Newsletter July 2018
July Newsletter 2018
End of Term 2
Another busy term of learning and events is nearing the end with preparation for Term 3 well underway. It has been a pleasure to read the Semester 1 reports which will be sent home tomorrow. Please do not hesitate to contact the office if you would like to arrange a meeting with your child’s teacher for additional follow up.
The students have represented our school with pride this term including PSSA representative teams, Basketball representative team and Learning to Lead students. We have also had many students and families who helped on the two Saturdays at Cronulla Mall to sell tickets for our Technology Fundraiser. Well done!
Term 3 will also involve our students representing the school at all the Performing Arts events. Please check the calendar to ensure you have your tickets. Further information is included in the newsletter.
Variation to Staff Development Day Term 4 Friday 21st December
Staff participate in Professional Learning each week after school and on Staff Development Days. With approval, the school can nominate to vary a Staff Development Day with additional Professional Learning Sessions during the term. The staff agreed to the variation of the SDD on Friday 21st December with two twilight Professional Learning sessions in Week 7 Term 3 and Week 3 Term 4. Each session will be three hours or Professional Learning on Writing K-6 which is a focus of our 2018 School Plan. The change to the timetable will not impact families as students finish Term 4 on Wednesday 19th.
Proposal for change to School start and Finish times.
Cronulla Public School day is from 9.25am to 3.25pm with before and after school care available. Traditionally these times have been in place for many decades, however, with changes to work and family life, a change to school hours may be beneficial to families.
The process to change school hours is quite complex and will require the overwhelming support of the school community, however, at this stage I am investigating the possibility of a change and the preference for a new start time if supported. As always we are very mindful of what our school community needs and will endeavour to achieve what works best for our families.
Factors which have led to this proposal include the increasing number of students arriving by 8.30am each morning and that our Before and After school Care is limited to the spaces they can offer.
A survey link is below. There are 2 questions on the link which are very important to proceed. They are:
- I do / not support the change of school hours
- My preference to school hours starting times would be
- Start at 9.00am, finish at 3.00pm
- Start at 9.10am, finish at 3.10pm
- No Change
Please respond by this Friday so that further decisions regarding the process can be made.
Thank you for your prompt attention to the survey.
We were delighted to be selected to participate on the Channel Ten TV show ‘The Project’. Twelve students were asked if they would like to be interviewed for a segment called ‘Lehmo’s Kids’. The topic is ‘Holidays’. The children were filmed this afternoon with the segment going to air this Friday night.
Thank you to the P&C for all the hours of work behind the scenes to support the many events this term. It is wonderful to have such a dedicated, hard working group of parents supporting our students.
Also thank you to all the families who have been able to support our Term 2 technology fundraiser which for the second year has again proven to be a resounding success. Full details are included in the newsletter.
However, such initiatives as the Technology Fundraiser do not happen without commitment and organisation. A huge thank you to Leanne Wells for all her work and dedication to coordinated the raffle again this year. For the second year the raffle has been an outstanding success with over $25 000 raised for equipment for all students.
A reminder that all absences need to be explained. Unexplained absences will result in an email or letter being sent to justify the absence. Your attention to this on the day of or following an absence is appreciated. A recent technical error with the online absence notification has been rectified. Thank you.
Immunisation History statements
Parents please ensure your Immunisation statements are up to date as the school is required to document all information. Your assistance with up to date record information is greatly appreciated.
Change of details and circumstances
All change of details including address, phone contacts and emergency contacts must be updated at the office. This information is critical in emergencies.
Cronulla PS Student Welfare Procedures
As part of the School Plan Wellbeing team’s priorities the Cronulla PS Student Welfare Procedures were amended this semester. Please find a copy of the updated procedures included in the newsletter.
SRC Semester 2 Representatives
Congratulations to the following students:
1E – Zara O
IK – Nate S
1B – Brax G
2O – Rose S
2T – Isla H
2G – Zak L
3A – Indiana H
3D – Reef S P
4D – Poppy M
4P – Evander L
SRC Representatives for Semester 1 are to be commended on their fantastic job and enthusiasm. New Representatives will be allocated for Semester 2 at the end of the term. Keep up the good work!
K-6 Athletics Carnival
The Cronulla PS K-6 Athletics Carnival will be held on Thursday 5th July at Sylvania Waters Athletic Track. Students 8 years and above will participate in formal events and be eligible for selection for the Cronulla Zone Carnival. Students under 8 Years will participate in a novelty carnival. Notes are now overdue. Please return all notes as soon as possible to ensure your child’s attendance.
Notes will not be accepted after 4:00pm Tuesday 3rd July.
Please find a draft timetable for the day below. Please not that field events are not scheduled at a certain time and track event times are only a guide.
Athletics Carnival Yrs 3-6 and 8yr old Yr 2
9:15 100m Heats (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)
10:00 80m (Year 2), 50m (Year 1), 50m (Kindergarten)
10:30 200m Finals (Jnr, 11yr, Snr)
11:30 100m Finals
12:30 800m Finals
12:45 Raffle draw
2:00 Relays (Jnr, Snr)
Novelty Carnival K-2
9:15 Crunch and Sip
10:00 Track Events
10:30 Carnival Activities
12:00 Carnival Activities
1:30 Carnival Activities
To end Kindergarten’s Project Based Learning topic of ‘Under the Sea’, Kindergarten will be going on an excursion to Sydney Sea Life Aquarium. We look forward to a great time on our excursion tomorrow. Please be at school by 8.45am. Children need to bring their lunch, recess, water. Students will return by 3.00pm
2018 Education Day Theme: ‘Today’s schools- creating tomorrow’s world’
Cronulla Public School will be hosting a Breakfast by the Bay and open classrooms on Thursday 9th August to celebrate Education Week and Book Fair. Breakfast by the Bay will begin at 8:30am and open classrooms at 9:45am. At 10:30am performances by the band, school choirs and ukuele groups will take place in the hall. From 11:00am students from K-2 will perform class items on the outside stage with all items and open classrooms concluding at 11:25am. More information will be provided closer to the date.
All parents, families and friends are invited to join us on:
Thursday 9th August
The OPEN MORNING program will include:
8.00am BOOK FAIR opens – Library
8.30am Breakfast by the Bay – gold coin donation
9.25am Welcome Assembly
9.45am Classrooms open
10.30am Band, Choirs and Ukulele groups perform in hall
11.00am K-2 Class Items –outside stage
3.30pm – 4.30pm BOOK FAIR continues
Cronulla Public School Book Fair will be held on Thursday 9th August. The library will be open Thursday 9th August from 8:00am – 12:00pm and 3:30pm – 4:30pm then again on Friday 10th August from 8:00am – 9:00am. More information will be provided closer to the dates.
China Study Tour Host Families
In August, the school has the opportunity to again host a study tour of students from China. Thank you to the families who have already offered to be host families during the visit. We are still urgently seeking host families for 3 more students. Please notify the office asap if you are able to be a host family. We are still urgently seeking 3 more host families.
P&C Meeting tonight 3rd July at 7pm. All welcome.
2018 Technology Fundraiser… Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Thank you to Mark from Bakers Delight Cronulla for donating all the Bakers Delight Certificates awarded as an incentive to children who returned sold books of raffle tickets.
Thank you Sue Mulhane and ITP-Income Tax Professionals – Cronulla and Miranda who has kindly donated 4 x 4 tickets to Cronulla Sharks home games. The tickets will be awarded to the families who have sold the most raffle tickets. Sue is a parent from our school. She has also offered any person who mentions Cronulla Public School a discount of $20 off their tax return.
Thank you to Chris and Skyzone Miranda for donating vouchers to be given to the children who sold the most raffle tickets.
And a big thank you to all the families and businesses who supplied prizes for the raffle.
- Cassie Pyper and Kingsgrove Press for printing and donating the raffle tickets.
- Inga Barbuto – all the graphic designing of posters, sponsors and prize lists, advertising the technology raffle.
- Kylie Lucas – Donating the Sharks jersey plus the prize, family of 6 tickets to any Sharks game, for the family who sold the most tickets.
- Jodie Cutbush Smith for generally assisting with the raffle.
Thankyou to the following families Jones, Watson, Zoka, Mariney, Barbuto, Hartley, Mattiuzzo, Scales, Paterson, Lambert, Stambolija, Fisher, Fonda, Murrell, McDonagh, Smith, Grimley, Pearce, for giving up their time to attend Cronulla Mall to sell raffle tickets
to support the technology fund raiser.
Thank you also to these families who helped sell tickets at the mall last Saturday:
Nerida and Anthony Woodrow with Thomas and Sophie
Laura and Gary Golland with Ruby and Fletcher
Danielle Rapp with Charlie and Piper
Sarah Meagher with Hayden
Cathy Murphy with Finn and Kate
Kendall Ryan with Harrison
Mel Osborn with Charli and Kai
Catriona Fraser and Te
Thank you also to Lucy B and Kirra M who represented the school as prefects.
Thank you also to these families for their donations:
- WHAROONGA at Kangaroo Valley by the Hubble and Ryan family
- Cronulla Sutherland Sharks and the Lucas family
- Wayne Daniels Photographer by the Hawkins family
- Novotel Hotels and Resorts by the Barlow family and Novotel Brighton
- Winning Apllicances by Winning Appliances and the Barbuto family
- Fitness First Cronulla
- Waratahs by the Rapp family and NSW Waratahs
- Stephanie Claire Cheer Hair Stylist by the Rewati family
- Light Effects by the Keller family
- Metro Hotels by Metro Hotel Miranda an the Tait family
- Laser clinics by Laser Clinics Caringbah and the Pearce family
- Alphabet St by the Natale / De Luca family
- Helena’s Day Spa by the Reay family
- Blacklist by the Johnson family
- Atelier for the Hair by Jade Cohen and family
- The Oriental Thai Massage by the Hanwong and McCluskey family and the Oriental Thai Massage Cronulla
- Next Door by the Allouche Family
- MCA Dance Cronulla
- Art and Mirror framing Caringbah
- Harvey Norman Electrical by the Maddison Family
Congratulations to the following students and their families for selling the most books:
Tyson M -4 books
Indiana K – 3 books
Baze W – 3 books
Marcus G – 6 books
Indiya N – 5 books
Lorenzo B – 6 books
Zoe F – 3 books
Jack W – 7 books
Ethan D – 5 books
Dylan S – 3 books
Zak P – 6 books
Harrison R – 5 books
Tabitha S – 3 books
Mika B – 6 books
Thomas W – 3 books
Janaya L – 3 books
The families who sold the most tickets and will receive a family pass to a Cronulla Sharks Game are as follows;
Mika and Lorenzo B – 12 books
Jack W – 7 books
Marcus G – 6 books
Zak P – 6 books
Harrison R -5 books
The raffle will be drawn at the Cronulla PS K-6 Athletics Carnival this Thursday.
The P&C would love you to come along to their annual trivia night. Trivia night is a fun, relaxed social night for parents, grandparents, teachers and friends of Cronulla Public School.
Gather your team of 8-10 people and return the attached form, with payment, to the office by Wednesday 1st August.
DATE: FRIDAY 3rd AUGUST (WEEK 2/TERM 3)
TIME: 7:00pm FOR A 7:30pm START
PLACE: CLUB CRONULLA
41 CROYDON STREET, CRONULLA
COST: $15.00 ENTRY INCLUDES A WELCOME BEVERAGE
THEME: BLACK and GOLD
BRING: Your sense of humour & cash for the raffle, coin toss & penalties!
Can you help?
Do you have, or work for, a company that would like to sponsor the trivia night?
Can you donate a prize for the raffle or a bottle of wine for the coin toss?
Please contact our Fundraising Co-Ordinator: Raegan Grimley- RaeganGrimley@gmail.com
Date for your Diary: School Colour Dash
The School Colour Dash is on again this year on Saturday 3rd November and will give us a fabulous opportunity to raise money to achieve more improvements to the school playground facilities.
Kindergarten 2019 Information Evening
Wednesday 15th August 7.00pm
Limited places are available for enrolment for next year. If you have a child enrolling next year, please ensure you have completed your child’s documentation asap. The parent information night will be held in the school hall. All parents are welcome.
If you have relatives or neighbours who will be coming to Cronulla PS next year, please inform them to contact the office as soon as possible to ensure they have necessary enrolment information.
Students of the Month:
- Ethan D (2T)
- Dylan T (2O)
- Kori T (2O)
- Sienna M (1K)
- Emma S-R (4P)
- Indiya N (1B)
- Brax G (1B)
- Kody S 4D
Congratulations to Lachlan T 1K, Chloe L 2T, Genn O 2T and Lucian M KO who have reached 100 nights of reading !
Creative and Performing Arts Updates
Sutherland Shire Music Festival
This year our Junior Ukulele, Junior Choir, Senior Ukulele, Senior Choir and Senior Dance group (Years 5/6) will be performing in the Sutherland Shire Music Festival.
|Concert Date||Groups Performing|
|Monday 20th August – Concert 6||Junior Choir – Miss Grdovic
Junior Ukulele – Mrs Yates
|Tuesday 14th August – Concert 2||Senior Choir – Miss Howlett
Senior Ukulele – Miss Peyton
Senior Dance group – Miss Richards
Tickets for concerts 1-5 went on sale on Wednesday 6th June and concerts 6-10 on Friday 8th June. If you have not purchased tickets the Sutherland Entertainment Centre will be managing the sale of tickets this year. To order and purchase tickets, go to: http://www.suthentcent.com.au and then select the “Sutherland Shire Schools Music Festival” link.
If you require more information please see the teacher in charge of the performance group your child is in.
Thank you Miss Richards
This year Cronulla Public School will be performing in the Dance Extravaganza on Friday 10th of August. We have 3 dance groups performing in the Dance Extravaganza this year:
- Monday Junior Girls
- Thursday Junior Girls
- Boys Hip Hop
Tickets for this event go on sale on Wednesday 4th July 2018 and a note with all the necessary ticket information was sent home last week. If you require more information please see Miss Richards.
Night of Stars
Don’t forget to save the date for our Annual Performance night.
Night of Stars is on Tuesday 11th September at Caringbah High School. All students K-6 will perform on this night. Further information regarding the performance night will be available next term.
JUNIOR UKULELE PERFORMING BAND –
Sutherland Shire Schools Music Festival
The students have been working hard to master the chords for our upcoming evening performance at the Sutherland Entertainment Centre on 20th August. This will be the first opportunity for many of our group to perform in public which is exciting. Please encourage your child to keep practising over the holidays to assist with their confidence at this very exciting event. All performers are to wear black pants and black T/shirts to the all-day rehearsal on Friday 17th August and also the evening performance on Monday 20th August. Looking forward to a special event.
Art News – Sutherland Shire Music Festival Art Competition
Recently, C.P.S entered 7 artworks into this year’s Sutherland Shire Schools Music Festival Program Cover Competition. The standard of entries was very high and the adjudication process was extremely difficult. Eighteen finalists were chosen in total, representing schools from across the Sutherland area. This year’s theme was ‘Imagination’.3rd Place Winner: Ella
The seven students who were selected at a school level were: Heidi (KB), Grace (2G), Zac C.(2O), Ella (4P), Zoe (4D), Amber (5/6B) and Molly (5/6H).
It is with great pleasure that I inform the school community that Ella MacLachlan’s work, titled, ‘An Imaginative World’, was selected as a program finalist. She was awarded 3rd place and will have her artwork appear on the back of the program.
Ella’s artwork will be on display for the duration of the festival at the Sutherland Entertainment Centre. After the festival all finalist artworks will be on display at Eckersely’s Art and Craft Store – (1/65 Captain Cook Drive, Caringbah) for two weeks.
Congratulations once again to all students involved.
Art News – Operation Art
Operation Art is an initiative of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in association with the NSW Department of Education. Cronulla Public School supports this worthwhile program by giving students the opportunity to create artworks in art classes for the Operation Art competition.
Recently, we heard news that the school’s 4 entries submitted were accepted into the art competition. Congratulations to the following students:
Zak P (3A) and Elouise F (3D)- a joint artwork, Meg D (1K), Zsylam L (2T) and Zoe Mc (4D).
We look forward to seeing your artworks on display at Homebush later in the year.
Cronulla PS Band wins Gold!
On Monday 2nd July, the band performed in Bandfest at St George Bank Auditorium. It was a great opportunity for students to showcase the hard work they’ve given to learning their instrument this year. They had a repertoire which included:
– Hot Cross Buns
– Mozart Remix
– Old McDonald Had A Band
– Power Rock
The adjudicator provided some wonderful feedback and was very impressed with how far they’ve come in such a short time.
They were award a GOLD merit certificate for their performance. A big congratulations to all students in the band.
Stage 3 – Excursion to the Art Gallery of NSW Report
Last Tuesday, Stage 3 went on an excursion to the Art Gallery of NSW and enjoyed sitting in the sun at the Botanical Gardens afterwards. This excursion was art based and gave us as students a chance to let our creative minds go wild. We visited the Archibald, Wynne, Sulman and the Young Archie exhibitions and learnt a lot about different people, places and art styles. Personally my favourite artwork through the exhibition was the ‘Self: Past, Present and Future’ because of the colours and tones they used throughout the artwork. Many other students had different preferences like Emerson, who liked the artwork ‘Hall of Fame- portrait of Pat Corrigan’ because of the attention of detail. We also created portraits of ourselves with the tour guides and learnt how different backgrounds, tones and textures can change an artwork. After we finished our tours, we went outside to enjoy the view of the harbour and it’s lush green surroundings by eating lunch at the Botanical Gardens. We saw the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House up close and it was a great way to end the excursion. Thank you Mrs Squires for your organisation of this excursion and I hope future students enjoy it as much as I did.
Year 4 Digi Ed Report
On Wednesday 27th June, Year 4 participated in the Digi Ed Program.
Digi Ed is a workshop where students learn about the claymation process. They begin by story boarding a narrative, creating clay figures and drawing backgrounds. Then, by making very small movements with their characters, they capture hundreds of images. In the afternoon, they converted these images into iMovie and added music and sound effects.
The students learnt alot about the processes behind many of their favourite animations and the incredible amount of time it takes to make a movie. They thoroughly enjoyed their day.
Their movies are available for download at www.digied.com.au
Year 6 Fundraiser
Year 6 Fundraiser:
Thank you to all who supported our recent Year 6 Fundraiser. Keep you eyes out for the next opportunity to purchase discounted tickets to watch the Cronulla Sharks take on the Canberra Raiders on the 20th July.
PSSA Sport Term 2 Report
- PSSA Senior Girls’ Netball have had an excellent term on the court. Every girl has displayed commitment and enthusiasm each week. Games will continue into early next term ending on the 3/8/18. For the teams that progress through to finals, these games will be held on Friday the 17/8/18.
- Senior Choir have had a wonderful semester of revising songs for the upcoming Sutherland Shire Schools Music Festival. We have had two half day rehearsals at Gymea North Public School in preparation for the big event. Our full day rehearsal is held on Monday the 13th of August at Sutherland Entertainment Centre.
- Thank you to all families that attended Blues Breakfast by the Bay. It was a delight to see so many families come to support the school in another fundraising endeavour. The breakfast was such a success, that the Blues won the State of Origin 2018.
The Junior and Senior PSSA Soccer teams continue to develop their skills each week at training and during games. Both teams display wonderful team spirit and encourage each other when taking part in competitive games. Both teams are hopeful of finishing the season well in hope of making the Finals to be played on 17th August. Well done to all the players and keep up the good work.
Jarrah Bell – Sydney East Rugby Union
Sydney East Rugby Union:
Congratulations to Jarrah on his selection in the Sydney East Rugby Union Team. He will join Mr McKimm (SE RU Coach) in Coffs Harbour in Term 3, Week 6 at the State Carnival. We wish you both the very best.
Sutherland to Surf
Once again the school will be entering a team in the Sutherland to Surf, held this year on Sunday 22nd July (last Sunday of the school holidays). All the relevant details can be found online when registering, just don’t forget to join our team: Cronulla Public School Running Club and we are in the running teams category.
Mr McKimm will be in contact with participants this week to issue final instructions for meeting on the day.
Sharks 10 Community Fun Run
Please save the date: Sunday 7th October. More details to follow in the coming weeks. This is a great event with a 3km and 10km option, not mention the schools trophy which is available to win.
Second Hand Uniforms for Sale
2nd Hand uniforms call Leanne 0414912601 all sizes summer/ winter good condition from $5 .
Donations always appreciated.
|Mon 2nd July||Primary Band – BandFest competition|
|Tues 3rd July||P&C Meeting @ 7pm
|Wed 4th July||Kindergarten Excursion Aquarium|
|Wed 4th July||Semester 1 reports home|
|Thurs 5th July||K-6 Athletics Carnival|
|Fri 6th July||Last day of Term|
|Mon 23rd July||Staff Development Day|
|Tues 24th July||Students Return|
|Tues 31st July||ICAS English|
|Wed 1st Aug||100 day Kinder picnic|
|Tues 7th Aug||P &C Meeting
|Thu 9th Aug||Education Day
Breakfast by the Bay
|Fri 10th Aug||Cronulla Zone Athletics Day 1|
|Fri 10th Aug||Dance Extravaganza|
|Sat 11th Aug||Chinese Study visitors arrive|
|Mon 13th Aug||Senior Music Festival full day rehearsal|
|Tues 14th Aug||Senior Music Festival evening concert|
|Wed 15th Aug||K2019 Information Evening|
|Thurs 16th Aug||Cronulla Zone Athletics Day 2|
|Fri 17th Aug||Junior Music Festival full day rehearsal|
|Sat 18th Aug||Chinese Study visitors leave|
|Mon 20th Aug||Junior Music Festival evening concert|
|Fri 24th Aug||Friendly Finn’s Birthday Celebration|
|Wed 29th Aug||Interrelate Family Sessions from 6pm|
|Mon 3rd Sept TBC||Kurrunulla Dance Festival|
|Tues 4th Sept||P &C Meeting
|Wed 5th Sept||Book Parade Day|
|Mon 10th Sept||Night of Stars Rehearsal|
|Tues 11th Sept||Night of Stars Evening Performance|
|Wed 12th Sept||Dance sport Competition Homebush|
|Mon 17th – Thurs 20th Sept||Stage 3 Camp|
|Wed 26th Sept||K-4 Disco|
|Fri 28th Sept||Last Day Term 3|
Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors for our Technology Raffle!
Cronulla Public School Student Welfare and Discipline Procedures
All students at Cronulla Public School are supported in a caring and welcoming environment. School programs and practices reflect our shared beliefs and values. Students are provided with high quality education so that they may learn to the best of their ability and become self-disciplined, respectful and contributing members of the school and community.
Cronulla Public School (CPS) is an inclusive environment which affirms diversity and respects differences. CPS practices are consistent with relevant legislation (The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and The Disability Standards for Education 2005) and Department of Education procedures. During the implementation of procedures, no student will be discriminated against, harassed or victimised on any grounds as stated by the legislation.
Positive Behaviour for Learning
Our approach in managing student behaviour focuses on the promotion of positive behaviours with discussion and agreed expectations in being safe, respectful and successful learners.
- Model and follow departmental, school and/or class codes of
behaviour and conduct
- Negotiate and resolve conflict with empathy
- Take personal responsibility for behaviour and actions
- Care for self and others
- Avoid dangerous behaviour and encourage others to avoid dangerous behaviour
- Treat one another with dignity
- Speak and behave courteously
- Cooperate with others
- Develop positive and respectful relationships and think about the effect on relationships before acting
- Value the interests, ability and culture of others
- Dress appropriately by complying with the school uniform or dress code
- Take care with property
- Attend school every day (unless legally excused)
- Arrive at school and class on time
- Be prepared for every lesson
- Actively participate in learning
- Aspire and strive to achieve the highest standards of learning
Those occasions where a student is non-compliant and whose behaviour is significantly disrupting the lesson and student learning, requires an immediate response to remove the distraction from other student’s learning.
Response to significant student disruptive behaviour needs to be immediate and it’s approach consistent across the school.
Code Of Conduct
The school rules form the school’s Code of Conduct for all students.
Parents and students acknowledge the rules and sign the Code of Conduct at the beginning of each year.
In alignment with the core rules of NSW government schools all students are expected to:
- Respect other students, their teachers and school staff and community members
- Follow school and class rules and follow the directions of their teachers
- Strive for the highest standards in learning
- Respect all members of the school community and show courtesy to all students, teachers and community members
- Resolve conflict respectfully, calmly and fairly
- Comply with the school’s uniform policy or dress code
- Attend school every day (unless legally excused)
- Respect all property
- Not be violent or bring weapons, illegal drugs, alcohol or tobacco into our schools
- Not bully, harass, intimidate or discriminate against anyone in our schools
Bullying is defined by the NSW Department of Education as follows:
Bullying has three main features – it involves a misuse of power in a relationship, is ongoing and repeated, and involves behaviours that can cause harm. Bullying can happen in person or online, and it can be obvious (overt) or hidden (covert). Bullying can have a lasting impact on everyone involved, including those who witness it.
Behaviour that infringes on the safety of others, such as harassment, bullying and illegal or anti-social behaviour of any kind, will not be tolerated. The school has a separate Anti-Bullying Procedures document.
Cronulla Public School has zero tolerance for verbal, physical and emotional abuse.
Cronulla Public School promotes optimum learning through our Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) Framework. For precise information in relation to Cronulla P.S PBL Framework, please see specific documents and PBL matrix.
Dealing With General Playground Incidents
An incident will be documented as either:
Minor or Major
|Minor Incidents||Major Incidents|
|Include but not limited to:
||Include but not limited to:
- Student goes to timeout seat to think about their actions.
- Time out for counselling to be given immediately following a reported incident in the playground behaviour book
- Following a Minor Incident students will be counselled and redirected
- Following a Major incident parents are to be contacted by letter and/or phone by Assistant Principal
- Following 3 Major incidents students will be referred to the Wellbeing team for a Behaviour Intervention Plan and counselling sessions
Dealing With Serious Playground Incidents
Incidents involving physical violence including, hitting, pushing, kicking and/or biting, to be immediately reported to the Assistant Principal.
An interview with the student will take place and an incident report will be completed.
Parents will be contacted by letter and/or phone by Assistant Principal. Students will be referred to the Wellbeing team for a Behaviour Intervention Plan and counselling sessions.
Incidents involving Students with Disabilities
Major incidents involving students with a disability will be dealt with by an Assistant Principal in conjunction with the classroom teacher to determine the most appropriate course of action.
Playground Behaviour Rewards
- To be eligible students must be displaying behaviour that emphasises the school ethos of Safety, Respect and Learning. Students will have the opportunity at the end of each term to be involved in a celebration of our school learning environment. Students may partake in such as activities as a lunchtime disco, staff verses student games, special morning tea, extended play periods and access to special sporting equipment.
- Serious inappropriate behaviour may result in a student missing celebrations or other special activities.
- A SUPER SURFER award will be given to those students displaying appropriate behaviour. Students can be awarded a Super Surfer whenever they are on the playground, in lines at assembly or when walking to class. To be eligible for a Super Surfer students must be displaying behaviour that emphasises the school ethos of Safety, Respect and Learning.
- All Super Surfers will be placed in an award box. Awards will be drawn at the morning assembly for prizes provided by CPS and P&C (Parents and Citizens Association).
- Student to be given a reminder if inappropriate behaviour is demonstrated.
- A second and third reminder will be given if inappropriate behaviour continues.
- After 3rd reminder student will have a Thinking Time session in classroom.
- Student will return to class activity after sufficient time is given to complete a personal response sheet or incident report that is age appropriate.
- If student receives a classroom thinking time session, the behaviours will be recorded in Sentral (CPS record keeping system). If this occurs 3 times in a day the Stage Supervisor will also be notified. Teacher and Supervisor will keep all response and thinking sheets on file.
- If the behaviour reoccurs then parents will be notified by either the Supervisor or teacher. The student will be referred to the Wellbeing team.
- Further inappropriate behaviour will result in an interview with the parents, Assistant Principal and class teacher and intervention at Tier 2 level.
- Students who have had continued incidents listed for inappropriate class behaviour on Sentral may be ineligible for end of term celebrations
Behaviour Documentation For The Playground And The Classroom
- Playground incidents recorded immediately in the playground behaviour book, known as “The Red Book”.
- Weekly records of minor and major playground and classroom incidents recorded on Sentral and disseminated at the Stage Meeting
- If student is removed from playground due to their behaviour Assistant Principal is to be notified
- Student to complete an incident report which will be kept on file by Assistant Principal
- Parents are be contacted if behaviour is deemed inappropriate and serious enough for further intervention. Parents will be notified by phone and a note will be sent home outlining student’s behaviour and further consequences
Formal Cautions/ Short/ Long/ School Suspensions
- Incidents for serious violence and misbehaviour – after consultation with the Principal and parents of the student involved a formal caution will be issued. Further serious inappropriate behaviour may result in suspension. The Principal will determine the type of suspension dependent upon the type of behaviour.
Strategies to Promote Good Discipline and Effective Learning
- Curriculum: is relevant and reflects the needs and aspirations of the community, is relevant to students and is based on Departmental and Board of Studies syllabus documents.
- Classroom management techniques: are consistent and fair, respect the individuality of children and provide for clearly defined expectations of work and behaviour.
- Classroom rewards and praise include: verbal, non-verbal, stickers, recognition by peers and other teachers for positive classroom behaviour and effort.
- Learning Support Team/ Wellbeing Team: comprising of Assistant Principal, stage representatives and counsellor. The aim is to provide ongoing support to teachers, parents and students for curriculum and behaviour issues.
- Playground: all students are supervised and are rewarded using the award system for positive playground behaviours. Inappropriate behaviour will be addressed by the supervising teacher.
- Student Leadership Program: the Student Representative Council (SRC) assists to ensure students are involved in the decision making process K to 6. Year 6 Captains and Prefects act as role models in the running of the school.
Practices to Recognise and Reinforce Student Achievement
- Weekly assemblies: 2 / 3 awards emphasising our core values of Safety, Respect and Learning are acknowledged.
- Super Surfer Awards: Students displaying sensible behaviour in all settings are rewarded with a Super Surfer Ticket which goes into a weekly draw for prizes provided by CPS and P&C.
- Term Celebration: At the end of each term students will participate in an end of term celebration session.
- Terms 1 and 3 Principal Commendations
- Annual Presentation Assembly: Awards given for outstanding citizenship, consistency, academic excellence, improvement, sport, etc.
All class and sport awards will count towards a Student of the Week award.
These awards are handed out at weekly assembly.
- K-6 3 Awards aligned to PBL Framework. Teachers are to give 1 safety, 1 respect, 1 learning award at school assembly.
- Number of weekly awards distributed will be commensurate with class size.
- Classes with 20 or less students will be awarded 2 awards per week
- Classes with more than 20 students will receive 3 awards weekly.
- Number of weekly awards distributed will be commensurate with class size.
- 3 Awards (This can include any of the following safety, respect, learning) = 1 Student Of The Week Award
- 3 Student Of The Week Awards = 1 Principal Award
- 3 Principal Awards = Merit trophy presented at Presentation Night
Note : Separate class certificates do not count towards a Student of the Week e.g. Super Surfer Awards, Art Awards.