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Principal's Report Term 4 Week 8


Congratulations to Daniel (6Y) and Yobel (2M) who recently won a Gold Medal at the International Youth Robot Competition held in Korea. The siblings were part of a five-member team representing Australia.

Their team designed and built a ‘Robot Dog’, that could help elderly people who live alone. The Robot Dog was programmed to contact emergency services in the event of an emergency such as a heart attack or life-threatening injury. The Robot Dog was also programmed to display emotion and could be a good companion for people living alone.  Scan the QR Code below to hear from Daniel and Yobel about their invention. 




Our pre school entrance upgrade is now complete and operational. Our school spent over $300,000 on this project to make our school community a safer place.   

Pre school families will now enter and exit the pre school through the new gate and ramp next to Macquarie Business College. The old pedestrian gate (located in the CPS car park) will now be permanently locked. No parents or children should be entering or exiting our school through the car park vehicular gates.  

The final stage of the project will be to install an automated vehicular gate, which will prevent unauthorised vehicles from using our car park.   



Our presentation day assemblies will take place this Friday, 2 December.    

A separate assembly will be held for each stage group. They will be held at the following times.  Invitations to families of students receiving awards were emailed last week. All parents are most welcome to attend. Presentation day will be held in the hall, entry and exit will be via the library gate only. All students are required to be in Full Summer School Uniform on this day.  


Early Stage 1 – 9:30 – 10:15am   

Stage 2 – 10:30 -11:25 am      

Stage 1 – 12:10 – 1:00 pm    

Stage 3 – 1:10 to 2:10 pm   approximately 



Thank you to our community’s support for our Movember fundraiser. 

‘Movember’ is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues.

It was great to see the majority of our male staff members grow moustaches (some better than others) over the past four weeks. Thank you to all our students who wore blue yesterday, (some even sporting fake moustaches) and donating a dollar donation to support our 'Carlingford Public School Movember Team' fundraiser. Parents can also donate straight to the team via this link:





Year 6 had a wonderful time at Broken Bay Sport and Recreation Camp last week. They participated in many activities including archery, bushwalking, damper making, frisbee-golf, raft building, orienteering, disco dancing, boomerang throwing, fishing and beach volleyball, all designed to develop their independence, self-confidence, self-esteem, and resilience. Thank you to Mr Watts for his time and effort organising the camp and Mrs Bickham, Mrs Yee, Mr Bhandarkar, and Mr Boyd for giving up their time to supervise the students while they were away from home.




In weeks nine and ten, one hundred Year 2 and 3 students will attend swim school at Wentworthville Pool.  

Our students will learn invaluable skills of water safety, water survival, learning to swim and improving their swimming stroke.

The program has been condensed to 8 days of lessons at Wentworthville Pool. Thank you to Mrs Gathercole/Mrs Meguid, Mrs Bowditch, Mrs Brown/Mrs Spiropoulos Ms McPherson, Miss Col and Ms Catt for their organisation and for accompanying the students to their swim sessions.  



On Thursday, 8 December between 9:00 – 11:40am, CPS will hold its Annual Chess Competition. The competition is open to all interested students K – 6. 

This tournament will be run with approximately 6 rounds, with all participants guaranteed six games (no one is eliminated).  

There will be trophies awarded for the highest 3 scorers, and medals presented as age prizes. Each child will also receive a participation certificate. There will also be encouragement awards, depending on the number of entries. Entries close on Friday 2nd December and the entry fee is $20. 

To enter please go to and pay online with your credit card using the codeWUZW81FHAS and fill in the electronic form, with your child’s details. Further information can be found in the flyer in today’s newsletter. 



A big thank you to all of the students that have auditioned so far for Carlo Star Search. We have seen a lot of great acts so far, and it is going to make selecting the finalists really difficult.    

We are auditioning our Stage 3 students this week and are compiling a list of finalists to be published very soon. 

 For those that have auditioned so far, keep practicing! Our Grand Final show will be on Monday 12 December commencing at 9:45am. Parents of the finalists are welcome to come and enjoy the show, with the list of finalists to be released by the start of Week 9. Make sure to keep practicing even if you have already auditioned, and good luck to all students with their auditions coming up. Thanks to Mr Pappas for his organisation.    



End of year Christmas Disco

The P&C end of year Christmas Disco is to be held on Wednesday, 14 Dec 2022 during school hours. The theme for the disco will beChristmas and all students who will attend the disco will be allowed to wear Mufti (Christmas themed clothing) for a Gold Coin donation for Wesley Mission. To celebrate a wonderful year as a community, the P&C will fund the cost of the Disco.     

New Disco Schedule:

1st Disco: 9:35-10:20 (45mins) – Stage 1

2nd Disco: 10:30-11:15am (45mins) – Stage 2

Lunch Break

3rd Disco: 12:20-1:00pm (40mins) – Kindy

4th Disco: 1:10-2:10pm (60 mins) – Stage 3

We will have a special guest visit to the disco to give all our children an exciting surprise.  All children will receive an ice block after the disco from their class teacher. 


Special BBQ Sausage Sizzle Lunch Pack

To help celebrate the disco, there will be a special BBQ Sausage Sizzle lunch for the day.  

Cost for the Lunch Pack is $7 and included: 

·         A Beef Sausage (Vegetarian Sausage available) in a Bread Roll

·         Juice Popper (Apple or Orange)

·         A packet of chips

Please Pre-order your child's BBQ lunch via QKR!  

Orders will be closed at 10pm on Sunday 11 December. 

Please contact Emily Wong on if you have any queries. 



The P&C would also love to welcome parents to enjoy an informal afternoon tea on Wednesday 14th December, from 2:30pm – 3:15pm

The invitation is open to all parents but we would especially like to welcome our parents who have so kindly volunteered to assist in 2022 (and previous years).   

It would also be a great opportunity to thank and farewell the outgoing year 6 parents who are leaving us this year. To help with the catering, please make your interest in attending known by purchasing the free ticket in Qkr! (under your parent Profile) by 10pm Sunday December 11 OR please email Emily at for your attendance.  



Borrowing has now finished for the year.  A reminder for all students to please return their library books to Mr Vitnell as soon as possible.



We’re looking for some volunteers from our parent community who are interested in supporting the school’s ethics program from next year. Ethics classes are an alternative to non-scripture, teaching our kids to think, reason and discuss a range of ethical issues. Classes are designed to create an inclusive learning environment, where students learn to respect other points of view and come to a deeper understanding of their own beliefs.
Teaching an ethics class involves facilitating a weekly discussion about a range of topics, including fairness, truth, and intentions. You don’t need any teaching experience, as you are provided with fully prepared lesson scripts and training. The time commitment is about 45 minutes per week including a weekly class and about 10 minutes to read through the script before each lesson.
We are also looking for someone to coordinate the program. The focus of this role is making sure we have enough volunteers to meet the demand for ethics classes, and liaising with the school to make sure the program runs smoothly. Coordinating typically takes about an hour a week. The role is completely flexible and can fit around your other commitments. You will receive full training and support.
If helping with our ethics program is a possibility for you or someone you know (maybe a grandparent!), contact Cathy Chase at or 0414 784 272. For more information about the ethics program, go to

Neil Hinton