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.
Welcome everyone to our second edition of the CNPS Monthly Bulletin. We have a big one this month with many introductions and messages from our student captains. It seems so long ago, but it was only 3 weeks ago that we welcomed our new Foundation addition to the CNPS family..... We are very happy to announce that they have settled in very well and are doing a great job at transitioning into primary school life. I’d like to thank the Foundation team for doing a great job in their transition and filling our new student's schooling days with smiles and new learning.
If you are looking for a pick me up, or some light reading over the long weekend, be sure to check out our 'Wondering About School' ebook available on the Books app (we are working on getting it on android too). This is our very first Foundation publication illustrating their pictures and words on what they wanted to know about school. Their questions were answered from their older buddy who will help them out through their first year of primary school.
Along with our monthly newsletters and Compass posts, we have revamped our Virtual Assemblies to create our student-led Coburg North News Network (CNNN), where our CNNN crew report the news at CNPS. Our news broadcasts will be shown every fortnight. Be sure to check them our via our Compass posts.
Until next month, have a good one,
The following is a list of grades that have students with anaphylaxis and what they are allergic to:
- Foundation: Nuts,(FA, FD), egg (FD)
- Grade 1: nuts(1A, 1B), coconut (1A), pineapple (1A), kiwifruit (1A, 1B), eggs (1B), dairy products (1B), sesame (& crushed sesame) (1B)
- Grade 3: Nuts (3A, 3D)
- Grade 4: Nuts (4A)
- Grade 6: Nuts (6C), bee stings (6A)
Note: Sometimes multiples classes in one year level, eg Foundation grades, sit together possibly for lunch or in other sessions.
Note: There is an Anaphylaxis Policy for the school on our CNPS website, for more details about Anaphylaxis and/or see below:
Anaphylaxis is a severe and sudden allergic reaction when a person is exposed to an allergen. The most common allergens in children are eggs, peanuts, tree nuts (e.g. cashews), cow's milk, fish and shellfish, wheat, soy, certain insect stings and medications. Anaphylaxis is a serious health issue for a percentage of the population and the school recognises the key to preventing an anaphylactic reaction by a student is knowledge, awareness and planning.
The last couple of years at Coburg North Primary we have had an increase in students who suffer from Anaphylaxis. The Education Department Legal unit was contacted for advice on this. Below is an excerpt from the advice we received:
The guidelines state that it is not recommended that schools ban food or other products known to cause anaphylaxis because:
- It can create complacency amongst staff and students
- It does not eliminate the presence of hidden allergens
- It is difficult to 'ban' all triggers: not all triggers are limited to peanuts and nuts.
It is preferable that the school raise awareness about anaphylaxis in the school community so that there is an increased understanding of the condition. The school may also wish to help parents/carers to identify more suitable food options for their children.
At CNPS this means we do not ban foods being brought to school, but we do ask you consider how you send them and that you discuss with your child how they can ensure other children are safe. Some ways of doing this include:
- Reminding children that they are not to share food at school
- Keeping any products with nuts in a safely secured container
- Talking to your children about allergies
Over the last fortnight, our classes have been showing great creativity and teamwork skills constructing a wide range of structures using the Nudelkart. Students have collaborated and problem solved to achieve their final products. It has been great to see the excitement and enthusiasm that the students have been showing throughout.
My partner Troy and I have two children at CNPS – Archie (Grade 5) and Raf (Grade 2). We also have a cute puppy, Cedric Diggory, who often joins us on the school walk. We’ve lived on Gaffney Street for 9 years.
I have appreciated the support and belonging to the CNPS community over the past 5 years and am excited to be making a contribution. I’m usually found hanging around the Jersey Street entrance and am also on Facebook.
I am a family and surrogacy lawyer and work from home, and otherwise spend my time debating with two future lawyers about their contributions to household chores and adherence to parental limits on screen time.
Hello to everyone in the the CNPS community. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to contribute to the school this year. I have two wonderful children, Max and Zoe, who are currently learning and thriving at the school. During home-school last year, I decided that I would embrace more opportunities to be a part of their world. The nomination process came to my attention at a perfect time.
Outside of being Max and Zoe's mum, I am currently Group Director for Growth Development at Worley - Australia's largest engineering firm in the energy and resources sector. This means I get to work with lots of engineers to develop new solutions and technologies that are key to the energy transition challenges.
Hi my name is Robbie and my two children attend CNPS. This is my second year on council, last year I led the Buildings Grounds and Sustainability subcommittee. I'm on school council to try and give back to the school that gives my family so much. Our council is representative, so please feel free to approach me if you want to talk about the school.
I have two girls, Ella in Grade 6 and Madison in Grade 4, both attending Coburg North.
My background is working in Finance and I am a qualified accountant with many years of experience including in the education sector.
I wanted to join school council as I have a strong connection with the education sector and value the opportunities CNPS provides for our children. I have previously volunteered as a class parent rep and have enjoyed seeing the school grow over the last few years. I hope to be able to contribute to the continued growth of the school and will strive to support the school in making it the best possible experience for both the kids and the parents.
I have been a member of the CNPS School Council since 2019. During that time I have been involved with the Education, Playground and ICT working parties. I really enjoy feeling I can help to make a difference to the school in a positive way.
I have three children at Coburg North in prep, grade 2 and grade 4. I love being part of such a passionate, friendly and vibrant school community and I look forward to the opportunity to being involved in School Council again.
I have been a primary school teacher for 18 years and I love working with children. I have taught in Australia, England and Africa and I feel lucky to have a job I love. I am passionate about helping children develop a love of learning in all aspects of school life and preparing them for life in the world today.
I have two kids at Coburg North, in years 5 and 4. We love the school and the community.
I am a barrister with a specialty in public sector decision-making, although I’m also a qualified teacher. I’ve been a relief teacher in schools and taught law at universities. I have really enjoyed being a part of the Playground Committee and am keen to increase my involvement in helping our great school tick. I play indoor soccer, the piano and the guitar (but not all at a once). I commute by bike and you can see me many mornings riding by CNPS to drop off the kids.
I am very happy for anyone to reach out to me with ideas and input, and look forward to working for you on the School Council.
I am qualified as a Chartered Accountant and, before becoming a Business Manager, I worked for several years in the Department of Education creating budgets for all schools across the state. I believe being a school council member is a crucial part of being a good BM, as it allows me to support the school in making strategic resourcing decisions.
I completed my final university placement at Coburg North Primary School in 2012. I was fortunate enough to get a job here the following year and have been here since (besides a short break in 2019). The first 6 years of my career were spent as a Foundation teacher. During this time I also ran Preschool Story Time, which allowed me to get to know many families. I have worked with fellow teachers and parents as part of the sustainability and reconciliation teams. I believe that a school can only be a ‘good’ school unless it has the community to make it ‘great’. We are fortunate to be part of an amazing community at CNPS.
I’m currently one of the school’s two Assistant Principals and have worked at Coburg North for the last 17 years. I feel fortunate to work in a school with great kids, passionate teachers and a supportive parent community.
During my time at Coburg North, I have been a member of multiple school councils and sub-committees in various guises. I appreciate and value the time and effort that teachers and parents commit to making Coburg North such a great place.
In my spare time, I’m usually running after my young son and trying to convince him of the benefits of barracking for Collingwood.