Coffs Harbour Public School Blog

Courtesy & Honour – Principal:Leonie Buehler


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.



CHPS Swimming Carnival 2017

Monday the 20th of February saw Coffs Harbour Public School students visiting the Olympic Pool for the swimming carnival. Everyone competed with wonderful sportsmanship and had a great day. Thank you to the teacher and parent helpers for making the day run so smoothly!

Swimming carnival from Mel Mulrooney on Vimeo.


Mural by Uncle Tony Hart

Uncle Tony Hart has done a wonderful job with painting a new mural at the front of the school. He spoke to the students about the story of his mural. We are very fortunate to have a lot of Uncle Tony’s work in our school. Thank you Uncle Tony for the beautiful work you have done for our school.


NSW PSSA State Athletics

Last week I represented the North Coast in Sydney at the 2016 NSW PSSA State Athletics Carnival. My first event was in the 800m and I came 14th in the state and I came 9th in the Long Jump.

Then it was time for my 200m heats where I came 1st in the heat and 1st in the semi-final. In the final of the 200m I came 2nd in NSW and got a silver medal I was so proud and happy to get a medal.

Next I ran in the 100m heats and I came 1st in my heat and then ran in the semi-final and I won my semi-final. Now it was time for my last race, the 100m final.

I won the 100m final in a time of 12.80 seconds and received the gold medal. I am now the fastest 11 year old boy in NSW!!! When I received my medal it was the greatest feeling ever.

I would like to thank Mr Easey for all his hard work coaching me and preparing me for the State Championships. Also thank you so much for Mr Easey’s family for allowing me to stay with them and all their support at the carnival.
To all the school community at Coffs Harbour Public School who helped me raise funds with our sausage sizzle and donations I cannot thank you enough.

It was an awesome experience and I will now be representing NSW at the Australian National Athletic Championships in Sydney from the 25th to the 29th of November in the 11 years boys 100m, 200m and the 4x100m relay. I will be training hard for the next month and can’t wait for the Nationals, where I will be running against the best 11 years boy athletes in Australia.

Thank you everyone – Ama


Grandparents Day

It was great to see so many grandparents, families and carers at Grandparents Day! Some travelled for many hours to be here for the morning which put a huge smile on the children’s faces. A great morning was had by all.

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