Thank you to all the families who supported us last Saturday for our annual College Open Day. One of the great privileges of working at Bayside is that we are able to work with teachers, students and families in challenging culture and re-framing thinking to a biblical view of the world and life. As I led tours of prospective families, one of the questions I was most asked was, "So what is different about Bayside?" The answer? It is the way that all of life is approached from a Christian worldview in order to train students to be disciples of Christ, not just in Bible study, but in every subject of the curriculum, as well as in the playground and in interacting with the community. What a privilege we have!
Please be reminded that the exit to the College has a stop sign for both directions. While we are keen to keep traffic moving, we are keener to keep our students safe.
Also in keeping students safe, please be reminded that after school supervision by teachers finishes at 3:35pm. The Primary playground is closed and all Primary students who are not with a parent/carer should be in After School Care. Enrolment forms are available at the College Office.
Students should not be staying late without parental supervision. Many students are lingering well after the school day is finished, and we cannot provide supervision to keep them safe. Please ensure all students are collected in a timely manner each day.
Parenting Ideas - Free Webinar for Parents
As a Parenting Ideas Schools member, we have special access to vouchers for parent webinars. The webinar available next week is on sibling fighting and what parents can do about it.
About the webinar:
Parents often don’t know how to react when children fight. Often their reactions simply promote more fighting rather than reduce it. So what parents do when kids fight is critical to relationship-building and family harmony.
Healthy families know how to manage tensions well. When parents take an active approach to helping their children resolve their fights, they are teaching them a valuable life skill as well as reducing the incidence of fighting over the long term.
Spend a rare hour with premier parenting educator Michael Grose as he explores the weird and wonderful world of sibling relationships. He’ll help you develop an active approach to resolving sibling disputes so they learn valuable life skills and will provide you with some handy schoolyard survival skills.
When: Tuesday 15 May 2018 7:30pm – 8:30pm AEST
Price: This webinar is valued at $37 per person to attend, and is free of charge when you register using the code word: HARMONY
This webinar will be hosted by Dr Jodi Richardson with presenter Michael Grose.
Use this link and the code word to access more information and to register:
This is a reminder that the formal NAPLAN testing will take place from next week between 15 and 25 May, with provision for online catch-ups the following week. Information has been sent to parents of children in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9.
Please ensure your children in those year levels are at school for these government-required assessments. Students in Years 7 and 9 must ensure their Chromebooks are charged each day, and have their headphones.
If you have particular reasons you wish to have your child withdrawn from the testing, please email me at to discuss further.
Our production of "The Secret Garden" opened last night with amazing performances from our talented cast, supported by the dedicated crew. Tickets are still available for tonight and Friday's shows. Please support their efforts, and enjoy the talents of our incredible cast and crew, by purchasing your tickets. It would be wonderful to see the theatre full.
Book tickets here.
Please remember that school photos are coming up on Tuesday 22 May. All students should be in full winter uniform. If students have PE on the day, they should wear the formal uniform to school. Primary students will have a modified PE lesson and Secondary will need to bring the PE uniform to change into if necessary after their photo is taken.