- TERM 2
- LEARNER PROFILE
- EARLY DISMISSAL - FRIDAY 2nd JULY
- CASUAL DAY - FRIDAY 2nd JULY
- PUPIL FREE DAY - MONDAY 19th July
- NATIONALLY CONSISTENT COLLECTION OF DATA (NCCD)
- SOUTHERN HEIGHTS NETBALL
- YR2 WATER WALK
- INTERSCHOOL CHESS - TERM 2
- WHAT'S THE BUZZ?
- SCIENCE COOKING IN THE KITCHEN
- SCIENCE & BOOK WEEK COMPETITION
- JP SCIENCE CLUB
- LIBRARY STATS
- LIBRARY NEWS
- BATTLE OF THE ROCKBANDS
- YR 7 TO HIGH SCHOOL
- HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION
- COMMUNITY NEWS
Here we are again at the end of a busy term. It is always great to reflect back upon achievements and all that staff and students have accomplished.
On behalf of the staff we would like to thank families for their ongoing support and hope that you enjoy a lovely school holiday.
We have recently updated two school policies which you will find on our website. Please follow the link below to view our attendance policy and our Mobile phone and devices policy.
Tomorrow your child will bring home their school report. Please spend time with your child to celebrate their achievements and consider the growth points that have been identified.
For our year 1 to 7 students it will include a grade and an effort level. The grading system is explained below.
- An 'A' grade is given for consistently demonstrating exceptional level of understanding at this academic year level.
- A 'B' grade is given for demonstrating a high level of achievement of what is expected at this year level.
- A 'C' grade is given for demonstrating the academic requirements expected at this year level. To be awarded a C grade using these standards represents a significant achievement and should be celebrated as the student has met the expectations of the Australian Curriculum achievement standard.
- Students receiving a 'D' grade at this stage of their journey have demonstrated partial achievement of what is expected at this year level but are showing continued growth.
- An 'E' grade is given to students for demonstrating minimal achievement of what is expected at this year level.
It is also useful to look at your child's effort, as well as growth over time as indicated in comments.
Please contact your child's classroom teacher if you have any queries regarding the student reports.
You may contact the following teachers if you have queries regarding the following specialist subjects:
- Yr 2-7 Japanese - Hiro Yamamoto
- Rec-Yr 1 - Carey Greenslade
- Performing Arts - Stacey Stutterd
- Physical Education - Bernie DeLyster
- Sciences - Sarah Todd
The newly formed parent consultation group has been looking at last year's parent feedback and working on a survey to seek further information on ways to improve communication and our understanding of student learning.
The survey will be open from now until the end of week 3 next term (6th August). We would really appreciate it if you could take 5 minutes to complete this survey.
Have a happy and safe holiday.
|Eli - Reflective||Maddie - Principled||Matilda - Reflective|
|Isla - Caring||Hannah - Communicator||Charlotte - Knowldgeable|
|Luka - Risk Taker||Felix - Reflective||William - Caring|
|Jess - Prinicpled||Amelia - Thinker||Emily - Communicator|
|Aurelia - Knowledgeable||Vin - Caring||Lila - Principled|
|Ava - Communicator||Willow - Risk Taker||Lyla - Inquirer|
|Lennox - Caring||Angus - Principled||Caleb - Reflective|
|Patrick - Principled||Henry - Communicator||Janissi - Caring|
|Oscar - Risk Taker||Ashley - Knowledgeable||Ari - Principled|
|Corby - Caring||Eloise - Inquirer||Zoe - Risk Taker|
|Hugo - Communicator||Benji - Reflective||Holly - Knowledgeable|
|Abigail - Risk Taker||Cody - Thinker||Sophie - Caring|
|Maddie - Inquirer||Joel - Balanced||Alfie - Communicator|
|Liam - Caring||Harry - Knowledgeable||Elliot - Risk Taker|
|Lily - Communicator||Jake - Reflective||Beau - Thinker|
|Cassian - Thinker||Jaxon - Communicator||Lucas - Caring|
|Alexandra - Balanced||Tilly - Thinker||Oliver - Principled|
Every year, all schools in Australia participate in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD). The NCCD process requires schools to identify information already available in the school about supports provided to students with disability. These relate to legislative requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Disability Standards for Education 2005, in line with the NCCD guidelines (2019).
Information provided about students to the Australian Government for the NCCD includes:
- year of schooling
- category of disability: physical, cognitive, sensory or social/emotional
- level of adjustment provided: support provided within quality differentiated teaching practice, supplementary, substantial or extensive.
This information assists schools to:
- formally recognise the supports and adjustments provided to students with disability in schools
- consider how they can strengthen the support of students with disability in schools
- develop shared practices so that they can review their learning programs in order to improve educational outcomes for students with disability.
The NCCD provides state and federal governments with the information they need to plan more broadly for the support of students with disability.
The NCCD will have no direct impact on your child and your child will not be involved in any testing process. The school will provide data to the Australian Government in such a way that no individual student will be able to be identified – the privacy and confidentiality of all students is ensured. All information is protected by privacy laws that regulate the collection, storage and disclosure of personal information. To find out more about these matters, please refer to
If you have any questions about the NCCD, please contact the school.
Last week Chelsea G and Erin B played in the state carnival for our district netball team.
There are 10 districts in our state and each team played one game against each of the other districts over three days.
Southern Heights managed to win 7 out of 9 games and finished an impressive second place overall.
Well done to Erin, Chelsea and the rest of the team!
On the 22nd of June our year 2's took part in a water walk from Coromandel Primary School to Apex Park, as part of our unit of inquiry on water. One of the purposes of our walk was for the students to gain empathy with the daily struggle of people in other countries that don’t have access to fresh drinking water. These people; often children, walk great distances every day to collect water for use in their day-to-day activities, including both drinking and washing. A fun time was had by all, though most were tired by the time they returned to school from carrying the 2 litres of water we collected at Apex Park.
Coromandel Valley recently took part in the Term 2 Southern Zone Chess Tournament. 57 students took part in the tournament, with Coro fielding the smallest team on the day, with just 5 competitors - Julian B, Charlie J, Lily Z, Marley T and Thomas M.
However, the team did extremely well and finished in 4th place, just 2.5 points away from a medal position. We had some excellent individual results, with every one of our players either equalling or beating their previous personal best scores. Lily was our best competitor on the day finishing in 13th place overall and as the 2nd placed female, with a score of 4.5 from her 7 games. Special mention to Marley who was competing in her very first tournament.
Huge thanks to Jeff Zweck for assisting with transport. We rely on parent support to attend the competition, so your help is greatly appreciated.
The Chess Club continues to meet on Monday lunchtimes, and anyone is welcome to come along and develop their mental muscles. Any age and ability are welcome to attend.
Congratulations to all three Reception classes who this week successfully completed the social skills programme What’s the Buzz.
During terms 1 and 2 these classes have helped a character called Archie learn about being a good friends, how to deal with big feelings, how to show empathy, as well as many other important skills for school (and life!).
This term during science the Year 3s have been learning about different states of matter and have explored sources of heat.
They were then given the challenge of using their knowledge of solids and liquids and how states can change with heating and cooling – in the kitchen!
Students were put into teams and successfully chose a recipe that had heating and/or cooling, they also changed the state of one or more of their ingredients during the cooking stage.
We had brownies, fudge, sorbet, vegan scones, smores, marshmallow bars, ice blocks, cupcakes, fondu’s, pancakes, scrolls, sausage rolls and chocolate mousse.
I think culinary and collaborative skills grew during this exciting lesson.
Thank you to the social work placement students (Eliza and May), Mrs O’Connell and Jenny T for their hands on support. The students were very lucky!
This term we have tried some different experiments… A cartesian diver, magnetic maze, density exploration and rockets!
We would love to welcome any new
Term 3 science club will continue on Tuesday’s at lunchtime in the school kitchen.
On Wednesday 23rd June, our Coromandel Valley Primary School Band competed in the Battle of the Rockbands at Nazarath Catholic School, Findon.
They rocked out, performing with confidence and flair and placed 4th with an honourable mention. A huge congratulations to all musicians involved and Peter McPheat, the band leader.