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08 November 2018
Issue Thirty Four
Dates to Remember
From the Principal and Assistant Principal
School News
Parent Club
Community 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)


Friday 9

Bully Stoppers Celebration 

Monday 12 & Tuesday 13

Year 3 Camp Oasis

Tuesday 13

Uniform Shop Open 8.45 to 9.15

9.30am-10.30am Session 2019 Prep 2019 Students

Wednesday 14

Year 5 Family Life

Monday 19 to Friday 30

Swimming Lessons Bayside Aquatic Centre Prep to Year 4

Tuesday 20

5H visit to East Beaumaris Kinder

Wednesday 21

Parent Club Meeting 9am Staffroom

Tuesday 27

Dolphin Research Institute 
Ambassadors Final Day

Year 5 Expo 5pm to 6pm

Thursday 29

Year 6 Smart Start Financial Literacy session

Friday 30

Concourse Christmas Carnival.  Glee Club performing at 5pm


Monday 3

Qkr! Sushi Lunch Monday

Whole School Step up - Session 1

Monday 3 to Friday 7

Year 5 Bike Ed - road riding

Tuesday 4

Prep 2019 Uniform shop opening 9.15-10.30am

Prep Performance Evening

Thursday 6

Glee Club to sing at Bayside U3A 11.15am at the Beaumaris Library

Friday 7 

Year 4B, 4G, 4W & 3/4F Expo 8.30am-10am

Tuesday 11

Year 5 Bike Hike

Orientation Day for Year 6 students

Wednesday 12 to Friday 14

Year 5 and 6 Swimming Beach safety program

Thursday 13

Prep 2019 Uniform shop opening 9.15-10.30am

Monday 17

Year 6 Graduation

Tuesday 18

Year 6 Bike Ride

Wednesday 19

Whole School Step Up

2pm Meet the Teacher

Whole School Carol Concert 6-7pm

Thursday 20 

Year 6 Beach Day End of  Year party

Year 5 Beach day

Friday 21

Last Day Term 4 - 1.30pm Dismissal

January 2019

Thursday 10

Prep 2019 Meet & Greet Picnic Lunch 11.30am-1.30pm Donald MacDonald Reserve

Friday 18

Prep 2019 Meet & Greet Morning Tea 9.30am-11.30pm beach next to Beaumaris Life Saving Club

Wednesday 30

Uniform Shop open 10am-1pm

February 2019

Friday 1

First Day Term 1

Years 1-6: 9am-3.30pm

Preps: 9.15am - 3.15pm

Friday 8

Didgeridoo, Smoking and Welcome to Country Ceremony. 9.15am

Bunarong Land Council

Monday 11 to Friday 15

Year 6 Camp

Monday 18 to Friday 22

Year 5 Camp

Wednesday 27 

Parent Club AGM: 9.05am  Staff Room


Thursday 7

District Swimming Carnival

Wednesday 13

Kingston Division Swimming Carnival

From the Principal and
Assistant Principal

Quiet achievers at Beaumaris PS:
1. Congratulations to the Beaumaris PS Maths Olympiad Teams

The Maths Olympiad  is a mathematics competition for students in Australia and New Zealand  in Year 5 and Year 6. This year a total of 32,455 competitors represented their school in the competition.  The competition  requires students to solve mathematical problems in a creative manner - as opposed to simply reaching a solution using a prescribed method.

The following Beaumaris Primary School students  participated in the Maths Olympiad this year.

Team A:

Annabelle (Top 2%), Scott, Daisy Max, Kyle, Josh, Sebastian, Anakin, Leon, Sophie, Paige, Jade, Summer, Archie, Bianca, Ben, Saxon, Daniel (Top 10%), Davis (Top 10%), Lulu (Top 20%), Henry (Top 20%), Isabelle (Top 20%), Marvin, Neil, Tristan, Purdey, Mia, Lucas, Charlotte, Sofia (Top 25%)

Team B:

Skye, Luke, Reuben, Fletcher, Archer (Top 10%), Lily, Edward, Matthew, Melinna, Eddie, Emily, Sam, Tex, Jonnie, Isabella, James, Isabel, Georgia.

Congratulations everyone!

2. Congratulations to Matthew

In recent years Matthew has performed in professional productions with The Australian Ballet in The Nutcracker: The Story of Clara and also Coppelia, and with the Houston Ballet in Romeo and Juliet.

He has performed in a number of amateur productions with The Australian Ballet School including 

Level 1-3 end of year performance, Coppelia - Senior Ballet School, Defile, The September Showcase and MA Arts Concert.

Matthew has received a number of awards from the  The Australian Ballet School over consecutive years (2015, 2016 and 2017) as well as successfully auditioning for a place in their After School Training Programme.

Congratulations Matthew!

Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation

We thank our school community, who last week raised $614.40 for Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation by wearing a "touch of rainbow" with their school uniforms and making a gold coin donation.  The foundation raises national awareness of organ and tissue donation.

Whole School Working Bee Sunday November 25th

Our priorities on the day will be to reinstate our cactus garden into other areas of the school prior to the demolition of the building in the school holidays and general weeding, mulching and watering of our the gardens to ensure the plantings continue to thrive during dry spells in the months ahead. We will need help to move some of our student resources in readiness for the building works.

Remembrance Day Service

Tomorrow in the hall  at 3pm our student leaders will lead the school Remembrance Day Service.

Parents are welcome to attend.

Remember: Gratitude, Empathy, 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

100% Cotton short/long sleeved polo shirts

In March this year School Council considered a request from a group of parents to trial the reintroduction of the 100% cotton polo tops as an additional option for our current school uniform.  Whilst interest was not sufficient to enable any orders to be placed when this was offered to our school community, School Council committed to revisiting the process. 

These polo shirts are made by our current supplier with the body/sleeves of the polo in 100% cotton and the collar in the same poly/cotton material as the standard polo. 

· The retail price for this 100% cotton short sleeved polo will be $50 and for a long sleeved polo, $52. 

· We must fill a minimum order for the items to be manufactured, so we are asking families who are interested in committing to a purchase, to let the office know.  If the minimum quantity is reached then payment will be taken and production will go ahead.

· Please email/phone your requirements to the office by Thursday 15th November stating:  short or long sleeved, size and quantity required. 

· The item will not be stocked in the uniform shop for subsequent orders.  It will be offered as a one-off order each year (with the same minimum quantities required).

· Unfortunately due to costs, samples are not available to view

· Sizing will be the same as our current polo shirts

· Returns will not be accepted for change of mind, (unless the item is faulty).

Please don’t hesitate to contact the office for further information.

Snack Shack

Snack Shack News

Over the coming weeks we will be trialling some new products baked on-site - muffins, cookies, bliss balls … to get this happening we need your help.  

If you have any baking materials at home that you don’t need, or you are happy to donate one to the school, we need the following to get baking:

  • mixers (maybe you have an old one at home?)
  • muffin trays of any size
  • spatulas
  • storage containers

Please drop off any items at the Canteen or office. If you have any suggestions for foods your kids would like to see in the canteen please put them in the suggestion box at the office desk.

Students can purchase these items at the Snack Shack so bring in some spare change.

Thanks for getting on board!

Year Book

We are now closing sales for our Year Book.  If you would like a copy please purchase one via the Qkr app. by Sunday 11th midnight.  No late orders can be accepted as we pre-order books in bulk and single books cannot be printed.  

Parent Club



Community News

Rememberance Day Service

Bayside City Council will be conducting a Remembrance Day Service, at the Green Point Cenotaph, Brighton on Sunday, 11 November 2018 commencing at 10.45am.  The year marking the ending of the First World War.


School Information

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: [email protected] 



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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