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PFA AGM – Wednesday 2nd March 

The PFA (Parents and Friends Association) AGM the year was held last Wednesday and was well attended both in person and online. The following office bearers were nominated and duly elected:

President – vacant

Treasurer – Karen Philips

Secretary – Lee Vu & Sandra Michela

Our PFA remained active throughout 2021 and were able to make connections with the whole community as well as raise significant funds to be used by the school. The most successful fundraiser in 2021 was the Easter Raffle. It is exciting to know it will be held again this year.

One of the strengths of our PFA is the team approach to activities and the sharing of responsibilities but like all most organisations, there do need to be formal roles to ensure success. It would be lovely to have a President this year. If you are at all interested, please don’t hesitate to reach out and Liz or myself can you put you in touch with some of the PFA team. The President does not need to have prior experience.


We have a curriculum day planned for Wednesday 23rd March. On this day there will be no school for students. Youth Leadership Victoria will run a program, if you wish to book your child in for the day, please contact YLV. On this day our staff will all be participating in Community Understanding and Safety Training on this day. CUST is designed to be an introduction to ongoing learning and engagement with Aboriginal perspectives throughout the curriculum through meaningful collaboration between local Aboriginal communities and schools.


Riding to school should be a fun activity; however at Carnegie Primary our main aim is to ensure that all students get to and from school safely. Students who ride their bikes need to be fully alert to the road rules for bike riders. If your child rides their bike to school, we encourage you to consider your child’s ability to keep themselves safe on the roads.

 Continually discussing correct behaviour when riding is important for all students and their families. To help your child become a safe, respectful bike rider, let them have lots of practice. Please remind your child to always wear their bike helmet, ride respecting pedestrians if they are riding on footpath, walk their bike across the school crossings and to walk their bike in our school grounds. 

Students on scooters also need to be safe and wear helmets to and from school.


A REMINDER: We are lucky enough to have a Kiss and Go parking area at the front of the school. Kiss and Go parking areas are designed to provide safe and convenient pick up and drop off areas for the school community. The Kiss and Go zones are for short-term stopping only. A vehicle is permitted to stop for up to 2 minutes, while children safely enter or exit the vehicle. The driver must remain within 3 metres of the vehicle. We ask you to respect the time limits allowing more of our community to be able to use this space.


A reminder that dogs are to be left outside school gates in the mornings and afternoons. Although most of our community love to see dogs in the grounds, for the wellbeing and safety of the community we ask that your pooches remain outside the school gates to be admired from a distance. Thank you for your assistance with this.


Karen Bentata-Grimm & Liz Harley