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Father's Day Stall - Thursday 4th September

fathers day stallThe Parents and Friends Group will be holding a Father's Day Stall, Thursday 4th September.

The majority of items are handmade or sourced locally and will range in price between $2 and $6. Each class will have the opportunity to come and make a purchase throughout the morning.

There are some great presents that Dad will love so just remember to pack some coins!

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Premiers' Reading Challenge - Friday 5th September

reading challengeTime is running out! You need to have entered your books by Friday 5th September to allow time for the records to be finalised.

Anybody who wishes to discuss this can contact me at school next Wednesday

Beth (in the Library)

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Next Farmer's Market - Saturday 6th September

farmers market logoThe next Farmer's Market is on Saturday 6th September. 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. We hope to see you there.

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Music News "Show Me The Money" - Thursday 11th September

Music NewsWell, excitement is building around the school with furious rehearsals, prop building and costume making for our 2014 concert, "Show me the Money". The children have been busy singing, dancing, acting and playing. It is going to be a great show.

Just a reminder that each family is able to buy 2 tickets through the Darebin Arts Centre Box Office until the 4th of September. After this date the remainder of tickets go on general sale.

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Tyre Maze Opening - Saturday 23rd August

mazeThe school tyre maze was finally officially opened Saturday, August 23rd during the market. I would like to thank the following people who have stuck with the project and ensured its completion - Blair, Joe, Ray, Gary and Sebastian. I would also like to thank Anabelle and Rowan some more talented parents who designed and produced the sign. School council had a discussion one evening about naming the maze. It was a quick and unanimous decision to name it after Kay Aicher a teacher at Coburg North. Kay instilled an enthusiasm about mathematics in her students and those who worked with her. She had a favourite saying, "Maths is everywhere." which she reminded us of at every opportunity. Kay taught at Coburg North for 24 years and is still involved with the school doing relief work and specialist support. Kay taught our prep class for many years and is held in high regard by parents, staff and students.

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Week 6: Peer Support Program - Friday 29th August

Peer Support Program

In this week's Peer Support session the children explored how to join groups and how to accept others into their friendship group. The activities gave the children a chance to practice these skills, as well as how to say no in a respectful way, cope with being told no and inviting others to join them.

Encourage your child to discuss with you the importance of saying no to people in a respectful way so they don't lose friends. Also discuss with your child various options they have at school if they should find themselves without anyone to play with during break time.

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Joy's Corner - Friday 29thAugust

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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Boots for Kids - Friday 29th August

boots for saleYou may have read in the news that Coles and Linfox are collecting pre-loved footy (AFL, Soccer, Rugby) boots for distribution to remote Aboriginal Communities. Many young indigenous players, play in bare feet. If anyone would like to donate boots to this worthy cause please drop them in at the school office and Miss Gill will deliver them to the collection point. We have already had quite a few generous donations.

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Italiano a CNPS "i giardini" - Friday 29th August

Italian gardenCiao a tutti,

Andiamo in giardino! Let's go into the garden.

In Italian this term several grades have been studying "i giardini" (gardens) and looking at garden related themes.

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Prop Making Working Bee - Saturday 30th August

musicWe plan to have a working bee to construct props for the school concert 'Show Me The Money' on

Saturday August 30th

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

This will be held in the school gym.

We would really appreciate as many helpers as possible and look forward to seeing you there.

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School Planting/Picnic Day - Sunday 31st August

planting dayAll parents, students and families are invited to join us on

Sunday August 31st

10.30AM - 12.30 PM

to help complete our Wildlife Corridor

BYO picnic, gloves, mattocks and spades.

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Enviroweek - Monday 25th August to Friday 29th August

enviroweekCoburg North Primary School is proud to announce our participation in Enviroweek.

Enviroweek celebrates positive everyday choices to build a more sustainable future. This year, CNPS is partaking in the 'Wild Child' challenge that encourages all students and teachers to connect with the outdoors.

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Principal for the Day - Tuesday 12th August

principal for the dayLast Tuesday Andrew McKinnon spent the day at Coburg North Primary as Principal for the Day. We organised a hectic schedule for Andrew to enable him to see as much of our school as possible and meet as many groups in our community as possible. We invited Andrew to take on this role for a number of reasons. We feel that Andrew's breadth of experience and knowledge in local government would be helpful in our strategic planning process and having a fresh set of eyes in our school would also be useful. 

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Parking - Friday 15th August

parkingThe front car park is for school visitors (non-parents) only and for disability pick up and drop off, so please do not use this area. The rear car park is for staff only and OSHP pick up and drop off only. Please do not use either school driveway or car park for turning around purposes as this makes for a very unsafe environment. Parents are expected to use street parking but please read the signs carefully to avoid council fines.

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Italiano a CNPS Italian Club - 15th August 2014

Italian clubCiao a tutti,

For the last two terms a group of students from Grades 3 - 6 have been participating in Italian club at lunch time on Mondays (lunedi).

As well as helping out with the preparations for carnevale, the Italian club have been rehearsing the play "Cappuccetto Rosso" (Little Red Riding Hood).

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OSHP - Curriculum Day - 13th August 2014

OSHPOn Wednesday there was a Curriculum day at school. Some children spent the day at the aftercare program. There were 8 of us and we had a great time. For lunch we made our own fried rice. Some kids had three rounds of rice and some had two. We watched two movies. The first one was the Karate Kid and the other one was the Lego movie. We were allowed to bring in our iPads and we also did Hama Beads. We watched the new portables come and we did arts and crafts. For afternoon tea we made some muffins with banana and 100s and 1000s. Some other things we played with were the Lego and played in the hall, we also danced to some mucis. We also had an Easter egg hunt, we got three eggs each. The whole day was really fun. It was better than a day off at home.

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