Traffic safety around our school

Keeping our children safe on their way to and from school is the responsibility of everybody in our community.

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

Extra care needs to be taken in school zones, especially at the beginning and end of the school day, to reduce risk to our 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. The pedestrian gate adjacent to the car park will be open in the mornings and afternoons for families to access before and after school care.
  • 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 now have THREE 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.

REMEMBER – ALWAYS CROSS AT THE CHILDREN’S CROSSING WHEN IT IS IN OPERATION.

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

Values

Our values inform our thoughts, words and actions. Our values are important because they help us to grow and develop. The decisions we make are a reflection of our values and beliefs, and are always directed towards a specific purpose.

We are undergoing a review of our school values and would like your opinion in establishing a new set of values that reflect our current school community. Our teachers and the children are sharing their opinion at school. We have prepared a survey specifically for our parents.

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Major upgrade to Narre Warren-Cranbourne Rd

The Major Roads Project Authority is upgrading Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road and the Thompsons Road intersection in Cranbourne.

This upgrade includes:

  • adding an extra lane each direction between Thompsons Road and South Gippsland Highway
  • upgrading the roundabout with traffic lights at Berwick-Cranbourne Road
  • installing new traffic lights at the South Gippsland Highway intersection
  • installing new and upgrade other existing intersections
  • building a walking and cycling path
  • adding safety barriers along the road.

For more information and to view an interactive map of the planned works, visit the Major Road Projects Authority website

New equipment

We are very excited to see our children using our new soccer goal and basketball ring in the junior play area. This equipment has come just in time for sunny Term 4 and is a continuation of our commitment to healthy and happy children.

A friendly reminder that children require school hats for T4. It is important your child’s name is written on the hat to ensure it does not go missing, as they tend to get mixed up from time to time. Water bottles are also encouraged, so children can continue to drink water in class without a disruption to their learning.

Run4Fun Colour Explosion

Get ready for a blast of colour! We’re turning our events from bland to GRAND with an explosion of colour this year.

We’re excited to participate in the School Run4Fun Colour Explosion. It’s the colour craze that’s sweeping the nation™.

The fundraiser commences at the beginning of Term 4, so keep an eye out for the Sponsorship Form each child will receive to help raise funds for our great school.

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Final week of term

Congratulations to all the winning classes of our first ever Attendance Chip Challenge. The following classes are having their ‘Footy Day’ chips provided by the school: 006, 103, 213, 309, 414, 520 and 622.

We would also like to thank everyone who attended the Maths Family Night. The evening was very successful and we hope those who were in attendance enjoyed themselves. Well done to the prize winners!

Our second ever Cultural Connectionz celebration was this month. On September 7th we celebrated Polyfest with a range of foods, dances and activities. It is fair to say it was a fun and vibrant day.


Lastly we hope our Year 3 and Year 4 children enjoyed their experiences on camp the past few weeks. The teachers were very impressed by the behaviour of our children, but were more impressed by getting a good night sleep back at home afterwards!

Polyfest

Talofa! Today is the day for Polyfest. Thank you to all of the families who helped set the day up and all the children who contributed to the planning. We look forward to enjoying the speeches and performances this morning and we are all excited to taste some traditional Island food with our PolyFEAST. In class children will watch the following video to gain a better idea of why our children love their Islands!

Be sure to check back next week for a summary video of Polyfest.

Polyfest

Talofa! Today is the day for Polyfest. Thank you to all of the families who helped set the day up and all the children who contributed to the planning. We look forward to enjoying the speeches and performances this morning and we are all excited to taste some traditional Island food with our PolyFEAST. In class children will watch the following video to gain a better idea of why our children love their Islands!

Be sure to check back next week for a summary video of Polyfest.