Welcome back to a new school year!
We also warmly welcome all our new families! The children were so buzzed on the first day and I don’t think I have ever seen them so happy to be back. I think it can be said that some parents felt the same!
We had a very smooth start to the school year, which is always a great indication of what the year ahead will look like.
For new and experienced parents, there is the anticipation of what the year will bring for your children. We have a very experienced team of staff who invest deeply in ensuring we build an environment that supports nurturing not only students’ academic progress but their social/emotional wellbeing as well. Our amazing School Board and P & C are also exceptional at supporting our school with this focus.
We warmly welcome back to CPS Mrs Reid and Mrs Rigoli who have Year 5 in Room 14, and Ms Chia, who will be in Room 12, Year 6, for one day. New to CPS, we also welcome Mrs Cory who will be in Room 10, looking after our year 5 and 6s.
Our Parent Information Sessions will be in Week 3. Your child’s class teacher will inform you of the date and time through the class Seesaw.
Please remember to set up Skoolbag, including adding your self to your child's classroom group, and your child’s class Seesaw apps to ensure you are in informed of school and class happenings. Newsletters will be out in weeks 3, 5, 7 and 9 via Skoolbag which contain lots of important news and events. We encourage you all to have a read so that you are fully informed.
We have a new school Psychologist beginning in Week 3 and Youth Focus are still endeavouring to allocate a Chaplain to us. We will provide you with more information on both resources soon.
NAPLAN for years 3 and 5 is now in term 1, starting week 7. The next few weeks will include reviewing skills and knowledge as we would normally do at the beginning of a new year. We remind students that this is just like any other assessment, it is one moment in time and does not totally define their academic performance. We actively encourage parents to support your child with this view, we have found this dramatically reduces any anxiety or stress for the child. We have a comprehensive school wide assessment schedule including class assessments that provide a holistic view of where each and every child is at with their learning. NAPLAN data does support our school operationally in supporting and driving support mechanisms for individuals and school wide curriculum areas that require focus. Mr J will keep families up to date as we get closer to the assessment date.
Schools are complex environments and class placements is one of those areas where at times parents are unsure of the processes and reasons behind student allocation to classes. We have worked closely with the School Board on developing a CPS Guideline on Class Placement and Class Structures. I encourage all parents to view these documents on our webpage to ensure you have all the facts with regards to this process.
Finally, enjoy being back at school and remember we have an open door policy and encourage you all to touch base with me or the teachers if you have any issues, concerns or celebrations.
CLASS A guide STRUCTURES for parents and Composite Classes
Class Placement - Frequently Asked Questions
CLASSROOM PLACEMENT GUIDELINES