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Term 2 2021 Principal’s Message: Dear Families, Thank you for another great term. As we transition to school holidays staff have been finalising our school calendar for Term 3. In week 3 we will celebrate Education week and will invite you to visit classrooms to celebrate your childs learning. We also invite you to share your memories of attending school at Hampton Public School and the impact early schooling had on your Lifelong Learningjourney. Please contact the school office to share your story with the students or discuss how else you can support education week at Hampton Public School. Book Week celebrations will be held during week 7. Students will have the opportunity to come as their favourite book character and listen to stories read by their authors, both online and in person. Throughout the term we will have excursions to Cullen Bullen Public School with the Small School Community of Practice, Education Week Special Assembly at Portland Central School for School Leaders and an excursion to Lithgow Tennis Centre. The Numeracy Pilot program will continue into Term 3. Mrs Bailey and I will participate in two days of professional learning via zoom in Week 1 and Week 5, learning evidence based practices in Multiplicative Thinking. Mrs Middleton(Leffley) will support our students on these two days. Hampton Public School is participating in Share Our Space. This is a Department of Education Initiative that enables families and community members to access the school grounds during the school holidays. The school gates will be unlocked between 8am and 5pm from Monday to Friday. If you are on site and observe any issues please contact me or the School Security Unit on 1300 880 021 I will also be taking a week of Long Service Leave in August. Mrs Bailey will relieve on my behalf and is supported by Mrs Healey, Mrs Barnes, Mrs Mobbs and Mrs Fraser. We wish you a happy and safe holiday period over the next two weeks. Remember school returns Tuesday July 13th. Kristyne Smith Relieving Principal
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Term 2 2021 Principal’s Message

Feb 19, 2022

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Page 1: Term 2 2021 Principal’s Message

Term 2

2021

Principal’s Message: Dear Families,

Thank you for another great term. As we transition to school holidays staff have been finalising our

school calendar for Term 3. In week 3 we will celebrate Education week and will invite you to visit

classrooms to celebrate your child’s learning. We also invite you to share your memories of

attending school at Hampton Public School and the impact early schooling had on your ‘Lifelong

Learning’ journey. Please contact the school office to share your story with the students or discuss

how else you can support education week at Hampton Public School.

Book Week celebrations will be held during week 7. Students will have the opportunity to come as

their favourite book character and listen to stories read by their authors, both online and in person.

Throughout the term we will have excursions to Cullen Bullen Public School with the Small School

Community of Practice, Education Week Special Assembly at Portland Central School for School

Leaders and an excursion to Lithgow Tennis Centre.

The Numeracy Pilot program will continue into Term 3. Mrs Bailey and I will participate in two days

of professional learning via zoom in Week 1 and Week 5, learning evidence based practices in

Multiplicative Thinking. Mrs Middleton(Leffley) will support our students on these two days.

Hampton Public School is participating in Share Our Space. This is a Department of Education

Initiative that enables families and community members to access the school grounds during the

school holidays. The school gates will be unlocked between 8am and 5pm from Monday to Friday. If

you are on site and observe any issues please contact me or the School Security Unit on 1300 880

021

I will also be taking a week of Long Service Leave in August. Mrs Bailey will relieve on my behalf

and is supported by Mrs Healey, Mrs Barnes, Mrs Mobbs and Mrs Fraser.

We wish you a happy and safe holiday period over the next two weeks.

Remember school returns Tuesday July 13th.

Kristyne Smith

Relieving Principal

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Special Canteen

Thankyou to Mona’s family for the bryndzove halusky and the cheesecake dessert on Monday. We look forward to continuing this great Special Canteen tradition next term starting in Week 2 Monday 19th July with Cody’s family bringing in something yummy.

P&C

Thank you for making the time to attend our P&C meeting on Tuesday. With the Trivia night and

Election Day approaching it was great to talk about the fundraising opportunities we have to

support our students.

Kindergarten 2022 Transition to school Our Transition to school program will resume on Tuesday 20th July (Week 2 Term 3). If you have a child or know a child who may start Kindergarten at Hampton Public School in 2022 please feel free to contact the school to book in or for more information.

COVID Updates For the latest advise for families in relation to NSW Schools please go to

https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/advice-for-families. Mrs Smith will share a Skoolbag

notification on Monday 12th July advising families of any changes to operating procedures following

the school holiday period.

Holiday Project

In class students have been making a diorama to demonstrate their knowledge of Indigenous

culture. The diorama is a work in progress. If you could encourage your children to create a model

or artefact to add to the diorama next term it would be appreciated. Check out the Facebook post

sharing their work in progress so far.

Hampton Public School Newsletter

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Term 3 Calendar

Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

1

12.07

Staff Development Day

13.07

Students return to school

Music

14.07

Student Banking

15.07

Library

16.07

Tennis—sporting schools

2

19.07

Special Canteen– Cody

20.07

Music

Kindergarten Transition

21.07

Student Banking

22.07

Library

Megalong Public School Visit

23.07

Tennis– sporting schools

3

26.07 27.07

Music

Kindergarten Transition

28.07

Student Banking

School Leaders to Portland Central

29.07

Library

Oberon Library visit

Megalong Public School Visit

Open Classroom

30.07

4

02.08

Special Canteen– Dominic

03.08

Music

Kindergarten Transition

04.08

Student Banking

05.08

Library

06.08

5

09.08

10.08

Music

Kindergarten Transition

11.08

Student Banking

12.08

Library

Megalong Public School Visit

13.08

6

16.08

Special Canteen–

Roman

17.08

Music

Kindergarten Transition

18.08

Student Banking

19.08

Library

Megalong Public School Visit

20.08

Jump Rope For Heart, Cullen Bullen PS visiting HPS

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23.08 24.08

Music

Kindergarten Transition

25.08

Student Banking

26.08

Library

Megalong Public School Visit

Oberon Library visit

Book Parade

27.08

8

30.08

Special Canteen– Quinn/Niamh

31.08

Music

Kindergarten Transition

01.09

Student Banking

02.09

Library

Megalong Public School Visit

03.09

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06.09 07.09

Music

Kindergarten Transition

08.09

Student Banking

09.09

Library

Megalong Public School Visit

10.09

10

13.09

Special Canteen– Mo-na

14.09

Music

15.09

Student Banking

16.09

Library

Oberon Library visit

Megalong Public School Visit

17.09

Please be aware dates are subject to change (wherever possible we will aim to ensure

notice of changes is given well in advance).

Book Week

Education Week

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Our spaceis your space

300+ schools open throughout the holidays. Placing schools at the heart of their community.

edu.nsw.link/ShareOurSpace

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NSW Department of Education

No knives at school Parent factsheet

There is no good reason to bring a knife to school.NSW now has the toughest knife laws in Australia. As a parent, you need to be aware of these laws, as you can also be charged if you allow your child to carry a knife.

No knives allowed at school under any circumstances

If a student has a knife at school the principal may call the police.

The student may be expelled or suspended immediately. Possessing a knife includes your child simply having one in their bag or locker. Having a knife for self-protection is also illegal. If you are concerned about your child’s wellbeing or safety, contact the principal.

Tough penalties apply for children convicted of knife offences, including gaol sentences of up to 25 years if someone is injured with a knife during an assault.

Every child has the right to feel safe and secure at school. There is no good reason for a child to ever have a knife at school.

If you want to talk about children and knives at school, please contact the principal.

What kind of knives are prohibited?

As school policy is designed to keep all students safe, no type of knife is allowed at school. That means no butter knives or fruit knives in lunchboxes, or knife tools for craft purposes.

Flick knives, ballistic knives, sheath knives, push daggers, trench knives, butterfly knives and star knives are all prohibited.

Your child cannot bring any item to school that can be used as a weapon (such as a chisel).

In lessons requiring the use of knives, for example cooking or trades, your child’s teacher will supply and supervise the use of the tools.

There are some senior subjects, such as hospitality, where children may be required to have their own knives.

Your child’s school will advise you about these courses and the procedures for carrying knives legally to and from school.

The law makes parents responsible

You need to make certain your child is aware of the school’s rules and the State laws about knives.

If you allow your child to carry or possess a knife at school or in a public place, you can be charged.

The police can search any child they suspect of having a knife. They can confiscate any dangerous object they might find during the search.

Your child must comply with such a police search, or they may be arrested and charged.

It is also illegal for anyone to sell a knife to anyone who is less than 16 years old.

Telephone interpreter serviceIf you would like more information please call the school principal. If you need an interpreter to assist with your enquiry, please call the Telephone Interpreter Service on 131 450 and ask for an interpreter in your language.

Tell the operator the phone number you want to call and the operator will get an interpreter on the line to assist you with the conversation. You will not be charged for this service.

education.nsw.gov.au English

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‘Super Six’ Comprehension Strategies

What is comprehension? There are two main components of reading – decoding and comprehension.

Decoding is where we work out what the words SAY, and comprehension is where we work out what they MEAN.

Students need to go beyond decoding to derive meaning from a text. To comprehend is to go beyond the word

level to get to the big picture. There are lots of ways students can show us that they understand the text – recall

information, give a response, answer questions, interpret pictures and make connections. Research has found that

students, who are struggling to read, focus more on word accuracy than comprehension. Students are explicitly

taught comprehension strategies in class. To reinforce student learning, parents are encouraged to utilise the

following strategies at home when reading with your child.

Making Connections

Example questions/statements

Does this remind you of something? eg This story reminds me of a

holiday to my grandfather’s farm.

Has something like this ever happened to you?

Is this story similar to another text you have read?

Description

Learners make personal connections from the text with:

something in their own life (text to self)

another text (text to text)

something occurring in the world (text to world)

Predicting

Example questions/statements

Looking at the cover, what do you expect this text to be about?

What do you think will happen next?

What words / images do you expect to see or hear next in the text?

Questioning

Example questions/statements

Why did the character do something?

How did it make them feel?

What is the author’s intended purpose when writing this text? eg To

inform, to entertain or to persuade.

Description

Learners use information from graphics, text and experiences to anticipate what will be read/ viewed/heard and to actively adjust comprehension while reading/viewing/listening.

Description

Learners pose and answer questions that clarify meaning and promote deeper understanding of the text. Questions can be generated by the learner, a peer or an adult.

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Monitoring

Example questions/statements

Is this making sense?

Do I need to re-read?

Does it now make sense?

Description

Learners stop and think about the text and know what to do when meaning is disrupted.

Visualising

Example questions/statements

Can you describe a picture or image you made in your head when you

read the text?

Summarising

Example questions/statements

Can you retell the story? eg Who were the main characters, setting and

sequence of events?

What did you learn from this informative text?

If you were to tell another person about the text, how would you

describe it in a few sentences?

Description

Learners create a mental image

from a text read/viewed/heard.

Visualising brings the text to life,

engages the imagination and uses

all of the senses.

Description

Learners identify and accumulate

the most important ideas and

restate them in their own words.

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Popular Books K-2

Kindergarten

Popular authors: Anthony Browne,

Jeannie Baker,

Margaret Wild,

Mem Fox,

Lauren Child - Charlie and Lola books

Pamela Allen

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Years 1 & 2

Billie B Brown Series

Hey Jack Series

Boy v Beast

Pokemon

Zac Powers

Magic Fairy Series

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Popular Books 3-6

Years 3 & 4

Beast Quest

EJ 12 Series

Go Girl Series

Dairy of a Wimpy Kid

Popular Authors: Roald Dahl

Enid Blyton

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Years 5 & 6

My Australian Story Series

My Royal Story Series

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Tom Gates Series

Goosebumps

Geronimo & Thea Stilton Series

Popular Authors: Andy Griffiths

Morris Gleitzman