Edgeworth Heights Public School

Term 3 Week 9

What's inside this issue

Family TimeWellbeing Check-insParticipation in Home LearningKindergarten  Orientation
Sta At-Home OrdersParent/Teacher InterviewsCommunity SpiritAccess to Technology
SASS WeekLearning Material

New 2022

School Uniform

Upcoming Events

September 9- Wheelchair BasketBall Stage 3-postponed

September 14- Hunter Primary Athletics-postponed

September 6-9 Parent Teacher Interviews

October 26  -Start of Kindergarten 2022 Transition

Family Time

Despite the current Stay at Home orders, we hope that everyone was able to enjoy some quality family time yesterday and celebrate the important role our Dads, Uncles, Grandfathers and Special Carers play in the lives of our children.

Fathers, like mothers, are pillars in the development of a child's emotional wellbeing and studies have shown that when fathers are affectionate and supportive, it greatly affects a child's cognitive and social development. EHPS wishes to say “Thank you “ and Happy Father’s Day to all of our amazing DUGS.


Stay At-Home Orders

Currently, the Hunter region has stay at home orders in place until midnight on Friday 10 September. We will not know until closer to this date whether these orders will be lifted or extended.

Unfortunately, the Delta strain of Covid-19 is affecting our children and it is saddening to hear of the number of children (particularly in Sydney)who are battling the virus and in intensive care. Our hearts and well wishes go out to their families and we sincerely hope each and every child makes a full recovery.


We would once again like to thank our community for following NSW Health’s advice and where possible keeping your children at home and helping to reduce the spread of this dreadful virus.


If you have any concerns regarding your child’s learning or wellbeing, please contact the school. If you need external help regarding the wellbeing of your child during this difficult time, please see the attached flyers which can direct you to outside agencies. 


This week is School Administrative and Support (SAS) Staff Recognition Week, a time to acknowledge and thank the often unsung heroes in our public schools.

Our SAS staff play an important role in the school community. They are often the first people you see when you enter a school and are essential to maintaining positive relationships with students, parents and the community.

SAS staff work in school offices, in classrooms and libraries and maintaining and caring for school grounds and buildings. They are often the ones to tend to students when they unwell and they ensure the efficient management of school financial and administration functions.

To all of our amazing SAS Staff, Edgeworth Heights Public School wishes to say  “Thank you” for everything you do for us, for our students, our community and our school. 

Speaking about our wonderful SAS staff, we wish to inform you that Mrs Wendy Hodda (one of our best) will be taking leave for all of Term 4. We wish her all the best for a relaxing, well-earned break. 

Wellbeing Check-ins

The majority of our students are enjoying our Wellbeing Zoom check-ins which are in place twice a week for each class. Please see timetable for weeks 8&9. Please note that if home learning continues into week 10 we may have to adjust our timetable to accommodate our Parent/Teacher interviews.

Zoom Timetable Weeks 8 and 9

Parent /Teacher Interviews

Our Term 3 Parent /Teacher interviews are going ahead next week. If you haven’t booked a time to discuss your child’s progress, please do so as booking will close on Thursday 9th September at 5pm. Due to Covid restrictions, interviews will not be on site; teachers will phone you, as close to your scheduled time as possible. Please be mindful that this call may come through with ‘No Caller Id’. Please see attached details for booking instructions.

Learning Material

Our Literacy and Numeracy packs for weeks 9 and 10 were available for collection last Friday. If you still require the new learning material, it can be downloaded from Skoolbag or Seesaw, or collected from the office. We do ask (where possible) that students upload mandatory tasks to Seesaw for marking and feedback. These tasks are identified with a tick  (must do activity). 

Participation in Home Learning

Please note if your child has not been uploading all of their work to Seesaw, we request that you return their exercise book with their completed work, to school for marking as soon as possible. Thank you to the parents who have already done this.

As explained previously, in order to make an informed decision about each individual students’ participation in learning from home, teachers must have access to completed work samples. Without sufficient evidence of participation in learning, students may need to be marked as absent. If there are extenuating circumstances at home, that impact your child’s ability to engage with learning from home, please contact the school. Thank you to the parents who have already done this. We are here to support you.

Community Spirit

Thank you to all our wonderful students who have been a part of this great initiative. Your artwork has certainly made us smile and we are sure it will bring joy to the residents of Hawkins Masonic Retirement Village. If you still have artworks at home, please drop them into the school’s mailbox (which is at the front of the school) by 4:30pm on Monday 6th September. 

2022 New School Uniform

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this exciting but onerous task. After many hours of consultation with students, parents/carers and teachers, we have been able to finalise the design of our new school uniform. A supplier has been decided upon and we are tweaking the last few details before production. Without Covid restrictions we would have been able to display the new uniform in our foyer for everyone to see, but you will have to make do with the photos included. Details regarding implementation and purchase will be distributed next term. 

Kindergarten 2022 Orientation

This is just a reminder to keep the following dates free, if you have a child starting Kindergarten next year.

 Tuesday 26th October 2021                    Tuesday 2nd November 2021

 Tuesday 9th November 2021                  Tuesday 16 November 2021

If Covid-19 restrictions prevent us from running this program, we will endeavour to meet the needs of our 2022 Kindergarten children and their families through on-line communication.

Access to Technology

We wish to remind parents that we do have some school laptops that can be borrowed by students to use while Learning from Home; however, you’ll need Wi-Fi access at home to access the internet. If you require a device, please email, or call the school.