Thank you for all of your hard work and patience getting through yet another term of remote learning.
As you know, next term will commence remotely for the first week, following with the return of Foundation, Year One and Year Two students. We will send you information on how this will look like in the first week back of term. If all goes to plan and our numbers are an average 5 or below for 2 consecutive weeks, we will see the Years 3-6 coming back to school in week 4. We will keep you posted as soon as we have direction from DET.
It has been quite a tremendous term. One that has been a challenge for every single family and staff member at CNPS. We all appreciate your support during RFL 2.0 and hope that you will all have some time out where you can relax and recharge. Although it has been difficult, know that this time will pass.
Next term will be a busy one with many organisational matters that will need to be adapted to factor in our new normal. Foundation and Year 7 transition, Plants for Panels and end of year celebrations will look differently this year as we will need to alter them to fit within Covid-19 restrictions. Please note that even though things will be different, we will work hard to make them as enjoyable and as memorable as they can be.
Our enrolment numbers have grown significantly over the last month with our numbers fast approaching 600. As we already have our allotted number of portable buildings from DET, we will not be able to provide more classrooms for smaller class sizes. Next term we will fill you in on our enrolment numbers and how this will look across the school.
Early next term we will begin to conduct 1-1 assessments with all students in numeracy and literacy. This data will provide the school with accurate information on where each child sits according to the Victorian Curriculum. We will use this as well as other assessment pieces collected over the term for our Semester reports. This data will also provide the school with information for the following year on extra supports required for children who may have dropped behind the expected level of achievement. We are confident that we will be able to provide the right supports for our students to progress.
Enough school talk for now - it is time to enjoy those holidays as they will fly by so quickly. Enjoy your break and I will hopefully see you next term.
Parents and Friends
Plants for Panels
Spring planting time is here and with that the CNPS plant sale – Plants for Panels – is just around the corner! But to make the event as successful as last year's event, we need your old pots and seedling trays. If you have any you can offer, please contact Vanessa Basilone on 0413 595 850.
This year's event will be run as an online event which will offer a range of vegetables and herb seedlings, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, eggplant, strawberries, parsley, thyme, basil and ornamentals like marigolds, salvias and succulents. And more.
This year’s plant sale will raise money for solar panels for the school.
Website details will be available closer to the event.