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Prep Steps 2019

Prep Steps 2019

Is your child starting Prep in 2021? Transition from Kinder to school Prep Steps provides children with genuine school experiences in the classroom and playground. These special days build a sense of familiarity with school life, helping children to feel happy, secure and confident when they start school. Our Prep...
Rebuild- have your say

Rebuild- have your say

Planning is well underway for rebuilding Clifton Creek Primary School and last week the process of Community Engagement was launched at a meeting in the newly installed relocatable school buildings. The workshop opened with a warm welcome,  Acknowledgement of Country then the business of the evening proceeded with a hands on...
A strong community in recovery

A strong community in recovery

Photo Courtesy of Alex Coppel- Herald Sun The early hours of December 31 2019 saw staff and families of our little school checking in with each other to make sure we were all safe after the inferno made its way through our district as part of the widespread bushfires that...
Deptford Excursion

Deptford Excursion

On Friday the 14th of June we all headed out to Deptford, courtesy of the East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority and BugBlitz. It was a fantastic opportunity for our students, bringing their classroom learning to life. We learnt about the history of the area and bush tucker,and explored life in...
Snow Trip 2019

Snow Trip 2019

Excited kids fell out of the car at Dinner Plain, and thank goodness there was enough snow for a good ski. Yes, we did have the occasional melt down at falling down, however it has been a great learning curve and resilience builder. The 2 best quotes would be, “Making...
Grade 1 Dreamcatchers

Grade 1 Dreamcatchers

 While the year 2-6 students were away on their snow trip, it was expressed by one of the grade 1 students that they would like to make a dreamcatcher. Carrie thought this was a fantastic idea, so on Monday each student created a design of how they would like their dreamcatcher...
Mothers Day Dinner

Mothers Day Dinner

Mothers’ Day Dinner This is always a very special night at CCPS when our students can say thank you to their mums and grandmas. Amidst the excitement, a three-course dinner lovingly prepared earlier in the day was served by our very capable waiters. Our very capable band entertained and the...
Wicking Beds are Wicked!

Wicking Beds are Wicked!

We now have two extra wicking beds in our garden, through the efforts of Jill and the students over the past few weeks in our Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program. The value of the wicking beds has been very obvious over the long dry summer we have had—  moisture is...
Seasonal Harvest

Seasonal Harvest

There was plenty to see, do and learn last Thursday morning in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden class as students discovered a variety of wildlife had checked into the Air B&B insect hotel since  habitats were created last year. The automatic feeder was topped up with chicken grain, a treasure trove of...
We are SunSmart

We are SunSmart

Clifton Creek Primary School Sunsmart Policy       Our SUNSMART policy applies to all school events, both within school boundaries and whilst out in the community. Sun protection is recommended for all skin types when UV levels reach 3 or higher. In Victoria, UV levels regularly reach 3 or...
Our school is ...

Our school is …

….UNIQUE. Phone  5157 9251  for an appointment to visit us and see education in action at Clifton Creek Primary School.  
Room to run and play

Room to run and play

We have wide open spaces for games and outdoor activities.
Our very own bus

Our very own bus

We are happy to report that our  school bus continues doing its rounds very nicely, equipped with individual seat belts for all and driven by licensed  staff from Clifton Creek Primary School.
A school where ...

A school where …

Learning is meaningful and based on relevance and children’s interests. All communication is honest, open, sharing and constant. Relationships between students, staff and families are supportive and close. Everyone is treated with respect. Achievements are celebrated and students are allowed to “let their light shine”.
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A Piano Arrives

A Piano Arrives

Article featured in last Wednesday’s East Gippsland News 11 March, page 8. Thankyou to Noel for a very generous donation. Noel, Adam, Max, Greg and John ensured safe delivery of  the piano to the school.
A Tale of Two Schools

A Tale of Two Schools

As news of the bushfires in Australia reached around the world some remarkable stories have come to light. Students at Clifton Creek Primary School last week were visited by relatives of William Fitton, a Clifton Creek resident who fought at Fromelles, Northern France, in the first world war. Here are a couple of clips which tell the tale of two...
Tucker Tuesday

Tucker Tuesday

Tucker Tuesday is OPEN! So please support our students in developing their business skills and make sure that your child has a dollar or two on Tuesdays.   Toasties are $2.00 Liquorice 20 cents Crackers and dip $1.00 Zucchini Muffins $1.50 Vegetable people $1.00 Fruit smoothies $1.50 Milo $1.00
Building Stories

Building Stories

Students recently spent time creating stories using Lego as a starting point.
MARC Van

MARC Van

  We now have a new MARC Van teacher, Peter Robertson. Peter was a science teacher at Bairnsdale Secondary College for 15 years. He had his first day with CCPS last Friday and brought along a couple of his pets, two fabulous stick insects, and part of the session was absorbed in learning about these...
Welcome back to CCPS

Welcome back to CCPS

It was so lovely to see everyone arrive back safe and happy after the holidays. It was heart warming watching big smiles come bounding through the gate, eager for a new year of learning and adventures! A new year brings a new staff member to CCPS – welcome Carrie Jones! Carrie is a Graduate Teacher...
Clifton Creek Kids Hit the Slopes

Clifton Creek Kids Hit the Slopes

Clifton Creek Kids Hit the Slopes We have had  an amazing adventure – great snow, blue skies and sunshine – we couldn’t be luckier, and I couldn’t be prouder of our little group of skiers! They have shown great resilience and endurance. Yesterday we skied from Dinner Plain to JB Plain to see the old cattlemen’s hut and...
Raindrop Art

Raindrop Art

It was a very wet Tuesday last week, which inspired our raindrop art using the “resist” technique. With pastel and watercolours, the children drew raindrops falling into puddles capturing the moment that concentric circles of ripples are created.
Market Day

Market Day

Howitt Park Market Day and Firewood Raffle Clifton Creek Primary School had a great day on Sunday 24th June at the Howitt Park market, despite the chilly temperatures! With an enthusiastic band of parents and staff, our little school was able to not only able to set up an eye-catching stall complete with herbs, citrus, seeds...
Entertaining at Howitt Park Market

Entertaining at Howitt Park Market

Students at Clifton Creek are tightening up their hand drumming rhythms and tuning their vocal chords in preparation for the Howitt Park market on Sunday 24th June where they will be presenting  short performances at 10 and 11am. A market stall will also operate with some goods for sale from the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden...
In the garden with the little class

In the garden with the little class

It is lovely to see our youngest students becoming familiar with the learning activities in the garden and in looking after our animals.
Big bicycle thankyou!

Big bicycle thankyou!

Bike Club On Monday we were back on our bikes after cancelling the last couple of weeks due to illness. Everyone rode further than previously and confidence is growing. While after-school bike club is for our Grade 5 and 6 students, all of our students have been enjoying riding bikes and scooters around the grounds...