Connells Point Public School

"To be, rather than to seem."

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Life at CPPS

Swimming Carnival 2021

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Our school’s Swimming Carnival was held on Monday at Bexley Aquatic Centre for students in Years 3-6 as well as interested students in Year 2 who are 8 this year. The event was a resounding success, with students demonstrating sportsmanship and high levels of school and team spirit. Congratulations to event coordinator, Mrs Treloar, and everyone involved for your dedication and professionalism which ensured the smooth running of the event.

I would like to acknowledge the sports captains and vice captains for their enthusiasm and commitment in encouraging and supporting their peers throughout the day. The leadership and teamwork skills that were demonstrated consistently throughout the day were admirable. Well done to the following leaders

CPPS Showcase 2020

Stage 1 History Day

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​On Thursday 19th November, Stage 1 had a History day. We all dressed up in old- fashioned clothing and did activities from the past. We played olden days games like quoits, fly, drill exercises and skipping. 

We all had a turn of writing our names with an old pen and ink! Finally we watched a Zoom where we had a tour of the historical Vaucluse House and learned about how families lived in the past.

The students and teachers in Year 1 and 2 had a wonderful day.. but we sure are glad to have technology in the present!

(a very wet!) Walk Safely to School Day

OUR NEW FROG POND!

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Early this term, students from the Indigenous Nature Trail Committee began working on an  important part of their plan: building a frog pond. Materials for the frog pond were kindly donated by our local Bunnings (thanks Bunnings!) The students and teachers worked tirelessly to dig a hole for the base of the pond, plant aquatic plants inside the pond and pave around it with stones and tiles.

Did you know that if you build a frog pond, the frogs will find it all by themselves?! They will seek out water and food, so a well-positioned and well-built frog pond like ours is bound to attract lots of frogs!

A HUGE thank you to Mr Frank, Mrs Batman and Miss Lawrence for their involvement and well done to the students from the Indigenous Nature Trail Committee! 

PUBLIC SPEAKING FINALS

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Towards the end of last term we held our annual Public Speaking finals. 

Unfortunately, no parents were able to come onsite, but that did not lessen the outstanding quality of speeches and presentations delivered by our students. As usual, all finalists were worthy participants, but sadly there can only be one winner and one runner-up. 

Winners:
Early Stage 1 - Isabella W
Early Stage 1 runner-up - Ethina C
Stage 1 - Samantha C
Stage 1 runner-up - Athina M
Stage 2 - Jack R
Stage 2 runner-up - Chase L
Stage 3 - Sophie P
Stage 3 runner-up - Oscar T

NETWORK PUBLIC SPEAKING FINALS

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We are thrilled to announce that Sophie P, our school captain, achieved the Highly Commended  Award for Stage 3, in the finals of the Kogarah Network Public Speaking Competition.  

It was reported that Sophie’s impromptu speech was exceptional and it is wonderful to see that she has listened and learned, from all the advice she has been given at Connells Point Public School. 

We all congratulate Sophie on her amazing achievement. We would like to thank Mrs Pavlovski, who organised the final and Mr McGrath who mentored Sophie.

STAGE 3 NOTABLES

Stage 3 displayed their notables on Friday of Week 8. Students worked collaboratively in groups over a long period of time as they became experts on an Olympic athlete. On the day, students became their notable person and put on an amazing display for the rest of the school. 

They were extremely knowledgeable and showed well developed creativity in designing their stalls. All stage 3 students should be extremely proud of their hard work. 

Stage 3 teachers

EDUCATION DAY 2020
A virtual tour of our School

EDUCATION DAY 2020
Performing Arts Video