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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.
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 workshop answering four basic questions....
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...
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 effected much of East Gippsland...
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 the waterways and trees
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 it down that big hill...
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 to look and the class...
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 donut game provided some great...
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.
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 better retained in the soil...
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...