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Cabra Matters Term 2 Week 10 2019

Principal's Report

Dear Students, Parents and Carers,

Well, can you believe that we are half way through the year? Once again, we have worked hard and enjoyed a busy term of learning and activity. We have all worked that hard that we deserve a holiday which will begin this MONDAY, JULY 8. Students return to school for Term 3 on TUESDAY, JULY 23. On Monday, July 22, the staff will participate in a School Development Day when they will undertake professional learning to support their work with the students.

As I reflect upon all that we have done in Term 2, I recall the following activities in which our students, parents and carers have participated, in addition to the daily work of the staff with the students in the classroom.

• Cross Country Carnival

• Sydney Writers’ Festival

• School Photos

• Year 3 and 5 NAPLAN

• Homework Centre

• PATCH Parents program

• Parents Excursion to the Art Gallery

• Cyber Safety for Stage 2

• Stage 3 to First Foot Forward at Western Sydney University

• PSSA competitions

• Debating competition

• Year 5 lessons at Cabramatta High

• SCRABBLE Tournament

• Dental screening

• Year 1 visited the local supermarket

• Stage 3 Food Festival

• P and C Meetings

• Year 2 visited Elizabeth Macarthur Farm

• Year 4 visited the Camden Field Studies Centre

• Pyjama Day

• Track Suit Day

• Public Speaking

• Year 1 to Powerhouse Museum

• Choir performed at the Cabramatta High School concert

Each of these learning activities are the result of the hard work of students, parents/carers and staff. They demonstrate that the school provides a wide range of interesting and engaging opportunities for everyone who calls our school their home. I sincerely thank everyone for their contributions to another very successful term.

Next term, we look forward to NAIDOC Week, with a visit by an Aboriginal cultural group, Spelling Bee, Tournament of the Minds, Disco, Book Week, Book Character Parade, Avalon PS School Band and Year 6 visit, NRL Skills sessions. Athletics carnival and K-2 Fun Day and the Production. It looks like we have another term packed with fun and learning.

STAFFING

We say farewell to Ms Burton who has taught 3/6B this year. Ms Burton has received a transfer to Guise Public School. We thank her very much for her work with our students and wish her well. We welcome Ms Charters, who has worked at Miller Public school, and will replace Ms Burton.

We welcome back Ms Miles who has returned from Maternity Leave.

WHALE WATCHING

At this time of the year the whales from Antarctica are swimming north to the warmer waters of Queensland to have their young. This is a very long journey. If you would like to see the whales as they pass through, go to the Kamay Botany Bay National Park at Kurnell in the Sutherland Shire. There is a whale observation platform which provides a great view to the ocean and the whales as they spurt water and roll over the waves.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

I wish all families a safe and happy winter holiday. We look forward to seeing you on TUESDAY, JULY 23 to continue our wonderful learning journey.

Best wishes.

Glen Stelzer

Year 1 Powerhouse Museum

Year 1 had a great time exploring the Powerhouse Museum and learning about the past.

Cooking with 4W

4W loved cooking yummy pikelets this week.

CPS Choir

Our talented choir performed amazingly at the Cabramatta High School concert. Congratulations and keep up the great work. A huge thank you to Mrs Sun and Mrs Wright.

Coding with Stage 3

5/6S and 5/6G loved experimenting with Dot and Dash robots. The students coded the robots to play a game of soccer.

Technology Challenge

In peer support last week, Year 3 worked with their Stage 3 buddies to produce a lip sync challenge video. The results will be posted to the students' Google Classroom. A great deal of fun was had by all and students continue to develop their technology skills.

Maths Fun with Year 3

Year 3 Maths were asked to independently create three animal shapes using the origami guides. The follow up lesson will be to investigate and record the 2D shapes they see in each animal. Little brains were focused and challenged. The koala was a little tricky!

Year 3 Maths learning to convert centimetres to metres.

Enrol Your Child Now

Our school is currently accepting enrolments for children who turn 5 by 31st July 2020 to begin Kindergarten in February 2020.

This is an exciting time in your child’s life and our school would like to be involved in your child’s learning.

If you would like to enrol your child at our school, please visit our school office.

To apply for enrolment, you will need to provide copies of the following documents.

• Child’s Birth Certificate

• Child’s Passport

• Child’s Immunisation Certificate

• Proof of Address

• Health Issues forms

• Doctor’s details

• Medicare Card

• Parent’s Identification (passport/citizenship papers)

• Visa Grant Notice

• Authority to Enrol

Once you have enrolled your child you will be invited to choose a day for them to attend the Transition to Kindergarten Program in Term 4. This program helps prepare your child for a successful start to Kindergarten.

We look forward to welcoming your child to our school. For further information, please contact the school on 9724 1534.

Our new school app is now active.

Cabramatta Public School has signed up to a new platform to help improve communication between our school and the parent community.

SkoolBag will be used to send app notifications regarding important events and school announcements. As well as a reference point for key documentation.

We are excited to be using technology to help bring our community closer together. Please follow the download instructions below.

What's happening?
  • July 4th - Year 4 Camden Park Excursion
  • July 5th - Last Day of Term 2
  • July 23rd - First Day of Term 3
  • July 26th - PSSA
  • July 29th - NRL Skills Session
  • July 29th - PaTCH
  • July 30th - 3-6 Athletics Carnival
  • July 30th - K-2 Fun Day
  • August 1st - Aboriginal Cultural Incursion
  • August 2nd - PSSA
Community Annoucements

Old Style Uniform On Sale

We have the following styles and sizes available in the old style uniform.

Boys Shorts for $8.00 Sizes - 6,8,10,12,14,16

Girls Skorts $10.00 Sizes - 4, 8,10, 12

New at the Uniform Shop

School Backpack $10

Library Bag $8

Uniform Shop is OPEN from

8.30am—2.30pm Monday to Thursday

8:30am—12pm Friday

CLOSED from 12pm on Fridays

The Uniform Shop is located in the front office.

PLEASE NOTE

Cash Only and No Refunds are given

2019 STAFF LISTING

CHANGES TO BOOK CLUB ORDERING

We will no longer be collecting the money for any Scholastic Book Club orders at school. The catalogue's will still be sent home with your child. Then if you wish to order anything from the catalogue you will need to follow the steps below. Your order will then be delivered to the school and sent home with your child, as it has in the past.

Canteen News

Mini Lunch Packs

Not sure what to order for lunch? Why not try one of our mini lunch packs.

Each pack comes with

  • Mini cupcake
  • Mini fruit cup
  • Mini chocolate or strawberry milk
  • Mini jelly cup

Your choice of either

  • Devil wing
  • 2 chicken wings
  • Dim sim
  • Wedges
  • Party pies

Each pack comes with a hot food option of your choice.

Each pack costs $6.00

Thank you, from the canteen staff.

Mini Lunch Packs

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