Coffs Harbour Public School Blog

Courtesy & Honour – Principal:Leonie Buehler


KW’s Dreams…


Exploring great artists in 3/6C and K-6B

This term in visual arts students will view pictures of famous artworks and create their own. So far this term, the students have learnt about and created work by Wassily Kandinsky, Andy Warhol, Morris Louis and Jackson Pollock.

Jackson Pollock Marble Madness

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) was a famous and controversial American artist best known for his abstract expressionist splatter paintings.

The students worked hard at capturing Pollock’s abstract style in their own Pollock inspired artworks. Well done 3/C and K-6B…your artworks look fantastic!!



5K are out of this world!

This term, 5K are beginning to study ‘Our Solar System’. The students are undertaking research and developing an understanding about our planets and other celestial objects in the Solar System and beyond. Students have already started creating a model of their planet and found many interesting facts already.


Join CHPS Chess Club!!

Have you ever thought about investigating your interest with chess? Well now is the time!! Chess helps to build your critical thinking and problem solving skills and you get to build friendships as well. Chess Club is open to all K-6 beginners and more experienced students. Please visit Mrs Grimston’s classroom every Thursday at lunchtime to practise and hone your skills.

Mrs Grimston says “It has been wonderful to see so many students come along to learn some new skills and enjoy a game of chess with their friends.”





CHPS ANZAC Day Assembly


TerraCycle at Coffs Harbour Public School

As of this term CHPS will be a collection point for students and staff to recycle their ‘oral health care’ and ‘beauty products’.

The following products are accepted:

  1. Toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrush and toothpaste tube outer packaging, toothbrushes and floss containers.
  2. Cosmetic packaging such as used lipstick and lip gloss, mascara, eye shadow, bronzer, foundation, eyeliner, eye shadow, lip liner, and concealer packaging.
  3. Hair care packaging such as used shampoo and conditioner bottles and caps, hair gel tubes and caps, hair spray and hair treatment packaging.
  4. Skin care packaging such as lip balm, face moisturiser, face and body wash soap dispensers and tubes, body and hand lotion dispensers and tubes and shaving foam packaging.

Any brands are accepted (not just Colgate OR Loreal). Two labelled bins are outside Miss Morgan’s classroom for collection.

This is a great initiative through TerraCycle.

TerraCycle offers free recycling programs funded by brands, manufacturers, and retailers around the world to help you collect and recycle your hard-to-recycle waste.

TerraCycle reuses, upcycles and recycles waste instead of incinerating or landfilling it. This moves waste from a linear system to a circular one, allowing it to keep cycling in our economy.



Unstoppable 4/5M!!

4/5M has had an absolute blast this term! They were extremely excited to share their new skills in skipping at our assembly the other week. Not only did they have fun whilst learning but their fitness had improved out of sight! Happy healthy children make for engaged and active learners. They wanted to give a big shout out to Ms Kathy Leeson for being such a vibrant and amazing skipping coach and Miss Mel Mulrooney for her added dance moves. We are excited to see what is in stall for this amazing class next term!!


Year 4 STEAMing ahead!

4M and 4H have been working hard with Miss Leeson on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths). They have been doing worm investigations, doing information reports and doing some ‘unplugged’ coding. These unplugged coding activities were compiled by and help teach the fundamentals of computer science without needing computers! The students have been really engaged and are starting to understand the process of ‘programming’ one another to complete a task. Miss Leeson, Mr Murphy and Mrs Hodgson have loved seeing the engagement of all the students. Keep it up Year 4!


Evonne Goolagong Foundation Tennis Day

On Monday the 26th of March, 15 students were selected from Coffs Harbour Public to participate in  the Evonne Goolagong Foundation Tennis Day. Students trialled their skills in tennis and learned many different skills throughout the day, as well as hearing from Evonne Goolagong about her journey and passing on valuable information about ‘never giving up’ and ‘chasing your dreams’.





Good news story – Dymock’s Children’s Charities

Last Wednesday, 14th March, Garry from the Dymock’s Children’s Charities (George Street Sydney store) came to CHPS to present us with $6000 worth of Free Books for our library. On this special day some lucky students also received a ‘Dymock’s Duck’ stuffed toy for answering some quiz questions about Dymock’s and books.

Thank you Dymocks. We feel very privileged to receive these books and a big thank you to Librarian Mrs Robyn Veugen for making it happen.

Kathy Leeson. Teacher/Librarian.


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