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Happy 1st Birthday Farmer's Market April 12

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Anzac Day

ANZAC DayFirst day of Term 2 is Tuesday 22nd April.

Friday 25th April is a public holiday to commemorate ANZAC Day.


ANZAC Day merchandise will be on sale at school Tuesday 22nd April - Thursday 24th April from the Junior School Council

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1st Birthday Farmer's Markets

coburg farmers marketApril sees the anniversary of Coburg Farmer's Market and while the markets have been fabulously successful from the schools perspective, attendances have dropped a little since our meteoric start. There are special events at the April Markets and we need your help promoting them. What you can do:

  • Attend the markets - come to shop, have breakfast or lunch, meet friends, whatever it is, just come.
  • Remind friends and family about the market and how fabulous it is.
  • Email your networks - promotional material for emails can be found in the newsletter page 3.  Please copy the ad and distribute to anyone who might be interested.
  • Leaflet drop your neighbourhood - Leaflets to be delivered to the houses in your street are available from the school office.
  • Put a poster up at kinder, childcare, work etc. Posters are available from the school office.
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The Tyre Maze Is Finished!!

tyre maze

Thanks to all the keen parents who attended the working bee on Sunday 30th March. Once again we achieved great productivity and the maze is now complete!

A special mention to Joe Dupuche, Sebastian Furness & Ray Madden for sticking with this project all the way through.

There will be an official opening of the maze next term. There are a variety of puzzles to solve within the maze. These are on temporary sheets on the fence. Permanent ones will be put up when we are confident the wording is child friendly. Please give us feedback on this. In the meantime, happy puzzle solving!

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Premiers' Reading Challenge

reading challengeWell done to the 44 students who have already returned their Premiers' Reading Challenge consent forms. 

At the beginning of Term 2 you will receive your child's login details along with instructions on what you need to do. But don't wait until Term 2 to start reading and writing down the names and authors of the books you read. The holidays are a great time to get started.

Coburg North P.S. is off to a great start but it is not too late to send your consent form back to the school. With over 200 students, I believe that we have more than 44 great readers at our school.  Happy reading!

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Italiano a CNPS "i giardini"

italianoCiao a tutti!

This term in Italiano the grade 1 classes have been studyig the topic "i giardini" (gardens).

We have been looking at different types of gardens including l'orto (the vegetable patch), looking at featurs of Italian gardens and considering what you might find in the garden - cosa c'e nel giardino?

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2014 Twilight Sports

twilight sportsWhat a great family night! We experienced fantastic weather, a fantastic turn out, fantastic sporting ethics, not to mention a fantastic array of colour. It was exciting to see so many families supporting this community event. I'm sure a great night was had by all! 

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Swimming News

swim imageOn Tuesday 18th of February, I swam in the Coburg District Swimming Trials. I raced in the 50m freestyle and butterfly. It was a 25m pool at Elite Swimming Pascoe Vale, where I used to go for my swimming lessons. I came 4th in freestyle and 1st in butterfly. I qualified for butterfly, at the Inner North Moreland Divisional Championships, on Wednesday 5th of March. I came 2nd in butterfly, qualifying for the Northern Metropolitan Regional Swimming Championships on Wednesday 12th of March and I came 7th. By Oliver Gr (5 /6A)

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Melbourne Vixens Netball Program

melbourne vixensStudents in grade 3/4A, 3/4B and 4/5A have been involved in a 6 week program called Net Set Go organised by the Melbourne Vixens Netball Club.  Each week a special coach taught the students all the necessary skills to play a game of Netball. There were also visits by two Vixens players, Geva Mentor and Amy Steel. Students were given certificates, a drink bottle and were able to have personal items signed. The school received a kit full of netballs and two sets of bibs. The program concluded with a tournament against other schools from surrounding suburbs at Coburg Basketball Stadium on 26th March, which 20 lucky students attended. It was an extremely worthwhile program and the students thoroughly enjoyed themselves and played very well. 

 Lyn Evans   PE Teacher

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Joy's Corner

mother gooseEvery 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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The Lost Dogs Home and Friday's Social Club

thank you

On behalf of the Junior School Council leaders and representatives, we would just like to extend a big thank you to families and their generous donations.  Over the past few weeks, we have received various drawing supplies for our Friday Social Club, and lots of warm bedding for the animals at the Lost Dogs Home.  All of your donations are greatly appreciated! We will be hand delivering our blanket donations to the Lost Dogs Home during the school holidays. If you have any last minute donations that you would like to make, please bring them directly to Sarah or Courtney. Please be aware that we will not be accepting any further donations after Friday the 28th of March.

Kindest Regards

Courtney and Sarah (JSC Leaders)

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Italiano a CNPS "la famiglia"

la famigliaCiao a tutti!


In their Italian classes grade 2 students have been looking at the topic of "la famiglia" and talking about members of their family.

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2014 School Camp

camp 2014Fifty-nine campers and seven staff members returned from a three day camp last Friday.  Camp this year was Urban Camp in Parkville.  Getting to know your own city was the focus of this year's camp and we certainly went a long way towards achieving this goal.  I would like to thank the staff members who attended the camp to enable the students to have this opportunity.  Thank you to: Tim Prendergast, Lisa Rochester, Sebastian Fitzgerald, Danielle Lockhart, Kerryn Cilia, Rita Arena and Sara Heal for going that extra mile for our students.

Also I would like to thank Tim Corboy (Amelia's dad) for delivering all our bags to camp and then picking them up on the final day.

Mrs. Zull also attended camp for the three days.

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Farmer's Market at Coburg North Primary School

coburg market advertCoburg North Primary School's next Farmer's Market is Saturday 12th April.  The pancake stall is in full swing with the addition of the savoury breakfast offerings including eggs, bacon and sausages.  We hope to see you all there from 8am to 1pm. 

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Drumming Workshop

drumming workshopThis week Grade 1B were treated to a wonderful workshop from Kate and Mitzy from “Melbourne Djembe”. Mitzy is one of our talented parents and is a great performer and teacher of African dance. The class had lots of fun doing African dancing and drumming.

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Italiano a CNPS

ItalianCiao a tutti. Mi chiamo signora Jackie. Sono l’insegnante d’italiano. I’m the Italian teacher at CNPS.


This term the students have been focusing on greetings (isaluti), numbers (inumeri) and introducing themselves in Italian.


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