Hammondville Public School Newsletter

Issue 8 - Term 1, Week 9 - Monday 23rd March 2020

A Message from the Principal

Welcome to Week 9

The school community appreciate everyone being so supportive during this very difficult time. We are getting new information on a daily basis and are communicating to you as quickly as possible.

As explained in Gladys Berejiklian's address this morning, schools are remaining open at this time. Premier Gladys Berejiklian is encouraging parents to keep their children at home for the rest of the term if they are in a position to do so. She said "We appreciate these are uncertain times and we thank all our teachers and all of our frontline workers who are going over and above to keep the community functioning."However, no child will be turned away, schools remain open."

All parents who now choose to keep their children at home will be marked as flexible meaning it will not count as an absence on their record.

Our teachers are busy working on remote learning plans in the event of school closures. In the meantime, we are continuing to provide lessons at school for those students in attendance. If you are choosing to keep your child home at this time there are several activities you can do to continue with their learning. Access to the subscription services like Mathletics and Studyladder are a good option. Reading books, writing stories and even physical activity are great ways to promote learning. Encourage your child to access their Google classroom if they are in Stage 3. There are also many businesses with online learning subscriptions that are offering free learning at this current time.

I have been invited to be part of a state address at 2pm this afternoon and I hope to have some more answers for our school community, moving forward.

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 8.  Parker and Connor 1/2 Platinum, Charlie and Rozeen 1/2 Silver, Oliver 1/2 Gold, Isaac, Declan, Elleanor, Mikaela and Lucas 3/4 Titanium and Robbie in 6 Blue. Keep up the great work and I can’t wait to see more students this week. 

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


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 AbsencesThe 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 DepartureAll 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 AccidentsIf 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 RecommendationDue 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

Tuesday Tasty Treat: - No tasty treats for the remainder of Term 1


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 MellissaLorraine' 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.