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30 May 2019
Issue Fifteen
Dates to Remember
From the Principal and Assistant Principal
School News
Level Low Downs
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 23

Alumni Evening:  4-5pm   SALC

Parent Information Session : Mathematics

Facilitator Sue Fine Maths Consultant 6.30pm - 8pm  SALC

Monday 20 to Friday  24

Education Week: focus 'Future Careers'

Friday 24

Year 3 Excursion CERES 2019-Environmental Community Park

No assembly today

Tuesday 28

District Cross Country

Thursday 30

Parent Club Village Southland Movie Night. 7.45pm


Monday 3

Macaroni Cheese & Hot Chocolate Day - order via Qkr! only

Year 5 Science Expo 9am

Tuesday 4

Uniform Shop open 8.45am-9.15am

Wednesday 5

Year 5 Healesville Sanctuary Excursion 8.00am

Monday 10

Queen's Birthday Public Holiday

Tuesday 11

Year 6 Amazing Race - Sandringham College

Wednesday 12

Dolphin Research Institute Ambassador Peer Teaching Session

Friday 14

Year 2 Excursion Yakult factory and Dandenong market 8.15am

Tuesday 18

District AFLW

Thursday 20

Year 4 Performance Evening

4L & 4G: 5.45pm-6.30pm (arrive in classrooms 5.30pm)

4J & 4H: 6.45pm-7.30pm (arrive in classrooms 6.30pm)

Monday 24 June

Sushi Day - order via Qkr! only

Tuesday 25

Year 3 History Expo (date change)

Thursday 27

Year 6 ERP Expo - Science

Friday 28 June

Final day of Term 2:  2.30pm finish



Monday 15

First day of Term 3

Tuesday 16

Uniform Shop open 8.45am-9.15am

Wednesday 17

Reach Incursion Yr 5

Tuesday 30 

5DG and 5V Parliament House Excursion

Year 2 Performance Night


Monday 5

5H and 6F Parliament House Excursion

Tuesday 6

6C and 6M Parliament House Excursion


Uniform Shop open 8.45am-9.15am

Friday 9

Parent Club School Disco TBC

Tuesday 13

House Athletics 

Prep Incursion Nicky Johnston Author

Wednesday 21

Year 5 Reach Incursion

Thursday 29

Bully Stopper Forum


Tuesday 3

Uniform Shop open 8.45am-9.15am

Monday 16

Musical dress rehearsal

Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18

Year 6 Musical Production

Friday 20

Final day of Term 3:  2.30pm finish


Monday 7

First day of Term 3

Tuesday 8

Uniform Shop open 8.45am-9.15am

Monday 14

Prep 2020 Parent Session 7pm - 8pm

Wednesday 16

Prep 2020 Transition Session One 9.30-10.30am

Sunday 27

School Fete - Day on Dalgetty

Tuesday 29

Prep 2020 Transition Session Two 9.30-10.30am


Monday 11 to Tuesday 12

Year 3 Camp 

Tuesday 12

Uniform Shop open 8.45am-9.15am

Thursday 14

Prep 2020 Transition Session Three 9.30-10.30am


Tuesday 3

Uniform Shop open 8.45am-9.15am

Wednesday 18

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

Friday 20

Final day of Term 4: 1.30pm finish

From the Principal and
Assistant Principal

Building community at Beaumaris PS
Parent Expo Evening: July 24th 6.30-8.00pm
Save the date

To further enrich the partnership between home and school, we are currently  planning a series of workshops for parents. The workshops will provide information about initiatives in the school, information to support parenting and the school governance framework. 

Parents will be invited to nominate three workshops of 25 minutes duration and rotate through the workshops  between 6.30-8.00pm.

Some workshops will include:

The Bayside Resilience Project:     Facilitator Louise Neave, Assistant Principal

School Council Governance:           Facilitator Bruce Baker, School Council President

21st Century Learning Design :      Facilitator Rowena Ulbrick, (Our in-school consultant)

Sustainability Practices:                    Facilitator Lindy McManus, Classroom Teacher

We will provide more details about the workshops on offer later this term.

Save the date.

School Pride

Last week we were delighted to receive very positive feedback about our school and our wonderful students.  Grandparents, special friends and parents commented on the learning and teaching programs available at the school, the calm, productive learning environment and the courteous, respectful behaviour of our students. 

More information about school lunch time routines and school lunches can be found in the Parent Information Booklet on our website.

Prep enrolments for 2020

Prep enrolments for 2020 are now being accepted.  We ask current families with children entering their first year of school next year, to collect an enrolment form from the office, or  use the enrolment tab to locate a copy on our website, and return the completed form ASAP.  

District Cross Country

Congratulations to all competitors.

Thank you to Mr Lilburne and Miss Cooper for organising and supervising early morning training sessions to prepare the students for the event.


Thank you also to all teachers and parents who supported and encouraged the students on the day. 

On Tuesday at District Cross Country our students were very lucky to meet one of our previous Vice and Acting Principals, John Rowse. Our school song was written by our then musical director Andrew Jarrett, who dedicated the song to John, as he was about to retire. Time has passed and most of our current families would not be aware of this story and the significance of the song, so it was lovely for the students to meet him and learn about it. They gave him a wonderful round of applause, then in true BPS style broke in to a spontaneous three cheers, which brought a tear to his eye (and mine!). What a wonderful surprise it was for everyone, especially John and me!

Well done our fabulous Beauy Primary students!

Lindy McManus

Eating lunch at school

We understand that sometimes lunch boxes arrive home containing uneaten food and parents may wonder how much time is set aside to eat lunch.

Ten minutes of supervised time to eat lunch is given to all students at 12.50pm prior to the bell to go outside to play at 1.00pm.

The time allocated is 10 minutes with extra time given to younger students.

We understand that some students need more time to eat their lunch and the students who need extra time beyond 1.00pm can take their lunch outside and sit under the shade cloth to finish their lunch where there is a teacher on yard duty until the end of lunch time.

We believe sufficient time is provided for the students to eat their lunch as the time provided is quite flexible. 

We will continue to encourage this flexible lunch eating routine at school. If some students come home with uneaten food we encourage parents to remind them that the school offers additional supervised time to all students to continue eating their lunch under the shade cloth every day.

More information about school lunch time routines and school lunches can be found in the Parent Information Booklet on our website.

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

School Policy regarding sick children

With the colder months still ahead of us and with reports already of stomach upset, sore throats and flu type symptoms, we thought it worthwhile reiterating our policy on sending children who are not feeling 100% to school.

Clearly we want children to be resilient and learn to put up with minor health matters, however it is important that students do not return to school before they are completely over illness. Apart from the fact that our facilities are limited it is problematic if children return to school too soon and infect others. In case of gastro, children need to be clear of symptoms for 24 hours before they return to school.  

As working parents we know the inconvenience that sick children cause but we are not in a position to be able to keep sick children at school and our policy has always been to contact parents and ask them to collect their child from school if it is clear that the child is unwell. 

Hopefully we will all escape the ‘winter ills ‘ and remain fit and healthy.

Student Safety - crossing the road 

We received a call from a concerned parent after they had a narrow miss driving on Emily Street on Tuesday morning, when two small children ran out between parked cars to cross the road into the school grounds.  We will continue to remind children to use the Bayside Council supervised pedestrian crossing on Herbert Street and we ask parents to talk with their children about road safety but most importantly make sure if the supervised crossing cannot be used that an adult closely supervises students making the crossing.

Uniform Shop

The Uniform Shop is open on the first Tuesday of each month during term, the next being this coming Tuesday 4th June from 8.45am to 9.15am.

Second Hand Uniform

If you would like to purchase second hand uniform, please either come to our Uniform Shop this Tuesday or send an email to the school office with the type, size and quantity required, along with your best contact number. Second hand items are $5.00 each (EFTPOS minimum purchase $10.00). We will contact you once items have been received. All donations of uniform items which are clean and in good condition are welcome at any time to be delivered to the office. We are unable to accept hats.


Woolworths Earn & Learn

It's simple to participate.  From Wednesday 1st May and Tuesday 25th June 2019 or while stock lasts, when you shop at Woolworths you can collect Woolworths Earn & Learn Stickers from the checkout operator, via team members at the self service checkout or through an online order and place them on a Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker Sheet. There will be one Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker for every $10 spent (excluding liquor, tobacco, and gift cards). Once completed, simply place the Sticker Sheet in the Collection Box at the school office, or in the Collection Box at Woolworths Mentone.

Poco Music


Level Low Downs


The Prep students loved participating in a range of activities for Education Week.

On Monday, we loved showing our Grandparents and special friends all the special things about our school. We shared information about our classrooms and even gave them a sneaky peek of our workbooks!

On Wednesday, we were lucky enough to have 10 parent volunteers come in and talk about their careers. From Photographers to Scientists, the children were very interested in learning about a range of different jobs, which one day might become a future career for themselves! We enjoyed dressing up as ‘what we would like to be when we grow up’ and were delighted to see everyone’s costumes. The following day, we drew a picture of ourselves dressed up and wrote about why we might like to have that particular job in the future.

Year One

For Digital Technology, the Year 1s have been using the iPads regularly. So it was very exciting when we reintroduced our robot friends who they met last year. We explored how to program BeeBots to move around a Zoo, to visit various pens.

Year Two

The Year 2 classes loved Education Week, with the focus being 'Future Careers'. It was wonderful to welcome Grandparents and Special Friends  to assembly and to our classrooms. We asked them about their current or past careers and looked for advice for our future careers. On Dress up Day we gave a gold coin donation and participated in the whole school parade. Afterwards, some of the parents spoke to Year 2 classes about their own careers and we asked them many questions. It was such a busy Education Week and we were very tired by Friday. Thank you to our many visitors and guest speakers.

Year Three

Last Friday 24th May all Year 3 students and teachers made their way to CERES in Collingwood. Students were involved in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural program. The students groups rotated around 4 different activities.

  1. Dreamtime Stories
  2. Merri Merri Historical Walk
  3. Bush Tucker and Indigenous Plant Uses
  4. Ochre Rock Painting and Aboriginal Art

Student Highlights:

  • I really liked eating some of the plants. My favourite one was the native spinach it was sour and l also liked painting our faces in Ochre it looked really cool. Lachie
  • My highlight at CERES was painting myself in ochre. It was so so fun. Millie
  • I loved the Ochre face painting with all the different colours. I liked the plant walk because it was very interesting and I had never tasted Pig Face before. Kitty
  • My highlight of CERES was drawing and painting ourselves with Ochre. Mitchell

Year Four

The Year 4s had an absolute ball last Wednesday when we got to dress up as our future career. We are very grateful to all of the wonderful parents who came and shared what was involved in their careers - they gave us lots of inspiration.

We have also been testing our skills in coding in two different ways. The first is by programming a robot called Dash and the second is through a website called We loved both, however Dash was our favourite. The lessons have been lots of fun and have challenged us as you can see above. We can't wait to extend our knowledge in coding!

Year Five

Half way through the term already, wow, where has the time gone?

This week we have been working very hard on our science reports. Last week each Year 5 student conducted their own experiments and this week we’ve been very busy analysing the results. We had experiments that worked perfectly and some that completely failed but we have learnt a lot. Today we are putting the finishing touches on our reports by publishing posters, booklets, PowerPoints and even some iMovies. We are really looking forward to sharing our reports with our families at the expo 9am Monday.

Not only have we been working hard on our reports but we’ve also been putting the finishing touches on our career posters. During Education Week last week we drew pictures of what career we would like to aspire to have one day. We had football players, tennis players, real-estate agents, lawyers, authors and even a humanitarian. Some of them are currently displayed in the SALC and look fantastic.

Don’t forget to arrive at school at 8am on Wednesday for our excursion to Healesville Sanctuary,  

Year Six

This week the Year 6s are getting ready  to start auditions for the musical Peter Pan Junior, which will begin next  Monday  3rd June and run for two weeks. We have also been starting on our ERPs for Science this term. The Year 6 Science ERP Expo is on Thursday 20th June 8.30-9.30am. Some lucky Year 6s got to participate in a debating session with Brighton Secondary students and they are starting to prepare for their debate at Brighton Secondary in two weeks time.

Olympia and Chloe

Community News

Parent Information Session on
9 ways to a resilient child 
presented by Dr Justin Coulson

Based on his book, 9 Ways to a Resilient child, this presentation gives parents practical strategies to help their children cope with the challenges that life throws at them.

  • Find out what raises - and what reduces - resilience, such as why common advice like 'toughen up princess' doesn't work
  • Learn the psychological secrets that will build your child's capacity to bounce back, stronger and more resilient than ever, including the ability to think flexibly, exercise self-control and make safe and healthy choices
  • discover the powerful impact of family, relationships, school and community, on resilience
  • Unpack the most effective, evidence-based ways to support your child develop greater resilience

When:     Thursday 13th June 2019

Time:       7pm - 9pm

Where:     The Auditorium, Glen Eira City Council, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Road, Caulfield

Cost:         $25.00

To Book Click here



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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