Welcome to 2019
We are already well into Week 3 and the holidays seem like a distant memory. It has been full-steam ahead since then and many of you would know that we were able to place the students in their permanent classes on Thursday of Week 1. All up 660 students have been placed in twenty-six classes for 2019. We have had to farewell a few teachers over the break and welcome some new staff aboard. Firstly I would like to acknowledge Mrs Michelle Pearson, Mrs Christina Ilinkovski, Mrs Maria Christoforidis and Miss Jennifer Givins for their contribution to our school community over the years. Miss Pearson has been successful in securing a permanent teaching position at Liverpool PS, Mrs Ilinkovski has picked up a permanent teaching position at Chester Hill PS and Mrs Christoforidis has been appointed permanently at Newtown PS. Miss Givins has relocated to northern NSW at Tenterfield and will be working at Sir Henry Parks Memorial PS in 2019. Thank you, farewell and good luck in the next phase of your teaching careers! As mentioned, we have had a few new teachers appointed to our school in a temporary capacity for 2019. We welcome Miss Kate Loaney who joins us from Hurstville Grove Infants School, Mrs Sharon Lamerton from Hornsby South PS and Miss Angela Pecenicic from Belmore South PS. We also welcome back Mr Matthew Elson who re-joins our school community after an absence of one term. If you see any of these new teachers in the playground or classroom please make them feel very welcome.
School Development Day Variation
Many of you would be aware that late last year I informed families that Carlton South Public School will be partnering up with Ramsgate Public School to explore ‘Visible Learning’ in 2019. Both schools will be working alongside Corwin who will fulfil the role of professional learning consultants for both schools. In order for both schools to work together collaboratively Carlton South PS and Ramsgate PS will be participating in teacher professional learning from 9:00-3:00 on Friday, April 12. This is the last day of Term 1 and Carlton South PS will be closed on this day. The final day of student attendance for Term 1 will be Thursday, April 11. We have worked with Kogarah Community Services to ensure that vacation care is available to families on the Friday whilst our teaching staff are involved in professional learning. Please contact Kogarah Community Services if you wish to arrange care for your child or children on Friday. In addition, the first day for student attendance for Term 2 will be Monday, April 29. Students are expected to return to school on this day. So in effect, the Term 2 School Development Day has been swapped to the final day of Term 1. More information will be available to you all closer to this date and we will also send a note home soon to clarify this variation. If you have any questions, please contact the school. For more information about Corwin, please visit https://au.corwin.com
Jubilee Avenue Road Closure Thursday February 28
At approximately midday on Thursday February 28 a section of Jubilee Avenue (between Princes Highway & Park Street) will be closed and no motor vehicles will be able to access the area between Carlton South PS and the newly named ‘NetStrata Jubilee Stadium’. The road closure will not affect pedestrian access. It is advised that parents and carers who collect students at the conclusion of the school day, park their motor vehicle on a nearby side street and walk to the school for afternoon collection. NetStrata Jubilee Stadium will be hosting two International Football ‘Cup of Nations’ matches featuring the ‘Matildas’ and this will necessitate the road closure. The match between Argentina V South Korea will commence at 4:30pm and this will be followed by Australia V New Zealand at 7:30pm. Once again our school site will be utilised by Georges River Council for car parking and ideally we would like the school premises to be vacated by 3:15pm on Thursday afternoon (28.02.19).
Congratulations Mr Lee!
It was fantastic news to begin the school year! Mr Jeryee Lee and his wife Faye welcomed a baby girl on Wednesday January 30. Baby Carissa was born at 4:50pm in the afternoon, weighing 3.5 kilograms. She has settled in well at home, feeding well and Mr Lee describes her as a bit of a ‘night owl’. If you get a chance to see Mr Lee in or around the school be sure to congratulate him. Hopefully he will be able to catch up on some sleep soon! Congratulations Jeryee and Faye!
Meet the Teacher 2019
We are hoping all of you will take up the offer to meet with your child’s new teacher next week. These sessions will commence at 5:00pm in our school library. Information was sent home to all families last week, so if you are not sure of the arrangements, please contact the school or even better, check out the ‘SkoolBag App’. After the initial meeting in the library, you will have a chance to visit your child’s classroom and meet with their 2019 teacher.
Have a fantastic rest of the week!