2021 April Newsletter
As we come to the end of Term 1 it is always important to look back and reflect on the many opportunities and initiatives that contribute to school life at Cronulla PS.
Year 4 have recently returned from their time at the Berry Sport and Rec Camp. It was great to hear how our Year 4 students challenged themselves in the activities and demonstrated resilience and determination over the three days. For many of these students it was their first time away from home without their family.
Additionally, last week I had the absolute pleasure of travelling with Year 6 for their annual 5 day camp in Western NSW. The highlights for me were visiting the staff and students at Wellington Public School, bike riding through Western Plain Zoo and spending the time away from school with our senior students. I would like to recognise and acknowledge all the students who demonstrated excellent behaviour and represented the school proudly during the week away. It was an amazing experience with so many highlights which the children will always remember.
A very special thank you to the all the teachers involved in both the Year 6 and Year 4 camps which have taken place over the last fortnight – Mrs Ross, Miss Richards, Miss Howlett, Miss Dwyer, Mr Mealing and Mr Allum who accompanied the students on these trips. Programs such as these are not possible without dedicated staff who are willing to take on additional duties for the benefit of our students.
Term 2 Pick Up Arrangements
As of the first day back in Term 2, staggered finish times will no longer be in place and we will return to all students finishing at 3:25pm. Please be reminded to follow the road and parking rules when dropping off and picking up students from school.
I would like to thank the wonderful staff, both teaching and non-teaching for all that they do to support students at Cronulla Public. Much goes on behind the scenes to ensure outstanding educational programs as well as providing a safe and happy environment for the students. Thank you also to the parents who have supported our school in so many ways this term. I wish you all a safe, happy and restful holiday. School resumes on Tuesday 20 April.
Kindergarten Enrolments for 2022
Information regarding children who will start Kindergarten next year is now available. Please see the office to register your child’s name for 2022.
We continue to streamline how we communicate with you at Cronulla Public School. To ensure we make the best possible effort to communicate with every family, we publish the school newsletter, Cronulla Catch Up, important dates and alerts via our SkoolBag App. All school communication that is made via this app will come directly to your phone as both a push alert and an email.
Downloading the app is the preferred method as it will allow you to choose grades and groups and it will automatically add you to the SkoolBag email list. Please be aware that you must subscribe to either the SkoolBag app or SkoolBag email list to receive our communication.
For families without a smartphone and unable to download the app, please email the office your preferred email address and we will manually add you to the SkoolBag email list.
Easter Hat Parade
Thursday 1st April
Cronulla Public School’s K-2 Easter Hat Parade will commence at 2:30pm on Thursday
1st April. Parents and caregivers are invited to join the children for the parade. All visitors will be required to please sign in on arrival.
Students of the Month
|Willow R (1J)||Jeffersen B (1T)||Lennox U (1T)|
|Vivenne S (TC) x 3||Kallani H (2S)||Nicole C (2M)|
|Oscar H (2S)||Matthew B (3D)||Bray S (3H)|
|Denzel C (3E)||Luna N-R (3B)||Gerry G (3H)|
|Joseph G-C (3B)||Reyne N (3H)||Crue C (3E)|
|Jack W (4/5D)||Zara O (4H)||Rafael K (4/5D)|
|Scarlett M (4/5D))||Zsa Zsa Z (5K)||Kori T (5K)|
|Marlee P (5B)||Freya C (5K)||Van W (5K)|
|Tane R (6R)||Mia B (6M)||Oliver F (1T)|
|Poppie W (1J)||Nell F (5K)||Jayden M-C (TC)|
|Zion I (TC)||Molly R (IK)||Harrison G (5B)|
|Indiana M (2A)|
- Vivienne S (TC)
- Kalani H (2S)
- Kobe W (3B)
- Reyne N (3H)
- Caiden H (4H)
- Bronte T-B (4A)
- Jack W (4/5D)
- Rafael K )4/5D)
- Georgia P (4/5D)
- Freya C (5K)
- Harrison G (5B)
- Tane (6R)
- Freya C (5K)
- Harrison G (5B)
Intention to apply for Year 5 entry to an opportunity class in 2022
A note regarding 2022 opportunity classes was sent out to Year 4 students yesterday.
Opportunity classes cater for academically gifted and high potential students who may otherwise be without sufficient classmates at their own academic and social level. Successful students will usually have to leave their current school to enrol in a school with an opportunity class for Years 5 and 6.
Testing and assessment
Applications for opportunity class placement are considered mainly on the combined results of the Opportunity Class Placement Test and school assessments. Students who wish to be considered for opportunity class placement will sit the Opportunity Class Placement Test on Wednesday 21 July 2021.
How to apply
If you would like to have your child considered for Year 5 opportunity class entry in 2021, you need to apply between Tuesday 20 April 2021 and Friday 7 May 2021. You will need to access the online application at: https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/selective-high-schools-and-opportunity-classes/year-5. You must not use the child’s email address.
If you do not have internet access, you could apply at a public library. If you have a disability that prevents you from using a computer, you can contact the Team for assistance after Tuesday 20 April 2021.
You must submit only ONE application for each student.
Important – the school cannot apply on your behalf. Should you have any questions, please refer to flyer at the end of Newsletter.
Thank you to the following parents who have volunteered for P&C committee positions for 2021.
2021 Executive Team
President – Brooke Jones
Treasurer – Laura Golland
Secretary – Vacant
Vice President – Kelly Forster
Vice President – Page Ransom
Assistant Treasurer – Jessica Thorne
2021 Sub-Committee Representatives
Canteen – Quin Wernej
Fundraising –Georgia McGann
Uniforms – Jessica Thorne
Grants Coordinator – Vacant
A huge thank you for the generous donations for the Easter Egg raffles which will be drawn at the Easter Hat parade on Thursday. More tickets will be for sale on the day if you still need to purchase some tickets.
Details of the amounts raised by both the Easter Egg raffle and the Hot Cross Bun fundraisers will be in the May newsletter.
The next P&C meeting is Tuesday 4th May at 7.00pm. All welcome.
Harmony Week celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. In Week 8, students wore an orange coloured accessory and participated in a range of activities as part of our Harmony Week celebrations. These celebrations created opportunities for children and teachers to think, talk about and recognise how our differences make Australia a great place to live.
Year 4 Camp Report
Year 4 were lucky enough to attend Berry Sport and Recreation Centre for a 3 day camp in week 8 of this term. Students thrived whilst participating in various skill-building activities like archery and kayaking. These activities challenged each individual but also provided opportunities for students to form new relationships with peers, learn life-long skills and significantly improve their ability to work as a team. Year 4 and accompanying teachers had so much fun!
Year 6 Camp
Last week Year 6 students participated in the annual Western NSW camp. The program enables our students to participate in many experiences. Some of the highlights included the Scenic World rides at the Blue Mountains, gold panning at Bathurst Goldfields, visiting Wellington Caves, visiting Wellington Public School, Dubbo gaol tour and then the zoo snooze experience at Dubbo Western Plains Zoo.
The students are to be acknowledged for their willingness to participate in all activities even when it was raining or they had very early starts to the day. An amazing trip which they will always remember.
Well done Year 6!
Cronulla Zone Swimming Carnival
Well done and Congratulations to the 37 CPS swimmers who competed at the Zone Swimming Carnival on Tuesday the 2nd of March. Apart from the wet start, the day was fantastic with many swimmers achieving great results and personal bests. The students represented our school with pride and should be extremely proud of their efforts.
A special mention and congratulations to the following swimmers:
Lawson M – Boys 8 years 50m Freestyle – 1ST!
Georgia P – Girls 10 years 50m Freestyle – 1ST!
Caiden H – Girls Jnr 50m Breaststroke – 2nd!
Georgia T – Open Girls 100m Freestyle – 4th
Georgia P – Girls Jnr 50m Butterfly – 4th
Quinn E – Girls Jnr 50m Breaststroke – 4th
Lawson, Georgia and Caiden will represent Cronulla Zone at the Sydney East Swimming Championships at Homebush in Week 8!
Well done everyone!
Sydney East Swimming Carnival
Congratulations to Caiden H, Georgia P and Lawson M who swam at the Sydney East Swimming Carnival in week 8. It was a fantastic day where the Shire’s up and coming swimmers represented the Cronulla Zone at the Olympic pool in Homebush.
An extended congratulations to Lawson M of Year 3 on the incredible result of 1st place in the 8 years boys’ freestyle event. We wish you all the best in the upcoming State Championships. Well done Lawson!
C.P.S are excited to host our annual Cross Country Carnival on Wednesday of week 10 (March 31). It will be a whole school event with students who are under 8 years participating in a shorter fun-run. Those turning 8 and up will be participating in competitive races ranging from 2km to 3km.
Note: Students who are in year 2 and are turning 8 this year can choose to race in either the competitive event (2km) or participate in the fun run (approximately 1km) with the remainder of the year 2 students.
We encourage parents who attend to come for their child’s race only to help promote social distancing.
Congratulations to Thomas W and Harrison R on successfully trialling for the Cronulla Zone Tennis Team. Both boys played exceptionally well and were chosen to represent our Zone at the upcoming Sydney East trials at the start of next month.
Well done boys, we hope to see you playing in the Australian Open one day!
PSSA Sport Term 2
As Term 1 draws to an end, we would like to congratulate all students who participated in Girls Soccer, Boys AFL and Basketball this term, as well as those who participated in the in-school Basketball and AFL programs.
In term 2, we look forward to competing in Rugby League, Soccer and Netball (all mixed). This will be a competitive season, meaning there will be trials conducted in weeks 1 and 2. The season will then begin on Friday week 3 (March 7). The season is 8 weeks long, concluding on the last day of term 2 (June 25).
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.
Second Hand Uniforms for Sale
2nd Hand Uniforms call Leanne 0414912601 all sizes summer/ winter good condition from $10.
Expression of Interest: Before School Language Classes
We have been approached by ‘Around Languages’ to host before school language classes for our students as an external provider.
Expressions of interest are sort regarding preferred language/day. The languages being offered are Italian and German. Please note that classes will only be able to go ahead dependent on numbers and Around Languages will advise payment details once classes have been formalised. Fees will be approximately $22 per lesson and paid by the term directly to Around Languages.
Please complete the survey https://tinyurl.com/CPSlanguages by Thursday 1 April to register your interest. This information will be passed onto Around Languages.
Calendar Update Term 1 and Term 2
|Wed 31st Mar||CPS Cross Country|
|Thur 1st Apr||K-2 Easter Hat Parade
Last Day Term 1
|Mon 19th April||Staff Development Day|
|Tues 20th April||Students return for Term 2|
|Tues 4th May||May Newsletter
May P&C Meeting @ 7.00pm
|Fri 7th May||PSSA Season 2 begins|
|Mon 10th May||Cronulla Zone Cross Country|
|Tues 11th May||NAPLAN testing fortnight begins for Year 3 and 5|
|Fri 14th May||Walk Safely to School Day|
|Mon 17th – Fri 21st||Student Wellbeing Week|
|Mon 24th -Wed 26th May||Wellington PS visit|
|Wed 26th May||National Sorry Day|
|Tues 1st June||June Newsletter
June P&C Meeting
|Tues 1st June||CPS Athletics Carnival|
|Mon 14th June||Public Holiday|
|Thurs 24th June||Semester 1 reports home|
|Fri 25th June||Last day Term 2|
Friday Afternoon Kids Club
- Cronulla Anglican Kids
- Fridays 4.00pm – 5.30pm
- Bus Pick Up available from Cronulla Public School
- Information: cronullaanglican.org,au 0410546683