

The year six class, together with their teachers, Mrs Dobson and Mrs Martinovich, have been preparing for the first assembly of the year. I am sure, like parents, we cannot wait to see their presentation. Always tricky being the first class as time is limited but I am sure we will all be delighted by our very talented students.

We are excitedly looking forward to our Harmony Week next week with activities planned every day. A parent information sheet has already been sent home. On Monday we will be delighted to have Carol Michie talk to all the children about her family history.

Parents, if you are preparing food for the international lunch on Tuesday 17 March, please remember to make a small portion as we don’t want to waste food. Also, remember to let your children wear something ORANGE.

Wednesday will be our Art day with our Chaplain helping also. Please refer to your information sheet for more information.

The year 6 students, under the guidance of Mrs Dobson and Mrs Martinovich have a very special surprise for all the children in the school.

What fabulous teachers we have at Hawker Park. We give a huge thank you to Mrs Everall (and others) who has lead the organisation and planning of this fantastic week of event. Thank you Mrs Everall. 

I am aware that notes have been sent out regarding our Easter Raffle. A very big thank you to Mrs Dobson, Mrs Martinovich and the year six students for organising this exciting raffle. On behalf of all staff, we thank parents in anticipation of contributions that you may be able to make. 


CURRICULUM INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

The spelling programme we are continuing with is Diana Rigg. As a result of huge amounts of work during the holidays by Mrs Everall and Miss Randell, they have developed an intervention programme, that complements our spelling programme, called LIFT. LIFT will take the place of toe-by-toe at school. Toe-by-toe may continue at home.

If children have spelling homework, parents, please allow a bit of time for your children to learn their words. Spelling is one of our priority areas this year.

Yesterday students from years 3-6 were involved in NUMERO activities that will support mathematics learning.

After school, all staff were invited to attend professional learning in NUMERO.


NAPLAN 2020 – Year 3 & Year 5

Parents, today a hard copy of NAPLAN Online – information for parents and carers was sent home with your child. Please make the time to read this pamphlet. All eligible students are expected to participate in the testing to allow them to demonstrate their actual skills and knowledge. Although not in the pamphlet, students may be withdrawn from the testing program by their parent/carer. This is a matter for consideration by individual parents/carers in consultation with their child’s school. Withdrawals are intended to address issues such as religious beliefs and philosophical objections to testing.

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 since 2008.

NAPLAN tests skills in literacy and numeracy that are developed over time through the school curriculum. 

NAPLAN testing will be conducted in normal school time from Tuesday 12th May to Thursday 21 May. Be aware that NAPLAN is online again this year for years 3 and 5. 

Year 3 will use iPads (except for writing that will be pencil and paper) and Year 5 will use their own laptops.

If you wish your child to be involved in NAPLAN and you wish to give your child the best opportunity to do well in the test, please try to plan to take holidays during school holiday times. If this is impossible, please try to organise holidays after the NAPLAN weeks.


DID YOU KNOW THAT …………….

  • the next School Board meeting will be an open meeting where school and community members are invited as observers
  • as observers, school and community members do not become involved in discussion, or decision making but observe what the workings and discussions of the Board are
  • we encourage all parents to communicate with the school by completing the National School Opinion Survey available in Term 2 for parents, staff and older students as we value their input

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

How can I protect myself and others against COVID-19?

  • Frequently washing your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or using an alcohol-based hand gel
  • Refraining from touching mouth and nose
  • If coughing or sneezing, covering your nose and mouth with a paper tissue or flexed elbow.
  • Dispose of the tissue immediately after use and perform hand hygiene and
  • Avoiding close contact with anyone if you, or they, have a cold or flu-like symptoms (maintain a distance of at least 1 metre).

How is COVID-19 spread?

COVID-19 is most likely to spread from person-to-person through:

  • direct close contact with a person while they are infectious;
  • close contact with a person with a confirmed infection who coughs or sneezes; or
  • touching objects or surfaces (such as door handles or tables) contaminated from a cough or sneeze from a person with a confirmed infection, and then touching your mouth or face.

Most infections are only transmitted by people when they have symptoms.  These can include fever, a cough, sore throat, tiredness and shortness of breath.

Students should:

  • wash hands with soap and running water when hands are visibly dirty;
  • wash hands with soap and water and use alcohol based hand rub (ABHR), before and after eating or prior to food preparation;
  • wash hands with soap and water after going to the toilet;
  • avoid using handkerchiefs;
  • cough and sneeze with a tissue or bent elbow, dispose of used tissues immediately, and use ABHR or soap and water;
  • avoid touching eyes, mouth and nose;
  • if unwell, avoid contact with others;
  • wash hands or use ABHR after handling animals or animal waste.

International travel

School Excursions – All international school excursions in Western Australian schools have been banned (this now includes the USA and Canada) until further notice, except for travel to New Zealand (providing it does not transit through Asia). 

Support and advice – Further information is available at www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/coronavirus or the healthdirect helpline on 1800 020 080 for more information on the virus and its symptoms.


SUPPORT-A-READER TUTORS WANTED

Calling all parents, grandparents, retirees and community members – help share the gift of reading.

Support A Reader is an on-going volunteer based program that trains parents and members of the community as ‘tutors’, to give children who need additional assistance with their reading the opportunity to read regularly with a supportive adult on a one-to-one basis.

Tutors are trained to give explicit support to assist a child’s reading development while promoting a love for literature!

Email liz.everall@education.wa.edu.au for more information or to register as a tutor.

Support-A-Reader Information


LEARNING ADVENTURES – MISS BEATTY TA2

TA2 has started 2020 with a bang. We have had so much fun learning alongside Miss Germano in TA1 and we are now in good routines.

We love spending the mornings doing spelling, sight word/fine motor and maths rotations.

In the afternoons we get creative with art, technology and history and have even started our home readers.

We have done lots of fun activities to help us learn to recount write and have been focusing on ‘what is a sentence’!

We love hands on learning are working hard to become independent big kids in the big school!

TA2 Learning Adventures

TA2 Learning Adventures


CHAPLAINS CHAT

Dear parents and caregivers,

I trust the term is going well

Let’s continue with the 10 Habits to Strengthen a Parent-Child Relationship:

4. Connect before transitions.

Kids have a hard time transitioning from one thing to another. They need us to “co-regulate” them through those moments when they really don’t want to give up what they’re doing to move onto something we want them to do. If you look him in the eye, use his name, connect with him, and then get him giggling, you’ll give him a bridge to manage himself through a tough transition.

5. Make time for one on one time.

Do whatever you need to do to schedule 15 minutes with each child, separately, every day. Alternate doing what your child wants and doing what you want during that time. On her days, just pour your love into her while you follow her lead. On your days resist the urge to structure the time with activities. Instead, try any physical activity or game that gets her laughing.

6.Welcome emotion.

Sure, it’s inconvenient. But your child needs to express his emotions or they’ll drive his behaviour. Besides, this is an opportunity to help your child heal those upsets, which will bring you closer. So summon up all your compassion, don’t let the anger trigger you, and welcome the tears and fears that always hide behind the anger. Remember that you’re the one he trusts enough to cry with, and breathe your way through it. Just acknowledge all those feelings and offer understanding of the pain. That creates safety, so he can move through those emotions and back into connection, Afterwards, he’ll feel more relaxed, cooperative, and closer to you. (Yes, this is really, really hard. Regulating our own emotions in the face of our child’s upset is one of the hardest parts of parenting. But that doesn’t mean we’re excused from trying.)

I’ll leave it at that for this week, there is so much we can “chew” on from these 3 habits.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if a need arises. 

 

Take care,

Chevonne

 

DID you know:

  • Boredom encourages imagination and creativity
  • Children who spend more time playing outside have a reduced risk of becoming myopic.
  • Studies have shown that if a kid watches more than 3 hours of videos or TV programs a day, they may have a greater chance of emotional, relationship, and conduct problems when they reach 7 years of age.

HARMONY WEEK – INTERNATIONAL LUNCH

As a part of the Harmony Week Celebrations each class will take part in an ‘International Lunch’ on Tuesday 17 March 2020. Each child will be asked to contribute a dish to share at their own class lunch. All lunches will be held in classrooms or an area close by. 

The food needs to be representative of a dish from a country of the student’s family ancestry. We encourage parents and carers to have discussions in choosing the kind of dish to be contributed. It would be a great point of learning if your child has a good understanding about the background of the food as each child will be asked to briefly introduce their food before the meal if they can. The dish does not have to be homemade or it can be made by other members of the family such as grandparents.

The lunch will commence at 11.40am in each classroom and any food being brought to the school by parents needs to be here by that time. If food needs to be served warm, then parents will need to drop this food off at 11:20am. Heating facilities at the school will not be able to cope with the demand at a whole school level. Please remember to label all food containers sent to school to ensure they return to you.

We look forward to sharing in the luncheon together. Parents (including grandparents) are invited to pop in and join us if you wish. Western Australians share a diverse heritage that originates from every part of the world and builds upon our rich Indigenous culture.

If there are any family members who wish to come and share their experiences and journey with the children during Harmony Week or at any other time, please contact your child’s teacher. Alternatively, your child can share on your behalf.

Each child needs to bring their own labelled reusable plate, knife/fork to make this not only a fun event but a sustainable one.

It is important that your teacher is kept up to date in writing of any food restrictions your child may have. Please ensure also that the front office is copied into any emails (hawkerpark.ps@education.wa.edu.au) to the teacher regarding food restrictions as these need to be on record.

To make this special day each child will be asked to wear something ORANGE.

All enquiries and communication regarding this lunch need to go to your class teacher.


BUSY BEE @ THE BFG

When: Saturday 21st March 9am – 11am.

Where: Hawker Park Primary School BFG

Get your gardening gloves on! Come down and give us a helping hand.

Kids can play on the playground or help the adults. Let’s keep the BFG fruitful!

Lots of snacks, tea and coffee will be provided. You can bring some to share too.

BYO a Wheelbarrow, large shovel or pitchfork if you can.

To do list:

  • Wood Chip around garden beds.
  • Prune Rosemary and Grevillea bushes.
  • Turn Soil with compost and manure in garden beds.
  • renew the fairy garden.

Thank you to Mrs Everall for volunteering to be the Staff Communicant for the BFG.

And thank you to all parents and kids who can help maintain this asset in our school.

Did you know, Some Produce from the garden will be used in the Hungry Hawker canteen. Yay!! 

 

Thank you

Cassy O’Sullivan

0409 370 118


POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAM (K-Yr.3)

When: Thursday 19 March

Where: HPPS (room TBA)

Time: 9am – 11am

This Triple P small group session offers practical and positive strategies to effectively deal with common behaviours.

We will discuss the reasons why children, occasionally, will not co-operate with parental requests, how to prevent misbehaviour, how to teach your child limits, how to set boundaries and how to deal with misbehaviour when it happens.

You’ll see short video clips showing other parents successfully dealing with the same issue, work through some practical exercises and have the opportunity to share your thoughts with the other parents in the group.  You will also be given a take-home workbook with simple exercises and information to help you try your new strategies at home.

You’ll be surprised at how a few small changes can make big differences!

Please register at the School Office. Groups are limited to 12 participants. If you have any further queries you are welcome to contact Sally Steffanoni School Nurse on 0414 896 506 Community Health Nurse.


ENTERTAINMENT FUNDRAISER 2020

Your digital membership allows you to conveniently search, save and redeem thousands of 2-4-1 and % off offers, and pays for itself in as few as 3 uses!

Plus, when you buy an Entertainment membership in March you will receive $10 JB Hi-Fi eGift Card!

20% of every Membership sale goes directly to HPPS.

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COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on the following community events:

  • Harmony Week Poster / International Lunch Info
  • School Banking
  • Triple P Parenting Programs

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

DATE: 26.02.2020

FROM DR ROBERTS

Every morning I try to be out in the classes or grounds to meet and greet parents and students. It is the best part of my day seeing wonderful smiles and happy faces! Please take this opportunity, or see me in the office, to ask me questions or have anything clarified.

An enormous thank you to Mr Fuller (one of our dads) who presented a very informative workshop called “Meet Your Mac” with parents of our year 4 students. The workshop covered user accounts, parental controls, backing up and answering questions. This workshop on Tuesday 18 Feb was very well attended by appreciative parents. We hope to have another workshop 19 March conducted by another dad, Mr Fry. More information will be provided closer to the date. We thank both dads for offering to run the workshops for our parents, for their generosity of time and sharing their skills and knowledge.

Our updated staff is as follows:

Principal Administration – Dr Irma Roberts

Associate Principal Administration – Mr Andrew Etheridge

Level 3 Teacher & Learning Support Co-ordinator Administration – Mrs Liz Everall (Th & F)

Kindy / EC1 – Mrs Tessler (M, T & W)

Pre Primary / EC2 – Mrs Jones (M, T , Th & F), Mrs Kowol (W)

Yr. 1  / TA1 – Miss Germano

Yr.1 / TA2 – Miss Beatty

Yr.2 / TA3 – Mrs Everall (M, T & W), Mrs Barrett (Th & F)

Yr.3 / TA5 – Mrs Hazebroek (M & T), Ms Stokes (W, Th & F)

Yr.4 / TA8 – Mrs Sherriff

Yr.5 / TA7 – Ms Randell

Yr.6 / TA9 – Mrs Dobson (M, T & W) & Mrs Martinovich (Th & F)

Mental Health Co-ordinator – Mrs Sherriff (T pm)

Physical Education/Health – Mrs Barrett (M & T)

Music – Mrs Subotic (W & Th)

Indonesian – Mrs McAdam (M & F)

Science – Mrs Cornish & Mr Etheridge (Th)

Librarian – Mrs Keevil


CURRICULUM INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

The spelling programme we are continuing with is Diana Rigg. As a result of huge amounts of work during the holidays by Mrs Everall and Miss Randell, they have developed an intervention programme, that complements our spelling programme, called LIFT. LIFT will take the place of toe-by-toe at school. Toe-by-toe may continue at home.


VALUES

Our values are RESPECT, KINDNESS and MANNERS.

We expect our students to display these values and encourage the whole school community to role model these values and behaviours to support children. Please respect your classroom teachers by trying to be punctual every day.


NAPLAN 2020

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 since 2008.

NAPLAN tests skills in literacy and numeracy that are developed over time through the school curriculum. 

NAPLAN testing will be conducted in normal school time from Tuesday 12th May to Thursday 21 May. Be aware that NAPLAN is online again this year for years 3 and 5. 

Year 3 will use iPads (except for writing that will be pencil and paper) and Year 5 will use their own laptops.

Pamphlets will be sent home when they arrive.

If you wish your child to be involved in NAPLAN and you wish to give your child the best opportunity to do well in the test, please try to plan to take holidays during school holiday times. If this is impossible, please try to organise holidays after the NAPLAN weeks.


DID YOU KNOW THAT …………….

  • the first School Board meeting was held last night
  • we encourage all parents to complete the National School Opinion Survey available in Term 2 for parents, staff and older students as we value your opinions
  • many children have compartmentalised lunch boxes that do not require plastic wrappings

COMMUNICATION

Information in the Family Information Booklet

Classroom teachers know your children very well so it is best to go to the classroom teacher to clarify anything regarding your child’s progress at school. Please make an appointment to see your child’s teacher. We encourage every parent to make an appointment when it is convenient.

If you are communicating other matters through the school email hawkerpark.ps@education.wa.edu.au we will try to respond within a week.

According to the results of the last Parent Survey, parents indicated that they gain most information about what is happening at the school through the Hawker Headlines. We will continue to use this means as our prime method of communicating school matters with parents. 

All class teachers use class DoJo to indicate what is happening within classes. Some teachers also use face-to-face and/or email.

When you complete your National School Opinion Survey in term two, we will ask you again about how best to communicate with you. 


SUPPORT-A-READER TUTORS WANTED

Calling all parents, grandparents, retirees and community members – help share the gift of reading.

Support A Reader is an on-going volunteer based program that trains parents and members of the community as ‘tutors’, to give children who need additional assistance with their reading the opportunity to read regularly with a supportive adult on a one-to-one basis.

Tutors are trained to give explicit support to assist a child’s reading development while promoting a love for literature!

Email liz.everall@education.wa.edu.au for more information or to register as a tutor.


LEARNING ADVENTURES – MRS HAZEBROEK / MS STOKES

In TA5 we have had a great start to the year! We are all getting very good at all our new routines. We are working with large numbers, making 3D shapes and working very hard to improve our mental maths skills.

We are learning golf with Mrs Barrett and are starting Jump Rope for Heart with Ms Stokes.

In art we have made a self-portrait inspired by Picasso and are currently working on a piece that starts with just one dot!

A lot of our class has joined the choir because we love to sing.

We can’t wait to find out what will come next!

Kind Regards

TA5

Learning Adventures TA5 Gallery


CHAPLAINS CHAT

Dear parents and carers,

I hope it has been a good few weeks of settling into new classrooms, routines etc.

I’d like to take the time over the next few weeks to discuss “connectedness”.

Psychology Today writes about 10 habits to strengthen our connection with our children.  I’ll chat about a few of these at a time.

  1. Aim for 12 hugs (or physical connections) every day, snuggle your child first thing in the morning for a few minutes, and last thing at night. Hug when you say goodbye, when you’re re-united, and often in between. Tousle hair, pat backs, rub shoulders. Make eye contact and smile, which is a different kind of touch, this may seem above and beyond however it’s a great way to find out what happened in their day.
  2. Play, laughter and rough-housing keep you connected with your child by stimulating endorphins and oxytocin in both of you. Making laughter a daily habit also gives your child a chance to laugh out the anxieties and upsets that otherwise make him feel disconnected — and more likely to act out.
  3. Turn off technology when you interact with your child. Your child will remember for the rest of her life that she was important enough to her parents that they turned off their phone to listen to her. Even turning off music in the car can be a powerful invitation to connect, because the lack of eye contact in a car takes the pressure off, so kids (and adults) are more likely to open up and share.

I have found these points to be really thought provoking not just for interactions with children but also significant others in my life, I hope as we journey through the 10 habits you too would have something to take away.

 

Take care,

Chevonne

 

Did you know?

  • Being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings.
  • Effects of too much screen time may affect your posture, eyesight can deteriorate, may cause sleep issues, and social skills may suffer.
  • Anglicare WA has a range of counselling services available.

ENTERTAINMENT FUNDRAISER 2020

Your digital membership allows you to conveniently search, save and redeem thousands of 2-4-1 and % off offers, and pays for itself in as few as 3 uses!

Plus, when you buy an Entertainment membership in March you will receive $10 JB Hi0-Fi eGift Card!

20% of every Membership sale goes directly to HPPS.

Click here for the link


SCHOOL BANKING

School banking has had begun! Its time to start saving again.

Come in and see Kym every Tuesday from 8am – 8:30am in the library.

Volunteers Wanted – Please contact Kym or Admin for details.


HEALTH NEWS – COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE

Welcome back to the new School Year. I hope you all enjoyed a safe restful holiday. My name is Sally Steffanoni and I am the Hawker Park Primary School Community Nurse.

Community Health Nurses are primarily involved in early detection of health and developmental concerns and promotion of health and wellbeing for children and their families. All children are offered a School Entry Health assessment during their Kindergarten Year. This includes a vision and hearing screen, BMI, dental check and if indicated speech, language and a general developmental assessment.

I am available to do health assessments, vision and hearing on any other student that parents are concerned about. Parents will need to fill in a consent form available from administration.

I work with teachers to support health education sessions and to provide information, advocacy and support to students (and their families) to help make informed decisions about their health, wellbeing and development and if required refer students to another health professional.

As I am the Community Health Nurse for several Schools I don’t have a consistent day I will be on site at Hawker Park Primary School. However, I can be contacted on 0414896506 or email on Sally.Steffanoni@health.wa.gov.au.

I am available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any request for information or concerns.

Sally Steffanoni

Community Health Nurse.


COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on the following community events:

  • Triple P Parenting Program
  • Sorrento Football Club
  • All Saints Catholic Church Greenwood
  • Main Roads – School Parking
  • Dalmain Netball Club
  • Northern Districts Gymnastics
  • Relationships Australia Sessions
  • Mirrabooka Squash World
  • Rugby Roos
  • Cornerstone Action INC – Uniform donation letter / pictures
  • Monster Trucks
  • Joondalup United Soccer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

DATE: 12.02.2020

FROM DR. ROBERTS 

Welcome parents, students and staff and a very warm welcome to our new families and Kindergarten families. Hawker Park is a fantastic school with highly professional staff who have worked many days during their holidays to ensure a smooth transition back into exciting school life.

What a wonderful evening we had last night at the welcome picnic. So beautiful that Miss Rose could come and fabulous speaking to so many parents. A parent asked me about the Café that I mentioned at the same time last year.  After trying to establish this, during the last week of last year we were informed of the cost $65000!!  Unfortunately, our budget was about $25000 so unless I win lotto, we cannot afford the café as I had envisioned.

I am sure you would have noticed the painting that was completed in the junior block (TA1, 2, 3 and 4) during the holidays. The white walls certainly brighten up the rooms! Some of you may have noticed the new surface on the staff car park also completed during the holidays. Finally – no more potholes to trip over!!

Thank you to all parents who are proud, positive and caring of their school and have ensured that students are ready to learn. Thank you for sending students in their school uniform including the safe school hat. A huge thank you to our wonderful parents who made themselves available in the Uniform Shop to allow new parents the opportunity to purchase uniforms before the start of the school year. 

The current staff is as follows:

Principal Dr Irma Roberts
Associate Principal – Mr Andrew Etheridge

Kindy – Mrs Tessler
Pre-primary – Mrs Jones & Mrs Kowol (Wed)

Yr. 1 – Miss Germano
Yr. 1 – Miss Beatty
Yr. 2 – Mrs Everall & Mrs Barrett
Yr. 3 – Ms Stokes & Mrs Hazebroek
Yr. 4 – Mrs Sherriff
Yr. 5 – Ms Randell
Yr. 6 – Mrs Dobson & Mrs Martinovich

Physical Education/Health – Mrs Barrett
Music – Mrs Subotic
Indonesian – Mrs McAdam
Science – Mrs Cornish and Mr Etheridge
Librarian – Mrs Keevil

SMARTS Challenge Groups – Mr Etheridge
Level 3 Teacher/SAER/LSC – Mrs Everall

Manager Corporate Services – Mrs Beard
School Officers – Mrs Ierace and Miss Atkinson

Education Assistants – Mrs Anderson, Ms McPhee, Mrs Kaka, Mrs Brennan, Mrs Stangoni, Mrs Keevil, Mrs Moy, Mrs Laughton, Miss Wilson, Mrs Ryan

Chaplain – Chevonne Burr
Gardener – Mr Tustanowki (George)
Cleaners – Mr Gurovski (CIC), Mrs Smith, Mrs Beshay

Our current numbers are a very healthy 225. We have a wait list but have already declined at least ten students out of area.

Our school has a highly justified positive reputation in our community. Thank you to all those parents who continue to fully support the school and speak positively about our highly professional staff and fabulous teaching and learning for your children.


2020 FAMILY INFORMATION BOOKLET

This is available on our website.

Information in the Family Information Booklet, such as School Chaplain, School Uniform, Canteen and much more.

Please note that the Bell Times have been slightly adjusted as follows:
• School commences 8:30 (same)
• Recess 10-40 – 11:00
• Lunch 12:20 – 1:10 (students sit and eat lunch from 12:20-12:35)
• Dismissal 2:50 (same)


PARENT INFORMATION EVENING/ WELCOME PICNIC

Information in the Family Information Booklet
On behalf of all staff, I thank parents who attended last night’s Parent Evening and Welcome Picnic. Both these were very well attended. Everyone enjoyed the relaxed and very friendly atmosphere.

Parents, if you have any concerns regarding your child, please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s teacher in the first instance. The school believes in parents being partners in their child’s education.
We look forward to a positive and productive school year.

Welcome Picnic 11 February


CURRICULUM INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

The first two days of school provided opportunities for staff to develop professionally and discuss numerous issues. Our focus this year will continue to be on Mathematics and Mental Maths, Spelling, Philosophy, Science and health – especially resilience.

The spelling programme we are continuing with is Diana Riggs. We are also continuing our SMARTS Challenge programme for years 3-6 through Mr Etheridge in Mathematics and Language. More information will be sent home by Mr Etheridge.


PARENT INTERVIEWS-GREATER FLEXIBILITY

Information in the Family Information Booklet
This year we are continuing to encourage parents to make an appointment time to speak to classroom teachers about their child rather than closing the school towards the end of term and having interviews on one afternoon. The adjustment allows for greater flexibility for parents, more time to speak to the teacher and students stay at school all day.


VALUES

Our values are RESPECT, KINDNESS and MANNERS.
We expect our students to display these values and encourage the whole school community to role model these values and behaviours to support children.


NAPLAN 2020

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 since 2008.
NAPLAN tests skills in literacy and numeracy that are developed over time through the school curriculum.
NAPLAN testing will be conducted in normal school time from Tuesday 12th May to Thursday 21 May. Be aware that NAPLAN is online again this year for years 3 and 5.
Year 3 will use IPads (except for writing that will be pencil and paper) and Year 5 will use their own laptops.
If you wish your child to be involved in NAPLAN and you wish to give your child the best opportunity to do well in the test, please try to plan to take holidays during school holiday times. If this is impossible, please try to organise holidays after the NAPLAN weeks.


PUNCTUALITY

Thank you to the majority of parents who are punctual for school thus showing your child’s classroom teacher courtesy and respect. Children who are late become quite upset and ‘lost’ for the remainder of the day when they miss initial instruction time. We will be focussing on punctuality again this year to benefit your children.
We are fully aware and understand that some days are ‘tricky’ and your child may be late occasionally. Lessons begin at 8:30 so try to ensure your child is at school by 8:20 and in class before 8:30.


2020 VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS (K-6)

Although the following contributions and charges are voluntary, funds enable the school to provide resources for your child.  We thank you in advance for considering payment. 

VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS                             $60 per child

VOLUNTARY APPROVED REQUEST                       $20 per family

P&C CONTRIBUTION                                          $30 per family

If you have paid your Voluntary Contributions with your child’s personal items through OfficeMax, a receipt will be sent home with your eldest child soon.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Option 1:     Direct Deposit –       Hawker Park Primary School

                                                  BSB: 306074

                                                  Account Number: 4857503

(Please remember to put your child’s name and a reference with your payment)

Option 2:     Credit Card (MasterCard/Visa/AMEX) or EFTPOS at the front office.

Option 3:     Cash at the front office.


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 ensure your child receives 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 need add your name, purpose of visit, and time of arrival and departure in our Visitors Book located at reception.
Thank you for your co-operation.


STAFF CARPARK – BOOM GATE INSTALLED

Information in the Family Information Booklet
Thank you to all those parents who care for the safety of all children at our school. You may have noticed the new boom gate. Should a parent require a 2020 permit to use the staff car park, they may be requested from the front office.

You may have noticed the new surface to the carpark also. We thank the Department of Education for providing this now safe surface.
Again, a huge thank you to all parents who observe this simple request to pick up and drop off children outside of the staff car park.


PARKING AROUND THE SCHOOL

Dear Families
As you may be aware the City, as part of its continuing effort to provide a safer environment for school communities, conducts morning and afternoon school parking patrols throughout school terms.

This includes the use of patrol vehicles, which have been fitted with Licence Plate Recognition (LPR) cameras, that capture digital images of vehicles which are parked contrary to parking requirements near schools. Any infringement notices, issued as part of these LPR patrols, are sent via mail to the registered owner of the vehicle.

Please click on the link (add link to brochure) to see the City’s School Parking brochure which provides additional information in relation to parking near schools.

Many thanks.

Regards.
Gordon Urquhart
Coordinator Parking Services
City of Joondalup

Rangers_School Parking Pamphlet


DID YOU KNOW THAT …………….

• children with medical conditions need to have a medical action plan, reviewed annually and signed by a professional
• the National School Opinion Survey will be available in Term 2 for parents, staff and older students to complete
• uneaten food and all wrappings are taken home


DOGS

Information in the Family Information Booklet
Parents – Please know that dogs are not permitted on any public school site in WA. If you are walking your dog, please secure it and leave it outside the school yard.


COMMUNICATION

Information in the Family Information Booklet
Classroom teachers know your children very well so it is best to go to the classroom teacher to clarify anything regarding your child’s progress at school. Please make an appointment to see your child’s teacher. We encourage every parent to make an appointment when it is convenient.

If you are communicating other matters through the school email hawkerpark.ps@education.wa.edu.au we will try to respond within a week.

According to the results of the last Parent Survey, parents indicated that they gain most information about what is happening at the school through the Hawker Headlines. We will continue to use this means as our prime method of communicating school matters with parents.

All class teachers use class DoJo to indicate what is happening within classes. Some teachers also use face-to-face and/or email.


STUDENT MOBILE PHONES IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The Student Mobile Phones in Public Schools policy1 bans students from using mobile phones from the time they enter school grounds to the conclusion of the school day.
This includes smart watches and listening accessories, such as headphones and earbuds.

The new policy supports staff and students to:
• reduce the potential for learning distraction
• protect the privacy of staff and students
• improve health and wellbeing
• reduce the chance of students bringing external issues to school through technology.

Kindergarten to Year 6 students:
• are not permitted to have a mobile phone in their possession during the school day
• must store their mobile phone using an appropriate approach or location determined by the school.

At Hawker Park, students leave their mobile phones at the front office and collect them at the end of the day.


CHAPLAINS CHAT

Welcome Teachers, Parents and Students to 2020!

I am delighted to be back at Hawker Park to start off the new year with you all.
I am at the school on a Wednesday and Thursday, my role is to support parents, students and teachers where possible or where a need may arise. I have many children speak to me about things they worry about, friendship issues, perhaps struggles with school work and more.
I’d like to remind you that I am here to help 

I recently read an article on friendships, this topic is one not only children face but we as adults may at times find it tricky to navigate. Linda Stade, an educational writer, writes about 5 Friendship Lessons which may be useful for the start of a new year.

1. We all need lots of different friends.
2. There is a difference between having friends and being popular.
3. Conflict happens; we need to learn to deal with it.
4. Stay out of friendship drama.
5. Friendships change and friendships end… and that’s okay.

There may be an opportunity to use these 5 lessons over the course of this year as our children find themselves navigating their friendships.

May you have a wonderful week,
Chevonne

Did you know?
• Approx. 75% of mental health problems occur before the age of 25.
• Mental health care plans can be accessed through a GP.
• Relationships Australia has a wide range of services available from domestic violence support, parenting, separation and divorce counselling etc. Check out their website @ relationshipswa.org.au
• The Triple P Program will be running a free seminar on Raising Resilient Children Wednesday 1st of April from 12.30pm-2.30pm @ Child and Parent Centre Warriapendi, 8 Redcliffe Avenue, Balga. Check out their website for more info -triplep-parenting.net.au.


ENTERTAINMENT FUNDRAISER 2020

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SCHOOL BANKING

School banking has changed its day from Wednesday to Tuesday and will be starting Tuesday 11 February 2020.

Come in and see Kym and Laila from 8am every Tuesday in the library.


UNIFORM DONATION

The old uniforms that were donated last year to Danielle were taken to Bohol Island in the Philippines, and given to needy families.

We received a letter from Cornerstone Action Inc. which has been put on the Notice Board, outside the school administration, along with some photos of the children enjoying them.

Please stop by and take a look.


COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on the following community events:

  • Triple P Parenting Program
  • Sorrento Football Club
  • All Saints Catholic Church Greenwood
  • Main Roads – School Parking
  • Dalmain Netball Club
  • Northern Districts Gymnastics
  • Relationships Australia Sessions
  • Mirrabooka Squash World
  • Rugby Roos
  • Cornerstone Action INC – Uniform donation letter / pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

DATE: 18.12.19

FROM DR ROBERTS

What a fabulous end of year concert and graduation last night – a huge CONGRATULATIONS to everyone! Every parent I spoke to has given positive feedback and praise. Thank you all. 

As we close the school year, I would like to report, as I did at the concert, that we have had a fantastic 2019 that you can read about in our School Report available early in 2020. All children from K-6 were taught philosophy and our school community health and wellbeing programme has been highly successful in that we have moved from Bronze to Silver in our CHAT programme.

All our students deserve acknowledgement as they have worked extremely hard. We are very proud of their positive attitude, responsible behaviour and academic achievements. 

Our School Board and P&C have worked tirelessly during the year – thank you all.

Staff must be congratulated and highly commended for their unquestionable professionalism. Without a doubt, and I hope you will agree, staff at this school are truly and simply the best. We thank each staff member for his or her commitment.

On behalf of staff, thank you parents for the well wishes, food, chocolates, flowers and other gifts provided to our fabulous staff members. We appreciate your acknowledgement.

I take this opportunity in wishing you all a happy, holy and safe Christmas and the very best for 2020.


SOCIAL MEDIA

Parents, please be aware that if you take videos or photos of students (or staff) using any device, the photos or videos should not be posted on any public forum or social media. Some of our students and staff are not to be photographed and definitely, not without their permission.


DID YOU KNOW THAT….

  • Catching up with friends can help you stay mentally healthy
  • Class lists will be emailed to you on Friday 31 January 2020
  • Students start school on Monday 3 February 2020
  • Our information evening and welcome picnic will be on Tuesday 11 February 2020

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING DATES FOR 2020

Please note that on the following dates, although school is open, children do not attend.

  • Thursday 30 January
  • Friday 31 January
  • Thursday 9 April
  • Friday 29 May
  • Monday 2 November
  • Friday 18 December

CHRISTMAS CONCERT / GRADUATION

Wow what an evening. There were so many fabulous performances from all of our children / classes and the Graduating class of 2019 looked amazing!

We wish all the Yr. 6 students all the best with their future endeavours.

A massive congratulation to all of our deserving award winners.

Dux Award

Molly

Endeavour Award

Holly

Citizenship Award

Charlie

Science Award

Phoebe & Isaac

Perseverance Award

Teddy & Lewis

Indonesian Award

Annabel

Music Award

Elliot 

Academic Awards

  • PP – Scarlett
  • Yr. 1 – Jax
  • Yr. 2 – Edie
  • Yr. 3 – Emily
  • Yr. 4 – Alicia
  • Yr. 5 – Katala

Please follow the link below to view some amazing pictures from the special night.

2019 Graduation / Christmas Concert


LEADERSHIP 2020

Congratulations to the Leaders that were announce last night for 2020.

School Captains

Aimee & Joshua

Faction Captains

  • Patterson – Sophie & Jaxon
  • Gilmore – Lydia & Quentin
  • Lawson –  Yuliana & Thomas

We are confident that you will all be amazing leaders.

2020 Leaders


END OF YEAR ACTIVITY

The Yr. 6’s celebrated their End of Year at Hawker Park Primary School with a game at Laser Tag and a feast at Dome. Again Congratulations and Best Wishes!

Yr 6’s DOME

Yr 6’s DOME


NEW COURTS

Yr. 6 students and staff christened the new courts with a fun game of Netball. The whole school celebrated this 20 min event on Friday 13 December.

New Courts

Teachers vs Students

Teachers vs Students

Teachers vs Students

Teachers vs Students

Teachers vs Students

Teachers vs Students

Teachers vs Students

Teachers vs Students


CHAPLAINS CHAT

I would like to thank all the Teachers, Parents/Guardians and students for all the wonderful donations that were collected for the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal.  

We as a school community donated 4 boxes of food items and another 3 boxes full of gift items. Once again thank you for your generosity. 

I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  I look forward to 2020 and journeying through it with you. 

Take care,

Chevonne.


ZIG ZAGS – SUMMER VACATION CARE PROGRAM

Zig Zags OSHC will be open, 6.30am-6pm at Greenwood Primary School for the December / January 2020 School Holidays from Friday 20 December.

Zig Zags OSHC programs are engaging and inspired by our children and staff and include a combination of excursions and activities at our location.

All school aged children (including Kindergarten) are welcome to attend from any school.

In addition to the planned incursions, excursions and activities the children have the choice of arts & crafts, cooking, painting, drawing, colouring, word searches, puzzles, board games, chess, dress up, role play drama, dance, loose parts play and much, much more.

Please see the full Vacation Care Program on the school’s community noticeboard.

For bookings please call 0421 369 516 or visit https://www.zigzagsoshc.com.au/vacation-care


DENTIST SCHOOL HOLIDAY HOURS

  • Greenwood Dental Therapy will be Closed for Christmas Holidays/Break
  • Thursday 19 Dec – for EMERGENCIES ONLY please call North Beach DTC 9448 4566 (AM) or Marmion DTC 9447 1275 (PM)
  • Monday 23 Dec – for EMERGENCIES ONLY please call Hudson Park DTC 9342 4217
  • Tuesday 24 Dec to Friday 24 Jan 2020 – for EMERGENCIES ONLY please call Warwick General Clinic 9447 8011 or Mt Henry General Clinic 9313 0552
  • Tuesday 28 Jan to Fri 31 Jan – for EMERGENCIES ONLY please call Halidon DTC 9409 6362

COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for the following events:

  • Zig Zags Summer Vacation Care Program
  • High Flyers
  • Australian Sport Camps
  • Swim through Perth 2020
  • Bricks4Kids
  • MBA School Holiday Program
  • Northern Districts Gymnastics
  • WAAPA
  • Dalmain Netball Association
  • Kids Yoga
  • Triple P Parenting Programs

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

DATE: 04.12.19

FROM DR ROBERTS

We are now in week 8 so Mr Etheridge and I are in the process of reading all the end of year student reports. These will be emailed home on Friday 13 December. Please ensure the school has your email address or addresses. Thank you.

Swimming has been very well attended – thank you parents for naming all items. You would be surprised with what children can misplace!

I am sure you will have noticed the fabulous, (now adjusted height), permanent pre-primary shade cover for the play equipment. We are now delighted with this structure which will offer protection for young, tender skin.

You may have noticed the work being completed on the basketball court. In time we will have a beautiful new surface. A huge thank you to everyone involved in this, especially our school board that was instrumental in moving this project along.

Congratulations to the school on reaching our Bronze Goals for 2019 with Changing Health Acting Together (CHAT) program. The CHAT program is our mental health program that is incorporated in the children’s classroom curriculum.

CHAT AWARD

Silver here we come.


CURRICULUM – HEALTH

The WA Department of Health offers FREE resources for parents to support Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE).

Relationships and Sexuality Education is not just about puberty and reproduction; it also includes the below.

Mental Health

All publications are available free to Western Australian parents and can be ordered via www.dohquickmail.com.au.

If you have any queries about any of our resources, please contact Sharelle Tulloh, Senior Policy Officer for Schools at the WA Department of Health on Sharelle.Tulloh@health.wa.gov.au or 9222 4222


DID YOU KNOW THAT….

  • seeing the funny side of life can help you stay mentally healthy
  • labelling all your children’s clothing helps us to return them
  • reports will be emailed to you at the end of week 9
  • you will be notified which class your child is in via email on Friday 31 Jan 2020
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited on school grounds

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING DATES FOR 2020

Please note that on the following dates, although school is open, children do not attend.

  • Thursday 30 January
  • Friday 31 January
  • Thursday 9 April
  • Friday 29 May
  • Monday 2 November
  • Friday 18 December

BFG GOOD NEWS 2019

The BFG has had a fruitful year, producing its biggest crop yet! A new red hot favourite thanks to Miss Rose was the delicious potatoes.

With some help from the P&C we planted a Bush Tucker garden which is now thriving. We’ve enjoyed passion fruits from the vine and plenty of our usual favourites such as vegetable pasta, beetroot cakes and vegetable slice!

BFG

BFG

BFG

BFG


LIBRARY – MRS KEEVIL

THANK YOU!!

Mrs Turner is my amazing helper who fits book covering into her busy schedule. I am truly grateful for all your help. It has been invaluable.

Tasanee & Charlotte (from TA9) have been my library assistants during the year. I have so appreciated their creative input, organisation, and diligence with all the tasks. Also Genevieve & Holly assisted during Term 2, and also did a tremendous job.

Last, but not least, our school community for nurturing a love of books

Thank you


ZIG ZAGS – SUMMER VACATION CARE PROGRAM

Zig Zags OSHC will be open, 6.30am-6pm at Greenwood Primary School for the December / January 2020 School Holidays from Friday 20 December.

Zig Zags OSHC programs are engaging and inspired by our children and staff and include a combination of excursions and activities at our location.

All school aged children (including Kindergarten) are welcome to attend from any school.

In addition to the planned incursions, excursions and activities the children have the choice of arts & crafts, cooking, painting, drawing, colouring, word searches, puzzles, board games, chess, dress up, role play drama, dance, loose parts play and much, much more.

Please see the full Vacation Care Program on the school’s community noticeboard.

For bookings please call 0421 369 516 or visit https://www.zigzagsoshc.com.au/vacation-care

Zig Zags Summer Vacation Program


DENTIST SCHOOL HOLIDAY HOURS

  • Greenwood Dental Therapy will be Closed for Christmas Holidays/Break
  • Thursday 19 Dec – for EMERGENCIES ONLY please call North Beach DTC 9448 4566 (AM) or Marmion DTC 9447 1275 (PM)
  • Monday 23 Dec – for EMERGENCIES ONLY please call Hudson Park DTC 9342 4217
  • Tuesday 24 Dec to Friday 24 Jan 2020 – for EMERGENCIES ONLY please call Warwick General Clinic 9447 8011 or Mt Henry General Clinic 9313 0552
  • Tuesday 28 Jan to Fri 31 Jan – for EMERGENCIES ONLY please call Halidon DTC 9409 6362

COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for the following events:

  • Zig Zags Summer Vacation Care Program
  • Victoria Quay Christmas Carnival
  • High Flyers
  • Australian Sport Camps
  • Swim through Perth 2020
  • Bricks4Kids
  • MBA School Holiday Program
  • Northern Districts Gymnastics
  • WAAPA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

DATE: 20.11.19

FROM DR ROBERTS

A very big thank you to our P&C for organising the Lapathon last Friday as a fundraising activity for the school. Although very hot, students always had the choice of sitting in the shade for a rest. Students were also cooled down by our wonderful parents who came along and had fun squirting heated students with water pistols. A great day for all involved.

On Wednesday 6 our Early Childhood students experienced outdoor learning with mud, water and more. Thank you parents for sending a change of clothes. Mud might be fun to play in but having clean clothes is also appreciated. A huge thank you to the staff for organising such a fabulous morning.

The Dance Day on Tuesday 12 November was a culmination to our term two dancing programme with Humphrey’s. The after school session for the year 3-6 students was very well attended. All involved, from P-6 appeared to thoroughly enjoy the event. So many big smiles and laughter especially from parents who joined in. Fantastic afternoon and evening. A big thank you to Mrs Barrett who did not stop from running club before school to the end of the dance sessions 6:00 pm. Thank you to Mr Etheridge for organising the Dance programme that is part of our physical education and arts learning areas. 


CURRICULUM – DANCE PROGRAM

This year, pre-primary to year 6 had formal social dance lessons during and after school every Tuesday for four weeks. The children learnt new styles of dances including solo dances, partner dance and different hip hop dances which was all performed on Tuesday the 12th of November in week 5. The company who helped us learn all of the dances was Humphreys Dance Studio. Some of the dances that were taught were; The Cha Cha Cha, The Hand Jive, The Hucklebuck and a variety of many pop and hip hop dances! The dance was really well attended and at the senior dance after school, everybody who attended looked amazing and danced very impressively. The behaviour from everyone was fabulous. Thank you to all who attended.

By Charlie, Kadence, Shayla & Teliah

Dance

Dance

Dance

Dance

Dance

Dance


SCHOOL PROCESSES

To our wonderful volunteers. If you wish to volunteer your time for the school, please see our P&C President, Ms Emma Claessen. If you would like to help out in the classroom, please speak to the classroom teacher.

The University of Sydney published a research paper in May 2017 stating that volunteering brings at least seven benefits.

  1. It opens the door to personal satisfaction.
  2. It makes you feel happier.
  3. It makes you feel healthier
  4. It gives you a ‘Helpers’ High’.
  5. It gives you a sense of belonging.
  6. You catch “feel-good” emotions.
  7. You can embrace your passions …. To do what you enjoy and are good at.

DID YOU KNOW THAT….

  • reaching out and helping others can help you stay mentally healthy
  • most students are at school by 8:20 for the beginning of the day at 8:30
  • we do our best to keep dogs off the school site

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING DATES FOR 2020

Please note that on the following dates, although school is open, children do not attend.

  • Thursday 30 January
  • Friday 31 January
  • Thursday 9 April
  • Friday 29 May
  • Monday 2 November
  • Friday 18 December

IN-TERM SWIMMING UPDATE

Swimming Reminder

Please note previously provisional class swimming times were needed to be changed, see below for confirmed groupings

LESSON TIMES:      As shown below- Now confirmed 

Session Groups

Leave School

Lesson Time

Session 1: All PP’s; EC2 (PP) TA 3 (PP only) TA 9

11.40 am

12.05pm – 12.50pm

Session 2: TA 1 TA 3(Yr. 1’s), TA 5

12.30pm

12.55pm – 12.40pm

Session 3: TA 2, TA 7 TA8

1.20pm

1.45pm – 2.25pm


THE MAGIC OF DIRT – MUD DAY

During our recent K-2 Mud Day children enjoyed a fabulous morning of messy mud play. Sliding down the slip and slide; wallowing in a mud bath; catapulting mud paint onto the easels or squelching clay between fingers and toes were just some of the play activities on offer. Sensory, messy play provides a wonderful opportunity for learning, supporting social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Some of us were a little hesitant, others dove in head first but we all enjoyed the enormous benefits of being outdoors and getting a little or A LOT dirty. 

Mud Day

Mud Day

Mud Day

Mud Day

Mud Day

Mud Day


CHAPLAINS CHAT

SALVATION ARMY CHRISTMAS APPEAL 2019

We will be running the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal this year from the 31st October to the 28th of November.

As a school community Hawker Park has been involved in this cause for 8 years, thank you for your generous support over the years.  

There will be suggestion lists in each classroom and tubs for the items.

Thank you again for joining us in supporting this great cause.        

LEGO CLUB

Lego Club has been a huge success! 

This week is the last week of Lego club for the term. 

Here are a few of the amazing creations

Lego

Lego

Lego

Lego

Lego

Thanks a mil

Chevonne


LIBRARY – MRS KEEVIL

Thank you!!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!!

To all of you that support the Scholastic Book Club and nurture your child’s love of reading.

This set of books is just one bundle I was able to buy for our library with the reward points from your book purchases.

I would also like to thank Mrs Claire Ritchie for the amazing job she does organising and distributing your book purchases.

Library


P&C

Thank you everyone for an amazing term of support! The Quiz night and Lapathon have so far raised close to $6000 and we are working hard with the staff to find ways to spend this money on useful and amazing things for our wonderful little school.

 

Thank you for your patience when the Canteen has to be closed. Caroline has been working hard all year with help from some fabulous volunteers. Sometimes things come up in life though and we don’t have anyone available to volunteer and cover when she is away. It’s cause for celebration that we’ve been able to run the canteen this year in the black and open for 98% of the time. Whoop!

Next week swimming lessons start and the P&C were happy with the suggestion for using some of our funds to subsidise the cost of paying for the buses. This is something that we will look at doing each year.

Lastly, we have a small committee who are working on the Christmas Concert (Tuesday December 17). The aim is to assist with seating by achieving the best possible layout of chairs. We are also funding the hiring of some extra lights, speakers and screens through an expert company to make it an enhanced audio and visual experience. This is something we thought to trial after feedback from past years and we hope it all works well. It is new so please keep that in mind if there are teething issues (but there won’t be!!) and we hope to build on it for future events.

Have a great last few weeks of term.

Emma Reed (Claessen)

President 2019 


OLD UNIFORMS

Still have any old yellow uniforms? Not sure what to do with them and don’t want to throw them into landfill?

Hawker Park is reducing our waste footprint and helping those in need by sending a supply of outdated uniforms to school children in the Philippines in January.

They will be taken by friends to a town called Tagbilaran on the island of Bohol which suffered major damage from an earthquake several years ago. The uniforms will be greatly appreciated and will be distributed by the local church in Tagbilaran to those most in need. Shirts requiring minor repairs also accepted.

Please place in the box marked in the front office any outdated uniforms in reasonable condition by 6 December. 

Any queries contact Danielle 041 7171 884


NORTH METROPOLITAN TAFE

Looking for work or a career change?

Can you see yourself working in a school?

 

Schools are regularly hiring people for the following roles:

Gardener, cleaner, administration, management, canteen or as education assistants.

Starting in February 2020, North Metropolitan TAFE are running a one semester course on the skills required to be a successful candidate for employment in a school. The course aids in preparation for entry into gardening, cleaning, administration, management, canteen and education assistant work.

We have had huge success supporting people to find work and the chances of gaining employment are strong.  This course is suitable for existing gardeners, cleaners, administrators etc., and people looking to change career or people looking for a return to work.

 

The course includes:

  • Training in skills specific to the role you are interested in e.g. IT skills
  • Work experience in a school or other organisation
  • Help and support to find work
  • Help accessing further training as required e.g. Certificate III in Education Support
  • Development of your job application cover letter, resume and help with selection criteria

Entry requirements:

  • 18+
  • Strong work ethic
  • Good oral and written communication
  • Must be able to read procedures, safety sheets and chemical bottles
  • Must be able to send and receive emails
  • Successful completion of an entry interview
  • Working with Children Check and a Police Clearance

Course details:

  • 3 days per week – Starts Tuesday 4th of February and finishes Friday 26th of June (20 weeks)
  • Days – Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:15 until 2:45
  • Cost – Approximately $180 (total course fee for full 20 weeks)
  • Location – based in Leederville and on site

If you would be interested in this course, then please email: Chris Hodson

chris.hodson@nmtafe.wa.edu.au


COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

DATE: 06.11.19

FROM DR ROBERTS

As you would probably have heard already, despite the weather, the year 6 camp was a success in that everyone returned safely and enjoyment was had by all.

I am sure most parents are aware that camp is not compulsory and many schools do not have a year 6 camp. For now, at our school, we are very lucky to have staff who volunteer their time to attend camp and be on duty 24 hours a day. This is way above their pay scale!

For those of you who have had experience taking away children, other than your own, you would appreciate that teachers particularly do not sleep well because of the huge responsibility they have looking after your children. Having said that, and on behalf of everyone, I thank our staff, Mr Etheridge, Ms Rose, Mrs Moy and Mrs Ferris for volunteering to go on camp. Parents who also volunteered their time to attend are hugely thanked – Mrs Chandler and Mrs Gotch.


CURRICULUM – ICT CYBER SAFETY

MOBILE PHONES

Last week, the State Government announced a new Student Mobile Phones in Public Schools policy to take effect from the start of Term 1, 2020.

The policy requires all public schools to implement a ban on the use of mobile phones for all students from the time they arrive at school to the end of the school day. This extends to the use of smart watches which need to be on aeroplane mode during this period.

As we already have a phone use policy that meets these minimum requirements, there will be no changes for our school. Our existing policy will remain in effect and can be found in our Behaviour Support Policy updated by the School Board in May 2019. It reads as follows:

Mobile phones are handed in to the office. Students found using mobiles will have them confiscated and stored for parent pick up.

Please note that if mobile phones are required for medical purposes, then parents should speak to the Principal.


SCHOOL AND DEPARTMENT PROCESSES

CRITICAL SCHOOL INCIDENT INVOLVING POLICE

In instances where Police are involved due to a school related incident, schools and the Department of Education are often restricted in what information can be released to the school community. 

When the school has a critical incident, the safety and welfare of students and staff are at the forefront of any decision. It is our practice to share general information about a concerning incident to the parents who need to know. That could be an individual class, a year group or the entire school community.

Infrequently we will need to refer an incident to police. Once this happens, it is the West Australian Police who become the lead agency in the incident management. We can only share information released and endorsed by Police that will support the safety and welfare of students and staff whilst not compromising an ongoing investigation. Updates will be provided if and when new information is endorsed by Police.

On these rare occasions, internally, we also contact the North Metro Education Office to register the incident. It is their role to support the school with any liaison between our Department and Police. Our aim is always to share as much information to parents as we can, being mindful that we have an obligation to support the Police in their investigative role.


SCHOOL PROCESSES

Student Leadership Selection for 2020

At Hawker Park PS we provide opportunities for all students from K to 6 to take responsibilities and demonstrate leadership skills.

In year six all students are encouraged to take on responsibilities and leadership positions to act as role models to the rest of the student community.

Additionally, the school has specific roles that are acknowledged as special leadership positions within the wider school community, these being Faction Captains (6) and School Captains (2). These specific roles are voted upon by the students’ peers as well as the teaching staff, with the final decision of appointment falling to the Principal.

Voting Procedure for Captains.

  1. Nominations for School Captain called for in the middle of term 4. Children CANNOT nominate themselves. Nominations have to be seconded by another child. Children can only nominate once or second once, NOT both.
  2. Nominations for School Captains close.
  3. Children who have been nominated for School Captains prepare a speech at home in their time and deliver the speech to year 3-6 children. Year 3-6 children then vote (preferential) for School Captains.
  4. Nominations for Faction Captains called for after School Captain voting completed. Children can self-nominate for Faction Captain positions and must be seconded.
  5. Nominations for Faction Captains close.
  6. Children who have nominated for Faction Captain present their speech to their own faction year 3-6. Then the faction votes.
  7. Voting (preferential) counted.
  8. Recipients of awards announced at Graduation Night.

Note:

  • Children cannot hold both School Captain and Faction Captain posts.
  • Voting slips indicate which year the voter is in.
  • Class teacher will notify student and parents of dates for nominations and voting.

FROM THE SCHOOL BOARD CHAIR

The Hawker Park Primary School Board met on the 5th of November for our term 4 meeting. It was a very productive meeting with a lot of interesting agenda items. 

The Board was presented with the Draft Annual report for 2019, the results of the inaugural Year 6 exit survey, the 2020 draft budget, the Student Leadership policy and the Principals report #5. 

It is clear to the board that Hawker Parks leadership team is reviewing the school’s performance and looking towards continuous improvement.

Parents on the Board added agenda items about communication with parents and an update on the progress of the resurfacing of the courts.

The Board has invited Dr Anne Aly MP Member for Cowan to join our the HPPS Board as a co-opted community member for a period of 24 months and she has accepted.  As a Board we are looking forward to the experience and knowledge that Dr Aly brings to the Board on a wide range of issues and agenda items.

This Board meeting was the final one for 2019 and our first meeting for the 2020 school year is scheduled for 25 February at 6pm.

I hope everyone in the Hawker Park PS community has a productive end to the year and a wonderful summer holiday break


DID YOU KNOW THAT….

  • having an early night can help you to stay mentally healthy
  • lessons start at 8:30
  • dogs are still coming onto school grounds
  • dogs are not permitted on any state school site

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING DATES FOR 2020

Please note that on the following dates, although school is open, children do not attend.

  • Thursday 30 January
  • Friday 31 January
  • Thursday 9 April
  • Friday 29 May
  • Monday 2 November
  • Friday 18 December

In-term Swimming Update

Swimming Reminder

Please note previously provisional class swimming times were needed to be changed, see below for confirmed groupings

DATES:        Monday 25th Nov to Friday – Friday 6th Dec

VENUE:        Craigie Leisure Centre                                             

COST:           $32.00 (After P&C subsidy).

 

Please return forms and make payment to the office by Friday 15 Nov. 

If there are difficulties in this area, please contact the school.

LESSON TIMES

(As shown below- Now confirmed)  

Session Groups Leave School Lesson Time
Session1: EC2, TA3 (PP’S only)  & TA9 11:40am 12:05pm – 12:50pm
Session 2: TA1, TA3 (Yr.1’s) & TA5 12:30pm 12:55pm – 1:40pm
Session 3: TA2, TA7 & TA8 1:20pm 1:45pm – 2:25pm

ROTTNEST CAMP REPORT

Written by Isaac and Euan

Camp was great! We took the ferry on Wednesday morning and even though most of us got sick, we still made it to Rottnest. We rode to the barracks and had lunch and explored an abandoned army post while we were waiting to get the keys to the houses. The houses were named after the famous governors of WA Irwin, Fitzgerald, Clark and Kennedy. Euan and I were in Irwin.

That night we had dinner then we walked to the town and the Governor (not the actual Governor) told us strange and peculiar stories that scared people’s socks off! We went to the graveyard and heard a story about a woman encountering a young ghost boy. For another story we went to the church and heard a story about a man staying in a hotel room next to the church and in the middle of the night he heard someone playing a piano-accordion but back in the church was merely a storeroom and no-one had been in it apart from the owner who had not been there in weeks.

The next morning, we got up and went for a morning beach walk but in the middle track, rain and thunder bombarded us, so we had to run into an abandoned generator room. We managed to escape the room and we walked back to the governor circle and then had breakfast.

After that we rode on our bikes to the lighthouse and learnt about its history and we also walked up the light house but it was too windy to go to outside at the very top.

We rode back to the barracks and had lunch and then we finally got to the beach and had a swim and a sand-couch building contest where Deondre, Euan, Theo, Jack and Toby won. It was amazing!

After that we had free time and had the world’s biggest basketball game against Vasse Primary School but they won 6-12 because they had double the amount of kids.

Later on, we had dinner and a man told us about stargazing, planets and the sun.

Later that night we played charades and we had to act out characters and movies that Mr Etheridge likes such as Spiderman, Big Bang Theory and Avatar. I also tricked my bunk into thinking that Nagisa’s Quokka plushie could move.

On the third and final day we had breakfast and packed our stuff. We then took a bus to Oliver Hill guns.

Our guide showed us around the guns and told us how they work and what they did to fire. We then went into the endless tunnels and we went through them and experienced how the gun’s generator sound (it was loud!) and what they went through every day.

After lunch and we rode down to town and played mini-golf and it was fun but also very tricky. An hour later we went into town and everyone used the rest of their money on junk food, ice cream and Quokka plushies. Sadly, after that we had to go to the jetty and say our good byes to Rotto. Camp will be a thing that we will remember for the rest of our lives thanks to Mr Etheridge, Mrs Rose, Mrs Moy, Mrs Ferris, Ms Gotch, Ms Chandler, Eddie the cook and his team, the volunteers and everyone who helped out.

Thank You!

Rottnest

Rottnest

Rottnest


DANCE DAY

As a culmination to our term two dancing programme we will be holding dance on Tuesday 12 November at the following time.

 

  • PP – Years 2                      1:45pm – 2.45pm
  • Years 3 – 6                        4:30pm – 6.00pm

 

The dances will be coordinated by the Humphries’ dance instructors, who have been teaching the children this term.

Parents are strongly encouraged to attend and join in the fun!

There is no cost for this event.

Venue:  School undercover area

 

Regards, Mr Etheridge

Associate Principal


CHAPLAINS CHAT

SALVATION ARMY CHRISTMAS APPEAL 2019

We will be running the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal this year from 31 October to 28 of November.

As a school community Hawker Park has been involved in this cause for 8 years, thank you for your generous support over the years.  

There will be suggestion lists in each classroom and tubs for the items.

Thank you again for joining us in supporting this great cause.        

LEGO CLUB

Last week Thursday at lunch time we started a Lego club for Year 1- 6’s.

The challenge for this term is, “what can you build with a cup of Lego?” 

We had so much fun!

Here are a few creations

Lego

Lego

Lego

Lego

PARENT SURVEYS

Thank you to all the families who returned the Parent/guardian survey.  I appreciate your feedback.

 

Thanks a mil

Chevonne


OLD UNIFORMS

Still have any old yellow uniforms? Not sure what to do with them and don’t want to throw them into landfill?

Hawker Park is reducing our waste footprint and helping those in need by sending a supply of outdated uniforms to school children in the Philippines in January.

They will be taken by friends to a town called Tagbilaran on the island of Bohol which suffered major damage from an earthquake several years ago. The uniforms will be greatly appreciated and will be distributed by the local church in Tagbilaran to those most in need. Shirts requiring minor repairs also accepted.

Please place in the box marked in the front office any outdated uniforms in reasonable condition by 6 December. 

Any queries contact Danielle 041 7171 884


VACSWIM 2019 / 2020

Enrol now for VacSwim summer holiday swimming lessons!

With swimming pools and beaches a big part of the Western Australian lifestyle, it’s essential that your children learn how to swim and stay safe in the water.

VacSwim is for all children – from beginners to more advanced swimmers. Your children can start as young as five years old.

There are over 180 VacSwim locations around Western Australia, so wherever your family is spending these summer holidays, there will be lessons near you.

Enrol your children in VacSwim now at education.wa.edu.au/swimming.

VacSwim


P & C EVENTS

“LAPATHON”

Don’t forget that the Hawker Park Lapathon will be held this Friday 8 November with all students from Pre-primary to Year 6 participating.

The event will start at 1.30pm and parents are encouraged to come along to cheer the children on with the event going for an hour.

The children will not be allowed to run more than 30 laps and each child will receive an icy pole after the Lapathon has finished.

Children are to wear their sports uniform, sneakers and make sure they have a hat. They may also wear a crazy colourful accessory (crazy socks, tutu, funny sunglasses etc.), this is to be worn with the school uniform, not in replacement of. Also bring a water bottle with a name clearly labelled.

This is a P & C fundraising event with proceeds going towards busses for the school swimming lessons to reduce the cost for families, so your support will be greatly appreciated!!

The money raised should be collected and handed in to the office by 22 November.


COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on the following community events:

  • Behaviour Tonics Programs
  • Anglicare “Bringing up great Kids”
  • Endeavour Theatre “The Beauty Sleeping” production
  • Australian Sports Camps
  • VacSwim
  • Waapa – Summer school holiday program
  • P&C Information

 

 

 


 

DATE: 23.10.19

FROM DR ROBERTS

Welcome all to our beautiful term four with loads of learning to take place including dancing, cross country, swimming, drama, music, helpers’ morning tea and of course, the year 6 camp. Teachers will be busy this term thinking about end of year semester reports and of course, our Christmas Concert and Graduation. As our graduating classes have grown over the last few years, this year may be the last where we combine both events. As suggested by parents, separate events may be more appropriate as the focus will be on the graduating students during a day assembly and both events will be shorter. 

We look forward to a wonderful term. I thank all parents who continue to support their children’s learning by sending them to school ready to start before the siren sounds at 8:30


CURRICULUM – ICT CYBER SAFETY

Parents need to remain vigilant when their children are using devices. At a recent ICT meeting at school, some parents asked if we could provide some links to support them understand Cyber Safely. Thank you to Ms Stokes, we have some links below. 

Life Education –

https://www.lifeeducation.org.au/parents/cybersafety-for-parents-vodcasts?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIuOGcgJ3t5AIVkomPCh0ggQUtEAAYAiAAEgIkS_D_BwE

eSafety Parents and Carers –

https://www.esafety.gov.au/parents

One of our very knowledgeable and generous parents is also happy to inform us of the importance of Cyber Safety and we will organise a workshop for this to happen early in the new year.


DID YOU KNOW THAT….

  • going for a walk can help you to stay mentally healthy
  • you can reduce rubbish (packaging) by buying in bulk
  • lessons start at 8:30
  • Dogs are not permitted on school grounds. This is to ensure our children always feel safe and secure in the school environment (some children have a fear of dogs and whilst a dog is a mans best friend their behavior is always unpredictable.)
  • Canteen menu for term four is available on the website

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING DATES FOR 2020

  • Thursday 30 January
  • Friday 31 January
  • Thursday 9 April
  • Friday 29 May
  • Monday 2 November
  • Friday 18 December

LEARNING ADVENTURES – HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION WITH MRS BARRETT

Sport Report

What a great start to the Term!

Pre-primary to Year 6’s are already 2 weeks into the Dance program. Humphrey’s Dance Company are providing the children with an hour lesson with age appropriate dances.

On Tuesday the 12th of November the students will be showing off their dancing skills. Parents are welcome to come along and watch. Following are the times for each year group:

  • PP-Year 2 – 1:50 to 2:50pm
  • Year 3,4,5,6 – 4:30 to 6:00pm

On Tuesday Hawker Park hosted the interschool cross country carnival, which was a great success. A huge thanks to Mr Etheridge and Mrs Dobson for making this event happen. Well done to the Year 6’s for guiding the runners around the running course.

We are super proud of all the competitors, they ran so well and had the “never give up” attitude.

Swimming for PP to Year 6’s commences on the 25th of November (Week 7) for 2 weeks.

Congratulations to all the students that have participated in the Hawker Park Running Club this year. Just a reminder, Year 2’s are welcome to join us every Tuesday morning at 7.45-8.15am on the Big Hawker Oval.

Thanks

Tracey Barrett


CROSS COUNTRY

On Tuesday 22nd October Hawker Park hosted the first Inter-school Cross Country carnival. We competed against students from Goollelal, Halidon, Marangaroo and Dalmain Primary schools.

The students who competed on the day were outstanding. The course was a true cross country course including hills and bush tracks. The distances ranged from 1km for juniors, 1.5km for intermediates and 2km for seniors.

Cross Country Team

Cross Country Boys

The results were very close and Hawker Park came 4th overall.

There were some standout individual performances with Beau winning Junior Champion Boy and Nik winning runner up Senior Champion Boy.

Junior Champion Boy – Beau

Senior Champion Boy – Nik

A big thank you to Mrs Barrett who has given up her time every Tuesday morning to train the children (not just the ones who competed in the carnival but all interested runners).

Congratulations to all competitors. You have made us very proud. A big thank you also to the year six students who acted as marshals and helpers on the day. 

Final results were:

1st – Halidon (212 pts)

2nd – Goollelal (208 pts)

3rd – Dalmain (198 pts)

4th – Hawker Park (187 pts)

5th – Marangaroo (138 pts)


SALVATION ARMY CHRISTMAS APPEAL 2019

We will be running the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal this year from the 31st October to the 28th of November.

As a school community Hawker Park has been involved in this cause for 8 years, thank you for your generous support over the years.  

There will be suggestion lists in each classroom and tubs for the items.

Thank you again for joining us in supporting this great cause.

Chevonne


VACSWIM 2019 / 2020

Enrol now for VacSwim summer holiday swimming lessons!

VacSwim Poster

With swimming pools and beaches a big part of the Western Australian lifestyle, it’s essential that your children learn how to swim and stay safe in the water.

VacSwim is for all children – from beginners to more advanced swimmers. Your children can start as young as five years old.

There are over 180 VacSwim locations around Western Australia, so wherever your family is spending these summer holidays, there will be lessons near you.

Enrol your children in VacSwim now at https://www.education.wa.edu.au/swimming-lessons


P & C EVENTS

“THE ONE THING” MUSIC QUIZ – SAT 26 OCTOBER, 6:30PM

Get in quick as there are a few tickets still available!!!! Click here to book! www.trybooking.com/BECIP

Dress up in your music themed outfit to take home the best dressed prize and ultimate bragging rights! There will be great prizes for the Raffles and Silent Auctions.

Entry tickets include a welcome drink from the bar (Strictly NO BYO) and the teams are up to 8 people per table. Feel free to bring a platter to share with your table or join the Topolini’s Pizza order on the night. 

Don’t forget to:

  • bring along your own glass / vessel
  • bring plenty of change to join in the games, raffles and silent auction with over $3,000 worth of prizes.

 

“LAPATHON”

The Hawker Park Lapathon will be held on Friday 8th November 2019 with all students from Pre-primary to Year 6 participating. The event will start at 1.30pm and parents are encouraged to come along to cheer the children on with the event going for an hour.

The children will not be allowed to run more than 30 laps and each child will receive an icy pole after the Lapathon has finished.

Children are to wear their sports uniform, sneakers and make sure they have a hat. They may also wear a crazy colourful accessory (crazy socks, tutu, funny sunglasses etc), this is to be worn with the school uniform, not in replacement of. Also bring a water bottle with a name clearly labelled.

This is a P & C fundraising event with proceeds going towards busses for the school swimming lessons to reduce the cost for families, so your support will be greatly appreciated!! The money raised should be collected and handed in to the office by November 22nd.


P & C GENERAL

The next P&C Meeting will be held on Monday 11 November at 7pm in the school library.


COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on the following community events:

  • Triple P Parenting Program
  • Behaviour Tonic Program
  • Relationships Australia – “Rock and Water” program
  • VacSwim
  • Save the Children
  • Anglicare “Bringing up Kids”
  • Triathlon Pink – Fun Run
  • Maritime Day
  • P&C Information

 

 

 


 

 

 

DATE: 25.09.19

FROM DR ROBERTS

Can you believe that it is nearly the end of term three! I know I can speak on behalf of the staff and students when I say it has been a very exciting but extremely busy term and we are all looking forward to the holidays and for staff, at least a week’s rest. 

The Spring weather has been glorious, with the sun rising earlier each day and the birds chirping very early in the morning. Regarding birds, please remind your children that the magpies are swooping to project their young so neither adults nor children should look up if they suspect a swooping bird.

I hope you enjoy having your children home during the holidays and we look forward to term four that starts for students on Tuesday 15 October. Staff will be back the previous day.


CURRICULUM – HEALTH

I am pleased to inform the community that our Chaplain has recently completed a course called Seasons for Growth

The program helps students to learn to live with change and loss. Change and loss are issues that affect all of us at some stage in our lives. At Hawker Park PS we recognise that when changes occur in families through death, separation, divorce and related circumstances, young people may benefit from learning how to manage these changes effectively. We will therefore be offering a very successful education program called Seasons for Growth which we intend to commence in 2020. This program will be facilitated in small groups or classes. The program is based on research which highlights the importance of social support and the need to practise new skills to cope effectively with change and loss. The program focuses on issues such as self-esteem, managing feelings, problem-solving, decision-making, effective communication and support networks.  When we are ready to start, every family will receive a notice with more details about the Seasons for Growth program.

If you require support before we start the programme, you are welcome to speak to our Chaplain who is at the school on Wednesdays and Thursdays.


DID YOU KNOW THAT….

  • seeing the funny side of life can help you to stay mentally healthy
  • gratitude means focusing on what you have not on what you don’t have
  • our school values are respect, kindness and manners
  • lessons start at 8:30

LEARNING ADVENTURES – INTERSCHOOL ATHLETICS CARNIVAL

Hawker Park Primary School participated in the Interschool Jumps, Throws and Distance Running on Monday 23 September.

Wednesday 25 September, Hawker Park Primary School participated in the Interschool Athletics Carnival Main Event.

Congratulations to all of our children who not only participated but also placed in their event. Not only were we good sports on the day but we also were commended on our behaviour.

A special mention to Tahlia who won Year 4 Champion Girl, well done.

Champion Girl – Tahlia

Interschool Carnival Fun

Interschool Carnival Fun

Interschool Carnival Fun

Interschool Carnival Fun

Interschool Carnival Fun

1st – Thomas

2nd – Beau


ZIG ZAGS – VACATION CARE PROGRAM

Zig Zags OSHC will be open, 6.30am-6pm at Greenwood Primary School for the October School Holidays from Tuesday 1 October.

Zig Zags OSHC programs are engaging and inspired by our children and staff and include a combination of excursions and activities at our location.

All school aged children (including Kindergarten) are welcome to attend from any school.

In addition to the planned incursions, excursions and activities the children have the choice of arts & crafts, cooking, painting, drawing, colouring, word searches, puzzles, board games, chess, dress up, role play drama, dance, loose parts play and much, much more.

Please see the full Vacation Care Program on the school’s community noticeboard.

For bookings please call 0421 369 516 or visit www.zigzagsoshc.com.au/vacation-care


“THE ONE THING” MUSIC QUIZ – SAT 26 OCTOBER, 6:30PM

Get in quick and book your tickets to this year’s P&C fundraising event.

Dress up in your music themed outfit to take home the best dressed prize and ultimate bragging rights! There will be great prizes for the Raffles and Silent Auctions.

Entry tickets include a welcome drink from the bar (Strictly NO BYO) and the teams are up to 8 people per table. Feel free to bring a platter to share with your table or join the Topolini’s Pizza order on the night. 

Click here to book! www.trybooking.com/BECIP


GREENWOOD DENTAL CLINIC

Please find below the opening hours of the Greenwood Dental Clinic Ph: 9243 1143 and clinics that will be open for emergencies.

Monday 30/09          Public Holiday CLOSED  

Tuesday 01-04/10    OPEN

Monday 07/10          OPEN

Tuesday 08/10         CLOSED – Emergency Clinic: Hudson Park Dental Therapy Centre Ph: 9342 4217

Wednesday 09/10     OPEN   

Thursday 10/10        CLOSED – Emergency Clinic: Hudson Park Dental Therapy Centre Ph: 9342 4217

Friday   11/10          CLOSED – Emergency Clinic: Hudson Park Dental Therapy Centre Ph: 93424217


COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on the following community events:

  • Triple P Parenting Program
  • Behaviour Tonic Program
  • West Coast Occupational Therapy – School Holiday Programs
  • Relationships Australia – “Rock and Water” program
  • Prendiville Catholic College – October School Holiday Soccer Clinic
  • Drama for Kids
  • Save the Children
  • Get Active Sports – Basketball for Jnrs
  • Greenwood Dentist Holiday Hours
  • Phantoms Water Polo Club
  • Mirrabooka Squash Club
  • Anglicare “Bringing up Kids”
  • Expression of Interest “Hookin2Hockey” School Clinic
  • AWESOME – upcoming school holiday events
  • P&C Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

DATE: 11.09.19

FROM DR ROBERTS

A huge thank you to all the dads and grandads who were able to attend the Fathers’ Day activities provided by our Early Childhood (K-2) staff and students. Children were extremely excited to know that dad or grandad was coming to the school. From what I observed, everyone seemed to enjoy the activities and afternoon tea. We acknowledge and thank Bunnings Balcatta and Coles Greenwood for their generous contributions of toolbox material and donuts respectively. 

 

The One Big Voice was absolutely beautiful. I know students in the choir thoroughly enjoyed the experience and I thank all parents involved for preparing students and ensuring they looked their best at such a major event. An enormous thank you to Mrs Subotic for her work with the choir and staff members, Miss Rose, Mrs Beard, Mr Etheridge, Mrs Everall and Mrs Kaka who accompanied the students on their big evening out. These experiences are really life experiences that we believe students will always remember.

One Big Voice

One Big Voice

One Big Voice

One Big Voice

One Big Voice

 

The Athletics Carnival was, as usual, enjoyed by all thanks to the outstanding organisation of Mr Etheridge and all the Staff. A great big thank you to everyone involved including our wonderful P&C members, under the direction of Emma Claessen and parents who baked and contributed in so many ways during the days. Congratulations to all our students for their enthusiastic participation.

Patterson

Gilmore

 

I am sure you are aware all students from K – 6 are taught philosophy. Please ask your child about philosophy. You will be amazed! During a recent philosophy lesson in the pre-primary class, one of the many questions was “What do you learn by playing?” The teacher reported that the student discussions and subsequent writing were fabulous. Some of the responses included;

  • I learn to follow rules of games. 
  • I learn to be kind and share. 
  • I learn how to be an artist. 
  • I learn how to be a scientist. 
  • I learn how to be an inventor.
  • I learn how to take care of other people and animals. 
  • I learn how to be a builder. 
  • I learn how to be a teacher. 
  • I learn how to use my imagination. 

 

The children’s responses are a true testament to the power and importance of learning through play! 😀” Classroom teacher.


CURRICULUM – INDONESIAN

A huge thank you to Mrs McAdam, our Indonesian teacher who organised a workshop for the year six students last Monday. Students performed what they had learned to our audience made up of various classes. What a fabulous experience for all involved. Great work year 6 students!

Indonesian

Indonesian

Indonesian


DID YOU KNOW THAT….

  • if you are coming to school any time outside of morning drop off and afternoon pick up, e.g. dropping off lunch, jumper etc., come to the front office
  • if you are staying at school for a reason, you will need to sign in and be issued with a Visitor sticker
  • children become concerned if they see an adult on site who does not have a visitor sticker
  • parents who take videos of students using any device should not post these on any public forum or social media
  • some of our students are not to be photographed
  • spreading kindness is easy if you look for and see the positives in life

LEARNING ADVENTURES – MS RANDELL & TA7

During Science Week the year 5 class visited Warwick Senior High School to learn more about science. We participated in science based activities. We had lots of fun investigating energy, ooblek, magnets and other areas of science.

Science

Science

Science

Science

Working in groups during maths rotations. Maths stations include hands on activities, games and working with our teacher and Education Assistant.

Maths

Maths

Enjoying creative sessions during art and our Spelling Bee competitors.               

Art

Spelling Bee


HAWKER PARK SPELLING BEE

Over the past few weeks we have been conducting a school spelling bee competition. Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 classroom teachers were asked to nominate three top spellers in their class to participate.

This was a wonderful opportunity for these students to showcase their linguistic SMARTS in front of an audience. Congratulations to all participants and classroom champions!

Year 3 –  Isla, Maja (Champion) and Emily.F

Year 4 – Taisiya, Noah (Champion) and Alicia

 Year 5 – Hayley, Lydia.P (Champion) and Zari

Year 6 – Brody Williams

Miss Germano


SPOT ON BY THEO

I asked some people in Year 6 from Hawker Park Primary School. What Makes a Perfect Friend? 

Grace – For me the perfect friend, would be somebody who is loyal and won’t betray you. They would also be funny and be able to brighten my day no matter what mood I am in. 

Hunter – A perfect friend is someone who makes you laugh or entertain you whenever you need. They will always be by your side like Batman and Robin who never leave each other.

Phoebe – A perfect friend is someone you can trust and can rely on. They will be the person that makes you the best person you are today. When you need help they will always be there for you.

Toby – A perfect friend for me is someone who is always there for me when I need them most and they are loyal and someone who can put a smile on my face.

Nik – A perfect friend is someone that listens to your opinions and take in advice then works it out from there. They also check on you if you have fallen down.


FACTION CARNIVAL

In week 7 on Thursday, the whole school participated in the 2019 Faction Carnival. Before that, some of the children participated in long jump, throws and 200 and 400m runs on Tuesday.

For the duration of Thursday, students took part in a number of events, such as team games and flat races. The team games included pass ball, tunnel ball, star relay and many more. Congratulations to all medal winners and well done to everybody. The faction carnival was a blast and we hope everyone enjoyed themselves.

Boys

Junior: 1st – Beau, 2nd – Fletcher

Intermediate: 1st – Griffin, 2nd – Jaren

Senior: 1st – Hunter, 2nd – Nik

Girls

Junior: 1st – Jasmine, 2nd – Keira

Intermediate: 1st – Niamh, 2nd – Tahlia

Senior: 1st – Phoebe, 2nd – Grace

The overall faction winner was Paterson. Congratulations on your win Paterson.


RUNNING CLUB

As of Term 4 we are opening up Running Club to any Yr.2 students who would like to join. Please pop into the office to pick up a consent form.

Running Club is every Tuesday from 7:45am

Thank you

Tracey Barrett


ZIG ZAGS – VACATION CARE PROGRAM

Zig Zags OSHC will be open, 6.30am-6pm at Greenwood Primary School for the October School Holidays from Tuesday 1 October.

Zig Zags OSHC programs are engaging and inspired by our children and staff and include a combination of excursions and activities at our location.

All school aged children (including Kindergarten) are welcome to attend from any school.

In addition to the planned incursions, excursions and activities the children have the choice of arts & crafts, cooking, painting, drawing, colouring, word searches, puzzles, board games, chess, dress up, role play drama, dance, loose parts play and much, much more.

Please see the full Vacation Care Program on the school’s community noticeboard.

For bookings please call 0421 369 516 or visit www.zigzagsoshc.com.au/vacation-care


P & C EVENTS

“THE ONE THING” MUSIC QUIZ – SAT 26 OCTOBER, 6:30PM

Get in quick and book your tickets to this year’s P&C fundraising event.

Dress up in your music themed outfit to take home the best dressed prize and ultimate bragging rights!  There will be great prizes for the Raffles and Silent Auctions.

Entry tickets include a welcome drink from the bar (Strictly NO BYO) and the teams are up to 8 people per table. Feel free to bring a platter to share with your table or join the Topolini’s Pizza order on the night. 

Click here to book! www.trybooking.com/BECIP


GREENWOOD DENTAL CLINIC

Please find below the opening hours of the Greenwood Dental Clinic Ph: 9243 1143 and clinics that will be open for emergencies.

Monday 30/09          Public Holiday CLOSED  

Tuesday 01-04/10    OPEN

Monday 07/10          OPEN

Tuesday 08/10         CLOSED – Emergency Clinic: Halidon Dental Therapy Centre Ph: 94096362

Thursday 10/10        CLOSED – Emergency Clinic: Halidon Dental Therapy Centre Ph: 94096362

Friday   11/10          CLOSED – Emergency Clinic: Halidon Dental Therapy Centre Ph: 94096362


COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on the following community events:

  • Triple P Parenting Program
  • Behaviour Tonic Program
  • Nusantara Indonesian Festival, Sunday 15 September
  • One Thing Music Quiz Saturday 26 October
  • Expression of Interest “Hookin2Hockey” School Clinic
  • Warwick Greenwood Junior Cricket Club registration
  • Prendiville Catholic College – October School Holiday Soccer Clinic
  • West Coast Occupational Therapy – School Holiday Programs
  • Greenwood Dentist Holiday Hours
  • P&C Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

DATE:28.08.2019

FROM DR ROBERTS

For those of you who were able to attend our last assembly, I am sure you will agree, that the Pre-primary assembly was super spectacular. Their theme was super-heroes and they certainly lived up to their theme. We were so proud of their presentation and amazed at how confidently they spoke. The message portrayed was so relevant today. A very special thank you to their super teacher, Mrs Jones, and super education assistant, Mrs Laughton. Congratulations to all involved and a super thank you to all who continue to support the students by their involvement at home and/or by their presence.


CURRICULUM – SUSTAINABILITY

Kids have litter-less lunches sorted.  See link below for some interesting ideas

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=12157724


CURRICULUM – MUSIC / MENTAL HEALTH

Parents, the lyrics to this song sung by Johnny Mercer (your grandparents may have heard of him. Well before my time too. I heard the song on the way to school) seem so relevant even for today! 

Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive

You’ve got to accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
Latch on to the affirmative
Don’t mess with Mister In-Between

You’ve got to spread joy up to the maximum
Bring gloom down to the minimum
Have faith or pandemonium
Liable to walk upon the scene

To illustrate his last remark
Jonah in the whale, Noah in the ark
What did they do
Just when everything looked so dark

Man, they said we better, accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
Latch on to the affirmative
Don’t mess with Mister In-Between
No, do not mess with Mister In-Between
Do you hear me?


R U OK DAY?

This term, Hawker Park Primary School will be supporting R U OK day

R U OK’s mission is to inspire and connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life.

R U OK day will take place Thursday 12th September and will involve wearing ONE green item to school and completing a range of activities in class.

The colour green has been chosen, to represent being in the Green Zone; happy, calm, focused and ready to learn.


COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS

Parents, you may be interested in reading these Communications Protocols which have been developed, in consultation with unions, and principal and parent associations, to use in their school community in promoting a shared responsibility for providing safe, supportive and productive learning environments. 

Principals are encouraged to distribute these to parents. The communication protocols arrived on Tuesday so they are very new to schools. 


DID YOU KNOW THAT …….

  • we had at least nine separate activities during Book Week
  • students and staff loved the week
  • parents who take videos of students using any device should not post these on any public forum or social media
  • some of our students are not to be photographed

ATHLETICS FACTION CARNIVAL

Our annual Faction Carnival takes place next week over two days. 

Tuesday  3 Sept 

8:45 am to 10:30 am Throws/Jumps
11:00am  200m & 400m races

Thursday 5 Sept

10:00am to 11:30am  Team Games
12:15pm – 2:40pm Running races and Relays

This Friday all children will be bringing home a program that indicates the order of events and which events your child will be in.

 

All children participate in the Thursday morning Team Games rotation and in an age race in the afternoon.   

 

Parent Volunteers neededIf you are available to volunteer as a place judge or ribbon presenters for Thursday Afternoon, please can you leave your name and number at the office.

 

Andrew Etheridge


BOOK WEEK WITH MRS KEEVIL

What a FANTASTIC Book Week we just had.

There was:

  • Lego Masters
  • Diorama Competition

Diorama

Diorama

  • Cape Competition
  • Book Swap

Book Swap

Book Swap

Book Swap

Book Swap

  • Book Character Parade

Book Parade

Book Parade

Book Parade

Book Parade

  • Book Fair
  • The Story Keeper Incursion

 

Thank you to all the Book Week committee (you know who you are), for making it one of the best.

Thank you to all of the students who helped with the organisation and the smooth running of our events.

Thank you to all in our school community who helped support us making it one of the best.

 

Diorama Winners were:

1st Place – Isla

2nd Place – Jaren

2nd Place – Ella.S

Secret Power Cape Winners were: Keira & Theo

Lego Masters Winners were: 1st Place – “The Teddies” (aka Beau, Arabella & Teddy), 2nd Place “Team Peachy” (aka Antonia, Lydia.P & Ivy)


HAWKER PARK SPELLING BEE

Over the past few weeks we have been conducting a school spelling bee competition. Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 classroom teachers were asked to nominate three top spellers in their class to participate. This was a wonderful opportunity for these students to showcase their linguistic SMARTS in front of an audience. Congratulations to all participants and classroom champions!

Year 3 –  Isla, Maja (Champion) and Emily.F

Year 4 – Taisiya, Noah (Champion) and Alicia

 Year 5 – Hayley, Lydia.P (Champion) and Zari

Year 6 – (event still to be held)


JUST A FRIENDLY REMINDER

  • our Lost Property is starting to overflow. Please feel free to come down and see if you can find any of your lost treasure.
  • that parking in the staff car park in front of the cable gate is prohibited. This is a “NO STOPPING ZONE”
  • Magpie season is upon us, please ensure that you and you are walking / playing with caution.
  • that our wonderful community is being disrupted with people parking on their driveways and on their lawn (breaking sprinklers). Please be mindful of this, there is adequate parking in the Hawker Park Car park (adjoining the school grounds). If this continues to happen we have no choice but to pass it onto the Rangers.

ST JOHN – COMMUNITY DEFIBRILLATOR

We have been privileged to receive a grant to have a defibrillator and cabinet installed at our school.

The cabinet is now installed outside our office and will soon be operable.

The school recommends you download the “St John First Responder” app in readiness for when our defibrillator is operational.


P & C EVENTS

“THE ONE THING” MUSIC QUIZ – SAT 26 OCTOBER, 6:30PM

Get in quick and book your tickets to this year’s P&C fundraising event.

Dress up in your music themed outfit to take home the best dressed prize and ultimate bragging rights!  There will be great prizes for the Raffles and Silent Auctions.

Entry tickets include a welcome drink from the bar (Strictly NO BYO) and the teams are up to 8 people per table. Feel free to bring a platter to share with your table or join the Topolini’s Pizza order on the night. 

Click here to book! www.trybooking.com/BECIP.

 

“LIFE IS WHAT YOU BAKE IT!” – THURSDAY 5 SEPTEMBER

Our annual Athletic carnival cake stall is on again packed with delicious goods. Get ready to race for the best cupcake or jar of chilli jam.

Please donate baked items (clearly labelled with ingredients and NO nuts please) and deliver to the canteen Wednesday 4 September or bring on the morning of Thursday 5 September.

** Helpers also required for the cake stall please. If we all do a little, no one will have to do a lot! **

Contact Emma Reed 0401 814 417


ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS

Support Hawker Park Primary School! Get your new Entertainment Membership today

Want to know how to tackle the school holidays and help us raise much needed funds? The new Entertainment Membership is here, packed with amazing offers, including family activities, casual dining and tasty treats. So who wants an ice cream?

This is your last chance to get the entertainment book for the year.  Purchase your 2019 | 2020 Entertainment Membership today!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW


COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on the following community events:

  • Triple P Parenting Program
  • Triathlon Pink
  • Wolves Basketball Registration
  • CA Flyer Cheer
  • Glendale Little Athletics Club Registration Saturday 7 September
  • Nusantara Indonesian Festival, Sunday 15 September
  • One Thing Music Quiz Saturday 26 October
  • Maritime Day, Victoria Quay, Saturday 2 November
  • Expression of Interest “Hookin2Hockey” School Clinic
  • P&C Information

 

 

 

 


 

 

DATE:14.08.2019

FROM DR ROBERTS

A very big thank you to the parents who were able to come and listen to Linda Stade who spoke about Friendships on Wednesday 31 July.  Thank you Ms Randell who organised this valuable talk.

Nurse Fran (School Nurse) had a Year 5 Mother Daughter talk last week, also organised by Ms Randell. Later in the year, Nurse Fran will be talking to all students in Year 5 about development. We tried to find a person to give a Father Son talk but have been unsuccessful in finding a presenter. If anyone knows someone who would be qualified and prepared to do this, please let front office know and we could organise this for year 6 when boys are more developed and ready for such a talk.

Congratulation to our enthusiastic Ms Marlee McAdam our Indonesian teacher who entered a competition with the p/1 class and WON!! How fantastic is this for the little students and our fabulous school.

Further congratulations go to our very confident and capable speakers, Isaac, Aimee and Yuliana (Taisiya attended as reserve) who represented the school in the Speak Up Awards on Monday 12 August. Thank you to parents and Ms Randell who accompanied the students. A huge thank you to Mrs Dobson who also attended on her day off school. Mrs Everall organised the event as part of our SMARTS and we thank her for that. What a wonderful staff we have providing extraordinary opportunities for our students! We are delighted that Yuliana will continue to represent the school in the next heat. Fantastic Yuliana. (PHOTO)


CURRICULUM – Sustainability

Sustainability, recycling and protecting our environment for the future are in the media on an almost daily basis. At HPPS, sustainability, recycling, rubbish reduction, waste reduction, protecting our environment and related issues are taught at our school and as such are cross curricular. These concepts are also components of learning areas such as HASS, Science and even Technologies.

 

It has been reported in some arenas that Australia is considered as having one of the worst recycling programs in the world. We as a community can do the most we can by helping sort out our own rubbish, educate our children and create a sustainable harmony between all stake-holders in our school and broader community. Our responsibility it to reduce our school’s ecological footprint and with the help of families, we can achieve this.

 

Many parents may not be aware that the P&C was highly involved in the past and advocated hard for this initiative.

 

Our school is doing its part by composting waste in the BFG, recycling paper and cardboard, growing own vegetables and teaching children about waste and sustainability.

 

As part of routine learning, students are informed by their teachers of the reasons why scraps of food and wrappings are sent home.  We are trying to teach the children about sustainability and ensuring the environment is protected for future generations.  We cannot do this in the school alone. We are providing some of the more specific reasons to help parents understand the rationale behind the steps.

 

  1. Encouraging children to eat what is in their lunchbox and take home what is not eaten. This informs parents as to how much their children actually consume as there has been an ongoing desire of parents to know what their children eat. Also, school staff reports that too many whole and half eaten lunches and pieces of fruit get thrown in the bin defeating the purpose of parents putting in all that effort in preparing lunches.
  2. Taking rubbish home allows for it to be sorted properly-soft plastics, hard plastics, compost.  This sorting was part of the issue with the ‘co-mingle’ bins concept that we started at school but could not continue due to the resulting mixed waste. The children could not sort their own rubbish and it was beyond the control of the staff during lunch and recess (finding ice-cream and old food scraps in the co-mingle bins).  Hence, this learning is best supervised at home and continued at school.
  3. We hope that taking rubbish home will encourage children to bring less packaging to school and to recycle their waste at home (in the appropriate bins).
  4. Less rubbish in lunchboxes may also mean less rubbish blowing into our beautiful surrounding local environment.

 

Some useful tips and anecdotes:

  • It would be wonderful to move towards ‘nude lunch boxes’ meaning lunchboxes with no packaging. If you have a product to recommend, please do share among parents.
  • Alternates for yoghurt and the like could be in reusable containers.
  • Fruit peels and cores do not create excess mess when the fruit have been consumed.
  • Wrappings can be cleaned and recycled when sent home – again helping to benefit our environment.  
  • Uneaten food may be used for other purposes including composting and feeding pets.

 

Sustainability (in the curriculum is one of three cross curricular areas)

Sustainability:

The Western Australian Curriculum places emphasis on Sustainability as a priority for study that connects and relates relevant aspects of content across learning areas and subjects.

Cross-curriculum learning is fundamental to:

  • understanding the ways social, economic and environmental systems interact to support and maintain human life
  • appreciating and respecting the diversity of views and values that influence sustainable development
  • participating critically and acting creatively in determining more sustainable ways of living.

 

Through the priority of Sustainability, students develop the knowledge, skills, values and world views necessary to contribute to more sustainable patterns of living.

 

The Sustainability cross-curriculum priority

Sustainability addresses the ongoing capacity of Earth to maintain all life.

Sustainable patterns of living meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Actions to improve sustainability are individual and collective endeavours shared across local and global communities. They necessitate a renewed and balanced approach to the way humans interact with each other and the environment.

Education for sustainability develops the knowledge, skills, values and world views necessary for people to act in ways that contribute to more sustainable patterns of living. It enables individuals and communities to reflect on ways of interpreting and engaging with the world. Sustainability education is futures-oriented, focusing on protecting environments and creating a more ecologically and socially just world through informed action. Actions that support more sustainable patterns of living require consideration of environmental, social, cultural and economic systems and their interdependence.  (https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/f-10-curriculum/cross-curriculum-priorities/sustainability/)


SCIENCE

Immerse yourself in a science experience like no other at the Perth Science Festival this August!

When: Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 August, 10am–5pm daily
Where: Claremont Showgrounds, Robinson Pavilion

More information

https://www.scitech.org.au/events/all/1741-perth-science-festival


DIANA RIGG SPELLING PROGRAM

At present, the school is using the Diana Rigg Spelling Program. This is a structured synthetic phonics, decoding and sight word program, which caters for a range of ability needs in the class.

Each group is determined by the results of the Placement Test, which is conducted at the end/ beginning of every term.

The results of the test show which stage students require targeted instruction in their phonics learning. Once the student’s needs are identified, they are placed in a suitable group.

Occasionally, students will move groups in order to consolidate identified areas needing attention.  Please do not be concerned about your child if he or she moves groups. 

We have seen great improvements in our spellings since implementing the Diana Rigg Spelling Program in 2018.


DID YOU KNOW THAT……..

  • the school is always contacted and complemented on the behaviour of our students after they have attended an event
  • we already have a wait list for our K students for 2020
  • there is a big difference between bullying and being rude, mean or unkind
  • this week is Science week
  • visitors to our school often comment on how well kept it is

LEARNING ADVENTURES WITH MRS SUBOTIC

Our year 3 students have been creating their own birds and the sound of them using graphic symbols.

Yr. 3 Music  – Photo  1, 2, 3, 4.

TA 2, year 1 and 2 students are exploring the concept of pitch. They improvise tunes using a 3-4 words sentence as a rhythmic base for their tune.

TA2 Music – Photo

Our wonderful choir students working hard for the One Big Voice Concert.

(Insert One Big Voice picture)


BOOK WEEK

fPlease see below outlining all the fun activities we have in store for Book Week.

– Mon 19 August: ‘Design a Cape’ & ‘Create a Diorama’ entries closing (to be completed at home)

– Mon 19 – Wed 21 August: LEGO Building Competition

– Tues 20 August: Wear YELLOW for Daffodil Day Appeal (Gold coin donation to classroom teacher)

– Wed 21 August: Book Swap

– Thurs 22 August: BOOK WEEK PARADE followed by Scholastic Book Sale/Parents Morning Tea in the Library

– Friday 23 August: LEGO Building Comp FINALS

Schedule


BERITA INDONESIA

Each year WILTA (Western Australian Teachers Association) runs a music video competition called “Kompetisi Klip Klip”. In term 3, TA 3 learnt to sing “I Can Sing a Rainbow” (Saya Nyanyi Pelangi) in both Indonesian and Auslan. This song was entered into the K-2 Bernyanyi (Singing) category for the competition. The winners of the competition were announced last week and I am so excited to share the wonderful news that TA 3 won their category. The prize is $300 for the language program at Hawker PS.

Thank you to Ibu Rose, Ibu Gosden for their inspirational ideas and of course TA 3 for all their hard work to learn the song and perform it so beautifully. Aysik sekali! (Awesome job!)

Ibu McAdam

Indonesian Language Teacher

To view the video click on the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ27TcJTbBU


SCHOOL BOARD

Board Chair Report

2019 is the second year that I have sat on the Board as the chair and we have been very pleased to welcome several new members to the board.  The range of knowledge and experience of the parents, community reps and staff is always highly valued and leads to great discussions and generation of new ideas.  This year the Board started to think about future proofing the Board by creating positions to support the Chair and the Secretary in their functions.

As a board we reflect on our effectiveness and this year we completed a survey of our performance.  The survey concluded that the following areas were rated as being highly effective; Roles and responsibilities. The Board Chair, Strategic focus, Responsibility and Collective Focus.  Areas for improvement included Board meetings, composition of the board and culture and ethics.  The areas for improvement will become a focus for the board this year. 

The Board is consulted on a range of school functions and approves budgets and the delivery and performance agreement.  This year we have consulted on the idea of a student profile for HPPS students and the updated Behaviour Support Plan.

As a Board we are regularly updated by the Principal on our progress towards the business plan goals and our student’s achievement in standardised testing such as NAPLAN.  Each meeting Dr Roberts reports on one of the areas from the Delivery and Performance Agreement, so far this year we have had reports on areas 6 and 7 and tonight Area 8.

As the Board Chair of Hawker Park PS I would like to thank everyone on the Board for their time and efforts to help make Hawker Park PS the best school that it can be.  I think we really reflect the school’s motto of ‘Together we Grow’.

Belinda Hall – Hawker Park Primary School Board Chair

Summary by Chair of Public School Board Meeting 13 August 2019

On the 13th of August the Hawker Park School Board met for the yearly open meeting.  This is the once a year opportunity for members of our school community to come along and see how the Board operates and ask questions or raise concerns.  Sadly no one from the community attended the meeting.  The Board continued on with its agenda and we; discussed strategies to communicate the work of the Board with the school community, approved the Voluntary contributions and charges for 2020, heard the Principals report against the Delivery and Performance Agreement and discussed other matters of interest to the community such as the schools approach to sustainability.

As the chair of the Board we always welcome the opportunity to provide feedback to the staff of Hawker Park Primary School on a range of school matters.  If you have anything you would like to contribute please feel free to contact any of the Board members.


P&C ASSOCIATION

It’s a busy second half of the year for the P&C with lots of fundraising and events coming up.  We look forward to your support and seeing you there…

  • Thank you to Karen Hadfield who is once again putting together an amazing Fathers Day Stall. The kids can get Dad a great present or two on Monday Aug 26 and Wed Aug 28 before school and at recess until gifts run out.
  •  
  • Thursday Sept 5th is the Athletics Carnival. Look out for lunch order forms (or order online) for a sausage sizzle special. Please also get your bake on for our big cake stall!  The kids love it nearly as much as the parents.  Your baked donations will be sold and enjoyed on the day as we cheer on all the athletes! There will also be a coffee van again!  Volunteers at the cake stall throughout the day are needed and much appreciated. Chat to Emma Reed if you can help.
  •  
  • The One Thing Music Quiz is set to be an epic night of parent only fun on Oct 26th!! Get your table together and book your tickets through the try booking link.  If you’ve been to any in the past, you know that the Hawker Park parents know how to party!!! See you there!

Emma Claessen

Hawker Park Primary School P&C President 2019

0401 814 417


ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS

Support Hawker Park Primary School! 

Get your new Entertainment Membership today

Want to know how to tackle the school holidays and help us raise much needed funds? The new Entertainment Membership is here, packed with amazing offers, including family activities, casual dining and tasty treats. So who wants an ice cream?

This is your last chance to get the entertainment book for the year.  Purchase your 2019 | 2020 Entertainment Membership today!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW


“THE ONE THING” MUSIC QUIZ

Get in quick and book your tickets to this year’s P&C fundraising event.

“The One Thing” Music Quiz will be held on 26th October at 6.30pm. 

Dress up in your music themed outfit to take home the best dressed prize and ultimate bragging rights!  There will be great prizes for the Raffles and Silent Auctions.

Entry tickets include a welcome drink from the bar and the teams are up to 8 people per table but if you have less we will sort you out on the night and it will be a great opportunity to meet some new people along the way.  Feel free to bring a platter to share with your table or join the Topolini’s Pizza order on the night. 

This event is strictly NO BYO drinks.

This is a great way to help support the many initiatives and projects the P&C deliver for the students throughout the year – booking at www.trybooking.com/BECIP.


FATHER’S DAY STALL

The Father’s  Day Stall is just around the corner! 

Monday  26th August and Wednesday 28th August.

From 8am in the Kindy area and again at recess in the undercover area.  

Gifts priced from 50c to $5.


COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on the following community events:

  • Triple P Parenting Program
  • “123 Magic for Families and Children under 12” Session – AnglicareWA
  • Triathlon Pink
  • Wolves Basketball Registration
  • Wolves Fundamental Skills session
  • CA Flyer Cheer
  • Book Week – Design a Cape & Shoe Box Diorama competition details
  • Warwick Senior High School – Yr. 6 student enrolment programs.
  • Jaguars Softball Club Have-A-Go Day – Sunday 25th August
  • Lego Master Contest – Entries close Wednesday 21st August.

DATE:31.07.2019

FROM DR ROBERTS

Welcome all to term 3. Already we have so many exciting events planned for the term including Science Alive, Art incursions, athletics carnival, and a fun filled Book Week that includes “The Story Keeper” incursion, parade, book sales and book swap. More information will be provided in time. 

I am delighted to inform the community that the shade cover grant of $25000 that I applied for early last term was successful. We will soon have a new cover for the Pre-primary play equipment hopefully constructed before the warmer weather starts.

Our Annual Public meeting of the School Board will be on Tuesday 13 August beginning at 6:00pm in the staff room. You are welcome to attend. You may ask questions, for example, in relation to the content of the meeting, the performance of the board and the functions of the board. We hope to see you at the meeting.

Parents, as we are starting our planning for 2020, could you please let the school know as soon as possible if your child is not returning in 2020. If you know anyone who intends coming to our beautiful school, could you please ask them to contact the school.  Your co-operation is greatly appreciated. 


VACSWIM

With swimming pools and beaches a part of our Western Australian lifestyle, it is vital that every child has the opportunity to learn essential swimming and water safety skills.

VacSwim provides children aged five to 17 years with the opportunity to learn to swim during the school holidays at many locations across the State. 

Enrolments for VacSwim are now open and families can enrol online.  Further information and details of fees, locations and how to enrol are on their website


DID YOU KNOW THAT …….

  • in term two students were encouraged to take all uneaten food home
  • in term three students will be encouraged to take all food wrappings home
  • parents need to speak to the classroom teacher about anything relating to their child in that class and not another classroom teacher
  • if parents are not satisfied after speaking to the classroom teacher, then they may speak to one of the Administration team
  • the Administration team is made up of Mr Etheridge, Mrs Everall (Thursday and Friday), Mrs Beard and Dr Roberts
  • when students are late for school, they are upset for the best part of the morning and sometimes the entire day

KISS AND DRIVE

A friendly reminder to all parents and carers to please utilise the KISS AND DRIVE parking bays as they were intended. We have 3 bays available for your convenience which can only be effective when ALL users abide by the following guidelines:

  • Move as near to the front of the Kiss & Drive bays as possible.
  • Always be courteous to other road users.
  • No parking permitted in the 3 Kiss & Drive bays.
  • Children will wait in the school grounds near the Kiss & Drive
  • Bays to be used only for set down and pick up of students.
  • If your child is not ready don’t stopdrive around the block and try again.

 Your assistance is greatly appreciated to make this an efficient and effective system for all.


TA2 LEARNING ADVENTURES

In term 2 TA2 were learning how to show what we know using different technologies. We got to create presentations using Book Creator and Pic Collage. We celebrated the National Storytime Stimulus by reading “Alpacas with Maracas” and even had a visit from a real alpaca name Cue.

The BFG has been thriving and we cooked our first meals using the fresh produce. Vegetable pasta and beetroot cake were both a hit!

Our term ended with an excursion to the theatre to see My Robot, roasting marshmallows in the bush and having a messy slime morning! Remember-school is about having fun AND learning.

Learning Adventures TA2

Learning Adventures TA2

Learning Adventures TA2

Learning Adventures TA2

Learning Adventures TA2


HAWKER PARK RUNNING CLUB

What a beautiful morning for your first week back.

Thanks to Emma Claessen for taking the amazing photos.

I am super proud of our kids coming to running club every Tuesday morning…what a fantastic effort!! We have 26 members already.

Who can come: yr. 3’s – 6’s are welcome to join us.

Time:  7.45am to 8.15am

Place:  Hawker Oval (on Hawker Avenue)

Tracey Barrett

Running Club

Running Club

Running Club

Running Club

Running Club


“THE ONE THING” MUSIC QUIZ

Get in quick and book your tickets to this year’s P&C fundraising event.

“The One Thing” Music Quiz will be held on 26th October at 6.30pm. 

Dress up in your music themed outfit to take home the best dressed prize and ultimate bragging rights!  There will be great prizes for the Raffles and Silent Auctions.

Entry tickets include a welcome drink from the bar and the teams are up to 8 people per table but if you have less we will sort you out on the night and it will be a great opportunity to meet some new people along the way.  Feel free to bring a platter to share with your table or join the Topolini’s Pizza order on the night. 

This event is strictly NO BYO drinks.

This is a great way to help support the many initiatives and projects the P&C deliver for the students throughout the year – booking at www.trybooking.com/BECIP.


P&C ASSOCIATION – ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS

Support Hawker Park Primary School!                                                                         Get your new Entertainment Membership today

Want to know how to tackle the school holidays and help us raise much needed funds? The new Entertainment Membership is here, packed with amazing offers, including family activities, casual dining and tasty treats. So who wants an ice cream?

Purchase your 2019 | 2020 Entertainment Membership today!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW


COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on the following community events:

  • Triple P Parenting Program
  • “123 Magic for Families and Children under 12” Session – AnglicareWA
  • “The Crain Architecture Game” Session – AnglicareWA
  • Triathlon Pink
  • Wolves Basketball Registration
  • Wolves Fundamental Skills session

 

 

 

DATE:03.07.2019

FROM DR ROBERTS

Our SMARTS day on Thursday 20 June was another outstanding success thanks to the meticulous organisation by our SMARTS team, Mr Kirkby, Mrs Everall, Miss Rose and Ms Randell, the preparation and participation of all staff members and our generous parents. 

The students were beautifully and responsibly behaved throughout the day. I believe everyone would have been exceptionally proud of the way our older students assisted the younger students. 

SMARTS Day

SMARTS Day

SMARTS Day

SMARTS Day

SMARTS Day

A huge thank you to all parents and family members who were able to attend the year 5 assembly last Thursday. I am certain you will agree, the students were magnificent!  Congratulations Ms Randell and the year 5 students. You are super stars!

As this Hawker Headlines is the last for term two, I wish you all a safe and happy two-week holiday. School for the term ends on Friday 5 July and starts for staff on Monday 22 July. 

Students will start term three on Tuesday 23 July.


SCHOOL CURRICULUM – READING

A new Canadian study shows people who read aloud are able to remember more. This finding has implications both for older people and for students.  According to Medical News Today researchers at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada put 95 people into four groups who:

  • Read silently
  • Listened to someone else read
  • Listened to a recording of themselves reading
  • Read out loud in real time.

The people in the group which read out loud had the best recall.  Those who read silently remembered the least. Study author Colin M. MacLeod, a professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Waterloo said, “When we add an active measure or a production element (reading aloud) to a word it becomes more distinct in long-term memory.”  The finding that reading aloud enables better memory is useful for aging people who are determined to keep their memories sharp. In addition to the usual advice to do puzzles and crosswords, and to exercise regularly, they should add reading aloud to their memory regime.  Similarly, students may find they remember more and learn better if they read their important study texts out loud.


SCHOOL PROCESSES – SCHOOL POLICIES

Generally, the Department of Education either has Policies or Guidelines for various school activities such as Behaviour Support, Reporting, Homework and the like. 

On a needs basis, Schools review existing and/or develop their own Policies based on Department Policies. Policies are generally endorsed after input by the School Board, before being made available to parents.


AUSTRALIAN MATHS TRUST AWARDS

Last term several students from year five and six took part in a Computational & Algorithmic Thinking competition. The following students gained outstanding results.

Brody W Yr. 6– Award for Excellence – Perfect Score

Theodore S Yr. 6 – Certificate of Distinction

George H Yr. 6 – Certificate of Credit

Molly C Yr. 6 – Certificate of Credit

Yuliana K Yr. 5 – Certificate of Credit

Katala C Yr. 5 – Certificate of Credit


MENTAL HEALTH INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Last week, Mrs Sherriff who is the Mental Health co-ordinator, attended a half day’s professional learning on BeYou.  Please see link below.

https://beyou.edu.au/


DENTIST – SCHOOL HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS

Greenwood Dental Therapy Centre will be open School Holidays from 8th July – 16th July inclusive. Closed 17th-19th July.

Emergency Clinic Hudson Park DTC from 17th-19th July inclusive.  Phone number 9342 4217.


DID YOU KNOW THAT …….

  • in term two students were encouraged to take all uneaten food home
  • in term three students will be encouraged to take all food wrappings home
  • parents need to speak to the classroom teacher about anything relating to their child in that class and not another classroom teacher
  • if parents are not satisfied after speaking to the classroom teacher, then they may speak to one of the Administration team
  • the Administration team is made up of Mr Etheridge, Mrs Everall (Thursday and Friday), Mrs Beard and Dr Roberts
  • when students are late for school, they are upset for the best part of the morning and sometimes the entire day

TA5 LEARNING ADVENTURES

Huge congratulations to my class, TA5, for a fantastic assembly on RESILIENCY!

TA5 Learning Adventures

TA5 Learning Adventures

TA% Learning Adventures

Wow! You were all incredible, well done everyone!

Not only did you speak clearly and dance brilliantly, you gave a very important message to everyone!

Well Done!

From Mrs Sherriff & Mrs Stangoni


NAIDOC WEEK

Wow! Did we laugh, sing and dance our way through an incursion with Mr Palmer on Monday 1 July.

Mr Palmer visited us to share some Aboriginal stories, music and dance for NAIDOC Week.

Pre-primary through to year 6 students engaged in the activities, playing pipe didgeridoos, dancing cheeky dances and laughing at Mr Palmers very playful performance.

All the children, and the teachers, learnt so much about Aboriginal history, language, culture and celebrations.  Mr Palmer’s sense of humour and animated performance put a smile on every face. 

Thank you Mr Palmer – we loved it

NAIDOC

NAIDOC

NAIDOC

NAIDOC


2019 VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS (K-6)

For those who have already paid their Voluntary Contributions for 2019, we sincerely thank you for your support. Although the following contributions and charges are voluntary, funds enable the school to provide resources for your child.  We thank you in advance for considering payment. 

  • VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS – $60 per child
  • VOLUNTARY APPROVED REQUEST – $70 per family
  • P&C CONTRIBUTION – $30 per family

If you have paid your Voluntary Contributions with your child’s personal items through OfficeMax, a receipt will be sent home with your eldest child soon.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Option 1: Direct Deposit

Hawker Park Primary School

BSB: 306074

Account Number: 4857503

(Please remember to put your child’s name and a reference with your payment)

Option 2: Credit Card (MasterCard/Visa/AMEX) or EFTPOS at the front office.

Option 3: Cash at the front office.


ZIG ZAGS OSHC

Zig Zags OSHC will be open for the July School Holidays from the 8th July 2019.

This will include the School Development Day on Monday 22nd July 6:30am – 6pm at Greenwood Primary School.

Zig Zags OSHC programs are engaging and inspired by our children and staff and include a combination of excursions and activities at our location.

All school aged children (including Kindergarten) are welcome to attend from any school.

In addition to the planned incursions, excursions and activities the children have the choice of arts & crafts, cooking, painting, drawing, colouring, word searches, puzzles, board games, chess, dress up, role play drama, dance, loose parts play and much, much more.

Please see the full Vacation Care Program on the school’s community noticeboard.

For bookings please call 0421 369 516 or visit www.zigzagsoshc.com.au/vacation-care


P&C ASSOCIATION – ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS

Support Hawker Park Primary School! Get your new Entertainment Membership today

Want to know how to tackle the school holidays and help us raise much needed funds? The new Entertainment Membership is here, packed with amazing offers, including family activities, casual dining and tasty treats. So who wants an ice cream?

Purchase your 2019 | 2020 Entertainment Membership today!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW


P&C ASSOCIATION – SAVE THE DATE FUNDRAISER

BOOK THE BABY SITTER NOW and save the date for the next P&C fundraiser.

“One Thing” Music Quiz

Save the Date P&C Fundraiser


COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on the following community events:

  • ASG – Nominate for an Excellent Educator Today!
  • Zig Zags School Holiday Program
  • P&C Information – “Save the Date” Music Quiz Fundraiser
  • Relationships Australia – “ALL THINGS PARENTING” June & July
  • Triple P – Parenting sessions
  • Anglicare – Raising Emotionally Resilient Children
  • Year 5 Mother Daughter Talk – School Nurse Fran Barwick
  • Drama Kids WA
  • The little Hoo – Haa – UWA Performance
  • MBA Holiday Clinic
  • Sprinting Fast – Athletics clinic
  • Prendiville Catholic College – Holiday Soccer Clinic
  • GET ACTIVE SPORTS Landsdale – Soccer For Juniors – Term 3 brochure
  • Mirrabooka Squash

 

 

 

 

DATE:19.06.2019

FROM DR ROBERTS

It was a delight to watch and listen to our students last Thursday during the Speak Up Awards.  What a wonderful experience for all involved and another way that we cater for students’ SMARTS. A huge thank you to Mrs Everall who organised the event and all the teachers and parents who prepared the children to grow in confidence and express themselves effectively. Congratulations all those who participated.


SCHOOL PROCESSES – END OF SEMESTER REPORTS

End of Semester Reports will be emailed on Friday 28 June (Week 9).  This allows one week for you to speak to the classroom teacher if there is anything that you wish to say.  Please ensure that the email address we have at school is correct and for people who are co-parenting and require multiple report copies please inform the office and supply your email addresses.

On the Year 1-6 report, all learning areas will have an achievement level.  The music, LOTE and PE teachers will write a comment and classroom teachers will write comments for English, mathematics and a general comment.

Kindergarten reports will focus on social and emotional development and Pre-primary reports will have English, mathematics, science with a level and comment, and a general comment.

The achievement levels are as follows:

A         Excellent
The student demonstrates excellent achievement of what is expected for the year level.

B         High
The student demonstrates high achievement of what is expected for the year level.

C         Satisfactory (Expected)
The student demonstrates satisfactory achievement of what is expected for the year level

D         Limited
The student demonstrates limited achievement of what is expected for the year level

E         Very Low

Teachers have been asked to contact parents before the semester reports are sent home if they are giving a D level.

At our school, we do not give E levels as these students are on an Individual Education Plan.

Please note that a C level is given to most students as the achievement is what we expect from students in the learning area for the particular year.


SCHOOL PROCESSES – Behaviour Support Policy

The Behaviour Support Policy was recently reviewed by the School Board and Staff.   Please see the link for this document.

Behaviour Support Policy Pg1

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Behaviour Support Policy Pg4

Behaviour Support Policy Pg5

Behaviour Support Policy Pg6

Behaviour Support Policy Pg7

Behaviour Support Policy Pg8

Behaviour Support Policy Pg9

Behaviour Support Policy Pg10

Behaviour Support Policy Pg11

Behaviour Support Policy Pg12

 

Please know that parents are only contacted if a child is ‘red carded’ for breaking the golden rules.

Red Card Process can be found at the following link.

Whole School Behaviour Support Plan


MENTAL HEALTH INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

We have some new “Be You” leaflets that you may be interested in looking at regarding the following.

  • Being culturally safe
  • Educators, families and children
  • Give children time to play
  • Good mental health
  • Relationships with families
  • Support children’s identity growth
  • There is no shame in seeking help
  • We are all part of a mental health support team

https://beyou.edu.au/


SPEAK UP AWARDS

What an amazing bunch of confident children we have at Hawker Park. Last Thursday we held our annual SPEAK UP AWARDS in the library. Students from year 1 to year 6 researched, wrote and presented their topics in front of their peers first, before being chosen to represent their class in the finals last week. 

The audience was treated to a festival of language. The students were AMAZING! They confidently presented their topic in a passionate display, using their vocal skills along with their gestures to convey a message to the audience. 
We are very PROUD OF YOU ALL!

Congratulations to the 2019 winners – Yr 6 Grace, Yr 5 Yuliana, Yr 4 Taya and Yr 3 Lottie.

We look forward to selecting the final three speakers to speak at the Freemasons Speak Up Awards in Term 3. 

Speak Up Award Photo

Speak Up Award Photo


LIGHTNING CARNIVAL

Last Wednesday (12th June ) the senior students competed in the Winter Lightning Carnival which was held at Kingsway Sporting Complex. They played netball, soccer and football. They competed against Glendale, Marangaroo, Halidon, Dalmain and Goollelal Primary Schools. We were very lucky with the weather and only had one shower all day.

The students had a great time and we were so proud of the way they conducted themselves, at all times being competitive and displaying great sportsmanship.

The final results were:

Netball A – 2nd

Netball B – 5th

Soccer A – 5th

Soccer B – 3rd

Football – 3rd

A big thank you to everyone who came down and supported our teams and helped out on the day.

Football Team

Netball Team

Netball Team

Soccer Team

Soccer Team


EC2 LEARNING ADVENTURES

What’s been happening in Pre Primary? (EC2)

On a rainy day there are still games to play!

Outside in puddles and inside with blocks, we learn so much even counting and sorting rocks!

 

We have so much fun, our learning never stops!

 

We learn in the room and we learn in the bush.

We question and wonder, there really is no rush!

Parents come in to help on our roster, it really is a love for learning we foster!

 

Our childhoods are precious, just as we are, we are shining bright Pre Primary stars!  

 

There is so much to discover, to wonder and think, we get so excited that we can’t sleep a wink!

 

Learning about pets but just what should we get???

…..Cute and small and as nice as could be,

We think that mice are the pets it should be!

Meet Sugar and Spice, our new pet mice!

They are rather sweet and very nice!  

 

EC2 Learning Adventures

EC2 Learning Adventures

EC2 Learning Adventures

EC2 Learning Adventures

EC2 Learning Adventures

EC2 Learning Adventures

EC2 Learning Adventures

EC2 Learning Adventures


DID YOU KNOW THAT …….

  • we hope to build a café for the school community between the library and the art room
  • our SMARTS day will be on Thursday 20 June
  • when students are late for school, they are upset for the best part of the morning
  • end of semester reports will be emailed home on Friday 28 June

2019 VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS (K-6)

For those who have already paid their Voluntary Contributions for 2019, we sincerely thank you for your support. Although the following contributions and charges are voluntary, funds enable the school to provide resources for your child.  We thank you in advance for considering payment. 

  • VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS  – $60 per child
  • VOLUNTARY APPROVED REQUEST – $70 per family
  • P&C CONTRIBUTION – $30 per family

If you have paid your Voluntary Contributions with your child’s personal items through OfficeMax, a receipt will be sent home with your eldest child soon.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Option 1: Direct Deposit

Hawker Park Primary School

BSB: 306074

Account Number: 4857503

(Please remember to put your child’s name and a reference with your payment)

Option 2: Credit Card (MasterCard/Visa/AMEX) or EFTPOS at the front office.

Option 3: Cash at the front office.


APPLICATION FOR ENROLMENT NOW OPEN FOR 2020

Apply to enrol your child/ren at Hawker Park Primary School (K-6) for the 2020 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. Submitting your application promptly will allow us to commence planning of classes for the coming year.

  • Kindergarten – must turn 4 by June 30th, 2020
  • Pre-primary – must turn 5 by June 30th, 2020

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 2020. Application forms for these students will be sent home in due course.

If you have a neighbour or friend whose child will be turning 4 before 30 June 2020, please remind them they will need to complete an application form to ensure their child can secure a place in Kindergarten in 2020.

Please submit your application for enrolment to the school, before Friday 26 July 2019 with copies of the following documentation:

  • your child’s birth certificate (the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages certificate)
  • your child’s Immunisation History Statement (This can be obtained through your My Gov account)
  • proof of your current address (e.g. recent accounts for electricity, water and telephone, bank details)
  • copies of Family Court orders (if applicable)

EARN & LEARN

Finishes Tuesday 25th June 2019
Time’s nearly up to collect stickers and earn equipment for Hawker Park Primary School!!

Anyone can help you earn equipment by collecting stickers to support our school when they shop at Woolworths, whether they’re staff, parents or friends.

Stick together and collect more
With every $10 spent* at Woolworths, one sticker is collected. These can be placed onto the Earn & Learn sticker sheets and dropped into the collection box at Hawker Park Primary School or your local Woolworths.

To help boost your sticker collection, look out for the range of participating products in store which will earn you double stickers.

Earn great equipment from MTA
Once again, we’re proud to be partnering with Modern Teaching Aids, Australia’s largest supplier of educational equipment. This means you can choose equipment for Hawker Park Primary School’s own learning needs across Arts & Craft, Digital Technologies, Maths, English, Science, Outdoor and Indoor Play and more.


ZIG ZAGS OSHC

Zig Zags OSHC will be open for the July School Holidays from the 8th July 2019.

This will include the School Development Day on Monday 22nd July 6.30am-6pm at Greenwood Primary School.

Zig Zags OSHC programs are engaging and inspired by our children and staff and include a combination of excursions and activities at our location.

All school aged children (including Kindergarten) are welcome to attend from any school.

In addition to the planned incursions, excursions and activities the children have the choice of arts & crafts, cooking, painting, drawing, colouring, word searches, puzzles, board games, chess, dress up, role play drama, dance, loose parts play and much, much more.

Please see the full Vacation Care Program on the school’s community noticeboard.

For bookings please call 0421 369 516 or visit www.zigzagsoshc.com.au/vacation-care

Zig Zags OSHC


P&C ASSOCIATION – ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS

Support Hawker Park Primary School!                                                                    

Get your new Entertainment Membership today

Want to know how to tackle the school holidays and help us raise much needed funds? The new Entertainment Membership is here, packed with amazing offers, including family activities, casual dining and tasty treats. So who wants an ice cream?

Purchase your 2019 | 2020 Entertainment Membership today!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW


WARWICK SHS ‘HIDDEN FIGURES’ MOVIE NIGHT

Warwick SHS is proud to invite everyone to a viewing of the movie Hidden Figures and to participate in a panel discussion with astronomers, mathematicians and social scientists who will be taking questions from the audience about issues highlighted in the movie. Bring your rug, beanbag or chair and join us for this outstanding movie. Popcorn, drinks and sweets will be on sale.

Hidden Figures Poster


COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on the following community events:

  • Choir 4 Kids
  • Relationships Australia – “ALL THINGS PARENTING” June & July
  • Triple P – Parenting sessions
  • P&C Information
  • Mirrabooka Squash
  • Year 5 Mother Daughter Talk – School Nurse Fran Barwick
  • P&C Day celebration poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATE: 5.06.2019

FROM DR ROBERTS

We are now more than half way through term 2 and so much has been accomplished especially SMARTS selection on-line, thanks to our highly accomplished technical support officer, Mr Nigel Kirkby. Remember, SMARTS Day is on Thursday 20 June.

Our SMARTS Burst on Monday 27 with Rick the Rock was fantastic. A huge thank you to our SMARTS team, Miss Rose, Ms Randell and Mrs Everall for organising such fabulous experiences for your children.

On Tuesday 21 May we were visited by the cutest seven-week old alpaca

Our Alpaca Friend

Our Alpcaca Friend

Our Alpaca Friend

Our Alpaca Friend

organised by Mrs Jones for her class to complement the story book Alpacas with Maracas.  Not only did the early childhood students (K-2) benefit by the visit but everyone in the school was delighted by this proud and beautifully behaved little animal. Thank you Mrs Jones for thinking of our whole school.


CURRICULUM INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Parents, Miss Rose shared the below link with me and I believe every parent of young children would benefit from reading the link below about the importance of play. As you would be aware, at HPPS, we believe in learning through play especially for our Early Childhood students. Thank you Miss Rose.

Let them play! Kids need freedom from play restrictions to develop – The Conversation.com


Mental Health Curriculum Information for Parents  

For your information, the first article has some great tips for parents, and a family relaxation menu to help with advice on how to relax together as a family.

The second article shows how to help children to discuss their feelings- might be something we could add to HH at a later date?

4 Ways To Help Your Child Control Their Emotions

How to Encourage a Child to Talk About Their Feelings


DID YOU KNOW THAT …….

  • we expect students to use toilets sensibly
  • students walk on hard surfaces and run on the grass
  • students wear the school hat during winter
  • our school uniform includes navy bottoms such as cargo pants, track suit pants and shorts

LIBRARIAN

Volunteers needed


APPLICATION FOR ENROLMENT NOW OPEN FOR 2020

Apply to enrol your child/ren at Hawker Park Primary School (K-6) for the 2020 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. Submitting your application promptly will allow us to commence planning of classes for the coming year.

  • Kindergarten – must turn 4 by June 30th, 2020
  • Pre-primary – must turn 5 by June 30th, 2020

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 2020. Application forms for these students will be sent home in due course.

If you have a neighbour or friend whose child will be turning 4 before 30 June 2020, please remind them they will need to complete an application form to ensure their child can secure a place in Kindergarten in 2020.

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

  • your child’s birth certificate (the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages certificate)
  • your child’s Immunisation History Statement (This can be obtained through your MyGov account)
  • proof of your current address (e.g. recent accounts for electricity, water and telephone, bank details)
  • copies of Family Court orders (if applicable)

EARN & LEARN

Finishes Tuesday 25th June 2019
Time’s nearly up to collect stickers and earn equipment for Hawker Park Primary School!!

Anyone can help you earn equipment by collecting stickers to support our school when they shop at Woolworths, whether they’re staff, parents or friends.

Stick together and collect more
With every $10 spent* at Woolworths, one sticker is collected. These can be placed onto the Earn & Learn sticker sheets and dropped into the collection box at Hawker Park Primary School or your local Woolworths.

To help boost your sticker collection, look out for the range of participating products in store which will earn you double stickers.

Earn great equipment from MTA
Once again, we’re proud to be partnering with Modern Teaching Aids, Australia’s largest supplier of educational equipment. This means you can choose equipment for Hawker Park Primary School’s own learning needs across Arts & Craft, Digital Technologies, Maths, English, Science, Outdoor and Indoor Play and more.


INTERSCHOOL SPORT

Friday 24 May Hawker Park PS hosted Goollelal Primary and it was a clean sweep all round for Soccer A & Soccer B, Netball A & B and the football team.

  • Congratulations all team members on a great all round perfromance.
  • All teams looked magnificent in their new P&C funded tops.
  • Great sportsmanship was shown by both schools and everyone had a good time.

Upcoming fixtures are:

  • Friday 7th June – Dalmain Primary departing HPPS 1pm and returning 2:45 pm
  • Wednesday 12th June – Winter Carnival on Wednesday all day departing 8:45am to 2:30pm
  • Friday 14th June – Marangaroo Primary School departing HPPS 1pm and returning 2:45 pm

TA1 LEARNING ADVENTURES

Mrs Everall & Mrs Barrett 

TA1 have been learning about the Australian bush this term. We have read stories to do with the bush like Magpie Learns a Lesson, Edward the Emu and the Hottest Dingo and learnt a lot about the Australian Animals in these stories.

We are learning to take a really good look at trees when we draw them.

Yesterday we visited the Hills Forest and learnt more about the Aboriginal culture and how Aboriginals use stories to teach children about stranger danger. 

Our own faces were painted and then we made hand prints and painted gum nuts. We used  rhythm sticks, coloured ribbons and  ourselves  to help play a part in the story. We learn how to safely throw spears  and there were lots of Autumn leaves and bush to play in too.

This was all a lot of fun.

Learning Adventures

Learning Adventures

Learning Adventures

Learning Adventures

Learning Adventures

Learning Adventures

Learning Adventures

Learning Adventures

Learning Adventures

Learning Adventures

Learning Adventures

Learning Adventures

Learning Adventures

Learning Adventures

Learning Adventures

Learning Adventures


P&C ASSOCIATION – ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS

Support Hawker Park Primary School!                                                                       

Get your new Entertainment Membership today

Want to know how to tackle the school holidays and help us raise much needed funds? The new Entertainment Membership is here, packed with amazing offers, including family activities, casual dining and tasty treats. So who wants an ice cream?

Purchase your 2019 | 2020 Entertainment Membership today!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW


COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on the following community events:

  • Choir 4 Kids
  • Relationships Australia – “ALL THINGS PARENTING”
  • Triple P – Parenting sessions
  • P&C Information

 

 

 

 

DATE: 22.05.2019

FROM DR ROBERTS

Our interschool sports started last Friday with a home game. Wonderful to see so many parents supporting the students. We expect our students to be good winners and losers and I am proud to say, that is what was displayed last week. I am sure parents too are in agreement with this expectation.

We had a successful Walk Through Wednesday this morning. It is always rewarding to show prospective parents our beautiful school. We are certain that many of those who came this morning will be enrolling their children. Thank you to Emma our P&C president who made the time to meet parents.

A great big thank you to all those who ‘posted’ pamphlets around our neighbourhood advertising our Walk Through Wednesday.

I know teachers are working very hard to ensure success at our SMARTS day. More information will be coming for you soon.


CURRICULUM INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

As I am sure you are aware, we are continuing to teach your children Resilience during health programs. 

One of our teachers found the below website that may be of value to parents. We are not suggesting that you enroll your child but the website has some interesting information such as “4 Ways to Help Your Child Control Their Emotions” and more.

https://www.resiliencekit.com.au/mental-health/enrol-now/


SCHOOL PROCESSES – END OF SEMESTER REPORTS

End of Semester Reports will be emailed on Friday 28 June (Week 9). This allows one week for you to speak to the classroom teacher if there is anything that you wish to say.  Please ensure that the email address we have at school is correct and for people who are co-parenting and require multiple report copies please inform the office and supply your email addresses.

On the Year 1-6 report, all learning areas will have an achievement level. The music, LOTE and PE teachers will write a comment and classroom teachers will write comments for English, mathematics and a general comment.

Kindergarten reports will focus on social and emotional development and Pre-primary reports will have English, mathematics, science with a level and comment, and a general comment.

The achievement levels are as follows:

A         Excellent
The student demonstrates excellent achievement of what is expected for the year level.

B         High
The student demonstrates high achievement of what is expected for the year level.

C         Satisfactory (Expected)
The student demonstrates satisfactory achievement of what is expected for the year level

D         Limited
The student demonstrates limited achievement of what is expected for the year level

E          Very Low

 

Teachers have been asked to contact parents before the semester reports are sent home if they are giving a D level.

At our school, we do not give E levels as these students are on an Individual Education Plan.

Please note that a C level is given to most students as the achievement is what we expect from students in the learning area for the particular year.


DID YOU KNOW THAT …….

  • someone is walking their dog through the school grounds and our students are stepping in the poo not picked up (this is one reason dogs are not permitted on any state primary school site!)
  • swearing and inappropriate language are not tolerated on the school site
  • if your child has visited the doctor for sores on limbs we would like a clearance certificate from your doctor for the child to return to school
  • school toilet doors are locked at 3:00pm
  • all uneaten food is sent home

NAPLAN

Unfortunately, NAPLAN for our year 3 and 5 students has not been completed for 2019.  The year 3 writing, a pencil and paper test, was completed without issue. For some of the other areas, Hawker Park encountered, as countless other schools across the country did, technical problems with the on-line testing. Next week, the year 3 and 5 students will be re-sitting their reading test using pencil and paper. We hope to complete this test on Tuesday 28 unless we are told otherwise. On Tuesday 28 the year 5 students will re-sit their writing using pencil and paper and a new stimulus.  This date has been set for us.


LIBRARIAN

Volunteers Needed


APPLICATION FOR ENROLMENT NOW OPEN FOR 2020

Apply to enrol your child/ren at Hawker Park Primary School (K-6) for the 2020 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. Submitting your application promptly will allow us to commence planning of classes for the coming year.

  • Kindergarten – must turn 4 by June 30th, 2020
  • Pre-primary – must turn 5 by June 30th, 2020

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 2020. Application forms for these students will be sent home in due course.

If you have a neighbour or friend whose child will be turning 4 before 30 June 2020, please remind them they will need to complete an application form to ensure their child can secure a place in Kindergarten in 2020.

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

  • your child’s birth certificate (the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages certificate)
  • your child’s Immunisation History Statement (This can be obtained through your MyGov account)
  • proof of your current address (e.g. recent accounts for electricity, water and telephone, bank details)
  • copies of Family Court orders (if applicable)

EARN & LEARN

Finishes Friday 31 May
Time’s nearly up to collect stickers and earn equipment for Hawker Park Primary School!!

Anyone can help you earn equipment by collecting stickers to support our school when they shop at Woolworths, whether they’re staff, parents or friends.

Stick together and collect more
With every $10 spent* at Woolworths, one sticker is collected. These can be placed onto the Earn & Learn sticker sheets and dropped into the collection box at Hawker Park Primary School or your local Woolworths.

To help boost your sticker collection, look out for the range of participating products in store which will earn you double stickers.

Earn great equipment from MTA
Once again, we’re proud to be partnering with Modern Teaching Aids, Australia’s largest supplier of educational equipment. This means you can choose equipment for Hawker Park Primary School’s own learning needs across Arts & Craft, Digital Technologies, Maths, English, Science, Outdoor and Indoor Play and more.


SCHOOL BOARD REPORT

The Hawker Park Primary School Board would like to keep our school community up to date with topics of discussion from each of our Board Meetings. In general, the Board meets once a term and has made a commitment to share the meeting minutes through the Hawker Park website and Hawker Headlines. Click here for the minutes from the last meeting on the 26th of March.

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes

Items discussed at the March meeting included the Funding Agreement for Schools, which outlines what money is provided to Hawker Park Primary School (HPPS) and what it is to be used for and the development of a student profile for Hawker Park students. Dr Roberts always presents a Principal’s report which outlines how the school is progressing against the targets set by the Department of Education for Independent Public Schools.

We met on the 21st of May and the minutes of this meeting will be made available after being ratified at our August Meeting.

Our next meeting is an open community meeting and we would love to see as many people from the Hawker Park community at the meeting as possible. It is your chance to have a look at how the Board operates, see what items are up for discussion and raise any issues that you would like clarified. The open community meeting will be held on the 13th of August at 6pm in the HPPS staffroom so please put the date in your diary.

Belinda Hall Hawker Park Primary School Board Chairperson. 


INTERSCHOOL SPORT

Last Friday our school participated in its first Interschool match for the season against Halidon.

  • Soccer A were defeated while Soccer B played out an exciting draw.
  • Netball A won their match and Netball B were defeated.
  • The football team also recorded a comfortable win.
  • All teams looked magnificent in their new P&C funded tops.
  • Great sportsmanship was shown by both schools and everyone had a good time.

This week Hawker Park hosts Goollelal Primary on Friday Afternoon. Upcoming fixtures are:

  • Friday 7th June – Dalmain Primary departing HPPS 1pm and returning 2:45 pm
  • Wednesday 12th June – Winter Carnival on Wednesday all day departing 8:45am to 2:30pm
  • Friday 14th June – Marangaroo Primary School departing HPPS 1pm and returning 2:45pm

TA8 LEARNING ADVENTURES

Ms Stokes & Miss Germano 

This term we have been very busy! We started off making our beautiful Mother’s Day hearts in Art. Every morning we practice Flash Fluency. We time ourselves and see how many words we can say in one minute! In Maths, we have been busy working on our timetables and creating symmetry names.

Our laptops have been very handy. We have a class website where we can find all the information we need! We also play fun games on Prodigy, Reading Eggspress and Studyladder to help us learn English and Maths.

Our class is awesome! We always have lots of laughs and giggles. We love it!

Written by Taisiya, Arlo and Samantha

Learning Adventures

Learning Adventures

Learning Adventures


P&C ASSOCIATION – ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS

Support Hawker Park Primary School!                                                                  

Get your new Entertainment Membership today

Want to know how to tackle the school holidays and help us raise much needed funds? The new Entertainment Membership is here, packed with amazing offers, including family activities, casual dining and tasty treats. So who wants an ice cream?

Purchase your 2019 | 2020 Entertainment Membership today!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW


P&C REPORT

Term 1 and 2 has seen the P&C steadily pick up the pace on fundraising and planning for events for the year. Our new committee has got some fresh faces with great energy who are jumping on board and organising things left right and centre. 

Thank you so much to Karen Hadfield who for the 3rd running has organised an amazing Mother’s Day Stall. As always the gifts were gorgeous and the kids had a great time secretly selecting something. Close to $300 was raised! 

The Election Sausage sizzle and cake stall was a great success on Saturday with a profit of close to $2000!! Thank you to Sue Marris and AnneLeis Fuller taking on their first event and working so hard towards its success. Also thank you to Lynlea Denniston and Cassy O’Sullivan for their efforts in making chilli jam, tomato relish and lemon butter. They were very popular and added a huge money boost to all the wonderful cakes and cookies made by so many people. It was a fun day even if a bit chilly. 

This money is going towards the development of a Learning in Nature Space at the school.

P&C Nature Play Spaces

Thanks to Sue Marris who is leading the way in organising the fundamentals of this. Her passion and knowledge is amazing. 

If you have any ideas or thoughts that you’d like to share or see happen around the school, please let the P&C know or come along to a meeting! New faces always welcome. 

Next meeting: Wed May 29th 7pm in the library. 

Thanks

Emma Claessen (Reed) 

P&C President 2019

Hawker Park PS

0401 814 417


COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on the following community events:

  • Warwick SHS Specialist Program Auditions
  • Basketball for Jnrs
  • Choir 4 Kids
  • Relationships Australia – “ALL THINGS PARENTING”
  • ASC – Australian Sports Camp

 

 

 

DATE: 8.05.2019

FROM DR. ROBERTS

Welcome to term 2 with crisp and bright mornings to help us start our day and learn.  We are delighted to be back at school as I’m sure the students are. Thank you to parents for allowing your children to wear our very smart school uniform including the school hat. 

We welcome Mr Etheridge back from long service leave and hope to see him tomorrow, Thursday, the same day as our TA 2 assembly. Our assemblies are always brilliant and teach students so much.

An enormous thank you to Mrs Everall who was Associate Principal during the last five weeks.  On behalf of the school community, thank you for an outstanding job Mrs Everall.  

I also thank all our staff members for the way they work as a united team supporting each other to ensure your children receive the best education we can provide.


CURRICULUM INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Cyber Safety (eSafety). No matter what their age, if your children are online, it is time to talk about online safety. Cyber bullying, online predators, sexting and inappropriate content can have a detrimental effect on children’s lives.

With the right tools, tips and advice, parents can play their part to keep children safer and happier online. Please visit the eSafety website, https://esafety.gov.au/ that provides information on how to deal with and report negative online experiences.

Parents, please always know what your children are viewing on the screen because there are images that may look innocent but result in children not sleeping, having nightmares and imagining scary images. Remember once something is seen it cannot be unseen!

Prevention is better than cure as the saying goes.


SCHOOL PROCESSES INTERSCHOOL SPORTS

Interschool sports takes place during term 2 in the areas of soccer, netball and football.

Students select which type of sporting activity they wish to be involved in but this does not guarantee interschool participation.

We usually only have students in years five and six but occasionally we will ask students from year four to be involved.  Our first game is at HPPS on Friday 17 May.

Notes will be sent home at the end of the week to advise if your child has been selected in one of the teams. We hope to see you supporting the students.

For further information, please see Mrs Dobson who does a fabulous job with the students.


SCHOOL PROCESSES LUNCH TIME

Parents, this term we are trialling the sounding of an extra siren at 12:25 that tells students they may go to play if they have finished their lunch. Students will start lunch at 12:10 and stay sitting until the 12:25 siren. 

So that parents and carers are aware of food eaten, we are asking all students to take any uneaten food home. We hope this will reduce waste as, in the past, we have often seen whole lunches and pieces of fruit thrown in the bin. We have explained to students that scraps of food taken home can be used for compost heaps or to feed the birds rather than go into the rubbish bin


NAPLAN 2019

NAPLAN testing will be conducted in normal school time next week. Please ensure that your child has a good breakfast, is well rested and is punctual every day. Then students have the best opportunity to do the best they can in the tests.

Parents I am sure you will be interested to know that we received a letter from the Minister of Education, Sue Ellery MLC this week commending us on our 2018 NAPLAN improvements. Our school has been identified as demonstrating substantial NAPLAN improvement in Year 3 to Year 5 in reading. This improvement exceeds both the national average and improvement by like schools. This letter is proudly on display on our School Notice board.

Congratulations to all our staff for their dedication and teamwork from Kindergarten to year six. 


LEARNING ADVENTURES

TA 3 Learning Experience – Year 1/2 Superstars – Ms Smith

Playful learning opportunities keep TA3 students on their toes. This term has started with many laughs, many smiles and many funny moments. Disguised in the fun is serious learning! The children engage in collaborative challenges that provoke thinking to discover concepts and ignite a love of learning. Each day brings a new adventure – together we learn, together we grow.

~ Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I will remember. Involve me and I will learn.                                  (Benjamin Franklin) ~

Learning Adventures

Learning Adventures

Learning Adventures

Learning Adventures

Learning Adventures


APPLICATION FOR ENROLMENT NOW OPEN FOR 2020

Apply to enrol your child/ren at Hawker Park Primary School (K-6) for the 2020 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. Submitting your application promptly will allow us to commence planning of classes for the coming year.

  • Kindergarten – must turn 4 by June 30th, 2020
  • Pre-primary – must turn 5 by June 30th, 2020

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 2020. Application forms for these students will be sent home in due course.

If you have a neighbour or friend whose child will be turning 4 before 30 June 2020, please remind them they will need to complete an application form to ensure their child can secure a place in Kindergarten in 2020.

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

  • your child’s birth certificate (the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages certificate)
  • your child’s Immunisation History Statement (This can be obtained through your My Gov account)
  • proof of your current address (e.g. recent accounts for electricity, water and telephone, bank details)
  • copies of Family Court orders (if applicable)

EARN & LEARN

Starts Wednesday 1 May

It’s nearly time to start collecting stickers and earning equipment for Hawker Park Primary School.

Anyone can help you earn equipment

Starting Wednesday 1 May, anyone can collect stickers to support our school when they shop at Woolworths, whether they’re staff, parents or friends.

Stick together and collect more

With every $10 spent* at Woolworths, one sticker is collected. These can be placed onto the Earn & Learn sticker sheets and dropped into the collection box at Hawker Park Primary School or your local Woolworths.

To help boost your sticker collection, look out for the range of participating products in store which will earn you double stickers.

Earn great equipment from MTA

Once again, we’re proud to be partnering with Modern Teaching Aids, Australia’s largest supplier of educational equipment. This means you can choose equipment for Hawker Park Primary School’s own learning needs across Arts & Craft, Digital Technologies, Maths, English, Science, Outdoor and Indoor Play and more.


NATIONAL WALK SAFELY TO SCHOOL DAY

Now in its 20th 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. It is a Community Event seeking to promote Road Safety, Health, Public Transport and the Environment.

All information can found at http://www.walk.com.au/WSTSD/

The event will be held throughout Australia on Friday 17 May 2019

The objectives of WSTSD 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.

Walk to School Day


WALK THROUGH WEDNESDAY

Hawker Park Primary School will be hosting our 2019 Walk Through Wednesday on Wednesday 22 March.

We are in the process of printing and collating the flyers in order to do a letter box drop with our Schools catchment area and we are asking for your help.

If you and your children enjoy walking around the beautiful Warwick Community, please pop into he office pick up some flyers and help us promote your amazing school at the same time.

We appreciate all those that are willing to help!

Walk Through Wednesday

Walk Through Wednesday


P&C ASSOCIATION – ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS

Support Hawker Park Primary School!                                                                            Get your new Entertainment Membership today

Want to know how to tackle the school holidays and help us raise much needed funds? The new Entertainment Membership is here, packed with amazing offers, including family activities, casual dining and tasty treats. So who wants an ice cream?

Purchase your 2019 | 2020 Entertainment Membership today!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW


SCHOOL PHOTOS – ORDERING ONLINE SYSTEM

The expiry date for online ordering is the 14.05.2019. Any orders received after this date will incur a $30.00 archive fee. You can email your order request through to reorders.perth@msp.com.au or call our office on 08 9240 8000

Please Note: Class Groups, Individuals and Family Photos are not available to view online

School Photo Day


COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on the following community events;

  • Warwick SHS Specialist Program Auditions
  • Basketball for Jnrs
  • Choir 4 Kids

 

 

 

DATE: 10.04.2019

FROM DR. ROBERTS

We have nearly reached the end of term one and look forward to our Easter Raffle on Friday.  Once again, this could not take place without the generosity of our parents and carers, so on behalf of all, a huge thank you for your contributions.

An enormous thank you to all those who were able to attend our ANZAC service this morning and for the ANZAC biscuits that have been donated for the morning tea. Although her children no longer attend HPPS, as they have moved on to the secondary system, Mrs Annette Hotger-Hill made and donated the beautiful wreath that we laid at this morning’s service.

As you may be aware, Mr Etheridge will be on Long Service Leave from Thursday 4 April for five weeks. He is due back on Thursday 9 May. Wish him a wonderful holiday. Thank you to Mrs Everall who is Associate Principal during his absence.

This year we will be celebrating Easter during the two week break so I wish you all a happy, holy and safe Easter and a safe holiday.

We look forward to starting term two for staff on the 29 April and for students on Tuesday 30 April.


CURRICULUM INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

I am sure most parents will be aware that for our Health Programme, we are focusing on Resilience this term.  One definition of resilience is as follows:

Resilience is “the process of, capacity for, or outcome of successful adaptation despite challenging or threatening circumstances” (Masten, Best & Garmezy, 1990). Along these lines, children are considered resilient when they experience prosocial development despite adversity (Masten, 2013).

One of our staff members has sourced another fantastic programme called BEST Programs 4 Kids.  We would like to share this program with you.  “This fantastic resource is packed full of strategies and skills to equip primary students to handle friendship glitches, flare ups and conflicts before they reach high school”.

Downloads – BEST Programs 4 Kids  please see Tips for Parents using the link below.

https://bestprograms4kids.com/

https://bestprograms4kids.com/downloads/


SCHOOL PROCESSES USED IF AN INCIDENT OCCURS

Parents – should an incident occur at school where your child is involved, the incident is investigated by the teacher and/or a member of the administration team – Mrs Everall, Mr Etheridge or the Principal. Usually, the incident is used as a teaching opportunity for students where they are reminded how to play or how to speak to each other, how to behave appropriately and what Respect, Kindness and Manners mean. Normally, parents are not notified when this happens.

However, if a child intentionally hurts another child, and/or the golden rules are broken, after investigation, that child may receive a Red Card. Parents are always phoned by either the teacher or a member of the administration team. The child comes to the office at lunch time where he/she eats lunch and then completes a Think Sheet and writes an Apology. The incident is recorded on the School System called Integris. Should a child be ‘red-carded’ three times in one term, a case conference is called involving parents, the school Psychologist, the Chaplain, Mrs Everall, Mr Etheridge, the classroom Teacher/s and the Principal. The purpose is to establish reasons for the behaviour re-occurring and to develop a plan to support the child.

Sometimes during the investigation, students do not reveal all that has happened but may say something to their parents at home. Should this happen, please ring the school for clarification or to offer more information. Please be aware that other parents may not know the full story so it is always more beneficial to contact the school for clarification. Please also be aware that an investigation may take place over a number of days so it is not always possible to have all the answers immediately.

Through the School Board, we will be reviewing our Behaviour Support Policy this year. 

We are very fortunate at Hawker Park that the majority of our students practice Respect Kindness and Manners so we thank our parents for helping children to learn and supporting the school to teach students to learn.


NAPLAN 2019

NAPLAN testing will be conducted in normal school time from Tuesday 15th May to Thursday 24 May. Be aware that NAPLAN is online this year for years 3 and 5. Year 3 will use iPads and Year 5 will use their own laptops. For NAPLAN online, the writing test is completed first and must be scheduled to be completed by all class groups within the first two days of the test window.  Year 3 students must sit the paper writing test on the morning of Tuesday the 14 May.  The reading test is to be scheduled after the Writing test, followed by the Conventions of Language test and then the Numeracy test. Should a child be sick, catch-up opportunities will be provided but it best for students to work through their test with their classmates.

If you wish your child to be involved in NAPLAN and you wish to give your child the best opportunity to do well in the test, please try to plan to take holidays during school holiday times.  If this is impossible, please try to organise holidays after the NAPLAN weeks.

Please ensure that your child has a good breakfast, is well rested and is punctual every day.  Then students have the best opportunity to learn.


ANZAC DAY SERVICE

A big congratulation to the students at HPPS who collaboratively, with the support of Mrs Everall and Ms Randall, put on a wonderful ANZAC service this morning. 

Thank you to all of our families who were kind enough to donate ANZAC biscuits. 

Take a look at some of our wonderful moments that we captured

ANZAC Service

ANZAC Service

ANZAC Service

ANZAC Service


SCHOOL PHOTOS – ORDERING ONLINE SYSTEM

Our School Photos will be taken on: Wednesday 8th of May 2019

Class Photos/Portraits:

  • Every Student will have their photo taken, whether they are purchasing photos or not.
  • The school has chosen to use the online ordering system. Your child will be given an online ordering instruction slip and a unique student shootkey. Log onto www.msp.com.au and follow the prompts to place your order.
  • If you lose your shootkey the school reception will have a copy to quote back to you.
  • The expiry date for online ordering is the 14.05.2019. Any orders received after this date will incur a $30.00 archive fee. You can email your order request through to reorders.perth@msp.com.au or call our office on 08 9240 8000

Family Photos:

  • Envelopes can be obtained from Administration.
  • Family photos are taken each morning before school.
  • Please ensure that your family envelope and payment are handed to the Photographers on photo day.
  • If you do not have the correct money, we will provide any change needed when photos are delivered to school.
  • Family photos cannot be ordered online.

Special/Sports Group Photos:

  • If your child is in a Special/Sports photo you will receive a link and password to the online gallery after photo day. You can then view and order if required.  Photos will be delivered with the school’s bulk order.

Please Note: Class Groups, Individuals and Family Photos are not available to view online

School Photo Day

SIBLING PHOTO

If you require a sibling photo, these forms can be obtained from the front office. If you have any questions regarding photo day, please feel free to call the office.


LEARNING ADVENTURES

Technologies – Mrs Luton

During weeks 7 and 8, the year 3 students in Mrs Luton’s Science class worked in collaborative learning teams to work like taxonomists and explored what animal groups can be found in the leaf litter around the school. They students loved this task and the class discovered that mostly ‘insects’ (ants, bees, and beetles), ‘molluscs’ (snails) and ‘myriapods’ (millipedes) can be found at HPPS. Here are some photos to see them in action

Learning Adventures

Learning Adventures

Learning Adventures

Learning Adventures

The Year 4’s made a simple recipe using a piece of technology. Some of the boys from pre-primary constructing a farm out of blocks and other loose parts and the Year 6’s fabulous display in the library of the Free Range Pig Farm’s they designed and made themselves. It’s been such a jammed packed term of hands on learning experiences and we can’t wait for next term!

Learning Adventures

Learning Adventures

Learning Adventures


APPLICATION FOR ENROLMENT NOW OPEN FOR 2020

Apply to enrol your child/ren at Hawker Park Primary School (K-6) for the 2020 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. Submitting your application promptly will allow us to commence planning of classes for the coming year.

  • Kindergarten – must turn 4 by June 30th, 2020
  • Pre-primary – must turn 5 by June 30th, 2020

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 2020. Application forms for these students will be sent home in due course.

If you have a neighbour or friend whose child will be turning 4 before 30 June 2020, please remind them they will need to complete an application form to ensure their child can secure a place in Kindergarten in 2020.

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 (e.g. recent accounts for electricity, water and telephone, bank details)
  • copies of Family Court orders for confirmation of proof of name or custody arrangements

EARN & LEARN

Starts Wednesday 1 May

It’s nearly time to start collecting stickers and earning equipment for Hawker Park Primary School.

Anyone can help you earn equipment

Starting Wednesday 1 May, anyone can collect stickers to support our school when they shop at Woolworths, whether they’re staff, parents or friends.

Stick together and collect more

With every $10 spent* at Woolworths, one sticker is collected. These can be placed onto the Earn & Learn sticker sheets and dropped into the collection box at Hawker Park Primary School or your local Woolworths.

To help boost your sticker collection, look out for the range of participating products in store which will earn you double stickers.

 Earn great equipment from MTA

Once again, we’re proud to be partnering with Modern Teaching Aids, Australia’s largest supplier of educational equipment. This means you can choose equipment for Hawker Park Primary School’s own learning needs across Arts & Craft, Digital Technologies, Maths , English, Science, Outdoor and Indoor Play and more.


COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

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


 

 

DATE: 27.03.2019

FROM DR. ROBERTS

Thank you to all those who were able to attend our last assembly conducted by the Year 4 students.  I am sure you will agree, the students were fantastic and hilariously entertaining.  An enormous thank you to Ms Stokes and Miss Germano for preparing the students for this fabulous piece of theatre.  The artwork work was stunning.  As you will appreciate such brilliant productions do not ‘just happen’!  Congratulations all involved with the year 4 students.

The Harmony lunch last week was superb and enjoyed by all.  A great big thank you to all parents are carers who helped make the day an educational and happy event.  Students thoroughly enjoyed the Desert Child presentations.


CURRICULUM INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

I am sure most parents will be aware that for our Health Programme, we are focusing on Resilience this term.  Mental Health is also in our business plan.  The WA Primary Principal’s Association (WAPPA)  sent the Principal some links relating to various issues and one Building Resilience in Children: 30+ Tips for Raising Resilient Kids from the Positive Psychology program –WAPPA, related directly to resilience.  In the article, resilience is defined as follows:

Resilience is “the process of, capacity for, or outcome of successful adaptation despite challenging or threatening circumstances” (Masten, Best & Garmezy, 1990). Along these lines, children are considered resilient when they experience prosocial development despite adversity (Masten, 2013).

If you are interested, you may like to read this informative  article – link Building Resilience in Children: 30+ Tips for Raising Resilient Kids.

Try to find the 10 best phrases to teach resilience to your kids (link – please see Irma)

A take away message from the article:

Resilience is a powerful protective construct that is also malleable; it is a learned behavior. In other words, if you or your children are not particularly resilient today – there is still plenty of hope! You cannot always control what happens, but how you respond is up to you. In fact, it is empowering to know that there are MANY things that can be done to minimize risk and to promote healthy youth development and well-being.

Building your children’s resilience and developing the skills they will use in these situations such as making responsible decisions, seeking help and forming relationships, will contribute to their optimism and sense of purpose.

Term 1, Wk. 8 & 9 – Classes will be looking at continuing building children’s resilience through knowledge and practise

Please click on the relevant link for your child/ren

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NAPLAN 2019

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 since 2008. NAPLAN tests skills in literacy and numeracy that are developed over time through the school curriculum.  NAPLAN testing will be conducted in normal school time from Tuesday 15 May to Thursday 24 May. Be aware that NAPLAN is online this year for years 3 and 5.  Year 3 will use iPads and Year 5 will use their own laptops. For NAPLAN online, the writing test is completed first and must be scheduled to be completed by all class groups within the first two days of the test window. Year 3 students must sit the paper writing test on the morning of Tuesday the 14 May.  The reading test is to be scheduled after the Writing test, followed by the Conventions of Language test and then the Numeracy test. Should a child be sick, catch-up opportunities will be provided.

If you wish your child to be involved in NAPLAN and you wish to give your child the best opportunity to do well in the test, please try to plan to take holidays during school holiday times.  If this is impossible, please try to organise holidays after the NAPLAN weeks.

An information pamphlet was sent home 6 March for parents of year 3 and 5 students. Please be aware that although all children are expected to take part in the test, the pamphlet talks about formal exemptions.  Parents also have the right to withdraw their children based on religious beliefs and or philosophical objections to testing.  Please discuss with the school should this be the case by the end of March.  Thank you.


DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY TEACHER INTRODUCTION

My name is Mrs Annelise Luton and I am the Digital Technologies teacher at Hawker Park PS and am here on Tuesdays and Fridays.

This term we are covering Food and Fibre where we are going back to basics to investigate how food goes from farm to table. We have a class website, which you can feel free to visit and see what we are doing each week: https://mrsluton1.weebly.com/

I also teach in the Year 3 class on a Tuesday from 11:30am till the end of the day and during this time I teach Spelling and Science.

If you need to contact me please email me on ua.ud1559631385e.aw.1559631385noita1559631385cude@1559631385notul1559631385.esil1559631385enna1559631385

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you around the school.

Annelise


SUPPORT-A-READER TUTORS WANTED

Tutors are trained to give explicit support to assist a child’s reading development while promoting a love for literature!

Email ua.ud1559631385e.aw.1559631385noita1559631385cude@1559631385llare1559631385ve.zi1559631385l1559631385 for more information or to register as a tutor.


PHOTO DAY

This year our school photo day for 2019 is on Wednesday May 8, all ordering of school photos will be available online ONLY

If you require a Family/Sibling photo, these forms can be obtained from the front office.

A note with all the relevant information regarding ordering online will be sent home via your child/ren today, Wednesday 27 March.

This form will have each individual child’s name and unique shoot key number on it. You will need this number when placing your order online

If you have any questions regarding photo day please feel free to call the office.


ANZAC Day Service

Our school ANZAC Day service will be held on Thursday 11 April, the last week of Term 1.

ANZAC Day Service Poster

Weather permitting; we will assemble on the front lawn at 8.30am.

Parents and special guests are invited to join us after the service for morning tea and ANZAC biscuits.

If you 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.


P & C ASSOCIATION

We have a fabulous P & C committee who work hard for our amazing school and have achieved great goals over the years such as:

2016: Sports Carnival Shade Gazebo upgrades, Maths program, Graduation stage hire

2017: Shade structure in the Junior playground (half with school), Graduation stage hire

2018: Choir shirts, Football Jumpers, Undercover painting, Equipment for canteen, BFG supplies, $5000 donation to library for new books, Graduation stage hire

We look forward to what 2019 brings.

Please click here for a copy of the P & C Association Newsletter.

P&C Newsletter – Have you heard Term 1 2019


FREE TRIPLE P (POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAM) PROGRAM

This is a program recommended for all parents including Kindergarten parents. The program offers effective ways to enhance family relationships and manage common child issues. There are lots of upcoming sessions. Please see the school noticeboard for times, dates and venues.


ZIG ZAGS OSHC

Autumn Vacation care is available from Greenwood Primary School from 6.30am – 6pm, Monday 15th April – Monday 29th April 2019.

All school aged children (including Kindergarten) are welcome to attend from any school.

Zig Zags OSHC programs are engaging and inspired by our children and staff and include a combination of excursions and activities at our location.

In addition to the planned incursions, excursions and activities the children have the choice of arts & crafts, cooking, painting, drawing, colouring, word searches, puzzles, board games, chess, dress up, role play drama, dance, loose parts play and much, much more.

Please see the full Vacation Care Program on the school’s community noticeboard.


CUPCAKE TUESDAY

Help the Year 6 students with their fundraising for camp.  Treats will be sold every Tuesday for the remainder of tem 1.  All treats will be priced up to $2.


SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB.

Final day for ordering from Book club is TODAY via the website scholastic.com.au/loop so the orders can be delivered by the end of term 1. Please remember all Book Club orders are done through the online process.

Thank you for your continued support as for every Book Club order placed, Scholastic gives back 20% of the order spend to our school to purchase valuable educational resources via the Scholastic Rewards program.

If anyone has any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Claire Ritchie on ku.oc1559631385.liam1559631385toh@11559631385reltu1559631385beria1559631385lc1559631385.


COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

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

  • Direction Psychology – 9-12yrs Old Confidence & Resilience courses.
  • Whitford’s Hockey Club – April Vacation Care Clinic
  • Hillarys Yacht Club – School Holiday Courses
  • Warwick Greenwood Junior Football Club – Registration
  • Track Stars Run Club – Kids Endurance & X Country
  • Behaviour Tonics – 1, 2, 3 Magic and Emotion Coaching
  • Triple P – Positive Parenting Program – Times, dates and Venues of upcoming courses.

 

DATE: 13.03.2019

FROM DR. ROBERTS

Thank you to all those who were able to attend our last assembly conducted by the Year 6 students.  I am sure you will agree that your children were fantastic.  A huge thank you to Mrs Martinovic and Mrs Dobson for preparing students for such a wonderful performance.

We are already in week six and look forward to the cooler weather.  Please remember to send your children to school with their safe school hat because the UV readings are still high especially during the lunch break.


CURRICULUM INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Parents, please know that this year, we are continuing to implement our Diana Rigg spelling programme.  Some students may be learning words at home. We are also continuing with philosophy and problem solving in mathematics.

Teachers are currently learning about a new tool for assessing writing called Brightpath.  Teachers have already attended four hours of professional learning after school with another two hours to be completed in week ten.

RESILIENCE

Building your children’s resilience and developing the skills they will use in certain situations such as making responsible decisions, seeking help and forming relationships, will contribute to their optimism and sense of purpose.

Term 1, Wk. 6 & 7 – Classes will be looking at “Resilience skills to practise”

Please click on the relevant link and help your child practise their resilient skills:

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NAPLAN 2019

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 since 2008. NAPLAN tests skills in literacy and numeracy that are developed over time through the school curriculum.  NAPLAN testing will be conducted in normal school time from Tuesday 15th May to Thursday 24 May. Be aware that NAPLAN is online this year for years 3 and 5.  Year 3 will use iPads and Year 5 will use their own laptops. If you wish your child to be involved in NAPLAN and you wish to give your child the best opportunity to do well in the test, please try to plan to take holidays during school holiday times.  If this is impossible, please try to organise holidays after the NAPLAN weeks.

An information pamphlet was sent home on 6 March for parents of year 3 and 5 students. Please be aware that although all children are expected to take part in the test, the pamphlet talks about formal exemptions.  Parents also have the right to withdraw their children based on religious beliefs and or philosophical objections to testing.  Please discuss with the school should this be the case by the end of March.  Thank you.


SUPPORT-A-READER TUTORS WANTED

Tutors are trained to give explicit support to assist a child’s reading development while promoting a love for literature!

Email ua.ud1559631385e.aw.1559631385noita1559631385cude@1559631385llare1559631385ve.zi1559631385l1559631385 for more information or to register as a tutor.


HARMONY DAY – SAVE THE DATES

INTERNATIONAL LUNCH

As a part of the Harmony Week Celebrations each class will take part in an International lunch on Thursday 21 March 2019.

The Kindy class will host their International Lunch on Tuesday 19 March 2019.

Each child will be asked to contribute a dish to share at their own class lunch.

To mark this special day each child will be asked to wear something orange.

Forms are being distributed today.

DESERT CHILD DANCE INCURSION

Wednesday 20 March 2019
1.10pm – 1.40pm (Year P – 2)
1.50pm – 2.40pm (Years 3 – 6)


FREE TRIPLE P (POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAM) PROGRAM

This is a program recommended for all parents including Kindergarten parents.  The program offers effective ways to enhance family relationships and manage common child issues.  Please see link Tripple P – Positive Parenting Program


SAFETY HOUSE

Parents, currently we do not have a Safety House representative. If you are interested, please see front office personnel.

Today, we sent home a little yellow booklet called Safety House Child & Parent Handbook.  Please read through this little booklet and, with your child complete some of the activities.

If you have any concerns regarding an incident regarding child safety on the road, you can call 13 14 44 to report an incident to WA Police (only use 000 in an emergency) or 1800 333 000 to reach Crime Stoppers.

Here are some suggestions to help your children stay safe:

  • always travel in a group
  • walk on the right hand side of the road to face oncoming traffic
  • wherever possible, leave space between you and the roadway
  • stay in areas that are well lit
  • stay in view – avoid going into areas that are hidden (such as parkland bush or behind shopping centres)
  • be alert – earphones and headphones can reduce your awareness considerably
  • if you have a mobile phone, have it turned on and ready to dial an emergency number
  • if a passing car stops nearby, never get too close
  • run from a situation if you feel at risk
  • give this advice to your brothers and sisters, especially if they are younger
  • report suspicious behaviour to your parents, school and the police
  • if you can get it safely, try to photograph or remember the number plate of the car
  • report number plates of cars and the clothing or distinguishing features of individuals to police.

To get the latest community safety information from police, visit WA Police on Facebook www.facebook.com/WA.Police or online at www.police.wa.gov.au.


NEW LIBRARY RESOURCES

Click on the images to see the new resources we have in our school library!

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CUPCAKE TUESDAY

Help the Year 6 students with their fundraising for camp.  Treats will be sold every Tuesday for the remainder of Term 1.  All treats will be priced up to $2.


SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB

Issue 2 Catalogues for 2019 will be sent home today.

Please order online by Wednesday 27 March via the website scholastic.com.au/loop so the orders can be delivered by the end of term 1.

Thank you for your continued support as for every Book Club order placed, Scholastic gives back 20% of the order spend to our school to purchase valuable educational resources via the Scholastic Rewards program.

If anyone has any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Claire Ritchie on ku.oc1559631385.liam1559631385toh@11559631385reltu1559631385beria1559631385lc1559631385.


COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

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


 

 

DATE: 27.02.2019

FROM DR. ROBERTS

I am delighted to report that all students have settled beautifully into our exciting school life.  We practiced our lockdown and evacuation drills and students responded responsibly.  We are very proud of our students.

HELP!  We have an idea/concept to turn the space between the library and the art room into a café/workspace for both parents and students but need some help with ideas on how to go about this.  If there are any architects or builders or decking people or brick layers or roofing people or concrete people – anyone in the building industry – who could offer advice, we would be very grateful.  Please contact the front office, Mr Etheridge or Dr Roberts so we could have a chat.


CURRICULUM INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Building your children’s resilience and developing the skills they will use in these situations such as making responsible decisions, seeking help and forming relationships, will contribute to their optimism and sense of purpose.

Term 1, Wk. 4 & 5 – Classes will be looking at “Creating resilient kids together.”

This includes discussions with the children about the below skills that develop resilience and well-being:

  • Self-management skills
  • Social management & awareness skills &
  • Self-awareness skills

Please refer to the relevant links for more information on resilience for your child.

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On Tuesday 19th parents were invited to a Resiliency Workshop.  For those who attended, we would appreciate your feedback on the presentation.  Please provide this by emailing the school  ua.ud1559631385e.aw.1559631385noita1559631385cude@1559631385sp.kr1559631385aprek1559631385wah1559631385  and adding in the subject: Feedback Resiliency Workshop. 

Thank you


FAMILY COMMUNICATION

Parents, please be aware that if there are custody issues with your children, the school needs to have a copy of current legal court orders.  If informal arrangements or parental plans are in place where children live predominantly with one parent, it is the responsibility of parents to communicate with each other regarding their child’s schooling.


NAPLAN 2019

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 since 2008. NAPLAN tests skills in literacy and numeracy that are developed over time through the school curriculum.  NAPLAN testing will be conducted in normal school time from Tuesday 15th May to Thursday 24 May. Be aware that NAPLAN is online this year for years 3 and 5.  Year 3 will use iPads and Year 5 will use their own laptops. If you wish your child to be involved in NAPLAN and you wish to give your child the best opportunity to do well in the test, please try to plan to take holidays during  school holiday times.  If this is impossible, please try to organise holidays after the NAPLAN weeks.

An information pamphlet will be sent home early March. Please be aware that although all children are expected to take part in the test, the pamphlet talks about formal exemptions.  Parents also have the right to withdraw their children based on religious beliefs and or philosophical objections to testing.  Please discuss with the school should this be the case by the end of March.  Thank you.


SUPPORT-A-READER TUTORS WANTED

Calling all parents, grandparents, retirees and community members – help share the gift of reading.

Support A Reader is an on-going volunteer based program that trains parents and members of the community as ‘tutors’, to give children who need additional assistance with their reading the opportunity to read regularly with a supportive adult on a one-to-one basis.

Tutors are trained to give explicit support to assist a child’s reading development while promoting a love for literature!

Email ua.ud1559631385e.aw.1559631385noita1559631385cude@1559631385llare1559631385ve.zi1559631385l1559631385 for more information or to register as a tutor.


HARMONY DAY – SAVE THE DATES

INTERNATIONAL LUNCH

As a part of the Harmony Week Celebrations each class will take part in an International lunch on Thursday 21st March 2019.

The Kindy class will host their International Lunch on Tuesday 19th March 2019.

Each child will be asked to contribute a dish to share at their own class lunch.

To mark this special day each child will be asked to wear something orange.

Keep an eye out on your email for further information regarding this whole school event!

DESERT CHILD DANCE INCURSION

Wednesday 20th March

1.10pm – 1.40pm (Year P – 2)

1.50pm – 2.40pm (Years 3 – 6)

Further information will be distributed to all families soon!


WARWICK SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION

PROSPECTIVE PARENTS MEETING

Monday 25th March 2019

from 6:30 to 8.00 pm Warwick Senior High School will be holding a meeting for prospective parents who are interested in their children starting their education journey with us in 2020.

SCHOOL TOURS

Tuesdays at 10.00am

Warwick Senior High School is now offering all prospective families the opportunity to tour our wonderful school.

Tours will be held weekly on Tuesday mornings at 10.00am.  We invite all interested parents and students to join us and discover what makes Warwick SHS the best choice for your family.

To register for tours, please contact our school administration.

P: 6240 4400

E: *protected email*

SPECIALIST & ELITE PROGRAMS

– DoE & Netball WA Endorsed Specialist Netball Program

– DoE & WAFC Endorsed Specialist football Program (AFL)

– Academic Extension Program

– Dance Elite Program

– Music Elite Program

For information visit our website or contact us on 6240 4400.


OLD DESKS AND TABLES TO A GOOD HOME

We have some well used desks and tables that are past their use by date here at Hawker Park PS that we will be getting rid of. If you would like to take any of them for home please ask at the office by Wednesday 6th March, and we will direct you to them for your consideration.


 

 

DATE: 13.02.2019

FROM DR. ROBERTS

Welcome parents, students and staff and a very warm welcome to our new families and Kindergarten families. Hawker Park is a fantastic school with highly professional staff who have worked many days during their holidays to ensure a smooth transition back into exciting school life.

Thank you to all parents who are proud, positive and caring of their school and have ensured that students are ready to learn.  Thank you for sending students in their school uniform including the safe school hat. A huge thank you to our wonderful parents who made themselves available in the Uniform Shop to allow new parents the opportunity to purchase uniforms before the start of the school year.

The current staff are as follows:

Principal Dr Irma Roberts
Associate Principal – Mr Andrew Etheridge
Kindy – Mrs Tessler
Pre-primary – Mrs Jones & Mrs Kowol (Wed)

Yr P/1 – Ms Rose
Yr 1/2 – Mrs Everall & Mrs Barrett
Yr 1/2 – Miss Beatty
Yr 3 – Mrs Sherriff
Yr 4 – Ms Stokes & Miss Germano
Yr 5 – Ms Randell
Yr 6 – Mrs Dobson & Mrs Martinovic
Physical Education/Health – Mrs Barrett
Music – Mrs Subotic
Indonesian – Mrs McAdam
Technologies– Mrs Luton

SMARTS Challenge Groups – Mr Etheridge

Level 3 Teacher/SAER/LSC – Mrs Everall
Manager Corporate Services – Mrs Beard
School Officer – Mrs Barilla and Miss Atkinson
Librarian  – Mrs Keevil
Education Assistants – Mrs Anderson, Ms McPhee, Mrs Kaka, Mrs Brennan, Mrs Stangoni, Mrs Keevil, Mrs Moy, Mrs Laughton, Miss Wilson, Ms Ferris and Mrs Ryan

Chaplain – Chevonne Burr
Gardener – Mr Tustanowki (George)
Cleaners – Mr Gurovski (CIC), Mrs Smith, Mrs Beshay

Our current numbers are a very healthy 234.  I say current because if our in-area student numbers keep growing, then we may need to restructure the school.  We have already declined at least six students out-of area.

Our school has a highly justified positive reputation in our community. Thank you to all those parents who continue to fully support the school and speak positively about our highly professional staff and fabulous teaching and learning.


PARENT INFORMATION EVENING/ WELCOME PICNIC

On behalf of all staff, I thank those parents who attended last night’s Parent Evening and Welcome Picnic.  It was wonderful to talk to so many of you.  Parents, if you have any concerns regarding your child, please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s teacher in the first instance.  The school believes in parents being partners in their child’s education.  We look forward to a positive and productive school year


CURRICULUM INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

The first two days of school provided opportunities for staff to develop professionally and discuss numerous issues.  Our focus this year will continue to be on Mathematics and Mental Maths, Spelling, Philosophy and health – especially resilience.

To complement the resiliency programme, we are offering a session for parents on Tuesday 19 February from 3pm – 4pm in the staff room. Please put this important date and time in your diary.

The spelling programme we are continuing with is Diana Rigg. This year we are also introducing a SMARTS Challenge programme for years 3-6 through Mr Etheridge in Mathematics and Language.  More information will be sent home by Mr Etheridge.


PARENT INTERVIEWS-GREATER FLEXIBILITY

This year we are encouraging parents to make an appointment time to speak to classroom teachers about their child rather than closing the school towards the end of term and having interviews on one afternoon.  The adjustment allows for greater flexibility for parents, more time to speak to the teacher and students stay at school all day.


VALUES

Our values are RESPECT, KINDNESS and MANNERS. We expect our students to display these values and encourage the whole school community to role model these values and behaviours to support children.


NAPLAN 2019

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 since 2008. NAPLAN tests skills in literacy and numeracy that are developed over time through the school curriculum.  NAPLAN testing will be conducted in normal school time from Tuesday 15th May to Thursday 24 May. Be aware that NAPLAN is online this year for years 3 and 5. Year 3 will use iPads and Year 5 will use their own laptops. If you wish your child to be involved in NAPLAN and you wish to give your child the best opportunity to do well in the test, please try to plan to take holidays during  school holiday times.  If this is impossible, please try to organise holidays after the NAPLAN weeks.


PUNCTUALITY

Thank you to the majority of parents who are punctual for school thus showing your child’s classroom teacher courtesy and respect. Children who are late become quite upset and ‘lost’ for the remainder of the day when they miss initial instruction time.  We will be focussing on punctuality this year to benefit your children.  We are fully aware and understand that some days are ‘tricky’ and your child may be late occasionally.  Lessons begin at 8:30 so try to ensure your child is at school by 8:20 and in class before 8:30.


 2019 VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS (K-6)

Although the following contributions and charges are voluntary, funds enable the school to provide resources for your child.  We thank you in advance for considering payment.

  1. VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS                                 $60 per child
  2. VOLUNTARY APPROVED REQUEST                        $70 per family
  3. P&C CONTRIBUTION                                                    $30 per family

If you have paid your Voluntary Contributions with your child’s personal items through OfficeMax, a receipt will be sent home with your eldest child soon.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Option 1:    Direct Deposit – Hawker Park Primary School

  BSB: 306074

Account Number: 485750

(Please remember to put your child’s name and a reference with your payment)

Option 2:    Credit Card (MasterCard/Visa/AMEX) or EFTPOS at the front office.

Option 3:    Cash at the front office.


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 ensure your child receives 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.


STAFF CARPARK – BOOM GATE WILL BE INSTALLED

Thank you to all those parents who care for the safety of all children at our school.

In the past, school staff have had to patrol the entrance to stop parents from entering the area.  Staff are employed at the school to teach your children.

Only yesterday staff saw a small child run across the carpark to a parent’s vehicle!

As the situation with parents using the car park has unfortunately not improved; therefore the school will be installing a boom gate at the staff carpark entrance.  The safety of the children is our number one priority.

Should a parent require a 2019 permit to use the staff car park, they may be requested from the front office.

Again, a huge thank you to all parents who observe this simple request to pick up and drop off children outside of the staff car park.


LET’S TAKE A STAND TOGETHER:

Minister’s Statement on School Violence

At the end of last year the Education Minister released a 10 point action plan to try to ensure the safety of every child and every staff from violence in schools. The action plan is as follows:

  1. Principals to suspend students who attack other students or start fights
  2. Principals to automatically to move to exclude any student who physically attacks school staff.
  3. New alternative learning settings for the most violent students
  4. Clear advice for principals, teachers and education assistants on authority and responsibility to take action.
  5. Provide training and support for school staff.
  6. New ‘good standing’ requirements to be added to school behaviour policies.
  7. Free parenting program for parents of young children.
  8. Review critical incident reporting and monitoring
  9. Spark a community conversation about violence in schools – with community leaders and others
  10. Premier’s Youth Forum to give young people a voice and let them identify actions they believe could address violence in the community

DOGS

Parents – Please know that dogs are not permitted on any public school site in WA.  If you are walking your dog, please secure it and leave it outside the school yard.


COMMUNICATION

Classroom teachers know you children very well so it is best to go to the classroom teacher to clarify anything regarding your child’s progress at school.  Please make an appointment to see your child’s teacher. We encourage every parent to make an appointment when it is convenient.

If you are communicating other matters through the school email ua.ud1559631385e.aw.1559631385noita1559631385cude@1559631385sp.kr1559631385aprek1559631385wah1559631385  we will try to respond within a week.

According to the results of the Parent Survey last year, parents indicated that they gain most information about what is happening at the school through the Hawker Headlines.  We will continue to use this means as our prime method of communicating school matters with parents.

Later in the year, before classes are formed for 2020, we will communicate what procedures we use.

Some class teachers use class DoJo to indicate what is happening within classes while others use face-to-face and/or email. We are working towards using Connect.


SCHOOL BANKING

School banking has changed its day from Wednesday to Tuesday and will be starting Tuesday 12 February 2019.

Come in and see Kym and Laila from 8am every Tuesday in the library.


ZIG ZAGS – COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP

Play based sessions for 0-5 year olds

Playgroup is a fun, play based session for children aged 0-5 years. It provides parents with an opportunity to watch their child gain new skills, make friends, learn through play and interact with others in a fun and nurturing environment.

Weekly activities

Weekly activities include sight, sound, touch, taste, smell, imagination and interactive play.  The activities are aimed at educating children in fine and gross motor skill development. Most of these things can be seen as just fun, however many of the tasks have been chosen for a reason from play-dough, pegging and lacing, drawing, painting, craft, puzzles, blocks and role-play. Outdoor play activities may include an obstacle course, sandpit and play equipment.

Opening Times

Our session runs on Friday’s during school term from 9-11 at Hawker Park Primary School.

Each session is coordinated to ensure activities are planned, set out and ready to use. Sessions also include a weekly mat time that involves children getting active and participating as a whole group, learning nursery rhymes, singing songs, dancing and listening to stories.

School readiness

Children may go on to school at Hawker Park Primary School where playgroup may assist with separation anxiety by being at a familiar location and moving on with their friends.

What age children can attend?

Children aged 0-5 are welcome to attend, they do not need to be registered with the school.

What to bring?

We ask that each family brings a piece of fruit per child which is included in a shared morning tea and their water bottle.

Pricing

Payment is pay as you go at $90 per term.

Enrolments

Hawker Park Primary School has partnered with Zig Zags OSHC to provide this service. To join, please enrol at www.zigzagsoshc.com.au or call 0421 369 516.


DENTAL

Welcome to new families.  Enrolment forms have been issued to each family.  Please take the time to read the information provided before completing forms.

Return the completed forms to either your school office or post it to Greenwood Dental Therapy Centre as soon as possible.

Please attach to a separate piece of paper the names and year level of older siblings already enrolled at a Dental Therapy Centre as unfortunately with the new forms this information has been omitted.

 

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