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June 25 Newsletter

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COVID-19 update 16th June 20

We have just received the latest update from the Education Department on the easing of restrictions. The Premier has announced step 3 of the COVID-19 roadmap. As a result, we can begin preparations around easing some of the restrictions currently in place for our school.

Please refer to the email sent to all families

June 4 Newsletter

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Virtual Assembly

Please use the link below to view this week's Virtual Assembly which will be streamed at 9 am, Monday 1st June. This week will feature the ukulele club, Mrs. Gardner's Reconciliation video, and will be filmed in Mr. Gully's classroom.

https://youtu.be/yQg4bsSb-hQ

School Sport (out of hours)

We have some wonderful news - Out of Hours Sport is set to begin again!

As from Monday 1 June (Week 6) restrictions for school related sport will be eased meaning:

  • Non-contact training and sport competitions can commence!
  • Contact sport training activities can commence!

BUT we need your help for this to occur!

Spectators aren’t permitted except for 1 parent/carer per student. All adults must practise appropriate physical distancing.  Please continue to keep gatherings of adults to an absolute minimum, keeping 1.5m distance between you and other people.

Reminder that there still needs to be an adult present who is responsible for each child at all training sessions and matches.
Please keep your children (and yourselves) away from training / games if there are any flu like symptoms.

You will hear from your child's coach as to when training will begin, as well as when games will be scheduled.  At this stage we believe competitions will not commence until at least Term 3.

School Crossing closure

Mitcham council has informed us that the school crossing will be closed for upgrade work from Thursday 28th May (lunchtime) until Monday 1st June (lunchtime). Can you please organise to enter the school in a different way while the crossing is being upgraded. Please consider alternative carpark areas and entering via Frank Smith reserve or Trevilyan Court. A member of our leadership team will be at the crossing on the days impacted, and the footpath subcontracters have informed us that the 25km/h zone will be enacted for the duration of the work to the crossing.

Kind regards

Liz Pelling
Principal

End of this week's assembly

Hi All For all those interested in the end of assembly, here it is: https://youtu.be/WQfKc5ZEMkU Regards Liz

Footpath upgrade/Virtual Assembly Wk 5

Footpath upgrade

Currently Mitcham council is upgrading the paths on Main road as well as the school crossing. Even though signs say paths are closed, the council has informed us that there is room for students to walk safely around the footpath construction area. Last week I asked our Student Leaders to discuss this with all classes and I have asked staff to also reinforce this with students.

The work includes the following:

  • Replacing existing asphalt footpath with concrete block paving, 
  • New signage to improve the safety at the access road/footpath interfaces,
  • Koala Crossing upgrades including:
    • Replacement of the crossing ramps
    • Improved access to the crossing ramps
    • New pedestrian fencing
    • Improved access to the existing bus stop (number 35) near Koala Crossing
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Virtual Assembly

This week's virtual assembly will be streamed from Ms. McIntyre's class and the ukelele club will be performing for us. Thanks to families who provided us with feedback as we endeavour to continually improve what we do. 

You may access the Assembly via the link below.

https://youtu.be/3dOsqoXeeEY

Oliphant Science Awards

SASTA Oliphant Science Awards

Coromandel Valley Primary School 2020 – Reception to Year 7

The SASTA Oliphant Science Awards are an held annually in August and involve many scientific disciplines and ways of presenting student understanding and discovery.

It is a wonderful opportunity for students, though self-directed learning to further develop critical and creative thinking through exploring and applying their understanding to an area of science they are curious about.

The SASTA Oliphant Science Awards has (and continues to) engage students more deeply in science and supported them to:

• Undertake and report on scientific investigations in real life settings

• Explore their interests, skills, talents and creativity

• Develop their science knowledge and understanding

• Show their work to a broader audience

• Further develop collaborative work practices

• Motivate themselves to conceive and complete an independent project

• Involve themselves in scientific and technological discovery and the application of these processes and knowledge to themselves and their world.

I strongly encourage students to ‘take up the challenge’ and explore their scientific curiosities more deeply by entering this fantastic competition.

The Oliphant Science Awards website is an excellent resource oliphantscienceawards.com.au and provides all the information required to support students develop a good quality entry. I strongly suggest that you and your child visit the website and in particular the Participant Info – Student Information section.

I am available to guide students, as I have judged the competition for several years now, and I can encourage students to produce a good quality submission. I can prepare packs for students that come and visit me with an interest.

On the following page are some basic details regarding entry requirements for the Awards, more detailed information is available on the website.

There is a fee of $10 for individual entries and $5 per person for group entries and I would need to have a completed entry form by Tuesday 2nd June 2020.

Thank you for your support,

Sarah Todd

Science Specialist Teacher

CVPS Winter Sports Nomination Form

Some families' circumstances may have changed and they might like to register their child/ren now for school sports.  The link to the registration form is here:

THIS IS FOR NEW REGISTRATIONS ONLY  

https://coromandps.schoolzineplus.com/form/7

This need to be completed by 5pm Tuesday 26th May.

Kind regards

Kate Merritt

CVPS Sports Committee Governing Council Representative