Cranbourne South Primary School

09 August 2018
Issue #10, 2018
Principal News
School Concert 2018
Attendance Matters
Upcoming Events
School Awards
House and Lively Learning Celebrations
Education News 
Facilities News
Parents and Friends Association (PFA)
Parent Support
Community Connections
Lunch Orders
Moral Purpose
Cranbourne South Primary School
(03) 9782 2999
239 Pearcedale Road
Cranbourne, Victoria, 3977

Principal News

Principal's Day

Principals Day 2018 was held on Friday 3rd August.  This special day was initiated and is supported by the Victorian Principals Association (VPA) for over 17 years.  It is an opportunity to recognise the valuable work performed by the Principal Class in Victorian Government Schools.

At CSPS, Principal's Day celebrated the hard work of the Principal class and recognised that the accomplishments of CSPS were due to the  support and perseverance of staff, students, parents and community.

To be a Principal or Assistant Principal is quite humbling as you play an integral role in the lives of students and families.  You have the privilege of watching students thrive and you assist staff to achieve greatness in their profession.  The greatest honour is representing the community with pride and gusto.

Thank you for entrusting us with leading CSPS.

Monique Corcoran and Sally Herbert 

What are your plans?

We are well underway in relation to planning and preparations for 2019. 

Please inform the office ASAP if you:

  • have a change of plans for your child's current enrolment.
  • have a sibling of a student commencing school in 2019.
  • know of a family moving into the area and wishes to enrol; we strongly encourage phoning the office to arrange a school tour.

Persistence; questions to ponder

  • What does Persistence mean to you? 
  • How do you promote persistence, perseverance and resilience in students/children? 
  • How do you role model persistence?

Child Safe Standards: 
Betrayal of Trust Inquiry

Betrayal of Trust Fact Sheet

The Criminal Law Act addressed immediate concerns -

  • a grooming offence which targets communication, including online communication, with a child or their parents with the intent of committing child sexual abuse

  • a failure to disclose offence that requires adults to report to police a reasonable belief that a sexual offence has been committed against a child (unless they have a reasonable excuse for not doing so)

  • a failure to protect offence that applies to people within organisations who knew of a risk of child sexual abuse by someone in the organisation and had the authority to reduce or remove the risk, but negligently failed to do so.

  • Organisations subject to new duty (not limited to); community service, out of home care, religious bodies, sporting groups, youth organisations, homeless services, health services…

School Concert 2018

CSPS School Concert 2018

Cranbourne South Primary School is proud to present their Annual School Concert 'Colour My World" at the Frankston Arts Centre on Friday, 24th August, 2018. The world has been set in darkness; it has lost all its colours and our challenge to retrieve the different colours, emotions and feelings to restore the world.  The lights will be bright, the music will be loud and collaboration will prevail.

A gallery walk will be set up in the foyer of FAC to show case how colours can change the world in and outside of the classroom. Come have a look to see what colours make you feel whilst show casing student work.  All students have the opportunity to display their art works marking a wonderful celebration of Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Physical Vibe and Cultural Fusion from the students at Cranbourne South Primary School.

School Concert Ticket Information

This year’s school concert ‘Colour My World’ will be held on Friday, 24 August at 7pm at the Frankston Arts Centre. 

As you may already be aware, concert tickets have sold out online.

If there are any families who have not yet been able to purchase tickets to attend the concert please contact the office by 3.30pm Thursday 9th August .  Due to curriculum day on the 10th the office will be closed.

School Concert Rehearsal

The school concert rehearsal day is Friday, 24 August 2018 at the Frankston Arts Centre. It is essential that all students attend so organisation for the final production on the same evening runs smoothly.
Students will be leaving at 9.05am sharp, and returning to school at approximately 1.00pm.
Students will need to bring:

  • Snack and a drink in a named disposable bag.

Upon return to school the PFA are organising a concert day burger lunch (see next article).
Just a reminder that dismissal time for this day is 2.30 pm. Students are required to be signed out by parents in their classrooms and checked out by their class teacher. Any remaining children will be supervised within the school environment until the normal dismissal time of 3:30pm. Before and After School Care will be operating from 2:30pm on this day.
The cost is $7.00 per child (for transport). The students will be travelling by bus to the Frankston Arts Centre for the rehearsal.
Please note that signed permission forms and full payment for Rehearsal Day must be returned to school no later than Monday, 13 August 2018.
If you have any questions, please contact your child’s class teacher.


Concert Day Burger Lunch

On Friday, 24 August 2018 (concert day), the PFA will be holding a burger lunch to continue to fundraise for new play equipment for the school. Students will receive their burgers when they return from their concert rehearsal. Gluten free and vegetarian options are available.Please indicate the items your child would like and return the order with payment by 3:30pm Monday, 13 August 2018. No late orders will be accepted.We will require parent volunteers (from 9am to 1pm) to make this event a success.


To volunteer, please follow the steps below:

  • 1. Click this link:
  • 2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
  • 3. Sign up by entering your name and checking the boxes for your chosen times - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on
  • 4. Click the save button

Note: You must have a valid Working with Children Check, and sign in/out at the office.



Concert DVD

DVD's will be available to purchase for $22.00 each. Please return the envelope to the office. Unfortunately CSPS can only accept Cash.


Attendance Matters

Absence data tracking


A big thank you to our parents and guardians for notifying absences via Flexibuzz and signing children in after 9.15am at the office.  This ensures our data is correct and helps us maintain our records for the DET.   

Our data for June and July has been very pleasing.  

In June there were:

  • 666 days student absence
  • 360 days lateness/early pickup

In July there was a decrease of the above:

  • 409 days student absence
  • 163 days days lateness/early pickup

What a terrific improvement and I look forward to the August Statistics.


A few parents I have spoken to have had issues with logging on or setting up Flexibuzz. Please do not hesitate to come up to the office and speak with Laura if you would like some assistance.

Extended Family Holidays
Principal Approval 

If there is some known reason which requires your child to miss school for an extended time (eg. operation, overseas trip, etc.), parents are asked to advise the school via flexibuzz and to notify the classroom teacher/s. Please allow time for the classroom teacher to send A Student Absent Plan home with your child when the absence is to over 5 days as per the departments legislation.


We urge parents to use the school holiday periods for their family holidays if at all possible and to avoid having their children miss classes immediately before and after scheduled holidays.


Remember, children need to attend school regularly to make the most of the educational opportunities available to them. There is a direct link between attendance and achievement. Also, poor attendance can a make it difficult for children to form positive relationships with their peers.

Upcoming Events

Australian Maths Competition - opt in students only

Thursday, 9 August

Zones of Regulation Fundraiser

Thursday, 9 August

Curriculum Day - Student Free Day

Friday, 10 August

Whole School Assembly

Friday, 17 August

Stomp Showcase Year 4-6

Monday, 20 August - 2.40pm to 3.30pm

Hooptime Senior School

Tuesday, 21 August

PFA Special Lunch Burger Day

Friday, 24 August

School Concert Rehearsal, Concert and Art Show

Friday, 24 August - EARLY DISMISSAL at 2:30pm

Hooptime Middle School

Tuesday, 28 August

Father's Day Stall and Father's Day Raffle Drawn

Wednesday, 29 August

Guide Dogs Victoria - Years 3 & 4 Students only

Thursday, 30 August

Whole School Assembly

Friday, 31 August


Friday, 14 September

Footy Day/PFA Special Lunch

Friday, 21 September

End of School Term

Friday, 21 September - EARLY DISMISSAL at 2:30pm

School Awards

School Values


Spotlight Awards

Congratulations to the following children who have demonstrated our four values; Positivity, Persistence, Pride and Passion. 


Week 1

FA - Nate P

FB - Olivia M

FC - Hiruka W

1A - Ella B

1B - Riek G

1C - Dylan S

2A - Caleb V

2B - Ayden N

3A - Lochlan B

3B - Bethany E

4A - Ethanael M-V

4B - Jamie B

5/6A - Lauren P

5/6B - Jet V

5/6C - Chelsea F

5/6D - Dean D




Week 2

FA - Bodhi M

FB - Mackenzi H

FC - Kacey D

1A - Kade C

1B - Flynn C

1C - Sarah D

2A - Finlay V

2B - Lily S

3A - Audrey O’B

3B - Taeus E

4A - Chyler W

4B - Anthony T

5/6A - Sammy H

5/6B - Alex R

5/6C - Blake M

5/6D - Cody I


Week 3

FA - Lachlan S

FB - Ava M

FC - Lucas K

1A - Brody F

1B - Tegan M

1C - Cody R

2A - Ruby O

2B - Emerald M

3A - Briella C

3B - Ronin B

4A - Jackson L

4B - Zoe V

5/6A - Lauren P

5/6B - Tamike C

5/6C - Emerald W

5/6D - Mackenzie P

Overall Award

Week 1 :  Hiruka W (FC)

Week 2 :  Blake M (5/6C)

Week 3 :  Brody F (1A)

House and Lively Learning Celebrations

Artistic Flair

Week 1: Jaylen C

Class award:  none awarded

Week 2: David C

Class award: 3B

Week 3: Kayde V

Class award: 4A

Cultural Fusion

Week 1: Ruby G

Class award: 4A

Week 2: Jett E

Class award: 1A

Week 3: Indiana W

Class award: 1A

Physical Vibe

Week 1: Taliyah C

Class award: 4A

Week 2: Jackson S

Class award: 4B

Week 3: Kayde V

Class award: 5/6C

Education News 

Cranbourne Botanic Garden

It is the middle of winter and Year 1’s had the best weather for an excursion to visit Cranbourne Botanic Garden. We enjoyed a bush picnic in the beautiful surrounds of the garden. The educational program “Bush Foods” was full of interesting and engaging Aboriginal traditions and customs. Students enjoyed exploring native bush foods and the different tools used by aboriginal people to gather the food. We got to try BUSH LEMON MYRTLE TEA! We enjoyed making "Ochre rock art," as well as painting our faces. We had a fabulous day and learnt so much.


CSPS Kitchen Garden

The Garden is here! With the help of a very hard working maintenance man, Mr Corcoran and some awesome families (Reagan and Mandi Hall, Laura Egan, Beth Mitchell, Kirsty Dunlop, Nicci Ward, Tash and James Wairau, Bronwyn Henry, Reagan Ryan and Delvina and Will Waiti) and the incredible organisation skills of Sara Brown we have 5 garden beds, a garden shed and a river bed of river rocks. The Kitchen Garden space will double as a garden and nature play area…watch out for the bean tepee! Bunnings will be donating all the vegetable seedlings and working with some students to plant them for “Plant a Tree Day.”


The Kitchen Garden is turning into a magical oasis for our students and this could not have been possible without the CSPS community spirit of generosity.  I am calling on this generosity to ask a handy or creative Dad to make a bridge to go across the river rock bed. This will allow our students who require a chair, frame or scooter to have smooth access into the garden and nature space. If you can help with this please contact Sara Brown or Delvina Waiti.

CSPS is bursting with pride in our new Kitchen Garden space and we would love the pride of our community to be vigilant in ensuring our garden remains protected and free from public incidents.


NUDE FOOD - Wipe Out Waste

Congratulations to 5/6A who continue to lead the way in the reduction of waste in our school.


As we keep aiming to become more and more sustainable as a community, we are encouraging all our families to think nude food each day, as lunchboxes are packed.

There are so many new and friendly ways to minimise our playground waste by re-thinking how we pack our kid's fruit breaks, snacks and lunch.

Many websites now also offer families ideas about how to reduce plastics, waxed wrappings and other items that become landfill for a more sustainable approach.

Here are some suggestions from Mum's Grapevine to think about:

Facilities Updates

School Pride and Sports Fund Grant

We have been successful in receiving the go ahead for the works prioritised within the School Pride and Sports Fund Grant, totalling $110,000.  Through consultation with various stakeholders, and endorsed at School Council, the following works will be completed over the next 3 months:

  • Completion of Administration Building external upgrade (2017 works were completed for the top 1/3 of the building), including eaves, fascias, gutters, downpipes, windows and painting.
  • Installation of permanent fencing and gates at the Kiss and Go Zone.
  • Topping up of soft fall around major play equipment.
  • Construction of storage and shelving of physical education equipment in the new Multi Purpose building.
  • Painting of Classroom #1 and #2.
  • Reconfiguration of meeting and office spaces in Classroom #1.
  • Rejuvenationg of the office/administration areas, including new carpet and painting.
  • Removal of old heating/cooling systems and units (including removal of the bullet gas tank).
  • Installation of split system heating/cooling in all offices/rooms in the Administration block.
  • Installation of a new phone system throughout the school to further improve communication and security.

Where to next?

We are continually discussing and problem solving ways we can further improve the learning and play spaces at CSPS.

Please take a look at the display in the main Administration foyer that celebrates what we have achieved, as well as asking for future ideas.

Note:  PFA are focusing fundraising on play spaces.

Your feedback is always welcome and strongly promoted.  Please send an email to the school or write your ideas on the display board.

Parents and Friends
Association (PFA)

Cadbury Chocolate Drive

Just a friendly reminder that payment for the Cadbury fundraising chocolates is now overdue. 
Can all money and/or unsold chocolates please be returned to the office.
Please note - Payment via QKR, Eftpos (at the office), or cash in the form of notes are preferred. We thank you for your co-operation.


PFA Burger Lunch

On Friday, 24th August (concert day) the PFA will be holding a special burger lunch to raise funds for our school. All orders are due in by Monday, 13th August. We will be unable to accept late orders.

We will also require parent volunteers (from 9am to 1pm) to make this event a success. To volunteer, please follow these steps:

  1. Click this link:
  2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
  3. Sign up by entering your name and checking the boxes for your chosen times - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on
  4. Click the save button

Note: You must have a valid Working with Children Check, and sign in/out at the office. 

Father's Day Raffle

Father's day is quickly approaching and the PFA will be running their annual Father's Day Raffle. Notices will be sent home to students in the next few weeks.

If you have a small business or a workplace that would like to donate a product or service towards our raffle, please email Miss Slocombe via [email protected]

Any business that can help out with this fundraiser will be advertised on our 'Community Connections' newsletter page. We appreciate your support.

Entertainment Books

The PFA are currently selling Entertainment Books to fundraiser for the school. The books cost $70 each and you'll receive $20,000 in valuable offers you can use until 1 June, 2019. Get your Entertainment Membership now and you could enjoy these top 10 most popular and valuable offers!

When you buy a 2018 | 2019 Entertainment™ Membership and activate online, you'll also automatically go into the draw to win a luxurious five nights accommodation at Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra, Hawaii! This fantastic package includes accommodation, flight vouchers with Hawaiian Airlines + travel insurance with QBE. Also the lucky winner will receive $2,000 worth of Woolworths WISH eGift Cards and a $1,000 shopping spree with David Jones!



Stuck On You Fundraising

The PFA are now fundraising with 'Stuck On You'! Stuck On You supply a massive range of personalised products that can help families live a more organised life. From drink bottles, backpacks, lunchboxes, stationery and not to mention their enormous range of personalised name labels!


The school will receive a 20% commission on all orders that Stuck On You receive via our unique URL and 5% on all promotional products ordered. All orders are completed through the Stuck On You website and shipped directly to your address from their warehouse.


To explore their products and make purchases, please use the school's unique URL: 


Or you can use the school's fundraising code 'CSPS' at checkout.  Feel free to share this code or URL with family and friends.


Parent Support

Volunteers Needed

During Term 3 & 4 we will again be holding the Empowerment Project for both the junior and senior school.


The aim of the ‘Empowerment Project’ is to implement a shared approach to supporting the health, wellbeing, inclusion and engagement of all students. To ensure students fully and proudly participate in their school life, have a greater say in decisions that affect their learning, and to strengthen connection and relationships with their local community.  


During term 4 the junior school (foundation-Year 2) will be taking part in the empowerment project.

We will be looking for family members who would like to share some of their expertise with the students and teach them a new skill.

If you have a skill you would like to share with our students, we would love to hear your ideas.

As we are beginning the set up and implementation of the kitchen garden program, it would be fantastic if we could have some of the Empowerment project groups completing nature based activities.


We have been thrilled with the activities run by parents and family members in the past and are interested in any skills our families and friends can bring to students.

We are also looking for ways in which we can reach out and support our community with this project and are open to suggestions families may have to achieve this.


If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the Empowerment Project and how you can contribute, please contact Jessica Doolan.

We look forward to sharing this project with our families and community and encourage families to get in contact to find out how they can involved.

Lunch Time Clubs

The Board Games Club is currently seeking donations of board games. If any famililies have board games that they are no longer using, the school would be extremely appreciative of your donation.


Healthy Mothers Healthy Families

is a free health education and empowerment workshop run by occupational therapist Dr Helen Bourke-Taylor and Women's Health general practitioner Dr Fiona Jane. Registration is currently open for a limited number of places. Please see:

This free full day workshop is for mothers of a child or young person with any type of disability. The upcoming dates are:

·  Saturday September 15th, 9--4:30pm


·  Saturday December 8th, 9--4:30pm. 

The program was featured in The Age and SMH early in 2017:

The Parent Opinion Survey

CSPS is conducting a survey to find out what parents think of our school. The Parent Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training that is conducted amongst a sample of randomly selected parents. It is designed to assist schools in gaining an understanding of parents’ perceptions of school climate, student behaviour and student engagement. Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies.

Approximately 30 per cent of parents will be invited to participate in this year’s survey. All responses to the survey are anonymous. This year the Parent Opinion Survey will be conducted from Monday, 23 July to Sunday, 26 August 2018.

The survey will be conducted online, only takes 10-15 minutes to complete, and can be accessed at any convenient time within the fieldwork period on desktop computers, laptops, tablets or smartphones. The online survey will be available in a range of languages other than English. These include: Arabic, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Chin (hakha), Hindi, Japanese, Somali, Turkish, Punjabi and Greek.

The survey results will be reported back to the school at the end of September.

Community Information Session
Victoria’s government education system

Date: Monday 13 August 2018
Time: 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm (light refreshments provided)
Venue: Rangebank Primary School, 14 Lesdon Avenue, Cranbourne

Community Connections

Friends of Cranbourne Libraries - Book sale 11/08/18


Gravity Zone


Father's Day Family Night


Lunch Orders

Lunch Order Process - Thursdays & Fridays only

1. Go to

2. Enter Cranbourne South in the ‘What’s on at your School’ lookup

3. Select ‘Cranbourne South Primary School’ from the list that displays above. The services page will open.

4. To the right side of the screen, select the class.  

5. Past dates or dates where the services are not available will be greyed out.

6. Select ‘Order Lunch’ on the date listed.

7. A new window will open for allergies.  If there are no allergies, select no. If there are allergies, enter then into the field.

8. Click ‘Save and Continue’

9. The menu will display.  Note that each item has the Healthy Eating Advisory Service traffic light system.  Any unavailable items will be greyed out and cannot be selected.

10. Click ‘Add’ next to the item.  A new window will open if additional items/inclusions can be added to the order. For example, hamburger options:

11. Click ‘Save and Continue’. Repeat as necessary.

12. On completion, click ‘Next : Check’, this will take you to the login page.

13. Complete registration for new users (you will be prompted to add students and class details), or login if an account already exists.

14. Select the student that the order is for, or add a new student, and click ‘continue’.

15. Repeat as necessary.

16. Select the payment option (top up account or pay for single order), and click continue.

17. Select the payment method and click continue.

18. Once payment has been made, click on ‘back to order’ to continue and place the order.


Moral Purpose


CSPS endeavours to empower teachers, students and community members to embrace learning, achieve their personal best and strengthen emotional, social and physical wellbeing.


  • To provide all students with an education they can be proud of by exhibiting confidence and creativity in this complex and ever changing world.
  • To assist students in taking ownership of their learning; to grow into responsible, happy, resilient and socially fulfilled individuals.


  • Positivity - I look on the bright side.
  • Persistence - I am determined.
  • Pride - I stand tall.
  • Passion - I strive to achieve.

Democratic Principles


CSPS supports and promotes the principles and practices of Australian democracy, including a commitment to:

a.   elected government; and

b.   the rule of law; and

c.    equal rights for all before the law; and

d.   freedom of religion; and

e.   freedom of speech and association; and

f.    the values of openness and tolerance.

Cranbourne South Primary School
Father's Day Family Night 2018.pdf
Curriculum Day Flyer Cranbourne South.jpg
Invite to Community Information Session_City of Casey.pdf
Concert Ticket Information.pdf
Concert Rehearsal.pdf
Burger Lunch.pdf
Concert DVD Information.pdf