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13 June 2019
Issue Seventeen
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 14

Year 2 Excursion Yakult factory and Dandenong market 8.15am

Parent Teacher Interview bookings open via Compass at 4pm  (close 4pm June 21)

Tuesday 18

District AFLW

Thursday 20

Year 6 ERP Expo - 8.30am Science

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 Expo 8.45am-9.15am

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

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 and 4 and Years 5 and 6 ThinkUKnow Cyber Safety student sessions

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

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

Compass will be open for bookings for one week from tomorrow Friday June 14th at 4pm 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
Bookings open tomorrow!

We delighted to add one more speaker  to the list of amazing presentations on offer on Wednesday July 24th. Mr Ray Lang will share information about the local Bayside Earth Sciences Society, fossil discoveries on  sites along the Beaumaris foreshore and family membership of the society.

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:                                           

Louise will describe the purpose of the project, the results of the student resilience survey  to inform parents about  ways in which they can build and strengthen resilience in their children.

Facilitator Louise Neave-Assistant Principal

2. School Council Governance:                                                   

Bruce will expand on the role and functions of School Council within schools and the various subcommittees that contribute to and support the ongoing evolution of the school.

Facilitator Bruce Baker-School Council President

3. 21st Century Learning Design :     

Rowena will explain the characteristics of 21st century learners and the work she has been undertaking with our staff this year to develop characteristics and qualities within our students that will support them as learners and equip them for life beyond school.

Facilitator Rowena Ulbrick-Our in-school consultant

4. Sustainability Practices:                   

Lindy will outline sustainability programs in the school and the broader community and sustainability practices within the home.

Facilitator Lindy McManus-Classroom Teacher

5. Parent Wellbeing:                               

 Melinda will focus on the importance of  parent wellbeing practices within the family unit.

Facilitator Dr Melinda Norris-Parent at Beaumaris PS

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

Jamie and the parent team will outline the architectural significance of homes in the area, the history of the local community and the community of artists and creatives within Beaumaris. Jamie will offer ways families can become involved in a range of groups that support these features of our local community.

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

7. Bayside Earth Sciences Society:

Ray will describe the fascinating work undertaken by the society along the Beaumaris and Mentone foreshore and the significance of the sites at a local, national and international level. He will outline ways in which families may like to become involved.

Facilitator Ray Lang

To book a seat at three sessions of your choice please RSVP on Qkr!  The booking can be found under the BPS Events tab (there is no charge for this event), click on the "Building community header" and select three of the presentations available.

Fortnightly Statements of Intent on the BPS website
What is my child learning about at school?

To provide a strong link between home and school, for a number of years we have posted a fortnightly statement of intent on our school website that outlines the curriculum focus for each year level. Parents are encouraged to read the statement every fortnight to ensure they are familiar with the focus of their child's learning throughout the year. Click HERE to go to the correct page on our website.

Quote of the week...

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.”  Winston Churchill

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


$1.50 each. Flavour will change daily.

Friday's flavour Strawtamelon (strawberry, watermelon, lemon, mint and coconut water)

Volunteers Term 3

We still need volunteers for Term 3. If you can help out 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:

Scroll down as later in the term there are lots of days that still need volunteers.

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

Mac & Cheese and Hot Choc Success

Many thanks to all the volunteers who made Mac & Cheese and Hot Choc day such a great success. Did you know we had zero waste - with orders in the days following the special food day we sold every single serve of Mac & Cheese and Hot Choc.

Sushi Lunch Monday 24 June

Our next Sushi day is Monday 24 June.  Orders are only available through our Qkr app. by 3pm on Thursday 20 June.  All rolls are $3 each.

Kiss n Go

As the name says, this is the way the system should be working. It has been noted by a number of people who are using the system that it works wonderfully well when people use it the way it was intended. Drivers should not need to get out of their vehicles and if the system is working the way it is designed, you should be there less than a minute. It is not a short term parking area for parents to stop and unpack the car before farewelling their children.  Your cooperation in keeping everything flowing will ensure there isn't a bank up of vehicles in our local streets.  That way everyone will be happy.  Thanks in anticipation.

It's no okay to be away... nor to be late to school


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.  They will be emailing enrolled parents from June 14th 2019 about the changes prior to coming into effect.


Camp Australia Holiday Camp


Wise Ones


Level Low Downs


This term the Prep students have loved meeting and getting to know our Year 3 reading buddies. Once a fortnight we get together and listen to our buddies read us one of their favourite picture story books. We even have a go at reading some of our own books to them.

Year One

The Year 1s have had a busy fortnight. In History, we have explored how things have changed over time...including ourselves! Mathematics has been exciting because we have consolidated a range of fun subtraction strategies. Our English focus has been to express our opinions with reasons. We all aced that...

Year Two

As the end of the semester approaches, we would like to reflect on some of the Investigative learning undertaken by our Year 2 students. Our observations and knowledge of the children tell us that they have engaged meaningfully and increased their emotional, social and language skills significantly. We look forward to another term of active engagement and motivation in Investigations, building on the children's interests and learning alongside formal instruction.

Year Three

In Year 3 we are continuing to research and prepare our artefacts for our ERP expo.

Students have reflected on their many learning experiences that we have had this term and how they can apply their newly learnt knowledge. Students have been developing their research skills using the classroom iPads, laptops and non-fiction books borrowed from the library.

The Year 3 ERP expo is 8.45am-9.15am on the Tuesday 25th June in the Year 3 rooms. We look forward to seeing our special visitors then.

We have also been writing Information Reports about topics that we are interested in. We have learnt that we include in our writing facts not opinions and use facts that we already know or research them on iPads or non-fiction books.

Year Four

This week has been very busy and we are so impressed with the Year 4’s ability to remain flexible and motivated to learn. A focus this week has been our History ERP. We have delved into our interests and carefully selected an area of Australian history that we want to explore further. Watching the progress of these ERPs is always a pleasure for the teachers, as we really see their creativity when they showcase their knowledge in a unique way. With the Year 4 concert approaching next week we have also been spending some time rehearsing our lines and dance moves. We are looking forward to performing for you all on Thursday 20th June.

Year Five

Time is flying up in Year 5. In the past week we have attended an excursion to Healesville Sanctuary, launched our ‘Fighting Extinction’ mini collaboration task, delved into reading comprehension strategies; compare and contrast and inferring and continued to use vertical algorithms to solve whole number and decimal addition and subtraction equations. After attending Healesville Sanctuary, we realised that there are 21 animals on the south-eastern coast of Australia that are in terrible danger of becoming extinct. As part of a collaboration task, the Year 5 students have each chosen one of the 21 animals to ‘save’. They are currently researching their animal’s adaptations, graphing their statistics (how many left in the wild), writing a persuasive piece about why they are important to Australia and creating a campaign to save these animals. To find out more, please visit the below website.

Favourite part of the excursion;

Taro: “seeing the lead beater possum”

Harvey: “definitely the bird show!”

Campbell: “seeing the platypus show”

Jess H: “seeing the platypus”

Year Six

A message from the Beeswax Wrap Team...

Beeswax Wraps. You might not know what Beeswax Wraps are, so I’ll explain. Beeswax Wraps are a special type of wrap that can wrap anything from fruit to a bottle soft drink. The Beeswax Wraps come in 5 sizes, (from smallest to largest) small snack, big snack, sandwich, dinner plate and family size. You can wrap anything in glad wrap or aluminium foil, but is that the most sustainable choice?

Now do you want Beeswax wraps? All you have to is donate unused cotton fabric but only cotton fabric so we can make Beeswax Wraps from 1:50 to 3:00 pm every Friday. The Beeswax Wrap Team make the Beeswax Wraps every week so we can sell them at the fete in October. That may be a while a way but it’s worth it. If you would like to pop in on a Friday afternoon and help us, we would love that. Just let Ms McManus or the office know when you are available.

Thank you, Nate and Mats  

Community News

Nazareth Parish First Communion enrolments 2019


Frankston Seaside Scavenge

The Dolphin Research Institute have sent us information about this weekend's event in Frankston.  It's the first ever winter Seaside Scavenge in our area.  There is a summer event in Rye, which has grown to be a very successful event with more than 2000 people attending this year.

The idea is to collect rubbish, exchange for tokens and then "spend" those tokens on food, drink and second hand items.  It's a great initiative to get the community together.

If anyone has a bit of spare time, then pop down and join the other scavengers. It's from 9am-1pm on the foreshore.

If you would like more information about this evening please click here:  



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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