CNPS Bulletin 2020 | issue 3 | 6 March

Principal’s Column

Last year CNPS staff began their journey to revise our school values as part of our Annual Implementation Plan. Thank you to all the families, staff and students that participated in completing online surveys and taking part in focused workshops.

As a school, staff decided to have 3 main values so that all members; students, staff and the community, are able to remember them. This in turn will make it easier for the school and its community to understand the expectations for each value.

After looking at the data collected from all stakeholders, the top three key values were:

Respect, Responsibility and Resilience

Voters: 35 Staff Members; 125 Year 3-6 students; 33 Family Responses.

Respect, Responsibility and Resilience will be the values that all members of the CNPS community are expected to model and implement at our school. Although other values did not make the final three, we will continue to embed them into our core values/teach them within our School Wide Positive Behavior Framework.

Thank you for all your support during this lengthy process. We appreciated all your input. I would also like to publically thank Kathleen O’Callaghan in her leadership in putting this work together as well as leading the development of our school’s Positive Behavior matrix. Stay tuned for more information on this further in the year.

Sport Report

Coburg District and Divisional Swimming Championships

On Wednesday 26th February the following students represented CNPS at the Coburg District Swimming Championships at Elite Swimming:

Lucinda Parsons, Scarlett Crowe, Gemma Matthews, Abigail Crowe, Ava Sudgen, Clara Kerr, Holly Dimsey, Kaitlin Barber, Janey Phu, Charlotte Abbott, Scarlett Phu, Leila Furness and Noah Warren.

These students competed in a range of events including 50m freestyle, 50m breastroke, 50m backstroke, 50m butterfly a freestyle relay and an open medley. They were amazing role models for the school and showed an enormous amount of school spirit! Huge congratulations to all the students who made it through to the Divisional Championships which were held this Wednesday 4th March. We had twelve students compete at this level, which shows the amount of hard work and dedication they put in. A big thank you to all the parents for their ongoing support and for driving their children to and from the event!

Coburg District Tennis Championships

On Monday 24th February we had three students represent CNPS at the Coburg District Championships. These students were Zac Skrzeczynski, Abe McSpeerin and Jacob Gordan. They were fantastic competitors on the day and gave their all. They upheld the school’s values and were excellent role models displaying wonderful sportsmanship. Well done boys and thank you to the parents for their ongoing support!

Ride2School Day

Next week, Friday the 13th of March, is national Ride2School day, see the below flyer details.

Anaphylaxis Amendment

As an update to the last newsletter about allergies, please note we do also have students in grade 1 that are allergic to nuts.

Uniform Policy Update

The Education Committee would like to thank all who contributed to the Uniform Policy survey towards the end of Term 4, 2019. We have analysed the data and are currently working on a new, improved version of the policy. Our hope is to have it ratified by School Council by the end of March and then circulated to all families soon after that.

Parents and Friends

Harmony Day Feast

At the school’s Harmony Day celebrations on Thursday, March 19, the P&F will be once again be serving food, while the Vagabond coffee van will be on hand selling coffee and hot chocolate.

As was the case last year, we will also be asking for families to provide individual portions of desserts – relevant to your own culture – that can be sold on the night to raise funds.

If you are able to make a dessert, please kindly email the recipe to cnps_pf@hotmail.com as we will, later this year, be collating a recipe book featuring all the recipes to raise funds for the school. A sign-up link for dessert-makers and volunteers will go out in a separate note on Compass next week. All funds raised this year will go towards more solar panels for the school.

Second Hand Uniform Stall

The first second-hand uniform sale of 2020 will take place on Friday, March 20. This is a great opportunity to pick up some uniform bargains, all while helping the school’s fundraising efforts. The stall will open at 2.45pm, pause for assembly and then wind up around 3.45pm.

Up Coming Events

  • Ride2School Day, March 13th
  • Harmony Day, March 19
  • Second Hand Uniform Stall, March 20
  • Hot Cross Bun Day, March 25

Community News

Pascoe Vale Girls College opening Day notice:

Find below flyers for events happening in our area, these will be added to the community news page shortly.

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