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20 June 2019
Issue Eighteen
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

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 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

Wednesday 26

All Library books due for return

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

Wednesday 31

Preps 100th Day of School


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

Building Community at Beaumaris PS
Parent Expo Evening: July 24th 6.30-8.00pm
Book now on Qkr!

We are committed to developing strong links between home and school. We continually explore opportunities to strengthen the partnership.

To support families and build community we have organised a range of amazing speakers to present a variety of workshops related to initiatives in the school, information to assist families and the school governance framework. 

Parents are 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.

Building update

We are hopeful handover will be next week. We will advise the community next week if the opportunity arises during the week to open the building for a preview before the students move in at the commencement of Term 3.

Otherwise, during Term 3, parents will be invited into the building for a walk through once the students have settled in.

Quote of the week...

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”  Joshua J Marine

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

Library Book Returns

Returns this semester have been absolutely fantastic, with very few overdue notices being issued. Keep up the good work, everyone!  All books need to be returned by Wednesday 26th June, however, if you need a book to read over the holidays, please see Ellie in the library and she will organise something for you. Happy reading everyone.


Uniform Shop

The Uniform Shop will open again from 8.45am – 9.15am on Tuesday 16th July – the first Tuesday of term after the holidays. There is a large waiting list for second hand items, particularly long sleeved polos, windcheaters and bomber jackets of all sizes, so if you have any clean items which are in good condition but are no longer needed, please bring them into the office. If you would like to join our waiting list for donated items, please email the office with the type, size and number of items you are looking for.

Congratulations Lily

Lily finished second whilst representing Beaumaris Primary in the Southern Metropolitan Regional Cross Country Championship this morning in Hastings; completing the 3km foreshore course in cold and windy conditions.  Lily will now compete in the State Final to be held on 18 July at Bundoora Park.

A friendly reminder:
Parent/Teacher Interviews June 24th to June 28th
Bookings close on Compass from tomorrow June 21st at 4pm.

Compass will close for bookings tomorrow, Friday June 21st, at 4pm.  Parents can book an interview via Compass using their Compass login.

Parent/Teacher interviews will take place next week beginning Monday 24th June. On Wednesday 26th June, evening time slots are 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.

Early dismissal Friday June 28th at 2.30pm
No assembly

To conclude the term,  students will be dismissed at 2.30pm next Friday June 28th.

Snack Shack News

Canteen Survey

We’ve made a lot of changes in the canteen (click on the document below to read all about these changes) over the past 12 months and would love your feedback. 

Click here to complete the survey. 

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.


Pumpkin Soup on the menu until the end of term - order via Qkr! so your children don’t miss out as we are selling out daily. 


We are trailing daily smoothies which have been a great hit, next weeks smoothies:

Monday - Strawtamelon (dairy free - strawberry, watermelon, mint, lemon, coconut water)

Wednesday - Berry Satisfaction (mixed berries, banana, yoghurt, milk)

Camp Australia Holiday Camp


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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