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Multicultural Day

March 17, 2013

Cairnlea Park Primary School will be celebrating Multicultural Day on Wednesday 20th March 2013. As part of our celebrations, students are invited to come to school dressed in traditional clothes / colours that best represent their family’s culture. Students are also welcome to bring flags to school to help represent the different backgrounds that make … Read more

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In2Sport Brimbank

February 14, 2013

In2Sport Brimbank provides an opportunity for children living in Brimbank to actively participate in community sport and recreation, regardless of their financial circumstances. Eligible participants aged between 6 – 18 years can apply for up to $200 financial assistance to contribute to club fees. The fees will be passed on directly to In2Sport Brimbank registered … Read more

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Year 6 Graduations and Awards

December 21, 2012

At the end of 2012, we farewelled our Year 6 students as they finish their primary school education and head to their new secondary colleges. They have been outstanding representatives of the school and we wish them well in the future. At the Year 6 Graduation, the following students received awards: Principals Award – Isabella … Read more

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EFTPOS now available

November 25, 2012

EFTPOS is now available at the office, however there is no cash out. MasterCard or Visa only. $20 minimum per student per activity.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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