3 /4O Nude Food Experiment


As students of the Sustainability Leader, we were terribly embarrassed to discover that we’re one of the weakest classes participating in Nudie Foodie Walkie Wednesdays! We’re very good at the Walkie/Wheelie part but unfortunately, we need some help to increase the number of participants in the Nudie Foodie part!

So, for one whole week, we’re going to collect all the rubbish from our lunch boxes and see just how much rubbish we send to land fill each day!

Take a closer look at the following photos! Are you surprised how much rubbish we have? It’s hard to imagine how much rubbish we’ll have accumulated by the end of the week…

Let’s hope this’ll help us to realise how important it is to make a Nudie Foodie lunch as often as possible.

Here’s a link to cool games that’ll help you make a healthy Nude Food lunch: http://www.nudefoodday.com.au/schools/interactive-activities.php

What are your tips for a Nude Food lunch?  Please help 3/4O!!!


Book Week at HWPS

‘Book Week’ is the longest running children’s festival in Australia, celebrating its 65th birthday in 2010.

HWPS will celebrate ‘Book Week’ between Monday, 12th August – Friday, 23 August.

Each year, many schools and public libraries from all over Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians develop activities, offer competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.

The theme in 2013 is… ‘Read Across the Universe’.

HWPS will celebrate Book Week by reading a selection of the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s ‘Book of the Year Awards’.  You can read the short listed texts here: http://cbca.org.au/Shortlist2013.htm

Students at HWPS will also create a banner promoting reading which we will share with our parent community.

If you enjoy reading, please find some wonderful links below:

http://cbca.org.au/youngreaders.htm – Link for YOUNGER readers

http://cbca.org.au/olderreaders.htm – Link for OLDER readers

Which short-listed books do you like? Why?

Do you own any of the short-listed books?  Could you bring them in to share with your class?


Athletics Carnival – Monday, 12th August

Tomorrow is the House Athletics Carnival for students in Grades 3 – 6.

Students will participate in the following events: long jump, triple jump, high jump, 100m hurdels, discus, shot put with 1500m & 800m optional.

Please be at HWPS at 8:00am for an 8:30am bus departure.

Dress up in house colours & cheer loudly for your house.

Parents, you are welcome and encouraged to rug up and come along for the day to support & cheer on the students. There will be a coffee cart!

L3 Camp – Final Day

What a wonderful adventure L3 have experienced over the last few days…

Today saw a challenge upon wake-up – packing up and moving out of the cabins before breakfast at 8:00am!!  Just as well all the dads were on hand to help stuff 100 sleeping bags and help pack all the children’s bags!  As always, we found numerous unclaimed items (we’ll pass these around next week).

Last night the children participated in a concert.  There were about 30 different acts, including jokes, a magic trick (thank you, Oliver) dancing, singing and several brave solo singing performances!  Three of our ‘Dads’ (James & Oliver, Michael and Tom) judged and gave several acts perfect scores of 30!  It was an enjoyable evening and everyone appreciated all the effort the children went to with their performances, song choices and costumes.

The concert ran quite late BUT on the upside…most children fell asleep much quicker!  The teachers also enjoyed a less sleepless night, with far greater ‘mishaps’! 🙂

Unfortunately today, it rained ALL day! It was also freezing!!  Our final two activitiy rotations were held outdoors in the rain, but, still, we enjoyed ourselves.

A very BIG thank you must go to our parent helpers who accompanied us and helped care for all the children – James (Oliver), Oscar (Tony), Michael (Ruby), Peter (Charlotte R-S), Phil (Millie B), Tom (Rex) and Sam (Tom and Max)!

Thanks must also be extended to our camp co-ordinator, Michele Kluka (3/4M)!

Day 3 meals:

  • Brekki – pancakes
  • lunch – chicken salad wraps

Share your camp experiences with us…

Photos to come…


Level 3 Camp UPDATE – day 2

Dear L3 Parents,

Wow! What a beautiful sunny day it is down here!  The sun has been shining ALL day!  We’ve even pulled out our t-shirts and shorts!

Unfortunately it rained all afternoon, yesterday and all through the evening.  However, the weather didn’t dampen our spirits…the ‘night walk’ went on regardless.

The children danced ’til late at the disco to their favourite ‘beats’!  There were some outstanding dance moves and wigs (thank you Charlie)!  Just secretly, some little cherubs took themselves off to sleep during the disco because they were soooo tired! 🙂

The teachers had an eventful evening too (post disco) – a sleepless night tending to feelings of homesickness and…a few unsightly events!! 🙂

Tonight we’ve got about 25 acts performing at the concert.  It’s wonderful to see different groups of peers practising together…  We’re all very excited…

Dinner day 1 – spaghetti

Dinner day 2 – roast beef; lunch – burgers!  (You’ll be pleased to know, most children asked for salad!!)

More updates tomorrow!  Thank you for entrusting your children with us, we’re having such a wonderful time.

Kind regards,

L3 Teachers 🙂


Day 1 Camp UPDATE

Dear L3 Families,

We arrived safely earlier today.  The sun was shining and we shared a lovely lunch break together by the bay.

We’ve completed one rotation and the children are terribly excited about the evening event: a night walk and disco!  They’re bound to have a wonderful evening dinner too!



3 more Sleeps until CAMP!

There are only 3 more sleeps until we head off to camp!  We’re so excited and hope that you are too!

Have you:

  • named all your clothing?
  • packed a water-proof jacket?
  • packed your lunch for the first day? (recess/lunch/drink)
  • given Olivia your concert act/music?

Who’s excited?  Year 3’s – do you have any questions?  Year 4’s – could you share your best advice?