The little school that makes a BIG difference

CC - Our beautiful Wellbeing Dog

CC – Our beautiful Wellbeing Dog

WELCOME CC! CCPS would like to welcome CC to our school. CC is a friendly and loving Wellbeing Dog (Groodle) who has come to our school to help improve Health & Wellness within in our school. Wellbeing Dogs help to support student wellbeing, provide emotional support, help develop social skills and can...
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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We have tweaked our recycling at CCPS

We have tweaked our recycling at CCPS

Residents and students at Clifton Creek PS are pleased to be making use of the newly upgraded RECYCLE STATION just inside the school gates. As successful recipients of the East  Gippsland Shire “Community Environment and Sustainability Grants” late last year, the school was able to make the most of its grant to enhance waste management practices...

Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser

Thank you to Tony and the team at Bunnings Bairnsdale who have offered us a chance to raise some funds this Saturday 19th May with our SAUSAGE SIZZLE. We’ll be there all day, so why not come along and buy a couple of delicious hot snags. All profits are being put towards the costs associated with...
Mother's Day celebrations at CCPS

Mother’s Day celebrations at CCPS

The saying “It will all be right on the night” certainly rang in my ears last Thursday night. Despite the mystery of the missing table cloth and present and no lights in the kitchen, everything came together beautifully. Wednesday and Thursday disappeared in a flurry of activity in preparations. It was truly heart-warming to see...
Firewood Fundraiser

Firewood Fundraiser

Buy a ticket for a dollar to win a trailer load of firewood. Get your tickets now by contacting the school on 5157 9251.The winning ticket will be announced on 24th June 2018.  Many thanks to John & Mick  for donating and filling the trailer load of wood.  

Schools’ Privacy Policy

The Department of Education and Training  has developed a new Schools’ Privacy Policy and related documents for all Victorian government schools to implement.  It can be found by following this link; http://www.education.vic.gov.au/Pages/schoolsprivacypolicy.aspx.  (Copy and paste into your browser)
2018 Calendars

2018 Calendars

We have printed some extra calendars and recipe books this year. They would make a lovely gift for grandparents – only $15 per publication. Catch us at school over the next couple of days if you would like to purchase one.
Holiday help for our Gardens

Holiday help for our Gardens

GARDEN HELPERS We would love your help in the garden over the school holidays – a little watering in exchange for some amazing produce. Would you like to help? You will need to come up 2 or 3 times in the week (depending on weather). Please let us know asap so we can arrange a...
Junior Class adventures at Coonawarra Farm Resort

Junior Class adventures at Coonawarra Farm Resort

What a fantastic day the Junior Class had  Thursday 23 November with our big day out to Coonawarra! We all travelled together in the car, entertained by our “back seat girls” (Annika and Ahnali) and their lovely singing. We arrived early at Coonawarra which meant we were able to fit in some archery! It was...
Artists Visit

Artists Visit

Last Friday we were delighted to welcome Alan Solomon and Tracey McKeown to school. They were here to present Annika with a memento of the artwork created by Alan and inspired by Annika’s Duckosaurus picture in the Bollard Art Project. Alan is the artist who also created the striking designs on our timber poles at...
Valanga Visits

Valanga Visits

Yesterday the children enjoyed a very ‘up close and personal’ visit from Valanga Khoza.  Valanga is a musical artist who was born in South Africa, but now lives in Melbourne with his wife and three children.  The students and Valanga spent the day learning new songs and dance, drumming and listening to stories. A few of...
School Procedures for the Bushfire Season

School Procedures for the Bushfire Season

Schools and children’s services listed on the DET Bushfire At-Risk Register (BARR) will be closed when a Code Red fire danger rating day is determined in their Bureau of Meteorology district.  Our school has been identified as being one of those at high bushfire risk and is listed on the BARR. Where possible, we will...
2017 East Gippsland Children's Week Celebration

2017 East Gippsland Children’s Week Celebration

Children’s Week 2017 East Gippsland Children’s Week Celebration will be launched on the 21st October at the Lakes Entrance Foreshore 10am-12pm. Join us for a fun filled day with free activities for children and their families to enjoy.   A Children’s Week Calendar of Events will be available free on the day, (ask here at...