FROM DR ROBERTS
Welcome everyone to term 2. The weather felt a little like the beginning of term 3 but luckily, we are not yet that far into the year. The very active P&C have planned various activities this year and for this term, we have the Mother’s Day Stall. We also have a few fundraising activities planned by the Year 6 parents.
Our Walk-Through Wednesday will be on Wednesday 10 May, the same day as the P&C meeting beginning at 7:00pm. The public, School Board meeting will be on Wednesday 17 May. You are all invited to either or both these meetings.
We look forward to seeing many parents at the year 4/5 TA7 assembly tomorrow morning.
For prospective parents, we conduct a Walk-Through Wednesday early in Term 2. Parents are asked to assemble in the front office area at 8:30. Small groups of parents are led through the school by a staff member and answer questions. From 10:00-10:30, parents are invited to morning tea.
Our Walk-Through Wednesday is advertised via Australia Post’s pamphlet drop.
DID YOU KNOW THAT
- playgroup coffee and chat sessions 8:30 -10:30 every Monday in the Hawker Hub will continue in T2.
- trees on the school grounds are NOT to be climbed
- walls on school grounds are not to be walked on
- Parents are to supervise their children after school if children are playing
- watches, with more than ‘time’ facilities are not to be used during school time
- jewellery, other than watches and stud/small hoop earrings, are not worn to school
- Years 5 & 6 will be singing at the Assembly on Thursday 4 May
- Reminder we have lots of free RAT tests – please come and take some!
On Tues 15 August 2023 our school will be holding a SMARTS ACTIVITY DAY!
On ‘SMARTS DAY’ the students in Year P to 6 at our school are placed into multi-aged groups of around twelve students. The students rotate through four sessions of their choice throughout the day.
SMARTS DAY gives the children of Hawker Park Primary the opportunity to shine in the areas in which they choose. The whole day is about being creative, curious, and collaborative.
There is no extra cost for the students to participate. SMARTS DAY activities are based on the Multiple Intelligences wheel as included above. To be able to plan for our SMARTS ACTIVITY DAY we need 16 leaders from a combination of Teachers, Education Assistants and Parents from our school and community to lead each of the activities.
If you or someone you know would like to lead a group and shine a light on a new strength, talent or gift then please complete the form attached and return to firstname.lastname@example.org in Term 2 and by 13 May.
PLEASE RETURN YOUR FORM TO ADMIN ASAP
Take time to thoughtfully consider all factors before volunteering. Lunch will be provided on the day for all group leaders. An example of a previous year’s selection pamphlet is also attached to give you an idea of how the activities are presented. We try to keep costs to a minimum where possible by sourcing materials through recycling.
We look forward to the excitement that this day brings to everyone involved.
Liz Everall, Felicity Randell
SMARTS DAY co-ordinators
LIBRARY HELP WANTED
If you have a little spare time and could cover a few library books, come and visit me in the library on Thursday or Friday afternoons.
Any amount of help would be much appreciated.
With thanks, Mrs Keevil
CITY 2 SURF
The City to Surf running event is coming up on Sunday the 27th of August. We would love to get anyone who is interested, involved to complete the 4km or 12km run/ walk. Mrs Barrett and Miss Armstrong will be participating on the day and would love to complete it with some HPPS students and parents. Parents must register and accompany their child during the event. Please email email@example.com if you are interested and are planning on registering. Once we have an idea of who is joining in there will be more information on where HPPS will meet on the day.
Miss Armstrong and Mrs Barrett
Register via this link: https://raceroster.com/registration/ce287f11-5085-4a3c-9706-1ea64af885d3/entry?team=524626
YEAR 5 AND 6 PARENT DRUG WORKSHOP
It’s never too late to start talking with your child about staying safer around alcohol or the online environment.
Your child’s attitudes and behaviours are influenced by many things – friends, social media, advertising and cultural expectations around alcohol use. Fortunately, despite these influences, parents remain the single strongest influence on their child’s choices. As a parent you can act now to guide your child’s behaviour and help keep them safe. You can and do make a difference. “Supporting Family Conversations” is a program and online resource that provides parents with advice and practical tools to assist with commencing and maintaining positive communication with your child around these (and other) difficult topics.
Hawker Park in conjunction with the Departments Road Safety and Drug Education Branch will be hosting a “Supporting Family Conversations” parent information workshop on:
Thursday 11th May 2023, time 6pm
We need a minimum of 10 participants for this workshop to go ahead.
Reminder – The upcoming Board meeting on the 17th is an OPEN meeting,
Mothers Day stall
The P&C will be holding a Mother’s Day stall on Monday 8 May and Friday 12 May at 8am outside the Hawker Hub.
Prices range from 50c to $5, there will be cash and EFTPOS facilities available.
80s Quiz Night
It’s on like Donkey Kong!
Purchase your tickets now!!!!
Book a table of 8 or individual tickets available too.
The fun kicks off with comedian Daniel Delby Stand Up and then test your 80’s knowledge with your team.
Classic 80’s dance moves on the dance floor for the rest of the night.
So many raffles, auctions and prizes to be won !
Enjoy a kid free night out while raising funds for the children’s swimming buses 🙌 win win 😁
Term 2 – Student Planner
1 May – Aboriginal artist in residence all week
1 May – Maths – Brightpath test
2 May – MBA Sports (Kindy & PP)
3 May – Hawker Headlines
4 May – Assembly TA7
5 May – MBA Sports (Kindy & PP)
8 May – P&C Mother’s Day stall
9 May – MBA Sports (Kindy & PP)
10 May – Walk through Wednesday
12 May – P&C Mother’s Day stall and MBA Sports (Kindy & PP)
16 May – MBA Sports (Kindy & PP)
17 May – Hawker Headlines
17 May – N2N Yr3/5 all day
17 May – P&C meeting – OPEN Board meeting
18 May – Assembly TA1
19 May – MBA Sports (Kindy & PP)
19 May – P&C Day
19 May – Interschool away—Halidon
COMMUNITY NOTICE BOARD
Please see our noticeboard outside administration for the following events:
- HPPS Playgroup – Every Monday (during school term) 8.30-10.30am
- Warwick Senior High School – Year 6 Elite Program Trials – Thursday 4 May
- Warwick Senior High School – Year 5 Buzz Day – Friday 23 June
- Warwick Senior High School – Year 5 – Free Dance classes
- Walk through Wednesday – 10 May 2023
- KidsVolley – KidsVolley Flyer
- Warwick SHS – Trial Day – Thursday 4 May 2023
- Greenwood Senior High School – Specialist Volleyball and Specialist Aviation programs flyer – registrations close on 26 May 2023
- Carine Senior High School – PUFFS production – Friday 5 May 2023