School Crossing News!

We are very pleased to announce that City of Casey has now approved a supervised school crossing to be installed on Silky Oak Drive outside the front of the school. This crossing will be installed during the school holidays, ready for the start of Term Four.

We thank the City of Casey for working with the school and supporting us to prioritise the safety of our children and community at the front of the school. We are also enormously grateful to all the parents and community members who have raised concerns, both with the school and with the council. Thank you!

Friday Lunch Orders!

As of this Friday 20 July, we will be offering families the opportunity to order lunch for children each Friday.

Lunches are to be ordered online through Flexischools (information below) and will be prepared and delivered by Bazil’s Mobile Catering.

Orders must be placed prior to 9.00am on the day of delivery.

Lunches will be delivered by 1.00pm each Friday. Please send fruit, snacks and water drinks as usual.

Important Dates!

Friday 29 June
Last day of Term Two
Children will be dismissed at 2.30pm – please be on time!

Monday 16 July
Curriculum Day
Teachers only – children are not required to attend

Tuesday 17 July
Term Three begins for children

Tuesday 31 July-Thursday 2 August
Parent Teacher Meetings
More information and booking details to come next term.

Have a wonderful break!

Camping Program at CCPS

Years Three, Four and Five children are very excited about their camping experiences happening in Terms Three and Four.

The numbers are now final for the Year Three overnight camp to Manyung in Mt Eliza and we are delighted that so many children are attending.

There are still some places available for both the Year Four urban camp in Melbourne and the Year Five camp to Grantville Lodge. Deposits must be made by the end of Term Two in order to secure a place.

Please contact the School Office for further information or to discuss payment plans.

Happy camping!!

HEAD LICE!

There are quite a few children in our school with recurring head lice at the moment. We are asking for all families to check children’s hair this week so we can stop the spread!!

If eggs or live lice are found, please treat children’s hair. See the following information from the Victorian Department of Health:
Treating and controlling head lice

The guidelines contain information regarding detecting and treating head lice and eggs. If head lice or eggs are found on your child’s hair, you need to:

  • inform the school and advise when the treatment has started
  • inform parents or carers of your child’s friends so they too have the opportunity to detect and treat their children if necessary.
  • treat the hair again 7 days after initial treatment –  the first treatment kills all lice; the second treatment kills the lice that may have hatched from eggs not killed by the first treatment.

Health regulations require that where a child has head lice, that child should not return to school until the day after appropriate treatment has started. Please note, this refers only to those children who have live head lice and does not refer to head lice eggs.

Please make sure that children’s hair is tied back to help prevent the spread of head lice. When long hair is tied back firmly or plaited, it is more difficult for the head lice to reach the scalp or hair shaft where they lay their eggs.

Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)

CSEF applications close at the end of Term 2.

If you have a health care card and haven’t applied for CSEF at our school before please see Michelle at the office to complete an application.

You will need to complete an application if you had a child start in Foundation this year as he/she will need to be added to your family details.