Message from the Principal

Monday 16th May 2016

Readings Bookstore is coming to Caulfield! 

We are so lucky to be able to host a wonderful book stall specifically chosen for us by Readings children’s buyer, Angela Crocombe. Next week you will be able to come and browse the beautiful children’s books (and even some books for adults) either first thing in the morning from 8.15am to 9am before school or after school from 3pm to 4pm. Reading is so important for all of us and especially for children. The OECD statistics on children’s learning and reading habits show that the more children are read to, the better readers they become. We should all be reading to young primary-aged children at least one picture story books each day or the equivalent.

Please make the most of this opportunity and enjoy the really beautiful books which will be available for you and your children.

Next week we are also delighted to be welcoming Leigh Hobbs, a very well-known children’s author-illustrator who will come and work with all the Cycle 2 and 3 children and will be signing books as well.

New date for the Brighton Working Bee 

Due to the removal of the gum tree at Brighton, the Working Bee has been moved to this Saturday 21st May. We are so grateful to all the people who came to Caulfield last weekend and helped refresh the playground mulch, put in a new garden bed for Room 5, trimmed, swept and generally gave the campus a new look.

Parking Survey by Traffix Consultants

This Wednesday and Thursday, several members of the traffic engineering firm, Traffix, will be collecting data about our habits when coming to school and parking at school. The data will be used to inform Bayside Council more accurately about the fine detail of how many parents and staff arrive by bicycle, or maybe walk, come by car or public transport. They will be highly noticeable in their orange, high visibility vests and will be asking parents or children which year level they are in. Please make them feel welcome.

Gay Wales 

“To aid life, leaving it free, however, that is the basic task of the educator.”  Maria Montessori