Important Reminders

SCHOOL FEES

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 BROUGHT TO SCHOOL

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.

STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE

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.

Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday!

I would like to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt thank you to all of our families for your support during 2017. It has been a busy and fulfilling year working with a wonderful group of staff and children. We have had numerous highlights during the year including the installation of the Silky Oak, our beloved Pirate Ship, and the many special celebrations we shared with the families. I look forward to seeing you in 2018 for another year full of laughter, learning and fulfilment of our goals.

Lisa Vandenbosch
Principal

2018 School start
Term 1 will commence on Wednesday 31 January for children in Year 1 to 6. Foundation children will begin on Thursday 1 of February.

Class structure for 2018

Principal: Lisa Vandenbosch
Assistant Principal: Trish Wallace
Assistant Principal: Tobin Cuss

Curriculum Days 2018 – No children required at school
Monday 29 January
Tuesday 30 January
Monday 16 July
Monday 5 November

 

 

New Assistant Principal-Engagement and Wellbeing

Hello, my name is Tobin Cuss and I have called Cranbourne Carlisle Primary School home for the past seven years. Many of you will recognise me from greeting you each morning or saying good bye each afternoon out the front of the school. During this time, I have witnessed tremendous growth from our school community and most importantly from our children. It is with great joy and honour that I am becoming Assistant Principal in 2018. Lisa Vandenbosch, Trish Wallace and I will work together to provide the best education possible for all children, ensuring each child is valued for who they are. As the Wellbeing and Engagement leader I will work closely with children, teachers and families in supporting the school to provide a safe, challenging and engaging environment. I am excited about the future possibilities for this school and look forward to working more closely with our community. Please feel free to come introduce yourself to me on yard duty or I shall see you in the new year!

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.