Coffs Harbour Public School Blog

Courtesy & Honour – Principal:Leonie Buehler


PSSA Basketball Gala Day

Our boys and girls basketball teams participated in the PSSA Gala day held at Sportz Central. They girls played 3 games where they were able to win 1 and lose 2, however showed awesome team work and improvement since their first game together. The boys won 4 from 4, beating Boambee, Repton, Kororo and Westlawn to advance to the 5th round of the sate wide knockout! Fantastic effort boys.

Congratulations to both teams on their performances –  you represented our school wonderfully. A big thank you to Mrs Cook for coaching both teams over many lunch times as well as taking them to the gala day. 


GRIP Leadership conference

Our student leadership team were fortunate enough to attend the GRIP Leadership Conference with Ms Kathy Leeson at the Coffs Harbour Racing Club recently. By coming together with a number of other student leaders from the local area, our students are able to communicate and socialise with other students as well as learn vital skills for their role as school leaders.

The students left the conference with a clear vision, a solid understanding and dozens of ideas for their time as a leader. Thanks to Ms Kathy Leeson for her ongoing mentor ship of the student leaders at CHPS.


The Day Deb Came to Visit

We were so fortunate to have renowned children’s book author, Deb Abela, visit our school at the end of Term 2. She shared her journey on why and how she became a writer and what inspires her stories. Some lucky students were picked to participate in a writing workshop where they learned skills and strategies to create stories like Deb.

The staff also met Deb later on in the day and got some ideas on developing imaginative writers in the classroom.

It was such a wonderful experience for both the students and the teachers.


KM’s retell of “There was an Old Lady”

KM were the focus class last week and they had a lot of fun putting together their retell of “There was an Old Lady”. Miss Morgan and KM have done a wonderful job – take a look!



3W Diaramas

3W have done a lot of work on information texts and really loved the book Platypus by Sue Whiting and Mark Jackson. From the information that was gathered through a variety of reading and writing activities, 3W were able to create wonderful diaramas using recycled materials that reflect a platypus’ habitat.

The students loved it and hope you do to!


KidsMatter – A video on the 5 social and emotional competencies.

This video introduces the five key social and emotional competencies identified by The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL).

Every child needs social and emotional skills. Being able to make and build relationships with others and being able to manage their own emotions, can help every child both to feel better and to learn better.

CASEL, leads research into ways for children to achieve better academic success and personal wellbeing and has identified five key social and emotional competencies.


Interview Bookings

This year CHPS will be using a fantastic online resource for parents to book an interview with their child’s teacher. Please visit the following link to start the interview booking process. You will need to enter the event code which is 2d5p9.

If you are unable to access the internet at home or on your mobile phone please feel free to contact the school office for assistance on 66523355.


Harmony Day 2017 – Everyone Belongs

On Tuesday 21st March Coffs Harbour Public School celebrated what it means to live and learn in a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. There were many smiling faces and lots of fun classroom activities celebrating Harmony Day…take a look!

Harmony Day 2017 from Mel Mulrooney on Vimeo.


Hockey Clinic

At Coffs Harbour Public School we are lucky to have access to some wonderful sporting organisations who come in and teach us new sports skills. This term we are learning all about hockey which is a very popular sport in the Coffs Coast area. Here is a small clip of 6K having a lot of fun…


KidsMatter focus for Week 8 – Responsibility

Effective decision making skills are important for children’s learning in many areas. Decision making skills go hand in hand with our KidsMatter focus for Week 8 – Responsibility. Feel free to read these ideas and suggestions for school staff and families to promote successful decision making.


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