A number of students this term has been involved in some wonderful events.
Last night I was privileged to attend the Rotary 4-Way Test Primary Schools’ Speaking competition with 6 local participating schools. Our two Year 6 school representatives, Lachie B and Ethan P, were outstanding and spoke to a very large audience, with amazing knowledge, skill, conviction and maturity. Huge accolades to both boys. Thanks to the enormously proud parents and siblings who joined us to celebrate their success with their first public speaking event!
Last week a number of our Environment Student Officers participated in the Rotary Quairading tree planting. It was wonderful to see the children and parents involved in supporting a community by planting trees on a farm to help with salinity and conserving ecosystems in the WA Wheatbelt. Accolades to Ms Samsa for organising this very big event and to all the volunteer parents and teachers! Joe Ariyaratnam, Josh Sims, Hamish Buddle, Barry Murphy, Jemma Taylor and teachers, Di Idle and Lucy Osterberg.
Top effort by some of our year 5 and 6 students who participated in the Robocup Jnr Robotics Challenge held at Curtin University last Friday and Saturday. They did a fantastic job with their robot coding on Friday against lots of other primary and secondary schools! The year 5’s went on to gain enough points to take on a further challenge on Saturday and achieved third place. Many thanks go to Mr J!
We have also had a wonderful week exploring this year’s Book Week theme of ‘Dreaming with Eyes Open’! Our students have been treated to lots of fun activities and engaging book readings from the teachers throughout the week. Big thanks goes out to the teaching staff, in particular the Book Week working group for putting the amazing program together. Also, thank you to both students and parents for putting in such a great effort in organising the Book Week Parade costumes this year. It is obvious that a lot of thought and work goes into many of these great character dress-ups and we really appreciate the contribution.
We are in the process of developing our proposed staffing and classes for 2023. If any family is not returning to CPS in 2023 (excluding year 6) could you please email me at Kim.Fraser@education.wa.edu.au as soon as possible. Your assistance with this is greatly appreciated as it helps with our forward planning.
Congratulations to Luke Vanson and Bailey Love for being voted in as the two new School Board members. Very big thank you to Bec Brown and Shane Lavagna-Slater who finished their Board terms after 2/3 years. Their contribution and the richness of knowledge that they brought to the ongoing direction of CPS, has been greatly appreciated.
It has been great to see our students wearing their correct uniforms proudly this year. We have however noticed a few students with Fix-ems on their uniforms of late. While we understand that our students are enjoying being expressive, it would be appreciated if these 'iron-ons' be used elsewhere, leaving our uniforms to be presented as designed.
Finally, just a friendly reminder to download the Skoolbag app. This is our main form of communication and where all important notifications and up-and-coming school events is distributed. It helps you also to be kept fully informed.