Now that children have settled in, classroom teachers would like to meet with all parents. This first meeting is a great chance for teachers and families to build relationships, to discuss first impressions and set some goals for the semester.
Children in Years 2-6 are expected to attend and be an active part of the conversation.
Meetings are scheduled for Tuesday 23 February and Thursday 25 February, from 3.30pm-6.30pm.
Cranbourne Carlisle Primary School uses an online booking system to enable families to book their meetings for the times that suit them best. Bookings can be made by visiting the website www.schoolinterviews.com.au, entering our school event code CLC98 and following these instructions:
When you click finish, your interview timetable will be emailed to you automatically. Check your junk mail folder if you do not receive your email immediately.
You can return to www.schoolinterviews.com.au at any time to change your meeting times until bookings close on MONDAY 22 FEBRUARY at 3.00pm.
For parents that don’t have access to the internet at home, at work, at a friend’s house or on their phones, please contact the School Office. Interviews are 15 minutes. Follow up meetings may be arranged.
Be sure to follow the school Twitter account @crancarlps to read updates from children and school news.
What is a school council and what does it do?
All government schools in Victoria have a school council. They are legally constituted bodies that are given powers to set the key directions of a school within statewide guidelines. In doing this, a school council is able to directly influence the quality of education that the school provides for its students.
Who is on the school council?
For most school councils, there are three possible categories of membership:
- A mandated elected Parent category – more than one-third of the total members must be from this category. Department of Education and Training (DET) employees can be Parent members at their child’s school as long as they are not engaged in work at the school.
- A mandated elected DET employee category – members of this category may make up no more than one-third of the total membership of school council. The principal of the school is automatically one of these members.
- An optional Community member category – members are coopted by a decision of the council because of their special skills, interests or experiences. DET employees are not eligible to be Community members.
Generally, the term of office for all members is two years. The term of office of half the members expires each year, creating vacancies for the annual school council elections.
Why is Parent membership so important?
Parents on school councils provide important viewpoints and have valuable skills that can help shape the direction of the school.
Those parents who become active on a school council find their involvement satisfying in itself and may also find that their children feel a greater sense of belonging.
How can you become involved?
The most obvious way is to vote in the elections, which are held in Term i each year. However, ballots are only held if more people nominate as candidates than there are positions vacant.
In view of this, you might seriously consider
- standing for election as a member of the school council
- encouraging another person to stand for election.
Do I need special experience to be on school council?
No. What you do need is an interest in your child’s school and the desire to work in partnership with others to help shape the school’s future.
What do you need to do to stand for election?
The principal will issue a Notice of Election and Call for Nominations following the commencement of Term 1 each year. All school council elections must be completed by the end of March unless the usual time line has been varied by the Minister.
If you decide to stand for election, you can arrange for someone to nominate you as a candidate or you can nominate yourself in the Parent category.
DET employees whose child is enrolled in a school in which they are not engaged in work are eligible to nominate for parent membership of the school council at that school.
Once the nomination form is completed, return it to the principal within the time stated on the Notice of Election. You will receive a Nomination Form Receipt in the mail following the receipt of your completed nomination.
Generally, if there are more nominations received than there are vacancies on council, a ballot will be conducted during the two weeks after the call for nominations has closed.
- Ask at the school for help if you would like to stand for election and are not sure what to do
- Consider standing for election to council this year
- Be sure to vote in the elections.
We would like to reassure you in light of the recent hoax threatening phone calls to Victorian schools in the last few days.
Our school has not received such a call but we wanted to inform you that, like all schools, we have an emergency management plan in place for situations like this and we practise it throughout the year.
Those schools which did receive a threatening call enacted their emergency management plans and they worked well.
The safety and well being of our children is always our top priority. This afternoon, we will be practising an off-site evacuation to Carlisle Park Reserve to ensure that, in the event of an emergency, we are able to evacuate quickly, calmly and safely.
If you have any questions please contact the School Office.
We congratulate all children for a wonderful start to the school year. It is a pleasure to visit classrooms and see children happy, on task and engaged in their learning.
Children in Foundation had their first day at school today and settled in very quickly. We are all looking forward to getting to know them over the coming weeks.
The school structure, as of today, is as follows:
002 Leonie Michelon
004 Meenu Bhuvan
005 Melanie Manamperi
006 Megan Comben
101 Kelly Clark
103 Tara Bateman
107 Lee Reich
108 Anne Waller
210 Fran Curmi
211 Leonie Kingston-Yates
212 Kara Greenough
213 Jessica Spinucci
318 Alicia Crang
319 Bronwyn Wysocki
320 Amy Mepstead
421 Mandy Davis
422 Saskia Teunissen
423 Champa Abeygunawardana
514 Barb Grady
515 Hollie Dunstan
616 Pam Urquhart
617 Kevin Roberson
Primary Welfare Officer Jason Leonard-Scott
Education Support Julie Hopkins / Tracey Listing
Reading Recovery Robyn Mayle
ICT Tobin Cuss
Art Ciane Brewster
Music & Library Adrian Vitale
Physical Education Stuart McDonald
OSHC Co-Ordination Di Johnstone
OSHC Assistants Kaitlyn Green / Ranjit Kaur
Business Manager Nicholas Macura
School Office: Michelle Streat
Sarah de Pradines
Assistant Principal Patricia Wallace
Acting Principal Murray Geddes
Murray is a highly experienced Principal and acting Senior Advisor with the Department of Education and Training. We welcome him to our school community whilst Cheryl is on leave and look forward to Cheryl’s return in the near future.