Italiano 'Carnevale'
Tree planting day 'Wildlife Corridor'
School Captains 2014
Golden Time Dress Ups
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Prop Making Working Bee - Saturday August 30th

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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Joy's Corner - Friday 22nd August

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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Premiers' Reading Challenge - Friday 5th September

Premiers Reading ChallengeCongratulations to all of the CNPS students who have already completed the Challenge. Well done!  Please keep on reading and adding books to your reading list to see how many you can finish.

   Reminder notices have been sent home this week to the students who haven’t quite finished the Challenge yet. Entries to the reading lists must be finalised by Friday 5th September.

   Books are now being verified, grade reading lists have been added for the junior school, and I have really enjoyed seeing the star ratings that students have been allocating to some of the books they have read. 

Read on!                                      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 NewsWe are getting closer to our school concert so make sure you have marked this date in your diary and have booked your tickets. Stephen Sharpe is working extremely hard with each grade on their part in the production. He is receiving a lot of support from the parent community which is really appreciated.

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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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Week 5: Peer Support Program - Friday 22nd August

Peer Support Program

During Peer Support this week the children looked at how to play in a friendly way in order to maintain friends and build positive relationships. Through various activities the children discovered the importance of taking turns and having consistent rules throughout a game. This week help your child practice these skills by encouraging them to play games with siblings, family or friends.

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Boots for Kids - Friday 22nd 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. Congratulations to Khaled in Grade 5 who donated a great pair of pre-loved boots already.

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Tyre Maze Opening - Saturday 23rd August

tyre maze opening

On Saturday 23rd August we will hold the official opening of the tyre maze during our Saturday market. A ceremony will take place at 11:00am at the tyre maze. It would be special if we could have our school community here to celebrate this occasion. A lot of work has been put in by a dedicated band of parents who are very excited that this day has arrived.

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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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Hooray for Pyjama Day!!! - Friday 15th August

Pyjama DayEver woken up and wished you could stay in your pyjamas all day? Well guess what……..The Junior School Council Representatives have decided that we all need to relax and unwind. What better way to do this than by wearing our pyjamas to school!

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National Tree Day - Friday 8th August

tree planting dayThe whole school was recently involved in planting hundreds of indigenous plants around the staff car park area. This was the first of 3 planting sessions that will complete the schools 'Wildlife Corridor'.

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