Newsletter June 2019

04/06/2019

June Newsletter 2019

Dear Parents,

Upgrades to the Burraneer Bay Road school entry have begun with entry to the school during the building works via Excelsior Street. The completed works will provide disabled access, assisted school travel access and approximately 16 designated parking spots for staff. There will also be a designated spot for the waste and recycle bins. It is important to note that the upgrades do not include a ‘kiss and drop’ zone. The entry will be designated for staff and emergency access only. For safety reasons there will be no parent or student access to the school through the new carpark. Separated from the vehicle access will be a new pedestrian access path for students and parents. 

Parking around the school remains an issue particularly during the upgrades. Your understanding of difficulty in parking during the building works is appreciated. Please be aware that Excelsior St parking is very limited and parents are requested to use the ‘kiss and drop ‘zone for no longer that allowed. There are also allocated’ kiss and drop’ zones on Burraneer Bay Road.

Tomorrow morning is our annual Breakfast by the Bay. Children can wear blue clothes or school uniform and come along for the breakfast from 8.30am. A gold coin donation is requested to offset the costs of catering. Breakfast will include cereal, fruit, muffins and smoothies. Thank you to the teachers and P&C for hosting this event. Please note the breakfast will be held in the hall if it is raining.

Thank you!

Thank you to the P&C who have been very busy during the past month with the Mother’s Day stall, Zone Cross Country and the Election Day fundraisers. It cannot be underestimated how important the P&C are to the school and how parents contributions support all children at school. Thank you.

The Mother’s Day High Tea once again proved to be a very popular event on the school calendar and was very well attended. Thank you to the teachers and parents who catered for the event. A donation of $80 was able to made to Breast Cancer Awareness.

Concussion in Sport

Mandatory guidelines have just been issued regarding concussion in sport. Full details are included in the newsletter.

Environmental Awareness

As part of our school environment program, the environment team has been very busy with recent initiatives. These include:

  • Rubbish Rangers
  • Take 3 for the Sea
  • Class Lunch Boxes
  • Bin upgrades in class and placement of bins in playground
  • Environmental awareness lessons
  • PBL recognition of students being environmentally aware citizens
  • Waste free Wednesday

Come and See Morning Visit

The final Term 2 Come and See classroom visit was held this morning with parents able to see a Positive Behaviour for Learning lesson in action. Feedback on all of the Come and See mornings has been very positive. Thank you to all the teachers who hosted the visits.

Girls Winter Uniform

Girls winter pants and summer shorts are now available at Claudines, Caringbah. The new girls’ shirts will be available at both suppliers.

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Winter Clothing

As the students are now in their winter uniform it is very important to make sure all clothing is clearly labelled. Clothing can easily be returned if it is clearly labelled.

Playground Upgrades

Approval has been granted for new climbing equipment to be installed. The design proposal is included below. The climbing equipment will replace the equipment that was previously on the top basketball court. The new climbing frame will be positioned at the lower end of the side oval. As the Department is funding the installation of the new climbing frame, funds previously raised by the P&C from the Colour Dash will be able to be used for the next stage of the playground upgrades including the sensory garden play area.

Proposed Upgrade of Cricket Nets

A local community grant application has been submitted to offset the costs of the redevelopment of the cricket nets.

Kindergarten 2020 Welcome BBQ

We are looking forward to our new families joining us for the Welcome BBQ on Wednesday 26th June.

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.

Kindergarten Enrolments for 2020

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Information regarding children who will start Kindergarten next year is now available. Tours and interviews are presently being held for prospective parents.

Parents of siblings enrolling in Kindergarten 2019 are asked to kindly collect an enrolment form and details of the upcoming parent information and transition sessions from the office. When completed please return the enrolment form as soon as possible.

 

Students of the Month

Kobe W (1T) Kian M-C (1K) Mason F (1B)
Baze W (1B) Miley S (1T) Lawson M (1T)
Lucian M (1B) Bray S (1K) Bowie L (1K)
Charlotte S (1B) Reyne N (1B) Ava K (2G)
Jay M (2H) Ella G (2H) Isabella S (2H)
Max F (2H) Bede S (2H) Blake F (3S)
Dylan S (3D) Laila A (3D) Lucy H (3/4H)
Tane R (4M) Tehya P (4M) Olivia M (4M)
Indy C (3/4H) Freya E (5M) Solomon B (5M)
Safira A (6A) Abbie M (6P) Skye K (2T)
Jackson S (6P) Brax L (2G) Adam T (1T)
Lucas C (2H) x 2 Piper R (3D) Noah M (4M)
Sienna P (3D) Annabel L (6A) Chloe R (1T)
Maeve H (6P)

 

Principal Awards

  • Kobe W (1T)
  • Reyne N (1B)
  • Hayden O (3S)
  • Genn O (3S)
  • Jack W (3D)
  • Lucy H (3/4H)
  • Tehya P (4M)
  • Tane R (4M)
  • Lachlan P (6A)
  • Matthew B (3D)
  • Ava K (2G)

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Trophy Winner

  • Lucy H (3/4H)

Kindergarten 100 nights of reading

Ella KC

Summer KC

Nicole KC

Oscar KC

Hayden KC

Olivia KJ​

Kalani KJ

Kiva KE

Lilli-Rose KE

Imogen KE

Luka KE

Indigo KE

Oliver KA

Well done Kindergarten!

Kindergarten Creature Features Visit

On Thursday 30th May Kindergarten participated in a ‘Feature Creature’ incursion as part of our Project Based Learning Topic ‘Feathers, Fur and Fins’. Throughout the term we have been studying different creatures from a range of environments. Kindergarten enjoyed getting up close and personal with creatures including spiders, turtles, lizards, snakes, stick insects, crocodiles and frogs. Kindergarten loved this hands on learning experience.

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Blues Breakfast by the Bay

On Wednesday, 5th June (Week 6), Cronulla Public School SRC and P&C will be holding our annual Blues Breakfast by the Bay to show our support for our NSW Rugby League State of Origin team. Students are welcome to come dressed in blue casual clothing or their school uniform.

We will be holding a Breakfast by the Bay from 8.30am. A $2 coin will buy you cereal, fresh fruit and a mini blueberry muffin or blueberry smoothie.

Each year this annual event continues to successfully promote healthy eating and demonstrate a close sense of school community. We hope to see you there.

Please note: cereals served will be ‘Freedom’ brand with no traces of nuts. The blueberry muffins will contain egg, dairy and wheat. There will also be a soy milk option for the blueberry smoothie.

The breakfast will be held in the hall if it is raining.

Year 4 Digi Ed

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Watch out Wallace and Gromit. Look out Lego Movie. On Wednesday, 3rd July Year 4 students will have the opportunity to spend a whole day learning the art of digital, stop-motion movie making. Students will work in small groups and storyboard a short, animated movie. They will then design the sets, build their characters and film their movies using cutting edge digital photography equipment. Students will use computer software to create and edit their movies and add sound effects and titles. Finally, students will get to take home their movies to share with their family and friends. Further details will be sent home shortly.

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P&C Report

The June P&C meeting was held this morning. Thank you to all parents that were able to attend. This has been the third morning meeting for Term 2.

Notice is given that the next meeting will be held  on Tuesday 2nd July at 2.30pm.

Discussion topics on the agenda included options for the canteen in 2020 and the viability of the canteen providing lunches. Proposals will be tabled at the July meeting and a vote for any changes to the canteen management will be held at the August meeting.

Congratulations to the following students who were the Election Day Cake Box Winners!

Kindergarten: 1st Evee W – KA, Rup Everleigh V – KC

Year 1: 1st Baze W 1B, Rup Indianna K 1K

Year 2: 1st Ella G 2H, Rup Fletcher G 2T

Year 3 : 1st Matthew B 3D, Rup Kori T 3S

Year 4: 1st Weronkia M 3/4H, Rup Tabitha S 4M

Year 5: 1st Ruby G 5M & Gemma H 5D, Rup Georgia G 5D

Year 6 : 1st Jackson S 6P

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We had so many happy voters coming through our gates on Election Day! All of those voters ate their way through 400 sausage sandwiches, 200 Bacon and Egg rolls and all of your delicious homemade cakes..it was a sell out. People loved the beautifully decorated cake boxes too. We have some very talented artistic students.

Our Election Day BBQ and Cake stall made the news as we were visited by the Shire standard journalist, Eliza Barr.

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A day like this doesn’t happen without YOUR help, THANK YOU to all of those people that baked and helped us out on the day! We hope you enjoyed your day.

We raised approximately $3000, an amazing result.

Zone Cross Country Canteen

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A very big thank you to all of those parents that volunteered their time at the Zone Cross Country Canteen.

All of your help in transporting everything, cooking and serving is invaluable and your time and efforts are so very much appreciated!

Thank you to Joyce Kable for once again baking very popular treats and helping out all day!

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A fun day supporting our Cronulla PS runners and we raised approximately $1000.00! Thank you for your support and donations.

Also, thank you to Good Grub Cafe, Heathcote for bringing their much needed coffee van along for the day.

P&C Trivia Night

☆ Save the Date ☆ – Friday 2nd August, Our Annual Trivia Night 2019! 

Donations for prizes or the Silent Auctions for the P&C Trivia night are most appreciated. Please see the office for details.

Woolworths Earn & Learn 2019

Earn and Learn.

We will be participating in the Woolworths Earn & Learn program again this year which starts on Wednesday 1st May and finishes on Tuesday 25th June 2019.

For every $10 spent (excluding liquor, tobacco and gift cards), you will be able to ‘earn’ one Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker. These can be placed onto a Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker Sheet and dropped into the Collection Box here at the school or at Cronulla and Caringbah Woolworths stores.

At the end of the promotion, the stickers will be tallied and a range of classroom resources ‘purchased’ for our school. If you’d like to know more visit www.woolworths.com.au/earnandlearn

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Library News

Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC)

It is fantastic to hear how many students are reading PRC books and adding them to their Student Reading Record. We have quite a few students who have delighted in telling me they have already completed the Challenge. Congratulations to all of our wonderful readers. There is still time to complete the Challenge. A couple of months in fact, so get reading and add those books!

PRC ‘Books and Bikkies’ is coming!

As an incentive for students to participate in the PRC, there will be a special event coming up in the library. ‘Books and Bikkies’ is for students who have added a reasonable amount of books (for this stage of the Challenge) to their Student Reading Record. It is by invitation only and guests will enjoy a range of yummy bikkies as we celebrate books and reading. Special dietary requirements will be catered for where necessary.

Thank you

I would like to say a huge thank you to our wonderful P&C who have funded lots of great new books for our library. These books are being enjoyed by many classes and individuals who love checking out what new stock we have. Thank you also to the families who have donated popular and well-looked after books. Our library is growing and it is thanks to you.

Miss Kristen Gant Teacher Librarian

Sport

K-6 Athletics Carnival

Students from Kindergarten to Year 6 will be attending the Cronulla Public School Athletics Carnival at Sylvania Waters Athletics Field on Wednesday 19th June 2019. Permission notes and payment are now overdue. A final reminder was sent home last week and is due back to school ASAP. Failure to return permission and payment by Wednesday 12th June will result in non-attendance at the carnival.

This year the 1500m event will be included in the school events. The race will be held before the commencement of our school carnival at 8.30am. Students require prior written permission to compete. Students participating are required to be at the track by 8.00am to allow for warm up before the race begins. Please note parents are required to transport their child to the track for this event. All other students will assemble at school and then travel by bus to the carnival.

When: Wednesday 19th June 2019

Arrive at school:  8:00 – Years 3-6 (and Year 2 8yr olds) 8:30 – Years K-2

Return: 3.00pm

Where: Sylvania Waters Athletics Field

Who: Students K-6

Transport: Students will travel by bus to the venue under the supervision of teachers

Cost: $15 (includes bus fare, venue & equipment hire)

Wear: Sports uniform, including tracksuit, joggers, hat.

Bring: Lunch, recess, water, sunscreen. A canteen will be open on the day. Please note: all food items must be nut free.

Parent helpers are encouraged to assist on the day. If you would like to volunteer your time, please let the office know.

An approximate schedule for track events can be found below. There is no set order for field events.

Track Events
9:15 100m heats 8yr, 9yr, 10yr, 11yr, 12yr, 13yr
10:00 Track races Year 2, Year 1, Kindergarten
10:30 200m finals Jnr, 11yr, Snr
11:30 100m finals 8yr, 9yr, 10yr, 11yr, 12yr, 13yr
12:30 800m finals Jnr, 11yr, Snr

Sutherland to Surf 

​In conjunction with the Cronulla PS Running Club it would be wonderful to have a large team attend this year’s Sutherland to Surf.

What is it: It is a timed 11km run or walk from Sutherland to the Wanda Surf Life Saving Club.

When is it: Sunday 21st July, starting from the Sutherland Entertainment Centre at 8:00am

Cost: Early bird entry fees are available, please check the website for costs.

Do I have to be fast: No not at all. You are encouraged to go at whatever pace feels comfortable.

How do I participate: Families will need to register online at the Sutherland to Surf website

When families register, please search for the team name: Cronulla Public School and select Runners Team as our team category.​

Premier’s Sporting Challenge Sport Leadership Learning to Lead

Cronulla Public School will continue our participation in the NSW Department of Education and Training’s Premier’s Sporting Challenge Sport Leadership ‘Learning to Lead Program’ for 2019.

Students from Year 5 who express an interest in sport and physical activity in the role of organiser (administration), leader (beginner coach) or official (referee/umpire) can be involved. Year 6 students who were involved last year have been invited to continue with the program. As part of this program these students volunteer their time to distribute sports equipment and organise or referee a small game for younger students one lunch time a week. They may also be asked to assist teachers to set up sport or fitness activities and demonstrate skills.

Congratulations to the following students who have been successful in being selected for Learning to Lead this year:

Year 5

Sophie W

Zoe B

Zoe M

Soloman B

Joshua M

Saulei G

Georgia G

Freya E

Year 6

Lily B

Taya K

Sebastian F

Harmony B

Anthony B

Ruby M

Annabel L

Zoe SP

Sydney East Rugby Union Report

Congratulations to Harlem and Tyson who have been selected in the Sydney East Rugby Union team to compete at the State Championships in August.

PSSA SPORT TERM 2

PSSA Netball

Netball have had an excellent start to the term on the court. Miss Howlett is impressed by the great sportsmanship and support that the girls demonstrate each week, despite the end result. Well done and let’s continue the good work in the upcoming weeks!

Creative and Performing Arts Updates

Term 3 Performance and Concert Dates

Date Concert Participating Dance Groups Venue Ticket Information

Online at:

Thursday 8th August Dance Extravaganza Please note this concert is the week before the Music Festival Concerts • Year 3 girls and

Year 6 girls dance groups

Sutherland Shire Entertainment Centre

6.30pm

Ticket Information will be available shortly for the Dance Extravaganza.
Tuesday 13th August SSSMF Junior Concert 3

Rehearsal and Matinee :

  • Junior Choir
  • Junior Ukulele
  • Year 2 Dance group
Sutherland Shire Entertainment Centre
Wednesday 14th August SSSMF Junior

Concert 3

Evening performance

  • Junior Choir
  • Junior Ukulele
  • Year 2 Dance group
Sutherland Shire Entertainment Centre
Friday 23rd August SSSMF Senior

Concert 10

Evening Performance

  • Senior Choir
  • Year 4/5 Girls Dance group
Sutherland Shire Entertainment Centre
Date to be confirmed:

Mon 2nd or Tues 3rd September

Kurrunulla Dance Festival • Yr 6 girls dance

• Yr 4/5 girls dance

• Yr 3 girls dance

• Year 2 Dance

• Boys Performing dance group

Sutherland Shire Entertainment Centre TICKETS ORDERED THROUGH SUTHERLAND ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE ONLINE BOOKING.
Tuesday 10th September Cronulla PS

Annual Performance Night of Stars

All students

Kindergarten to Year 6

All performance groups

  • Band
  • Ukulele
  • Choirs
  • Dance
Caringbah High School Tickets available early September from the office
Wednesday 11th September Dance sport Competition Dancesport Group Homebush

Sutherland Shire Schools Music Festival Tickets 2019

Our school is once again participating in the Sutherland Shire Schools Music Festival at the Sutherland Entertainment Centre (SEC) in August. Tickets for this event will only be available online. This year the sale date for concerts will be staggered.

Tickets for the 2019 Sutherland Shire Schools Music Festival tickets are on sale from:

  • Tickets for Concerts 1-5 go on sale on Wednesday 12 June 2019 (Junior Choir, Year 2 Dance Group, Junior Ukulele Performance Group).
  • Tickets for Concerts 6-10 go on sale on Friday 14 June 2019 (Senior Choir and Senior Girls Dance Group).

These tickets are for the Junior & Senior Music Festival concerts excluding the Dance extravaganza – please see below for detailed information.

IMPORTANT: Music Festival tickets will sell out and should be organised without delay.

Please check that you order tickets for the correct concert.

On this day, tickets will be available to anyone wishing to purchase on a first-in, first served basis. As tickets traditionally sell out for some of the concerts, we recommend you order yours as early as possible. In the unlikely event that there are unsold tickets for a particular concert, these will be available at the box office on afternoon/night of the concert.

Tickets this year are $19.50. Due to health and safety regulations, the Sutherland Entertainment Centre will not allow children to sit on parents’ laps. Each person attending the concert will require a ticket.

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

Group/s Concert/s Performance Date Tickets on sale
  • Junior Choir (Years2-3)
  • Year 2 Dance Group
  • Junior Ukuele Performing Group
Concert 3 – Matinee

Concert 3

1pm, Tuesday 13 August

7pm, Wednesday 14 August

Wednesday 12 June
  • Senior Choir (Years 4 -6)
  • Year 4/5 Girls Dance Group
Concert 10 7pm, Friday 23 August Friday 14 June

There will be fifteen concerts available to purchase tickets to so it is very important that you select the correct concert/s.

When your booking is complete you will have the opportunity to print your tickets. We strongly recommend that you do so and then keep these in a safe place. You will require these tickets on the night of the concert for entry. If you are unable to print your own tickets, you can show your PDF ticket on your device (eg phone/ tablet) on the night to the usher.

When ordering your tickets, you will have the opportunity to pre-purchase a printed program for $5.00. This program contains all of the concerts as well as artwork by students from the Shire and makes a wonderful souvenir. Your pre purchased program/s will be delivered to the school prior to the event.

If you have any questions about this please contact the school.

Band Report

Bandfest​

To acknowledge the hard work and effort being made by students, we have been successful in being allocated a spot at BandFest, which is run by Engadine Music.

BandFest is a non-competitive performance opportunity where each band is adjudicated based on their skill level and experience. This is a great chance for the students to see other bands perform as well.

When: Wednesday, June 26th

Where: St George Bank Auditorium, Kogarah

Time: 8:40am for a 9:00am departure

Transport: Bus

Cost: $16 due by Wednesday 12th June

What to Bring: All students must bring their instrument (sticks for percussionist). Bass guitar students will not need their amp.

Students must also bring their instrument, Essential Elements book and blue folder containing their sheet music, a small snack and drink bottle.

Parents are more than welcome to attend the event, however, there are limited seats. Entrance is free.

Cronulla Public School will be performing at:

Performing Band: 11:00am

Training Band: 11:40am​

Dance Group Costume Updates

Information regarding Term 3 costume requirements will be forwarded shortly.

Dancesport

Dancesport lessons commenced on Monday 7th May (Week 2 Term 2) at lunchtime in the hall. Students will need to bring their lunch to the hall at the beginning of lunch. The duration of the lessons will be 1 hour. Your prompt attention to finalise tuition costs is appreciated.

Choir

Senior Choir have had an enjoyable semester of rehearsing songs for the upcoming Sutherland Shire Schools Music Festival. We have our second half day rehearsal at Bangor Public School on Thursday 27th June in which students are expected to be at school at 8:15am. Our full day rehearsal is held on Thursday the 22nd of August at Sutherland Entertainment Centre. ​

Can you help?

Our school community has many hidden talents. Perhaps it is YOU?? I am searching for parents or grandparents who have a sewing machine and would like to help with the making of some vests for the Performing Ukulele Group.

I look forward to hearing from you, either via the Office or if you see me personally. (I am at school on Mondays and Tuesdays).

Dianne Yates, Ukulele Teacher

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 boys long pants, jackets, girls winter tunics and shirts. Thank you.

Canteen Updates Term 2

Cronulla Public School Winter 2019 Canteen Prices
ANZAC slice 60c Cereal scoop 40c
Chips $1.50 Custard cup 80c
Frozen Fruit 60c Garlic Bread (one slice) 30c
Hot Chocolate 70c Jatz biscuit (one biscuit) 10c
Just Juice popper $1.50 Twisted yogurt $2.20
Mamee rice sticks 90c Moosies ice block $1.50
Moove milk $2.00 Ovalteenies $1.00
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.

2019 International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS)

Cronulla Public School will be participating in the 2019 ICAS tests.

The International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) is an independent, quality skills-based assessment program which rewards and recognises achievement. ICAS gives you broad insights into your child’s performance across English, Mathematics, Science, Digital Technologies, Spelling and Writing. ICAS (sometimes referred to as the UNSW assessments) has been developed by Educational Assessment Australia (EAA) since 1981.

Each student receives:

• an individual diagnostic report highlighting strengths and weaknesses and year to year progression

• login details to access their online results which can be analysed and downloaded

• a High Distinction, Distinction, Credit, Merit or Participation Certificate acknowledging their level of achievement

• the chance to receive an individually-engraved UNSW medal for the highest scoring student in each year level for each subject.

This year, Year 2 students will be able to sit an ICAS Spelling, Science, English and Maths Paper.

To learn more about ICAS go to https://www.unswglobal.unsw.edu.au/educational-assessments/products/icas-assessments/

As these are external based tests there is an entry cost for each subject. The school receives no payment for administering these tests. All tests are conducted at school PRIOR to the commencement of school.

To enrol your child in ICAS, please complete the registration form overleaf and return it, with your entry fees, to the school office no later than Friday 21st June, 2019.

PLEASE NOTE, LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Payment can be made by POP.

Concussion in Sport Guidelines

Cronulla PSSA Concussion Guidelines

Parents, Caregivers and students

“Concussion usually results from a blow or knock to the head, but it can also occur from a knock or a blow to anywhere in the body.” David hughes, AIS chief medical officer

School Sport adheres to the recommendations and guidelines of Sports Medicine Australia’s Concussion in Sport Policy (v1.0 January 2018). Under this policy, any athlete with a suspected concussion should be immediately removed from play.

These protocols are intended to assist athletes, officials, teachers, parents in management of athletes who have received a head injury and are not intended to replace medical assessment and treatment.

What is Concussion?

Disturbance in brain function caused by direct or indirect force to the head. Concussion results in a variety of signs and symptoms, some are very subtle, and most do not result in a loss of consciousness. Rest followed by gradual return to play is the main treatment.

Concussion should be suspected if one or more of the following emerge and the athlete will need to be assessed by a medical doctor and cleared to return to school/sport under medical advice;

  • Disorientation, confusion
  • Pale
  • Fatigue
  • Sensitivity to light/noise
  • Memory impairment
  • Nausea
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Headache or ‘pressure in the head’
  • Feeling slowed or ‘not right’
  • Dazed, blank/vacant stare
  • Behavior or emotional changes, not themselves

If any of the below occur, immediate referral to an emergency department is required;

  • Neck pain
  • Increasing confusion agitation or irritability
  • Repeated vomiting
  • Seizure or convulsion
  • Weakness or tingling/burning in the arms or legs
  • Deteriorating conscious state
  • Severe or increasing headache
  • Unusual behavioral change
  • Visual or hearing disturbance

For the next 24 hours;

  • Rest quietly
  • Do not be left alone
  • Do not swim alone
  • Do not take anti-inflammatory or pain killer medication unless instructed by your doctor

Students playing in a school PSSA team will be immediately removed from the field of play if a teacher suspects concussion or witnesses a student receiving a blow or knock to the head or body.

IF IN DOUBT, SIT THEM OUT

Teacher will conduct a memory assessment by asking suitable questions to the student.

REMOVE and REFER

Teacher will call an Ambulance if these red alert symptoms occur after athlete removed from play

Red alert symptoms:

-Loss of conscious or deteriorating conscious state – Neck pain or tenderness

-Double vision – Weakness or tingling/burning in arms or legs- Severe or increasing headaches

– Seizures or convulsions- Vomiting – Increasingly restless, agitated or combative

REST Once diagnosis is confirmed the main treatment for concussion is rest followed by a gradual return to activity.

Evidence supports a lower rate of recovery in children and adolescents 18 and under

Recommendation for children is 48 hours rest Includes physical and cognitive rest

– No Television, computer games, school etc.

RETURN TO LEARN AND PLAY

Return to learn takes priority over return to play!

1.Daily activities while remaining symptom free – work/school

2. Light aerobic exercise – walking, swimming or stationary cycle at a slow to medium pace

3. Sport-specific exercise – running drills, no activities with head impact

4. Non-contact training drills – harder training drills, start progressive strength or weight training

AFTER RECEIVING MEDICAL CLEARANCE BY A DOCTOR (Provided by Parent to the school)

5. Full contact training – normal training activities

6. Return to play

Children 18 years or under – No return to contact/collision activities before 14 days from complete resolution of all concussion symptoms

Parent to Provide school:

MEDICAL CLEARANCE NEEDED TO RESUME ALL PSSA SCHOOL SPORT ACTIVITIES.

Please see further information on Concussion: https://concussioninsport.gov.au/

Parking Reminders

We ask that our school community is mindful of our local residents at drop off and pick up times. Please –

  • do not park across / block residents driveways
  • use the drop off bay only for disembarking or alighting passengers not parking and waiting
  • cross at the pedestrian crossing in front of the school.

Safety of all our students remains our prime concern.

Safe School Travel

DROPPING OFF OR PICKING UP YOUR CHILDREN

Schools are areas where there is a lot of interaction between cars and pedestrians.

Children are small, hard to see, behave unpredictably, and are extremely vulnerable.

Their lack of road experience means it is difficult for them to judge dangerous situations. Boys are twice as likely to be involved in pedestrian accidents as girls and children 10-14 years have the highest rate of child pedestrian casualties (RMS).

• Children up to eight years old should hold an adult’s hand on the footpath, in the carpark or when crossing the road.

• Children up to ten years old should be actively supervised around traffic and should hold an adult’s hand when crossing the road.

• Take the time to make sure your children are aware of, understand and follow traffic safety regulations when they are walking.

HAVE A PLAN

Plan with your son or daughter how you will collect them. When and where will you be after school? Where should they wait? Make sure they know not to try and get into your vehicle while it is still in traffic, even if you are stopped; they should wait until you have parked at the side of the road. Plan to arrive AFTER the school bell goes in the

afternoon, so your children are ready and waiting for you and you are not blocking traffic.

NO PARKING ZONES

A No Parking zone is a pick up and drop off area: you can stop here for a maximum of two minutes to drop off or pick up passengers and must remain within three metres of the vehicle.

When parents park in a No Parking zone for longer than two minutes they prevent other parents from stopping to drop off or pick up their children, creating frustration and dangerous situations. If you arrive before the school bell and block the pickup areas, you risk a fine.

Parking offences in school zones carry heavier fines and loss of demerit points. Sutherland Shire Council makes no apologies for fining drivers who break the law around schools and in school zones.

See the Roads and Maritime Authority website at www.rms.nsw.gov.au for more about Australian Road Rules and other road safety information.

Signs you will see around school

NO PARKING

What does it mean? You CAN stop in a NO PARKING zone for a maximum of two minutes to drop off and pick up passengers. You must stay within three metres of your

vehicle at all times.

Why is it there?

To provide a safe place for older children to be set down and picked up without endangering other children.

NO STOPPING

What does it mean?

You CANNOT stop in this area FOR ANY REASON.

Why is it there?

To keep sight lines clear for drivers AND children so both have more time to avoid crashes.

BUS ZONE

What does it mean?

You must NOT stop or park in a bus zone unless you are driving a bus.

Why is it there?

To provide a safe place for large buses to set down and pick up. Cars parking

in bus zones put lives at risk by forcing buses out of ‘their’ safety zone.

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CALENDAR UPDATE

Term 2
Week 6
Tues 4th June Come & See Morning followed by P&C Meeting
Wed 5th June Blues Breakfast by the Bay 8.30am
Fri 7th June Cronulla Zone Season 2
Week 7
Mon 10th June Public Holiday
Tues 11th Jun Learning to Lead Training Day
Thurs 13th June Year 3 Aquarium Excursion
Fri 14th June Sydney East Cross Country
Week 8
Wed 19th June C.P.S. K-6 Athletics Carnival
Thurs 20th June Year 2 Audley Excursion
Week 9
Tues 25th June Junior Music Festival Rehearsal ½ day SSSMF

Year 5 Excursion Chinese Gardens

Wed 26th June Kindy 2020 Welcome BBQ

Bandfest

Thurs 27th June Senior Music Festival ½ day rehearsal

Kindy Excursion Symbio

Week 10
Tues 2nd July P&C Meeting / Newsletter
Thurs 3rd July Semester 1 reports home
Fri 5th July Kindergarten 100 day Picnic
Fri 5th July Last day of Term 2
Term 3
Week 1
Mon 22nd July Staff Development Day
Tues 23rd July Students return
Week 3
Thurs 7th Aug Education Day – Open Morning
Thurs 7th Aug Dance Extravaganza

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