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Principal's Report Term 3 Week 3


Education Week 2022 is taking place across all NSW schools this week. This year’s theme is ‘creating futures – education changes lives’ and celebrates the quality education we provide and the opportunities available to everyone in NSW public education.

This year we continue to celebrate the journey students and learners take throughout the NSW Education system, focusing on how we are creating futures for our students, staff and families.

We celebrate all types of learning that occurs at all levels across our education system and we have a shared responsibility in helping to shape the lives and create the future of today’s learners.

Public education can change the lives of not just our students, but also the lives of our teachers, staff, families and communities.

At Carlingford Public School from Kindergarten to Year 6, we prepare our students to be problem solvers, lifelong resilient learners and model citizens.  



Thank you to all our parents and friends who attended our COVID friendly Open Day today. 

It was a great to see so many families join us for a picnic lunch and then attend the school concert. Next year we hope to be able to re- introduce our traditional ‘open classroom’ sessions.I had the opportunity to speak to many parents and was thrilled with the positive feedback I received about our students, our staff and the direction in which the school is heading.  

Thank you to our school training, concert and performance bands who entertained us and played so beautifully. Thank you to our four dance groups for their outstanding routines. In addition to our Stage 3, Stage 2 and Junior dance groups (Year 2), this year saw the debut of our Pre-Junior Dance Group, comprising of Kindergarten and Year 1 students.  Thank you to our amazing CPS dance teachers Mrs Meguid, Mrs Jones, Miss Smellie, Miss Johnston, Miss Kelly and Miss Grieve for their efforts with our dancers this year.

A huge thank you to our P&C, particularly Rob Kerle, Emily Wong and Belinda Sultana for their organisation and delivery of our Sausage Sizzle today. Thank you to our volunteers Stephanie, Lynley, Belle, Linda, Sara, Trudy, Ice, Thresye and Trudy for their assistance with feeding over 1000 people today. There was a real ‘community’ feeling about the day. 



The Department of Education has delivered additional Rapid Antigen Test Kits to our school for optional at home screening of students where COVID – 19 symptoms exist. These kits will be sent home with your child next week. An email has been sent to all families, notifying them of this plan.

If you do not wish for your child to receive their allocation of 5 RAT kits, please reply to the email by Friday 5 August.

Thank you for your support in keeping our community safe.  



Last Friday our Kindergarten students celebrated 100 days of Kindergarten. Working on the theory that ‘with age comes wisdom’, our students and teachers came to school dressed as 100 year olds. The students and staff had a great day celebrating the milestone with a variety of great activities throughout the day. A collection of our ‘senior citizens’ can be seen below. 



Literacy and numeracy skills are the key to success across all curriculum in our schools. 

To ensure all children have a strong foundation in literacy and numeracy, deep content knowledge and confidence in their ability to learn, adapt and be responsible citizens, the DoE is introducing over 1,300 Assistant Principal, Curriculum and Instruction roles over 2022 and 2023. 

 ​​​The Assistant Principal, Curriculum and Instruction (AP, C&I) position is a leadership role dedicated to ensuring literacy and numeracy knowledge and skills are embedded in curriculum and assessment; high quality teaching practices are enhanced; and the capabilities of middle leaders are strengthened in literacy and numeracy instruction.

The AP, C&I provides guidance and high impact professional learning to enhance teacher growth and development in literacy and numeracy. They do not have a teaching load but work alongside teachers, co-planning and co-teaching in a continuous improvement process that seeks to uplift teaching skills and improve student outcomes.

Our school has an allocation of 1.2 for this new role, with the positions commencing in 2023. One position will be 5 days / week and the other position one day / week.

These positions are currently advertised, with applications closing on 10 August. Interviews will take place in week 6 / 7 of this term.   



Yesterday, our Performance Band competed in the Ryde Band Eisteddfod - Primary School’s Concert Band division. There were ten schools in the competition and our students delivered an exceptional performance finishing in second place. A huge thank you to Mr Boyd and our parents who assisted with transporting instruments.


The Athletics Carnival will be held on Tuesday 9 August at Barton Park, Gladstone St North Parramatta, weather permitting.

This carnival is for all students in Years 3-6. Students in Year 2 who are advanced athletes and are turning eight years of age in 2022 are invited to participate in the 3-6 carnival as well as the K-2 carnival.

Students will compete in age-based events according to the age they turn in 2022. Most events are done in three groups:

 Juniors - 8, 9 & 10 year olds  
11 year olds  
Seniors - 12 & 13 year olds.  
The carnival is open to 8 year old students in Year 2, but please be aware that they will be competing against students in Year 4 (10 year olds) for all of the events except the 100m sprint. It is advisable to only consider giving permission for a Year 2 student to attend who is a strong competitive athlete.  
Events on the day include:  
100m, 200m, 800m running races and Long Jump.  
Events to be held at school:  
Shot Put and High Jump.  
Permission and payment is now overdue for this activity.  Please check your email to ensure you have signed the permission note. If your child is not attending the carnival, please decline permission on the note and we will remove the event from your invoice. All Year 3-6 teachers will be at the carnival. There will be no learning activities at school on this day. 


Last week we held our first Peer Support session. Congratulations to our group leaders and participants on a successful session. 

This week, children will have an opportunity to discuss their personal qualities and strengths. The children will identify their qualities and acknowledge how they contribute to their achievements. Through various activities, children can recognise they use their strengths to achieve success and can be encouraged to approach future activities optimistically.

At home, to promote conversation about Peer Support, you could ask your child to describe their own qualities and strengths so you can recognise and acknowledge these.



The School Crossing Program are advertising for casual school crossing supervisors in the Parramatta and Holroyd local government areas.

 Neil Hinton, Principal