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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...
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...