FROM DR ROBERTS
We had a wonderful Harmony week culminating in our International Lunch last Friday. Thank you everyone for becoming so generously involved in this activity. Students and staff were privileged to be involved in the Aboriginal Blanket Activity that gave everyone a better understanding of Aboriginal culture and history. I acknowledge and thank Mrs Everall who had a huge role in organising the week’s events.
Preparation for our end of term one parent meetings on Monday 29 March, when school closes at 12:00pm are well underway and I appreciate all those who have used the new on-line booking system. Remember, children who cannot be collected will be supervised in the Library. Parents are required to come to the classroom to collect their children. A huge thank you to Mr Kirkby for setting up this up-to-date method of bookings.
Unfortunately, we will not be able to keep Mr Kirkby who has moved to an outer area and will have to resign his position at the school. Mr Kirkby has been an amazing ICT person for our school and we will miss him and his skills and knowledge. Good luck Mr Kirkby in your new home and lifestyle.
Easter is fast approaching so thank you to parents and others for your contributions towards our Easter Raffle Assembly on Thursday 1 April at 2:15pm. Children will start their end of term one holidays at the end of the assembly and return to school on Tuesday 20 April.
If I do not have the opportunity after this Hawker Headlines, I wish you all a happy and safe Easter and holiday.
ANZAC DAY SERVICE
Our school ANZAC Day service will be held on Thursday 22 April, the first week in term 2.
Weather permitting; we will assemble on the lawn in front of the Undercover Area at 8.30am. Parents and special guests are invited to join us for morning tea and ANZAC biscuits.
If parents would like to donate some biscuits, they may be delivered to the front office anytime in the week leading up to the service.
Thank you in anticipation.
DID YOU KNOW THAT …………….
- there is a beautiful playground and oval for children to play on afterschool down at Hawker Oval. Children should not be playing on the school equipment after hours. If they do, they are their parent’s responsibility
- on assembly days the 1st siren will ring at 8:25am
- late notes are only required after 8:30am
- children/students should not ride bicycles/scooters on the school grounds
LEARNING ADVENTURE – EC2
Wow! what a fun fantastic start to Pre Primary we have all had. The children have been amazing at adjusting to full time school and are so proud to display such beautiful school values of manners, kindness and respect.
We have been very busy this term and have been having lots of fun learning all letter sounds and working on maths skills through hands on games and activities.
We have also been learning how to care for pets and trying to decide “what class pet should we get?” It has been a very hard choice and we have researched about many different animals ranging from tigers, dragons, lizards, hedgehogs, cats, dogs etc. Finally, it was a very close choice between a pet Sloth or a Mouse!
The children then voted yes/no to make a final decision to get a pet mouse. I asked which side got the majority of votes/won our voting tally and all the children called out “Mark McGowan” 😂 (this was the week after the election!).
The children then decided that our class mouse is named Mark McGowan!
One week of the term left before the holidays! Here are a few ideas from Pinterest to keep busy 🙂
Hope you all have a wonderful break.
ROTARY OPENS OPPORTUNITY
Dear Principal, Staff, Parents and Students
A very big THANK YOU for your incredible support in donating school supplies to the students of East Timor. The response has been overwhelming and I’m sure the students and teachers will be grateful for the wonderful generosity you have shown and one which will enable them to further their education.
The last of 54 boxes of school items was loaded into a container recently and will go a long way in providing school supplies for some of the 900 schools in East Timor.
On behalf of Rotary and the people of East Timor, thank you once again for your contribution and we hope you will be able to support this initiate this year.
Sonia Gibson – Volunteer
Thanks to everyone who helped make the Election Stall a great success. It may not have been as busy as usual but the community spirit was still strong. It was lovely to see past Hawker families stopping by to say hello as well as the usual neighbourhood supporters.
Just under $600 was raised in only a few hours thanks to the BBQ and baked delights. All of it ran out at about the same time so we could pack up and head home to enjoy the rest of the day.
All of our P&C provided services are up and running successfully for 2021. A huge thanks to the parents volunteering in those roles, it really is appreciated by the staff and school community.
For those who wished they could come to our 24th March P&C meeting but couldn’t, GUESS WHAT? It’s been postponed to next week Tuesday Mar 30th.
Come along and help us plan what we are going to do this year for fun and fundraising events. Zoom link in will also be available, please let us know if you would like to join this way. email@example.com
Have a great holiday break and see you for our next planned event – Mother’s Day Stall shopping!
Thank you to all who donated the Woolworths seeds. We now have enough and no longer require any further donations.
Fig tree for sale! $80 ONO . Please contact Cassy on 0409370118 if interested. All money will go back into The BFG.
Support Hawker Park Primary School buy purchasing the new Entertainment Membership,
20% of every membership sold goes directly to our fundraiser.
The Entertainment Membership is an app that you can have on your phone, it is valid for a full 12 months from time of purchase & it includes so many local offers!
You can save at places like SUBWAY, AQWA, BOOST JUICE, VARSITY BAR, GRAND CINEMAS, MUZZ BUZZ, BEN & JERRY’s, TIMEZONE, ROTTNEST FERRIES and so many popular restaurants such as La Capannina, Island Market, Swell, Coco’s just to name a few.
BUY NOW & SUPPORT OUR FUNDRAISER BY CLICKING THE LINK BELOW
You will also receive a $10 Woolworth or JB HI-FI eGift Card!
Zig Zags OSHC will be open for the April School Holidays.
This will include the School Development Day on Monday 19 April
Located at Greenwood Primary School and open from 6.30am-6pm.
FOR BOOKINGS PLEASE CALL 0421 369 516 OR VISIT WWW.ZIGZAGSOSHC.COM.AU/VACATION-CARE
These April school holidays METRONET will have a full-scale model on display at Yagan Square, giving people an early opportunity to see inside Perth’s new C-Series trains.
METRONET would like to invite families, to attend the free family-friendly event from Saturday, 3 April to Sunday, 18 April between 9am and 5pm. Visitors can walk through the carriage and along with the railcar, there is a 1:50 scale model on display, and kids can get involved with a scavenger hunt.
Thursday mornings between 9am-10am are reserved for Quiet Hour, where the display will be low sensory to cater for those who prefer to experience the train in this environment.
Walk-ins will be welcome and families wanting to skip the queue will be able to register for free VIP tickets at www.metronet.wa.gov.au/all-aboard.
As the biggest railcar order in the state’s history, the METRONET Railcar Program will deliver 246 new C-series railcars to Perth’s rail network.
The trains will service an increased demand from METRONET projects and replace the A-series trains that currently operate on the Armadale/Thornlie, Fremantle and Midland lines.
Find out more about the Railcar Program and METRONET at www.metronet.wa.gov.au.
Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on the following community events:
- Triple P – Positive Parenting Program
- Whitfords City Football Club
- Nick Corrigan Soccer – Holiday Clinics
- Get Active Sports – Soccer for Juniors
- Warwick / Greenwood Knights – Auskick
- Zig Zags – Vacation Care Program