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02 May 2019
Issue Eleven
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.


Friday 3

Curriculum Day-Pupil Free - Camp Australia available see attachments.

Monday 6 

Information Evening Prep 2020 7pm to 8pm Meet in the Prep Learning centre

Sushi Day - order via Qkr! only

Tuesday 7

Uniform shop open from 8.45 to 9.15am

House Cross Country: Years 4-6 only

Dendy Park

Thursday 9 May

Mother's Day Celebration Morning 8am-9am

Monday 13

Year 1W and 1G excursion to Como House 9am

Tuesday 14 May

Year 3 & 5 NAPLAN: Language Conventions & Reading

Wednesday 15 May

Year 3 & 5 NAPLAN: Writing

Thursday 16 May

Year 3 & 5 NAPLAN: Numeracy


Thursday 23 May

Alumni Evening:  4-5pm

Friday 17

Year 1T and 1MW Excursion to Como House 9am

Friday 24

Year 3 Excursion CERES 2019-Environmental Community Park

Monday 20 to Friday  24

Education Week: focus 'Future Careers'

Monday 20

Grandparents and Special Friends Day

Wednesday 22

Dress up Day: gold coin donation 

Theme: 'my future career' 

Thursday 23  6.30-8pm

Parent Information Session : Mathematics

Facilitator Sue Fine Maths Consultant


Monday 3

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

Year 5 Science Expo 9am

Wednesday 5

Year 5 Healesville Sanctuary Excursion

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

Friday 28 June

Final day of Term 2:  2.30pm finish


Monday 15

First day of Term 3

Tuesday 30 

5DG and 5V Parliament House Excursion


Monday 5

5H and 6F Parliament House Excursion

Tuesday 6

6C and 6M Parliament House Excursion


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

Monday 14

Prep 2020 Parent Session 7pm - 8pm

Wednesday 16

Prep 2020 Transition Session One 9.30-10.30am

Sunday 27

School Fete

Tuesday 29

Prep 2020 Transition Session Two 9.30-10.30am


Thursday 14

Prep 2020 Transition Session Three 9.30-10.30am


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

Bakers Delight in the Concourse: Thank you!

John from Bakers  Delight  has tallied the funds raised from our Hot Cross Bun drive.  Our school families purchased 382 packets of six hot cross buns earning $762 for the school. John has very kindly rounded it up to a $1000 donation!  

Thank you John!

A friendly reminder:
Pupil Free Day tomorrow Friday 3rd May

School Council  has approved a pupil free day tomorrow. The school will be closed to students as all staff will be attending a professional learning event at Sandringham College. The focus will be literacy learning.

Mothers Day Morning  next Thursday 9th May

To all mothers and carers we extend a warm invitation to our inaugural Mothers Day celebration on Thursday May 9th from 8am to 9am.

Families can mingle in the shade cloth area where they can purchase a coffee from the coffee cart  and enjoy a complimentary muffin.

Please remember to register on Qkr the number in your family who will be attending.  By registering your attendance you will help us ascertain exact numbers of muffins to be purchased.

Our Junior School Councillors will host the event.

The Glee Club will perform at 8.50am.

Education Week Events: Celebrating Careers

Education Week will be celebrated across the state from May 20th to 24th.

The BPS school community is invited to participate in  a range of events and activities throughout the week.

Monday 20th May: Grandparents and Special Friends Morning 9.00 - 11.00am

We will begin the morning with a whole school assembly at 9.10am including a performance by Glee Club.

The Parent Club will provide their usual delicious morning tea in the hall from 10.15am. A friendly reminder that the morning tea is for adults only.

Visitors may wish to purchase a book from the selection on display in the library.

Wednesday 22nd May: Dress Up Day - Theme: My Future Profession. The student are encouraged to dress for their chosen future profession. A gold coin donation will be collected by our Junior School Councillors and forwarded to their nominated charity.

Thursday 23rd May: Parent Information Evening-Mathematics 6.30-8.00pm 

Sue Fine our Mathematics Consultant will host the evening

School Council AGM 

Interested parents are invited to attend the School Council AGM in the staffroom on Tuesday 21st at 6.30pm concluding at 7.00pm.

The session will be repeated on Wednesday 22nd from 3.00pm to 3.30pm.

The BPS Annual Report 2018 will be available on the school website following the AGM.

Parent Helpers at Cross Country
Years 4, 5 and 6 Tuesday 7th May

We always appreciate the support of parents to help with overall supervision and provide encouragement for the competitors.

If  you have some time available to help on the day please complete the Parent Helper form on Compass.

NAPLAN Years 3 and 5 14th, 15th and 16th May

Parents are advised the national assessment of literacy and numeracy skills of students in Years 3 and 5 will take place on May 14th, 15th and 16th. We ask that students arrive at school on time. This will  enable them to fully benefit from the specific time allocation to complete the assessments each morning.

14th May: Language Conventions and Writing

15th May: Reading

16th May: Numeracy

Prospective Prep Parents Open Morning today hosted by our Year 6 students.

Once again our Year 6 students were wonderful ambassadors for our school. They explained their experience during their years at Beaumaris PS and described the range of programs and events on offer at the school. We are very proud of the way the students conducted themselves. This event is very important for our school and we confidently place this significant responsibility in the hands of our fantastic students. Congratulations to all.

Prospective and current families: Prep parents information session
Monday 6th May 7.00-8.00pm 

New families and families with children already attending the school are invited to attend the information session.

To assist us with our planning for 2020 we ask current families with children entering their first year of school next year, to ensure their child’s enrolment form is submitted before the end of this term.

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

Sushi Lunch Day Monday 6 May

Last chance to order Sushi for Monday 6 May Sushi Day (order via Qkr!) by 3pm Thursday 2 May. 

Uniform Shop

The Uniform Shop is open on the first Tuesday of each month from 8.45 to 9.15am, the next being on Tuesday 7th May. This is a fantastic opportunity to view the large range of second hand items we have for sale for $5 each.  Any donations of unwanted uniform in clean and good condition are always welcome at the office, including school bags.  Please note that any used school hats and/or any used non-uniform items (such as netball skirts, tights, leggings, tunics) cannot be resold so please avoid donating these.  If you are unable to visit the uniform shop, you can order new items via Qkr! or request second hand items by emailing the office with the size, item, number required and a contact mobile phone number.

Start of May - Hats away

Students are now not required to wear hats until the start of Sept

Alumni Evening : Thursday 23rd May

Beaumaris Primary School is delighted to host our annual alumni evening this term. If you graduated from BPS in 2018, 2017, 2016 or 2015 you are invited to return to school to catch up with your graduating cohort, share stories with each other about high school or simply speak with some of your past teachers.  Invitations will be sent out shortly by email so keep an eye on your inbox.

When: Thursday 23rd May

Time: 4.00pm-5:00pm

Where: Susan Arnts Learning Centre, Beaumaris Primary School

RSVP: by Monday 20th May. Please let the office know if you are planning to attend.

Mother's Day Stall


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.

Level Low Downs


The Prep students are beginning to use surveys to collect information. They are learning to formulate questions that result in a yes/no answer, and record their data using tally marks. Over the next few weeks, the Prep students will be learning how to transfer these results into a graph and interpret the results.

Year One

The Year 1s have started week 2, eagerly looking forward to continuing with our History launch.    We have had informal discussions about ANZAC Day and our family histories, and we can’t wait to share our items from home. We are starting to look at graphs and tallies in Maths and at writing stories from ‘our heads and our hearts’ in English. Please enjoy looking at our photos from Investigations. The Year 1 teachers love our friendly faces and we think you will too!

Year Two

This week the Year 2 classes explored Design and Technology whilst on an excursion to Legoland Discovery Centre. The students participated in the "Spin the Gears" workshop, building a series of models, experimenting with gears and exploring effort and force. There was plenty of time to constuct with Lego, as well as enjoy the 4D cinema, rides and playzones. The teachers were so proud to hear feedback of positive student behaviour from members of the public. We would like to thank the parent helpers who joined us and supervised the students so well. Back at school, the children used collaboration and feedback to reflect upon what they learnt and were able to draw and write a report for future reference.

Year Three

Welcome back to Term 2.

Last week students enjoyed sharing wonderful holiday experiences with their classmates within circle time, as focus students and in writing time.  When writing students are focusing on starting their writing with a Sizzling Start. This makes writing more engaging for the reader. Students were set a challenge this week of changing a boring start to a piece of writing to a more interesting one.

In Year 3 we have started exploring our subject focus which this term is HISTORY.  Last week students spent time learning the importance of ANZAC Day and its link to our Australian history.

We also visited Black Rock House to investigate our local history.

Student highlights:

  • ‘Dressing up in olden day clothes’ – Kitty
  • ‘How it was in the olden days’ - Benjamin
  • ‘Walking through all the rooms’ - Abby
  • ‘Seeing what the houses were like back in the olden days’ – Arizona
  • ‘The castle door was left half completed’ – Ajay
  • ‘Looking at the Fig Tree’ – Ethan
  • ‘Learning about the olden days’ – Luka
  • ‘Dressing up’ - Miki

Year Four

This week in Year 4 we have been becoming experts with our time in Mathematics and are working towards writing a full piece of narrative writing.  For Subject Focus we have discovered our interests and found out that this term we will be looking into History. The discussions surrounding this topic were very rich and we have a lot we want to learn in this area this term!  On Tuesday afternoon we were given the opportunity to weed the garden beds in preparation for Garden Growers. We were so impressed with the enthusiasm from many students who were happy to work together and get their hands dirty to make these garden beds look fresh and ready for some new plants and vegetables! We are sure this enthusiasm will continue throughout this term.

Year Five

Term 2 has started and the Year 5s are already deep into new concepts and topics. Over the past two weeks we have delved into our subject focus of science and also studied new ideas in Digital Technologies. We learnt about the binary system and discovered that all codes around the world are made up of only two numbers, 0 and 1. We investigated this concept and discussed that all digits and letters can be created in the coding world using the binary system. In groups we made our own binary cards to create small codes.

Using our 4 Science learning intentions we have broken the term into two sections. Section 1 we are discovering how scientists have made an impact on our society, how to conduct and evaluate fair experiments and how to observe the properties of solids, liquids and gases. The second half of term we’ll learn how animals and plants adapt to their environments for survival. This week we conducted an experiment about molecules.


  1. Observe the properties and behaviour of solids, liquids and gases and the changes that can occur
  2. Explore adaptation - how living things survive and thrive in their environments
  3. Plan, conduct and evaluate science investigations
  4. Investigate the contribution scientists have made to our society

Year Six

This week the Year 6s have been busy focusing on their musical Peter Pan. Everyone is busy rehearsing their lines and looking through their audition parts.  We are all very excited.

Some other things that we have been doing is unpacking our science learning intentions.  We have been watching Bill Nye the Science Guy that has a catchy song. The videos give us an introduction to each area of science we are learning this term.

Some of our Year 6s have been chosen to go to Somers Camp. They will be participating in numerous activities like abseiling, canoeing, low rope course, flying fox and much more. We hope everyone has a great time.

The Year 6s have also chosen their new interschool sport teams. The winter sports are soccer, tee-ball, AFL, hockey, handball and netball. Good luck to all the teams who start their first round next Friday.

That’s all that we have for you folks don’t forget to tune into 88.3 southern FM every even week this week will be talking about cross country, the musical, AFL and much more hope you can listen in. 

  • Chloe and Olympia (two of your media captains)  

Community News

To our loyal Club and School members, we would like to let you know that Rebel Mentone is having another 20% Off storewide sale on this Saturday 4th May from 9am-5pm!!!

This sale is for 1 day only and we would like you all to come and see us again on the day, and mention your club or school at the registers and they will receive 5% back of all sales in the form of credits to use in store.

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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