Be Safe, Rest and Enjoy
With the upcoming holidays, take time to rest, unwind and remember all the good things in life. Until next term, have a good one,
School Houses Launch!
We are REALLY excited to unveil the new names of the houses and create opportunities for students to earn points, show house spirit and join in new and exciting school events. The new house system will play a vital role in the school and focus on developing a sense of belonging and pride.
Our New House System Journey…
At CNPS houses have been a part of our school for events such as Twilight Sports. It has been a wonderful opportunity for students to show school and house spirit whilst joining in fun games and activities.
We decided to reinvent our house system, with new names and logos with the help of the 5/6 cohort. In Physical Education we brainstormed and voted on what we would like our houses to be named and came up with the theme of Australian animals.
Next, during Art classes students brainstormed different Australian animals whose first letter was the same as the streets surrounding the school (Bishop, Jersey, O’Hea and Gaffney). All students then drew some amazing logos, where three students were chosen to refine their images and create the new house shields. These students were Jem Baker, Clementine Ludlow and Ariadne Sakkatou. Their images were then developed by a graphic designer to produce the final product. All three students did such an AMAZING job designing the new images and should be very proud of their work. The images they drew are as follows:
Bishop Bandicoots & Gaffney Gliders - Ariadne Sakkatou
Jersey Joeys - Jem Baker
O’Hea Osprey’s - Clementine Ludlow
Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this journey over the past two terms. It is fantastic to see the final product and we are very appreciative of your time and efforts. We cannot wait to see all the students dressed up in their house colours and showing school spirit very soon!
CNPS Virtual Cross Country Carnival
We are very EXCITED to launch our first ever CNPS virtual Cross Country Carnival! During the last week of term and throughout the holidays we would love to hear about all your running and walking adventures. This is a fantastic way for you to show your house spirit as well as earn points.
How to earn points:
- Mark out and run/walk your own cross country course around your neighbourhood wearing your house colours.
- Everyone will be awarded one point for their house if they participate and students who have the top 5 times in their age groups will earn 10 points for their house.
- Find a suitable park, oval, athletics track, green space or even use the footpaths near where you live (be safe out there if crossing streets).
- You will need to measure out the length of your own course. You can use Apps such as Google Earth, GPS, Fitbit or MapMyWalk.
- You could always get someone to measure the distance using a bike or a car speedo.
- When you start running or walking, time yourself and record your results.
- Please click on this link and submit your results and a photo (if you like) to get your house points! https://forms.gle/upozd74mVLnuzEAw8
- Girls and boys 5-8 yrs run/walk 1000m
- Girls and boys 9/10 yrs run/walk 2000m
- Girls and boys 11 yrs run/walk 3000m
- Girls and boys 12/13 yrs run/walk 3000m
REMEMBER to warm up, stretch & cool down.
You can also head to the Sporting Schools Victoria Virtual Cross Country page (please see link below) and enter your results. You will then be able to compare your time to other students across Victoria and look at the 'Virtual Cross Country Standings'.
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! And remember this is about having fun, getting active and showing your house spirit.
Parents and Friends
Trivia Event Tomorrow
There are still places available for tomorrow's Parents & Friends Trivia event - a free, online, family-friendly afternoon of fun that will include questions for both adults and children. To reserve your spot go to https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/107327116294
While this year’s event will focus on community-building, rather than fundraising, you can still make a donation towards CNPS's fundraising efforts when you register your ticket. These funds will go towards additional solar panels for the school. Please note that the event is for CNPS families and staff only and is limited to one registration per household.
Details are as follows:
Plants for Panels
Last year's Plants for Playgrounds initiative was such a success, the P&F has decided - with the help of an incredibly dedicated bunch of green-thumbs - to reprise the event. Albeit in a slightly smaller capacity than last year's due to the ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19. This year's event will raise money for additional solar panels for the school. Keep an eye out Facebook pages and for Compass posts next term to stay across developments.
Organic Produce Delivery
IN term 1 Parents & Friends advised of the opportunity for a weekly organic, fruit-and-vegetable box delivery service. Naturally, the upheaval caused by COVID-19 temporarily consigned that service to the compost bin. However, the P&F is still keen to pursue this opportunity once we return to the new normal, and hope that this might become possible in term 3. Please stay tuned for developments. (Note that the service has the dual purpose of a practical service for CNPS families and a fundraising function.)
Kelly Sports Winter Holiday Program
As our OSHC will not be running over the Term 2 holidays, Kelly Sports will be offering a program to provide child care support to families. Please see details below.
Melbourne Performing Arts Academy Music Holiday Program
The Melbourne Performing Arts Academy is taking enrolments for the upcoming holidays. Please see www.minpaa.com for more information.
Numbers are strictly limited due to Covid-19.