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11 October 2018
Issue Thirty
Dates to Remember
From the Principal and Assistant Principal
School News
Parent Club
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)


Monday 15

7pm 2019 Prep Parents Information Session

St Johns First Aid In School Program 

Tuesday 16

Prep Itsy Bitsy Chef Incursion

Year 5 Mini Boss Incursion

Year 6 Family Life Sessions

Wednesday 17

Parent Club 9am Staffroom

9.30am Transition Session 1 - 2019 Prep Students

Year 6 Reach Foundation

Thursday 18

Year 6 Metro Public Transport Incursion

Friday 19

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


Thursday 1

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

Tuesday 6 CLOSED

School CLOSED today

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

Wednesday 19

Whole School Step Up

2pm Meet the Teacher

Friday 21

Last Day Term 4 - 1.30pm Dismissal


From the Principal and
Assistant Principal

Welcome back everyone

The students arrived looking relaxed and rested  ready for a busy final term for 2018. With the Greatest Night Out  parent social evening,   swimming program, Year 6 Graduation, Year 3 Camp and Carols to name a few, it promises to be an exciting  term for everyone.  Please check the calendar to see all incursions, excursions and special activities for each year level during the term.

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

Thank you to Ness and the team in advance for all their preparations for the parent social function. The theme for the evening and the venue guarantee a great night of fun for parents. Tickets  are available on Qkr . Don't miss out!

BPS Drive-in Movie Night: Thank you BFAC

The weather on the evening was absolutely perfect. Movie night is a terrific way to conclude the term and our students look forward to spending special time with their family.  We hope our families enjoyed the experience. Thank you BFAC! 

Fundraising expenditure this year

-Sandpit area refurbishment: Transformation of  the outdated sandpit area into a natural sand/play outdoor learning space has been completed 

- Underway soon is the installation of three large alfresco umbrellas between the end of the SALC and the current Year Two classroom entry

-Replas tables and benches have been purchased for installation around the umbrellas to maximise the space as an outdoor learning area 

-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) resources: spheros, coding, robotics and technology equipment have been purchased

-Laptops: sixty additional laptops for use by our Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 students

-funds in reserve for the new volleyball nets to be installed after the new building works are completed

-Sound equipment

-Line marking materials

-sunscreen for all classrooms

Beaumaris PS Walker Learning Approach Network Meeting

Last night our Prep to Year 2 team hosted a highly successful gathering of schools implementing the Walker Learning Approach in our network. Mrs Anne Thompson and Miss Mikaela Redlich presented the philosophy and approach to the visiting teachers. Collectively the group shared strategies, ideas, innovations and recommended resources to support the approach. Teachers then toured the P-2 classrooms to view the learning environment and the learning centres set up for Investigations. Parents are encouraged to view photos of the amazing learning centres created by our teachers  to stimulate and energise student learning during Investigations.  

Holiday maintenance

All grassed areas, including the oval,  were mowed.

The grounds were swept and tidied and the garden areas were watered in readiness for the arrival of the students.

Thank you to the parents and teachers who took care of our chickens during the break. 

Thank you also to the teachers who came in during their holidays to prepare their classrooms.

Taking care of our Japanese Garden

We would like to ask parents to talk with their children about looking after the gardens around the school, especially our Japanese Garden.  These garden beds are delicate and are not areas to be walked through or played in.  Our gardens really embellish the school learning environment and are very important to us.  We appreciate your support.

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


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]

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.


Bayside Schools Kids Golf Challenge

Our school entered a team to participate in the inaugural Shaw & Partners Bayside Schools Kids Golf Challenge played on 1 October 2018.

It was a splendid day to be outside, with the day kicking off with a putting competition, followed by a golf clinic run by the Royal Melbourne Golf Club. It was then on to the Cheltenham Golf Course for the shot-gun start at 12pm. 

There was some great golf on display and our team did exceptionally well, coming second for the day!

Congratulations to Caitlyn, Max, Ben and Arley!

Black Rock Primary School: Big Fun Fair



Road Rule: School Crossings

Children’s crossings are only in operation when flags are displayed. When flags are displayed, drivers must not proceed through the crossing if children or adults are still on the crossing or about to start crossing. This is the law regardless of the presence of a crossing supervisor.

When children’s crossings flags are not displayed, pedestrians should give way to passing road traffic.

Drivers should always use caution when approaching children’s crossings when children are present. Not every child will know or remember the different rules.

For more details on the Victorian Road Rules, go to


Parent Club

The Greatest Night Out- only 2 weeks 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!


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.


Do you have anything to donate? Are you a business who can donate a voucher, goods or your time? We'd love to hear from you or you can drop anything to the office at any time until Friday 19th. Did you have a spring clean in the holidays? If you have any new and unwanted presents you can donate that would be fabulous.


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

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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