30 November 2018
Issue Two
 Principal's Report
Principal's Learning Awards  
Student of the Week Awards ​
Happy Birthday
Assistant Principal's Report
Assistant Principal's Awards
Reading and Writing in Year 3/4 - Haiku
Inquiry Investigation Natural Disasters Years 3 & 4
Maths in Year 3/4    
Year 3 and 4 Camp  
Information Page  
Community Notices   
Upcoming Events Around the School  
Burwood East Primary School
(03) 9802 8618
Cnr Highbury Road and Blackburn Road
Burwood East, Victoria, 3151



Monday   3rd December                9.00am

Monday 10th December               9.00am

Monday 17th December               9.00am

Friday    21st December               12.50pm

Monday 11th February                   9.00am

Transition Session

Foundation 2019 Day 

Tuesday 11th December 9.15am - 11.00am

Meet in Front of Junior School


December 2018

 6th December Year 6 Fun Day

11th December 2019 Day

13th December -  End of Year Breakfast

13th December  - Celebration Concert  9.30am 

13th December  - Parent Helpers Morning Tea - 11am  School Hall

13th December Graduation Night

14th December Year 6 Sports Day

21st December Last Day of Term - Early Dismissal 1.30pm

Book Pack 2019 Collection Dates  

Year 1 and 2  Tuesday          4th December 8.30am - 9.30am and 3pm -4pm

Year 3 and 4  Wednesday   5th December 8.30am-  9.30am and 3pm - 4pm

Year 5 and 6   Thursday       6th December 8.30am- 9.30am and  3pm- 4pm

 Book Collection Day 20th December 8.30am -9.30am and 3pm- 4pm

Final  Book Collection Day 29th January 10am - 12pm

(Book packs are available for collection for accounts paid by Monday 17th December)

Term 4 Dates

Monday 8th October to Friday 21st December

Looking Ahead 2019

Curriculum Days

29th and  30th January 2019

First day of school Year 1 - 6 

Thursday 31st January 8.45am - 3.30pm

First Day of School Foundation 2019

Thursday 7th February 8.45am - 3.00pm

School Photo's

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Term 1 2019 Dates

31st January - 5th April

Public Holiday

11th March - Labour Day Holiday


 Principal's Report

Dear Members of the Burwood East Primary School Community,

2018 Foundation Transition

It has been fabulous to see the smiling faces of many of our new Foundation students for 2018 during their recent transition visits. While the new Foundation students have been enjoying a range of classroom activities, their parents have been involved in sessions  to support their child’s  transition into Burwood East PS.

2019 School Fees

I would like to thank those families who have already settled their 2019 school account and remind those who are yet to do so that we would really like to have as many accounts as possible paid by 20th  December. The 2019 Book Bags are available for collection from the front office at these times:

  • Year 1 and 2  Tuesday          4th December 8.30am - 9.30am and 3pm -4pm
  • Year 3 and 4  Wednesday     5th December 8.30am-  9.30am and 3pm - 4pm
  • Year 5 and 6   Thursday        6th December 8.30am- 9.30am and  3pm- 4pm
  • Book Collection Day 20th December 8.30am -9.30am and 3pm- 4pm

Final  Book Collection Day 29th January 10am - 12pm

2019 Day

On the 11th December, we will hold a very special day for all of our current Foundation to Year Five and new Foundation students as they are provided with the opportunity to spend the day with their 2019 class and their 2019 teacher. Having the opportunity to familiarise  yourself with a new environment, meet your new teacher and class  friends is an opportune time for the students (and families) to alleviate some of the issues experienced when children are required to move from one classroom or school to another. This day has previously been an enormous success and I look forward to receiving some feedback from the teachers, students and parents.

2019 Student Leaders

At Monday’s assembly we announced the 2019 Student Leaders. A sincere congratulations and a special well done to the following children and their families. It really is an honour to be a school leader and represent your peers, teachers and our school community:


Captain Roles 2019                                                         Students              

School                                                                                    Kevin and Lulu

Yellow House                                                                       Levi and Liana

Green House                                                                        Insiyah and Alyssia       

Red House                                                                            Yunwan and Vic

Blue House                                                                           Bradley and Stephanie

Sport                                                                                       Konstantinos & Ella

E-Smart                                                                                  Henry and Cassie

Eco                                                                                           Maria Susana and Julian

Visual Arts                                                                             Emily & Aanya

Performing Arts                                                                  Alyssa & Lola

Community                                                                          Prapti & Angela

Language                                                                              Xinyu and Gina

Staffing Update 2019

We are pleased to announce that the following teaching appointments have been made for 2019.

  • Carly Thomas
  • Laura Wood
  • Samantha Rinderhagen
  • Natasha Camilleri
  • Caitlin Blaha

End of year reports

Staff have been moderating their assessments and preparing written reports for each student in the school which will go home in the last week of term. All teachers are starting to put together class lists and structures for 2019 and these will be finalised shortly. We received correspondence from a number of families which has helped us to compile these classes.

Playground Behaviour

I would like to congratulate all the students at Burwood East Primary School who continue to play in such a friendly and respectful manner in our school yard. I truly believe that we have amazing students and this is yet another way that confirms my belief.

Playground Supervision

A reminder to all families that school supervision by teachers on official duty is provided for a minimum of 15 minutes before and after the school day. The care and supervision of students remains the responsibility of their parents and guardians outside the times of school supervision - 8:45am - 3:45pm. Before and After School Care is available on site through Camp Australia.

Yours in Partnership,

Darren McDonald






Principal's Learning Awards


As Principal, I believe it is very important that I acknowledge the wonderful work our students produce in all areas of the curriculum, therefore students are encouraged to visit me in my office (classroom) to showcase their achievements.


Carmen and Tina for being responsible.

Sakina for her excellent  Poetry writing.

Jasmin, Addison and Sean for their excellent Poetry writing.

Bella, Gracelynn and Sarah for their great work in Mandarin.

Sulaeksha, Demi, Tani, Lindsay and Isabel for their Inquiry Investigation of Natural and Synthetic resources.





















Student of the Week Awards

Student of the Week Awards are presented weekly at assembly.  These awards recognise students effort and success in the classroom. Well done to the following students!























Happy Birthday

Children who have a birthday that falls during the week may wear free dress for that day and for those children whose birthday falls on the weekend they can wear free dress on the Monday.

Shourya, Jayden, Rabab, Alexander, Caleb, Kenny, Vidun, Leo, Kayley,  Milla, Mayumi, Sanomi, Binuka, Mayon, Mia, Pranshi and Isabellah


Assistant Principal's Report

Dear Members of the Burwood East Primary School Community,

What a jam-packed couple of weeks we have had! I’d like to begin by acknowledging the hard work of our Parent and Friends Association for their organisation of the School Movie Night. This has again been a highly successful event for the school community and thankfully some better weather. A big thank you to Mel and her team for all their efforts.

Student Leadership

Well done to all the Year 5 students who have participated in the student leadership process for 2019. It takes a lot of confidence and resilience to speak in front of such a large group of people and all the students should be proud of their efforts. I look forward to working with the future leaders in 2019.

Year 3 and 4 Camp

The Year 3 and 4 students had a wonderful time on camp in Week 6. I was lucky enough to spend the whole time at camp and was amazed by the number of students willing to push themselves outside their comfort zone when it came to activities involving heights or even trying new foods at dinner time. Camps provide a wonderful opportunity for students to show their teamwork skills in a different environment. Thank you to Mary and Angela for their organisation of the camp and for the other staff (Sue, Charlotte, Josh) parent helpers (Matt and Mardi) and student teachers (Eliza and Sam) for their help and support.

Technology at BEPS

Students at our school are exposed to a range of technologies which are seen as tools to support student learning. Each class in the school has access to a number of iPads which are used in all areas of the curriculum and MacBook Pro laptops are also used across years 2-6. To ensure our students are able to use technology effectively we have again invested in a large number of new iPads to support the growth in the junior area of the school in 2019. Our school is also lucky to have great support from our school technician Colin who will be busy in the holidays ensuring that all technology in the school is working effectively.

Student Uniform

It is often around this time of year that student uniform standards can start to be forgotten. I would like to ask parents to support us in ensuring their children are wearing the school uniform consistently, the exception being if students require a winter coat on these chilly November days. Furthermore, there is a large amount of clothing that is unnamed or second hand available to families which often ends up being donated at the end of each term. Please come and see me if you are interested in taking any of these items.

Student Banking

Just a final reminder to all families that the current Commonwealth Banking will cease to operate from 29th of November this year as no more transactions can take place after this date.
Corey Lim from Bendigo Bank Blackburn South will be attending the school on the 2019 day - 11th of December from 8:30am - 11:00am. Parents will be able to sign up their child/ren on this date.

Food Delivery

A reminder to all parents that if you are bringing food into school for your child then you must sign in as a visitor through the office as per our school visitor policy. A reminder that parents can also order lunch orders through Balanced Living Catering on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday provided orders are placed before 9am. Orders can be placed by setting up an account at . Please see the office if you require further information.

Many thanks,


Andrew Den Elzen

Assistant Principal's Awards


Harvey 1M for showing responsibility in the classroom and Aslan for being a good friend.



Ryan 1J for his great effort in reading.








Reading and Writing in Year 3/4 - Haiku


Inquiry Investigation
Natural Disasters
Years 3 & 4

Students were set the task of constructing a model house which could withstand the impact of their chosen natural disaster. They had to select and utilize the appropriate man-made and synthetic materials. After construction, a test was conducted to determine the resistance of the house to the natural disaster.


Natural disasters: drought, flood, cyclone, blizzard, heatwave, landslide, tsunami, sinkhole, volcanic eruption, earthquake.




Maths in Year 3/4



Year 3 and 4 Camp


Information Page



Community Notices 


Upcoming Events
Around the School



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Learn To Swim.pdf
School Holiday Theatre Program.pdf
Superspeak - Public Speaking and Drama.pdf
Alla'S Learning Centre - Mount Waverley.pdf
Christine Bafas - Woodwards Real Eastate.pdf
East Burwood Football Club.pdf
Learn to play Trumpet and Trombone.pdf
Burwood East Primary Team Kids Summer Prog.pdf
Digimaker Term 1 2019.pdf
WiswOnes Term 1 2019 - Mind Benders.pdf
Team Kids - Summer 2019 - Mandarin.pdf
Camp Australia Information.pdf
Nude Food Every Friday.pdf
Balanced Living Catering - School Lunch Orders.pdf
Working with Children Check.pdf
Parent Brochure Compass School Manager.pdf
Movie Night Order Form and Letter 2018.pdf