Newsletter May 2019


May Newsletter 2019

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to Term 2! As always we are looking forward to another busy and exciting term of learning. There are many upcoming events so please check the Catch Up and school Facebook page each week for the latest details and information.

Thank you

Thank you to the school community for your generous donations for the recent Easter fundraisers. The P&C raised $1484 which has been allocated to fund new books for the library benefiting all students.

Come and See Morning Visit

The second ‘Come and See’ morning was held this morning. Parents were invited to visit a classroom to observe a guided writing lesson before joining us for morning tea and the P&C meeting. Following the visit, parents were asked to provide feedback on the observation. The mornings have proven to be very successful and valued by parents. Please note the next Come and See morning will be Tuesday June 4th followed by the June P&C meeting. The lesson will be from our Positive Behaviour for Learning program.

Staff Updates

On behalf of the staff and community we would like to congratulate Miss Grdovic who has been successful at interview and seconded to CESE (Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation) as a Senior Implementation Officer. Her new position was effective from the beginning of Term 2.

We would like to welcome Miss Abby Lawson as the class teacher for 2G. Miss Lawson has previously worked with Stage 3 in 2018 and is very excited to return to Cronulla.

School Upgrades

The commencement date for the upgrades to the Burraneer Bay Road school entry is Monday 20th May. Entry to the school during the building works will be via Excelsior St. The work is expected to take between 6 to 8 weeks. Parents and students are reminded that there will be some areas that are out of bounds while the building work is in progress.

Quotes have now been received for the playground proposal of works which includes:

  • Installation of a new climbing frame
  • rebuilding the cricket pitch
  • building a sensory garden
  • reposition the chicken run

A local community grant application will be submitted to offset the costs of the redevelopment.

Plans for the demolition of the existing structure are also being sourced and quoted. Parents with connections to any companies including demolition and landscaping, are encouraged to contact the school.

Whooping Cough

A community announcement was emailed to all families last week regarding the reported cases of whooping cough at the end of term. Further information regarding this is included in this newsletter.


In Week 3 Tues 14th – Thurs 16th May, students in Year 3 and Year 5 will participate in the National Assessment Program (NAPLAN).

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual national assessment for all students in Years 3, 5, 7, and 9. All students in these year levels are expected to participate in tests in Reading, Writing, Language Conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and Numeracy. All government and non-government education authorities take part in these assessments.

Principal’s Commendation Letters for Term 1

In Terms 1 and 3 one student per class is selected to receive a Principal’s Commendation Letter which recognises their effort and achievement for that term.

Congratulations to the following students for receiving a Term 1 Commendation Letter.

  • KJ Evie L
  • KE Indigo W
  • KC Bethany H
  • KA Oliver C
  • 1B Reyne N
  • IK Avery F
  • 1T Aleah
  • 2G Ruby I
  • 2H Scarlett M
  • 2T Skye K
  • 3D Nicole F
  • 3S Hayden O
  • 4M Luke H
  • 5D Georgia G
  • 5M Siwanat K
  • 6A Cooper B
  • 6P Peppah B
  • TK James A
  • Library Seb M

Farmer Fundraiser Mufti Day


The Department of Education is supporting the ‘Adopt A Farmer’ initiative to be held across the nation on Wednesday 8 May 2019 (Week 2, Term 2).

Farming communities are doing it tough with crippling drought in NSW and Victoria and both drought and flooding rains in Queensland. We have all been touched by the tough conditions farmers, their families, their animals and communities are experiencing.

The goal is to raise $800,000 nationally and children are asked to donate a gold coin in support of the farmers.

All funds collected will be sent to the registered charity, Rural Aid and all proceeds will go to farmers.


Mother’s Day High Tea

To recognise and celebrate our Mothers and Grandmothers a very special event will be held.

Mothers and Grandmothers are invited to a High Tea on Thursday 9th May 2.30pm in the school hall.

For catering purposes if you are able to attend please RSVP to the office by tomorrow.

Winter Uniform

As the weather starts to become cooler it will be necessary to wear school jackets and jumpers. A timely reminder to ensure all clothing is clearly labelled as it is very easy to misplace items.

Students are currently transitioning into winter uniforms by Monday 13th May.

Year 6 Term 1 Camp Report

In Week 10 of Term 1, students in Year 6 embarked on a 5 day adventure throughout Western NSW.

Day 1 and they were off to the Blue Mountains to see the Three Sisters followed by long windy road down to Jenolan Caves. They explored Lucas Caves and enjoyed learning about stalagmites and stalactites.

Day 2 and there was news of gold in Bathurst. So after a quick lap of Mount Panorama (how could you resist?), they arrived at the Goldfields. Gold panning first up with the majority of students collecting flakes of gold followed by damper making, olden day games and a night time singalong by the fire.

Day 3 and off to Wellington Public School. The students loved meeting other children and played a game of Rugby. They explored the local windfarm and then capped off the day with a disco with the students of the school. A few weary eyes the next morning after they slept in the school hall, all 50 of them, trying to block out the rustles of the sleeping bags, sleep talking and snoring.

The highlight for many of the children was day 4. Off to Dubbo Zoo via Old Dubbo Gaol. The zoo had students cycling or walking through the African safari. Lions and tigers and ……. meerkats!  It was a fantastic experience to be up close and personal with so many animals in an open style zoo. They had a night time exploration of Australian animals and then camped out under the stars, hearing the lions roar at midnight.

Day 5 and they were on their way home. A nice long journey full of movies, sleeping and reminiscing.

A once in a lifetime experience which was enjoyed immensely by students and staff alike.

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Year One Taronga Zoo Excursion

Year One had a wonderful time at Taronga Zoo last term. The students were able to apply their knowledge of insects while exploring the zoo’s bug house and meet some very interesting creepy crawlies! We would like to thank our wonderful parent helpers who assisted students during the day. ​​​Great work Year One!




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 children 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

Ruby I (2G) Asher K (2H) Lucia L (2G)
Meg D (2G) Jai B (3D) Jack W (3D)
Djurali F (3S) Josiah H-M x 2 (3S) Beau D (3/4H)
Zsa Zsa (3D) Trayton H (4M) Archie W (4M)
Gracie G (5M) Rimu O (5D) Alyssa A (6A)
Alice A (1K) Kosta A (1B)

Principal Awards

  • Axel Z (3S)
  • Josiah HM (3S)
  • Hayden M (3D)
  • Mia B (3/4H)
  • Beau D (3/4H)
  • Kosta A (1B)

National Consistent Collection of Data 2019

It is a requirement for all schools in Australia to participate in a national data collection for students who have educational adjustments.

All students who have adjustments to their learning or are supported at school are included in the data collection. The primary areas include physical, cognitive, sensory and social/emotional support.

The level of adjustment for each area can be

• Support provided within quality differentiated teaching practice

• Supplementary adjustments

• Substantial adjustments

• Extensive adjustments

Information regarding the area and level of adjustment for students is required to be collected by the school. For the purposes of the national data collection students are identified as requiring an adjustment under the Disability Discrimination ACT 1992 (DDA) using the Disability standards.

For example: students with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, auditory processing disorder, speech delays or chronic health conditions such as epilepsy, diabetes or asthma that require active monitoring by the school may be included.
A parent fact sheet about the NCCD is included in this newsletter.

Year 4 Parent Information Opportunity Class 2020

Opportunity classes cater for highly achieving academically gifted students who may otherwise be without sufficient classmates at their own academic and social level. These classes help gifted and talented students to learn by grouping them with other gifted and talented students, teaching them in specialised ways and providing educational materials at the appropriate level.

Please note that schools with Opportunity Classes in the Sutherland Shire in 2020 are Caringbah North Public School and Sutherland Public School.

Applications for opportunity class placement are considered mainly on the combined results of the Opportunity Class Placement Test and school assessments. The Opportunity Class Placement Test will be held on Wednesday 31st July.

If you would like to have your child considered for Year 5 opportunity class entry in 2020, you need to apply soon. You will need to apply on the internet using a valid email address (not the student’s email address).

Detailed instructions on how to apply online will be  at

Application for Year 5 opportunity class entry in 2020 opens on Tuesday 30 April 2019 and closes on Friday 17 May 2019. Parents can apply from this website at that time. Parents must apply by the due date.

There are no paper application forms. If you do not have internet access please see the office for assistance. You must submit only ONE application for each student.

If you are intending to apply for Opportunity Class placement for your current Year 4 child, as well as completing your online application as described above, also please ensure you complete and return to the school the tear off portion Intention to Apply note that was handed out at the end of Term 1.

Additional copies of the Intention to Apply note are held at the school office.

Work Health and Safety Review

The annual WHS review for the school is currently being undertaken. At this time, the school Emergency Management Plan, First Aid Plans and the Management Action Plan are reviewed. Parents are requested to notify the office if your child has any changes to their individual health care needs.

Year 5 Camp 2019 to Canberra and Snowy Mountains

Year 5 will participate in a 4 day, 3 night visit to Canberra and the Snowy Mountains on Mon 16th Thurs 19th September.

Further details and information regarding the camp and cost of the excursion will be sent home next week.

P&C Report

Easter Raffle & Hot Cross Bun Drive Fundraisers

The P&C would like to sincerely thank everyone for their generous donations for our Easter Egg Raffle and your support of the Hot Cross Bun drive!

We raised an amazing $1118.00 through Raffle ticket sales and $366 in Hot Cross Bun sales!! A total of $1484.00!

Next P&C Meeting Tuesday 4th June. Thank you for your support!

Mother’s Day Stall

The Annual Mother’s Day Stall will be held on Thursday 9th May. There will be lots of great presents for children to purchase from $1 – $10.

Mother’s High Tea

Don’t forget to RSVP to the office for the Mother’s Day High Tea this Thursday 9th May.

Zone Cross Country Canteen – Monday May 13th 2019

What is the Zone Cross Country Canteen?

It is a day where the P&C team and parents transport our Bbq, marquees, food and drinks to the Zone Cross Country venue at Miranda Park and create a Pop-up canteen. We provide cold drinks, lollies, snacks, bacon & egg rolls and a Sausage sizzle for all attending the event. Parents, grandparents and friends help serve throughout the day then we pack it up and bring it all back to school again!

This is a great Fundraising opportunity for the school and each year we ask our school community to assist us with donations. We are looking for drinks, snacks, lollies and healthy snacks and baked goods. All donated goods must be nut free and individually packaged. For example multi packs of chips, biscuits and popcorn. Cans of drinks & bottled water.

This year we are asking families for donations of specific items depending on your child’s year. This is to make it easier to know what to buy, or you can join with another family to share costs and we get a good variety of items! Those families with multiple children, we would only ask you donate one item. (Donations are optional but much appreciated).

  • Kindergarten and Year 1 – Lollies

(P&C will make lolly bags from donations these are REALLY popular on the day!)

  • Year 2 and Year 3 – packets of snacks or baked goods. (Chip varieties, Popcorn etc)
  • Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 – soft drinks, bottled water. (Soft drinks are always most popular)

If you would like to contribute please leave your donations in the office by Friday May 10th.

We also really need your help setting up, packing up or serving on the day also. We can’t do it without our Volunteers!

If you are able to help out on the day we usually set up around 8am then pack up and return to school by 2.00pm. But whenever you can help would be great! Please email your availability for the day to

Or alternatively you can signup online.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps

1) Click this link to see our SignUps on

2) Review the SignUps listed and choose the one(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on

Thank you again for your support.

Election Day Saturday 18th May 

This year on Election Day the P&C we will be holding a BBQ and a Cake stall within the School grounds. Election Day is always a fantastic fundraiser for the School and this year it will be bigger and better!

Cake Stall Baking – We would be very grateful if families could bake something for the stall. Cake boxes and a note regarding this will be sent home for students. And Students will have the chance of winning a prize for the best decorated cake box! Look out for the Cake Sale note coming home!!

Volunteers – We would love your help on the day! The P&C have set up an online Volunteer Register through SignUp App. Where families can register to help out at a time that suits you!

We’re using to organise our upcoming SignUps. Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUps on

2) Review the SignUps listed and choose the one(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on

Earn and Learn.

Woolworths Earn & Learn 2019

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


Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC)

The Premier’s Reading Challenge is underway and twelve students are already finished! The Challenge is on until August so there is still plenty of time to get reading. Remember to add books to the Student Reading Record as you go. We will be holding a special event in the Library this term for students who are actively participating in the Challenge so get reading, get adding and stay tuned.


Our very first Library ‘competition’ was the Shelfies and we had awesome entries. If you submitted a ‘shelfie’ your name was placed in a draw to win a book prize pack. The winners were:

K-2: Peter K

3-6: Marlee P

Teacher: Miss Aitken

Mothers’ Day Competition

Happy Mothers’ Day to all of our wonderful CPS mums! Students have the chance to win one of two Mothers’ day books to read with mum. Simply come to the Library for an entry form.

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National Simultaneous Storytime

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Students in Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 will be participating in National Simultaneous Storytime on Wednesday 22nd May.

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. Now in its 19th successful year, it is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy.

We have lots of great prizes to give away including copies of the book, maracas and alpaca cookies (not made from real alpacas!) so students will be encouraged to take part in various activities and competitions.

Have a great month and keep reading!

Miss Kristen Gant

Teacher Librarian


Running Club

​Thank you to all students, teachers and parents who have participated and contributed to Running Club in Term 1. It has been a hugely successful term of training and we look forward to seeing everybody again from the first week of Term 2 as we switch our focus from Cross Country training to preparing for sprinting at our school Athletics Carnival.

3-6 Mondays 8:30-9:00am

K-2 Tuesdays 8:30-9:00am

Mr McKimm

Zone Cross Country team training this Friday 10th May 4.00pm at Miranda Park.


Season 2 PSSA began last Friday (Term 2, Week 1). The sports provided this season are soccer and netball. Congratulations and good luck to all those who are representing our school on a weekly basis.

Netball Draw 2019 – Division 3


1. Lilli Pilli (Snr A/ JnrA)

1. Taren Point (Snr B/ Jnr B)

2. Miranda 3. Cronulla
4. Woolooware 5. Burraneer Bay (Snr A/ Jnr A)

5. Yowie Bay (Snr B/Jnr B)

6. Gymea Bay (2)

Note: This Draw is for both Senior & Junior A & B Competitions.

  • Senior A & Junior A play on the first court. Senior B & Junior B play on the second court.
Round: Date: Draw/Games:
* Please Note: There are no set dates.

* Please keep track of games played.

Round 1: Term 2:

5th May – Week 1

1v 6

Courts: 30 & 29

2 v 5

Courts: 20 & 19

3 v 4

Courts: 14 & 13

Round 2: 3 v 1


Courts: 30 & 29

4 v 2

Courts: 20 & 19

5 v 6


Courts: 14 & 13

Round 3: 1 v 5


Courts: 30 & 29

6 v 4

Courts: 20 & 19

2 v 3

Courts: 14 & 13

Round 4: 2 v 1

Courts: 30 & 29

3 v 6

Courts: 20 & 19

4 v 5

Courts: 14 & 13

Round 5: 1 v 4


Courts: 30 & 29

5 v 3

Courts: 20 & 19

6 v 2

Courts: 14 & 13

Round 6: 1v 6

Courts: 30 & 29

2 v 5

Courts: 20 & 19

3 v 4

Courts: 14 & 13

Round 7: 3 v 1


Courts: 30 & 29

4 v 2

Courts: 20 & 19

5 v 6


Courts: 14 & 13

Round 8: 1 v 5


Courts: 30 & 29

6 v 4

Courts: 20 & 19

2 v 3

Courts: 14 & 13

Round 9: 2 v 1

Courts: 30 & 29

3 v 6

Courts: 20 & 19

4 v 5

Courts: 14 & 13

Round 10: 1 v 4


Courts: 30 & 29

5 v 3

Courts: 20 & 19

6 v 2

Courts: 14 & 13

Round 11: 1v 6

Courts: 30 & 29

2 v 5

Courts: 20 & 19

3 v 4

Courts: 14 & 13

Round 12: 3 v 1


Courts: 30 & 29

4 v 2

Courts: 20 & 19

5 v 6


Courts: 14 & 13

Finals 9th August –

Term 3 Week 3

T.B.A.- Information about Finals will be sent to schools in Term 3.
If we are unable to play on the 9th August, places will be awarded according to how teams finished on the ladder at the completion of the final competition round. The Team that finishes first will be declared the winner. Further details concerning finals will be sent to schools at a later date.

2019 Cronulla PSSA Soccer DrawDivision 2

Teams Fields
  1. Burraneer Bay 2
GH – Green Hills
  1. Yowie Bay 2
SS1 – Seymour Shaw 1
  1. Miranda North 1
S2 – Solander 2
  1. Cronulla 1
W2 – Woolooware 2
  1. Cronulla South
  1. Kurnell
  1. Caringbah 1
  1. Caringbah North 2
Round Date
1 3/5 1 v 8 W2 2 v 7 SS1 3 v 6 GH 4 v 5 S2
2 10/5 7 v 1 W2 6 v 8 SS1 5 v 2 GH 4 v 3 S2
3 17/5 1 v 6 W2 7 v 5 SS1 8 v 4 GH 2 v 3 S2
4 24/5 5 v 1 W2 4 v 6 SS1 3 v 7 GH 2 v 8 S2
5 31/5 1 v 4 W2 5 v 3 SS1 6 v 2 GH 7 v 8 S2
6 7/6 3 v 1 W2 2 v 4 SS1 8 v 5 GH 7 v 6 S2
7 14/6 1 v 2 W2 3 v 8 SS1 4 v 7 GH 5 v 6 S2
8 21/6 1 v 8 W2 2 v 7 SS1 3 v 6 GH 4 v 5 S2
9 28/6 7 v 1 W2 6 v 8 SS1 5 v 2 GH 4 v 3 S2
10 5/7 1 v 6 W2 7 v 5 SS1 8 v 4 GH 2 v 3 S2
11 26/7 5 v 1 W2 4 v 6 SS1 3 v 7 GH 2 v 8 S2
12 2/8 1 v 4 W2 5 v 3 SS1 6 v 2 GH 7 v 8 S2
Finals 9/8


In the event of a washout, that round IS NOT PLAYED and the draw continues as is. eg. if we are washed out in Round 1, the following week would be Round 2.


As per previous years there will be no semi-finals run. Instead, the two highest place teams will contest a straight final. In the event of a washed out final, the highest placed team according to the table will be declared premiers.

2019 Cronulla PSSA Soccer DrawDivision 4

Teams Fields
  1. Caringbah North 3
D1 – Dianella St
  1. Yowie Bay 4
SS3 – Seymour Shaw 3
  1. Miranda North 3
S2 – Solander 3
  1. Cronulla 2
PH – Port Hacking HS
  1. Lilli Pilli 3
  1. Laguna St 2
  1. Taren Point
  1. Woolooware 2
Round Date
1 3/5 1 v 8 D1 2 v 7 SS3 3 v 6 PH 4 v 5 S2
2 10/5 7 v 1 D1 6 v 8 SS3 5 v 2 PH 4 v 3 S2
3 17/5 1 v 6 D1 7 v 5 SS3 8 v 4 PH 2 v 3 S2
4 24/5 5 v 1 D1 4 v 6 SS3 3 v 7 PH 2 v 8 S2
5 31/5 1 v 4 D1 5 v 3 SS3 6 v 2 PH 7 v 8 S2
6 7/6 3 v 1 D1 2 v 4 SS3 8 v 5 PH 7 v 6 S2
7 14/6 1 v 2 D1 3 v 8 SS3 4 v 7 PH 5 v 6 S2
8 21/6 1 v 8 D1 2 v 7 SS3 3 v 6 PH 4 v 5 S2
9 28/6 7 v 1 D1 6 v 8 SS3 5 v 2 PH 4 v 3 S2
10 5/7 1 v 6 D1 7 v 5 SS3 8 v 4 PH 2 v 3 S2
11 26/7 5 v 1 D1 4 v 6 SS3 3 v 7 PH 2 v 8 S2
12 2/8 1 v 4 D1 5 v 3 SS3 6 v 2 PH 7 v 8 S2
Finals 9/8


In the event of a washout, that round IS NOT PLAYED and the draw continues as is. eg. if we are washed out in Round 1, the following week would be Round 2.


As per previous years there will be no semi-finals run. Instead, the two highest place teams will contest a straight final. In the event of a washed out final, the highest placed team according to the table will be declared premiers.

2019 Cross Country Carnival Report

We would like to congratulate all student on their participation and behaviour at the carnival this year. Thank you to the team of teachers who organised the carnival and the parent helpers who volunteered their time to ensure the safety of our students and cook the barbeque for lunch. It was wonderful to see so many community members to cheer on the students during their races. Congratulations to Shelly House for winning the overall point score followed by Elouera, Gunnamatta and Wanda. Well done to the House Captains for organising and motivating their house groups to perform cheers and encourage runners.

K-2 results

Place Year 2 Boys Year 2 Girls
1 Manny 2G Indiya 2T
2 Lucas 2H Milli 2G
3 Kingston 2G Nina 2H
Place Year 1 Boys Year 1 Girls
1 Mason 1B Alice 1K
2 Byron 1T Chloe 1T
3 Kosta 1B Heidi 1K
Place Year 1 Boys Year 1 Girls
1 Sonny 1T Florence 1B
2 Mannix 1K Sienna 1T
3 Denzel 1B Lily 1K
Place Kindergarten Boys Kindergarten Girls
1 Talon KA Matilda KC
2 Jacob KC Carmila KC
3 Bailey KA Demi KA
Place Kindergarten Boys Kindergarten Girls
1 Benjamin KE Sierra KJ
2 Leon KE Holly KJ
3 Cooper KE Indi KE

Competitive Events

Congratulations to the following students who will represent our school at the Cronulla Zone Cross Country carnival at Miranda Park on Monday the 13th of May.

Place 12 Years Boys 12 Year Girls
1 Coby 6P Zoe 6P
2 Kyan 6A Lily  6P
3 Harlem 6A Dakota 6A
4 Will 6P Caja 6P
5 Chris 6A Aria 6A
6 Koby 6P Harmony 6A
Place 11 Years Boys 11 Year Girls
1 Ben 5D Sophie 5M
2 Zion 5M Paris 5D
3 Blake 5D Olive 5M
4 Charlie 5D Gemma 5D
5 Jackson 6P Krystal 5D
6 Nixon 6P Emilia 5M
Place 10 Years Boys 10 Year Girls
1 Zac 5M Indiana 4M
2 Zac 4M Bonnie 4M
3 Charlie 4M Olivia 4M
4 Tane 4M Keelee 5M
5 Thomas 4M Georgia 5D
6 Kye 5D Freya 5M
Place 8/9 Years Boys 8/9 Year Girls
1 Zinzan 3/4H Capri 3D
2 Van 3D Capri 3/4H
3 Shadon 2T Ella 4M
4 Colin 2G Nell 3S
5 Lorenzo 2G Sienna 3/4H
6 Hayden 3D Ella 2H


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.

Year 5 students are invited to apply in writing or by email to Mrs Williamson to be a member of the team. They were asked to address the following criteria:

  • Why would you like to be a member of the Learning to Lead team?
  • How can you contribute to sport as a leader at Cronulla Public School?
  • What leadership qualities do you have?

The Year 5 students will be announced at the Friday assembly in week 4. If they are successful in being selected they will receive a permission note for the training workshop which will be held at Cronulla Public School on Tuesday 11th June.

Sutherland to Surf 

​In 2019 Cronulla Public School will be once again entering the Sutherland to Surf as a team.

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 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 also select Runners Team as our team category. Once registered, families will receive a bib in the mail and will have their time recorded. Without a bib you will not be allowed to compete.

Any students who attend will need to be under the full supervision of their parents or guardians. They will not be the responsibility of any teachers in attendance. Families should think very carefully about younger students entering, as 11km is a tough distance for some little legs to finish.

It is recommended that students and families, if time permits, participate in some extra training sessions between now and the Sutherland to Surf.

Creative and Performing Arts Updates


Term 2 Dance Program

  • Mon – Year 4/5 Girls dance
  • Mon – Year 3 Girls Monday group
  • Wednesday – Year 6 Girls Dance
  • Thursday – Primary Boys dance
  • Friday – Year 2 dance

Information regarding Term 3 performances and costume requirements will be forwarded shortly.


Dancesport lessons commenced on Monday 6th 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.

Band Report

Term 1 Concert

​In Week 10 of Term 1, both the Training Band and Performing Band showcased the pieces they have been learning so far this year. It was the first concert for the Training Band and they did a fantastic job. It was a wonderful morning for parents, guests and staff to listen to the students on the outdoor stage.

Congratulations to all Band students on your continued efforts to regularly rehearse at home  to be the best musicians you can be.



A note will be distributed to all Band students in the coming weeks about Bandfest. Bandfest aims to give students of all levels an opportunity to perform in a public, friendly and non competitive environment where they will be adjudicated and awarded a gold, silver or bronze.

Lock Wednesday June 26th into your calendar. Further information to come. ​

Art News- Operation Art Workshops

Last term, Cronulla Public School hosted full day workshops for students in Stages 1-3 from local and regional schools. A teacher’s professional development day was also held on Thursday.

Presented by specialist teachers and a professional artist, workshops covered topic areas including painting, printing, drawing, mixed media and sculpture.

Workshops were designed to extend skills and artmaking experiences beyond the classroom.

Congratulations to the following students selected:

Stage 1:
Addison M
Meg D
Bonnie M
Bede S

Stage 2:
Storm H
Lucy H
Reef SP
Elouise F

Stage 3:
Nicole H
Sultan S
Nixon P
Bailey G

Operation Art is an initiative of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in collaboration with the Department of Education & Communities. The program is in its 23rd year and is proudly sponsored by ANSTO and supported by the Sydney Olympic Park Authority. The hospital’s art collection includes sculptures, paintings and prints by well-known Australian artists and the works contributed by Operation Artists are some of the most popular pieces. Operation Art also donates works to regional hospitals so that more patients can enjoy art by young people.

Cronulla PS is proud to support and be involved in such a worthwhile initiative. J.Hackfath

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.

Walk Safely to School Day Friday 17th May

Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD) is an annual, national event when all primary school children are encouraged to walk and commute safely to school. It is a community event seeking to promote road safety, health, public transport and the environment.

WSTSD promotes the important message that active kids are healthy kids. The event encourages parents, carers and their children to build regular walking to and from school into their daily routine. Children need a minimum of 60 minutes exercise per day. Encouraging less driving and more walking aims to decrease dangerous vehicle congestion around schools and reduce carbon emissions from idling cars. Lastly, it is just a nice way to be part of your community.

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.


Term 2
Week 2
Tues 7th Come and See Morning – Guided writing

P&C Meeting @ 10.00am

Wed 8th Famer Fundraiser Mufti day – gold coin donation
Thurs 9th May Mother’s Day Stall

Mother’s Day High Tea @2.30pm

Week 3
Mon 13th May Cronulla Zone Cross Country
Tues 14th May NAPLAN Yr 3 and Yr 5
Wed 15th May NAPLAN Yr 3 and Yr 5
Thur 16th May NAPLAN Yr 3 and Yr 5
Fri 17th May Walk Safely to School Day
Sat 18th May Federal Election – BBQ and Cake stall
Week 4
Mon 20th May Front of school upgrades commence
Week 5
Thur 30th May Kinder Creature Features Incursion
Week 6
Tues 4th June Come and See Morning

P&C Meeting / Newsletter

Wed 5th June Blues Breakfast by the Bay
Week 7
Mon 10th Jun Public Holiday
Tues 11th Jun Learning to Lead Training Day
Thurs 13th Jun Year 3 Excursion to Aquarium
Week 8
Wed 19th Jun K-6 Athletics Carnival
Thurs 20th Jun Yr 2 Excursion Audley
Week 9
Tues 25th Jun Junior Choir ½ day rehearsal for SSSMF
Tues 25th Jun Yr 5 Excursion Chinese Gardens
Wed 26th Jun K 2020 Welcome BBQ
Wed 26th Jun Bandfest
Thur 27th Jun Senior Choir ½ day rehearsal for SSSMF
Thur 27th Jun Kinder Symbio Excursion



Information for parents and carers


The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (the national data collection) is an annual collection that counts the number of school students receiving an adjustment due to disability and the level of reasonable adjustment they are receiving.

The national data collection counts students who have been identified by a school team as receiving an adjustment to address a disability as defined under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (the DDA). The DDA can be accessed from the ComLaw website at

What is the benefit for my child?

The aim of the national data collection is to collect quality information about school students receiving an adjustment due to disability in Australia.

This information will help teachers, principals, education authorities and families to better support students with disability to take part in school on the same basis as other students.

The national data collection provides an opportunity for schools to review their learning and support systems and processes to continually improve education outcomes for their students with disability.


All schools across Australia collect information about students with disability. But the type of information currently collected varies between each state and territory and across government, Catholic and independent school sectors.

When undertaking the national data collection, every school in Australia uses the same method to collect information. Therefore, a government school in suburban Sydney collects and submits data in the same way as a Catholic school in country Victoria and an independent school in the Northern Territory.

The annual collection aims to, over time, lead to nationally consistent, high quality data that will enable schools, education authorities and governments to gain a more complete understanding of students who are receiving adjustments because of disability in schools in Australia, and how to best support them.


All students are entitled to a quality learning experience at school.

Schools are required to make reasonable adjustments, where needed, to assist students with disability to access and participate in education free from discrimination and on the same basis as other students.

These responsibilities are outlined in the DDA and the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (the Standards). The Standards require educators, students, parents and others (e.g. allied health professionals) to work together so that students with disability can participate in education.

The Standards can be accessed via the ComLaw website at


A reasonable adjustment is a measure or action taken to help a student with disability access and participate in education on the same basis as other students. Reasonable adjustments reflect the assessed individual needs of the student, and are provided in consultation with the student and/or their parents and carers. Reasonable adjustments can be made across the whole school setting (e.g. ramps into school buildings), in the classroom (such as adapting teaching methods) and at an individual student level (e.g. extra tuition for a student with learning difficulties).

What information will be collected?

Every year your child’s school will collect the following information for each student receiving an adjustment due to disability:

  • the student’s level of education (i.e. primary or secondary)
  • the student’s level of adjustment
  • the student’s broad type of disability.

The information collected by schools will be available to all governments to inform policy and program improvement for students with disability.


The definition of disability for the national data collection is based on the broad definition under the DDA.

For the purposes of the national data collection, students with learning difficulties, such as dyslexia or auditory processing disorder, as well as chronic health conditions like epilepsy or diabetes, that require monitoring and the provision of adjustments by the school, may be included.

Who collects information FOR THE NATIONAL DATA COLLECTION?

Teachers and school staff count the number of students receiving an adjustment due to disability in their school, and the level of reasonable adjustment they are provided, based on:

  • consultation with parents and carers in the course of determining and providing reasonable adjustments
  • the school team’s observations and professional judgements
  • any medical or other professional diagnosis
  • other relevant information.

School principals are responsible for ensuring the information identified about each student is accurate.

How is my child’s privacy protected?

Protecting the privacy and confidentiality of all students and their families is essential and is an explicit focus of the national data collection. Personal details, such as student names or other identifying information, are not provided to local or federal education authorities.

Further information about privacy is available from


Yes. All education ministers agreed to full implementation of the national data collection from 2015. This means that all schools must now collect and submit information annually on the number of students receiving adjustments due to disability in their care, and the level of adjustment they receive.