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20 September 2018
Issue Twenty Nine
Dates to Remember
From the Principal and Assistant Principal
School News
Level Low Downs
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)


Friday 21

End of Term 3 - 2.30pm Dismissal

BFAC Drive-in movie night


Monday 8

First day Term 4, 9am start

Snack Shack closed

Tuesday 9

8.45 - 9.15am Uniform Shop open

Year 6 Family Life Sessions

Life Education Van visit Prep, Year 1 & Year 2

Wednesday 10 

Snack Shack reopens

Kingston Division Athletics Carnival

Year 5 Start Smart

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

The Lion King Jnr: Feedback

What an absolutely sensational performance last night, as I'm sure it also was on Wednesday night!

The very obvious amount of dedication, time, effort and joy that went into the production was SO EVIDENT.  As I watched and listened, smiled, laughed or enthusiastically clapped, I kept thinking "WOW!  THIS IS AMAZING!"

The students were wonderful!  Their singing was rousing!  Their acting was terrific!  And their enthusiasm was palpable!

Sincere thanks and many, many congratulations to everyone involved in this production.  The costumes (I can only sew a hankie or a tea towel!), the make-up and hair, the backdrop, the stage settings, the sound, were all fabulous.  XXXX LOVED IT ALL!  And XXXX texted me after the After Party to say XXXX really, really enjoyed that as well.  What a great idea to have an After Party and one that one parent could also attend.

Superb!  A truly wonderful experience.

In gratitude and with ongoing CONGRATULATIONS!

Name withheld

Whole School Curriculum Planning Week

The delivery of a carefully planned, detailed, sequential curriculum, that both supports and challenges our students, is the priority of this school.

This week all teachers have worked collaboratively to prepare the curriculum for Term Four. All planning documentation and resources are prepared by year level classroom teachers and specialist teachers, in advance, to ensure a smooth commencement to Term Four.

Farewell and Happy Retirement to Mrs Julia Jones

We extend a huge thank you to Mrs Julia Jones for her longstanding contribution to Beaumaris PS over many years. Students, teachers and parents extend their best wishes to Julia as she begins a new phase in her life. We hope to see Julia when she has a break between the many adventures with family and friends. Good luck, Julia, we will miss you. Happy retirement!

Dismissal at 2.30pm tomorrow 21st September 

A friendly reminder that the students will be dismissed early tomorrow ahead of two weeks holiday to unwind and prepare for Term 4. We hope every enjoys a happy, safe and relaxing break. 

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

BFAC Drive-in movie night

Don't forget! Tomorrow night's movie is The Nut Job 2 - Nutty By Nature. Tickets are still available via Trybooking. Please refer to the news item on Compass for further information.

School Disco - save the date - 19th October

All information was sent to families via Compass earlier this week. Save the date! Many thanks to our Parent Club for organising this afternoon and evening of music and dancing, which will be a definite highlight of the school year. 

From the Parent club: 
SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER 2018 8am-1pm

This year our annual cake stall is being held on Saturday 20th October outside the IGA at the Concourse. We are asking the whole school to get baking!

You don’t have to be Nigella Lawson to contribute to the stall. Chocolate crackles, mars bar slice and little lolly bags sell just as well as big cakes and slices. Anything gluten free and nut free are huge hits.

Please help this fundraiser be a success for BPS.

At the start of Term 4 we will send home a flyer and labels to attach to your baked goods. Please don’t leave it to others to bake, we need your help too!

Baked goods can be dropped off on:

  • Friday 19th October – from 2:30pm-5pm to the canteen. After 5pm please drop off at a local residence (address can be supplied).
  • Saturday 20th October – from 8am directly to the stall in the Concourse.

Many thanks in advance,

Carlie Fraser and Sally Gallagher (stall co-ordinators)

[email protected] or [email protected]

Snack Shack

The canteen is now closed for the term and will reopen on Wednesday 10th October. Thank you to all the parents and carers who have sent in their availability for the volunteer roster. If any parents are still interested, please email [email protected] by the end of the day. The roster will be circulated by email by the middle of the holiday break. Soup is now finished for the year and will return in Term 2 of 2019. During our warmer terms, fruit cups will be available for ordering via Qkr! to be collected with lunch items. I wish everyone a very happy holiday. Ellie H.

Black Rock Primary School: Big Fun Fete


Level Low Downs


This week, the Prep students enjoyed walking to East Beaumaris Kinder for a visit. We read stories to the kinder kids, asked them if they had any questions about school and had a play on the kinder play equipment. During our walk, we spotted many signs of spring – flowers blooming, butterflies fluttering and birds singing. Our legs were very tired after such a long walk and we enjoyed a quiet afternoon back at school. Thank you to our parent helpers who came with us.

Year One

The Year One students had a fabulous time with Professor Bunsen. Science is always fun when he comes to visit!

Year Two

The Year 2 children and teachers thoroughly enjoyed the Professor Bunsen Science Show on Monday. The topic was Forces, Motion and Energy (The Science of Toys). Professor Bunsen is a very entertaining and inspiring scientist. His visit concluded our learning of Physical Science through the use of toys to discover the forces acting on them, discover how they move and how they store energy to keep them moving.

Year Three

Year 3 have had a wonderful term conducting experiments, visiting Scienceworks, learning about earth and space and forces, gravity and magnetism.  We have written explanation texts and have discovered some talented poets while learning all about poetry. We have been been busy solving multiplication and division problems, while looking to see if objects are symmetrical.  Have a great holiday spending time with family and friends and we look forward to Term 4 and camp. 

Year Four

The last few weeks have been exceptionally busy in Year 4.  Last week we conducted our Expo on our term topic, Science.  It was wonderful to see so many parents attend what was a lovely afternoon.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Year 4 parents, we appreciate your help with students conducting some interesting experiments at home during this term. Fractions have been a big focus over the last few weeks. We apologise in advance if your son or daughter suddenly starts mentioning the topic whenever they see an opportunity to point out a fraction!  We encourage a discussion around fractions if an opportunity arises over the holidays.  Fractions play a big part in our everyday lives, for example the AFL plays four quarters of football, yet rugby is played in two halves!

We have also revamped the Growers Garden and next term we hope to harvest some wonderful herbs and vegetables prior to the holiday period. 

Year Five

End of Term 3, when did that happen?

This term the Year 5s have been busy since day 1. We have participated in Reach wellbeing workshops which pushed us all out of our comfort zones and also made us laugh. We walked to Mentone Girls' SC and got to explore inside a real science lab and even wear lab coats. Mad About Science came to visit us and we looked at a dog pancreases through a microscope. We ran, threw and jumped at Athletics Day and we even enjoyed a few dress-up days such as Footy Day and Book Week. It has been a jam-packed term but all of the students have worked so hard and now deserve a fabulous holiday.

See you all next term.

Parent Club

The Greatest Showman - only 5 weeks to go!

Tickets now on sale: As you know our big fundraiser for this year is our Greatest Showman/Circus themed parent social night on Sat 27th Oct at Sandy by the Bay. Please save the date if you haven't already. 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. 

Volunteers/sponsorship needed: We have a fabulous team already volunteering but do need some more help. So if you would like to volunteer for any of the below please let me know.

  • Raffle tickets are coming home this week. One book of 20 for each family. We really appreciate you selling these, buying them and returning them to the office as soon as possible.
  • 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.
  • Are you having a spring clean in the holidays? If you have any new and unwanted presents you can donate that would be fabulous.
  • We are also collecting wine, beer, and bubbles donations. All gratefully received at the office.
  • I have 11 shops in Charman Rd and seven in Haydens Rd which need donation letters delivered and followed up if anyone would like to volunteer for either, please let me know. 
  • We have some more sponsors on board however we would LOVE more! Sponsorship starts at $250, so let me know if this interests you and I can send you a Sponsorship document.
  • Finally if you have any contacts for donations please get in touch.

Please support our sponsors!



Many thanks

Ness Newell & The Fundraising Team

[email protected] 

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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