Newsletter November 2019


November Newsletter 2019

Dear Parents,

Term 4 is well underway and students are actively involved with their learning and class programs.

Last week all staff completed their additional Professional Learning Twilight sessions which have involved 6 hours of professional learning during Term 3 and Term 4. Teachers have completed these sessions in lieu of the Staff Development Day held on 20th December. The staff were trained in Grammar K-6.

A community announcement was emailed to all families regarding a case of chicken pox this term. Further information regarding this is included in this newsletter.

Students from our school have recently undertaken, an education tour of the national capital. Students were given the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy. The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government is contributing funding of $20 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards those costs. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion and was deducted from the cost of the camp.

Remembrance Day

An assembly will be held on Monday 11th November at 11.00am to commemorate Remembrance Day. Special thank you to Mrs Joyce Kable for her kind donation to pay for the wreath which is laid at the Cenotaph in Cronulla.

Playground Upgrades


Phase 1 of the playground upgrades is now open with discussion and planning underway for phase 2.

Staffing Updates

Classroom Teacher Position 2020

Notification has been given to begin the merit selection process for the next classroom teacher for Cronulla Public School. The position will begin Term 1 2020.


2020 Class Planning

As planning for 2020 is already underway, it is very important to ensure you have notified the office of any siblings that will enrol next year or if you are moving. Your prompt attention to this information is appreciated.

2020 BYOD Information Session

BYOD Years 4, 5 and Year 6 2020 on Thursday 14th November 6pm

Cronulla Public School will host an information session on BYOD for the parents of children in Years 3, 4 and 5 this year. This evening will explore how technology is being embedded into the classroom as a result of BYOD.

What is BYOD? 

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) refers to students bringing a personally-owned electronic communication device, e.g. laptop to school for the purpose of learning. Cronulla Public School recognises the need to prepare students for a rapidly-changing world where technology plays an increasing role in students’ everyday lives.

In 2020, your child will be invited to bring a suitable learning device such as a laptop to school for learning purposes. We understand that these devices come at a cost. As such, we do not expect all students to arrive at school next year with devices. Students can join the program at any time once a device has been purchased.

This session will cover:

• G Suite for Education

• Parental Access/Involvement

• Teaching Program example

• J B HiFi Portal

• Question and Answer session

Year 3 2020 Camp Information Meeting

Year 3 2020 will be attending a 3 day 2 night camp at Stanwell Tops from 18th – 20th March 2020.

Parents of students in Year 2 are asked to attend the information evening on Tuesday 12th November at 6.00pm.

As this is the first camp for the children and in preparation for the camp, the Information Meeting will detail

the activities, expectations and benefits of attending camp.

Parents will also be able to ask questions about any concerns. Information regarding payments will be sent home to families in Week 4. Please contact the office if you have any questions.

Year 4 2020 Camp

Year 4 2020 will be attending a 3day 3 night camp at Berry Sport and Recreation Centre from Monday 9th – Wednesday 11th March 2020.

Information regarding the camp and payment details will be sent home this week.

Year 6 2020 Camp Western NSW

Year 6 2020 will have the opportunity to participate in the Western NSW trip to Dubbo NSW. The 5 day 4 night trip will be from Monday 30th March to Friday 3rd April and include visits and overnight stays at Jenolan Caves, Bathurst Goldfields, Western Plains Zoo and Wellington Public School.

This trip is part of our rural exchange program and Connected Communities program. An expression of interest and information regarding the camp with details for payments is being sent home this week.

Super Hero Day Thursday 14th November

Superhero day is on its way!

To celebrate Student Wellbeing Week, Cronulla Public School will be having a Superhero day on Thursday 14th November.

For a gold coin donation, students can dress up as a superhero they admire from Superman to Wonder Woman or even a doctor or a farmer! A donation to the famers will be given with the money raised.

Students will do activities that will help them see their own superhero qualities as well as raise money for our farmers, who are our heroes without capes.

To further celebrate, our very own superhero mascot Finn will be holding a writing competition. Students will receive the competition stimulus from their class teacher and a winner from each grade will be announced on superhero day!

All entries will be due by Monday 11th November.

White Ribbon

.This year we will again be participating in the White Ribbon Walk on Friday November 22nd with students from primary representing our school. Information will be forwarded prior to the event.

Kindergarten 2020 Orientation Mornings

Session 2 Tuesday 12th November @ 10am

Please ensure all details have been received by school for new enrolments and documentation completed. Parents with siblings beginning in 2020 are encouraged to finalise enrolment details ASAP.

Parents and children will meet in the hall at 10am. The children will be escorted to the classroom by Year 5 buddies and parents will remain in the hall for an information session. There will be morning tea provided at 11.15am.

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Students of the Month

Cooper M (KA) Georgia W (KA) Niamh M (KC)
Lili-Rose N (KE) Flynn G (KC) Eden R (KJ)
Indie O (KE) Sophie M (1B) Joseph G-C (1K)
Kian M-C (1K) Kale B (IT) Violet C (1T)
Jett D-D (IT) Ava K (2G) Olivia O (2T)
Maria L-R (3D) Zac C (3D) Xavier F (3/4H)
Grace M (3/4H) Kye D-D (5D) x 2 Caylem W (5M)
Seb F(6A) Aria O (6A) Jackson S (6P)
Anthony B (6A) Charlotte S (1B) Levi A (KE)
William G (KA) Zac C (3D) Indiana H (4M)
Ruby G (5M) Harmony B (6A) Sonny B (KJ)
Jai B (3D) Evee W (KA) Tyson M ( 1B)
Liliana C (2T) Colin M (2G) Lola J x 3 ( 3/4H)
Caleb J (KA) Lachlan M (3D) Alice A (1K)
Bronte H (3S) Bethany H ( KC) Kobe W (1T)
Fletcher G (2T) Evie T (KE) Abigail Mc (6P)
Luella H ( KA) IndigoW ( KE)

Principal Awards

  • Sophie M (1B)
  • Kian M-C (1K)
  • Annabel L (6A)
  • Harmony B (6A)
  • Ruby G (5M)
  • Bede S(2H)
  • Charlotte S (1B)
  • Tyson Mc (1B)
  • Zac (3D)
  • Lola J (3/4H)
  • Alice A (1K)
  • Sonny B (1T)
  • Jai B ( 3D)
  • Fletcher G (2T)
  • Abbie Mc (6P)
  • Tane R ( 4M)

Trophy Winners

Billi C (5D)

Harmony B (6A)

Chloe A (5D)

K-2 100,150 and 200 nights of reading


100 DAYS:

Vivienne S

Beau H

150 DAYS:

Evie W

Glen P

200 DAYS:

Imogen P

Benjamin S


100 DAYS:

Talon H

Demi S

Caleb J


100 DAYS:



150 DAYS:




200 DAYS:


250 DAYS:






150 DAYS:


250 DAYS:


P&C Report

Thank you to the P&C for funding the 6 x IWB’s, 7 x school fans for the hall and a new portable sound system for the school.

As the climbing equipment is now completed, proposals are being discussed regarding ‘Phase 2’ of the playground upgrades. Preliminary discussions were held at the P&C meeting in Week 3 with a scope of works and quote requested.

Suggestions include: continuation of the climbing frame area with additional pieces of equipment that offer different muscle group development, sensory garden and seating area, sensory play pieces.

It is proposed that the scope of works will be ready to be discussed and approved by the next P&C meeting so that work can begin during the holidays. The work will be funded by the money raised from the school Colour Dash in 2018.

The November P&C Meeting will be held on Tuesday 26th November at 2.30pm. All welcome.

School Canteen Congratulations

Well done to our school canteen team led by our canteen manager Quin.

The canteen has been accredited as a Great Choice Healthy School Canteen.

Thank you Quin for all the work involved in the accreditation process. Further updates regarding the canteen are included in the newsletter.

Selective High School 2021 entry procedures

Selective high schools cater for high achieving academically gifted students who may otherwise be without sufficient classmates at their own academic and social level. These schools 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.

Applications for selective high school placement are considered mainly on the basis of the Selective High School Placement Test results and school assessment scores.

The Selective High School Placement Test will be held on Thursday 12 March 2020.

If you would like to have your child considered for Year 7 selective high school entry in 2021, you need to apply on the internet using a valid email address (not the student’s email address).

Detailed instructions on how to apply online at


  • Applications for Year 7 entry to selective high schools in 2021 must be made online between 8 October 2019 and 11 November 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Parents must apply online at <>
  • All applicants are required to sit the Selective High School Placement Test to be held on Thursday 12 March 2020.

You must submit only ONE application for each student.

Library Report

Overdue books

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

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

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

Stocktake and Borrowing

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

Walkers, Wrigglers and Crawlers

It’s been lots of fun having so many gorgeous little people visit the library for story time on Friday mornings. We sing, we rhyme, we read and we play little games. If you have a Walker, Wrigger or Crawler and are free Friday mornings for 20 minutes, we would love to see you.

Have a great month and keep reading!

Miss Kristen Gant Teacher Librarian


Sydney East Athletics Report

Congratulations to all CPS athletes who represented our school with distinction at the Sydney East Carnival.

Sydney East Athletics Carnival Results were:

Sophie H

– 3rd, 8yrs girls 100m


Charlie R

– 11th, 9yrs boys 100m

– 2nd place Junior Boys Relay

Zak P

– 9th, Junior Boys Discuss

– 2nd place Junior Boys Relay

Kash L

– 2nd place Junior Boys Relay

Zinzan P

– 2nd place 9yrs 100m

– 2nd place Junior Boys Relay

Harlem P

– 5th, Senior Boys Shot Put

– Final 8, Senior Boys Long Jump

– FInal 10, Senior Boys Discuss


Good luck to the Junior Relay Team and Sophie H who are now off to the State Competition!

PSSA Term 4 Sports: Basketball and Cricket

Cricket Teams: 1 Senior and 1 Junior Team

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

PSSA Season 3 Finishes: 29/11/2019 (Term 4, Week 7)

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

Cricket Venues: Woolooware, Box Rd Sylvania Hts &Seymour Shaw​

Basketball Venue: Cronulla Public School

Swimming Lessons

Swimming lessons will continue until Week 8 Friday 6th December. Students will have the opportunity to participate in swimming lessons again in Term 1.

Creative and Performing Arts Updates


A band information meeting will be held on Wednesday 20th November at 6.30pm.

Year 6 Donut Day Fundraiser

Year 6 will be holding a donut day fundraiser on Tuesday 19th November. For $2.00 children will be able to buy a special treat donut with funds raised going to the Year 6 farewell.

Year 6 Stem

Year 6 have been working on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities.

The first activity was to make the longest chain out of an A3 piece of paper, which proved harder than the students thought. Team work was extremely important.

Year 6 had to design a shoe out of a sheet of newspaper in STEM. They had to be able to walk in their shoe, take it off and give it a unique name. A challenge they all enjoyed.



The Environment Team

Environment Team Update:

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your support!

The Environment Team

Remember we are collecting now for:

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

Lids for Kids Information (Envision Hands)

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

Aussie Bread Tags For Wheelchairs

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

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

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

Thank you for your support.

2nd Hand Uniforms for Sale

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

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

Canteen Updates Term 4


The canteen has been working very hard to achieve the NSW Healthy Eating Strategy Guidelines. The good news is we have passed and are able to continue to provide the school with canteen services. LOAF Cronulla provide a number of lunch items and have recently added some hot food items to their menu. Please see Flexi schools site for new menu items!

A very big thank you to all our volunteers who work hard in the canteen, a few reminders:

* Please STOP Ice-cream / Ice block service by 12pm. (12.05pm at the latest for primary students). The students need enough time to finish their cold items, go to the toilet and be ready for afternoon lessons.

* Please DO NOT hand out free food from the canteen. Throw all unused rice and garlic bread out (or give to the chickens when they return). Fruit being the exception to this rule.

There are some canteen items which did not meet the guidelines and so are not able to be sold anymore, these include:

* Ovalteenies

* Honey Soy Chicken Chips

* Strawberry and Banana flavoured Moosies (Chocolate and Bubblegum still available)

* Packaged Popcorn

Looking to next year, we may add some more menu items which meet the guidelines so stay tuned!

We always can use more volunteers, if you are able to help out even once a term, it is much appreciated and the children love to see a familiar face.  The Facebook page is “Canteen CPS” and has all the roster details. Or contact Quin on 0408425687 for more details.



Cronulla Public School Canteen Prices (Summer 2019)


Anzac  Slice

Cereal  Scoop


Frozen Fruit

Garlic Bread

Jatz Biscuit

Mamee Rice Sticks


Quelch Ice Blocks

Rice Cup

Twisted Frozen Yoghurt



60c / piece




40c / Slice

10c / Biscuit



25c Half / 50c Full



80c / 300ml $1.20 / 600ml


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




Week 4
Tues 5th Nov November Newsletter
Week 5
Mon 11th Nov PaTCH Session 5 with Mrs Williamson
Mon 11th Nov Remembrance Day Assembly
Tues 12th Nov K 2020 Transition Session 2
Tues 12th Nov Year 3 Camp 2020 for Year 2 parents 2019 6.00pm
Thurs 14th Nov SUPER HERO Day – Mufti / Gold coin donation for Farmers
Thurs 14th Nov BYOD 2020 Information Session 6.00pm
Week 6
Library Last borrowing week
Tues 19th Nov Donut day fundraiser for year 6 farewell
Wed 20th Nov Band Information Night 6.30pm
Fri 22nd White Ribbon Walk

Yr2 Possum Magic

Week 7
Library All books returned
Tues 26th Nov P&C Meeting 2.30pm
Tues 26th Nov 2020 Leadership Voting
Wed 27th Nov Thank you Helpers Morning Tea

Last Scripture

Week 8
Library Stocktake Week
Tues 3rd Dec Cronulla PS Presentation Night
Tues 3rd Dec December Newsletter
Fri 6th Dec Swimming lessons finish
Fri 6th Dec PSSA Season 3 finals
Week 9
Tues 10th Dec Year 6 Farewell
Tues 10th Dec Toys n Tucker donations
Thurs 12th Dec Year 6 Surf Awareness
Week 10
Mon 16th Dec Celebration Session School Picnic
Tues 17th Dec Carols by the Bay
Wed 18th Dec Students last day
Thurs 19th Dec Staff Development Day


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