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Principal's Report Term 4 Week 10


At the end of the year, three of our wonderful teachers Mrs Woodbury, Mrs Rayner and Mrs Seaegg will be retiring.

All three teachers have had wonderful and rewarding careers at Carlingford Public School.  

Mrs Woodbury commenced at CPS in 1994 (28 years)

Mrs Rayner started in 1989 and stayed till 1999, left to start a family and then returned in 2009 – 2022 (23 years).

Mrs Seaegg started as a casual teacher at our school in 1995 (27 years). 

On behalf of the school community, I’d like to thank Mrs Woodbury, Mrs Rayner and Mrs Seaegg for the enormous contribution they have made to our school, our students and our community. 

We wish all three teachers a happy, healthy and exciting retirement.    



Mrs Grimmond will finish up this week at CPS as she takes up her new Assistant Principal – Curriculum and Instruction position at Ku-ring-gai Public School in 2023.

Mrs Grimmond has been an EAL/D teacher at our school since 2019 and she has been relieving as an Assistant Principal over the past two years.

On behalf of the school community, I’d like to congratulate Mrs Grimmond on her promotion and thank her for her contribution to our school, the students and our community. We wish her well in her new role.  



Miss Col has been a School Learning Support Officer at our school for the past two years. Miss Col has now finished her teaching degree and has accepted a teaching position at a new school in 2023. 

We thank her for her contribution to our school, the students and the community. We wish her the very best in her teaching career. 



The Year 6 farewell was held last night at The Epping Club. The students and staff had a great night. Thank you to Mr Norman and our fantastic Yr 6 teachers for their organisation of the night. Our P&C kindly subsidised the cost of this year’s farewell.

I wish Year 6 all the best in their endeavours at high school next year. They have been a great group of students who are a credit to both their families and our school. 

Always remember Carlingford Public School. Aim high and follow your dreams – nothing is impossible. To our Year 6 parents who will be ‘moving on to high school’, thank you for your support, suggestions and friendship over the past few years.



Year 6 will have a leaving parade on Friday afternoon, commencing at 2:50pm with students being given a ‘guard of honour’ by all students K – 5. The parade will conclude with raising the Year 6 flag (signed by all students) and then ringing the original school bell to officially end their time at CPS.  



On Monday, we presented the prestigious ‘Principal’s Medallion to 49 students who have received three Gold Awards over their years at CPS. It was wonderful to have over 100 family and friends in attendance. Congratulations to the following students on their wonderful achievement.      

4F – Miranda 

5F – Aniyah, Sophia  

5N – Kailey 

50 – Harry, Elias, Damien  

5/6P – Nicole, Jaden, Samantha, Ema, Kate, Clarisse, Brian  

5R – Nameera, Kyrene, Emma  

6B – Aaron, Shaurya, Sarra, Jayden, Mario, Jennifer,  

6C – Durrana, Adam, Hermione, Mahammad, Archer, Vidul, Erica, Gregory, Farida, Ipsa, Eric, Ariel  

6Y – Sana, Benjamin, Flynn, Adwita, Shuhua, Nami, Bryan, Dayna, Marcus, Justine, Elaine, Samuel 


Congratulations to all those students who completed the 2022 Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC). This year we had 520 students complete the challenge! Students can continue reading throughout the holidays and those books can be counted towards the 2023 Premier's Reading Challenge. 

A very big congratulations to the 22 students who received a Gold PRC Award.  

Students reach gold level when they complete the PRC for 4 years. 

Shaurya A – 6B  

Sana A – 6Y  

Roslyn C – 3G  

Olivia C – 6B  

Ujwal E – 3G  

Akitha G – 3L  

Vidul K – 6C  

Ravneet K – 3K  

Asmir K – 5R  

Sean K – 3L  

Angela L – 4H  

Johnson L – 4P  

Mohammad M – 6B  

Anna M – 4F  

Farida P – 6C  

Maaz Q – 4H  

Ipsa S – 6C  

Jonathan S – 3K  

Simarveer S – 5N  

Nicholas W – 3P  

Kyrene W – 5R  

Rosie Z – 3K  

We also have 3 students who reached Platinum level in 2022. Students receive a Platinum PRC award when they complete the PRC for 7 years! That is every primary school year. A very big congratulations to:  

Zara G – 6B  

Samantha P – 5/6P  

Elaine Z – 6Y  



Last Thursday, Carlingford Public School held its annual Chess competition. 35 students from Years K – 6 competed. 

Congratulations to our prize winners listed below: 

Trophy Winners: 

1st Place - Minh  6/6 

2nd Place - Erick 5/6 on tiebreak 

3rd Place - Shaarav  5/6 on tiebreak 


Medal Winners: 

Years K-2 Gold - Indy 4/6 on tiebreak 

Years K-2 Silver - Wesley 4/6 on tiebreak 

Years K-2 Bronze - Quy  4/6 on tiebreak 

Thank you to Sydney Academy of Chess for organising and running the tournament. 



Congratulations to the following students who performed at our Carlo Star Search final on Monday.  

We are very proud to have so many talented students at Carlingford Public School.  

Juwairiah , Alana, Jean-Pierre, Levi, Hulita, Jayden, Sarah, Ruhani, Kate, Dana, Triston – KL  

Summer – KJ  

Nash – 1G  

Naomi - 1J  

Justin - 2B  

Orlando - 2SB  

Claire - 3G  

Nicholas - 3P  

Matthew, Talia, Bailey  - 4H  

Annie - 4F  

Jacob - 4H  

Dinula - 5N  

Evelyn - 5O  

Maansi, Evelyn, Tarini - 5R  

Henry - 5R  

Lucas - 5/6P  

Dayna & Lillian, Benjamin, Justine - 6Y  

Thanks to Mr Pappas, Mr Harvey, Mr Watts and Miss Pitchumani for their organisation.  



Congratulations to our hundred Year 2 and 3 students who are currently attending swim school at Wentworthville Pool.    

Our students are learning 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, Miss Jen and Ms Catt for their organisation and for accompanying the students to their swim sessions.    



As we prepare for another year of learning in 2023, you can now apply for the Premier’s Back to School NSW program, offering $150 worth of vouchers (3 x $50 vouchers) to help pay for school supplies like school uniforms, shoes, bags, textbooks and stationery. 

Every primary and secondary school student in NSW is eligible for the vouchers. 

Please read this/the attached letter from the Premier about the program and the vouchers. 

You can apply for and access your vouchers in your MyServiceNSW account, in the Service NSW app, by calling Service NSW on 137788 or by visiting your local Service CentreExternal link

To be eligible, your child needs to be a NSW resident and enrolled in a NSW primary or secondary school in 2023. 

For more information, visit the Service NSW websiteExternal link



Thank you to our P&C for organising and funding our Christmas disco. The students and staff had had a great time and were thrilled to have Santa take time out from his busy schedule to drop in. Special thanks to Emily Wong for her leadership and organisation of this initiative. 

It was great to see our students dressed in their Christmas outfits and donating a Gold Coin to the Wesley Mission. Thanks to our SRC for organising this.      

The Wesley Mission have been committed to engaging the community for over 200 years and has relied on the support of volunteers and donors. Wesley Mission serves all areas of the community from children, youth and families to older people and carers, to anyone struggling with financial or domestic challenges, homelessness, addiction, or mental health issues.   


This term our students have worked to put together a magazine. They chose the title, What’s Up, Carlo? The first edition is available here: Have a look to see if your child has had anything published. There are a range of items in the publication including puzzles, artworks, poems, articles, comics, and ‘how to’ guides. We hope you enjoy our students’ creation. Future editions will be made available on the school website Learning at our school. We will start accepting articles for the Term 1 edition next year, some of your children may be inspired to work on articles over the Christmas break. 



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



Thank you to Dayna Teh and Samantha Poole's families for generously donating Jazz shoes and shimmer stockings to the school for dance group.



On behalf of the students and staff of Carlingford Public School I would like to thank you for your ongoing support of our school and wish you a Merry Christmas and a relaxing break.

Years 1 – 6 students return to school on Tuesday 31 January, new students Years 1-6 start on Wednesday 1 February at 10:00am and Kindergarten students start on Monday 6 February.

Neil Hinton