Year 3 & 4 Working Bee

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Once again, our Spring Working Bee attracted a great turnout of parents and kids, who enjoyed the warm weather and managed a good number of important tasks. We ended up with close to 40 parents, 45 kids and 8 committee members and teachers. Thanks to everyone for a wonderful effort.

Gardening: – rubbish and weeds were cleaned up all around the school ground and perimeter; tan bark was spread through the Leeds Street gardens; new trees were planted along the Highfield Road fence, as well as in the Senior Playground area, which involved lots of heavy digging and soil carting; the circular garden and Chinese garden were cleaned up and fertilizing was done all around the school gardens. Grounds: – storm water drains and pits were cleaned; mulch raked back and soft play added to the playgrounds; sandpits were sieved, raked and topped up; leaves were cleaned up on and around the oval and all around the school grounds.

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Painting: – the warm weather ensured the completion of a number of painting tasks. Seat benches were touched up; whiteboards and weatherboards were repainted in the foundation area; graffiti was removed from the new school wall.

Construction & Maintenance: – thanks again to Greg and his team of willing and able builder dads for managing a number of maintenance and construction tasks.

Flying Fox

The final stage of the senior playground was completed with the relocation and new construction of the flying fox equipment; the old picket fence near the barbecue area was demolished; the steel railing adjacent the oval was removed. Many thanks to the committee members for the excellent effort on Saturday, and once again, thanks to Melinda and the Parent Co-ordinators for assigning tasks, looking after everyone and for the lovely morning tea.

As always, thanks to Andrea, Tess and Sarah in the school office for your ongoing support.

If you missed this working bee please attend the final one. (Years 1 & 2 – Sat 8th November)

David Bell

(Tel. 9830 0022)

Convener, Buildings & Grounds Committee

From the Assistant Principal

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This has been a great term where all of our students have participated in exciting learning programs and activities including:

  • The Discovery Centre’s visit to ACMI and the NGV as a part of their focus on creativity
  • Creativity students applying their maths skills to plan a party and working together in their ‘I am An Individual’ workshops
  • Innovation students designing and building their own dream houses and sharing them with their families at the Expo
  • The successful Leadership Centre Production
  • Year 3 Camp at Arrabri
  • The Book Week parade and author visits
  • Jump Rope for Heart ‘Jump Off’
  • An enjoyable School Disco run by the Parents


  • The inaugural book swap
  • The introduction of digital portfolios
  • The Father’s Day pancake breakfasts and gift stall organised by the Parents Association
  • Dance performances by some of our Creativity students at Lynden Aged Care and at the whole school at assembly
  • Visits from Camberwell High School students to help with PMP
  • Some of our Year 3 students creating art with St Paul’s kindergarten to share at their Art Show
  • Our Year 6 students working with Canterbury Girls’

    Secondary College to learn more about sustainable gardens

  • Welcoming three students and a teacher from Suzhou for a week in July
  • A successful Year 3 and 4 working bee last Saturday where parents worked together to put new plants into the ground, tidy up the yard and install the new flying fox in the senior playground.

China Week

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We are celebrating China Week this week while David Wells, Victoria Milne and 12 students visit Shanghai, Suzhou and Beijing with a range of activities throughout the school. The whole school has been enjoying our daily exercises similar to those that the tour group is experiencing at school in Suzhou. All parents are invited to see this in action tomorrow (Friday) straight after lunch at 1.50am before we head into the gym where we will come together to reflect on China Week. Please follow the China Study Tour blog until the 25th of September here: CPS China Study Tour 2014

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Canterbury Primary School

Molesworth Street, Canterbury, Victoria, 3126

Phone (03) 9836 4537 (Mon-Fri 8.15am 4.30pm)
Fax (03) 9888 5685