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9th November 2011

Newsletter No. 9

Diary 2011 November Saturday 12th CSPS ‘Bollywood’ Ball Sunday 13th Working bee th Wednesday 16 2.30pm PA Meeting Thursday 17th 1.30pm Canteen Cttee Meeting Wednesday 30th 7.30pm School council Tuesday 29th 2012 Prep Information Night December Friday 2nd Tuesday 6th Wednesday 7th Tuesday 13th

House Sports Day 7.30pm Fair 2012 - Brainstorm Collection of Book Boxes 2012 Prep Transition Day Year 6 transition Day Wednesday 14th CRE Christmas Service Thursday 15th Book box Collection day PA Christmas Stall Friday 16th Portfolios and reports go home Tuesday 20th Year 6 Graduation Thursday 22nd Final Day 2011

Diary 2012.

Dear parents, The last school council meeting was a relatively quick meeting dealing with the regular reporting of the subcommittees, including: Buildings and Grounds Finance Development and Communications(including Fundraising) Education and Policy Trading Operations Committee Parents’ Association And, as usual, the school captains gave us a full report on all the workings of the senior unit, the SRC, and the general student body, and Ms O’Keefe delivered the Principal’s report. The good news of a short meeting is that it generally means there are no outstanding or contentious issues to deal with! Other than the reports, there were two motions that were put to council and passed:

Term 1. February Wednesday 1st Thursday 2nd Friday 3rd

Teachers return Pupil Free Day Students commence

March Friday 30th

Final day term 1

Term 2 April Monday 16th Day 1 term 2 June Wednesday 27th Pupil Free Day Friday 29th Final Day term 2 Term 3. July Monday 16 September Friday 21

Day 1 term 3 Final day term 3

Term 4 October Monday 8 December Friday 21

Day 1 term 4 Final Day 2012

Council reviewed and passed a motion approving the fees and voluntary contributions for 2012. You will receive these shortly and notice that there are very few increases across the items (and most of these increases are due to an increase in bus fares to external events!). Council also approved plans for the running track (around the oval). So, if you haven’t bought your tickets to the Bollywood Fundraiser Night this Saturday, please do so! If you can’t make it, we hope you can assist by sending along a donation or asking someone to place a bid on one of the silent auction items for you. If at any stage you would like to attend a School Council Meeting please feel free to come along (the dates are published in the weekly news bulletin). If you have any items you would like the Council to consider please contact Brigid O’Keefe or myself. Ngaire Burn School Council President

Booklist and School council VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION for 2012 At school council last Wednesday the booklist and School Voluntary Contribution was approved for distribution to all families this week. There is a copy of the contribution request on the Ultranet and on our webpage in the downloadable forms sections. Student’s books (juniors, middles and seniors) will be distributed on two days in December and on in February just before students return to school. Book   

boxes must be collected by parents. Wednesday December 7th Thursday December 15th Tuesday January 31st

Teachers’ Day – In Australia we celebrate Teachers’ Day on the last Friday in October of each year. The day provides an opportunity to draw attention to the important role of teachers within our communities. Celebrated in over 100 countries World Teachers’ Day acknowledges the efforts of teachers in an increasingly complex multicultural and technological society. The day acknowledges the many ways teachers make a difference through their teaching and commitment, and celebrates teachers as a significant force in building communities. ‘Teachers matter every day – in the curriculum they teach and how they teach it, as well as through the connections they make with and for their students, and by the way they encourage learning. Teachers often make a significant contribution to their local community and, due to the very nature of their roles, to the ‘wider community’ Victorian Institute of Teachers. Camberwell South is most fortunate to have a group of the most dedicated and committed teachers and it is timely to reflect on the work that they continually do on behalf of our students. Thank you to all CSPS teachers for the wonderful contribution you make to our community – we are so lucky to have you all. ‘Relay for Life’ On Friday October 28th our senior unit students participated in a Mini Relay for Life at CSPS. The event provides the opportunity to honor cancer survivors and remember those who have battled cancer while raising money for Cancer Council Victoria. Organizing the Mini-Relay was a fun, hands-on way to raise money for Cancer Victoria. Congratulations to all senior unit students on a magnificent effort – through their many creative fund raising activities the students raised over $5,000 – What an outstanding result! Congratulations and thanks you to Caroline Ross, Rachel Shovelton, all the senior unit teachers and parents who supported our students in this activity. Brigid O’Keefe Principal

Newsletter no. 9 2011  


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