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Life Ed

For the last 3 weeks Life Education facilitators have been running healthy Harold learning modules at Cairnlea Park Primary School. The Prep classes learnt about healthy food and keeping active and fit. Grade 1 classes learnt about safety in school and the community with a focus on 000 emergencies. Grade 2 classes explored growing friendship … Read more

Italian Day: Thursday 18th August 2022

This year’s annual Italian Day will be held on Thursday 18th August and the whole school will experience the delights, culture and traditions of Italy. Students are encouraged to dress up in any Italian themed costumes or just in the Italian colours. More information regarding this day’s activities has been posted on Compass and a … Read more

Wear Blue for MND

This term the Junior School Council has chosen to raise money for Fight MND Big Freeze 8. This helps raise money and awareness for Motor Neuron Disease. JSC are asking student to wear as much blue as possible and bring a gold coin donation on Friday 10th June. Feel free to get creative with beanies, … Read more

Education Week

Education Week is fast approaching, and the theme is Celebrating 150 years of public education. Cairnlea Park Primary School previously Deer Park Primary School is 148 years old this year! So, we have lots to talk about. Celebrations will be held from 23rd-27th May. Some activities that are happening in the school that week are: … Read more

National Walk to School Day

Friday 20th May is National Walk Safely to School Day. National Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD) is an annual event when all Primary School children will be encouraged to participate in by walking and commuting safely to school. It is a community event seeking to promote Road Safety, Health, Public Transport and the Environment. … Read more

CSEF Applications

The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) helps eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities. If you have a valid means-tested concession card, such as a Veterans Affairs Gold Card, Centrelink Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible. There … Read more

Help Your Child Succeed in School

Build the habit of good attendance early. School success goes hand in hand with good attendance!

Did you know?
• Starting from kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school
• Missing 10 percent (or about 18 days) can make it harder to learn to read
• Students can still fall behind if they miss just one or two days every few weeks
• Being late to school may lead to poor attendance
• Absences can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help children catch up

Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school, and themselves. Start building this habit in preschool so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Good attendance will help children do well in high school, tertiary education and at work.

What you can do:
• Set a regular bedtime and morning routine
• Lay out clothes and pack school bags the night before
• Don’t let your child stay home unless they are truly sick
• Keep in mind complaints of a stomach ache or headache can be a sign of anxiety and not a reason to stay home
• If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to the class teacher or the school’s wellbeing teacher for advice on how to make them feel comfortable and excited about learning
• Develop back‐up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbour, or another parent
• Avoid medical appointments and extended trips during school times