FROM DR ROBERTS
Congratulations to all students who competed in the sporting and athletics activities last week. Although a bit cool, we were very fortunate with the weather – great call and organisational work Mr Etheridge. Thank you to staff for preparing students, and for managing events. On behalf of all of us, thank you to all our spectators and a very special thank you to the P&C for the sweeties, cakes and drinks.
To all parents who completed the School Board’s Faction Captain Survey, 64%, thank you and a huge acknowledgement to Meredith Green for the analysis. Please see below.
• 79% (82) of parents wanted the selection process for faction captain to remain the same (boy and girl).
• 21% (22) of parents wanted the selection process to change (two highest vote winners).
• Based on 161 families in the school, we had a response rate of about 64%, which is great.
As for parents whose oldest child was in Year 5:
• 53% (8) of parents wanted the selection process to change (two highest vote winners).
• 47% (7) of parents wanted the selection process for faction captain to remain the same (boy and girl).
Overall, as the majority of parents wish the procedure to remain the same, we will continue the same process as we did in the past with a boy and girl faction captain.
For new parents or those who may wish to know, the process of voting is explained.
• Staff do not vote for Faction Captains. Only students, within their faction, vote for their Faction Captain.
• Staff are permitted to vote for the School Captains, one boy and one girl, and their vote has the same weighting as students who vote from years 3 6.
• Students learn how to vote as per our Civics and Citizenship Curriculum therefore we use ballot boxes and voting slips scored using the preferential voting system.
All students from K – 6 were involved in presentations from Constable Care. The two Constables were very informative over the three sessions for different age groups. Thank you Constables. Sometimes, students like to share what they learn with parents.
From today until the end of term, Mr Etheridge will be on leave with his role being shared by Mrs Everall and Ms Randell. Ms Randell’s class will be taught by our highly competent Mrs Hazebroek while Ms Randell is in the office.
WHATS ON AT HAWKER PARK
• 9 Sept – R U OK Day?
• 10 Sep – Assembly Music & Indonesian
• 10 Sep – STEAM Day @ Warwick Snr High School (Year 5) – more information to come
• 15 Sep – Hospital Incursion (EC1 – K1)
• 17 Sep – Spare Parts Puppet Theatre (Year 4)
• 20 Sep – Interschool Jumps/Throws
• 22 Sep – Interschool Athletics Carnival
• 11 Oct – Staff Professional Development Day (students do not attend)
• 12 Oct – Students return to school
• 16 Oct – P&C Casino Night
• 18 Oct – School Photo Day (EC1 – K1)
• 20 Oct – Mother Daughter Talk (Year 5)
• 20 Oct – Puberty Lesson (Year 6)
• 21 Oct – School Photo Day (EC1 K2 – Year 6)
• 28 Oct – Assembly (TA2)
• 29 Oct – Indonesian Incursion (More information to come)
School Calendar 2021 (please scroll down as it is near the bottom of the page)
STUDENTS NOT RETURNING TO HPPS IN 2022
To assist with our current planning for 2022 would you please inform the school as soon as possible if you know that your child will not be returning to Hawker Park Primary School in the coming year. This does not apply to our current Year 6 students. Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org
DID YOU KNOW THAT …………….
- R U OK Day is tomorrow 9 Sept. Children are encouraged to wear one yellow item to school
- Monday 11 October is a Staff Professional Development Day – Students do not attend this day
- any medication your child may require at school, must come through the front office first so that the correct documentation can be completed. Medication should not be kept in your child’s bag unless prior arrangement have been made
- it’s Magpie season. Please ensure that your children are aware and careful
FACTION JUMPS, THROWS AND DISTANT RUNNING CARNIVAL
The sports carnival was a great day and everyone had fun. Everyone participated well and displayed good sportsmanship. The results were very close and it came down to the relays. In the end Paterson were victorious, 13pts behind was Gilmore and coming in 3rd was Lawson. Congratulations to the medal winners and everyone else. A big thanks to the P&C who ran a very successful bake sale and sausage sizzle. “Written by Noah”
Congratulations to the following champions:
Champion – Ryan
Runner Up – Walter & Jordon
Champion – Allaria
Runner up – Sofia
Champion – Beau
Runner up – Levi
Champion – Ava
Runner up – Giovanna
Champion – Griffin
Runner up – Charlie
Champion – Tahlia
Runner up – Kiara
BOOK WEEK 23 – 26 AUGUST
What a fantastic week of celebrating Books. I would like to send a big THANK YOU to our Hawker Park Community for supporting this wonderful week. I would also like to acknowledge the following SUPERSTARS, without whose help Book Week would not be what it is:
- Mrs Everall (our team leader)
- Mrs Dobson (Book Swap Coordinator)
- Miss Armstrong (Lego Comp Judge & photographer)
- Miss Atkinson (Creative Designer and organiser)
- Mr Etheridge (Master of Ceremonies)
- Our Year 6 Lego & Book Swap Team & Library Monitors
Hawker Park Most Popular 2021
K – Year 2
1st Place – Bella with “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”
2nd Place – Dev with “Jurassic Park”
Year 3 – 6
1st Place – Lottie with “Harry Potter”
2nd Place – Ava with “Diary of a Minecraft Zombie”
What a fabulous week for all of our Lego Builders! Our wonderful winners were:
1st Place – Lego Champions (Jase, Hudson & Mitchell)
2nd Place – Lego Boys (Alex, James & Lucien)
1st Place – Super Lego (Elliot, Levi & Aaron)
2nd Place – T,N,S (Noah, Rye & Scarlett)
1st Place – The Puppy Gang (Samantha, Vayda & Jaydon)
2nd Place – The Bricklayers (Noah, Griffin & Arlo)
BOOK WEEK PARADE
P&C – FUNDRAISERS
Thank you to everyone that supported the Faction Carnival Cake stall we raised a whopping $1,227.00.
The P&C are organising melamine plates to be made this year featuring your child’s artwork! Details are below and templates are available at the office and Zig Zags (just be careful not to roll, fold or crush the templates as those marks will show on the finished products…. the exact reason we are not sending home via schoolbags!). If you can’t make it to the school, just let admin know and we’ll help the P&C organise another way to get the templates to you. We can accept images up until the Friday 17th September to ensure the plates are back to parents by Christmas – a great way to tick the grandparents gift off the list!
What a great reason to dress up. Come join the P&C for Casino Night. See the flyer attached for further information.
ZIG ZAGS – VACATION CARE PROGRAM
Zig Zags OSHC will be open, 6.30am-6pm at Greenwood Primary School for the Sept / Oct School Holidays from Tuesday 28 September
Zig Zags OSHC programs are engaging and inspired by our children and staff and include a combination of excursions and activities at our location.
All school aged children (including Kindergarten) are welcome to attend from any school.
In addition to the planned incursions, excursions and activities the children have the choice of arts & crafts, cooking, painting, drawing, colouring, word searches, puzzles, board games, chess, dress up, role play drama, dance, loose parts play and much, much more.
Please see the full Vacation Care Program on the school’s community noticeboard.
For bookings please call 0421 369 516 or visit https://www.zigzagsoshc.com.au/vacation-care
Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on the following community events:
- Greenwood Girls Brigade
- Vac Swim
- Triple P Program
- School Sports WA – 2021 Youth Carnival
- Better Health Program
- HPPS Most Popular Book 2021
- R U OK? Day