Important Dates to Remember

Here are a few dates that you will want to put in your calendar.

Friday 10 March – Child Free Day
Children are not required at school

Tuesday 14 March – School Photo Day
All children must be in full school uniform
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Tuesday18 April – Child Free Day
Children are not required at school

The first day of Term 2 is Wednesday 19 April, all children will return on this day.

Book Club has started!

The first issue of Scholastic Book Club has been sent home with children this afternoon. If you wish to order, the details can be found on the back of the brochure.

Orders must be in by Wednesday 22 February.

Happy reading!!


School Council – Information for parents

What is a school council and what does it do?

All government schools in Victoria have a school council. They are legally constituted bodies that are given powers to set the key directions of a school within statewide guidelines. In doing this, a school council is able to directly influence the quality of education that the school provides for its students.

Who is on the school council?

For most school councils, there are three possible categories of membership:

  • A mandated elected Parent category – more than one-third of the total members must be from this category. Department of Education and Training (DET) employees can be Parent members at their child’s school as long as they are not engaged in work at the school.
  • A mandated elected DET employee category – members of this category may make up no more than one-third of the total membership of school council. The principal of the school is automatically one of these members.
  • An optional Community member category – members are coopted by a decision of the council because of their special skills, interests or experiences. DET employees are not eligible to be Community members.

Generally, the term of office for all members is two years. The term of office of half the members expires each year, creating vacancies for the annual school council elections.

Why is Parent membership so important?

Parents on school councils provide important viewpoints and have valuable skills that can help shape the direction of the school.

Those parents who become active on a school council find their involvement satisfying in itself and may also find that their children feel a greater sense of belonging.

How can you become involved?

The most obvious way is to vote in the elections, which are held in Term i each year. However, ballots are only held if more people nominate as candidates than there are positions vacant.

In view of this, you might seriously consider

  • standing for election as a member of the school council
  • encouraging another person to stand for election.

Do I need special experience to be on school council?

No. What you do need is an interest in your child’s school and the desire to work in partnership with others to help shape the school’s future.

What do you need to do to stand for election?

The principal will issue a Notice of Election and Call for Nominations following the commencement of Term 1 each year. All school council elections must be completed by the end of March unless the usual time line has been varied by the Minister.

If you decide to stand for election, you can arrange for someone to nominate you as a candidate or you can nominate yourself in the Parent category.

DET employees whose child is enrolled in a school in which they are not engaged in work are eligible to nominate for parent membership of the school council at that school.

Once the nomination form is completed, return it to the principal within the time stated on the Notice of Election. You will receive a Nomination Form Receipt in the mail following the receipt of your completed nomination.

Generally, if there are more nominations received than there are vacancies on council, a ballot will be conducted during the two weeks after the call for nominations has closed.


  • Ask at the school for help if you would like to stand for election and are not sure what to do
  • Consider standing for election to council this year  
  • Be sure to vote in the elections.

Sports Uniform

Sports Uniform

This year the children will wear their sports uniform to school on the day that they are participating in a Physical Education enrichment session or in Years 4, 5 and 6 Sport. The children will remain in their sports uniform for the day. There will be no need to change at school.

IMG_3319The sports uniform consists of the official purple school polo shirt with school logo, black shorts and appropriate sports shoes.  This uniform is only to be worn on the days when your child has a Physical Education class or is participating in Years 4, 5 and 6 Sport. If they come to school in sports uniform when they are not required to wear it, they will be considered out of uniform.

It is timely to remind parents that jewellery can pose a risk during Physical Education sessions. Stud earrings and sleepers worn in the lower earlobe are the only acceptable jewellery. Watches are permissible upon parent approval. No responsibility is accepted by the school.

Physical education and sport timetable:

Monday 321, 320, 518, 513, 511
Tuesday 602, 124, 125, 007, 008, 217
Wednesday 005, 006, 101, 103
Thursday 216, 322, 323, 519, 512, 604
Friday 214, 215, Years 4, 5 & 6

Lisa Vandenbosch

Acting Principal

Welcome back!!

It was wonderful to welcome children and parents back to school for this year! Children and staff have settled into their new classrooms and are enthusiastic about the year ahead. We celebrated our successful start with a whole school picnic on the junior grass area.

We are very excited to welcome our Foundation children tomorrow!


Thank you to the many parents who have finalised payment of essential item school fees, or who have organised a payment plan with the School Office. Prompt payment of these fees enables us to purchase resources to enhance children’s learning in classrooms, PE equipment, art supplies, ICT equipment and so on.

Families who have not yet paid their fees are asked to do so as soon as possible. Payments may be made in cash, BPay or via EFTPOS. Please see Michelle at the School Office.

We are very grateful that many of our families have chosen to also pay the small voluntary contribution of $40. With this money, we will add to growing library collection, purchase new take home books and add further reading recovery resources.  It is not too late for families to choose to make this payment!!


Personal property is often brought to school by children, staff and visitors. This property can include mobile phones, music devices, electronic games, calculators, musical instruments, sporting equipment and cars parked on school premises.

The Department of Education and Training does not hold insurance for personal property brought to school and it has no capacity to pay for any loss or damage to such property.

Cranbourne Carlisle Primary School does not have an insurance policy for lost, stolen or damaged personal property. Children are not permitted to bring any unnecessary or particularly valuable items to school. Mobile phones brought to school MUST be left at the School Office and collected at the end of the day.


The Department of Education and Training does not provide personal accident insurance for children. Parents and guardians are responsible for paying the cost of medical treatment for injured children, including any transport costs.

Student accident insurance policies are available from the private insurance market. These cover a range of medical expenses not covered by Medicare. They can be obtained by parents for individual children.

Parents are reminded that Cranbourne Carlisle Primary School does not have a whole of school accident insurance policy.

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 exciting 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.