Caulfield Junior College Newsletter

20 July 2018
Issue Twenty-one
From our school leadership team
From our School Council,
DET Parent Opinion Survey 2018,
From the administration team,
From our students,
Webradio Corner,
100 Days of School,
Calendar of Events,
From our Library,
From our Parents' Committee,
Community Notices,
Caulfield Junior College
(03) 9509 6872
186 Balaclava Road
Caulfield North, Victoria, 3161

From our school leadership team

From our Principal,

I would like to extend a warm welcome back to everyone for Term 3. I hope you had a safe, relaxing and enjoyable break and you are ready for a busy next few months. I was able to enjoy time away with my family during the first week and some quiet time at home during the second week.


I always find Term 3 an enjoyable one; the days begin to get longer and the weather warmer. Teachers and students know each other well and show significant progress academically and socially as that relationship flourishes. We have some exciting events on the way that I hope you can participate in, including the Prep ‘100 Days of School’ and our Bastille Day celebrations. I look forward to seeing you all at these two events in the next week.


Our school is always busy, even over the holidays. There has been some significant work completed on our buildings and grounds, including maintenance in the main building, carpeting repairs in the main building and junior building, bi-annual upkeep of the synthetic turf and an upgrade of our ICT network. You will continue to see improvements across our school throughout this term as we strive to give our students the best possible environment for learning.


The feedback of our students, parents and broader community is vital in driving improvement. I’m pleased to share with you that our student survey results from earlier this year have shown significant improvement across all areas compared to 2017. Our students are happy to be here; they feel connected to their school and are excited about learning. This term you may receive an invitation to participate in the Parent Opinion Survey, as well as being asked to be involved in groups to provide us feedback for our upcoming School Review. Look out for further information about this in upcoming newsletters.

Today you child/ren should have received a ‘Term Overview’, summarising the key work they will be doing this term in literacy, numeracy and their units of inquiry. This was developed by our teaching teams in response to your feedback. We hope it gives you a better understanding of what is happening in the classroom and gives you the opportunity to support this learning at home.


Our new Enrolment Policy for the French Elective remains with the Department of Education and Training (DET), awaiting final approval. I know this may be causing some anxiety and I can assure you that we are doing all we can to expedite this process. If you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to make an appointment to see me or contact me via phone or email.


Our School Council President, Stephen Loyer, has written to you in this newsletter regarding the Principal Selection Process. I would like to add that I am excited to have the opportunity to continue in my role as the Acting Principal and thank you for your continued support of both me in this role and in our school. Shauna Sanderson (Student Wellbeing Coordinator), Leora Heitlinger and Don Kirk will continue to work as our Acting Assistant Principal. I would also like to thank two people familiar to our school, Trish Langford and Brin Nadler, for working in Leora’s class on a Thursday and Don’s class on a Friday.


I hope you have all enjoyed the first week back and I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events over the next week.




From our French Director,

Celebration de Bastille Day – July 27 from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm


Voici venu l’un des temps fort et emblématique de notre communauté : Bastille Day !  Au programme cette année : journée costumée, concert, vente de crêpes et expositions.



Depuis le début de la semaine, les élèves répètent et filment des pièces qu’ils présenteront sur les écrans du BER vendredi soir pendant le concert.  Mrs Wright, notre professeur d’art prépare avec les élèves les décorations de cette journée qui s’annonce excitante. Elle préparera également une exposition avec les meilleures productions des élèves sur le thème de Bastille Day.


Journée costumée

Vous avez encore une semaine pour préparer avec votre enfant un costume dans l’esprit de Bastille Day !  Des photos de groupe seront organisées pendant la matinée avec les enfants déguisés. Elles seront exposées le soir même, dès 15:30 dans le BER, pour accompagner l’exposition.


Concert et incursion musicale avec « La mauvaise réputation »

L’après-midi, tous les élèves répéteront les chansons du groupe « La Mauvaise Réputation » avec les musiciens, afin d’être à l’unisson lors du concert qui débutera à 15h30 dans la cours de l’école.

Madame Myriam Boisbouvier-Wylie, la Consule générale honoraire de France à Melbourne, nous fera l’honneur d’ouvrir le concert.


Vente de crêpes par le comité de parents

Une célébration de Bastille Day ne pouvant pas se faire sans crêpes, le comité des parents de CJC nous fera l’extrême plaisir de proposer de délicieuses crêpes dès l’ouverture du concert.



From our School Council,

Principal Selection Process.

Dear CJC Community,


The search for our next Principal is ongoing, and we continue to work tirelessly until the right person is found.

The Principal Selection Panel reconvenes in mid-Term 3 and the appointed Teacher/Parent representatives will work through the next stages in partnership with the (DET) Department of Education & Training. 

This is a good opportunity to acknowledge and say thank you to Mr Stuart Andrews (our Senior Education Improvement Leader) from the DET, without whose support this task would be nearly impossible.

We will provide information to the community as and when the process allows us to.

Thank you


Stephen Loyer

Caulfield Junior College

School Council President

DET Parent Opinion Survey 2018,

We want our parents to tell us what they think!


Our school 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.

As per DET process, approximately 30 per cent of parents will be invited at random 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 23rd July to Sunday 26th August.

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. The survey results will be communicated to parents through our Newsletter and through our annual reporting.

Please contact the school if you would like more information.


From the administration team,

Notices that went home this week


  • 5/6 Excursion to NGV and Shine of Remembrance – 3rd August - $25 – Forms and payment strictly due by 27.07.18.

  • 5/6 Camp. Permission and Medical forms due 3rd August. Payment - $470.00 - Due by 10th August.


  • 3/4 Scienceworks, Tuesday 31st July, Cost $19, due Tuesday 24th July.


The 5/6 Camp notices went out today, could the forms please be returned as soon as possible and payment made promptly by 10th of August. Paperwork is due back on the 3rd of August. .

Families who are away will have the paperwork emailed to them.

The camp will be held from Tuesday the 4th of September to Friday the 7th of September at The Portsea Camp.

Students will return to school by 3:00pm, communication will be sent out if the buses are running late.





Dear Parents and Carers,


The SKOOLBAG App has recently had an update.


We have been informed that some people have missed the last few SKOOLBAG notifications that the school has sent out.


Please check your SKOOLBAG notification settings and ensure they are not set to silent.  


Many thanks,

CJC Admin

Important changes to the Same Day Student Absence Notifications 


From our students,

The Prep Corner


We are happy to start a new program with the Prep classes. It is called The Daily Mile. It is a simple initiative that sees children run, jog or walk for 15 minutes every day. It is not a competition, it is a great opportunity to run in the fresh air with their friends. It will take place everyday, as it will make it easier to maintain their fitness and gain the full benefits.

We will calculate how many miles we have run all together (adding all the laps from all the students and teachers) and see how far we have reached by the end of Term 3!

Thank you to Helen, Candice, Sophie and Leslie who have gladly accepted the challenge!

See you in a few miles,






Webradio Corner,



Webradio corner

Bonjour !
Les élèves de CJC sont sur les ondes de la webradio !
Cette semaine, nous vous rediffuserons une des émissions du club radio  : CJC live 2. Au programme, une interview exclusive d'Anne du Van du livre, des biographies de femmes exceptionnelles ( en anglais et en français), une présentation sur le tennis et les wombats, un poème, un bulletin d'informations résumant l'actualité de CJC et une idée de jeu !
De plus, pour ceux qui n'ont pas pu assister au spectacle de fin de trimestre, vous aurez la joie d'en écouter quelques extraits dans le deuxième podcast de cette semaine.
Tout cela sera également disponible en podcast!
Voici le lien pour accéder à cette radio: . 
Pour l'écoute en direct (lundi 19H), sur la page d'accueil, cliquez sur le bouton en bas à gauche de l'écran, marqué EFM.
Pour l'écoute en podcast, sur la page d'accueil, cliquez sur le bouton ''Podcast'' à gauche de l'écran. Les podcasts s'intitulent :
CJC Live 2
CJC performance asembly term 2 2018

Bonne écoute!

This week, radio club students will present their show: CJC live 2. On the program, an exclusive interview of Anne from the books on wheels, biographies of exceptional women (in English and French), a presentation on tennis and  wombats, a poem, a newsletter  and a game idea !
In addition, for those who have not been able to attend the end of term performance assembly, you will able to listen to some samples.

Here is the link to access live (Monday at 7pm) and podcast :  
To listen to the podcast: on the homepage, click on the ''Podcast'' button on the left of the screen.
Here is the titles of the podcasts:
CJC Live 2
CJC performance asembly term 2 2018

Enjoy our podcasts !



Environmental tip.


Reducing waste can complement decluttering. Clear out storage areas at home and sort items into three groups: keep, rubbish, and redistribute. Keep the items that are needed or have great sentimental value. Put unusable items into the rubbish bin (but recycle items made from paper, plastic or glass). Redistribute items that are in good condition but are no longer used. You can redistribute items by donating to charities (e.g. Salvation Army, St Kilda Mums, St Vincent de Paul), having a garage sale or selling valuable items on Gumtree or ebay.

Environmental News.

During the holidays, a small group from CJC attended an inspiring presentation by Zero Waste Home founder Béa Johnson. Béa spoke about many easy and innovative ways to reduce waste in the home including taking your own containers and bags to the deli, butcher or fruit shop so you can buy items without packaging. If purchasing items that are sold by weight, simply ask for your empty container to be placed on the scales and the scales to be set to zero before adding the item. The presentation included a question and answer session which concluded with CJC being selected to ask a question about reducing waste in schools. One of Béa’s suggestions was to consider alternative stationery suppliers that accept bulk orders and pack items in less plastic. Some of us met Béa after the event and had a photo taken! Her book contains lots of information about reducing not only waste, but also expense, and is available both in paperback and electronic format.


Chicken news.


A big thank you to the following families who cared for our chickens during the holidays: Cunningham, Loustau, Dodwell, Lindner, Muldoon, Alderuccio. We hope you enjoyed some delicious fresh eggs!

100 Days of School,

100 days of School,

Every year we love to celebrate 100 days of being a Prep student!

This year, the magical 100th day will be held on the 2nd August.

We will be starting the school day by celebrating this exciting event with a Junior Assembly followed by a fantastic morning tea for the Prep parents and students.

The Preps have been learning that 100 is a lot and on the day there will be 100 day craftwork, balloons and a lot of fun things to do!

In all the days leading up to the 100th day, the Prep students keep showing their teachers that they have determination, perseverance and resilience in their quest to learn.

Superheroes show these traits in their quests and never give up until they have achieved their goals so watch out for our little super heroes roaming the school on this special day!

Calendar of Events,

Term 3

Calendar of Events.

2018 Victoria School Holidays and Term Dates

Term 1: 29 January to 29 March - (end of term 2.30pm finish)
Term 2: 16 April to 29 June -  (end of term 2.30pm finish)
Term 3: 16 July to 21 September - (end of term 2.30pm finish)
Term 4: 8 October to 21 December - (end of term 1.30pm finish)


Public Holidays to come 2018 

  • Tuesday 6 November - Melbourne Cup Day

School Calendar Term 3, 2018

Assemblies are held each Monday at 9:00am on the basketball court. In case of extreme weather, we use the BER. (Senior Building)

Jul 26

100 Days of Prep

Jul 27

Bastille Day Celebration - Dress Up

3:30pm - 5:30pm Bastille Day Concert

Jul 31

09am - 3:30pm Scienceworks excursion 3/4 all day

Aug 1

Buddy Bear Activity to be announced

Aug 3

09am - 3pm 5/6 Excursion to Shrine and NGV

Aug 7

6:30pm - 7:15pm 3/4 camp parent info in library

7:15pm - 7:45pm 3/4 meeting with parents attending camp in staff room

Aug 13

Science Week

Aug 14

Science Week

Aug 15

Science Week

Aug 16

Science Week

Aug 17

Science Week

Aug 20

Book Week

09:30am - 12:30pm Prep Excursion to Caulfield Library

Aug 21

Book Week

09am - 02:30am CJC Athletics Carnival

Aug 22

Book Week

Aug 23

Book Week

Aug 24

Book Week

Book Week Dress-Up Parade (time to be confirmed)

Aug 27

Lamont Book Fair

Aug 28

Lamont Book Fair

Aug 29

Lamont Book Fair

Aug 30

Lamont Book Fair

10am - 3pm 1/2 Excursion - Science Works

Aug 31

Father's Day Breakfast & Stall

Lamont Book Fair

Sep 3

eSmart Week

Lamont Book Fair Closes

 Sep 4

eSmart Week

09am - 5/6 Camp Portsea - Departing

Sep 5

eSmart Week

08am - 5/6 Camp Portsea all day

Sep 6

eSmart Week

08am - 5/6 Camp Portsea all day

Sep 7

eSmart Week

District Athletics

5/6 Camp Portsea - Returning

Sep 12

Grade 3/4 Camp

Sep 13

Grade 3/4 Camp

Sep 14

Grade 3/4 Camp

Sep 21

End of Term - 2.30 Finish

Footy Colours Day




From our Library,

Library Bags.

Don't forget to ensure you have a library bag when you come to our library.  The bag needs to be sturdy enough to protect the valuable books that we have.  If you don't have a library bag, you will not be allowed to borrow. 

Help in the Library.

There are some lovely parents who come in and help in the library.  Sometimes regularly, sometimes when they have a spare moment.  I would really appreciate some assistance in covering books at the moment, if anyone has a spare hour or maybe two. 

Please contact me at [email protected]


Book Fair.

The Lamont Book Fair begins at CJC on Monday 27th August and finishes on Monday 3rd September. We are trying a different company this year, but the process will be similar.  Further information will follow closer to the date.  


From our Parents' Committee,



Welcome back to Term 3.  We hope everyone rested up over the holidays as we have a very busy Term 3 ahead. It starts next week with Bastille Day Crêpe celebrations!


The PC is very excited to announce the return of our Crêpe Master Class with CJC parent Yolaine Corbin on Monday July 23rd at 3.45pm (for one hour).
Yolaine, Mum of 2, Chef, Thermomix consultant and recipe creator for Tmix+ magazine has generously offered to show us some tips and tricks to making the perfect French crêpe.
This year she will be joined by baking extraordinaire Shweta Khanzode, who will demonstrate how to make Dosa, a Southern Indian specialty.
Please book your tickets before Friday evening. The event is free, however it won’t proceed unless we have enough participants. Children are welcome to attend but all attendees must be booked in.

Book now!



On Friday July the 27th, CJC will celebrate Bastille Day with a French dress-up day, an outfit picture contest and an incursion of "La Mauvaise Reputation" French band to entertain the whole school from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.
The PC will be running its annual crêpe stall. We sold out with 800 crêpes generously donated by CJC families last year and we are targeting 1000 crêpes this year. We need your help.
To run it properly, the PC is requesting that all classes contribute to the crêpe stall. We require approximately 4 helpers per class. There are a number of ways you can help out:
1. Make and donate crêpes
We are requesting plain crêpes (unfilled). Please cook your crêpes Thursday evening and drop them off at the office on Friday morning. We require approximately 20 crêpes per donation.
2.  Help prepare the crêpe stall
We need volunteers from 2:00pm to 3:00pm to help fill the crêpes and prepare the drinks.
3. Help run the crêpe stall
We need volunteers from 3:00pm to 5:00pm to help setup and sell the crêpes.
The more helpers we have the easier the task is, and everyone can enjoy the event a little more. We thank you in advance for helping out.
If you don’t feel comfortable making crepes, make sure you come along to the crepe masterclass and learn some tips.



  • July 23rd – Crepe Workshop Don’t forget to book via so we know how many we can expect on the day.
  • July 27th - CJC Bastille Day Celebration & Crepe Stall - The French Band "La Mauvaise Reputation" will join us for an afternoon of fun.
  • August 26th – CJC Working Bee
  • August 31st – Father’s Day Breakfast and Father’s Day Stall
  • September 15th – Social Night – We’ll come back to you with more details of this fun “Parent Only” Saturday Night very soon.



To prepare for the Father’s Day Gift Stall, we are seeking your help with gift donations. Take a look for any unwanted gifts, or those gifts you brought and hid in a safe place, that are no longer needed but are clogging up your cupboards. We will take any gifts, in new condition, that you think will bring joy to someone else. All gift donations can be dropped off to the office.



This term we have introduced a new spaghetti menu available on Tuesdays and can confirm that we will run Pie Friday this term as per last terms trial.

Food items will be available via QKR the week before and just a reminder that all orders close Monday at 8:00am in the week your order will arrive. As a reminder here are the days each food item is available:

Mondays: Orders close at 8.00am

Tuesdays: Fried Rice, Noodles, Spaghetti Bolognaise, Spaghetti with Tuna in a Tomato Sauce and Spaghetti with Tofu & Mushrooms

All items are priced at $7.00 per item.

Thursdays: Sushi $2.80, Brown rice $3.30 and Rice Paper Rolls $2.80

Fridays: Pies $4.50, Sausage Rolls $4.00, Vegetable Pasties $4.50 and Challah $4.00



The Secondhand Uniform Shop (opposite lost property) will be open from 9.00 to 9.30am on Wednesday July 25th and Wednesday August 29th, or by appointment as arranged.  Please note it is CASH ONLY.

Don’t forget to check lost property as any items that are not collected by the end of next week will be donated to either the second hand uniform shop or charity.


Please contact the Parents Committee anytime via email [email protected]


Community Notices,


Public notices or  advertisements on our website and in the newsletter are  accepted in good faith but the school does not  necessarily endorse the content. A charge is made for commercial  advertisement.

Creative Music,


Junior Rockers,


Soccerwise, Footywise and Hoopwise,


Buddy Run - Anti Bullying Fun Run - Alannah and Madeline Foundation,

Step up to the Buddy Run and say no to bullying!

Introducing the Buddy Run, the first kids Fun Run from the Alannah & Madeline Foundation.
The Buddy Run promotes inclusion, respect and encourages kids to say no to bullying.
Sunday 21 October 2018
Alexandra Gardens from 10am
Breakfast will be provided on the day, plus loads of fun activities for the kids.


Thank you for your sponsorship on our Bastille Day celebrations.


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