12 George Street Caboolture4510 - (07) 5431 4555 (07) 5431 4500
School Student Leader Positions 2014:
Year 7 School Captains: Felicity & Kain Year 6 School Captains: Jaye & Caleb
Year 7 School Vice Captains: Emily & Billy Year 6 School Vice-Captain: Jacob & Shakira
Find here all relevant forms and information
for starting your child at C.S.S.
Once again this year all students in our school will set a personal goal which will be linked to their learning. To assist your child to achieve their goal we encourage you to talk to him / her about this goal on a daily basis. Once they achieved their goal they will set a new one, so regular discussion of learning goals is extremely important.
As well as personal learning goals students have subject specific learning goals for individual subjects. I have listed the learning goals for English and Mathematics for the respective year levels below: Year 1 English: * How do authors use pictures and words to show character’s feelings? *How do we write a sentence? Year 1 Maths *How can we show numbers in different ways? *How can we look at and talk about data? Year 2 English: *To identify the message of a story. *To write a character description. Year 2 Maths: *Collect, record, display and describe data *Count forwards and backwards from any starting point to 100 by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. I would encourage you to discuss these with your child on a regular basis. It is better to ask questions about learning goals rather that ask “What did you do at school today?”
School assemblies will be held on Wednesday afternoons at 1:20pm. Assemblies will be divided into senior (yrs 4 -7) and junior (prep – yr 3) and will be held on a rotational basis. I have provided the dates for the respective assemblies below: Senior: February 26th, March 12th, March 26th Junior: March 5th, March 19th, April 2nd
I would like to acknowledge the support of the Caboolture Kip McGrath Education Centre which has donated one year’s full tuition to one of our students valued at over $2000-00. This is a generous contribution to our school.
I would like to congratulate the following former student of our school who were inducted into leadership positions at Caboolture State High School on 13th February. Congratulations to: Rachelle Young, Mitchell Orupold, Dana Pocock, Mitchell Pearce, Jetta Ferguson-Male, Melanie Van Beelen and Callum Young.
DATE CLAIMER: The A.G.M of P & C will be held on 12th March at 3:45pm in the library. All welcome.
Latest News and Information
From the Deputy’s Desk The beginning of the year has commenced smoothly and I am pleased to say that since my return I have been overwhelmingly impressed with the positive approach of students to managing their own behaviour both in the playground and classrooms. The cultural change that has occurred is a credit to the implementation of a range of school programs and the dedication of staff. In June there will be a discipline audit conducted by an
Education Queensland auditor that focuses upon the following School Wide Positive Behaviour Support core elements: • Principal Leadership that drives a strong, and positive learning culture, grounded in evidence from research and practice • A small number of positively stated school-wide expectations • Explicit teaching of behaviour expectations • Parent and Community Engagement • Data Based Decision Making We are looking forward to the feedback from this audit to further refine our practices and support all Caboolture State School students. Mr Kennedy
Principal’s Awards Be Prepared Pr A Darcy Pr B Zaydin PrC Valentina Pr D Shiloh 1A Jasmine 1B Jack 1C Stephanie 1D Mason 2A Kaitlin 2B Cooper 2C Nicole 2D Grace 3A Khoen 3B Lara 3C Hayley Be Courteous 3/4A Ethan 4A Abby 4B Brock 5A Katie 5B Nathan 5C Kayla 5/6A Elliot 6A Ashton 6B Leah
7A Anneika 7B Riley Expectation Slip Winners Be Courteous: Cheyenne Be Respectful: Sam 5/6A, Jack 7B, William 3A Be Prepared: Charlotte 4A, Hudson 1C Be Environmentally Aware: Jazz 5B
Please be aware of the cut off dates for excursions. We must receive payment by the cut-offdate so we can book buses, confirm venues and confirm numbers of children attending. Once these numbers are confirmed we cannot change them without additional cost. Therefore the cut-off date is very important. Also please note that requests for refunds $10-00 or under will not be taken as this is the cost of administration fees. This instruction has been taken on board from our district finance officer.
Chappy News SUPA Club SUPA Club is a voluntary Christian club that is run after school by the Chaplain and volunteers from local churches. Parental permission is required before students can attend the club. The SUPA Club seeks to provide a structured and safe environment to support and strengthen children as they explore the Christian faith. SUPA Clubs operate throughout Australia under the auspices of Scripture Union and in partnership with local churches. The SUPA Club is starting again this year. If you would like a permission form, please approach Chappy Tracy. Day: Tuesday Time: 3 – 4pm Leader: Tracy Sbresni (Chaplain) Contact #: 0435 233 939
A number of parents have raised concerns regarding my role in conjunction with the teaching of religious content. As a Christian I will seek to model the unconditional love demonstrated and taught by Jesus Christ, as recorded in the Bible, to all members of the school community. As a Chaplain I am not allowed, as part of my role, to teach RE in the school or attempt to ‘convert’ anyone to Christianity. If I have permission forms stating that I can do activities with Religious, Spiritual and/or Ethical Content signed by parents I can only in those circumstances discuss the Christian faith with children at the school. At times children ask me what I believe about a range of religious topics, often around death and the beginning of the world. I mostly begin by asking what they believe, tell them what I believe and why and also mention other religious and philosophical beliefs also relating to the topic. While exercising their roles from within a Christian framework and promoting positive Christian values, SU Queensland Chaplains will be sensitive to and respectful of people who hold beliefs and values different from their own. SU Queensland Chaplains will be available to all students, staff and parents within their schools, regardless of religious affiliation…SU Qld Chaplains will refer students from other faith backgrounds seeking nurture in their faith to appropriate avenues of support as relevant. (From SU QLD Chaplain Profile) If you have any questions regarding the Chaplaincy role in the school or my faith beliefs, please feel free to ask me.
I will start up the Parents’ Cuppa and a Chat group later in this term. It will run from 2 – 3 pm on a Thursday afternoon. I hope to have a collection of information sheets from parenting strategies to support networks in the area for parents to access and also a craft activity for parents and games and toys for young children. Watch this space for further information.
School Newsletter Distribution
We are now distributing our fortnightly newsletter electronically via email. There will be no more paper copies distributed to students to take home. There will be a limited number printed for collection from the Administration office should you require one. The newsletter will also be linked to our website as it has always been. To download the latest school newsletter go to the main menu at the top of this page and click on the newsletter tab; then click on the relevant hyperlink. If you would like to receive the newsletter via email please click on this email link
and enter your name AND your student’s name/s in the subject line. It is also the perfect opportunity for you to update any other contact details that may have changed.