Well done to our Year 6 children for their fantastic behaviour on school camp at Mill Valley Ranch. The children displayed great teamwork, perseverance, empathy, and risk taking over the course of the week which included many children’s first experience riding horses, eating new foods and working with children they wouldn’t normally spend time with. As a staff we observed how mature the children were being and how harmonious the group was. If your child wants to take their shoes off and throw them at a water bottle you may have to get them to explain the game!
I managed to join in on the fun on Wednesday and had a fantastic day but was very grateful to go home to my warm bed at the end of the day and get a good night’s sleep.
A special thank you to Ms Mepstead, Ms Dunstan, Ms Greenough, Ms Davis, Mr Mac and our two very brave parent volunteers Paul Seeley and Rebecca Parker for giving up their time to facilitate this camp and an extra special thanks to Ms Dunstan for organising the event.
Welcome back for Term 2. We begin by providing a chance for parent feedback. Tell Them From Me is an online survey system devised by The Learning Bar that helps schools capture the views of children, teachers and parents. The TTFM Parent Survey link is now open for all parents and carers in the CCPS community. All responses are anonymous and help create a broad set of data for us to consider. This survey will provide the school with a range of information that will be combined with information from our teacher and children that will help drive decision making in the school moving forward.
The survey can be completed online by clicking on the image below or by pasting the following link into your browser www.tellthemfromme.com/ccps18
We are putting together a team to challenge the Dandenong Team of Dads. This will be a fun opportunity for our parents to get together and represent our school community. A time slot has not been locked in but the match will be held on Sunday May 6th.
A basic kit will be provided thanks to the Casey Comets, ensure to bring soccer boots, water bottle etc.
Please spread the word so we can fill our team. Any further enquiries please call the School Office or contact Mr Cuss.
A huge congratulations to all of the children who performed on Harmony Day last week. Here are some highlights of the dance performances. There will be more performance opportunities at our Afghan Day, Polyfest and African Pride Day later in the year.
Unfortunately we had some copyright issues with a few of the songs featured in the performances so we have had to cut down the video. The link is now working.
Congratulations to all of the children who participated in today’s Senior School Athletics Day. Well done to Mr McDonald for coordinating a fabulous day, given children the opportunity to participate in organised sporting competitions, pushing themselves past their limits. We would like to extend our appreciation to all families who supported today’s events and finally thank the teachers for their enthusiasm throughout the day!
Thank you to all of the parents who made it to our Parent Information Night presented by The Resilience Project. Hugh van Cuylenburg presented for the evening touching on the importance of gratitude, empathy and mindfulness. We were challenged to specifically spend less time devoted to our devices and live in the moment. Here are some comments from our very own parent community survey:
“The most challenging part for me is to control the mobile phone addiction”
“It was an eye opener, I’m so grateful to the school for such a session”
“I want to communicate more with my children now”
“I see how hard some people in the world have it over what I have”
“I need to change a few things at home to reflect these thoughts, as kids observe and follow parents”
The school community will continue to prioritise positive mental health through the use of mindfulness and The Resilience Project approach.
We look forward to our Resilience Project night and invite all parents from the Cranbourne Carlisle PS community to attend this evening. Children and staff have listened to speakers from The Resilience Project so far this year and we would like our parent community to have the opportunity as well. The focus of this night will be on gratitude, empathy (compassion) and mindfulness, leading to a happier life.
As the night is designed for adults we will have child minding available if required. Children will be bringing home an attendance slip, please return this ASAP.
We are excited to announce we are launching a CCPS Fitness Group. For those parent who would like to increase their fitness and health levels, as well as those looking to create a new friendships. Details are as below, or please contact the School Office with any additional questions.
Group leader – Alanna Taylor
Make new social connections from the CCPS community
Exchange recipe ideas for dinners and school lunches
Basic fitness and exercise sessions
Meet for coffee afterwards
Monday will be the meeting day, see dates below
CCPS Fitness Group is child/pram friendly, so bring them along too!
Term 1 Dates – Feb 26th Mar 5th Mar 26th
Term 2 Dates – Apr 23rd May 14th June 4th June 25th
What to bring: Drink bottle, hat, something to nibble on Meet point: Front of CCPS Meeting time: 9:30am for 9:45am departure Cost: Free