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22 August 2019
Issue Twenty-five
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)

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.



Friday 23

Years 1 & 2 Professor Bunsen incursion

Thursday 29

Upstanders (formerly known as Bully Stoppers) Forum 2019: Brighton Town Hall 8.45am

Regional Hockey Final

Father's Day Stall

Friday 30

Father's Day Footy Breakfast from 7.30am

Footy Day Parade 9am


Tuesday 3

Uniform Shop open 8.45am-9.15am

6:30-8pm ThinkUKnow Parent Cyber Safety Information Session in the SALC (available to parents of all year levels)

Wednesday 4

11:15-12:50pm Years 3-6 ThinkUKnow Cyber Safety student sessions

Thursday 5

Yr 4 Starlab

Friday 6

Year 5 and 6 Civics and Citizenship Expo

Friday 13

Year 3 Expo: time 

Monday 16

Year 6 Musical dress rehearsal

Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18

Year 6 Musical Production 

Wednesday 18

Year 4 Science Expo 8.30am

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

Monday 18 to Friday 29

Swimming Program

Thursday 28

Year 5 Economic and Health ERP Expo


Tuesday 3

Uniform Shop open 8.45am-9.15am

Prep Concert

Wednesday 11 to Friday 13

Year 5/6 Lifesaving

Monday 16

Year 6 Graduation 6.15pm

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

BFAC Drive-in Movie Night: postponed until 2020

A number of factors have influenced the decision to postpone the BFAC Drive-in Movie Night until 2020. 1. We have not had confirmation that the portables will be removed prior to the holidays, and we may be advised of their removal at very short notice. This will make the grass area inaccessible for quite some time to allow the services to be disconnected, removal of the buildings and reinstatement of the grounds.

2. The availability of car parks on the current grass area is heavily reduced due to the positioning of the portables.

3. Insufficient car parking space indicates the night will make a loss.

With these factors in mind the BFAC Drive -in Movie Night is postponed until next year. 

Don't miss out:
ThinkUKnow Parent Cyber Safety Information Session in the SALC (available to parents of all year levels)
Tuesday September 3rd 6:30-8pm 

To support our digital technologies program and national eSmart week, we are looking forward to hosting a Cyber Safety information session for our parent and carer community. This will be run by an organisation called ThinkUKnow. The presentation is delivered by trained, accredited volunteers from either law enforcement or one of their industry partners (Microsoft, Datacom and Commonwealth Bank). The presentation will run for approximately 1 hour, plus question time. 

The presentation will support parents and carers with information on how you can best assist your child to use technology in a safe and responsible way. They will cover what young people see, say and do online, the challenges they may face, and how to report and help if things go wrong. 

The information shared is valuable for parents of children in any year level.

Beaumaris Primary recognises our students are growing up in a technology rich society, where what children may have access to at home changes rapidly and can be difficult for parents to know exactly what the app, game or website may entail. We hope our parents take up this fabulous opportunity to get some useful, practical information that can support these challenges at home. 

For further information, plus resources that may assist you at home, please visit

We look forward to seeing you there.

Thank you to Ms Ellen Hollowood, Leading Teacher Year 4,  for organizing this event.

Kiss and Go parking
Thank you, your cooperation is appreciated

Overall our community is very respectful of the needs of other parents, carers and our neighbours when dropping off and collecting their children at busy times of the school day. It is noticed, and of concern, that some members of our community continue to disregard the Kiss and Go signage which is designed to support all parents, carers and students. We hope, going forward, that all can work together, in the spirit of cooperation and respect, to ensure the safe and efficient flow of traffic around the school.

Beaumaris RSL Ceremonial Planting: Lone Pine

Beaumaris RSL invites members of our school community to the ceremonial planting and dedication of a Lone Pine Tree at the Cenotaph Beaumaris Community Memorial Forecourt & Cenotaph (behind the hall & library), 96 Reserve Road, Saturday 24 August at 11:00am - see the flyer on our Community News page.

Emergency evacuation drill

Yesterday all students and staff practised an evacuation procedure to the grassed area. During the year we practise a range of emergency procedures for a range of possible emergency scenarios. As our emergency alarm can be heard beyond the school boundary, we advised our parent community in advance via Compass to avoid creating any concern for our families.

In the event of a real emergency, school procedures are determined by the Department of Education policy and the school will be under the direction of Emergency Management Services. 

Yesterday approximately 560 students and 45 staff and visitors to the school evacuated and assembled on the grass area in less than 5 minutes.

The students are to be congratulated for their quick response to their teachers.

Quote of the week: Understanding

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”      Marie Curie

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

Upstanders (formerly Bully Stoppers)

On Thursday 29 August, the Year Five Upstanders (formerly known as Bully Stoppers) are attending the annual Upstanders Forum. Each school is in charge of hosting an activity and this year ours is art. We need your help.  If you have any old magazines you are willing to donate, could you please hand them in to the office. Thank you.

Footy Day: Friday 30th August

Next Friday after our annual Father’s Day breakfast, we would like to extend a warm welcome to our families to attend Footy Day. Students are encouraged to dress in football colours of all codes; AFL, A league, NRL etc.  Any team is welcomed.  We will hold a footy themed assembly and coin drive from 9:10am; bring along some coins to put in your team’s bucket to make it the heaviest.  The coin drive donates funds to State Schools Relief and our World Vision sponsor child.  This will be followed by a teachers vs Year 6 students’ football match. The whole school cheers and follows along from the side lines. In previous years the teachers vs staff match has been held on the oval.

Father's Day breakfast

Date:         Friday 30 August

Time:         7.30am  (breakfast served 7.30am – 8.30am)

Cost:          $6.00 per person

Invite your Dad, Grandad or someone special along to enjoy breakfast and some footy fun.  Dress in your footy gear or team colours.  Bacon and egg rolls, egg rolls and juice/water will be served. Tea and instant coffee is available or purchase from the coffee cart.

Please order via the Qkr! App Orders must be submitted by 8pm, Sunday 25 August. No late orders will be accepted and no orders will be taken on the day.  Apologies but gluten free options are not available.

Musicorp: group instrumental lessons

Now that the building works have been completed, Musicorp is excited to again be offering group instrumental music lessons to students at Beaumaris Primary School. Lessons are held on Fridays during school time and students are able to learn a range of instruments including, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard, Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Trumpet and Trombone. Lessons are recommencing on Friday 30 August. If your child is interested, please contact Amber at Musicorp on 0422 389 311.  Instruments are included in the tuition fee and will be sent out ready for the first lesson.

Snack Shack

Fried Rice

Our fried rice special food day was a great success and the students enjoyed eating something warm and delicious on a cold winter day. 

We gave the students the option of completing a survey about their fried rice experience. Here's a summary of their feedback:

  • 53% said it was the best ever (44% said it was excellent or good)
  • over 40% wanted more egg, veges and soy sauce in the fried rice
  • 74% would like the fried rice with bacon

This homestyle fried rice will now be on our menu replacing the commercial product we had previously served. In response to the students feedback we will be adding more egg, veges and soy sauce and there will be an option to have bacon coming soon. 

Order via Qkr! any Monday/Wednesday/Friday

$4.50 - Fried Rice with Egg and veges (gluten free)

$4.50 - Fried Rice with Bacon and veges (bacon may contain traces of gluten)



Envision - Bottle top collection

Hello, my name is Maddie from 6C. I am collecting plastic bottle tops for the Envision foundation that uses them to make prosthetic limbs. This is a great foundation because plastic bottle tops are usually not recyclable, however Envision shreds them and then uses 3D printing machines to make the prosthetic limbs. I would love our school community to help. There is a box in the office where you can put your unwanted tops. Please remember I’m only collecting plastic bottle tops. Thank you

More information from envision

At Envision we engage with Government bodies, long term unemployed,  Job Active Network, some wonderfully kind hearted volunteers, and a long list of community organisations to create meaningful contributions to our local community. We have created retro arcades for youth groups, teapot caravan Cafés, Thomas the tank engine rides for kids and so much more while giving people a chance to learn and develop and share skills.

Over the years, with the help of thousands of long term unemployed participants, we have created a myriad of wonderful things, which we have then donated, completely free of charge, throughout our local communities and beyond.

We can surely speak for every employee and volunteer at Envision when we say that we love what we do.


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Level Low Downs


Coming soon!

Year One

The Year One students had a wonderful Book Week cumulating with the Friday dress-up day. Can you see which book character we dressed up as?

Year Two

How would visitors describe our Year 2 classrooms? Busy, organised, engaging, successful. As usual in Year 2, the children have had a wonderful week participating in a variety of learning experiences relating to their interests. These experiences are valued for acquiring knowledge, socialisation, emotional development and skill building, as well as for the language developed through conversations with the focus children, reporters and photographers and our freebies.

Year Three

Mad About Science

On Monday students participated in their last Mad About Science incursion about chemical science. Students explored the scientific concept of solids, liquids and gases. We did lots of experiments which has helped us prepare and plan for our Science ERP.

Book Week

Last week at Beaumaris Primary School we celebrated our book fair. Students visited the book fair and created their wish list and many students visited the book fair before and after school with their families. Last Friday students and teachers dressed up as their favourite book character. The students really enjoyed the parade on Friday.

Year Four

Book week, book week, book week!  What a pleasure it was to see all the students so enthusiastic to dress up as their favourite book character. The students have thrived using  ICT in the classroom.  Hands on maths activities and science experiments has been a highlight for many of the Year 4 students.  Sustainability has kicked off this week and the students were very eager to get our kitchen garden started!

Year Five

Week 6 started off with a bang. Every Monday and Tuesday, the Year 5 students complete 20 minutes of fitness to start their days off full of energy and enthusiasm. This week we mixed up the system a little and boot camp arrived. With music pumping, the students worked in groups of three to complete a range of exercises. Running, skipping, squats, burpees and more, the effort the Year 5 students are putting in is phenomenal. We continued work on our Civics & Citizenship ERP this week and began drafting letters to the community. Some students are writing to Coles, Woolworths, Brad Rowswell, Kingston Council and many more. We are hoping we can gather lots of information about an issue in the community. Everyone is invited to our ERP on 6th September- 8:30am-9:30am, hope to see you there.

Year Six

Busy, busy, busy rehearsing Peter Pan Jr.  Thank you everyone who have purchased tickets both shows are a sell out!

We really enjoyed the Black Forest Band today, thank you to the Ryan family for organising it.  To see some very impressive yodelling visit our Facebook page. 

Community News




Photo: Community Built Playground

School Information

Photo: Community Built Playground

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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