Welcome to Cobains P.S. Website
Cobains Primary School has been serving our local community since 1928
by providing high quality teaching and learning programs. Our school is
committed to catering for the needs of every child in reaching their
academic, social and physical potential in a safe and engaging
Our purpose is to promote integrity, life-long learning practices and the attainment of excellence through the commitment of continuous improvement. We have a strong sense of community where the quality of relationships which are developed between parents, students, staff and the wider community assists students to be responsible learners, develop their self esteem, increase in confidence, care for others, and connect to their community.
Cobains Primary School pride itself on teaching the values that we want for our future
Our motto is 'Aiming High' which is an expectation we have for all staff, parents and students in our School community.
The three key values that we undertake at Cobains Primary School are:
|Accept||Responsibility for your own learning & behaviour, and accept that everyone is different.|
|Respect||That everyone has the right to feel safe and be valued in every learning environment whilst at school.|
|Try Your Best||Pursue personal excellence in all areas.|
These values are displayed and discussed in every classroom. They are promoted in weekly newsletters and assemblies, and are shared between students, parents and teachers.
Student Encouragement & Rewards
Students are supported and encouraged to do their best and are rewarded for great effort through:
- Student of the Week Awards (Certificates given at Monday assembly with recognition in our weekly newsletter). These awards acknowledge students Aiming High at Cobains Primary.
- Green Vouchers are given out to students who show our school values in the classroom or in the yard. The students have the opportunity to cash in these vouchers for a range of awards and privileges.
- Classroom Award (a trophy given to the class who exhibits the best behaviour as indicated in the classroom behaviour book and the yard duty behaviour book).
- Individual class awards that are negotiated by each class at the start of the year (which include class celebrations and parties, raffle prizes and free time).
We welcome and are most appreciative of the contribution made by parents to our school programs. Such contribution assists us in the achievement of many of our objectives.
Parents can help by participating in excursions, sporting and swimming activities, Friday club s activities, working bees and assisting with classroom programs including listening to students read. Please contact the school to express your interest in being involved in our fantastic programs.
The Parent's Club is a necessary and rewarding part of the primary school experience. The main function of Parent’s Club is to raise funds to support curriculum endeavours and important resources. To get involved in Parent's Club, please see the Principal or the Parent's Club President.
This is an elected body representing the school’s parents and community. The School Council meets twice per term after school hours. Parents should feel free to contact any of the council members who will raise points on their behalf. All parents are welcome to attend School Council meetings as non-voting participants.
There is a School Assembly every Monday morning from 9 am to approximately 9:15am and
parents are encouraged to attend where possible. Our grade 6 school Captain leads our school in singing the National Anthem and informs parents and students on the week’s events.
Achievement awards are handed out, birthdays are celebrated and students are given the opportunity to give weekend sport reports to promote a healthy and active lifestyle.
Advertisements in the "Cobains News"Parents are encouraged to advertise goods “For Sale” or “Wanted” in the issues of the"Cobains
News”. There is no cost associated in advertising goods. Please see the Principal for more
Newsletter's Toolbar above.
At Cobains we offer a bus service to and from school for our remote families. The bus routes on offer at our school are: Bengworden Road no. 20 and Clydebank Road no. 19.
|Morning Recess||11.00am - 11.30am|
|Session 2||11.30am - 1:30pm|
|Lunch time||1.30pm - 2.30pm|
|Session 3||2.30pm - 3.30pm|
|Term 1||27th January- 24th March
|Term 2||11th April- 24th June
|Term 3||11th July- 16th September
|Term 4||3rd October - 20th December|
2016 Pupil Free Dates:
Development. Cobains has allocated 27th January. Parents will be informed of the other date via the School’s weekly Newsletter.
Additional information regarding Victorian Schools can be accessed online at: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/ or see your child’s teacher, the Business Manager or the Principal for more information.