Important Reminder

We hope that everyone has had a lovely break and is looking forward to coming back to school for a jam-packed Term Four.

We remind families that school resumes for children on Monday 3 October.

We can’t wait to see all your happy faces!

A few reminders…

  • Footy day tomorrow with dismissal at 2:30pm
  • First day of school for all children in Term 4 is Monday 3 October
  • There is a pupil free curriculum day set for Monday 31 October
  • Melbourne Cup day public holiday is on Tuesday 1 November
  • The children will wear their summer uniform in Term 4
  • We invite parents to a forum that will be held at the school on Monday 10 October at 6:30pm to discuss the introduction of a Language other than English program in 2017.
  • If you have a child who is eligible to start school in 2017 please come in to the school to complete the enrolment at the beginning of Term 4
  • Foundation 2017 information evening will be held on Tuesday 8 November, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
  • Thank you to all of the parents, care givers and families who have supported the school through this busy term. We appreciate the commitment you have shown toward working with us to continually improve learning opportunities for the children.

Wishing all our families a happy, relaxing and safe holiday break


eSmart Kids

All children in Years 4-6 will be viewing the eSmart Kids video this week. This video was produced by some very talented Year 6 children for our eSmart community night, held on August 18 2016.

Filming: Anmol, Zenat, Adithya, Jabobo
Acting:
 Harman, Leanne, Will, Jess, Arefa, Zenat, Mortaza, Hori, Adithya, Avi
Music: Anmol, Adithya, Viko, Arefa, Leanne, Landi (Yr5), Anahera (Yr5)


Pirate Day

Parents and families make sure to follow us on Instagram @cranbournecarlisle.ps to keep up with the scenes from our Pirate Day, Arrrrgh!

Be sure to attend our fund raising Bazaar from 3:15pm – 4:30pm

eSmart Community Night

Thank you to all who attended our eSmart Community Night last night. With 86 children and around 75 adults in attendance we consider the night a great success.

Below is a short survey for those who attended, we would appreciate any responses.

Here is the link to the resources Michelle Webster shared with us.

Bicycle and Scooter Policy

In the interest of safety for all children, only children from Years 3 to 6 are allowed to ride a bicycle/scooter to and from the school, leaving the bicycle/scooter, during the school day, within the school bicycle shelter. This decision is based on the information available from VicRoads; Bicycle Victoria; as well, as the recommendations of the Australian Safety Council and Victorian Police.

The welfare and wellbeing of a child riding a bicycle, to and from school, is the responsibility of the parent. Road safety authorities recommend that before the age of ten years, children should not ride a bicycle in traffic without adult supervision. Up until the age of twelve years, most children do not have the skills or experience to be safe in traffic without supervision. Every year approximately 70% of all injuries or deaths involving children between five and fourteen years, are related to using the road – mostly as a passenger, pedestrian or while riding a bicycle ((VicRoads, 2006).

Parents of children in Years Prep/1/2 may supervise their child whilst riding to school, but the bicycle will not be housed in the school bicycle shelter as it is impossible for the staff to determine, for all children in their care, if parental supervision is in place, or not.

Sharing a bicycle/scooter or ‘dink’ on the way home is extremely dangerous and will be discouraged at every opportunity. Approved helmets must be worn at all times, for both bicycles and scooters, and must comply with the Australian Standards Mark AS/ANZ 2063.

It is acknowledged that not every family is a “two-car family”. Accordingly, parents are encouraged to explore the possibility of establishing a car-pooling or group walking arrangement with other parents to ensure safe transportation to and from school. The large majority of children enrolled are within walking distance to the school and, in light of the current statistics concerning child obesity, walking is a very healthy activity. All bicycles and scooters are the responsibility of the owner.

Safety around our school

As our enrolments grow, the roads around our school are becoming increasingly chaotic during the morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up times and children are sometimes put at risk.

Children are vulnerable road users and are at higher risk in traffic because of their size and inability to judge speed and distance.

When in school zones, please observe the following guidelines to reduce risk to children:

  • ALWAYS cross at the school crossings!!!
  • BE PATIENT – observe the directions of the School Crossing Supervisor.
  • DO NOT park on footpaths or over driveways.
  • DO NOT use the staff car park to pick up or drop off children. The car park is for staff vehicles only.
  • NEVER double park. This reduces driver visibility, causes congestion and puts children at risk.
  • NEVER call your child across the road.
  • ALWAYS encourage your child to enter and exit the car from the kerb.
  • REMEMBER children are full of surprises! Expect the unexpected.
  • ALWAYS drive at or below 40km/h.

Our children’s safety and well-being is our most important priority so it is wonderful to have two Crossing Supervisors, George and Carmen, to help our children cross what are, at times, very busy roads. A children’s crossing is a legal crossing when two flags are in place. Children and adults who are crossing at a children’s crossing must comply with the supervisor’s directions and must stand behind the line until the supervisor blows the whistle, indicating that it is safe to cross. The crossing supervisor will always wait until it is safe before they walk out and blow their whistle.

Cars are not allowed to park on or around the crossing.  The crossing area is usually signed NO STOPPING.  The clearance around the crossing is for the safety of pedestrians.

REMEMBER – ALWAYS CROSS AT THE CHILDREN’S CROSSING WHEN IT IS IN OPERATION.

By following the rules around school zones we can work together to ensure the safety of our children.

Collection Drive – Cranbourne Lost Dogs Home

Hi I’m Brooke in Year 6 and I am very passionate about supporting organisations that are working on combatting animal cruelty and improving the lives of animals. I have taken my ideas to School Council and I have their support to put a call out to our school community.

During the months of July and August we will be collecting old blankets, old towels and dog food donations for The Lost Dogs Home in Cranbourne. There will be a donation drop off box in the front office. We will also have a collection tin at the office where you can donate your spare change to support the RSPCA.

Thank you in advance for your kindness in helping to improve the lives of animals.