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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.

If you would like to attend the evening, please RSVP at

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 (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 ​​ 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: (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.

Moonlight Cinema

Moonlight Cinema

Our last school social event, the Moonlight Cinema, will be held on Friday 24th November at 7:00pm.

The movie that will been chosen by the JSC to be screened this year is “The Emoji Movie”. Please come along and join us – it will be a perfect opportunity to relax and spend time with family and friends. Pizza will be served and ice creams will be available to snack on prior to the movie starting.

Please book and pay for your tickets and pizzas on trybooking:

The Bar will be open for adults, however due to our licensing restrictions, BYO alcohol is not an option. We do ask that you print your tickets and bring them along as proof of purchase.


Icypole Roster: Term 4 roster now open

Icypole Roster: Term 4 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



Camp Australia Holiday Program

Camp Australia Holiday Program

Are you ready for a Time Jump these school holidays? We are! Come and join us as we discover differnet times and places. We’ll explore the past, present and future through all kinds of awesome activities, games and excursions.


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
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

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!

Big Night Out

Big Night Out

Tickets are available for the Big Night Out 2017:

Join your fellow HWPS parents for a night of good food, drinks, DJ and excellent company at the 2017 Parents Big Night Out!
The evening is your best chance this year to let your hair down, meet the rest of the school community and raise much needed funds that will go towards implementing the outdoor spaces redevelopment.
Early Bird tickets, $55 on sale until the end of Term 3.
Lazy Bird tickets $65 available until 12 October.
Ticket price includes welcome drink and dinner by food truck Bibimbap.
Drinks at bar prices and there will be great items up for auction.

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!


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