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Hillside Public School

“Loyalty, Knowledge, Duty”


Respectful Responsible Learners

Week 9, Term 3

14th September, 2016

122 Cattai Ridge Rd

Glenorie NSW 2157

Phone: 9652 1459

Email: hillside-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Web: www.hillside-p.schools.nsw.edu.au


PSSA League Tag

Friday 16th September

Fruit and Veggie Day

Thursday 22nd September

PSSA League Tag and Last Day of Term 3

Friday 23rd September

Early Birds Program – Kindergarten Orientation

Thursday 13th, 20th and 27th October

School Photographs

Wednesday 19th October

90th Birthday Back to Hillside and Bush Dance

Saturday 29th October

The Lemonade Kid - Pantomime

Thursday 3rd November – Whole School

DEC Learn to Swim Scheme

Monday 7th November – Friday 18th November

Hillside Presentation Night

Monday 28th November

On Monday 12th September, our relay team competed in the Austen and Bagley (for Small Schools) relay competition at the Metropolitan North Athletics Carnival, at Homebush Athletics Centre. Congratulations to Sam, Joshua, Arabella and Madison. The team have qualified to run at the State Athletics in week 2 next term. A wonderful achievement.

Today, Rubee and Samuel L represented Hillside at the Premier’s Spelling Bee Junior Regionals. Well done to both students.

We are enrolling now for 2017. If you have a child or you know of any children who are eligible to start school next year, please collect an enrolment form from the office. If you already have the appropriate form, please return it to the office soon. The children must be enrolled at Hillside in 2017 to attend our Early Bird Orientation Program being held early in Term 4.

This year is our 90th birthday and plans are underway to celebrate on Saturday 29th October. This will be an opportunity for students, parents and teachers, past and present to celebrate Hillside’s 90th Birthday. Your invitation to this fantastic birthday celebration accompanies this newsletter. We hope every family can help celebrate this milestone.

Last week we sent home information for our 90th birthday tea towel promotion. This week the students have had fun drawing their picture to go on the tea towel. They will make wonderful memories for years to come.

At last week assembly Patrick, in Kindergarten was awarded the Aussie of the Month Certificate and Kalhoun in Year 4 received the Kindness Award. Two very deserving students who uphold the school values of being Respectful, Responsible Learners.

Aussie of the Month Kindness Award

We are currently revising and updating the Schools Student Welfare Policy. One aspect of the policy is the selection of Presentation Night Awards. A copy of the revised policy is included in today’s newsletter. We have also included “Literacy Tips for Parents and Caregivers for you as well as there are some interesting points on helping your child with their literacy development.

I am sure you have all heard from the children about this year’s pantomime, The Lemonade Kid, which will be performed for your entertainment on Thursday 3rd November. Please book that date in your diary now. Every student is a member of the cast. On the day, there will be a matinee performance around lunchtime and an evening performance. More details to come.

Judy Eastman


From the Office

Year 6 Fundraising

Just a reminder that Year 6 sells muffins on Mondays and ice blocks on Fridays as part of their fundraising activities for the year. The cost is 50cents each.

Please remember to return lunch orders and Year 6 BBQ orders by the Monday of the appropriate week, to ensure Michelle has sufficient time to organise the food. Thank you.

On-line Payment System

From July 18th parents will be able to pay most invoices and excursions on–line through the secure site located on our School Website. EFTPOS and cash options will still be available.


· Sports shorts are available at office for $12.00.

· Sports polo shirts are also available for $18.00.

· The winter Bomber Jacket is available for $35.00

Breakfast and Homework Club

We are looking for a parent who would be willing to run the club on cash in hand bases. Please contact the school or Mrs Lawrence for further information.

Dance with Mel

Dance lessons on Thursday in the Library. Juniors commence at 3:30pm and the intermediates at 4:30pm. Anybody interested please contact Mel on 0433524106.

Hillside Happenings via Email

If you would like to receive Hillside Happenings Newsletter via email and have not already let us know, please send an email or drop into the office to give us your details.


Hillside School App

To download this free app:

IPhone ~ apple app store or for Android ~ Google play store

Search: Hillside Public School

Parent username is: community

Password is: hillsideps

Please remember to Log Out and Log In again at least once a month to refresh the App.

You can now see what is happening at our school by liking us on Facebook.

Regular updates are being posted on our Facebook page so like us now to keep up to date.

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Hillside is proudly supported by:

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Ten Literacy tips for Parents and Caregivers.

Here are some fantastic literacy tips and inspiring ways parents and carers can be more involved in children’s learning.

1. Make books important

Turn off the television and devices and read for half an hour. Talk about what you are reading and/or read with your child, depending on the age group. Sitting in the same room and reading independently can send a strong message about enjoying reading.

2. Visit the Library

Help your children borrow books and borrow yourself. Talk about your choices (authors, topics, book types) on the way home.

3. Make books available

Have a range of books available in your home to read at any time.

4. Write together

Compose greetings together for birthdays and other special occasions, whether a card, letter, email or a puppet show.

5. Set up some correspondence

Arrange for a family member or friend living away from you to correspond with your child by mail or email. Even young children, who may need help reading the letters/emails, will enjoy receiving and sending correspondence. Friends and family will love receiving a return letter or email from your child.

6. Discuss the news

Talk to your children about family events, trips and local and national news events that are appropriate for their age. A strong vocabulary is important for oral language, reading and writing.

7. Help your child with homework

You do not need to be an expert on each task. You can support your child to think through how they should plan their time and complete the task. Just being there, expressing an interest and saying, you want help can make your child feel supported.

8. Be selective about television programs

Try to have a family night and watch something suitable together and talk about the show afterwards. The program might create an interest for future reading or research into a topic.

9. Do things together

There can be lots of talking, reading and writing involved when planning and participating in family events. These include bike rides, cooking, shopping trips, researching for a day out, working in the garden, visiting friends or family or planning an outing to a cinema, museum or public events. Get your children involved in the process.

Information courtesy of the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association.




Year 6 student/s achieving highest academic results during Year 6.


Senior student consistently demonstrating the school values.

Library (Bill Neich Fire Brigade)

Year 6 student who is an outstanding Librarian and avid reader.

Sports Award (Hills Hawks)

Senior student who has represented Hillside at the highest level, in a variety of sports.

Shore Award

Senior student striving to attain excellence in learning.

Encouragement Award (Dominic Perrottet)

Awarded to a student from Years 2 to 6.

PSC Medal

The NSW Premier’s Sporting Challenge Medal is for a student for their outstanding:

Commitment to fair play

Achievement in their sporting discipline and

Overall contribution to the school’s sporting program

PBEL Award

A student from K to 6 who has consistently been a Respectful, Responsible Learner



Kindergarten – Book award

Years 1 to 5 - Outstanding Learner Award – one per grade

Years 1 to 6 - All other students will receive a Merit Award