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Start of Term Two

I will be away in the first two weeks of next term on Long Service Leave. During this time Jan Love, who filled in for me last year will be acting Principal and can be contacted at school on 86484003. I can also report that at the last Governing Council meeting at the end of the term to special days were approved:

  • Monday May 27th – a Whole School Closure day for the Hawker Races Weekend. No staff present at school on this day.
  • Friday June 7th – a pupil free day as part of a Portfolio Pupil Free Day including the Far North Partnership. Staff will be engaging in Professional Learning on the ‘Areas of Impact’ strategy for public education.

Looking forward to seeing everyone when I get back.

Daren O'Neill

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Financial Counsellor Service

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April 4 Newsletter

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Erin Phillips Girls Footy Clinic

The Broughton Mundoora Footy Club is holding a clinic for girls aged 7 -15 with AFLW Superstar Erin Phillips on Sunday 21st April. For more information or to register your child go to


Daren O'Neill

SAPSASA Basketball

Dear Parents and Caregivers, 

We have a good news about SAPSASA basketball. The boys won their semi-final and will enter the finals. As a result, they will be back in Hawker between 4:15 and 4:30. 

Daren O'Neill

Children's University 2024


S.R.C. 2024

Dear Parents and Caregivers, 


Parent Student Teacher Interviews and Mission Australia Visit

On Tuesday April 9th and Wednesday April 10th (Week 11 of the Term) the school will be holding it’s Parent Student Teacher Interview nights. These interviews will be an opportunity for Parents and Students to get feedback from their teachers (in all subject areas Primary and Secondary) on their progress so far this year. These interviews will replace our term one written secondary reports and primary progress checks which have been used for this purpose in recent years. I encourage all parents to take the opportunity to book interviews with all teachers when the Session Keeper portal opens up on Tuesday April 2nd at 9am for interview bookings.The Session Keeper portal can be accessed through the following address: Student Teacher Interviews Term 1 2024

Interview timeslots will run for 15 minutes and run from 3.30pm until 6pm each night.

The meetings will provide the following:

  • A chance for parents and students to get an idea of how students are progressing so far, in terms of a possible AC grade at the moment. However this would be simply a statement about progress at this point of the semester and should not be taken as a prediction.
  • Discussion and sharing of student work, areas for further improvement, possible tasks and activities that can also be done at home.
  • The opportunity for parents, students and teachers to ask questions. The school and home environments are part of a students learning and this is an opportunity to get some clarity here.

Once bookings are made on Session Keeper teachers will be aware of these. If it is not possible to fit an interview in teachers can also be available at other times by appointment through the front office or their school email. Some teachers will be available for conversations on both days, however other teachers will be available as follows:

  • Amanda Hilder – Tuesday April 9th
  • Emily Fels – Wednesday April 10th
  • Travis McDonald – Wednesday April 10th
  • Hayley Brown – Wednesday April 10th

Mission Australia Bookings:

Representatives from Mission Australia/NDIS will also be coming on these days to address any inquiries you may have regarding NDIS. Topics for discussion encompass NDIS access and eligibility, comprehension and utilisation of your NDIS plan, navigating the portal, effectively managing supports and budgets within your plan, and methods for finding and engaging providers. Additionally, parents and community members have the opportunity to have a chat with the Community Engagement Facilitator to discuss recognised community gaps such as employment opportunities, inclusive sporting activities, and available services. These bookings are open to all parents to consider attending.

With the isolation of Hawker and the accompanying issues of difficulties accessing services this offers parents the chance to make a booking to discuss any support issues. Mission Australia can be booked from 2pm onwards each day, running through to 6pm.

Daren O'Neill

Swimming Carnival Preperations 2024

Dear Parents / Caregivers,

Tomorrow’s swimming carnival will commence at 11am at the Hawker Community Swimming pool.

Parents please make sure that students are organised with the following:

· A hat and a shirt to put on between events to be sunsmart.

· Sunblock applied before coming to school.

· A waterbottle, for hygiene given our recent illnesses at school.

· Bathers and towels.

· Lunch and snacks.

· Money for the P&F Barbecue if allowed.


Daren o'Neill

Wirreanda Terrace
Hawker SA 5434

Phone: 08 8648 4003
Fax: 08 8648 4149