It was a real pleasure watching the students play Winter sport last Friday. The students showed respect and manners while using skills taught.  Well done all students and thank you to the staff members who coached them.

Last Wednesday the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) committee met under the leadership of Dr Daniel Vujcich, for the first time.  It was a positive and productive meeting.  The Committee is made up of parents and staff.  Once we complete draft one of the RAP we will share with the School Board and Community.

Yesterday we had our Parent Interviews and I thank all those who were able to attend this very important fact-to-face ‘reporting to parents’ opportunity.

We say goodbye to a very special staff member, Ms Marilyn Smith, one of our outstanding cleaners who has worked at Hawker Park for over thirteen years.  Ms Smith was dedicated, professional and worked co-operatively with all of us.  She will be hugely missed by all staff members. Today, we had a farewell morning tea for Ms Smith where she was presented with a silver medallion, certificate and recognition letter from the Director General of Education, Lisa Rodgers.  On behalf of our School Community we wish Ms Smith happiness, health and excitement while she sails off around the word during her well-deserved retirement.  Congratulations and thank you Marilyn!



Every Thursday morning our Student Support Team (SST) meets to discuss how we can best support students who have been brought to our attention via classroom teachers.  The SST is made up of the Chaplain, School Psychologist, Mrs Everall who is the L3 teacher and Students with Educational Needs (SEN) leader, Mr Etheridge and the Principal.  Members offer suggestions regarding how best to support a child.  The outcome is communicated to the class teachers who contact the parents.  The SST may suggest having a case conference where the SST members and parents meet to discuss how best to help a child, they may suggest other professionals to become involved or make other recommendations.

To support any child, we have Mrs Sherriff who is our Mental Health leader.  She is out of her classroom Thursday afternoons and speaks to individual students who have been put forward by classroom teachers and the SST.  Our School Chaplain is here every Thursday and Friday and, amongst other roles, also speaks to individual students and parents.

Both Ms Randell, a Level 3 teacher, leading the Gifted and Talented (G&T) focus, and Mrs Sherriff work with Mrs Everall so we have a streamlined approach to supporting specific student needs.




For your information the Australian Government eSafetyparent website gives advice for parents about determining the right age for their child to access different technologies. Help for your child to achieve a healthy balance in their online and offline activities and much more. Please view their website to learn more.

DID YOU KNOW THAT – vaping is dangerous!!

E-cigarettes, vaping and school communities; Parent information session

Vaping is a growing concern for parents and school communities.  Hawker Park in conjunction with the Department’s Road Safety and Drug Education Branch will be hosting, E-cigarettes, vaping and school communities: Parent information session on:

Tuesday 29 August 2023, 6:00 to 7:00pm.

This presentation explores current information and research on e-cigarettes and vaping, including:

  • commonly used vaping devices
  • WA laws
  • prevalence of vaping among young people
  • health and safety concerns
  • how schools are addressing vaping and the role of parents
  • communicating with children and young people about vaping
  • resources and supports for parents.


DID YOU KNOW THAT – About the Review Below?

Review to Inform a Better and Fairer Education System Consultation

The Review to Inform a Better and Fairer Education System (the Review) will make recommendations for Education Ministers to inform the next agreement to improve education outcomes in Australia and meet the current and future needs of students

Date opened

23 May 2023 – 5:00 pm

Date closes

23 June 2023 – 5:00 pm

The Expert Panel will deliver a final report to all Education Ministers by 31 October 2023.

Throughout the Review process, the Expert Panel will engage extensively across the school’s sector with stakeholders including students, teachers, school leaders and support staff, education unions, national education agencies, non-government sector school stakeholders, parents, carers, youth and student bodies, and governments to examine a range of issues. 

The Expert Panel encourages you to engage in the consultation process to ensure the voices of all people and organisations affected by the National School Reform Agreement are heard and considered. 

Current Opportunities 

Teachers, Parents and Students Survey

The survey, conducted by the Social Research Centre is available online from 23 May to 23 June 2023. This survey provides an opportunity for students, teachers, parents and carers to contribute their perspectives and help shape the future of education in Australia.

Participants will be asked about student mental health and wellbeing, teacher recruitment and retention, and funding transparency and accountability.

The Expert Panel for the Review will use the results to help draft a consultation paper which will invite submissions from all stakeholders. Results will also inform the development of recommendations for the final report, which will advise Education Ministers on what targets and reforms should be included in the next National School Reform Agreement.

Complete the Teacher survey

Complete the Parent and student survey

Please note: Students aged under 18 years require consent from a parent or guardian which is provided via the parent survey.

More consultation opportunities will be listed on this page as they become available.





Guess how many toys are in the jars!

Guesses for large Big W jar – Cost $1 per guess OR $2 for 3 guesses

Guesses for small Big W jar – Cost $0.50 per guess OR $1 for 3 guesses

Donated by Big W Kingsway

Guess the number of seeds to win a $50 Kmart gift card

Cost – $1 per guess or $2 for 3 guesses

Donated by Kmart Warwick

Coles raffle valued at $50

Cost – $1 per raffle ticket

Donated by Coles Warwick!

Come at Lunch time to guess on Tuesday and Thursday of week 5 and 6!

K-6 Included. Prizes will be given out on Friday the 2nd June.


On Tues 15 August 2023 our school will be holding a SMARTS ACTIVITY DAY!

On ‘SMARTS DAY’ the students in Year P to 6 at our school are placed into multi-aged groups of around twelve students. The students rotate through four sessions of their choice throughout the day.

SMARTS DAY gives the children of Hawker Park Primary the opportunity to shine in the areas in which they choose. The whole day is about being creative, curious, and collaborative.

There is no extra cost for the students to participate. SMARTS DAY activities are based on the Multiple Intelligences wheel as included above. To be able to plan for our SMARTS ACTIVITY DAY we need 16 leaders from a combination of Teachers, Education Assistants and Parents from our school and community to lead each of the activities.

If you or someone you know would like to lead a group and shine a light on a new strength, talent or gift then please complete the form attached and return to in Term 2 and by 13 May.


Take time to thoughtfully consider all factors before volunteering. Lunch will be provided on the day for all group leaders. An example of a previous year’s selection pamphlet is also attached to give you an idea of how the activities are presented. We try to keep costs to a minimum where possible by sourcing materials through recycling.

We look forward to the excitement that this day brings to everyone involved.

Thank you

Liz Everall, Felicity Randell

SMARTS DAY co-ordinators



Dear parents,

 The City to Surf running event is coming up on Sunday the 27th of August. We would love to get anyone who is interested, involved to complete the 4km or 12km run/ walk. Mrs Barrett and Miss Armstrong will be participating on the day and would love to complete it with some HPPS students and parents. Parents must register and accompany their child during the event. Please email if you are interested and are planning on registering. Once we have an idea of who is joining in there will be more information on where HPPS will meet on the day.

Thank you,

 Miss Armstrong and Mrs Barrett


If you have a little spare time and could cover a few library books, come and visit me in the library on Thursday or Friday afternoons.

Any amount of help would be much appreciated.

With thanks, Mrs Keevil



  • Open to Year 1-6 Students across WA.
  • Submit your entry by 31 October 2023.
  • Top 12 finalists will be displayed at the YouthCARE Art Exhibition
  • The Winner will be announced 8 December 2023.
  • 1st Prize $200 voucher
  • 2nd Prize $100 voucher
  • 3rd Prize $50 voucher

YouthCare Art competition

Hawker Park Playgroup

Hawker Park’s Monday Playgroup is in full swing this term with plenty of activities between 8:30 and 10:00am every Monday.

It is very informal and the children love it. So please drop in between 8:30 am and 10:00 am at the school’s Hawker Hub building.

Spread the word, all welcome, our youngest is just 9 weeks!

See what we have been up to!


Term 2 – Student Planner

Week 6

29 May – Drama smarts burst

30 May – MBA Sports (Kindy & PP)

30 May – Parent interviews (K-6)

31 May – Hawker Headlines

2 Jun – Yr 6 Toy in a jar count ends

2 Jun – MBA Sports (Kindy & PP)

2 Jun – Interschool away—Marangaroo

Week 7

5 Jun – WA Day public holiday

6 Jun – MBA Sports (Kindy & PP)

6 Jun – Yr6 Kings Park Naturescape excursion

8 Jun – Assembly TA2

8 Jun – Yr6 Sausage & juice lunch order

9 Jun – MBA Sports (Kindy & PP)

9 Jun – Interschool away – Marangaroo


Please see our noticeboard outside administration for the following events:

  • HPPS Playgroup – Every Monday (during school term) 8.30-10.30am
  • Warwick Senior High School – Year 5 Buzz Day – Friday 23 June
  • Warwick Senior High School – Year 5 – Free Dance classes
  • Hello High School – Scotch College’s Memorial Hall, Swanbourne – 1 November 2023, 6-7.30pm
  • Epee Fencing – 50% discount for the first 4 weeks
  • Greenwood College Specialist Volleyball Program
  •  WGJFC – 4 x Fremantle Dockers players to conduct a 2-hour training session with the club – Friday 2 June 2023 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm at Ellersdale Reserve Warwick.
  • Kings Club School Holiday Program – Monday 3 to Friday 7 July, 9am to 12:30pm
  • Kingsway Indoor Stadium & Wanneroo Aquamotion – School Holiday Programs, Various Sports & Activities all through the holidays!
  • Attention all Future space Explorers!  Junior Engineers School Holiday Coding & Robotics Camps. Receive a $25 discount by using the code NEWBIE25.


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