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2021 March Newsletter

Principal’s Message

School Swimming Carnival

Congratulations to all our students who participated in the recent school Swimming Carnival. It was wonderful to see such excellent sportsmanship and special congratulations also to those students who then represented the school today at the Zone Swimming Carnival. Thank you to Mr McKimm and the team for all of the organisation involved.

COVID Intensive Learning Support Program (ISLP)

As we all know, 2020 was a tough year. This is particularly so for our students and teachers who have risen to the challenges in a disrupted year that included seven weeks of remote learning due to COVID-19, and in some areas of our state, that came on top of bushfires and floods.

For our students, this has been an unsettling time. The department have recognised this with the announcement of a $337 million program aimed at ensuring that schools can identify students who would benefit the most from intensive support. This will be tailored to their requirements to ensure that students’ educational outcomes continue to improve in 2021.

The 2021 COVID intensive learning support program will provide small group tuition for students who need it most in our school. Mrs Thorncraft and Mrs Bowen are our ILSP teachers. Both teachers have been planning and assessing for the implementation of small group tuition program in our school.

Student Leadership Team Morning Tea

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting with our student leadership team to discuss current school practices and possible initiatives in 2021.Our leaders were asked questions such as:

  • What do you like about our school?
  • How could we further improve our school?
  • What leadership opportunities or initiatives could be implemented in 2021.

The responses were thoughtful and mature and I have several actions to take further from our discussions.

Tell Them From Me Survey

This term students in Years 4 – 6 will be participating in the Tell Them From Me survey. This survey gives the school important data on areas for improvement. A note will be sent home this week with further information.


Tonight the Annual General Meeting for the school P&C 2021 committee will be held at 7.00pm. For all our new parents, please consider coming along to join and or nominate for a position on the P&C, as it is a vital and integral part of our school community. A very special thank you to the outgoing committee who did all they could within the constraints of COVID-19 restrictions and have contributed so much to our school.

Kind regards,

Trent Bridgland


Parent Teacher Interviews

The Parent / Teacher Interviews will be held in Week 9 beginning Monday 22nd March. Online bookings on the school website will be available from 8th March – 18th March.

Components of reporting on student progress for Semester 1 include an interview for all parents at the end of Term 1 and a written report at the end of Term 2.

The K- 5 parent teacher interviews will be held in the Week 9 (Monday 22nd March – Friday 25th March).


Year 6 Parent Teacher Interviews will be held in Week 10 (Monday 29th March – Thursday 1st April).

Parents/carers will need to book interview timeslots online on the school website at To book, select a class/teacher from the dropdown menu, then a date and time from the calendar below and follow the prompts to create a booking. Please note you will receive an email confirmation. Your interview timetable will be automatically emailed to you.

Please note online interview bookings will be available through our website from Monday 8th March.

Parents can change their interview bookings any time prior to the closing date. Remember to use the same name and email address that was used in the original booking.

The school encourages students to focus on self-assessment and to reflect on their learning. To foster this, students in Years 5 – 6 (Stage 3) will be invited to participate in 3-way interviews where the student is present for part of the interview. Part of each interview however will be set aside for discussion without the student present.

Clean up Australia Day

On the 5th March 2021 Cronulla Public School will be taking part in Clean Up Australia Day. Classes will be assigned areas located in and around the school grounds and wider community. We kindly ask for your support on this day by sending a pair of re-usable gloves with your child to school, and we will be providing garbage bags for the rubbish collected.

Kindergarten Enrolments for 2022

Information regarding children who will start Kindergarten next year is now available. Please see the office to register your child’s name for 2022.


Now the New Year has begun, it is important to make sure you have downloaded the app and are subscribed to the correct groups. If your child joins Run Club, Band, Choir or Dance, or is selected for a PSSA team, please go into the app, select “GROUPS” and add the new ones, so that you receive notifications for these groups. It is also important to update the new Year group. (eg Year 2, Year 5 etc).

In order to minimise interruptions to parents and carers, specific information is often sent only to these groups rather than to the whole school community. SkoolBag is often used to advise of last minute changes due to weather or other factors, so it is important for all parents and carers to update their groups as soon as possible, so that we may keep you well informed.

Student Representative Council (SRC)

Congratulations to the following students who have been elected student leaders for 2021.

CAPTAINS: Indiana H, Charlie R


Semester 1 SRC representatives

House Captains and Vice Captains

Congratulations to the following students who have been elected House Captains and Vice Captains for 2021.


  • Sienna P vc
  • Brayden M vc
  • Olivia M
  • Harrison R


  • Chloe L vc
  • Toby L vc
  • Storm H
  • Isaac H
  • Wanda
  • Van W vc
  • Charlize S vc
  • Georgia T
  • Tom W


  • Perrin B vc
  • Nell F vc
  • Xavier F
  • Evie C

Students of the Month

Principal’s Awards

  • Eden R (2M)
  • Emily G (2A)
  • Georgia W (2S)
  • William G (2M)
  • Ella P (2S)
  • Taj F (3B)
  • Manny H (4A)
  • Caiden H (4H)
  • Chloe P (5B) x 2
  • Zach K (6M)

Updated Sports Award Criteria

Each year at Cronulla Public School, 4 awards are presented to a Junior Boy and Girl and Senior Boy

and Girl for sporting achievement at our end of year Presentation Ceremony. The criteria for these end of year awards has recently been updated. For details please see the ‘Cronulla Public School Award Criteria’ included in the sports section of this newsletter.

Term 1 School Camps

There are 2 school camps organised during Term 1:

  • Year 4 Berry Sport and Recreation Centre Wednesday 17th March – Friday 19th March
  • Year 6 Western NSW Monday 22nd March –Friday 26th March

Information and permission notes regarding each camp were distributed in Term 4 however if you require further information please see your child’s class teacher or the office.

Year 4 Camp

A Year 4 Camp meeting for parents will be held on Monday 8th March at 5:30pm.

The meeting will be held online over Zoom. Please find information below which provides details on accessing the meeting:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 632 8584 5536

Passcode: 458250

Year 6 Camp

In preparation for our departure can all parents/carers please ensure all permission and medical notes have been returned as well as all payments are finalised by this Friday 5th March.

A Year 6 Camp meeting for parents will be held on Monday 15th March at 6.00pm.

The meeting will be held online over Zoom. Please find information below which provides details on accessing the meeting:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 696 7858 0343

Passcode: 822835

Peer Support

Students in Year 5 and 6 will be participating in training in Week 10 in preparation for becoming Peer Support Leaders in Term 2.

In Term 2 all children will be participating in the Moving Forward program which focuses on resilience. The experiences in the module help children to identify their qualities and strengths, develop skills, respond with a range of strategies, and seek support when faced with challenges.

P&C – AGM Tuesday 2nd March 2021, 7.00pm

At the beginning of each school year all roles on the P&C are made vacant. Anyone wishing to become a member of the P&C committee or to apply for a specific role on the committee should come along to the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 2nd March. Positions on the committee are voted on by those present on the night.

If you would like to nominate someone for a specific role or apply for a position please contact the P&C prior to the AGM. Thank you and we look forward to another great year in 2021!

P&C roles include:

  • President
  • Vice- President
  • Secretary
  • P&C Fundraising

The P&C is organising an Easter Raffle to coincide with this year’s Easter Hat Parade.

Donations can be dropped into the office by Friday 26th March.

The P&C are again running the Easter Hot Cross Bun Fundraiser. And thanks to Bakers Delight Cronulla each pack sold will raise money for our school!

Order forms and more information will be sent home with students shortly. With orders due in by 24th March, you will receive your delicious hot cross buns delivered to students at school by the 30th March.


K- 5 Easter Disco

Due to current guidelines the scheduled disco for week 9 has been postponed until Term 3.

Easter Hat Parade

Thursday 1st April

Cronulla Public School’s K-2 Easter Hat Parade will commence at 2:30pm on Thursday 1st April. Parents and caregivers are invited to join the children for the parade.

Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 students will make their hats for the parade at school throughout the week beginning Monday 29th March. Students are asked to bring a hat, glue and items to decorate their hat by Friday 26th March.

Important Dates:
By Friday 26th March: – Bring in a hat, glue and items to make your hat (no chocolate to go on hats)
Monday 29th March: – Hat making at school
Thursday 1st April: – Easter Hat Parade at 2:00pm

Creative Arts

Sutherland Shire Schools Music Festival (SSSMF) 2021

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions relating to choral singing, social distancing and the ability to mix stage/age groups, the Sutherland Shire Schools Music Festival (SSSMF) for 2021 has been cancelled.

Our school continues with the creative and practical arts curriculum and associated activities and we look forward to being part of the SSSMF as soon as it returns.

Create South 2021

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions relating to choral singing, social distancing and the ability to mix stage/age groups, Create South Regional for 2021 has been cancelled.

Annual Performance Night of Stars

The annual Night of Stars performance night will still be held to showcase our talented students. More information will be available at a later date however all performance groups will have the opportunity to perform for parents later in the year.


Cronulla Public School Sports Award Criteria

Junior & Senior Sporting Award

Each year at Cronulla Public School, 4 awards are presented to the Junior Boy and Girl champion and Senior Boy and Girl champion, for sporting achievement.

To receive an award students must fulfil the criteria as listed below. The student with the most points awarded for representing their school in sport will be given the trophy.

School P.S.S.A Teams and Competitive Knockout Teams

▪ 1 point for each selection into a competitive school PSSA team (PSSA Terms 2 and 4 only) or competitive School Knockout Team

Swimming/Athletics/Cross Country Carnivals

▪ 1 point for each event entered at Zone level

▪ 2 points for each event entered at Regional level

▪ 3 points for each event entered at State level

▪ 4 points for each event at National level

Individual Representative Teams

▪ 2 points for selection into a Cronulla Zone representative team

▪ 3 points for selection into a Sydney East representative team

▪ 4 points for selection into a State representative team

NSW Premier’s Sporting Challenge Medal

The NSW Premier’s Sporting Challenge Medal is given to recognise one student for excellence and involvement in school sport. The NSW Premier’s Sporting Challenge Medal is intended to acknowledge a student for their outstanding:

▪ Commitment to fair play

▪ Achievement in their sporting discipline (as a participant/umpire/trainer/assistant and/or sports leader)

▪ Overall contribution to their school’s weekly sporting program.

Sport Congratulations

Congratulations to Thomas W and Harrison R on successfully trialling for the Cronulla Zone Tennis Team. Both boys played exceptionally well and were chosen to represent our Zone at the upcoming Sydney East trials at the start of next month.

Well done boys, we hope to see you playing in the Australian Open one day!

Congratulations to Tane, Charlie, Luis, Zak and Jovan for their success in making the Cronulla Zone Basketball Team. An absolutely wonderful achievement to have so many CPS students chosen to represent the zone. We wish you the best of luck when trialling for the Sydney East team.

Congratulations also goes to Kash, Hayden & Cooper for their success in making the Cronulla Zone U11’S Rugby League team, and to Josh C & Braxton who made the Open Cronulla Zone Team. Wishing you the best of luck boys!

Swimming Carnival

2021 Swimming Age Champions

Congratulations to the 2021 age Swimming Champions !

  • Junior boy = Lachlan T
  • Junior girl = Georgia P
  • 11’s boy = Xavier F
  • 11’s girl = Elody L
  • Senior boy = Zak P
  • Senior girl  = Georgia T

Cronulla Zone Swimming Carnival

Congratulations to the students who represented the school at the Cronulla Zone Swimming Carnival today.

Library News

Library Monitors

Congratulations to our Semester 1 Junior Librarians!

Zoe, Layla, Meg, Sasha, Olivia, and Georgia: I am already enjoying working with you in the CPS Library. Thank you for your enthusiasm.

Premier’s Reading Challenge

The Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC) aims to encourage a love of reading for pleasure. It is NOT a competition, but a challenge to read, read more and read more widely.

The Premier’s Reading Challenge is promoted every year at Cronulla Public School. Students are encouraged to borrow PRC books from the library during library lessons.

The PRC opens on Monday 1st March and closes on Friday 20th August. K-2 students need to read and log 30 books and 3-6 students need to read and log 20 books.

  • Kindergarten students will have their 30 books logged at school and will all complete the Challenge.
  • Year 1 and 2 students will have 2 books logged at school and will be expected to log additional books at home.
  • Years 3-6 students will be shown/and reminded how to log books during library lessons and will then be expected to take charge of completing the Challenge.

Your support in encouraging reading is appreciated.

More information about the PRC and login details will be sent home on a separate note.

Have a great month and keep reading!

Miss Kristen Gant

Teacher Librarian

Second Hand Uniforms for Sale

2nd Hand Uniforms call Leanne 0414912601 all sizes summer/ winter good condition from $10.

Calendar Update Term 1

Friday Afternoon Kids Club

  • Cronulla Anglican Kids
  • Fridays 4.00pm – 5.30pm
  • Bus Pick Up available from Cronulla Public School
  • Information: 0410546683