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Last Week The introduction of the new NAPLAN online tests went relatively well after technical challenges at the national testing authority in the first week.  As mentioned in last week’s wrap we will be gathering feedback from students seeking their attitudes and experiences to online testing. We also remind students,

Food Allergy Awareness Week

This week marks Food Allergy Awareness Week across Australia. At Craigburn we have many students, staff and parents who have food allergies allergies – where certain foods can trigger significant physiological reactions requiring urgent medical attention. It is timely that we all consider and reflect on the following facts and

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This week represents National Volunteer Week (NVW) – an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. Volunteering Australia has announced the theme for National Volunteer Week 2019 – ‘Making a world of difference.’ As part of National Volunteer Week, we acknowledge and thank all Craigburn parents

NAPLAN Online Update

Dear Parents and Carers As you are aware, today was the first day of NAPLAN, which our school is doing online. Unfortunately, some connectivity issues were experienced during the test due to technical difficulties at the national test authority. While this isn’t ideal, please be assured we have procedures to

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Last Week We hope all Craigburn mums, grandmas, nannas, aunties and women who play an important role in your child’s life /  children’s lives enjoyed a special day on Sunday, and were pleasantly surprised with something special from your child / children. Thank you to all the parent helpers who

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Last Week Thank you to parents who supported the Reception – Year 2 swimming program last week – your help was greatly appreciated by our teachers. Players and staff from the Port Power Community Youth Program worked with students from Years 5-7 – with extra media coverage for one of

Woolies Earn and Learn 2019

This year we will be participating in the Woolworths Earn & Learn program. Through this program we will be able to get new educational resources for our school/early learning centre – and all we need you to do is shop for your groceries at Woolworths. From the 1st May to

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Dear Families and Friends, welcome back to school for Term 2. A special welcome to all new families who are joining us at Craigburn for the first time. Term 2 promises to be another busy term, starting with Swimming Week for the Reception to Year 2 students at the Marion

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To Note: Thank you to the families who have already expressed interest in the 2019 South Korean Students Homestay Program – we do need more families – please check the recent post for details and to register your expression of interest. Stay tuned for more details from Nicky Taylor (Senior

South Korean Homestay Program

Last year Craigburn Primary School participated in The Korean Schools Study program where we hosted a small group of students from South Korea. Last year’s program proved to be a great success where the visiting students had a memorable and enjoyable time with their host families, learning a lot about

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Last Week The Year 3/4/5s and Year 6/7s enjoyed Swimming / Aquatics week. Thank you to the parent volunteers who helped out. It was also pleasing rewarding to hear feedback from the instructors re the positive demeanour of our students. The Reception to Year 2 program begins first week back

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Last Week Sports Day Thanks Great to see many families and friends at school on Friday joining in Sports Day – a terrific turnout. Congratulations to the winning team of Bradman and also to Fraser, Riley and Woodforde not far behind. Well done to all students who did their best,

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Road / Traffic / Pedestrian Safety In recent weeks, we have received a number of reports of students not travelling safely to and from school. The reports involve students crossing Black Road without using the pedestrian crossing lights. Instances of students riding their bikes unsafely have also been reported. If

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Last Week We trust everyone had an enjoyable long weekend. Teaching, learning and admin support staff enjoyed a productive professional learning day with educators from our local partnership of schools and preschools, led by Steve Francis. House Teams continued to meet in the lead up to Sports Day – which