FROM DR. ROBERTS
For those of you fortunate enough to be at our last assembly – Music and Indonesian – I am certain, you, like every staff member, left the under-covered area feeling overjoyed and privileged to have seen and heard our super talented students. As I said at the assembly, we are so fortunate to have such dedicated and gifted teachers as Mrs Subotic and Mrs McAdam on our team. They are able to free the gifts students have and shape them into exceptional performances. We also acknowledge the work done by our music teachers from outside the school. Our school captains, Griffin and Alicia were exceptional! Thank you everyone.
A huge thank you to parents who keep unwell children home. This helps all staff and students stay well.
Well done to all competitors who took part in the interschool athletics carnival and thank you to staff and parents for their support in preparing students or being spectators on the day.
Our welcome playgroup for 2022 enrolled Kindergarten students, starts on Tuesday 26 October at 8:45 – 10:15. The programme is for six weeks and helps the transition from home to school for our beautiful new students and their families.
As this is the last Hawker Headlines for term 3, I wish you all a happy and safe two-week holiday. We look forward to seeing students back at school on Tuesday 12 October.
WHATS ON AT HAWKER PARK
• 24 Sep – Warwick Senior High School Music Presentation (Incursion Year 1 – 6)
• 11 Oct – Staff Professional Development Day (students do not attend)
• 12 Oct – Students return to school
• 16 Oct – P&C Casino Night
• 18 Oct – School Photo Day (EC1 – K1)
• 20 Oct – Mother Daughter Talk (Year 5)
• 20 Oct – Puberty Lesson (Year 6)
• 21 Oct – School Photo Day (EC1 K2 – Year 6)
• 28 Oct – Assembly (TA2)
School Calendar 2021 (please scroll down as it is near the bottom of the page)
DID YOU KNOW THAT …………….
• Monday 11 October is a Staff Professional Development Day – Students do not attend this day
• most parents keep their sick children home – Thank you
• being well hydrated improves mood, memory and attention in children. Lots of students are forgetting their water bottles. From Term 4 the water fountains will be back in use for students to drink from however we still recommend students bring their own water bottles and fill from water fountains as necessary to reduce the need to drink directly from fountains. Where students do need to drink from the fountains they are expected to know the safe usage of water fountains, for example, not putting their mouth onto equipment.”
As we draw near to the school holidays I have been thinking of ways to rest and refresh and recharge for Term 4. We all have things that recharge us and things that take our charge, do you know what recharges you? I find being out in nature helps and having time with friends and family but also time to myself to read a book, listen to a podcast or even time to reflect. I’ve attached a model of filling a child’s cup but I think we can all learn from it. School holidays is a great time to connect and reflect, modelling these sorts of behaviours gives our children and those around us the space to learn about their “cups”.
Have a wonderful break, stay safe and take care,
SCHOOL PHOTOS – ORDERING ONLINE SYSTEM
Don’t forget School Photo Day is Term 4 – Monday 18 Oct (Kindy 1) & Thursday 21 Oct (Kindy 2 – Year 6).
- Sibling Photo Forms are available from the front office.
- The expiry date for online ordering is the 27 October. Any orders received after this date will incur a $30.00 archive fee.
Please Note: Individual and Family Photos are not available to view online for Students security
INTERSCHOOL JUMPS, THROWS & DIST. RUNNING
On Monday 20 Sept selected year 4 – 6 students participated in Jumps, Throws and 1000m. The weather couldn’t have been any better for our Interschool Carnival. As usual our students showed great sportsmanship and encouragement to not only Hawker Park students but to all competitors involved. Our values of respect,manner and kindness definitely shone through.
A MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS to all students that participated in the Interschool Carnival today. Hawker Park came in with the WIN!!!
The school and the students are buzzing! We are all so super proud.
Watch this space – with so many ribbons and so many wins we cant mention all of our amazing competitors but photos will be available term 4.
We will give a special mention to Tahlia (yr . 6) who won Champion Girl and Beau (yr.4) who won Champion Boy.
“Interschool was the best. All the year 2 boys got a first place ribbon in their sprints. Everyone tried their best. Everyone at least got one first place ribbon. My favourite part of the carnival is that we won the Interschool for the very first time ever!” reported by Ryan TA2
MUSIC & INDONESIAN ASSEMBLY
On Friday 10 September we held our Music and Indonesian assembly to show case the language and music talents of our students.
The instrumental percussion students performed Marimba Stomp on their new xylophone and djembe drums and the clarinet students entertained us with their wonderful performance.
The Yr. 4 students played a traditional Indonesian song “Burung Katakua” on the angklung (bamboo instruments) and the Yr. 3 students sang head, shoulders knees and toes in Indonesian. The Yr. 5 and 6 students performed an accompaniment to the song Pompeii using body percussion and bucket drums.
Our assembly concluded with the beautiful melodies of our school choir singing Mary of York, a song which they performed at the One Big Voice Festival.
Mrs Subotic (Music Teacher) and Ibu McAdam (Indonesian Teacher).
HOSPITAL INCURSION – KINDY
Over the last two weeks our kindergarten students have had the opportunity to become familiar with various aspects of hospital care. This included everything from the various medical services available, types of equipment and how it is used and who we might find when we visit the hospital. The students have loved the opportunity to try out the equipment, explore stories, puzzles and play props.
To support this learning/interest, on Wed 8 Sept and Wed 15 Sept, we had a trained presenter provide a Hospital incursion program from The Association for the Welfare of Children in Hospital WA INC. The Hospital Incursion Program is designed to prepare young healthy children for possible hospitalisation or visits to the doctor or dentist. The aim is to minimise anxiety, fear and misconceptions children may have about medical intervention.
P&C – COLOUR EXPLOSION FUN RUN
Thank you so much for continuously supporting our school, especially through fundraising. This term, we are hosting a Colour Explosion School Fun Run to raise money for busses to take the kids to and from swimming lessons.
The big day is coming! We are so excited to host our Colour Explosion School Fun Run on Friday 5 November from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. Parents are invited to attend. On the day, make sure your child brings a white shirt for the Fun Run! They will be covered in non-toxic, high quality corn starch colour powder from head to toe! They will also need a water bottle and their hat.
Let the fundraising begin! You have until 5 November to fundraise, so make sure you get cracking! You can also use your sponsorship booklet to collect cash donations. Please return your cash donations and sponsorship booklet to the office before 19 November.
Instructions are in your child’s sponsorship booklet. (Spare booklets are available in the Front Office)
Please read the attached letter for more information.
ZIG ZAGS – VACATION CARE PROGRAM
Zig Zags OSHC will be open, 6.30am-6pm at Greenwood Primary School for the Sept / Oct School Holidays from Tuesday 28 September
Zig Zags OSHC programs are engaging and inspired by our children and staff and include a combination of excursions and activities at our location.
All school aged children (including Kindergarten) are welcome to attend from any school.
In addition to the planned incursions, excursions and activities the children have the choice of arts & crafts, cooking, painting, drawing, colouring, word searches, puzzles, board games, chess, dress up, role play drama, dance, loose parts play and much, much more.
Please see the full Vacation Care Program on the school’s community noticeboard.
For bookings please call 0421 369 516 or visit https://www.zigzagsoshc.com.au/vacation-care
GREENWOOD DENTAL THERAPY CENTRE – HOLIDAY HOURS
Week 1: Greenwood Dental Therapy will be CLOSED Monday 27 – Wednesday 29 September and OPEN Thursday 30 September & Friday 1 October. For emergencies please contact LANSDALE DTC on 9302 6369.
Week 2: Greenwood Dental Therapy will be CLOSED Monday 4 – Wednesday 6 October and OPEN Thursday 7 & Friday 8 October. For emergencies please contact Hudson Park DTC on 9342 4217.
Janet & Cath
Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on the following community events:
- P&C Info – Casino Night, Colour run & Containers for Change.
- Zig Zags Vacation Care Program
- Hamersley Scouts 50 Year Invitation
- School Holiday Cartoon Workshop
- Triple P Program
- Better Health Program
- HPPS Hot Shot Tennis – ITM
- Murdoch University Maths and Science Primers for School Students