Hammondville Public School Newsletter

Issue 9- Term 1, Week 10 - Monday 30th March 2020

A Message from the Principal

A Message from the Principal

Welcome to Week 10

I would like to thank our school community for being understanding in the current educational climate. My staff have worked very hard over the last week preparing for remote learning for all students. As an educational community we had very little notice to prepare, organise remote learning and convey messages to our community.


The sheer size of the task we were presented with last week and the ease at which it was implemented is a credit to our teachers, office staff and SLSOs. The pickup of home learning packs was seamless and I would like to thank all parents in our community for the way in which you followed all instructions and social distancing expectations. This was an event we have not had to plan or develop before and your respectful behaviour and consideration of others was wonderful to see.


I want to remind parents that if your situation does change and you child presents at school that the learning pack envelope should come with them to school, as we are implementing the same program of learning at school, as you are at home. If you have not picked up your packs please contact the school office to arrange a pick up time between 9am and 3pm.


In regards to attendance and marking of the roll. It is important that you let the office know if your child is engaging in learning from home so they can be marked as ‘F’ on the class roll. This means flexible program and doesn’t count as an absence. If we have not been officially told that this is what is occurring they will be marked as ‘A’ and this does count toward absences. As of today we had over 150 students marked as ‘A’ because parents have not indicated they are participating in learning from home.


As parents you have a vital role in managing your children during this pandemic. We are currently in a situation that many of us have not experienced before. The stress and anxiety that many of you may be feeling is normal and as a school we do not want to add further pressure to your day. Looking after your own and your families wellbeing is the number one priority. This is what we want you to focus on. Without positive wellbeing academic learning cannot successfully occur. Please take time to connect as a family, relax and play together. It is ok if not every task gets completed over the course of the two weeks. Do what is manageable for you and your family.


Remember, you can contact the classroom teachers between 9am and 3pm via Class Dojo if you need support. Please do not expect teachers to respond outside these times as many have their own families to focus on during this difficult time.


It is also with great sadness that I need to inform the community that the Stage 3 camp that was booked for Canberra has been cancelled. We know that this would have been a highlight for many of our students, however in the current situation all excursions have been stopped. Thank you for understanding.


Positive Stars Week 8

Each week I ask teachers to send students to visit me for being a positive star. These students are chosen as they have been recognised for producing excellent work, demonstrating outstanding work habits and being exceptional learners. Well done to the following students on being Positive Stars in Week 9.  Kody, William and Matthew from K Blue.

Have a wonderful week of learning!

Mrs Rebekah Murray

Rel. Principal

School Diary

CANCELLED  - K-2 Assembly 9:10am

CANCELLED - 3-6 Assembly 1:50pm


P&C Calendar of Events 2020

The following fundraisers are planned but may not go ahead due to COVID-19.  


7th May                    MOTHERS DAY STALL
June                          SILVER COIN CHALLENGE
26th June                 SCHOOL DISCO 


3rd Sept                    FATHERS DAY STALL


30th Oct                   HALLOWEEN DISCO
27th Nov                  CAROLS

General Information

School Office Hours of Operation

Our school office hours are 8:30am to 3:15pm.

EFTPOS Payments can be made between 8:45am - 9:00am and 2:30pm - 3:00pm.

Student Absences

The Education Act requires that a reason is provided to the school within 5 days of the occurrence of a student absence. 

If your child is absent from school please notify us via Skoolbag or drop a note/medical certificate in our secure letterbox on the outside of the office wall. Do not send absent notifications to the class teacher via Class Dojo.

Late Arrival/ Early Departure

All students who are late to school must come via the office to receive a late pass, which is then to be handed to their teacher.

If you are picking up your child early from school you must visit the office first to receive an early departure pass, which you then give to your child’s teacher.

Toileting Accidents

If your child is prone to toileting accidents please ensure that spare underwear and school clothes are kept in their bags.

If your child does borrow clothes from our school please ensure the clothes are washed and promptly returned to the office.

Nut Free Recommendation

Due to severe allergies of some students at Hammondville Public School, we do recommend that parents not send their children to school with nut products, eg muesli bars, peanut butter, nutella etc.

P&C Payments

P&C payments can be made in CASH or via the MY SCHOOL CONNECT App. Canteen and uniform orders, as well as all P&C fundraising and events can now be paid via the app. Download the app via Google Play or the Apple Store, or find it online at www.myschoolconnect.com.au

2020 Carnivals

NSW State Swimming Carnival - Monday 6 April & Tuesday 7 April 2020 CANCELLED

School Cross Country Carnival - Thursday 9 April 2020 CANCELLED

Liverpool Zone Cross Country Carnival - Tuesday 26 May 2020

SSW Regional Cross Country Carnival - Wednesday 10 June 2020

NSW State Cross Country Carnival - Friday 24 July 2020

School Athletics Carnival - Monday 27 July 2020

Liverpool Zone Athletics Carnival - Thursday 27 August 2020

SSW Regional Athletics Carnival - Wednesday 16 September 2020

NSW State Athletics Carnival - Wednesday 28 October & Thursday 29 October 2020

Canteen News- Closed for the remainder of Term 1

Tuesday Tasty Treat: -  


Tracey & Sue

Uniform News- Closed for the remainder of Term 1

The uniform pool will be open Wednesday afternoon from 2:30pm- 3:00pm.


Pants, shorts are $1.00

All logo items such as shirts, zip jackets, sloppy-joes and hats are $2:00

Dresses, Parkas & Bags are $5:00

When visiting the second hand uniform shop it would be greatly appreciated if you could bring small change with you. There is nothing over $5.00. Also any items purchased from the uniform pool must be paid for at the office or at the Canteen.

Thank you,

Louise & Sandy

P&C News


Hammondville PS P&C:  https://www.facebook.com/hammondvillepandc/

or look up “Hammondville PS P&C”

Following on from the Social Media post, that's been going around, about people Commemorating Anzac Day in their Driveways, we have printed 400 of these flyers and created a Spotify List for the public to access; should they wish to participate.

If you would like your street to have this information, you are welcome to collect (while abiding to safe social distancing measures) some of these printed flyers and hand them out. Please just make contact and arrange it with me.

The Spotify play list 'Driveway Anzac Day 2020 by Mellissa Lorraine' is set out in the order of: -The Ode -The Last Post -One Minute of Silence -Reveille -Australian National Anthem If you are a premium member of Spotify, this play list will play seamlessly (include a minute silence) from start to finish, all you have to do is press play (I suggest downloading the content and switching your phone to airplane mode, to avoid interruptions). If you have your own music streaming app, you can do the same with the above content.