Hawkers Headlines

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.

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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.


 

 

DATE: 12.12.2018

FROM DR ROBERTS

What a fabulous end of year concert and graduation last night – a huge CONGRATULATIONS to everyone!

As we close the school year, I would like to report that we have had a fantastic 2018 that you can read about in our School Report available early in 2019. Our IPS Review early in the year was outstanding as are our NAPLAN and other results.  All children from K-6 were taught philosophy and this year we introduced our school community health and wellbeing programme that you will learn more about in 2019.

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 – the Board in leading the Strategic Direction of the school through the development of the new Business Plan 2018-2020 and the P&C in supporting numerous school activities.  Thank you all.

Staff must be congratulated and highly commended for their unquestionable professionalism and supernatural stamina this year, especially as some faced personal challenges.  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.

I take this opportunity in wishing you all a happy, holy and safe Christmas and the very best for 2019.


2018 AWARD RECIPIENTS

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

Endeavour Award – Summer, Year 6
Citizenship Award – Aine, Year 6
Science Award – Eamonn, Year 6
Perseverance Award – Corey, Year 6
Music Award – Chelsea, Year 4
Indonesian Award – Selina, Year 6
Academic Achievement;
Jax, Pre-primary
Layla, Year 1
Emily, Year 2
Noah, Year 3
Zari, Year 4
Molly, Year 5
Dux Award – Selina, Year 6
2019 School Captains – Grace & Theo
2019 Faction Captains;
Phoebe & Theo, Paterson
Pearl & Hunter, Lawson
Molly & Nik, Gilmore


FAMILIES LEAVING HAWKER PARK

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

Bermingham, Byrne, Chapman, Greig, Hill, Lai-Wilson, Lim, Payne, Sikkema, Smart, Walker, Walton and Wood


TERMS DATES 2019

Students attend school on these dates in 2019.

Term 1: Monday 4 February – Friday 12 April
Term 2: Tuesday 30 April – Friday 5 July
Term 3: Tuesday 23 July – Friday 27 September
Term 4: Tuesday 15 October – Thursday 19 December


2019 CLASS LISTS

2019 class lists will be emailed to parents on Friday 1 February 2019 at 3.00pm.


SCHOOL HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS

The school office will be closed from 12.00pm Friday 14 December 2018 and will reopen on Tuesday 29 January 2019 at 8.30am.


UNIFORM SHOP OPEN IN 2019

Pre-orders will be available for collection on Friday 1 February 2019 between 2.30pm – 3.30pm.  Orders not collected on this day will be delivered to the child’s classroom on the first day of term.


CANTEEN SUPERVISOR POSITION

Are you passionate about healthy food for children?

Hawker Park Primary School has a busy, active Canteen that serves the school population.  We are now looking for a Canteen Supervisor to work alongside the P&C to deliver healthy, nutritious meals and snacks to the children at recess and lunch.  The Canteen Supervisor will be responsible for the management and operation of the school canteen according to the policies and procedures of Hawker Park Primary School P&C.

Menu options should always encourage healthy eating habits in our children.  The Canteen Supervisor will support the development of strong relationships within the school community in particular with students, parents and volunteers, teachers and other school personnel and report into the P&C Canteen Representative.

Ideally, we are looking for someone that is passionate about food, has experience working in a professional kitchen and a kind, friendly nature that will bring a smile to the children’s faces.

Hours for this position:

Seven (7) hours a day (8.00am – 3.00pm) for 2 days per week during the WA school term (excluding any days not required by prior arrangement).

We are currently offering a short term contract on a termly basis to ensure we can cover all costs and overheads.

If you are interested in the position please email ku.oc1559631385.ooha1559631385y@nos1559631385kralc1559631385lorac1559631385 for more information.


NEW NOTICE FROM THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ABOUT SAFE ENVIRONMENTS VIA PRINCIPALS

We believe every child has the right to be safe at school. We provide learning environments that foster good behaviour and respect for your children and those around them.

Fortunately, most students attending public schools in Western Australia are able to learn in safe and supportive environments. At times, though, some students can be physically aggressive. This is never acceptable as it can cause psychological and physical harm to those involved, as well as disruption to teaching and learning.

The State Government has released a Statement to address violence in schools. It sets out 10 actions to help school staff, families and communities work together on this complex issue. Programs and resources will be available for parents to support their children and where appropriate parents and staff will work closely to ensure their children maintain positive behaviour at school. A copy of the Statement is available on the Department’s website at education.wa.edu.au.

It is important to understand that these changes focus on students who have intentionally been physically aggressive towards others. Students with a disability who either cannot manage their behaviour or do not intend to harm others are not the target of this plan.

As parents, you also play a vital role. Your children benefit from you modelling and rewarding positive behaviour. I look forward to your ongoing support to keep our school a safe place for all.



DATE: 28.11.2018

FROM DR ROBERTS

Congratulations to our new School Board members – Dr Meredith Green and Mr Andrew Hadfield on being elected by the Parents of HPPS.  I sincerely thank all nominees for their availability and to the numerous parents who voted.  Our first Board Meeting for 2019 will be on Tuesday 26 February beginning at 6.30pm.

Within our Business Plan we have a focus on wellbeing.  A parent talk on Resiliency will be held at the school on Tuesday 19 February 2019.  We invite all parents to attend this talk presented through School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA).


DID YOU KNOW?…

  1. The Helpers’ Morning Tea is on Thursday 29 November
  2. We have new carpet in our undercover area
  3. The undercover area has been painted
  4. The parent information and welcome picnic will be on Tuesday 12 February 2019 (more information early in 2019).

BFG 2018

Click here to see our BFG

This year the BFG was FAMOUS!  We featured in the Bankwest Easy Grants television advertisement. The students of TA2 were busy caring for the garden this year.  With the assistance of the P&C we had a thriving crop of zucchini, tomatoes, parsley, cucumbers, passionfruit, basil and much more.

Each week we cooked a different meal using the ingredients and shared what we grew with the canteen.  Some of our favourite dishes included beetroot vanilla cupcakes and vegetable and parsley pesto pasta.

The BFG has now been cleared for the summer and the fruit crops will make their way down to the ECE orchid to get watered during the summer break.

Stay tuned for BFG updates in 2019!


2019 STUDENT REQUIREMENT LISTS & CHARGES SCHEDULE

The 2019 Student Requirement List & School Voluntary Contributions Charges Schedule was emailed to parents on 2 November 2018.

Additional copies are available for download from the school website.

Place your order with OfficeMax before 16 December 2018 for free delivery.  Simply visit OfficeMax  and search for Hawker Park Primary School.

Orders placed after 6 January 2019 are not guaranteed to arrive before school starts.


SECOND HAND UNIFORM DONATIONS

If you have school polo shirts (navy microfiber), faction shirts, rain jackets, dresses or hats that your children have outgrown or if you are leaving the school, please donate pre-loved, cleaned uniforms to the school.  (Please do not donate items that are in need of repair, are badly faded or stained). Donations can be left at the school office.

All proceeds from the sale of second hand uniforms will go towards items/activities for the School Community as determined by the P&C.

The uniform shop is located in Teaching Area 10.  Open Fridays 8.00am – 8.30am and 2.30pm – 3.00pm.


CHRISTMAS CARD DELIVERY BOX

The delivery box will be placed outside the administration office from Monday 3 December.  Students are welcome to post their Christmas cards and Year 6 students will deliver them to the classrooms during weeks 9 and 10.

We request that chocolates, lollies or candy NOT be attached to or inserted in the envelopes as it makes it too bulky and difficult for children to post their cards.


UNIFORM SHOP OPEN IN 2019

Pre-orders will be available for collection on Friday 1 February 2019 between 2.30pm – 3.30pm.  Orders not collected on this day will be delivered to the child’s classroom on the first day of term.


IMPORTANT EMAILS

  1. Semester 2 Reports will be emailed to parents on Friday 7 December 2018. We strongly recommend you download and save your child’s report as the link in the email will only be active for a limited short time. 
  1. 2019 class lists will be emailed to parents on Friday 1 February 2019 at 3.00pm.

Please make sure the office has your current and monitored email address.


TERMS DATES 2019

Students attend school on these dates in 2019.

Term 1: Monday 4 February – Friday 12 April
Term 2: Tuesday 30 April – Friday 5 July
Term 3: Tuesday 23 July – Friday 27 September
Term 4: Tuesday 15 October – Thursday 19 December


CANTEEN EOY SPECIALS

Limited stock will be available for ordering leading up to Friday 7 December 2018 to allow the canteen to reduce stock for the school holiday period.

$4.00 Meal and Drink or Ice cream (available until sold out)

– Sausage Roll or Burger or Popcorn Melt or Toastie or Hot Dog

– Glee or Moozie or Juicee or Twisted Yoghurt

(Second choice flavour given if first has run out).

EOY Special is available to order online under ‘Specials’ tab and choose ‘End of Year Special’ – then use drop down tab to make your selections.

Other items on our normal menu are still available.  Please see Emma at the canteen window if you have any questions.  Availability online will update as items sell out.

CANTEEN CLOSED: Wednesday 12 December 2018


HAVE YOU PAID YOUR VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS?

Although the following contributions and charges are voluntary, the funds enable the school to provide resources for your child.

Fees are:
Voluntary Contributions $60.00 per child,
P&C Voluntary Contribution $30.00 per family, and
ICT/Student Support Services Contribution $70.00 per family.

Payment Options are:
1. Direct Deposit – BSB 306074   Account # 4857503
2. Cash and EFTPOS in the office
3. Credit Card over the phone or in the office


CHRISTMAS APPEAL

A friendly reminder that the Christmas Appeal ends next Thursday.  Bring your items in now!



DATE: 14.11.2018

FROM DR ROBERTS

Mud Day for our year K-2 was hugely successful thanks to the co-operation of staff and the involvement of students.  Mrs Tess Jones must be congratulated for organising such a fantastic muddy day for our students.

Our Lapathon, organised by the P&C, was held at the school on Friday 2 November.  Thank you to Mr Etheridge who set up all the equipment and ensured the afternoon was a success.  Another fabulous activity that was enjoyed by all involved.

A huge thank you to our four parents who nominated for the School Board.  We have two parent vacancies but I wish we had four as I would love to work with all of them.  Parents, as the vacancies are for parents, you have the right to vote – one for each family.  Voting forms were sent home on Wednesday 7 November.  Please post your completed form at the front office.  Voting closes on Wednesday 21 November at 3.00pm.  Again, thank you to our parent nominees.  Please remember that board opportunities will arise in the future as members complete their three year terms.

You may not believe it but at Hawker Park Primary School we have real life heroes and they come from our Pre-Primary class.  These little students wanted to help others and share what they had and suggested to their super hero teacher, Mrs Jones, having a toy swap.  All students and parents from K-year 2 were involved in ‘The Greatest Toy Swap held at school on Wednesday 7 November.  A huge amount of $132 was raised and given to our Chaplain to contribute to the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal.  Thank you to everyone involved.


END OF YEAR CONCERT

Please be aware that we are asking all our students to be dressed in Christmas colours (red, green, white, gold and silver) for our end of year concert on Tuesday 11 December 2018.


SEMESTER 2 REPORTS

Semester 2 reports will be emailed on Friday 7 December 2018.  Please make sure the office has your current and monitored email address.

How do I update my email address?

Option 1:        Via Skoolbag App (‘Update My Details’ found under the ‘More’ tab)

Option 2:        Email the school at ua.ud1559631385e.aw.1559631385noita1559631385cude@1559631385sp.kr1559631385aprek1559631385wah1559631385

We strongly recommend you download and save your child’s report as the link in the email will only be active for a limited short time.


TERMS DATES 2019

Students attend school on these dates in 2019.

Term 1: Monday 4 February – Friday 12 April
Term 2: Tuesday 30 April – Friday 5 July
Term 3: Tuesday 23 July – Friday 27 September
Term 4: Tuesday 15 October – Thursday 19 December


LAPATHON

A reminder that Lapathon forms and money are due in by this Friday 16 November 2018.


DID YOU KNOW?…

  1. White Ribbon Day is on 23 November 2018.
  2. White Ribbon Day is about everyone in the community coming together and taking a stand against violence especially against women and children.
  3. Statistics tell us that 1 in 4 women have experienced emotional abuse by a current or former partner since the age of 15.
  4. 1 in 5 women have experienced sexual violence since the age of 15.
  5. On average one woman a week is murdered by her current or former partner.
  6. Children of mothers experiencing domestic violence have a higher rate of social and emotional problems than other children.
  7. Domestic and family violence is the leading cause of homelessness for women and their children.
  8. Support is available – https://www.whiteribbon.org.au/find-help/support-services/
  9. Women – 9223 1188 or 1800 007 339
  10. Men – 9223 1199 or 1800 000 599

P&C MEETING

The next P&C Meeting will take place on Wednesday 28 November from 7.00pm in the staffroom.


COMMUNITY FLYERS

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



DATE: 31.10.2018

FROM DR ROBERTS

I am delighted to inform the school community that our NAPLAN results this year were exceptional.  I presented information at our last School Board Meeting through my Principal’s Report.

At our Board Meeting, the school was asked to let parents know what programme/app we use to teach students to touch type so parents too may be able to use the same programme/app at home.  Our year four students use Typing Club.  You could google this for further information.  If you do not wish to use Typing Club, any touch typing app would be suitable.

Year 5 parents please be aware that applications for the Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Programs close on Sunday 10 February 2019.  A flyer was distributed to each year 5 child last week.  Applications can be made online at education.wa.edu.au/giftedandtalented now.  For more information please contact Gifted and Talented Selection Unit on 92644307 or ua.ud1559631385e.aw.1559631385noita1559631385cude@1559631385ustg1559631385

For those of you who attended last week’s fantastic year 4 assembly you would have seen the new carpet tiles that have been laid throughout the undercover area. This project was made possible by the support of the school’s proactive P&C. Additionally the school is seeking to install backdrop curtains, permanent stage lighting and have the walls painted in the near future. The P&C’s help is also assisting in the purchase of new picnic tables to provide lunchtime seating for students outside the undercover area.


SPORT REPORT

Hawker Park has had such an amazing year of sport.  We have had a huge variety of activities throughout the year.

In Term 1, we covered catching/throwing and soccer skills.

In Term 2, we had the Little Athletics clinic come to our school. The children learnt Australian Rules football skills, Netball skills and had swimming lessons for 2 weeks.

In Term 3, we participated in Jump Rope for Heart and raised over $2,500.  The children’s skipping skills improved a lot over the 4 week program.   We trained for the Athletics carnival and Hawker Park hosted the Interschool Athletics carnival, where we came 3rd overall.  During this term we also learnt how to play badminton and table tennis.

In Term 4, The Pamela Humphrey’s Dance Company is running a 6 week dancing program. The children have completed 3 weeks of dance and are picking up the steps very quickly. They will be participating in a school dance the last week of lessons, to display the dances they have been learning over the term.

Mrs Barrett would like to say ‘thanks for a fantastic year of Physical Education!’.


UNIFORM ORDERS FOR 2019

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

Cut-off date to ensure you receive your order before the start of Term 1 next year is Friday 30 November 2018.

Please place your order form and payment in an envelope and drop off in the school office.

Orders will be available for collection on Friday 1 February 2019 between 2.30pm – 3.30pm.  Orders not collected on this day will be delivered to the child’s classroom on the first day of term.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Option 1:  Direct Deposit (please ensure you use the correct P&C bank details below)
Hawker Park Primary School P&C
BSB: 306074
Account Number: 4168906
(Please remember to put your child’s name and a reference with your payment eg John Smith Uniform)

Option 2:  Cash or cheque (payable to Hawker Park Primary P&C)


2019 CLASS LISTS

2019 class lists will be emailed to parents on Friday 1 February 2019 at 3.00pm.

Please make sure the office has your current and monitored email address.

How do I update my email address?

Option 1:        Via Skoolbag App (‘Update My Details’ found under the ‘More’ tab)
Option 2:        Email the school at ua.ud1559631385e.aw.1559631385noita1559631385cude@1559631385sp.kr1559631385aprek1559631385wah1559631385


2019 STUDENT REQUIREMENT LISTS

The 2019 Student Requirement List will be sent home with students soon.

Our supplier for 2019 will once again be OfficeMax.  Orders can be placed online as soon as OfficeMax have created our unique portal login.


TERMS DATES 2019

Students attend school on these dates in 2019.

Term 1: Monday 4 February – Friday 12 April
Term 2: Tuesday 30 April – Friday 5 July
Term 3: Tuesday 23 July – Friday 27 September
Term 4: Tuesday 15 October – Thursday 19 December

Students commence school on Monday 4 February at 8:30am.  Please ensure your child has all the necessary materials to commence on this day.

All student laptops are not to be brought to school during week one until all ICT permission notes are returned. These will be issued during the first week.  Class teachers will confirm with families when these are to be brought to school.

The school will be holding a combined Welcome Picnic and Teacher Information evening on Tuesday 12 February 2019.  Further information to follow early next term.


STUDENTS NOT RETURNING TO HPPS IN 2019

To assist with our current planning for 2019 would you please inform the school as soon as possible if you know that your child will not be returning to Hawker Park Primary School in the coming year.  This does not apply to our current Year 6 students.   Please advise in writing to ua.ud1559631385e.aw.1559631385noita1559631385cude@1559631385sp.kr1559631385aprek1559631385wah1559631385.


VAC SWIM

Enrolments for the December/January programs are open.

With swimming pools and beaches a big part of the Western Australian lifestyle, ensuring your children can swim competently and safely is essential.

You can now enrol your children in VacSwim swimming lessons during the summer school holidays. VacSwim programs are held at pools and beaches all across Western Australia. No matter where you are planning to spend these summer holidays, your children can take part in VacSwim.

VacSwim is for all children – from beginners through to advanced survival, rescue and resuscitation. Your children can start as young as five years old.

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


REMINDER TO PARENTS

Parents, please be reminded;

  • If your child arrives after the morning bell at 8.30am, they MUST sign in at the front office and receive a LATE NOTE for the teacher.
  • Do not take students out of school without completing a LEAVE PASS from the front office, authorised by a staff member.
  • If your child is absent, please NOTIFY the office on (08) 9448 6750 or ua.ud1559631385e.aw.1559631385noita1559631385cude@1559631385sp.kr1559631385aprek1559631385wah1559631385 before 8.30am.
  • Take your child to class BEFORE placing orders at the canteen to ensure your child is in class before the morning bell sounds.

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


COMMUNITY FLYERS

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



DATE: 17.10.2018

FROM DR ROBERTS

Welcome to Term Four, one of the best terms of the year with the weather warming up and hopefully freeing all from illnesses.  We have an exciting term ahead with dance lessons, excursions planned, lapathon, voting for school and faction captains, final reports and our graduation and Christmas concert to look forward to.  The prospect of Christmas approaching always instils a positive feeling in most people.


NATIONAL SCHOOL OPINION SURVEY

Thank you to the 51 Families representing 32% of our population who responded to the Hawker Park National Schools Opinion Survey 2018.  We have a total of 161 families so, when reading the data below, consideration needs to be given to the 68% of families that did not respond.

The overall responses from the “Parent” Survey, was extremely positive. The Survey included 20 government prescribed questions and 11 school based questions that related to the school’s 2018-2020 Business Plan. The vast majority of questions returned a 90%+ rating. The following very high ratings support the notion that the school is catering for students enormously well and that staff and administration are doing a superb job in the following areas.

  • Teachers at this school expect my child to do his or her best. 98% positive
  • My child feels safe at this school. 98% positive
  • Student behaviour is well managed at this school. 98% positive
  • This school is well maintained. 98% positive
  • Teachers at this school care about my child. 98% positive
  • Hawker Park caters for my child’s well-being. 98% positive

There are 5 areas in the parent survey where perceptions could be improved. All areas received a 2% (1 person) strongly disagree rating, thus suggesting that there is one person who is not happy at Hawker Park for various reasons. The areas where parent perception suggested some improvement also at times contradict the very high ratings given above, and other areas.  Areas below suggest that, of the 32% of parents who responded, between four to six parents perceive that some attention be given to the following areas :

  • Teachers at this school provide my child with useful feedback about his or her school work. (12% – 6 parents)
  • This school takes parents’ opinions seriously. ( 12% – 6 parents)
  • This school is well led. (10% – 5 parents)
  • My children are given opportunities to be risk-takers. ( 12% – 6 parents)
  • Hawker Park has an effective school board. (8% – 4 parents)

NB where totals do not add to 100%, the reminder neither agreed nor disagreed. * (2% equals one parent response).

Based on the above information, the whole school community should be delighted with the results of the Parent National School Opinion Survey.  It is through feedback about performance that the school can improve in identified areas of need and it is through feedback that we have affirmation that what we are doing is what parents desire.

Again, thank you to those who were able to provide feedback.  Our next National School Opinion Survey will be in 2020.


SCHOOL BOARD NOMINATIONS 2019-2021

We alerted parents in Hawker Headlines on 5 September that we may have  two parent representatives completing their time on the Board.  We sincerely thank Mr Colm McHugh and Mrs Karen Bermingham for their invaluable contributions during their three year term on the Board.

Our School Board meeting was held last night and we can now confirm that there are two vacancies for the next three years.  Nominations are called for and close at 4.00pm on 31October 2018.  If you would like to nominate, please send an email together with a brief outline about yourself and why you would like to be on the School Board to ua.ud1559631385e.aw.1559631385noita1559631385cude@1559631385sp.kr1559631385aprek1559631385wah1559631385.


BUSINESS PLAN 2018-2020

Our new Business Plan was sent home to each family last week.  Please read through this high quality document so you too know the direction of the school for the next three years.  We thank all involved in developing our Business Plan 2018-2020, especially the School Board members.


CREDIT CARD & EFTPOS PAYMENTS NOW AVAILABLE

We are now accepting Credit Card and EFTPOS payments in the front office.  If you would like to make use of this new service and finalise your current account balance, please send an email to ua.ud1559631385e.aw.1559631385noita1559631385cude@1559631385sp.kr1559631385aprek1559631385wah1559631385 and a copy of your Unpaid Billing Item schedule will be attached.  If you have any queries, please come and see Sandie Beard in the office.


AFTER SCHOOL PICK-UP ARRANGEMENTS

It is important that parents make end of day arrangements with their children at home before they leave for school. It is often difficult to get messages to students during the day.  Tracking down children is difficult and time consuming, especially during sport time and at the end of the day.  Please remind your child that they are to remain in their classroom until a parent or carer has come to collect them.  Once the classroom teacher is ready to lock up their classroom then they will be bought up to the staffroom for collection.

It is also parents’ responsibility to collect their child/ren at 2.50pm.  We have onsite care available through Zig Zags for parents who are unable to accommodate school hours.  Zig Zags are contactable on 0421 369 516.


2019 SECONDARY ASSISTANCE SCHEME (SAS)

The aim of the Secondary Assistance Scheme (SAS) is to assist low income families with secondary schooling costs (Year 7 to 12).

It is made up of two allowances:

  • The Education Program Allowance (EPA) – paid directly to the school
  • The Clothing Allowance (CLA) – paid to the applicant, or the school.

Applications close Friday 12 April 2019.  Email the school for further information.


SWOOPING MAGPIE SEASON

It’s breeding season for Magpies and we would like to remind everyone to be on high alert for swooping birds in the area.

Here are five handy tips for avoiding being swooped.

  1. Walk quickly and carefully away from the area where the magpie is attacking.
  2. Try to keep an eye on the bird while retreating.
  3. Wear a hat or bicycle or skateboard helmet.
  4. Carry an open umbrella.
  5. If riding a bicycle, dismount and wheel it quickly through the magpie’s territory. Your helmet will protect your head.

SALVATION ARMY APPEAL

Christmas is fast approaching!  For the past 7 years we have been supporting the Salvation Army’s Christmas Appeal.  We will be running it again this year from 8 November to 6 December 2018.  We are looking for NEW TOYS ONLY and NON PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS.  A list of suggested items and a box will be placed in each classroom.

“Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people”.  Ray T. Bennett


LAPATHON

Hawker Park Lapathon will be held on Friday 2 November 2018. All children in Pre-primary to Year 6 will participate in the lapathon. The event will start at 1.30pm and will go for an hour.

Sponsorship forms will be sent home with students this week.


JUMP ROPE FOR HEART PRIZES

The prizes have arrived from our Jump Rope for Heart fundraising. Thank you for your generous donations.  Anyone who raised $35.00 or more has received a prize. These prizes will be presented to the students at our next assembly.


TRACK STARS – AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITY

Trackstars is back at Hawker Park Primary School for Term 4! Our Front Runner Trackstars program teaches children of all ages and abilities correct running skills, agility and movement patterns all while having plenty of FUN!  During term 4 our focus will be on improving all children’s confidence and performance in agility, running technique and endurance as we continue to develop a well-balanced athlete in all children. Consistency and term on term progression ensure skills learned remain forever.

When: Tuesdays 2.50pm – 3.50pm (children will be collected from class)
Where: Hawker Park Primary School Oval
Starts: Term 4 (week 3) – Tuesday October 23rd 2018
Duration: 7 week program
Cost: $99.00 ($10 discount 2nd child same family)

To register your child, visit www.frontrunnersports.com.au/trackstars or contact Andrea ua.mo1559631385c.str1559631385opsre1559631385nnurt1559631385norf@1559631385seciv1559631385res1559631385


HOT SHOTS TENNIS – AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITY

Tennis lessons at Hawker Park Primary school are held Tuesday’s 7.45am – 8.30am starting 23 October 2018.

All first time players receive a free racquet!

Details and online registration at instyletennis.com.au/ 0433 777 195


ROAD SAFETY REMINDER

Please do not use the staff carpark to drop off or pick up your children.

Parking and overall traffic congestion around schools is an ongoing issue and is further exacerbated with vehicles parking in contradiction to parking signs, on footpaths or in dangerous locations such as on bends at intersections.  So to minimise this issue below are a few suggestions to ease stress during these periods:

  • Organise with your child to meet in a pre-arranged location away from the busier areas after school.
  • Use the Kiss and Drive if there is one at the school and ensure you use it appropriately.  This means if your child is not there, drive around until you see your child waiting.
  • Park further away and walk to meet your child.

If you need any assistance is managing parking around your school please contact the City’s Road Safety Officer on (08) 9400 4335.


COMMUNITY FLYERS

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



DATE: 19.09.2018

FROM DR ROBERTS

This term seems to have come and gone in the blink of an eye! Term 3 seems to be our SMARTS term and has ended with the interschool athletics carnival that many of you will have attended on Monday and yesterday.  A very big thank you to all competitors, staff and again, to Mr Etheridge, Mrs Barrett and Mrs Dobson for their organisation and coaching of our students.  A huge thank you to Mrs Martinovich, Mrs Watt, Mrs Ferris and Chevonne who had various roles on the day.  Our students were fantastic and we are very proud of them.

This is our last Hawker Headlines for the term.  I hope you enjoy having your beautiful children at home during the next two weeks and hope you are able to spend some time with them.  I wish you all a relaxing and safe holiday.  We look forward to term 4 and the warmer weather.

Please remember that Staff return on Monday 8 October and Students start on Tuesday 9 October


 TERM 4 DATES

Term 3 concludes at the end of the standard school day on Friday 21 September for staff and students.

Staff return on Monday 8 October for a Professional Development day and students return on Tuesday 9 October to commence Term 4.

The last day of school for students in 2018 is Thursday 13 December 2018 (at 2.50pm).


 NAPLAN INFORMATION

NAPLAN reports were sent home yesterday for years 3 and 5.  Please see the link below that is a brochure providing background information about NAPLAN 2018 for parents.

https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/assessment/testing/naplan/parents/results-reporting


KABOOM PERCUSSION INCURSION (17 OCTOBER 2018)

Incursion note and money envelope will be sent home to all family rep students in Kindy(2) to Year 6 this week.

Please complete the permission envelope, enclose the money and return it to the office by Monday 15 October 2018.


YEAR 3 ASSEMBLY

A huge congratulations goes out to my class, TA8, for a fantastic assembly on Thursday on Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. 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! Remember to always, use the 3 R’s Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

Well Done, From  Mrs Sherriff and Mrs Stangoni


ZIG ZAGS OSHC VACATION CARE

Zig Zags OSHC Vacation care is available from Greenwood Primary School 6.30am-6.00pm Tuesday 25 September 2018 to Monday 8 October 2018 (School Development Day).  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, and much, much more.

www.zigzagsoshc.com.au/vacation-care


GREENWOOD DENTAL THERAPY CENTRE

Greenwood Dental Therapy Centre will be closed during school holidays between 24 September – 28 September (inclusive).

In case of an EMERGENCY only please contact Halidon DTC (08) 9409 6362.

Clinic will be open from 1 – 4 October 2018, 8.00am-4.00pm, closed 5 October.

EMERGENCY clinic will be Hudson Park DTC (08) 9342 4217.


SCHOOL WATCH

You can help!  Your Eyes and Ears are our Security

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


COMMUNITY FLYERS

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


 

DATE: 05.09.2018

FROM DR ROBERTS

How fabulous was our athletics carnival last Thursday?  Students had a great day and I am sure parents and staff did too.  An enormous thank you to Mr Etheridge for organising the day and to Mrs Dobson for her invaluable contributions, especially coaching,  and enthusiasm for athletics.  A gigantic thank you to our very active P&C and helpers  for organising the lunches and contributing to the delicious cakes and biscuits for the cake stall.  The sweeties were enjoyed by all who purchased them including me!  Click here for some photos of the day that speak for themselves.

Results from the day:
Paterson – 649
Lawson – 606
Gilmore – 590

Senior Champion Boy – Matteo
Senior Runner Up Boy – Giarn

Senior Champion Girl – Selina
Senior Runner up Girl – Summer

Intermediate Champion Boy – Jack
Intermediate Runner Up Boy – Tynuka

Intermediate Champion Girl – Lydia
Intermediate Runner up Girl – Aimee

Junior Champion Boy – Jaren
Junior Runner Up Boy – Alex

Junior Champion Girl – Zoe
Junior Runner up Girl – Chelsea

Our public School Board meeting was held on Tuesday evening.  Thank you to all who were able to attend.  Parents, please be aware that two parent representatives may be completing their time on the Board so there may be two vacancies for the next three years.  Nominations will be called for next term.  Please think about involvement on our School Board in readiness for when nominations are called for later this year.

School Board Meeting Minutes from 15 May 2018 are attached.

This term I have been visiting classrooms from K to year 6 and listening to Philosophy lessons.  It is such a pleasure to hear the development of students’ thinking, creativity and problem solving.  The questions and answers within the community of inquiry are at a much higher level than in the past.  We use the question quadrant to help develop this higher cognitive level.  The skills and rules go well beyond a philosophy lesson.  Please ask your children what the skills and rules are.

Philosophy Rules
Philosophy Skills

Congratulations to our physical education teacher, Mrs Barrett for organising the Jump Rope For Heart.  The final figure raised was a whopping $2887.  Thank you to everyone involved.  I know our students are much fitter than before the event.  I viewed a lesson today with Mrs Barrett and understand now why she too is so fit and healthy!  Students learn numerous skills such as throwing, catching, endurance, hand-eye co-ordination and much much more.  We are fortunate to have Mrs Barrett on our staff.


SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

Your invited to our Scholastic Book Fair in the school library on:

  • Wednesday 5 September from 2.50pm – 3.30pm
  • Thursday 6 September from 8.00am – 8.30am

There’s a whole galaxy of books to be discovered at the Fair!


CANTEEN DAYS FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2018

The School Canteen (Hungry Hawker) operates on Wednesdays and Fridays.

CANTEEN CLOSED: Wednesday 19 September 2018 (Interschool Athletics Carnival Day – special menu, see below).

A special food stall with savoury and sweet food (operating out of the canteen) will be available for all students on Wednesday 19 September (Interschool Athletics Carnival Day).  Further information to come soon.

CANTEEN CLOSED: Wednesday 10 October 2018

Limited stock available leading up to Friday 7 December 2018 to allow the canteen to reduce stock for the school holiday period.  Further information on stock availability will be distributed to families later in term 4.

CANTEEN CLOSED: Wednesday 12 December 2018


GOOD NEWS

Click here to read about what has been happening in TA7, Year 5.


$2,887 RAISED FOR ‘JUMP ROPE FOR HEART’

The money will be sent to “The Heart Foundation” this week.  Students will receive their prize in the beginning of Term 4.


SECOND HAND UNIFORM DONATIONS

If you have uniform items that your children have outgrown or if you are leaving the school (including Year 6s), please donate pre-loved, cleaned uniforms to the school uniform shop.

  • school polo shirts (navy microfiber),
  • faction shirts,
  • rain jackets,
  • dresses, or
  • hats

(Please do not donate items that are in need of repair, are badly faded, stained or the old style yellow polo shirts). Donations can be left at the school office.

All proceeds from the sale of second hand uniforms will go towards items/activities for the School Community as determined by the P&C.

The uniform shop is located in Teaching Area 10.  Open Fridays 8.00am – 8.30am and 2.30pm – 3.00pm.


HIGH SCHOOL TOUR DATES

Warwick Senior High School

Tours will be held weekly on Tuesday mornings at 10.00am.

RSVP: school administration on (08) 96240 4400.

Greenwood College

The last tour is scheduled for 9.30am, on Monday 17 September 2018.

RSVP: Sarah Smith on (08) 9243 9211.

Carine Senior High School

Tours will take place from 9.00am to 10.00am on Monday 15 October 2018 and Tuesday 13 November (Year 7 2019 Parent Evening (included tour)).

RSVP: school administration on (08) 9243 9100.


TERM 4 DATES

Term 3 concludes at the end of the standard school day on Friday 21 September for staff and students.

Staff return on Monday 8 October for a Professional Development day and students return on Tuesday 9 October to commence Term 4.

The last day of school for students in 2018 is Thursday 13 December 2018 (at 2.50pm).


2018 VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS

Although the following contributions and charges are voluntary, funds enable the school to provide resources for your child.  Please contact the school office on 9448 6750 for queries.

Fees are:
Voluntary Contributions $60.00 per child,
P&C Voluntary Contribution $30.00 per family, and
ICT/Student Support Services Contribution $70.00 per family.

Direct Deposit details are:
BSB 306074
Account # 4857503

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


COMMUNITY FLYERS

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



 

DATE: 22.08.2018

FROM DR ROBERTS

Thank you to all parents, students and staff who have completed the National School Opinion Survey.  If you have not yet completed it, please try to do so before Friday 24 August that is the closing day.  We value your opinions about how the school is going so thank you in anticipation.

Jump Rope for Heart was organised and conducted by Tracey Barrett.  Thank you Mrs Barrett for the fabulous activity that helps to keep our students fit and healthy.  Thank you to parents and students for your fabulous support.  To date Hawker Park has raised $1679.00 and this amount was sent to The Heart Foundation.  What a wonderful school community we are.  Thank you everyone.

A huge thank you to Mrs Subotic and our very talented choir that participated in the One Big Voice festival last Friday.  Our students were fantastic, as usual.

Welcome back to Hawker Park PS Mrs Alicia Martinovic. Due to personal reasons Mrs Russell has unexpectedly resigned her position at Hawker Park Primary School.  We all respect Mrs Russell’s decision.  Her last day at the school will be on Friday 24 August 2018.  Along with the school community we thank Mrs Russell for her work with the students especially this term. We have chosen Mrs Alicia Martinovich and Ms Steph Germano to teach the students until the end of the year.  Both teachers are highly professional and competent and well known to most of the students and parents.  I am sure you will make our teachers welcome.


ONE BIG VOICE

Click on the links for images of our choir students on the night.

Image 1, Image 2, Image 3, Image 4, Image 5, Image 6, Image 7


BOOK WEEK PARADE: ‘FIND YOUR TREASURE’

Students are encouraged to come to school dressed as their favourite book character on Friday 24 August 2018.  The parade will take place in the undercover area at 8.30am.  No coloured hairspray at school on this day.  This is an opportunity for the students to express their favourite book character and it’s not a day to come in free dress.


CROSS COUNTRY

The weather was beautiful, the children were excited and the crowd was supportive. This year’s course saw the years 3 to 6 running 1000m along a course that will be used for our interschool competition during week 10 this term. The years 1 and 2 completed a 600m course. An outstanding effort was put in by all students and the following children were awarded medallions while Lawson took out the honour of overall Champion Faction.

Lawson 1st 488pts,   Paterson 2nd 462pts,    Gilmore 3rd 386pts

Junior Boy Champion Boy Beau
Junior Boy Runner-up Alex
Junior Girl Champion Keira
Junior Girl Runner-up Zoe
   
Intermediate Boy Champion Jaxon
Intermediate Boy Runner-up Noah
Intermediate Girl Champion Tahlia
Intermediate Girl Runner-up Lydia
   
Senior Boy Champion Nikolas
Senior Boy Runner-up Pearse
Senior Girl Champion Selina
Senior Girl  Runner-up Mia

Link to photo


 WINTER BUGS

It is extremely important that students who are sick are not sent to school until they have recovered from their illness.  This will help prevent the spread of communicable diseases. If your child is absent, please notify the office through the Skoolbag App, or (08) 9448 6750 or ua.ud1559631385e.aw.1559631385noita1559631385cude@1559631385sp.kr1559631385aprek1559631385wah1559631385 before 8.30am.

 


 TA7’s MARVELLOUS, MOREISH MUESLI MIX

Throughout this term our class has learnt about budgeting, profit and loss as part of maths, economics and business. We have produced muesli and we are now selling what we have created. Come and support our endeavours by buying our scrumptious muesli.

When: Recess time Tuesday 28 August 2018

Where: Outside the Senior Wet Area

Cost: $1 each

All profits will go towards the Drought Relief Appeal.


FATHER’S DAY STALL

This year’s Father’s Day Stall will be held on one day only due to a busy week with the athletics carnival, so don’t miss out.  MARK IT IN YOUR DIARY! Wednesday 29 August from 8.00am in the Kindy / Pre-primary area and again at recess near the undercover area.

Gifts priced from 50c to $5.00 so bring your change and buy a little something for that special Dad, Grandad, Grandpa or Poppy!!

Anything unsold will be available from the Cake Stall at the Athletics Carnival.


CHANGE OF ASSEMBLY DATE

The assembly for TA7 will now be on Thursday 8 November.

 

DATE: 08.08.2018

FROM DR. ROBERTS

Last week’s SMARTS day was a resounding success, despite the weather, with a band of parent volunteers and dedicated staff and a myriad of activities for children to choose from. A big thank you goes to Liz Everall, Felicity Randell and their team for the organisation of this anticipated annual event.  What a fabulous day it was – a real highlight in our school calendar.

This Friday afternoon, 10 August, sees our school compete in its annual cross country, with students from years 1 and 2 completing a 600m course, while years 3 to 6 will all follow a 1000m course. This year the starting and finishing lines for both courses will be on the school main oval. The changes are so that our school’s event reflects the interschool event which will also be held at Hawker Park later in the term.


FACTION CROSS COUNTRY COMPETITION

All students from years 1-6 will participate in the school’s annual Faction Cross Country on Friday 10 August. Races will commence at approximately 1.10pm and conclude with presentations at 2.20pm.

The order of events are as follows:

  • Junior Girls Years 1 & 2 distance – 600m
  • Junior Boys Years 1 & 2 distance – 600m
  • Intermediate Girls Years 3 & 4 distance – 1000m
  • Intermediate Boys Years 3 & 4 distance – 1000m
  • Senior Girls Years 5 & 6 distance – 1000m
  • Senior Boys Years 5 & 6 distance – 1000m

This event will be held on Hawker Park Primary School oval. Parents are welcome to attend.


NATIONAL SCHOOL OPINION SURVEY

Last Friday all families would have received an email with a link to our biannual National School Opinion Survey. This survey is a combination of Federal and State government questions plus school generated questions that relate to our school’s targets for improvement. We encourage every family to respond.


ONLINE NAPLAN TESTING

2019 will see the introduction of online NAPLAN testing at Hawker Park. In preparation, later this month students in year 3 and year 5 will participate in a practice test. The purpose of this is to gauge the school’s technical infrastructure and there will be no results recorded against children. The new testing format will require students to complete questions in much the same manner as they have already experienced through programs such as Mathletics and Reading Eggs. Children in year 3 will continue to complete the writing section of the test with pencil and paper. Teachers and admin have begun, and will continue, professional learning to assist with the transition to this new format. More information is available for you to view at https://www.nap.edu.au/online-assessment.


PEAC TESTING

All Year 4 students will participate in PEAC testing on Wednesday 15 August 2018.


GOOD NEWS

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

Image 1  Image 2  Image 3


STUDENTS NOT RETURNING TO HPPS IN 2019

To assist with our current planning for 2019 would you please inform the school as soon as possible if you know that your child will not be returning to Hawker Park Primary School in the coming year.  This does not apply to our current Year 6 students.   Please reply to ua.ud1559631385e.aw.1559631385noita1559631385cude@1559631385sp.kr1559631385aprek1559631385wah1559631385.


AN EVENING WITH MAGGIE DENT

From Sandpit to Adulthood: Helping Today’s Children Thrive

Every parent wants their children to thrive – to grow up happy, healthy, strong, kind and capable or realising their full potential. In this seminar, parenting author and educator Maggie Dent explores the 10 keys to parenting that support this goal. She acknowledges there is no “perfect” and that challenge, adversity and failure can actually help our kids grow stronger and smarter.

Monday 27 August 2018
7.00pm – 9.00pm (doors open at 6.00pm)
Warwick Senior High School (355 Erindale Road, Warwick)

Tickets are $30 each (plus 30c booking fee per ticket)

Tickets can be purchased from: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=408211&


SCIENCE AND STEAM OPEN NIGHT

Come and join the Warwick SHS Science staff as they highlight the world of Science and STEAM in the first Open Night as part of National Science Week.  Guest speakers, a Science show , a Science Fair highlighting student investigations, an interactive room with activities for all ages to enjoy and a STEAM “maker-space” is waiting.

Wednesday 15 August 2018
6.00pm – 9.00pm
WSHS Gymnasium & Performing Arts Centre

Email Graham Johnson (ua.ud1559631385e.aw.1559631385noita1559631385cude@15596313851nosn1559631385hoj.m1559631385aharg1559631385) for more details.


COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

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



 

DATE: 25.07.2018

 

FROM DR. ROBERTS

Welcome everyone to term 3 and a special welcome to our new families, Sandi Davies and Mirella Barilla in the front office and Belinda Russell in Year 6.

We are delighted to inform the community that we have appointed Chevonne Burr as our Chaplain.  Some of you will have already met her.  At the beginning of the year, the majority of parents gave permission for their child to see the Chaplain if the need arose.  Should those who gave permission wish to rescind that permission, please let front office know.  Chevonne will be working on Thursdays and Fridays.

This term we have lots of activities planned for the students including the Lightning Carnival, Totem incursions, SMARTS Day, Jump Rope for Heart, One Big Voice, faction carnival and the interschool athletic carnival hosted by Hawker Park Primary School.  Term three seems to be our SMARTS term!

For all parents, year 4/5/6 students and staff, we will be conducting the bi-annual National School Opinion Survey that will be available to complete online from 6 August and closing on 24 August.  This survey is for all schools across the nation and we encourage you to give us your opinion on how well we are doing as a school and how we can improve.

In term three we will have our new Business Plan for 2018-2020 printed and distributed to each family so everyone knows our direction for the next three years.  Our values of Respect, Kindness and Manners remain.

We are all looking forward to a fabulous and exciting term three.


DID YOU KNOW?…

  1. Dogs are not permitted on any WA school sites
  2. Doors open for students to enter their classrooms at 8.20am
  3. Students should be at school from 8.15am
  4. Once the siren sounds at 2.50pm students become the responsibility of parents but the behaviour expected during the day is also expected at the end of the school day
  5. The ECE play area closes at 3.00pm once ZigZags begins

CURRICULUM INFORMATION OF INTEREST

In 2015, a sample of students in Year 4 in Australian schools participated in PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study). This was the second time Australian students participated in PIRLS and the results indicated that the average reading performance of Year 4 students had improved significantly since students were last tested in 2011. This contrasts with the results for 15-year-olds in PISA (Program for International Student Assessment), where scores for the average student in this older age group significantly declined over the past 15 years, particularly among higher-achieving students.

PIRLS focuses on Year 4 as the point in schooling where most students are moving from ‘learning to read’ to ‘reading to learn’. However, reading is much more than a tool for education or work. It can take the reader out of themselves and their own experiences engage and develop emotions and provide new perspectives.

As students move through this transition point, it is important to monitor not only their reading progress but also how they feel about reading – do they enjoy it? Do they think they learn from it? Do they read for fun? Students who answer ‘yes’ to these questions are more likely to read more widely and gain greater skills, which in turn provides better scaffolding for further learning in all subjects and areas.

Ref: Teacher Magazine July 2018


ENROLMENTS FOR 2019

Download a copy of the application form from our website and submit your application to the school as soon as possible and provide copies of:

  • your child’s birth certificate (telephone the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages on 1300 305 021 if you do not have one)
  • your child’s immunisation records (telephone the Australian Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809 if you need details)
  • proof of your current address (eg recent accounts for electricity, water and telephone, bank details)
  • copies of Family Court orders (if applicable)
  • current visa subclass and previous visa subclass (if applicable) (provide copy of entry date into Australia and Passport)

GOOD NEWS – TA2

Looking back at what an eventful first semester we had together. One of our main focuses was the BFG and we have been working hard to sustain growth in the garden. We have had many cooking experiences come from this including vegetarian pizza, pasta, and zucchini slice and beetroot cupcakes just a mention a few. In term 2 our Year 6 buddies joined in as we delved deeper into the importance of sustainability and we even sewed our own reusable shopping bags.

During term 2 we worked hard to become bug experts, learning everything we could about mini beasts. We studied a variety of non-fiction texts and wrote multiple non-fiction reports on different insects. We got to put our knowledge into practice when we had an incursion from The Worm Shed. The year 1’s also became Paleontologists and dug for fossils in the school sandpit during our dinosaur science unit.

This term we are learning about imaginative stories and we are looking forwards to SMARTS Day, Book Week and the Faction Carnival!

Click here (Image 1) (Image 2) for images from TA2.


GLASS JARS AND LIDS NEEDED

The school would appreciate donations of empty (washed and label removed) small/medium glass jars with lids for SMARTS Day.  Jars can be dropped off in the front office or Ms Randell’s class, TA7.


HUNGRY HAWKER

Click here to access a copy of the new Hungry Hawker Menu.

We are now a Quickcliq member! Register today for quick and easy online canteen ordering.

We will start the system on Wednesday 25 July 2018.

How to get started:

  1. Visit www.Quickcliq.com.au
  2. Sign up by completing the registration form
  3. Receive a confirmation email with activation link
  4. Activate your account and login to the website
  5. Add a student and nominate their school
  6. Add credit to your account
  7. Order whenever you like

P&C BOGAN BINGO

The P&C will be hosting a parents and friends fundraiser on Saturday 28 July at Warwick Senior High School by holding a ‘Bogan Bingo’ event from 7.00pm – midnight.  Tickets are $25 each (including a drink).  Check out the HPPS Schoolfriends (P&C) Facebook group for more information.


P&C MEETING

The next P&C meeting will be held on the 20 August 2018 at 7.00pm.


SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

The next Board meeting is scheduled for 7 August 2018 commencing 6.45pm in the staff room.  This is an open Board meeting and we welcome members of the school community to join us to observe our discussions and learn more about the Board’s work.  As always, if you have any issue that you would like the Board to consider please feel free to email us (moc.l1559631385iamg@1559631385draob1559631385spph1559631385).


TENNIS LESSONS

School Tennis lessons will be held at the school on Wednesday mornings (7.45am – 8.30am), commencing on 1 August 2018 running for 8 weeks.  $135 per child.  Please contact Instyle Tennis for enrolments: 0433 777 195 or ua.mo1559631385c.sin1559631385netel1559631385ytsni1559631385@drah1559631385ciR1559631385.  Further information is available on their website www.instyletennis.com.au.


VACATION SWIMMING

With swimming pools and beaches a big part of the Western Australian lifestyle, ensuring your children can swim competently and safely is essential.

You can now enrol your children in VacSwim swimming lessons during the October and December/January school holidays.

VacSwim is for all children – from beginners to more advanced swimmers and young people doing their Bronze Medallion. Children can start as young as five years old.

Your children can join in the fun of learning to swim at pools and open water venues across the State.

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


COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

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



DATE: 20.06.2018

FROM DR. ROBERTS

What another wonderful assembly presented by our Year ½, Mrs Everall and Mrs Barrett.  The important message that students gave to their audience was “Being Strong and Getting Along”.   Again, imagination and the integration of the Arts (music, drama, visual arts) was demonstrated by our talented young students and Pete the Cat!  The confidence displayed during the performance was wonderful.  We also saw this confidence in public speaking at our Speak Up Awards conducted last week.  Congratulations to all involved students and their fabulous teachers.

A reminder that semester reports will be emailed home on Friday 22 giving parents an opportunity during the last week of term to speak to classroom teachers about their child’s report.

I wish you all a wonderful two week holiday and look forward to term three beginning for students on Tuesday 17 July.


INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Last week, a report on Engagement and Progress in the Middle and Upper Primary Years was released by the WA Primary Principals’ Association.

The report contains seven recommendations:  You may be interested in reading the following.

Recommendation 1: Promote a focus on sustained intervention, rather than just early intervention.
Recommendation 2: Dispel the myth that attendance by itself equates to engagement.
Recommendation 3: Encourage a focus on measuring and improving the drivers of engagement in order to achieve required educational outcomes.

  • The data indicates trends that the gaps between schools are widening, and the spread of performance is also widening; one reason for these gaps is the accelerated spiral of disengagement which has an interplay with academic performance.
  • ‘Engagement’ is comprised of three dimensions: behavioural, cognitive and emotional. Recent research indicates a focus on emotional and cognitive engagement is required in Australian Primary Schools to enhance true and full engagement.

Recommendation 4: Take steps towards instituting longitudinal impact data for Primary Schools understanding achievement and engagement.
Recommendation 5: Recognise and plan for the impact of parenting on engagement and outcomes.
Recommendation 6: Enhance and aid Primary Schools’ capability to engage students in behavioural, cognitive and emotional domains.

  • Enable flexibility of funding, so that schools can apply funding to target these areas of needs.
  • Encourage teacher development, so that pedagogical styles are aligned with promotion of behavioural, cognitive and emotional engagement.

Recommendation 7: Redress the funding model which funds years 4 to 6 at a significantly lower rate than other year levels.

Budget repair should not be an excuse to not give our students the best opportunity possible!


 DID YOU KNOW?…

  1. That consent and money envelopes must be filled out and returned with each child separately.
  2. The school has a new Music wall – Check it out!
  3. Term 2 ends on Friday 29 June.

 APPLICATION FOR ENROLMENT NOW OPEN FOR 2019

Apply to enrol your child/ren at Hawker Park Primary School (K-6) for the 2019 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, 2019

Pre-primary – must turn 5 by June 30th, 2019

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 2019.  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 2019, please remind them they will need to complete an application form to ensure their child can secure a place in Kindergarten in 2019.

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

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

SMARTS DAY

Smarts Day is coming soon. Please follow the link to find out more.

Smarts Day 2018


2018 VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS

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

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

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


P&C

Entertainment Books

Entertainment Books are now available to buy from the office or online:

https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/8425c5

P & C Meeting – 25 June 2018

The next P & C meeting will be held on the 25 June 2018 at 7.00pm.

Bogan Bingo – 28 July 2018

The P&C will be hosting a parents and friends fundraiser on Saturday 28 July at Warwick Senior High School by holding a ‘Bogan Bingo’ event from 7pm-Midnight. Tickets will be $25 including a drink and will be available to purchase soon. Check out the HPPS Schoolfriends (P&C) Facebook group for more information.


COLES SPORTS FOR SCHOOLS 2018

Thank you so much to our Hawker Park community who collected all the Coles vouchers for our school sports equipment. We had an overwhelming amount of vouchers, allowing us to order soo many exciting things for our school.

Equipment such as;

  • Early Childhood – Junior AFL footballs, number and letter beanbags, foam Frisbees, foam beams, rubber balls and pebble stepping stones.
  • Middle and Upper school – AFL footballs, stop watches (for the children to time each other), portable AFL goals, soccer balls, table tennis crate, mini trampoline, frisbees and a skillstep ladder for agility running.

These should be arriving early next term.

Thanks again everyone

Tracey Barrett


CANTEEN NEWS

*** NEXT WEEK/LAST WEEK OF TERM SPECIAL ***

Fill their tired swimming lesson bellies!!

Teen Titan Burger with Pizza Taties & Box Drink

$6 next Wed and Fri – order on the day. Regular menu also available

* Homemade patty with hidden veg, mayo/sauce optional but salad ingredients all stay. If they have to be removed a chook scraps bucket will be put out. We won’t look at who uses it ?but hopefully most of it won’t go to waste!


UPCOMING EVENTS

18 June – 29 June Swimming Lessons for Yrs PP-6 (last 2 weeks of Term 2)

Friday 22 June – Reports emailed to parents/carers

Monday 25 June – P & C Meeting – commencing 7.00pm

TERM 3

Friday 20 July – Lightning Carnival at Kingsway Sporting Complex (all day event)

Wednesday 1 August – SMARTS Day

Friday 17 August – One Big Voice Concert


TERM 3 DATES 2018

Students last day of term 2 is on Friday 29 June 2018.

Students return to school for the commencement of term 3 on Tuesday 17 July.


COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

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


ZIG ZAGS OSHC VACATION PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE

Activities include:

  • Making Fire
  • Visit to Inflatable World (Shenton Park)
  • Camel rides
  • Magic Show and Workshop
  • Carrera Slot Cars
  • Mad Hatter Cupcakes
  • Candle Making
  • Pizza Master Class
  • Virtual Reality through Space
  • The Movies
  • School Development Day – All things Emoji!

Enrol online at www.zigzagsoshc.com.au/vacation-care

6.30am-6pm Monday to Friday during School Holidays and School Development Days from Greenwood Primary School, 12 Merivale Way, Greenwood.

ua.mo1559631385c.chs1559631385osgaz1559631385giz@n1559631385imda1559631385 or 0421 369 516

Zig Zags Outside School Hours Care


SPEAK UP FINALS

On Tues 12 June the School Speak Up finals highlighting student strengths in public speaking were held in the school library.  Three student finalists from each Year level, 1 to 6 presented their prepared speeches within a time limit.  Each student entertained their audience of peers and family members who thoroughly enjoyed the performances. Every finalist was presented with a participation certificate and winners in years 3 to 6 were presented with a medal.  Three students from years 4 to 6 will be chosen to represent the school at the Freemasons State wide Speak-Up Awards in Term 3 later this year.

Junior Speak Up Award Winners

Senior Speak Up Award Winners


A WORD FROM OUR PRE-PRIMARY

Term 2 has certainly flown by so fast but it has been jam packed with fun learning that has been out of this world!!!

We began this term with our Inquiry questions “How high is the sky and what is beyond?” and “What types of weather can we see in our world?”  These questions have been integrated across all Learning areas of the PP curriculum, along with learning phonics, maths and philosophy.

We have also integrated much of our learning by ‘learning through nature’ in our beautiful bush surroundings at Hawker Park Primary School.

This term we have welcomed two new students, Matilda at the beginning of term and Joseph started last week. We will miss Tyler and Lilah as they will be leaving Hawker Park to attend new schools next term. We wish them and their families all the best!

Below is some of photos that show learning is fun, engaging and is all around us in PP!

Fun in Pre-Primary

Here are some words of wisdoms from Pre Primary students about what they have enjoyed this term!

Michael- “l liked learning about different moons and swimming lessons.”

Zoe- “I loved learning all about Space and clouds and making our own cloud in a jar.”

Alfie- “I like to invent things and make new things and going on bush walks.”

Jax- “I like to learn lots of new letter sounds so I can read. I also like to take our class pet ‘Flash the mouse’ home for the weekend. He is so fast!”


Interschool

On the 15th June the Year 4, 5, 6’s of Hawker Park versed Marangaroo for interschool sport.  Marangaroo came to Hawker Park.  We all had a great time.  The sports Marangaroo and Hawker Park competed in were football, soccer and netball.

The scores:

  • Football – Hawker Park 53   def   Marangaroo 45
  • Soccer A – Hawker Park 1  def   Marangaroo 1
  • Soccer B – Hawker Park 1   def   Marangaroo 0
  • Netball A – Hawker Park 18   def   Marangaroo 4
  • Netball B – Hawker Park 15   def   Marangaroo 9

 

 



 

DATE: 06.06.2018

FROM DR. ROBERTS

For those who were able to attend our last assembly, I am sure you will agree that the Year 1/2 and Miss Rose were fantastic.  Their item about “sticks” was so imaginative and was a wonderful demonstration of the integration of the Arts (music, drama, visual arts) with the unmeasurable confidence, creative thinking, problem solving and enjoyment of the performance.  Congratulations to these fabulous students and their teacher.


CURRICULUM INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

SPELLING

This year the school has adopted a new spelling program. This is called the Structured Synthetic Phonics Program and has been developed by Diana Rigg, the Founder and CEO of PLD (Promoting Literacy Development).

This program is being implemented across the school from Kindergarten to Year 6. By having this whole school approach, continuity is ensured and students are able to systematically build on their skills at each stage. The aim of this spelling program is to equip children with knowledge of letter sounds in words, how to say them correctly and how to decode them when spelling words. This knowledge of decoding also assists with developing children`s reading skills.

For more information go to

Pronouncing the Alphabet Sounds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZXX1F5D8JM&index=10&list=PLaxKqPSrwOUZxA9ZsjZOXa9TRl3dSN6k_

Giving children the best start for literacy – speaking and listening skills:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgOdZdwOLC4&index=11&list=PLaxKqPSrwOUZxA9ZsjZOXa9TRl3dSN6k_

Look, Cover, Say, Write, Check:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi8cpYKPKrY&list=PLaxKqPSrwOUYf5FfRmEXzhoLleam98Fx7&index=5


INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD).

In the context of NCCD, the word Disability is different from what many people understand the word to mean. In the school environment and for the purpose of NCCD, disability is used in its broadest sense and refers to any adjustment that is made to the curriculum in order for a child to access it and develop to his/her potential.

By 3 August 2018 all schools nationally will be required to provide data for the NCCD census. All students in schools are considered for inclusion. As schools may receive funding, some students identified could benefit from inclusion in the NCCD.

It would be beneficial for all parents to familiarise themselves with the broad definition of disability as described under the 1992 Disability Discrimination Act of 1992. It is important to note that the definition of disability as defined under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and which is used to identify students with a disability at the school is defined differently from the view that most people currently hold.

Further understanding can be gained at:

http://schooldisabilitydatapl.edu.au

https://resource.dse.theeducationinstitute.edu.au/

or by speaking further with the SAER co-ordinator, Mrs Liz Everall.


DID YOU KNOW?…

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

APPLICATION FOR ENROLMENT NOW OPEN FOR 2019

Apply to enrol your child/ren at Hawker Park Primary School (K-6) for the 2019 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, 2019
  • Pre-primary – must turn 5 by June 30th, 2019

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 2019.  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 2019, please remind them they will need to complete an application form to ensure their child can secure a place in Kindergarten in 2019.

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

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

SMARTS DAY

Smarts Day is coming soon. Please follow the link to find out more.

Smarts Day 2018


2018 VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS

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

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

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


P&C

ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS

Now available to buy from the office or online:

https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/8425c5

BOGAN BINGO

The P&C will be hosting a parents and friends fundraiser on Saturday 28 July at Warwick Senior High School by holding a ‘Bogan Bingo’ event from 7pm-Midnight. Tickets will be $25 including a drink and will be available to purchase soon. Check out the HPPS Schoolfriends (P&C) Facebook group for more information.


CANTEEN NEWS

Hi everyone and welcome to all you newbies who have signed up to help out when you can ?

I have attached a little document on how the canteen is running at the moment.  Some of you will have seen something similar. My plan is to make a booklet with photos (some of you will star in it!) that everyone can have a copy of when they sign up.

It’s basically to make it less scary when you’re not sure what to do and then when you are in, a guide to refer to if you need to.

As time goes on we hope to change the menu sometimes, we will add specials and try new things. The only real limitations on this will be time and resources.  It is easy to do what we know and have time for if only a few of us working. The more of us, the more scope for changing it up a bit.

Also:

  • Are you on Facebook?  Please join the HPPS Schoolfriends (P&C) group.  I can then add you to the Hungry Hawker Crew group.  Both are great ways to hear about what is happening around school and in the canteen.
  • The Sign up registry is a great way for me and the crew to keep track of who is helping out on any given day. Please register and pop your name down when you can.   I will add a link to this email
  • Please send me any feedback you have (if you ever get around to reading it…hehe)

Thanks again for your support and time.

Emma 0401 814 417

We’re using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/yDsaHdS

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday 7 June – Lightning Carnival at Kingsway Sporting Complex (all day event)

CANCELLED DUE TO FORECAST WEATHER CONDITIONS!!

Tuesday 12 June – School Speak Up Awards Finals 11am Yrs 3-6, 2pm Yrs 1-2

Friday 15 June – Interschool Sport HPPS v Marangaroo PS at HPPS (1.30pm start)

18 June – 29 June Swimming Lessons for Yrs PP-6 (last 2 weeks of Term 2)


TERM 3 DATES 2018

Students last day of term 2 is on Friday 29 June 2018.

Students return to school for the commencement of term 3 on Tuesday 17 July.


COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

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

Phase Healthcare & Support – Support Service

Phase Healthcare & Support – JETS

Phase Holiday Program



DATE: 23.05.2018

FROM DR. ROBERTS

The P&C are fantastic in their fundraising activities and subsequent donations to the school for the benefit of all students.  They have recently donated funds to the school to help provide the shade shelter over the junior school play area, reticulation for the BFG (as well as two busy bees to get it up and running), and a donation for choir and football shirts.  A huge thank you to P&C members.

The P&C have asked me to remind all parents that the Kiss and Drive parking bays are for that purpose and not for parking.  It appears that some parents are double parking on Sanday Place.  This too should not occur.  On behalf of the school community, I thank all those who are parking sensibly and caring about the safety of our children.

A huge thank you to students and staff in years 3 and 5 who have now completed NAPLAN for another year.  The campers are back safely and we thank Mr Andrew Etheridge, for his organisation and Mr Jaymen Beard and Mrs Paula Ferris for working with the very well behaved year six students.  Mrs Belinda Russell also spent the day with the students on Friday.

After reviewing school routines with teachers, classroom doors for Yr 1-6 will be opened at 8:20 as this allows optimum time for students to greet their friends and prepare themselves before the siren at 8:30.

Please ensure that your children are not at school before 8:15 for safety reasons as we cannot guarantee supervision.  Please be aware that we have on site, a before and after school child care facility, ZigZags, for the convenience of parents.


INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD).

In the context of NCCD, the word Disability is different from what many people understand the word to mean. In the school environment and for the purpose of NCCD, disability is used in its broadest sense and refers to any adjustment that is made to the curriculum in order for a child to access it and develop to his/her potential.

By 3 August 2018 all schools nationally will be required to provide data for the NCCD census. All students in schools are considered for inclusion. As schools may receive funding, some students identified could benefit from inclusion in the NCCD.

It would be beneficial for all parents to familiarise themselves with the broad definition of disability as described under the 1992 Disability Discrimination Act of 1992. It is important to note that the definition of disability as defined under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and which is used to identify students with a disability at the school is defined differently from the view that most people currently hold.

Further understanding can be gained at:

http://schooldisabilitydatapl.edu.au

https://resource.dse.theeducationinstitute.edu.au/

or by speaking further with the SAER co-ordinator, Mrs Liz Everall.


DID YOU KNOW?…

1. Wednesday Walkthrough is on Wednesday 30 May

2. Zig Zags is available to care for students who arrive at school before 8:15.


APPLICATION FOR ENROLMENT NOW OPEN FOR 2019

Apply to enrol your child/ren at Hawker Park Primary School (K-6) for the 2019 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, 2019

Pre-primary – must turn 5 by June 30th, 2019

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 2019.  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 2019, please remind them they will need to complete an application form to ensure their child can secure a place in Kindergarten in 2019.

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

your child’s birth certificate (telephone the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages on 1300 305 021 if you do not have one)

your child’s immunisation records (telephone the Australian Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809 if you need details)

proof of your current address (eg recent accounts for electricity, water and telephone, bank details)

Copies of Family Court orders for confirmation of proof of name or custody arrangements.


MAIL DROP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We are looking for parent volunteers to help distribute school flyers to mailboxes in our local catchment area, informing new families enrolments for 2019 are now open and to visit our school during Walk-through Wednesday.

If you can spare some time to do one (or more) streets in our catchment area, please come and see Lisa, Leanne or Sandie in the front office who will provide you with the flyers. Thank you to those parents who have given up their time to help so far.

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


SMARTS DAY

Smarts Day is coming soon. Please follow the link to find out more.

Smarts Day 2018


2018 VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS

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

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

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


P&C

Entertainment Books are now available to buy from the office or online:

https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/8425c5


UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday 25 May – The Worm Shed Incursion TA1, TA 2, TA3

Friday 25 May – Interschool Sport HPPS v Halidon PS at Halidon PS (1.30pm start)

Thursday 7 June – Lightning Carnival at Kingsway Sporting Complex (all day event)

Tuesday 12 June – School Speak Up Awards Finals 11am Yrs 4-6, 2pm Yrs 1-3

Friday 15 June – Interschool Sport HPPS v Marangaroo PS at HPPS (1.30pm start)

18 June – 29 June Swimming Lessons for Yrs PP-6 (last 2 weeks of Term 2)


TERM 3 DATES 2018

Students last day of term 2 is on Friday 29 June 2018.

Students return to school for the commencement of term 3 on Tuesday 17 July.


COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

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

Hamersley & Kingsway Little Athletics

Explore Short Courses


HEALTH SERVICES

Help the Department of Health to improve school-aged health services

Do you have a child aged between three and 18?

Child and Adolescent Community Health and WA Country Health Service are reviewing the community health services provided to school-aged children and across Western Australia. You are invited to complete a short survey to help them understand what is important to you, what is working well and what could be made better.

For more information and to complete the survey, visit http://healthywa.wa.gov.au/School-health-services. The survey closes on Friday 8 June.


YEAR 6 ROTTNEST CAMP

With bikes at the ready it was time to go, with lots of different places to see. The Light House, Museum and Oliver Hill. The guides tell us of lives past, of prisoners and settlers before. In the evenings’ tales we’re told of stargazing too! There are lots to behold.

Beach swimming and sand sculptures were made. What a sight to see! Oh the food was galore enjoyed by all! With a surprise celebration and cake to eat.

A visit on the last day by another teacher was welcomed with the excited chatter told by all.

With sore legs and bodies onwards we rode. Soon our time here was coming to an end. We head to the ferry, homeward bound, back to waiting parents with eager ears to hear it all.

Bikes at the Ready



 

DATE: 09.05.2018

FROM DR. ROBERTS

Welcome back to our beautiful school where learning is fun.  I hope you all enjoyed your holiday break and are ready for term two.  This term is only a nine week term but we have lots to do including NAPLAN for years 3 and 5 in week three, the year 6 camp in the same week, swimming, interschool sports and end of semester reports.  I am sure you will look forward to reading your child’s semester reports. As these will be emailed, please ensure the school has your correct email address.  All learning areas will have grades and comments will be made for English, Mathematics and a General comment.  Remember, if required, you may make a time to discuss your child’s progress at any time that is convenient for both yourself and the teacher.    The report grades, that will appear for all learning areas, are as follows:

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

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

C          Satisfactory or expected – The student demonstrates satisfactory or expected achievement of what is expected for this year level.

D         Limited – the student demonstrates limited achievement of what is expected for this year level.

At our school, we do not allocate an “E” grade.  Instead students will usually be on a form of documented plan.

Please note that a “C” grade is what we expect student to achieve at a certain year level.  You should be proud that your child is working at expected level if he or she gains a “C” grade.


CURRICULUM INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Reading is a fundamental skill your child will use for the rest of his/her life – so why stop when they’re just getting started?

Sharing stories and reading aloud with your child strengthens skills in reading, writing and comprehension.

It builds their confidence and sense of security. It creates those special moments with your child that you cherish.

That’s why you should Never Stop Reading! 

Please see link below

https://www.education.wa.edu.au/neverstopreading


NAPLAN 2018

NAPLAN tests for years three and five will take place from Tuesday 15 May (week 3) term 2. Revision of work takes place in classes from the beginning of term 2. To give your children the best opportunity to perform at their best, please ensure that your children are punctual and at school for both the revision weeks and the test week (unless sick).


IPS Review Report Findings 2018

We are very proud of the review findings and encourage you to read the report .  Please note that our year 6 class is made up of 26 students as fewer students are leaving to go to faith schools as they did in the past.

LINK to Report


DID YOU KNOW?…

  1. Missing one day a week of school from Year 1 to Year 11 is the equivalent of missing two years and one term of schooling.
  2. Being half an hour late to school each day from Year 1 to Year 10 is equivalent to missing one year and one-and-a-half terms of schooling.
  3. Being absent five days a term from Year 1 to Year 10 adds up to more than one year of missed schooling.
  4. There is a direct correlation between attendance and achievement.
  5. Frequent absences make it difficult for teachers to ensure your child learns what they need to.
  6. Patterns of attendance/absence are set up in the early years of schooling.
  7. Poor attendance makes it difficult for students to form positive relationships with their peers.
  8. Research shows that students who are often absent from school are likely to earn less than their peers as adults.

APPLICATION FOR ENROLMENT NOW OPEN FOR 2019

Apply to enrol your child/ren at Hawker Park Primary School (K-6) for the 2019 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, 2019

Pre-primary – must turn 5 by June 30th, 2019

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 2019.  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 2019, please remind them they will need to complete an application form to ensure their child can secure a place in Kindergarten in 2019.

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

your child’s birth certificate (telephone the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages on 1300 305 021 if you do not have one)

your child’s immunisation records (telephone the Australian Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809 if you need details)

proof of your current address (eg recent accounts for electricity, water and telephone, bank details)

copies of Family Court orders for confirmation of proof of name or custody arrangements.


BOOKCLUB

Please be aware that the cut-off date for Bookclub is Tuesday 15 May.


TERM 2 STAFF ADJUSTMENTS

We have had a few staffing adjustments this term. Mrs Mirella Barrilla our School Officer will not be here during Term 2 and taking her place will be Mrs Leanne Anderson on a Monday and Tuesday as well as Mrs Lisa Jones on a Wednesday and Thursday.

Mrs Belinda Russell our Year 6 TA9 teacher has returned to work and will be working on a Monday and Tuesday with Mr Jaymen Beard continuing to work in this class from Wednesday to Friday.


ANZAC WREATH

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


WALK THROUGH WEDNESDAY 30 MAY

Current parents, you are invited to come along and enjoy a walk-through our Primary School with our staff to view the wonderful things that are happening in all year levels. If you know of any children in your neighbourhood who are eligible to start school in 2019 could you please pass this information on to them. We invite all perspective children and parents to experience a relaxed walk through all our classrooms at our school.

Please meet in the front office at 8.30am and you will be guided through the school by a staff member. The walk through will be followed by morning tea from 10.00am to 10.30am. For catering purposes could you please advise the school by Friday 26 May of your intention to attend.


MAIL DROP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We are looking for parent volunteers to help distribute school flyers to mailboxes in our local catchment area, informing new families enrolments for 2019 are now open and to visit our school during Walk-through Wednesday.

If you can spare some time to do one (or more) streets in our catchment area, please come and see Lisa, Leanne or Sandie in the front office who will provide you with the flyers.  We would like to commence distribution as soon as possible as Walk-through Wednesday takes place in week 5, 30 May in the morning.

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


2018 VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS

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

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

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


P&C

The next  P&C Meeting will be held on Wednesday 9 May 2018, commencing at 7pm.

Entertainment Books are now available to buy from the office or online:

https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/8425c5

After school soccer is starting next week on Thursdays, parents can sign children up by emailing:

moc.c1559631385fyrra1559631385gcmne1559631385vets@1559631385slooh1559631385cs1559631385


SCHOOL BOARD UPDATE

Board member profile: Loveinder Singh Madahar

I first visited Australia in 1992 and had a feeling that one day I will come back to live in this beautiful country. Finally, and for good, I moved to Australia in 1999, went through a few dramatic career changes and now enjoy a very rewarding career with Health WA. As a bonus, I also met my beautiful wife Karla through work. We lived in Warwick, later moving to Greenwood. We have 2 bright girls, Alicia in Year 3 and Simar in pre-primary. They enjoy school so much that they are up at 0600 every morning, wouldn’t leave HPPS even if we forced them to! Karla and I are always keen to offer assistance to the school and community as and when required. Talking about the school: HPPS has a great sense of community embedded within. It is a great learning environment synonymous to its name “HPPS Together we grow.” Over the years we have come together as parents, friends, community members and most importantly our talented staff members to achieve this common goal. I partake in many committees at work, I am a first time member on HPPS board and I look forward to make a positive contribution as deputy chair.


CHAPLAIN

As you are aware unfortunately Helen is no longer at our school due to other commitments. We are however in collaboration with Youth Care looking for a new Chaplain for our wonderful school. We will keep you informed.


LITTLE ATHLETICS WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Coming to Hawker Park!

Hi Everyone,

A Little Athletics representative is coming to our school on Tuesday the 15th of May. They will be providing us with a range of modified, age-appropriate running, throwing, jumping and walking activities for the children.

Classes 1-6 will be given this opportunity during their Physical Education lesson.

If you would like to know more about Little Athletics, you can find them at:  walittleathletics.com.au

Tracey Barrett

Physical Education Teacher


SCHOOL PHOTOS INFORMATION

Our School Photos will be taken on:

Wednesday 23 May 2018 (K2 to Year 6), and

Monday 28 May 2018 (K1 only)

Class Photos/Portraits:

  • Every Student will have their photo taken, whether they are purchasing photos or not, for the school’s pictorial history.
  • The school has chosen to use the online ordering system. Your child will be given an online ordering instruction slip and a unique student code for you to follow and place you order online via the internet.
  • The expiry date for online ordering is the 3 June 2018. Any orders received after this date are treated as reorders and will incur a $30.00 reorder charge on top of your order you wish to purchase.  You can email your order request through to ua.mo1559631385c.psm1559631385@htre1559631385p.sre1559631385droer1559631385 or call our office on 08 9240 8000
  • Family Photos:
  • Envelopes can be obtained from Administration.
  • Family photos are being taken at 8.00am on Wednesday 23 May.
  • Please ensure that your family envelope with enclosed payment is handed to the Photographers on photo day.
  • Please note: The Photographers are not permitted to open the envelopes and cannot provide change.

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, where you can view and order these photos if required.  These photos will be packed and delivered with the school’s bulk order.

Please Note: Class Groups, Individuals and Family Photos are not available to view online.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday 11 May – Interschool Sport HPPS v Glendale PS at HPPS (1.30pm start)

Tuesday 15 May – Board Meeting 6.45pm

Wednesday 16 May – Fri 18 May Year 6 Camp at Rottnest

Friday 25 May – Interschool Sport HPPS v Halidon PS at Halidon PS (1.30pm start

Thursday 7 June – Lightning Carnival at Kingsway Sporting Complex (all day event)

Friday 15 June – Interschool Sport HPPS v Marangaroo PS at HPPS (1.30pm start)

18 June – 29 June Swimming Lessons for Yrs PP-6 (last 2 weeks of Term 2)


SWIMMING LESSONS

INTERM SWIMMING 2018

INFORMATION TO PARENTS

Please note carefully the following information regarding our In-term swimming and allow me to thank you for your co-operation and support in this matter.

Cost Break Down

Seat belted bus transport                     $3.00 / day / child ($30 non-refundable)

Daily entry                                          $3.00 / day / child

Lesson instruction                                $0.00 / day / child

Total                                                   $6.00 / day / child

DATES:                  Monday 18 June to Friday  29 June

VENUE:                  Craigie Leisure Centre

COST:                $60.00 which covers seat belted bus transport and pool entry fee.  Please return forms and make payment to the office by Friday 8 June.  If there are difficulties in this area please contact the school.


HAPPY TIMES IN TA3

Term 2 has started with a BANG! Learning through play and playing to Learn! Each day of the week we explore the curriculum through hands on, interactive, engaging activities. Our week consists of ‘Talk it up Monday’, ‘Teamwork Tuesday’, ‘Work together Wednesday’, Thinking Thursday’ and ‘Fun Friday.’ Learning is an Adventure!

Sorting words into alphabetical order.

Using loose parts to spell.

Drama – an oral language experience that encourages students to articulate and express their ideas.

Year 1 maths. Using dominos to explore adding and subtracting numbers.

Year 2 maths. Using Paul Swan games for adding numbers.

Yep! We are definitely a GREAT TEAM!

 



 

DATE: 04.04.2018

FROM DR ROBERTS

I hope you all had a relaxing, wonderful Easter.  A huge thank you to all those who donated Easter eggs for our raffle and congratulations to all who won a prize.

The Bankwest Easy Grants advertisement, featuring students and Miss Beatty from TA2, will feature on all television channels from 16 April 2018.  Look out for our super stars and our beautiful BFG.  We would like to acknowledge all the help from parents who assisted in making the BFG look fantastic.  A special thank you goes to Naomi Siciliano for all her work.

I hope the children enjoy the Crazy Hair Disco tomorrow night.  Thank you to the P&C for organising and running this fun event.

The School Board met for the second time last Tuesday 27 March.  On behalf of the school community, we welcome our Board members and new Board members to Hawker Park’s second term as an IPS school.   We look forward to an exciting and productive year.


PARENT INTERVIEWS

Parents, please know that the School will be closing at 12.10pm on Monday 9 April for K1-Year 6 to allow interviews to begin at 12.30pm.

If you have not already done so, and for the safety of your children, please make sure you have let your teacher know if you are picking up your child, if someone else is picking up your child and who, if your child is walking or riding home or if your child is staying at school.  Your co-operation is essential so we know that your child is safe.


CURRICULUM INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Parents may be aware that in our new Business Plan (not yet complete) for the next three years, we will be teaching philosophy to our students.  Teachers were trained last year to teach philosophy in school.  Some academics suggest that philosophy should be a core subject in schools.  What do you think? If you are interested, please read the attached article.


NAPLAN 2018

NAPLAN tests for years three and five will take place from Tuesday 15 May (week 3) term 2. Revision of work takes place in classes from the beginning of term 2. To give your children the best opportunity to perform at their best, please ensure that your children are punctual and at school for both the revision weeks and the test week (unless sick).


ANZAC DAY SERVICE

Our school ANZAC Day service will be held on Thursday 12 April, the last week of Term 1.  Weather permitting; we will assemble on the front lawn at 8.30am.  Parents and special guests are invited to join us for morning tea and ANZAC biscuits.  If parents would like to donate some biscuits they may be delivered to the front office anytime in the week leading up to the service.  Thank you in anticipation.


AFTER SCHOOL PICK-UP ARRANGEMENTS

It is important that parents make end of day arrangements with their children at home before they leave for school. It is often difficult to get messages to students during the day.  Tracking down children is difficult and time consuming, especially during sport time and at the end of the day.  Please remind your child that they are to remain in their classroom until a parent or carer has come to collect them.  Once the classroom teacher is ready to lock up their classroom then they will be bought up to the staffroom for collection.

It is also parents’ responsibility to collect their child/ren at 2.50pm.  We have onsite care available through Zig Zags for parents who are unable to accommodate school hours.  Zig Zags are contactable on 0421 369 516.


TERM 2 DATES 2018

Students last day of term 1 is on Friday 13 April 2018.

Students return to school for the commencement of term 2 on Tuesday 1 May.


GRIP STUDENT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

On Tuesday 20 March 2018, all the school captains went to the Perth Convention Centre in the city to attend the GRIP Student Leadership Conference.

The students participated in four sessions throughout the day;
1. Leaders are Transformers,
2. Lead Like a Strawberry Not Like a Watermelon,
3. Ideas that Transform, and
4. Making a Positive Change.

Click here to see images of our Student Leaders.


MATHS ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

Students and parents enjoyed a great after school session with Scitech on Wednesday 21 March.  The session provided parents ideas on how to ‘talk maths’ with their children at home and included games to play focusing on maths skills.  The participants then enjoyed a ‘Maths Murder Mystery’ solving many fun maths puzzles.

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SCHOOL PHOTOS INFORMATION

Our School Photos will be taken on:

Wednesday 23 May 2018 (K2 to Year 6), and
Monday 28 May 2018 (K1 only)

Class Photos/Portraits:

  • Every Student will have their photo taken, whether they are purchasing photos or not, for the school’s pictorial history.
  • The school has chosen to use the online ordering system. Your child will be given an online ordering instruction slip and a unique student code for you to follow and place you order online via the internet.
  • The expiry date for online ordering is the 3 June 2018. Any orders received after this date are treated as reorders and will incur a $30.00 reorder charge on top of your order you wish to purchase.  You can email your order request through to ua.mo1559631385c.psm1559631385@htre1559631385p1559631385 or call our office on 08 9240 8000

Family Photos:

  • Envelopes can be obtained from Administration.
  • Family photos are being taken at 8.00am on Wednesday 23 May.
  • Please ensure that your family envelope with enclosed payment is handed to the Photographers on photo day.
  • Please note: The Photographers are not permitted to open the envelopes and cannot provide change.


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, where you can view and order these photos if required. These photos will be packed and delivered with the school’s bulk order.

Please Note: Class Groups, Individuals and Family Photos are not available to view online


KISS & RIDE

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


DID YOU KNOW?…

  1. by law, every child should be at school every day unless sick.
  2. the Staff Car Park is for STAFF only
  3. school starts at 8.30am and students should be in class at that time
  4. parents are responsible for their children after 2.50pm
  5. the Disco tomorrow night is a P&C run event, not a school run event

CHAPLAIN

Wow what a fabulous seven years!  It is with much sadness that I am announcing I am leaving Hawker Park Primary School at the end of this term after the completion of seven years here at the school.  I began here on 5 May 2011 in what was a daunting role ahead of me but with the support of staff and administration I settled in quickly and have loved every minute of my time here.  I began when the Year 6 class where in Kindy so it was wonderful to see them do their last primary school assembly today.

I have appreciated all the love and support shown to me whilst at the school and will miss you all but know that when one door shuts a new one opens.

I hope that I have been able to leave a legacy of kindness, care and compassion in our community and that as a community you will continue to build these values in your children and families.

I am going on to work 3 days a week at my High School, Dianella Secondary College and will be dedicating  more time in my role as Children’s Ministry Leader in my church.

Hawker Park will always hold a special place in my heart and I want to say a huge thank you to Dr Roberts, Mr Etheridge and Mrs Everall who have been my biggest support.  They have trusted me with their community and I am forever grateful.  Thank you to the teachers for their patience and kindness as I have worked with the children who have needed support. You are an amazing faculty, one that is an absolute blessing to the students and their families.  It has been an absolute pleasure and honour to serve this community and I thank you for all trusting me with your children as they navigate the world of school.

As this is my last Hawker Headlines I will leave you with this thought;

“Each child is a precious gift, one to be nurtured, loved and heard.  Every day is a new day to help your child grow and become a confident, caring individual.  Take a moment to listen to them, play with them and cuddle them when they are sad.  Don’t be too busy that you haven’t got time for the children.  They hold the future of our nation in their hands.”

Signing off now with loads of love and tears in my eyes.


SCHOOL BOARD UPDATE

The School Board met on 27 March, when a new leadership team was elected. Belinda Hall was elected to the position of Chairperson with Loveinder Madahar as Deputy Chairperson.  Daniel Vujcich was elected Board Secretary with Catalina Gonzalez as Deputy Secretary.

Dr Roberts, Mr Etheridge, Ms Stokes and Ms Jones continue to serve as staff representatives, along with Justin Pereira and Claire Hall (community representatives) and Karen Bermingham and Colm McHugh (parent representatives).

Click here to meet our current Board members (absent Mr Colm McHugh).

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 15 May, commencing at 6.45pm. We welcome your involvement, either as meeting observers or in the form of suggestions for agenda items.

The Board is committed to hearing your views on issues including:

– the school’s objectives, priorities and general policy directions
– financial arrangements necessary to fund the school’s objectives, priorities and directions
– evaluating the school’s performance
– codes of conduct for students at the school.

Please feel free to approach us to discuss the things that matter to you as members of the Hawker Park Primary School community.

Board Member Profile:  Belinda Hall

I grew up in Hamersley and attended East Hamersley Primary school and then went to Warwick High School.  After living overseas and in country WA for several years I decided to move back to the northern suburbs and settled in Warwick.  Our family has 2 Hawker Park students, Jaydon in Year 3 and Cooper in Year 2.  Both of our boys have been at Hawker Park since Early Learners and they both really enjoy going to school.  I have been on the HPPS School Board since we became an Independent Public School in 2015.  I work in secondary education and enjoy working with young people.  I actively participate in school and community organisations and am always happy to volunteer.  I feel very honoured to be asked to Chair the HPPS Board and I am looking forward to working with a great group of parents, community members and staff on the board.


COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

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



DATE: 21.03.2018

FROM DR ROBERTS

On Monday 19 March, Seven West Media filmed  a Television commercial for Bankwest Easy Grants.  Students and Miss Beatty from TA2 were filmed in the Big Friendly Garden (BFG).  This event took place as a result of the P&C applying for and gaining a grant from Bankwest.

Everyone in the filming extravaganza was very excited.  Unfortunately, only a small number of students of one class and one teacher were required for filming.  Nevertheless, the event provided a unique occasion for those involved and is a wonderful public relations experience for our fabulous school.  Perhaps we will see some of our students on television very soon.

Thank you to the P&C for applying for the grant and particularly to the P&C President, Mrs Abrahams for bringing the filming opportunity to Hawker Park.


PARENT INTERVIEWS

Now we have approval from the School Board so the school will again provide parents with the opportunity for parent/teacher interviews at the end of Term 1.  The School will be closing at 12.10pm on Monday 9 April for K1-Year 6 to allow interviews to begin at 12.30pm and end at 5.45pm.  In the case where students cannot be collected or alternative arrangements cannot be made, then students will be supervised by the school and dismissed at 2.50pm.  Information letters were sent out on the 14 March.

Please ensure that you let the classroom teacher know what your preferred interview times are and what your child will be doing, by returning the slip by Friday 23 March.

For the safety of your children, we will need to know if you are picking up your child, if someone else is picking up your child and who, if your child is walking or riding home or if your child is staying at school.  Your co-operation is essential so we know that your child is safe.


CURRICULUM INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Parents, you may now view how well Hawker Park scored in 2017 NAPLAN by going to the My School Website.  Please view the video first as this explains what the website can be used for.  Type in the name of the school you wish to find – Hawker Park Primary School.


NAPLAN

2018 Information for parents pamphlets for years 3 and 5 were sent home last week.


DID YOU KNOW?…

  1. by law, every child should be at school every day unless ill.
  2. the Staff Car Park is for STAFF only
  3. if the Principal is absent from the school, Mr Etheridge is the Principal and Mrs Everall is the Associate Principal
  4. Dr Roberts is on long service leave every Friday for semester one

GOOD NEWS…TA1

The students of TA1 have settled into the new school year very well.  The Year 1 students have adjusted well to their new location and the Year 2 students have each taken on a Year 1 student to mentor which has helped with the transition.  There have been many new routines and boundaries to learn and the students have taken on these challenges steadily.  The students have created some great artwork through drawing.  We are learning about Australia and so we have practised drawing Australia freehand by just looking at a map, and doing the same with Edward the Emu, and even a plain fan.  We sculpted models of Australia from play-dough to explore the shape more and tried to show the location of the capital cities using cubes and colour coding.  Students are spending time becoming more familiar with counting on the number line and hundred grid, as well as making and seeing patterns in the environment. We’ve read and explored some great picture books about animals and Australia such as Edward and Edwina Emu, Koala Lu, Waddle Giggle Gargle, The Emperor Penguin and Possum Magic. In philosophy we have asked some interesting questions and pondered some interesting thoughts related to these stories.  We have explored different tastes and recipes through cooking pasta with fresh tomato sauce and basil, pancakes, popcorn and scones. Our cooking skills are definitely growing. We regularly spend time in the BFG learning which are the vegetables and which are the weeds to pull out.  We have only made a few mistakes and pulled out a few vegetable plants instead. We are learning how easy it is to grow new plants from cuttings of succulents and are all aiming to grow a new plant in our own pot.   Last week we visited Browne’s Factory learnt about how milk goes from cow to carton and this week we are looking forward to visiting Naturescape on Harmony Day.  We will learn more about Australia, nature and Aboriginal Culture through the sessions we have chosen.  In the week before Easter we will spend an afternoon of Easter Activities with the year 5 class.   We wish everyone a great Easter break.


EASTER RAFFLE

Tickets are on now on sale!  Purchase your tickets outside the senior wet area.  Tickets are 50c each or 3 for $1.00.

Senior students will go to the Kindy and PP area for ticket sales.

The Draw:  Will take place on Thursday 29 March at a special assembly commencing at 2.15pm.  Parents are welcome to attend.


ANZAC DAY SERVICE

Our school ANZAC Day service will be held on Thursday 12 April, the last week of Term 1.  Weather permitting; we will assemble on the front lawn at 8.30am.  Parents and special guests are invited to join us for morning tea and ANZAC biscuits.  If parents would like to donate some biscuits they may be delivered to the front office anytime in the week leading up to the service.  Thank you in anticipation.


CHAPLAIN

Week 8 2018, can you believe that we are nearing the end of Term 1?

As the Chaplain I have been very busy this year implementing a new program called ‘Zones of Regulation’. This program is to help children identify their feelings and how to manage them in their daily lives.  It will also give the children strategies to use when they are feeling unsettled, sad, or angry.  Two of the classes have had their first session and I am happy to report a positive response in both classes.

Thank you to those who have returned the Champlain Permission slips stating whether their child is able to see me one-on-one.  The service is for your children to have a confidential and supportive ear as they navigate the journey called, ‘school’.  We are teaching them to reach out and get help when they are young; to try and reduce the mental health issues that we are seeing more and more every day in the child/adolescent population.

My role is to support and encourage the students and offer referrals to outside agencies and to build a strong support network around them.

It’s an absolute privilege to work with your children and your families and thank you all for your support as I endeavour to reassure and encourage your children.

Mental Health Tip:

Identify and use your strengths: We all have different strengths and weaknesses but finding out what you are really good at and using those talents can increase wellbeing.

I am available Wednesday and Thursday if you would like to contact me.


P&C HOT CROSS BUN DRIVE

Traditional, Apple Cinnamon, Choc Chip and Fruitless

Buns will be delivered to the school on Wednesday 28 March 2018.  $7 for a 6 pack.  Orders into office by Friday 23 March 2018.  Click here to download an order form.


LOST & FOUND

A Transperth SmartRider card has been handed into the front office.   Please come and see Mirella in the front office if you believe it belongs to you.  The SR number will be requested before releasing it to the rightful owner.


COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

‘Space to Sing’ will be running out of our Music Room on Monday evenings.  Click on the link below for more information.

http://www.voicemoves.com.au/groups/space-to-sing/

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



DATE: 07.03.2018

FROM DR ROBERTS

A huge thank you to all students, parents and staff who were involved in the IPS Review yesterday and today.  The Reviewers’ report will be made available to you when it has been written.

It’s autumn already and what a beautiful season it is in WA.   The days are mostly mild and the sky is typically a tranquil blue.  We encourage you to appreciate every day and take time to look at the fallen leaves and their delicacy.


PARENT INTERVIEWS

If we have approval from the School Board (13 March), the school will again provide parents with the opportunity for parent/teacher interviews at the end of Term 1.

Should approval be given, then the School will be closing at 12.10pm on Monday April 9 for K1-Year 6 to allow interviews to begin at 12.30pm and end at 5.45pm.

In the case where students cannot be collected or alternative arrangements cannot be made, then students will be supervised by the school and dismissed at 2.50pm.

Information letters will be sent out on the 14 March.  More details will be provided in our next Hawker Headlines.


CURRICULUM INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Parents, you may have heard your children talk about using VCOP for their writing. The acronym means Vocabulary Connectives Openers Punctuation.  Our aim is to improve grammar and punctuation through writing.

Each of the above is briefly explained below.

In Vocabulary for example, the younger students may use words such as because, next, so.  As the children mature, they would be expected to be using words such as speculation, comical, outspoken.

In Connectives the younger students use words such as, and but.  Older students would use such words as nevertheless, however.

In Openers, the younger students might use The My I, while older students might use Meanwhile, In addition, Having decided.

In Punctuation, young students use capitals and full stops.  Older students use capitals, full stops, question marks, commas, exclamation marks, speech marks and more.

For more information, please ask your children to explain VCOP to you.


EASTER EGG RAFFLE

It’s that time of year again!  We require donations for our annual Easter Raffle.  Eggs and other Easter related items can be given to your class teacher.  The senior students will commence collecting the eggs from classrooms on Tuesday 6 March 2018.

Ticket Sales: Tickets will go on sale Monday 19 March outside the senior wet area.  Tickets are 50c each or 3 for $1.00.  Senior students go to the Kindy and Pre-primary area for ticket sales.

The Draw: The draw will be on Thursday 29 March at an assembly commencing at 2.15pm.  Parents are welcome to attend.


HARMONY DAY – INTERNATIONAL LUNCH

As a part of the Harmony Week Celebrations each class will take part in an International lunch on Thursday 15 March 2018.  Kindy 1 group will host their International Lunch on Wednesday 14 March 2018.  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.  Click here for further information regarding this celebrated day.


CUPCAKE TUESDAY

Cupcakes are back!  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.


CHAPLAIN

So we are in week 6 already, wow time is flying by!  The children from Kindergarten to Year 6 are all settled in now and are building strong relationships with their peers and teachers.

Can I please remind any student who hasn’t returned their Chaplain Consent Form to do so as soon as possible as I am unable to see them one-on-one without the written permission.

This week I am beginning to teach ‘The Zones of Regulation’ in each class.  It is a program that teaches children how to self-regulate their emotions so even in a crisis they are able to express themselves and do something to help themselves to calm and feel more settled. It is being incorporated into the Health Curriculum

Across all the schools it has been recognised that there is a significant increase in children with anxiety and mental health issues.  This program will give our students the tools to help themselves and to know who to go to for help.  If you have any questions about the program please feel free to contact me.

I am also running the BUZ Feel Safe Feel Right Program for Mrs Everall and Miss Beatty’s Year 1 & 2 classes this term. This program teaches children protective behaviours and what to do if they are in a dangerous situation.  The permission slips will come home in the next few weeks.  The year 1 & 2’s in Ms Rose’s class will do this program in term 2.

I am available Wednesdays and Thursdays if you have any concerns please feel free to contact Helen.


P&C “CRAZY HAIR” DISCO – FRIDAY 6 APRIL

Session 1: Kindy – Year 2 (5.00pm – 6.15pm)

Session 2: Year 3 – Year 6 (6.45pm – 8.30pm)

Click on the Flyer link for further information and to access the downloadable order form for the Food Package Deal.


COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

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


 


DATE: 21.02.2018

FROM DR ROBERTS

Week four already and we are delighted to let you know students and staff are learning and teaching all aspects of the curriculum.  We want our students to be confident and learn how to learn.

Parents, you may be aware that our school has completed three years as an Independent Public School (IPS).  Consequently we will be visited on 6 and 7 March by two education department reviewers, John Iacomella and Margaret Brede.  As part of this three yearly review, the reviewers will be talking to School Board parent and community representatives, parent representatives, student representatives, and most staff members.  After the review, we will incorporate suggestions into our next Business Plan 2018-2020 which we hope to have completed by the end of this term.


WELCOME PICNIC

A huge thank you to all those who enjoyed a beautiful (wettish) evening at our Welcome Picnic last Friday.  Staff have decided that for next year, we will trial combining both parent information evening and the welcome picnic as both occur so close to each other.  Again, this event will provide opportunity for parents and staff to meet in both a formal and informal setting.  More information on this event next year.


CURRICULUM INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

We have a focus on Philosophy to help students think and question at a higher level, respect others’ opinions and contribute logically to discussions.  We use a Community of Inquiry approach during philosophy lessons.

As mentioned in the last Hawker Headlines, we have a focus on Spelling and Grammar.  Our new Spelling programme is based on Diana Rigg’s work.  The website is as follows: https://pld-literacy.org  Click on the YouTube symbol at the top right of the page to view Diana Rigg speaking and other resources for specific year levels.

Reading: The article below is very interesting and relevant to all students – not only teenagers.

Five ways to transform your teenager into an avid bookworm http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-19/five-ways-to-transform-your-teenager-into-an-avid-bookworm/9458276


BICYCLES AND SCOOTERS

A reminder to parents, students have already been reminded, that bicycles must be walked on the school grounds.  Helmets must be worn and bicycles are to be locked securely in the bike rack.  If scooters are ridden to school, they must be walked on the school grounds and taken home by parents as there is no secure parking for scooters.


2018 VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS

Thank you to those families who have already paid the voluntary contributions.

Voluntary fees are;
School Contribution $60.00 per child
P&C Contribution $30.00 per family
ICT & Student Support Services $70.00 per family

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

Our preferred payment is online with direct deposit.

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

Payment is also accepted in cash or cheque.


HAIR, NAILS AND JEWELLERY

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


CONSENT & UPDATE FORMS

A number of permission notes have been sent home with all students requesting details and parent signatures.  Your child should have the following:

* Student Update Form (Lavender) (K-6)
* Chaplain permission (K – 6)
* Consent Form (Yellow) (K – 6)
* ICT Consent Form (Orange) (4 – 6)
* Medical Form (medic alert students only)

If you haven’t done so already, please return these to the front office by the end of this week.  Spare copies are available on our Notes & Forms page.


AFTER SCHOOL PICK-UP ARRANGEMENTS

It is important that parents make end of day arrangements with their children at home before they leave for school. It is often difficult to get messages to students during the day.  Tracking down children is difficult and time consuming, especially during sport time and at the end of the day.

It is also parents’ responsibility to collect their child/ren at 2.50pm.  We have onsite care available through Zig Zags for parents who are unable to accommodate school hours.  Zig Zags are contactable on 0421 369 516.


CHAPLAIN

I find myself in week 4 and I would like to say welcome to all our new students and to those who have returned, so…Welcome to Hawker Park Primary School!

As the School Chaplain I am available to all members of the school community.  I work at the school on Wednesdays and Thursdays. I am here to support the students at school as they navigate life and to help them build resilience and self-esteem.

We recently sent home a Chaplains Note asking for permission for your child/ren to see me on a one-to-one basis and need them to be returned before I can talk with your children.

Chaplaincy is a confidential service provided to the school community by the State Government and YouthCare.  It gives children a safe place to express their thoughts and feelings without fear of judgement and ridicule.  If family members, parents, carers wish to talk with me they need only look for me or ask the ladies in the front office to contact me and I will contact you as soon as possible.

I look forward to working with you all again in 2018.


WARWICK SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION EVENING

All parents are welcome to attend this information evening on Monday 19 March 2018 in the Performing Arts Centre. A tour of the school will be held at 6.30 pm with the Information Evening commencing at 7.00pm.

Please RSVP for the Parent Information Evening via school administration reception by Monday 12 March 2018.  (08) 6240 4400.


WARWICK SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL OPEN DAY

Guided tours will be conducted on Friday 16 March 2018 with tours commencing at 9.00am and 2.00 pm.

Book tours via school administration reception by Monday 12 March 2018. (08) 6240 4400.


COMMUNITY FLYERS

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



 

DATE: 07.02.2018

FROM DR ROBERTS

Welcome back parents, students and teachers 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 have made themselves available in the Uniform Shop to allow new parents the opportunity to purchase uniforms before the start of the school year.

Please be aware that I will continue to take long service leave this semester but it will be weekly on a Friday.  Mr Etheridge will be Principal and Mrs Everall Associate Principal on Fridays.

The first two days of school provided opportunities for staff to develop professionally and discuss numerous issues.

The current staff are as follows:

Principal – Dr Irma Roberts
Associate Principal – Mr Andrew Etheridge
Kindy – Mrs Tessler & Miss Germano (Wed)
Pre-primary – Mrs Jones & Ms Stokes (Wed)
Yr 1/2 – Mrs Everall & Mrs Barrett
Yr 1/2 – Miss Beatty
Yr 1/2 – Ms Rose
Yr 3 – Mrs Sherriff
Yr 4 – Mrs Dobson & Ms Stokes
Yr 5 – Ms Randell
Yr 6 – Mrs Russell
Physical Education/Health – Mrs Barrett
Music – Mrs Subotic
Indonesian – Mrs Leckie
Technologies & Mathematics – Mr Etheridge & Mr Beard (Fri)
Level 3 Teacher/SAER/LSC – Mrs Everall
ICT – Miss Sanderson
Manager Corporate Services – Mrs Beard
School Officer – Mrs Barilla
Librarian  – Mrs Keevil
Education Assistants – Mrs Anderson, Ms McPhee, Mrs Heyns, Mrs Kaka, Mrs Brennan, Mrs Stangoni, Mrs Keevil, Mrs Moy, Mrs Laughton, Miss Wilson
Gardener – Mr Tustanowki
Cleaners – Mr Gurovski (CIC), Mrs Smith, Mrs Beshay
Chaplain – Helen

Our current numbers are a very healthy 236.  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

On behalf of all staff, I thank those parents who attended last night’s Parent Evening.  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.  Thank you.


WELCOME PICNIC

We, the Principal and Staff, cordially invite families to come to our third whole school Welcome Picnic for all parents from Kindergarten to Year Six.


PARENT INTERVIEWS

I have requested through the Regional Director (and had approved) that we be permitted to suspend our timetable to undertake parent interviews on Monday 9 April from 12.00pm. Permission will need to be gained from the School Board on Tuesday 13 March when we meet.  More information will be provided if approval is given.


CURRICULUM INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Parents, the first two days of school provided opportunities for staff to develop professionally and discuss numerous issues.  Our focus this year will be on Spelling and Grammar, Writing, Philosophy and a continuation of Mathematics and Mental Maths.

The spelling programme we are introducing is Diana Rigg.  During the holidays most teachers attended professional learning on the Diana Rigg programme and we will continue  in-school professional learning this year.  In our next Hawker Headlines, I will provide you with links especially for parents, so you may work in partnership with the school to assist in teaching children with their spelling. Our aim is to have consistency in processes to help improve spelling.


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 2018

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 17 May.  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 week.


VISITING SCHOOL PREMISES

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

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


BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL

School commences at 8.30am and dismissal is at 2.50pm

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


2018 HUNGRY HAWKER CANTEEN MENU

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


GIFTED AND TALENTED SECONDARY SELECTIVE ENTRANCE PROGRAMS (GATE)

As your child is currently in Year 6 and entering Year 7 in 2019, I am writing to advise you that applications for Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Programs are now open.

Children with exceptional academic ability and creative talent thrive in our Gifted and Talented Programs. These unique academic, arts and languages programs provide a challenging curriculum designed to bring out the very best in students.

Available at 18 select secondary schools, including a fully selective academic school, an arts college, an online option and a regional school, children learn alongside like-minded peers and are taught by teachers with expert skills and knowledge.

Your child can apply for these programs no matter where you live in Western Australia and, once selected, are guaranteed places at these schools. Successful country applicants may be eligible to board at City Beach Residential College and receive the Gifted and Talented Boarding Allowance.

The Gifted and Talented Selection Unit will be holding information sessions regarding the application, selection and placement processes.

To find out dates and locations of the information sessions and to submit an online application, please visit education.wa.edu.au/giftedandtalented. Alternatively, you can contact the Gifted and Talented Selection Unit on 9264 4307 or by email at ua.ud1559631385e.aw.1559631385noita1559631385cude@1559631385ustg1559631385.

Applications close Sunday, 11 February 2018.  Late applications are not accepted.


HOT-SHOTS TENNIS LESSONS WITH INSTYLE TENNIS

Tennis lessons at school are held Wednesdays from 7.45am-8.30am, starting week 2 of term 1.  All ages and levels welcome!  Registration details available online at instyletennis.com.au/ or phone 0433 777 195.


COLES “SPORTS FOR SCHOOLS” PROMOTION

Do you remember collecting the Woollies Earn and Learn stickers?  Well, here is a photo of our rewards!  Mr Etheridge chose a huge range of Lego sets and Lego mats that are suitable for all years.  The Lego will be rotated around the classrooms as requested by teachers.

Now for the next promotion! Coles is running a “Sports for Schools” promotion which commences on 7 February 2018.  Every $10 spent at Coles earns 1 voucher.  There will be bins provided at the office for the vouchers to be placed in.  The more vouchers…. the more sports equipment for our lovely school!  Don’t forget to mention to family and friends to collect on your behalf.


TRIPLE P: POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAM

Click on the links below for further information on FREE programs offered by the Department of Health.

Triple P Seminar Series

Triple P Discussion Groups


COMMUNITY FLYERS

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



 

Voluntary fees are;
School Contribution $60.00 per child
P&C Contribution $30.00 per family
ICT & Student Support Services $70.00 per family

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

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

Payment is also accepted in cash or cheque.


SECOND HAND UNIFORM DONATIONS

Did you know the P&C runs a second hand uniform pool where you can buy pre-loved uniform items from just $2 per item?

However stocks are low and the Uniform Shop requires second hand uniform donations. If you have school polo shirts (navy microfiber), faction shirts, rain jackets, dresses or hats that your children have outgrown or if you are leaving the school, please donate pre-loved, cleaned uniforms to the school.  (Please do not donate items that are in need of repair, are badly faded, stained or the old style yellow polo shirts). Donations can be left at the school office.

All proceeds from the sale of second hand uniforms will go towards items/activities for the School Community as determined by the P&C.

The uniform shop is located in Teaching Area 10.  Open Fridays 8.00am – 8.30am and 2.30pm – 3.00pm.


FREE SHEDS

The 2 sheds (approximately 3m x 3m each) located west side of the senior block (facing Sanday Place) will be removed soon.  If you would like to make use of these sheds for personal use, please come and see Andrew Etheridge in the office by Friday 3 November.  We would like the sheds removed over this weekend.

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


CHAPLAIN

So, I am sitting at my desk finding it hard to believe that it is week 4 of term 4.  I can assure you the longer I am at Hawker Park the quicker the time seems to go, must be having a great deal of fun!!!  I am in my 7th year here and I love it more every day.

Last term we collected blankets and toiletries to donate to Bartholomew house for the Homeless in Perth.  I want to thank the Abraham family for suggesting this idea as it is so important to help our neighbours.

This term we get another opportunity to support our local community.  Did you know that The Salvation Army Corps in Balga assist 600+ families in the local area with Christmas hampers every year?  Unfortunately this number seems to be rising.  It might be a neighbour or someone you know personally who is struggling.  A Christmas hamper for these families gives them hope that people care and are there to help.

I would ask that you dig deep this year as the need is rising in our community.  We are looking for NEW TOYS ONLY and NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS.  The Christmas boxes will be in your children’s classroom from next Wednesday until Wednesday 6 December.  One extra small item a week on your grocery bill will go a long way to help support these members of our community.

Remember I am your Chaplain and I am available to speak to on Wednesdays and Thursdays.


GOOD NEWS

Click here to see some of the things the School Chaplain has been involved with at Hawker Park Primary School.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

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

Canteen – Open on Wednesday and Friday.

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


COMMUNITY FLYERS

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

 

School Calendar

Click on event for more information. View the full size calendar click here.

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