CNPS SCHOOL VISION: To build a community of curious, creative and engaged learners who are empowered to meet the challenges of our rapidly changing world. Collectively we will work with our students to become responsible global citizens who have the skills, knowledge and personal attributes they need for their future.
What a fast and fabulous term this has been! Within a blink of an eye, the term has ended. Putting the snap lockdown to the side, we have had a great start to the year. Among the great learning that took place within the classroom, we had some great whole school events that brought us together. Ride to School Day and Crazy Hair day was a great success. It was great to see so many students ride to school. It was also great to see all the crazy hair styles too. Primary school sure is lots of fun.
We ended the term with our local Wurunderji Elder, Aunty Di presenting at our school assembly. Aunty Di and her daughter performed the Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony. Annually we invite Aunty Di to the school to perform this ancient custom which involves the burning of gum leaves, acknowledging the ancestors and paying respect to the land, waters and sea of country. This is one of our favourite events of the year.
President - Amelia Matthews
My partner Luis and I have two kids at CNPS – Mateo (Grade 4) and Ellis (Grade 1). This is my second year on P&F. I continue to be amazed by the commitment, skills and energy of people in our school community. As part of P&F, my aim is to continue to foster that community involvement and spirit in the school and provide opportunities for families to get involved.
Vice-President - Shirley Santacroce
Hi, I came to live here 11 years ago and never thought I would love this community so much. My son is Andre (Grade 4) and, together with my husband, we hope to give a little back. I like to prattle on about things like natural remedies and bees and mental health solutions. I joined P&F to do good things with awesome people.
Secretary - Amelia O’Neill
Hi my name is Amelia and my children are Louis (Grade 5) and Rose (Grade 3). I have been secretary of the P&F since 2018. I really enjoy being involved and have made many new friends through the P&F meetings and events. I would encourage others to come and join us to share ideas or to volunteer your time to help continue to build our amazing school community.
Community Representative on School Council - Tamara Heath
I joined the CNPS community (and P&F) way back in 2013, when my eldest daughter started Prep. We chose the school for its strong community feel and, though the school has grown and changed a lot since then, that community feeling remains. P&F is a great chance to work alongside other parents, the kids and teachers to keep our school connected as it grows. I have two daughters at CNPS: Camille (Grade 6) and Clea (Grade 3), and a daughter (Ada) in Year 8 at Coburg High.