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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.  
A school well resourced with ...

A school well resourced with …

Spacious modern classrooms. Excellent teacher : student ratios. Computers, netbooks and iPads. Separate Library. Kitchen workstations set up to  Stephanie Alexander specifications.      
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”.
Changes

Changes

We have altered a couple of the menu items on our website to assist navigation.   All blog posts are now easy to find under the heading “NEWS”  and we have changed our “RECENTLY SNAPPED” heading into a “GALLERY”  where you will be able to see many photos relating to the learning opportunities students enjoy...
Athletics Sports

Athletics Sports

Each year our students have a day of running, leaping, hurdling, throwing and cheering as they get together with the other Mitchell River Cluster schools at Howitt Park in Bairnsdale. The younger children enjoy a range of noncompetitive athletic based skill development activities, whilst for the older students the opportunity to go on to regional...
Energised by Sunshine!

Energised by Sunshine!

Students at Clifton Creek PS are hoping for clear sunny skies to make lots of electricity now that the school has a grid interactive solar power system.  Supplied and installed by GEA Solar Pty Ltd, the new 4.5 kilowatt system has been made possible by funding from East Gippsland Shire’s Grants Program- Environmental and Sustainability...
ResourceSmart

ResourceSmart

  In 2013 Hilary and the children spent some time planting small native shrubs as part of our ResourceSmart accreditation for the Energy module.  This means we are replacing vegetation to offset our electricity usage.  Thank you to the Landcare Network for supplying plants, hole diggers and tree guards. In these photos Sommer digs another...
Learning and Growing in our Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program

Learning and Growing in our Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program

Growing, harvesting, preparing and sharing fresh seasonal produce is what our grades 3 -6 children do every week.    But there is so much learning that takes place in the program~ hands on learning, caring for plants and soil over time, cycles of  nature and so on. Our kitchen garden volunteers are an essential part of...
Prep Steps ...

Prep Steps …

Is your child starting Prep in 2015? Transition from Kinder to school. Come and Play   Two introductory sessions for your kinder child, from 9 to 11 am here at Clifton Creek on Thursday 12th June & 14th August. Prep Steps provides children with genuine school experiences in the classroom and playground. These special days build...
Clifton Creek is a Sunsmart school

Clifton Creek is a Sunsmart school

School Council has recently revised our Sunsmart Policy. All children and staff will use sun protection measures from September to the end of April and whenever UV levels reach 3 and above in other months.  Our website features an interactive tool advising us of times when protection is required- you can download a free app onto...
Mates

Mates

Teachers put in place a mates system for students where students from senior grades are linked with younger pupils, generally for the school year. Each term there are a number of Mates Days where big mates organise and create a fun and educational session for their little mate. Throughout the year big mates will also...
Author visits Bairnsdale

Author visits Bairnsdale

Popular children’s author Leigh Hobbs was visiting Bairnsdale.   Grade 3-6 students saw him at Lucknow PS and were captivated by his stories and inspired to draw pictures of his characters. This is Kasey’s drawing of Old Tom.