All year 4, 5 & 6 students have the opportunity to bring an Apple laptop to class everyday. Either a 11″ or 13″ MacBook Pro or Air is suitable.

The specifications for an Apple laptop purchase is quite specific, so please do not purchase a device, new or second hand, until you are fully aware of the school’s current requirements.  You can purchase the device through Winthrop or any other retailer ensuring the device has the necessary requirements, apple care and insurance. 

If purchasing second hand please be aware that any MacBook Pro or Air earlier than Mid 2013 are considered obsolete by Apple and will not run the latest operating system and consequently is unable to run the latest version of the apps that we use in school.

All required documentation must be complete and insurance proven prior to the laptop being brought to class.

  • 11″, 13″ or 15″ MacBook Air or MacBook Pro.   An 11″ MacBook Air is the cheapest option … and is a very good option.
  • Protective sleeve
  • New external hard drive (minimum 500GB) to be used as a ‘time machine’ backup. A usb is not suitable for this.
  • Set of ear / head phones. (most will fit the standard audio jack, so maybe try an existing pair you may have lying around)

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Click on the below link to purchase a device via Winthrop:


Backing up my laptop … Back Up! Back Up! Back Up!

Backing up your child’s data on the laptop is extremely important and essential as part of our ICT program. It is recommended that back ups are carried out frequently (at least once a week) to back up copies of important files (photos, music, projects, etc).

Unfortunately, we cannot recover data in the event of a hard drive failure or other circumstances. It is a good life habit to always keep two copies / back up of your computers data.

It is also necessary for your child to Time Machine / back-up data as there will be times when we will need to image (or re-image) your laptop to upload required school information, i.e. WiFi settings.

Time Machine is the built-in backup software on the MacBook and is simple to use. It is designed to work with external hard drives and it keeps a copy of all your files, and remembers how your system looked on any given day so you can revisit your Mac as it appeared in the past.

A detailed explanation of Time Machine and how to back up can be found at this link: Apple:Time Machine

You will not find rooms with rows of desks at Hawker Park!

All students from K-6 learn philosophy so they learn to think, respect others’ opinions, listen, take turns, give reasons, disagree respectfully, ask questions and more.

A new and exciting dimension for our school.

Learning through play and activities.

A focus on strengths based learning with our motto “How are you SMART?” 

Providing students with the skills to self-regulate, look for the positives in life and be resilient.

Caring for all members of our school community – students, parents and staff. 

Our Physical Education specialist encourages participation in many sporting activities.

  • Before school running club
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Faction & Inter-school Athletics Carnivals
  • Winter Carnival
  • Faction Cross Country

All classes from Year 1- 6 have weekly music lessons with our music specialist teacher.

All students from Year 1-6 take part in a School Choir. We have Junior, Middle and Upper Primary School choirs. The students practice their songs during their class music time once per week which they are going to perform at School Assemblies.

HPPS participates in the Instrumental Music School Services (IMSS) program and students in year 5 and year 6 have an opportunity to learn woodwind and percussion instruments. Students are identified for the program based on their IMSS musical aptitude test results (tested in year 4), enthusiasm and attitude towards music as demonstrated in music classes. Lessons are conducted during school hours by specialist instrument teachers from IMSS.

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We have a lovely school library at Hawker Park managed by Mrs Keevil.

The Library will be open from 12.40pm to 1.00pm each day Tuesday to Thursday for book exchange and silent reading time only.  There will be no games during these sessions.  Students will be supervised by Mrs Keevil.

All classes from Year 1- 6 have a weekly lesson with our Indonesian specialist teacher.

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