Term 1 , Week 6

From the Principal

Dear Parents,

I hope you have had a wonderful week and things are going well. It was great to be back this week after three days at a Christian schools principals conference. My thanks to Mrs Davila for her hard work in leading the school in my absence. 

Year 2’s Chapel today was wonderful, hearing our students share how God’s promises outwork in their life and the good things God is doing! The bible talks about a childlike faith that we should come with and Year 2 really captured that this morning. 


Thankfully, this week the traffic around the school seemed to be much better with the reopening of Tower Road. I know many of our families in the South West have been affected by the traffic on Henry Lawson Drive. There is a plan to extend Henry Lawson Drive to a second lane, however, the timelines are not particularly clear. I encourage those families in the South West to continue to make use of the bus service which stops at Moorebank, Liverpool and Glenfield. 

Easter Chapel and Hat Parade:

I’m looking forward to our Easter Chapel and Hat parade in a few weeks. Every year it seems that the hats get more and more extravagant, to the point that some of them look like professional creations. I am not trying to dampen the party and if it is something that brings you joy, decorating with your child, then please go for it. Please remember that the expectation is not on you as parents to spend the next three weeks of your life dedicated to creating the world’s greatest Easter hat. It is an activity we do to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus and to have some fun towards the end of a busy term. I would encourage you to carve some time out, planning and preparing with your child/children but at the end of the day it is designed to be fun.

In the lead up to Easter, it might be good for you to think about someone in your extended family, you can bring to the Easter Chapel Service. Often people are receptive to come at this time of year and every year we hear stories of people who have enjoyed coming and hearing about the Good News from our students.

Have a blessed weekend,

My door is always open,

Joe Britton

Lunch Orders

Our Term 1 Lunch Orders are open! Thank you again to Georgette and her team for providing this service to our school community.

Lunch orders will take place every second Friday for Term 1, starting Friday the 9th of February 2024.

Please see below the menu and associated links for you to order lunches.

22 March: Hamburger with Tomato sauce, Lettuce and Tomato, with or without a drink (Click here)

5 April: Chicken Pasta Salad with Peas, Corn, Carrots and Mayo, with or without a drink (Click here)

A reminder our orders close on Thursdays at 11am.

If you have any questions, please email or speak with Mrs Jordaan (pa@hpcs.nsw.edu.au).

Easter Chapel and Hat Parade.

Easter is quickly approaching!

We love this time of the year where we take time to remember the incredible sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross in the ultimate demonstration of love. 

Our Easter Chapel this year will be held on Thursday 28th March at 1pm. This will be a very special time for our school community. All families are invited to join us!

As part of our Easter celebrations, students will be designing and constructing Easter hats at home to bring to school for a parade in the school gymnasium (to follow after the Easter Chapel). We encourage all students to participate in designing hats that symbolise this time of the year. 

There will be several categories for prizes that students in each class can win:

  • Most robustly constructed
  • Most creatively themed
  • Most symbolic

Thank you for all your support! We hope this time is a blessing to you and your family. 

Chicken Rainbow Wraps.

10m prep 
1 servings

7 Ingredients:

  • 1 wholemeal mountain bread wrap
  • 2 tbsp hommus
  • 1/4 cup coarsely grated fresh uncooked beetroot
  • 1/4 cup coarsely grated carrot
  • 2 tbsp grated tasty cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded barbecued chicken
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach leaves

1 Step:

Spread wrap with the hommus. Place beetroot, carrot, cheese, chicken and spinach along one edge of the wrap. Roll up to enclose filling.

Send us photos of you preparing your wraps or of them in your lunch box and we will place them in next week’s newsletter.

Junior Master Chefs.

Last week we made Zucchini Slice Muffins. Our junior master chefs Gianna and Gabriel sent us the photos of their yummy lunchboxes.

Students of the Week

Congratulations to the following students for receiving Merit Awards this week:

Kindergarten – S
Sean F. for his outstanding effort in class!
Sarah S. for her excellent participation in all activities!

Kindergarten – G
Amilia C. for her excellent listening in class.
Ella W. for participating well in class discussions.

Year 1
Makaylla T. for having a positive and willing attitude.
Tim V. for being an enthusiastic learner.
Joao L. O. for showing the school value of respect.

Year 2
Tai C. for great effort in writing an informative text about chinstrap penguins.
Ulizii T. for trying his best in handwriting.
Louise F. for outstanding effort in Maths, in finding the weight of object.

Year 3
Hannah O. for taking pride in the presentation of her work.
Elijah F. for using the correct form in soccer to kick and aim the ball.
Oscar C. for writing an engaging narrative using adjectives.

Year 4
Zach F. for his excellent sportsmanship in PE.
Jaxson S. for his thoughtful answers in class discussions.
Isabella G. for her consistent dedication in learning.

Year 5
Iolana T. for always demonstrating a positive attitude towards learning!
Maria Luiza G. R. for showing great teamwork when making a board game in Maths!
Toakase M. for an outstanding effort in Reading!

Year 6
Tyler G. for diligently seeking and applying feedback to improve his writing piece. 
Ezekiel  G. for composing a creative and well thought out sequel to the text Storm Boy. 

Save the Dates: Upcoming Dates

15 March: Kindergarten S Chapel
22 March: Kindergarten G Chapel
28 March: Easter Chapel
28 March: Easter Hat parade
5 April: Year 6 Chapel
12 April: Year 5 Chapel
12 April: End of term 1