FROM DR ROBERTS
It was such a pleasure chatting to so many parents, grandparents and friends last Thursday during our Athletics Carnival. Children love seeing their parents and relatives attend school events.
The students were superb as usual and showed their athletics SMARTS and more. They encouraged each other, congratulated each other – even members of other factions – and displayed sportsperson ship that we expect. Mr Etheridge, once again, summonsed the best weather for the day. Mrs Hazebroek used her announcer SMARTS while Alyse demonstrated her photographic skills. Mrs Beard and Mrs Kelly used their first aid, organisational and time management SMARTS in the tent. The P&C proved their cooking talents and friendly disposition at the stall. All staff exhibited how well they had trained students and organised them for the day while Mrs Barrett and Miss Armstrong’s weekly running club training was obvious in student fitness.
What a fabulous, successful day for all. Thank you everyone!
SCHOOL PROCESSES – Collecting students during the day.
When students are collected during the school day, parents go to the front office to sign their child out. Parents are given a green “Signed Out” card (or PEAC card) to take to the classroom teacher. Parents are asked to knock on the classroom door and wait outside the classroom. When the teacher comes to the door parents give the green “Signed Out” card to the teacher so the child can be dismissed into parent care.
If students are returned to school, again parents go to the front office to sign in their child. Parents will be given a pink “Signed In” card and will be asked to take the child back to class. Again, please follow the same process as above.
Should students arrive after the siren in the morning, older students go to the front office for an orange “Late Note” which they give to their teacher. Younger students are accompanied by their parent to collect a “Late Note” which is given to the teacher.
Processes are in place for the safety of all and to ensure maximum learning takes place during the school day. When parents enter classrooms during lesson times, disruption to learning may occur.
SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERSHIP
The School Board is made up of parents, staff and community members. Parent representatives, number 6 and each serves for 3 years with the option to re-nominate. At the end of 2023, 3 members will complete their time and two have generously agreed to re-nominate. This means we will have 1 vacant position for 2024.
Although members re-nominate, they still need to be voted back if there is more than one person who nominates for the current vacant position.
The Principal oversees the process of election and calls for nominations. If you would like to nominate, please either ring to speak to Dr Roberts or complete the attached form and return by Week 10, September 8 3:00pm. This will allow for voting to take place should we require it.
Currently, the Board is made up as follows:
- Parent Representatives: Nicole Arnold (Chair), Loveinder Madahar, Keely Mundle, David Peacock, Salvatore Siciliano, and Chris Jones
- Staff Representatives: Andrew Etheridge, Liz Everall and Steph Germano
- Community Members: Claire Hall and Jessica Stojkovski
- Principal: Dr Irma Roberts
DID YOU KNOW?
- If your child is unwell, please keep the child home so germs are contained.
- Students leave toys at home
- Students leave sports equipment at home
- Students eat lunch and/or play with their own year levels – a year above and/or a year below
- The triple P – Positive Parenting Programme – is free and can be completed on line
- TA4 Assembly is tomorrow – Yr 1/2 will be singing
- Mrs Barrett has been collecting the schools cans/juice boxes and taking to containers for change and has raised $100 towards our Christmas concert stage hire, that’s 1000 cans recylced!
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.
FACTION ATHLETICS CARNIVAL
At the faction carnival, we did many things including team games like star relay and pass ball. We also had our flat races and normal and grand relay. Lawson won the first four and Gilmore and Patterson won one each. Cross country was on Tuesday and Patterson won. We did jumps and throws and handed out ribbons to the top four people. The results for the faction carnival was Patterson third, Gilmore second and Lawson first! The scores were remarkably close, Lawson only won by thirty points and Gilmore came second by seventeen points.
Overall, we can all agree we had a wonderful time, it was fun and thank you to the teachers, P&C, for making this day possible.
Arabella and Alton- Lawson Faction Captains
CITY 2 SURF
On Sunday August 27th, a few members form the Hawker Park community took place in the Chevron City to Surf. Some of us walked the 4km and some ran the 12km. We had so much fun and hope to build an even bigger team next year.
Miss Armstrong and Mrs Barrett
View the photos here
VAPING is dangerous!!
E-cigarettes, vaping and school communities
Vaping is a growing concern for parents and school communities both in Primary and Secondary Schools. Hawker Park in conjunction with the Department’s Road Safety and Drug Education Branch hosted, E-cigarettes, vaping and school communities and provided a link to the Webex last week. The presentation explored current information and research on e-cigarettes and vaping.
When we receive a copy of the link to the presentation from Tuesday 29 August 2023, we will provide it.
A big thank you to all who were able to donate towards the Homeless Healthcare during August. As you may know, the collection was organised by three year 6 students – Phoebe (and her Mum), Ella and Giovanna. Thank you to Alyse (our Chaplain) who helped our students.
We are certain that all donations will be gratefully used.
The goodness of being grateful:
Below is a wonderful image of what gratitude looks like.
Research has shown that consciously practicing gratitude can reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. In fact, studies have found that a single act of thoughtful gratitude produces an immediate 10% increase in happiness, and a 35% reduction in depressive symptoms.
By Mental Health First Aid USA on November 17, 2022
You can read this article from this link:
Gratefulness can be taught; it is also caught from watching others.
Please find below some simple tips as adults that we can use to help our children learn.
And practice Gratefulness.
*CHANGE OF BANK DETAILS*
The P&C now have new bank details:
Main Account: BSB 066 192 Account 1066 6555 – this will be the usual account for fundraising events
Uniform Account: BSB 066 192 Account 1066 6571 – this account is for anything uniform related
VOLUNTEERS – KEEPING OUR CHILDREN SAFE
We thank all our parents who generously volunteer their time and energy to support our school community. There are some changes to the Working with Children Check policy, to ensure the safety of children when we have volunteers in the school.
If you would like to volunteer at our school, you will need to sign a ‘Parent and child volunteer declaration form’. You cannot volunteer if you have a current Working with Children Negative Notice or Interim Negative Notice.
These changes affect parents who are engaged in volunteer work. For example, you are considered a volunteer when you assist with activities such as reading sessions, day excursions, canteen duties, helping at a sports carnival or carrying out P&C duties.
You are not a volunteer when:
- picking up and dropping off your child
- observing events like school assemblies
- attending parent and teacher interviews
- visiting the uniform shop.
If your circumstances change, and you are issued with a Negative Notice or Interim Negative Notice after completing the ‘Parent and child volunteer declaration form’, you must advise the principal.
A current Working with Children Check is required by all other family members and friends over 18 years of age who want to volunteer.
It is a collective responsibility to ensure the safety of our children. We appreciate your ongoing support and dedication to our school community.
4 Sep – ACER testing
4 Sep – Brightpath writing
5 Sep – P&C Meeting
6 Sep – Hawker Headlines
7 Sep – TA4 Assembly
8 Sep – Silly scientist incursion 10am (PP-6)
14 Sep – R U OK? Day
19 Sep – Interschool jumps & throws
20 Sep – Hawker Headlines
DENTAL THERAPY – School Holiday Roster
CLOSED: MONDAY 25 SEPTEMBER – THURSDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER
EMERGENCY CLINIC – LANDSDALE DTC – 9302 2969.
OPEN: FRIDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER
CLOSED: MONDAY 2 OCTOBER – WEDNESDAY 4 OCTOBER
OPEN: THURSDAY 5 -FRIDAY 6 OCTOBER
EMERGENCY CLINICS: LANDSDALE & HUDSON PARK DTC – 9342 4217
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
- Youthcare Art competition – Year 1-6 – Submit your entry by 31 October 2023
- Better Health program – A FREE healthy lifestyle program for Western Australian children 6-12 years who are above a healthy weight – July 14th – 22nd September
- KidsVolley – Thursday 20 July – 21 September
- Stirling leisure centre – Walking netball for adults
- Stirling leisure centre – Junior sports coaching programs
- Girrawheen SHS – Free drama classes for Yr 6 – Mondays, 24 July – 11 September 2023, 3.30 – 4.30pm
- Beverley District High School – Celebrating 150 years of Public Education – Friday 15 September
- Kumon Little Athletics Program for Schools
- School Holiday Athletics Clinic – 3rd/4th October 2023 – WA Athletics stadium
- Ministers Running challenge – 1x 15 minute walk or run each week between August 7 and 23 September
- Balcatta SHS – Gifted and talented visual art program for Year 7
- Sorrento SLSC – New Members rego day – 16 September 2023
- Absolute drama WA – Drama classes in Greenwood – Term 4 enrolments open now!
- Vac swim enrolments are open
- Warwick SHS – Dance Fest 2023
- Morley SHS – Aviation and Screen & Media specialist programs
- Zig Zags – School Holiday program