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18 October 2018
Issue Thirty One
Dates to Remember
From the Principal and Assistant Principal
School News
Level Low Downs
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 19

No assembly

Parent Club School Disco

Saturday 20

Parent Club Cake Stall: outside IGA

Monday 22

Qkr! Sushi Lunch Monday

Tuesday 23

Kids Teaching Kids Water Conference and Dinner

     Opening Ceremony and Farm Day

Tuesday 23 & Wednesday 24

Year 6 Family Life Sessions

Wednesday 24

Year 5 Reach Foundation

Thursday 25

Prep Nicky Johnston Author/Illustrator Incursion

9am Year 5/6 Zaidee's Rainbow Presentation

Year 4 Performance Evening

Friday 26

Day for Daniel

Saturday 27

"The Greatest Showman" Parent Social Function

Wednesday 31

Year 5 Family Life

Zaidee Foundation: whole school dress up day and gold coin donation for organ and tissue awareness.


Thursday 1

9.30am-10.30am Session 2 Prep 2019 Students (Parents Information session with David Anderson) 

Friday 2

Story time with Year 4B, 4G, 4W and 3/4F

Parents invited to attend, held in classrooms

Tuesday 6 

Melbourne Cup Public Holiday

Wednesday 7

Year 5 Family Life

Friday 9

Bully Stoppers Celebration

Monday 12 & Tuesday 13

Year 3 Camp Oasis

Tuesday 13

Whole School Step Up

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

Wednesday 21

Parent Club Meeting 9am Staffroom

Friday 30

Concourse Christmas Carnival.  Glee Club performing at 5pm


Monday 3

Qkr! Sushi Lunch Monday

Tuesday 4

Prep Performance Evening

Thursday 6

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

Tuesday 11

Year 5 Bike Hike

Monday 17

Year 6 Graduation

Tuesday 18

Year 6 Bike Ride

Wednesday 19

Whole School Step Up

2pm Meet the Teacher

Friday 21

Last Day Term 4 - 1.30pm Dismissal

February 2019

Friday 1

First Day Term 1

Years 1-6: 9am-3.30pm

Preps: 9.15am - 3.15pm

Wednesday 27 

Parent Club AGM: 9.05am  Staff Room

From the Principal and
Assistant Principal

The Greatest Night Out: 7.30 pm October 27th
Sandy by the Bay

Ness and the team have been busily preparing for a guaranteed  fantastic night of fun and friendship.

A friendly reminder to buy your ticket on Qkr!.

Many thanks to all who have donated items for the Silent Auction. If you have goods to donate please drop them off at the front office. Thanks again to Ness and the team for all their hard work.

The night is going to be fabulous.

Student Placement 2019

The creation of 2019 classes and the placement of our students is a complex process requiring many factors to be taken into consideration. Parent information is one part of the process along with the carefully considered information that teachers gather through their daily work with their students including their detailed knowledge of their students as learners as well as the way they work and interact with others.

Parents wishing to provide confidential information to assist us in the process of student placement should collect a ‘Class Placement of Pupils’ form from the office.

Parents are requested to only provide information that may assist their child’s learning and educational needs. Requests for individual teachers will not be considered.  If you have any educational requests related to your child’s class placement in 2019, please complete a form and return to us by Monday 5th November, 2018.

Prep Transition program

We have a range of activities during the year to ensure our new prep students and their families make a smooth transition into life at Beaumaris PS.

Students: Yesterday we welcomed our new Preps for 2019. They arrived happy and smiling for their first session  in  the Prep classrooms. They certainly looked ready to learn more about the school and  enjoyed all the exciting activities.

Parents: On Wednesday evening a large number of parents came along to learn more about the learning and teaching program in Prep. Thank you to the Prep Team for their informative and detailed explanation of the approaches used in English, Mathematics and Investigations as well as assessment strategies and tools used at BPS to track student progress.

Bully Stoppers program at Beaumaris PS 

The Bayside Bully Stoppers Network began in 2012 with 2 schools and now consists of 5 schools; Beaumaris Primary School, Brighton Beach Primary School, Hampton Primary School, Sandringham Primary School and Sandringham East Primary School along with an ongoing relationship with Bayside Council and particularly Bayside Youth Services. Each school has around 20 Bully Stopper representatives from Year 5 as well as a teacher and Assistant Principal to attend meetings.

Each year the Bully Stoppers at our  school have joined with other schools in the network to  focus on a different project with a bullying focus.

2015: Movie       2016: Billboard        2017: Song and music video       2018: Board game

Key objectives of the Bully Stoppers Network and Beaumaris PS

  • To build a community of practice that is sustainable and can target and improve wellbeing outcomes
  • To develop student leaders to target bullying prevention, building resilience and sharing the anti-bullying and resilience message within and beyond their schools
  • Provide teachers with dedicated time to plan for and enable focus groups of students to lead other students to raise awareness
  • Establish a sustained network of schools supporting students at year 5 to become ‘Friendship Ambassadors’/ ‘Peace Makers’
  • Develop student leadership capacity

Whole school assembly postponed this week
Whole school disco Bop till you Drop
Friday October 19th.

Thank you to Parent Club for organising the disco. The students were invited to compile some suggestions for the playlist for their year level disco in class.

Preps  2.30-3.30 Preps can wear their disco outfits to school for the day.        Buddies from 3.10pm.

Year 1 and 2              3.45-4.45pm    Sign in at 3.30pm

Years 3 and 4            5.00- 6.00pm   Sign in at 4.45pm

Years 5 and 6             6.15-7.30pm    Sign in at 6.00pm

The Lion King Jnr: Parent Feedback

Dear Caroline, Lauren, Jenny, Lindy, Peter, Grace, Christine, and everyone else involved in the 2018 Lion King Year 6 Production,

I just wanted to send a huge Thank You for all of your hard work and dedication.  What an amazing show it was - the songs, the costumes, the dancing, the makeup, the acting.  All of it was outstanding, and the hard work that must have gone into it from all of you was evident.  I love the attitude it was approached with as well - joy, fun, encouragement and positivity.  So many kids stepped out of their comfort zone to give it a go due to the approach taken, and the confidence of all the kids on stage showed how well their journey had been supported by you all. 

As a parent of a child who is extremely confident on the sporting field, but who had never tried acting or singing before, I was absolutely blown away by how well he did.  There is no way xxxx would have tried this even 2 years ago, but his confidence has grown, he was brave enough to have a go, and I have no doubt it will be one of the most valuable experiences of his life.  This experience was so much more than just putting on a play - it was about confidence, self-esteem, team-work, encouragement, emotional support, and more - an incredible journey with so many "life lessons" along the way.  These kids now have a life-long memory of an incredible experience that I am sure will help shape them all in some small way.

I really can't thank you enough, and these words feel completely inadequate to be honest.  I cried through both of the performances, so proud of how well all of the kids did, and so emotional watching all of them shine.  The play was perfect for incorporating everyone in some shape or form, and I am sure everyone gained so much from it, and will never forget the experience.

I still remember my Year 6 play, when I played Rita the landlady in "Man of Steel".  That feeling of being on stage and performing has never been forgotten, and it is one of my fondest memories.

I hope you all understand what an amazing impact you have on these kids, and how valued you are.

Thank you so much,

Name withheld

Remember: Gratitude, Empathy, Minfulness

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


Dear BPS Families,
This year our annual cake stall is on Saturday 20th October outside the IGA at the Concourse. Year 1 are coordinating the stall but we are asking the whole school community to get baking!
We hope to see loads and loads of home baked goodies. …we would love a selection of items that appeal to everyone.
Favourites include big cakes, chocolate, banana & carrot cakes, cupcakes, brownies, slices, cookies, honey joys, chocolate crackles, toffees, fudge and mixed lolly bags. We’d also love to see jams, pickles, chutneys & spreads if that’s your speciality. Gluten free, nut-free and dairy free items are always in huge demand.
As per Health Regulation Guidelines, please:
 Ensure all items are securely packaged, or placed in clean containers with close fitting lids
 Ensure each item is individually labelled with an accurate list of ingredients used
 Ensure items containing ingredients that can cause allergic reactions are clearly identifiable
 Items containing custard, cream, imitation cream, cream cheese or meat products cannot be accepted
 Please place numbered dot on cake and complete the cake register when you drop your goodies off
Attached to this note are ingredient stickers that must be attached to the outside wrapping of each donation. Additional stickers are available from the office.
We would be very grateful if you could wrap and present your baked goods as beautifully as possible. A sturdy plate from the ‘Op Shop’ wrapped in clear cellophane is great.
Baked goods can be dropped off on:
 Friday 19th October – from 2:30pm-5pm to the school canteen. After 5pm please drop at 17 Lang Street.
 Saturday 20th October – from 8am directly to the stall
Please don’t leave it to others to bake, we need your help too!
Carlie Fraser and Sally Gallagher (stall co-ordinators)
[email protected] or [email protected]

Shoes with a Purpose - State Schools' Relief

State Schools' Relief are now selling great priced, quality 'Student's Choice' leather shoes from as little as $45.00.  See our flyer attached.

Available online now and in store at 16 outlets across Victoria, including our Dandenong South site.

These shoes are perfect for both Primary and Secondary students and come in a huge range of sizes.  

Please let ALL your parents know for the upcoming 2019 school year that State Schools' Relief have great quality school shoes at a fraction of the price you'd pay elsewhere.  PLUS, with every pair of 'Student’s Choice' shoes sold, they're helping SSR provide assistance to tens of thousands of Victorian students that need our help every year. 

For all enquiries, please phone 03 8769 8400 or [email protected] 

State Schools' Relief are now selling great priced, quality 'Student's Choice' leather shoes from as little as $45.00.  See our flyer attached.

Day for Daniel

Wear Red on Day for Daniel Friday October 26th.

Day for Daniel is a national initiative created by the Queensland Government in partnership with the Daniel Morcombe Foundation. The initiative helps students develop strategies that will help to inform students of potentially unsafe situations and then navigate a safe outcome through 3 key words -

Recognise, React and Report.

The students are asked to wear the colour 'red' on Friday October 26th and they will complete class activities on the day. This is not a fund raiser but a national day of action to support children's safety and concepts within our student well-being curriculum.

Click HERE to visit the organisation's website.

Rememberance Day

Armistice Day is on 11 November and is also known as Remembrance Day. It marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918. A two-minute silence is held at 11am to remember the people who have died in wars.

A red poppy

Our Junior School Council will be selling poppies at lunchtimes or you can purchase them from the school office.  $1 for a badge, $2 for a silk poppy, $4 for a key ring, $3 for wristband, $5 for a pen, $10 for a crochet poppy 

Your donation allows the RSL to tailor specialist services to the needs of our current and former service men and women, and their families.

Examples include:

  • Crisis accommodation for at risk veterans
  • Financial assistance for families in need
  • Health and wellbeing programs 
  • Employment support
  • Assistance with accessing pension entitlements

Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation

What is Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation?

Zaidee Rose Alexander Turner – aged 7 years and 22 days died suddenly on 2nd December 2004 from a burst blood vessel in her brain called a Cerebral Aneurism. Zaidee’s parents, Kim and Allan, founded Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation not long after. At the time of Zaidee’s death the Turner family had been registered Organ and Tissue Donors for 5 years. As a result Zaidee donated her Organs and Tissues at the Royal Children’s Hospital, as were her wishes at the time. From this gift, the lives of 7 people (6 children and 1 adult) were improved and, in some cases, saved. Our first aim is to make organ and tissue donation awareness more prevalent in our community. By informing parents of the importance of discussing these issues with their children should they ever be placed in the same situation as we were, with Zaidee’s sudden death.

Concept of Shoelaces

Zaidee’s Rainbow Shoelaces were developed by Kim and Allan Turner, parents of Zaidee, to raise national awareness of organ and tissue donation. It is their goal that Zaidee’s legacy and memory will deliver a national message.

How is Beaumaris Primary School interacting with Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation?

  • Thursday the 25th of October Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation will visit the Year 5 & 6 students for a discussion
  • Wednesday the 31st of October we are holding a whole school fundraiser. We ask that all students wear a touch of rainbow and bring a gold coin donation. All money will be donated directly to Zaidee’s foundation.
  • From next week, rainbow shoelaces will be sold from the office for $2

For further information please visit

Snack Shack Update

Our Sushi special lunch day is on Monday. Orders must be placed on Qkr! by 3pm. Normal lunch orders will not be available, however the canteen will still be open at recess and lunchtime for counter sales. 

This term we are reintroducing Chunky Fruit Salad cups which can be ordered via Qkr! only, for collection at lunchtimes. Slices of fresh watermelon and small cups of grapes are now also available for sale over the counter at 80c each. 

Uniform Shop - BPS Swim Caps available

Our Uniform Shop is selling Beaumaris Primary School Swim Caps for $8 each which can be ordered on Qkr! One size fits all and they are made from silicone.

Level Low Downs


On Tuesday, the Prep students were lucky enough to have  the ladies from Itsy Bitsy Chef come and teach us about healthy eating and food science. First we made some yummy chicken and broccoli meatballs with lemon and parsley cous cous. Then we conducted a science experiment with bread and coffee to mimic how food travels through the digestive system and turns out into poo! We had a great day and learnt lots of new information about healthy eating and the 5 groups in the healthy food chart.

Year One

Last week the Life Education Van came our school. Harold the Giraffe taught us about healthy lifestyles. We were allowed to give him a pat!

Year Two

Welcome to Term 4! This term we have many exciting activities planned including last week's Life Ed Van and this week's First Aid In Schools. Next week we will be involved in Day For Daniel. In Maths the children have been learning about Money, specifically the use of Australian decimal currency, based on groups of 10 and 100. In English we are enjoying exploring different text types including Poetry, Narrative and Persuasive. 

An important reminder for our busy Term 4 is to continue to assist your child to keep up their good reading habits. We have the expectation that students will read for at least 15 minutes a night, 5 times a week. Take home books are provided by the school and children are also encouraged to borrow books from the school library. Our local Bayside Library in Reserve Rd is also a great place to access a variety of literacy resources. Please help your child to record their home reading into their Reading Log book. Please support your child to continue the habit of returning take home books and reading journals to school on Fridays for the teachers to check and monitor their reading regularity and progress.

Year Three

The Year 3’s participated in first aid training on Monday. We learnt about how to recognise someone is unconscious and how to maintain a clear airway, DRSAB and the Recovery Position. Hopefully your son/daughter has discussed what they learnt with you at home.

Year Four

This week Year 4 has relaunched the growers garden.  Each week, Year 4 students will spend some quality time in the growers garden learning about different topics, such as seasonal harvesting and sustainability.

They will also get the opportunity to watch their seasonal harvest come to life over the term.  Look out for some quality produce which we intend to sell to our school community in the coming months.

Year Five

On Monday, St John Ambulance Australia visited the Year 5s. We discussed the importance of staying calm in an emergency and using the acronym D R S A B C D to treat casualties if need be. We practised resuscitation on CPR Annie and placed each other in the safety position. Homework this week is to use the acronym to analyse and assess a given scenario.

Yesterday we were also visited by Reach. Reach spoke with us early in Term 3 about the importance of stepping out of our comfort zones and the need for resilience. Yesterday these concepts were again discussed.

Year Six

Year 6 has had a very busy start to their final term at BPS. We have had 2 sessions of Family Life, with the 3rd session to take place in a fortnight’s time. Max P and Josh D competed in the division athletics. Well done boys! St John’s were here on Monday conducting CPR training. We also had our final REACH workshop with a focus on transitioning to secondary school. Finally, the Build-a-Loo team is completing their project and song. It has involved a lot of hard work and it is all coming together. A huge thank you to Ms McManus for co-ordinating the project.

Parent Club

The Greatest Night Out- only 1 week to go!


As you know our big fundraiser for this year is our Greatest Night Out parent social night on Sat 27th Oct at Sandy by the Bay. Funds raised will go towards ongoing improvements to the playground spaces. Tickets for the event are now on sale via Qkr! under the "Events" tab. Please come along for what will be a very fun night with canapes, a glass of bubbles/beer and DJ included in the ticket price. We have sideshows - laughing clown, basketball shootout, dart toss and jaffa cracker, fun games, a photo booth plus some surprises. 


Many thanks

Ness Newell & The Fundraising Team

[email protected] 

Please support our sponsors!

Raffle Tickets

Every family should have recieved one book of raffle tickets to sell. Please return them to the office as soon as possible, either sold or unsold so someone can sell them. If you would like another book please ask at the office.

Wine, beer or bubbles

All donations gratefully received. Parents please drop off at the office by Friday 19th.

Community News

Jack and Jill Kindergarten


Walk for our bays

Please check out the flyer below regarding “Walk For Our Bays”, a wonderful day out organised by Dolphin Research Institute. You can head to their website to register, $5 for kids, $10 for adults, $25 for a family. There are two walks, one through iconic Warringine Park which is guided by a local ranger and one around the marina which is DOG friendly!! It will be heaps of fun at the marina around our centre, with a magician, face painting, yoga at 9am, mini education sessions with Mandy from DRI 😝, sausage sizzle, vegan ice cream, stalls from local supporters and a crazy photo booth made by Crib Point Ambassadors.

Australian Girls Choir

Join the Australian Girls Choir for their Open Day on Sunday October 28.  See attachment.

Beaumaris Bowls


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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