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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.


Camp Australia

Camp Australia

There will be a Camp Australia information session for families on Wednesday 7th December at 7:00pm in the LRC. It is an opportunity for the Camp Australia team to introduce staff and outline their programs and plans.

Information session

Grade 6 Graduation

Grade 6 Graduation

On Wednesday 14th December our Grade 6 students are graduating. Graduation is a wonderful time to celebrate the successes and acheivements that our children have had at Hawthorn West Primary School.
Students and guests will be welcomed to the Memorial Hall courtyard. At 6:00pm students and teachers will head inside for dinner. Parents and guests are invited to enjoy light refreshments in the courtyard. At 7:00pm, guests will be seated in the hall for the Graduation ceremony. After the ceremony the students will stay and dance the night away at the disco. The night will conclude at approximately 9:45pm (prompt pick up would be appreciated)

Guest tickets:

Book Club

The Book Club brochures will be coming home in kiddie mail tomorrow (Wednesday 12th October). Issue 7 orders will close on Friday 21st October.

Science Night

Science Night

Please join us for a night of amazing Science! Thursday 27th October, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

We are opening our school for a night of Science fun.

Follow the path through the classrooms and take part in exciting Science activities.

Take instructive notes to further discussions at home.

science night flyer

End of term 3 footy lunch

End of term 3 footy lunch

Friday 16th September.

Lunchtime for F – Grade 2: 12:10pm

Lunchtime for Grade 3 – 6: 12:30pm

Ordering options are:

¨ Meat pie $4.00

¨ Vegetable pastie $4.00

¨ Sausage roll $2.20

To order lunch:

Orders close 9:30am, Monday 12th September

To run this lunch successfully, we need 3-4 helpers for around an hour of your time (if that).  If you are interested in helping, please contact Anna Stewart on 0402 900 485 – thank you!


(for catering purposes – no late orders accepted)


Big Night Out

Big Night Out

HWPS Big Night Out, Saturday 22nd October, 7:30pm

BNO Silent Auction Instructions

Pizza and gelato by the Pizza Wagon
EARLY BIRD $50 (book before 2pm Fri 16th September)
ADULT $60 (bookings close 2pm Thurs 20th October)
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Compass – push notifications

Compass – push notifications

We are committed to improving the ability for schools to communicate with members of their school community and are delighted to offer an additional communication method to email, print and SMS. Push Notifications allow you to send communications to iPhones, iPads and Android devices, with the Compass App installed.

Please note that only individuals who have installed the iOS or Android “Compass School Manager” native application and who have allowed notifications will receive these Push Notifications.

If you would like to receive push notifications to your mobile device, please download the app and allow notifications.

Android users can download the app on Google Play and iPhone and iPad users can download the app from the App Store.


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