Subway News

Recently, a concern was raised by a parent regarding the use of unsustainable palm oil in Subway products.

Unsustainable palm oil production is a serious global issue, leading to massive deforestation and loss of biodiversity in tropical ecosystems. Many endangered species live in the rainforest areas that are being cleared for palm oil production, including elephants, tigers, rhinos and orang-utans.

Subway Australia, however, only use palm oil that meets the standards for the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil. The following statement was found on the change.org website:

“Subway Systems Australia (SUBWAY) has sustainable Palm Oil in Bread, Cookies and Parmesan/Oregano Bread Topping, which meets the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standards. Wraps also contain Palm Oil and our supplier has recently achieved RSPO accreditation. A sustainable Palm Oil will soon be used in the wrap product across all restaurants in Australia. We believe that the best practice today is to source palm oil from members of the RSPO. The “RSPO Principles and Criteria for Sustainable Palm Oil Production” are the global guidelines for producing palm oil sustainably, and they have been described as the World’s toughest standards for sustainable agriculture production. These standards address the legal, economic, environmental and social requirements of producing sustainable palm oil. Information on the RSPO can be found at ttp://www.rspo.org.

In addition to our suppliers complying with the RSPO standards, we are currently working towards reducing or removing the amount of sustainable Palm Oil used in our products in the near future. The SUBWAY® system is committed to providing a wide range of great tasting, healthier food choices, whilst reducing our environmental footprint and creating a positive influence in the communities we serve around the world.”

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) makes the following statement on their website:

The current ingredients list (link below) shows palm oil used only in the cookies and not in any of the bread products.

Subway Ingredients

Information regarding Subway’s corporate social responsibility can be found on their website: https://www.subway.com.au/About/Corporate-Social-Responsibility

Cranbourne Carlisle Primary School will continue to offer Subway lunches one day per week.

Free Kids Dental!

The Child Dental Benfits Schedule provides eligible children with $1000 dental benefits over a two calendar year perios and covers selected services including: examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure seals, filings, root canals and extractions.

It is important for families to check their eligibility with medicare to see if they are eligibile this year.

To gain access to benefits, children must be eligible for Medicare, must be between 2 and 17 years of age for at least 1 day of the calendar year, with the parent, guardiain or carer receiving Family Tax Benefit Part A or another relevant government payment.

To quickly check your eligibility, click on the picture below:

 

Sushi@school

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We are considering whether to offer sushi as a lunch option, one day per week. There are two ways we could do this, either by ordering prior to 5.00pm each Monday for delivery on Wednesday, or by pre-ordering for the whole term. Please help us make a decision by responding to the short survey below. Further information can be found at sushi.net.au

Easter Fun on Last Day of Term

The children in 512 are organising this year’s Easter Raffle.  In order for our children to hold an Easter Raffle, we ask families to donate Easter eggs, chocolates, Easter giftware and so on, together with any baskets or wrappings that you no longer require. Class 512 will make up prizes for the raffle. We are hoping to be able to offer lots of prizes!

Your donations may be sent to your child’s classroom anytime next week to enable us time to make up the baskets and work out how many prizes there will be to win. All donations will be used as prizes so we can’t have too many. Class 512 children will be selling tickets in classrooms at school for 50c per ticket. Tickets will also be available for purchase from the School Office next week. Thank you for your anticipated support in helping our children organise a successful raffle!

The last day of Term One is Friday 31 March. There will be a special whole school assembly in the gymnsium, commencing at 9.15am. There will be an Easter hat parade and the raffle will be drawn. Families are welcome to come along and join in the fun!

Parents are reminded that school finishes at 2.30pm on Friday 31 March. Term Two begins for children on Wednesday 19 April.

 

Harmony Day 2017

Harmony Day will be celebrated at Cranbourne Carlisle on Monday 20 March. Children are very excited, with many of them practising cultural dances that will be performed at a special whole school assembly in the gymnasium at 9.15am. Families are most welcome to attend! Please enter via the rear gate adjacent to the bike shed.

The children will then participate in a range of multi-age activities that promote respect, fairness and a sense of belonging for everyone.

The day will end with a very special Chinese dancing lion perfomance. In Chinese culture, the lion symbolises power, wisdom and good fortune. It is said to chase away evil spirits and bring happiness, longevity and good luck. This performance will begin at approximately 2.20pm on the basketball court, weather permitting.

 

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 Thursday 29 January. Year Foundation children will begin on Monday 2 February. Teachers will be returning on Wednesday 28 January to make sure we are all set up for the beginning of another exiting year!

We have nearly finished our recruitment processes and have had to make some adjustments to our staff structure. As of today, the structure is as follows:

 

School Council Update

The Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) program ceases from the end of this year. For some families, especially Health Care Card holders with a child or children starting in 2015, significant financial outlay will be required with less support available.

Therefore, School Council have reduced the 2015 Year Foundation Booklist payment to $150 as the required minimum payment. This is a $100 reduction to assist parents to purchase the new uniform, school bag, book bag, lunch box, drink bottle, etc.

School Council have not made any increases, at any Year Level, to assist parents at this financially difficult time.

Please remember, the VOLUNTARY payment is the only optional payment. The booklist is a required payment. Payment plans are available by contacting Mr Nicholas Macura, Business Manager.

Our sincere appreciation to the families who continue to make full payment.