Bikes and Scooters

In the interest of safety for all children, only children from Years 3 to 6 are allowed to ride bicycle or scooter to and from the school, leaving the bicycle or 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 or scooter, 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 or 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.

New uniform items available from Monday 4 December

Exciting news! We have been working with PSW to update and improve our uniform. The sports polo has been given a fresh new design and the school hat is now purple and created in a lighter, more breathable fabric. A special sports top in a fabulous sublimated design has been introduced for our Year Six children and a black beanie with embroidered logo will be introduced in time for the winter months.

This new items will be phased in throughout 2018, so there is no urgency for families to rush out and make these purchases immediately. 

 

CHANGES TO PARKING ON SILKY OAK DRIVE

City of Casey has changed the ‘no parking’ zone at the front of the school on SIlky Oak Drive. This zone now extends along the fenceline, from the end of the school path to the intersection at Robusta Avenue.

This means that between 8.00am and 9.00am, and between 3.00pm and 4.00pm, you can only stop for 2 minutes in that area if you are picking up or dropping off children. You musut stay within 3 metres of your vehicle.

If you stop in, or partly in, an area showing a no parking sign and you are not picking up or dropping off passengers or goods, you are considered to be parked and can be fined. This is the case even if you stay with your vehicle.

City of Casey will have parking officers around our school, mornings and afternoons, for the next few weeks to help people understand what they can and can’t do when driving, parking and picking up or dropping off children. They are working very closely with the school to help us improve safety for children on the roads.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

  • School finishes at 2.30pm today
  • Children return to school on MONDAY 9 OCTOBER
  • There will be no Breakfast Club on the first day. Breakfast Club will resume on THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER
  • Family Learning Club resumes in Week 2 of term, WEDNESDAY 18 OCTOBER

We wish all families a restful holiday break and hope you all enjoy the warmer weather.
We look forward to seeing all your smiling faces on Monday 9 October, ready to start an action packed term!

Boscastle Pie Drive

Don’t forget to order your delicious pies! Orders need to be returned to the School Office by FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER, with payment in an envelope.
Orders will arrive and be sent home on TUESDAY 10 OCTOBER.

Fundraising activities such as this pie drive will make a vital contribution towards improving the resources and facilities available for our children.  Thank you for your continuing support of the school and happy eating!

Please see the attached order form or contact the School Office for more information.

Boscastle.pdf

Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser

Bunnings BBQ
We Need You!! 
Sunday 27 August
The school is hosting a Bunnings BBQ at the Cranbourne Store (Corner of Thompsons Rd and South Gippsland Hwy) on Sunday 27 August. We need your help make it a highly successful day. If you can donate an hour or two of your time, we would be very grateful and all you need to do is sign up at the School Office.

Safety around our school!

As the colder weather hits and 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. This causes many problems for our neighbours and they will contact the City of Casey to complain if access to their property is blocked
  • 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 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.

Parent Opinion Survey 2017

WE WANT OUR PARENTS TO TELL US WHAT THEY THINK

Cranbourne Carlisle is conducting a survey to find out what parents think of our school. The Parent Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training that is conducted amongst a sample of randomly selected parents at each school.

It is designed to assist our school in gaining an understanding of parents’ perception of school climate, student engagement and relationships with our parent community. Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies.

The survey will be conducted online by ORIMA Research Pty Ltd and only takes 15 minutes to complete. The survey can be accessed via desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile at any convenient time within the fieldwork period from Monday 7 August to Sunday 27 August.

Approximately 30 % of parents will be invited to participate in this year’s survey. All responses to the survey are anonymous.

The online survey is available in English, Arabic, Vietnamese, Mandarin and Hindi.

Survey language guides will be provided in a range of languages including Albanian, Bengali, Burmese, Cantonese, Dari, Filipino, Greek, Gujarati, Indonesian, Japanese, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Macedonian, Malayalam, Pashto, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish or Urdu.

The survey results will be reported back to our school at the end of September.
For further information, visit: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/management/improvement/Pages/performsurveyparent.aspx