Term 3, Week 5

From the Principal

I want to thank everyone for their participation in what was a remarkable Book Week! The enthusiasm and participation that I’ve witnessed over the past few days have been fantastic. 

Special thanks to you as parents for the effort you all went to for the book week costumes! I know that our kids may not always be able to verbalise their thankfulness, but I know they greatly appreciate it. The effort and thought that went into each outfit were evident, and I commend you all for embracing the wonder   of literature in such a spirited way.

One of the most beautiful aspects of this Book Week was the way our community came together. In the midst of your various characters and stories, there was a common thread of unity and camaraderie that bound us together. This showcases the strength of our Christian values and the sense of belonging that we share as a close-knit community.

It was also great to be able to host our author and our students really appreciated the wisdom that she brought and the way she went through the process of writing a book. My sincere thanks to the parents who attended the parent workshop that we hosted. From all accounts, it was very informative, I’ve asked for the slides to be made available to all of the parent community. My thanks also to the parents who came in and read to our students, I know they appreciated this opportunity. 

I wanted to also thank our librarian Mrs Auckett for all of her organisation and hard work in creating a whole range of different experiences for our kids this week. It was greatly appreciated. 

As we wrap up this Book Week, let’s carry the spirit of curiosity and exploration that we’ve celebrated into our daily lives. Let’s continue to find joy in reading, learning, and growing together as a community. Thank you once again for your participation and enthusiasm. I am truly proud to be part of this incredible school family.

My door is always open.

Joe Britton 

Lunch Orders

Our Term 3 Lunch Orders! Thank you again to Georgette and her team for providing this service to our school community.

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

30 August 2023 – Sausage on a roll with or without a drink (click here)
6 September 2023 – Chicken burger with lettuce and mayonnaise with or without a drink (click here)
13 September 2023 – Napolitana Pasta/Chicken Tender with or without a drink (click here)
20 September 2023 – Five chicken nuggets and chips with or without a drink (click here)

A reminder our orders close on Tuesdays at 11am.

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

Sport and Co-curricular Photos!

If you would like to order any photos please view and order online at: www.theschoolphotographer.com.au ,by using the Online Order Code: 23S1290PC49H

The following photos are available to order:
Whole School
House Captains
School Leaders

The photo prices are:
$18.00 each
$34.00 for 2
$46.00 for 3
$58.00 for 4
$70.00 for 5
Any additional photographs are $10. 00 each. This discount is only available per family order.

The photos will be available to view and purchase online only.

Kindergarten celebrated 100 Days of school!

Last week Kindergarten celebrated 100 Days of school! Each student chose a job or a career that they are enthusiastic about and dressed up as their chosen profession! From teachers, to nurses, to astronauts (and even a few pastors!) students engaged in a range of activities that related to the number 100 including a scavenger hunt around the school! We are so blessed by these amazing young minds at HPCS. We can’t wait to see what they grow up to be and the plans God has for them. Thank you to Mrs Stevens and Miss Lord for all your enthusiasm.

Father’s Day Stall!

Friday 1 September, following chapel.

If your child would like to buy a gift, please send them to school next Friday with money in a snap lock bag, clearly labeled with your child’s name on the front.
They will need to leave it in their school bag until they are allowed to shop at the stall.
Teachers will let your children know when they can attend the stall.
Gifts will range from $5-$12.
If you are able to help serve on the day, please contact Sharryn Rizk 0414 181 541.

Students of the Week

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

Roman Lopez for showing enthusiasm during devotions!
Benjamin Taulani for excellent effort in making equal groups in Maths!
Amaris Nguyen for her amazing effort during Book Week!
Ari Kassiotes for showing kindness and compassion to her friends.

Year 1
Bradley Dening for his thoughtful contributions to class discussions.
Ahavee Santos for her eagerness to learn each day.
Emma Watling for her constant enthusiasm towards all aspects of school.

Year 2
Mia Ireland for using expressions to add interest to her recount.
Nathaniel Ma for being thoughtful and intentional with his work.
Oscar Cortes for writing a heartfelt personal recount.

Year 3
Olivia Godoy for showing our school values at all times.
Benjamin Guimaraes for contributing great ideas to our narrative writing.
Theoni Yongai for always willing to help and support others.

Year 5
Giulio Crolla for working incredibly hard in decimal multiplication.
Ruby-Jade Wihare for being a role model in class.

Year 6
Grace Kontominas for an impressive effort in English! 
Jonathan Esho for a brilliant effort playing Oztag in sport!
Lukas Sepulveda Mamani for his creativity and enthusiasm in writing!

Save the Dates: Upcoming Dates

1 September: Year 6 Fathers Day Chapel, Fathers Day Stall
6-8 September: Year 4-6 Camp
11-15 September: Dental Visit
15 September: Year 5 and Camp Chapel
22 September: Club Chapel
22 September: Term 3 Ends