Cherrybrook Public School

Enhancing Learning since 1971

Telephone02 9481 8575

Emailcherrybrok-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

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SCHOOL PLAN

2015 - 2017 School Plan

Follow this link to view a copy of our 2015 -2017 school plan: 2015_17 School Plan (pdf 927 KB)

 

SCHOOL A-Z

School A-Z is a website created by the Department of Education to assist families with practical help for parents and families. There is also an app that can be downloaded onto your tablet/smartphone. See www.schoolatoz.nsw.edu.au

 

SCHOOL PHOTOS

School photos are usually taken during Term 1 each year by a professional photographer. Parents are issued with an envelope on which to order their preferred photo pack. Later in the year students involved in any special groups eg. Sport, dance, public speaking have their photos taken by a professional photographer and parents have the option of buying these photos through special order.

  

SCHOOL RULES

NSW public schools are committed to providing safe, supportive and responsive learning environments for everyone.  We teach and model the behaviours we value in our students.

 

In NSW public schools students are expected to:

  • Respect other students, their teachers and school staff and community members
  • Follow school and class rules and follow the directions of their teachers
  • Strive for the highest standards in learning
  • Respect all members of the school community and show courtesy to all students, teachers and community members
  • Resolve conflict respectfully, calmly and fairly
  • Comply with the school's uniform policy or dress code
  • Attend school every day (unless legally excused)
  • Respect all property
  • Not be violent or bring weapons, illegal drugs, alcohol or tobacco into our schools
  • Not bully, harass, intimidate or discriminate against anyone in our schools

 

SCRIPTURE CLASSES  

Specialist religious instruction (known as scripture class) is held each Friday. Students from Kindergarten to Year 2 attend scripture classes between 11.30am and 12pm each Friday and the students from Years 3 to 6 attend the classes from 10:20 am to 11 am each Friday. Parents can exempt students from these classes by completing the relevant form which is available in the front office.

 

SECURITY

Parents are asked to ensure that their children do not enter the school grounds out of hours. Local residents are also asked to report to police if they have reason to suspect the actions of people on school grounds out of school hours.

School Security Hotline          1300 880 021 (24 hours)

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

We understand that parents/students may take photographs of school events. However no photographs/videos are to uploaded to any social media without the permission of all the people involved in the video/photo to protect student's/families privacy.

SPORT

Students participate in carnivals as well as weekly sport lessons. Children from Kindergarten to Year 2 focus on developing gross motor, ball and games skills. Students in Years 3 to 6 select a sport to play on Friday afternoons. In winter, stage 3 students may be selected to play in a competitive team in local BPSSA. They are selected to play in these competitive competitions. This may also involve students attending an additional practice session. Other choices are available for children not playing competitive sport.

 

SPORT HOUSES

Our House names are  - Currawongs, Kookaburras, Rosellas and Wrens. The houses colours are Currawongs - Green   Kookaburras - Yellow   Rosellas - Red   Wrens - Blue

 

STAFF

In addition to our class teachers, the school is staffed by a number of specialist staff including: a teacher librarian, English an Additional Language/Dialect (EALD) teachers, Support Teacher (Learning Assistance), Reading Recovery teacher, school counsellor. This syllabus area varies from time to time. The senior administrative assistant (known as the SAM) and the school administrative officers (known as SAOs) work in the front office and are happy to help parents with enquiries. The general assistant carries out general maintenance work in the school and our cleaners keep the school and grounds clean.

 

STAGES

The school curriculum is divided into stages. Kindergarten is referred to as Early Stage One, Years 1 & 2 are Stage One, Years 3 & 4 are Stage Two and Years 5 & 6 are Stage Three. This continues into high school, where: Years 7 & 8 are Stage Four, Years 9 & 10 are Stage Five and Years 11 and 12 are Stage Six.

 

STATIONERY REQUIREMENTS

Class teachers send out a stationery requirements list to families at the end of the year or beginning of the year and include all relevant equipment students will require throughout the year.

 

STUDENT ASSISTANCE

There are a number of costs that are passed on to parents, associated with educating children including excursions and school camps. If parents experience financial difficulty and would like assistance, they should contact the principal, deputy principal or senior administrative manager. The state government provides a small amount of funding to help parents with financial difficulties, subsidise these payments.

 

STUDENT LEADERS

The school captains and vice captains are elected and fulfil various responsibilities such as leading fortnightly assemblies. Other Year 6 leadership roles for example include: library monitors and sport captains.

 

STUDENT  REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL (SRC)

Students are involved in the school's decision making processes through elected student representatives. At the beginning of the year, students in Years 2-6 nominate 2 class representatives. They represent their class for a semester each and attend fortnightly meetings to present their views.

 

SUPERVISION BEFORE SCHOOL

Students should not arrive at school before 8.25 a.m. Students who arrive before this time are asked to sit on in the Primary Cola area. Students remain in the COLA until bell time.  Children are not to be in classrooms before school unless invited by the teacher and the teacher is present. 

 

Students should not arrive at school after 8.55 a.m.  Any child who arrives after this time will be issued with a late note.  The COLA is directly supervised before school by the Staff from 8:25.  Any problems arising during that time should be referred to the staff member on duty. Students should be at school ready to assemble when the bell rings at 8.55 a.m.

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