Please be advised that the last day of Term 1 is Monday 23rd March.
School will finish at 3.30pm.
Grade 1 to 6 Students commence Thursday 30th January 2020.
For Foundation students start dates, please refer to your Foundation transition information in your Compass account.
Thursday 19th December is the final day of term 4 for students. School finishes at 3.30pm.
On Friday 6th December, 9.00am to 12.00pm there will be a Kaboom Incursion for all year levels which is an ENERGETIC, ENGAGING and ACTION PACKED Tabloid Sports day. 8 FULLY INCLUSIVE tabloid stations that get every student buzzing with excitement. A cross age focus to promote FRIENDSHIP and LEADERSHIP.
Please see your Compass account for more details.
Much like starting school in Foundation or commencing secondary school, moving from one year level to another can be challenging for many students and raises many questions like ‘I wonder what it’s going to be like in Grade…’ ?
To assist students in this transition, we have developed a whole school program for our Foundation to Grade 6 students. Our intra-school transition program aims to promote a positive start to school in 2020 by providing opportunities to build connections between students and their teachers and encourage positive approaches to the new learning environments.
The intra-school transition program will consist of 4 sessions. The student groupings for the transition sessions will change from week to week in sessions 1, 2 and 3. Students will have the opportunity to meet their 2020 class and teacher in session 4.
- Session 1 : Week 6 Thursday 14th November 9:05am – 9:50am
- Session 2 : Week 7 Thursday 21st November 9:05am – 9:50am
- Session 3 : Week 8 Tuesday 26th November 9:05am – 9:50am
- Session 4 : Week 10 Tuesday 10th December
- ‘Meet the teacher’ and your 2020 classmates!
- Grade 6 to Year 7 Orientation Day for all Grade 6 students who will be attending a Victorian Government Secondary School in 2020.
SAVE THE DATE, Thursday 12th December, for the Year 6 Graduation Evening!
More details will be provided in the coming weeks.
Term 4 is performance time again! This year our students will be involved in STOMP – an innovative and fun dance program. Students will participate in 8 x weekly lessons culminating in an energising performance for families in November.
There will be three evening performances with students split into three groups based on family name;
Monday 25th November: Families with A-G surnames
Tuesday 26th November: Families with H-N surnames
Wednesday 27th November: Families with O-Z surnames
Tickets can be purchased via this link https://compasstix.com/event/894e1af9-0233-442d-8dfc-5e2ff098c01c
We are so excited to announce the date for this years, bigger than ever – BIG. NIGHT. OUT !!!!!!!!!!!! Saturday 19th October.
We are upping the anti this year and, well, its going to be … BIG. Bigger Venue, Bigger night!
Click on this link to book your tickets https://www.trybooking.com/BFKON
There will again be a silent auction, and with more preparation time this year and a great team – we are now calling for donations! Please let Anna Esposito know if you have any auction items to donate – all welcome – that would be really wonderful – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Big Night Out Committee
Term 4 commences Monday 7th October.
Term 3 finishes on Friday 20th September at 2.30pm.
Term 4 commences on Monday 7th October.
HWPS Colour Fun Run Monday 16th September 10.00am to 12.00pm at St James Park.
Parents are welcome to come along and watch.
For further details please see this event in your Compass account
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. So if you hold that “important role” in a child’s life in any way please come along!
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. Last year was a huge success with 65 people attending so we hope to see you there.
Date and time: Thursday 29th 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: Monday 26th August at 12:00pm
Bookings via: https://www.trybooking.com/BEGTB
In celebration of National Book Week, Hawthorn West Primary will be hosting a ‘Reading is my Secret Power’ themed dress up day on Friday 23rd August. Students are encouraged to dress up as a character or important object from literature they have enjoyed. This event will celebrate the wide range of authors and illustrators of children’s books.
Tuesday 30th July 6pm – 7pm, Sing West Choir along with the Melbourne Girls College choirs will be performing a short concert to help raise money for the Brighter Future Organisation. This charity provides education to disadvantaged young people in Cambodia. The concert is raising money to assist with the development of a music program for students in a school near Siem Riep.
Tickets: $10 for Adults and $5 for Children and can be purchased via this link: https://www.trybooking.com/book/sessions?eid=520755
On Friday 31st July our Foundation students will be celebrating 100 Days at School.
On this day, students are asked to come to school dressed up as what they will look like when they are 100 years old.
On the day, students are asked to bring 100 of something in a zip lock bag, which has been provided by the school and sent home today. Suggestions for this include: cereal, grains of rice, beads, feathers, lego, pasta etc.
The Foundation cohort will be having a lunch party and students are welcome to bring in something small to share. Please could students from Foundation E and Foundation M bring sweet food, and students from Foundation S and Foundation G provide savoury food. Please ensure the food does not contain nuts, and cut into small pieces. If you would prefer your child not to participate in the shared lunch, please speak to your child’s classroom teacher.
We look forward to a fun day of counting!