Harrington Park Public School

Term 3, Week 9 - 16 September 2020

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Harrington Park Public School

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From the principal

Dear Parents & Caregivers

As the end of Term 3 approaches we are enjoying some beautiful spring weather at Harrington Park Public School. COVID-19 restrictions remain in place but lots of wonderful learning continues at our school.

Kindergarten 2021 enrolments have been rolling in. If you know of a student who is starting at our school, please encourage the family to contact the office to gain an understanding of the process due to COVID-19.

I am loving front gate duty of a morning and afternoon, as it’s provided me with many more opportunities to interact with our families. Afternoon pick up times will change next term, but only slightly and only for the students who are currently picked up at 2:45pm. From Term 4 these students will now be dismissed at 2:50pm. Please ensure that if you are early to pick up your child, do not wait in the KISS and DROP zone of an afternoon. This effects everyone as it holds up traffic and does not allow the students who are waiting, to be picked up. Unfortunately we will need to contact the rangers/police to do patrols if some of our parent/carers continue to park in the area longer than the designated time.

Pyjama Day next Friday is the last day of Term 3. I hope everyone enjoys the break and stays healthy for the beginning of Term 4, Monday October 12th. Please note there is no Staff Development Day.

Best wishes,

Kelly Paton

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Kindergarten Enrolment 2021

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Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition

We would like to acknowledge the effort and commitment of the following students from Year 3 to 6 who participated in the optional public speaking competition during Term 3:

Alira U, Dawn Y, Ethan A, Gabrielle Z, Harry K, Liam A, Mayur A, Myah L, Sheha S, Simran S, Sophie M and Zari D.

Special congratulations to Harry K and Dawn Y (from Stage 2) and Myah L and Ethan A (from Stage 3) who will be representing Harrington Park Public School at the next level of the competition.

Mrs Essex

Deputy Principal

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Latest School Guidelines

Please be aware that our latest guidelines require that all students upon returning to school from any absence must have it explained through a note, an email or through Skoolbag. Children will be unable to attend class until this explanation is received. We have had a large volume of children returning to school from absences this week without explanations and it impacting on their learning.

In addition, if a child presents at school with a COVID-19 symptom of any kind, no matter how mild, they will need to be collected from school. They will be unable to return until they receive a negative COVID-19 test result and they are no longer suffering symptoms. Thank you for your understanding and support in helping us keep our community safe.

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*Posted by the NSW Department of Education*
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Dates to Remember


25th - Student's last day


12th - Student's return

23rd - School Photos

First Aid

If a student is sent to the office with flu like symptoms we will call their parents to organise for them to be collected as soon as possible.

Your child should not attend school if they are showing any flu like symptoms.

Your support in keeping our school healthy and safe is appreciated.

Morning Duty of Care

Our teachers are on duty at school from 8:30am each morning. Unfortunately we have noticed a growing number of students arriving before this time in the mornings. These children are unsupervised. We urge all parents not to send their children to school before 8:30am. We realise that work commitments have an impact, however, should this be an issue for you please consider before school care providers such as Camp Australia.

Mr Troy King

Deputy Principal

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Razorback Facebook Page

This is the link for the Razorback Facebook page, where updates are made regarding all kinds of dates & changes to trials, trainings etc that might be useful for parents.


Updating change of details

If you have had a change of details including emergency contacts & address changes, could you please inform the front office so that these details can be updated.

Residential Address Check

The prescribed 100-point residential address check will be used to verify local student status. See Appendix B

Change of Details Form

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Does your child have a medical condition?

If your child has a medical condition, please inform the school.

If it is a condition that requires medication that has been prescribed by a doctor to be administered during the day by staff, please return the attached form to the front office along with the medication.
The medication needs to be provided to the school in the original box.
Prescribed medication must be for this student with the correct name and dosage noted on the container.

If the condition requires an Action Plan, these need to be acquired from your doctor.

All medical forms and Action Plans are available for download on our school website.
They can be found under the "Supporting our Students - Student Health & Safety" tab.

Permission to Administer Medication Form

Dangerous Parking Issues

There have been many complaints and concerns raised regarding parents dropping children off in the entrance of the staff carpark. Then reversing out, narrowly missing children who are crossing the road.

This is a great concern and we please ask you to refrain from stopping here to let your children out, as it places other children in danger.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Payments to the school through POP

Did you know you can pay for siblings in one transaction through our POP (Parent Online Payment) System?

Select "Make a payment" on our website www.harringtnp-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Your guide to safe parking & keeping children safe around schools

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Canteen Menu

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Please ensure your child takes their lunch order to the Canteen,
NOT to the front office please.

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Important Notes

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P & C Information

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P & C News

Our P & C representatives for 2020 remain unchanged

President: Jean Swain

Vice President: Bill Crocker

Vice President Uniform Shop: Kelly Beveridge

Secretary: Noeleen Restaino

Treasurer: Sheree Ilacqua

Fundraising Co-ordinator: Vanessa Zullo

Remember, if you haven’t obtained a Working With Children’s Check, you can get one for free as a volunteer!

The details are below.



Kind Regards your P&C President,

Jean Swain

Uniform Shop

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Uniform Orders during Covid-19

Uniform orders can still be made even though adults are currently not permitted on site.

The order form can be found in this newsletter or on Harrington Park's school website.

If you would like to fill in the order form & email it to the uniform shop with your card details, or alternatively, send it in with your child to give to the front office.
The order will then be processed by our wonderful volunteers and then delivered to your child in their classroom.

The uniform shop email address is hppsuniformshop@gmail.com

2020 trading hours for The HPPS P&C Uniform Shop

Tuesday: 9.00am - 9.45am

Friday: 9.00am - 9.45am


Uniform Shop Order Form 2020

Click here to view & print the Order Form

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School Caps

School Caps are available from the front office should you be unable to get to the uniform shop during opening hours.
They are $10.00 each.
We ask that you have the correct money, as we are unable to give change. Sorry.

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First National Real Estate

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Camp Australia

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Skoolbag App

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