FROM DR. ROBERTS
We are already in week 4 of term 4 but have accomplished much including starting our professional learning to re-focus on capable students and another three hours planned on our last day of term, and our Public School Board meeting this evening.
The TA2 year two assembly was delightful as I’m certain all those who were able to attend would agree. Congratulations students and Miss Armstrong who prepared them.
You may already be aware that all personnel working on a school site must be double vaccinated, unless exempt, by the beginning of our school year 2022. To help keep us all safe, we hope as many people as possible will be vaccinated by the end of the year.
Parents, please be aware that Commonwealth School Banking will finish at the end of this year. In a letter to the school from the Commonwealth Bank it was stated
“We are disappointed with the position taken by ASIC and subsequent decisions by some state and territory governments to take the choice to participate away from individual schools and parents. Because of the ASIC review and these government decisions, we are unable to continue providing programs in schools and we have had to make a difficult decision to close our School Banking program nationally”.
On behalf of our school community, we thank personnel involved with school banking and our wonderful volunteers at the school level.
A copy of the 2022 Requirement Lists have been emailed home for each student.
Requirement Lists can be downloaded via links below or visit Campion Education at 751 Marshall Rd Malaga or 28 Kembla Way, Willetton.
Order before 3 December 2021 for free delivery. Click here to be directed to Campion’s online ordering page.
https://hawkerparkps.wa.edu.au/enrolments/ (towards the bottom of the page)
WHATS ON AT HAWKER PARK
• 3 Nov – Open Board Meeting (6pm)
• 4 Nov – Supporting Family Conversations Parent Information Session 5pm – 6pm (Year 6 Parents)
• 5 Nov – P&C Colour Explosion Rainbow Run (Pre Primary – Year 6)
• 8 – 12 Nov – Interm Swimming – TA9 (Yr.6), TA7 (Yr.5) & TA5 (Yr.3)
• 10 Nov – Kindy 2022 Orientation Meeting
• 15 – 19 Nov – Interm Swimming – EC2 (PP), TA2 (Yr.2), TA1 (Yr.1), TA3 (Yr.3) & TA8 (Yr.4)
• 23 Nov – WSHS Transition Day (Year 6’s attending WSHS)
• 24 – 26 Nov – Camp (Year 6)
School Calendar 2021 (please scroll down as it is near the bottom of the page)
DID YOU KNOW THAT …………….
- we postponed our Mud Day due to organisational matters outside our control
- it is best to firstly ask classroom teachers or administration to clarify matters rather than using face-book so you have the correct fact
- information about adjustments to the Interm Swimming went home via SkoolBag Mon 1 Nov regarding students only attending 5 lessons rather than the original 10 over the two weeks
- SkoolBag is the school’s main platform for whole school communication. Please ensure that you have registered with the App or emails
“SUPPORTING FAMILY CONVERSATIONS”
YEAR 6 PARENT INFORMATION EVENING – THURSDAY 4 NOV
Hawker Park PS in conjunction with the Departments Road Safety and Drug Education Branch will be hosting a “Supporting Family Conversations” parent information workshop is on Thursday 4 November 2021, 5pm – 6pm, for our year 6 parents. Please register your attendance with admin on 9422 2000 or email@example.com by Thursday 28 October.
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.
Term 4 is well and truly underway!
We will be supporting Salvation Army Christmas Appeal again this year, we have done this for many years now and with such a strong, caring and giving community joining together to share in the Christmas cheer, I am always blown away by all the goodies that have come in. It will run from the 12 – 26 November. In each classroom there will be a drop off tub as well as a list of items being requested. Thank you for your continued support!
World Teacher’s Day was the 29 October, wishing all Teachers, EA’s and Support Staff a happy day. You all make a huge difference in the children’s learning and all your efforts are appreciated!
As we approach the end of the school year some children may be feeling nervous, worried, unsure or anxious about the next year which lies ahead. They could be thinking about friendship changes, new class environments and teachers; having open dialog about these thoughts is a great way to help our children sift through these thoughts and feelings whilst bringing in a bit of perspective.
Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead,
LEARNING ADVENTURE – PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Over the last two weeks we have had some wonderful SEDA Netball students here to coach our students in a Netball Clinic during our Phys Ed sessions with Mrs Barrett
PALLETS LOOKING FOR A HOME
We have 2 pallets in our Kindy shed that are looking to be rehomed. If you are interested, please contact Admin on 9422 2000
P&C – COMMUNICATION
COLOUR EXPLOSION SCHOOL RAINBOW RUN
Colour Run is happening THIS Friday, 5 November 1:30pm – 2:30pm. For those of you that haven’t completed and returned the consent form please do so as soon as possible. The option for detour refers to the children being able to skip past the coloured powder if they aren’t keen on getting it on them. Don’t forget to pack a white/light shirt on the day, students cannot participate in their school uniform and will be offered the detour.
CONTAINERS FOR CHANGE
Containers for change next drop off day is Tuesday 30 November 2021 in the Car Park at Hawker Park while running club is underway. You don’t even need to get out of your car to drop your eligible containers off, just pop into a parking bay & well come to you! All proceeds go towards supporting our kids at school and the containers will be recycled into useful things rather than becoming landfill.
However, you can drop these off any day at any depot, bag drop, reverse vending machine or pop-up refund point. Click Where to return | Containers for Change to find your nearest point just don’t forget to use the P&C Scheme ID: C10359403.
VAC SWIM SWIMMING LESSONS
Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the October and summer school holidays.
VacSwim offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations across WA. Not only is VacSwim a great school holiday activity, it also teaches valuable safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.
Your children can start as young as five years old.
Don’t wait! Enrol your children in VacSwim now at education.wa.edu.au/vacswim
GIFTED AND TALENTED
These exceptional academic, arts and languages programs are available at select public secondary schools. Options include:
- a fully selective academic school, Perth Modern School, and an arts college, John Curtin College of the Arts
- two regional schools, Albany Senior High School and Bunbury Senior High School
- boarding at City Beach Residential College while studying in Perth
- boarding at Albany Residential College while studying at Albany Senior High School
- The online program for regional WA students living outside of Albany or Bunbury, where students continue to study at their local regional public school.
Applications are open to students in Year 5 in 2021, entering Year 7 in 2023.
Limited places may also be available for students entering Years 9, 10 and 11 in 2023.
Applications close at 11:59 pm Sunday 13 February 2022. Late applications are not accepted.
Families need to apply on our website https://www.education.wa.edu.au/gifted-and-talented
Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on the following community events: