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28 March 2019
Issue Eight
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
AU

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.

http://www.beaups.vic.edu.au/page/119/Statement-of-Intent

March

Sunday 31

Working Bee 9am to 11.30am

April

Tuesday 2

Year 5 History Expo: 9am-10am

Uniform Shop open 8.45 to 9.15am

Wednesday 3

Year 3 Design and Technologies Expo 2.45pm

Prep Incursion - Responsible Pet Ownership

Year 6 History Expo 2.45pm

Thursday 4 New Date 

Whole School Easter Assembly 9.10am

Prep Easter Bonnet Parade

around Concourse 9.45am (Preps only)

Sunday 14

Parent Club Bunnings Mentone Sausage Sizzle

 

 

May

Wednesday 1

Year 4 Excursion to Melbourne Museum & IMAX

Thursday 2

School Tour 2020 Preps - 9.15am to 10.40am sign in at the school office - (see transition flyer for more information about Prep Transition)

Friday 3rd

Curriculum Day-Pupil Free

Monday 6 

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

Monday  20th to Friday  24th

Education Week

Monday 20th

Grandparents and Special Friends Day

Thursday 23rd  6.30-8pm

Parent Information Session : Mathematics

Facilitator Sue Fine Maths Consultant

August

Monday 5

5H and 6F Parliament House Excursion

Tuesday 6

6C and 6M Parliament House Excursion

September

Monday 16

Musical dress rehearsal

Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18

Year 6 Musical Production

October

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

November

Thursday 14

Prep 2020 Transition Session Three 9.30-10.30am

December

Wednesday 18

Prep 2020 Transition Session Four (meet the teacher) 9.30-10.30am

From the Principal and
Assistant Principal

Parent Club Welcome Evening
 

What a fabulous evening! There was a lovely vibe among the families that came along.  It was the perfect evening to spend a little time outside with friends and family. 

Thank you to Parent Club for organising the event and thank you to the dads who came along to take care of the barbecue. The children thoroughly enjoyed the magician who mystified them with his magic tricks!

Friendly Reminder:
New date for Easter Raffle and Easter Bonnet Parade at whole school assembly 
9.10am Thursday 4th April
Change of date due to interschool sport

Once again the Beaumaris families are donating Easter treats for the raffle.  Raffle Donations are arriving at the office and the office team is slowly becoming surrounded by Easter temptations. Thank you.

Due to the generosity of our families, each year we raffle a huge number of baskets and also donate a few Easter baskets to Southern Family Life for distribution to local families in need.

Our Preps wear their Easter Bonnets at our whole school assembly and every year their Easter Bonnet creations  are an absolute delight to see.

And....the Easter Bunny may make an appearance too!

School Council approved funds raised from the raffle to be used to purchase STEAM resources for the students, with a focus on robotics.

Working Bee Sunday March 31st 9-11.30am
Priority: our garden areas 

The more the merrier. We extend a warm invitation to all families, especially our new families, to come along to the working bee. Our priority will be watering, pruning, weeding, fertilising and mulching the gardens after our long, hot, dry summer. The morning will conclude with light refreshments and a cuppa. It is a family friendly event. Parents and children are invited to spend a couple of hours together to contribute to the overall maintenance of our grounds. We appreciate your support.

Curriculum Day: Friday May 3rd Pupil Free Day

School Council has approved our fourth and final curriculum day for the year. On the day our teachers will gather at Sandringham Secondary College with teachers from all our local primary schools. The presenter for the day will be Dr Misty Adoniou, Associate Professor in Language, Literacy and TSL, Canberra University. 

Sharing our pedagogy with the broader education community

This week and next week our Prep team will be hosting tours by teachers from Mountview PS, Montmorency PS and Glendal PS. At Beaumaris Primary we blend strong everlasting traditions and beliefs about learning and teaching with innovative and contemporary practice. We enjoy a very strong collaborative relationship with our local network of schools and host tours by local, state and interstate colleagues to share our professional knowledge, practices and resources across the broader education community. 

Year Four Camp at Arrabri

The students enjoyed their time at camp. Arrabri is located in beautiful surroundings as shown in the photos on Facebook. Thank you to the teachers and parents for their time and their commitment to the camp. Camps require a huge amount of organisation by the teachers over many months to ensure every runs smoothly. The support of the teachers and parents is greatly appreciated and enabled students to experience a range of outdoor education experiences and practice persistence, teamwork, collaboration, resilience and self responsibility.

Beaumaris Community Then and Now Exhibition launched last night at the Beaumaris Library

Last night I attended the launch of the Beaumaris Then and Now Exhibition, in the Community Room at the  Beaumaris Library.  Representatives from the Bayside Earth Sciences, Beaumaris Conservation Society and Beaumaris Modern presented fascinating information about significant elements of the history of our local area. There are also efforts underway towards reviving the link with Beaumaris in Wales titled Beaumaris: Here & There Exhibition. 

I encourage families to make time to visit the exhibition in the foyer of the Beaumaris Library. There are many photos and artefacts on display.

The organisers, Jamie (a parent at our school) and Liz, have provided the following information for interested families:

BEAUMARIS: Then & Now Exhibition

Beaumaris Library is hosting a month long interactive exhibition BEAUMARIS: Then & Now from Thursday 28th March through until the Easter break, during normal Library opening hours.

This fabulous community initiative explores the history of Beaumaris. The idea began when Welsh visitor, Liz Millman, started to research our local history to share with friends back in Beaumaris, Wales. And Liz hopes to explore ways to revive links between the two communities.

 Liz reached out to local historians and community organisations, who have all become interested in the project. 

Locals, and those with a connection to Beaumaris, are invited to come to the exhibition to share old photos and to tell their stories while the exhibition is running. Volunteers will be on duty at selected times to listen to family stories and help families record them. With permission they can copy old photos for our local history collection.

The stories, copies of photographs and any interesting old pieces relevant to the history of the area, will be posted on Facebook page Beaumaris: Then and Now and added to the project's historical record folders.

If you want to contact the project team with ideas or queries, please contact:
Liz Millman: 0412 970 050; [email protected]
Jamie Paterson: 0417 159 011; [email protected]

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

ANZAC Appeal

Junior School Council will be selling ANZAC badges, pens and wristbands for the next few weeks.  They are $2, $3, $4 and $5.  These can also be purchased from the school office.

YOU ARE CHANGING VETERANS LIVES

Your donation allows the RSL to tailor specialist services to the needs of our current and former service men and women, and their families.

Examples include:

  • ​Crisis accommodation for at risk veterans
  • Financial assistance for families in need
  • Health and wellbeing programs 
  • Employment support
  • Assistance with accessing pension entitlements

Impetigo advice

We have a reported case of impetigo within the school. While this is not a serious condition it is highly contagious and we have included a link to the Royal Children's Hospital fact sheet to help families identify the condition:  click HERE for more information.

Snack Shack - Volunteers needed for Term 2

We need more volunteers so we can continue serving the students delicious food! Grab a form from the office or email [email protected] with your availability. 

Uniform Shop

Our uniform shop is open next Tuesday 2nd April from 8.45am to 9.15am. We have quite a few second hand items for sale for $5.00 each. Donations of uniforms which are still in good condition are always welcome.

Library

Books cannot be borrowed by students over the school holidays so there will be no borrowing next week. Can all students please make sure that their books are returned during their library session in the last week of term.

Easter Raffle

One of the biggest events in the Term 1 school calendar is our Easter Assembly, to be held this year at the Easter Assembly on Thursday 4th April. The major prizes of the exciting Easter Raffle are drawn at this celebration.

We are now calling for donations from every family to make up the Easter hampers. Please drop off to the office any wrapped chocolate eggs, baskets or Easter themed stickers, pencils or gifts. Junior School Council will also collect donations from the classrooms. Donations will be showcased in the glass cabinet until they are made up into hampers. Please make sure all donations are at the office by Monday 1st April.

Raffle tickets are $1 each and there is no limit to the number you can purchase. More sheets are available at the office. Please return all tickets with payment to the office by Wednesday April 3rd.

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.

WiseOnes

 

Community News

Jack and Jill Kindergarten

 

BEAUMARIS: Then & Now Exhibition

BEAUMARIS: Then & Now Exhibition


Beaumaris Library is hosting a month long interactive exhibition BEAUMARIS: Then & Now from Thursday 21st March through until the Easter break, during normal Library opening hours.
 
This fabulous community initiative explores the history of Beaumaris. The idea began when Welsh visitor, Liz Millman, started researching our local history to share with friends back in Beaumaris, Wales. And Liz hopes to explore ways to revive links between the two communities.  Liz reached out to local historians and community organisations, who have all become interested in the project. 

Locals, and those with a connection to Beaumaris, are invited to come to the exhibition to share old photos and to tell their stories while the exhibition is running. Volunteers will be on duty at selected times to listen to family stories and help families record them. With permission they can copy old photos for our local history collection.
 
The stories, copies of photographs and any interesting old pieces relevant to the history of the area, will be posted on Facebook page Beaumaris: Then and Now and added to the project's historical record folders.
 
If you want to contact the project team with ideas or queries, please contact:
Liz Millman: 0412 970 050; [email protected]
Jamie Paterson: 0417 159 011; [email protected]

Easter Egg Hunt - Hodges Beaumaris

 

Open Evening MGSC

 

Bayside Autumn School Holiday Programs

With term one winding down, Bayside Youth services is excited to announce our 2019 Autumn School Holiday Program!

This term we will be revisiting classic activities like horse riding, bubble soccer and tree surfing, while introducing new and exciting adventures such as sailing and street art workshops!

Bookings opened on Monday 18 March, and will stay open for 2 weeks. Could you please help us spread the word to students and their families at your school over the next two weeks via newsletter, compass, website, bulletin, hard copy flyers etc.

Our school holiday program allows 10 – 17 year olds a chance to connect with other young people in their community and have fun at the same time!

Please note, families will need to register prior to booking into the program. Registrations can be completed through our website www.bayside.vic.gov.au/SHP and can take up to five business days to complete.

I would like to thank you for your continued support in providing safe, enjoyable activities for young people in Bayside.

Black Rock Yacht Club

 

East Beaumaris Kindergarten

 

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] 

 

ABSENCES

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.

 

LATE ARRIVAL OR EARLY LEAVE

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.

 

Website:   http://www.beaups.vic.edu.au/

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