FROM DR ROBERTS
Welcome to term 2, an eleven-week term packed with excitement starting off with our ANZAC Service last Thursday, Walk Through Wednesday and an assembly in week 3, NAPLAN in week 4 and our School Review in week 7.
I know you have been provided with a termly planner so you will be able to see our SMARTS Day planned for week 9.
Thank you to all those who were able to attend our ANZAC Service and provided ANZAC biscuits for our morning tea and for the students. We always have such a wonderful community spirit on special days like this.
We hope our new website will be ready for you soon. I had a final meeting with the developers in the last week last term.
Our new building Hawker Hub is coming along nicely with site works nearly complete. Soon a sign will go up on the fence to give parents and community members some further information. We will keep you informed as stages are reached.
INTERSCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY – FRIDAY 7 MAY
Over the past month a group of interested children have been training for our Inter-School Cross Country and last Friday a selection process took place, with all successful students receiving a note to indicate their inclusion in our squad.
|9.15 – 9:25||Walk the course|
|9.30 – 9:50||YEAR 1/2 GIRLS 1000M
YEAR 1/2 BOYS 1000M
|9.55 – 10:20||YEAR 3/4 GIRLS 1500M
YEAR 3/4 BOYS 1500M
|10.25 – 11:00||YEAR 5/6 GIRLS 2000M
YEAR 5/6 BOYS 2000M
See the selected Squad below:
|Year 1-2 1000m||Year 3 – 4 1500m||Year 5 – 6 2000m|
Interschool sports takes place during term 2 in the areas of soccer, netball and football.
Students select which type of sporting activity they wish to be involved in but this does not guarantee interschool participation.
We usually only have students in years five and six but occasionally we will ask students from year four to be involved. Our first game is at HPPS on Friday 17 May. Children who have been selected will receive a note. We have two games at home and two games at other schools which will involve a bus fare for those selected. There is also a full day carnival for the teams on Friday 25 June.
We hope to see you supporting the students.
For further information, please see Mrs Dobson who does a fabulous job with the students.
NAPLAN testing will be conducted in normal school time during week 4. All tests except year 3 Writing will be conducted online
The proposed schedule for both years 3 & 5 is;
Tuesday 11 May – Writing
Wednesday 12 May – Reading
Thursday 13 May – Conventions of Language
Friday 14 May – Numeracy
May 17 to May 21 – Catchup
Please ensure that your child has a good breakfast, is well rested and is punctual every day. Then students have the best opportunity to do the best they can in the tests.
APPLICATION FOR ENROLMENT NOW OPEN FOR 2022
Apply to enrol your child/ren at Hawker Park Primary School (K-6) for the 2022 school year by downloading a copy of the Application Form from our website or alternatively come to the front office of Hawker Park Primary School to collect.
Please make sure that you have applied to enrol your child as soon as you can. Submitting your application promptly will allow us to commence planning of classes for the coming year.
- Kindergarten – must turn 4 by June 30, 2022
- Pre-primary – must turn 5 by June 30, 2022
* Children currently enrolled in Kindergarten at Hawker Park Primary School need to re-enrol if wishing to continue in Pre-primary at the school in 2022. Application forms for these students will be sent home in due course.
* Children currently enrolled at Hawker Park Primary School who have a sibling of Kindy age for 2022 must still apply as this is not automatic. For Kindergarten we have a limit of 20 students per group therefore enrolments are accepted as they are received.
If you have a neighbour or friend whose child will be turning 4 before 30 June 2022, please remind them to complete an application form before the end of term 2.
Submit your Application Form for enrolment at the school as soon as possible and provide copies of:
- your child’s birth certificate (the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages certificate)
- your child’s Immunisation History Statement (This can be obtained through your My Gov account)
- proof of your current address (e.g. recent accounts for electricity, water and telephone, bank details)
KISS N DRIVE
You may have noticed our new Kiss n Drive signs located in the car bays in front of the Early Childhood Block. Please ensure that you read the guidelines regarding these as we created these with the help of the City of Joondalup and these are the guidelines that their Rangers will be adhering to.
ALL users must abide by the following guidelines:
- Move as near to the front of the Kiss & Drive bays as possible.
- Bays to be used only for set down and pick up of students.
- Do not leave your car as no parking is permitted in the Kiss & Drive bays.
- Children must wait in the school grounds near the Kiss & Drive
- If your child is not ready don’t stop – drive around the block and try again.
Your assistance is greatly appreciated to make this an efficient and effective system for all.
WALK THROUGH WEDNESDAY
Hawker Park Primary School will be hosting our 2021 Walk Through Wednesday on Wednesday 5 May.
Flyers have been delivered to letterboxes during the school holidays if you are within our school’s catchment area. We are asking for feedback on these
DID YOU KNOW THAT …………….
- The school will be reviewed externally in week 6, Thursday 27 May
- The school has a new bore hence the beautiful gardens we currently have
SMARTS DAY RESOURCES
Over the upcoming weeks we will be asking for donations of resources to help with our SMARTS Day. At this stage we are asking for cardboard cylinders of any size (except toilet rolls). If you have any to donate, please drop them off to Admin.
Thank you in anticipation
LEARNING ADVENTURE – TA1
The Year 1’s have jumped right into learning after the holidays. Starting with our writing activity where we wrote a holiday recount about all the fun things we did during our break. We made sure to focus on our who, what, when, where, why and how!
With ANZAC Day just honoured, we read a book called ‘ANZAC Ted’ about a brave teddy bear who was teased for how old and worn out he looked. TA 1 found out that he is actually really special because of how he helped the soldiers in the war and gave them peace and comfort during the hard times. We then all drew our own ANZAC Ted to display in our classroom.
We have also started drawing plans to make a farm animal shelter diorama with Miss Mitchell who is completing her final teaching practicum in our class. To make our plans we had to learn about the four main things these animals need to survive and are making sure to include these in our dioramas. We can’t wait to start constructing!
Overall, we have had a great start to our term and look forward to continuing our learning.
Welcome back to Term 2!
I hope you all had a wonderful break and enjoyed time together.
I recently read an article on Internet Safety, I found it quite thought provoking and hope you do too.
Linda Stade wrote an article on 10 Internet Safety tips for Parents.
She starts off with this:
Open and continual communication with early adolescents and teenagers is important in cyber safety, just as it is with every social issue facing children. Listen to your children and accept that everything you hear will not be to your liking. Your reactions will determine how honest your child feels they can be. You don’t have to approve of everything they say, but they need to feel comfortable saying it.
For the full article click on the link below.
I am at school on Thursdays and Fridays 🙂
Have a great week, take care,
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- Modcross Gala Day Flyer
- Triple P – Positive Parenting Program
- Whitfords City Football Club
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