It is frightening to think that we have less than 21 work days until the end of the school year. The staff are currently finalising end of year requirements as well as planning for the 2018 school year.
This is a reminder that students are not permitted to use mobile phones in our school or school grounds at any time. The 'BNPS eSmart Policy' and the 'eSmart Use of ICT Guidelines' state:
‘Mobile phones and other personal electronic devices may only be brought to school with prior permission of the Principal. Parents and students must comply with the conditions of use as outlined in Section 8 of the BNPS ‘eSmart Use of ICT Guidelines’, which prohibits students from accessing mobile phones and other personal electronic devices within the school grounds. ‘
Congratulations to the Year 6 students and their teachers for presenting an extremely moving and meaningful Remembrance Day Service on Friday 10 November.
The dedication and sincere commitment given to this very special occasion by our students is an awe inspiring example to everyone in attendance as to what students can really achieve.
I would also like to congratulate the members of our student body for their behaviour and attentiveness throughout the service.
Today we held our final 'Open Classrooms' for 2017. Many parents took the opportunity to visit and the children were extremely happy to see family members in their classroom as well as our specialist spaces.
Please note that the riding of bicycles, scooters and skateboards is not permitted in our school grounds during school hours (8.45 - 3.45pm) daily.
It is also a timely reminder for all families to discuss with their child, the safety requirements when riding on the roads. Recently I have had several phone calls from concerned parents and various members of the public raising concerns about the manner in which some of our students are riding their bicycles after school hours.
The Carols evening will be the first official use of our amphitheatre. The children are currently learning their item for this special family evening. Our Choir has been rehearsing for many weeks now and I would like to sincerely thank our Music staff for the many hours given to this very special event If you have not purchased your family ticket yet please do so via QKR.
Our 2017 camping program has now concluded and I would like to sincerely thank the staff who gave up their time to attend the camps.
It is always a huge relief when the buses arrive back at school and everyone is safe and sound.
I would like to sincerely thank two 'Parents and Friends' families, Garreth and Shiobhan Wilson and Greg and Ilana Blampied for preparing a beautiful sit down lunch for our staff.
In actual fact, both Ilana and Shiobhan volunteered their husbands skills for this event as they are both chefs! The staff were very appreciative of this kind gesture.
We are in the process of putting staff to classes for next year. We have agreed on our class structure, which will be 28 straight classes with 4 grades at each level.
The staffing component has not been finalised due to many unknown variables that are still unfolding.
Friday 24 November
Whole-school Head Lice Check (9.00 - 10.30am)
Year 6 Japanese Incursion
Y3 & 4 Senior Disco (6.00 - 7.15pm)
Y5 & 6 Senior Disco (7.30 - 8.45pm)
Monday 27 November
Art Incursion - Year 3 & 6
Tuesday 28 November
Year 6 Literature Groups Morning Tea (9.15am)
Wednesday 29 November
2018 Prep Orientation (9.30 - 10.45am)
Art Incursion - Prep, Year 1 & 2
Instrumental Music Program Soiree (6.20 - 7.20pm & 7.30 - 8.30pm)
Thursday 30 November
Year 1 Werribee Zoo Excursion
Instrumental Music Program Soiree (6.20 - 7.20pm & 7.30 - 8.30pm)
Friday 1 December
Art Incursion - Year 4 & 5
Uniform Shop Open (3 - 3.45pm)
Monday 4 December
Year 4 Media Magic Incursion
Tuesday 5 December
Year 5 Thank you High Tea (2.45pm)
Wednesday 6 December
Special Y5/6 Assembly (2.45pm, SLC)
School Council Meeting
Friday 8 December
BNPS Carols Night (6.15 - 7.30pm)
Saturday 9 December
Beaumaris Farmers Market (8.00am - 1.00pm)
Monday 11 December
Year 2 Dance Around the World Incursion
Tuesday 12 December
Year 6 Orientation Day
Year 3 Junior Choir Visit (2pm, Seaside Manor)
Wednesday 13 December
Prep Drama Toolbox Incursion
Singing Recital (6.30pm, MPR)
Friday 15 December
Last Canteen Day for 2017
Monday 18 December
End-of-term Canteen Clean
Tuesday 19 December
Year 6 Graduation
Wednesday 20 December
Last Uniform Shop Day for 2017 (8.45 - 10.00am)
Thursday 21 December
Year 6 Big Day Out
Friday 22 December
Last Day of School for 2017 (1.30pm dismissal)
Tuesday 30 January
Term 1 commences at 9am (9.30am for Prep)
Saturday 24 March
BNPS Fete (9am - 3pm)
Tuesday 7 August
Book Club Pamphlets have been sent home this week. Orders must be placed by close of business on Wednesday 29 November. For detailed instructions on how to order, please visit:
Please note: BNPS no longer accepts payment for Book Club orders - all orders must be paid by credit card online via LOOP (orders that have not been paid via LOOP will be returned to you).
If you wish to place a ‘surprise’ order, please email Jane Garvey at:
[email protected] indicating that you would like to collect the order yourself and include your preferred contact number.
Two of our cute Preps having a dance at lunch time!
Previously all parents have consented to the inclusion of their contact details on our Class Contact Lists. We will assume, unless you tell us otherwise, that you are happy for your details to be included on the 2018 Class Contact Lists to be distributed via email at the end of 2017. Of course please let us know if any of your details have changed (or will be changing) by emailing [email protected] at your earliest convenience.
Please note that a copy of the current Class Contact Lists can be found in the Compass News Feed. Thank you.
A special thank you to all families for supporting this event. We know that many of you have made special arrangements to ensure that your child can attend. Following is some important things to know about our Family Carols Evening.
FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT
We are promoting the occasion as a ‘family friendly event’ and so are encouraging the non-consumption of alcohol. We hope that all family members, including children, will sit together and sing joyfully in the spirit of the occasion!
There will be an area near the front where families can sit on the ground. Picnic rugs are a good idea. Towards the back there will be an area to bring your own chairs. NO TABLES PLEASE!
All students should sit with their family members unless they are lining up for their item. The playgrounds nearby will be OUT OF BOUNDS. We need to show our young performers the respect they deserve, so we want an audience that is showing their appreciation for their efforts. Therefore it is important that all students stay with their families when they are not on stage.
To save you the trouble, Mrs Claire Badley (Year 6 Teacher), will be taking photographs of our young performers throughout the event. These will be uploaded and made available to you online. THEREFORE WE ASK THAT YOU STAY WHERE YOU ARE SEATED AND DO NOT CROWD THE FRONT AREA TO TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS.
On the week of the performance, you will be sent a link so you can either download and print a copy of the program or read it direct on the night from your device.
The students at BNPS take great delight in performing for their families and are currently working very hard preparing their items. It will be a great privilege to use the amphitheatre for our first performance!
Make sure you purchase your family ticket ($20) which includes a glow novelty for all BNPS students. Additional glow novelties (flashing flower lei for girls, skull necklace for boys!) can be purchased for siblings at $4 each. Tickets available via Qkr > School Events or at the Office. It promises to be a wonderful night!
Sandy Davies and Jo Ratten
Christmas is fast approaching and we have received a kind donation of Christmas Chocolate Advent Calendars which we would like to sell next week. What’s required?
All proceeds will go directly to Parents & Friends and those who run the stall will have a say in exactly where the money goes within the school!
Please email Laura Fitzpatrick (Parents & Friends Chairperson) at [email protected] if you and some of your friends are keen to make this happen - thanks in advance for your support!
We are very excited to announce that this year Beaumaris North Primary School is once again going to be involved with the OzChild Christmas Wishing Tree program. This wonderful program provides Christmas presents for children who are in foster care, have a disability or come from low income families who would otherwise not receive presents.
We feel this initiative greatly supports our school attributes of developing caring and inquiring students who we are always encouraging to take action. It would be delightful to support those in our community less fortunate than us and for our students to see the benefits of giving to others.
If you are interested in supporting this program please fill out the green slip that was sent home with your child(ren) and return it to school at the earliest convenience. Once parental permission has been granted we will provide a gift tag outlining the name of the child, their age and general interests to assist you with purchasing a gift.
It is asked that you please do not wrap presents as all the gifts received will need to be checked before being given to the children. All gifts are asked to be delivered to the school before Wednesday 13 December.
We look forward to once again supporting the OzChild Wishing Tree Program to help support others in our community.
The Junior School Council
Congratulations to all students who participated, particularly those who successfully reached their target. The online honour roll is now available for all students who completed the Challenge, where consent was given for their names to be published. It can be accessed at: www.education.vic.gov.au/prc > 2017 Honour Roll.
Jane Garvey and Crissa Cody-Smith
The 2017 Year 6 Camp was held at PGL Adventure Camp, Campaspe Downs on the outskirts of the stunning Macedon Ranges. Students participated in several outdoor activities including; Canoeing, Swimming, Possum Glider, Centipede, Raft Building, Initiatives Course, Leap of Faith, Orienteering, Giant Swing, Low Ropes Course, Abseiling, Flying Fox, Archery and Aeroball!
Student Reflection by Bella S
Year 6 went down to Campaspe Downs for Year 6 camp 2017. We went for five days and four nights and did a bunch of activities like canoeing, abseiling, archery, leap of faith, giant swing, raft building, orienteering, team challenge, low ropes, initiatives course, wild games, climbing and hut building.
We had breakfast every morning and then activities from 9am. We only stopped for lunch and then more activities in the afternoon. Free time was before dinner and then we had fun doing whole group activities before bed.
The first two days were really hot and so raft building and canoeing were really fun. Later in the week the rain started to pour down. Even though it was raining everyone loved the giant swing.
On the way back we stopped at Williamstown and spent our money on any lunch we wanted. The weather had cleared up just in time for us to sit in the park and enjoy our lunch. Overall the Year 6s and teachers had a wonderful time!
On Wednesday 15 November the Prep children went to the Melbourne Aquarium - here's what they had to say!
We saw lots of amazing sea creatures like penguins, sea stars, turtles, sting rays, jellyfish, sea horses, sea dragons and even a shark! We learnt lots of interesting facts about sea creatures and their habitats.
We all got to hold sea sponges, shark eggs, shells and we even got to pat a sea star.
On the way home we went to Allnutt Park for lunch and a play on the playground. Some of our Mum and Dads came too. We had the BEST day ever!!!
The Prep Students
Skye M (2D) proudly displaying some action which she took regarding our Central Idea: The Past Influences our Present and Future.
Skye independently researched different generations of her family tree and presented it to the class. Well done Skye!
On Tuesday the Year 3 students walked down to Concourse to tie in with our final Unit of Inquiry ‘How we Organise Ourselves.’
Our central idea is ‘Communities are organised differently’. The students took their notepads with them and made notes about the types of shops that are at the Concourse and any other observations they made.
After enjoying a Calippo icy pole to cool down, we returned to school where the students mapped the Concourse on grid paper to tie in with our current maths focus on mapping.
Year 3 Team
All the Princesses and Prince Charmings of Year 2 attended a very important ceremony yesterday. Mr Stanbrook’s wedding rehearsal!
To celebrate Pete’s upcoming wedding on Saturday, the children made crowns or ties fit for the occasion, wrote some wedding vowels for the bride and groom. They celebrated Mr Stanbrook’s wedding as he exchanged burger rings with his wife to be Courtney (or rather a very beautiful looking puppet!).
The children made a Guard of Honour as he made his way to and from the ceremony.
To further engage students in their ‘How the World Works’ Unit of Inquiry, yesterday the Year 6 students explored Scienceworks and the Planetarium!
Our students from Year 1 – Year 6 participated in the JLTAV (Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of Victoria) calligraphy contest last term and we have received good news! Veronica S (1C), Ben B (3B) and Charlotte L (5A) have won third prize in the contest!
おめでとう！(Congratulations!) We are so proud of their efforts.
Teacher of Japanese
The Year 5 students enjoyed their tuned percussion lesson. I hope you enjoy listening to them play 'Rockin' Train'.
Congratulations to the following students who earned at least 5000 Participation Points from 6 - 19 November – some on more than one occasion!
The following students were the lucky recipients of the weekly Super Mathlete Trophy:
Classes 1B, 1D and 3D topped the Mathletics Awards with the most certificates.
Well done everybody!
Students who earn at least 5000 Participation Points go into the running to take hold of the Super Mathlete Trophy which they get to enjoy for seven days in class. Every child who achieves 1000 Participation Points or more in a week is celebrated in their classroom!
For more information on Mathletics, please see:
Last Friday 17 November, I took 20 very excited boys and girls to the Lacrosse Tournament at Sandringham College. We had a Year 5 Boys team and a Year 5 Girls team who competed in separate competitions. Both teams spent the 3 week lead up training with Garett from Lacrosse Victoria (and myself), so we were prepared and eager to show our skills.
The Girls team: Jayde G, Jess S, Jaz F, Maddy C, Bridget M, Trin M, Maya S, Holly B, Lily M and Amy P won 4 out of 5 of their matches to proceed to the final against Beaumaris Primary.
In the Final they went down 3-1 however there were some Year 6 students in the Beaumaris team so it was a hard fought match. The girls can hold their heads up high as in my eyes they were the best Year 5 team there - great result and awesome effort girls!
The Boys team: Nathanial H, Nate L, Darcy H, Harry H, Charlie R, Ashton W, Ted C, Angus H, Matt M and Max C won 3 games, lost 1 and drew 1 in all hard fought matches with the boys improving as the day went on. They also made the Final to be up against Hampton Primary School. The game was a nail biter and contested hard by both teams to finish 1-1. It then went to Golden Goal which means the first team to score wins and unfortunately for us with some bad calls, Hampton were first to get the ball in the net. We were humble in defeat and congratulated the winners and left feeling exhausted but proud of the performance.
BEST PLAYERS OF THE DAY
GIRLS - Amy P
BOYS - Ted C
Last Sunday Jake D (6A) was announced as the Victorian Team Vice-Captain at the Team Vic presentations! Jake was made Captain of the Cross Country team earlier in the year and this double honour in a season is exceptionally rare in Team Vic. Jake, we are very proud of both your competitive achievements and the leadership qualities you are demonstrating and wish you all the best at the Pacific School Games (Adelaide) for Track & Field at the end of next week . Go Jake!!!
BNPS is very proud of two amazing girls who have both qualified for the SSV Team that heads off to the Pan Pacific Games in Adelaide next week to compete for their State against the best swimmers in Australia.
Holly N (Year 6) will compete in: 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly plus 2 Relays.
Kiara M (Year 4) will compete in: 50m Backstroke, 100m Back stroke and 2 Relays.
Both girls have excelled in swimming this year finishing in the top 2 consistently in these events from District Level through to State way back in Term 1, 2017.
We wish you both the best of luck and most of all enjoy the fabulous experience and friendships that you will make while you are there.
A FANTASTIC ACHIEVEMENT THAT REWARDS ALL YOUR HARD WORK AND HOURS OF TRAINING!
A HUGE congratulations to Jayde G (5C) and Amelie H (6B) for their outstanding achievements at the recent Junior Victorian Gymnastics Competition.
Jayde won Vault and came 6th overall in her age group, and Amelie placed 6th on Beam, 6th on Floor and came 8th overall in her age group - an amazing result for both girls out of a very tough competition field!
Thank you so much to all of the families who brought in 'Lucky Bags' last week – we received a total of 232 bags! The winning class collector was Prep A – we hope you enjoyed your fruit tubes!
Next week (27 November - 1 December), students are kindly asked to bring in items to be used as prizes (new items only please e.g. from a $2 shop) e.g. small toys, key rings, balls, hair accessories, stickers, note books, pencils, pens, notebooks, erasers, bracelets, necklaces and rings etc – NO McDonald’s toys please!
There is a ‘Grade Donations Box’ in each classroom and of course a special trophy & fruit tube vouchers for the class winner! Thanking you in advance for your generous support!
Whilst we are thrilled with all of the ‘any time’ donations that are coming in, please remember that all second-hand items must be clean, saleable and in good working order!
If items are not in the above mentioned condition, we need to arrange disposal which is costly for the school and takes up the precious time of our volunteers!
Thanks in advance for your cooperation!
I had my 21st birthday here, so 15 years and I have only had time off for family leave.
Yes, I have my own jewellery brand called 'Mad Stitches', I love making all the designs and then selling them online or at local shops.
I have two boys, a 9 year old who is in Year 3 and a 11 year old who is in Year 5.
No, I live in Aspendale and my boys go to Aspendale Primary.
Finn - are your parents farmers?
No, they are not! If I was not a teacher I would like to be a professional shopper and my all time dream job would be working on Play School.
I do love Art, but I love PE and studied that at University.
Most recently it would be the Mandalas I've been making.
Finn - I think it is ugly!
Yes I do! I saw the painting at the Louvre in Paris, it was fantastic.
Skye mine is Santa Claus is Coming.
My favourite all time Christmas carol is 'War is Over' by John Lennon.
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Parent approvals for full-day absences can be entered ahead of time OR retrospectively by simply changing the start and finsih dates. Where possible, approvals should be entered prior to the absence occurring.
Please note there is no need to change the default times of 8am - 5pm when reporting a full-day absence.
The aim of this program is to provide a variety of transition activities to facilitate a positive transition experience for students moving up to their new year level. In the coming weeks students will transition to their new classroom where they spend some time with their new teacher and classmates.
Lee Skaftouros. Lee has been at BNPS for over 30 years now!
(and Madeleine & Eloise!)
I'm a great believer in the saying that ‘you only get out what you put in’. I want my kids to have the best experience at school and in order for that to happen, the school needs me and other parents to help and support them.
2B and 2D.
I have helped at the Mother's Day Stall and Grandparent's Morning Tea, I’m a Class Rep and on the School Disco and Fete Committees.
I'm the Finance Manager for a company called Madman Entertainment. I'm lucky enough to be working part time!
I love to exercise in the little time that I have outside of working and being a mum!
Aside from being a 5 minute walk from my house…I love that my kids love this school!
The Senior Disco is being held tomorrow (Friday 24 November) for Year 3 & 4 (6 - 7.15PM) and Year 5 & 6 (7.30 - 8.45pm). A very BIG thank you once again to our Disco Organisers: Sally Powell, Claire Nicholls, Helen Moore and Bernadette Gooda for stepping up to organise this in addition to the Junior Disco!
Thank you also to Cameron Duncan for creating the very professional Senior Disco poster and of course to the many parents who have worked behind the scenes and/or volunteered to assist on the night - we have no doubt that the students will have a fabulous time!
Thank you to the following parents who have stepped up for the following roles - we now have a full committee!
Thank you also to the amazing stall convenors for the great turn out at last night's Fete Stalls Information Session - it's great to have you on board!
A BIG thank you to Vanessa Tyrer for organising two Woolworths Sausage Sizzles with the support of Kiwanis (thank you Pauline and John!) and of course to the wonderful parents who gave up their time to help out or donate on the day. $350.75 was raised for our new Wellbeing Room!
A massive thank you to Tom Johnson (FAC President) and the wonderful FAC members who donned their chefs aprons to feed the masses at Bunnings Mentone last Saturday. In total they served over:
for an AMAZING total profit of $2,335!!!
A HUGE thanks to the following Dads for giving up their time to support our school:
Quite a few school families visited Bunnings on the day which was fantastic - what a great community!
Thank you so much to the following Year 6 Literature Program reading mums for their valuable time this year. They have given the children a very rich, engaging and positive experience reading high quality literature that the children may not have read by themselves.
Australians are increasingly relying on the internet in their everyday lives for banking, shopping, education, socialising and communication. It is therefore important that they are able to use the internet in a secure and confident manner.
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The BRAVE Program is a ten-week interactive, online program for the treatment and early intervention of anxiety problems in children and teenagers. It consists of ten sessions that are completed by the child, and five or six sessions for their parents.
The program is designed for the four most common types of anxiety in young people: social anxiety, generalised anxiety, separation anxiety and specific phobias. The treatment incorporates cognitive behavioural anxiety management strategies, including psycho-education; relaxation training; recognition of the body signs of anxiety; cognitive strategies of coping self-talk and cognitive restructuring; graded exposure; problem solving; and self-reinforcement. Parents also learn these strategies in dedicated parent sessions, in addition to psycho-education about youth anxiety and training in contingency management strategies. Parent sessions are designed to empower the parent to help their child or adolescent implement strategies and effectively manage situations in which their child becomes anxious.
The sessions are engaging and interactive, whilst keeping in mind the developmental age of the intended audience. Eye-catching graphics, sounds, games and quizzes are used through the sessions to maintain the young person’s level of interest. Sessions include explanations of CBT techniques, real-life examples to demonstrate how each skill can be implemented, opportunities for the participant to apply the technique to their own anxiety-provoking situations and homework exercises that are reviewed at the beginning each new session.
KidsMatter provides families with a range of information sheets to help them support children’s mental health and wellbeing, and to recognise if and when professional help is needed. They contain practical information, tips, and strategies across a range of common childhood issues, and were prepared by professionals experienced in the area of children’s mental health and development.
Tuesday 31 January - Friday 31 March
Tuesday 18 April - Friday 30 June
Monday 17 July - Friday 22 September (
Monday 9 October - Friday 22 December
Students are not required to attend school on these days. Our Outside School Hours Care Program will be operating to assist our working parents – to secure a place, please email [email protected] and see http://beaumarisnorthps.vic.edu.au/parent-information/outside-school-hours-care-oshc/for more information.
The Office is unattended from 8.40am to 8.50am daily (due to compulsory staff briefing) and closes at 4pm (earlier on the last day of term). The phone is switched to the answering machine at this time.
General Queries and Feedback
Office - Administration & Payments
Emails to Teachers
Outside School Hours Care
Please enter approval notes for full-day absences via the Compass Parent Portal.
LATE ARRIVAL/EARLY DEPARTURE
Please sign in/out via the Kiosk at the Office (do not enter on Compass).
If you are visiting the school for ANY reason between 9.00am and 3.30pm (with the exception of usual school pick-up/drop off), you must report your arrival and departure via the Kiosk at the Office for Emergency Management purposes.
We encourage you to login to Compass on a daily basis to check the News Feed as this is our primary means of communication.
See: http://beaumarisnorthps.vic.edu.au/parent-information/compass/ for more information.
Qkr (pronounced ‘Quicker’) is a FREE app to enable you to use your smartphone to make school payments (without having to give your child cash to carry to school) including Canteen and Uniform Shop orders, and various school event payments. A web-based version is also available.
For more information, please see: http://beaumarisnorthps.vic.edu.au/parent-information/payments/qkr/
9.00am - 11.00am
11.30am - 1.30pm (Fruit break at 12.30pm)
2.30pm - 3.30pm
11.00am - 11.30am (Recess)
1.30pm - 2.30pm (Lunch)
Uniforms can be ordered via Qkr and providing stock is available, orders will be filled within a week and delivered to your child’s classroom. There is also a large offering of great value second-hand items available for purchase at the Uniform Shop (located in the Prep breezeway) which is open from 8.45 – 9.30am every Friday morning (unless notified via Compass).
You can also contact the Uniform Shop via email: [email protected]
Lost Property is stored in the bins located in the Prep Breezeway. It is the student’s responsibility to promptly collect any lost property. At the end of each Term, ALL unclaimed items (named or unnamed) are donated to the Uniform Shop for re-sale.
Please ensure all your child’s belongings are clearly labelled with their name including, lunch boxes, drink bottles, hats and clothing.
Our OSHC Program operates on school days from 7.30 to 8.45am and 3.30 to 6.00pm, and on Curriculum/Pupil Free days between 7.30am and 6.00pm.
There are two ‘Kiss N Go’ zones on Wood Street where you can quickly drop and collect your child – this is NOT a parking area – you are NOT allowed to park for longer than two minutes, double-park or go into school.
You may get out of your car (within 2 minutes) but if you need to walk your child in, you must park in one of the surrounding streets, in a legal parking area.
Riding of scooters, bikes, skateboards etc., is NOT permitted in the school grounds at drop-off or pick-up (school and non-school children).
For safety reasons, parents and students are NOT permitted to walk through staff car parks OR use them for parking .
Dogs ARE permitted to be brought into the school grounds but MUST be kept on a hand-held leash between the hours of 7.30am and 6.00pm (when our students are in attendance and when our Outside School Hours Care program is operating).
It is the responsibility of the dog owner to clean up after their dog (and remove from school property).
NO adults are to access student toilets for their own use at any time. If non-school children require the urgent use of an amenity, student toilets may be used under strict parent supervision. If a parent requires the urgent use of an amenity, the disabled toilet in the main building may be used (‘Staff’ toilets are for staff only).
All children are required to wear a broad brimmed bottle green hat for protection from the sun from 1 September to 30 April. See BNPS SunSmart Policy.
Anyone wishing to volunteer at BNPS is required to provide a Working with Children Check. Checks are free and valid for 5 years! Apply online at: http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/