As a school, we believe that all cultures are valued and bring a unique view of life. For 2018 we have planned three Cultural Connectionz celebrations, Afghan Day, Polyfest and African Pride Day. We are excited to kick off the festivities with Afghan Day which will involve performances and speeches from our school community, Cranbourne East Secondary, Cranbourne Secondary, Lyndhurst Secondary College and CMY.
As a school we commemorated ANZAC Day through our attendance at the Cranbourne RSL memorial ceremony, we observed Reconciliation Week and are beginning implementation of the Marrung Aboriginal Education Plan. The Australian culture is highly valued and the Cultural Connectionz are a small gesture to acknowledge the different ways people celebrate life. We are spending these days highlighting some alternative traditions. The aim of these days is to gain a clearer insight into the many different cultures that make up our school community.
As a school we will be seeking your input for our 2019 Cultural Connectionz through a survey that will be available later in this year. We will have events held in Term 2, 3 and 4.
Lastly we would like to thank the Sidney Myer Foundation for helping fund our Cultural Connectionz celebration days. I would also like to thank the CCPS School Council for their support of the events.
Here is some key information to get families through the final two weeks of term!
– 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
– 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!
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:
Years Three, Four and Five children are very excited about their camping experiences happening in Terms Three and Four.
The numbers are now final for the Year Three overnight camp to Manyung in Mt Eliza and we are delighted that so many children are attending.
There are still some places available for both the Year Four urban camp in Melbourne and the Year Five camp to Grantville Lodge. Deposits must be made by the end of Term Two in order to secure a place.
Please contact the School Office for further information or to discuss payment plans.
The guidelines contain information regarding detecting and treating head lice and eggs. If head lice or eggs are found on your child’s hair, you need to:
inform the school and advise when the treatment has started
inform parents or carers of your child’s friends so they too have the opportunity to detect and treat their children if necessary.
treat the hair again 7 days after initial treatment – the first treatment kills all lice; the second treatment kills the lice that may have hatched from eggs not killed by the first treatment.
Health regulations require that where a child has head lice, that child should not return to school until the day after appropriate treatment has started. Please note, this refers only to those children who have live head lice and does not refer to head lice eggs.
Please make sure that children’s hair is tied back to help prevent the spread of head lice. When long hair is tied back firmly or plaited, it is more difficult for the head lice to reach the scalp or hair shaft where they lay their eggs.