The Chronicle

Term Four Week 3 | Wednesday October 30, 2019

From Mr Sarkies and the SRC

Dear Parents & Guardians, 

This Friday, staff members and fathers at Coogee Prep will be commencing growing their moustaches to raise money and awareness for Men’s Health. 

As an incentive, the class with the highest percentage of fathers participate in growing a moustache, will receive class points at the end of the month. 

1st – 350 points 

2nd – 200 points 

3rd – 100 points  

There will be a link sent out during the course of the month, in which families can donate to this cause if they would like to support it.

We are all looking forward to seeing staff members and fathers  being involved in such an important cause and to the moustaches that will result!

Thank you for your support

Mr Matthew 'Moustachio'  Sarkies

Year 3 Teacher and Head of SRC

Quote of the Week

"Golf without bunkers and hazards would be lame. So would life. 

B.C Forbes (1880 - 1954) 

American Writer

Important Dates

Mandarin Lessons commence Monday October 21

Co-curricular for Year 4 / 5 / 6 starts at 8.30 sharp each Wednesday

Saturday Sport training Years 2 to 4 Wednesdays

Saturday Sport training Years 5 & 6 Fridays

Year 6 Parent and Staff dinner Friday November 15

Kindergarten 2020 Orientation Morning Friday November 22

Year 6 Bondi Beach Day Friday November 29

Christmas Church Service (all welcome)  Tuesday December 3

Staff & Boys Christmas Party and Santa visit  Wednesday December 4

Last day Term 4 Thursday December 5 half day pick up at 12.30

Speech Day (compulsory) Friday December 6

2020 Swimwear order

Dear Parents

We have changed suppliers (to Engine Swimwear   for our Coogee Prep branded swimwear to ensure a far better quality garment.As we are unsure as to the quantity we need, we are taking pre-orders for these now to ensure we meet demand.The cost is $62.50.If you already have CPS swimmers (blue or black) it is fine to keep wearing them. The smallest size in the new Jammers is a size 8 and the largest is 20. If you order a size that is too small we can exchange it for the bigger one but remember these are very close fitting and boys grow fast!  Think of the size they will be in February - not now.Click here to pre-order and pay.

Swimwear sizing

Get your teams ready!

Year 6 Class of 2018 Old Boys' Induction

House Points

1st      McKeown

2nd     Nimmo

3rd     Storey

Class Captains

Kindergarten  Sebastian Siu

Year 1     William Steiner

Year 2     Mitchell Harris

Year 3     Rugby Mangan

Year 4     Bodhi Evans

Year 5     Zac Sperring

Year 6     Freddie Fullerton

Class Points


Kindergarten      876

Year 1                  975

Year 2                  987

Year 3                  1050

Year 4                  1051

Year 5                  1721

Year 6                  1635

Trophy returns

As we prepare for our upcoming Speech Day on Friday 6th December, it is time for all trophies to be returned to Ms Gershon for engraving. Boys who return trophies clean and polished will receive 50 points for their House.

House points so far:

McKeown     50

Nimmo         100

Storey            50

Infants' Stars of the Week

Kindergarten     Jamie Stergoulis

Year 1                 Calvin Lam

Year 2                 Harry Richards

Primary Raffle Winners

Year 3     Freddie Grindrod

Year 4     Tyler Fielding

Year 5     Lachlan Doble

Year 6     Aidan Zorbas

Intra School Competitions

These are held each year for the Primary boys in Chess, Tennis and Table Tennis. Years 3 and 4 compete in the Junior competition and years 5 and 6 in the Senior one. Winners of each competition receive a trophy at Speech Day.

The tennis competition will continue tomorrow for the Juniors
[Thursday 31st October] starting at 3pm and finishing at 4pm. Boys can be picked up at 2.45 from the carline and may bring a change of clothes or just shoes [ no school shoes please ].

Freddie Fullerton won the Senior competition last week, beating Brooklyn Lagos in the final. Excellent play and sportsmanship was on show from both boys- well done!

Aidan and Ethan join the walk to cure brain cancer.

Aidan and Ethan Zorbas are fundraising for the  Cure Brain Cancer Foundation. They will be walking 5kms for Cure Brain Cancer this Sunday the 3rd of Nov at Centennial Park. 

The boys have a fundraising page to help them raise as as much money as possible.

Any money given (no matter how large or small) will go a long way to helping them reach their target.

A big thank you to ......

Angela Richards - for the donation of  a heap of board games for Afters.

Nicole Nunn - for covering yet more  library books 

Lisa Goold who put on the most amazing afternoon Tea last week (helped by her soux chef Ollie Goold) for the Class of 2018 Old Boys Induction. It was a gorgeous spread and barely a crumb was left - thank you both!

Baby Amelie Alice Foster. Welcome to the world!

Stuck on You labels fundraiser

Skoolbag App

Please ensure you are signed up to all relevant groups on Schoolbag APP now the Summer Sport season has started for Primary. Skoolbag can be downloaded from itunes or Playstore. Click here for instructions on set up.

Term 4 calendar


Term Dates 2020


Last week to order books online with Redgum!

Sporting Update

Sporting Results Round 7 Week 2 Term 4, 2019

Co-Curricular Water Polo is not just splish splashing around!

Joshua Prazan loves Judo!

Joshua Prazan recently represented Coogee Prep in the state Judo competition and was thrilled to receive his banner and certificates  of participation. Well done Joshua!

Bogan Bingo

Des Renford Gala Charity Day Saturday November 3



All non school images are sourced from Unsplash - a brilliant free online database of stunning photos.