‘May Peace Prevail On Earth’

‘If children feel safe, they can take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings and grow.’ Alfie Kohn All children have the potential to be great kids. It’s our job to create a great world where this potential can flourish. Stanley Greenstand MD 2007 – Great Kids International Day of Peace […]

Have you filled a bucket today?

Each of us…’carry an invisible bucket that contains our feelings. When our bucket is full we feel great. When our bucket is empty, we feel sad. A bucket filler is someone who says or does kind things for other people. By doing this, they are filling other people’s buckets and filling their own bucket at […]

Confident, Curious and Creative Learners

‘Art does not give rise to anything that is not already there. It simply stirs our curious consciousness and sparks a fire that illuminates who we have always wanted to be’. Kamand Kojouri Term 2, although a longer term has certainly been filled with lots of learning and exciting opportunities for our students and staff […]

School and Community

‘Relationships between the school and the wider community strengthen the ability of schools and families to support student learning, wellbeing and developmental outcomes.’ Community Collaboration Domain from ‘Engaging and Working with Your Community Framework’ DoE WA At City Beach Primary School we use a range of strategies to successfully engage with local community groups to […]

CBPS Business Plan Draft

Today I have sent out an email to our parents and caregivers with a copy of the CBPS Draft Business Plan 2021-2024. The plan is a framework of the School’s statement to our community about what we stand for and intend to do over the next four years to improve student outcomes. This together with […]

Learning-A Shared Responsibility

We know from decades of international research that what parents do at home with their children has a profound effect on children’s learning outcomes. Children who experience enriched, cognitively stimulating home environments are at an advantage in the learning process because they have had exposure to many more words. In our school community it is […]

Community

 “Community is much more than belonging to something; it’s about doing something together that makes belonging matter” The power of positive role models for both boys and girls cannot be underestimated. Children use many people both famous and those close to them, in schools and in their own homes as references for who they will […]

Mindfulness for young people

“takes advantage of a natural window of opportunity during childhood, when the neural circuitry that allows us to pay attention, calm ourselves and attune to our own and other’s feelings takes shape”. Professor Richard Davidson One of the areas we have been exploring in our focus on social and emotional wellbeing is mindfulness in schools […]

New Student Leaders

Last Thursday the nominees for student leadership roles presented their speeches to the Year 3 – 6 students and staff.  The quality of the speeches was of a very high calibre and students demonstrated the You Can Do It 5 keys to success; Confidence, Getting Along, Resilience, Organisation and Persistence and the school values; Respect, […]

Connections

‘In a world of algorithms, hashtags and followers, know the true importance of human connection.’ ‘Connecting to one another is one of the most important things in the world and you can keep expanding that connection – one person, a family, a school, a community, a country, a society, a culture.’  Eric Fischl Every year […]