FROM DR ROBERTS
The school census was last Friday, and our current numbers are 232 including Kindergarten which is an increase of ten students from this time last year. Hawker Park maintains its positive reputation within the school and the broader community to the extent that parents seek to enrol their students at our fabulous school. We now have a wait list for our Pre-primary class. Congratulations to all of you for ensuring our values are known and practised by your children and modelled by you, the parents, because it is our values of respect, kindness and manners, and more, that support our sought- after school.
Last week we practised our evacuation drill and this week we practiced our lockdown procedure so if your children mention that something happened at school, it will possibly relate to our drills and nothing to worry about.
A huge thankyou to all parents who volunteer their time in a variety of ways, including but not limited to the School board, P&C and more, we appreciate your time which is precious.
Our first Board Meeting for the year will be tonight, Wednesday 22 February beginning at 6:00pm. We thank Nicole Arnold, who is the Board Chair, for introducing Board Members to you at the Welcome Picnic recently. We thank our staff member Mrs Tess Jones, who served on the Board for 6 years and is stepping down to allow another staff member, Miss Steph Germano, to be involved and experience our valuable Board Membership.
The P&C had their AGM last Wednesday 15 and we congratulate the new P&C President, Cassy O’Sullivan. A sincere thank you for the work completed by Bec Chamberlain, the outgoing president. To add to what Mr Etheridge told the P&C membership at the meeting, the school genuinely appreciates all the voluntary work undertaken by P&C members that, ultimately, benefit all our children. Thank you to all those parents who were able to attend the meeting.
SCHOOL PROCESSES – multi-year or multiple same year classes
If we have multi-year classes, or two classes of the same year level, we allow students to complete a sociogram so teachers know who students believe they work well with and/or are friends with. Sociograms are completed before students are placed in classes. The results of the sociogram and other factors, such as class numbers, gender, strengths, needs and more, may be taken into consideration when students are placed. Teachers spend a great deal of time carefully placing students to maximise their learning.
DID YOU KNOW THAT
- if your child is absent, please advise the front office ASAP giving the reason by phone 9422 2000 OR text message via SkoolBag App OR dated signed note OR email to Hawkerpark.firstname.lastname@example.org
- we have a before and after school care, ZigZags, on site
- students are not permitted to share lunches as some students have allergies
- food not eaten and packaging, will be taken home and not binned
- we teach the Zones of Regulation as a way of supporting students to self-regulate
NAPLAN will be starting in 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.
P&C – GENERAL
Thank you to all who attended the P&C AGM.
Please welcome our new executive committee for 2023:
President- Cassy O’Sullivan
Vice President- Rebecca Valenti
Secretary- Renee Evans
Treasurer- Deb Ryan (assisted by Kevin Rudd)
Executive- Jesica Batista
Executive- Claire Jones
BFG – Claire Jones
Scholastic book club- Bridget Haj
Uniform shop- Tash Weiss
Canteen- Nic Fitzpatrick.
Containers for Change- Jacinta Davis.
Entertainment book/ App- Rebecca Leuzzi
I’m excited that we have full subcommittee groups for the canteen, Uniform shop and Fundraising.
Parents and community – Please know that you don’t have to be a P&C member to help out. We welcome all help and understand many have busy schedules. Please see the attached flyer. Fill in your details and let us know what you may be able to help with in the near future.
Please ensure you join our Facebook group,
Lots of information via this group.
We will also communicate via SkoolBag and the school’s website.
HUNGRY HAWKER MENU
Hungry Hawker, the school canteen, is available for all students (K-6) every Wednesday and Friday. Orders can be placed over the counter by 9.30am or online (quickcliq) by 8:30am.
Recess is only available for Years 1- 6 and those that are pre-ordered are picked up by the children at the counter. Recess items can also be purchased over the counter at recess (10.30am-10:50am).
All lunch orders must be pre-ordered. These orders are delivered to the classrooms at 12.10pm (ready for lunch at 12.20pm). After the designated time for eating, children may come to the counter to collect pre-ordered afters (e.g. ice-creams) or to purchase.
Please note that children are limited to purchasing only one afters item per visit unless pre-organised by parents (i.e. for siblings).
For further details please call the canteen on (08) 9422 2010 on canteen days.
For the Term 1 Menu, please see here.
GREENWOOD DENTAL THERAPY CENTRE
Welcome to all the new families in our schools. In the coming weeks dental enrolment forms will be issued to each family.
If you would like to enrol your child…….
Please take the time to read the information provided before completing forms. There is a white form and a green form to be completed.
If you already attend a family dentist and DO NOT wish to enrol, please still return the forms with a “NO”.
Return the completed forms to either your school office or post it to Greenwood Dental Therapy Centre by 10th March.
Janet & Cath.
Term 1 – Student Planner
22 Feb – Hawker Headlines
23 Feb – Assembly TA9
6 Mar – Labour Day public holiday
8 Mar – Hawker Headlines
8 Mar – WACCSO P&C Training
9 Mar – Assembly TA5
15 Mar – NAPLAN starts
20 Mar – NAPLAN continues
20 Mar – Harmony week begins
22 Mar – Hawker Headlines
27 Mar – NAPLAN finishes
27 Mar – K1 Better Beginnings Program
30 Mar – Assembly TA
31 Mar – K2 Better Beginnings Program
5 Apr – Hawker Headlines
6 Apr – ANZAC day service
6 Apr – Students last day of Term 1
YEAR 5 AND 6 DRUGS WORKSHOP
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) difficult topics.
Hawker Park in conjunction with the Departments Road Safety and Drug Education Branch will be hosting a “Supporting Family Conversations” parent information workshop on:
Thursday 11th May 2023, time 6pm
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.
COMMUNITY NOTICE BOARD
Please see our noticeboard outside administration for the following events:
- AFL Season Launch – Club Registration Day – Sunday 26 February 12-2pm
- HPPS Playgroup – Every Monday (during school term) 8.35-9:45am
- Warwick Senior High School – Prospective Parents Evening – Wednesday 15 March 6-7.30pm
- Warwick Senior High School – Year 6 Elite Program Trials – Thursday 4 May
- Warwick Senior High School – Year 5 Buzz Day – Friday 23 June
- Warwick Senior High School – Year 5 – Free Dance classes
- Anglicare WA – Free information Session – Supporting Parents and Children through Separation
- Mercedes College Open Day – Tuesday 14 March
- Kuk Sool Won – Tiny Dragons (ages 4-6) Martial arts – One free lesson