What a wonderful year it has been once again at Hassall Grove Public School. Our students have continually surprised and delighted us with their talent and persistence in all areas of schooling. We have seen amazing achievements in Literacy, Numeracy, Sport, Creative and Performing Arts, Science, History and Geography. Students have awed us with their creations in projects and robotics. They have warmed our hearts with their acts of kindness towards others and impressed us with their ability to bounce back and face challenges with resilience. We have been so lucky to work within a wonderful community of parents and families, all striving to see their children be the very best they can be. If you are joining us for the first time next year, we look forward to welcoming you to an incredible community. To those families we have to bid farewell to this year, we hope your time here with us has been special and that the journey ahead is a smooth, successful one for your child. We sincerely w...
Unfortunately our Movie Night was postponed until 2018. We still will host an Outdoor Movie Night, showing 'Sing' on the big screen for a gold coin donation entry fee! The gates open at 6pm and the movie starts at 7:15pm. So whether your child already attends or will attend next year, bring a picnic rug and the whole family! (Children must be supervised by an adult the whole time). We would like to thank our sponsors for making it possible for us to offer this at such a low cost to families: Teachers Mutual Bank, Nazarian Optometrists (Blacktown Westpoint), Sydney Cash (Rooty Hill), Hassall Grove Newsagency, Inflatable World (St Marys), Norton Aegean Takeaway (Hassall Grove), Sesame Pizza, Medicines R Chemist (Hassall Grove), Terry White Chemist (Plumpton Market Place) and Indian Beauty Secrets (Westfields Mount Druitt).
It is almost that time of year again where we welcome the children who will begin Kindergarten next year. It is always wonderful to meet our newest students and to see them starting to explore their school. We have play group every Monday at 9:15am. If you are available, now is a great time to bring along your Kinder 2018 child to play group to become familiar with the school and maybe meet a new friend, or two.
Kinder Orientation begins on November 15th. There will be information for families and it is a great opportunity for your child to start feeling like a real Primary School student! They will meet the students who start school with them next year and see how a real classroom works. Even if you have other students at the school, this is about our Kinder 2018 students feeling a real sense of belonging at HGPS. It won't just be big brother/sister's school any more- it will be theirs too!
If you need enrolment forms, please see the front office as soon as possib...
Selective high schools cater for the specific needs of high achieving gifted students who may otherwise be without sufficient classmates at their own academic and social level. Selective schools help gifted and talent students to learn by grouping them with other gifted and talented students, teaching them in specialised ways and providing educational materials at the appropriate level. Parents apply when the student is in Year 5. The students sit the test in March of Year 6.
To be considered for placement students must sit the Selective High School Placement Test. For information about applying and the placement process go to https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/selective-high-schools-and-opportunity-classes/year-7.
Students from years 5 and 6 recently undertook an education tour of the national capital. Students were given the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and
democracy. The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit
the national capital as part of their History education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government contributed funding of $20.00 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards those costs. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion. The amount of $20 had already been factored into the cost for camp and was deducted from the initial cost of the camp.
Students in Years 3 and 5 will participate in the NAPLAN Online School Readiness Test during Week 10 of Term 3. The school readiness test is a 'practice run' for schools to assess their technology as we prepare to transition to NAPLAN online. It provides an opportunity for schools to familiarise themselves with the online assessment platform. We will not receive individual student results as this is not a test of student ability. Further information can be found on the NAPLAN online website.
It is hard to believe that we are already in Week 9 of this term, with only a few more weeks until that Easter Bunny comes hop, hop, hopping along! Today it is Harmony Day and the students worked together to create a beautiful art display that you may have noticed near our front gate. Recently a number of students have represented the school in excursions and events out in public. It is always so good to hear that they are well behaved and show an enormous amount of pride in our school community on such occasions. On both Anti-bullying Day and Clean Up Australia Day students also showed a fantastic sense of care and community. We hope you will come along to Parent Cafe today, or on any Tuesday at 2:30pm in the COLA near the canteen. Bring your little ones to play together, come borrow from our little library or just come for a cool drink, snack and a chat with other parents.
We are thrilled to welcome everyone back in 2017, with a special welcome to our new families. This year we began with extremely hot weather which left everyone feeling grateful for the past fundraising conducted by the school community that ensures all our classrooms are air conditioned!
We introduced parents and families this week to the Parent Cafe which will be held every Tuesday afternoon from approximately 2:15pm. Our students did a fantastic job of hosting and many parents commented that they liked being able to have a cool drink on such a hot day.
We were most impressed with the way our students turned up to school on day one. Most students were on time and were looking very nice in full school uniform, including those black shoes. There were many big smiles on student and teacher faces as everyone settled straight back in. Classes are already running very smoothly. It is going to be a great year for HGPS!
Don't forget that you're invited to our Christmas Concert. It is a free event. Gates open at 5:30pm for a 6pm start. Please bring a picnic blanket or chair. The canteen will be open for drinks and snacks (no hot food). The concert program will be available for you to download on the HGPS Facebook page so you can sing along! Students will be called to the front during the night to perform for you and there may even be a special appearance from the teachers this year! All children will need to be closely supervised by their parents/carers throughout the event. Bring the whole family and come along for a huge celebration of what has been a fantastic year of learning at HGPS. If you're joining our community next year, you're invited too. What a great way to start to get to know HGPS and it's wonderful community! If it rains, we will try again on the 14th December. Come celebrate with us.
After feedback about the old HGPS website we are trialing this new look! We hope you are able to find out from here what's happening at school. We'll be using the site to show you just how awesome our students are (as if you didn't already know!) Your feedback would be appreciated so please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Our Facebook page will still remain a main source of up to date information and can be accessed through this site without you even needing a Facebook account. Thank you!