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 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.
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!
Cardiff North Public School
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.
Last Friday, PSSA Soccer and Netball was a home game.
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.
Take a look at the range of e-safety resources available for teachers to use with their students