Smithfield Public School

Quality teaching, excellent facilities and enriching programs.

Telephone02 9604 5475

Emailsmithfield-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

School Booklet

School Information

School Phone: 9604 5475

School Fax: 9725 5648

School Email: smithfield-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Before and After School Care: 9604 8348
School Principal: Ms Cheryl McBride                                                     

Contents

School Song & National Anthem                                       

School Attendance                                                          

General Information                                                       

Canteen                                                                          

Key Learning Areas                                                          

Communication                                                                

School Rules                                                                   

Discipline and Pastoral Care                                            

Health, Hygiene and Infectious Diseases                          

Homework Policy                                                             

Parents As Partners                                                         

Safety                                                                           

Requirements for School                                                 

Starting School                                                              

Self-Reliance Development                                              

School Uniform                                                               

Before And After School Care                                        

Appendix A: example of absence note                              

SMITHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOL SONG

(To the tune of Botany Bay)

Established in eighteen fifty

One of the first national schools

A landmark, an echo of history,

Live on Smithfield Public School.

 

Now "Strive for the Best" is our motto

In sport to be fair, is our aim

Respectful to all in authority

Our parents approval to gain.

 

So we'll "Strive for the Best" of achievements

We'll all do the best that we can

Now let us all help one another

Achievement together our gain.

 

 

ADVANCE AUSTRALIA FAIR

 

Australians all, let us rejoice

For we are young and free,

We've golden soil and wealth for toil,

Our home is girt by sea.

 

Our land abounds in nature's gifts,

Of beauty rich and rare;

In history's page, let every stage

Advance Australia Fair,

In joyful strains then let us sing

Advance Australia Fair.

 

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross

We'll toil with hearts and hands,

To make this commonwealth of ours,

Renowned of all the lands

 

For those who've come across the seas

We've boundless plains to share

With courage let us all combine to

Advance Australia Fair

In joyful strains then let us sing

Advance Australia Fair


 

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE

Section 22 of the Education Act (1990)states that it is the duty of the parent of a child of compulsory school-ageto cause the child:

(a) to be enrolled at, and to attend, a government school or a registered non-government school, or

(b) to be registered for home schooling with the Board of Studies and to receive instruction in accordance with the conditions to which the registration is subject.

 

SCHOOL HOURS

8.30-9.00am: On arrival at school students sit on the silver seats adjacent to the hall and supervision is provided.

9.00am: School commences, if your child arrives after 9.05 they are to proceed to the school office for a late pass.

10.00am: Crunch and Sip (students encouraged to bring fruit/vegetables and a water bottle)

10.50-11.00 Supervised eating time

11.00-11.40am: Lunch

1.35-1.40pm: Supervised eating time

1.40-2.00pm: Recess

3.00pm: Home time     

 

ABSENCES

The school is required by law to keep records of absences and lateness and the reason given for them.  If your child is late or absent for any reason, please send a note to your child's teacher (see Appendix A for an example). If your child is absent with a prolonged illness, please advise the school of an anticipated return date.

Families considering extended vacations e.g. overseas travel (for more than 1 week) that coincide with school terms need to contact the school office and complete an "Application for Exemption from attendance at school" form, well before your expected departure date. The Home School Liaison Officer monitors all attendance and punctuality.

 

ABSENCES FOR PART OF THE DAY

Parents should avoid taking children out of school during school hours as this can be disruptive to learning programs. In unavoidable circumstances parents who wish to collect their children early should send a note to the child's teacher and come to the office for a signed note which is to be given to the child's teacher before the child leaves the school grounds.

 

EROLMENTS & TRANSFERS

When applying to enrol your child, please ensure that you complete the form fully, so that the school has all the necessary information.

To be eligible for Kindergarten, children must be five years old by 31st July in the year of enrolment.

To be eligible for Preschool, children must be 4 years old by 31st July in the year of enrolment.

For both preschool and school enrolments, your child's original birth certificate or passport must be sighted, proof of address provided e.g. rates notice or lease agreement and parents born overseas please bring original passport or citizenship papers.

If your child has a diagnosed medical condition, please inform staff on enrolment and an emergency care plan will be developed if required.

If you are moving from our school, it is most important that you let the school know. 

Children transferring to another State School in New South Wales are required to take a Transfer Certificate to the new school. Please advise the office and your child's teacher if you are leaving the school.

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

BANK DAY- TUESDAY

Information is forwarded home in Term 1 for Kindergarten students who may wish to start school banking. Students take bank books and money to the school office where their transactions are processed.

 

BOOK CLUB

Book club order forms are sent home twice per term.  If you wish to purchase a book for your child, simply complete the order form and return it, with payment, to the book club organisers.  Book orders are distributed approximately 2-3 weeks after ordering.

 

COUNSELLOR

School counsellors visit the school throughout the term to provide guidance and counselling to children and parents.  The express aim is helping children achieve their potential.  Children may be referred to the counsellor for a variety of reasons including behaviour or learning problems.

 

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT DAYS

The first day of each Term 1-3 and the last 2 days of Term 4 are student free, allowing teachers the opportunity to participate in Department of School Education Training and Development.  Parents are requested to make arrangements for the care of their children on these days.

 

SCHOOL FEES

Voluntary contribution of fees greatly assists the school.

There are many classroom requirements that this money helps to subsidise e.g. art and craft materials, maths equipment, reading books, atlases, musical instruments, computers and software and the list goes on……….

Details for payment of the voluntary contribution will be sent out in Term 1.

 

LIBRARY

Our school teacher librarian is able to offer children lessons on library skills and to aid children with their class-work.  The children use the library for research during the five days of the week.

The library is open Mon-Thu lunchtime for borrowing, browsing and playing games.

Chess Club is held on Tuesdays at lunchtime, and Coding Club is held on Thursdays at lunchtime.

We strongly encourage children to borrow and enjoy books as a means to developing their reading skills, imagination and self esteem.

 

SCRIPTURE

We are fortunate in having representatives for Catholic, Anglican, Muslim and Buddhist scriptures on Tuesday mornings.

 

SCHOOL CANTEEN

 

The school canteen operates Monday, Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursday and Friday.

(Please find canteen menu in the canteen tap.)

 

LUNCH ORDERS:

Orders are written on paper bags clearly marked with the child's name and class. The bags are available at the canteen. All orders are placed in the mailbox outside the canteen before school.

 

CANTEEN HELPERS:

Our canteen is run by the P & C and relies on voluntary assistance of parents, without whom it would not operate.  If you are able to volunteer any time, however small, please let the canteen know. Without assistance from volunteers, the canteen may need to restrict menu options or days of operation

  

KEY LEARNING AREAS

Learning programs are divided into six major areas.  For each of these curriculum areas there are departmental policies and guidelines which you are welcome to borrow at any time.

 

  1. ENGLISH
  2. MATHEMATICS
  3. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  4. HISTORY
  5. CREATIVE ARTS:
  6. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION (PDHPE)

For further information see http://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/parents/parent-guide and also for resources see https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/practical-help-for-parents-and-carers

 

COMMUNICATION

PARENTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME IN OUR SCHOOL

Good communication between home and school is most important but if a teacher is interrupted during teaching time, this can be disruptive for the class so you can help us by not interrupting teachers as they are going into class or during lesson time. Parents who wish to speak to staff are encouraged to make an appointment to arrange an appropriate meeting time. 

At the beginning of each year, teachers will notify you of times they are available for interview and we invite you to make use of these times.

If a matter is urgent you are welcome to speak to the Principal or Deputy Principal.

 

School Website

Smithfield-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Comprehensive site including photo gallery, details of school activities, newsletters and copies of school notes.

 

The School Newsletter

 "THE SMITHFIELD ECHO" is published fortnightly and sent home with the youngest child in each family.

 

The School Telephone

The school office is attended only from 8.30am – 3.15pm.

Please telephone the school only in cases of emergency.

All other matters such as reasons for absence, or changes to routine should be communicated to the class teacher by note.

WE ARE UNABLE TO GIVE MESSAGES TO STUDENTS.

 

Advise of Changes

Parents are asked to notify the school promptly of any changes of address, home or business phone numbers, employment or general procedures such as arrangements for collecting children.

 

SCHOOL RULES

Smithfield Public School's rules have been developed to meet the needs of the school community. The rules are based on Positive Behavioural Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and students are explicitly taught important social and behavioural skills and knowledge to support them in being positive members of our school community. The expectation is that all students shall follow the school rules:

  • Safe Learner
  • Responsible Learner
  • Respectful Learner

 

DISCIPLINE AND PASTORAL CARE

As a learning community, our school is concerned for the well being of our students for whom we are responsible.  Therefore our school is a place where students can grow and learn in confidence.

All members of staff have a responsibility to maintain effective discipline.  The contribution of schools to the development of effective self-discipline is made in partnership with the homes and communities in which students live.

The School Discipline Policy is in four parts:-

  • school rules or discipline code
  • strategies to promote good discipline and effective learning within the school;
  • practices designed to recognise and reinforce student achievement; and
  • strategies for dealing with unacceptable behaviour

For further information see smithfield-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

 

HEALTH AND HYGIENE

PROCEDURES FOR SICK AND INJURED CHILDREN

If a child becomes sick or injured at school the child is taken to the school Sick Bay where assistance is given to the child.  If the case is considered serious, parents will be contacted usually by phone or via a neighbour.

In less serious cases the child will be treated and returned to class.

At all times the welfare of the child is our prime concern.

IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT UP-TO-DATE HOME AND WORK TELEPHONE NUMBERS ARE PART OF OUR SCHOOL RECORDS.

 

COMMON CHILDHOOD DISEASES

DISEASE                                 PARENT/SCHOOL RESPONSIBILITIES

Chicken pox                              Exclude for 7 days after the first spots appear.

 

Measles                                    Exclude for 5 days from appearance of rash or until

                                                  Medical certificate produced.

 

German Measles                       Exclude for 7 days from appearance of rash.

 

Mumps                                       Exclude for 10 days from onset of swelling.

 

Ringworm                                 

Exclude until all evidence of the disease has disappeared or medical certificate produced stating lesions are inactive.

 

Scabies (the Itch)                  

Exclude until all evidence of the disease has disappeared or medical certificate produced.

 

Impetigo                                 

Exclude only if on exposed surfaces e.g. face, scalp, hands, legs.

 

Conjunctivitis                         

Exclude until all discharge from eyes has ceased.

It is essential that you keep a sick child home until he/she is fully recovered.     

A sick child cannot cope with lessons – he/she needs you!

 

HEAD LICE (PEDICULOSIS)

Head lice is a continual problem.

The detection and treatment of head lice is a parent responsibility. Check hair at least once a week.

If you find your child's hair has become affected, please contact the school so that we can make other parents aware of the need to check their child's hair.

Treatment is available from local chemists.

Long hair should always be tied back.

Lice cannot be caught from dogs or cats.

All nits (eggs) and lice should be removed from the hair before children can return to school.

After treatment it is essential that all bed linen and towel be changed and washed.

 

MEDICATION AT SCHOOL(Class teachers will not administer medication)

 

Only prescribed long term medication (no antibiotics) will be administered.  Prescribed medication will only be administered after the indemnity forms have been completed and signed by parents.  A Doctor's letter explaining the medication, the dosage and child's medical condition must also be presented.  Medication must be in the prescribed container.

Please see staff in the office to complete necessary paperwork.

NO MEDICATION IS TO BE LEFT IN SCHOOL BAGS OR CLASSROOMS.

 

 

HOMEWORK POLICY

Rationale

Homework is a valuable part of schooling. It allows for practise, extension and consolidation of work done in class. Homework provides training for students in planning and organising time and develops a range of skills in identifying and using information resources. Additionally, it establishes habits of study, concentration and self-discipline. It should not be expected that the school would provide all of the homework each night and it is not mandatory that students complete weekly homework.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervisors will give parents an outline of their homework plan at the beginning of each school year.
  • Parents should contact the school office to make an appointment to meet with the class teacher if their child experiences difficulty in completing their homework.
  • Teachers have a responsibility to set homework that reflects work covered in class and to ensure homework is corrected.
  • Teachers should acknowledge student effort in completing homework and provide timely and relevant feedback on achievement.
  • Teachers should ensure resources and materials are easily accessible for students.

Guidelines:

It is recommended that students spend no more than:

Kindergarten   maximum 10 minutes Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Stage 1        maximum 15 minutes Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Stage 2        maximum 30 minutes Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Stage 3           maximum 45 minutes Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

A structured Home Reading program is implemented in Kindergarten and Stage 1. It is expected that older students will read as part of their homework each night.

There are many activities that children can do with families that support learning:

  • Reading to your children
  • Talking and listening to your children. Discuss family activities and plan them together.
  • Write letters, birthday cards or invitations together
  • Play board games together
  • Measuring and counting activities when cooking or shopping
  • Sporting activities e.g. swimming lessons, team sports
  • Music or art lessons

In the early years of schooling, homework will tend to be done by promoting informal, optional activities with a high level of parent involvement and participation. As the emphasis changes to activities that are more formal in the later years, the parental role becomes a supervisor.

 

 

PARENT INVOLVEMENT IN THE SCHOOL

Contact between home and school is of the utmost importance.  Functions which enable parents and teachers to meet one another occur throughout the year.

 

INTERVIEWS

Interviews with your child's teacher are typically held in early Term 3. This provides time for you to discuss your child's Semester One report at the end of Term 2. Holding the interviews at the beginning of the school term also provides a better opportunity for your child to take on any feedback for future direction.

 

PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

Parent support and involvement will be sought by teachers once students and organisational needs are finalised.

There are many ways in which you may become involved, e.g.

Listening to children read

Scribing stories

Art and craft activities

Excursions

School Sport

Gross Motor Programs

Helping to display art/ craft work

And many more…….

 

Parent Helpers will be required to attend a brief workshop and complete a "Prohibited Declaration" before assisting teachers in classrooms or Canteen.  Workshops will be conducted for parents early in the school year.

Parents will also be required to wear ID provided and sign in at the office before entering classrooms.


 

SAFETY

* SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS

 

Smithfield Public School hours are from 8.30am   to   3.00 pm

CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BE IN THE SCHOOL GROUNDS OUTSIDE THESE TIMES UNLESS REQUESTED BY A TEACHER IN WHICH CASE A NOTE WILL BE SENT HOME.

Teachers are rostered to supervise the playground during Recess, Lunch and from 8.30am - 9.00am.

On wet mornings children should go to their classrooms from 8.30am where teachers will supervise.

 

* TRAFFIC BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL

 

IN THE INTEREST OF CHILD SAFETY, THE CAR PARKS IN O'CONNELL STREET AND THE HORSLEY DRIVE ARE FOR STAFF USE ONLY.

You are asked NOT to double park or park on the crossings or at the bus stops outside our school when arriving or departing.  There have been some near accidents because of these dangerous practices.

It is far safer and healthier for your child to walk a few extra metres and you set a better example in road safety and courtesy if you park correctly.

Please use the crossing outside the school correctly - they are there for the safety of you and your children.

 

* BIKES

 

Only students from Years 3-6 may ride a bike to school.  A helmet must be worn by law. 

Bikes are to be chained to the fence near the staffroom.

Bikes are not to be ridden in school grounds.

 

COLLECTION OF CHILDREN

 

No child will be released before 3.00pm to anyone other than parents or guardians unless they have written permission from the child's parent or guardian.  Children will not be released from classes without written authority from the School Office.

If you are delayed in collecting your child at 3.00pm, please ring and let us know.  We will arrange for your child to be cared for at Before & After School Care. There is a cost involved.

Contact on 9604 8348
 

SAFE BUS TRAVEL

 

* GETTING ON THE BUS SAFELY

Parents should ensure their children understand why they should:

  • stand well back from the edge of the road when waiting at the bus stop
  • not play running or ball games near the bus stop.
  • never push or shove when boarding the bus.

Older children should be encouraged to help younger children to get on the bus safely.

 

* GETTING OFF THE BUS SAFELY

Parents should ensure their children understand why they should:

  • move in a safe way towards the door once the bus has stopped.
  • never push or shove.
  • help younger children get off the bus.

 

Most fatalities or serious injuries occur in the pedestrian phase of bus travel.  The extreme danger of darting out from behind the bus into other traffic needs to be highlighted to children.

 

 

* TRAVELLING ON THE BUS SAFELY

 

Parents should ensure their children understand why they should:

  • sit on a seat if one is available.
  • stand well away from steps and doorways and hold on tightly to seat backs or poles when travelling in the bus
  • keep all parts of their body and belongings inside the bus
  • hold their school bag or place it under the seat and not in the aisle as an obstacle for other passengers
  • never distract the driver when the bus is moving by making loud noises or moving about.

 

Parents should ensure their children understand that the bus driver's job is very important, and he/she needs to concentrate on passenger and road safety.

 

* TEACH YOUR CHILD TO TRAVEL BY BUS

 

It is the parent's responsibility to make sure their child knows which bus to catch. Parents should travel with their children for the first time they catch the bus to make sure they know where to get off.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL

 

All children will need to have the following items for school:

 

* School Bag                     

A large bag, clearly marked with the child's name and class on the outside.

 

* Raincoat                         

This should be kept in the child's bag at all times.

 

* Library Bag                     

 A large fabric bag with a draw-string will be required once borrowing begins.  (Bags available from the canteen).

 

* Paint Shirt                     

A long sleeved shirt of Dad's is ideal as it is easily pulled over the child's school uniform.  Elastic at the wrists protects jumpers.

 

* Crunch & Sip                  

All students have a fruit break at 10am and should bring fruit to school to eat at this time.

 

ALL CHILDREN'S BELONGINGS NEED TO BE CLEARLY MARKED WITH THE CHILD'S FULL NAME AND CLASS.

 

 It is also important to check regularly that names have not faded or washed off.

 

VALUABLES                      

Children should not bring valuable toys, mobiles, ipads, ipods and other similar devices.

 

JEWELLERY                      

Except for small stud earrings or a watch, jewellery should not be worn.

 

MAKE-UP                          

Make-up and bright nail polish are not appropriate for school.

 

 

All children are responsible for having their "tools of trade" ready and available each day.


 

STARTING SCHOOL

 

Be sure to bring proof of date of birth, in the form of original Birth Certificate, or Current Passport.  Enrolment cannot take place till this has been sighted.

Some school beginners have problems adjusting to the new situation and environment. Becoming a member of a class is a big step.

Suddenly, they are among twenty, which is very different to being the only one, or one of two or three.

They have to wait sometimes.  There are rules they have to become aware of and adhere to for the smooth running of classroom and playground routine.  They must ask to go to the toilet.  They can't eat just when they feel like it.  School may not be quite what they thought it would be. 

They realise they can't read or write after the first day or even after the first month.  Many have very high expectations and most others discover it's not as bad as they thought it would be. 

Children frequently don't eat all their lunch during the first few weeks, as they are in new surroundings with many distractions.  Don't be over anxious if all the lunch you pack is not eaten.

 

HANDY HINTS FOR NEW KINDERGARTENERS

 

Help your child to be ready for school!

 

Does your child know:

  • his/her name, address and telephone number well enough to repeat them when necessary?
  • the safest way to and from school?
  • not to accept lifts from strangers?
  • how to use a tissue or handkerchief?
  • how to use and flush the toilet without assistance?
  • that hands should be washed before meals and after visiting the toilet?
  • how to tie up shoe laces, do up buttons?
  • how to put away playthings and materials after using them? 
  • how to put on and take off outer clothing without help?
  • how to look after his/her own possessions?
  • how to open lunch boxes and drink bottles?

 

It's very normal if:

  • you feel lonely, depressed or kind of empty, particularly if it's your first or last child starting school.
  • you feel relieved – at last you will have some time to yourself.

 

Be cheerful and confident, as if you are entering a new venture.  When leaving, remain as calm as possible, say "goodbye" firmly and confidently, then leave cheerfully and quietly, reassuring them that you will collect them at home time.

 

If you have any doubts or worries please discuss them with any member of the school staff.


 

SELF RELIANCE DEVELOPMENT

 

A very important part of a child's education is concerned with the development of self  reliance.  This process begins when the child starts school in Kindergarten.  We ask that parents help us in this regard by leaving children at the school gate, instead of bringing them into the playground and waiting with them until classes begin.

 

 WAYS TO HELP YOUR CHILD

 

Talk to your child often from babyhood on.  Mastering the language is what much of education is all about and the amount and quality of talk that a child has with adults could determine how he/she adjusts to school.

 

Read to him/her from his earliest years and as soon as possible encourage him to read simple books.   Read stories, poems, nursery rhyme books and records.

 

See that books are available and well cared for.  Try to read a story at bedtime each night.  Ask questions about the story as you read.

 

Encourage your child to borrow from the school library and to visit the public library and book shops.

 

Provide experiences – trips, shopping, train rides, zoo etc. so that he will have background for his reading.  Tell him/her the names of places you visit.

 

Be sure of your child's health, hearing and vision.  All medical problems must obviously be told to the school and recorded on the child's forms.  If in doubt about your child's health, your family doctor or the Baby Health Centre can be very helpful.

 

Be sure to fill in the school sickness – accident forms, so that in all cases of sickness, you can be quickly contacted.  KEEP THIS INFORMATION UP TO DATE.

 

Let your child dress himself/herself even though it takes time – especially with raincoats, putting on socks, shoes etc.  Try to teach your child to tie laces and put shoes and socks on by himself/herself.

 

Teach your child to wash and dry himself/herself.  Make sure they can cope with going to the toilet by themselves and can get their clothes organised after they go.  Do they know how to pull the chain and if a boy how to use a urinal?

 

Let your child be responsible for his / her belongings eg. Putting own lunch box in own bag.

 

Make sure EVERY article of your child's belongings is labelled- jumpers, cardigans, lunch box and lid, drink bottle and cup, bag (on outside too please) even shoes and socks.  Rhythm lessons can be very traumatic experiences if shoes and socks get muddled with others.

 

Bring their bag EVERY day – even when they order their lunch.

 

Can your child recognise his first name?  Marking articles with cotton is not a good idea unless the name is on too.  Teachers cannot possibly know your cotton colour code.

The child's bag should be clearly marked with name and telephone number to contact parents or a neighbour.

 

Give your child a chance to know and play with other children.  If possible arrange for your child to play at a friend's or relative's home without your presence, so that he or she will have been away from mother for a few hours before commencing school.  It softens the blow when starting school.

Does your child know how to take simple messages? Do you let him answer the phone?

 

Have some of these materials at home:

Dressing up clothes, felt pens, paper, finger paints, blocks, scissors, glues, all sorts of waste materials.

 

Does your household allow for your child to have some room to play with toys and other paraphernalia?

Show your approval when your child reads, draws, makes things etc...

 

Make sure your child can tell his/her name, address and phone number, to another adult.  Next teach him/her when his/her birthday is.

 

Listen to your child and answer his / her questions.  Don't fob the child off with yes/ no answers.

 

Do not put pressure on your child for quick results.  Above all show your child that you are confident in his/her ability.  Never let him know you are worried or anxious about his ability.

 

Do not make comparisons between one child and his brother or sister or another child.

 

Show interest in his school life by asking him/her about people events of the day, but avoid questions like "what did you learn today"? It is much easier for him/her to say what he did, than what he learned.

 

Try to be punctual when collecting your child at the end of the school day.  Even if you go to work try to make arrangements to have him/her collected as each child likes to feel the same as class mates, even regarding departure times.  Not only that, most children are very tired by the end of the Kindergarten day and need to go home then.

 

If your child is nervous and cries it is best to leave him/her with the class teacher and go immediately – "ninety nine Percent of tears dry up when Mum disappears".  Never let the child stay home just because he is reluctant.  If a child did manage to return home, contact the school and return him/her immediately.

 

 

SCHOOL UNIFORM

At Smithfield Public School, the parent body voted that the wearing of school uniform is compulsory.

The wearing of uniform develops pride in our school and assists in maintaining good conduct and school tones as well as reducing distinctions between children because of dress.

The school looks forward to your co-operation and assistance in regard to the wearing of uniform.

 

GIRLS                    Summer        Blue/White checked dress

                                                      OR

                                                      Royal blue culottes/shorts with sky blue polo shirts

                                                      White socks and black shoes

                                                      Royal blue hat

                             

                              Winter             Royal blue track suit

                                                      Sky blue polo shirts long sleeve

                                                      Royal blue Sloppy Joe (round neck)

                                                      White socks/navy tights and black shoes

                                                      Royal blue jacket

 

BOYS                     Summer         School blue shirt/sky blue polo shirt

                                                      Grey shorts

                                                      Grey socks AND black shoes

                                                      Royal blue hat

 

Winter                 Royal blue track suit OR long grey trousers

                                                      Sky blue polo shirt long sleeve                                                                                            Royal blue Sloppy Joe (round neck)

                                                      Grey socks AND black shoes

                                                      Royal blue jacket

SPORTS UNIFORM

 

Girls                       Sky blue polo shirt (available canteen)

                              Royal blue shorts (available canteen)

                              White socks AND black sandshoes/joggers

                              HAT

 

Boys                     Sky blue polo shirt (available canteen)

                              Royal blue shorts (available canteen)

                              White socks AND black sandshoes/joggers

                              HAT

 

Metal school Badges are available through the school canteen.

Library bags with the school emblem are available through the school canteen.

 

NOT TO BE WORN:

  • Thongs
  • Earrings – Small studs only for reasons of safety
  • Rings  - Other than plain dress rings.
  • Make-up or nail polish.
  • Chokers, necklaces or ornamental jewellery.

Royal blue tracksuits, sloppy joes, royal blue jacket, sports polo shirts, sport shorts, library bags, metal badges & hats are all available through the school canteen.

 

 

 

WESTERN DISTRICT

 

BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE

 

SMITHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOL

O'CONNELL STREET, SMITHFIELD

PH:  9604 8348 (Only during hours of Service)

 

 

POSTAL ADDRESS

 

P.O. BOX 3022

WETHERILL PARK  NSW  2164

 

 

OPERATING HOURS

 

6.30am to 9.00am Monday to Friday (excluding Public holidays)

 

 

2.30pm to 6.15pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

 

 

There is a cost involved for this service, contact the above number for details.

 

Enrolment forms are available from Before and After School Care or the School Office.

 

 

CENTRELINK CASH REBATE NOW AVAILABLE

 

 

ABSENCE   NOTES(Example of what to write to the class teacher when your child is absent from school)

 

 

 

The Principal,

Smithfield Public School,

 

Please excuse  ___________________________________  of Class  __________________

 

For being absent on _________________________________________________________

 

HE / SHE  was  ___________________________________________ and unable to attend school.

 

Date:  ______________________  Signed:  ______________________________________

                                                                        Parent/Guardian

 

 

 

 

 

 

REMEMBER

 

If children live with criticism

They learn to condemn

 

If children live with hostility

They learn to fight

 

If children live with ridicule

They learn to be shy

 

If children live with shame

They learn to feel guilty

 

If children live with tolerance

They learn to be patient

 

If children live with encouragement

They learn confidence

 

If children live with fairness

They learn justice

 

If children live with security

They learn to like themselves

 

If children live with acceptance and friendship

They learn to find love in the world.