From the PRINCIPAL'S DESK

‘Wonder’ the Film

I was fortunate enough to watch a pre-release showing of the new Julia Robert’s film ‘Wonder’ last week. Although this is a PG film, I would be happy for my children when they were in Years 5-6 to watch this film. (However, parents need to read the reviews and make up their own minds). At present, 6-14 are reading the novel ‘Wonder’ written by RJ Palacio. I believe this film would be a great opportunity for parents to take their children to watch this film. The storyline is excellent and message about bullying and acceptance of others is worth parents having a discussion with their children after the film. I left the cinema uplifted and positive. NB: I do not receive royalties from the film maker or cinemas. I believe ‘Wonder’ is out next week in Victorian cinemas. I would love to hear any feedback from parents who see the film with their child.

Mathematics Achievement Success

This year, we had nineteen Year 6 students compete in the Maths Olympiad competition. This competition is open to all schools in Australia. Again, this year, we achieved some excellent results. Overall, our team was placed in the top 10% of schools across Australia. The school received a shield for this great achievement. We need to acknowledge Fletcher P, Maia R-G, Thomas Mc and Lachlan W for scoring in the top 25% of students. Pierre F, Max C and Zach T for scoring in the top 20%. UJ B-B, Maxwell P, Andrew T, Bobby B, Damon W, Rachel C, Baheer A and Parker C for scoring in the top 10% of students and finally, the following students achieved a perfect score on all five tests. Congratulations, Sejal D, Mitchell P, Brady T and Lenny Z. A huge thank you must also go to Miss McClure for organising this event and working with the students to develop their maths skills

I Sea, I Care Award

Our I Sea, I Care ambassadors completed their final presentation at this week’s assembly. Matt, Jessica, Abbey and Brianna, have worked admirably over the year and have provided much useful information to our school community on being more environmentally conscious. This year our school was awarded the ‘Fundraiser of the Year’ school. Well done to all involved.


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Allergies and Intolerances

At our School Council meeting last week we reviewed our Allergies and Canteen policies to ensure that all students with allergies and food intolerances are handled appropriately, Below is some of the relevant changes to the policies. Food Intolerances Parents and carers of students with intolerances are to inform the school of their child’s diagnosed [...]

Year 5 Social Program

This week saw the culmination to our Year 5 Social Programs, Cool Blokes and Girl Stuff. Year 5 staff organised a breakfast for parents to see first-hand tohework the students have been involved in during the program. An important component of the program is for our students to develop resiliency skills and the ability to [...]


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Student Success

Golfing Daniel N, from Year 6 won the School Sport Victoria Regional Golf Championships last week. Daniel shot a 3 under par score (something I could only dream of doing). Daniel now competes in the State Finals next week at Kooringal Golf Club with Amelia, from Year 5. SSV Academic and Sporting Achievement Medal Mitchell [...]

Fun Run

We’re holding the CUA School Fun-Run as a major fundraising event this year!  The event will be held on Wednesday 9 August. This is a sponsorship based fundraiser, and we’re looking to raise $10,000 to go towards our long-term goal of new play equipment. The CUA School Fun-Run is a healthy fundraiser that we hope [...]


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