Cabra Matters Term 3 Week 4 2018

Principal's Report

Dear Students, Parents and Carers,


Next week, we will be celebrating two important events which will be held on THURSDAY AUGUST 23rd. You will have received a formal invitation through your child for this event. Please refer to the program below, as you are cordially invited to join us on the day.


9.15 am - Book Character Parade under the big COLA

All students and parents and carers are invited to come dressed as a book character and participate in the parade. During the parade, I will be presenting Principal’s Awards to students who have been recommended by teachers for their Learning Qualities.

10.45 am - Morning Tea provided by staff for parents in the Hall.

11.30 am – 12.00 pm - Parents are able to visit the classrooms to see their children being read a story by a teacher as part of the Book Week activities.

Education Week is a time for public school communities to recognise the important role that schools play in designing and supporting student learning and nurturing good citizens. This year’s theme is ‘Today’s schools creating tomorrow’s world’ which promotes the importance of the use of collaboration, creative, thinking and technology skills.

Here at Cabramatta, we are leading in the teaching of many of these skills with our use of Information Technology and problem solving. Currently, we are purchasing laptops and iPads so that more students gain access to these learning tools and we are investing heavily in hardware for our students to learn about coding and robotics. We are upgrading many of our Interactive whiteboards and PCs. The expansion of these resources will enable teachers to better teach the important skills for today’s and tomorrow’s world.

The Book Week theme is ‘Find your Treasure’. As well as the Book Character Parade Mr Bassi has organised a visit by a children’s author for K-2 students and author/illustrator workshops for 3-6 students this Friday. The cost is $7 and is payable to the class teacher.

I hope that your child will dress as a book character and that you can join us next Thursday.


I would like to wish our Rugby League, Oz Tag and Junior Cricket teams and their coaches the best of luck for the Semi Finals this Friday. Go the Cabras!!!


The panel to choose the 10 mottos from the 40 suggestions will meet next week. The panel consists of Yasin and Awatea, our School Captains, Iaeli Aunei, our P and C resident, Mrs Fry, our longest serving teacher, and myself. Once selected, the 10 mottos will be put to the school community for a vote.


Mrs Kitto will be leaving us this week as she will be taking up a position at St Andrews Public School to train teachers in the teaching of literacy. Mrs Kitto has taught at Cabramatta for 9 years and supervised Kindergarten as Assistant Principal for the past 2 years. Mrs Kitto is an outstanding teacher and leader who has carefully guided her students and teachers to improve their learning. We will miss her hard work and collegiality and wish her well in her next adventure. I am currently finalizing Mrs Kitto’s replacement and will let the class know of this person as soon as possible.

Best wishes,

Glen Stelzer

Debating - Round 4

2018 Premier’s Debating Challenge: Round 4

On Wednesday 1st of August, Cabramatta Public School had the pleasure of hosting the 2018 Premier’s Debating Challenge Round 4 debate, between our school and Greenacre Public School. The statement that both teams selected as their topic to debate was: “That primary schools should teach compulsory swimming lessons”. Cabramatta Public School was on the negative team and debated against this statement, defending the claim that primary schools should not teach compulsory swimming lessons.

Both teams showed great confidence as they delivered convincing arguments and strong rebuttals. It was a fantastic debate by both teams and we congratulate Greenacre Public School, who were announced the winners of the debate and finished Round 4 of the Premier’s Debating Challenge undefeated.

As the competition draws to a close, I would like to congratulate and thank our team who have shown commitment, determination and perseverance throughout the competition. I am very proud of their consistent efforts and the way in which they represented our school with pride. Well done!

Miss Vazquez

Year 1 Cabramatta Walk Excursion

On Thursday 9th August, Year 1 went on a local walk of the Cabramatta area. We have been learning about the topic ‘Built environments’ in Science and were able to identify several man-made buildings. We saw the police station (where we even met a police officer), shops, Woolworths, the Whitlam library, PCYC, Cabravale Park and Cabramatta train station. As well as being able to spot these built environments, Year 1 also learned about the purpose these places serve in our community. If you need help getting around Cabramatta, just ask Year 1!

Miss Ching


Here is some information about the awesome day.

Firstly, below this message you will see the results of Division C.

There were 3 divisions.

Jason Tang finished 2nd in the C division going up a healthy 57 ratings points. He was also the highest finishing junior.

A very notable performance was logged by Alex, a Year 3 student who finished in 3rd place C division, and 2nd placed junior ahead of many players older than him.

If Alex continues this trajectory, he is a good chance at qualifying for next year's World Youth Scrabble Champs.

Joshua, a Year 8 player from Eastwood, achieved high word in the C division with LOQUATS for 101 points, using 2 blanks. Quite impressive!

Things I was impressed with:

  • The courteous and serious attitude of the young players. They took instruction well, sought to follow the rules and etiquette of the game, and helped with the setup and care of the equipment.
  • The improvement evident in some of the young players - they are obviously putting effort into learning words and strategies to improve their game.

Apart from 2 players who had to leave early, all players completed 7 games - 4 before lunch, 3 after.

A raffle was held which raised $195.

The total raised from tournament entries and donations totalled $827.

So nationally we have raised $1022 to assist Jason to get to Dubai for the World Youth Scrabble Champs.

(Excerpts from Organiser’s report to Tony Ibraham, Journalist, Fairfield Advance.)

Results of Division C

7 games

W M Old Chg New

1 6.5 +685 Devorah 760 +39 799

2 6 +572 Jason 569 +57 626

3 5 +134 Alex ( 500) ( 656)

4 4 +452 June 533 +16 549

5 4 +267 Rick 500 ( 669)

6 4 -113 Joshua ( 500) ( 543)

7 4 -283 Elvin ( 500) ( 571)

8 3.5 +407 Asher ( 776) ( 718)

9 3.5 -14 Andy ( 500) ( 506)

10 3 +171 Patrick ( 500) ( 500)

11 3 +120 Tisa 527 -2 525

12 3 -161 Jasmine ( 533) ( 500)

13 3 -464 Jai 521 -2 519

14 2.5 -186 Alan ( 500) ( 500)

15 2 -454 Andrew ( 500)

16 0 -723 Beau ( 500)

Mrs Ng-Prentice

Peer Support Program

Every Friday, 6K and 6S work with their buddies from 2M, KG, KV and KD. In preparation for the implementation of the new K-6 Scitech syllabus, the Year 6 students are supporting the younger students to develop their technology skills. This includes coding using Scratch Jr, logging on and completing activities using Seesaw and Reading Eggs. The students are highly engaged and are learning the skills very quickly. It is the highlight of the week for all involved.

Mrs Swallow & Miss Turvey

Stage 3 First Foot Forward

Year 5 and 6 were involved in the First Foot Forward program run by the University of Western Sydney. Students participated in a variety of activities, including film making, music creating and fitness activities. All of these activities gave the students an insight into different careers they could have in the future and how these can be achieved.

Book Fair August 2018

We are hosting a Book Fair on Tuesday August 21st and Wednesday August 22nd , Library will be open from 8:15am to 9:00 am for parents to make any purchases. Children will be able to continue purchasing books throughout the day.

The selection of books at our Book Fair will include a wide range of quality books from the best Australian and overseas authors & illustrators.

All books are discounted.

Every single purchase from the Book Fair earns FREE books and resources for our school.

You, your family and friends are most welcome to share in the magic of matching children and books.


Credit Card facilities are available. No AMEX please

Book Character Parade

Thursday 23rd August 2018

Dress up as your favourite book character!!

Parade will start at 9:15am, under the Primary Colo.

Morning Tea will be provided in the Hall, after the parade has concluded.

Donut & Beanie Day

Congratulations Cabramatta Public School on raising $1419.55 to support the ‘Charlie Teo Foundation’ in doing research for brain cancer. A big thank you also to Krispy Kreme Liverpool for your generous donation of donuts.

Once again, our school has worked together successfully in bringing about a positive contribution to the community.

Cathy Fry, Jeannette Zakaria, SRC

Jeans For Genes Day

Last week on Wednesday 8th August, our school supported Jeans for Genes Day. Thank you to all students who supported this day by bringing in a gold coin donation and wearing your denim. Our school managed to raise $287.70.

SRC, Mrs Fry & Miss Zakaria

What's happening?
  • August 16th - Year 3 Swimming
  • August 17th - PSSA Season 2 Semi-Finals
  • August 20th - Homework Centre Begins
  • August 21st/22nd - Book Fair in Library 8:15am
  • August 22nd - Year 3 Muru Mittigar Excursion
  • August 22nd - The Great Cabra Bookswap
  • August 22nd - Gifted and Talented Maths Comp
  • August 23rd - Book Character Parade - 9:15am Primary Colo
  • August 23rd - Year 3 Swimming
  • August 24th - PSSA Season 2 Grand Finals
  • August 27th - Year 4 Public Speaking
  • August 27th - Homework Centre
  • August 28th - Year 2 Public Speaking
  • August 29th - Year 1 and Year 5 Public Speaking
  • August 30th - Year 3 and Year 6 Public Speaking
  • August 31st - Kindergarten Public Speaking
Community Annoucements

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.


Cash Only and No Refunds are given

Canteen News

Dear Parents and Children,

Fresh for Kids is running their annual competition again. The competition encourages children to purchase healthy delicious nutritional fruit and vegetables from the canteen by making it fun.

Starting on the 6th August, every time you order or buy a piece of fruit, fruit salad, vegetable cup, salad sandwich or salad box, you will receive a card. Collect two stickers and be rewarded with a prize. Hand in your card to the canteen ladies and they will enter you into the major draw.

You can enter as many times as you like.

Competition closes 28th of September.

Major prize will be drawn on 17th of October.

See posters for details on major prizes

Good luck!!

From the Canteen Staff.

New Mini Lunch Packs

Not sure what to order for lunch? Why not try one of our new 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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