Cabra Matters Term 3 Week 4 2019

Principal's Report

Dear Students, Parents and Carers,


This week we celebrate the wonderful world of books and reading with our annual Book Week activities.

Mr Bassi, our Teacher Librarian, has organised Author and Illustrator visits for our students to learn about creating and publishing a story.

This Friday, we will hold our Book Character Parade with all students invited to dress as their favourite book character. The parade will begin at 9.15am under the 3-6 COLA and conclude at 10.30am. Following the parade, all parents and carers are invited to visit their children’s classrooms and enjoy morning tea in the hall.

I wonder which “secret power” characters we will see appear on Friday???


The issue of the types and quantities of food that some parents and carers bring to school to help their child’s class celebrate was discussed at our last P and C meeting. We are concerned about the excessive amounts of sugar which is contained in lolly bags and other unhealthy food. We discussed the amount of time that birthday celebrations take away from student learning. The policy is currently is being reviewed to ensure that birthday celebrations are manageable and appropriate. Once the policy is updated, a copy will be sent to all families.

Concern was raised about the amount of sugary lollies eaten by students at the school. We want our students to eat a balanced diet with limited intake of sugar. We are now considering this issue and will let you know what we will do to reduce the amount of sugary lollies in the school.


In the past, the school has administered the ICAS tests for interested students. As the format for the test has changed to the use of an online program, we are unable to continue administering the test as we do not have the resources and do not wish to interrupt our normal classes.

ICAS is administered by a private company at a cost of $15 per test and is not a school program. The results of the ICAS tests do not carry any weight for Selective and OC placements. These placements use school based assessments and the specific test results.


The P and C will hold a stall for students to purchase a gift for dads and grandads on THURSDAY AUGUST 29. Gifts range in price from $2 to $20.

Kindest regards,

Glen Stelzer.

Year 3 Excursion to Kamay Botany Bay National Park

​On Wednesday 7th August, Year 3 went on an excursion to Kamay Botany Bay National Park. The students had a great day and enjoyed every part of the excursion. We learnt about the Dharawal Culture from the National Park Rangers and looked at preserved specimens of native animals that lived in the area. The three classes were matched up with a ranger and participated in the following three activities : -

1) visited sites along the Monument track to reflect on the story of the encounter between the Dharawal People, James Cook and the crew of the Endeavour.

2) took a walk along the Burrawang track and Banks Solander track to discover how Aboriginal people lived in this country before the British colonisation. Students even got to taste Native sarsaparilla leaves which the early settlers used to make tea and was believed to prevent them from getting scurvy.

3) visited the museum to see relics from the Endeavour, a scale model of the ship and artefacts from the meeting place.

Premier's Reading Challenge

3S sharing Premier's Reading Challenge books. The students enjoyed reading these wonderful texts.


Students were given the opportunity to paint rocks as part of Naidoc week activities. 3S placed their rocks in the garden.

Athletics Carnival 2019


CPS Junior Modified Cricket Team have made it to the Lansdowne PSSA Season 2 Grand Final!

Thanks to Ms Butler and Mr Karantz!

Good Luck!

Various films from our school that were made in 2017, 2018 and a couple from 2019 were sent to the SF3 FlickFest Competition.

One film was officially selected "Mute Button (2017)"

These wonderful smartphone films will be screened at Event Cinemas, George Street, Sydney on September 14th and 15th. We can't wait to see you there! Head to www.sf3.com.au to find out more about screenings and tickets.

SF3 Kids “Official Selection"

1. '718 Thousand Hours' by Kate Snashall (Mosman, NSW) Filmed on iPhone 6S

2. 'The Difference Between' Us by Kara Rose & Ella Humphreys (Sydney, NSW) Filmed on a iPhone X

3. 'Screen Age' by Cal Thacher (San Francisco, USA) Filmed on iPhone X

4. 'Pigeon Games' by Caleb Willden Cole (Petersham, NSW) Filmed on iPhone 6

5. 'Say Something' by Emily Prior (Perth, WA). Filmed on iPhone

6. 'Mute Button' by 5G Cabramatta Public School & Teacher Lawrence Sollorz (Cabramatta, NSW) Filmed on iPad

7. 'Memory Wipe' by Dylan Quick (Melbourne, Victoria) Filmed on iPhone 6

8. 'Ants' by Rocco Faddoul Roncato (Wollongong, NSW) Filmed on iPhone 6

9. 'The Haunted Runaway' by Zoe di Cristo (Sydney, NSW) Filmed on iPhone 6S

10. 'A Life’s Journey' by Emilia Leopardi (Mt Annan, NSW) Filmed on iPhone XR

11. 'The Dingle Files' by Alexander Struthers (Sunshine Coast, QLD) Filmed on iPhone 6+

12. 'Zombee' by Ludo Blakemore (Mittagong, NSW) Filmed on Iphone 6

The Great Cabra Book Swap

Cabramatta Public School

Book Week

Friday 23rd August, 2019.

This initiative aims to support the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, a national charity, which works to reduce the disadvantage experienced by children in very remote Indigenous communities across Australia. Students from our school will also benefit from The Great Book Swap not only by helping other children but by sharing their books with their school mates and collecting new books to read – a novel way to foster a love of reading.

The students are asked to donate any books they are willing to give away. In return, for a gold coin donation, they will be able to choose a donated book to take home.

Students may bring their undamaged books to school on Friday 23rd August. Other pre-loved books will also be available.

If you would like to learn more please see the website greatbookswap.org.au or Ms Catherine Meyer.

Book Week 2019

Book Week will be in Week 5, and we are very lucky this year as we have two authors coming to speak to the students and also an illustrator to give a talk to the students.

On Friday August 23rd, we are having a Book Character Parade. Parents and community members are invited to come and enjoy our whole school parade of great literary figures. The parade will begin about 9:10am after attendance has been taken. This means that students need to come to school dressed in their book character costume.

CPS Production for 2019


On Thursday 15th August, CPS came together as a community and raised $601.60. Thank you to everyone who participated.

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?
  • August 19th - Homework Centre
  • August 19th - Start of BOOKWEEK
  • August 19th - Author Visits Yrs 3-6
  • August 20th - Illustrator Visit
  • August 22nd - Author's Visit K-2
  • August 23rd - Book Character Parade
  • August 23rd - Great Cabra Book Swap
  • August 26th - Homework Centre
  • August 27th - Book Fair
  • August 28th - Yr 4 Public Speaking 9am
  • August 28th - Yr 3 Public Speaking 11:20am
  • August 28th - Book Fair
  • August 29th - KV Woolworths Discovery Tour
  • August 29th - Avalon PS visit Cabramatta PS
  • August 29th - Book Fair
  • August 30th - PSSA
  • August 30th - Book Fair
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.


Cash Only and No Refunds are given



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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