Birthday Celebrations

At Cranbourne Carlisle, we love to celebrate birthdays! It is a joy to see children share treats with their classmates (and teachers!) on these special days.

However, sometimes treats sent to school for sharing can have serious repercussions for children with allergies or medical conditions. A wrapped lolly, such as a lollipop, Freddo Frog or mini packets of  Smarties, may be sent to school by parents/carers to celebrate a special occasion. Please do not send whole cakes as these are very difficult for teachers to manage. These will be given to the children at the end of the day to take home for parent/carer permission to eat or discard.

Parents are asked never to provide nuts or products containing nuts for any reason due to the serious risk these foods pose for other children with life threatening allergies.

Principal Appointment – Cranbourne Carlisle Primary School

It is with great pleasure that I inform you that Ms Lisa Vandenbosch has been appointed as the Principal of Cranbourne Carlisle Primary School.

As President of the school council, I would like to officially welcome Lisa to our school as Principal.

Tanya Caruana
School Council President.

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue in the position of Principal at Cranbourne Carlisle Primary School. I have thoroughly enjoyed the last 18 months working with a dedicated and enthusiastic team of staff who are committed to creating the best possible educational opportunities for our children. I have met many of you and your extended families at school events, in the playground or through one on one conversations and I look forward to building relationships with many more.

I am committed to working closely with staff, parents and children to foster positive partnerships as together we create a culture of high expectations that acknowledges the richness and diversity of our school community. I am passionate about developing children as creative, critical thinkers and social learners who act with integrity and treat each other with respect. I look forward to the continued journey at Cranbourne Carlisle Primary School.

Lisa Vandenbosch

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 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://

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:

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:




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

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.