Hammondville Public School Newsletter

Issue 11 - Term 2, Week 2 - Tuesday 4th May 2020

A Message from the Principal

A Message from the Principal

Welcome to Week 2

To all of our community a big thank you for your ongoing support and understanding at this time. I acknowledge that the changes to our lives in such a sudden way can bring angst, anxiety and uncertainty. As a school community it is important that we all work together to achieve the best outcomes for all.

I have been overwhelmed by your effort to adhere to our social distancing measures in regards to pick up and drop off procedures. This will ensure the safety of our whole school community.

You may notice that not all staff are at school every day as I have been instructed by the Department to provide flexible work options for teachers to work from home. This also helps with social distancing as it reduces the number of adults on site each day. We are currently operating with about 50% of staff on site each day with teachers working on a rotating roster. This is a directive that I need to follow and I appreciate your understanding that if your child does need to come to school because you need to work, that they are likely to have a different teacher each day.

Phase One begins 11 May

I would like to commend all those families that have continued to engage in flexible learning from home where practical. We have been working hard to continue our social distancing measures within the school, and as we enter Phase One this will be even more important. If you missed the information regarding Phase One, here is a brief overview below, that highlights the day that your child can attend based on their stage grouping. Your child will have their own teacher on their allocated day. If they need to attend on a different day due to parental work commitments, they may not have their class teacher. For the remainder of the week, it is expected that your child will continue working on their remote learning plan from home, where practical for your family.


Kindergarten (Early Stage 1)


Years 5 & 6 (Stage 3)


Years 1 & 2 (Stage 1)


Years 3 & 4 (Stage 2)


Essential workers



It has come to my attention that several families are concerned that they filled in the Term 2 intentions survey and yet are still expected to contact the school office to inform them of attendance for this term. The survey was for planning of Phase 1. The current attendance procedures are still in place. This means that if you child has been engaging in flexible learning and will continue to do so for this term, you must inform the office. This can be easily completed through the Skoolbag app. If you do not have Skoolbag then please call the school office to inform us of your child’s attendance plans.

Positive Stars Week 1

Each week I ask teachers to send me students names & examples of their work 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 super stars in Week 1. Indira and Emran in K Red, JM and Darcie in K Blue, Max and Sophie in K Green, Orlando and Tina in K Yellow, Zak and Jessie-Jax in 1/2 Platinum, Jarryd and Mia in 1/2 Gold, Penelope and Adiy in 1/2  Copper, Cooper and Ben in 1/2 Titanium, Maliah and Breanna in 1/2 Bronze, Jayden and Kaitlan in 3/4 Titanium, Bear, Jacinta and Caitlin in 3/4 Platinum, James and Anisha in 3/4 Gold, Roxie and Siyanah in 3/4 Bronze, Oliver and Daniel in 5 Blue, Heath and Ben in 6 Red, Mason W. from Ms Hansell and Josiah and Maxley from Mrs Warwick. Congratulations Superstars!

Have a wonderful week of learning!

Mrs Rebekah Murray

Rel. Principal

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


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

Letters for Hammondcare

At the moment, we are all experiencing a hard time with social distancing and not being able to see all of our friends and family. At our local nursing home, Hammondcare, they are experiencing the same as they are in lockdown. There is nothing better than helping others in the community at times like this.

To help out the elderly patients in Hammondcare, we are asking for students to write letters to them. This letter writing is optional.

Your child might like to type their letter on the computer or even hand write a letter with a drawing. They may like to include things in their letter such as the favourite things that they do, or your child may wish to write about their family, pets or friends. Your child might prefer to ask the patients some questions or write a story. Your child may just want to draw an amazing picture. Your child can choose what goes in their letter.

We ask that parents please read over their child's letter first before returning it school.

We will be delivering the letters in a package from school. So once your letter is finished you can:

-          Email it to school - hammondvil-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au – subject title is Hammondcare

-          Deliver it to school if you are remote learning– put it in the school letterbox at the front gate - in an envelope marked Hammondcare

-          Deliver it to school if you are learning at school – put it in the office letter box normally for payments – in an envelope marked Hammondcare

It is something little your child can do with their family to help out and put a smile on someone’s face!


Miss Jenkins

P&C News


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