- TERM 4 NEWS
- LEARNER PROFILES
- ICAS COMPETITION RESULTS
- YR5 CENTRAL MARKET EXCURSION
- YR3 TENNIS EXCURSION
- MRS TODD - FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANT???
- BOOK FAIR
- COLOUR EXPLOSION (fun run)
- FROM OUR CRICKET COORDINATOR
- OSHC VACCATION CARE
- MURPHY the THERAPY DOG
- MURPHY'S PAW
- WHY RISK IT? - GARDEN WASTE
- PEDAL PRIX SPONSORS
- COMMUNITY NEWS
We would like to thank parents of Yr 3-7 students for supporting both of our Dance Night performances last week.
It was wonderful to see the smiling faces of children brighten even more knowing that they would be performing for family members. The concert got better each time and students loved the ambience of the Capri Theatre.
A big thank you to our dedicated teachers for giving extra time to support this event, to Kylie Mueller for putting together fabulous powerpoint that celebrated our year, and to Sue and Stacey for their commitment to jump rope and choir. We are so lucky to have their expertise and passion for supporting our children. Lastly, a very big thank you once again to Kelly Bodger for excellence in choreography and training our children to perform with confidence and charisma. An email went out today regarding purchasing a USB recording of the event. This may be purchased on QKR for $12.00.
Under the guidance of Eve Hooper, our community leaders have been working on developing their understanding of what it means to become a powerful learner. They have been meeting wth other student leaders in the Mitcham Hills partnership to explore this idea. They have developed a short film, which has been shared with classes, to help children adopt these skills.
Today our student leaders led a ceremony for the whole school to commemorate Remembrance Day. With rain looming, several Yr 3 students started the ceremony by sharing their learnings about the importance of reflecting upon the sacrifices that others have made to protect others. This was followed by a minute's silence and the laying of wreaths. Thanks to those families who donated flowers to make our beautiful wreaths. Thank you to Eve Hooper for organising the ceremony with our senior students.
Coro Picnic and Singalong
After discussion with Governing Council we have decided to run an alternative event to our usual "Celebration Night" which is not achievable due to Covid restrictions. On Tuesday 7th December we will invite parents to bring a picnic tea to the school, sit on th oval and join us for a singalong. The canteen will be open for iceblocks, icecreams and drinks. There will be a number limit so please watch out for an email in the next few weeks to register for this event through eventbrite.
School Fees and Payments
A friendly reminder to families that 2021 schools fees need to be paid ASAP and that unpaid fees may be moved to debt collection. As always please contact the school should you wish to set up a payment plan or discuss details for payment.
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As we entered, I could smell something delicious cooking but my eyes were drawn straight away to the lolly store. I stepped towards the lolly store and then remembered our teachers saying we needed to stick together so I joined back in with my group. The lolly store would have to wait.
On the 8th of November the year 5 classes went to the Central Markets in Victoria Square, we went as part of our business unit to find out how marketing is used in everyday shops. We started collecting data very fast as there was a vast variety of shops in the Central Markets. We explored colour theories to see which were the most intriguing and most appealing to attract customers. We also compared the products and the prices between the shops.
We are going to use this information to start up our own business at school selling craft and food items. Any profit we make will be donated to charity.
By Eliza M
On Wednesday in week 5, all three Year 3 classes participated in a Tennis Carnival at the Blackwood Tennis Club.
The ANZ Tennis Hot Shots School Carnival facilitated by Tennis SA, was a great opportunity for students to develop skills in tennis game sense, communication skills, teamwork and problem solving.
The Year 3 classes all walked up to the tennis club and participated in a round robin, doubles tournament. Both classes enjoyed the experience and all children represented the school exceptionally well.
Dan Johnson, Maria Drakos, Kate O’Driscoll and Mike Shaw
On Sunday 28 November Mrs Todd will be catching a REX flight to Ceduna!
During Week 8 of this term I will be working with field scientists at Fowlers Bay on the Nullarbor Plain to make lots of new and interesting discoveries.
This expedition is part of the Bush Blitz TeachLive program for Earthwatch Australia and part of the journey is to arrange live conferences with classes during the stay. We will be collecting from The Yalata Lands, Wahgunyah Conservation Park and Fowlers Bay Conservation Park.
I will be uploading a daily blog with images, stories and discoveries and I would love for you to keep up to date with my discoveries. https://www.earthwatch.org.au/Blogs/teacher-blog–
Since finding out I had been accepted into the program, I have been to visit Anaconda a few times… The weather is going to be warm so I am stocking up on long sleeved sun smart shirts and I have purchased an extra wide brim hat! I have also bought a new pair of mid hiking-boots for my daily adventures. I could be carrying up to 15kg and travelling around 10km to reach our daily collection sites.
I’m not sure what we will be collecting and discovering yet, but that is part of the mystery and excitement! I’ve been a research assistant in a laboratory, but being a field assistant is another story!
Please follow my adventures on the Earthwatch blog (28 November – 3 December) look out for my seesaw updates and live chats from the field.
Specialist Science Teacher
Are you available on Friday 26th November from 1pm?
We are looking for volunteers to help with our Colour Explosion School Fun Run! If you can help out, please express your interest to Candice Doman at email@example.com.
We appreciate you helping us make our Colour Explosion School Fun Run the brightest day at school! #schoolrun4fun #funrun #schoolfunrun #australianfundraising #fundraising #colourexplosion
Volunteers will need to have a current RAN training certificate, enquires to Clare - firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the end of this year I will be stepping down from my role as cricket coordinator for Coro Primary.
So, now of course we need to find someone to take on the job for 2022. And it is an essential role as cricket can't happen without the coordinator.
But it's not a difficult job and the school is very supportive. The main work is at the beginning of Terms 1 and 4.
Some of the tasks include:
- Forming the teams for the different grades and ensuring there is a coach for each team.
- Registering the teams through the South Australian Cricket Association website.
- Ensuring there is sufficient equipment for the teams and purchasing more if required.
- Attending a school meeting for the school sports coordinators once a term.
It would be great to have someone join up now so that I can do some mentoring before I go.
If you would like to try it out then please let me know. Call me if you would like to discuss it further.
0497 070 982
Murphy has had a busy term 4 so far. She is settling in very well to her role as therapy dog at Coromandel Valley PS.
Murphy has enjoyed listening to reading in 2OT, working with the Wellbeing Action Group, and helping Jenni with What’s the Buzz in the Year 3 classes. Murphy recently attended her first excursion to Blackwood Tennis Club, and the Reception GL class discovered that she is awesome at finding the bone first time when playing the game Doggy, Doggy Who’s got your bone?
I often get asked how old Murphy is. Well it’s exciting to say that on 20 November she will be celebrating her first birthday. Make sure you wish her a very happy birthday!
Pastoral Care Worker
Classroom learning has gone to the dogs! Specifically, Murphy, CVPS’s new Therapy dog. You may have seen her on campus or seen photos of her interacting with your children on Seesaw.
Murphy has joined the staff at CVPS, and her role is to help support the children in class with their emotional, social, and literacy skills. This seems like a tall order for a short black Labrador, but Murphy is up to the task. Multiple studies have shown that Therapy Dogs in schools assist children socially and emotionally and these studies are available online, or you can request copies from the Governing council direct. They have been listed below if you’d like to vortex into the reading.
We expect Murphy to help children by providing stability and comfort in the classroom. She can help them regulate and control their emotional response and de-escalate when in crisis. Having Murphy in the classroom also teaches responsibility, builds confidence, and fosters empathy, caretaking and respect for living things, which is a core part of the IB program.
But how does a dog help with literacy? She can’t read or write? But she can listen, giving children an opportunity for playful communication, relief from perfectionism and a chance to build confidence in their skills.
Murphy has been specially trained to interact with children and will steer clear of children who are uncomfortable around dogs; her continued presence may help desensitise children who have had negative dog interactions in the past. To ensure this good work continues, we ask that you don’t bring your own dogs onto campus during school pick up and drop off. Assistance and Guide Dogs continue to be welcome as they are Murphy’s work colleagues.
Welcome aboard Murphy and we look forward to having you on the team!
-Sam Neville, Governing Council Chairperson.