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14 March 2019
Issue Six
Dates to Remember
From the Principal and Assistant Principal
School News
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)

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.


Thursday 21

Harmony Day. Wear a touch of orange.

Friday 22

Parent Club School Welcome Evening 6pm-8pm

Monday 25 - Wednesday 27

Year 4 Camp Arrabri Lodge

Thursday 28

Individual and class school photos

Sunday 31

Working Bee 9am to 11.30am


Tuesday 2

Year 5 History Expo: 9am-10am

Uniform Shop open 8.45 to 9.15am

Wednesday 3

Year 3 Design and Technologies Expo 2.45pm

Prep Incursion - Responsible Pet Ownership

Year 6 History Expo 2.45pm

Friday 5

Prep Easter Bonnet Parade 9.45am

Sunday 14

Parent Club Bunnings Mentone Sausage Sizzle


Tuesday 2 

School Tour 2020 Preps - 9.15am to 10.40am sign in at the school office - (see transition flyer for more information about Prep Transition)

Monday 6 

Information Evening Prep 2020 7pm to 8pm Meet in the Prep Learning centre


Monday 5

5H and 6F Parliament House Excursion

Tuesday 6

6C and 6 M Parliament House Excursion


Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18

Year 6 Musical Production


Monday 14

Prep 2020 Parent Session 7pm - 8pm

Wednesday 16

Prep 2020 Transition Session One 9.30-10.30am

Sunday 27


Tuesday 29

Prep 2020 Transition Session Two 9.30-10.30am


Thursday 14

Prep 2020 Transition Session Three 9.30-10.30am


Wednesday 18

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

From the Principal and
Assistant Principal

Investiture of our Student Leaders

Congratulations once again to our student leaders. Below is a list of all leaders including our Junior School Councillors.

School Captains:     Archer, Ruby

Vice Captains:           Oscar, Pearl 

House Captains:      Murray -         Sam, Lily

                                        Flinders -      Jesse, Tahli

                                        Sturt -            Jean-Baptiste, Georgia

                                        Mitchell -       Nathan, Indi

ICT Captains:                                  Tom, Hannah

Sustainability Captains:             Silas, Katia, Edie, Lila

Japanese Captains:                     Quinn, Hailey

Performing Arts Captains:         Matthew, Isla

Visual Arts Captains:                    Maggie, Eloise

Library Captains:                          Edward, Emily

Media Captains:                            Oscar, Chloe, Olympia, Dale

Wellbeing Captains:                    Ella, Milla

Healthy Eating Captains:           Ruby B, Maddie

Junior School Council:              Kieran, Ruby H, Ruby M, Mackenzie, Catriona, Maddi L, Harriet, William,                                                                  Evie, Leo, Luvinda, Will

As is our tradition, past school captains were invited to attend the investiture to share their memories of their time at BPS and their experiences at secondary school. We extend our thanks to Mark, School Captain, and Meg , Vice Captain, 2013, for their attendance.  As past students they related fond memories of their time at our school and encouraged all students to enjoy the moment, make the most of every opportunity, never give up and always strive to be the best they can be.  

Mark and Meg are great role models for our students and below is a copy of their truly inspiring speeches delivered to all students at our whole school assembly.

Our School Captains for 2019 also presented their perspective on their role and the year ahead. They are excited by the opportunity to contribute to everyday life at this wonderful school. We will include their speeches in next week's newsletter.

2013 School Captain speeches

Meg Nicholls:  It is a privilege to be here this morning, and to be so warmly welcomed by the Beaumaris Primary School community by whom I was similarly embraced when I arrived to the school in 2007.  Having graduated Beaumaris Primary in 2013 and moved to further my education at Sandringham Secondary College, it truly is the closeness, kindness and generosity of the school community I reflect on fondly from my Beaumaris days. I held a number of leadership roles throughout my time here, including sustainability team member and vice school captain - I'd like to acknowledge Saskia Medcalfe, the 2013 School Captain, who is currently completing her A-levels with distinction living in Yorkshire, England.  The experience I gained during my period at Beaumaris has inspired my involvement in a number of leadership opportunities and successes throughout my high school career.

I graduated the Junior 7-9 campus of Sandringham College as Vice School Captain and academic endeavour, excellence and domain award winner, to become a senior Business-Humanities leader.  Last year I completed the VCE Psychology course and received a score ranked in the top 9% of the state.  I currently hold positions as both a domestic and representative netball coach, and realise the challenges and rewards of school and community leadership, taking pride in my role as a mentor for young people of all ages, abilities and confidence levels.  It is a passion I truly attribute to the years I spent at Beaumaris fostering my love for academia, leadership and sporting endeavour - indeed, the first netball team I ever played in trained here on a Friday night, and I later got my start coaching a team of U11s on the very same court.  I hold very fond memories of my time here and of the opportunities I was able to pursue as a result of the confidence and ability instilled in me by my mentors and peers.

To the students before me, you not only represent the leaders of tomorrow, but the leaders of today. No matter the path you choose to pursue in life,  I have no doubt that you will achieve success in whatever direction you apply yourself.  Year 6, this year is one of challenges, opportunity and change.  You are all intelligent, capable and talented individuals and I wish you all the absolute best with whatever you decide to do.  Whether you receive a badge today or not, whether you love to the microphone or prefer to listen, whether you know what you want to be when you grow up or, like me, you are still undecided - know that you are all incredible individuals with the power to inspire those around you every single day.  I am proud to witness a legacy of young talented students begin their final year of just the first chapter of their story, and I am confident that your school has given you the best possible start to whatever comes next.

I encourage you all to step our of your comfort zone this year and see what opportunities arise, and not just ones at school; life is truly a rich and fascinating experience, but never underestimate the value of good, old-fashioned hard work - and most importantly, enjoy every minute.


Mark Pecer:  Even now in my last year of secondary schooling, I still look back at my time at Beaumaris Primary School with fondness and pride.  The memories I made here are moments I will cherish forever, and I will always be thankful for the opportunity bestowed upon me of leading the school as a captain back in 2013.  To this year's school captains, I urge you all to make the most of the time you have left in primary school, and to treat every passing day as a chance to not only further yourselves, but those around you. 

I wish you all nothing but the very best.

Working Bee Sunday March 31st 9-11.30am
Priority: Our garden areas 

We extend a warm invitation to all families, especially our new families, to come along to the working bee. We have experienced our hottest, driest summer. A team has been watering the gardens and its time to give them another boost along now the weather is a little milder. Our priority will be pruning, weeding, fertilising  and mulching. The morning will conclude with light refreshments and a cuppa. It is a lovely opportunity for parents and children to spend a couple of hours together to contribute to the overall maintenance of our grounds. We appreciate your support.

Easter Raffle and Prep Easter Bonnet Parade

Thank you to Parent Club for organizing the Easter Raffle. Thank you in advance to families for their donations of Easter treats. Due to the amazing generosity of our families we donate some Easter baskets to Southern Family Life for distribution  to local families in need.

Our Preps wear their Easter Bonnets at our whole school assembly at 9.10am on the last day of term. We look forward to seeing the amazing Easter Bonnet creations on show and the visit to the Concourse is always a highlight for the preps. Tomorrow the Prep Team will send home the details of the event to Prep parents.  

School Council approved funds raised to be used to purchase STEAM resources for the students, with a focus on robotics.

School Council Update

On behalf of the school community we would like to thank the six parents who nominated for the five vacancies on School Council.  As the number of nominations exceeded the number of vacancies an election was required.

The six nominations were Angela Collins, Simon Wilson, Lisa Grant, Steve Marshall, Nick Cocking and David Bertovic.

The tally of votes indicated Angela, Lisa, Steve, Nick and David were the successful candidates.  Congratulations to all on their appointment.

On behalf of the school community we extend a sincere thank you to retiring councillors, Vanessa Fitzgerald, Simon Wilson and Ness Newell for their contribution to council and school projects.  Their commitment to the school is greatly appreciated by students, staff and parents.

Last night School Council voted to co-opt Shane Dawes and Tony Falkingham as Community members.

We will advise the community of office bearers in next week's newsletter following next week's school council meeting.

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


The Challenge encourages students to read a set number of books over the year and record their efforts online.

All BPS students are invited to participate in this year's Premiers' Reading Challenge and teachers will soon be providing students with their password details.

Students in Prep to Year 2 are challenged to read or experience 30 books. Students in Years 3 to 6 are challenged to read 15 books. See the rules on the Challenge website for more information.  Go  to Victorian Premiers' Reading Challenge

Parents, please promote the Reading Challenge and ensure the students are recording their reading online.   Class teachers will monitor and verify reading records of participants online.

Harmony Day

Wear a touch of orange on the 21st of March to show support for EVERYONE BELONGS.


What is Harmony Day?

Harmony Day is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values.


Why orange?  Orange is the colour chosen to represent Harmony Day. Traditionally, orange signifies social communication and meaningful conversations. It also relates to the freedom of ideas and encouragement of mutual respect.


What are we doing at Beaumaris Primary School? We invite all students to wear a touch of orange on Thursday March 21 to celebrate Harmony Day.


Further information:

Photo Day Thursday 28 March

Individual and Class photos will take place on Thursday 28 March.  Forms were sent home with your child last week.  If you require a sibling photo, forms are available at the school office and must be presented to the photographer on the day.    Please give this sibling envelope to your eldest child.  When sibling photos are announced during lunchtime, your eldest child will be expected to collect younger family members and hand this envelope to the photographer.  Only one envelope per family is required.  Orders placed after photo day will incur a $30 surcharge.  Includes postage and handling.

MSP Photography 03 5222 6747

Easter Raffle

One of the biggest events in the Term 1 school calendar is our Easter Assembly, to be held this year at 9am on Friday April 5th. The major prizes of the exciting Easter Raffle are drawn at this celebration.


We are now calling for donations from every family to make up the Easter hampers. Please drop off to the office any wrapped chocolate eggs, baskets or Easter themed stickers, pencils or gifts. Junior School Council will also collect donations from the classrooms.  Donations will be showcased in the glass cabinet until they are made up into hampers. Please make sure all donations are at the office by Monday 1st April.


Raffle tickets are $1 each and there is no limit to the number you can purchase. A sheet of tickets will come home today. More sheets are available at the office. Please return all tickets with payment to the office by Wednesday April 3rd.

Smoothies and Sandwich Day - Monday 1 April

Put the date in your diary! Orders via Qkr! only.  Details will come in the next few weeks.

Many thanks to Charlotte, Abi, Lilly and Annabel from 4G for the great idea and to our Healthy Food Captains, Ruby and Maddie, who will be helping to organise the day! If anyone would like to volunteer to help out please get in touch with the canteen or leave your name and contact details at the office.

Hot Cross Bun Fundraiser

Baker's Delight will generously donate $2 from the sale of each hot cross bun 6-pack purchased to Beaumaris Primary School.  Just say you're from BPS and the staff will stamp a tally sheet.

The offer extends right through Term 1 until Easter and is valid at Baker's Delight on the Concourse and in Highett only.

Baker's Delight hot cross buns are super delicious, fresh and new varieties are out now.

From Parent Club


Issue 2 of Scholastic book club is due back Friday 18th March. A catalogue will come home with your child. If you are buying books as a gift please choose the gift option when ordering and I will contact you when the books arrive. You can then collect them from the office. Please remember we can't accept cash. Please pay online by credit card using the LOOP system explained on the order form. 

Any queries please contact Ness Newell 0424 329008


Beaumaris Primary Parent Club Facebook Page

Please request to join if you haven't already. It's a great place to see what's going on, get reminders and ask any questions you may have about anything relating to school. Please also share with any other school family.


Beaumaris Primary Fete Facebook Page

Please like our Fete Facebook page

and our Instagram @adayondalgetty 


Please check your child's bag today for our first Fete newsletter.

Late Arrival/Early Leavers

If your child arrives late or needs to leave early they must be signed in/out via the Compass Kiosk at the school office.  A pass must be given to the classroom teachers which confirms to them that they have been signed in/out. This is a Department guideline and part of our emergency management procedures.   Any parents who are visiting classrooms must sign in at the office as well.

Community News

Jack and Jill Kindergarten


Open Evening MGSC


Bayside Autumn School Holiday Programs

With term one winding down, Bayside Youth services is excited to announce our 2019 Autumn School Holiday Program!

This term we will be revisiting classic activities like horse riding, bubble soccer and tree surfing, while introducing new and exciting adventures such as sailing and street art workshops!

Bookings open 10 am this Monday 18 March, and will stay open for 2 weeks. Could you please help us spread the word to students and their families at your school over the next two weeks via newsletter, compass, website, bulletin, hard copy flyers etc.

Our school holiday program allows 10 – 17 year olds a chance to connect with other young people in their community and have fun at the same time!

Please note, families will need to register prior to booking into the program. Registrations can be completed through our website and can take up to five business days to complete.

I would like to thank you for your continued support in providing safe, enjoyable activities for young people in Bayside.

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: 



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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