Musica Viva

Yesterday, TAIKOZ an Australian, Sydney-based performance group that specializes in the art of taiko – the Japanese drums, performed at our school. The performance included traditional Japanese music and drumming styles, compositions written by contemporary Japanese composers, as well as original works by members of the ensemble.


During the holidays, following an arborculturalist report, we had some trees removed, (two of them very large), and many others trimmed as they presented an unacceptable risk to our students and personnel on site.
While we appreciate the natural beauty and benefits that our school environment presents, we are certain our community will appreciate that safety comes first. We take no risks where trees and student safety is concerned.

Clean Up Australia Day

On Friday afternoon, the students at Cardiff North helped our environment by cleaning our playground area. Prior to this members of the Green team came and showed us some videos that explained what rubbish does to our planet. We then went to our assigned areas and did our “Clean Up Australia”. We then went back and had conversations about the types of rubbish that we found.

Thank you Miss Gillard and Tamika F for organising this for us.

Friday Sport

We were finally able to participate in Sport this week before the weather turned against us. Between 9 and 10 am we gathered with all of year 3, 4, 5 and 6 to take part in 8 Rotations- 2 rounds of 3 minutes each activity

Grouping – 8 groups

1. Netball goal shooting
2. Squats/mountain climbers/burpees/agility ladder
3. Ball throwing/catching
4. Kick / catch- footballs
5. Soccer dribbling
6. Goal shooting- soccer
7. Balance beams – walking, (more advance ice-cream scoops)
8. Small bats – in pairs keep ball in the air

Meet-The-Teacher Meetings – 16th February

On Thursday evening, 16th February, staff will be staying back after school to allow parents and carers time to come to their classroom and be briefed on key elements of their child’s classroom routines, such as homework, behaviour expectations, excursions, equipment, support, etc. Time will be made available for questions. If one or both parents are unable to make it to a session, don’t worry. Each teacher will provide a handout summary of their session and this will be sent home with the children of those parents and carers unable to attend.
Don’t forget, staff are always willing to make an appointment with you to discuss all topics and your child’s progress.
Later in the term, we will again conduct our 3-way interviews, where your child’s academic and social progress can be discussed in a team atmosphere.
Meet the Teacher Meeting Times
5pm-5.30pm: KS, K/1T, 5/6W – in the classrooms
5.30pm-6pm: 1/2G, 2/3LH, 3/4K, 4/5PM – in the classrooms
Looking forward to seeing as many parents and carers as possible.