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21 June 2018
Issue Nineteen
From the Principal and Assistant Principal
School News
School Information
Dates to Remember
Community News
Parent Club
Level Low Downs
Beaumaris Primary School
(03) 9589 2619
79-99 Dalgetty Road
Beaumaris, Victoria, 3193

From the Principal and
Assistant Principal

A friendly reminder to book parent teacher interviews on Compass

Parents and carers are reminded to book an interview with their child's class teacher via Compass before 5pm tomorrow.

Next Wednesday there will also be evening time slots available.

Specialist teachers are available for parent/teacher interviews. Sometimes parents book a time slot to introduce themselves to the specialist teachers. The specialists enjoy getting to know parents however we ask that interview time slots are booked by parents who wish to discuss matters related to their child’s learning and progress as a priority.

Student mid year reports are available on Compass tomorrow from 5pm.

A date for the diary:
Pupil Free Day 
August 3rd
Whole School Curriculum Day

Parents are advised that on Friday August 3rd we will conduct our fourth and final curriculum day for the year. All staff will spend the day preparing our school self evaluation in readiness for our school review in Term 4.

Community Open Day Beaumaris Secondary College
Saturday 23rd June

Beaumaris Secondary College is holding its Community Open Day on Saturday 23 June from 10am – 12pm.

Parents are encouraged to go along to see this wonderful facility first hand.

The school is positioned to be at the heart of the Beaumaris community.

On the day,  you will be able to:

  • Take a student led tour of the site from 10am – 11.45am
  • Attend the official opening at 11.45am in the Gymnasium
  • Principal and School Council address
  • Official naming of the Bob Whiteway Resource Centre
  • Official opening of the College

Prep enrolments for 2019-siblings

Prep enrolments for 2019 are currently underway.  Thank you to the families who have already lodged an enrolment form.  It would be most helpful if parents could return the enrolment form (download from our website or available from the office) prior to the end of Term 2.

History Panel Art Competition extended to Wednesday 27th June

Entry forms and ideas are available at the office.  A great activity for the children this weekend!

ResourceSmart School Certificate of Achievement

Congratulations to the Sustainability Team, comprising Ms McManus, Miss Cooper, Mrs Rothberg and Miss Burridge, our student Sustainability Team led by Emilia, Isabella, Tristan and Max, and  all  our wonderful students and staff for their contribution towards the school receiving a Certificate of Achievement for the  completion of the Water Module tasks and actions.

Beaumaris PS has now achieved the requirements for all five stars: Leadership/Core, Waste, Biodiversity, Energy and Water.

We will advise the community when we receive confirmation of full accreditation.

A fantastic team effort everyone!

End of term early dismissal at 2.30pm

Parents are reminded that Term 2 concludes next Friday. The  students will finish their school day at 2.30pm.


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

School News

Photo: Keira 2C

Girls Footy Photos



This week we would like to talk about our savings with the school and hopefully getting our fifth star. Last week we were visited by Sustainability Victoria to assess the completion of our Water module. The visit was successful and we were accredited our water module, the last component of the Resource Smart Journey.

Watch this space to see if we get our 5th star to complete the program.

This week we checked up on our resource smart page, and our results are stunning!! Here they are..


Overall we have saved $99,523 for our school, that’s $185 per student, annually!

Next month is waste free July, can you please make sure your child's lunchbox is waste free and if possible keep waste out of the house. 

The Sustainability Team

Sustainability Tip 

Keep chemicals out of your dishwasher and use environmentally friendly products and expect to see better results.

Snack Snack

Our NEW homestyle sausage rolls went on sale yesterday and we have received some wonderful feedback from students and staff. These will continue to be on sale each canteen day. To begin with there will be limited stock, so please order on Qkr! early to avoid disappointment. If anyone has any feedback about our menu items, please contact the school by email or email Ellie directly on [email protected].


More volunteers are still needed for Term 3. Please complete the form sent home with students last week (also sent via Compass) and return to the school by Monday 25th June. A roster will be circulated prior to the holidays by email.


Our soup on Monday was another huge success. Our last soup day for Term 2 will be on Monday 25th June. Chicken noodle soup for $1 per cup and anyone wishing to try our vegetable soup (completely vegetarian) can sample it at recess and lunchtime on the same day for 50c per cup. Our soups are made from scratch (stock included) onsite and from fresh healthy ingredients by our wonderful volunteers, Andrea, Jodie and Sonja.


Our ingredients lists for all menu items are available from the Snack Shack on canteen days and will be posted on the website by the end of term.


Thank you, Ellie H


Wise Ones

WiseOnes is a program for fast learners from Years 1-6.  It operates during school hours in small groups.  It provides students with an opportunity to mix with other creative thinkers, be challenged and have fun.

There is a qualifying entry level.  Claudine is offering a free, fun activity to identify eligibility.

For more information please contact Claudine at [email protected] or mobile 0414 249 462

Click on the attachment above  for the latest program.

LEGO Education Program

On Wednesday lunchtimes we have Build it 4 Kids running their LEGO Education Program, allowing students to explore the world of simple machines and have creative time with their own specially designed LEGO education box.

Click HERE for details of costs and to download a booking form.

Click HERE to visit the Build It 4 Kids! website

Hot Shots Tennis

MLC Tennis Hot Shots is just for kids.  Children learn to play on the right size court using racquets that are perfect for small hands and balls that don't bounce too high.  Classes run during lunch time - different age groups on different days.  The program is currently open to students Foundation, year one and year two.

Click HERE for details of costs and to download a booking form.

Click HERE to visit the MLC Hot Shots website

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 95892619.



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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Dates to Remember

Snack Shack

Open Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

(excl. 1st & last day of term)


Friday 22

Year 3/4F and Year 4 ERP Expo 2-3.30pm

Student Reports available for parents from 5pm on Compass

Monday 25

Canteen Soup day

Monday 25 to Thursday 28

Parent/Teacher interviews 

Tuesday 26

Year 5 Geography ERP 9am-10am

Wednesday 27

Last day for Canteen for Term 2

Friday 29 

Snack Shack Closed-no Lunch orders 

Last day of Term 2 -  2.30pm dismissal 


Monday 16

Start Term 3

6pm Information session for Minato Ku host families in the staffroom

Wednesday 18

Snack Shack re-opens

Parent Club meeting 9am - staffroom

Year 5 Reach Foundation

Tuesday 24 to Monday 30

Minato-Ku students

Wednesday 25

Japan/Australia Day

Qkr! Sushi Day (orders close 3pm 23rd)

Thursday 26

Zoo excursion with Minato Ku Students

Friday 27

Farewell to our Minato Ku Students years 4,5 & 6


Wednesday 1

Year 5 Science incursion: Mad About Science

Thursday 2

Year 2 Performance Evening

Friday 3

Pupil Free Day

Tuesday 7 & Wednesday 8

Year 5 Leadership Workshop at Brighton SC

Monday 13 August to Thursday 16 August

Scholastic Book Fair - SALC 8.30am to 4pm

Friday 17

House Athletics

Monday 20

Qkr! Sushi Day

Wednesday 22

Bully Stoppers Forum

Thursday 30

Father's Day stall

Friday 31

Father's Day Footy Breakfast


Tuesday 11

District Athletics

Wednesday 12 & Thursday 13

Year 6 Musical

Monday 17

Qkr! Sushi Day

Tuesday 18

6.15pm Family Life - Family Session

Wednesday 19 

Parent Club 9am Staffroom

Friday 21

End of Term 3 

 2.30pm Dismissal


Wednesday 10 

Division Athletics

Year 5 Start Smart

Monday 15

7pm 2019 Prep Parents Information Session

Tuesday 16

Year 5 Mini Boss Incursion

Wednesday 17

Parent Club 9am Staffroom

9.30am Transition Session 1 - 2019 Prep Students

Wednesday 24

Year 6 and Year 5 Reach Foundation


Thursday 25

Year 4 Performance Evening

Friday 26

Day for Daniel

Saturday 27

Parent Club Social Function

Wednesday 31

Year 5 Family Life


Thursday 1

Session 2 2019 Prep Students

2019 Prep Parents Information with David Anderson 

Tuesday 6

Melbourne Cup Public Holiday

Wednesday 7

Year 5 Family Life

Tuesday 13

Whole School Step Up

Session 3 2019 Prep Students

Wednesday 14

Year 5 Family Life

Monday 19 to Friday 30

Swimming Lessons Bayside Aquatic Centre Prep-Year 4

Wednesday 21

Parent Club Meeting 9am Staffroom


Tuesday 4

Prep Performance Evening

Thursday 6

Glee Club to sing at Bayside U3A 11.15am at the Beaumaris Library

Wednesday 12

Year 5 Bike Hike

Monday 17

Year 6 Graduation

Wednesday 19

2pm Meet the Teacher

Carols Night

Friday 21

Last Day Term 4 - 1.30pm Dismissal


Community News



Parent Club

Greatest Showman/Circus Fundraiser


Level Low Downs


This week in Prep we have seen many examples of students displaying team work. During Investigations a group of children from a range of Prep classes worked together to create an obstacle course, using various building materials and 3D shapes. During Maths today our students collaborated in making 3D shape posters and presented their completed work to their peers. Well done everyone!

Year One

Year Ones had a Winter Celebration.   We drank hot chocolate, made snow globes and read books to our favourite toys.

Year Two

Year 2 walked to the Beaumaris Concourse and visited Bakers Delight, The Merchant and Steve’s Meating Place, to find out more about the food production process.  We sampled the goods (free fruit!), used our questioning and note taking skills and purchased food from our shopping lists. Back at school we made our own healthy sandwiches and enjoyed eating them in the sunshine! It was lovely for the children to interact with people in our local community and we are very grateful for the generosity of the proprietors.

Year Three and Four


The Year 3's have been working very hard on their ERP’s this week!  We can’t wait to exhibit our projects and answer questions about the learning process. 

This week Year 4 have been working on a range of things including their Educational Research Projects on our subject focus, Geography.

We are seeing such detailed drafts with information on topics such as, Australia and its states, South America and Africa which has been the content focus throughout Term 2.  We have used a range of skills throughout this term including, researching, mapping, data analysing, writing and features of writing, reading and using technology

We look forward to seeing many of you at the Expo tomorrow.

 The Year 3 exhibition will be on Thursday and the Year 4 exhibition is Friday.

Year Five

Next Tuesday morning we are wrapping up our Geography focus by celebrating at the expo.

This week we have been busy putting all the elements together. We had to enlarge an A4 map to A3 and include major cities, rivers and mountains. We have also been working on persuasive pieces to convince people why to visit our chosen countries.

Hope to see everyone next Tuesday at 9am

Year Six

This week some of the year 6 girls faced off against other Bayside schools in a tough and rough footy tournament. Two schools will go a step further and compete at a divisional level, facing other local districts like Kingston.  We hope the girls try their best and get through to divisional. GO BEAUY!

On the 21st of June, Year 6 will be presenting their Educational Research Projects in the SALC. They have been working on them for the past few weeks. The focus for this term is 20th century history. Project interests could be anything the students want, so long as it links back to history and the learning intentions.

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