Newsletter September 2018


September Newsletter 2018

Dear Parents,

It certainly has been another busy term with many opportunities for the students to demonstrate their learning and be acknowledged for their work. The culmination of the Performing Arts programs at the Annual Night of Stars is an outstanding achievement by all students and teachers.

It is also timely to reflect that the benefits of a Performing Arts program are varied and wide-ranging, providing students with a medium for self-expression and fostering confidence, resilience and improved interpersonal communication.

“Research shows that participating in music, singing and dance reduces stress levelslowers anxietyboosts the immune systemelevates moodbenefits posture, and facilitates rapid social bonding. “

Congratulations to all the students who represented the school at the recent Sutherland Shire Music Festival concerts in the choir, ukulele and dance groups. All students represented the school with pride.

Tonight students in the school dance groups will perform at the Kurrunulla Dance Festival at the Sutherland Entertainment Centre. We wish them good luck for all their performances.

Night of Stars

All the children are looking forward to our annual performance night which showcases all the talented students in our school. The annual performance night acknowledges the work, training and accomplishments of all the students however it would not be possible without the dedication of our teachers and also the support of all parents and families. Thank you for your continuous support of your child’s education.

The concert will begin promptly at 6.30pm however students are requested to arrive from 6.00pm.

Tickets will be available at the door however are unreserved. Limited parking is available at the school or parking is available in Willarong Rd.

Thank you to Caringbah High School for allowing us to use their school facilities.


This week is SASS Week. Our School Administrative and Support Staff play an important role in the school community as they are often the first people you see when you enter a school.

SAS staff work in school offices, in classrooms and libraries and maintaining and caring for school grounds and buildings. They are often the ones to tend to students when they unwell and they ensure the efficient management of school financial and administration functions. On behalf of the school community we would like to thank our SAS staff for all the work they do.

Congratulations Mrs Hackfath

It is always wonderful to have our teachers recognised for their outstanding work. A very special congratulations to Mrs Hackfath who is receiving this year’s ‘Outstanding Teacher Award’ for her contribution to the Operation Art Program.

Thank you

A special thank you to our amazing P&C for the wonderful Fathers’ Day stall last week. The children always enjoy their special ‘shopping’. A very special thank you to the staff for their assistance at the Father’s Day Breakfast last Friday. What a wonderful morning for all involved!

Coming up in Week 9 will be the opportunity to join the band for all new students and any Year 2 student in preparation for next year. Further details are included in the newsletter.

The end of term is fast approaching with the last day of Term 3 on Friday 28th September with students returning Monday 15th October.

As planning for 2019 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.

School Photos

Thursday 25th October (Term 4 Week 2)

A note and order form will be sent home on Monday 15th October (Term 4). Parents have the option to pay online through the Don Wood Photography website or send the envelope to school with the cash enclosed.

On the Package Information Sheet that you will receive there is an Access Code: 168217, which you use to pay online or access team/group photos. 

Family photos can be requested online prior to photo day or an envelope can be collected from the office. Any special groups/team photos can also be ordered online once the photos have been taken.

Prices for packages start from $34 to $40. Family and team/group photos are available for $15.

China Study Program Farewell

Thank you to all the families who are hosting the students during their visit. It was a wonderful opportunity to participate in the hosting program.


Kindergarten 2019

Parents please ensure you have completed all necessary enrolment documentation for any siblings that are enrolling for 2019.


Students of the Month

  • Kale B (KB)
  • Fletcher G (1E)
  • Gemma H (4D)
  • Lucia M (KO)
  • Hamish W (2G)
  • Lucy B (4P)
  • Indians K (KC)
  • Blake F (2O)
  • Taya K (5/6S)
  • Quetin L (KC)
  • Elody L (2O)
  • Tahlia K (5/6B)
  • Piper A (KO)
  • Seth D (2G)
  • Lachlan P (5/6B)
  • Aleah X (KB)
  • Marlee P (2G)
  • Storm H (3D)
  • Miley S (KC)
  • Luanna C (2T)
  • Lily B (5/6H)
  • Charlie H (KJ)
  • Boyd B (3A)
  • Mason F (KO)
  • Grace G (KC1K)
  • Tane R (3D)
  • Harrison R (3A)
  • Keani D (KC)
  • Maddie A (4D)
  • Chloe L (2T)
  • Kaiun N (1B)
  • Georgia P (1E)
  • Alex P (KB)
  • Zak P (3A)
  • Flynn L (KO)
  • Brax G (1B)
  • Zoe F (2O)
  • Lorenzo B (1K)
  • Jay M (1K)
  • Lachlan M (2O)
  • Freddie D (5/6B)
  • Amelia A (KC)
  • Evander L (4P)
  • Haylie C (KJ)

Principal Awards

  • Rimu O (4D
  • Gemma H (4D)
  • Grace M (2G)

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P&C Meeting

Tues 18th at 7pm. All welcome.

Save the Date Cronulla Colour Dash

Creative and Performing Arts Updates

Performing Arts

Below is an overview of the upcoming dates and the groups that are involved.

Concert Date Groups
Kurrunulla Dance Festival Tuesday 4th Sept Monday Junior Girls dance group

Thursday Junior Girls dance group

Boys Hip Hop Dance group

Senior Girls Dance group

Year 2 Dance group

Night of Stars whole school rehearsal Monday 10th Sept Whole School
Night of Stars Tuesday 11th Sept Whole School including the following groups

Junior and Senior Choirs

All dance groups

Junior and Senior Ukulele groups


Dancesport Wednesday 12th September Dancesport students

Kurrunulla Dance Festival

Good luck to all our students participating in the Kurrunulla Dance Festival tonight. All students will arrive at the Sutherland Entertainment Centre in their outfits at 6.15pm.


A note will be sent home this week with the final organisation for the competition next week. Good luck to all our competitors.

Band 2019

Is your child interested in joining the Band in 2019?

It has been an extremely successful first year of the Cronulla Public School Band. The students have enjoyed the variety of new opportunities including learning a new instrument and reading music, performing in a number of concerts and participating in a workshop with the Sutherland Shire Police Band.

In Week 10 of this term, the band will be holding a recruitment concert for Year 3 and 4 students. The idea of the concert is to showcase the variety of instruments on offer and to enthuse any students who are interested in joining the training band in 2019.

A brochure and application form will go home with students on the day. Please discuss this wonderful lifelong opportunity of learning music with your child. Further information will be distributed in Term 4.

Night of Stars Rehearsal

All students will participate in the Night of Stars Rehearsal next Monday. Please ensure the permission note and bus fare is returned by Friday.

Cronulla Public School Annual Performance

Night of Stars

Date – Tuesday 11th September

Time – 6.30-8.30pm

Venue – Caringbah High School

Address – 85 Willarong Rd, Caringbah

Families and friends are invited to come along and enjoy the entertaining concert items.

All students will be showcasing their wonderful talents including singing, dancing and musical performances.

Ticket Cost – $5 each on sale on the night

Choir Performance

Well done to those students who attended the Woolooware Yacht Club opening on Saturday 1 September. It was a beautiful day paired with a delicious lunch and wonderful singing! ​


Book Fair

A huge thank you to everyone involved at C.P.S Book Fair. The total raised was $3380, which included $600 donated in books.

Book Parade

Parents and families are welcome to come along to our K-6 Book Parade this Wednesday 5th September. The parade will begin at 2:20pm parade followed by raffles and prize giveaway under the COLA. This year’s theme is ‘ Find your treasure”!

Public Speaking results

Stage 1 Winner: Hayden M

Runner Up: Zak L

Finalists: Kash L,  Indiya N, Olivia O, Lachlan T

Stage 2 Winner: Freya E

Runner Up: Willow J

Finalists: Luis D, Charlie D, Georgia G, Zoe Mc, Poppy M, Charlie R

Stage 3 Winner: Oscar E

Runner Up: Isaac D

Finalists: Jesse E, Sebastian F, Isla L, Molly M

Good luck to our Stage Winners at the Zone Competition.

Home Reading

Congratulations 100 Nights of reading students!

  • Madeline M
  • Ciel K
  • Peter K
  • Daniel Z
  • Danielle W
  • Sophie H
  • Meg D
  • Ruby B
  • Beau R
  • Chloe R
  • Mia H
  • Piper A
  • Kallen V
  • Indiya N

Kindergarten Term 3 Parent Teacher Interviews

Information was sent home today regarding Term 3 Parent Teacher interviews for Kindergarten. Appointments may be made online for Monday 17th September to Thursday 20th September.

K-4 Disco

Wednesday 26th September

  • Kindergarten 4.00pm – 5.00pm
  • Years 1 and 2 5.00pm – 6.00pm
  • Years 3 and 4 ^.00pm – 7.00pm

Tickets are $5 each and will be available at the door

Friendly Finn’s Farmer Fundraiser Report

On Friday 25th August Cronulla Public School held birthday celebrations for our school mascot Finn. The day had an underlying significance as Friendly Finn decided to donate his birthday money to The Buy a Bale Organisation who are supporting Australian Farmers in the current drought. Students were asked to wear mufti uniform and make a donation while a sausage sizzle was held at lunchtime.


Cronulla Public School was able to raise $1550 that has been put towards purchasing hay and water for farmers in New South Wales. The overall class winner for the highest donations went to 3D which entitles them to an additional celebration session during week 10.

The day was going to begin with a Friendly Finn visit to our morning assembly. However, Finn had made a wish that it would rain on his birthday and that wish came true. Everyone crossed their fingers that the rain would make its way west. These meant students had to make their way to class and celebrations were placed on hold until after lunch. At the conclusion of lunch over 400 excited students made their way to the cola for a special assembly. Finn greeted the students and thanked them for attending his birthday celebrations. He then thanked students, families and the local community for their contributions towards his Farmer Fundraiser. To Finn’s surprise a special tuna flavoured birthday cake was delivered and the students instantly started to sing happy birthday. Students then returned to their classrooms to begin Week 5 PBL lessons. Luckily for students, Finn had scheduled a visit to each K-2 classroom to support students during these activities. He handed out Super Surfers and asked students questions relating to our three school core values of Safety, Respect and Learning. The day ended with the announcement of Friendly Finn’s Colouring In Competition winners and all successful students were presented with a $5 canteen voucher.

Congratulations to the following students who were named Colouring In Champion for their grade.

  • Bhintai KB
  • Max 1E
  • Marlee 2G
  • Lucy 3A
  • Elise 4P
  • Ruby M 5/6H

Stage 3 Camp

Students will depart at 6.30am on Monday and arrive back at school at approx. 7.00pm on Thursday.

Payment instalments Final Payment Due By:        Term 3        Week 7        6 September    $150

Father’s Day Breakfast Photos

What a wonderful morning it was last Friday when the Fathers, Grandfathers and relatives came to school to participate in the Kite Building competition and Breakfast. The weather was perfect and all the kites flew very well even for the littlest people.

Thank you to the staff for their assistance on the breakfast table and BBQ. It was an outstanding morning enjoyed by all.









NSW PSSA Basketball State Knockout

The NSWPSSA State Knockout Team chalked up another win to move into the Final 8 Series of the NSWPSSA Basketball Knockout Competition. The team travelled to Penrith Basketball Stadium to take on a well-coached and drilled Regentville Public School. After a poor the start the boys were able to turn it around to defeat their opposition 56-40.

Regentville came out ready and had Cronulla on the back foot as they kicked away to a 10-2 lead. Mr Dean called a time out to calm the nerves and to reinforce the game plan. It was here where Isaac began to lift the team’s defensive efforts with a number of high quality steals that resulted in a successful fast breaks. Tyson entered the court 4 minutes into the first quarter and quickly made an impact forcing their players to take a number of tough shots. As the first quarter came to an end Jesse started to show his class by driving to the basket that resulted in him ending up at the line.

The second quarter was where Cronulla stamped their authority on the game by kicking out to a 15 point lead thanks to some nice finishes by Freddie, Sam, Jesse and Tyson. Regentville’s Coach placed plenty of pressure on Jesse with 2 or 3 players defending him whenever he touched the ball. This allowed Eden to step up and control the game with his composure and patience finding the unmarked player with some crisp passing. Cronulla hit a 24 point lead in the third quarter thanks to Anthony and Kai who continually ran the lanes to open up the floor for their teammates. Regentville decided to take a physical approach in the third quarter in hope of putting Cronulla off their game. Noah did an outstanding job marking opposition players that were considerably bigger than him and then turning around to mark players who were confident in controlling the ball. He made a number of great defensive reads before a slight injury forced him out for the majority of the second half. Momentum was with Regentville in the fourth quarter ,however, Cronulla was able to hold them to a safe winning margin of 16 points.

This result puts Cronulla Public in the Final 8 Series that will be held at the Sutherland Basketball Stadium on September 17. Cronulla will play Mount St Thomas in the quarter final. The result of the quarter final will determine who we play against later in the day. Preparations for the Final 8 Series kicked off with a short video session where Mr Dean highlighted a number of positive areas of Cronulla’s game. More importantly the boys were able to see some deficiencies that will need to rectify before the Final 8 Series in a few weeks’ time.

A fantastic achievement!

Rugby Union

Congratulations to Jarrah B who in week 6 travelled to Coffs Harbour to represent Sydney East in the State Championships for Rugby Union. Jarrah played in the second row and the team was very successful finishing 4th.

NSW Basketball 

Congratulation to Jesse E of Year 6 who represented NSW at the recent Australian Basketball Championships in Darwin.

It was an extremely tough arena in which Jesse competed to the best of his ability against quality oppositions. NSW finished the carnival in 6th position.

Congratulations Jesse on an outstanding achievement in representing your state.


PSSA Season 2 Soccer Report

Congratulation to both the Junior and Senior Soccer teams.

The juniors drew nil all with Gymea Bay PS. resulting in a joint premiership while the Seniors comprehensively beat Bundeena PS 5 – 1. Well done to all players who showed excellent commitment and sportsmanship throughout the season.

PSSA Season 2 Netball Report

Congratulations to all students who participated in the PSSA Netball teams this season. It was a fantastic season which resulted in many successes for the girls. All girls displayed teamwork and positive spirits each week. ​Well done to the Junior A’s and Senior A’s teams for progressing to finals. Both teams played with great skill and confidence and as a result were awarded the Division 4 Runners up.

Fantastic work!

Term 4 Sport

Swimming Lessons

Year 1 & 2, Optional sport Years 3-6

60 students from Years 3-6 (optional) and all Year 1 and 2 students will have the opportunity to undertake swimming lessons/coaching at the Cronulla Indoor Pool Centre from Friday 19th October until 7th December in Term 4. Please be advised that due to teacher supervision and the swimming centre restrictions the years’ 3-6 group will be restricted to the first 60 students to return their permission note with payment. Students will walk to the swimming centre under the supervision of the teachers. The lesson is 45 minutes in duration.

Students in;

Year 1 will leave school at 11:45am for a 12.15pm lesson

Year 2 will leave school at 1:15pm for a 1.45pm lesson

Year 3-6 will leave school at 11.00 for a 11:30pm lesson

The children will be assessed on their swimming ability and placed into the appropriate group.  The cost of swimming lessons is $80 which includes 8 swimming lessons.

If your child is in Year 1, 2 or the optional 3-6 group sign and return the permission note and payment by Tuesday 16th October, 2018. Students can wear their swimming costume to school or change at school. Please ensure students bring a small bag to carry their towel, goggles, swimming cap and underwear. Students will change out of their wet swimming costume at the pool after the lesson.

Please don’t send thongs as students will need enclosed shoes to walk to and from the swimming centre.

Joanne Williamson

Program Coordinator

PSSA Season 3 Sport Updates

Season 3 of the Cronulla Zone PSSA sport is fast approaching. Students will have the opportunity to trial for the following sports.

– Jnr Basketball

– Snr Boys Basketball

– Snr Girls Basketball

– Jnr Cricket

– Snr Cricket

The seasons runs from 21st September to the 7th December. Information will be forwarded at the conclusion of trials.

Sharks 10 Community Fun Run

The Sharks 10 Community Fun Run is back again this year and will be held on Sunday 7th October. This is the second Sunday of the school holidays and offers 3km and 10km events. The 3km provides the opportunity for our school to compete for the Primary Schools trophy. Further information will be available closer to the event.

Second Hand Uniforms for Sale

2nd Hand Uniforms call Leanne 0414912601 all sizes summer/ winter good condition from $5 to $10

Book Club

Book club brochures will be coming home this week. Orders are to be made online only through the Scholastic website.

Orders for this issue are due in by Thursday 13th September 2018.


Calendar Update

Term 3
Week 7
Tues 4th Sept Kurrunulla Dance Festival
Tues 4th Sept Newsletter
Wed 5th Sept Book Parade Day
Week 8
Mon 10th Sept Night of Stars Rehearsal
Tues 11th Sept Night of Stars Evening Performance
Wed 12th Sept Dance Sport Competition Homebush
Thurs 13th Sept Kinder Camping experience
Thurs 13th Sept Book Club Due
Week 9
Mon 17th – Thurs 20th Sept Stage 3 Camp
Tues 18th Sept Year 2 Excursion Royal National Park
Tues 18th Sept P &C Meeting
Week 10
Mon 24th Sept Kinder Symbio Excursion
Tues 25th Sept Recruitment Band Concert
Wed 26th Sept K-4 Disco 4pm – 7pm
Fri 28th Sept Last Day Term 3