Community News

Women’s Friendship Café Mission Statement
– WFC aims to provide a safe welcoming environment where all women can relax, make friends and contacts, share experiences, learn new ideas and skills, and find pathways to connect to services and opportunities.
– WFC aims to foster connectedness and inclusion in the Cranbourne neighbourhood.
– WFC aims to build confidence in women so they can strengthen their families and take up new challenges.

T3 Parent Activity

Click on the above image to download our Term 3 Parent Activity calendar to stay up to date with the life of the school.

We are hoping to get more parents who are willing to assist with our Family Learning Club, anyone up early to help with Breakfast Club, parents wanting to participate in Adult Art classes, those wishing to get involved with the Fitness Group and anyone wanting to help plan Polyfest Day. Your involvement matters to us.

Final 2 weeks

Here is some key information to get families through the final two weeks of term!

Week 10
– Breakfast Club Monday & Thursday 8:15am
– Afghan Day Wednesday (Gold coin donation, dress in traditional Afghan clothes or Red/Green/Black)
– Family Learning Club Thursday 3:30-4:30pm
– Adult Art Thursday 2:15-3:15pm
– 025 Junior Assembly

Week 11
– No Breakfast Club
– No Family Learning Club
– No Adult Art
– Pirate Day Friday (Gold coin donation)
– Early Finish 2:30pm Friday

Here is the Afghan Day warm up video the entire school watched last week to get themselves prepared for our celebration. There will be another video posted on Afghan Day with much more!

NDIS Community Night

The NDIS transition will be rolled out in southern Melbourne on 1 September

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will be offering 11 community information sessions across various locations to introduce the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) into the southern Melbourne community.  A Department representative will be present to answer school-related questions.

The NDIS transition is due to be rolled out in southern Melbourne on 1 September 2018.

The sessions will cover topics including:

  • what is the NDIS and how does it work?
  • what kind of support can I access through the NDIS?
  • accessing the NDIS
  • the rollout of NDIS in the southern Melbourne.

How to register

The event will be held at the following locations and times:

Mother’s Day

Thank you to all of our lovely mothers and families who made it to our High Tea. There was an overwhelming response to the event and we are so grateful to have had so many people involved. Children hold such a built in connection with their mother and it’s one we are glad to honour.

A special thanks to all of the staff involved in organising this event, especially Ms Spinucci and the Special Events Team. We look forward to hosting the event in 2019, which will include a few slight modifications to improve the day.

Preparing for Afghan Day

In preparation for our Afghan Day (June 20th) we have begun a Language Group catering to parents who speak Dari and Pashto. Currently this group consists of mothers from our Afghan community. We are happy to give much of the decision making power for Afghan Day and the Language Group to our Year 5 & 6 children.  This opportunity is building up their leadership skills as well as valuing their contribution to our school community. This is giving the children a chance to express their opinion and the power and will to make decisions.

Our current enrolment details show that nearly a quarter of the children at our school come from Afghan backgrounds. The upcoming celebration will follow Ramadan (15th May – 14th June), a religious custom many of our school community will be observing. This celebration time is known as Eid and we hope to see all of our community joining the festivities on June 20th.

CCPS Fitness Group

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
Cost: Free

Breakfast Club is back!

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 FOOD BANK and Kellogg’s for supporting our Breakfast Club.