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Book Week

Book Week

Book week at HWPS will be commencing Monday 27th to Friday 31st August. The theme of the week is ‘Find Your Treasure‘. The book week parade will take place Monday 27th August at 9am on the basketball courts. Students are encouraged to dress up as their favourite book character using ‘find your treasure’ as inspiration. Parents, family and special friends are invited to attend.
A gold coin donation is welcomed. These funds will help support Australian Numeracy Literacy Foundation (ANLF). Your donations to ANLF will assist in providing funding, training, support and resources to individuals, families and schools.
Additional events for the week include Author visits from Brian Nankervis (Grade 3 – 6) on Tuesday 28th and Kym Lardner (Foundation – Grade 2) on Wednesday 29th. On Friday 31st will be the whole school Readathon.
We look forward to the week!

Father’s Day Breakfast

Father’s Day Breakfast

HWPS: Father’s Day Breakfast – orders close Wednesday 29 August. 

The HWPS Father’s Day Breakfast will be held again this year on Friday 31 August.
Invite Dad, Grandad, Step-Dad, or a special person before school to celebrate Father’s Day.
Friday 31 August 7:30am – 8:50am

  • Pancakes – three canadian pancakes with 3 toppings (maple syrup, chocolate sauce and berry compote) + orange juice $7.50
  • Breakfast Roll  – pulled pork, cheese and scrambled egg roll with BBQ sauce + orange juice $12
  • Breakfast Beans – chipotle baked beans with cheese and dipping bread + orange juice $10
  • Four Rascals Coffee will be there serving a range of hot beverages too! (cash on the morning)

Three lucky breakfast eaters will win a family breakfast at Mixed Business Cafe in Clifton Hill!

Book via TryBooking www.trybooking.com/XPXG
Bookings close Wednesday 29 August at 3pm
(for catering purposes – no late orders accepted)

There may also be other activities on the morning depending on volunteers.  We need 6 volunteers to assist.  Please contact Joel Cranshaw at joelcranshaw@gmail.com or on 0466845100 if you would like to volunteer or you have any other queries.
We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Father’s Day Drinks

Father’s Day Drinks

Calling all fathers and those who hold that “important role” in a child’s life! It’s almost Fathers’ Day and that’s a great reason to catch up and enjoy an evening with people you know and ones you haven’t met yet.
Last year was a huge success with 65 people attending the inaugural Fathers’ Day drinks. We are holding the evening at the Spreadeagle Hotel again, 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 help raise some money for the school. We hope to see you there.
Date and time: Tuesday 28th August, 7:30PM to 11PM
Location: The Spreadeagle Hotel, 372 Bridge Road,Richmond
Cost: $25 per head
The package: Exclusive use of the Coppin and Corner rooms with upstairs bar and facilities, canapés and welcome drink at the start of the evening.
Final RSVP: Friday 24th August 12:00pm
Bookings via: https://www.trybooking.com/XLSY

Book Club

Book Club

The latest August Book Club catalogue has been distributed. Books will be delivered in the next 1 – 2 weeks.

Term 3 Icy Pole roster

Term 3 Icy Pole roster

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 4 parent volunteers each week to run the icypole sales due to the split lunchtimes this year. 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
*** To volunteer, please go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d48aca82daa8-icypole6

HWPS: Future Forum

HWPS: Future Forum

School Council will be holding a forum to reflect on the achievements of the last 5 years and exploring the plans for the future. We will soon have 500 children enrolled at the school and as part of planning for the next 5 years, we will present the school master plan to you. We also want to hear from you about what you love about Hawthorn West Primary School and where you think we can do better.

To RSVP: www.trybooking.com/WBKX

Asian Extravaganza

Asian Extravaganza

This year Education Week is focusing on The Arts. At HWPS as part of the Arts Program, we have chosen to use this opportunity to develop our students understanding and respect of Asian culture and diversity.

Students will rotate through 5 activities focusing on Asian Arts and Culture.

These include;

  1. A Bollywood Dancing workshop with a professional dance instructor
  2. Taiko drumming Performance- this is an incursion in the hall
  3. Decorating a Korean round fan each as well as 2 Japanese Koinobori mascots for their connect group
  4. Learning a Chinese song about looking for a friend
  5. Learning about Sumo wrestling, making miniature Sumos.

Students will be rotating around the school with a teacher in established multi-age groups for the day. We call these Connect groups.

At 2.40pm we will all meet on the Basketball Court (fingers crossed for the weather). We will have a Bollywood Dance off, Whole school singalong.

Students can dress up in an Asian themed costume. Eg. Manga, flag colours, traditional dress, kimono, karate, Taekwondo, sport team colours, as a Asian food -Sushi roll, pop stars (K-Pop), let your imagination go wild!

Open Morning

Open Morning

Open Morning for Prospective Families

Thursday 24th May, 9:15am – 11:00am

Open Morning

Visible Wellbeing with Lea Waters

Visible Wellbeing with Lea Waters

We are pleased to invite you to attend an evening with Professor Lea Waters (PhD), founder of the Visible Wellbeing Program being implemented at Hawthorn West PS in 2018.

Professor Lea Waters is a psychologist, researcher, speaker and author who specializes in positive education, positive parenting, and positive organizations.

Professor Lea Waters will be speaking on Wednesday 9th May, at 6.00pm in the auditorium at Melbourne Girls College.

This presentation will introduce families to Visible Wellbeing, which combines the science of wellbeing with the science of learning to make wellbeing visible in all classes and across co-curricular at the school. Visible Wellbeing is the culmination of 20 years of high-impact research in psychology and education conducted and published by Lea Waters PhD.

In this presentation, Lea shares a few of the Visible Wellbeing practices that can be easily used by parents to support the wellbeing of their children at home. We warmly encourage you to attend if you would like to hear more about this program along with its implementation at Hawthorn West PS.

For more information about Professor Lea Waters and Visible Wellbeing, please see the link below. https://www.leawaters.com/bio.html

If you would like to attend the evening, please RSVP at www.trybooking.com/VKCW

Mother’s Day stall

Mother’s Day stall

Mother’s Day Stall: Thursday 10th 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.

The Mother’s Day Stall gifts are all about pampering our mum’s/special person this year! We have a fabulous selection of gifts from local businesses such as Lumira, Husk, Tonic, Huxter and Canvas and Sasson.

Purchase via www.trybooking.com/UZBJ (Bookings close Monday 7th May at 3pm & no late orders or cash on the day)

Treat Mum this Mother’s Day!

Cyber Safety parent information session

Cyber Safety parent information session

Hawthorn West Primary School invites you to an evening with guest speaker Susan McLean advising us on all topics, tips and strategies for your family to be Cyber Safe.

  • When: THURSDAY March 1st 2018
  • Where: HWPS Library
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Cost: $20 – RSVP AT ​​www.trybooking.com/UDHT by 26th February
  • Please note: The Parent & Guardian evening session is not suitable for children.
  • If we do not receive the attendance numbers required, we will not be able to hold this valuable session.

Susan McLean is Australia’s foremost expert in the area of cyber safety and Internet use by young people. Widely known as the ‘Cyber Cop’, she was the first Victoria Police Officer appointed to a position involving cyber safety and young people.

Susan will present to the Hawthorn West Community about keeping your children safe online. Most children now have electronic devices and mobile phones from a young age that are connected to the Internet.

We strongly encourage one parent per family to attend the evening in order to help prepare you with knowledge and strategies for keeping your children safe online.

‘Parenting in the 21st century requires you to be able to parent in the digital space. Technology is firmly entrenched in our lives and that of our children so we need the tools to deal with issues as they arise.’ Susan McLean

Moonlight Cinema

Moonlight Cinema

Catch up with friends at HWPS with a picnic dinner from 7:00pm, then sit back and enjoy ‘Coco’ under the stars after sunset (see attached flyer)
When: Friday 23rd February, 2018
Time: 7:00pm picnic dinner & the movie will be screened at dusk
Where: Basketball courts, HWPS
BYO: blankets, chairs & bean bags
Tickets:  www.trybooking.com/UBYH (pizza sales close 3:00pm Wednesday 23rd Feb & ticket sales close 3:00pm Friday 23rd Feb & no late orders will be taken)
(please note, a printed ticket is required for entry on the night)
Ice creams and soft drink & water available for sale on the night
Drink: A cash bar serving wine & beer will be operating on the night – no BYO alcohol is allowed to ensure we comply with the conditions of the liquor license
We need volunteers to serve on the bar—please contact the school on 9818 2233 if you can help on the night

Book Fair 2017

Book Fair 2017

Need any last minute gifts….

Give the gift that enriches the imagination, Fiction, Non fiction, gift packs, box sets and stationary all available. Books supplied by Scholastic: Help your school library to get fantastic new resources for 2018.

Friday 1st  3:30- 4pm

Monday 4th 8:30- 8:50 am and 3:30-4pm

Tuesday 5th 8:30- 8:50 am and 3:30-4pm

Wednesday 6th 8:30- 8:50 am  and 3:30-4pm

Thursday 7th 8:30- 8:50 am

Being held in the Music Room

30% of all money raised at the fair goes directly towards additional books for the school library.

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