Newsletter December 2019


December Newsletter 2019

Dear Parents,

As 2019 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.

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 this year including the major fundraiser. Thank you to all the P&C members.

On behalf of the staff I would like to thank all of our school community for your continued support and wish all our families a very happy Christmas and enjoyable holiday break.

School will resume on Wednesday 29th January for Year 1 to Year 6 with Kindergarten beginning on Monday 3rd February after Best Start is completed.

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Cronulla Public School Staff 2019

2020 Class Planning

As planning for 2020 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.

Please ensure written notification is received by the office for extended holidays and late return to school.

Presentation Night Tonight

This very special event is to 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 3rd 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!

The Year 6 Farewell will be held on Tuesday 10th 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.

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2020 Leadership

Well done to all the students who presented leadership speeches last week. Leadership positions for 2020 will be announced tonight at the Presentation Night.

2020 Kindergarten

Parents please ensure you have completed all necessary enrolment documentation for any siblings that are enrolling for 2020.


On 13th December at 1pm our students will be taking part in a “Bust the Dust” Rain dance simultaneously with hundreds of other schools to show our support of Rural Communities like our sister school, Wellington Public School.

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: Monday 16th 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.

Carols by the Bay

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

  • Date: Tuesday 17th December
  • Time: 6.15pm students arrive
  • 6.30pm – Ukuleles perform
  • 6.45pm – 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.

Equipment List 2020

Please find included in the newsletter the suggested equipment items for classes in 2020.

Playground Upgrades

Phase 1 of the playground upgrades is now open with approval for phase 2 as seen below. The work is planned to begin early next year.

School Maintenance

As part of the school maintenance program the art room, 2T room and downstairs foyer have been recently painted. The installation of the fans in the hall has now been completed.

Rural Aid Raffle Winners

Thankyou for your support of the recent fundraisers for the farmers. As a result of the Super Hero day and the Rural Aid raffle $519 was raised! A wonderful effort, thank you!

The raffle winners were:

1. Daisie W – 2G

2. Annabel L – 6A

3. Ella G – 2H

4. Cooper M – KA

5. Layla K – 3/4H

All money raised from the raffle and superhero day will be donated to Rural Aid for the farmers

Staffing Updates

I am very pleased to announce that as a result of the recent merit selection procedures, Miss Amy Page has been offered and accepted the position of Assistant Principal Cronulla Public School.

Amy has been a relieving Assistant Principal at Cronulla PS for a significant period of time and will continue to bring to the school a wealth of experience gained from her other roles in the department. We look forward to Amy returning from maternity leave in 2020.

I would like to thank the members of the selection panel who worked with me in accordance with NSW Department of Education procedures in selecting Amy for the position. The panel comprised of Mrs Brooke Jones, P&C representative, Mr Michael Dickson AP representative, Mrs Joanne Williamson Staff representative, Mr Trent Bridgland substantive principal 2020 and I held the position as convenor.

Classroom Teacher Position 2020

The merit selection process for the next classroom teacher position for Cronulla Public School has been completed and is now being approved by HR. The position will begin Term 1 2020. I would like to congratulate Miss Erin Dwyer for being the successful candidate and gaining permanent appointment at Cronulla Public School.

Toys and Tucker

We will be collecting donations for the next 2 weeks for toys and tucker .Please leave your kind donations under the Christmas tree in the office.

Thank you for your support. All donations will be given to Anglicare.

Super Hero Day

Cronulla had a wonderful time dressing up and raising money for our farmers on Superhero Day! Students enjoyed talking about who were heroes to them as well as doing activities to appreciate their own superhero qualities! All the students should be really proud of their efforts, our school PBL mascot Finn was certainly impressed! Well done everyone!



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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!

Students of the Month

Zsa Zsa Z (3D) Marlee P (3S) Daisie W (2G)
Narayan D (5D) Sophie H (2T) Matthew B (3D)
Sienna P (3D) Blake F(3S) Hayden J (KC)
Mason F (1B) Chloe R( 1T) Lawson M ( 1T)
Hayden M (3D) Eyerus H( 5D) Jebari HM (3S)
Reyne N (1B) Lucy B (6P) Chloe A ( 5D)
Haylie C x 2 (1K) Flynn L x 2 (1B) Maxwell H (2T)
Evie W (KE) Zak P (4M) Emilia S (5M)
Boyd B (4M) Flynn L ( KJ) Jordan P (5D)
Sophie W (5M) x 2 Thomas W (4M) Adam T (1T)
Blake S (5D) Bowie L (1K) Evander L (5M)
Evie E (3S) Jett D (5M) Baze W (1B)
Charie H (1K) Jack W (3D) Hayden O (3S)
Ella G ( 2H) Skye Kx2 (2T)

Principal Awards

  • Blake F (3S)
  • Chloe R (1T)
  • Layla K (3/4H)
  • Sophie H (2T)
  • Indiana H (4M)
  • Aleah X (1T)
  • Alex P (1K)
  • Skye K (2T)
  • Zak P(4M)
  • Jordan P( 5D)
  • Baze W (1B)

Trophy Winners

  • Abbie Mc (6P)
  • Tane R (4M)
  • Luis D (3/4H)
  • Skye K (2T)

K-2 100,150 and 200 nights of reading


150 nights

Luella H

200 night

William G

Cooper McC


Joseph 100

Lily 100.

Avery 120

Alex 120

Indian 150

Haylie 180

Mia 170

Ciel 250

P&C Report

The February P&C Meeting will be held on Tuesday 4th February at 2.30pm All welcome.

P&C AGM Tuesday 3rd March 2020 7.00pm

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 3rd 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 2020!

P&C roles include:

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

Library Report

GOLD Premier’s Reading Challenge Awards

Congratulations to the following students for achieving Gold in the PRC.

  • Laila A
  • Matthew B
  • Nicole F
  • Blake F
  • Lucy H
  • Jeremy H
  • Rafael K
  • Layla K
  • Chloe L
  • Kash L
  • Zak L
  • Hayden M
  • Brayden M
  • Genn O
  • Hayden O
  • Zak P
  • Cruz V
  • Axel Z
  • Zsa Zsa Z

Overdue books

We have quite a large amount of overdue books and as the end of the year approaches, it is essential that these get returned to the library. Many items have been overdue for some time. Overdue notices will be sent home during the week. If your child receives an overdue notice could you kindly have a look for those books at home. These notices are not invoices so there is no need to send money in unless you are certain the book is lost or damaged.

I understand how easy it is for books to become misplaced, in the bookshelf with other books, down the side of the bed/lounge, at the other parents’ house etc but greatly appreciate you having a look for them.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you believe the books have been returned (sometimes they slip through the system) or if you have any questions.

Stocktake and Borrowing

Library stocktake will occur during week 8 of this term. Students’ last week for borrowing will be week 6, with books being returned the following week. With the exception of Week 8, the library will operate as usual.

Have a great month and keep reading!

Miss Kristen Gant

Teacher Librarian


PSSA Term 4 Sports: Basketball and Cricket

Cricket Teams: 1 Senior and 1 Junior Team

Basketball Teams: 1 Senior Girls, 1 Senior Boys and 2 Mixed Juniors

PSSA Season 3 Finals: 6/12/2019 (Term 4, Week 8)

Swimming Lessons Term 1 2020

Optional sport Years 3-6​

For Term 1 sport children will have the option of swimming lessons at the Cronulla Pavilion Sports Complex. Lessons will commence on Friday 14th February and conclude on Friday 3rd April, 2020.

Swimming lessons will take place on Friday afternoon. Students will be walking to the swimming centre under the supervision of the teachers. The children will be assessed on their swimming ability and placed into the appropriate group.

The cost of swimming lessons is $85. The cost includes 8 swimming lessons.

Please return the permission note to the office and payment by Monday 10th February, 2020.

What: Swimming Lessons

When: Term 4 – Friday 18th October – Friday 6th December (8 weeks)

Where: Cronulla Indoor Pool Centre

Transport: Walking

Cost: $85

Time : 1.45-2.30

There are 50 positions available for Primary swimming which will be allocated on return of the note.​

Payment of $85 can be made by either cash, cheque or POP (Via the school website). Late payments will not be able to be accepted.

Running Club

Congratulations to all the students who have been regular participants at Running Club this year. Your efforts have been amazing. Thank you to all the coaches including Mr Turner, Miss Jackson, Miss Tester, Miss Aitken, Mrs Stoddart and all the parent helpers.

Running Club will return in 2020 with the mission of giving our students the physical literacy knowledge to be lifelong participants in physical activity.

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Creative and Performing Arts Updates

Art News

Art News – Creative clay with 4M and 3/4H

Over the last few weeks, 3/4H and 4M have been working with air-dried clay. They have created low-relief sculptures inspired by Monet’s garden where he painted thousands of waterlily artworks. Last week the students were able to paint on their clay designs. They did an amazing job. Over the next couple of weeks, the students will be researching the life of Monet, his artworks and his distinguishing techniques in art theory lessons.







Art News – The Calendar for Cultural Diversity Art Competition

Congratulations to Brian, Nate, Zara and Sunny from Year 2. Their collective artworks titled ‘Our Place’ have been selected for inclusion into the Calendar for Cultural Diversity. This means their artworks will appear in the 2020 NSW Department of Education calendar which goes out to all NSW schools.

The calendar for cultural diversity promotes intercultural understanding, cultural and linguistic diversity, community harmony and social inclusion across NSW public schools and their communities. The calendar for cultural diversity also provides annual dates and information for commemorations, celebrations, national days, international days, religious observances and other key events of relevance to NSW public school staff, students and their families.

What a wonderful achievement and we look forward to seeing your artworks in print very soon. All students will receive copies of the calendar in the coming weeks. Well done!





Well done to the Training and Performing Bands on an outstanding Band Showcase Concert on 20th November. Congratulations to all band members on an incredible night!

Don’t forget : 2020 Training Band students, please remember to return your forms to Engadine Music ASAP.

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Public Speaking

Congratulations Daisie W 2G!

After winning the Stage 1 competition at school, Daisie went on to win the Port Hacking Network competition. She then competed at the Metropolitan South Operational Directorate Primary Schools Public Speaking Competition against students from 194 schools and 19 school networks where she achieved Runner Up in the Stage 1 Competition.

An outstanding achievement.


ICAS Awards

Congratulations Zak L 3S ! Recipient of the ICAS medal for 1st in the state for spellin.

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Kindness Challenge

5D have been taking part in a 20 Day Kindness Challenge. Research says that if you do one thing for 20 days it becomes more natural. How does the Kindness Challenge work? Each day there are different kindness challenges such as pick up rubbish around the school, compliment a classmate or carry out a random act of kindness. If we complete the challenge we draw an emoji on our tracking sheet. The best thing about spreading kindness is it doubles! It doesn’t only make the person receiving it feel good but the person spreading it feels good too! What can you do to spread K I N D N E S S today?

Tyla 5D

The Environment Team

Environment Team Update:

The Environment would like to say a big thank you to all the families who have been collecting bread tags and bottle lids for us! We can’t wait to have a full bin!

  • Update on the collection point: Miss Cropp’s Hallway
  • Red Bin – Bottle Tops
  • Green Bin – Breadtags

Each classroom now has a LARGE blue recycling bin. Bins are emptied by students into the school’s recycling bin with Mr Damien’s assistance each Friday.

Our next step as a team will be to allocate set spots for the playgrounds bins to ensure students know exactly where to go with their rubbish. The students in the team will decide on this placement.

Thank you for your support!

The Environment Team

Remember we are collecting now for:

  • Lids for Kids – Envision Hands
  • Aussie Bread Tags for Wheelchairs

Lids for Kids Information (Envision Hands)

  • Envision hands mission is to create 100 bespoke aids out of bottle caps, with 3D printers, which we will then donate to children in need.
  • They use all flat soft drink, water and milk bottle tops, including those from long life containers.
  • They cannot process tops which have other plastic or metal attached – this includes water bottle tops which have pull up tops. They also ask that the caps are cleaned before they are donated and that no extra plastic, metal or other material is attached.
  • Approximately 250 lids are used to make a small hand, however the wastage ends up being approximately 500 lids by the time it has been made. For an arm, approximately 500 lids are used with a wastage of approximately 1000 caps.

Aussie Bread Tags For Wheelchairs

  • Bread Tags for Wheelchairs was started in South Africa in 2006 by Mary Honeybun. It is a community program where individuals and organisations collect bread tags, which are sold to recyclers.
  • The money raised pays for wheelchairs for the less fortunate which are purchased through a local pharmacy. Currently about 500kg of bread tags are collected a month in South Africa, funding 2-3 wheelchairs. You can find more information on their websites:

The Environment Team would love for you to join us in collecting bread tags and bottle top lids.

Students can donate their tags and lids to the tubs at morning assembly.

Thank you for your support.

2nd Hand Uniforms for Sale

2nd Hand Uniforms call Leanne 0414912601 all sizes summer/ winter good condition from $10.

Uniform donations are now being taken for boy’s long pants, jackets, girl’s winter tunics and shirts. Thank you.

Canteen Updates Term 4

Cronulla Public School Summer 2019 Canteen Prices
Frozen Fruit 60c Cereal scoop 40c
Hot Chocolate 70c Garlic Bread (one slice) 30c
Just Juice popper $1.50 Jatz biscuit (one biscuit) 10c
Mamee rice sticks 90c Twisted yogurt $2.20
Moove milk $2.00 Moosies ice block $1.50
Popcorn 60c Quelch ice block 50c full /25c half
Rice cup 80c Water 300ml 80c
Water 600ml $1.20​

Any parent who is able to give some time to volunteer in the canteen would be most appreciated. The more volunteers the better and even casual days are a help. Please leave your details at the office if you able to volunteer time in the canteen.



Week 8
Library Stocktake Week
Tues 3rd Dec Cronulla PS Presentation Night 6.30pm at Caringbah HS
Tues 3rd Dec December Newsletter
Fri 6th Dec Swimming lessons finish
Fri 6th Dec PSSA Season 3 finals
Week 9
Mon 9th Dec Final K-2 Run Club
Tues 10th Dec Year 6 Farewell 5.45pm
Tues 10th Dec Toys n Tucker donations
Wed 11Dec Year 6 Movie Day
Thurs 12th Dec Year 6 Surf Awareness
Fri 13th Dec Bust the Dust!
Week 10
Mon 16th Dec Celebration Session School Picnic
Mon 16th Dec Student Reports Home
Tues 17th Dec Carols by the Bay 6.30pm
Wed 18th Dec Students last day
Thurs 19th Dec Staff Development Day


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Equipment List 2020

Dear Parents & Carers

As your child prepares for next year, we request that the following items are purchased prior to the commencement of the 2020 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. All students require a library bag for borrowing. Please label everything with your child’s name.


  • headphones that cover the ear in press & seal bag (NOT earbuds)
  • 1 box of tissues
  • 1 wipes (non-scented)
  • 8 large glue sticks (labelled suggest Uhu or Bostik)
  • 4 whiteboards markers (suggest Expo, Staedtler or Artline)

Year 1

  • headphones that cover the ear in press & seal bag (NOT earbuds)
  • 1 box of tissues
  • wipes (non-scented)
  • 3 large glue sticks (labelled suggest Uhu or Bostik)
  • 8 whiteboards markers (suggest Expo, Staedtler or Artline)
  • 1 pair of round tipped scissors (labelled)

Year 2

  • 1 SMALL Pencil case
  • Either Coloured pencils -12 pack or Coloured crayons (wind ups) -12 pack

(No Textas or gel pens)

  • 8 whiteboards markers (suggest Expo, Staedtler or Artline)
  • ruler-cm and mm (no bendy or metal rulers please)
  • 2 white erasers
  • sharpener with barrel
  • 10 HB pencils
  • 4 large glue sticks
  • 4 highlighters (different colours)
  • A4 plastic document folder to store homework book
  • A4 96 page line exercise book
  • Headphones in press & seal bag (Not earbuds)
  • 2 Boxes of tissues
  • Wipes (non-scented)

Stage 2 (Year 3 and 4)

  • 1 Pencil case for stationary – small enough to fit in under desk
  • 4 Lead pencils
  • 30cm ruler (preferably hard transparent plastic) marked in cm and mm
  • sharpener with barrel
  • pencil eraser
  • 4 glue sticks
  • scissors
  • 4 highlighters (different colours)
  • 1 red and 1 blue ballpoint pen
  • 5 whiteboard markers
  • headphones
  • Dictionary
  • 1 boxes of tissues
  • 1 baby wipes (non-scented)
  • A4 display folder -Year 4 only
  • A4 96pg lined exercise book -Year 4 only

Stage 3 (Year 5 and 6)

  • 1 pencil small case (to fit under desk)
  • 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)
  • coloured pencils and/or textas optional –Year 5 only
  • 30cm ruler (not metal, or ‘bendy’- preferably hard plastic or wood and marked in centimetres and millimetres)
  • sharpener with barrel
  • 4 whiteboard markers
  • pencil eraser
  • 2 glue sticks
  • scissors
  • 4 highlighters (different colours)
  • A4 plastic document wallet (envelope folder)-Year 5 only
  • headphones
  • USB (optional)
  • bluetooth mouse (optional)
  • 2 x box of tissues
  • 1 either pump soap or wipes (non-scented)

The teachers thank you in advance for your support with purchasing these items for your children.