News Posts

Salvation Army Food Drive

November 25, 2012

Many thanks to those families who have already donated so generously to our food drive for the Salvation Army at Christmas. The (non-perishable) food collected will be distributed to those families in the Deer Park area who are finding the going a bit tough at this time of the year. If you have yet to … Read more

Read More

Good Readers Actively Engage With The Text

October 29, 2012

Good readers become involved in their reading. ‘Engage’ is a broad and sometimes abstract term, but it can be broken down into specific strategies. As they read, enthusiastic readers: access prior knowledge assimilate new material into current knowledge monitor their comprehension confirm predictions as they read use ‘fix up’ strategies, such as slowing down, chunking … Read more

Read More

CyberSafety Parent Forum

September 18, 2012

An extremely important and informative meeting for parents will be held at CPPS on Wednesday October 31st at 7 pm. Alan Smith, from the Federal Police, will talk with parents about the dangers and responsibilities associated with cyberspace. This forum will the correct behaviours and legal implications of using cyberspace safely, and what to do … Read more

Read More

What Makes a Good Reader?

September 18, 2012

Good readers are purposeful and understand that reading has many purposes and adapt their style of reading accordingly. They know to read the instructions for their new piece of technology carefully, but can skim over a newspaper article lightly. They can scan a page quickly for a telephone number, take notes as they engage deeply … Read more

Read More

Footy Day

September 18, 2012

Cairnlea Park’s annual Footy Day was a great success once again. Children wore footy colours to support their favourite team, and cheered as they paraded through the gym with some fantastic banners. They had fun activities during the day that included footy activities and rotated through them by being a part of handball, relay races, … Read more

Read More

Top 5 Ideas for Raising Well Behaved Children

September 1, 2012

The following ideas may prove to be helpful to parents and caregivers.  It makes for some very interesting reading, too! Top 5 Ideas for Raising Well Behaved Children  (by Michael Grose) Children’s behaviour  is  impossible  to  ignore … particularly  if  it’s  poor  behaviour.  Parents generally  feel  badly when  their  children behave  poorly and  family‐life  can  be  hard  to enjoy when children continually act up or act out. Generally, it’s the job of parents to make children social and safe. That means they need to  teach  children to  behave well  (most  of  the  time) around  others.  Learning  to  behave well takes  time for  some children to learn,  so  you have  to work harder with  some children than … Read more

Read More

Beyond Primary for Parents

May 17, 2012

Is your child starting secondary school next year? Would you like hints and tips on how to support your child through the transition to secondary school? Then subscribe to the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s new weekly Beyond Primary email. Every Thursday during school term you will receive an email that will include … Read more

Read More

Education Week 2012

May 17, 2012

This week is Education Week (May 20 – 26). A number of special activities are planned for this week. Parents are invited to come to school on Tuesday (22/5) for our Open Morning and share a picnic playtime snack with their children in the yard. On Thursday afternoon (24/5) we are having a whole school reading … Read more

Read More

201 Literacy and Maths Tips to Help Your Child

April 6, 2012

Developing strong skills in reading, writing and maths is critical to ensure your child’s success in early learning and beyond. You can make a difference by supporting what your child learns at school and helping them to learn at home. The “201 Literacy and Maths Tips to Help Your Child” booklet has been developed by DEECD to … Read more

Read More

Second Hand Uniform Sales

April 3, 2012

We have a number of unnamed or donated pieces of school uniform for sale at $5.00 per item, and each THURSDAY morning in the Library from 8.30am they will be available for purchase. Please ensure that all your child’s clothes are named with permanent marker so that if they are handed in to Lost Property … Read more

Read More

Grade 3 Harmony Day

March 19, 2012

Grade 3 Harmony Day Harmony Day is celebrated around Australia on 21 March each year. It’s a day when all Australians celebrate our cultural diversity. As part of this day all grade 3 students are asked to wear one item of orange clothing to support this cause. Students are still required to wear full school … Read more

Read More