- Hawker Park School
HAWKER PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL
An Independent Public School
47 Hawker Ave, Warwick WA 6024
Principal - Dr Irma Roberts
Telephone 9448 6750 Fax 9448 6766
Associate Principal - Andrew Etheridge
Issue 2 Issue 6
Mother’s Day recently was celebrated by many classes. Thank you to those parents,
grandparents and others who were able to come to be with their children to help enjoy the
activities and be involved with the classes. Year 1 students had lots of fun with their photo booth!
Mrs Dobson and the students prepared a wonderful morning tea and lovely readings for those
present. Then, adults joined their children in a sporting activity. Again, thank you to all those who
attended and for teachers and staff for making the events a huge success.
SCHOOL ENROLMENTS FOR 2016
If you would like to apply to enrol your child/ren for Kindergarten, Pre-primary or Primary (years 1 to 6) for
the 2016 school year please come to the front office of Hawker Park Primary School to collect an
Please make sure that you have applied to enrol your child as soon as you can. The cut off date for
applications is 31 JULY 2015. Submitting your application before the cut off date will allow us to
commence planning of classes for the coming year.
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 2016.
If you have a neighbour or friend whose child will be turning 4 before 30 June 2016, please remind them
they will need to complete an application form to ensure their child can secure a place in Kindergarten in
Kindergarten - must turn 4 by June 30th, 2016
Pre-primary - must turn 5 by June 30th, 2016
At the time of enrolment you must produce a photocopy of your child/children’s birth certificate,
ACIR Immunisation Statement and proof of current residence (utility account).
Early Childhood Open Day
We are having an Early Childhood School Open Day this year on Wednesday 17 June 2015, from 9.30am until
10.30am. There will be early childhood classrooms open and teachers on hand to answer your questions about
Hawker Park Primary School. To register your interest, phone the school office on (08) 9448 6750.
Dr Irma Roberts: on behalf of the staff and School Board of Hawker Park Primary School
Next P&C meeting Wednesday 3 June 2015 - 7.00pm, Staff Room
Payments can be made online with direct deposit - Acct: Hawker Park PS
BSB: 306074 Acct No: 4857503
The School Board meeting has been postponed to Tuesday 26 May 2015.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Wed 13 May NAPLAN
Thur 14 May NAPLAN
Buz Hope Program commences (Room 5/6)
Fri 15 May
Interschool Sports—HPPS v Marangaroo
Tue 19 May Parent Workshop: Reading Readiness SKills
Wed 20 May Year 5/6 Excursion, Hills Forrest
Thur 21 May Music Assembly
Fri 22 May
Fire Brigade Visit (Room 7)
Interschool Sports—Goollelal v HPPS
Fri 29 May
Interschool Sports—HPPS v Halidon
Mon 1 June WA Day Holiday
Tue 2 June
Parent Workshop: How Children learn to read
See our notice board for further details:
Australian Sports Camp
Friday 5 June
Soup & Bread Roll
Choose from Pumpkin, Chicken
Noodle or Minestrone.
Free soup refill if you bring your own
An order form will be sent home with all students on
Thank you for your co-operation, Narelle
[email protected] or 0429 042 916 or 9447 0691
Coming soon! (very soon!)
Free Parent Literacy Workshop 2015
Presented by Denise Ansingh
As many of you already know our Librarian, Claire Atkinson
is retiring. Claire has been at the school for fifteen years.
On behalf of our staff, students and school community, we
thank Claire for all her contributions over the years and
wish her well in her future endeavours. We hope Claire
will visit the school from time to time to say hello to the
many friends she has here.
Thank you to Mrs Joyce Keevil (one of our current staff
members) who has taken on the role of Librarian on
Mondays. I am certain that all the students will enjoy
visiting Mrs Keevil in the library during their weekly classes.
A huge thank you to everyone who contributed and helped
to make the first week a great success. Last week we
raised $147.45! The year 6 students will be selling
cupcakes outside the senior wet area at recess every
Wednesday during term 2. Cup cakes will be sold for $1
(small) and $2 (large). All funds raised will go towards the
year 6 camp. Thank you to the great helpers!
Workshop 1: Tuesday 19 May
Reading Readiness Skills
Workshop 2: Tuesday 2 June
How Children Learn to Read
7.00pm-8.30pm in the school staffroom
You may attend one or both of these workshops.
To assist with planning and catering, please contact Denise in
EC2 on 9448 5478 to book your place by Friday 15 May 2015.
Learning to read, just like learning to talk, is a complex
process which involves developing many skills. These
workshops will highlight the reading readiness skills
which provide the foundation for learning to read:
beginning with the importance of oral language and
then understanding the way print works. You can help
your child at home by developing important visual and
auditory skills and phonological awareness.
Well, term 2 has taken off and it is a busy term! I want to congratulate Vayda (Preprimary), Sophie (Year 1), Aine (Year 3) and Darcie (Year 4) on receiving the Chaplains
Award for term 1. These four students consistently demonstrate the values of Respect,
Kindness and Manners within our school.
This term the value we are focusing on is Responsibility. Being responsible with the school
equipment, remembering to do homework and bring it to school the next day and doing the things
that you have said you would do.
Being responsible means:
others can depend on you and that you do something to the best of your ability.
when you make a mistake you take responsibility for it; you don't blame others.
you are growing up.
As we teach this at school it would be wonderful if you could talk with your children about being responsible as
this will also help the children to focus on this value.
Remember I am your Chaplain; if you need some support please do not hesitate to call me.
Today a letter regarding In-term Swimming for weeks 9 and 10 was issued to all
students from Pre-primary to Year 6. Swimming is a very important skill that all
students should learn. It may save their own life or even allow them to save
someone else’s one day. It is part of our curriculum and as such ALL students are
required to attend unless for medical reasons. At $6.20 a lesson it is good value.
We are conscious that these lessons this year are in winter, however coming at
the end of the term and with all the other events in the school calendar there are
some advantages. Each year we place three preferences for when we would like
our lessons and they are then allocated by the Department based on all schools’
requests. In the past we have had lessons in terms 2, 3 and 4. When requests
are made for 2016 later this year we will discuss them at a P&C meeting.
I thank you in advance for your support in this programme and if you have any concerns please do not hesitate to
contact me, Andrew Etheridge (Associate Principal).
Thank you to our hard working gardeners Mr Tustanowski and Mr Covich who have
organised the completion of the Outdoor Classroom. Reticulation has been installed and
the grass is now laid. From term 3 this area will be available for our students to enjoy!
Uniform Shop News
Winter is on its way and the uniform shop is prepared. Winter jackets
are available in:
Zip Fleece Jacket sizes 4-8 for $33 and Rain Jacket sizes 6-16 for $45
Both are warm and look great. These can be purchased at the uniform
shop on Mondays between 8.00am—8.30am and Fridays between
2.30pm—3.00pm or ordered by leaving correct change with an order
form in an envelope at the front office (the item and receipt will be
delivered to the child's room). Order forms can be downloaded from the
Caroline Centa (0420 910 230)
Walk Safely to School Day
Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD) is an annual, national event when all Primary School children will be encouraged to walk and
commute safely to school. It is a Community Event seeking to promote Road Safety, Health, Public Transport and the Environment.
It will be held throughout Australia on Friday 22 May 2015
The objectives of WSTSD are:
To encourage parents and carers to walk to school with primary school age children and reinforce safe pedestrian behaviour.
To promote the health benefits of walking and help create regular walking habits at an early age.
To ensure that children up to 10 years old hold an adult's hand when crossing the road.
To help children develop the vital road-crossing skills they will need as they become mature pedestrians.
To reduce the car dependency habits that are being created at an early age and which will be difficult to change as children
To promote the use of Public Transport.
To reduce the level of air pollution created by motor vehicles.
To reduce the level of traffic congestion.
WINTER INTERSCHOOL SPORTS
Last week we played Dalmain for the first time in Interschool competition. The results are:
Soccer 6-2 (HPPS won) - good job to all participants. Good sportsmanship was shown.
Football 24-41 (Dalmain won) - great job, better luck next time.
Netball A 4-22 (Dalmain won) - better luck next time.
Netball B lost courageously, better luck next time.
This Friday we will be competing against Marangaroo Primary School at home. Football and soccer will be played at
Hawker oval and netball will be played at the schools courts.
Year 4 & 5
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HAWKER PARK P&C
Next P&C Meeting
Wednesday 3 June 2015 at 7pm in the school staff room.
School Banking Day Reminder
Don’t forget that Wednesday is our School Banking day in the
library before school between 8.00am-8.30am. Students should
bring in their weekly deposit. (There is no minimum deposit!)
For every deposit made at school, no matter how big or small,
students will receive a Dollarmites token. Once students have
individually collected 10 tokens they can redeem them for an
exclusive School Banking reward item in recognition of their
continued savings behaviour.
Remember our school earns 5% commission on every deposit made
(to a maximum of $10 per individual deposit).
Thank you for supporting the School Banking program at Hawker Park Primary School. We have
had a wonderful response to the program so far with almost 50% of the school involved, which is
From your Hawker Park School Banking Coordinators,
Kylie Babic and Leanne Tysoe
(Email [email protected] with any queries or come visit us in the library
Did you know?
We have a talented mum at the school who is a dog groomer. She lives in Warwick and is happy
to accept new clients. So if you are in need of a dog groomer then please don’t hesitate to
phone Nova on 0409 994 188. Cost is $50 for small dogs and $60 for medium dogs.
The Entertainment Books will be available from the front office from Friday 15 May 2015. Price is
only $65.00 and $13 from each book sold will go back to Hawker Park P&C. Plenty of savings are available in
the book. For further information please contact Rachael Anastas 0417 720 447 or [email protected]