Ozobot Math Challenges

Today Stage 3 used their Ozobots to share their knowledge about 2 D shapes. They needed to create different types of 2D shapes with the correct movements of the Ozobot. e.g design a parallelogram that has two right angles, and your Ozobot must perform 2 utuns and a tornado.

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What’s been keeping our staff busy?

Mrs Savage, Miss Zawierta and Mrs Gillard are at a two day Positive Partnerships course in Maitland where they will be learning about strategies to help students who have Autism. They will then bring this knowledge back and train other staff within the school.
Mrs Corrigan has been to a community engagement workshop where she has learnt strategies to help engage community partners to help drive learning in schools. As a result a communication team has been established within the school and we will be refining our communication protocols and procedures throughout the year.

Principal’s Message

Thank you everyone for helping to make the ‘Easter Eggstravaganza’ at Cardiff North Public School such a successful afternoon.
It was fantastic to see so many parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers, aunts and uncles sharing the day with us.
Our classrooms were filled with busy readers, mathematicians and artists as our students showcased their talents. It was lovely to see you all enjoying yourselves while you were helping out our kids.
Thank you again for the effort you made to decorate the fabulous Easter hats. It was wonderful to see how proud all of the students were as they strutted around the parade circuit.
I was especially impressed by the items that the teachers worked on with their students. We were entertained by drumming, singing, dancing, percussion and drama performances.
It makes me incredibly proud to be the Principal of Cardiff North, where all of our students are given the opportunity to participate in items on our special days.
Watching our students having so much fun while they entertained you would have to be one of the best parts of my job.

Allyson Corrigan

OOSH

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!