From Our President

Congratulations to all the students, parents, carers and teachers that have made it through term 1.

It was a challenging start to the year, as the community and school came together to honour the late Myron Love’s life that culminated in large memorial service held at the school in February. My thanks to all the P&C and community members that supported the day with setup, pack down and providing morning tea. 

On happier notes, we saw the commencement and now fast-moving building works that will see the school hall and new covered outdoor learning area, and new facilities ideally completed by term 3. Again thanks to all that have supported this project through generous donations.  

We also saw the official opening of the Clovelly Farm, and its integration into the school curriculum. Big shout out to all the volunteers that helped construct and fill the garden beds with 5 tonnes of gravel and 7 tonnes of soil! In particular, thanks go to Matt Lewinsohn and David Walsman. 

The P&C was thrilled to host the welcome back BBQ on school grounds in its traditional Friday afternoon slot. Thanks for all the positive energy shown, and to all those that volunteered and helped out, with special thanks to Andrea once again for epic coordinating efforts. 

Attendance at P&C meetings has been growing strongly, and at the AGM in March, with positions filled as per below. 

I would like to thank the community for their support of myself, the executive team and all the positions returned. We do have a few vacant positions:

  • P&C Vice-President 1
  • Social & Fundraising Chair
  • Comms & Strategy

We would love to fill them with anyone interested ahead of our first Term 2 meeting in May. Please be in touch via email if you have any questions or would like to nominate for the roles.

It was a treat to hear the student leaders announce Clofest at a Friday afternoon assembly in late March. More on that below, but big thanks to Kelly Ehrlich for driving this initiative. 

Finally, hearty thanks to the executive members of the P&C for their time, effort and commitment, to the excellent work by the Canteen team and the amazing growth and energy that is evident in the Band program.

I hope everyone gets some rest over the break and we look forward to sharing more exciting initiatives and activities with you all in term 2.  

John Richardson, P&C President

Next P&C Meeting Tuesday 9th May

Join us in person in the school library at 7pm

Clofest 2023

The first ever event of its kind, Clofest 2023, is coming to Clovelly Public School on 21 October.

This festival of family fun will run from 12pm to 5pm and be filled with music, food, games, rides, stalls and more.

We’ll need many hands to make this event a success for the school community, so find out more here and sign up to be involved!

The deadline is fast approaching for students to submit their artwork to win the $200 major prize by designing the Clofest 2023 logo.

The comp closes on 28 April and details on how to enter can be found here.

Canteen News

Term 1 has been a very successful whirlwind in the Canteen – we’ve had a fun time getting to know all the kindy and new students and even bringing some colour to our counter for Mardi Gras.

Thank you very much to The Meat Store for the donation of sausages once again, so generous and yummy, thank you. Today, we’ll sizzle some sausages for the End of Term lunch that the children love as a milestone that another school holiday is about to start! 

In 2023, we’ll continue to review suppliers, product, and menus to continue our focus on quality and value. We’re seeing some terrific cost savings from the use of new suppliers (despite inflation!) and overall the Canteen is running very smoothly….

Thanks to the hard work, flexibility and can-do attitude of our dedicated team and volunteers. Shout out to our wonderful repeat volunteers, including Jude, Martine, Frank, Jackie, Valere, Annie and all. We couldn’t do it without you. 

For those new to the school, we seek volunteers on Thursdays and Fridays for two-hour morning stints. You are welcome to volunteer on a casual basis, it doesn’t have to be each week, from dropoff to approx. 11am.

Volunteering in the Canteen is a great way to connect and contribute to the School community and our volunteers usually gain a lot from the experience. We recommend it! Sign up anytime at

We’re also seeking new Committee members (to attend a meeting once or twice a term) and a canteen volunteers coordinator. This role would be a wonderful way to contribute, especially if you may not be able to physically volunteer during school days but would like to be involved. To hear more, please contact  

Wishing our lovely community a wonderful, peaceful and happy Easter break. See you in Term 2! 

Team Canteen

Friends of the Band News

The CPS Band Program had a fantastic year in 2022. We are grateful to have our band back together, practicing in person, and performing exceptionally well. We want to acknowledge and thank everyone involved in the program, including students, parents/carers, tutors, and band director, Murray Jackson. 

In 2022, our bands won gold medals at the UNSW Band competition and held a mid-year concert and Jazz picnic that received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the Clovelly community! We overcame financial challenges through various sources, including P&C contributions, the Jazz Picnic, and a Minister’s Arts Recovery Grant. 

Looking ahead to 2023, we are excited about the upcoming program. Band camp, mid-year concerts, and the Jazz Picnic are already scheduled, and new events such as excursions, musical appreciation, and busking will be introduced.

The CPS Band Program offers quality music education, and fosters friendships and mentoring opportunities while enhancing literacy and numeracy skills. We look forward to showcasing this throughout the year.

Key dates for the calendar: 

  • Band Camp:  2 – 4 June @ Stanwell Tops (Intermediate and Senior Band Members)
  • Australian School Band and Orchestra Festival: 6 August (all bands)
  • Clofest: 21 October (all bands)

Netball Club

Clovelly Netball Club is excited to announce that this year we will be entering 9 teams into the Eastern Suburbs Primary School Netball Association (ESCPSNA) competition. We are proud to see such strong interest in netball from our school community. 

Our year 2 group has shown an overwhelming uptake, with 28 kids registering to form 3 teams. We wish all our teams the best of luck and are excited to see our players grow and develop their skills throughout the season. 

We are pleased to welcome Lydia Boyle and Lieke Scherbeijin to the netball sub-committee, joining existing members Lisa Bristowe and Joh Stewart.  

This year, we are proud to introduce inclusive uniform options by adding shorts, t-shirts, and singlets alongside the existing netball dress. We believe this will help create a more inclusive environment and cater to the diverse needs of our players. 

The competition is set to start on April 29th. As always, the club relies on volunteers to function, and we would like to extend a special thank you to all the parents and ex-students who have volunteered to coach and team manage. Your contribution is greatly appreciated, and we couldn’t do it without you. 

Finally, we would like to introduce our 2023 Club Captain – Grace Richardson. 
Q: When did you join Clovelly Netball Club?

Just like many others i began my netball journey in year 2

Q: What are your favourite positions?

GK and GD

Q: What do you love most about playing netball at Clovelly Public School?

The competitive element, builds confidence and being part of a team

Q: What are you looking forward to most for the 2023 season as club captain?

Playing my final season with Clovelly Netball with my amazing team

We wish all our teams the best of luck for the upcoming season, and we look forward to seeing the players compete with spirit and sportsmanship.

Let’s go, Clovelly Netball Club! 

Sofun News

What a great start to 2023! 

At the recent AGM, we acknowledged that the SoFun committee had raised circa $20k with our 2022 events. Events included a Welcome BBQ, 2022 Election BBQ, Trivia Night, Father’s Day Cookies, Tea Towels, and more. The committee was happy to be able to hold these events in person for the first time in years, and they were well-received by the school community.

Looking ahead to 2023, the committee is excited about the events they have planned and the new group of parents who are ready to get involved, and we always need more! We have lots of things to look forward to this year; Mother’s Day flowers, Trivia Night and the EPIC Clofest which organisation is already well underway!

Thank you to our amazing suppliers; The Meat Store, Madam & Yves, Wholegreen Bakery and more. We are so lucky to have these committed and supportive suppliers helping us on these events.

Save the date:

  • Mother’s Day flowers: Term 2: (more info to come)
  • Trivia Night: Term 3: Sat, 19th August @ The Juniors
  • Clofest: Term 4: Sat 21st October

Do you have an event idea? We’d love to hear from you

P&C Committee Elections

The P&C AGM was held as the second meeting in Term 2 on 14 March 2023. Thank you to all those who attended. The following were elected and unfilled roles remain casual vacancies.

Executive Committee 

  • P&C President – John Richardson
  • P&C Secretary – Charlie Boyle
  • P&C Treasurer – Angie Campbell
  • P&C Vice-President 2 – Seta Vakaciwa

Other Roles: 

  • Canteen Chair – Rebecca Beavis
  • Canteen Secretary – Stacy Weir
  • Canteen Treasurer – Mark Arthur
  • FOTB Chair – Kip Fitzsimon
  • FOTB Secretary – Jen Patterson
  • FOTB Treasurer – Jonathon Smith
  • Grounds & Environment – Matt Lewinsohn
  • Netball Coordinator – Lisa Bristowe
  • Second Hand Uniform Shop – Aiofe Doyle
  • Class Parent Coordinator  – Anya Grant
  • Website Content Manager – Charlie Boyle

Vacant positions

  • P&C Vice-President 1
  • Social & Fundraising Chair
  • Comms & Strategy

Please email the P&C to find out more about these roles.

For new and existing parents some info about the P&C Meetings:

  • Nominally the 2nd Tuesday of each month during school term
  • Max of 2 meetings per term (unless agreed upon at the general meeting, or an extra-ordinary meeting)
  • AGM is held in March of each year, coinciding with the ordinary meeting for that month
  • Meetings are held in person in the library at 7pm on Tuesdays as per above
  • A member of the school (usually the Principal, Deputy, or another representative) provides an udpate

The purpose of the P&C is to support Clovelly Public School by building an active, vibrant, and connected school community. Membership is only $1…

Please join us at the next meeting!

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