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Royal Life Saving SA Holiday Swim Program

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Royal Life Saving SA's Holiday Swim Program is running again in the December 2022/ January 2023 Summer Holidays! Enrolments are opening on the 22nd of August 2022.


If you have any questions, please contact.

Phone: 08 8210 4500 

Email: holidayswim@royallifesavingsa.com.au

 

More information can be found on our website:  www.holidayswim.com.au

Regards,
Daren O'Neill
Principal
daren.oneill253@schools.sa.edu.au

School Photo Day is 15-08-2022

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

School Photo Day is 15-08-2022. Please take time to read the relevant information on the MSP Photography payment envelopes and remember these helpful points:

- Don't seal envelopes inside each other. You can pay for all children in one envelope; however, each child needs to have their own envelope on photo day.

- Blank family envelopes are available at the school office upon request 

- Please enclose corect money as no changes is given. Cash or cheques only (creadit card details not preferred within envelope)

- Online orders (using credit card) can be made via https://orders.msp.com.au (you will require the unique shootkey displayed on each order envelope) 

For any enquries, please feel free to contact. 

Email: sarena.palmer@msp.com.au 

Phone: 08 8664 1363

Mobile: 0427 550 003 (Clive)

Regards,
Daren O'Neill
Principal
daren.oneill253@schools.sa.edu.au

Free Wheeling Fridays

Starting this Friday August 5th the school will be running a lunchtime ‘Free Wheeling Friday’ activity for our students at the pump track across the road from the school. This will run over lunchtime each Friday, with students firstly having to complete an A, B, C, H check with supervising teachers:

A – Air in the tyres

B – Brakes are working

C – Chain is tight enough

H – Helmet is on (an approved helmet, in functioning condition ie outer layer of helmet in particular is not damaged).

This check will be done during recess. Students choosing to be part of the lunchtime activity will need to spend their lunchtime at the pump track, once there they can’t choose to return across the road to school.

There will be a specific routine for the students on the pump track that was learnt during Bikes Palya week, with students queuing up to take their turn riding around the track. This will help to enforce routines around safety for the students. With 3-4 days notice the school can offer some basic assistance with repairing flat tyres, however parents will need to communicate through the front office for this to occur. Same day maintenance support with bikes will not occur.

For those that need to store their bikes at the school the night before the school will have the green shed open during the afternoon until the end of the day for bikes to be parked in, being closed by 4pm. This will be opened in the morning for students to take their bikes to the bike rack area. It will be assumed at the end of the day on Fridays that students and their families will take their bikes home unless requests are made to leave the bikes at school for collection later. The school will not take responsibility for bikes left at the bike racks on Friday afternoons.

The lunchtime activity will be supervised by Daren O’Neill and Penny McCulloch and will be subject to the prevailing weather and available staff on the day.

Regards,
Daren O'Neill
Principal
daren.oneill253@schools.sa.edu.au

Hawker DE Services

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Our DE Amelia will be visiting the region every 3rd week of the month starting the 15th of August still has capacity for 3 face to face appointments for Hawker clients.

For information visit: optimalsupport.com.au

Regards,
Daren O'Neill
Principal
daren.oneill253@schools.sa.edu.au

COVID-19 at Hawker Area School

Today a staff member at of our school community tested positive to COVID-19 from the following classes:

  • Year 7 – 11
  • Year 3 – 6

Your child should continue to attend school, however you must monitor for symptoms for 14 days. You, as the parent/guardian, must ensure your child is well and has no symptoms of COVID-19 (even mild) prior to them attending each day.

We will continue to provide regular updates if there are more positive COVID-19 cases in our school community.

If your child develops symptoms such as a fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of smell/taste, muscle/joint pains, diarrhoea, nausea/vomiting or extreme tiredness, please:

  • Obtain a PCR test (You can find your nearest COVID-19 testing clinic here)
  • If your child tests positive, you must inform the school
  • Positive COVID-19 cases must remain isolated for 7 days and must follow SA Health instructions. Siblings of confirmed positive cases are considered a close contact and should follow the advice from SA Health.

If your child has recovered from COVID-19 they are not considered a classroom contact for 28 days after their release from isolation. After 28 days, your child will still be considered a classroom contact if they are exposed to COVID-19.

The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff are paramount. As such, we will continue to work closely with SA Health to ensure that all necessary health advice is closely followed. While we recognise this can be disruptive and inconvenient for many families it is important that we follow SA Health advice and take all necessary precautions to minimise the risk of further transmission within our community.

Regards,
Daren O'Neill
Principal
daren.oneill253@schools.sa.edu.au

COVID Positive Case

Re: COVID-19 at Hawker Area School

Today a member of our staff tested positive to COVID-19, they had been in the following classes:

  • SWAN Class
  • Year 3 – 6 Class

Your child should continue to attend school, however you must monitor for symptoms for 14 days. You, as the parent/guardian, must ensure your child is well and has no symptoms of COVID-19 (even mild) prior to them attending each day.

We will continue to provide regular updates if there are more positive COVID-19 cases in our school community.

If your child develops symptoms such as a fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of smell/taste, muscle/joint pains, diarrhoea, nausea/vomiting or extreme tiredness, please:

  • Obtain a PCR test (You can find your nearest COVID-19 testing clinic here)
  • If your child tests positive, you must inform the school
  • Positive COVID-19 cases must remain isolated for 7 days and must follow SA Health instructions. Siblings of confirmed positive cases are considered a close contact and should follow the advice from SA Health.

If your child has recovered from COVID-19 they are not considered a classroom contact for 28 days after their release from isolation. After 28 days, your child will still be considered a classroom contact if they are exposed to COVID-19.

The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff are paramount. As such, we will continue to work closely with SA Health to ensure that all necessary health advice is closely followed. While we recognise this can be disruptive and inconvenient for many families it is important that we follow SA Health advice and take all necessary precautions to minimise the risk of further transmission within our community.

Regards,
Daren O'Neill
Principal
daren.oneill253@schools.sa.edu.au

Dates this Term

It has been an eventful start to the term for the school with staff taken out by COVID during the holidays and also a teacher at the start of this week. With the state trend continuing to increase and Hawker affected also we have looked at some of our planned dates for this term.

As a result of this I can announce the following:

  • Our Open Night, Pupil Free Day and Book Fair, which appear in our calendar at the moment in Week 3, August 9th to 12th will not run on these dates. The Book Fair will now happen during Book Week on August 22nd to 24th. The Pupil Free Day and Open night are still to be planned.
  • School Photos are still on Monday August 15th.
  • The Quorn Area School Sports Day will be on Friday August 19th.
  • The school Sports Day will now be on Friday September 2nd.
  • The SRC Colour Run Fundraiser will happen on Friday September 9th.
  • The Yura Muda Camp will run from Monday September 19th to Friday September 23rd.
  • There will be two weeks where Certificate 2 in Kitchen Operations will occur at Hawker Area School, over Tuesday September 6th to 9th and Tuesday September 20th to 23rd.
  • We also have SAPSASA Football and Netball on Friday August 5th.

Regards,
Daren O'Neill
Principal
daren.oneill253@schools.sa.edu.au

Corolla Capers

On Sunday I was pleased to take a visit from Ron Rogers from the Rotary Club of Regency Park, Adelaide and his Corolla Capers team. The Rotary Club of Regency Park annually organises a fundraising event to support various community projects.

This year the Corolla Capers selected four small schools including Hawker Area School to recieve a grant of $500 to support student literacy as part of the 'Books for Bush Kids' project. In addition to this we also accepted the gift of the colourful and entertaining book 'First Aid Adventure of Pauly and Friends' by Kathryn Witcombe.

Through our library we will be able to purchase books with the $500 of credit from Pegi Williams Book Shop in Adelaide. Many thanks to Ron and the Rotary Club of Regency Park for their generosity and support of Hawker Area School.

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Regards,
Daren O'Neill
Principal
daren.oneill253@schools.sa.edu.au

Agricultural Careers Expo to be held at Urrbrae AHS

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

You are invited to the 2022 AGRICULTURAL, ANIMAL AND VET SCIENCES CAREERS EXPO

Find out about the many exciting careers and employment opportunities that exist in agriculture, horticulture, animal and vet sciences and related industries. This event is open to all schools around SA, particularly secondary school students, who are interested in finding out more about careers and opportunities in grains, livestock, horticulture, viticulture, animal and vet sciences. Each year we have around 30 industry, university and training provider exhibitors who can showcase pathways, education and training plus graduate opportunities.

Where: Urrbrae Agricultural High School,
505 Fullarton Road,Netherby (school gym)

When: Tuesday 20 September, 2022
Time: 2:00pm to 7:00pm
Cost: This is a free event
Further information:
Peter Oswald:VET/Careers Pathways Co-ordinator, Urrbrae Agricultural High School


Email: peter.oswald204@schools.sa.edu.au
Phone: 08 8274 7455

Regards,
Daren O'Neill
Principal
daren.oneill253@schools.sa.edu.au

Do you need support to link in with NDIS therapy services?

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Jacinta Dempsey from Optimal Support will be visiting Hawker on Monday August 15 & Friday September 16. She will be based at Hawker School Community Library from 12:30-2:30 p.m. on both these days. Feel free to pop in or you may like to book an appointment with Jacinta.

Her phone number is 0437 672 073

For information visit: optimalsupport.com.au

Regards,
Daren O'Neill
Principal
daren.oneill253@schools.sa.edu.au

Wirreanda Terrace
Hawker SA 5434

Phone: 08 8648 4003
Fax: 08 8648 4149

dl.0175.info@schools.sa.edu.au