Welcome to 2019

Welcome to the 2019 school year. We hope that everyone managed to find some quality time to relax with family and friends during the summer break and that the start of this year has been a positive one for you all. 

This year, we again welcome new families to CGPS across all year levels including our new Prep families. We know that the whole community joins us in welcoming you all to our school and trust that your time with us is positive and enjoyable. 

Each year when we return, it is a pleasure to see such happy and enthusiastic faces, eager to renew old friendships, make some new ones and get back into some interesting and enjoyable learning. When we chat with students, they share lovely holiday stories but are also looking forward to their new school year. We would like to thank you, the parents, for your efforts in preparing your children so well for the start of the school year. Throughout the year, we will share through SeeSaw, the many opportunities that our students have to shine. 

Our Prep children are settling in beautifully in the excellent hands of Rachel, Melissa and Renee. We are looking forward to getting to know all our new families and students throughout the year. 

A big thank you to the staff for all the preparations they have made for the 2019 school year, as they have already spent countless hours over the past weeks - the Office and Education Support staff with various administrative tasks and the teachers setting up dynamic learning environments and forward planning to ensure a smooth start and exciting curriculum for the students this year. 

Other works that have taken place over the holidays have included a general clean-up of the school gardens and grounds. All three prep grades have been painted and re-carpeted. The Art room has been painted and an AC installed. OSH Club has a new kitchen. 

We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you all to ensure all children can achieve their highest potential. We recognise that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school, knowing that a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities, asking that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring: 

1. Attendance at school daily and arrival on time, ready for the day’s learning experience 

2. Completion of all homework assignments given by teachers 

3. Daily reading to develop a love for literature and to improve critical language skills 

4. Sharing school experiences with you so that you are aware of his / her school life