|Anni K, Isaac B, John S
|Isaac H, Liam M
Term 3, here we come! We have another amazing term with swimming, athletics carnival, Book Week, author visits, STEAM Week, Learning Journey and the Year 6 Musical! We definitely keep the children busy!
Over the break we had the new flooring laid in the undercover area, to say it looks amazing is an understatement! We had our first assembly on Tuesday and the children were so excited to have such a colourful, warm and non-slippery floor for them to sit on. This area is now more conducive for Phys Ed and external groups to use. Again, an amazing team effort from the P & C and school. Huge thank you again from all of us for your support in developing learning spaces that support the growth and development of the children.
The last few days of term 2 saw Mrs Goodwin gain a Deputy Principals role at North Perth PS. While we were incredibly sad to see her leave CPS for this semester, we are so proud of her achieving the next stage in her leadership aspirations. Mrs Gething has taken on her position full time in room 17.
Yesterday I communicated to all our families information on the Minister of Education, Hon Dr Tony Buti MLA's initiative, the 'Standing together against violence' statement and the 'Connect and Respect' initiative. These frameworks have been created to support schools and communities to have clear, shared expectations and responsibility to ensure safe learning in our schools. I encourage you to read the documents and please contact me if you would like clarification on any points. At CPS our whole school community is to be commended for the excellent respect and values we uphold.
We thank all our parents who generously volunteer their time and energy to support our school community. There are some changes to the Working with Children Check policy, to ensure the safety of children when we have volunteers in the school. If you would like to volunteer at our school, you will now need to sign a ‘Parent and child volunteer declaration form’. You cannot volunteer if you have a current Working with Children Negative Notice or Interim Negative Notice. These changes affect parents who are engaged in volunteer work. For example, you are considered a volunteer when you assist with activities such as reading sessions, day excursions, canteen duties, helping at a sports carnival or carrying out P&C duties.
You are not a volunteer when:
- picking up and dropping off your child
- observing events like school assemblies
- attending parent and teacher interviews
- visiting the uniform shop.
If your circumstances change, and you are issued with a Negative Notice or Interim Negative Notice after completing the ‘Parent and child volunteer declaration form’, you must advise the principal.
A current Working with Children Check is required by all other family members and friends over 18 years of age who want to volunteer.
It is a collective responsibility to ensure the safety of our children. We appreciate your ongoing support and dedication to our school community.