Tell Them From Me “Parents as Partners” Survey

If you haven’t already done so, PLEASE go to https://nsw.tellthemfromme.com/cardiffnth, and complete the “Parents as Partners” survey.
Staff are continuing its self-analysis and find your input very useful.
Last week, staff went through the student responses for the past three years and started to make some plans for the next 3-year plan based upon those survey responses. We want to do the same with the parent surveys. Remember, no individuals are, or can be, identifiable. It’s an overall view from our parents.

Education Week

This week,  (Monday 31 July – Friday 4 August) is Education Week, a statewide annual event to celebrate public education in NSW.

The week highlights the achievements of public education and local schools, putting the spotlight on our students, our educators and the communities that support them.

This year’s theme is I Learn, We Learn. It is a celebration of the commitment of the NSW Department of Education to ensuring that our students are at the heart of learning and that all our schools improve every year.

Yesterday, we had a wonderful day where parents came into our classrooms, picnic in the grounds for afternoon tea and then a relaxing concert and parade ended the day. Thank you to everyone who came along and enjoyed the day.

Transition to NAPLAN Online

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. Planning has begun to move NAPLAN from a pen and paper assessment to an online assessment. A fact sheet is available for parents and carers to help understand the transition process, which includes a NAPLAN Online School Readiness Test to be held at our school in the week between 28th August and 1 September this year.

NAIDOC Celebrations at CNPS

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. CNPS are celebrating NAIDOC week this week and have started off by having a morning assembly to open our week of celebrations. Yesterday infants enjoyed leaf painting while primary students learnt how to weave. Their wonderful artwork will be on display next term. For the remainder of the week, students will be listening to dreaming stories, enjoying the Cardiff High School Aboriginal Dance Group at assembly tomorrow and an out of uniform day (red, black and yellow clothes) on Friday. Our disco on Thursday evening has a colour theme of red, yellow and black, to match the Aboriginal flag colours. (This is optional). We will finish off our week of celebrations with a complimentary sausage sizzle on Friday at lunch time.

A huge thank you to Mr Lindsay for organising this for our school.

Kids Matter Parent Survey

A message from the KidsMatter Action Team at Cardiff North PS.

We urge all our parents and carers to please complete the Parent Survey by clicking on the link:   www.kidsmatter.edu.au/primary/parentsurvey,  selecting ‘start survey’, then type in Cardiff North PS to select our school, the reporting period is the last option in the dropdown menu ‘2017: April-June’, the rest is very self explanitory. Please complete by Sunday 18th June. Thank you for your support!

Information for Parents

What is the survey about?

The survey asks parents and carers for their perspectives on their child’s school and what they think is important for schools to consider to better support children’s mental health and wellbeing.

Who should participate?

The parent and carer consultation process encourages parents to complete a short survey with items that relate directly to areas covered by the four components. An invitation to take the survey comes from the school.

What happens to the answers?

The answers provided by parents and carers are completely anonymous and are stored securely by KidsMatter and the school. Only summarised results that align to the four components are used for the purposes of informing school planning.

Thanks for your help getting KidsMatter up and running at CNPS!

Kind regards,

Chloe Lindsay

Cardiff North Public School

Seesaw

We are receiving “rave reviews” about the app “Seesaw” which many of our teachers are utilising as a way for parents to instantly keep up-to-date with their child’s classroom activities, and provide instant positive feedback.

As a means of communicating with parents and carers, staff are finding the app incredibly useful and feedback from parents is extremely positive.

The service is free for parents, as the school sees its value and pays the subscription fee on behalf of all our parents and carers.