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Week 1: Peer Leaders Program

Peer Support Program

We have commenced our peer Support lessons this week. The whole school participated in Peer Support for 30 minutes. Two Peer Leaders facilitate a small group of 8-10 younger students, who work together through a number of structured activities. Each group is supervised by a teacher. We are working on a module called Keeping Friends, helping us explore the concept of friendship, build relationships and develop skills in empathy and critical thinking. The module runs for 8 sessions. Our first session enables the children to get to know everyone in their group, agreeing on how they will work together and interact cooperatively with others. They will also begin to think about the meaning of friendship. We encourage you to talk to your children about Peer Support every week as it will help to reinforce the concept learnt in each session. 

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Sustainability Committee Announced

We are proud to announce that our Sustainability Committee has now been finalised. We are eager to begin to raise awareness within the school community and to engage students in fun, hands-on sustainable activities.


Our Sustainability Committee consists of:

-         Sarah 

-         Courtney

-         Kyla 

-         Michael 

-         Lucy 

-         Emma 

-         Diana 


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Joy's Corner

familyEvery week Joy Freier, the Primary Welfare Officer at Coburg North receives an inbox full of helpful parenting advice and upcoming workshops to assist in raising primary school age students.


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Next Farmer's Market - Saturday 26th July

farmers market logoThe next Farmer's Market is on Saturday 26th July. The gates open bright and early at 8 AM and won't be closing until 1 PM. Come on down and have a stroll through all our vendors while eating a yummy breakfast from the schools stall. Take your pick of sweet or savoury as we have pancakes with an assortment of toppings or BBQ with eggs and sausage. Be sure to check out the latest issue of the school's newsletter for some great recipe ideas from products sourced at the markets. We hope to see you there.

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Tree Planting Days

tree planting daysNational Schools Tree Day 2014 is on Friday 25th July. During the week beginning Monday 21st July the school will be planting over 500 plants in the schools ‘Wildlife Corridor’.

 We would love any family members interested in helping to come along.

Below is the grade planting schedule. There is no need to RSVP, simply turn up on your chosen day/s.

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Music News "Show Me The Money"

Music NewsThis Term, in music we focus on our School Concert which will be presented on September 11th at the Darebin Arts Centre. It will be a truly exciting event.

Our show this year is called “Show me the Money”. It aims to, in a fun way, tell the stories of the historical figures that grace our Australian notes and coins. It will be entertaining and educational at the same time. The show gives all students the opportunity to sing, dance and act. In addition, some students will play instruments.

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Bike Education

bike educationOur grade four students commenced Bike Education today. This program is run for grade four students every year. The program teaches them to look after their bike and how to ride safely. Mrs Evans is a trained Bike Education trainer and runs an effective program for the students every year. The program runs each Friday from 2:30-3:30. 

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Secondhand Uniform Stall


On Monday 28th July from 8.45 to 9.30 am (with a break for assembly), a second hand uniform stall will be held in the hall.

All items $2.

You can donate any clean used items of uniform by taking them to the office.

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Reading Recovery Graduates

reading recoveryreading recoveryThree students graduated from the Reading Recovery Program this semester.  Congratulations to Harry, Sarah and Isabella and their families for the great team effort during this program.

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Italiano a CNPS "carnevale" - Friday 27th June

carnevaleCiao a tutti,

On Friday 27 June, the last day of term, we will be celebrating "carnevale".

 Carnevale is an Italian celebration which is usually held before Easter to mark the beginning of Lent and the arrival of Spring.

Our carnevale will celebrate the end of our first semester of Italian.

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School Council Report - Tuesday 17th June

school councilA very full school council meeting was held on Tuesday night with many topics being discussed. These included:

  • The council has been successful in obtaining two grants $1500 Landcare grant and $5000 for more rainwater tanks. There are applications for two more grants pending at the moment.
  • Benji Lee has begun a preliminary investigation about the International Baccalaureate.
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Italiano a CNPS "il tempo"

Italiano il tempoCiao a tutti,

Che tempo fa oggi?

This semester Grade 1 and 2 students have been talking about the weather.

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Peer Support Leader Training

peer support leader trainingBelow are some responses from the grade 5 and 6 Peer Leaders regarding their two day training sessions. There will be more in next week’s newsletter!

What is something you learnt during your two days of training that will help you as a peer leader?

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Student Reports

school report cardsI have been busily reading and checking the half year reports this week. The academic and social development of the students that teachers describe in the reports is very exciting. I was very surprised about the rate of absence and lateness in some student reports. It is very apparent to me how these statistics impact on the learning and development of these students. Regular and unbroken attendance does promote and support success at school.

Junior Parent Teacher Interviews are scheduled Wednesday 25th June. Senior Parent Teacher Interviews are scheduled Thursday 26th June.

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GrantsCoburg North has recently received the news that we are the recipient of two grants that we applied for. We received a small Business grant of $4900.00 from Yarra Valley water this will be used to purchase and install water tanks. We also received a Junior Land Care Grant of $1,500 from Jemena to assist in creating a native wild life corridor. This will be achieved by the continuation of our planting program and improved sustainability processes.

These grants were applied for through our school council grants officer Benji Lee with the support of teacher and school councillor Kyla Mamic and parent Emma Hopkins. Thank you to these people for the work they are putting in to make Coburg North a more sustainable environment.

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Italiano a CNPS poster competition

Italian PosterCiao a tutti,

We are having a poster competition at CNPS. Students can design and draw or paint a poster, A4 or A3 size, with an Italian theme.

The competition closes on lunedì 23 giugno (Monday 23 June). Winners will be announced at Carnevale.

Please hand your entries to signora Jackie.

In bocca al lupo!

As Monday is a holiday, Italian club grades 3 – 6 will be held this Wednesday at 1.40, in Marianne’s room.


signora Jackie

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