Afghan Day

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.

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:

Camping Program at CCPS

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.

Happy camping!!

HEAD LICE!

There are quite a few children in our school with recurring head lice at the moment. We are asking for all families to check children’s hair this week so we can stop the spread!!

If eggs or live lice are found, please treat children’s hair. See the following information from the Victorian Department of Health:
Treating and controlling head lice

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.

National Reconciliation Week

Children and teachers will be recognising this important date in Australian history in Week 7. Children will view videos featuring Eddie Betts, Buddy Franklin, Cyril Rioli, Paddy Ryder, Kevin Rudd, The Yung Warriors and Xavier Rudd.

Our children will also have the chance to learn about a Welcome to Country and how it differs from an Acknowledgement of Country.

As a school that prides itself on being “Many Cultures, One Community” this is an opportunity we are keen  to teach and learn about Australian history and culture together.

Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)

CSEF applications close at the end of Term 2.

If you have a health care card and haven’t applied for CSEF at our school before please see Michelle at the office to complete an application.

You will need to complete an application if you had a child start in Foundation this year as he/she will need to be added to your family details.

Announcement

Lisa Vandenbosch will be on (well earned) Long Service Leave until Monday 28th May. For any queries in her absence please contact the School Office or myself as I will be in the role of Acting Principal.

Tobin Cuss