Term 2 , Week 3

From the Principal

Dear Parents,

I trust you’ve had a wonderful week.

As we transition into a new season, it’s inevitable that sickness becomes more prevalent. This past week, we faced significant challenges as nearly half of our teachers fell ill. I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to our casual teachers and all other staff members for their remarkable dedication in managing the workload so effectively during this time. A special thank you goes to Mrs. Davila for her exceptional leadership in keeping the school running smoothly in my absence due to illness.

Athletics Carnival: Our Athletics Carnival on Tuesday was a resounding success, despite initial challenges coordinating with the council. These events may appear straightforward, but behind the scenes, they require meticulous planning and coordination. I’m immensely proud of our students for their outstanding performance in various athletic activities. Personally, the highlight for me was witnessing the spirit of camaraderie and teamwork during the relays and seeing the enthusiasm of all the house teams.

I’m grateful that we were able to host such a memorable event. A huge thank you to Ps Ethan for his exemplary organization and dedication to ensuring the day ran smoothly.


You may have noticed the sign-in sheets at Chapel today. While there’s no specific incident prompting this, it serves as an additional layer of security for our community.

A reminder regarding photography: when capturing images of your child, please be mindful not to include other children in the frame. It’s essential to respect the privacy of all our students, and under no circumstances should photos of someone else’s child be shared on social media.

Congratulations: On a joyful note, I’d like to extend my warmest congratulations to Mr. Coronado and his wife, Carmen, on the birth of their daughter, Joy Coronado. We rejoice with them and thank God for the safe delivery and the precious gift of a healthy baby girl.

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.

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 next week, Thursday 23rd of May. Envelopes for each student has been handed to them in class. Please make sure to send them back to the office.

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 reception.

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

HPCS Athletics Carnival.

We are so thankful that we were able to continue with our Athletics Carnival on Tuesday. We had a very successful day participating under the warm sun. We had amazing performances from all our students.

Thank you to all the parents who came to support and help out on the day. We are very blessed with a beautiful school community.

Winter Uniform.

Just a reminder that we will move to winter uniform from Monday, 20 May. Please ensure your child has the appropriate winter uniform. For any enquiries please send an email to uniforms@hpcs.nsw.edu.au or to book an appointment.

Students of the Week

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

Kindergarten – S
Luan P.D.A. for outstanding effort and improvement in Literacy!
Rafael R. for showing our school values at our farm excursion and answering questions!
Elijah S. for an excellent start to school at HPCS!
Emilia H. for a fantastic effort in the Athletics Carnival!

Kindergarten – G
Ruqayah E.A for working hard in our Literacy lessons. 
Theo S. for always giving his best effort and demonstrating great pride in his work. 

Year 1
Ariana K. for excellent contributions in Maths.
Ezekiel W. for fantastic segmenting and blending in Spelling.
Levi S. for a brilliant ant diagram.

Year 2
Bradley D. for writing a creative and engaging narrative.
Julia A. for outstanding participation during the Athletics Carnival.

Year 3
Gabriela D. C. for sharing great ideas in writing lessons.
Henrique B. for listening attentively to teacher instructions.
Nathaniel M. for being a focused and dedicated learner.
Lavina T. for presenting her class work neatly in all subjects.

Year 4
Alannah T. for her ability to work mathematically.
Benji R. for his consistent “can do” attitude.
Zach F. for his effort when using contractions.

Year 5
Patrick O. for an outstanding effort at the athletics carnival
Meyana-Miracle N. for her mature and thoughtful contributions to class devotions
Jonathan G. for creating an impressive robot for his Term 1 Homework project

Year 6
Nomuna T. for amazing imaginative writing piece.
Jonathan K. for excellence with equivalent fractions!

Pen Licences:
Aurora F.
Oriana P.

Save the Dates: Upcoming Dates

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