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 Southdown's June Students of the Month are spectacular
June 3, 2024

Southdown’s June Stars of the Month are Saluted

The school year is wrapping up in fine fashion at Southdown Primary School where a final set of student award recipients was recently announced for the month of June.

 Southdown presented its Stars of the Month Award to dozens of excited students (
June 3, 2024

Southdown Stars Sparkle in June

As the school year races to its conclusion in four weeks, Southdown Primary School continues abuzz with activities. Late last week Principal Jill Armott-Erwig and faculty members announced the recipients of June’s Splash Awards; these are Southdown’s Students of the Month.

 Southdown School announced the names of April's Splash Award recipients.
May 2, 2024

Southdown Celebrates April’s Splash Award Recipients

Southdown Primary School recognized its April Splash Award recipients, who are all effectively the Stars of the Month.

 Southdown Primary School celebrated World Down Syndrome Day last Thursday (2)
March 25, 2024

Southdown Celebrates World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day was celebrated across the world last week, including at Southdown Primary School. The United Nations has officially observed the occasion since 2012, using is to raise global awareness. That was the goal at Southdown, too.

 Southdown School recognized its February Star Student Award recipients.
March 4, 2024

March’s Southdown School Stars Recognized

March’s Stars of the Month at Southdown Primary School are an exceptional group of boys and girls who are all working very hard and getting along great with their teachers and classmates.

 Southdown Primary School presented January's Splash Awards
February 2, 2024

Southdown’s January Stars are Spectacular

Southdown Primary School has been enjoying a great year and the elements are in place for an exceptional spring semester, too.

 Southdown School's December Splash Award recipients are a spectacular group of boys and girls.
January 2, 2024

Southdown School Hosts Special Assembly

The days leading up to the winter vacation were busy ones at Southdown Primary School, but there was still plenty of time for a jam packed school-wide Splash Assembly.

 Southdown's November Splash Award winners are the best versions of themselves.
December 5, 2023

Southdown Presents November’s Splash Awards

Southdown Primary School Principal Jill Amott-Erwig presented November’s Splash Awards to a happy group of youngsters.

 Southdown Primary School on Browns Road in Huntington. (Darin Reed photo (4)
November 30, 2023

Southdown SDM Committee Establishes Goals for Year

The Southdown Primary School Shared Decision Making Committee has settled upon three school based team goals for 2023/24.

 Southdown Primary School presented October's Splash Awards
November 6, 2023

Southdown’s October Stars Shine Bright

Southdown Primary School’s October Stars of the Month shine bright. It’s an outstanding group of young people who are all working hard and distinguishing themselves both in and out of the classroom.

 Southdown Splash Award recipients for September.
October 6, 2023

Southdown’s Shining September Stars Honored

A month into the new school year at Southdown Primary School, students are starting to hit their stride as they go about their business around the building and in and out of classrooms.

 Southdown's May Students of the Month strived to be the best versions of themselves.
June 26, 2023

Southdown Celebrates its June Star Students

In the waning hours of the school year, Southdown Primary School took a short time-out to honor its June Students of the Month. The youngsters that were recognized didn’t let their “foot off the pedal” for a single minute, even as the hours grew short prior to summer vacation.

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About Southdown Primary

Southdown students at parade

Children Flourish

Southdown Primary School is a place where children flourish in an academic environment of respect, encouragement and high expectations. The faculty and staff is extraordinary; comprised of early childhood specialists who value and encourage children to explore, create and make meaning from the world around them. Learning is child-centered and tailored to the unique needs of all students.

Learning in the 21st Century

Southdown is proud of the many enhancements to its curricular program over the past several years. Every student has access to a Chromebook that is integrated throughout the school day as a means to enhance student engagement and further learning in the 21st century. A renovated library and “makerspace” provides all students with the opportunity build a foundation for exploration and creativity in ways that are truly remarkable.

Essential Skills

Southdown’s faculty and staff members recognize the importance of providing children with the essential academic, social and emotional skills to help them succeed throughout their time in Huntington and beyond.

One Big Family

A wonderful PTA that plans interesting and enjoyable family events also supports the school. Some of those events include block parties, movie nights, bingo nights, family fitness events, talent shows and so much more.

Happy and Energetic

Happy and energetic students fill Southdown’s classrooms. The school has been serving the community since 1954 and will continue to do so far into the future.

Southdown students at the homecoming parade

Southdown Leadership

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Jill Amott-Erwig


Jill Amott-Erwig has been Southdown Primary School’s principal since August 2021. At the time of her appointment, Ms. Amott-Erwig had been serving as principal of PS 250 in Brooklyn. She was previously an assistant principal and lead teacher at PS 201 in Queens for five years.

Ms. Amott-Erwig earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at Long Island University-CW Post in 2004 and 2006, respectively. She also obtained her state administrative certification through studies at LIU-CW Post.

Southdown’s principal has worked as a third grade special education teacher, fifth grade general education teacher and K-5 elementary science teacher all at PS 305 in Brooklyn. She was a summer program supervisor and year-round recreation aide at the Town of Islip’s Sayville Community Center for 13 years.

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HHS National Honor Society Induction Ceremony 2021

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HHS National Honor Society Induction Ceremony 2021

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Southdown Holiday Concert

December 2022

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Southdown Holiday Concert

December 2022

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