FROM MR ETHERIDGE
This term is truly a very busy and exciting time, and it will be Christmas before we know it. Since our last Hawker Headlines, we have had our Interschool Athletics carnival, and an amazing Indonesian / Music assembly run by the fabulous Ibu McAdam and Mrs Subotic. The P&C also organised a terrific Halloween Disco for the children last Friday and everyone is looking forward to the P&C’s colour run this Friday. I’d like to thank all the wonderful parent volunteers who make these things happen around the school. I also would especially like to acknowledge Nicky and her numerous helpers in the canteen, as this Friday is Canteen Day WA.
The year sixes will be heading off to camp in two weeks and directly after that we will be commencing swimming lessons.
Next Friday 10th of November I will also be holding my final class rep meeting for the year.
DID YOU KNOW?
- Booklists will be distributed soon.
- We are busy planning classes for 2024, please notify us if you are not returning next year
- School photos have been sent to print and will be ready to hand out approximately Week 8 of this term
STUDENTS NOT RETURNING TO HPPS IN 2024
To assist with our School and class planning for 2024, please inform Admin ASAP if you know that your child/ren will not be returning to Hawker Park Primary School in the coming year. This does not apply to our current Year 6 students.
SCHOOL BOARD – Profiles
Name: Chris Jones
Length of Service: 10 months
Background: I completed a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology and then a Graduate Diploma in Education. I worked for 7 years as a school teacher teaching physical education, health and science. I left teaching in 2008 and have spent the last 15 years as an Aviation Fire Fighter at Perth Airport working for the Federal Government. I have continued to teach on and off in a casual basis as a relief teacher and have spent 10 years teaching fire and safety on various sites in the Pilbara as a second job on my days away from the fire station.
Kids at School: I currently have one child at the school, Owen, who is in year four. My daughter Isla completed her 7 years of primary schooling at Hawker Park and is now at high school at Carine.
Reason for Joining the Board: I was nominated to join the board at the end of 2022. After some consideration I thought it would be good to be involved at a decision-making level within the school and to help give back some time and effort to a school community that has been very good for my children.
STUDENT ABSENCES – CONNECT
We are asking Parents and Carers if you can please use Connect to submit any Student absences.
From your Connect Now app, go to ‘Home’, scroll down to ‘Send Absentee Note’ and complete the form. Once you have completed the form, please press submit.
Remember; in 2024 Class DOJO and Skoolbag will cease and written communication with parents will be through Connect only.
If you are unsure, please see Admin for assistance.
On the 20th of October was our Interschool carnival hosted at Halidon Primary school. Everyone did their best and we all had a wonderful time. All interschool students had to compete in sprints and team games. Overall, Hawker Park placed 4th and we are very proud of everyone’s efforts and sportsmanship. Thank you to all the teachers who came to help with interschool. – Ava, Year 6
Reminder that this Friday 3 November is the
We have had lots of parents sign the form and not write down the students names. Please remember you must write their names and class number if you want them to participate.
Don’t forget to wear your white shirt!
Uniform Bulk Order Form 2024
Please see attached Uniform Pre Order Form for 2024.
Orders and payment are due back by Monday 27 November 2023. Please place your completed order form in the money collection cabinet in Admin.
Direct deposit payment is preferred. Please contact Tash if you are paying cash.
Kindy children have been notified of their Faction allocation on their acceptance letter.
Hard copies will be available in the front office.
Uniform Shop Coordinator
WALK FOR KIDS MENTAL HEALTH
Dear Hawker Park School Community
1 in 7 Aussie kids currently experience mental illness.
Get up and get active this November by walking 21 minutes a day to raise funds for vital mental health programs in primary schools.
As you log your daily activity you’ll travel around Smiling Mind Creek and unlock mindfulness and mental fitness content for adults and kids.
Walk solo, with your family or join my community team.
If you would like to join my community team please copy and paste the below into your search bar and register as a participant.
It would be fantastic to get our whole school community involved.
Mental Health Co-Ordinator
People helping people!
There are many ways we help one another and those we love to stay positive and encouraged. Below are some links to enjoy that you might find helpful for students, and families young and old.
https://rightbyyou.org.au/ This is a new site for students to find information and practical idea on how to help their friend who are struggling with feelings and emotions.
https://kidshelpline.com.au/ Kids Helpline 1800 551 800
Family Relationship breakdown
https://www.relationshipswa.org.au/ Counselling, mediation, family matters, education. WA based.
Helpful apps for young people.
Smiling Mind app
Moshi Kids app (help to get children to sleep)
Mood Fit App (for older students)
Daylio app (a daily journal and mood app)
CHRISTMAS FOOD APPEAL – Running until 08/12
There will be a box outside of Admin if you are able to donate to those in need
6 Nov – Make a Move (Yr1-6)
8 Nov – Make a Move (K1/PP)
8 Nov – Constable Care Incursion (K-2)
9 Nov – Early Learners (Group 2)
13 Nov – Make a Move (Yr1-6)
13 Nov – AGAT Testing (Yr1)
15 Nov – Year 6 Camp
15 Nov – Hawker Headlines
15 Nov – Make a Move (K2/PP)
15 Nov – School Captain nominations open
16 Nov – Year 6 Camp
16 Nov – Early Learners (Group 2)
17 Nov – Year 6 Camp
COMMUNITY NOTICE BOARD
Please see our noticeboard outside administration for the following events:
- HPPS Playgroup – Every Monday (during school term) 8.30-10.30am
- Hello High School – Scotch College’s Memorial Hall, Swanbourne – 1 November 2023, 6-7.30pm
- Balcatta SHS – Gifted and talented visual art program for Year 7
- Gifted and Talented Education information event – 28 November 2023 – 6-7.30pm
- Edgewater Primary School Anniversary – 40 years of Education