FROM MR ETHERIDGE
What an exciting and busy two weeks we have had at school since our last Hawker Headlines, with many group and individual achievements.
On Monday 16 August we had our school Speak Up finalists participate in the district awards with Taisiya (Yr.6) making it through to the next round.
STATE CROSS COUNTRY
On Thursday 12 August HPPS had five students representing the school at the Primary School State Cross Country; running between 2km and 2.5km. All children placed well in the top 25% of their events and each event had over 300 participants.
RELATIONSHIP AUSTRALIA WORKSHOP
On Wednesday night 18 August fourteen parents attended a Relationship Australia Workshop held here at Hawker Park PS. Relationship Australia are a non for profit organisation committed to enhancing the lives of communities, families and individuals and supporting positive and respectful relationships. Click on the link if your interested in finding out more or participating in upcoming workshops. https://www.relationshipswa.org.au/courses/upcoming-courses
WORLD OF MATHS INCURSION
On Thursday 19 August our students were scratching their heads as they were challenged during the well-received World of Maths incursion.
In addition to all of this the year 2 students had an excursion to Cockman House on Friday. Cockman House provides students with an encounter to what life was like in the past and learn about the families that lived here over a 130-year period.
Completed in 1860, this family home of three generations is a rare historic place of continuous residence by descendants of the original building. It presents a pioneer story that began with James and Mary Ann Cockman at the beginning of the Swan River Colony and progresses alongside the development of the Wanneroo district.
ONE BIG VOICE
Friday also saw the school choir perform commendably at the One Big Voice concert at Perth RAC Arena along with 7000 other girls and boys from choirs around the state. A big thank you to Mrs Subotic for organising this and for Mrs Hazebroek stepping in at the last moment to take the children after Mrs Subotic was taken ill.
Speaking of being ill, there have been a lot of nasty bugs flying around lately with even myself being off for several days. We always want to see your lovely children at school but thank you as well for keeping sick children at home.
This week is Book Week and our annual book parade will close this week’s year one assembly. The much loved Lego Masters competition has started this week at lunch times. All children are currently training hard for next week’s faction carnival too as selections become finalised. Programs for which will be sent home this Friday with all children.
Our new building is really starting to shape and it appears the roof will be on soon. We are hoping for an early December official opening.
WHATS ON AT HAWKER PARK
- 26 Aug – Assembly TA1 & Book Week Parade
- 31 Aug – Faction Carnival – Jumps / Throws and Dist. Running (Year 1 – 6) more information to come
- 2 Sep – Faction Carnival (PP – Year 6) – more information to come
- 6 Sep – Constable Care (K – Year 6) – Timetable is on the Schools Online Calendar – Free Incursion
- 7 Sep – Parent Computer Info Night (Year 3 parents) – more information to come
- 8 Sep – Warwick Senior High School Transition Day (Year 6)
- 8 Sep – SciTech Excursion (TA3 & TA7) – more information to come
- 8 Sep – Hospital Incursion (EC1 – K2) – more information to come
- 8 Sep – Aboriginal History Blanket Journey PD (Parents) 6:30pm – more information to come
- 10 Sep – Assembly Music& Indonesian
- 10 Sep – STEAM Day @ Warwick Snr High School (Year 5) – more information to come
- 15 Sep – Hospital Incursion (EC1 – K1)
- 17 Sep – Spare Parts Puppet Theatre (Year 4)
School Calendar 2021 (please scroll down as it is near the bottom on the home page.)
STUDENTS NOT RETURNING TO HPPS IN 2022
To assist with our current planning for 2022 would you please inform the school as soon as possible if you know that your child will not be returning to Hawker Park Primary School in the coming year. This does not apply to our current Year 6 students. Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DID YOU KNOW THAT …………….
- we won’t be having a community song sung at our August 26 Assembly as we have our exciting Book Week Parade straight after
THE BLANKET ACTIVTY – ABORIGINAL HISTORY JOURNEY
Come and join us to take part in “The Blanket Activity – Aboriginal History Journey” lead by Charmaine Climo & Renarta Coyne
- When: Wednesday, 8 September 2021
- Time: 630 – 830pm
- Where: HPPS Staffroom
- RSVP Please email or ring the front office 94222 000 before Monday, 6 Sept 2021 to register.
Extended family members are welcome
LEARNING JOURNEY – TA9
In year six, over the last few weeks, we have been completing a STEM project with Mrs Cahill.
We have been looking at water filtration systems and the importance of being able to recycle water. Each group was given a resource to investigate and find out how well it was able to filter ‘dirty’ water. These included cotton, paper towel, tissues, gravel, coffee filters and sand.
After this, we drew our own designs (incorporating a number of these items) and built them. We then tested our creations and discussed which ones worked best and how we could adapt them to get a better result. It was interesting to see how clear we could get the water and which resources worked best as filters.
I’m not sure about you but I cannot believe we are 1 week away from Spring! The rain has definitely been wonderful for all the gardens and farms but I am looking forward to the warmer weather.
This week I have been pondering the word time. Time never seems to stand still, each year I hear people say, as do I, how quickly the days, weeks, months, years go by and to savour it while we are able.
Here are a few ideas for connecting with our children and one another, let’s savour the time we have together while we have it. We all react differently in times of uncertainty and change, let’s take time for ourselves to refresh, for our families to connect and others to share kindness and compassion.
Have a wonderful week and take care,
CAN YOU HELP
Mrs Stangoni has started an amazing and very popular Sewing Club but she needs more knitting needles. If you have any that you are willing to donate, please pop them into the front office.
P&C – FUNDRAISERS
FATHERS DAY STALL
Our annual Father’s Day Stall is fast approaching!
Tues 31st August 8:00am – 8.30am in K/PP area and at recess near the undercover area.
If there is anything left for sale, it will be available on Thursday 2nd Sept (Athletics Carnival Day) at the cake stall.
Prices range from $0.50 – $5.00
Look at what the P&C have happening and coming up!
CONTAINERS FOR CHANGE
Containers for change drop off day – Tuesday 31 August 7:45am – 8:30am in the Car Park at Hawker Park while running club is underway. You don’t even need to get out of your car to drop your eligible containers off, just pop into a parking bay & we’ll come to you! All proceeds go towards supporting our kids at school and the containers will be recycled into useful things rather than becoming landfill.
The P&C are organising melamine plates to be made this year featuring your child’s artwork! Details are below and templates are available at the office and Zig Zags (just be careful not to roll, fold or crush the templates as those marks will show on the finished products…. the exact reason we are not sending home via schoolbags!). If you can’t make it to the school, just let admin know and we’ll help the P&C organise another way to get the templates to you. We can accept images up until the Friday 17th September to ensure the plates are back to parents by Christmas – a great way to tick the grandparents gift off the list!
What a great reason to dress up. Come join the P&C for Casino Night. See the flyer attached for further information.
From now until 1 September anyone who purchases a Multi City Membership from you receives a $40 eGift Card or when they purchase a Single City they receive $20 eGift Card.
What’s even better is that they get to choose their gift from Woolworths, Freedom Furniture or Big W.
There are also other fantastic prizes and give-aways for Members which you will see on the attached flyer.
Please see our noticeboard outside administration for further details on the following community events:
- Entertainment Membership Flyer
- Greenwood Girls Brigade
- Vac Swim
- Triple P Program
- School Sports WA – 2021 Youth Carnival
- Better Health Program