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18 July 2019
Issue Twenty
Dates to Remember
From the Principal and Assistant Principal
School News
School Information
Beaumaris Primary School
(03) 9589 2619
79-99 Dalgetty Road
Beaumaris, Victoria, 3193

Dates to Remember

Snack Shack

Open Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

(excluding first & last day of each term)

Please place your order on Qkr before 8.45am on Snack Shack days.   Or even better order the night before.

Statements of Intent (SOI)

Every two weeks our teachers produce a fortnightly planner which is referred to as an SOI.  This sets out an intention of what will be taught in the classroom during that period.  These can be accessed on the school website and are displayed on the year level communication boards.


Tuesday 23

Year 3 Mad About Science

Minato Ku students arrive 2.15pm

Wednesday 24th

Japan/ Australia Day

Parent Expo Evening: Building Community


Monday 29

Qkr Sushi Lunch day

Tuesday 30 

5DG and 5V Parliament House Excursion 8am

Year 2 Performance Night

Wednesday 31

Preps 100th Day of School


Thursday 1 

Year 6 Reach Workshop

Friday 2

School Disco

Preps from 2.30-3.30, Years 1 & 2 from 3.45 to 4.35, Year 3 & 4 from 5 to 6, Year 5 & 5 from 6.15 to 7.30

Monday 5

5H and 6F Parliament House Excursion 8am

Tuesday 6

6C and 6M Parliament House Excursion 8am

Uniform Shop open 8.45am-9.15am

Thursday 8

Year 4 Science Incursion

Friday 9

Parent Club School Disco TBC

Year 4 Science Incursion

Monday 12

Year 3 Mad about Science

Monday 12 to Wednesday 15

Scholastic Book Fair

Tuesday 13

House Athletics Years 4,5,6

Prep Incursion Nicky Johnston Author

Friday 14

Debating team to Brighton SC

Monday 19

Prep Responsible Pet Ownership

Monday 19 to Friday 23

Book Week

Wednesday 21

Year 5 Reach Incursion

Parent Club 

Thursday 29

Bully Stopper Forum


Tuesday 3

Uniform Shop open 8.45am-9.15am

6:30-8pm ThinkUKnow Parent Cyber Safety Information Session in the SALC (available to parents of all year levels)

Wednesday 4

11:15-12:50pm Years 3 and 4 and Years 5 and 6 ThinkUKnow Cyber Safety student sessions

Thursday 5

Yr 4 Starlab

Friday 6

Year 5 and 6 Civics and Citizenship Expo

Friday 14

Year 4 Expo

Year 3 Expo

Monday 16

Year 6 Musical dress rehearsal

Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18

Year 6 Musical Production

Friday 20

Final day of Term 3:  2.30pm finish


Monday 7

First day of Term 4

Tuesday 8

Uniform Shop open 8.45am-9.15am

Monday 14

Prep 2020 Parent Session 7pm - 8pm

Wednesday 16

Prep 2020 Transition Session One 9.30-10.30am

Sunday 27

School Fete - Day on Dalgetty

Tuesday 29

Prep 2020 Transition Session Two 9.30-10.30am


Monday 11 to Tuesday 12

Year 3 Camp 

Tuesday 12

Uniform Shop open 8.45am-9.15am

Thursday 14

Prep 2020 Transition Session Three 9.30-10.30am

Monday 18 to Friday 29

Swimming Program

Thursday 28

Year 5 Economic and Health ERP Expo


Tuesday 3

Uniform Shop open 8.45am-9.15am

Prep Concert

Wednesday 11 to Friday 13

Year 5/6 Lifesaving

Monday 16

Year 6 Graduation 6.15pm

Wednesday 18

Prep 2020 Transition Session Four (meet the teacher) 9.30-10.30am

Friday 20

Final day of Term 4: 1.30pm finish

From the Principal and
Assistant Principal

Welcome back everyone
Students commence the term in their new classrooms

It was wonderful to see the students returning to school on Monday.  We hope everyone had a relaxing holiday. 

During the holidays all furniture and resources were moved into the new building and classes commenced in the new learning spaces on the first day of term.

Thank you to our dedicated teachers for the time they spent at school during the holidays setting up their room and supporting their colleagues. The rooms look magnificent. The vast majority of Prep to Year 6 teachers spent time at school during the holidays to ensure the learning environment looked inviting when the students arrived. 

Thank you also to Cath Lamb, Business Manager, and Shane Dawes, Facilities and School Council member, for their support and high level organisation of all the extra contractor tasks associated with the project during the holidays .  

The students have quickly resumed the routines of their school day as evident in the great sense of calm around the school. 


Fundraising:Technology resources purchased

Our technology resources have been further expanded due to the amazing fundraising efforts of our parent community. Thank you everyone.  The resources will enrich the technology program. 

Thank you to Lisa Gardiner for managing the purchases.  Additional items are being investigated to ensure  a range of resources, suitable for Prep to Year 6 students, is available to enable the delivery of a challenging and stimulating technology curriculum.


Minato–ku visitors arrive next Tuesday

Once again BPS was invited by the International Student Services Unit, International Education Division within the Department of Education, to host visitors from Japan. This is a recurring relationship between the schools in the Minato-ku area and we are excited to continue this tradition again this year. Our visitors from Minato-ku will arrive at school on Tuesday 23rd July in the afternoon and will be greeted by their host families. We extend a huge thank you to our host families who will kindly share their home and their family with our visitors. We know they will be made to feel very welcome.

Such valuable visits require a significant level of planning to ensure the visit is a success. We extend a   huge thank you to Gall Sensei for her leadership of this event. Thank you also to our office staff for liaising with our host families to help them prepare for their visitors.

Sensei has also organised a range of activities for our students, our visitors from Minato-ku and our host families.

We are sure our Japanese students, their teachers and principals will return with many happy memories of their time with us.


 Japan Australia Day Assembly and Dress Up Day
9.10am Wednesday 24th July

We will welcome our visitors from Minato-ku at a whole school assembly in the hall next Wednesday. During this special assembly our Japanese visitors, students, parents and teachers will be treated to a display of Australian animals and a performance by our Year 3 students.

On this day all our students are invited to dress up in either Japanese or Australian costumes or colours. During the day students will participate in Australian and Japanese activities to further develop their understanding of Japanese culture, customs and traditions. 

Building Community Relationships - Parent Expo
Wednesday 24th July 6.30-8.00pm
Bookings open now on Qkr and close next Tuesday

To support families and build community we have organised a range of amazing speakers to present a variety of workshops related to initiatives in the school, information to assist families and the school governance framework. 

Parents are invited to register for three presentations, each of 25 minutes duration, and rotate through their nominated presentations  between 6.30-8.00pm.

Presentations on the night will include:

1. The Bayside Youth Resilience Project:                                           

Our survey data highlighted some elements that will provide parents with important information about our students' perceptions. Louise will describe the purpose of the project, the results of the student resilience survey  to inform parents about  ways in which they can build and strengthen resilience in their children.

Facilitator Louise Neave-Assistant Principal

2. School Council Governance:                                                   

Bruce will expand on the role and functions of School Council within schools and the various subcommittees that contribute to and support the ongoing evolution of the school.

Facilitator Bruce Baker-School Council President

3. 21st Century Learning Design :     

Rowena will explain the characteristics of 21st century learners and the work she has been undertaking with our staff this year to develop characteristics and qualities within our students that will support them as learners and equip them for life beyond school.

Facilitator Rowena Ulbrick-Our in-school consultant

4. Sustainability Practices:                   

Lindy will outline sustainability programs in the school and the broader community and sustainability practices within the home.

Facilitator Lindy McManus-Classroom Teacher

5. Parent Wellbeing:                               

 Melinda will focus on the importance of  parent wellbeing practices within the family unit.

Facilitator Dr Melinda Norris-Parent at Beaumaris PS

6. ‘Beaumaris. A creative past, an exciting future. A treasure trove in your own backyard’.

Jamie and the parent team will outline the architectural significance of homes in the area, the history of the local community and the community of artists and creatives within Beaumaris. Jamie will offer ways families can become involved in a range of groups that support these features of our local community.

Facilitator: Jamie Paterson supported by  Annie Price, Carlie Fraser, Letitia Green, Mike & Polly Ostapchuk-all parents at Beaumaris PS.

7. Bayside Earth Sciences Society:

Ray will describe the fascinating work undertaken by the society along the Beaumaris and Mentone foreshore and the significance of the sites at a local, national and international level. He will outline ways in which families may like to become involved.

Facilitator Ray Lang

To book a seat at three different sessions of your choice please RSVP on Qkr!  The booking can be found under the BPS Events tab (there is no charge for this event), click on the "Building community header" and select three of the presentations available.

Quote of the week...Parenting

“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai

Gratitude and Mindfulness

What are three things that went well for you today?

What are the best things that happened to you today?

Who are you most grateful for and why?

What are you looking forward to most about tomorrow?

Sheryl Skewes                                       Louise Neave

Principal                                                   Assistant Principal

School News

Library - Thank You

On Monday 20th May, we held our Grandparents and Special Persons Day. Families were invited to donate a book to our library. Our families bought and donated over 40 books which have now been received, catalogued, labelled and covered and will be on display for the students in the library for the next two weeks before heading to the shelves for borrowing. We send another huge thank you to our generous families for donating these delightful books, on a range of subjects, giving our library a magnificent boost.

School Disco

Our annual School Disco is on Friday 2 August 2019

Prep students can wear their disco outfits to school for the day.

Prep  2.30pm – 3.30pm  (joined by buddies)  3.10pm - 3.30pm

Years 1 & 2 (3.30pm ARRIVAL AND SIGN IN)       3.45pm – 4.45pm

 Years 3 & 4 (4.45pm ARRIVAL AND SIGN IN)       5.00pm – 6.00pm

COST $7.00 per child. Consent and payment via Compass

Years 5 & 6 (6.00pm ARRIVAL AND SIGN IN)      6.15pm – 7.30pm

COST $12.00 per child as it includes pizza! Consent and payment via Compass

Every child must have their own permission slip.


Please complete the permission slip (one for every child attending) and return to the office by Tuesday 30 August.  No late payments will be accepted after this date. 


For safety reasons no pass outs will be available.  All students must be escorted to and collected from the Hall entrance and exit by an adult.  Volunteer parents will supervise all sessions and First Aid Officer/s will be assigned for each session.  

Lego Term 3


Photo: Community Built Playground

School Information

Photo: Community Built Playground

General Office

Office Hours:           8.15am - 4.00pm

Telephone:              03  9589 2619


All visitors to the school are required to report to the office to sign in and out.  A ‘visitor’s badge’ will be issued.

Appointments with teachers must be made via the school email: 



Student absences should be reported to the school before 9.00am via the Compass portal or phoning the school office.   Any unexplained absences will result in parents/guardians receiving an email at 9.30am on the day of non-attendance requesting they update Compass with the reason for non-attendance.



In order to minimise disruption to class and maximise learning opportunities for our students, we would like to remind you that the school day starts promptly at 9.00am.  If your child is late for any reason, please sign in at the office via the Compass Kiosk and obtain a late pass to be given to the classroom teacher.  

Please ensure that if your child is leaving early that they are signed out on the Compass Kiosk before collecting them from the classroom.



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