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Principal's Report Term 4 Week 9


I'm sure you are all aware of the tragic accident last Thursday where a 17 year old boy from Carlingford HS was knocked down and killed outside Carlingford Court. His name was Calvin Wijeweera, a former student of our school. I knew Calvin and his parents very well and I can only imagine the shock and grief his family and friends are experiencing. A number of our current teachers remember Calvin fondly, with some having taught him. I’m sure we have families at school with older children who would also have known Calvin.  

I'm sure Carlingford HS are really struggling, coming to terms with what has happened. Unfortunately, our school only knows too well what that is like and how difficult it is.  

I have sent flowers to Calvin's parents on behalf of the Carlingford Public School community.    



Congratulations to all our award winners at last Fridays Presentation Assemblies. It was great to see so many parents in attendance. Thanks to Mrs Edgley for her organisation of the day.    



Semester 2 reports are currently being finalised. Congratulations to all our students on their learning efforts throughout Semester 2. Reports will be available for viewing from Monday 12 December on the Sentral Parent Portal.  



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



Today 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 closed on Friday 2nd December.  



Congratulations to the following students who have earnt three gold awards and as a result will receive a prestigious ‘Principal’s Medallion. The children will attend ‘Principal’s Afternoon Tea’ on Monday 12 December at 2:30pm. Parents and family members attending should have RSVP’d to the school.    


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 the following students who have been selected to progress to the finals of Carlo Star Search 2022. The final will be held on Monday 12 December, commencing at 9:45am in the hall. Parents are welcome to attend. 

 A big thank you to all students who came to audition. There were a great number of incredible performances that made selecting the finalists really difficult. 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 



Year 6 will celebrate their farewell on Tuesday 13 December at the Epping Club from 6:30 pm. Parents are invited to join us for a short graduation ceremony from 6:40 -7:10pm. Students will then celebrate the evening with a three-course meal followed by a disco. Students are to be picked up at 9:30pm. Dress code is smart casual. Thank you to the P&C for subsidising the cost of the event. 



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 be  Christmas 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.     

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.  

With the support of our P & C, through the Christmas themed mufti day/disco next week, the gold coin donations will go towards providing quality care and services to families in need, as this season can be one of hardship. Thank you on behalf of the SRC.  

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 14 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.   



 Mr David Evans, Club President of the Lions Club visited our school on Monday to collect all 1,070 tinned food items. He presented our SRC with a certificate of thanks to Carlingford Public School for their donations to help put local community. One of those organisations who received the donations that very same day was ‘Hope Connect’ based in Telopea. Thank you to all families who contributed. 




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