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Term Dates

Term Dates 2022

28 Jan – 8 April

Term 2
26 Apr – 24 Jun

Term 3
11 Jul – 16 Sep

Term 4
3 Oct – 20 Dec


Hawthorn West Primary School uses Compass as its primary channel of communication with parents. Compass is a web-based system, accessible on any modern web-browser or via an app. We provide every enrolled family with a Compass account, which can be accessed by clicking on the Compass link below.

Key uses of Compass at Hawthorn West include:

  • Sending alerts and news items relating to school activities
  • Monitoring attendance and entering parent approvals for absence or lateness
  • Booking Parent-Teacher interviews
  • Providing electronic consent and payment for events, activities and camps
  • Accessing student reports
  • Making school payments
  • Ordering school photos
  • Accessing key school documentation.

Parent Partnerships

At Hawthorn West Primary School we are very fortunate to have strong community involvement in school activities and events. Many parents volunteer to assist in classrooms, or with camps, excursions and sporting events. We value the ongoing support that our parents provide to help with the running of school programs. Please access your Compass account for further information about the process of becoming a Parent Helper at HWPS.

Working With Children Check (WWCC)

The WWC Check is a minimum checking standard set by the Working with Children Act 2005 for those who work with children, either on a paid or voluntary basis.

All parent helpers in the school, as well as those attending sporting events, excursions and camps, are now required to have a current Volunteer Working with Children Check and provide the details to our office.

The application process is available online. For more information, or to apply, click here.

Lunch Orders

Lunch orders at Hawthorn West PS are provided by Classroom Cuisine.

Lunch orders will be provided on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Orders need to be placed online by 8:30am for lunches required that day.


The school uniform is available from PSW, 12 Strathalbyn Street, East Kew, Victoria, 3102.

Second Hand uniform items are now stored in the cupboard at the end of the Western corridor opposite the Lost Property cupboard. You are welcome to purchase items of second hand clothing for a gold coin donation per item. Please help keep this cupboard neat & tidy.

**Please note: the sports top & sports shorts are only for students from Grade 3 onwards**

Before and After School Care

TeamKids Before & After Care, Vacation Care.

TeamKids is the premium provider that exists to enrich children’s lives before school, after school and throughout the school holidays.

Before & After Care Available Here!

When attending TeamKids before and after school care, your children are in remarkable hands. Our full-time Director of Service is highly experienced in the field, and their number one priority is fun – your child will love the experiences we have on offer every day at TeamKids.

When children join our team, not only are they able to explore their world through our designated activity zones and TeamKids Clubs, but they’ll get to connect, collaborate and learn with others in a supportive and nurturing environment that fosters their individuality and own unique interests.

They’ll also enjoy an incredible menu, jam-packed with nutritious and delicious food. One thing is for sure, your child will not go hungry.

From the moment you walk through the door, TeamKids provides an atmosphere that is welcoming, relaxed and inclusive. At every opportunity, we aim to promote child agency and help to shape their innate leadership skills through a variety of in- house leadership opportunities and fun, engaging rewards programs.

We offer industry-leading educator to child ratios of 1:10 (industry standard is 1:15), resulting in safer, better supervised experiences for all involved.

All of our programs are fully approved under the National Child Care Subsidy (CCS).

We’re excited and look forward to welcoming you to the TeamKids Family.

To find out more, register or book, click here

Outside providers

Each term at Hawthorn West Primary, we have a number of extra-curricular programs that we offer our students before & after school.  All queries & registrations should be directed to them. 


Our school is proud to announce we are an eSmart school.

Since we first registered with the program, we have introduced many new policies and activities to improve the way our school manages cybersafety, bullying and cyberbullying.

We feel confident our students, staff and the wider school community are now well supported to be smart, safe and responsible users of digital technology.

We encourage everyone in the school community to continue to uphold and promote eSmart behaviours, at school and at home. If you are aware of any incidents of bullying, cyberbullying or risky online behaviour, please contact the Principal.

Lunchtime Clubs

Hawthorn West PS run a variety of lunchtime clubs to cater for children’s wide-ranging interests. These clubs are run during lunchtime by teaching staff and include quiet reading in the Library, the student newspaper, aerobics, State School Spectacular, Sing West choir, concert band, STEM Club, Lunchtime BookClub, Art Club and Minecraft Club.