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21 February 2019
Issue Three
Dates to Remember
From the Principal and Assistant Principal
School News
Level Low Downs
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

Year 2 Cranbourne Botanic Gardens excursion

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



Tuesday 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)

Monday 6 

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


Monday 14

Prep 2020 Parent Session 7pm - 8pm

Wednesday 16

Prep 2020 Transition Session One 9.30-10.30am

Tuesday 29

Prep 2020 Transition Session Two 9.30-10.30am


Thursday 14

Prep 2020 Transition Session Three 9.30-10.30am


Wednesday 18

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

From the Principal and
Assistant Principal

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. 

School Council Elections 2019
Parent member vacancies

As mentioned in last week's STOP PRESS 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 school office and return it to the office by 4pm today. 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 involved with one or more sub-committees that meet one morning each month.


Postponed delivery of the new building

We were all a little disappointed to hear the delivery of the building was postponed.

However when the big day arrives in the next few weeks we will be prepared and ready for a day of excitement and activity.

We will advise the school community of the new date soon.

The Resilience Project 
Presenter Martin Heppell 

I want to thank you for hosting ‘the Resilience Project’ evening.  I found it refreshing to hear a father and former teacher speak with such enthusiasm and passion about such important issues.  I really connected to the key concepts covered during the evening.  I applaud your commitment to ‘the Resilience Project’ and I feel that we have chosen the right school for our children.  It is commendable that so many of your staff attended at such a demanding time of year; it is great that both parents and teachers receive the same message.  I wish more parents had attended! (Parent name withheld)

Over 120 parents attended the session with Martin last week. The program will continue again this year in all classrooms and aims to teach children positive mental health strategies with a particular focus on gratitude, empathy, mindfulness and emotional literacy. Parents and carers are encouraged to talk with their children about the key messages of the project using the questions below as prompts.

Parent Club Welcome Evening - Friday 1st March

Come and join us on Friday 1st March on the oval from 6pm-8pm for the BPS 2019 Welcome Evening.

Josh Staley will be entertaining us with a fantastic magic show, and the ice-cream truck will be there for lots of yummy treats!

BYO picnic (or pizza/fish and chips), BYO chairs/blanket, and come along for lots of fun!

Year 5 Camp at Sovereign Hill and Campaspe Downs

Teachers report the students are having a fantastic time and the weather has been perfect. On Monday evening  the group attended AURA show and enjoyed two days as scholars of the 1850s at the Sovereign Hill schools. Today and tomorrow the students are participating in outdoor challenges and team activities at Campaspe Downs. The camp enables students to strengthen their relationships with their peers and teachers through a shared experience, make links to relevant areas of the Victorian Curriculum, learn self responsibility, independence and teamwork as well as broaden their understanding of their world. Thank you to all teachers and parents at camp for their commitment to this extra curricular activity for the students.

Sheryl Skewes                          Louise Neave

Principal                                     Assistant Principal

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?

School News

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.


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.


It is so pleasing to see so many of our students using library bags to protect our school’s books.  Keep up the good work!

Library is open to all student levels from 1pm to 1.45pm on Mondays and 1.25pm to 1.45pm on Wednesdays, for students wishing to spend some quiet time inside.  Our captains, Ed and Emily, will be here during those times and would love the opportunity to help our younger students find books, answer questions and read stories.  Please use your quiet voices at all times when visiting the library.


We appreciate the understanding and support from our parent community regarding the recent change of sizing to our uniforms. The transition will be complete by the end of the year. PSW have confirmed that the items which are affected by the size change at the moment are the shirts – that includes short-sleeve polos, long-sleeve polos and Year 5/6 sports tees. Shorts, dresses, tracks, skorts and jumpers are under review. If other items of the uniform stock are affected we will let you know as soon as we can. Please remember to try the item on your child before you remove any tags as we are unable to accept and returns without labels attached.


Uniform – 2nd hand

There is a large quantity of recently donated items for sale in the uniform shop. To list the items and keep the list up to date is not possible as the quantities of donated goods change at least daily. If you are interested in any items, please email the school on and advise the type of item and the size that you are looking for, plus your mobile phone number. As soon as the items become available you will be contacted and offered the items for $5.00 each and are welcome to view the items prior to purchase as the condition of the items varies greatly. There is no obligation to buy once we contact you.

Level Low Downs


This week in Prep we have continued to develop our relationships with each other. We have been playing lots of “getting to know you” games, learning each other’s names and learning the similarities we have with each other. Last week we created our own self-portraits. The Prep teachers loved seeing how we view and represent ourselves. First we used watercolour to create a background, then we used black liquid crayon to create a line drawing of ourselves. These are beginning to add colour and life to our classrooms and will be a great memento to send home at the end of the year.

Year One

This week in Year 1 the students have been busy making their own number lines, locating numbers on a number line and using number lines to solve simple addition and subtraction problems. They have been playing lots of games using number lines, using the language ‘higher’ and ‘lower’ to try to identify secret numbers.

Year Two


The students have begun a wonderful journey of investigative learning in Year 2. Our observations of the children so far tell us that they are really enjoying and actively engaging in Investigations based on their interests and the learning of new skills, alongside formal instruction.



Our Class Reading areas are used for reading, researching and storytelling. They are quiet and comfortable spaces which hold a range of fiction and non-fiction books. We recommend that Home Reading be conducted in a quiet and relaxed area of the house, at a time that suits both the parent and child, so that Home Reading is an enjoyable part of the day. Recently, persistence with regular Home Reading has been spoken about with Year 2 children. Class teachers expect that the children read at home approximately 4 times per week and return their Take Home Books and Reading Log Books to school every Monday. The teachers need to check that the children are completing the required weekly reading at home and also monitor that children are taking home “just right” books, books that are easy for them. This is so that Home Reading is fun rather than a chore. Formal reading sessions at school with the teacher are when the children tackle harder, “instructional” reading texts.

Year Three

The Year 3 students are currently learning about place value. They have been using MAB to explore the difference between thousands, hundreds, tens and ones. In the photos above students created their name using MAB and then had to calculate how many hundreds, tens and ones were used to create their name in MAB.

Students have also begin reading and writing procedural texts. We didn’t realise how many procedures we had in our lives until we did a brain storm. We are looking at the features in a procedural text and have been writing our own in writing time.

Year Four

Year 4 students are beginning to get into routine with our classroom activities this week. Our Term 1 goals have been set and we are feeling motivated to achieve them!  We really enjoyed showing you our classrooms last week!  In Literacy, for Reading we have been looking at making character connections and determining important information in texts. For Writing we have been continuing procedural writing and had the opportunity to do some fun hands-on activities for this style of writing.  Our reading stamina is building as we are getting into the habit of silent reading daily in class.  In Mathematics we are testing our place value skills through different activities/games and using number expanders to support us in this area.  We have designed a toy for our Design and Technologies unit and are excited to begin collecting recycled materials for this toy and get creating!  A lot of our activities have involved collaboration with our peers and some of these examples are seen in these pictures where some students participated in a Gilligan's Island collaborative challenge!

Year Five

Year 5 are currently on school camp. We’ve had two nights at Sovereign Hill and we are currently at Campaspe Downs. We are having a great time. See you all Friday.

Year Six

A wave of excitement hit the Year 6 camp bus as they entered through the gates of Merricks Lodge. From the 11th to the 15th the Year 6s were freed from school to have a joyful week at camp. Everyone was excited to start on all the activities planned for the extraordinary week ahead. The highlights included, surfing at Point Leo with the help of East Coast Surf School, spending an action packed day at Rye, which included a coastal walk, snorkelling under Rye pier, kayaking and fun games on the beach. Also most of the Year 6s were able to complete a massive tree climb which pushed some out of their comfort zones. Standing at the top of the tree you were struck by amazing views of oceans, farms and wildlife. Overall the Year 6 cohort loved every moment of the week. Special thanks to Les, Ricci, Steve, John, Shane, Miss Hulls, Miss Cooper, Mrs Fildes, Ms McManus, Mr Bailey and all the UC Camping staff for an outstanding experience.

Written by Archer Harrop & Ruby Murley (2019 School Captains)

Community News

rebel Mentone - instore only

rebel VIP weekend 20% off All full priced junior and senior footwear, all full priced football boots, balls, protective and clothing, all full price netball.

*This offer is valid for selected for  Community Kickbacks club members and on full priced items only.  Excludes supporter wear.  Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount card(s).  Offer not available for purchase of gift cards.  No rainchecks.  Please contact your local store for more information.

Sandringham Historical Society


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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Transition Flyer for Prep 2020.pdf
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Nazareth Parish Notice for Catechetics enrolments 2019.pdf
HPS Twilight Carnival.pdf
AGC - February Open Classes - Melbourne.pdf