‘Lightness of Being A Beginner’

‘The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life. ‘ As the year comes to an end it’s lovely for each of us to celebrate the year’s lessons, achievements and successes. […]

Wipe Out Waste – Greenbatch Bin and Classroom Recycling Initiative

The Greenbatch bin is now located at the end of the science room building facing the Pre-primary playground. We encourage you all to bring in your items for green batch recycling. This is any plastic items with a recycling symbol that has the #1 (or 01) PET or #2 (or 02) HDPE on it. Some […]

You Can Do It – Program Achieve

The new You Can Do It –Program Achieve provides parent information sheets to help support the school in education our children in the basics of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Teaching the basics of SEL is no different to teaching the basics of numeracy or literacy. Skills are taught and then mastered. The child becomes […]

Social and Emotional Learning

‘Social and emotional learning is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible choices.’ Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning Wow! […]

Wipe Out Waste – Containers for Change

  In the last newsletter the P&C shared information about the Containers for Change program. To help the school raise money all you need to do is bag up acceptable items (see below) and take them to a refund point. You will need to label the bag with the school’s scheme ID:       […]

Classroom Creation and Dynamics

 “Our job is to teach the students we have. Not the ones we would like to have. Not the ones we used to have. Those we have right now. All of them.’ Dr Kevin Maxwell Teaching, as many of us experienced in our own primary school years, has changed significantly over the years. Educators work […]

Rethink Your Rubbish! Recycle Right!

Classes are still collecting the items listed below to stop them from going to landfill.  You can see in the list below how much we have collected so far – let’s keep up the great work!  Children can bring in the items listed for their class collection or for distribution to other classes. Kindergarten – […]

Composting at CBPS

Mr Betson and Room 4 have been examining ways for our school and our wider community to reduce household organic waste (as up to 3/4 of household landfill is compostable).  Six new compost bins have been placed around the school at spots researched and decided upon by the students to achieve maximum yield. Individual students […]

Enthusiaism and Agency

‘I am more interested in arousing enthusiasm in kids than in teaching the facts. The facts may change, but that enthusiasm for exploring the world will remain with them the rest of their lives.’ Seymour Simon It was so lovely to see the genuine enthusiasm and joy on the faces of children and staff as […]

You Can Do It

Over the year we have looked at the five You Can Do It Keys to Success and the core values from the new You Can Do It – Program Achieve materials.  For Term 4 we will be looking at the keys and the values together to embed the language and concepts that aim to develop and support […]