Coffs Harbour Public School Blog

Courtesy & Honour – Principal:Leonie Buehler


Stage 1 Skipping

As part of our Live Life Well initiative Stage 1 students have been participating in daily skipping. The students are thoroughly enjoying getting fit whilst having fun at the same time. Look at them go!!!


Jetty Joy

3/4O has been working extremely hard to get their entry ready for the Park Beach Plaza recycled sculpture competition.

We decided on the Jetty as it is significant to us all and it is a well-known local icon. We researched its structure and listed all the possible recyclables we could use. We then began collecting, planning, painting & gluing. We used cylinder rolls, cardboard, ice block sticks, kebab skewers, bottle tops and pipe cleaners. Everyone in the class has contributed to this AMAZING artwork! The first 3 place winners will share in $10,000 and 2CSFM will broadcast a ‘live’ breakfast show from the winning school.


You can vote daily either on the Park Beach Plaza website or by downloading the Advantage+ App. Remember every time you vote you also go into a draw for $1000 to spend at Park Beach Plaza. Voting closes on the 31st March, 2016.

We thank you in advance for your support!
By 3/4O


Electronic Sign

On Friday we had a new electronic sign installed on Harbour Drive. The sign will be continually updated for our school community with new and exciting events!!


Live Life Well @ School

Live Life Well @ School is a joint initiative between the NSW Department of Education and NSW Ministry of Health. Live Life Well @ School assists schools to:

– develop whole school strategies that support physical activity and healthy eating
– foster community partnerships that promote and support whole school strategies
– provide opportunities for more students to be more active, more often
– improve the teaching of nutrition and physical education through a focus on PDHPE programs

Coffs Harbour Public School is proud to be part of such a fantastic initiative.

Parents and children can get involved at home by using some of the following great ideas:


Swimming Carnival

A great day was had by all who attended our swimming carnival yesterday. Congratulations to all participants on a fantastic day!


Minecraft in 3/4M

Last term 3/4M learnt about Mini Worlds and Mini Beasts that you find within different environments. We had to research a variety of Mini Beasts and their environments. We then used the iPads to create them on Minecraft. We had a great time making our wonderful creations. We hope you like them!!!

Name of mini world: Red Back Spider
Name of creator: William
Challenges: I wouldn’t say anything was hard because nothing is a challenge on Minecraft when it comes to building well at least that’s my opinion.
Favourite part: I think had a lot of parts I liked but I would say my favourite part would be building the giant spider because I thought it was awesome.
Parts I did well: The easiest part would be building the big sign at the top of my mini world that said “spiders’ mini world’’.
How did I overcome my challenges: Like I said I didn’t have any so there was nothing I overcame.

Isaiha and I think our mini world looks amazing. Our Minecraft mini world was for more than one mini beast. The first thing we built was the spider. Second was the silverfish and third was the bee. Next were the caterpillar and then the butterfly. Lastly was the ant.

We chose this many mini beasts because it would fill up the world. It would also look like an actual mini beast world. What we like about using Minecraft was building the mini world and mini beasts and the background.
Isaiha and I didn’t really have that many challenges. The only challenge we had was about the silverfish. The silverfish was looking short so we put some iron bars around the silverfish and then it looked like a silverfish. Our favourite part was creating the mini beast and mini world.

By Musa and Isaiha

Wolf Spider

Amany and I are creating a mini world for a wolf spider. We chose it because it’s very delicate and dangerous. We liked using Minecraft because it’s very easy to craft Mother Nature. It was a challenge building the egg first then placing the spider. Our favourite part was building the cave.

By Amany and Tyler

What our mini world is about – Our mini world is about a bee. It took about 2 days to finish the bees and the hive took about 1 day to finish. The hive was full of bees working on the honey so they can eat what they make. The bees live near flowers then they take the pollen and transfer the pollen into honey. We overcame it by finally closing in the bee’s body. Our favourite part was when we got to finish the bee.

By Caleb, Louie and Steven

Mini World Name: Mini Beasts
What is the Mini World: Red Back Spider
What did I do well: I did the spider well and the rock and log.
Did I have any problems: Well, I did have a problem with the back of the back of the spider.
How did I overcome the problem: I fixed the problem by putting more blocks on the spider back and checked it.
Challenges: My first challenge was to build the log and rock in time.
Favourite part: My Favourite part was building the spider and the rock.
What are on the map: Red back spider, rock, log and Mini World sign.

By Zech

My Mini World is for a Hornet. I chose the Hornet because I knew nothing about the Hornet. I liked using Minecraft because it gave me a challenge. My challenge was building the hornets’ nest because a hornet’s nest is circular but in Minecraft everything is cubed. I overcame this challenge by making the hornets’ nest a long rectangle. My favourite part was building the hornets’ nest and getting help from my friends.

By Godson


Jay and myself made a Mini World about Spiders. We made a large spider but unfortunately it burned in a fire, at first we didn’t know why the Spider was burned but we talked to others in our class to get help. We made a home for spiders which was very easy for us to make. We loved making a Mini World for Spiders and the best part was to go back and look at the world we have created.

By Jay and Angel

We created a lady beetle, spider and bee hive in our mini world. The hardest thing to make was the bee hive because it is round. The easiest thing to make was the spider. We enjoyed making our mini world using Minecraft. Our favourite part was building the mini beast sign.

By Warren and Eligh


Music Count Us In

‘Music: Count Us In’ is Australia’s biggest school initiative, with 2,100 schools participating nationwide. It is a wonderful celebration in which more than half a million people unite to sing the same song at the same time, right across the country. We were extremely lucky to be part of such a wonderful event in which Ellianna took the extra initiative to learn the ‘Gold’ song in Auslan to perform while the whole school sang. It was truly amazing!


Spring Fun in 2M

2M loves Spring time and to celebrate we have been learning about a range of texts, topics and creative techniques.


Claymation in 3/4M

Life Cycle of a Butterfly

We have worked very hard making our Claymation. We chose to show the life cycle of a butterfly. Our group found most of the information that we needed through research using books from the library and the internet.

We found it very hard to work together to start with because we all had so many ideas that we wanted to use. We overcame this problem by letting each person choose one or two ideas that they wanted to use so no one was left out.

We learnt how to take many photos of our clay figurines and put them together to make a movie. We liked making all of the props and creating our movie.

By Afrah, Miesha and Quianna.


Claymation in 3/4M

The Splash!!

Our mini world is for a green tree frog. We chose this because it gave us a challenge. The challenge we had was making the clay figurine, the water splash and the colours for the background. We overcame this by mixing paints together and we kept rebuilding the frog and water splash effect until we were happy with them.

Our favourite part was taking the photos to create the movie. We like Claymation because we can create and build amazing things that look real.

By Levi, Porscha, Rogue and Sara

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