We are all having a wonderful harmony week with lunch celebrated by K1 yesterday and our whole school students looking forward to tasting foods from around the world tomorrow, Thursday.  We are so fortunate to have students at our school with such a variety of backgrounds, with ancestors arriving in Australia from numerous countries.  It makes our harmony week truly remarkable.  On behalf of our students and staff, I thank parents and families for participating in Harmony Week through many ways, including your time and energy in making something for your child to bring and share.

As I’m sure you will already have read, Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values.

Remember to wear something orange!  Orange is the colour chosen to represent Harmony Week.  Traditionally, orange signifies social communication and meaningful conversations.  It also relates to the freedom of ideas and encouragement of mutual respect.

Everyone Belongs!  Thank you all!


The Aerial Survey using a drone was conducted yesterday as part of the Education Department’s routine assessment of school buildings and grounds.  Routine checks are regularly carried out for safety purposes, including checks of our electrical equipment.


  • playgroup coffee and chat sessions 8:30 -10:30 every Monday in the Hawker Hub until the end of term.
  • students are not to arrive at school before 8:10am as there is no supervision available.
  • the class teacher should always be the first point of call if you have any concerns regarding your children.
  • students should be bringing a drink bottle to school every day to fill from drink fountains.
  • Mobiles- All children need to hand in their mobiles to the office for safe keeping at the beginning of the day message watches are not to be used during school time
  • students first day back for Term 2 is Wednesday 26 April


A reminder to all parents, children and caregivers that playing on the play equipment before school is not permitted. There are no teachers supervising during this time. Please sit outside your classroom and wait for class doors to open.


It is a time to celebrate Australian multiculturalism, and the successful integration of migrants into our community. Australia is one of the most successful multicultural countries in the world and we should celebrate this and work to maintain it.

Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values.

On Thursday 23 March we asked the students to wear a splash of orange. Orange is the colour chosen to represent Harmony Week. Traditionally, it signifies social communication and meaningful conversations. It also relates to the freedom of ideas and encouragement of mutual respect.

Walking around the school this was an amazing sight to see.

Harmony Week 


Just a reminder that tickets for the Year 6 Annual Easter Raffle Fundraiser were sent home a couple of weeks ago. If you haven’t returned them or would like to purchase more raffle tickets, please do so in the front office.

We are also asking for donations of Easter eggs and other Easter related items (baskets, books etc.). These can be given to your class teacher and the senior students will collect them throughout the week.

All donations to be received by Thursday 30 March and the last day to purchase tickets is Wednesday 5 April.

There will be at least two prizes per class. All children will assemble in the undercover area at 2:15pm on the last day of term (Thursday 6th April) for the drawing of the prizes.

*K1 prizes will be drawn on their last day.

The money from this raffle will allow us to purchase a gift for the school at our graduation. Thank you for your ongoing support, Miss Armstrong and the Class of 2023.


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) challenging topics.

Hawker Park in conjunction with the Department’s Road Safety and Drug Education Branch will be hosting a “Supporting Family Conversations” parent information workshop on:

Thursday 11th May 2023, time 6pm

Location: Hawker Hub



Join more than 350,000 students across the nation who will ride, walk, scoot and skate to school on Friday 24 March 2023 

Students who participate in this event by riding their bike to school, or by walking to school, will receive a piece of fruit.

Once you are at school, come to the quadrangle for your piece of fruit.

The problem:
Over the past 40 years the number of children who are physically active everyday has significantly dropped. In the 1970s, eight out of ten students rode or walked to school but today that number has dropped to just two out of ten.

The solution:
Students who ride or walk to school contribute to their minimum physical activity level of 60 minutes per day. They are also more focused and ready to learn compared to those who are driven.

City of Stirling Bike paths and trails  

City of Joondalup Bike paths/trails 


Hawker Park achieved Bronze accreditation with Your Move Schools in 2022.

Congratulations everyone!

Our goal this year is to work towards Silver accreditation with more activities around walking or riding bikes to school.

Friday 24 March is Ride2School Day. This will be a great way to commence our Your Move activities for this year. There will be a piece of fruit for students who walk or ride to school on Friday 24 March.



Please do your best to make any changes to home time pick-up arrangements before school. We understand unexpected changes can happen throughout the day, but we are not always able to leave the front office and deliver messages to class.

Thank you for understanding.


The Department of Education will once again deliver the Career Conversations events for families and schools throughout the state in 2023.  Feedback on the 2022 events is positive and participants highly valued the opportunity to hear accurate, up-to-date career pathway and labour market information.  A key highlight for the participants was hearing from industry representatives and employers.

We are hosting the following Career Conversations – Bringing families together events in the north metropolitan region.

We are asking you to promote this event and encourage parents and students to join the conversation about post-school options at our free family events in your local area to hear about:

  • exploring university and training pathways
  • career pathway information for young people with disabilities
  • where to find accurate, up-to-date career pathway information
  • where the jobs are
  • what employers and industry are looking for.

Please see link below for tickets:

Career Conversations – career information for families (Joondalup) Tickets, Mon 29/05/2023 at 6:30 pm | Eventbrite


Term 1 – Student Planner

Week 8

20 Mar – NAPLAN continues

20 Mar – Harmony week begins

23 Mar – Harmony Day – Wear a splash of ORANGE

22 Mar – Hawker Headlines

Week 9

27 Mar – NAPLAN finishes

27 Mar – K1 Better Beginnings Program

30 Mar – Assembly TA3

31 Mar – K2 Better Beginnings Program

Week 10

3 Apr – TA7/TA9 Resources and Technology showcase Excursion

5 Apr – Hawker Headlines

6 Apr – ANZAC day service

6 Apr – Students last day of Term 1

ZIG ZAGS – Greenwood Vacation Care Programme

11th April – 24th April 2023

Where are we located?

Located at Greenwood Primary School, 12 Merivale Way, Greenwood.

Opening Times: 6.30AM – 6.00PM

What to bring?

Healthy afternoon tea and refreshments are supplied. Just bring your socks, closed in shoes (no thongs please), hat, water bottle and nut free morning tea and lunch. Please bring a rashie for any water play based days.

Vacation Care Pricing

$70 per day

Incursions and Excursion fees are in addition to the daily fee per child for the corresponding day.

Government subsidies up to 85% may apply including the incursion/excursion pricing.

Please note there is a 2 week cancellation policy, however we are able to honour swaps within the same week, providing it doesn’t affect our staffing. 

0421 369 516


Please see our noticeboard outside administration for the following events:



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