Cranbourne South Primary School

15 May 2019
Issue #7, 2019
Principal News
Upcoming Events
Attendance Matters
School Awards
House and Lively Learning Celebrations
Education News 
Parents and Friends Association (PFA)
Parent and Community 
           Lunch Orders
Moral Purpose
Cranbourne South Primary School
(03) 9782 2999
239 Pearcedale Road
Cranbourne, Victoria, 3977
AU

Principal News

What does NAPLAN NOT test?

NAPLAN does not assess all of what makes our students exceptional and unique.

The adults who score these tests, do not know that some students love to sing, are good at drawing or can teach others how to use a computer program.  They have not seen the way that some students can dance with grace or speak confidently in a large group.  They do not know that friends at CSPS count on other friends to be there for them when they are sad.  They do not know that our students participate in sports, help their family or play with little brothers, sisters or cousins.  They do not know that CSPS students are caring, thoughtful and that every day they do their best.  Because these attributes cannot be tested.

The scores students get from these tests will tell us how they did on that day, but they will not tell us everything.  They cannot tell us that they brighten up their teacher’s day.  They cannot tell us how proud we are to have them as students at CSPS.  

We are so impressed how the students have come to school with a POSITIVE attitude, ready to PERSIST through each task, take PRIDE in their efforts and show PASSION in doing a great job.

Always remember there is no way to ‘test’ all the wonderful things that makes you, YOU!

Monique Corcoran and Sally Herbert

NAPLAN preparation

CSPS has a Whole School commitment to NAPLAN preparation.

This week, the Year 3 & 5 students sit four NAPLAN tests. 

 

NAPLAN provides a snapshot of the F-10 Victorian Curriculum which provides an 'additional' data source of student progress.

 

The students prepare for NAPLAN in numerous ways - this is called 'multiple exposures'.  A number of activities are planned and implemented that are just part of normal teaching and learning. Examples of such are:

  • Writing activities such as Big Writes and Cold Writes that further develop Language Conventions knowledge and understandings.
  • Reading activities that build stamina and the ability to read for meaning and comprehension.
  • Numeracy activities that extend students mathematical  vocabulary and problem solving.
  • Cooperative Learning activities that encourage collaboration and team work.

Practising and preparing for NAPLAN is a common practice in schools.  There are times where the actual NAPLAN test or parts of are used for students to gain a clearer perspective of what is being asked or how information/questions are presented.

 

As published in the iNewsletter throughout Term 2, we support Year 2, 4 and 6 teachers in providing opportunities for NAPLAN exposure to prepare them for the following year implementation.  This has been as a result of parent feedback over the years relating to stronger transition processes between year levels and when moving to Secondary school.  

 

Through our experience, we know that such varied and gradual exposure, and practice opportunities, increase student emotional and academic preparation in the NAPLAN official years.

Social Media reminder 

Facebook is a fabulous way to keep in touch with others.    

If you have a question of a small nature eg. about a special lunch day or excursion drop off time,  check COMPASS, the school website and iNewsletter.  If not, communicating on social media could be useful.

 

If you have a question of a larger nature eg. teaching and learning approaches and frameworks, a school or DET process or an individual or complex case, the Administrators of the CSPS affiliated Facebook page will direct you to the office to arrange a time to speak with the relevant staff member.

We are here to help

If you have a question or need further clarification on a wondering, the best place to start is to contact the school.  The office staff will guide you in the most appropriate direction.

1. Speak with your child's classroom teacher. 

2. Speak to the subschool leader.

  • Junior School leader - Melanie Williams
  • Middle School leader - Chris Youl
  • Senior School leader - Colette Joannidis

3.  Speak with a member of the Leadership team, including:

  • Leading Teacher - Karen Halket 
  • Learning Specialist - Delvina Waiti

4.  Arrange a time to speak with a member of the Principal class;

  • Assistant Principal - Sally Herbert
  • Principal - Monique Corcoran

2018 Annual Report and AGM

CSPS 2018 Annual Report has now been published on the school website.  All schools must provide their annual report to be published on the State Register.

The Annual Report officially gets presented at the CSPS Annual General Meeting which is held Wednesday 19th June at 6.30pm.

The Annual Report includes:

  • a description and analysis of student learning outcomes in state-wide tests and examinations for the current year (or for the last two years if the school has been established that long)
  • a description and analysis student attendance rates for the year
  • a report of the school's financial activities

Child Safe Standard 4
School staff selection, supervision and management practices

Schools are required to use policies and procedures for recruitment, supervision, training and managing performance that support a child safe school environment.

CSPS already has a number of recruitment and screening practices that reduce the risk of child abuse. Schools are expected to:

  • ensure that position descriptions for all new positions advertised  include the standard ‘Child Safe Environments’ clause.
  • implement practices to ensure that the principal is satisfied an external applicant is suitable for child-connected work prior to the person commencing employment.
  • identify the actions the school proposes to take, to promote and embed the Child Safety Code of Conduct and articulate the timeframe for implementation.

School Policies highlights

 

The Policies highlighted for this iNewsletter are Camps Policy and Excursion Policy  CSPS engages in a number of engaging extra curricula opportunities such as Excursions and Camps of which we refer to policy requirements.  Any questions, please contact the office to speak with a member of the School Improvement Team.

Do you know where to access DET policies - SPAG

Do you know how to access CSPS localised policies - Link

COMPASS:  School calendar

 

Please ensure you check the COMPASS calendar and the EVENTS tab on the school website to stay up to date with what is happening within the CSPS community.
The calendar linked via the Flexibuzz app is no longer kept up to date.  Please do not rely on this to stay informed.
If you have any questions regarding CSPS events do not hesitate to give the Office a call. 

Upcoming Events

To further assist with smooth organisation of events, families are asked to adhere to all due dates of return slips and money.

No late payments will be accepted unless prior discussion with the Principal.

 

Requests for refunds must be given in writing and approved by the Principal. Refunds Policy

NAPLAN

May 14 – 16, 2019

Melbourne Museum Yr3 & 4

Wed, May 22, 2019

Election BBQ

Sat, May 18, 2019 8:30am – 4:30pm

Education Week - Celebrating Careers

May 19 – 25, 2019

Attitudes to School Survey Yr 4-6

May 20 – 31, 2019

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

Thu, May 23, 2019

Superhero Day Dress Up - Muscular Dystrophy awareness

Fri, May 24, 2019

PFA Sausage Sizzle Lunch

Fri, May 24, 2019

Whole school assembly

Fri, May 24, 2019 2:40pm – 3:15pm

Division Cross Country

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Melbourne Museum SS excursion

Tues, June 4, 2019

Whole school assembly

Fri, June 7, 2019 2:40pm – 3:15pm

Annual General Meeting

Presentation of 2018 Annual Report

Wed, June 19, 2019 6.30pm

Queen's Birthday Public Holiday

Mon, June 10, 2019

Life Education Visit - Parent Information Session 9:10am

Thu, June 20, 9:10am – 10:00am

Whole school assembly

Fri, June 21, 2019 2:40pm – 3:15pm

Life Education visit

June 24 – 27, 2019

Woolworths Earn & Learn ends

Tues, Jun 25, 2019

Term 2 School Holidays Start

Fri, June 28, 2019 - Early Dismissal

REGULAR EVENTS

School Banking - Every Tuesday

Nude Food - Every Tuesday

Attendance Matters

Term 1, 2019 100% Attendance

 

Carter

FA

Kade

2A

Chloe

4A

Khor

FA

Arizona

2A

Kole

4A

Immy

FA

Joshua

2A

Darcy

4A

Stella

FA

Wade

2A

Jackson

4B

Jax

FA

Tegan

2A

Taya

4B

Chase

FA

Ruby

2B

Chloe

4B

Violet

FB

Crystal

2B

Reanna

4B

Delta

FB

Lara

2B

Emily

4B

Skye

FB

Giselle

2B

Mia

4B

Chloe

FB

Jett

2B

Dj

56A

Zoe

FB

Dylan

2B

Izzy

56A

Tyler

FB

Eboni

2B

Ella

56A

Cleo

FB

Axel

2B

Logan

56A

Jack

FB

Margaret

3A

Koby

56A

Barron

FB

Lily

3A

Samantha

56A

Mackinley

F1A

Marlee

3A

Seth

56A

Albert

F1A

Jordan

3A

Hayden

56A

Ava

F1A

Seth

3B

Ashley

56A

Lucas

F1A

Campbell

3B

Tamika

56B

Blake

1A

Kya

3B

Kasey

56B

Alaska

1A

Adna

3B

Anna

56C

Alexis

1A

Lily

3B

Alexandre

56D

Hiruka

1A

Ronin

34A

Tyson

56D

Levi

1B

Huan-Ray

34A

Alex

56D

Luna

1B

Cohen

34A

Liam

56D

Kaycee

1B

Ayden

34A

You- Fong

56D

   

Tye

34A

   

 

Class 4B had the least amount of Absences for Term 1.

 

Well done! 

Student Absence Learning Plans & Holidays

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.

School Awards

School Values

 

Spotlight Awards

 

Class

Week 2

House

Week 3

House

FA

Mason B

Wiiny

Dolly C

Munmut

FB

Kayleigh L

Wiiny

Vincent B

Wiiny

F1A

Albert P

Biik

Dexter M

Wiiny

1A

Aaliyah

Biik

Ava M

Munmut

1B

Mackenzi H

Baany

Avery G

Munmut

2A

Mia E

munmut

Caiden A

Wiiny

2B

Axel W

Baany

Alek C

Baany

3A

Lily K

Munmut

Jordan S

Biik

3B

Keirra B

Baany

Ava S

Baany

34A

Isabelle D

Biik

Zetzke S

Munmut

4A

Chloe B

Biik

   

4B

Kayde V

Baany

Thomas S

Baany

5/6A

Marcos B

Biik

DJ A

Munmut

5/6B

Brodie C

Biik

Tahna M

Biik

5/6C

Ruby G

Banny

Jacob B

Biik

5/6D

Grace G

Munmut

Destiny L

Banny

Overall Student of the Week

Class

Week 2

House

Class

Week 3

House

2B

Axel W

Baany

4B

Thomas S

Baany

 

House and Lively Learning Celebrations

STEAM

 

Class

Week 2

House

Class

Week 3

House

 

5/6D

You-Fong H

Baany

3B

Jackson S

Wiiny

 

5/6C

Rori M

Baany

2A

Joshua G

Wiiny

Class Award

1A &1B

 

Physical Vibe

 

 

Class

Week 2

House

Class

Week 3

House

 

FB

Delta C

Munmut

4b

Mia T

Munmut

Class Award

56A & 3A

 

District Inter-School Cross Country 2019

Acknowledgements go out to our students on their achievements in the District Inter-School Cross Country 2019. 

Our results were outstanding! Not only do we have 14 students going to Division, but our school placed 1st in our District out of 9 schools in total.

 

Special mention goes out to our parents who supported in the back and front, transporting and marshalling. Thank you!

 

Our Results of the 14 going through to Division were:

12-13yr Boys

Jacob S placed 2nd /64

12-13yr Girls

Tamika C placed 6th/64

11yr Boys

Beau S placed 3rd/64

Hayden M placed 7th/64

11yr Girls

Marlie W placed 5th/64

9-10yr Boys

Tye W placed 4th/64

Kayde V placed 9th/64

Kade H placed 8th/64

9-10yr Girls

Reanna K placed 1st/64

Taya C placed 2nd/64

Ashley T placed 3rd/64

Caitlin H placed 4th/64

Mia T placed 6th/64

Baily P placed 7th/64

 

Division will be held on Wednesday 29th May at Casey Fields. Starting 10.30am - 2.00pm.  Parents are most welcome to attend.

Education News 

 

NAPLAN is HERE!

 

This week Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 students across Australia will be participating in NAPLAN tests. At CSPS the Year 2, 4 and 6 will also be working on NAPLAN practice activities to ensure smooth transitions and experiences for students throughout their school lives. 

 

Tuesday 14th May

Wednesday 15th May

Thursday 16th May

Language Convention

(Spelling and Grammar)

Writing - either a persuasive or narrative

Reading

Mathematics


For further information please see your classroom teacher or https://www.nap.edu.au/naplan/parent-carer-support/

Education Week

Education week is being held next week, May 19 to May 25. There are lots of fun activities being planned for this week.

Families and friends are invited to come to school on Thursday 23 May

9am to 10.30am Open morning with grandparents and families visiting  classrooms to participate in Literacy activities to include interviewing grandparents about their careers and how school helped them with this. 

10.40am The World's Biggest Morning Tea to be held in the HUB Students will participate in National Simultaneous reading with other schools around Australia. 

https://www.biggestmorningtea.com.au/


National Simultaneous reading - Alpacas with maracas

For most classes the Big Write will also be held in Period 3 and 4. See details below.

 

On the Friday 24th May of this week we will also be holding a special Superhero parade to raise awareness and funds for Muscular Dystrophy. Muscular Dystrophy Australia provides support to the 1 in every 1000 Australian men, women and children affected by Muscular Dystrophy, through the provision of respite, education and training, information services, support groups and funding medical research. The parade will be held on the basketball court from 9.05am. Gold coin donation.

 

Next week on Thursday 23rd May the whole school will be participating in a BIG Write. The genre for this week is a Narrative. Stay tuned for the details but it will be a super fun explosion  of imagination! Photos will be sent home via Flexibuzz early next week. Get your family talking - in the car, at home, at dinner and catch the BUZZZZZ.

All families are encouraged to participate in the 'Big Talk' home  learning and discuss the topic and gather any ideas. A narrative has Characters, Setting, Problem and Solutions.  How can you include these ideas into your story?  If your child can talk about it they can  write it!

Parents and Friends
Association (PFA)

Election Day BBQ

On Saturday, 18 May, the PFA will be hosting an Election Day BBQ at our school. We will be raising money for new play spaces in our school grounds.


We will require volunteers to help make this community event a success. To volunteer, please follow these steps:

  1. Click this link to see our event https://signup.zone/LDG9nyj8jtWDa4X5D
  2. Select the Election Day – May 18 tab
  3. Review the options listed and click on the spot(s) you like.
  4. Enter your full name and press enter.

We know that time is precious, so if you are unable to volunteer, we would greatly appreciate a donation of the following items:

  • Woolworth Vouchers
  • Cases of soft drink cans
  • Cases of water bottles
  • Juice boxes

Please deliver your donation to your classroom teacher or Miss Slocombe in the gallery.

Mother's Day Stall & Raffle

A BIG THANK YOU to the PFA and parent volunteers who organised and the Mother's Day stall and raffle. The student's loved buying gifts for their Mothers and Grandmothers.

Also, WELL DONE to F/1A for selling the most raffle tickets in the school. Each student in their class received a McDonalds voucher for their fundraising efforts.

Entertainment Books 19/20

This year we are raising money for our school through Entertainment Books. Please help us achieve our goal by purchasing you  your Entertainment Membership from us. Cranbourne South Primary School receives 20% from every Membership sold so tell your family and friends to support us as well.

The Entertainment Memberships are available as a book or a digital Membership App. Both are full of great value with plenty of offers and discounts. 

 

To purchase your Membership and learn more about their great offers, click here.

Stuck On You Fundraiser

The PFA are 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: https://www.stuckonyou.com.au/affiliate/fundraiser/CSPS 

 

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

PFA Meeting

The Parents and Friends Association (PFA) will be holding their next meeting on Friday, 31st May at 2:30pm in the Library. Please sign in at the office.

 

The agenda for this meeting includes planning of the Cadbury Chocolate fundraiser, STEAM Art Show event and other term 3 events.

 

If you are unable to attend but would like to make a suggestion, please email the PFA or Emma Slocombe via the emails below:

 

csps.pfa.fundraising@gmail.com

emmas@cranbournesouth.vic.edu.au 

Sausage Sizzle Special Lunch

On Friday, 24 May, the PFA will be holding a special sausage sizzle lunch to raise funds for our school. No late orders will be accepted.


We require parent volunteers (from 9am to 1pm) to make this event a success. If you are able to assist, please follow the instructions below to register your availability online.

  1. Click this link to see our event https://signup.zone/LDG9nyj8jtWDa4X5D
  2. Select the Special Lunch – May 24 tab
  3. Review the options listed and click on the spot(s) you like.
  4. Enter your full name and press enter.

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

 

Cadbury Chocolate Drive

The PFA will soon be sending home boxes of chocolates for our annual Cadbury Chocolate Drive.
 

Opt out notices were sent home today, Wednesday, 15 May. If you do not wish to participate in this fundraiser event, please return the opt out notice by Wednesday, 5 June. Families can also choose to purchase additional boxes if they wish.

 

The boxes contain 120 treat size Freddo Frogs and Caramello Koalas which cost 50c each, or 2 for $1.00, totaling $60 per box.

 

Earn & Learn Vouchers

 

The Woolworths Earn & Learn promotion begins May 1st until June 25th.

Sticker sheets are available at Woolies or online. Collection boxes are available at the school office, Langwarrin Plaza, Cranbourne Park and Marriot Waters Woolworths stores. The more points we earn, the more we can redeem from a choice of over 10,000 educational resources including mathematics and English resources, art & crafts materials and much, much more!


Let’s see if we can beat our 2017 record of 20,574!

 

Volunteer Appreciation

CSPS are very fortunate to have so many wonderful volunteers assist around our school. We have volunteers helping out in the classroom, fundraising for our school, contacting books, assisting at working bees and so much more.

 

To show our appreciation for these hard working volunteers, the PFA have put together a special raffle that all volunteers can enter for their participation in an event or activity. If you volunteer at our school, simply click on the link below and enter your details for the event/activity you assisted with. At the end of the term, a name will be drawn from the raffle and a prize awarded.

 

Volunteers Raffle

 

 

 

Parent and Community 

School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) at CSPS.

SWPBS is an alternate approach to behaviour management that differs significantly from traditional approaches (e.g., punishment).

It is based on research that considers more effective approaches to managing behaviour.

 

SWPBS aims to:

  • reduce behaviours of concern using appropriate tiered strategies, and

  • increase the individuals quality of life through the acquisition of new skills

SWPBS at Cranbourne South Primary School.

 

All students are explicitly taught the expected behaviours of CSPS within the learning spaces, outdoor areas and assembly. The Expected Behaviours Matrix assists CSPS to improve social, emotional, behavioural and academic outcomes for our students.

Using our CSPS Expected Behaviours Matrix allows teachers and students to have more time to focus on relationships and classroom instruction. Students and staff benefit from:

  • increased respectful and positive behaviour
  • increased time focused on instruction
  • improved social-emotional wellbeing
  • positive and respectful relationships among students and staff

 

Be an Upstander

Last month on the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence, the Department launched the Be an upstander - #ihaveyourback video and poster competition focused on promoting upstander behaviour among students.

 

The video, created in partnership with the Melbourne Football Club and the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Inc. (VAEAI), features AFL players Nathan Jones, Neville Jetta and AFLW player Aliesha Newman as well as students from Albert Park College. It promotes safe and easy ways that students can act as upstanders within their school and among their peers. 

 

You can view the video here

 

The poster competition is part of the broader Be an upstander campaign. It is open to all Victorian school students. See the promotional poster for more information.

 

Congratulations to 2A and 5/6A who are leading the school in Nude Food Lunches.

Check out this recipe to make your own muesli bars!

Muesli Bars Ingredients 

-3 cups (350g) natural muesli – nut free

- 3 eggs 

- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 

- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 

- ¼ cup (60ml) olive oil 

- ¼ cup (60ml) honey Directions 

1. Preheat oven to 160ºC. 

2. Combine muesli, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, olive oil and honey in one large bowl until completely mixed 

3. Spoon into a baking tin lined with baking paper

4. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden 

5. Cool then cut into 16 pieces 

 

TIPS: for those with egg allergies, replace with mashed banana in the recipe. These bars will keep in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Store in the fridge.

FINDMYSCHOOL.VIC.GOV.AU

See our school zone online

The Department has released a new website that helps parents identify their local public school online.

 

Findmyschool.vic.gov.au launched on 24 April and shows every school zone across the state. The new website highlights the choice of public schools available to the Victorian community.

 

If your child is preparing to enter Year 7 and want to know more about the public secondary school options in our area, or you know someone who is interested in enrolling at our school, try findmyschool.vic.gov.au today.

 

If you have a question about the website, contact the Victorian School building Authority Hotline on 1800 896 950 or email vsba@edumail.vic.gov.au 

Thank you to our Sponsors

The school would like to give a sincere thank to the sponsors of our recent Mother's Day Raffle. The prizes this year were incredible and we had some very happy winners!

 

Please support these local companies and businesses and visit their websites below:

 

Frankston Arts Centre
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
Dingley Village Adventure Golf

Spring Park Golf Course

Beretta's Langwarrin Hotel

Crazy Climb Indoor Rock Climbing Centre

Lunar Drive In

The Comic's Lounge
Khd- Kez's Hair Design!

Candy’s Cupcake Company

Monkey Mania

Guzman y Gomez
bypaulaoriginals
Bassine Speciality

           Lunch Orders

Only available on Thursdays & Fridays

ORDERING

Regular orders can be placed up to 9.30am on the same day.

Sushi orders must be placed by 5pm the day prior.

1. Login to your FlexiSchools account

2. Click 'Online Ordering' beside the student name

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

4. Select ‘Order Lunch’ on the future dates listed (you can place orders for future weeks)

5. A new window will open for allergies.  If there are no allergies, select no. If there are allergies, enter them into the field.  Click ‘Save and Continue’

6. 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.

7. 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:

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

9. On completion, click ‘Next : Check’,  then 'Confirm/Place Order'

10. Repeat as necessary.

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

12. Select the payment method and click continue.

13. Lunch will be delivered to the school at approximately 12.30pm and distributed to the classrooms.

 

For help or FAQ's, go to https://www.flexischools.com.au/support#parents-my_account

Moral Purpose

Mission

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

Vision

  • 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.

Values

  • 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
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