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'One Week More' - Teacher Act 2017

‘One Week More' is a parody of the song ‘One Day More' from Les Miserables. This was a surprise act that was performed by the teachers of Connells Point Public School at our school's annual Performing Arts Showcase. This performance took place at Sutherland Entertainment Centre on 30 December 2017. Please feel free to leave a positive comment, like and share our video. You tube video: Thanks for watching and enjoy your holidays!... Read more

NovemberReturn to top

Connells Point Public School Council Vacancies

School Council Vacancies (pdf 78 KB) In 2018, we will have two vacancies for parent representatives on the Connells Point Public School Council from Term 1 2018. Please refer to the attached documents for the advertisement of the positions of parent representatives and application process.... Read more

OctoberReturn to top

2018 Resource Allocation Model funding

In October 2017, all NSW public schools will receive a 2018 Planned School Budget Allocation Report. The report will assist with the management of the total budget delivered to schools through the Resource Allocation Model (RAM). The Resource Allocation Model (RAM) methodology distributes funding based on the individual needs of students and schools. This gives schools greater flexibility to make local decisions. Learn more about the 2018 funding by visiting the department's website or watch a short animation about managing the total school... Read more

SeptemberReturn to top
Debating Grand Final

Debating Grand Final

Last week the Connells Point Debating Team A participated in the Sydney Primary School's Debating Competition Grand Final. The team debated against Beverly Hills Public School. The topic was that Organ Donation Should Be Compulsory. The team debated the affirmative for this topic. The team conducted themselves with poise and maturity, both with their arguments and rebuttals, however, they unfortunately were not successful in winning the competition. This means they are 2nd from 76 teams, which is a fantastic effort.... Read more

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NDIS continues its roll out across NSW

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) started in NSW in July 2016, rolling out across half of the state. The rollout for the rest of NSW started on 1 July 2017 and the NDIS will be fully rolled out by mid 2018. The NSW government is writing to the families of children and young people with disability who currently receive disability supports in the rollout areas to advise how and when they will enter the NDIS. How will people move into the NDIS? There is a planned approach to the way people enter into the NDIS. The first people to... Read more

AugustReturn to top
Debaters semi final

Debaters win semi final!

On Thursday 10th August our senior debating team won their semi final of the Sydney Primary Schools Debating Challenge against Caringbah Public School. The team is now through to the final which will be held in the next few weeks. Congratulations to the team and Good Luck for the next round.... Read more

NAPLAN Online School readiness test

NSW schools will participate in the NAPLAN Online School Readiness Test from 14 August to 22 September. There is a lot of information for schools, students and parents on the NAPLAN Online transition website. The school readiness test is a ‘practice run' for schools to assess their technology as we prepare to transition to NAPLAN Online. It provides an opportunity for schools to become familiar with the NAPLAN Online assessment platform but is not an assessment of student ability.... Read more

JulyReturn to top

Who's Who in the CPPS Coop?

We are excited to announce our lovely flock have been named! Congratulations to Emma, Chase and Aiden from Yr1, Andrew and Sarah from Yr2 and Mr McGrath from Yr4 for coming up with the chosen names! You tube video: Read more

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'Eggciting' News!

This week one of our lovely CPPS chickens began laying eggs! Very soon we will begin selling the eggs, to raise money to continue to pay for the upkeep of our coop and garden area. We will sell the eggs to each year group, beginning with Yr 6. A note will be going home to Yr 6 very soon.... Read more


Scout Scarf Day

On 1st August it is World Scout Scarf day. We are supporting this event by asking all scouts (and guides) past and present to wear their scarf to school. Who knows what we will learn about these fabulous organisations and the opportunities they present to the young women and men of our future. Can you guess which staff member is in the photo wearing her brownie uniform and scarf? Click on the link below to find out more about this day Scout Scarf Day... Read more

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Spelling Bee

Over the next few weeks 3-6 students will be participating in the Spelling Bee. This is a great way to test students' ability to spell and is a fun activity for all students. Below is a link to the Spelling Bee website where you can view and download the word lists so students can practice. The password is 'riddle. Happy Spelling! Spelling Bee... Read more



The senior debating team was involved in the Quarter finals of the Sydney Primary Schools Debating Competition and due to their preparation and presentation were the winners of their debate! They are now through to the Semi final which will be held in the next few weeks.... Read more

Education Week 2017

Next week (Monday 31 July – Friday 4 August) is Education Week, a statewide annual event to celebrate public education in NSW. The week highlights the achievements of public education and local schools, putting the spotlight on our students, our educators and the communities that support them. This year's theme is I Learn, We Learn. It is a celebration of the commitment of the NSW Department of Education to ensuring that our students are at the heart of learning and that all our schools improve every year. Education Week is also a time for... Read more

JuneReturn to top
Debating team


This year Connells Point Public School entered two teams in the Premiers Debating Competition. Both teams debated against Illawong Public School. Of the two teams, one team has been successful in progressing through to the Interzone finals. The final is against Tharawal Public School.... Read more


Staff Development Day

Every year staff are involved in ongoing professional development. This occurs on Wednesday afternoons, pupil free days and once a year on a Saturday. For this year's Saturday Staff Development day, Connells Point Public School staff came together with two other local schools and were fortunate to have a guest speaker attend, Steve Francis. Staff gain a lot from these sessions and use this knowledge to support students in their learning.... Read more


CPPS School Calendar on your Device

The school calendar is an accurate record of upcoming events at Connells Point Public School. It is very simple to add these entries to your iPhone, Android or PC. Simply open this page on the electronic device you want to add the calendar to, and click the appropriate link below; Phones (ICAL) - Computer or browser - You can also download the... Read more

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Lawn bowls in the St George Leader

This week saw the students of Connells Point Public School and the members of the local bowling club feature in the St George and Sutherland Shire Leader. Primary School Pupils Take up Lawn Bowls It may not be the fastest-paced sport in the world, but lawn bowls has been given the thumbs up from pupils at Connells Point Public School. Every Friday morning, Connells Point Public School takes a group of about 20 pupils down the hill to Blakehurst Bowling Club. The school started the tradition this year and has not looked back. "I initiated it... Read more

MayReturn to top
Whole school

Biggest morning tea

On Thursday 25th May the Connells Point Public School community came together to celebrate the Biggest Morning Tea. The students brought something to share with friends and family and had a picnic on the oval. The students also generously donated a gold coin which went towards much needed money for cancer research at the Cancer council. The weather was beautiful and everyone had a wonderful day.... Read more


Buddhist scripture

At Connells Point Public School we offer a range of religions to the students. This year we have had the opportunity to offer Buddhism . Last week was Buddha's birthday and students were involved in a ceremony that involved washing his feet.... Read more

Lawn bowls

Lawn Bowls at CPPS

As part of school sport this year, students at Connells Point Public School have been lucky to be able to participate in lawn bowls at Blakehurst Bowling Club. The students are coached by highly experienced members of the club who generously give their time each week. The students are very privileged to have these great mentors and they are thoroughly enjoying the experience!... Read more

AprilReturn to top

3-6 Cross Country

3-6 Cross Country News (pub 1645 KB)... Read more

MarchReturn to top
Band uniform

Band uniform

Band uniform requirements All band students are required to wear the band uniform which consists of black trousers, black band shirt (available from the uniform shop), black school shoes and black socks. Optional: band bag (available from the uniform shop).... Read more

Swimming carnival

Swimming Carnival

Connells Point conducted its annual swimming carnival at Sutherland pool and despite the weather, students enthusiastically participated in all events and had a wonderful time. Parents assisted the non-swimmers during their free swimming time.... Read more

Dutch visit

Dutch Principals Visit Connells Point

Connells Point Public School was visited by a group of Dutch Principals who wanted to see how Australian schools compare to Dutch school. They were impressed by the way the students used flexible learning spaces, both indoors and outdoors and demonstrated their learning.... Read more

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Junior Band

2017 Is off to a great start with plenty of students registering for our Band programme. It's going to be a busy year with Band Camp, concerts and performances. We look forward to seeing our talented students develop throughout the year.... Read more

FebruaryReturn to top
Healthy School Canteens

Introducing Healthy School Canteens

The introduction of the revised Healthy School Canteen Strategy increases the availability of healthy food and drink options in school canteens to make the healthy choice, the easy choice. It replaces the Fresh Tastes@School Strategy in NSW schools that was commonly known as the traffic light system. The revised strategy is consistent with the 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines and classifies food and drinks as either Everyday or Occasional. Sugary drinks will continue not to be sold. NSW public schools will have until the end of 2019 to... Read more

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Our shared responsibility

Welcome back for the 2017 school year. I hope everyone had a relaxing and refreshing break. I'd like to particularly welcome students (along with their parents) and staff starting in our schools for the first time. May the year ahead be engaging and rewarding – a wonderful year of teaching and learning. We know the world is transforming profoundly and quickly, and it is our great responsibility to prepare our children and young people so that they can flourish through such change. When our children finish school and enter the evermore... Read more