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Open House
We would like to invite you to our Open House on Monday, Feb 19th anytime between 6 and 7pm. This is a chance for your family to explore the school, see your child’s current classroom, meet your teacher, connect with past teachers and meet new ones. As you wander through the school you can connect with others and grow your community connections. We look forward to welcoming you and growing our community connections.

Student Free Days 2024

March 28th
May 22nd
July 22nd
September 2nd   (Closure Day)
November 8th


Please visit the school website at Hawthorndene Primary School – Hawthorndene Primary School ( to review our Bushfire information. We hold a Bushfire Action Plan drill in Term 1 and 4.

Evacuation and Invacuation practice drills

We will regularly be practicing both Evacuation and Invacuation drills across the year. Teachers work with students in classrooms to teach them the routines of both and support them with feelings associated with emergencies.

We will aim to notify the community when we schedule a practice of any emergency drill.


Please remember to update your child’s profile to include their 2024 room number. This is essential in ensuring lunch orders are delivered to the correct class.

Lost property

Please label everything that comes to school; jumpers, hats, drink bottle, lunch boxes. Remind your child to visit the Lost Property box (located at the back sliding door) regularly to retrieve their lost items. The box gets very full very quickly!

Governing Council

You are invited to attend the AGM on Wednesday March 13th at 7pm in the Library.

If you are interested in nominating for a position on the 2024 council, please see the Audiri post sent out on 14/2 or collect nomination information from the Front Office.

Thank you. We look forward to welcoming the community to this year’s AGM.

Hi HPS families,

The Cultural Perspectives Focus group was formed in 2017 and has been working as a group to ensure that Cultural Perspectives are being addressed inclusively and appropriately in classes and across the school.

It has played an integral role in planning NAIDOC week, other important cultural events and the establishment of the school’s Reconciliation Action Plan.

Our aim is to keep broadening our scope and further embed cultures and cultural understanding across the school.

We meet at least once a term, and our first meeting is Thursday 7th of March at 3:20pm via zoom.

We would like to welcome more members to the group. If you are interested in joining, please email me so I can add you to the mailing list and send you the zoom link for the meeting. Many hands make light work!

Thank you

Tamara Jackett