June 15

Minions to the Rescue

Sunrise on Channel Seven ran a competition last week for schools to win a possible $25 000 to fund a Minion Makeover for their school. We submitted a one minute video explaining what the Minions could do to improve our school. We decided that a shed for our school bus would be a great idea. The students from all classes in our Special Education unit had a blast filming last Tuesday. Congratulations and a huge thank you to the amazing team involved in preparing such a fantastic video submission!

CHPS Minion Makeover from Mel Mulrooney on Vimeo.

June 1


The stage 3 technology club had a lot of fun filming the first edition of the Coffs Harbour Public School News. They learnt many new and valuable skills involved with writing, filming, editing and publishing their news items!

News from Mel Mulrooney on Vimeo.

May 25

1AM Assembly Item

1AM have been studying France as their chosen country for the upcoming Multicultural Day later in the term. As part of this unit they presented a ‘French Greetings Song’ for their assembly item. Thank you to all the family and friends that were able to attend. The children were very excited to showcase their talents! Mrs Anderson & Miss Mulrooney

1AM French Assembly Item from Mel Mulrooney on Vimeo.

May 12

Surf for Life Project

On Saturday 9th May Solitary Islands Surf School ran a Vegemite SurfGroms Program. The Program was run with North Coast Settlement Service for their families that have children aged 5 to 12yr olds.

The day was a great chance for the students to not only experience surfing but to learn valuable ocean awareness and beach safety skills that will be an asset for the rest of their lives. Activities on the day were a mix of challenge by choice and were designed so participants have maximum fun in the ocean. Each participant received a fantastic Quicksilver or Roxy participation pack.
A huge thank you from the Coffs Harbour Public School participants. They still can’t wipe the smiles from their faces.

By Mrs Newton – EALD Teacher

May 12

District Cross Country

On Friday 64 students went to Woolgoolga to represent Coffs Public at the District Cross Country. The weather was beautiful with the sun out all day long. We had students competing in the 8 and 9’s races, 10’s, 11’s and the 12’s and 13’s. In the ten years boys Farith came 4th and in the eleven years boys Luke came 3rd. In the twelve and thirteen years boys Mabior came 1st, Keanu came 4th and I came 10th just making it to the next level.

By André 5/6M


May 4

Minecraft Club / Village

In Minecraft Club I decided to make my own village. There are walls everywhere in my village to keep everyone safe. There are two beds for the villagers to share and a water fountain for them to drink at. They go out to the forest with diamond swords to catch their food.

By Tylah 3/6C

May 4

Minecraft Club / Ancient Egyptian Pyramid

In Minecraft Club we built an Ancient Egyptian pyramid. We learnt a lot about the pyramids during our lessons. Our favourite facts were:

• Over 130 pyramids have been discovered in Egypt.
• The first Egyptian pyramid is believed to be built around 4650 years ago.
• Egyptian Pyramids often contain multiple chambers and passages.
• Bodies placed in the tombs were preserved by mummification.

By Steven 4/5M and Marquille 3/6C

May 4

Minecraft Club / How an Elevator Works

During Minecraft Club Darnell and I researched and learnt how an elevator works before building our own. We learnt that:

• Most elevators work just like a pulley.
• A very strong metal cable that is joined to the top of the elevator car and goes up through a sheave in an engine room above the elevator.
• The sheave is like a pulley wheel with grooves in it to help hold the rope tightly.
• On the other side of the rope is a weight, which is as heavy as the elevator car when it is half full.
• This balances the car so that not too much energy is needed to move it.
• Both the weight and the elevator car are held in place by guide rails at both sides of the elevator shaft (the tunnel that the elevator is in).

By Rylie 5/6M and Darnell 4/5M

May 4

Minecraft Club / Car Safety

In Minecraft club we designed and built a series of roads to teach the road safety rules to younger students.

Our tips are:
– The driver must stop at any red light
– Always wear your seatbelt
– Before crossing the road look left and right, make sure it is safe before crossing
– Don’t disturb the driver while they are driving
– Cross the road at the zebra crossing or lights
– Hold an adults hand when crossing the road

By Gabriel 5/6B and Mustafa 5/6H

April 29

Australian Touch Football Team Visit

We had the pleasure of meeting the Australian Men’s Open and Over 35s Touch Football teams on Monday who are in town to compete in the FIT Touch World Cup. The teams were very gracious with their time and not only answered questions from students but also led a series of demonstrations and workshops for students to participate in. It was a real thrill for our students.

Touch World Cup from Mel Mulrooney on Vimeo.