Our Out of School Hours (OOSH) service began last week and we are very excited to have this addition for our students and parents. Please ensure that you use the gate closest to the hall for drop off and pick up for OOSH, as the front gate will not always be open at the earlier or later times. Also, if you have booked your child in for OOSH, but change your plans, please inform the OOSH leader and the office staff. Please see the office staff if you are interested in accessing this service for your child.

Every Day Counts

Every Day Counts

At Cardiff North Public School, we pride ourselves on our excellent rate of student attendance, which is never below the Department’s target. We hope to maintain our record. So, just as a friendly reminder:
 If your child is sick or unable to attend school on a particular day, you can notify us by phone, by email, by using the Skoolbag APP or by sending to school a letter explaining why your
child was absent. This now needs to be done within 7 days of the first day of absence.
 Teachers are required to contact parents after their child has been absent for 2 consecutive days. This is part of the Department’s Attendance Policy and is just to find out whyyour child isn’t at school. This is a role we must complete as part of this policy implementation.
 The Department of Education prefers planned absences, such as a family holiday, to be scheduled for school vacation periods, NOT during school and valuable learning times. Children’s progress often slips back behind their peers if they take an extended period of leave.
 We understand that, at times, an extended absence, such as a family holiday, is impossible to avoid. If this happens, please make an appointment with the Assistant Principal orPrincipal to obtain the correct forms to apply for an extended absence and obtain a certificate of approval.

Lake Macquarie City Council Environment Awards

Environment AwardsToday, Cardiff North Public School attended the Lake Macquarie City Council Environment awards and came away a WINNER, with a category prize for energy monitoring!

Miss Gillard, Tamika F, Rachel L and Zali S were proud to accept this award for the Cardiff North Public School ‘Green Team’. The prize also came with $200 in prize money which the ‘Green Team’ have plans to spend on their gardening and environmental projects around the school.

A big thank you to every student involved, clearly our hard work is not going unnoticed!


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.