Friday 24 November will be the Kindy 2018 Orientation meeting in the ECE play area. Arrive at 9.15am for a 9.30am start. The session will be no longer than an hour in duration. Further details will be mailed out next term to all those who are enrolled and have received their acceptance letter.
Last week one of our Year 6 students, Abbey, competed in the Eightball Federation State Junior Championships in Cannington. After the initial trials, Abbey made her way through the finals to finish second overall. She was watched on by 2 World Champion eightball players and even had the final game broadcast on live TV! Congratulations Abbey.
This year’s Book Week theme was Reading Everywhere and we had a focus on the book My Two Blankets, a story revolving around cultural diversity and the life of a young migrant. Students at Hocking were asked to redesign the book cover to convey their own impressions from the story. We had some fantastic entries nominated by class teachers and today we presented a number of our students with awards. Thanks to everyone that put time and thoughts into the event – it’s been brilliant to see the different aspects of the story picked up by the students.
On Thursday the 10th of August, 7 Year 6 students were invited to represent Hocking at Parliament House by Ms Sabine Winton MLA to learn about the building and the three levels of government. Ms Winton is the local member for the electorate of Wanneroo (and she also taught Denzel and Bradley!) We arrived at Parliament House at 11 AM in enough time to take a few photos before we met Ms Winton on the steps of Parliament House (although we didn’t quite get the timing right on her attempted photobomb). Ms Winton took us on a tour of Parliament House including time to wander
Hocking PS making a dent on rubbish around the school July 25th, 2017, 04:00PM Written by Laura Pond, Photograph by Martin Kennealey Wanneroo Times NEWS VISITORS will not see many bins at Hocking Primary School but they will notice a lack of rubbish. Staff, students and parents at the waste and water wise school are involved in various recycling efforts, including ensuring food packaging goes home with them, which Year 6 teacher Toni Bakreski said had been embraced. “Most parents started to adopt reusable packaging,” he said. “Now 99 per cent of students know any packaging has to go home.” The school also participates in the Crunch&Sip
Today over 100 students from Years 5 and 6 went to Kingsway Sporting Complex to compete against other schools in the Wanneroo Education Network. Sports on offer for the winter carnival included football, netball, soccer and modcrosse. Once again our students were complemented for their high level of sportsmanship and fair play, along with coming back to school with several trophies for winning the sports as well. Great job everyone!