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Principal's Report Term 4 Week 4


Congratulations to Ms Moncur who was granted a service transfer to our school and will join CPS as a permanent EAL/D teacher in 2023. Ms Moncur had taken leave from Lane Cove West PS and has been working at our school on a temporary contract for the last 18 months. She will be an invaluable asset to our EAL/D team. 



Rania from Year 5 was recently selected in the Sydney West Cricket Team. She was to attend the State Championships, however due to wet weather, the carnival was cancelled. State selections were then changed to indoor trials at Silverwater. Over 100 girls trialled, with 12 being selected for the state team. Unfortunately, Rania was not selected. At the trials, Rania had the opportunity to meet visiting Pakistan international cricketers, Babar Azam and Shaheen Afridi.

We are so proud of Rania’s efforts and the great news is, that she will have another opportunity next year to make the NSW team when she is in Year 6.  






Last Thursday, eighty 2023 Kindergarten students had their first taste of ‘big school’, when they attended the first day of our Kindergarten transition program. The students had a great time, with many of them keen to come every day.

Two more sessions remain, taking place on Thursday, 3 and 10 November. 

Parent information sessions will be held concurrently over all sessions. Tomorrow, parents will meet in the new hall to learn more about Kindergarten at Carlingford PS.

Tomorrow, parents will attend a school readiness session, with Ms. Tillett, Mr. Vitnell and Rob Kerle (P&C) presenting. Parents will also have an opportunity to participate in some hands on Literacy, Numeracy, Science and Geography activities.  



Over 50 of our Year 5 students have submitted applications for 2023 leadership roles. These roles include  

·         Prefect 

·         Sport House Captain and Vice – Captain 

·         Canteen monitor 

·         Library monitor 


Over coming weeks, aspiring prefects will present speeches to our students and staff, informing us of their leadership credentials.



Last Friday a team of Swedish teachers visited our school to get a taste of what education looks like in Australia. They visited 4P, 4F, 1/2L, 2M, KC and KJ classrooms and saw collaborative teaching and learning practices in action. They then spent some time with our school prefects, who shared their thoughts on what learning is like in our new building and how it’s changed over recent years.

It was interesting to hear about the Swedish education system and how it differs from ours. We have our fingers crossed for a return visit to Sweden. Thank you to our school executive, teachers and prefects involved in the day.    




Planning has commenced for our 2023 classes and class structure. We are expecting to start the year with approximately 800 students spread across 31 classes. In an effort to get staffing, student placement and resourcing as accurate as possible, it’s critical that we know how many students will be returning to CPS in 2023.   

A Google form was emailed to parents this week seeking clarification on returning to school in 2023. The link is: Returning to CPS in 2023 Parent Survey .  Would you please complete this short form for each of your children to notify us if: 

·         Your child/ren will be returning to CPS at the start of Term 1, 2023 – 31 January. 

·         Your child/ren will be returning to CPS, but late (please provide date) 

·         Your child/ren will not be returning to CPS.  If your child is not returning to CPS we ask you to also email or provide a letter to the office.  


Thank you to the 380 families who have completed and submitted the form. At this stage only 15 of our existing students in Years K – 5, will not be returning in 2023. If you have not yet completed the form, please do so as soon as possible.



Selective high schools cater for high potential and intellectually gifted students. 

They help students learn by: 

·         grouping them with other gifted students 

·         using special teaching methods so students can learn concepts in more detail and more quickly 

·         supporting their wellbeing needs 


Most students in selective high schools enjoy learning more when their classmates have similar abilities and interests. 


As well as providing for students’ academic development, selective high schools also offer a broad range of classes and extra-curricular activities such as: sports, creative and performing arts, music, and special interest clubs. 


Applications for placement in Year 7 in selective high schools in 2024 are now open and close on 16 November 2022. All applications must be submitted online by the due date. 

Application information can be downloaded from The online application link is available now. More information is available here: Information for SHS applicants (pdf)  

Parents without internet access or who cannot use a computer can apply at a public library. 



We are seeking your feedback on our after school activity providers. This is a school run survey for us to gain some feedback about the need for before and after school care within our school community. There are also some questions for families who are currently using Camp Australia, our current before and after care provider. 

Click on the link below to provide some feedback about our after school care options, including Camp Australia, T3 soccer, chess, languages, KICKS, etc … After school activities survey



Thank you to our families who have completed the ‘Tell Them From Me’ survey. If you have not had a chance to participate, you still have until Friday, 18 November.  To access the survey, click on the following link   



Neil Hinton