It’s already Week 3 and we are well and truly into the swing of things. We recently held our school ANZAC Day service and I would like to thank our special guests for making this a memorable occasion for all who attended. A big thank you to Mr McKimm for his efforts in organising as well as our student leaders for hosting so beautifully. A special thank you to Lucy in 6M for playing the Last Post during this commemoration. I was extremely impressed by the respect and maturity shown by all our students at this important event.
The roofs on A block and the school library are due to be repaired in the coming weeks, with work expected to be completed by the end of the term. Additionally, work is due to begin on the side oval in preparation for the installation of our new Before and After School Care hub. To minimise the impact on playing area on the side oval, the new building will be located where the current play equipment is, with the equipment to be relocated towards the top of the side oval. An additional gate will also be installed on Excelsior Rd, close to the building, for easier access when dropping off and picking up.
At the end of Term 1 we completed our Strategic Improvement Plan for 2021 to 2024. All public schools complete this plan to drive improvement in the school. Our school has three strategic directions which are:
Strategic Direction 1: Student growth and attainment
Purpose: To improve numeracy (2021-2022) and reading achievement across the school through targeted and differentiated tasks based around high expectations, supported by instructional leaders and collaborative planning.
Strategic Direction 2: Data Informed Practices
Purpose: To embed consistent school-wide practices to ensure data and assessment are used as tools to move learning forward, monitor student progress overtime and inform future directions.
Strategic Direction 3: Student Wellbeing through student voice and student engagement
Purpose: To embed a strategic and planned approach to school wellbeing processes so that students can connect, succeed, thrive and learn by ensuring the cognitive, social, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing of all students is addressed through student voice and engagement.
These three areas will be a focus for school improvement and professional learning for teachers over the next four years. More information about our Strategic Improvement Plan 2021 – 2024 is available on the school website.
Now that the tender process has been finalised, I would like to recognise and thank Mimi’s OOSH service, particularly Mel and her staff, for providing quality care for children in the Cronulla community for the past 18 years.
Mimis OOSH will continue to provide before and after school care until the final day of school this term. Regular updates will be provided to families about how the transition between services will occur and how to ensure you can access the care you need for your children.
A very special thank you to Mr Simon Hamad for his generous donation of several boxes of fruit for the Year 6 camp.
Thank you to the school community for your generous donations for the recent Easter fundraisers. The P&C raised $4400 which has been allocated to purchasing new reading resources for the school.
Years 3 and 5 will participate in NAPLAN Online between 11 – 21 May. NAPLAN is a point-in-time assessment that allows schools and parents to see how students are progressing against national standards in literacy and numeracy and over time. All the tests will be completed online except for Year 3 writing.
In advance of taking NAPLAN Online, students and parents are invited to use the public demonstration tests to familiarise themselves with the type of questions and related functionalities available in the NAPLAN Online assessment.
Some of the key features include a range of question types, onscreen tools, timers and interactive navigation. Students are encouraged to try all the tests for their year level to practise the complete range of question formats available in the online assessment. https://www.nap.edu.au/online-assessment/public-demonstration-site
In Terms 1 and 3 one student per class is selected to receive a Principal’s Commendation Letter which recognises their effort and achievement for that term.
Congratulations to the following students for receiving a Term 1
- TC – Zion I
- KA – Morris L
- KH – Nate T
- KL – Sora O
- KT – Lux M
- 1J – Sailor M
- 1T – Harriet T
- 1K- Ashlea G
- 2A – Aloise J
- 2M – Amarlya M
- 2S – Kalani H
- 3B – Miley S
- 3E – Lawson L
- 3H – Indiana K
- 4A – Nate S
- 4H – Owen O
- 4/5D – Lucia L
- 5B – Layla K
- 5K – Zoe F
- 6M – Weronika M
- 6R – Josh C
- Library – Ciera C
On Friday the 23rd April Cronulla Public School conducted its annual ANZAC Day Ceremony. The service was very well lead by our school leaders: Indiana H, Charlie R, Tane R and Willow J. Students were extremely respectful and reverent.
We were extremely privileged to have in attendance Sergeant Spencer and Chief Petty Officer Corcoran. Sergeant Spencer gave an address to the school where he encouraged students to live out the ANZAC legacy in their own day to day actions.
On Sunday the 25th April our school leaders felt extremely grateful to be given the opportunity to lay a wreath, on behalf of the school, in remembrance, at the Cronulla RSL service at Munro Park. It was lovely to see so many CPS families in attendance at the service.