Happy Holidays!!

The staff of Cranbourne Carlisle would like to wish all our families a very merry Christmas and a restful holiday. We are looking forward to welcoming children in Years One to Six back to school at 9.00am TUESDAY 31 JANUARY. Year Foundation children will begin on THURSDAY 2 FEBRUARY. Teachers will be returning on Monday 30 January to make sure we are all set up for the beginning of another exiting year!

Please don’t forget that school finishes today at 2.30pm. 

A few reminders!

Christmas Market
Christmas Market is next Thursday 16 December from 4.00pm – 6.30pm, with Christmas songs in the gym from 6.30pm – approx.7.30pm. Vouchers are used instead of cash to purchase food and drinks. These vouchers are available to purchase from the School Office from Monday. It’s a good idea to buy them before hand to avoid long queues.

Our last sushi day is next week! Don’t forget to put your order in by 5.00pm Monday.

Breakfast Club
This Thursday was our final Breakfast Club for the year. Many thanks to all the children and parents who supported this excellent program. We look forward to making it bigger and better in 2017!

Last Day
The last day of the term is Tuesday 20 December. Children will be dismissed at 2.30pm. Children in Years 1-6 return for 2017 on Tuesday 31 January.

Remembrance Day

Today is Remembrance Day – a day when in Australia and around the world, we observe a one minute silence to remember the men and women who have fought and possibly died in war.

World War 1 lasted from 4 August 1914 until 11 November 1918. The Allies (that was, the British Empire, France, Italy, and Russia) fought with the Central Powers (that was Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, and Bulgaria) for four years.

At this time, the Australian population was only five million. 61,720 Australian men and women died and more than 155,000 had been wounded or taken as prisoners of war. Australia made a major sacrifice for the Allied War effort.

In 1918, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, World War I ended and all fighting ceased. On this day, the Armistice was signed, which signaled the defeat of the Central Powers.

We continue to observe this day as ‘Remembrance Day’.  The red poppy we wear has become the symbol of remembrance as it brought life, hope color and reassurance to those fighting.

At the end of this terrible war, King George the 5th requested that “a complete suspension of all our normal activities” be observed so that “in perfect stillness the thoughts of everyone may be concentrated’ to honor the sacrifices made by so many.

Now is the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month when it is time to we remember all who have served in wars and peacekeeping activities around the world.

They shall grow not old as we who are left grow old,

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.


Thank you to Hollie Dunstan and the Year Five children who represented Cranbourne Carlisle at the service in Cranbourne today. Thanks also to Ciane Brewster and the Year Five children who created the beautiful wreath, whicih was presented at the service.


This evening, we welcome parents and carers of Foundation children enrolled to attend Cranbourne Carlisle Primary School in 2017.

We look forward to meeting with new families to our school, sharing information and beginning a positive partnership to give children the best chance for a successful start to their primary school education.

Volleyball Champions!

Congratulations to Stuart McDonald and the CCPS boys volleyball team who won the Regional finals today. The team will now progress to the State finals, to be held at Dandenong Stadium on Tueday 29 November. What a fabulous achievement!!

The girls team also competed at Regionals today and came second. Still a very impressive achievement.
It was great to hear that the organisers and other teachers in attendance spoke highly of the CCPS children’s behaviour and respect towards the officials and opponents.

Sushi Wednesdays

We hope every one who ordered enjoyed their sushi today!
The website will open for next week’s orders at 3.00pm this afternoon.
Orders will close at 5.00pm on Monday.
Don’t miss out! Click on the picture to place your order. 


  • Parents, please complete the short survey regarding the introduction of a language other than English at CCPS in 2017 (link below)
  • Sushi orders must be in each Monday by 5.00pm and will be delivered each Wednesday until the end of term. Don’t forget to order! http://sushi.net.au/school/cranbourne-carlisle-ps/
  • The Scholastic Book Fair arrives on Monday 24 October and will be held in the F/1 learning common. Come and visit between 3.15pm and 4.30pm, Monday – Thursday
  • Children must now be in full summer uniform, including hats. Some second hand uniform items are available for purchase from the School Office, including hats and windcheaters. Don’t forget to label everything!

New Strain of Norovirus!

A message from the Department of Education and Training:

The Department of Health and Human Services has identified a new strain of norovirus which may lead to gastroenteritis outbreaks.

Norovirus infection is characterised by nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Other symptoms may include fever, headaches and muscle aches. Symptoms usually resolve after 48 hours, however, if a parent is concerned about their child’s symptoms they should seek medical attention.

Norovirus is the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis. It affects people of all ages however certain groups are at higher risk, particularly those in aged care facilities or early childhood education and care services. Norovirus is known to cause at least 65 per cent of gastroenteritis outbreaks affecting settings like these in Victoria.

To help prevent the spread of norovirus, everyone, including children, their families, staff and people in the community, should:

  • thoroughly wash their hands with soap and running water after going to the toilet and before eating or preparing food
  • avoid preparing food for others until 48 hours after gastroenteritis symptoms have completely resolved
  • stay away from early childhood education and care services until they have been free of the symptoms of gastroenteritis for 48 hours.

Please do not send your children to school if they have been vomitting.
For further information, visit https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/about/news-and-events/healthalerts/new-strain-of-norovirus-detected-in-victoria


Parent Forum Update

We sincerely thank those families that came along last night to discuss the internationising of education and the introduction of a language other than English next year.
For those who were unable to attend, you may access the presentation below.
We encourage all families to have a look at the presentation and respond to the short survey, posted below, to assist us in making this very complex decision.


Parent Survey – LOTE