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.
We enjoyed a fantastic Harmony Day and look forward to continuing the celebrations at our Cultural Connectionz celebrations later in the year:
Afghan Celebration – June 20th (Term 2)
Polyfest – September 7th (Term 3)
African Pride Day – November 23rd (Term 4)
If you would like to be involved with the organisation of these days or perform, please contact the School Office.
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
- Group walks
- 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
Our Family Learning Club will begin in Week 6 on Wednesday 7th of March. We look forward to seeing a great turn out of children, as well as any parents or relatives who would like to come and support the group.
Interested in being a volunteer? Contact Tobin Cuss or the School Office now!
– Read books with children who might not have someone to read with at home
– Guide children through story writing (the teachers will help explain at the beginning
– Help children with maths problems
– Hang out with the children and let them know they are valued
In other exciting news our Community Art class commences this week! Join us at 2:15 to participate in an art class ran just for our parents/grandparents. Each week our fantastic Art teacher Ms Brewster will lead the adult class, where you will pick up new skills and make new social connections within our school community. Please contact the School Office or Ms Ciane Brewster if you would like to participate. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Breakfast Club is up and running for 2018. We are serving breakfast Monday and Thursday every week from 8:15-8:45am in the Breakfast Club space near the Year 1 rooms. Ms Anne Waller is heading up the team and we are keen to have as many parents involved as possible. If you would like to help out please see the School Office or Ms Waller.
A good start to the day leads to a good day!
Thank you to everyone who made it out to our first CCPS Community Night. The vibe around the school was very fantastic and we are happy to see so much interest from our families.
1st prize (2 Gold Class Village movie tickets + 3 month gym membership) – Aydin Keskic and family
2nd prize (2 Village movie tickets + 3 month gym membership) – Brock & Kirra-lei Benjamin and family
3rd prize (3 month gym membership, Shark Attack Fish & Chip voucher) – MIllad Hazaranejad and family
4th prize (Shark Attack Fish & Chip voucher, Tramontina Coffee plunger) – Zane & Mia Armstrong and family
Congratulations to our Breakfast Club volunteers, you have ALL won a breakfast hamper:
Chandis Medis, Michelle Neville, Saher Karim, Tracy Isaacs, Tanya Stevenson, Melissa Bell, Inderpreet Kaur, Margaret Cho
Families may collect their prizes from the front office when they are ready
And lastly our lunch box winners (handed out at school):