At the last Board Meeting, we discussed Semester One Reports and Parent Interviews and the reasons for the adjustment to be implemented in 2023.

Our Parent Interviews this year will be on Tuesday 30 May, week 6 term 2.  Unlike previous years, we will not close the school at lunchtime.  Instead, we will employ teachers to release class teachers who will be able to meet parents from 8:00am to 4:00pm (TBC) for ten minutes each.  The purpose of these meetings is to have face-to-face time with the class teacher who will give parents a progress report on their child rather than write comments in the Semester One Report.  Reports will be forwarded to parents via email a few weeks later, Friday 23 June, week 9 term 2.

Bookings for face-to-face parent meetings will be made available on-line in term 2.  More information, including venues, will be provided then.  If parents cannot attend a personal meeting/s on Tuesday 30 May, they may organise another day/time with the classroom teacher to discuss their child.

I am sure many would have heard about the Year 6 Camp quandary at one of our neighbouring schools that was on the news recently.  We are fortunate at Hawker Park that, currently, we have staff willing to volunteer their time to go on camp with the year 6 students.  Of course, our parents, unlike others, are aware that camp is not compulsory, and many schools do not take students for overnight camps.  Those of you in our community who are teachers, or know teachers also know that attending camp, or going on any excursion, is not in a staff members’ job description and no Principal can force a staff member to go on camp.   This year, we are planning to have a camp at Rottnest but, the future is unknown.  Where possible and if known, parents will be given ‘lead-in-time’ if the camp format were to change.

SCHOOL PROCESSES – Kindergarten and Pre-Primary

For safety reasons, our students in Kindergarten and Pre-Primary have traditionally been picked up by an adult.  At Hawker Park we have an onsite after school care, ZigZag, for the convenience of parents/carers.

Where parents want to change the practise of an adult collecting their child, the school requires a signed letter from the parent, naming the child doing the collecting, acknowledging associated risk and accepting full responsibility for their decision.  This letter will then be approved, signed and filed by the Principal.

As for any child at school, if a parent is late picking up their child and the child does not know what to do, they are told to come to the office, or will be taken to the office, so office staff may contact the parent for further instruction. Safety and care of your child is always our main concern.


  • we use Dr Paul Swan’s hands-on mathematics strategies across the school
  • whole school approaches to teaching writing are used
  • we encourage all students to be friends rather than have ‘boy-friends/girl-friends’
  • all staff at HPPS care for all students at the school
  • the best way to advise absentee is to submit a Skoolbag form or advise the office


NAPLAN will be starting next week, Week 7. 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 Wednesday 15 March until Monday 27 March.

NAPLAN is online and Year 3 will use iPads for all tests except Writing, while all Year 5 tests will be conducted online.

Please consider these dates if organising holidays.


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) challenging topics.

Hawker Park in conjunction with the Department’s Road Safety and Drug Education Branch will be hosting a “Supporting Family Conversations” parent information workshop on:

Thursday 11th May 2023, time 6pm


The tickets for the Year 6 Annual Easter Raffle Fundraiser will be sent home today. If you would like to purchase more raffle tickets, please do so in the front office.

We are also asking for donations of Easter eggs and other Easter related items (baskets, books etc.). These can be given to your class teacher and the senior students will collect them throughout the week.

All donations to be received by Thursday 30 March and the last day to purchase tickets is Wednesday 5 April.

There will be at least two prizes per class. All children will assemble in the undercover area at 2:15pm on the last day of term (Thursday 6th April) for the drawing of the prizes.

*K1 prizes will be drawn on their last day.

The money from this raffle will allow us to purchase a gift for the school at our graduation. Thank you for your ongoing support, Miss Armstrong and the Class of 2023.


Please do your best to make any changes to home time pick-up arrangements before school. We understand unexpected changes can happen throughout the day, but we are not always able to leave the front office and deliver messages to class.

Thank you for understanding


We will continue to have a coffee and chat session on Monday at 8:30am in the Hawker Hub until the end of term. All parents are welcome with their children from babies to pre kindy age. Please do drop in.

Please see the attached flyer and distribute to friends you know who may be interested.

Playgroup Flyer


The Department of Education will once again deliver the Career Conversations events for families and schools throughout the state in 2023.  Feedback on the 2022 events is positive and participants highly valued the opportunity to hear accurate, up-to-date career pathway and labour market information.  A key highlight for the participants was hearing from industry representatives and employers.

We are hosting the following Career Conversations – Bringing families together events in the north metropolitan region.

We are asking you to promote this event and encourage parents and students to join the conversation about post-school options at our free family events in your local area to hear about:

  • exploring university and training pathways
  • career pathway information for young people with disabilities
  • where to find accurate, up-to-date career pathway information
  • where the jobs are
  • what employers and industry are looking for.

Please see link below for tickets:

Career Conversations – career information for families (Joondalup) Tickets, Mon 29/05/2023 at 6:30 pm | Eventbrite


It is a time to celebrate Australian multiculturalism, and the successful integration of migrants into our community. Australia is one of the most successful multicultural countries in the world and we should celebrate this and work to maintain it.

Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values.

On Thursday 23 March we asked the students to wear a splash of orange. Orange is the colour chosen to represent Harmony Week. Traditionally, it signifies social communication and meaningful conversations. It also relates to the freedom of ideas and encouragement of mutual respect.

Walking around the school this was an amazing sight to see.

Harmony Week


Term 1 – Student Planner

Week 6

8 Mar – Hawker Headlines

8 Mar – WACCSO P&C Training

9 Mar – Assembly TA5

Week 7

15 Mar – NAPLAN starts

Week 8

20 Mar – NAPLAN continues

20 Mar – Harmony week begins

23 Mar – Harmony Day – Wear a splash of ORANGE

22 Mar – Hawker Headlines

Week 9

27 Mar – NAPLAN finishes

27 Mar – K1 Better Beginnings Program

30 Mar – Assembly TA

31 Mar – K2 Better Beginnings Program

Week 10

3 Apr – TA7/TA9 Resources and Technology showcase Excursion

5 Apr – Hawker Headlines

6 Apr – ANZAC day service

6 Apr – Students last day of Term 1


Lost property will be displayed in the quadrangle area, outside of admin on both Thursday morning and afternoon. Any items not labelled or claimed will be donated.

There is a set of pink children’s glasses in Admin waiting to be collected. Please come and see us if these belong to you.


The Student Mobile Phones in Public Schools policy1 bans students from using mobile phones from the time they enter school grounds to the conclusion of the school day.

This includes smart watches and listening accessories, such as headphones and earbuds.

The new policy supports staff and students to:

  • reduce the potential for learning distraction
  • protect the privacy of staff and students
  • improve health and wellbeing
  • reduce the chance of students bringing external issues to school through technology.

Kindergarten to Year 6 students:

  • are not permitted to have a mobile phone in their possession during the school day
  • must store their mobile phone using an appropriate approach or location determined by the school.

At Hawker Park, students leave their mobile phones at the front office and collect them at the end of the day.


Zig Zags OSHC – Providing Safe, Fun, Outside School Hours Care on the school grounds

  • Located on school grounds (now located in the Art Room)
  • Kindy, Pre-Primary and Junior students escorted to and from classroom
  • Child led curriculum based on children’s interest
  • Healthy choice breakfast and afternoon tea
  • Weekly learning online journals to see your child’s involvement
  • COVID, First Aid, asthma, and anaphylaxis trained staff on duty at all times
  • Approved childcare provider therefore up to 85% subsidies may apply.

Mon to Fri – 7.00am – 8.45am & 2.50pm – 6.00pm during the school term. School Holiday’s and School Development Days available from Greenwood Primary School. 

0421 369 516


Please see our noticeboard outside administration for the following events:


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