Newsletter May 2020
2020 May Newsletter
Dear Parents and Carers,
We are looking forward to welcoming back our students for one day per week from Monday 11 May. The NSW Government suggest that approximately 25% of students should be onsite each day. As outlined last week, our plan for Phase 1 is for students to attend school one day per week (Monday – Thursday) based on their surnames, as we want to make this work for families.
Morning drop-off procedures
Social distancing of adults is a very important aspect of our school plan. Whenever possible, we ask that parents and carers do not come onto school grounds to limit the amount of touchpoints at our school. Students should be “kiss and dropped” to school after 9:15am, although teachers will be on supervision duty from 9:00am for students coming from Mimi’s or parents attending work.
For K-2 students not ready for “kiss and drop” at the car or gate, parents may accompany their children inside the playground to drop off their bags, say goodbye and then exit the school. We ask that you do not congregate in the school playground.
Students should leave their bags where they would normally line up at the end of recess and lunch.
If the weather is inclement, students will assemble under the COLA. Parents are requested not to accompany children to this area. Teachers will be on duty to assist any children who need support.
Afternoon pick-up procedures
Students in K-2 can be collected at 3:15. They will wait with their teachers until collected in the playground over a 10 minute period. Students in Years 3-6 will be released at 3:25pm and should arrange a meeting point outside the school gates or continue home independently following their normal routines.
What do students bring?
- Water bottle
- Fruit break, lunch and recess
- Pencil case with standard items of pencils, pens, eraser and sharpener (including Kindergarten students to limit the sharing of items)
- Students in Years 4-6 should bring their device to school for BYOD.
In order for this return to school to be successful, it is extremely important that we all continue to work together to help keep everyone safe. As always, if your child is sick, has a temperature or even a sniffle, please do not send them to school. Please continue to encourage regular handwashing and the correct procedures for coughing and sneezing.
We thank you for your ongoing support and care. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to support you and your child during this time.
From the commencement of Term 2 we are very pleased to have Miss Amy Page and Ms Cally Richards, who have both been successful through merit selection, formally commence in their executive positions of Assistant Principals Cronulla Public School.
We also welcome back Mr Dean during Term 2 as a support teacher and Mrs Munro returning as an administration officer.
Congratulations to our Student Learning Support Officer Miss Bec who has welcomed a baby boy Henry into the family. Mother and baby are doing well.
The office is now processing refunds for student accounts for cancelled events and activities. Please note the payments are returned as they were received.
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.
- TC – Andy P
- KA – Paisley H
- KC – Layla M-J
- KE – Memphis M
- KL – Marvin V
- 1D – Dallas T
- 1J – Mila H
- 1T – Benjamin S
- 1/2K – Bohdi D
- 2M – Koby H
- 2S – Baze W
- 3D – Nate S
- 3T – Nina P
- 3/4H – Asher K
- 4D – Piper R
- 4M – Bronte H
- 5B – Braxton M
- 5K – Bailey G
- 6A – Evander L
- 6R – Tyla S
- Library – Chloe L
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 11th May.
Tell Them From Me Survey Updates
Students in years 4-6 will be able to still take part in the Tell Them From Me annual student survey. The survey provides schools with valuable feedback on what our students think about school life, how engaged they are with school and the different ways that teachers interact with them. The survey is completed on-line and is run by an independent research company. Staff in schools will not be able to identify individual students from their responses.
Students will now be able to complete their Tell Them From Me Surveys at school when they return one day a week from Week 3.
Learning From Home
Well done to all our students (and parents) in managing your online learning during this time. Following are some examples of students’ creativity at home.
Music Learning from Home
Florence made 3 instruments- a tambourine, guiro and drum! The tambourine and guiro were sent as videos.
3D Learning from Home
Lachlan 3D : Tower of Terror – ride creator
Lorenzo 3D : My Theme Park
Kindergarten Enrolments for 2021
Information regarding children who will start Kindergarten next year is now available. Please call the office to register your child’s name for 2021.
Parents are also requested to complete the Department of Education enrolment form which is available on the school website. The form can be completed and emailed to Cronullafirstname.lastname@example.org
An information evening is planned for Wednesday 12th August. Further details will be available closer to the date.
Thank you to the P&C for their financial support to fund the extension to the existing playground equipment. The money raised by the community from the Colour Dash in 2018 has been used to offset the purchase and installation cost of three additional sections to the equipment.
The equipment will be in use as soon as we have approval under the present guidelines regarding play equipment.
New Seating from the Community Grant
Anzac Day Report
On Thursday 30th April our student leaders, Captains Zoe, Charlie and Vice Captains Georgia and Caylem, held a virtual Anzac Day assembly with Mr McKimm. Special thank you to the guest speaker Mr Chris Korfias a commando in the army.
Thank you to Mrs Joyce Kable who once again kindly donated the wreath that was laid at the Cenotaph on ANZAC Day.
Virtual Cross Country
Unfortunately, due to Covid 19 our school Cross Country Carnival was not allowed to proceed in its normal format. With a ‘business as usual’ attitude it was decided to put the call out to the school student body to complete their cross country distance from home.
The challenge was well received and congratulations to these students who have sent notification that completed challenge:
|Krystal B||Byron A||Gracie G||Emily L|
|Keanu B||Georgia G||Alex P||Denzel C|
|Issac H||Zak P||Andersen E||Evie T|
|Indiana H||Tane R||Blake S||Eyerus H|
|Maxwell H||Mikayla R||Bonnie R||Georgia P|
|Jett D||Tyler R||Cassidy C||Harrison G|
|Kye D||Kobe W||Freya C||Heidi T|
|Lachie T||Mave W||Joseph G||Henry J|
|Millie T||Layla J||Chloe L||Indigo W|
|Georgia T||Hayden O||Ashton L||Leonardo P|
|Max P||Mia H||Kash L||Brax L|
|Lily H||Mia H||Olivia W||Milosz W|
|Perrin B||Edie D||Meg D||Sophie H|
|Summer R||Taj F||Zali F||Van W|
Well done and keep up with the fitness at home.
Book Week has been postponed and at this stage will be held in Term 4 instead of Term 3 so plenty of time to work on costumes!
National Simultaneous Storytime for K-2
It is on Wednesday the 27th May @11:00am. Details regarding how to participate will be announced shortly.
We have seen some more incredible work from you all at home this week. Keep up the wonderful effort Cronulla Public School. Our Star of the Week is Harrison from 4D. Harrison has been working on some extra-curricular artwork with his family and would like to share his creations with you all. Well done Harrison – these are fantastic.
Our Virtual Creative Arts Gallery will be online in Week 2 so make sure you and your family jump online and check it out https://cpsvirtualartsgallery.weebly.com/. In the gallery you will see all the wonderful work students are doing at home in Music and Visual Arts. Each week we will be showcasing WOW work on the page so keep an eye out. Happy creating boys and girls!
The staff would like to wish all our mothers and carers a very happy Mothers’ Day. We hope you have a lovely day.