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Cabra Matters Term 1 Week 6 2020

Principal's Report

Dear Students, Parents and Carers,

ZONE SWIMMING CARNIVAL

It was great to see so many of our students representing our school at the Zone Swimming Carnival after our very successful School Swimming Carnival which was won by the students from Thorpe House. Thank you to Ms Hillman for organising the carnivals.

DENTAL SCREENING

South West Sydney Health will be screening students who have applied for the service this coming Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. It is very important for these checks to occur so that the students’ health can be monitored.

FOOD FESTIVAL

We have our annual Stage 3 Food Festival coming up next week with students from K-2 classes able to purchase food and drink on Wednesday and, on Thursday, our Years 3-6 students can enjoy some yummy food. The cost is $5 and needs to be paid on the day of the Festival. The money raised from this Festival will be used by the Stage 3 students to fund their end of year activities.

P AND C ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

On Tuesday, March 17, from 9.00 am, the P and C will hold its Annual Meeting to decide on the committee and officers. The positions which need to be filled are: President, 2 Vice Presidents, Secretary and Treasurer. We have a very active and happy P and C group and would like to have more parents and carers join in to find out more about the school and help organise some of our fun activities. If you would like to know about the positions, please contact Iaeli Aunei.

Following this meeting, we will have a presentation from Cabramatta High School about Mental Health for students with ideas for supporting your children.

We will also discuss our next Parents’ and Carers’ excursion. We provide free tea, coffee and delicious treats from Sue, our SACC Facilitator and Sharon, our Treasurer. I hope that you can attend.

STAFFING

Mr Nile will be leaving us at the end of Week 8 after working at our school since 2009. Mr Nile is an extremely hard working and caring teacher who has helped hundreds of students in his time at Cabramatta. His special interest in Maths (Maths Cup, Maths Fun Day), PE (Volleyball, Basketball, Swimming), Student Wellbeing and assessment has meant that he has provided terrific programs for our students. We wish him well in the next chapter of his life and sincerely thank him for all that he has done for our students and community.

2021 SELECTIVE HIGH SCHOOL

21 of our Year 6 students will sit for the Selective High School test on Thursday March 12 at Fairfield High School. Following this test and school assessments the best students will be offered places at an academically selective high school. Last year, 12 of our Year 6 students gained a position in a selective high school for this year. We wish our students well for the test.

Kindest regards,

Glen Stelzer.

Swimming Carnival 2020

Students cheered on their fellow house members at this years Swimming Carnival. Congratulations to all students that participated in the races. Click on the links below to see more photos and a video of the day.

Halogen National Young Leaders Day

On the 2nd of March, eleven of our Year 6 SRC students attended the Halogen Leaders Day event at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour. They came together with many other students from all around NSW to be inspired as future leaders.

Our students had the privilege of listening to many inspiring people including talk show presenter and children’s book author Rove McManus, news presenter Erin Molan and Australian netball champion Bianca Chatfield. The students enjoyed listening to the success stories of the speakers and came away with an understanding of some very important life lessons.

On behalf of Cabramatta SRC, we would like to thank the school in providing such a great opportunity to our senior SRC members.

Miss Zakaria, Mrs Fry & SRC Committee

Cabra Keys

Silver Award Recipients

Congratulations to the following students who received a Silver Award in the K-2 assembly last week.

Chantla Pheng 2S and Evan Liu 1J

These two students are the very first to receive these awards.

This weeks Silver Award Recipients are

  • Tracey Nguyen KFW
  • Joanne Lien KFW
  • Aavery-Jayne Nafetalai 1J
  • Richard Tyson Ngo 1J
  • Edward Peseta 1J
  • Kingston Mai 1J
  • Mackenzie Antonio 1J
  • Angela Truong 1T
  • Rachel Ngo 1T
  • Lily Bui 1T
  • Han Vu 1M
  • Jason Nguyen 1M
  • Oscar Nguyen 2J
  • Shalom Faaoso 2J
  • Ru Xi Qarr 2S
  • Jennifer Nguyen 2S
  • Andy Phan 2KT
  • Kara 2KT
  • Tanya Dave 5/6V
  • Sirilo Raitekiteki 5/6V

Crazy Hat Day

Wednesday we had a Crazy Day at Cabramatta. Look at the creative creations by staff and students for our Crazy Hat Day. So far we have raised $368.05 for the Koala Rescue Hospital.

Author Visit for K-2

The amazing author Aura Parker visited K-2 this week. They loved drawing characters using charcoal and learning about the process of publishing.

World Maths Day

Stage 3 students enjoyed a Maths World Day incursion. They completed a range of engaging, hands on challenges to test their knowledge and skills.

Premier's Reading Challenge 2020

The Premier's Reading Challenge has started. The challenge is not a competition, but a way to develop a love of reading for pleasure in our students.

Book Fair 2020

The Cabramatta Public School 'Book Fair' is coming.

The Fair starts on Tuesday March 24th at 8:15am and finishes on Friday March 27th. It will be held in our school library.

The 'Book Fair' is a great way to encourage your child to choose books they love and will get them excited about reading and develop a 'reading for pleasure' attitude.

Library Activities

What's happening?
  • Monday 9th March 2020 - Dental Screening
  • Tuesday 10th March 2020 - SSW Regional Swimming
  • Tuesday 10th March 2020 - Dental Screening
  • Wednesday 11th March 2020 - Food Festival K-2
  • Wednesday 11th March 2020 - Dental Screening
  • Thursday 12th March 2020 - Food Festival 3-6
  • Friday 13th March 2020 - PSSA Round 3
Community Annoucements

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.

Recycling Unwanted Uniforms

If you have any uniforms in small sizes that you no longer need, could you please donate them and bring them to the front office, it will be greatly appreciated.

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.

PLEASE NOTE

Cash Only and No Refunds are given

2020 STAFF LISTING

CHANGES TO BOOK CLUB ORDERING

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

Vegetarian Meal Now Available At The Canteen

  • boiled egg on toast
  • hash brown
  • cheese brevilles
  • yoghurt cup
  • fresh fruit cup
  • salad wrap
  • Greek salad box
  • wedges and salad
  • lettuce,cheese,tomato,cucumbers,beetroot carrot and egg salad box
  • garlic bread
  • vegemite/jam/honey sandwich
  • cheese sandwich
  • raisin bread
  • cereal bowl
  • red pasta (vegetarian)
  • noodle
  • nacho
  • corn cob/corn cup
  • zucchini slice
  • popcorn
  • sea salt chip/veg chip
  • vegetable l sticks and dip
  • pancake
  • custard

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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