Safety around our school!

As the colder weather hits and our enrolments grow, the roads around our school are becoming increasingly chaotic during the morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up times and children are sometimes put at risk.

Children are vulnerable road users and are at higher risk in traffic because of their size and inability to judge speed and distance.

When in school zones, please observe the following guidelines to reduce risk to children:

  • ALWAYS cross at the school crossings!!!
  • BE PATIENT – observe the directions of the School Crossing Supervisor.
  • DO NOT park on footpaths or over driveways. This causes many problems for our neighbours and they will contact the City of Casey to complain if access to their property is blocked
  • DO NOT use the staff car park to pick up or drop off children. The car park is for staff vehicles only.
  • NEVER double park. This reduces driver visibility, causes congestion and puts children at risk.
  • NEVER call your child across the road.
  • ALWAYS encourage your child to enter and exit the car from the kerb.
  • REMEMBER children are full of surprises! Expect the unexpected.
  • ALWAYS drive at or below 40km/h.

Our children’s safety and well-being is our most important priority so it is wonderful to have two Crossing Supervisors to help our children cross what are, at times, very busy roads. A children’s crossing is a legal crossing when two flags are in place. Children and adults who are crossing at a children’s crossing must comply with the supervisor’s directions and must stand behind the line until the supervisor blows the whistle, indicating that it is safe to cross. The crossing supervisor will always wait until it is safe before they walk out and blow their whistle.

Cars are not allowed to park on or around the crossing.  The crossing area is usually signed NO STOPPING.  The clearance around the crossing is for the safety of pedestrians.


By following the rules around school zones we can work together to ensure the safety of our children.

Parent Opinion Survey 2017


Cranbourne Carlisle is conducting a survey to find out what parents think of our school. The Parent Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training that is conducted amongst a sample of randomly selected parents at each school.

It is designed to assist our school in gaining an understanding of parents’ perception of school climate, student engagement and relationships with our parent community. Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies.

The survey will be conducted online by ORIMA Research Pty Ltd and only takes 15 minutes to complete. The survey can be accessed via desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile at any convenient time within the fieldwork period from Monday 7 August to Sunday 27 August.

Approximately 30 % of parents will be invited to participate in this year’s survey. All responses to the survey are anonymous.

The online survey is available in English, Arabic, Vietnamese, Mandarin and Hindi.

Survey language guides will be provided in a range of languages including Albanian, Bengali, Burmese, Cantonese, Dari, Filipino, Greek, Gujarati, Indonesian, Japanese, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Macedonian, Malayalam, Pashto, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish or Urdu.

The survey results will be reported back to our school at the end of September.
For further information, visit:

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