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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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Mini Fete a huge success

Mini Fete a huge success

Icy conditions, lashings of wind, rain showers, hail and sunshine were all thrown at us last Saturday morning at our annual Mini Fete. Luckily we were able to make use of our under-cover areas and even had some toasty warm spots for some of the attractions. Go to the GALLERY tab for more photos of...
Kid 'n Blokes

Kid ‘n Blokes

Last Wednesday evening Clifton Creek Primary School celebrated their annual Kids n Blokes night. This school ritual has been a much anticipated calendar event for many years and always has full participation and lots of fun. 2017 was no exception. The night began with an outdoor “in the dark” game of Chain Hidey where kids...
National Support Staff Week

National Support Staff Week

This week it is National Support Staff week. It is an opportunity to recognise the invaluable work our ES staff do here at CCPS. Robyn and Dave are our amazing support staff. They work across the school supporting staff, students and families. I could list all they do for our school; however, we would run...
Clipper

Clipper

Last Friday we looked at our Word of the Day- Clipper and looked at the history of sailing ships, the origins of the word and did a lot of vocabulary based around boating terminology. We watched sailing documentaries before students did a construction challenge building their own sailing model using rationed materials and naming all...
Littlies Learning

Littlies Learning

Littlies Learning at the Creek We look forward to seeing our littlest learners back this term for another program of fun activities, free of charge, starting tomorrow morning. We have vacancies still, so text Kat if you and your pre-schooler would like to join in.   An opportunity for pre-school aged children to join us...
Be Well Read, in Red in Bed

Be Well Read, in Red in Bed

Students and staff at Clifton Creek Primary School recently  supported the Cathy Freeman Foundation. The Stomp Out the Gap event is a fundraiser and awareness raiser to bridge the deficit gaps in health, education and lifestyle for indigenous young people across Australia. Clifton Creek Primary conducted a “Be Well Read, in Red in Bed” fundraising day...
Art in the Junior Class

Art in the Junior Class

Deklyn – “We have been doing Ton Schulten art and it’s like drawing boxes and shapes, and you do light and normal and dark paint.
Let's take the next steps

Let’s take the next steps

Reconciliation Ceremonies Today we headed into Bairnsdale West Primary School to be a part of their Reconciliation Ceremony. We listened to stories told by the children and staff and an interesting talk given by Martin Flanagan. Back at CCPS we all took part in our own Reconciliation Ceremony this afternoon. We were pleased to welcome...
Celebrating Mothers' Day

Celebrating Mothers’ Day

ANOTHER PAMPER SESSION FOR THE MUMS, NANS AND SPECIAL FEMALE FRIENDS Clifton Creek Primary School held their annual “Mums, Grans and Special Female Friends Dinner” on Thursday night. Students and staff had been busy preparing for the occasion that has become a favourite ‘Creek’ ritual. Guests were guided along the path illuminated by fairy lights...
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.      
Line Art

Line Art

The busy children in the Junior Class completed  some “line art” last week.  Painting, drawing different lines, cutting and pasting were techniques used in the finished pieces,  which all look great!  

Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund

The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) commenced in 2015 for four years and provides payments for eli​gible students to attend camps, sports and excursions. CSEF a​​pplications for 2017 open from term one 2017. Parents or​ legal guardians are required to submit a CSEF application form to their child’s school. PLEASE RETURN YPUR APPLICATION FORM AS...