Welcome to the Junior School Council webpage. Here you will be able to find out all the details of what the Junior School Council is doing. Not familiar with what the Junior School Council does? Please see the Junior School Council at Coburg North Primary School for the details of our rationale, the process and the responsibilities of Junior School Council members.
Remembrance Day Merchandise
Remembrance Day merchandise will be available for purchase from Friday the 6th November until Wednesday 11th November, from Courtney’s Room, every morning from 8.45am and after school until 3.35pm.
A variety of Badges, bag tags and other items are available and priced between $1.00 and $5.00. There is limited merchandise so please get in quickly and show your respect and support for our soldiers.
A wreath will also be laid on behalf of Coburg North Primary School, at a special Remembrance Day ceremony held on Wednesday the 11th November at Rodgers Reserve on Cumberland Road Pascoe Vale.
Courtney and Sarah Jackson
They’re calling on you!
Recycle your pre-loved mobile phones to help protect gorillas on the brink of extinction.
Coburg North Primary School is helping gorillas in the wild by collecting mobile phones for recycling and reuse.
During Week 7 and 8, CNPS will be running a mobile phone recycling campaign. You will be able to recycle your pre loved mobile phones (in any condition), to help save wild gorillas. Any mobile phone accessories such as batteries or chargers, and anything that holds a sim card can also be recycled.
How does mobile phone recycling protect endangered gorillas?
Each phone is individually assessed to ensure the best environmental outcome for each handset. If your mobile phone is still in working condition, it will be sold for resuse. If your mobile phone is not working, it can be harvested for spare parts to repair other phones. If mobile phones or their parts cannot be reused, then over 90% of their materials can be recycled.
You do not need to worry about confidential or sensitive information being accessed on your phone. Phone Cycle offers a data clearance service to wipe your phone of any and all personal information.
If you are interested in supporting this cause, please hand in your mobile phones and accessories at the collection box in the office.
Find out more information at www.phonecycle.com.au.
National Bandanna Day Success!
Thank you to everyone who bought a bandanna for National Bandanna Day, and donated money to a great cause! This year was CanTeen’s 21st anniversary and CNPS definitely helped to make this fundraiser a big success! With your support and kindness, we were able to raise a total of $254.90. All money raised will be donated to CanTeen and will provide both practical and emotional support for young people and their families living with cancer.
National Bandanna Day – Friday 30th October
National Bandanna Day is CanTeen’s largest fundraiser to support young people living with cancer. This year, for CanTeen’s 21st anniversary, Coburg North Primary School has decided to celebrate National Bandanna Day, on Friday the 30th October.
Bandannas play a significant role as a symbol of hope and empowerment for people who are affected by cancer, and are worn during their cancer journey. Throughout the week, colourful and patterned bandannas will be sold in Courtney’s room for $4.00 each. Money raised will help CanTeen provide both practical and emotional support for young people living with cancer and their families.
There is limited stock so please get in quickly and help us to raise funds for young people when cancer crashes into their world.
There are heaps of ways to wear a bandanna and show your support on National Bandanna Day! For a step-by-step guide on how to create the different styles, please visit the link below:
The Great Book Swap– Super Success!
Thank you to everyone who donated their pre-loved and owned books for the Big Book Swap at CNPS. What a great selection there was to choose from, and not to mention; a few rare finds as well!
It was great to see so many students, teachers and parents visiting the second hand book store and supporting Indigenous Literacy. With your generosity and book purchases, we were able to raise an impressive total of $440.00 for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation(ILF). The ILF will supply children in remote and isolated indigenous communities with much-needed books and literacy resources.
Thank you to everyone for making this event a success and for supporting such a great cause! If you missed out, or would like a FREE bookmark decorated with indigenous art and designs, please feel free to come and see Courtney to collect one.
Courtney, Sarah and the JSC representatives.
The Great Book Swap 2015 – Reading gives you power!
This year, Coburg North Primary School has decided to participate in The Great Book Swap to support Indigenous Literacy. The Great Book Swap challenge is not only a second hand book sale, but it is also a fundraising event where students share their common love of books while raising money to support Indigenous Literacy.
In order for this event to be successful, we will need a sufficient amount of pre-loved and pre-owned books. Any and all donations are welcome; however, please keep in mind that books being donated must be age appropriate.
Books must be donated to the school in advance of the swap. Collections will begin next week in Week 7. There will be a drop off box in the office labelled “Great Book Swap”, or alternatively you can bring your books directly to Courtney in Room 8. The swap will occur in Courtney’s room on Wednesday and Thursday, before school (from 8.45am ONLY), during the 1st half of lunch, and after school on both days.
Students are asked to give a gold coin in exchange for the right to choose a book. Please note that a gold coin donation entitles the student to select ONE book only. Students are able to select more than one book if desired; however, this will mean a gold coin donation per book.
Free beautiful bookmarks decorated with indigenous art and designs will also be available for students totake home with their books. If you do not have a book to donate but would still like to donate to the cause, please see Deb in the office
The Great Book Swap is an amazing event to participate in as it celebrates books and reading and raises much needed funds for kids in remote indigenous communities, who don’t have access to books. All money raised from this event will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF).
Thank you in advance for supporting such a great cause! We look forward to your book donations
Courtney Jory, Sarah Jackson and JSC representatives
What A SuperHero Effort
Thank you to all students and teachers who participated in Superhero day last Thursday! The school yard was a sea of superheros and it was great to see everyone making a SUPER effort in supporting Muscular Dystrophy.
We had some fabulous costumes including Spiderman, Ninjas, Indiana Jones, Wonder woman and even a Superman or two. With your generosity, we managed to raise a total of $288.95. A superb effort! All money raised will be donated to the National Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre to support MD programs, services and vital research.
Thank you all for supporting such a great cause and helping us to fight for truth, justice and a cure for MD!
2015 SUPERHERO DAY AT CNPS
On Thursday the 20th August, Coburg North Primary School will be participating in Superhero Day in support of Muscular Dystrophy. The focus of this event is on the paediatric form of Muscular Dystrophy – Duchenne- which mainly affects young boys. Superhero Day aims to celebrate the special powers of resilience, creativity, humour and endurances that children with DMD develop in the face of a condition which zaps their energy, strength and ability to walk at the very moment that their friends grow stronger and more independent.
Bring your Super Powers and a gold coin donation and come to school dressed as your favorite superhero, super heroine or better yet, INVENT ONE! Need some ideas? How about:
Funds raised will support MD programs, services and vital research at the National Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre.
Help us to fight for truth, justice and a cure for muscular dystrophy on Thursday the 20th August!
Thank you for your support and participation. We look forward to seeing a sea of superheroes at CNPS – Zap, Bang, Crash, POW!!
Courtney, Sarah and the JSC representatives.
Term 3 Upcoming Events
In Term 3 we will be holding two special events: The Big Book Swap to raise money for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, and Super Hero Day in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation. Please stay tuned for more details on these events.
We will also continue to look closely at our Padlet Walls within JSC meetings to discuss everyday school operations and to identify key areas for improvement.
JSC Representatives, Courtney and Sarah
Term 2 Reflection
What a fun and successful term we have had in the Junior School Council in Term 2! Not only have we been keeping on top of all our ‘Walk to School Data’ and Padlet wall discussions, but we have also managed to hold two successful events; Jelly Baby Month and a toy and food drive for the Lost Dogs Home.
Jelly Baby Month was a fun campaign to raise awareness and funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). We ran a ‘Design your own Jelly Baby competition’ and received some wonderful and creative entries. There were 4 winning entries who were picked as the most artistic and creative in the competition including: Anastasia (Prep A), Juliet (Grade 2), Anabelle (Grade 3) and Riman (Grade 5/6). Through competition entries and the purchase of delicious jelly babies, we were able to raise close to $120 for JDRF.
Due to the great response and success of the blanket drive we run last year, students in the JSC wanted to run another donation drive for the animals at the Lost Dogs Home. Thank you to all CNPS families and students who donated items to the cause including food, blankets, toys and medical/veterinary supplies. The shelter staff were extremely impressed and appreciative of the variety of goods donated.
Term 2 also saw a wreath being laid on behalf of the school at a special commemoration Anzac Day ceremony at the Pascoe Vale RSL.
We look forward to Term 3!
JSC Representatives, Courtney and Sarah
Jelly Baby Month
Thank you to everyone who donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in May. Through competition entries and the purchase of delicious jelly babies, we were able to raise close to $120 for JDRF.
Thank you to all students who entered the ‘Design your own Jelly Baby competition’. We received some wonderful and creative entries, but unfortunately there could only be 4 winners. Congratulations to the following students. Your entries were picked as the most artistic and creative in the competition:
Courtney Jory and Sarah Jackson
Jelly Baby Merchandise
This month is Jelly Baby Month, a fun campaign to raise awareness and funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
To raise money for JDRF, the JSC is holding a ‘Design your own Jelly Baby’ competition for all students (please see details on the school JSC page). We will also be selling JDRF jelly babies
Jelly Babies will be available for purchase next week from Courtney’s Room, every afternoon, after school. Why Jelly Babies? People with T1D usually travel with a ‘hypo kit’ that supplies an emergency source of sugar if their blood glucose level drops dangerously low. For most people, a hypo kit includes a few lollies. Low blood glucose can be life threatening if left untreated, so Jelly Babies can be a lifesaver!
At only $2.00 a packet, Jelly Babies are a sweet and easy way to support medical research into type 1 diabetes (T1D). There is a limited amount of packets so please get in quickly and help us to raise awareness and funds for JDRF.
Thank you in advance for supporting such a great cause.
Courtney, Sarah and the JSC representatives
Jelly Baby Competition - You Gotta Be In It To Win It!
To raise money for JDRF, the JSC will be holding a ‘Design your own Jelly Baby’ competition for all students. For just $1.00 per entry, students can get creative and design their own Jelly Baby. Specialised templates for the competition can be picked up from the office between 8.45am-9.00am every morning, Monday 4th May to Thursday 14th May.
Students can enter the competition as many times as they please, for $1.00 per entry. Please be sure to fill in your details at the top of your entry form (full name and grade) for your entry to be considered. All money raised will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and help to support vital medical research. Finished entries MUST be placed in the box at the office labelled “Jelly Baby Competition”.
All entries will be judged by a very special and artistic panel of judges. Two students from Prep-2 and two students from 3-6 will be in the running to win a special prize for their creative efforts. Winning entries will be revealed at Assembly on Monday the 18th May.
Courtney, Sarah and the JSC representatives
Anzac Day Merchandise
Anzac Day merchandise will be available for purchase next week from Courtney’s Room, every morning from 8.45am and after school.
A variety of Anzac Badges are available and priced between $1.00 and $5.00. There is limited merchandise so please get in quickly and show your respect and support for our soldiers.
A wreath will be laid on behalf of Coburg North Primary School, at a special Anzac Commemoration ceremony held on Sunday the 3rd May at the Pascoe Vale RSL Sub Branch.
Courtney and Sarah Jackson
Term 2 Upcoming Events
In Term 2 we will be holding two events: Design your own Jelly Baby Competition to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and we will be running a toy and food drive for the animals at the Lost Dogs Home. Please stay tuned for more details on these events.
We will also be closely looking at our Padlet Walls within JSC meetings to discuss everyday school operations and to identify key areas for improvement.
Term 1 Reflection
In Term 1, JSC members had a great time getting to know each other and adjusting to our new roles and responsibilities. We also held successful events; Sight for Sore Eyes Day and a Teddy Bear Donation Drive.
Sight for Sore Eyes Day saw teachers and students wearing snazzy sunnies to support the wonderful work at SEDA. We were able to raise a total of $113.55 for Seeing Eye Dogs Australia. The money we raised at CNPS will be invested in the Seeing Eye Dog Program to ensure the dogs are fully trained and professional.
In Term 1 we also ran a Teddy Donation Drive for the Teddy Bear Hospital. Thank you to all CNPS families and students who donated a teddy bear or plush toy. With your help we were able to donate 40 toys to the teddy bear hospital to use in their educational programs on Good Friday.
We look forward to Term 2!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
“Teddy Bear Donation Drive”
Thank you to all CNPS families who donated a teddy bear to the teddy bear hospital. It was wonderful to see such a generous response within our school community. With your help and support, we were able to donate 40 toys to the teddy bear hospital for use in their educational programs on Good Friday. Staff at the teddy bear hospital and medical students at the University of Melbourne were extremely appreciative and grateful for your donations.
Your donation has helped children to familiarise themselves to health care environments and medical treatments in a fun and interactive way!
Courtney Jory and Sarah Jackson (JSC Coordinators)
Teddy Bear Donation Drive
The Teddy Bear Hospital is a unique educational program established and actively run by volunteer medical, nursing and physiotherapy students of the University of Melbourne. The aim of the Teddy Bear Hospital is to familiarise children to health care environments and medical treatments in a fun and interactive way! By creating a positive interaction between the child and the “Teddy Bear Doctor”, the Teddy Bear Hospital hopes to overcome any fears or anxieties children may hold concerning the hospital environment and its health professionals as well as aiming to educate children in understanding how their body works in order to promote healthy behaviours including healthy eating and exercise.
Want to take our own teddy for a check-up? Feel Free!! There are plenty of fun activities at the Teddy Bear Hospital including mock medical consultations where children are able to perform teddy surgeries, take x-rays, provide physiotherapy and even visit the teddy bear ICU unit.
We are very excited to inform you that Teddy Bear Hospital will once again be an attraction at the Kids Big Day Out celebrations at the Good Friday Appeal 2015 on Friday 3rd April 2015 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
How can you help?
CNPS students would love to run a teddy bear donation drive. We are looking to have families donate teddy bears to the teddy bear hospital for use in their educational programs on Good Friday. Due to health and hygiene reasons, donated teddy bears will need to be new, with tags still attached if possible. Unfortunately, any old or pre-loved teddies will not be able to be donated and will therefore, not be accepted.
If you are interested in donating a new teddy, please bring them directly to Courtney or Sarah (in rooms 7 and 8), or alternatively; hand into the office. We will begin collecting donations as soon as possible.
We look forward to seeing how many teddy bears we can donate to the Teddy Bear Hospital!
Sight for Sore Eyes Success!
Thank you to everyone who wore their stylish sunglasses to school on Thursday (12th March). With your help, we have been able to raise $113 for Seeing Eye Dogs Australia.
It was wonderful to see some students and teachers sporting their trendiest, fanciest and Lady Gaga inspired glasses to support the wonderful work at SEDA.
The money we raised will be invested in the Seeing Eye Dog Program to ensure the dogs are fully trained and professional.
Courtney Jory and Sarah Jackson
Sight for Sore Eyes Day – Thursday 12th March
Seeing Eye Dogs Australia, a division of Vision Australia, is the only national breeder, trainer and supplier of Seeing Eye Dogs. With more than 50 years of service, Vision Australia’s Seeing Eye Dog division provides mobility dogs nationwide and free of charge.
It takes a lot of time, love, patience and money to raise these special working dogs that will one day become the gift of independence for people who are blind or have low vision.
The Junior School Council at CNPS wanted nothing more than to raise some money for these special dogs. Sight for Sore Eyes Day will take place on Thursday the 12th March. This day will see students and teachers wearing some novelty sunglasses to school and making a gold coin donation toward the cause. Your sunglasses can be as wacky, silly, big or as colourful as you like, but don’t forget your loose change!
Gold coin donations can be made to your child’s classroom teacher on the day and any additional donations can be made through the office. By giving a donation, you can make a life changing difference to Australians who are blind or have low vision. Money raised will be invested in the Seeing Eye Dog Program to ensure the dogs are fully trained and professional.
We look forward to seeing everyone in their stylish sunnies on Thursday the 12th March!
Courtney Jory, Sarah Jackson and the JSC Representatives
Pink Shirt Day Success
Thank you to everyone who wore their pink shirts last Wednesday (the 25th February), to stand up against bullying.
It was wonderful to see so many students, of all ages and grade levels showing their support and understanding of such an important issue. We would also like to say a massive thank you to all teachers who not only showed their support, but initiated meaningful discussions within their grades about these issues.
We were lucky enough to have Oliver share a reflection from his learning journal with us at assembly on Monday morning that truly encapsulated exactly what Pink Shirt Day is all about!
Please read below for Oliver’s reflection on Pink Shirt Day:
You wear pink on anti-bullying day because boys don’t generally wear pink and bullies pick on people that are different. So if we all wear pink we show we’re not afraid to be different and that it’s okay to be different.
Pink Shirt Day
Last week, students in Grade 5/6 participated in a Cyber Conference entitled ‘Being a good Bystander’. Students really enjoyed this session and as a result, approached Mr. Prendergast about Pink Shirt Day.
We are happy to announce that on Wednesday the 25th February; Coburg North Primary School will be participating in Pink Shirt Day. Pink Shirt Day will see students and teachers wearing a pink shirt/t-shirt to stand up against bullying in all forms.
Bullying can be common place in our schools, workplaces, homes and over the internet. Please help us raise awareness on these issues and wear a pink shirt to show your support. A gold coin donation will NOT be required on this day.
Thank you in advance. We look forward to seeing everyone wearing pink!
Courtney and Sarah