Hello, my name is Tobin Cuss and I have called Cranbourne Carlisle Primary School home for the past seven years. Many of you will recognise me from greeting you each morning or saying good bye each afternoon out the front of the school. During this time, I have witnessed tremendous growth from our school community and most importantly from our children. It is with great joy and honour that I am becoming Assistant Principal in 2018. Lisa Vandenbosch, Trish Wallace and I will work together to provide the best education possible for all children, ensuring each child is valued for who they are. As the Wellbeing and Engagement leader I will work closely with children, teachers and families in supporting the school to provide a safe, challenging and engaging environment. I am excited about the future possibilities for this school and look forward to working more closely with our community. Please feel free to come introduce yourself to me on yard duty or I shall see you in the new year!
In the interest of safety for all children, only children from Years 3 to 6 are allowed to ride bicycle or scooter to and from the school, leaving the bicycle or scooter, during the school day, within the school bicycle shelter. This decision is based on the information available from VicRoads; Bicycle Victoria; as well, as the recommendations of the Australian Safety Council and Victorian Police.
The welfare and wellbeing of a child riding a bicycle or scooter, to and from school, is the responsibility of the parent. Road safety authorities recommend that before the age of ten years, children should not ride a bicycle in traffic without adult supervision. Up until the age of twelve years, most children do not have the skills or experience to be safe in traffic without supervision. Every year approximately 70% of all injuries or deaths involving children between five and fourteen years, are related to using the road – mostly as a passenger, pedestrian or while riding a bicycle ((VicRoads, 2006).
Parents of children in Years Prep/1/2 may supervise their child whilst riding to school, but the bicycle will not be housed in the school bicycle shelter as it is impossible for the staff to determine, for all children in their care, if parental supervision is in place, or not.
Sharing a bicycle or scooter or ‘dink’ on the way home is extremely dangerous and will be discouraged at every opportunity. Approved helmets must be worn at all times, for both bicycles and scooters, and must comply with the Australian Standards Mark AS/ANZ 2063.
It is acknowledged that not every family is a “two-car family”. Accordingly, parents are encouraged to explore the possibility of establishing a car-pooling or group walking arrangement with other parents to ensure safe transportation to and from school. The large majority of children enrolled are within walking distance to the school and, in light of the current statistics concerning child obesity, walking is a very healthy activity. All bicycles and scooters are the responsibility of the owner.
Families are reminded that Monday 6 November is a Curriculum Day. Children are not to attend on this day. Outside school hours care will be running for the full day for those families who are registered.
Tuesday 7 November is a public holiday for Melbourne Cup Day. Children are to return to school on Wednesday 8 November.
Enjoy the long weekend!
Exciting news! We have been working with PSW to update and improve our uniform. The sports polo has been given a fresh new design and the school hat is now purple and created in a lighter, more breathable fabric. A special sports top in a fabulous sublimated design has been introduced for our Year Six children and a black beanie with embroidered logo will be introduced in time for the winter months.
This new items will be phased in throughout 2018, so there is no urgency for families to rush out and make these purchases immediately.