2021 June Newsletter
Wellington PS Visit
A big thank you to Mrs Ross, Miss Richards and Mr Mealing for hosting the students from Wellington Public School last week. The reciprocal relationship between the two schools is highly valued and I’m sure the memories the students from Wellington made during their trip to Sydney will stay with them for a long time.
Thank You P&C
A big thank you to our P&C for their ongoing support to ensure that our students and teachers have access to resources that support our vision of a quality education for all students. This term they have purchased home readers to support our student literacy development and supported our school intervention program through the purchase of decodable readers. Funds have also been granted to purchase class sets of novels for our primary students and additional sensory equipment to support students in all classrooms.
A reminder that our next P&C meeting is being held at Cronulla RSL tonight at 7pm. All welcome.
Building Works Update
Work has commenced on relocating the side oval playground equipment in preparation for the new before and After School Care Hub. Once the playground has been moved, work will begin on the installation of the hub. While initially it was hoped that the new provider TeamKids would move straight into the hub for the beginning of holiday care, it is now more likely they will move into the current Mimis building and school hall, until the new building has been handed over.
Additionally, work continues with the reroofing of A Block. Repairs are currently being carried out on the building before the new roof is installed. Most of the work is being completed on weekends or in the holidays to avoid classes being moved out of classrooms.
Congratulations to our Year 3 and Year 5 students who completed the NAPLAN assessments over the last 2 weeks. Our students completed their NAPLAN assessments online (apart from Year 3 writing). The testing schedule is important for our school to monitor student growth and measure our improvement over set time periods. I am really proud of the way our students completed the tests in such a calm and positive manner.
Thank you to Miss Richards who coordinated and managed the entire process of NAPLAN online and managed the roll out for our school brilliantly.
Before School Supervision
Over the last fortnight there has been a focus on students being in the right place at the right time while at school. This is a gentle reminder that there is no supervision provided before 9:00am and students should not be dropped to school before supervision commences unless attending an organised activity such as dance, band, run club or the language program.
We understand that there will be times students are at school early due to sibling activities or parent meetings. If students are at school before the 9:00am bell, they are expected to be seated under the COLA and not playing games for their safety.
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 should now be in winter uniforms.
Parking while dropping off and picking up reminder
We have had a number of notifications recently from local residents regarding parents parking either in or across driveways in the mornings and afternoons. Please be reminded to not park your car in driveways and to follow the road and parking rules when dropping off and picking up from school.
Students of the Month
|Emery H (KL)||Mila S (1T)||Layla M-J (1J)|
|Marvin V (1K)||Akira N (1K)||Bodhi C (1K)|
|Harriet T (1T)||Mave W (1T)||Cherie K (1J)|
|Eva M (1T)||Indigo W (2M)||Everleigh V (2M)|
|Oliver C (2M)||Imogen P (2S)||Evie W (2M)|
|Albion W (2M)||Ciel K (3H)||Baze W (3E)|
|Chloe R (3H)||Charlotte S (3B)||Heidi T (3H)|
|Lily H (3H)||Florence L (3E)||Olga W (3B)|
|Mannix H (3E)||Kallen V (3B)||Taj F (3B)|
|Mya I (4H)||Bede S (4H)||Sienna M (4H)|
|Meg D (4A)||Lorenzo B (4/5D)||Genn O (5B)|
|Zac C (5K)||Axel Z (5B)||Matthew B (5B)|
|Mika B (6R)||Sasha M (6M)||Bella A (6R) X 2|
|Indiana H (6M)||Weronika M (6M)||Tyler R (6R)|
- Flynn G (2M)
- Indi C (2M)
- Everleigh V (2M)
- Miley S (3B)
- Sienna M (4H)
- Axel Z (5B)
- Indy C (5B)
- Genn O (5B)
May has been a big month of fundraising at CPS and we want to thank everyone who has supported us by donating to our Zone Cross Country canteen, Mother’s Day stall, Mother’s Day Lunch and of course those of you who volunteer your time so that these events are possible.
So far this year we have Raised a Huge $16,235! Made up of:
- Easter Raffle & Hot Cross Buns $4400
- Mother’s Day Stall $3370
- Mother’s Day Lunch $3777
- Zone Cross Country Canteen $988
- Canteen $3350
- 2nd Hand Uniforms $350
We have released $10,000 back to the school for the purchase of:
- K-5 Decodable Readers $2000
- K-3 Home Readers $3000
- Class Novel Sets 3-6 $3000
- Maths Resources $1000
- Sensory Resources $1000
Amazingly enough, even after that expenditure we still have around $45,000 in the P&C account that we are very excited to spend on School capital improvements & Educational resources. I encourage any parent with ideas and suggestions to come along to our P&C Meeting at Cronulla RSL (Level 2) 7pm on Tuesday 1st June 2021. The meeting runs for an hour, we get some great insight into what’s happening at school from Mr Bridgland and we table the allocation of funding back to the school. Everyone is welcome.
A huge Thank you to our Mother’s Day lunch Host, GIRO OSTERIA! Not only did they host us and help us raise money for the school, they have also supported us with vouchers for our other fundraising initiatives. Very generous supporters of the school. Please go visit them at Giro, Alphabet St & Johnny Hu.
2nd Hand Uniforms
Our uniform coordinator Jessica Thorne is available on 0414 623 374 for uniform enquires and stall opening hours. We accept cash, Eft and bank transfer.
Prices are as follows for all conditions:
- Tunic $20
- Summer dress $10
- All shirts $5
- All shorts & pants $5
- Sports shirt, shorts & skort $5
- Jackets & track pants $10
Uniform shop is a great fundraiser for the school and can only exist if we get enough donations. All uniform donations can be taken to the school office and are very gratefully received.
Thanks to everyone who came out on a chilly Sunday to support our BBQ Fundraiser. Whether you volunteered to help or came along to buy our sausages we appreciate it. We made $1021 on the day which I’m sure the school will put to good use.
Mother’s Day Stall & Mother’s Day Lunch were both hugely successful thanks mainly to businesses that donated such fabulous prizes to Raffle & Auction. Special mention to Apache Rose, who donated both prizes to our lunch and Jewellery to our Mother’s Day stall. Apache Rose have a beautiful selection of Gifts, Jewellery and Homewares at their Cronulla Store and I would really encourage you to support the businesses that support our school.
Other sponsors included:
- Blacklist Studios
- Oscar & Frank
- Kim Newton Travel
- Status Anxiety
- The Flower Posse
- Notaras Fish Market
- Bump Day Spa
- Summersalt Restaurant
- Wanderers Travel Co
- Essenze Chocolates
- Munster Kids
- Skin By Leah Cindric
- Blown Lux
- Adrea Vinen Hair & Makeup
- Meet That Store
A special shout out also to CRUST Cronulla. These guys help us out all the time, whether its catering school events like Colour Dash, donating vouchers and even putting their hands up to Give our Wellington visitors a night out at CRUST Cronulla, they always come to the Party. There are heaps of places in Cronulla to buy pizza but these guys give back to the community and I hope that you will join me in supporting them. They also make the best Pizzas around so you won’t be sorry.
We hope to see some new faces tomorrow night at our P&C meeting. Thanks again for all the support.
Kindergarten Enrolments for 2022
Information regarding children who will start Kindergarten next year is now available. Please call the office to register your child’s name for 2022.
An information evening is planned for Wednesday 18th August. Further details will be available closer to the date.
Kindergarten and Year One Home Reading
Please continue to read daily with your children to consolidate and practice the learning they are doing at school. Please return the reading log to school for books to be changed for:
Kindergarten on Tuesday
Stage One (Year 1 and Year 2) on Thursday
100 Days of Reading
- Sienna H
- Tahoe T
- Poppy W
- Penny L
- Lucy W
- Evie A
- Harrison M
- Arya M
- Rahiri P
- Emery H
- Graciela A
- Violet S
- Lincoln P
- Ashlea G
- Layla MJ
- Sailor M
- Memphis M
- Emily L
- Oliver F
- Anastasia K
- Dylan S
- Benjamin S
- Ashton L
- Ella P
- Imogen P
- Georgia W
- Amaryla M
Wellington Public School Visit
Cronulla Public School once again hosted Stage 3 students from Wellington Public School last week on their biannual exchange trip. The students, in Year 5 and Year 6, were so excited to visit Cronulla PS and Sydney as last year’s trip had been cancelled.
After travelling from Wellington in their school bus to Cronulla last Monday, the children quickly settled in to enjoy a combined sports activity with the Year 6 students before heading down to Cronulla for a walk and some shopping at the mall. On their return they were ready for some delicious pizzas kindly donated by ‘Crust’ at Cronulla.
Tuesday was a very early start with a train trip to the city to visit the Australian Museum. After exploring the museum and the exhibitions, the students walked down Macquarie Street to the Opera House where they enjoyed their lunch which was followed by a ferry trip from Circular Quay to Pyrmont. The afternoon was taken up with a guided tour of the National Maritime Museum. Then it was the train trip back to Cronulla to get ready for the Year 6 BBQ and disco. A huge day for everyone.
After breakfast on Wednesday morning the students visited Captain Cook’s Landing place at Kurnell and tried a bit of whale watching from Cape Solander. Then it was back to school to pack ready for the return trip to Wellington.
The opportunity to host the country children is rewarding for all involved. For the Wellington children, the visit had so many ‘firsts’ to experience, things which city people take for granted every day. Many children had not been on a suburban train, or a ferry and some had never been to Sydney or seen the Harbour Bridge. For our students, the exchange program is invaluable in not only meeting new friends but similarly the ‘new’ experiences they have when they go to the country for the first time. It was a pleasure to host the visit.
However, events such as these require staff to go above and beyond and for this we say thank you. A special thank you also to Quinn Wernej for preparing and making the lunches each day and Kelly Forster for the work involved in following up sponsors for the visit that was cancelled last year and then again for the visit this year. Also to Crust Cronulla for their kind donation of pizzas for the children’s dinner.
Year 3 City Excursion
Last Tuesday, Year 3 had an exciting day in the city. Our first stop was the ANZAC Memorial in Hyde Park. There, we learnt about the importance of the word ‘memorial’ and what it meant to so many people. We honoured the service, courage, endurance and sacrifice made by all servicemen, servicewomen and their families. A big thank you to the ANZAC Memorial for a fantastic morning. After, we had lunch in the sun at Hyde Park and played a quick game with all of Year 3. To end the day, we visited the Australian Museum where we saw a variety of dinosaurs, extinct and endangered animals, and got to learn a little bit about Australian history. Your teachers are very proud of you Year 3, what a wonderful day we had!
National Reconciliation Week
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
Reconciliation is more than raising awareness and knowledge. As a nation, and importantly, as people, we need to move from ‘safe’ to ‘brave’ in order to advance reconciliation.
Cronulla Public School students will recognise National Reconciliation Week by participating in classroom activities.
Congratulations to all the Chess players who have participated in Round One of our Open House Chess Tournament. The standard of play has been exceptional and the level of sportsmanship has been excellent.
Well done to the following players are through to the second round of tournament:
Zac C – 5K
Dylan T – 5K
Skylar – 3B
Lucian M – 3E
Bray S – 3H
Ciel K – 3H
Tehya P – 6R
Colin M – 4/5D
Keanu B – 4/5D
Leo H – 2M
Bede S – 4H
Kienan S – 5K
Koby H – 3E
Byron K – 3E
Phoenix – 2M
Lachie T – 4A
Meg D – 4A
Memphis – 1J
Tyler R – 6R
Flynn – 2M
Elouise F – 6M
Brayden M – 5B
Cronulla Public School will again be participating in the world-renowned ICAS Assessments again this year. ICAS is developed by UNSW Global, a wholly owned subsidiary of UNSW Sydney, with over 35 years’ experience in educational assessments.
ICAS is designed to target students’ higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills in English, Mathematics and Science. More information will be available shortly.
In 2021 students will have the opportunity to participate in the following subjects:
|Subject||Sitting dates to be confirmed|
|ICAS English||Sitting Week Monday 16th to Friday 20th August|
|ICAS Science||Sitting Week Monday 23rd to Friday 27th August|
|ICAS Mathematics||Sitting Week Monday 30th to Friday 3rd September|
Further information regarding the sitting date, cost to participate and payment details will be forwarded to parents shortly.
Sutherland to Surf
Students, families and friends are more than welcome to join our school team for the upcoming Sutherland to Surf. Our team name is Cronulla Public School and our team category is the Tradies Schools Challenge.
Cronulla Zone Cross Country Report
On Monday 10th May, 46 students from Cronulla P.S competed at the Cronulla Zone Cross Country Carnival at Miranda Park. The students competed in either a 2km or 3km course which was made additionally challenging with the several muddy patches scattered throughout thanks to the recent rain.
Our students demonstrated fantastic sportsmanship, cheering on their fellow schoolmates and also competitors from other schools which was wonderful to see and hear.
Well done to all our CPS students who competed, you should be proud of your long distance running achievements.
Finally, congratulations to Chloe R, Tane R and Mannix H who finished in the top 6 and will be competing at the Sydney East Carnival on Friday 11th June at Miranda Park. Well done!
On Wednesday of Week 5, the annual NSW Hockey Gala Day was held down in Wollongong. Congratulations to Sophie H of Year 4 who competed for the Sydney East team against the top hockey players from all around the state. Sophie competes in many team sports and individual events and always does so with great effort and perseverance.
A great achievement Sophie, well done!
On Monday of Week 6, Cronulla Zone Touch Football trials were held at Gymea Bay Oval. More than 45 students participated in the trial, which was of very high quality.
Well done to Evie in year 6 and Kash in year 5 on competing with such great sportsmanship and enthusiasm.
A further congratulations to Kash for being selected in the team, a wonderful achievement. Kash will go on to trial in the Sydney East trials early next month.
Term 2 competitive PSSA has been a success so far for all involved; Netball, Soccer and Rugby League. We are thoroughly enjoying each Friday competing against schools in our local area. As this season is competitive, scores are being recorded and will result in a Cronulla Zone PSSA Championship at the end of the season in week 10. There are no finals, rather a first past the post system is being implemented.
Keep up the great work boys and girls!
All students in the band are reminded that rehearsal on Tuesday morning begins at 8:05am. Students are to ensure they are at school at 8am to set up their instrument and be ready to play at 8.05am.
NIGHT @ THE MUSEUM – Stage 1
We are getting very excited about our Night @ the Museum. Apologies again for the incorrect date printed on the last note.
The Night @ the Museum is for Year 1 and 2 students and their families.
It is on next Wednesday 9th June 5:30pm – 6:30pm. Please meet under the COLA.
The museum will be in the library and the 1T. 1K, 1J and 2S classrooms. You may even see dinosaurs in the playground!
Students do not have to wear school uniform. Don’t forget your torches.
PREMIER’S READING CHALLENGE (PRC)
Several students have already completed the Challenge. Congratulations! If you have not logged your books yet, start adding them to Student Reading Records on the PRC website.
You still have until Friday 20th August – EASY! So get reading.
- Kindergarten students are getting their books added at school
STORY and SURPRISE
Story and Surprise is continuing with Kindergarten and Year 1 students on a Monday during lunch. It is so wonderful to see so many happy faces waiting to hear a story and receive their little surprise. Our last 3 stories were ‘Mr Bump’, ‘Captain Buckleboots on the Naughty Step’ and ‘Henry and Amy’.
We have recently had some great books donated to our library. Thank you to the very generous families who are happy to pass on books no longer needed, to other kids who love them.
Donated books are happily accepted and appreciated. They need to be in good used condition and appropriate for primary school aged children.
Miss Kristen Gant
Our main school building is presently undergoing work to replace the roof. The building, which was built in 1925, has certainly stood the test of time and is still an iconic part of the history of Cronulla. Cronulla Public School is now in its 111th continuous year having moved from Monroe Park Cronulla to Burraneer Bay Rd Cronulla in 1925. The photos below were sourced for the school’s centenary in 2010.
Work is well underway for the repositioning of the climbing equipment which has been moved to make space to accommodate the new new BASC hub. The equipment will be reinstalled ready for the children to use within the next few weeks.
2nd Hand Uniforms
Our new uniform coordinator Jessica Thorne is available on 0414 623 374 for uniform enquires and stall opening hours. We accept cash, Eft and bank transfer. Prices are as follows for all conditions:
Summer dress $10
All shirts $5
All shorts & pants $5
Sports shirt, shorts & skort $5
Jackets & track pants $10
Uniform shop is a great fundraiser for the school and can only exist if we get enough donations. All uniform donations can be taken to the school office and are very gratefully received
Calendar Update Term 2
|Tues 1st June||June Newsletter
June P&C Meeting
|Tues 1st June||CPS Athletics Carnival|
|Wed 9th June||5.30pm – 6.30pm Stage One Night at the Museum evening|
|Mon 14th June||Public Holiday|
|Thurs 24th June||Semester 1 reports home|
|Fri 25th June||Last day Term 2|
|Mon 12th July||Staff development day|
|Tues 13th July||Students return|