Our school is proud to announce we are now officially an eSmart school.
Since we first registered with the program, we have introduced many new policies and activities to improve the way our school manages cybersafety, bullying and cyberbullying.
We feel confident our students, staff and the wider school community are now well supported to be smart, safe and responsible users of digital technology.
We encourage everyone in the school community to continue to uphold and promote eSmart behaviours, at school and at home. If you are aware of any incidents of bullying, cyberbullying or risky online behaviour, please contact the Principal or our eSmart coordinator.
This year Cairnlea Park Primary School will be offering the online ordering system for payment of the 2017 student book packs and essential educational items, with our stationery supplier Officemax.
Unfortunately, due to the Department of Education’s change in school’s funding, the school cannot bear the cost of student book packs and essential educational items that was offered in 2016, to parents who held a Healthcare or Pension card.
Therefore, ALL PARENTS will need to do online ordering for their child/ren’s 2017 book pack and essential educational items. We have managed however to keep the cost down to $150 for book pack and essential educational items which includes class materials, software and an incursion program.
Ordering can ONLY be made through the Officemax website. The online ordering system is much easier for parents with your child/ren’s book pack delivered by Australia Post to your home or nominated address. If you are not home, notification will be left by Australia Post to pick up your parcel from the post office. Also there will be no processing fee charged.
More detailed information of dates and procedure will be sent home to parents as well as being be posted on tiqbiz and in the newsletter. If you require any more information please contact myself or the administration staff.
Speed Limits On Roads
Please remember that the speed limit on roads around the school is 40 kmh from 8:00 – 9:30am and 2:30 -4:00pm in Furlong Road and at all times in Carmody Drive and Shepperd Way. The police have advised that these limits will be strictly enforced around all schools.
Car Parking Around The School
The Traffic Officer from Brimbank Council met with me last week to remind the school community about restrictions around the school, including parking on nature strips. Please observe all parking signs when you park around the school. Be aware that the two car parks next to the disabled car park at the front of the school in Carmody Drive are 2 minute drop off parks from 8:00am to 9:00am. If you use these two parking spaces for long periods of time in that 1 hour window each morning you run the real risk of being fined by Brimbank Council.
For the safety of all our children, I ask everyone to follow the speed limits, the parking regulations and use the flagged School Crossings around the school.
Following on, when I am on yard duty after school I often observe unsafe practices around our school both by parents and students.
Roads and vehicles are an everyday part of life for all of us. Either as a driver, a passenger, or as a pedestrian, we all must negotiate the road traffic environment on a daily basis.
Children are especially vulnerable around vehicles and roads due to their size and capabilities.
Be aware of the opportunities to teach children to become safer road-users.
- When walking with your children make sure you are using the school or pedestrian crossings rather than taking potentially unsafe shortcuts.
- Talk about the importance of wearing seat belts and insist that everyone in the vehicle wears appropriate restraints for their age and size.
- Point out rules of the road when driving.
Always demonstrate responsible and safe behaviours when driving, as a passenger or while walking anywhere around vehicles and roads.
Remember children learn good habits by modelling behaviour from adults.
We are looking for volunteers to help us run a sausage sizzle on Election Day, Saturday 7th September. If you are able to volunteer an hour or two of your valuable time to assist on the BBQ it would be much appreciated. If you are able to help, please come in to the office and we will take your details to organise a time. All money we make on the day will go towards school ground improvements.
Parent Teacher Interviews will be held for Years 1-6 on March 5th and 7th. Bookings can be made online following the instructions previously sent home with students.