CCPS News - 16 July 17, July 2020

CCPS News - 16 July

Welcome back to a wintry Term 3.  It certainly has been cold; that wind seems to be blowing off snow!  I hope your sons and daughters had a relaxing mid-year break. 

At CCPS, we want to make sure we do all we can to protect our community from COVID-19.  As I indicated earlier in the week, while Queensland is continuing to see a very low number of COVID-19 cases and a positive response to physical distancing measures, it is important we continue our hygiene practices particularly in light of what has been happening in the southern states.  Please keep your children home if they are unwell.  The school will ask parents/carers to collect their child from school if he/she is unwell.  Our drop off and pick up processes from last term will continue this term.  For safety, could we please ask that parents use the drop off/pick up lane and not drop off and pick up their sons and daughters at the round-about in front of Administration.  On campus we will we continue to remind students to practise good-hand washing and cough-sneeze etiquette, regularly clean used surfaces and have windows and doors of classrooms open to enhance ventilation. 

We have postponed our whole-school assemblies for now but are able to continue with our separate Junior and Senior School assemblies following appropriate safe COVID-19 practices.  We do plan to run events this term but will do so assuming Queensland Health does not increase restrictions and we will of course adhere to the stated requirements.   Please keep a look out for a letter of invitation next week to an information evening about the school’s direction, which is scheduled for Week 4, Tuesday 4 August.  We will be asking for RSVPs as we do need to ensure that we follow physical distancing rules imposed on adults due to COVID-19.    

CCPS Student Achievements

Congratulations to Mia Smara from Year 6 who competed in the Sunshine Coast Dance Eisteddfod, performing her contemporary solo and winning first place.  This is an amazing achievement that no doubt requires much practice and persistence.  Congratulations also to James Donnelly from Year 12 for winning second place, including $700 for his entry into the '60 Seconds for a Republic' Competition.  This was open to Years 10, 11 and 12 students, Australia-wide and entrants were required to film and edit a persuasive video on why Australia should have an Australian as Head of State.  Jesse Smith who is in Year 11 helped James with the project by using his drone to film footage of Bribie Island and Caloundra. The judges were Dee Madigan, Craig Foster and Patrick Bour, well known Australians, who said they were really impressed with the creativity and knowledge demonstrated in the video.  Well done to all three students.
Senior School News

Thanks to Year 12 students and their parents for their attendance at the QTAC information evening this week.  We had great numbers and we do appreciate you making the time in your busy schedules to attend.  It is an exciting time for Year 12 students as they make plans for when they finish school, which is a short four and a half months away.  This time will fly!
Below is a list of event dates to make note of in your calendars. The School Calendar with event dates can also be found on the School’s new app or Parent Portal, which can be accessed through the School’s website. Please check one of these communication modes regularly to ensure you stay up to date with events in and around the school.

  • Senior School Student Progress Conferences (SPC) – Week 3, Monday, 27 July
  • Academic Expo - Week 5, Thursday, 13 August
  • SET Plans for Year 10 students – Week 5, Wednesday, 12 and Thursday, 13 August
  • Science Week - Week 6, Monday 17 August to Friday, 21 August
  • City Arts: An evening of Music, Media and Visual Art at CCPS - Week 9, Tuesday, 8 September

School Assemblies

Senior School Assemblies will recommence in Term 3. These are scheduled for 29 July, 12 August and 9 September.
Co-Curricular Activities

We have expanded our co-curricular options for Term 3.  Some of the options include, CCPS in-house Chess, OZTAG (competition cost), Basketball (competition cost), Volleyball, Yearbook Committee, Art Club, Permaculture Club, Homework Club, Lego Club, Japanese Club, Duke of Edinburgh, ASLAN Signing, E-sports, RunFit, Lunchbox Maths, Writing Club and CCPS Choir. 

Some have been purposely extended to include Senior and Junior students to use as mentoring opportunities, and also allow the Junior students to get to know the Senior teachers. 
The Co-Curricular Program booklet for Term 3 was sent out via email over the holidays and is on the website. It is requested that registrations be sent to by COB, Friday 17 July.

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