FROM MR ETHERIDGE
Today the year sixes left for their much-anticipated annual camp to Rottnest. The weather looks great, and I am sure everyone will have a wonderful time.
We are getting into the final busy weeks of school with swimming commencing next week for our pre-primary, and years 1 & 3. Years 2, 4, 5&6 will be attending in week 8. Please remember that children will be getting changed back at school after swimming this year.
Booklist have been distributed for next year to all parents, and parents with students entering year 4 are also reminded about our JB Hi-Fi portal for laptop purchases.
A big thank you goes to our wonderful P&C for their organisation of the successful colour run at the end of week 4 Events like this are not just great fun, they help raise valuable funds that are then returned to the school to support a myriad of activities, such as covering the cost of our swimming bus over the next two weeks. Thanks P&C.
Today Mrs Jefferies commenced maternity leave and we wish her all the best for the future and her new baby. Mrs Norwood will be replacing Mrs Jefferies in TA 2, year 1 for the remainder of the year.
DID YOU KNOW?
- Booklists are available in the Connect library, orders with Campion must be placed before 1 December
- We are busy planning classes for 2024, please notify us if you are not returning next year
- School photos will be here soon
Planning for 2024 is well advanced and parents are requested to please inform the school if their children are not returning next year to assist in our class structures. Within our planning for 2024, all students have been asked to create a sociogram of friends to aid teachers and admin develop class lists that are designed with the best interests of all children. Teachers also have dedicated hand over meetings to ensure 2024 teachers have a sound understanding of their new student’s needs from day 1. As always, class lists will be available to parents next year the day before school starts.
The School Board will hold it’s next meeting on Wednesday 22 November. Members of the school community can attend should they wish.
Should you wish to find out more about the board, please feel free to approach one of our members, details of which can be found on the School website.
Minutes of our previous meetings are also available on this webpage.
STUDENT ABSENCES – CONNECT
We are asking Parents and Carers if you can please use Connect to submit any Student absences.
From your Connect Now app, go to ‘Home’, scroll down to ‘Send Absentee Note’ and complete the form. Once you have completed the form, please press submit.
Remember; in 2024 Class DOJO and Skoolbag will cease and written communication with parents will be through Connect only.
If you are unsure, please see Admin for assistance.
Uniform Bulk Order Form 2024
Please see attached Uniform Pre Order Form for 2024.
Orders and payment are due back by Monday 27 November 2023. Please place your completed order form in the money collection cabinet in Admin.
Direct deposit payment is preferred. Please contact Tash if you are paying cash.
Kindy children have been notified of their Faction allocation on their acceptance letter.
Hard copies will be available in the front office.
Uniform Shop Coordinator
WALK FOR KIDS MENTAL HEALTH
Dear Hawker Park Community
We are halfway through our kids walk for mental health and what a great start we have had so far!
A HUGE THANK YOU to those who have joined our school team or made a valuable donation.
In 15 days, our community has raised $2,713 for Kids Mental Health.
What a huge difference this money will make to the lives of so many children.
We can’t thank you enough!
Mental Health Co-ordinator
Friendship is an important aspect of life. Our lives are enriched when we are in quality friendships. School friendships play such a critical role in how your child develops emotionally and socially. It affects how much they will enjoy their days at school, which is crucial seeing that they see their school friends 5 out of 7 days in a week.
Quality, healthy friendships help boost a child’s self-esteem, self-confidence and gives them a sense of belonging. Studies have shown that kids who are in great friendships also perform better at school. They have better attitudes about going to school and learning when they are surrounded by great friends there.
Below is a link to great strategies for parents to help children with friendships and build confidence in this area.
CHRISTMAS FOOD APPEAL – Running until 08/12
There will be a box inside Admin if you are able to donate to those in need
20-24 Nov – Swimming lessons (EC2/TA4/TA1/TA2 all week)
22 Nov – Make a Move (K1)
22 Nov – School Captain speeches
23 Nov – Early Learners (Group 2)
24 Nov – Yr6 Puberty Lesson
24 Nov – Yr5 Mother/Daughter talk
27 Nov – 1 Dec – Swimming lessons (TA9/TA5/TA3/TA7 all week)
28 Nov – P&C Meeting
29 Nov – Hawker Headlines
29 Nov – Make a move (K2)
29 Nov – Faction captain speeches
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
- Gifted and Talented Education information event – 28 November 2023 – 6-7.30pm
- York District High School – 175 years of Education – 6 December 2023 – 1.30pm
- Greenwood College – KidsVolley – Thursdays 12 Oct – 7 Dec 2023