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Father’s day breakfast

Father’s day breakfast

The HWPS Father’s Day Breakfast will be held again this year on Tuesday 5 September.
Invite Dad, Granddad, Step-Dad, or a special person before school to celebrate Father’s Day.
Tuesday 5 September 7:30am – 8:45am
Your choice of:

  • Pancakes – three Canadian pancakes with maple syrup or chocolate sauce or berry compote + orange juice – $6 (add bacon for $3)
  • Breakfast Tacos – two tacos + orange juice – $9
    • Smoked pork neck, green tomato salsa, bourbon sour cream
    • Pulled jackfruit, tomato salsa, contraband BBQ sauce

Four Rascals Coffee will be there serving a range of hot beverages too! (cash on the morning)

We will also have a couple of activities for dads and kids to do together –

  • Polaroid photo booth, with novelty hats (gold coin donation)
  • Handball target comp

Book via TryBooking:
Bookings close Wednesday 30 August at 3pm
(for catering purposes – no late orders accepted)

If you would like to volunteer to assist with this event please sign up through the genius register link below

Any queries contact Joel Cranshaw 0466845100 or Andrew Higgins 0423355949

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Book Week

Book Week

Hawthorn West Primary will be celebrating Book Week in Week 6!

The theme this year is Escape to Everywhere, highlighting how books can help us escape and expand our minds, which lends itself beautifully to our whole school focus on student well-being and positive psychology!

We will be having a dress up day and whole school parade on Friday 25th of August, so get those creative juices  flowing and start thinking about your costumes today!!

Other fun things to look forward to include the writing competition and story time in the library. With more   wonderful activities still to come, we will keep you posted!

We can’t wait to celebrate Book Week with you all!


Grade 5/6 campers ETA 3:00pm

Dear families,
The Grade 5/6 campers have left Camp Kangaroobie and they are lunching in Winchelsea. At this stage, they are due to arrive back to school at 3.00pm today. The buses will be unloading in the drop off zone in Wood St so please avoid driving or parking in Wood Street during this time.
Thank you.

Father’s Day Drinks

Father’s Day Drinks

It’s almost Fathers’ Day and that’s a great reason to catch up and enjoy an evening with the Dads you know and ones you haven’t met yet. This year’s Fathers’ Day drinks are at the Spread Eagle Hotel so come along after the kids are in bed or on your way home from work. You’ll not only have a good time you’ll also be helping raise money for the school. We hope to see lot of you there.

Date and time: Thursday 31st August, 7:30PM to 11PM
Location: The Spread Eagle Hotel, 372 Bridge Road, Richmond
Cost: $25 per head
The package: Exclusive use of the Coppin Room with upstairs bar and facilities, canapés and welcoming drinks at the start of the evening.
Final RSVP: Thursday 24rd August, 2:00pm
Bookings via:

Book Club

Book Club

The latest Book Club catalogue has been distributed. The close off date for orders is Friday 4th August for Issue 5.
If you did not receive a catalogue, please ask your classroom teacher.

Icypole Roster: Term 3 roster now open

Icypole Roster: Term 3 roster now open

*** To volunteer please click here

Every Thursday lunchtime at Hawthorn West Primary School icypoles are available for all students to purchase. The cost of icypoles is $1 each.

We require 2 parent volunteers each week to run the icypole sales. You can roster on once a year, once a term or as many times as you like. This is a fun, quick and easy way to get involved and help out. This year you can sign up online for the dates that suit. (Note: This is a change from previous years where parents volunteered and were then rostered on).

Volunteering involves:

– arriving approx. 15 minutes prior to lunchtime to set up (collect and sort icypoles from the freezer)

– selling icypoles for 20-30 minutes

– counting and bagging the money and submitting it to the school office

Location: HWPS – next to the BBQ





The HWPS student disco will be held on Friday 2nd June. For further information, please click here.

There are two session times: Foundation – Grade 2 students from 6:15pm – 7:15pm & Grade 3 – 6 students from 7:45pm – 9:00pm.

To purchase tickets, please click here. Tickets include a disco glow goodie bag. Ticket sales close Wednesday 31st May at 2:00pm.

To sign up & help on the night:

Open Day: Prospective new families

Open Day: Prospective new families

HWPS will be holding an Open Morning for prospective families on Thursday 25th May from 9:15am – 11:00am. If you are interested in sending your child to HWPS in future years, please come along and have a look around during a ‘working morning’ at HWPS. There is no need to RSVP to this event. Enrolment forms can be submitted to staff during this morning.

Mother’s Day stall

Mother’s Day stall

Thursday 11th May

$10 per gift (includes gift and wrapping)

Every year at HWPS we hold a Mother’s Day Stall. The children love having the opportunity to choose a gift for their mother/special person. We will make every effort to ensure siblings do not buy the same gift.

Treat Mum this Mother’s Day!

Purchase via

Bookings close on Monday 8nd May at 8pm

No late orders or cash on the day available

We have been generously supported by several Melbourne based businesses this year – bringing   fabulous variety to our Mother’s Day Stall! We thank the following businesses for their support:

Elk – designers of original, contemporary fashion and jewellery. We have sourced a fabulous selection of Elk bracelets and brooches.

Maisey Candles – designed locally in Melbourne from recipes handed down several generations. These mini natural soy candles come in a variety of scents!

Robert Gordon Pottery – hand crafted pottery and homewares.

The Woodsfolk Family Store, Hawthorn – pastel planter pots.

We also thank Kerrie Bourne, Honey Honey Creations; and Isabella Patterson, Home by Tribal; for their ongoing support of our Mother’s Day events – donating hand crafted wood coasters and gift bags for our stall as well as donating gifts for the Mother’s Day Drinks raffle.


Mother’s Day drinks

Mother’s Day drinks

Thursday 11th May
From 7:30pm
Beehive Hotel Hawthorn, 84 Barkers Rd Hawthorn
Tickets: $35 (includes drink on arrival, canapés and a raffle ticket)
Book via Trybooking
Bookings close Monday 8th May at 3:00pm (due to venue requirements, no late bookings or cash on the day available)



Our annual Lapathon is a very popular event and every student actively participates to get fit and help raise money for our school.

This year the funds raised will go towards our Grounds Masterplan which we hope to commence later this year. The Lapathon is one of our biggest fundraisers for the year and we are asking all students & interested parents to collect sponsorship pledges from family and friends.

On the day, students & parents will have 45 minutes to run and/or walk as many laps as possible around the track at St James Oval.  As a rough guide, students can complete between 10 – 20 laps. F-2 students will run around the St James Park oval whilst the Gr 3-6 students & parents will run a slightly longer course around St James Park.

Prizes this year will be awarded to:

  • The family who raises the most funds
  • The children who complete the most laps from each level
  • The family who complete the most laps
  • The ‘best’ dressed student

The winners will be announced at Assembly. It is a great morning and we encourage parents to come to the school from 11:00am and participate or join us in cheering the children on!

Remember to wear your HOUSE COLOURS! Go crazy with top-to-toe colour and we look forward to having some fun!

There will be an End of Term Lunch after the event with a Sausage Sizzle, ice cream cups and even a cake stall. Yum!

Please pre-order sausages $2.70 and ice cream cups $2.70 on Trybooking by 12:00pm Wednesday 29th March.  No late orders can be accepted as we need to place the order with the suppliers.

Lunch orders:

Lapathon form

Sun Smart reminder

Sun Smart reminder

Just a reminder, that all students are expected to wear their Hawthorn West Primary School hats at recess, lunch times and PE until the end of April.


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