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13 September 2018
Issue Twenty Eight
Dates to Remember
From the Principal and Assistant Principal
School News
Parent Club
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)


Monday 17

Qkr! Sushi Lunch Monday

Year 1&2 Professor Bunsen incursion

Tuesday 18

6.15pm Family Life - Family Session

Wednesday 19 

Parent Club 9am Staffroom

Thursday 20

2.45pm whole school assembly

Friday 21

End of Term 3 - 2.30pm Dismissal


Monday 8

First day Term 4

Tuesday 9

Year 6 Family Life Sessions

Life Education Van visit Prep, Year 1 & Year 2

Wednesday 10 

Division Athletics

Year 5 Start Smart

Monday 15

7pm 2019 Prep Parents Information Session

St Johns First Aid In School Program 

Tuesday 16

Prep Itsy Bitsy Chef Incursion

Year 5 Mini Boss Incursion

Year 6 Family Life Sessions

Wednesday 17

Parent Club 9am Staffroom

9.30am Transition Session 1 - 2019 Prep Students

Year 6 Reach Foundation

Thursday 18

Year 6 Metro Public Transport Incursion

Friday 19

Parent Club School Disco

Monday 22

Qkr! Sushi Lunch Monday

Tuesday 23

Kids Teaching Kids Water Conference and Dinner

Opening Ceremony and Farm Day

Tuesday 23 & Wednesday 24

Year 6 Family Life Sessions

Wednesday 24

Year 5 Reach Foundation

Thursday 25

Prep Nicky Johnston Author/Illustrator Incursion

9am Year 5/6 Zaidee's Rainbow Presentation

Year 4 Performance Evening

Friday 26

Day for Daniel

Saturday 27

"The Greatest Showman" Parent Social Function

Wednesday 31

Year 5 Family Life


Thursday 1

9.30am-10.30am Session 2 Prep 2019 Students (Parents Information session with David Anderson) 

Tuesday 6 CLOSED

School CLOSED today

Melbourne Cup Public Holiday

Wednesday 7

Year 5 Family Life

Friday 9

Bully Stoppers Celebration

Monday 12 & Tuesday 13

Year 3 Camp Oasis

Tuesday 13

Whole School Step Up

9.30am-10.30am Session 2019 Prep 2019 Students

Wednesday 14

Year 5 Family Life

Monday 19 to Friday 30

Swimming Lessons Bayside Aquatic Centre Prep to Year 4

Wednesday 21

Parent Club Meeting 9am Staffroom

Friday 30

Concourse Christmas Carnival.  Glee Club performing at 5pm


Monday 3

Qkr! Sushi Lunch Monday

Tuesday 4

Prep Performance Evening

Thursday 6

Glee Club to sing at Bayside U3A 11.15am at the Beaumaris Library

Tuesday 11

Year 5 Bike Hike

Monday 17

Year 6 Graduation

Wednesday 19

Whole School Step Up

2pm Meet the Teacher

Friday 21

Last Day Term 4 - 1.30pm Dismissal


From the Principal and
Assistant Principal

The Lion King Jnr: Amazing!

Our very talented Year 6 students performed brilliantly last night and will entertain the second audience tonight. We are all indeed very proud of you. The Year 6 production is a wonderful event for our students in their final year and last night they truly shone. Congratulations to each and every student for their enthusiasm  and commitment to the production. 

Thank you to Mrs Caroline Rothberg, Miss Lauren Cooper, Mrs Jenny Fildes, Mrs Lindy McManus and Mr Peter Jarvis for their work with the students. Thank you also to all teachers for their support behind the scenes with lighting, costumes, make-up, preparing the stage set, decorating the hall and at front of house each night.  Thank you to the office team for managing the ticket sales which was very streamlined this year.

A very special thank you to Mrs Christine Davidson for the wonderful costumes she made for the students. Just incredible.

Thank you also to all the parents who helped with make-up, costumes and words of encouragement to overcome any last minute jitters.

A wonderful team effort from our school community to enable a truly magnificent and memorable experience for our Year 6 students.

Keeping our children safe:
1. eSmart week and Cybersafety:
What is your child doing online?

Last week our students revisited a range of strategies to ensure they are "eSmart". Parents are encouraged to talk to their children about internet use to further support the school's  efforts to skill our students to act safely when online. 

For children, the internet is an important research, communication and information tool. Children are accessing the internet and using internet services, such as chat rooms, from an increasingly early age. However, children and their parents need to be aware that there are potential risks and dangers inherent in internet use.

What we, teachers and parents, need to do is ensure that our children know how to keep safe in this online environment. One way of ensuring your child is safe is to know what it is they are doing when they are online.


Be actively involved in your child’s internet use:
· Place the computer in a public area of the home to supervise children’s use


· Make sure you have safety software installed on your computers/devices. This may include a filter and other security software such as anti-virus programs, spyware and ad-aware
· Remind them of the need to protect their privacy
· Emphasise safe online behaviour and discuss why this is needed


· Reinforce safety messages and cyber rules
· Investigate social media apps, chat rooms or online clubs that your child wants to join to make sure they are legitimate
· Discuss use of good cyber manners (Netiquette), just as you do for the real world
· Ensure that both you and your child understand laws relating to copyright and privacy
Parents/guardians may be interested in further information about the internet and strategies for developing safe practices with regards to its usage in the home. 

Keeping our children safe:
2. Statement of Commitment to Child Safety

Beaumaris Primary School is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making. Beaumaris Primary School has zero tolerance of child abuse. We are  committed to providing a child-safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard when making decisions that affect their lives. This will include the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children with a disability. Every person involved in Beaumaris Primary School has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.

End of term dismissal at 2.30pm
Friday 21st September 

Where has the term gone? The students will be dismissed early next Friday ahead of two weeks holiday to unwind and prepare for Term 4. 

Mrs Julia Jones will retire at the end of Term 3
Whole school assembly 2.45pm
Thursday 20th September

Mrs Julia Jones has decided to retire. To celebrate and acknowledge all that she has done for the school we will have a special whole school assembly next Thursday.

Julia has been an amazing member of staff at Beaumaris Primary School and we will miss her very much. She has worked at the school for 25 years in a range of roles including as an integration aide and as a library technician. She has seen many students pass through the school during that time and we are sure our students will remember her as a kind, caring, helpful  person who knows so much about all there is to find in the library. 

Julia is looking forward to spending more time with her husband, children, grandchildren and her many, many friends.

Thank you Julia, for your extraordinary service to the students, teachers and parents in the Beaumaris PS community. We wish you all the very best for a well deserved retirement.

We never say goodbye, just good luck and see you soon.

Remember: Gratitude, Empathy, 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

Interrelate (formerly known as Family Life)

Date: Tuesday 18th September

Cost: The pricing is $25 per family for one session or $30 per family for attending both sessions.

Payment is only available via Qkr!  Once payment has been made this will act as your booking.  Payments close at 3pm on 18th September.


Session 1: Where Did I Come From?

Audience: Year 3 and 4 students and their parents/carers
Time: 6.00pm-7.00pm

Program focus:

  • Discuss the male and female reproductive systems, foetal development and the birth process
  • Personal safety and protective behaviours

Note: Older students are encouraged to attend if they have not previously seen this program.


Session 2: Preparing For Puberty

Audience: Year 5 and 6 students and their parents/carers.
Time: 7.15pm-8.15pm

Program focus:

  • Discuss the physical changes of puberty, emphasising that it can be different for everyone
  • Develop students’ understanding of periods and sperm production, as well as the physical, emotional, social and intellectual changes associated with puberty for both boys and girls
  • Enhance awareness of children’s personal safety and protective behaviours

Note: Younger students are welcome to attend at the discretion of their parents/carers.

Working bee thank you

On Sunday, we had our Whole School Working Bee from 9am til 11.30. In this time we managed to remove the wall art and communication boards from the LTC building in anticipation of the demolition, plus we weeded, planted and mulched the garden on the Herbert Street boundary. We would like to thank the following families for dedicating their time to help us improve and maintain our school buildings and grounds: Fitzgerald, Wishart, Manger, Lloyd, Hand, Yiannis, Van Malsen, Heron, Lu, Overton and Loeper.

Snack Shack Update

Our Qkr! Sushi Lunch is taking place this Monday 17th September. The canteen will still be open for counter sales and soup at recess and lunchtime, but normal lunch orders will not be available. Please keep a look out for volunteer notices sent home with your children this week and return them to the office or by email by Monday.

Bayside School Golf Challenge

All the best to our representatives at the Bayside School Kids Golf Challenge. Caitlyn, Ben, Max and Arley will be representing the school during this event and the organisers are looking for a big crowd to enjoy the day. Prizes on offer for parents and spectators.

Village Cinema ticket vouchers for sale at the office

With school holidays looming on the horizon we have stocked up on our Village Cinemas movie ticket vouchers.  You can purchase your vouchers from the school office Adults $17.00 and Children’s $13.50.  Simply redeem the vouchers in person at the cinema box office or you can also use them when booking your tickets on line, by entering the unique barcode of the ticket when making payment. The tickets expire in February 2019 so you have plenty of time to use them or they make great birthday gifts.

Great effort, Luke

Based on Luke’s performance in the 2017 Victorian Lifesaving season gaining individual state recognition, he has been selected to participate in the 2018 Victorian Surf Lifesaving High Performance Squad (HPS) for Youth Beach.  Luke has met and been trained by Simon Harris - 15 times National Title and 4 times International Flags Champion - along with many other national stars in their fields. It is an inspiration to hear the journeys undertaken and how they reached their goals.

WiseOnes:Mind Benders Term 4


Parent Club


As you know our big fundraiser for this year is our Greatest Showman/Circus themed parent social night on Sat 27th Oct at Sandy by the Bay. Please save the date if you haven't already. Funds raised will go towards ongoing improvements to the playground spaces.  We have a fabulous team already volunteering but do need some more help. So if you would like to volunteer for any of the below please let me know.

  • I have lots of donations that need collecting from different areas so would love some volunteers for this
  • We need 2 or 3 people to ask the Concourse shops for donations
  • I have a few other shops to target that need donation letters dropped off to and followed up. You can let me know how many you are able to approach. Every business approached helps.

We have two school families who are currently sponsoring us (thank you LAMI & BC Dental) with a few more coming on board soon. However we would LOVE as many sponsors as possible. Sponsorship starts from $250 so let me know if this interests you and I can send you a sponsorship document.


We need lots of donations for our online auction so if you can donate anything it will be gratefully received. We are also making up hampers so if you have any new but unwanted pressies hiding in your cupboards please drop them off to the office.

Finally if you have any contacts for donations please get in touch.


Many thanks

Ness Newell & The Fundraising Team

[email protected] 

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: [email protected] 



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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