Newsletter December 2018


December Newsletter 2018

Dear Parents,

As 2018 draws to a close, the staff would like to recognise and acknowledge the help and support of our school community during the year. Parents, extended family and friends support the school in so many ways all of which benefit the children. From helping in the classroom, canteen or special events the children and staff appreciate your continued support.

There have been reported cases of Whooping Cough at school this term and a community announcement has been emailed to all families. Please note that notification has been received that the outbreak is across all schools in our network and other schools in the Metropolitan South Directorate. The NSW Health Letter is included in this newsletter for your information. Please ensure that you notify the school if your child is diagnosed with Whooping Cough.

The P&C have had another very successful year raising a significant amount of money which directly benefits all students. They have again organised and run several very successful events which are summarised in the P&C report. Thank you to all the P&C members.

Thank you to Cathy Murphy for management of the school canteen this year. It is an invaluable resource in our school with a wonderful team of helpers who feed many hungry children every day. A huge job Cathy, thank you!

The staff would like to also take this opportunity to say thank you for your support and wish all our families a very happy Christmas and enjoyable holiday break.

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Presentation Night

This is a very special event as we recognise and acknowledge the achievements of our students. Students are asked to be seated by 6.20pm as the event will begin promptly at 6.30pm. Full school summer uniform is to be worn.

Families and Friends are invited to the Cronulla Public School Annual Presentation night

  • Date: Tuesday 11th December
  • Venue: Caringbah High School Willarong Rd Caringbah
  • Time 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Please note: Students are to arrive by 6.20pm to be seated in their classes.

No food or drink is permitted at the venue.

Year 6 Farewell

Congratulations to all our Year 6 students!

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The Year 6 Farewell will be held on Thursday 6th December is at Club Cronulla,41 Croyden Street Cronulla.

Students arrive from 5.30pm for photos. Dress code is smart casual. Parents are welcome to join the students for the speeches from 8.30pm.

2019 Leadership

Well done to all the students who presented leadership speeches today. Leadership positions for 2019 will be announced at the Presentation Night.

2019 Class Planning

As planning for 2019 is already underway, it is very important to ensure you have notified the office of any siblings that will enrol next year or if you are moving.

2019 Kindergarten

Parents please ensure you have completed all necessary enrolment documentation for any siblings that are enrolling for 2019.

2019 School Upgrades

Information has now been confirmed about school upgrades. We have received a Community Grant for a shade shelter to be erected above the tennis court in the main playground which will provide additional shade for the main playground area.

The Department has approved upgrades for the entry and exit driveway on Burraneer Bay Rd. providing a safer alternative for students on arrival and departure from school. Approval has also been given for Block C to be repainted. Also, a demountable will be delivered in the coming months in preparation for 2019.

School Celebration Session

Congratulations to all our students who have worked so hard this year to be safe, respectful learners. The school celebration picnic will be held:

  • Date: Wednesday 19th December
  • Venue: Gunnamatta Park
  • Time : 11.00am – 2.00pm

Students will take their lunch and water bottle and have a picnic in the park. All students are to wear their sports uniform and school hat. Please apply sunscreen before school.

P&C Report

Cronulla Colour Dash has been another huge success in 2018 with just under 500 participants dashing and raising a whopping $18,500 for the school earmarked for playground upgrades.

Congratulations to Marcus G in KT for raising $1000 and taking out the 10kg Cadbury major prize and KC raised the most money for their class, we hope they enjoyed their class pizza party last Monday. A staggering 85 students won Flip Out vouchers for raising over $50 each which made a huge difference to our fundraising totals.

Congratulations also to the top fundraisers in each class, their parents won’t have to jostle the crowds for good seats at the 2018 School Presentation night with reserved VIP seating. The winners for each class were:

KB – Reyne N
KJ – Lawson M
KC – Indiana K
KO – Elizandra N
TK – Marcus G
1E – Maxwell H
1K – Jay M
1B – Kaiun N
2G – Van W
2O – Indiana C
2T – Chloe L
3A – Tabitha S
3D – Mika B
4D – Eyerus H
4P – Zoe B
5/6B – Hunter G
5/6H – Anna M-S
5/6S – Maeve H

A huge Thank you to our sponsors Modus (Major Sponsor), Crust Cronulla, Family Law Matters and Flip Out Caringbah (Bronze Sponsors) and other business who donated incentives or supplies, Gelatisimo Cronulla, Jake Chalmers & HAM.

Early in 2019 we will look forward to commencing our Playground committee to work on plans for our playground improvements.

Next P&C Meeting today @ 2.30pm

2019 P&C AGM Tuesday 5th March

At the beginning of each school year all roles on the P&C are made vacant. Anyone wishing to become a member of the P&C committee or to apply for a specific role on the committee should come along to the Annual General Meeting on 5th March. Positions on the committee are all voted on by those present on the night. If you would like to nominate someone for a specific role or apply for a position please contact the P&C prior to the AGM. Thank you and we look forward to another great year in 2019!

P&C roles include:

  • President
  • Vice- President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Fundraising coordinator
  • Canteen Manager
  • Uniforms coordinator 
  • Grants coordinator


Students of the Month

Olga W (KC) Byron A (KO) Matheus P (KB)
             Kallen V (KO) Ivy S (KB) Beau R (KO)
Jett D Daisee W (1E) Nate S (1K)
Jebari H (2G) Indy C (2O) Zoe F (2O)
Victoria C (20) Harrison G (20) Maria LR (20)
Archie W (3A) Reef SP(3D) Lucy H (3A)
Billi C (4D) Laila K (20)              Anna MS (5/6H)
Alyssa A (5/6S) Freya N (5/6S)              Shea M (5/6S)
Mia H (KO) Bronte H (2T) Chloe P (2O)
Elena X (2G) Sebastien M (4P) Peppah B (5/6H)
Elise M (4P) Archie D (1E) Jeremy H (2T)
Lachlan P ( 5/6B) Heidi T (KB) Bo A ( 4P)
Sienna P ( 2G) Bowie L ( KB) Grace M (2G)
Amanda H (5/6B) Sonny B (3D) Denzel C (KJ)
Scarlett B ( 2O) Samuel G (5/6H) Emilie R ( 5/6B)
Nina P (1B) Grace G (4D) Amalia F (5/6B)
Peter V (5/6B) Willow J (3A) Chloe A ( 4D)
Brayden M ( 2G) Charlie D ( 4P) Maeve H (5/6S)
Jeremy H ( 2T) Kingston M( 1B) Ava B (1K)
Nicole F ( 2G) Lily H ( KJ) Emilia S ( 4D)
Seb F ( 5/6H) Jarrah B ( 5/6S) Axel Z( 2O)
Lachlan H (3D) Josh ( 1B)  

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Principal Awards

  • Keanu B (1E)
  • Zak L (2G)
  • Reef SP (3D)
  • Anthony B (5/6B)
  • Freya N (5/6S)
  • Maria LR (2O)
  • Elise M (4P)
  • Willow J (3A)
  • Layla K ( 2O)
  • Kai O ( 5/6S)
  • Brayden M ( 2G)
  • Sienna P ( 2G)
  • Maeve H ( 5/6S)
  • Sonny B (3D)
  • Jarrah B ( 5/6S)

Trophy Winners for 2019

  • Evander L
  • Nixon P
  • Leila M
  • Georgia G
  • Weronika M
  • Jennifer B
  • Kody S
  • Cassidy C
  • Zinzan P
  • Ella P
  • Peter V
  • Willow J
  • Jarrah B
  • Maeve H
  • Olivia M

Reading at home

Please continue to listen to your child read during the summer holiday. It is a great way to spend time together, continue the progress they’ve made and foster a love of books. Visit the Cronulla Library in the mall so your child can select books they enjoy. Attached to the email is a easy to read guide for parents with tips to support your child with reading.

Student in years 3-6 can continue to borrow from Cronulla Library and use Literacy Pro online at home. They can create a suggested reading list with titles that may interest them through Literacy Pro. Happy reading!

K-2 Students

Please return all home readers to your teachers by the end of Week 9. Be sure to show them your reading log, especially if you have reached 100 days or more of home reading. We love to celebrate our students’ achievements!

  1. days of reading


  • Riley M, Denzel C, Florence L


  • Amelia A, Jarli B, Taj F, Grace G, Quentin L, Miley S

171 Days – Keani D


  • 220 Days – Ciel


  • 150 Days – Byron K, Lucian, Mia
  • 100 Days – Joel B


  • 200 Days​ -Sunny B
  • 150 Days – Olivia O, Daisie W, Kaitlyn H, Brax L
  • 100 Days – Georgia P, Colin M, Fletcher G, Jacob M, Max F, Maxwell H, Millie O’N


  • Meg


  • 200 Days – Lucia, Danielle
  • 150 Days – Indiya


  • 150 Days – Chloe


  • 230 Days – Zac C
  • 114 Days – Layla K
  • 102 Day – Rafael K
  • 150 Days – Kori T
  • 120 Days – Clint W
  • Harrison G

2G : 100 days

  • Grace M
    Zak L
  • Elody L
  • Toby L
  • Dylan T
  • Brayden M
    Piper R
  • Matthew B
  • Jai B
  • Elena X
  • Hayden M
  • Hamish W
  • Lily A
  • Finn M


Performing Arts

Band Updates

Wow! Wow! Wow!

On Tuesday 20th November, the Band performed to a full house at their end of year Showcase Concert. The concert highlighted the progress all students have made in their first year of learning an instrument. And their audience was impressed!!

They performed many songs including Old MacDonald Had A Band, Ode to Joy, Queen favourites Power Rock and Another One Bites the Dust and rapped up the night with Jingle Bells. The audience also enjoyed solo performances by a number of students.

All parents should be extremely proud of their child’s achievements this year and we look forward to another highly successful year in 2019. ​

Rehearsals and tutorials will finish for the year in Week 8.

2019 Training Band students, please remember to return your forms to Engadine Music ASAP.



Dance has finished for this term and will resume in Term 1 Week 2. Thank you to Miss Jenna and Miss Tess for teaching dance this year.


Art News – Calendar for Cultural Diversity 2019

Congratulations to Tabitha, Elouise, Willow and Archie from year 3. Their artworks, Pebbles have been selected for inclusion in the new online art gallery and the 2019 Calendar for Cultural Diversity. The online art gallery will be featured on the Department of Education website and will showcase a range of artworks from primary and secondary students. It is anticipated that the new online gallery will be operational early in the new year. We look forward to seeing these beautiful artworks in print next year!

All Stage 2 students completed this beautiful Indigenous artwork, inspired by Australian artist, Bronwyn Bancroft’s artworks in art classes last term. It will go home in their art portfolios later in the year. Well done to all involved.


Term 4 Sport

PSSA Season 3 Report

The competition will conclude on Friday 7th December, (Term 4 Week 8).

Sport – Swimming Lessons

Please be aware that this is the final week of swimming lessons for students in Years 1 & 2 and 3-6 optional sport group.
We are offering swimming lessons in Term 1, 2019 as sport option for Year 3 to 6. If you would like your child to have this opportunity please return the expression of interest that will be sent home this week. You can secure a place with the expression of interest with payment due by Friday 1st January 2019. There are currently 30 places available and if the demand is there we will increase this to 60 places.

Running Club

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What an amazing effort to see so many children now participating in the Running Club each week.

Running Club has enjoyed continued growth and success this year. Students who have attended training sessions have been exposed to a variety of running based activities and training methods in an inclusive environment. Also, many students have represented the club in fun runs across the year.

Running Club will finish in week 9 this term. It will be back next year as we celebrate its 4th year.

The success of the club would not be possible without the following teachers:

Mr Turner

Miss Cropp

Miss Barter

Mrs Kazokas

Mr Trompp

Mr Bannon

Mr Furniss

Also, the assistance of many wonderful parents has been most appreciated.

Our sponsors have been ever so generous and with their donations and our students have looked wonderful in their training shirts and caps.

They are:

– MacDonald Contracting

– Murray Cole at McGrath Real Estate

– Earth, Stone and Water

– Pave ‘N’ Save

– M.E.Engineering

– Southern OT

– Runnulla

– Harvey Norman at Moore Park

– Alan J McKimm and Associates

2019 BYOD Program

As you are aware, Cronulla PS facilitates a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Laptop program across Years 4, 5 and 6. Our vision is to enable creative and innovative learning opportunities for students using BYOD as a tool to facilitate learning.

We would encourage parents to consider BYOD if making technology purchases for children over the Christmas period, although existing devices are perfectly suitable if they meet our requirements.

We will also be working in partnership with JB Hi-Fi to offer parents education specific devices through JB-HiFi education portal.

The JB-HiFi portal can be located at:

Please use the follow code CRPS2019 to access our school BYOD  portal.

Year 6 Camp 2019

The students of Year 6 2019 will have the opportunity to participate in a 4 night, 5 day camp to Western NSW in April next year.

The trip is an integral component of our Connecting Communities School Project whereby Cronulla PS students have the opportunity to visit Wellington Public School as part of our rural exchange program.The program includes the following highlights:

Day 1 Monday 1st April – Depart CPS – Morning activities at the Blue Mountains. Overnight at Jenolan Caves with a caves visit in the afternoon.

Day 2 Tuesday 2nd – Depart Caves House. Travel to Bathurst with a day’s activities at Bathurst Goldfields. Overnight at Bathurst Goldfields

Day 3 Wednesday 3rd Breakfast at Goldfields. Travel to Wellington. Farm visit and lunch at the farm. Afternoon school activities, BBQ and disco. Overnight at Wellington PS.

Day 4 Thursday 4th – Morning activities at school. Travel to Dubbo visit Dubbo Gaol. Afternoon – Zoo activities/ bike ride/ zoo snooze. Overnight at Dubbo Zoo

Day 5 Friday 5thMorning activities at zoo. Depart Dubbo for journey home.

A detailed itinerary will be distributed next year however we are presently seeking an expression of interest from families who are interested in their child participating in the camp.

The cost of the camp includes all transport, accommodation and all meals except lunch on Day 1 and a small amount of spending money at the discretion of parents.

Detailed information will be forwarded next year. Please return the Expression of Interest note, which was sent home last week, to the office to indicate your child’s participation.

Stage 2 camp 2019

A three day camp has been organised for Stage 2 students from Monday 18th March – Wednesday 20th March 2019 to The Tops outdoor education centre at Stanwell Park. Travel will be by bus.Students will participate in the structured program that is organised by the Tops.

A brief itinerary will be as follows:

Monday, 18th March :Depart Cronulla Public School at 8.00am by bus. Afternoon : Camp activities

Tuesday, 19th March :Camp day and night activities

Wednesday, 20th March: Morning Camp activities then pack up

Depart Camp at 1.30pm by bus

The cost of this activity includes all travel, camp activities, two nights’ accommodation and meals.

Please complete the Expression of Interest note that was sent home last week and return by Friday 7th December.

Further details regarding the camp will be issued in Term 1.

Chinese Students Visit February 2019

We are looking forward to hosting our Chinese Study tour friends again next year from 11th – 15th February .

Get Hooked Report Year 3

Last Wednesday Year 3 students attended the ‘Get Hooked’ fishing program coordinated by the NSW Department of primary industries.

The program provides students with the basic skills necessary for recreational fishing with the view that it will become a lifelong interest. It also introduces students to the concept of sustaining quality aquatic habitats by practicing safe and responsible fishing allows all NSW primary schools equitable access to the program.

Get Hooked… it’s Fun to Fish is made up of six teaching modules which form a Junior Fishing Code and are derived from the National Code principles. The Junior Fishing Codes have been aligned to the Australian Curriculum and meet syllabus outcomes across all Key Learning Areas.



Carols by the Bay

Families and friends are invited to please join the children for the annual Carols by the Bay.

  • Date: Tuesday 18th December
  • Time: 6.30pm students arrive
  • 6.45pm – Ukuleles perform
  • 7.00pm – Carols Commence

Glow stick candles and song books on sale for $3

Song book only: gold coin donation

Parents are welcome to bring a blanket, or small chair and a picnic. This is an alcohol free event.

White Ribbon

Last Thursday our school held a fundraiser to support White Ribbon and further educate our students on establishing safe and respectful relationships at all times. Our students wore White to promote the day. The next day, a selection of 3-6 students attend the community White Ribbon Walk from Don Lucas Reserve to North Cronulla SLSC. Our students were a part of thousands of members of our community supporting the ‘Breaking the Silence’ program. It was a wonderful day and the students represented our school proudly.


Cronulla Public School Environmental Team

ecycle Vectors

In 2019, Cronulla Public School will introduce a waste free lunch box day. This initiative has been inspired by the Year 4 and 5/6 students who want to reduce the use of plastic and effectively the waste entering our school. Statistics claim that students each produce approximately 30 kilograms of waste per year from their school lunch.

The Environmental team aims to promote healthy food without waste by using ‘nude food’, reusable containers without plastic bags, wrap or aluminum foil and instead using brown paper recycled bags and washable cutlery.

Other sustainable practices will be introduced next year supported by the curriculum and led by the senior students to further assist with raising the school community awareness of the importance of reducing, recycling and reusing.

2G Alliteration Poems

Over the past term 2G have been learning about alliteration and how it can make our writing more interesting. Students were asked to write an alliterative poem about Detectives. Here are some examples of our creative work.


Detecting danger
Exploding experiments
Time is ticking
Explaining evidence
Curious calls
Terrible tantrums
Incorrect information
Very vicious
Exploring emergencies
Situation is solved
By Evie Egan 2G


Dealing with dangerous deaths
Exploding entries
Time ticking on TNT’s
Evil escapes
Calculating criminals
Touring technology
Invisible ink
Vines for victims
Examining experts
Serious scenes
By Toby 2G


Detecting dangers
Eye catching evidence
Time is ticking
Exciting experiments
Cursing criminals
Terrifying talks
Intelligent information
Vulnerable victims
Examining equipment
Suspicious suspects
By Zak Little 2G


Equipment List 2019

As your child prepares for next year, we request that the following items are purchased prior to the commencement of the 2019 school year. These items are NOT able to be supplied to each child by the school and it is absolutely necessary that all children have their own equipment each day. Please label everything with your child’s name.


  • headphones that cover the ear (NOT earbuds)
  • 1 box of tissues or wipes
  • 1 pump soap
  • 4 large glue sticks (labelled)
  • 4 whiteboards markers (labelled, NOT Sharpie)

Year 1

  • headphones that cover the ear in press & seal bag (NOT earbuds)
  • 1 box of tissues
  • 1 pump soap
  • 2 large glue sticks (labelled)
  • 8 whiteboards markers (labelled, NOT Sharpie)
  • 1 pair of round tipped scissors (labelled)
  • Library bag (labelled)

Year 2

  • SMALL Pencil case
  • Either Coloured pencils -12 pack or Coloured crayons (wind ups) -12 pack. No Textas.
  • Ruler-cm and mm (no bendy or metal rulers please)
  • 2 white erasers
  • Sharpener with barrel
  • 6 HB pencils
  • 4 large glue sticks
  • Library bag
  • A4 plastic document folder to store homework book
  • A4 96 page line exercise book
  • Headphones
  • Box of tissues
  • Packet of wet wipes or Pump soap

Stage 2 (Year 3 and 4)

  • HB lead pencils (at least two to be kept in their pencil case at all times). Clearly labelled packets of pencils can be stored in the classroom for your child.
  • 30cm ruler (not metal, or ‘bendy’- preferably hard plastic or wood and marked in centimetres and millimetres)
  • pencil sharpener (with container to catch shavings)
  • pencil eraser
  • large glue sticks (at least 2)
  • scissors
  • highlighters (different colours)
  • coloured pencils
  • 1 red and 1 blue ballpoint pen
  • 3 black whiteboard markers
  • A4 96 page line exercise book
  • A4 display folder
  • headphones
  • dictionary
  • pencil case small enough to fit in under-desk
  • 2 x boxes of tissues & 1 pack of wet wipes

Stage 3 (Year 5 and 6)

  • blue, black and red pens (at least 2 of each)
  • lead pencils (at least two to be kept in their pencil case at all times)
  • 30cm ruler (not metal, or ‘bendy’- preferably hard plastic or wood and marked in centimetres and millimetres)
  • sharpener (with container to catch shavings)
  • pencil eraser
  • roll-up glue sticks (at least 2)
  • scissors
  • highlighters (different colours)
  • A4 display folder
  • headphones
  • USB (optional)
  • bluetooth mouse (optional)
  • 2 x box of tissues

Christmas Appeal Toys ‘n’ Tucker

Cronulla Public School are running a Toys ‘n’ Tucker Wishing Tree in the lead up to Christmas.

Toys ‘n’ Tucker is an initiative of Anglicare Sydney and aims to share the joy of Christmas by providing food and gifts for those who would otherwise go without. We are asking the school community to demonstrate their generosity by donating NEW and UNUSED ITEMS of toys and non-perishable foods such as:

  • ​​Tinned food
  • Christmas cake/puding
  • Lollies
  • Jam
  • Tea or coffee
  • Long Life milk/custard
  • Dried pasta
  • Toys
  • Picture Books
  • Sports equipment

A Christmas tree will be in the office area where donations can be placed until Wednesday 12th December 2018. All donations go straight to the Anglicare Warehouse where they are sorted and packed, ready to be distributed. For additional information, please visit

Proposed China Trip 2020

China Study Tour

Last Wednesday night we had the first of our China Study Tour meetings. During the meeting we outlined some possible itinerary inclusions, organisation of the tour, alternative dates and answered questions parents had.

If you would like to attend an information session at an alternative time I would be happy to do this, either in the morning or end of the day. If you could indicate by an email to the school whether you can attend either;  4.30pm Wednesday 5th December or 8am Friday 8th December. email:

The parents who attended the meeting last night indicated their preference to travel would be school holidays April 2020. This is because the National Chinese holiday falls in October 2019, therefore this would be an extremely busy and more expensive time to travel as millions of Chinese people are travelling during their holiday period.

I would be also happy to speak with you over the phone if you are unable to attend a meeting.

Mrs Williamson

School Information Updates

The new Back To School Hub on the department’s website is a ‘one-stop-shop’ for parents, featuring a comprehensive range of practical resources on topics including starting school, learning resources, family wellbeing and additional needs, as well as all the most commonly asked questions, top tips and essentials like:

  • catchment areas
  • school starting age
  • term dates
  • immunisation
  • transport to and from school.

Calendar Update

Term 4

Week Term 4
Tues 11th Dec Cronulla PS Annual Presentation Night @ Caringbah HS 6.30pm
Mon 17th Dec  

Semester 2 student reports will be sent home

Tues 18th Dec Year 6 Surf Awareness

Carols by the Bay

Wed 19th Dec Last day for Students

School Celebration Session

Thurs 20th Dec Staff Development Day

CPR Training

Last day for Staff

Fri 21st Dec Staff attended 6 hours Additional Professional Learning in Term 3 and Term 4 in lieu.
Term 1 2019
Week 1
Tues 29th Jan Staff Development Day

Pupil free day

Wed 30th Students Year 1 – Year 6 return
Week 2
Mon 4th Kindergarten begin
Mon 4th Dance lessons resume
Tues 5th

Friday 8th


Year 3-6 Optional swimming lessons begin

Week 3
Mon 11th Meet the Teachers

Kinder – Year 5 from 5.30pm

Wed 13th CPS Swimming Carnival
Thurs 14th Gym K-2 begins
Fri 15th Season 1 PSSA begins
Week 4
Mon 18th Year 6 – Meet the Teachers / Cronulla High School Information Session
Week 5
Fri 1st Mar Clean up Australia Day
Week 6
Tues 5th Mar P&C AGM
Week 8
Mon 18th – Wed 20th Stage 2 Camp Stanwell Tops
Week 10
Mon 1st – Fri 5th April Year 6 Trip to Western NSW
Wed 3rd K-4 Disco
Week 11
Mon 8th – Fri 12th Operation Art
Mon 8th – Thurs 11th Interview Week
Wed 10th ANZAC Day Assembly
Thurs 11th Easter Hat Parade
Fri 12th CPS Cross Country

Last Day Term 1