Carnegie Primary Newsletter

03 September 2019
Issue Thirteen

Our mission is to inspire the self belief and motivation in students that will enable them to achieve and grow

Diary Dates
From the Principal, Linda Jones
Parenting Ideas by Michael Grose
What's happening
PFA  News
Students of the Week
Arts News
Sports News
Aftercare News
Carnegie Primary School
(03) 9571 2662
51 Truganini Road
Carnegie, Victoria, 3163

Diary Dates


Thursday 5th September

Book Week Celebration Day- dress up parade in hall 9.15am


Friday  6th September

Assembly in the hall 9am-Prep A & D performing

Last day to order 'Moving at the Movies' Concert DVD


Monday 9th September

Grade 6 Open Morning - 9.15am

District Athletics


Friday 13th September

House Rewards Day

Second Hand Uniform Stall   3.15-3.45pm



Tuesday 17th September

Year 5 Open Morning

Second Hand Uniform Stall    8.45-9.15am


Wednesday 18th September

Year 4 Open Morning


Thursday 19th September

Year 2 Sleepover


Friday  20th September

Sports Colours Day

Last day of term-early dismissal 2.30pm




From the Principal,
Linda Jones

A Moment of Personal Reflection

I have been absent from CPS for much of the last two weeks due to personal reasons.

 I don’t usually write from a personal perspective but I have been deeply touched by the patience, kindness and generosity shown to my family and myself, on so many levels, over the last two weeks.

The care shown by numerous nurses and doctors, the amazing carers at the aged-care facility where my parents resided and my dad remains and last but by no means least my beautiful CPS staff for wrapping their arms around my family and me. I have so very much to be grateful for and can’t truly put my appreciation into words but I do count my blessings. 


Book Week Celebration day-Thursday 5th September

We are looking forward to seeing all the creative book character, author or illustrator costumes at our parade first thing in the morning followed by a fun filled day led by our Literacy team. After the parade, the day will involve craft activities, an author visit and buddy reading. Loads of lovely literacy activities you’ll agree.


Sensational Sporting Achievements

A round of applause to all our Year 3 to 6 students who participated in the school Athletics Day on Wednesday 28th August in difficult weather. Those who were the finest in their age group will also represent CPS at the District Athletics level.  Congratulations to all the children who achieved their personal best or beat a school record. We need to give a special thanks to Mrs Amy Travers and Mr Dallas O’Brien, for spending many hours preparing and organising the day. Thanks also to the mums and dads who assisted on the very wet day.

Staff Professional Learning

Professional Learning is an integral part of school life for our staff. On our Curriculum Day yesterday our sessions were led by Glen Pearsall. Glen shared strategies that support teachers to continue to focus on optimising students' class participation and improving their understanding. Areas of focus were questioning techniques, student learning goals and purposeful assessment strategies.

As principal, I am proud on how committed my staff is to ongoing learning to ensure purposeful and relevant outcomes for our students to ensure they are equipped with the skills and attitudes for lifelong 21st century learning.



Parenting Ideas
by Michael Grose

A note from Linda...

I thought this article was pertinent given that Fathers’ Day was celebrated by many of you on the weekend. I do hope you were able to spend time with dads, grandads or significant men in your lives. I would also like to thank the work of our tireless PFA in organising last week’s CPS Fathers’ Day stall.


Currently, there’s a strong tendency to view successful fathering through the lens of skills and knowledge acquisition. That is, to raise kids today effective fathers, like mothers, need to keep building their skill sets (What’s the most appropriate way to manage kids today?) and their knowledge (What’s the latest research about the impact of digital technology on children?) Staying one step ahead can be exhausting and make a man feel inadequate if he can’t keep up.

Another way to look at fathering is through the generative parenting lens. That is, fathering is an activity that’s rooted in a man’s biology in much the same way that mothering is an instinctive activity.  If the mothering instinct is to nurture and protect children, a father’s instinct is to teach and develop his children’s skills and knowledge so they can thrive long after the time he’s left this world.

The generative fathering notion explains why many men will turn a simple game they have with their children into a lesson into how to hold a ball; defeat that opponent or stand firm in the face of fear.  Father-son relationships can be scuppered by this well-intentioned, but often mistimed ‘you can always get better’ attitude.

Generative fathers tend to look long term when they raise their kids. Quintessentially, generative fathers work hard to be good men and good citizens.  Love, availability and character become their fathering stock in trade.

Generative fathers keep pace with their children’s development adjusting their role at different stages. For instance, during a child’s primary school years they focus on recreational work and so they help develop children’s interests and competencies through sport, hobbies and leisure activities. The task for generative fathers of early adolescents is to help their children develop strong values and inner beliefs. This spiritual work (not necessarily in a religious sense) helps young people develop the moral compasses they need to act safely and be good citizens when fathers aren’t around.

For generative parents, fathering becomes a lifelong task, and doesn’t stop when children become adults, leave home and start families of their own.  It is in this stage that men take on mentoring work, passing on the wisdom gained from their experiences to the next generation so that they don’t repeat the same mistakes that they have made. Fathering never stops. It changes with the development of your children.

This Father’s Day, while enjoying the accolades and attention that will come your way consider the generational impact you are having on your kids.

Your lasting fathering legacy will be determined by the character you display; the way you live your life and how you relate to your family. Those are attributes that you can continue to work on over the coming twelve months.


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What's happening

Birthday Books

Thank you for these great books and many happy birthday wishes from all at Carnegie Primary School.




Mia S

1 B

“Light and Sound”

Milla D

3 A

“Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid”

Amelia L

3 B

“The Pocket Money Blues”

“The Spotty Holiday”

“The Big Sister”

Jennifer K

Prep D

“The Lion King”

Sheldon Q

6 B

“The 117-Storey Treehouse”





Please see that all library books have been returned to school by Friday 13th September. THANK YOU!

Book Week Celebration Day

This Thursday 5th September we will be celebrating Book Week at CPS. Students may come dressed as their favourite book character and we will be having a parade in the hall at 9.15am.

The PFA will also be serving students with hot chocolates , students must bring their own cup if they would like one.

Crazy Hair and Sock Day

There were some weird and wonderful displays of crazy hair and crazy socks last week! All funds raised will be going to the Cancer Council.


Collecting Bottletops

Don't forget top collect your plastic bottle tops (from milk, soft drink bottles etc) to donate to a charity which makes them into prosthetic limbs for children in need. We need as many lids as possible, so please drop off washed lids to the tub at the office.


A Word from Natalia

I interviewed Matt Cosgrove and it was really fun. I was on a ‘One More Page’ podcast and then he gave me a book as a thanks. (The book is called Attack of the Giant Robot Zombie Mermaid). The podcast is called One More Page and my episode is 34. I am near the end of the episode. Matt also gave me a card!

By Natalia 4C

Last Call for Moving at the Movies DVD Orders

Orders for our 'Moving at the Movies' Concert DVD will close after this Friday 6th Septmeber.

Orders can only be done via trybooking:

Uniform Shop Dates


Tuesday 3/9                   8.45-9.15am

Friday 13/9                     3.15-3.45pm

Tuesday 17/9                8.45-9.15am

PFA  News


Follow our FB and Instagram Fete pages:

facebook: @ Carnegie Primary School Fete

instagram: #carnegieprimaryschool_fete


We are pleased to announce this year's Fete Sponsors and thank them for their generous support.

Major Sponsor: Jellis Craig, Bayside Glen Eira



Other Sponsors: Youth Leadership Victoria

                                   Priceline-Carnegie Central

                                   Bakers Delight Carnegie

Fete Craft Making Sessions


Sandra Michela is running craft sessions for the last two Tuesdays of the term between 9.30am and 12noon in the old staff room, creating some beautiful items to sell on our Craft Stall on Fete day. She could do with some more helpers so if you're available, feel free to come along, even if it's only for an hour. 

Last Call for Hamper Donations
(new items)

A couple of weeks ago we put a call out for donations for some hampers we are putting together for the Silent Auction on Fete Day. Each year level has been allocated a theme or two. We are extending the donation deadline for another week to allow families a bit more time. There are donation collection boxes in classrooms or they can be left in the boxes in the old staffroom.

Prep/Year 1- lego, dolls, beanie boos, kids books, colouring books & crayons etc

Year 2- themed toys (princesses/pirates, star wars etc) and arts & crafts

Year 3- Cooking with kids/adults and gardening

Year 4- science fun, puzzle games, board games

Year 5- Movie night (movie ticket gift cards, popcorn, sweets, DVDs)

Year 6- Pampering (bubble bath, candles etc, books -kids and adults)

Other Donations

This is just a reminder of other donations we are still requesting for the Fete. There are only 3 weeks left of the term and we would like to have all the donations finalised by the end of Term 3. These donations can be left in the old staffroom near the office.

Plants - any potted plants, large or small

Children's clothes

Second-hand books

Clean, label free jars 

Pre-loved toys and games  (no soft toys please)

Any items that we can use for the Silent Auction eg accommodation, services, dinners etc.


Indian Dancing at the Fete

One of our wonderful CPS mums, Sindhu, has kindly offered to choreograph a couple of items with students for Fete day. If your child would like to be involved, rehearsals are taking place after school on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3.30pm-4.30pm in the portable near the bike shed. please contact me if you would like more information.





School Fete                       October 12th

Kids' Disco                         Saturday November 9th

Community Breakfast   Friday November 22nd

Mango Fundraiser


Leesa Needham

Ph: 0408 556 669

Students of the Week

August 26, 2019

Aaryan K  Prep         For making great improvements in your writing. You are now remembering to use

                                        your space between your words. Keep up the great effort.

Nicolas R Prep          For gaining so much independence during the school swimming program. We were

                                        so  impressed. Well done, Nicolaus.

Ajara C  Year 1            For trying her hardest during our maths learning. We love your positive attitude.

                                        Keep it up!

Joey B-C  Year 1        For your proactive approach towards learning and for always having a big smile on

                                         your face.

Paige M-F   Year 2     For writing a  fabulous sizzling start to your narrative and taking such a great pride in

                                         your presentation. You rock!

Hamish F  Year 2        For showing maturity and enthusiasm in all that you do and for blowing us away

                                         with your excellent speaking at our assembly. You're a superstar!

Zach M  Year 3             For persevering when writing your rhyming quatrgins and then helping others

                                          with theirs.

George K Year 4          For an outstanding effort in your homework tasks, particularly your great history


Layesh E   Year 4        For your fabulous work ethic and dedication to your quick maths skills during

                                         mixed maths.

Liana M  Year 4           For taking time and effort to be organised for every lesson. Well done, Liana.

                                         Keep up the good work!

Akshita G  Year 5      For always giving 100% to her learning and for being a wonderful role model.

Zach T  Year 6            For consistently displaying a positive attitude and doing the right thing without

                                        being asked.

Yug S  Year 6             For making positive choices and always putting in his best effort with all areas of his


Arts News

New CPS Mural

The students at Carnegie Primary School had a great week learning about Murals with artist, Michael Fikaris.

Approximately 500 students contributed to our environmental mural.

Our students give our Mural and Michael a big thumbs up!




Last Call for Concert DVD orders

Orders for our 'Moving at the Movies' Concert DVD will close after this Friday 6th Septmeber.

Orders can only be done via trybooking. Here is the link to the trybooking page:

Sports News

Senior House Athletics

A great day was had last Wednesday for our Senior House Athletics. Students, ran, threw and jumped their hearts out for their houses. We unfortunately had to cut the day short when the weather turned in the afternoon and it started to pour with rain! Congratulations to all who competed on the day. It was great to see so many students having a go!

Kokaribb was the overall winner this year. Congratulations, Kokaribb!


Angus & the National Cross Country Championships

Angus B from Year 4 was selected to run for Team Vic at the National Cross Country Championships in Wollongong 23-26 August. Angus was battling a cold but pushed through to come 24th in the country.

The Victorian Team came 3rd overall in the competition.

Angus had a fantastic time, was proud to represent both CPS and his state and come home with a medal, and many new long lasting friendships. Well done Angus, you're a superstar!


Dallas O’Brien,                                                                       Amy Travers,

Sports Co-ordinator                                                              Sports Co-ordinator

Aftercare News

Youth Leadership Victoria

Carnegie Primary School OSHC

Opening Hours:  Before School Care 7am-8.45am

           After School Care 3.30pm-6.30pm

Vacation Care 7am-6pm




Email: /

Service Mobile Number: 0402043810

A copy of the enrolment and booking form can be downloaded through our website on:

Prices for the Program:

Before School Care

Permanent Booking: $14

Casual Booking: $17

After School Care

Permanent Booking: $15

Casual Booking: $20


September Holiday Program 

  • Cost for the day is $50 with an additional charge if an incursion/excursion has been planned
  • Opening hours during the holiday program are from 7am-6.30pm
  • If your child is attending please provide morning/afternoon tea/packed lunch & a refillable water bottle
  • see below for holiday program details


Karate Incursion

Every Thursday afternoon (4.15pm-5.15pm)

The service is providing a karate incursion for an additional cost of $5 per session/week.

 If you would like your child to partake in these sessions please advise the service.



Rain, Hayne and Shine Farmyard

Another supporter of this year's Fete is this wonderful farmyard in Balnarring. Why not visit during the school holidays for a great family day out! See flyer below for all the details.
















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