2019: Term 3 Week 8

Principal's News Australian Reading Hour Next Thursday our school is participating in the Australian Reading Hour. We will be holding peer story time sessions in classrooms and the outdoor learning areas to encourage children to rediscover the love of reading for pleasure. We hope you can continue this practice at home by stopping what you’re [...] Read More »

2019: Term 3 Week 6

Principal's Message Father’s Day Breakfast and Open Classrooms This morning we had our Father’s Day Breakfast and Open Classrooms. Despite the rain and windy conditions, we had a very impressive turn out and our families were able to keep warm in the hall. A huge thank you to Jonathan Leiper, Jenny Connell and the Year [...] Read More »

2019: Term 3 Week 4

Principal's Message It has been a busy couple of weeks at South Coogee PS and there are many more exciting events ahead. Make sure you keep an eye out for SkoolBag updates so that you know what is coming. Education Week Last week was Education Week, which was celebrated with a whole school assembly. It [...] Read More »

2019: Term 3 Week 2

Principal's Message  Welcome back for Term 3 and it is nice to see all our students back to school refreshed and ready to tackle this term’s learning challenges. We have a number of important events and activities planned so I urge you to regularly check the online calendar at: https://www.southcoogeepublicschool.com/calendar/ Solar Panels Installation You may [...] Read More »

2019: Term 2 Week 10

Principal's Message Parent Feedback Survey – Academic Reports This week on Wednesday your child brought home their Semester One report. We hope this report gave you a better insight into your child’s academic progress as well as their social development. In order to consistently improve our practice, we are asking parents and caregivers to complete [...] Read More »

2019: Term 2 Week 8

Principal's Message It has been an incredibly productive term and I would like to acknowledge some of our student groups who have been successful in STEM projects, performing arts and debating over the past two weeks. Congratulations to our Game Changer Challenge Team We are very proud of our Game Changer Challenge team, Taya L, [...] Read More »

2019: Term 2 Week 6

  Principal's Message Over the past week we have had some wild and windy weather at South Coogee which led to a whole school blackout on our school photo day. While this situation was not ideal, I would like to commend our students and staff for continuing to stay focused on learning despite the technological [...] Read More »

2019: Term 2 Week 4

Principal's Message On Tuesday evening, we had a fantastic turnout to the ‘Grow Your Mind Parent Information Meeting’. Alice Peel, the co-founder of the program, explained the research behind the program, the language we are using at school to support students to understand how to look after their mental health and some strategies that can [...] Read More »

2019: Term 2 Week 2

Principal's Message Welcome back for Term 2 and I hope you all enjoyed the pleasant weather over the holiday break. This term we have a number of important events and activities planned for our learners. Our school is a vibrant place of learning and I urge you to regularly check the online calendar at: https://www.southcoogeepublicschool.com/calendar/ [...] Read More »

2019: Term 1 Week 11

TERM 2 WEEK 1 Monday 29 April - Staff Development Day Tuesday 30 April - Students return to school Wednesday 1 May - ANZAC Day Assembly at 10:00am Friday 3 May - Cross Country for years 2-6 at Latham Park 9:45am   It is hard to believe that we are already at the end of [...] Read More »

2019: Term 1 Week 10

Message from Trish Fisher Dear Parents & Carers, I have the wonderful opportunity to write to you whilst I am on leave with important information. I hope that so far this year the enthusiasm for learning at the school continues to shine and your child’s progress is moving forward successfully. During my leave, I have been very busy [...] Read More »

2019: Term 1 Week 8

Principal's Message I am always so proud of the inclusive community culture we have at South Coogee Public School. Our students, teachers, parents and community work together to make our school the best it can be. On Tuesday, we celebrated the twentieth anniversary of Harmony Day. Harmony Day is about celebrating differences, embracing new cultures [...] Read More »

2019: Term 1 Week 6

Principal's Message At South Coogee our teachers are on a continuous learning journey. This week all teachers participated in professional development to learn how to implement the Grow Your Mind Program in their classrooms. We all have mental health that needs looking after. Grow Your Mind is about building awareness of the simple things we [...] Read More »

2019: Term 1 Week 4

Principal's Message It has been a very positive start to the school year and I trust all of our learners have now settled into their classroom routines. Yesterday, it was wonderful to see so many parents at “Meet the Teacher Evening”. It is these events which demonstrate the supportive community we have here at South [...] Read More »

2019: Term 1 Week 2

Principal's Message Dear Parents Welcome back to the school community and a very warm welcome to our new families who are joining us for the first time. I sincerely hope you all had a restful break and are completely refreshed and ready for a wonderful and productive year of learning. Our start to the year [...] Read More »

2018: Term 4 Week 10

Principal's News Dear Parents and Caregivers, Amongst the busy-ness of the end of year organisation and celebrations, together with the 2019 planning in full swing, we take time to reflect on the achievements and success of this year. We are very proud of the professionalism of our staff together with the outstanding achievement of our [...] Read More »

2018: Term 4 Week 5

Principal's News Dear parents and caregivers, Last week I attended the NSW Primary Principals’ Conference and was truly inspired by a number of guest speakers. Michael Crossland emceed the conference and truly brought the message about The Power of Perspective home to us. I invite you to watch his short clip and read his life [...] Read More »

2018: Term 4 Week 3

Principal's News Dear Parents & Carers Welcome to Week 3. Our teachers are busy working with the children and creating quality teaching and learning programs in order to keep them engaged and focused all the way to the end of term. Teachers are also focused on collecting data and end of year school expectations for [...] Read More »

2018: Term 4 Week 1

Principal's News Welcome to Term 4. I hope you have all enjoyed the school holiday break. This is the Term that moves VERY fast as we head towards the end of the year. It is undoubtedly one of the busiest school terms with many events to look forward to. So please keep an eye out [...] Read More »

2018: Term 3 Week 10

Principal's News Dear Parents, I would like to wish you all a safe and happy holiday, and we look forward to seeing the students back on Monday 15th October. Regards, Trish Principal Deputy Principal's News ICAS Mathematics Awards The following students have received awards in the ICAS Mathematics Assessment: Credit Zari B in 3D Asher [...] Read More »

2018: Term 3 week 8

Principal's News Dear All, There is so much to celebrate at South Coogee PS. Our teachers continue to excel in teaching practices and our learners striving in progress all as part pf a supportive connected community. Again CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU for the dedication, time and enthusiasm that has been collectively impacting our school over [...] Read More »

2018: Term 3 Week 5

Principal's News Keeping the focus on Learning at South Coogee PS. The journey of creating expert teachers and assessment capable visible learners is a passage that is passionately driven by the staff at our school. We have a collective efficacy that we can be truly impactful on student learning. We have spent the last 2.5 [...] Read More »

2018: Term 3 Week 3

Principal's News Dear Parents It was wonderful to see so many families today for the Education Week celebrations. The assembly provided us with the opportunity to recognise our learners and their success. The day began with the talents of the school band (with thanks to Phil Molloy), as we then continued to showcase public speaking, [...] Read More »

2018: Term 3 Week 1

Principal's News The Impact of Mobility Adapted from In Sync with Families, Sept 2017.| Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey Good Afternoon all, A very interesting factor that influences South Coogee PS each day is the high level of mobility of families within our school community. By choice or not, learners come and go from our school. [...] Read More »

2018: Term 2 Week 9

Principal's News Dear Parents & Carers Although there are still 6 school days left until the holiday break, we are focused on learning and student progress - all the way until 3pm Friday 6th July. Teachers have been finalising reports and you can expect them in the middle of next week. There are many school [...] Read More »

2018: Term 2 Week 7

Principal's Message Dear Parents and Carers In continuing to create a sense of belonging and a clear focus on learning through strong partnerships and open communication with you, we would like to encourage you to talk to your children about our ‘Learner Qualities’. The term 'learner qualities', sometimes called 'dispositions', refer to the way in [...] Read More »

2018: Term 2 Week 5

Principal's Message Dear Parents Developing a shared language of learning with all stakeholders for any school or system starts with the adults in the school or system itself. Questions such as “What really does make a quality learner?” posed to all staff with the chance for dialogue can truly drive united actions to best impact [...] Read More »

2018: Term 2 Week 3

Principal's News What a wonderful morning we had for our Mother’s Day spectacular last Friday. Special thanks to all the amazing volunteers who helped organise this fabulous school event. Although the cold came through, the move into the school hall (with the heaters) was a nice idea. It is so fabulous that each year we [...] Read More »

2018: Term 2 Week 1

Principal's Message Dear Parents Welcome back to Term 2. We are ready and rolling…. the school has a really wonderful feel - a great place to learn! In fact, teachers have completed another in-depth professional learning day that will continue to support our Assessment Capable Learners so they can lead their own learning and articulate: [...] Read More »

2018: Term 1 Week 10

Principal's Message Dear Parents Here we are, back after the Easter break…. I hope everyone had the opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends. We have two weeks until the end of the Term. Last day Friday 13 March. With interviews in full swing, I found this article that might help us think about [...] Read More »

2018: Term 1 Week 8

Principal's Message Happy Friday All Please take the time to read the information below about Learning and communication at South Coogee PS. Classrooms and schools are not like they were when we went to school. Assuming this will leave you disorientated. School learning environments are more visible than ever before. Our learners no longer need [...] Read More »

2018: Term 1 Week 6

Principal's Message Welcome to Week 6 of school. Today we have successfully completed our Leadership Assembly with special guest Hon. Matt Thistlethwaite MP. Leadership development is highly valued at South Coogee Public School. Learning to be a leader through student leadership programs is one way to participate, however there are many ways for learners to [...] Read More »

2018: Term 1, Week 4

Principal's Message It has been another exciting week at South Coogee PS. It was fantastic to see so many families at our Meet The Teacher Evening. We hope you gained a clear  understanding of the expectations within the classroom,  stage/grade opportunities and the general organisation of the school. Thanks to our wonderful P & C for running [...] Read More »

2018: Term 1, Week 2

Dear Parents We hope that you have enjoyed your time during the school break and are starting to get back into routines. All of our teachers and learners, have started engaging in their programs for a great start to the year. Our newest learners are settling in really well and we wish all our new [...] Read More »

2017: Term 4, Week 9

Dear Parents and Carers, For our last Newsletter 2017, I would like to take this opportunity to Thank so many people. We have an amazing school community! On behalf of the students and staff of South Coogee Public School, I would like to thank our parents and carers for volunteering so generously. I know your [...] Read More »

2017: Term 4, Week 6

Principal's Message Dear Parents and Caregivers, A reminder that we need volunteers for FIESTA – rain, hail or shine – It is on! Please contact your class parent to volunteer some time to make our FIESTA great! Thank you! Thank you also for supporting the recent parent information sessions. We are glad that you are [...] Read More »

2017: Term 4, Week 4

Principal's Message The end of the year is fast coming – 6 weeks to go! We have so much to do. Today was Grandparents’ Day…. What a great celebration! It is so lovely to have our elders visit the school, please thank them for taking the time to come. Pictures will be available on the [...] Read More »