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25 October 2018
Issue Thirty Two
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 26

Day for Daniel - wear red

Saturday 27

"The Greatest Night" Parent Social Function

Monday 29 & Tuesday 30

Messenger Dogs World War 1 Puppet performance (whole school) 

Tuesday 30

Year 6 Family Life session 3

Year 5 Mini Boss Incursion

Wednesday 31

Year 5 Family Life

Zaidee Foundation: wear a touch of rainbow


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

Nude Food Picnic

Monday 5

Cup Eve - Canteen is open

Tuesday 6 

Melbourne Cup Public Holiday

Wednesday 7

Year 5 Family Life

Thursday 8

Prep 2019 Uniform shop opening 9.15-10.30am

Whole school photo and sports/graduation photos

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

Tuesday 11

Year 5 Bike Hike

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

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

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

Monday 11 to Friday 15

Year 6 Camp


Thursday 7

District Swimming Carnival

Wednesday 13

Kingston Division Swimming Carnival

From the Principal and
Assistant Principal

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.

"The Greatest Night Out"

Remember, last chance to purchase your tickets via Qkr! today or tomorrow.

It's guaranteed to be a great night out.  All the details can be found later in the newsletter.

Parent Club Disco and Cake Stall

A fabulous result. Thank you to all the parent organisers and parent volunteers who supported the disco last Friday night and/or the cake stall on Saturday.  Both events were a great success.

School Council has approved the funds raised by the disco, $2373 and the cake stall, $2620 will be used to purchase technology and coding equipment for the students.  The equipment will support and enrich student learning in Digital Technologies.

Day for Daniel tomorrow

Everyone has the right to feel safe.

Tomorrow, our students will be talking about strategies to ensure their personal safety and personal warning signs that alert them to possible danger.

We encourage families to discuss the concept of personal safety with their children. Please support this cause by wearing a touch of red.

World Teachers' Day tomorrow

Happy World Teachers' Day to all of our amazing teachers!

Every day, our teachers are supporting children and young people by improving student outcomes and shaping their lives for future success.

We acknowldge and thank them for the significant contributions they make in our classrooms and communities. 

World Teachers' Day is an opportunity to acknowledge this valuable work and celebrate the wonderful achievements made by teachers at Beaumaris Primary School and across the State. 

Library Staffing

Congratulations to Ellie Hilton who has been appointed as our new library technician. Ellie will commence in the role from Wednesday November 7th.

Canteen News

To ensure the canteen continues to run smoothly, Andrea Schmidtke has offered to take on the role from November 7th until the end of the year. Thank you Andrea.  School Council is considering a range of options for the continuation of the canteen going forward.

Whole School Planning

At this time of year we begin forward planning for the new year and our planning relies on accurate enrolment information.  Families can assist us in two ways:

1. Prep Enrolments for 2019: A friendly reminder

If you have a child commencing in Prep in 2019 and the child is not yet enrolled please collect an enrolment form at the office or online and return it this week.

2. If you are relocating in the new year, please let us know now.

Sadly, as in all school communities, some families relocate at the end of the year. We will miss you and we wish you well. It is very helpful for our planning and much appreciated at this early stage, if you could please advise the office before the end of Term 3 if you know you will not be returning to BPS in 2019.

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

Wear red tomorrow on Day for Daniel

Day for Daniel (26th October) 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' tomorrow and they will complete class activities on the day. This is not a fundraiser 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.

Remembrance 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 well-being programs 
  • Employment support
  • Assistance with accessing pension entitlements

Uniform Shop - BPS Swim Caps available

Our Uniform Shop is selling Beaumaris Primary School navy swim caps for $8 each which can be ordered on Qkr! One size fits all and they are manufactured from silicone by a local company, Engine Swim.

Lost Property

Our lost property cupboard is bulging.  Please take the time to check the cupboard located opposite the art room door at the end of the office corridor.

If anyone recognises this little bike please claim it at the school office.  It has been in our lost property for around six months.  If nobody claims this bike in the next two weeks we shall donate it to local charity. 

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?

  • Today,  Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation visited the Year 5 & 6 students for a discussion about awareness
  • 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.
  • Rainbow shoelaces are currently being sold from the office for $2

For further information please visit:

Cake Stall 

If you have left behind your plate or container from the cake stall please collect it from the school office. (see picture)

Parent Club

The Greatest Night Out- only 2 sleeps 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 still 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. 

Wine, beer or bubbles

All donations gratefully received. Parents please drop off at the office by tomorrow morning.

Community News

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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