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2020/2021 Kinder-School Transition Program

“Welcome” to Caulfield South Primary School Prep Transition

 Thursday 5th November at 1.30pm – 2.30pm  Parent Information Session #1 via Webex

Monday 9th November – Prep Video #1 sent to Parents via email

Thursday 12th November at 1.30pm – 2.30pm  Parent Information Session #2 via Webex

 Monday 16th November – Prep Video #2 sent to Parents via email

 Thursday 26th November at 1.30pm – 2:00pm – Meet Your Prep 2021 Teacher – Live Session via Webex

Please regularly check for CSPS Key dates on the Community Calendar found on our school website www.caulfieldsthps.vic.edu.au under the ‘Home’ tab.

We look forward to this exciting time!

Prep Transition Team

Year 6 Camp

Dear Year 6 Parents and Carers,

It’s with much regret that I must advise you our Year 6 camp has had to be cancelled. We have held out hope that we may have been lucky since it was so late in the year. However, the regulations are beyond our control and this afternoon camp was cancelled. We know this will create much disappointment for our children as with our staff. After discussions this afternoon, we thought it best if the students could be told this prior to returning to school on Monday so they still have returning to school to look forward to after hearing the bad news rather than being deflated after the excitement of returning. We will do out utmost to find creative ways to compensate in this final term of their primary school years. Ashleigh and Jacqueline will talk this through next week and build some optimism and memorable celebrations into the coming weeks. Thank you all for your support and I’m so sorry to be delivering this news on the Friday before we return. Our children and families have certainly had much to contend with this year but we look forward to seeing our school leaders on Monday and sharing their final 10 weeks with them at CSPS.

Warm regards,

Gayle

CSPS Return to School Plans Term 4 Monday 12th October 2020

Dear CSPS Parents and Families,

As you are all aware, the Victorian Chief Health Officer has advised that it is safe for Victorian school students and teachers to return to on-site schooling:

* Monday 12th October: All Prep to Year 6 students will return to on-site schooling.

The CSPS teachers and support staff are very happy that we are all finally returning to on-site teaching and learning. It’s been a long haul and there is now excitement in the air, however, we are very mindful of the impact such a long stint of remote learning may have on some of our children and I will address this area in the newsletter next week.

Below are the initial plans that will commence on Monday 12th October. We have tried hard to cover a number of circumstances but understandably this is not always possible. We are looking forward to working with our staff, students and community in the transition back to school. Through reflection, we will be reviewing our practices and making the necessary adjustments. We’d be grateful if parents could complete the survey that will be sent tomorrow to assist us.

Year Prep – 6 Drop Off Arrangements 8:45am – 9:00am:

  • At 8:45am, the gates will be unlocked on the basketball court (Bundeera Rd) and the back fence (reserve on Marara Rd).
  • Once gates are open, all students will be able to enter school grounds.
  • Staff will be at all entry points, welcoming and supporting students to enter the school grounds and walk to their classrooms where their teachers will be waiting.
  • Parents are not permitted to enter school grounds during this time. Although parents will be wearing facemasks and practising social distancing at all times, we ask parents to avoid congregating, particularly around the school gates, when dropping children to school.
  • Before School Care – Students in before school care will be escorted to their classroom by TeamKids staff at 8:45am.

Pick Up Arrangements:

3:15pm – 3:30pm dismissal for all Prep and Year 2 students

  • 3:15pm dismissal for Prep and Year 2 students – All Prep and Year 2 students will be dismissed from the grassland at the back fence (Marara Rd).
  • Prep and Year 2 teachers will walk their class to the grassland and line up. Teachers will dismiss students as they sight parents.
  • Siblings- If a Prep or Year 2 student has a sibling in Year 1, the Year 1 student will be dismissed with their sibling at the back gate. If a Prep-2 student has a sibling(s) in Yr3-6, the older sibling will be dismissed at the same time and same gate as the younger sibling.
  • After school care – Each day, TeamKids will notify CSPS of students booked into after school care. A staff member will collect these students from their classrooms and walk them to after school care. For Prep and Year 2 students (3:15pm dismissal), a staff member will supervise the students in the hall until TeamKids staff take over supervision at 3:30pm.

3:30pm dismissal for all Year 1,3,4,5 and 6 students

  • 3:30pm dismissal for Year 1 students – All Year 1 students will be dismissed from the basketball court and exit school grounds from the basketball court gates (Bundeera Rd). Year 1 teachers will dismiss students as they sight parents.
  • 3:30pm dismissal for Year 3 students – All Year 3 students will be dismissed from the basketball court and exit school grounds from the basketball court gates (Bundeera Rd). Year 3 teachers will dismiss students as they sight parents.
  • 3:30pm dismissal for Yr 4-6 students – Yr 4-6 students will be dismissed from their classrooms and are able to exit from either the back gate or basketball court gates. Yr 4-6 teachers will be out in the yard to support students exiting the school.
  • After school Care – Students booked into after school care with TeamKids, will walk directly to the hall following their dismissal at 3:30pm.

Changes to Our School Day:

There are a number of changes that will be in place for the remainder of Term 4:

  • Staff and students only permitted in the school grounds. Visitors must call the office first.
  • Students will not be able to play in the playground before or after school.
  • Please use the services of TeamKids if you are unable to meet the drop off and pick up times.
  • Late arrivals and early departures are to be organised prior via phone or email to the office. Parents must not arrive unannounced to the school office at any time.
  • All staff will be required to wear face masks at school. Staff have the choice to remove their face masks when face to face teaching.
  • Some classroom and specialist activities will take place outdoors (weather permitting). This is to maximise the use of outdoor learning spaces to promote outdoor air ventilation
  • No assembly
  • No lunch orders
  • No drinking from drinking fountains. All students must bring a water bottle to school. This can be refilled.
  • No inter-school sport
  • No excursions or camps

Reminders:

  • Students are to return any equipment/resources from school. This may include exercise books, stationery, maths equipment, etc.
  • Please ensure any required medication is returned in your child’s school bag and please notify their teacher that it is there.
  • Term 4 is a SunSmart term. Please remember to pack school hats as students will be required to wear them when outdoors. Roll-on sunscreen may also be sent to school for use by children.

Hygiene and Cleaning:

  • Each classroom/specialist room will have clear visuals on hygiene practices for all students to follow. This includes hand washing/sanitising before entering class, before/after eating, before recess and lunch playtime, after coughing or sneezing, using tissues appropriately and coughing into elbows.
  • Teachers will have regular times throughout each day for handwashing and students will be required to wash their hands outside of these times as required.
  • Soap, hand sanitiser and cleaning products are available in every classroom, specialist room and staffrooms across the school.
  • Through Department of Education provision and consultation with our cleaning organisation, our increased cleaning schedules have been implemented and will continue. There will be regular and scheduled cleaning throughout the day of toilets, door handles and communally used surfaces. Hand sanitiser and soap will be regularly replenished.

Student Health and Wellbeing:

  • In order for us to prevent the spread of COVID-19, any unwell students are to remain at home. This will help is to protect our school and wider community.
  • Please do not send your child to school if they present with a runny nose, coughing, sore throat, headache, fever or breathing difficulties.
  • If a student presents with one of these symptoms at school, they will be monitored by staff in the First Aid room and parents contacted to collect their child. Please ensure your contact details are up to date and contact the office to make any changes.

Return of loaned devices:

  • If you have a device to return that has been loaned to you by the school, please email the classroom teacher and south.ps@education.vic.gov.au prior to returning the device to notify of its return.
  • Devices can be placed in the students’ bag and students will then return the device to their classroom teacher.

Thank you for your continued support, understanding and patience throughout this time.

Warm Regards,

Gayle, Bianca and CSPS Staff

Parent Information Term 4 2020

6th October 2020

Dear Parents and Carers

As we look forward to our students all returning next Monday, I know I speak for our staff also as I say another big “Thank you” to all our students, parents and carers for your continued resilience and support throughout this very trying year. To the many parents who have expressed their gratitude to the staff for their incredible efforts to do their utmost to ensure the best teaching and learning opportunities for our children through the remote program, I say thank you and endorse that gratitude to our staff.

I know remote and flexible learning has not always been easy, as we have endeavoured to adapt to the vast range of family circumstances. Through our collective efforts, many of our students have continued to make valuable progress in their learning and you can be confident that our school will identify and support students who have not flourished and therefore require some focused catch up support.

Term 4 is important for all our students, and our teachers will strive to deliver the high-quality learning that we all expect here at CSPS. Our focus for Term 4 is on making sure that every student is supported in their wellbeing, learning and transition needs, including pre-school to school and Year 6 to 7 transitions which we are currently working on.

As you know, remote learning continues this week with only eligible students receiving on-site supervision, consistent with existing guidelines. Next week sees the return to on-site schooling for all our CSPS students and there is a staged return of secondary students as part of the Government’s gradual roadmap towards reopening. We encourage all members of our community to be mindful of health and safety practices as we return to school and model this for our children to help towards a positive road forward without putting at risk all that has been achieved through the period of restrictions to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Term 4 on-site schooling arrangements for students

From 12 October (second week of Term 4)

  • All CSPS students will return to on-site schooling. The existing remote learning program will not continue for our school.

Year Prep – 6 Drop Off Arrangements 8:45am – 9:00am:

Victorian Government Schools’ guidelines state: Students and families are not permitted to congregate at the school gates before or after school at any time.

  • At 8:45am, the gates will be unlocked on the basketball court (Bundeera Rd) and the back fence (Marara Rd reserve).
  • Once gates are open, all students will be able to enter the school grounds.
  • Staff will be at all entry points with hand sanitiser, welcoming and supporting students to enter the school grounds and walk to their classrooms.
  • Parents are not permitted to enter school grounds during this time. We encourage all parents to be mindful of adhering to the current Stage 4 regulations of wearing face masks and practising social distancing at all times. It is crucial when dropping children at school that parents avoid congregating particularly at the school entry points. We ask parents who are driving children to use the ‘kiss and go’ method to avoid congestion in Bundeera Rd in particular.
  • Before School Care – Students in before school care will be escorted to their classroom by TeamKids staff at 8:45am.

Pick Up Arrangements:

3:20pm – 3:30pm dismissal for all Prep and Year 2 students

  • 3:20pm dismissal for Prep and Year 2 students – All Prep and Year 2 students will be dismissed from the grassland on the back fence (Marara Rd).
  • Prep and Year 2 teachers will walk their class to the grassland and line up. Teachers will dismiss students as they sight parents and parents are asked to move away from the entrance as quickly as possible.
  • Siblings- If a Prep or Year 2 student has a sibling in Year 1, the Year 1 student will be dismissed with their sibling at the back gate. If a Prep-2 student has a sibling(s) in Yr3-6, the older sibling will be dismissed at the same time and same gate as the younger sibling.
  • After school care – Each day, Team Kids will notify CSPS of students booked into after school care. A staff member will collect these students from their classrooms and walk them to after school care. For Prep and Year 2 students (3:20pm dismissal), a staff member will supervise the students in the hall until TeamKids staff take over supervision at 3:30pm.

3:30pm dismissal for all Year 1,3,4,5 and 6 students

  • 3:30pm dismissal for Year 1 students – All Year 1 students will be dismissed from the basketball court and exit school grounds from the basketball court gates (Bundeera Rd). Year 1 teachers will dismiss students as they sight parents/carers.
  • 3:30pm dismissal for Year 3 students – All Year 3 students will be dismissed from the basketball court and exit school grounds from the basketball court gates (Bundeera Rd). Year 3 teachers will dismiss students as they sight parents.
  • 3:30pm dismissal for Yr 4-6 students – Yr 4-6 students will be dismissed from their classrooms and are able to exit from either the back gate or basketball court gates. Yr 4-6 teachers will be out in the yard to support students exiting the school.
  • After school Care – Students booked into after school care with TeamKids, will walk directly to the hall following their dismissal at 3:30pm.

Outside school hours care and vacation care

Outside school hours care continues to be available to our students attending for on-site supervision this week and will be available for all students from Monday 12th October, when we all return to on-site teaching and learning.

Health and safety measures

The Term 3 remote and flexible learning arrangements were put in place to significantly reduce the movement of more than one million students and their families across Victoria, to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Thanks to our community for contributing to this as we are mindful that it came with great cost for many families.

As on-site schooling resumes, we will continue to have in place strong measures to protect the health and safety of students, staff, families and the community. This includes start and finish arrangements as listed, restricting parent access to school grounds and continued emphasis on hand hygiene and physical distancing where possible.

Please give particular attention to reducing the risks associated with congregating at school gates and taking steps to contribute to physical distancing, particularly around the school entrances.

Returning this term, please be assured we will be focused on three key priorities:

Mental health and wellbeing

Our highest priority will be the wellbeing, particularly the mental health, of every student and member of staff. This means effectively mobilising all available resources to support our most vulnerable students and enabling staff to access the relevant support services.

Learning and excellence

Some of our students have thrived in the remote and flexible learning environment, others have maintained their learning progress, and some have fallen behind, despite their best efforts and those of their families, teachers and support staff. Our priority will be supporting both those who need to catch up and those who have progressed who need to continue to be extended in their learning.

Transitions

We will make every effort to ensure successful transitions for children moving from kindergarten into Prep, the Year 6 students moving into Year 7.

We know some families are worried about their child progressing to the next year level, due to the disruptions of coronavirus (COVID-19). There is little evidence to support the benefits of repeating a year to catch up and indeed much evidence that this may be detrimental to student development. Instead, our school will use teaching strategies that draw on the best evidence available to help students meet their learning needs.

Parents, families and carers can be confident that the best option for almost every child is to stay with their peer group, whether that is moving from kindergarten into Prep, moving from Year 6 into Year 7 at secondary school, or students moving up to any year level in between.

Our school, working with you, has shown it can be flexible and adaptable in responding to the challenges of coronavirus (COVID-19) and will continue to meet student needs to the best of our ability and with all the resources available to us, as we look towards the end of the 2020 school year and ahead to 2021.

Towards the end of this week you will receive a further update regarding returning to school next week.

Warmest regards

Gayle Yardley

Principal
Caulfield South PS

Return to School Week 2 Term 4

6th October 2020

Dear Parents and Carers

As we look forward to our students all returning next Monday, I know I speak for our staff also as I say another big “Thank you” to all our students, parents and carers for your continued resilience and support throughout this very trying year. To the many parents who have expressed their gratitude to the staff for their incredible efforts to do their utmost to ensure the best teaching and learning opportunities for our children through the remote program, I say thank you and endorse that gratitude to our staff.

I know remote and flexible learning has not always been easy, as we have endeavoured to adapt to the vast range of family circumstances. Through our collective efforts, many of our students have continued to make valuable progress in their learning and you can be confident that our school will identify and support students who have not flourished and therefore require some focused catch up support.

Term 4 is important for all our students, and our teachers will strive to deliver the high-quality learning that we all expect here at CSPS. Our focus for Term 4 is on making sure that every student is supported in their wellbeing, learning and transition needs, including pre-school to school and Year 6 to 7 transitions which we are currently working on.

As you know, remote learning continues this week with only eligible students receiving on-site supervision, consistent with existing guidelines. Next week sees the return to on-site schooling for all our CSPS students and there is a staged return of secondary students as part of the Government’s gradual roadmap towards reopening. We encourage all members of our community to be mindful of health and safety practices as we return to school and model this for our children to help towards a positive road forward without putting at risk all that has been achieved through the period of restrictions to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Term 4 on-site schooling arrangements for students

From 12 October (second week of Term 4)

  • All CSPS students will return to on-site schooling. The existing remote learning program will not continue for our school.

Year Prep – 6 Drop Off Arrangements 8:45am – 9:00am:

Victorian Government Schools’ guidelines state: Students and families are not permitted to congregate at the school gates before or after school at any time.

  • At 8:45am, the gates will be unlocked on the basketball court (Bundeera Rd) and the back fence (Marara Rd reserve).
  • Once gates are open, all students will be able to enter the school grounds.
  • Staff will be at all entry points with hand sanitiser, welcoming and supporting students to enter the school grounds and walk to their classrooms.
  • Parents are not permitted to enter school grounds during this time. We encourage all parents to be mindful of adhering to the current Stage 4 regulations of wearing face masks and practising social distancing at all times. It is crucial when dropping children at school that parents avoid congregating particularly at the school entry points. We ask parents who are driving children to use the ‘kiss and go’ method to avoid congestion in Bundeera Rd in particular.
  • Before School Care – Students in before school care will be escorted to their classroom by TeamKids staff at 8:45am.

Pick Up Arrangements:

3:20pm – 3:30pm dismissal for all Prep and Year 2 students

  • 3:20pm dismissal for Prep and Year 2 students – All Prep and Year 2 students will be dismissed from the grassland on the back fence (Marara Rd).
  • Prep and Year 2 teachers will walk their class to the grassland and line up. Teachers will dismiss students as they sight parents and parents are asked to move away from the entrance as quickly as possible.
  • Siblings- If a Prep or Year 2 student has a sibling in Year 1, the Year 1 student will be dismissed with their sibling at the back gate. If a Prep-2 student has a sibling(s) in Yr3-6, the older sibling will be dismissed at the same time and same gate as the younger sibling.
  • After school care – Each day, Team Kids will notify CSPS of students booked into after school care. A staff member will collect these students from their classrooms and walk them to after school care. For Prep and Year 2 students (3:20pm dismissal), a staff member will supervise the students in the hall until TeamKids staff take over supervision at 3:30pm.

3:30pm dismissal for all Year 1,3,4,5 and 6 students

  • 3:30pm dismissal for Year 1 students – All Year 1 students will be dismissed from the basketball court and exit school grounds from the basketball court gates (Bundeera Rd). Year 1 teachers will dismiss students as they sight parents/carers.
  • 3:30pm dismissal for Year 3 students – All Year 3 students will be dismissed from the basketball court and exit school grounds from the basketball court gates (Bundeera Rd). Year 3 teachers will dismiss students as they sight parents.
  • 3:30pm dismissal for Yr 4-6 students – Yr 4-6 students will be dismissed from their classrooms and are able to exit from either the back gate or basketball court gates. Yr 4-6 teachers will be out in the yard to support students exiting the school.
  • After school Care – Students booked into after school care with TeamKids, will walk directly to the hall following their dismissal at 3:30pm.

Outside school hours care and vacation care

Outside school hours care continues to be available to our students attending for on-site supervision this week and will be available for all students from Monday 12th October, when we all return to on-site teaching and learning.

Health and safety measures

The Term 3 remote and flexible learning arrangements were put in place to significantly reduce the movement of more than one million students and their families across Victoria, to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Thanks to our community for contributing to this as we are mindful that it came with great cost for many families.

As on-site schooling resumes, we will continue to have in place strong measures to protect the health and safety of students, staff, families and the community. This includes start and finish arrangements as listed, restricting parent access to school grounds and continued emphasis on hand hygiene and physical distancing where possible.

Please give particular attention to reducing the risks associated with congregating at school gates and taking steps to contribute to physical distancing, particularly around the school entrances.

Returning this term, please be assured we will be focused on three key priorities:

Mental health and wellbeing

Our highest priority will be the wellbeing, particularly the mental health, of every student and member of staff. This means effectively mobilising all available resources to support our most vulnerable students and enabling staff to access the relevant support services.

Learning and excellence

Some of our students have thrived in the remote and flexible learning environment, others have maintained their learning progress, and some have fallen behind, despite their best efforts and those of their families, teachers and support staff. Our priority will be supporting both those who need to catch up and those who have progressed who need to continue to be extended in their learning.

Transitions

We will make every effort to ensure successful transitions for children moving from kindergarten into Prep, the Year 6 students moving into Year 7.

We know some families are worried about their child progressing to the next year level, due to the disruptions of coronavirus (COVID-19). There is little evidence to support the benefits of repeating a year to catch up and indeed much evidence that this may be detrimental to student development. Instead, our school will use teaching strategies that draw on the best evidence available to help students meet their learning needs.

Parents, families and carers can be confident that the best option for almost every child is to stay with their peer group, whether that is moving from kindergarten into Prep, moving from Year 6 into Year 7 at secondary school, or students moving up to any year level in between.

Our school, working with you, has shown it can be flexible and adaptable in responding to the challenges of coronavirus (COVID-19) and will continue to meet student needs to the best of our ability and with all the resources available to us, as we look towards the end of the 2020 school year and ahead to 2021.

Towards the end of this week you will receive a further update regarding returning to school next week.

Warmest regards

Gayle Yardley

Principal
Caulfield South PS

End of Term 3 2020 Update

Dear Parents and Carers,

We will miss our wonderful Year 6 leaders sending us off on holidays from the oval in the sunshine today. Despite the challenges of this term, they have continued to demonstrate strong leadership skills through the production of these weekly assemblies that the CSPS community has looked forward to tuning into every week! Today, they gave us a fabulous, engaging and fun wrap up of the learning in each grade during remote learning for our last whole school online assembly for the term. Congratulations and a big thank you to our Term 3 School Leaders!

Parent Communication

Our classroom teachers will email all parents with the Term 4 Week 1 weekly schedule on Friday 2nd October.

Our Year 3-6 weekly schedules will have some changes to the Google Meets. Please read through updated Google Meet schedule carefully for the change of times and attendance requirements.

Any important school communication will be sent via Flexischools during the holidays, if required.

Rosh Hashanah

At this time of Rosh Hashanah, I wish everyone who celebrates it, a truly good New Year!

Indeed, may everyone in our community enjoy family, special meals and some sweet treats as we look forward with optimism to warmer months and better times ahead.

Warm regards to all

Gayle, Bianca and CSPS staff

What the Government Roadmap means for CSPS

Dear CSPS Families and Carers,

With the Victorian Government having released its plan for easing coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, I thought I would touch base just so that we are all of the same understanding about what is planned for schools including CSPS, at this stage.

The announcement didn’t include my own personal wishes for the beginning of Term 4, however, I am hopeful that it won’t be too long until we do have all our children back on site. We all just need to hold on for a bit longer and use those strategies at our disposal to remain as positive as possible. I can only imagine the impact of the last few months on families and I know that the sooner all children are back at school, the sooner parents will be able to move forward and try to resume some semblance of normality. Again, I stress that if families are in need of wellbeing or practical support, I encourage you to make contact with us at school either by phone or email.

Our staff has been meeting in teams this week to discuss what this now means for us and the best way to move forward with the transition back to on-site learning next term, taking into account their knowledge and experience of this situation to date and the wide variety of feedback from our parents.

What we know from the latest announcement that applies to our school:

  • We are to continue to provide remote and flexible learning for the remainder of Term 3 which finishes on 18 September
  • Vacation care may operate during the school holidays but only for students who are eligible for on-site supervision at school in Term 3 – See newsletter for TeamKids information
  • First week of Term 4 (5-9 October), remote and flexible learning will continue for all students at CSPS
  • On-site supervision for children of permitted workers and vulnerable students will continue to be provided as per Term 3
  • Monday 12 October – Students in Prep to Year 2 return to full-time on-site schooling. (The existing remote learning program will not continue for these year levels.)
  • Remote and flexible learning will continue for all students in Years 3 to 6, other than for children of permitted workers and vulnerable students who will continue to be supervised as per Term 3 arrangements. (A date for the return of these year levels to face-to-face learning will be subject to further health advice.)
  • During the staged return, outside school hours care will be available to students attending for on-site learning and supervision and progressively for the relevant year levels returning to on-site learning
  • School staff will attend school at times when they are delivering on-site learning (P-2 from 12 Oct) or supervision of other students eligible to attend on-site supervision. At all other times, staff are to continue to work remotely where possible
  • These changes as we know them remain subject to the advice of Victoria’s Chief Health Officer so this information may change

This will clearly continue to require the flexibility, adaptability and resilience that has been demonstrated by our community, although I know this situation has tested many of us.

Further information or changes will be sent as soon as possible after it comes to hand.

I wish everyone in our community the strength and resolve to continue to manage this situation in the best way possible for yourselves and your families, as we are doing here at school, and I look forward to the earliest return of all our students and staff to on-site teaching and learning.

Warm regards

Gayle

 

Wellness Wednesday Information

Dear Caulfield South families,

I’d like to thank our community for all your feedback as we try to manage this difficult time of remote and flexible learning as well as possible. I realise the change in the weekly schedule is not ideal for all but I know there are many families and staff who are appreciative of this focus on specialist subjects and wellbeing activities on Wednesdays.

Thank you to Lauren (who is providing our Wellness Wednesday activities), we are thrilled to share with you that Caulfield South will soon have its own Spoonville Community. In fact it has already begun to emerge! If you aren’t familiar with this craze, it started in the English Village of Winnersh during the COVID pandemic and has appeared all over the world and now made its way to Melbourne.

It’s so simple for you to get involved. Make a wooden spoon person, or if you prefer, decorate a rock or stick. Plant it in the garden, which will be along the school fence near the junior playground. A sign has been erected and some Spoonville residents are already appearing, so you will know exactly where to plant your ‘Spoonvillian’. This will be the focus of our Wellness Wednesday activity this week so you may want to get your craft materials out in readiness for tomorrow.

We ask that you please be sure to use minimal plastic items when decorating. All items need to be secured well to avoid littering. We’d love our village to be as sustainable as possible.

We can’t wait to see our little village growing over the next few weeks. Feel free to create more than one person if you’d like and don’t forget to come and see how the village is growing on your daily walks.

Thank you to our Parents’ Association for their support of wellbeing in our community which is so essential at this time.

Take care and stay safe,

Gayle, Bianca and CSPS staff

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Term Dates

2020

Term 1: 28 January (school teachers start) to 27 March *
(Year 1-6 students commence 30 January)

Term 2: 14 April to 26 June

Term 3: 13 July to 18 September

Term 4: 5 October to 18 December

* The first day of Term 1 is a student-free day in all government schools to allow for appropriate planning to take place for the arrival of students. Each year government schools are provided with four student-free days for professional development, school planning and administration, curriculum development, and student assessment and reporting purposes. The remaining three student-free days are determined by each individual school, so contact your school for details.