Curtin Primary School Newsletter

Week 6 Term 4 2019

We at Curtin Primary acknowledge the Ngunnawal people, past, present and future.

We would like to thank the traditional custodians for nurturing this precious land where we live, learn and play.

We promise to protect plants, animals, earth, water and sky and care for everyone in our community.

Principal - Merryn O'DeaOUT OF SCHOOL HOURS CARE
Deputy Principal - Maryanne HayesJuniors - 0476 846 570
Board Chair - Alastair James - 0428 776 626Seniors - 0472 820 865
P&C President - Megan Moore - megankm4@gmail.comBefore school - 0472 820 865
If your child is absent please notify the school via email - - or via the Skoolbag appBookings - 02 6147 3318

We are half way through term 4!

Dear families,

It is quite unbelievable that we are already into the second half of term 4 and the year’s end will be upon us in no time. The school has been a hive of activity over the last few weeks and our students are still really engaged in their learning. All classes have been completing assessment tasks recently and continuing their units of work to finish off another fantastic year of learning.

This week we again welcomed our 2020 preschool and kindergarten students for their second transition session. The transition sessions give our students the opportunity to meet some of the preschool and kindy teachers, explore the new learning environment and have a tour of the school. It also gives teachers the chance to get to know the students better and start planning for class placement and organisation. It was so lovely to see the student’s bright-eyed enthusiasm and excitement about coming to school, making new friends and beginning a love of lifelong learning.

Good luck to our Year 6 band students who will be performing at BandStrav tonight at 6pm at the Llewellyn Hall. We are sure you will do your best and perform beautifully. Thank you to Ms Mues and our band teacher, Jane Rayner, for all of your hard work leading our students.

Thank you to all parents for your ongoing support and patience with our new school pick up arrangements. The new system has been very successful so far. For many students it has been a new learning experience and an opportunity to develop skills such as putting on their own seatbelt! More importantly the arrangements are ensuring the safety of all of our students in the carpark.  

This Friday there will be a whole school assembly hosted by our current kindergarten students. This is the last whole school general assembly for the year. A final assembly will be held later in the term and information on this to follow soon.  

We would like to invite all parents and volunteers in our community to a special morning tea next Tuesday 26 November at 10:50 – 11:30 in the school hall. The teachers and staff would like to formally acknowledge the tireless work of members of our school community and thank them for their contributions in 2019. Without the help of parents and volunteers, we would not be able to provide the same opportunities, resources and assistance to our students. Invitations have been sent out to families this week, however we understand that sometimes volunteering goes un-noticed or accidentally overlooked, so we would like to encourage and welcome all families to come along. Please advise the front office of your attendance for catering purposes. We look forward to seeing you there!

Have a wonderful week.

Clare Farr


Events may be viewed and added to your personal calendar on the Skoolbag app

Year 6 Bandstrav performance20 November
Whole school assembly hosted by Kindergarten - starts promptly at 1.50pm22 November
Year 4 Birrigai Art excursion25 November
Volunteer Thank You Morning Tea26 November
P&C Meeting28 November
Year 3 excursion to Warrambui29 November

Year 2 Aquasafe Swim Program

2-6 December
Kindergarten Culminating Event3 December
Year 6 Graduation18 December
Last day of term19 December

Notes to be returned

Notes may be downloaded from links found below

Date Due
Year 4 Birrigai Art excursion22 November

Year 4 Birrigai Art excursion



Traffic management system - afternoon pick up

Thank you to all of the parents who are supporting the pick up arrangements. 

Please share with any carers who will be picking children up from the front carpark eg. relatives, nannies.

With the bell going at 3pm, the students aren't ready until 3.05pm, so feel free to delay your pickup time until after then.

It would also be helpful if you have your name in large letters on your passenger visor. This way, we can have your children ready for you.

Please be patient as we implement this plan. 

Curtin Primary School - Pick Up Traffic Arrangements

The school has developed a safer and more structured way to deal with the traffic within the school grounds at pick up time.

  • Between 2:55pm – 3:15pm, there is to be no car movement in or out of the parking spaces in the front car park.  This is to ensure that there can be no incident with reversing into students or other cars.
  •  If you wish to physically collect your children from school, it will be necessary to park on the street or surrounding streets in designated parking areas and walk to the playground.
  • We would like to ask all families to please write their family surname in big letters and attach it to your car’s visor. When entering into the carpark please pull the visor down so that staff can identify your children to get them ready for pickup.
  • School pick up areas will be designated with orange cones to guide cars into these areas.

The following rules apply:

1.       Children will only be able to board a car if it is stopped at the designated spot (see map).

2.       Cars waiting will form a single line behind each other.

3.       At school pick up time, the car lines will commence at 3:02pm.

4.       If a car enters the pick-up zone and their children aren’t there, they will be asked to do a circuit of Theodore Street and rejoin the line (see map).

5.       Children will be supervised until 3:15pm.

6.       There will be absolutely no parking or waiting in pick up zones.

7.       If you park in the front carpark before 2:55pm you will have to wait until 3:15pm to leave.

8.       Staff will be on duty to assist with supervision and flow of traffic.

9.       Car pooling and walking clubs are encouraged.

In following this routine, we are providing a safer environment for those families wishing to pick up without leaving their cars.  It is suggested that when it comes to pick up time, you simply arrive at the school a little later to ensure your children have had time to get to the pickup point.

From 3:15pm any students remaining will be brought to the front office area and parents will be rung.

The back carpark will remain closed to parent parking.


The Be You team is looking for fabric for an exciting wellbeing project.

We are currently working on creating a wellbeing space for our school. We are hoping to furnish and decorate this space with items created from fabric.

We are looking for any blue, yellow, white or grey fabrics. We will happily take old clothes, sheets, curtains and fabric off-cuts.

Any unwanted fabric you have can be in with your children anytime over the coming weeks.

Thank you.



The canteen is open from 8.45am until 1.45pm. If you have any canteen queries, Lizzy can be contacted on 6142 2581 during these hours.

2019 Canteen Menu



P&C meeting: Thursday 28th November, 6.30pm for 7pm start

The Curtin P&C meets in Week 3 and 7 each term. The next P&C meeting will be held on Thursday 28th November in the staff room. Light refreshments from 6.30pm, meeting start from 7pm. This meeting we will be doing a wrap up of the Twilight Fair and some preliminary planning for next year’s welcome BBQ. All parents and carers are welcome to attend!

Uniform Shop

The uniform shop is located opposite the canteen and is open from 8.30am until 9.30am each Wednesday. 

2019 Curtin Primary School Uniform order form



Flute and Recorder Lessons

Highly-qualified, experienced and fun local music teacher (and former CPS parent) Kate Murphy A.Mus.A, B.Mus (hons ed) has some vacancies for new after-school students in 2020. Kate’s studio is just a few hundred metres walk across the park from CPS. To enquire, please email or phone 0422 353 455.