Tel: 9404 8373 – Fax 9404 7502 - www.hockingps.det.wa.edu.au
SMS: 0417 942 643
No.2 Term 1 Tuesday 22nd February 2011
Chairperson, School Board C/- Hocking Primary
23rd February LA12 and LA13 Assembly
24th February Bunnings Sustainable Garden TRAFFIC, CAR PARKS, SAFETY
7th March Public Holiday
The issues involved with traffic, car parks and
Message from the Principal safety are ones that will always be with us. The
fact is that we will unfortunately never have
NEWSLETTERS TO GO DIGITAL
enough parking bays for all staff and parents and
From Semester 2, a hard copy of the school’s
therefore everyone must take responsibility for
newsletter will not be sent home with students.
the way they use the roads and car parks around
Parents will access the newsletter by direct email
the school. The following information is provided
or from the webpage. As we work towards this
to guide parents on how best they can ensure the
process of distribution we ask all parents to email
safety of all.
email@example.com and let us know the
Traffic: Try to use the roundabouts around the
name of your child who would normally bring
school to travel in one direction especially when
home the newsletter. For the remainder of this
using the Kiss-n-drive. Be courteous and
Term 1 and 2 a hard copy will be provided for
respectful of school neighbours and their
those who have yet to provide us with email
Car Parks: The new car park on the eastern side
SCHOOL BOARD is unavailable until significant safety issues are
Yesterday our School Board met for the first time resolved. In the interim drivers can park in the
and discussed the role of the Board and the temporary car parking on the oval, in the
responsibilities of the members. In future embayments around the school streets and in the
meetings the Board will be looking a establishing southern car park. The staff car park is for staff.
a new constitution, developing a school business Safety: Drivers are responsible for the safety on
plan and addressing school community issues as the roads and in car parks. If walking to a parked
they arise. Information to parents about the car with children, if possible, always enter from
Board work will be provided in the school’s the front of the vehicle and always know where
fortnightly newsletter and on our webpage. Our your children are. Be vigilant on checking for
Board members are: reversing vehicles.
Community Representatives: Janelle Perkins
PARENT INFORMATION MEETINGS
(Chairperson), Laura Allison, Tony Armenti,
Last week classes held their Parent Information
Michael Sedgman and Richard Termini.
Meetings. It was great to see so many parents.
P & C Representative: Andrew Kininmonth.
For those parents unable to attend please be
Teacher Representatives: Steve Dickson, Natasha
sure to contact your child’s teacher should you
Gudden, Stacey Pearce, Grant Riley and Kate
have any questions or concerns.
A few jokes to brighten up your day!
If you would like more information about the What did baby corn say to mama corn?
School Board or if you would like to raise any Where is popcorn?
issues for discussion please contact your School What is the kindest vegetable? A sweet potato.
Board Chairperson, Janelle Perkins via email
firstname.lastname@example.org or write to The Steve Dickson – PRINCIPAL
SMS NOTIFICATIONS The total cost of these lessons will be $44. This will
Our student absence notifications have started. include pool entry for $22 and a non-refundable
Students who have not arrived at school by 10am portion for bus transport of $22. There is no
without prior notice will have a SMS sent to a parent’s additional cost involved for the actual swimming
mobile phone. Please let the office know if any of lessons.
your details have changed or if you would prefer not The interm swimming enrolment forms will be sent
to be included in this system. home shortly. All children are strongly urged to attend
these important lessons. Please have payment
FOR SALE finalised before the commencement of lessons.
The school has 6 whiteboards measuring 2400 x 1100
and 2 x 2100 x 1100 for sale. If you would like to
purchase one or more, please place a bid in a sealed
envelope and address it to Steve Dickson, Principal The Pursuit of Personal Excellence
and leave this in the front office by the end of school Each person should be encouraged to achieve his or
Wednesday 2nd March. Highest bidders will be her personal best in all undertakings and to respect
notified for a collection process. the achievements of others.
• Do what I can but at the same time check out the
Steve Hardingham – Deputy Principal good work others have done also.
• I should always do my best and help others to
achieve their goals.
• Know my capabilities and then work to them.
• To always do my best.
• Aim for the top.
Over the course of the past 3 weeks, year 7 students
• When only the best will do.
have been given the opportunity to express interest in
applying for a number of leadership positions in the
To develop my child’s ability and desire to pursue
school. The final decisions were made based on the
excellence I can:
suitability and aptitude of students for each position,
feedback given from teaching staff, based on • Encourage them to try and experience new
behaviours and attitude displayed over the time spent things.
at Hocking and data from our Values program. • Show patience in their attempts to get things
Congratulations to the following students. We look right.
forward to a very positive and rewarding year. • Produce things that are excellent myself.
• Show them examples of outstanding work others
School Leaders have done.
Emily Leonard and Christo Scheffer. • Take them to view quality art exhibitions, sporting
competitions, musical productions, plays, events
Faction Captains Tuart April Oakes etc.
Connor Harding • Tell them when they have genuinely done well.
Banksia Kaira Tulloch • Tell them when you know they can do better and
Jarrod Van Kempen where they can improve.
Jarrah Abigail Van der Made • Direct them into areas of strength.
Braiden West • Allow them time to reflect on their own
Marri Emily Edwards performance to see where they can improve.
Corey Griffin • Share personal triumphs.
• Ask, ‘what makes this triumph great?’ and ‘How
Audio Visual Team Caitlyn Day, Braiden West, are you feeling about it?’
Natasha Edwards and Krystal Wetterman. A child who Pursues Personal Excellence may….
(What you should hope to see)
• Complete tasks.
• Show a commitment to the task.
• Have a desire to do well.
• Complete several attempts or trials.
• Possess a focused and determined approach.
Students from years 4-7 will be attending interm • Ask questions about how to do things better.
swimming at Aquamotion Wanneroo during weeks 8 • Check and correct the things they have done.
and 9 of this term (Mon 21st March – Fri 1st April). • Have more correct answers than wrong answers.
• Produce well presented outcomes – neat, LOTE NEWS
colourful, well set out, well planned, labelled…. This week, I thought I’ll continue our travels through
• Assist others. Indonesia. In past newsletters, I have covered North
• Be punctual to functions, activities, commitments and West Sumatra. This time, I’ll start with the capital
and school. of Indonesia, Jakarta.
• Persevere in order to complete the task well.
Jakarta is a contrast of modern western architecture
A child who doesn’t Pursue Personal Excellence and traditional Indonesian culture. In this bustling
may….. (What you should hope not to see) city, one can find luxury hotels, world-class golf
• Present incomplete work or none at all. courses, fine restaurants, gleaming multi-level
• Moan and groan about what has to be done. shopping centres and extensive beach recreation
• Produce an untidy finished product. complexes. Yes! The shopping centres are far bigger
• Undertake little improvement and correction of than any here in Perth.
• Be easily distracted or distracting others. Jakarta has its own Betawi culture, which is a unique
blend of Chinese, Arab, Portuguese and Dutch
• Fool around.
elements. It has a population of nine million people-
• Have a lack of focus.
that’s a lot more than Perth’s population of just under
• Make excuses for not doing things.
1.7 million. As for the climate, it is hot and humid,
• Be late to activities, commitments, classes and
similar to Bali.
• Lack preparation for what has to be done. One of the more interesting attractions is the National
• Avoid commitments. Monument. It is a 137 metre tall table marble obelisk
• Sabotage or seriously disrupt the things they are topped with a flame gilded with 35 kgs of gold, and
involved in. represents the people’s determination to achieve
freedom. It is located in front of the Presidential
Mark Pegoraro – Deputy Principal palace and is open to the public. An elevator carries
SUNSMART TIPS visitors to the top, offering a bird’s eye view across
Shade is a very effective form of sun the city to the sea.
protection; however, it will not totally
block out all of the sun’s UV rays. UV radiation can Hope you enjoyed a glimpse of Jakarta. Terimakasih
scatter in the atmosphere and reflect from surfaces
such as water, sand and concrete. Maximum UV Ibu Green – LOTE Teacher
protection can be achieved by using shade in
conjunction with sun protective clothing, hats, ARTSY STUFF
sunscreen and sunglasses. Recycling Happiness
Thank you to all students who have brought in old
Graham Jones – PE Teacher shirts for art shirts, ice-cream containers and egg
cartons. These are being recycled in the art room and
MUSIC NEWS some of them will be turned into works of art. If you
This term we are learning some of those childhood have other things at home you think could be recycled
favourite songs from Disney movies. We will be in the art room please come in and see me.
singing them at assemblies throughout the term.
Thanks Sign-A-Rama Joondalup!
Choir has started for the year and is open to students A big thank you to Chris at Sign-A-Rama (157 Winton
from years 3-7. Rehearsals are held on Tuesday Road, Joondalup), for lending their gorgeous neon
mornings before school, beginning at 8.15am. sign to me so that students could learn about this art
Students are to meet outside Mr Hardingham and form.
Mr Pegoraro’s office where they will be collected and
Liney Sveinbjornsson – Visual Arts / ICT Teacher
brought down to the music room.
P & C News
This term we will be holding a talent assembly. BOOK CLUB -VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED
Auditions will be held during week 4 and 5. Students We are seeking a group of volunteers to run the Book
wishing to sing need to provide a backing track Club for 2011. If you are interested please leave your
without the vocals on it. Any queries please don’t details at the front office. This is a great opportunity
hesitate to come and see me before school. to get involved and meet other Hocking Primary
Ben Millar- Music Teacher
UNIFORM SHOP HOURS Keyed Up Music will be holding keyboard
The Uniform Shop with be closed this Friday but open and guitar group lessons this year at
Wednesday 23rd February at 8.15am-8.40am instead. Hocking Primary after school. Keyboard is
If you have any enquiries please contact the Uniform in a group of 5 and starts from Pre-primary. Guitar starts from yr 2
and is in a group of 3. Lessons are $14 (keyboard) and $16.50 (guitar)
Coordinator – Amy on 0417 941 710. for each half hour lesson. Please ring Therese on 1300 366 243 to
register your interest or email email@example.com . You
UNIFORM SHOP - 2010 STOCK SALE can also see details at www.keyedupmusic.com.au
There is some 2010 stock of polo shirts still for sale.
Impact Jujitsu - Traditional
Sizes 14, 16, small and medium all for $15. Come in
tomorrow. With these prices the stock won’t last. Children's classes held Thursdays at
Hocking Primary School
CANTEEN NEWS M.P.A. 5.30pm - 6.15pm
Our Canteen roster still has many spots Confidence - Coordination - Discipline - Respect - Self Defence.
Instructor: Mark Longman
empty and without the help of volunteers 0449 810 114 firstname.lastname@example.org
we cannot operate this service to our
children and yourself! So please if you, grandma or a JAPAN KARATE ASSOCIATION
friend can help out even once a month or term then Shotokan Karate Monday & Wednesdays 5.30-6.30pm at
Hocking P S in the Multi Purpose Area
we can continue to put a smile on the children’s faces. All levels welcome and all ages
Remember we are open every Monday & Wednesday. Kindy and Pre Primary separate classes.
Don’t hesitate to contact Tammy on 0421 224 603 for For self-defence, self confidence, health and fitness
any information on volunteering or questions about JKA Instructor John Fife 2nd Dan - 30 years experience
the canteen. A huge thank you to those that have Ph: 0404 607 492 or www.jkafa.com.au
helped out in the first few weeks getting the canteen
up and going for the year! 2011 Back to School Information Guide
To assist parents to get the most for their money, and to more
easily find the best places to shop, Ken Travers MLC has a
NEW TO THE CANTEEN MENU - SUSHI
publication in his office which is titled the ‘2011 Back to
Californian Roll or Tuna Roll 5 pieces only $3 - School Information Guide’ with lots of current and useful
available now!! information for all parents. Booklets can be collected from
2/129 Grand Blvd, Joondalup.
Tammy Park- Canteen Manager STUDENT EXCHANGE HOSTING
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The following are paid advertisements. from Europe, the USA and South America will
Hocking PS in no way endorses any statements or claims made in these be arriving in Australia to study at local
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