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14 February 2019
Issue Two
Dates to Remember
From the Principal and Assistant Principal
School News
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)

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.



Monday 18 to Friday 22

Year 5 Camp

Thursday 14

Year 5 Parent Information Evening 6pm

Friday 15

Open Classrooms from 3pm

No assembly

Thursday 21

Year 6 Parent Information Evening 6pm

Year 4 Billy Cart incursion

Wednesday 27 

Parent Club AGM: 9.05am  Staff Room

Thursday 28

Swim training for District swim team 7.30am



Friday 1

Parent Club School Welcome Evening 6pm-8pm

Monday 4

Sushi Day -  Order on Qkr from Wed Feb 13

Thursday 7

District Swimming Carnival

Monday 11

Labour Day: Public Holiday

Tuesday 12

Investiture Assembly for student leaders 9am

Wednesday 13

Kingston Division Swimming Carnival

Monday 25 - Wednesday 27

Year 4 Camp Arrabri Lodge

Wednesday 27

Year 6 History Expo 2.45pm

Thursday 28

Individual and class school photos


Wednesday 3

Year 3 Design and Technologies Expo 2.45pm

Sunday 14

Parent Club Bunnings Sausage Sizzle


From the Principal and
Assistant Principal

School Council Elections 2019—Parent Member Vacancies


We have five parent member vacancies on School Council, with a two year term of office.  No special experience is required, just an interest in the school and a desire to work in partnership with others to help shape our school’s future. 

Interested parents can collect a nomination form at the front office and return it to the office by 4pm on Thursday 21 February, 2019.  If there are more nominations received than there are vacancies on council, a ballot will be conducted during the two weeks after the call for nominations has closed.  Please contact the school if you require further information.


What is a school council and what does it do?

All government schools in Victoria have a School Council. School Councillors work as a team to establish the broad direction and vision of a school within guidelines provided by the Department of Education (DET). Council meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm and all members are expected to be involved with one or more sub-committees that meet one morning each month.

New building expected to arrive next
Tuesday 19th February!

Wonderful news! The Victorian School Building Authority permanent modular building project for our school is ahead of schedule. We have been advised by the construction company, Modscape, that we can expect the new building to arrive next Tuesday. 

The installation of the foundations will be completed over the coming days.

Next week the modular building will arrive in sections and over the next few months we will see it slowly assembled, connected to services and ready for handover perhaps as early as the middle of Term 2.


Traffic management on Tuesday 19th February

In preparation for the delivery of the building next Tuesday,  the Modscape Team has created a Traffic Management Plan. We wish to advise parents that there will be exclusion zones within the playground when the students arrive at school on Tuesday morning. Please see  the attached  aerial map which shows an outline of out of bounds areas on Tuesday to ensure the students are safe and to enable the trucks to move through the playground.


Parent Information Evenings well attended

Thank you to our teachers for meeting with parents and carers to explain the curriculum, classroom routines and expectations for the year ahead. All parents and carers are reminded that the presentations will be available on our website for future reference or for reference by parents who were unable to attend.

Parents and carers are reminded that if they wish to meet with their child's teacher to discuss matters that arise that may impact on their child's learning, they are welcome to make an appointment with the class teacher at a mutually agreeable time throughout the year.


Open Classrooms tomorrow 3-3.30pm.
No whole school assembly

Parents and carers are invited to visit their child's classroom tomorrow. Children will happily talk about their learning and explain the classroom displays and routines of the school day. 

Years 6 camp at Merricks
Photos on the school Facebook

On Tuesday I visited the students at camp and  they were having a great time. Activities included orienteering, snorkelling, raft building and team challenges. The students enjoy this very special time together. Thank you to the teachers for the many months of pre-planning that has ensured the success of the camp. Thank you also to the teachers and parent helpers for  spending the week away from their families. We greatly appreciate your support.

Investiture ceremony for our 2019 student leaders
Tuesday 12th March 9.10am

Parents and carers  are invited to attend this very special occasion.  All student leaders, including our Junior School Councillors will participate in the ceremony. Weather permitting we will conduct the investiture outside. 

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

BFAC Meet & Greet Evening-Tues 19 Feb:7pm

All Dads (and male guardians) are cordially invited to attend our special BFAC Meet & Greet Evening on Tuesday 19 February.   Join us in the BPS Kitchen Garden area, for a free sausage sizzle and a refreshing beverage. 

This is an ideal opportunity to meet other fathers (and male guardians) from the school in a relaxed environment.  The Beaumaris Primary School Father’s Activity Club is open to all fathers (and male guardians) of children who attend the school.  The club meets throughout the year—normally monthly—and membership is free.  Founded in 2003, BFAC is about No Hard Sell, No Hard Work.  It is designed to provide fathers (and male guardians) with an opportunity to gather together in a social atmosphere for a laugh, and to join in social events for fun.  For some activities children are invited too.

Social events may include Go-Karting, Bowling and Pool Night, as well as organising and enjoying signature events like the Drive-In Movie night at the school.

Snack Shack

House-made items and Term 1 Menu

The Term 1 menu includes some exciting new products* made on site.

  • hummus for dipping crackers or carrots into
  • yoghurt served with house-made granola, house-made blueberry or raspberry puree or fresh fruit salad
  • mini muffins packed with oats, fruit and chocolate chips
  • chocolate chip and oat cookies

*all of the new products are made from scratch and contain no preservatives, additives, flavouring or colouring.

The new products were made with new equipment purchased by the school council to support the vision for changing the canteen to become a healthier place to feed the students.

The canteen is working towards providing a convenient service to families whilst maintaining quality ingredients and food that nourishes the students so they can learn and behave at their best. The new pricing reflects the current cost to source products and the running costs of the canteen.


We are having our first Fete meeting on Tuesday 19th Feb at 2.15pm at Ginger Fox. If you'd like to be involved in any way at all please come and join us. Many of the team from last fete are volunteering again but we'd love some new faces too. We have many roles up for grabs including general committee members if you'd just like to help in a small way. All roles are done in pairs so you are welcome to volunteer with a friend. We always have lots of fun so I hope you can join us. Please RSVP to me by 18/2 so I can book a table.


We have four levels of sponsorship available. We would LOVE to have as many school families as possible come on board as sponsors so please email me if you’d like a copy of our sponsorship packages.


We are looking for some fabulous prizes for our raffle. Especially if you have a holiday house you’d be willing to donate for a weekend? We have previously had 4 school families generously offer their holiday homes. If you think you have any fabulous prizes please get in touch. In return your business will be printed on our 8000 raffle tickets which will be sold to school families and the wider community. You will also be able to advertise your business on our Fete Facebook page and appear in our Fete newsletters.


If you know you’ll have any fruit we can use to make jams please get in touch.

  • Grapefruit
  • Oranges
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Apples or anything else gratefully received
  • and jars of course 


• Second hand toys

• Second hand designer clothes, kids clothes and school uniforms

• Books, CD’s, DVD’s, computer games

• Blocks of chocolate

• Cans of soft drink

• Lucky Bags

Many thanks

Ness Newell

Fete Convenor

Hot Cross Bun Fundraiser

Baker's Delight will generously donate $2 from the sale of each hot cross bun 6-pack purchased to Beaumaris Primary School.

Just say you're from BPS and the staff will stamp a tally sheet.


The offer extends right through Term 1 until Easter and is valid at Baker's Delight on the Concourse and in Highett only.
Baker's Delight hot cross buns are super delicious, fresh and new varieties are out now.

Family Life Christmas appeal

We received a letter of thanks this week from Family Life, thanking the BPS community for the donations they received prior to Christmas.  We thank the school families and students who organised this appeal and everyone who donated an item.


Community News

Nazareth Parish Catechetics Program 2019


Bayside Youth Awards

The Bayside Youth awards are an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the positive achievements young people make. Nominations are open now so nominate a young person today to recognise their contributions and make them feel valued!

Anyone can nominate a young person- teachers, parents, coaches, friends or family.

The award categories include; Community, Creativity, Courage, Leadership and the Julian Gurrieri Memorial Award for Bayside Youth Participation.

To find out more about each award category, please visit

A celebration evening will be held on Wednesday 27 March to celebrate all of the nominees and announce the winners of each category!

Nominations are NOW OPEN so head to to put yours in! Nominations close Friday 1 March.

The Brave Program


Hampton Primary School Twilight Fete


Australian Girls Choir-Melb. Feb. Open Classes

Australian Girls Choir – February Open Classes

Look no further than the Australian Girls Choir (AGC) because we encourage, challenge and inspire girls as they learn to sing, dance and perform. School aged girls are invited to try our fun and inclusive classes and learn more about being part of the AGC! Contact us if you would like to attend a free trial class in February.

Ph 9859 6499 or email

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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Nazareth Parish Notice for Catechetics enrolments 2019.pdf
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AGC - February Open Classes - Melbourne.pdf