Thank you to our Pre-primary students who entertained us last Thursday at their assembly.  The clear  message was to be grateful.  What a wonderful reminder for us all!  We have so much to be grateful for, but sometimes we need to look for things to be grateful for if they are not obvious. For example, when we are busy, are we not lucky to have our ‘health’ so we can be busy?

To our pre-primary students and their teachers, a huge thank you for your beautiful assembly last week.

This evening we have our School Board meeting.  We are fortunate to have members who donate their time for the whole school community. Thank you, members.

A huge round of applause to our P&C members, under Cassy’s positive leadership, for their continuing hard work to raise funds for all students at the school.  Thank you from all of us.


This term, I will be asking staff to self-assess the school through a survey.  This is in readiness for our Professional Learning Day at the beginning of term 4.  On this day, we review all the data collected during the year and establish our priority areas to focus on for the next twelve months.  Our budget reflects priorities.    For example, we will most likely

  • continue a focus on the gifted and talented/capable students with professional development for staff through our Level 3 teacher, Ms Randell
  • focus on a better understanding of neurodiversity with professional learning to be organised
  • a greater focus on Aboriginal Education through areas identified in the Quality Teaching Strategy and continue with our Aboriginal Reconciliation Plan
  • continue to focus on English and mathematics

The above and more will be confirmed on the day and then, Operational Plans are developed for focus learning areas.  From the Operational Plans, staff develop their programmes of work on a termly basis.


In our Hawker Headlines 26 July 2023, parents were provided a link to the Minister of Education’s statement against violence.  Action 9 refers to online communication and that Principals are to give a clear message to parents about expectations.

Parents, if you are using any form of social media, please remember to be respectful of your comments and never name persons or students from this school as you may be challenged with a defamation action against you should the named person or the named child’s parents wish to bring this against you.

For another poster Connect and Respect, please go to: Connect and Respect (


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.

Thank you


Students are currently putting in a huge effort training for our upcoming School Faction Carnival which is in Week 7.

A detailed programme will be handed out to each student at the end of Week 6 when race selections are finalised.  

Brief Outline 

Jumps and Throws and Faction Cross Country – Tuesday 29 August

Selected students from 1-6 will participate in championship throws, jumps and 200m & 400m events during the morning.

In the afternoon all children Yr 1-6 are involved in the Faction Cross Country event, where every student will earn points for their faction.

Years 1&2 run/walk 600m and Years 3,4,5,6 1000m.  

Main Faction Carnival – Thursday 31 August

The main carnival is on Thursday 31 August – Commencing at 10:00am.

This begins with selected students for the six championship sprint races. After this Pre-primary to year 6 are involved in team game rotations for approximately 70mins before we break for lunch at 11:40am.

In the afternoon, commencing at 12:20pm Pre-primary to year 6 will have their sprint running races commencing with the Pre-primary.

To end the day selected students will participate in relay races. 

INTERSCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY – A great team effort! 

Friday 28 July

We are extremely impressed in everyone’s running in the interschool cross-country, we went against Halidon, Goollelal, Dalmain, Marangaroo and Glendale, but Hawker Park took the win!  We are really proud for everyone who participated in this event thank you to all the teachers including the markers for the run.

Thank you for all the schools who attended and congratulations Hawker Park!

-Giovanna, Year 6

1st Hawker Park 364 pts,

2nd Glendale 358pts,

3rd Halidon 329pts,

4th Dalmain 327pts,

5th Goollelal 307pts,

6th Marangaroo 307 pts

Individual Medal Winners

Allaria Year 3/4 Gold

Beau Year 5/6 Gold

Jordan Year 3/4 Silver

James Year 3/4 Bronze


The State Schools Cross Country Championships were held On Thursday 3rd of August at the UWA Sports Park.

Representatives from Hawker Park were, Ava, Jasmine, Beau, Ezra, Sofia, Allaria, Hudson, James and Myla, (unfortunately Jordan was not able to join us due to an injury).

Everyone gave it their all in their races and were on their best behaviour for the entire event. The cross-country distance for years 3/4 was 2000m and for years 5/6 it was 2500m.

A big thank you to Mrs Barrett and Mr Etheridge for allowing us to have the opportunity to compete.

–  Jasmine and Ava, Year 6


Dear Parents/Caregivers,

A parent laptop information session for the current year three students will be held at 7pm on Monday 28 August (week 7) in the Hawker Hub.  We invite all year three parents to come along to hear the outline of our year 4,5,6 laptop program and for device requirements. A representative from JB HIFI will also be on hand to speak about the school‘s BYOD portal and purchasing options. There is of course no compulsion to buy from JB Hifi, however laptops need to conform to the Apple and Window specs of the school.

If you are unable to attend, please don’t hesitate to contact myself to discuss our 1:1 laptop program for 2024 personally.


Andrew Etheridge


Hello from Alyse, your YouthCARE Chaplain,

I have recently had chats with parents about apps and safety and have found that some parents may not be aware of the dangers. At a recent conference it was highlighted to me the damage that can happen to a child with just one innocent click.

Two sites that are so worthwhile of your time as parents to make sure you have put a protective safety net on all the devises your child has access to.  At present there are very few safeguards in place, so parents beware.

One great site has been put together by YouthCARE, it is about age-appropriate apps and the reasons why they are not suitable for younger children. Please check it out. For instance, the very popular platform TikTok should not be used by any young person under 13.  This is recommended because there really are no restrictions to what can be clicked on. Please check! There are also great tips for making your child’s devises safe and secure, but parents have to do the work.

Another website that has been shared with you previously is 

This is such an important site for families to look at.  Especially those like me who are a little older and not first-generation Tech minded.

Please take the time to watch out for them and put in place some strong safeguards.

I do hope this has been useful to you, I certainly needed the conference to open my eyes to how unprotected by government and big tech our children are.


Alyse Anderson

YouthCARE Chaplain.

Hawker Park Primary


SPORTS CARNIVAL fun is almost upon us for another year 🥳 Thursday 31 August 

Have you got the day off work? Booked the grandparent cheer squad? Dusted off the camp chairs and picnic baskets ready to set up for a day of competitive cheer? Don’t forget your active wear in faction colours to take part in the best events of the day- parents vs students!!! 🤪

Will Paterson continue its winning blue streak? Will Lawson make a comeback or will Gilmore FINALLY hold up the elusive trophy 💙❤️💚

So many things to look forward to 🙌🏽 see photos

Carol’s Retro coffee van will be there alongside the best cake stall in town.

Watch this space for a roster to run the stall. All cake/biscuit/savouries and jam donations will be gladly accepted 🍩🍪🎂🍰🧁🥧

Sign up zone


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

DID YOU KNOW THAT – vaping is dangerous!!

E-cigarettes, vaping and school communities; Parent information session

Vaping is a growing concern for parents and school communities.  Hawker Park in conjunction with the Department’s Road Safety and Drug Education Branch will be hosting, E-cigarettes, vaping and school communities: Parent information session on:

Tuesday 29 August 2023, 6:00 to 7:00pm.

We are unable to hold the event unless there are enough numbers.

This presentation explores current information and research on e-cigarettes and vaping, including:

  • commonly used vaping devices
  • WA laws
  • prevalence of vaping among young people
  • health and safety concerns
  • how schools are addressing vaping and the role of parents
  • communicating with children and young people about vaping
  • resources and supports for parents

Please let your children/s teachers know if you will be attending.


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.

Volunteer form 


Dear parents,

 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 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.

Thank you,

 Miss Armstrong and Mrs Barrett


Term 3

Week 5

14 Aug – Science week

15 Aug – SMARTS Day

16 Aug – SMARTS Day assembly

16 Aug – Speak up metro heat 9.30am

18 Aug – One Big Voice (after school)

Week 6

21 Aug – Book week begins

21 Aug – Dioramas due to the library

23 Aug – Hawker Headlines

23 Aug – Book swap

25 Aug – Book week assembly

25 Aug – Diorama winners announced


Please see our noticeboard outside administration for the following events:


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