Stop Press

06 June 2019
Issue Sixteen
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)

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.


Monday 10

Queen's Birthday Public Holiday

Tuesday 11

Year 6 Amazing Race - Sandringham College

Wednesday 12

Dolphin Research Institute Ambassador Peer Teaching Session

Friday 14

Year 2 Excursion Yakult factory and Dandenong market 8.15am

Parent Teacher Interview bookings open via Compass at 9am (close 4pm July 21)

Tuesday 18

District AFLW

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)

Friday 21

4pm: Semester 1 reports available on Compass 

4pm: Parent Teacher Interviews close on Compass

Monday 24 June - Friday 28 June

Parent Teacher Interviews: pre-booked only

Monday 24 June

Sushi Day - order via Qkr! only

Tuesday 25

Year 3 History Expo (date change)

Thursday 27

Year 6 ERP Expo - Science

Friday 28 June

Final day of Term 2:  2.30pm finish



Monday 15

First day of Term 3

Tuesday 16

Uniform Shop open 8.45am-9.15am

Wednesday 17

Reach Incursion Yr 5

Wednesday 24th

Parent Expo Evening: Building Community


Tuesday 30 

5DG and 5V Parliament House Excursion

Year 2 Performance Night


Monday 5

5H and 6F Parliament House Excursion

Tuesday 6

6C and 6M Parliament House Excursion

Uniform Shop open 8.45am-9.15am

Friday 9

Parent Club School Disco TBC

Tuesday 13

House Athletics Years 4,5,6

Prep Incursion Nicky Johnston Author

Friday 14

Debating team to Brighton SC

Wednesday 21

Year 5 Reach Incursion

Thursday 29

Bully Stopper Forum


Tuesday 3

Uniform Shop open 8.45am-9.15am

Tuesday 3

Parent Information Evening:

Cybersafety 6.30-8.00pm

Monday 16

Year 6 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 4

Tuesday 8

Uniform Shop open 8.45am-9.15am

Monday 14

Prep 2020 Parent Session 7pm - 8pm

Wednesday 16

Prep 2020 Transition Session One 9.30-10.30am

Sunday 27

School Fete - Day on Dalgetty

Tuesday 29

Prep 2020 Transition Session Two 9.30-10.30am


Monday 11 to Tuesday 12

Year 3 Camp 

Tuesday 12

Uniform Shop open 8.45am-9.15am

Thursday 14

Prep 2020 Transition Session Three 9.30-10.30am


Tuesday 3

Uniform Shop open 8.45am-9.15am

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

Student Reports Semester One

Our teachers are preparing mid year reports. Teachers use a range of assessment tools to ascertain student achievement and progress against the standards in the Victorian Curriculum. 

Semester One Student Reports will be available on Compass on Friday June 21st from 4pm to enable parents to read their child's report in advance of the Parent/Teacher Interview.

Parent/Teacher Interviews June 24th to June 28th
Bookings open on Compass from June 14th at 9am to June 21st at 4pm.

Compass will be open for bookings for one week from Friday June 14th at 9am until Friday June 21st at 4pm.  Parents can book an interview via Compass using their Compass login.

Parent/Teacher interviews will take place in the final week of the term beginning Monday 24th June. On Wednesday 26th June, evening time slots will be available to accommodate parents who are unable to attend during the day.

Specialist teachers are available for parent/teacher interviews. Sometimes parents book a time slot to introduce themselves to the specialist teachers. Whilst the specialists enjoy getting to know parents, 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.

Building Community at Beaumaris PS
Parent Expo Evening: July 24th 6.30-8.00pm
Save the date

Two more speakers have been added to the list of presentations that will be offered on the night. Thank you to all presenters for offering their time and expertise to the Beaumaris PS parent community. 

The presentations listed below will provide information about initiatives in the school, information to support families and the school governance framework. 

Parents will be invited to register for three presentations, each of 25 minutes duration, and rotate through their nominated presentations  between 6.30-8.00pm.

Presentations on the night will include:

1. The Bayside Youth Resilience Project                                          

Facilitator Louise Neave-Assistant Principal

2. School Council Governance                                                 

Facilitator Bruce Baker-School Council President

3. 21st Century Learning Design    

Facilitator Rowena Ulbrick-Our in-school consultant

4. Sustainability Practices:                   

Facilitator Lindy McManus-Classroom Teacher

5. Parent Wellbeing:                               

 Facilitator Dr Melinda Norris-Parent at Beaumaris PS

6. ‘Beaumaris. A creative past, an exciting future. A treasure trove in your own backyard’.

Facilitator: Jamie Paterson supported by  Annie Price, Carlie Fraser, Letitia Green, Mike & Polly Ostapchuk-all parents at Beaumaris PS 

We will provide full details about the workshops on offer, and booking information, in next week's Stop Press.

Save the date.

Cybersafety and Security Parent Information Evening
Tuesday September 3rd 6.30-8.00pm

Throughout the year we guide our students in the safe use of the internet and we have a major focus on this during Esmart Week. During Esmart Week this year we are offering parents the opportunity to attend an evening presentation highlighting ways in which parents can address their child's cyber safety.  Please read add the date to your calendar.


Curriculum Planning Week 

The delivery of a carefully planned, detailed curriculum that both supports and challenges our students is the priority of this school. The second last week of term is Curriculum Planning Week. Teacher teams will  work with Rowena Ulbrick, Consultant for 21st Century Learning Design, to develop the curriculum for Term Three. Our planning documentation is always prepared by teams in advance to ensure continuity and challenge.

Prep enrolments for 2020

Prep enrolments for 2020 are now being accepted.  We ask current families with children entering their first year of school next year, to collect an enrolment form from the office, or  use the enrolment tab on our website to locate a copy of the form. Please return the completed form ASAP.  

Building Project Update: Asphalting underway

We are almost there. Not long now. The asphalting is underway and most of the internal fit out has been completed. The project schedule is on track and we will advise the community of our move-in date once handover has been completed. Very exciting!

Early arrivals at school: Book in to Before School Care

We understand that unexpected family circumstances arise necessitating students to be dropped off at school earlier than usual. Parents can organize Before School Care for their child by booking a place in the program online. Program information and booking guidelines can be found on our website under the Parents tab. The program operates from 7.00am to 8.45am every day.

By booking your child into the service you will feel confident your children are safe in the care of the supervisors, in a warm environment on cold mornings, and in the company of other students.

The  school grounds are not  supervised until 8.45am. 

It's flu season. Please keep the children home if they are unwell

We seek parent support to keep the children at home if they are feeling unwell, particularly with signs of coughs and colds. The flu is very contagious and we want to minimise its impact within the school and reduce student and staff absences due to illness.

We appreciate your support.

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

Snack Shack

Soup Soup Soup

  • New soup from Friday - Mexican Chicken and Tomato served with corn chips and cheese (and optional sour cream).  $1.50/cup or $2/cup and dinner roll. Order through Qkr!
  • Minimal servings of Vegetarian Minestrone left Friday only. $1.50/cup or $2/cup and dinner roll. Order through Qkr!

Volunteers needed for Term 3

If you’d like to volunteer in the canteen in Term 3 please click on the following web link (or copy it into your web browser if clicking doesn't work) to go to the signup sheet:

To sign up, just follow the instructions on the page. It only takes a few seconds to do. Thank you for volunteering!


Thank you

Many, many thanks to all the volunteers who made Hot Choc and Mac & Cheese Day possible. The children love special food days and without extra hands they can't happen.

Division Cross Country

Four of our senior students represented Beaumaris Primary this morning at the Kingston Division Cross Country.  It was an opportunity for skilled runners to compete for a place in the upcoming Southern Metro Region Cross Country event.   Despite the very muddy conditions at the Cornish College course all our students ran really well, all of them placing highly.  Well done to Katie, Lily, Jean-Baptiste and Georgia and a special mention for Lily who finished in second place in her age group to go through to the Regional event.  

Sporting Achievements

Congratulations to two of our Year 6 students who have received good news about their sporting achievements this week:

Silas has been selected as a member of the SSV u12 Boys Victorian Hockey State team which will be taking part in the Championship to be held in Bendigo, in August this year.

Indi is a nominee for The Leader Junior Sports Star and was featured in this weeks Bayside Leader for her gymnastics achievements (detailed in the photo from The Leader article).

From the Art Room

A warm hello from the art room.

We are in desperate need of  newspapers this year. If you could  start collecting your old papers,  we would be most grateful.

Thank you.


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.

Camp Australia: Out of Hours Care

Camp Australia have advised us of fee adjustments that will be effective July 1st 2019 at Beaumaris Primary School.  The exact fees will be confirmed in next week's Stop Press.

These fee adjustments result from ongoing cost increases for wages, food and resources and are also in line with their ongoing commitment to reinvest into our school. 

Please see below an overview of the key projects that Camp Australia will be implementing for the coming Financial Year at Beaumaris Primary School:

  • Continued investment in significant additional training for every Coordinator, with an emphasis on safety, supervision and behaviour guidance.
  • A refocus of the support role of the Regional Manager; creating more time for them to spend directly on-site with the Coordinator, providing guidance, training and personal advice.
  • Camp Australia's team of Compliance, Quality and Training Specialists will also continue to frequently visit and audit all services to provide further guidance and support to the Coordinators.
  • Continue to transition staff to permanent contracts to better service BPS and invest in the security of our most important staff.
  • Continue to invest in systems and tools to allow Coordinators to improve the quality of the program they develop and deliver at their service every day.

Wise Ones


Poco Music


Community News

Parent Information Session on
9 ways to a resilient child 
presented by Dr Justin Coulson

Based on his book, 9 Ways to a Resilient child, this presentation gives parents practical strategies to help their children cope with the challenges that life throws at them.

  • Find out what raises - and what reduces - resilience, such as why common advice like 'toughen up princess' doesn't work
  • Learn the psychological secrets that will build your child's capacity to bounce back, stronger and more resilient than ever, including the ability to think flexibly, exercise self-control and make safe and healthy choices
  • discover the powerful impact of family, relationships, school and community, on resilience
  • Unpack the most effective, evidence-based ways to support your child develop greater resilience

When:     Thursday 13th June 2019

Time:       7pm - 9pm

Where:     The Auditorium, Glen Eira City Council, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Road, Caulfield

Cost:         $25.00

To Book Click here



Nazareth Parish First Communion enrolments 2019


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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