The right of approved groups to hold ‘Scripture’ classes in schools is legislated. Scripture is an integral part of school activities, taking place in school hours and under the jurisdiction of the school.
Students will be sent to the Scripture class identified by you on the enrolment form. If for any reason you wish to change the Scripture class attended or withdraw your child from Religious Instruction, please notify the school in writing.
A non scripture class is also supervised by teachers.
The Department provides each school with the services of a trained school counsellor on a shared basis. The counsellor is available on request to talk to parents concerning their child’s progress and to be involved with the school in closer assessment of pupils’ needs, strengths and special problems. He/she then works in tandem with the class teacher and the school’s Student Support Team formulating programs of work. The Counsellor may also co-ordinate the involvement of other agencies.
Children are usually referred to the counsellor through the school’s Learning Support team. Parental approval is sort when psychometric testing is considered necessary.
The Counsellor may also advise class teachers involved in presenting aspects of the Student Welfare
and Personal Development programs.
The School Counsellor at Cronulla PS is Mrs Sophie Morgan, and an appointment can be made to see her via the school office.
English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D )
Support Teacher – English is a second language to approximately 25% of our students.
Our teacher works with other classroom teachers to enhance the students’ literacy skills.
Home School Liaison Officer
Home School Liaison Officers are trained teachers who help you with your child’s school attendance. They work with schools to encourage all students to attend regularly. They visit schools to check class rolls each term. They do home visits when considered necessary.
Learning and Support Teacher (LaST)
LaST allocations are determined each year by the Department of Education and Training.
The role of the LaST is to assist in the development and delivery of programs to assist students with learning needs – particularly in regard to literacy development – who require more input than can usually be provided in the regular classroom. The LaST works in conjunction with the classroom teacher and where possible, with parents.
All students engage in organised sporting activities.
Activities that have been offered have included:
– Basketball – Football / Soccer
– Gymnastics – Cricket
– Touch Football – Netball
– Surf Awareness – Swimming
Students eight years old and above are involved in the Swimming Carnival, Cross Country Carnival and the Athletics Carnival.
From these events, students are selected to represent the school in Zone Carnivals. Students from Zone Carnivals are selected to take part in Sydney East Area Carnivals where selection can be gained to compete at State Carnivals.
Staff Development Days
The Department of Education & Training allows each school to have five ‘student-free’ days. Parents are notified when these days are scheduled. The first day of Terms 1, 2 and 3 are usually allocated for whole-school planning and for the implementation of teacher development programs. The first day is always the first day of Term One each year – teachers return to school the day before school opens for students. The other days are usually held on the first day of Term Two and Term Three and the last two days of Term Four.
Subsidised School Travel
Transport NSW provides subsidies to assist school students. The School Student Transport scheme provides eligible students free or subsidised travel on public transport between home and school.
To encourage students to be aware of the risk to skin safety from long-term exposure to the sun, the school has a ‘No Hat – Play In The Shade’ policy. Hats are available for sale from the office. This means that if a student does not wear a hat on the playground during recess and lunchtimes, they are directed to sit on the seats in the shade. Parents are encouraged to apply sunscreen to their children before they come to school. Children should always bring additional sunscreen and a hat for special activities being held outdoors.