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December 2020 Newsletter

December Newsletter 2020

As 2020 draws to a close, I would like to sincerely thank the entire Cronulla Public School community for their patience and support through what has been both a rewarding but also challenging year.

Reflecting on my first year as Principal at Cronulla, I never could have imagined working alongside such a dedicated, supportive and committed school staff. From my first day until today, I have been so impressed by the commitment of the staff to do what is best for the students of our school. All working extraordinary hours and going above and beyond their roles. Thank you to the entire Cronulla Public School staff.

While limited with opportunities, thank you to our parents, families and friends who have helped out throughout the year and I’d like to wish our departing Year 6 students and their families all the very best in the future.

On behalf of the staff I would like to wish everyone an enjoyable Christmas break and we look forward to seeing you all in 2021.


Trent Bridgland

Annual Presentation Day

We look forward to sharing our Presentation Day assemblies on Thursday 10 December.

Due to COVID restrictions, the assemblies will be held in our school hall and livestreamed. A link will be available on the school website and sent via the SkoolBag app the day prior.

K-2 Presentation Day starts at 9:45am

3-6 Presentation Day starts at 11:00am

As this is a special event, we will also be recording the Presentation Day assemblies and will make it available for viewing from Friday onwards.

Captain and Prefect Speeches

Congratulations to all students who presented speeches for a leadership position for 2021. The student leadership positions will be announced at the Primary Presentation Assembly on Thursday 10th December.

Congratulations Year 6

The Year 6 farewell will be held on Tuesday December 8th with dinner and disco to be held at school. We congratulate the Year 6 students on their achievements and wish them every success in High School.

Year 6 will also participate in several activities including a camping experience, movie day and surf awareness program prior to the end of the year.

Well done Year 6 and good luck for the future!

Year 6 Farewell Arch

We are currently looking at ways, in-line with COVID-19 guidelines, which will allow Year 6 parents onsite for the Year 6 Farwell Arch. We will inform parents of our plan once it has been finalised.

Semester 2 Student Reports

The Semester 2 report will be sent home on Thursday 10th December.

What Works Best

Our school is committed to ensuring that how we teach your child is based on what we know makes the biggest difference to their learning. In our school, we have a focus on using the ‘What works best’ eight practices for effective teaching.

These practices include:

  • Having high expectations of your child. In our school we do this by…
  • Using explicit teaching in the classroom. In our school we do this by…
  • Giving effective feedback to your child on their learning. In our school we do this by…
  • Using data to inform how we teach your child. In our school we do this by…
  • Using regular and effective assessments so we know how your child’s learning is going. In our school we do this by…
  • Supporting the wellbeing of your child by looking out for their mental, physical and emotional health. In our school we do this by…
  • Managing the classrooms well so they are safe, positive and stimulating environments for learning. In our school we do this by…
  • Making sure our teachers collaborate with each other, and experts outside the school, so teaching practice continuously improves. In our school we do this by…

The Department of Education has now released a ‘What works best’ resource for parents and carers, which provides tips for having conversations with your child about their learning. You can visit the department’s Parent Hub where you’ll find other tailored resources for parents and carers, as well as message from the NSW Minister for Education the Hon. Sarah Mitchell MLC


Lucy H Year 5

Lucy’s original piece of music ‘Bird’s Eye View’ made it to the final round of judging in the Australian Children’s Music Foundation National Song writing Competition 2020. This is an extraordinary achievement that placed her in the top 11% of entries Australia-wide.

Congratulations Lucy!



A reminder to please follow the guidelines regarding parking and to be aware of the impact on our local community. Your adherence to the required parking procedures will ensure the safety of all our students.

2021 Class Supply Lists

Information regarding the equipment required for 2021 is included in this newsletter. Thank you for your attention to this in preparation for next year.

2021 Class Planning

If your child will not be returning to Cronulla Public School next year (apart from Year 6 students) we ask you to contact the school office so that we do not include your child in our class numbers and structure.

If your child will not be present at school in the first two weeks (anticipated travel) you will need to complete an ‘application for extended leave’ so that your child is included in the enrolment census. You can collect this form from the office.

School will resume on Friday 29th January for Year 1 to Year 6 with Kindergarten beginning on Tuesday 2nd February after Best Start is completed.

Year 4 Berry Camp 2021

A three day camp has been organised for Year 4 students from Wednesday 17th March – Friday 19th March 2021 to Berry Sport and Rec camp. Travel will be by bus.

Students will participate in the structured program that is organised by the sport and recreation centre.

A brief itinerary will be as follows:

Wednesday 17th March : Depart Cronulla Public School by bus. Departure time TBC, Camp activities

Thursday 18th March: Camp activities

Friday 19th March : Camp activities, Depart Camp at 1.30pm by bus

Payment details and the permission note were sent home last week. If you have any queries please see Mrs Ross or the office.

Year 6 Western NSW Camp 2021

The students of Year 6 2021 will have the opportunity to participate in a 4 night, 5 day camp to Western NSW in March next year.

The trip is an integral component of our Connecting Communities School Project where Cronulla PS students have the opportunity to travel to Western NSW and visit Wellington Public School as part of our rural exchange program. The program includes the following highlights:

Day 1: Monday 22nd March: Depart CPS – Morning tea at the Blue Mountains and lunch Scenic world. Travel to Bathurst for afternoon activities at Bathurst Goldfields. Overnight at Bathurst Goldfields.

Day 2 : Tuesday 23rd March: Breakfast at Goldfields. Morning activities at the Goldfields then travel to Wellington. Afternoon visit to Wellington Caves and Phosphate mine. Afternoon school activities, BBQ and disco. Overnight at Wellington Public School.

Day 3 : Wednesday 24th March: Breakfast at school. Morning visit to the windfarm. Travel to Dubbo and afternoon visit to Dubbo Gaol. Travel to Dubbo Zoo. Overnight at Dubbo Zoo, Zoo Snooze.

Day 4: Thursday 25th March: Breakfast at the zoo. Day program at the zoo including bike hire and picnic lunch. Afternoon Zoo Snooze activities. Overnight at Dubbo Zoo, Zoo Snooze.

Day 5 : Friday 26th March : Breakfast at the zoo. Depart Dubbo for journey home.

Payment details and the permission note have been sent home this week. If you have any queries please see Mrs Ross or the office.


Kindergarten 2021


Please ensure all details have been received by school for new enrolments and documentation completed. All parents are encouraged to finalise enrolment details ASAP.


Students of the Month

Kai B (KA) Natalia C (KL) Holly K (1/2K)
Evie W (1J) Lilli R-L (1D) Gerry G (1/2K)
Benjamin S (1T) Ivy S (1/2K) Emelia M (1T)
Aloise J (1J) Cooper B (1J) Beau H (1T)
Kian M (1/2K) Luella H (1J) Glen P (1J)
Kobe W (2S) Lily H (2M) Indiana K (2S)
Reyne N (2M) River M (2S) Mannix H (2M)
Aleah X (2M) x2 Millie O (3D) Dylan S (3/4H)
Addison M (3/4H) Max H (3T) Victoria C (4D)
Laila A (4M) Sasha M (5K) Tabitha S (5B)
Lucas B (6A) Evie G (6R) Jordan P (6A)
Madison A (6A) Kienan S (4M) Evie L-M (1J)
Isaac H (5B) Sienna P (4D) Ryder W (1T)
Byron K (2M) Cooper M (1T) x 2 Kai H (KE)
Lawson L (4M) Taj F (2S) Summer R (1T)
Bronte H (4M) Tyler W (6A) Miley S (2S)
Harriet T (KE) Caleb J (1T) Haylie C (1/2K)
Henry J (3T) Vivienne B (4D) Maria L-R (4D)


Principal Awards

  • Emma O (1T)
  • Emelia M (1T)
  • Boston H (1T)
  • Ryder W (1T)
  • Summer R (1T)
  • Benjamin S (1T)
  • Lilli RN (1D)
  • Evie W (1J)
  • Ivy S (1/2K)
  • Indiana K (2S)
  • Lily H (2M)
  • Byron K (2M)
  • Olivia O (3T)
  • Sienna P (4D)
  • Laila A (4M)
  • Bronte H (4M)
  • Lucas B (6A)
  • Rimu O (6R)

Trophy Winners

  • Olivia O (3T)
  • Zoe M (3T)
  • Kash L (4D)
  • Sienna P (4D)
  • Laila A (4M)
  • Vivienne B (4D)
  • Tula S (6R)


K-2 Nights of reading


100 nights of Reading : Ted O

150 Nights of Reading : Kai H, Samantha L

200 Nights of Reading : Ashlea G, Indigo T, Molly R

300 Nights of Reading (in December) : Memphis M


100 nights of Reading : Natalia C, Arcer M, Banjo M, Maeve W

150 Nights of Reading : Luca DeF, Lennox E, Viktoria M, Abby T, Jackson T

200 Nights of Reading : Adam K, Violet M, Marvin V

250 Nights of Reading : Cherie K


100 nights of Reading : Emma O, Calli Y, Cooper Mc

150 Nights of Reading : Indi C, Luka T

200 Nights of Reading : Ella P, Benjamin S

250 Nights of Reading: Adam L, Summer R


100 nights of Reading : Kosta, Miley

200 Nights of Reading : Avery


150 Night of Reading: Mannix,Malia ,Byron,Lily

200 Nights of Reading:Florence,Alice, Amelie, Kallen, Lawson F, Lawson M, Lucian, Joseph


Year 6 Farewell

The Year 6 Farewell will be held on Tuesday 8th December for all students in Year 6. The formal will be held at Cronulla Public School from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Please ensure all money and permission notes have been returned by Monday 30th November.

Year 6 Fete Donations

Year 6 are still in need of donations for their ‘Trash n Treasure’ stall for their upcoming fete. Items must be in good condition. Some ideas:

• second hand toys, books

• games, jigsaw puzzles

• craft kits, stationery

• sports equipment

If you have any items to donate, please drop them outside the Year 6 classrooms. Thank you

Year 6 Fete and Sausage Sizzle

Year 6 are currently working hard to fundraise for their Year 6 Farewell and end of year activities. The students have organised a Year 6 Mini Fete and sausage sizzle that will take place on Friday 4th December.

The Year 6 Mini Fete will take place on Friday 4th December. Students in Year 6 have been busily organising a range of activity and food stalls for students from K-5. If students in K-5 would like to participate in the fete, they are asked to prepay for their tickets at the office before Wednesday 2nd December.

Students are also being given the chance to purchase a sausage sizzle for lunch as part of the Year 6 Mini Fete. Sausage sizzles are being sold for $2 and need to be pre-purchased from the office by Wednesday 2nd December.

Year 6 Surf Awareness

The Year 6 Surf Awareness day will be held on Tuesday 15th December. Students will be required to meet Mr Allum and Miss Richards at school in full school uniform with their swimmers, hat, sunscreen, packed lunch and recess and drink bottle. Please ensure all money and permission notes have been returned by Friday 11th December.

Year 6 Movie Day

The Year 6 Movie Day will be held on Monday 14th December. Students will come to school as normal. Students will walk with Miss Richards and Mr Allum to Cronulla Hoyts Cinema after lunch. After the movie, students will return to school before the 3:25pm bell. Please ensure all money and permission notes have been returned by Friday 11th December.

Year 6 Camp

The Year 6 camp will be held on Thursday and Friday 10th-11th December. Will attend school as normal on Thursday before leaving school at 3:25pm and returning at 5pm for organised activities, dinner and movie night, followed by camping on the school oval in tents. On Friday, students will travel to Stanwell Tops Conference Centre by bus to participate in a range of activities before returning to school prior to the 3:25pm. Please ensure all money and permission notes have been returned by Friday 3rd December.

Band Updates

Please notify Miss Barter or Engadine Music if you are interested in joining the band program for next year.

Band will finish in Week 9.

Cross Country Report

Our 2020 School Cross Country Championship had a number of modifications this year. However, this did not stop the true Cronulla spirit from shining as all students supported, encouraged and inspired each other before, during and after each event.

Congratulations to all participants and thank you to the organising committee for ensuring the day ran smoothly.

Event Final Placings
12/13 Yr Boys 1st Ben A

2nd Zion P

3rd Charlie D

12/13 Yr Girls 1st Sophie W

2nd Eyerus H

3rd Zoe McD

11 Yr Boys 1st Tane R

2nd Charlie R

3rd Thomas W

11 Yr Girls 1st Freya E

2nd Olivia M

3rd Indiana H

10 Yr Boys 1st Zinzan P

2nd Kash L

3rd Van W

10 Yr Girls 1st Evie E

2nd Capri P

3rd Sienna K

8/9 Yr Boys 1st Brax L

2nd Colin M

3rd Manny H

8/9 Yr Girls 1st Sophie H

2nd Chloe R

3rd Lily H

7 Yr Boys 1st Charlie H

2nd Timur B

3rd Tino A

7 Yr Girls 1st Amelie A

2nd Tayla V

3rd Flynn L

Year 1 Boys (Race 1) 1st Jacob K

2nd Leo H

3rd Cooper B

Year 1 Boys (Race 2) 1st Kiva L

2nd Benjamin S

3rd Beau H

Year 1 Girls (Race 1) 1st Holly K

2nd Mila H

3rd Demi S

Year 1 Girls (Race 2) 1st Matilda P

2nd Ciera C

3rd Inia W

Kindergarten Boys (Race 1) 1st Cade WM

2nd Ashton B

3rd Kye B

Kindergarten Boys (Race 2) 1st Max P

2nd Ted O

3rd Memphis M

Kindergarten Girls (Race 1) 1st Antonia C

2nd Elle S

3rd Cherie K

Kindergarten Girls (Race 2) 1st Sammy L

2nd Millie T

3rd Maxine S

Stage 1 Project Based Learning

At the end of Term 3, as part of Project Based Learning, 1T, 1J and 1/2K came up with the idea of creating a vegetable garden and compost system at CPS. With the help of two Year 6 students, Zoe and Gemma the children worked together to research what vegetables and fruit could be planted in particular seasons, what materials would be needed and who and how would we look after the garden/compost. With the help of Mr Damien our vegetable gardens were built and together we planted seeds. We already have strawberries, lettuce and radishes and soon we will have pumpkins, rockmelons, beans, carrots and tomatoes.

This term, a team of children has been looking after the vegetable garden and collecting crunch and sip scraps for composting. This team is known as the Healthy Heroes and currently consists of Year 1 students and should open up to the whole school in 2021!

Sunny from Year 3 created this poem:

They eat some veggies everyday

They stay in the fruit garden to play

They do some exercise all the time

They are always making up new rhymes

They eat junk food? No, they eat zero!

That means they’re all a Healthy Hero!

By Sunny Best

Here are some photos of some CPS students working on the Healthy Heroes project!

Science Week Report

All students participated in the science activities at school last week and thoroughly enjoyed the lessons. A special thank you to Miss Gant for organising the week and all the activities.

Eggcellent Science Activity




















Holiday Reading

We encourage you to continue the progress your child has made and read over the holiday break. Please help us to foster a love of books and celebrate every new word or small step they make. The research tells us that home reading can have a very significant effect on the long term literacy development of children. (activities & readers-until January)

username: cronulla password: cronulla -Sutherland Shire Libraries (requires library membership) -passwords provided by your child’s teacher

Thank you for your continued support and please have an enjoyable break with your family.

Library News

Last borrowing for 2020 and Overdue Books

This week (Week 8) will be the last week for students to borrow from the library. ALL books need to be returned next week (Week 9).

Many students still have overdue books and overdue notices will be sent home this week and next. Please have a good look for these books. We understand how easy it can be to misplace them over time but appreciate them being located and returned to avoid having to pay for replacements.

Book Character Parade

We missed having parents and grandparents as an audience this year but still had a great morning. The students (and the teachers) looked amazing and so many had put a LOT of work into their costumes. Thank you everyone!

This year, we asked each class to vote for their ‘Class Favourite’ and the winner received a book prize. The class favourites were:

TC Marcus G

6A Tyler W

6R Jetsun B

5K Harrison R

5B Mia B

4M Cash L

4D Jeremy H

3/4H Asher K/Caiden H

3T Zoe M

3D Sunny B

2M Florence L

2S Matheus P

1/2K Mia H

1T Indie C

1J Jacob K

1D Oscar H

KA Paisley H

KL Archer M

KE Willow R

KC Emily L

Scholastic Book Fair

A huge THANK YOU to all of our families who ordered from the Book Fair this year. It was certainly a lot trickier than previous years and we missed seeing you all choosing books with the children. Thanks to your purchases, we are able to spend over $300 on books for our school.

Premier’s Reading Challenge

Students who completed the Challenge have received their certificates. Gold and Platinum certificates are currently being processed by the PRC and should arrive and day now. Congratulations once again to all of the students who completed the Challenge in difficult times.

Have a great week and keep up your reading in the holidays!

Miss Kristen Gant

Teacher Librarian

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 and girl’s uniforms. Thank you.



Term 4
Week 8
Tues 1st Dec Dec Newsletter
Tues 1st Dec Captains and Prefects speeches
Thurs 3rd Dec Year 3and 4 Science Incursion
Fri 4th Dec Sausage Sizzle and Year 6 mini fete
Week 9
Tues 8th Dec Year 6 Farewell 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Thurs 10th Dec Presentation Day Assemblies

K-2 @ 9.45am / Year 3-6 @ 11.00am

Thurs 10th Dec Semester 2 reports home
Thurs 10th Dec Year 6 Camping Experience
Fri 11th Dec Year 6 Camping experience and Stanwell Tops
Week 10
Mon 14th Dec K-5 celebration sessions
Mon 14th Dec Year 5 Excursion to Stanwell tops 8.30am-3.30pm
Mon 14th Dec Year 6 Movie Day
Tues 15th Dec Year 6 Surf Awareness
Wed 16th Dec Students last day
Thurs 17th Dec Staff development day
Fri 18th Dec AMENDED Staff development day due to equivalent Professional Learning time being completed in after hours in Term 3 and Term 4.
Term 1 2021
Week 1
Wed 27th Jan Staff Development Day
Thurs 28th Jan Staff Development Day
Fri 29th Jan Students years 1 -6 return
Fri 29th Jan Kindergarten Best Start
Week 2
Mon 1st Feb Kindergarten Best Start
Tues 2nd Feb Kindergarten begins
Week 3
Tues 9th Feb School Photos: Class and Individual
Wed 10th Feb Cronulla PS swimming carnival


Equipment List 2021

Dear Parents & Carers,

As your child prepares for next year, we request that the following items are purchased prior to the commencement of the 2021 school year. These items are NOT able to be supplied to each child by the school and it is very important that all children have their own equipment each day. All students require a library bag for borrowing. Please label everything with your child’s name.


❖ headphones that cover the ear – zip lock bag (NOT earbuds)

❖ 1 box of tissues

❖ 1 packets of wipes (antibacterial, e.g. Dettol)

❖ 3 large glue sticks (labelled, suggest Uhu or Bostik)

❖ 8 whiteboards markers (suggest Expo, or Artline-blue or black)

Year 1

❖ headphones that cover the ear – zip lock bag (NOT earbuds)

❖ 2 boxes of tissues

❖ 2 packets of wipes (antibacterial, e.g. Dettol)

❖ 3 large glue sticks (labelled, suggest Uhu or Bostik)

❖ 8 whiteboards markers (suggest Expo, Staedtler or Artline-black or blue)

❖ 1 pair of round tipped scissors (labelled)

Year 2

1 SMALL Pencil case

Either Coloured pencils -12 pack or Coloured crayons (wind ups) -12 pack

(No Textas or gel pens)

❖ 8 whiteboards markers (suggest Expo, Staedtler or Artline)

❖ ruler-cm and mm (no bendy or metal rulers please)

❖ 2 white erasers

❖ sharpener with barrel

❖ 10 HB pencils

❖ 4 large glue sticks

❖ 4 highlighters (different colours)

❖ A4 plastic document folder to store homework book

❖ A4 96 page line exercise book

❖ Headphones – zip lock bag (NOT earbuds)

❖ 2 Boxes of tissues

❖ 2 packet of wipes (antibacterial, e.g. Dettol)

Stage 2 (Year 3 and 4)

5 HB lead pencils

30cm ruler marked in cm and mm (hard transparent plastic)

1 sharpener with barrel

1 pencil eraser

4 glue sticks (2 per semester)

1 pair of scissors

4 highlighters ( different colours)

2 red and 2 blue ballpoint pens

5 whiteboard markers

1 whiteboard eraser


Headphones (3.5mm input)


2 boxes of tissues

2 packs of wet wipes (antibacterial, e.g. Dettol)

1 pump soap

Clear contact (to remain at home to cover books)

textas (optional)

Stage 3 (Year 5 and 6)

❖ 1 pencil small case (to fit under desk)

❖ blue, black and red pens (at least 2 of each)

❖ lead pencils (at least two to be kept in their pencil case at all times)

❖ coloured pencils

❖ 30cm ruler marked in cm and mm (hard transparent plastic)

❖ sharpener with barrel

❖ 4 whiteboard markers

❖ Calculator

❖ pencil eraser

❖ 2 glue sticks

❖ scissors

❖ 4 highlighters (different colours)

❖ headphones

❖ 2 boxes of tissues

❖ 1 pump soap

❖ 1 packet of wet wipes (antibacterial, e.g. Dettol)

❖ Clear contact (to remain at home to cover books)

❖ Pocket sized dictionary

The teachers thank you in advance for your support with purchasing these items for your children.