Announcement

Lisa Vandenbosch will be on (well earned) Long Service Leave until Monday 28th May. For any queries in her absence please contact the School Office or myself as I will be in the role of Acting Principal.

Tobin Cuss

Mother’s Day

Thank you to all of our lovely mothers and families who made it to our High Tea. There was an overwhelming response to the event and we are so grateful to have had so many people involved. Children hold such a built in connection with their mother and it’s one we are glad to honour.

A special thanks to all of the staff involved in organising this event, especially Ms Spinucci and the Special Events Team. We look forward to hosting the event in 2019, which will include a few slight modifications to improve the day.

Basketball Bonding

As part of our ongoing commitment to obtaining the best possible outcome for each child, Cranbourne Carlisle Primary School is able to offer a select group of Year Three children the opportunity to participate in a Basketball Bonding group.

This program is facilitated by myself, and will occur once a week for 10 sessions. The purpose of the group is to help members develop team work, respect, resilience and motivation. The Cranbourne Police will be sending some officers to a session to help create positive links within our community.

Session 1 was held today and the children were excited, keen and then a little tired! If any parents have a fitness qualification or passion and would like to be a guest coach at a session please come see me or someone at the School Office.

Tobin Cuss
Assistant Principal

Preparing for Afghan Day

In preparation for our Afghan Day (June 20th) we have begun a Language Group catering to parents who speak Dari and Pashto. Currently this group consists of mothers from our Afghan community. We are happy to give much of the decision making power for Afghan Day and the Language Group to our Year 5 & 6 children.  This opportunity is building up their leadership skills as well as valuing their contribution to our school community. This is giving the children a chance to express their opinion and the power and will to make decisions.

Our current enrolment details show that nearly a quarter of the children at our school come from Afghan backgrounds. The upcoming celebration will follow Ramadan (15th May – 14th June), a religious custom many of our school community will be observing. This celebration time is known as Eid and we hope to see all of our community joining the festivities on June 20th.

Soccer Match Cancelled

SOCCER GAME CANCELLED

Unfortunately the Dandenong Dad’s team have had to pull out. Most likely they were worried they were going to lose!

Thanks for offering to play and hopefully you will consider playing should we organise a different time later in the year.

Fortnite

If you have a child who enjoys going online, then you have most likely heard of the game Fortnite. This is a game rated M and is recommended for children 12 years or older, but no proof of age is required. As a school we would like to provide some of the following links to help parents understand what their children are playing, to consider if this is something they are comfortable with.

A parents guide to Fortnite – Child.Net

A guide to Fortnight – The Guardian

What schools need to know abotu Fortnite – BESA

Fortnite Review – Rolling Stone

At Cranbourne Carlisle we follow the eSmart philosophy and therefore believe the interactions children have on the internet are extremely important and that adults should be aware that cyberbullying can have a damaging impact on a child, their friends and their family. For more information please head to www.esmart.org.au/

ANZAC Day

On Wednesday 25 April five very proud Year Six children represented our school at the Cranbourne RSL 2018 ANZAC Day memorial service. It was a very moving service with some outstanding speeches and one in which we were honoured to be involved in. It was also encouraging to see our school community represented so heavily in the crowd.

Services like these are an opportunity for the younger generation to grow a rich appreciation for those who have come before them, especially those who have served to protect this nation.

Year 6 Camp

Well done to our Year 6 children for their fantastic behaviour on school camp at Mill Valley Ranch. The children displayed great teamwork, perseverance, empathy, and risk taking over the course of the week which included many children’s first experience riding horses, eating new foods and working with children they wouldn’t normally spend time with. As a staff we observed how mature the children were being and how harmonious the group was. If your child wants to take their shoes off and throw them at a water bottle you may have to get them to explain the game!

I managed to join in on the fun on Wednesday and had a fantastic day but was very grateful to go home to my warm bed at the end of the day and get a good night’s sleep.

A special thank you to Ms Mepstead, Ms Dunstan, Ms Greenough, Ms Davis, Mr Mac and our two very brave parent volunteers Paul Seeley and Rebecca Parker for giving up their time to facilitate this camp and an extra special thanks to Ms Dunstan for organising the event.

Tobin Cuss
Assistant Principal