Term 2 , Week 2

From the Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope this newsletter finds you well.

My sincere thanks to all who were involved in making the Mothers Day Chapel a success. It was great to see so many families in attendance this morning.

Thanks also to Mel Coorey and the other parents who helped to ensure our Mothers Day Stall was a success and  that we were able to offer this service.

I also know that for many of us, Mothers Day brings up different feelings and for some it’s as much a day of grieving as it is celebration. I pray that the love of Jesus comforts your heart this weekend.

Digital safety

In line with our commitment to ensuring the well-being and safety of our students, today we hosted a session on digital safety for our year 5/6 students, and also a separate one just for parents. Led by the experts at YSafe, the session delved into crucial topics such as cyberbullying, responsible app usage, and managing one’s digital footprint. Both sessions were outstanding and I learnt so much both as an educator and a parent, I know our students got so much out of it. My thanks to the 20 or so parents who took the time to attend. For those who couldn’t make it, fret not, as YSafe has generously provided us with a wealth of resources, you can access it by clicking here: ySafe Online Safety Hub Resource  Parents can use this to set up a trial account with their child’s device if they wish.

Property Safety:

I’ve had reports about people speeding through Kiss and Drop in the mornings. Just a reminder to please slow down as you are driving through. I’ve also been informed that some parents are going the wrong way in the carpark. Please go all of the correct way around, so our students can stay safe. 

Athletics Carnival

As we gear up for our much-anticipated Athletics Carnival scheduled for this Tuesday, May 14th, I’d like to remind everyone of the logistics. Students in Years 2-6 are expected to arrive at school by 8:30 am. However, for those participating in the 1500m event, please note the earlier start time of 8:15 am. Parents are kindly requested to drop their children directly at the venue for this specific event. Rest assured, the South West Sydney bus run will operate as usual to facilitate transportation. Our K-1’s can arrive at the normal time. An email will be sent the night by 6pm the night before at the very latest, if we have to cancel. Please check your emails! 

Please pray for dry weather.

My door is always open.

Joe Britton

Lunch Orders

Our Term 2 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 Friday for Term 2, starting Friday the 10th of May 2024.

If you would like to volunteer and help out with the lunch order preparations, please be so kind as to email Mrs. Jordaan.

Please see below the menu and associated link for you to order the lunch orders for the term.

14 May: Sausage Sizzle, with or without a drink (Click here)

24 May: Ham, Cheese and Tomato Sandwich, with or without a drink (Click here)

31 May: Chicken, lettuce and mayo rolls, with or without a drink (Click here)

7 June: Cheeseburger with or without a drink (Click here)

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

21 June: Chicken burger with lettuce and mayo, with or without a drink (Click here)

28 June: Rice with meat and chicken with or without a drink (Click here)

5 July: Sausage Sizzle 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).

Whole School Photos

Our whole school photos will be taken on Thursday 23rd of May. Envelopes for each students has been handed to them in class.

Parents wishing to order sibling photos do not require a sibling envelope if you are ordering online. The ordering code on the parents’ regular envelope can be used for ordering sibling photos as well as standard packs. The envelopes are only required for parents wishing to pay by cash. The cash envelopes can be picked up at the reception.

Please ensure your child has the full correct winter uniform for the photo day.

Bring your instruments to school.

Many students told me last term that they are learning to play an instrument at home and they would love a chance to show me their skills. I will be opening up the music room on Tuesday 21st May from 8:30am – 8:50am and at lunch for students to come and show me their instruments if they wish to.

I would love to give them the opportunity to play something short for me as well. It will be very informal. I will not be providing any training or lessons on the day, rather just an opportunity for me to hear and see what they already know. My hope is that we can open up more opportunities as the year goes by for students to link their home music learning into the school context.

I have a piano in the room for piano students to use if they wish, otherwise all other instruments will need to be brought into school for the day and can be stored securely in the music room store room. Please make sure they are clearly labelled.

Mrs. Britton

School Uniform .

Next week will be our last week of the turnover period . During this time either the complete Summer or the complete Winter uniform can be worn, but not a mixture of the two. Full winter uniform needs to be worn, by 20 May 2024, after these two weeks.

Unfortunately our new winter tracksuit pants are not available yet. All students that do not currently have tracksuit pants can either wear their sport shorts, or if you are worried about the colder weather, they are allowed to wear any plain dark green tracksuit pants without any logos on. The old winter sportswear is still appropriate too.

Currently the uniform shop operates Tuesday to Thursday. However, appointments can be booked on Tuesdays to Fridays during office hours by sending an email to uniforms@hpcs.nsw.edu.au.

Mother’s Day Stall

 Happy Mother’s Day to all our special women. Spoil mum this Mother’s Day with a handmade card.

Save the Dates: Upcoming Dates

13 May: Musical Rehearsals
13 May: Summer / Winter Uniform
14 May: Athletics Carnival @ The Crest
17 May: Year 6 Chapel
20 May: Girls Soccer Gala Day
20 May: Winter Uniform
20 May: Musical Rehearsals
22 May: Cross Country @ School
22 May: Simultaneous Story Time
23 May: Whole School Photos
24 May: Year 5 Chapel
27 May: Musical Rehearsals
30 May: Year 6 Canberra Camp
31 May: Year 6 Canberra Camp
31 May: Year 4 Chapel
31 May: State Cross Country
03 June: Boys Soccer Gala Day
03 June: Girls Netball Gala Day
07 June: Year 3 Chapel
10 June: King’s Birthday
14 June: Year 2 Chapel
17 June: Musical Rehearsals
20 June: Known Waste Program
21 June: Year 1 Chapel
24 June: Musical Rehearsals
27 June: 100 Days of Kindergarten
28 June: KS Chapel
01 July: Musical Rehearsals
02 July: Parent /Teacher Interviews
03 July: Parent /Teacher Interviews
05 July: KG Chapel
05 July: End of Term 2