FROM DR ROBERTS
Our next Board meeting will be held this evening beginning at 6:00pm in the Hawker Hub. This meeting will be our Annual Open Public Meeting where parents are invited to attend. We encourage you to wear masks and socially distance if you come.
Last Thursday we began distributing free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) to parents. If you were not able to collect your box/es of COVID-19 tests, please come to the front office for your box/es of 20. We are only permitted to give these tests to adults.
If you have not had COVID-19 (and even if you have, you can catch it again), I strongly encourage you to wear masks to protect yourself, others and our staff from spreading the virus and other viruses. I also encourage any child who wishes to do so to wear a mask. Please remember that our younger students have not had the opportunity to be vaccinated and, believe me, I understand parental anxiety.
Although parents ask for details about close contacts, please be aware that information between a home and a school is confidential. We cannot tell you what we have been told about COVID or any other matter. We are directed through the Department of Education and they are directed by Government. For any change to Government Policy regarding COVID-19, I can only suggest ringing your local politician.
Last week and this week our year 3 and 5 students were involved in NAPLAN testing. This is now over for another year. I thank all parents, students and particularly staff for the extra work that NAPLAN involves. In 2023, the testing will be carried out much earlier in March.
Friday 20 May is P&C Day. We invite members to morning tea in the Hawker Hub at 10:30 to thank them for the incredible, generous work that they do to help make Hawker Park P.S a better place. THANK YOU P&C.
Students are thoroughly enjoying the Make a Move programme which will continue for the whole term for P-6 while K has MBA. Swimming too is on the horizon in weeks 7 and 8. We continue with our Monday running club and thank Mrs Barrett and Miss Armstrong for their contributions. With all our physical activity, we should have very fit students at Hawker Park.
SCHOOL BOARD – ANNUAL PUBLIC MEETING 18 MAY
The next School Board Meeting is on Wednesday 18 May 6pm. This meeting will be the Annual Public Meeting in the Hawker Hub.
An Annual Public Meeting is an opportunity for you to observe one of your School Board meetings and how it operates.
Please note that as an observer you have no voting or speaking rights. You may only talk/participate (e.g. ask questions, comment, raise a new item etc.) if invited by the Chairperson.
The Board looks forward to your attendance.
APPLICATION FOR ENROLMENT 2023 NOW OPEN
ENROLMENTS NOW OPEN! – FLYERS are being delivered to the Warwick Community this week. Please keep your eyes peeled and let us know what you think – your feedback is appreciated.
Apply to enrol your child/ren at Hawker Park Primary School for the 2023 school year by downloading a copy of the Application Form from our website or alternatively come to the front office of Hawker Park Primary School to collect.
Please make sure that you have applied to enrol your child as soon as you can. Submitting your application promptly will allow us to commence planning of classes for the coming year.
- Kindergarten – must turn 4 by June 30, 2023
- Pre-primary – must turn 5 by June 30, 2023
Children currently enrolled in Kindergarten at Hawker Park Primary School need to re-enrol if wishing to continue in Pre-primary at the school in 2023. Applications were sent home last week these need to be returned to Admin by Friday 27 May.
Children currently enrolled at Hawker Park Primary School who have a sibling of Kindy age for 2023 must still apply as this is not automatic. For Kindergarten we have a limit of 20 students per group therefore enrolments are accepted as they are received.
If you have a neighbour or friend whose child will be turning 4 before 30 June 2023, please remind them to complete an application form before the end of term 2.
Submit your Application Form for enrolment at the school as soon as possible and provide copies of:
- your child’s birth certificate (the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages certificate)
- your child’s Immunisation History Statement (This can be obtained through your My Gov account)
- proof of your current address (e.g. recent accounts for electricity, water and telephone, bank details)
DID YOU KNOW THAT
- Hawker Park is a recipient of a Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant of $950 thanks to Daniel Vujcich who applied for it and was successful
- Friday 20 May is P&C Day and we invite members to morning tea in the HUB
- as the weather gets colder/wetter more students are being dropped off to school. Please drop them off on the school side of the road to avoid crossing and utilise the Kiss n Drive especially during these wetter months.
- if your child is absent and you do not notify admin/classroom teacher the absence is mark as a “U” Absent (cause not established). If your child is away for any reason you can notify the school via SkoolBag or contact the front admin on 9422 2000
- we still require a handy man to put up our Hawker Hub opening plaque. If you think you can help us with this, please contact admin or if you know someone who could do this, please let us know
Term 2 – Week 4
• 18 May – School Board Annual Public Meeting 6pm @ Hawker Park Primary School in the Hawker Hub
• 20 May – National Walk Safely to School Day
• 20 May – P&C Day (Morning Tea 10:30am for P&C members)
• 23 May – Make a Move (Year 1 – 4)
• 24 May – Make a Move (PP & Year 6)
• 24 May – MBA (Kindy)
• 27 May – Interschool Sports (Year 5 & 6)
• 27 May – Parent Representative Meeting 8:35am Hawker Hub
• 30 May – Make a Move (Year 1 – 4)
• 31 May – Make a Move (PP & Year 6)
• 31 May – MBA (Kindy)
• 1 Jun – Kings Park Naturescape Excursion (TA1 & TA2)
• 1 Jun – Hawker Headlines
• 2 Jun – Assembly TA7
I have signed our school up with YOUR MOVE, a program which encourages students to walk or ride to school. The aim of our involvement is to be healthier, more active and to encourage sustainability. A recent survey of the PP – Year 6 classes showed that 72% of students came to school by car on the day of the survey. Our goal is to increase the number of students who walk or ride to school. We are commencing our YOUR MOVE Journey with the National Walk Safely to School Day this Friday 20 May. Students who walk or ride to school (based on a percentage) will receive a special award. Further activities for students and families to be more mobile are being planned.
The we address for YOUR MOVE is https://www.yourmove.org.au/
If you would like any further information, please contact Ms Randell.
NATIONAL WALK SAFELY TO SCHOOL DAY – FRIDAY 20 MAY
WE’RE TAKING IT IN OUR STRIDE!!
Well it’s that time of year again when our school seriously starts talking about walking! Walk Safely to School Day asks that we all consider our transport habits and try to incorporate more walking as part of a healthy, active way to get around. And although walking all the way to school isn’t realistic for many of us, it’s quite easy to figure out how you can build a walk into your family’s daily routine.
You can teach your child the healthy habit of walking more by:
- Walking with them the whole way to school
- If they get the bus or train, walk past your usual stop and get on at the next stop
- If you have to drive, park the car a few blocks away from the school and walk the rest of the way.
Regular exercise like walking with your child not only helps them (and you!) beat chronic problems like obesity, heart disease, behavioural and mental health issues and diabetes. It also gives you a great opportunity to teach your child safe ways to behave around roads and traffic.
Remember, Active Kids Are Healthy Kids so get planning your own Walk Safely to School Day journey for Friday 20 May 2022!
For more information, visit www.walk.com.au
P&C DAY – FRIDAY 20 MAY
Friday 20 May is P&C Day. Hawker Park Primary School Staff would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank our fabulous P&C.
P&C Members are invited to join us in the Hawker Hub from 10:30am – 11:00am for Morning Tea to show our appreciation.
PARENT REP MEETING – FRIDAY 27 MAY
There will be a Parent Rep meeting with Mr Andrew Etheridge on Friday 27 May in the Hawker Hub at 8:35am. We look forward to seeing the Parent Reps there. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the school on 9422 2000.
ASSEMBLY TA7 – THURSDAY 2 JUN
We look forward to the year five performance. Although masks are no longer required to be worn, we encourage you to wear them.
The siren will sound at 8:25am. If your child is late, after 8:30am, they must wait in Admin to be taken over to the Assembly Area at an appropriate time.
Interm Swimming notes were sent home with your child/ren last week. Please return ALL forms and make payment by Friday 27 May.
Date: Tuesday 7 June – Friday 17 June
Venue: Craigie Leisure Centre
Cost: $27 (After P&C subsidy)
Provisional Lesson Times
Depart School (approx.)
|EC1, EC2 & TA4
9:20am – 10:00am
|TA3 & TA7
10:05am – 10:45am
|TA1 & TA5
11:00am – 11:40am
|TA2 & TA9
11:45am – 12:25pm
The year 5 and 6 challenge group have been working with Ms Randell on a solar STEM activity (as part of the Synergy Schools Solar Challenge). After working through lessons about solar energy, battery technology and basic engineering principals the students were ready to build their final solar powered car.
The students had time to build their car using materials supplied by Synergy. This was followed by the competition to see which group had the fastest car. Congratulations to Edie, Tom, William and Jayden for their success in producing the fastest solar powered car.
P&C – ELECTION DAY SAUSAGE SIZZLE / CAKE STALL – SAT 21 MAY
Come and vote at Hawker Park Primary School and buy a Democracy Sausage or visit the Cake Stall. All proceeds to go towards resources for the students of Hawker Park.
$3 for a sausage sizzle. **Bring your coins/cash with you***
LIBRARY – PREMIERS READING CHALLENGE
The challenge will run from May to 9 September 2022. You can take part if you are in Kindergarten up to Year 10, whether you go to school or are educated at home.
By taking part in the challenge and recording the books you’ve read, you will be in the running to win some fantastic prizes, including family holidays and experiences across Western Australia.
No matter where you are from, you can uncover great mysteries and explore thousands of amazing stories through the enchanting world of books.
Click on the link for information on how to get started Home – Premier’s Reading Challenge (premiersreadingchallenge.wa.edu.au)
WARWICK SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL – SPECIALIST AND ELITE PROMGRAM TRIALS FOR 2023
Specialist and Elite Program Trials for 2023 – Wednesday June 1st
Available to all students who have completed their enrolment forms at Warwick Senior High School. Specialist Netball Program, Specialist Football Program, Elite Music Program, Elite Dance Program and Academic Extension Program.
WSHS 2023 MUSIC PROGRAM
Warwick SHS is excited to share some exciting new opportunities we are offering through our Music Elite Program.
Please see attached to this message the following:
- A new information package explaining the opportunities available for your child
- A link to a Microsoft forms CLICK HERE for parents/guardians to fill out if you would like your child to be considered for an audition. Please complete this form by Thursday 26 May 2022.
If you would like further information, please feel free to email Mitchell.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9345 6462
Please see our noticeboard outside administration for the following events:
- National Walk Safely to School Day
- P&C Election Day Sausage Sizzle
- Sprinting Fast – Athletics Clinic
- Mercedes College
- North Beach Baptist Church’s Kings Club – Sparks Studio