Welcome to Term 4 and I do hope that all families have had an enjoyable holiday. Finally our Melbourne weather has begun to improve and hopefully the health and wellbeing of our community members is now also on the improve.
Throughout Term 3, Shannon Hewlett (PR/Communications Manager) spent many hours rebuilding our website which went live over the school holidays. I would like to sincerely thank Nicki and Alistair Lloyd for providing their expert WordPress advice and support throughout this time.
Thank you also to Carrie Dennis for providing images for our 'Parent Information' page and to Suzi Appel for taking professional photos for the website banners. The new modern website is mobile friendly, has a search facility and includes lots of photos to showcase our wonderful school.
Please take a few minutes to visit our new website: http://beaumarisnorthps.vic.edu.au/
and email Shannon at [email protected]
if you have any comments or feedback.
During the term break the Amphitheatre has taken shape. The rubberized surface at the rear of the structure has been laid and on Saturday 6 October, the sail was installed. There is still some electrical work to be completed as well as additional landscaping to the rear.
The construction of the Amphitheatre has been made possible by funds raised at our 2016 School Fete. I would like to sincerely thank Glen King for the countless hours devoted to the planning, designing and dedication to this project as it would not have been possible without his ongoing support and endless phone calls to the architect, landscaper and builder, as well as the ongoing liaison with the manufacturer of the sail. Glen has freely given of his time to ensure that the project has been completed in time for our 2017 Carols Evening. I would also like to thank all members of the 2016 Fete Committee for their initial vision in suggesting this new school facility. The BNPS staff and students are now eagerly awaiting for the fencing to be removed so that we can use this structure.
Our new newsletter format appears to be extremely popular and well received by members of our school community. The inclusion of videos has meant that we can now highlight school activities and events directly via your handheld device. I would like to sincerely thank Nicole Rainsbury and Shannon Hewlett for bringing our newsletter together. It is extremely pleasing to see the average read time of our newsletter has increased from 6.44 minutes to 26.71 minutes on average (up to 50+ minutes in our editions with lots of photos and videos!). It is also pleasing to see the number of unique readers who are accessing our newsletter.
I would like to thank Vanessa Tyrer who has spent many hours at school throughout the school holidays painting and organising our new Wellbeing Room. I would also like to thank the many parents who have assisted Vanessa with this project. Vanessa has not only undertaken the hard physical work associated with the preparation of this room but has also been busy exploring avenues for funds and donations to enable us to outfit this facility. Vanessa has secured funds from Kiwanis and Rotary, and the school has allocated proceeds from the Farmers Market towards the purchase of furniture and lighting for this room.
The Wellbeing Room, often referred to as a Sensory Room, will provide a calming space for students who may feel overwhelmed by the buzz of the ordinary classroom.
This term we welcome Hailey Paynter, Teacher Assistant, who will be working in Year 4.
One of the important tasks in Term 4 is the planning for the 2018 school year. Our 2018 class structure, specialist programs and staffing requirements are finalised this term. It is therefore extremely important that you notify the Office if your child will not be returning next year -[email protected] or 9589 5449.
WALK TO SCHOOL MONTH!
Saturday 14 October
Beaumaris Farmers Market (8.00am - 1.00pm)
Monday 16 October
Year 6 Metro Trains Visit
Wednesday 18 October
Year 4 Camp
2018 Prep Transition (9.30 - 10.45am)
Year 2 Community Walk (9.30am - 12pm)
Parents & Friends Meeting (7.30 - 8.30pm)
Friday 20 October
Year 6 Graduation Photo (9am)
Ladies Spring Carnival Luncheon (11.30am - 3pm)
Monday 23 October
Year 5 Camp
Prep & Year 1 Swimming Program Commences
(23, 25, 27, 30 October & 1, 3 November)
Y6 Graduation Information Evening (6 - 7pm)
Tuesday 24 October
Class Rep Meeting (9.00am)
Wednesday 25 October
School Council Meeting
Friday 27 October
Uniform Shop Open (3 - 3.45pm)
Tuesday 7 November
Melbourne Cup Day (Public Holiday)
Wednesday 8 November
First Aid (Prep - Year 6)
Year 1 Japanese Incursion
Thursday 9 November
First Aid (Prep - Year 6)
Year 2 Japanese Incursion
Friday 10 November
Remembrance Day Service
Uniform Shop Open (3 - 3.45pm)
Saturday 11 November
Beaumaris Farmers Market (8.00am - 1.00pm)
Monday 13 November
Year 6 Camp
Wednesday 15 November
Prep Aquarium Excursion
Wednesday 22 November
School Council Meeting
Thursday 23 November
Open Classrooms (9.10 - 9.50am)
Year 6 Scienceworks Excursion
Friday 24 November
Whole-school Head Lice Check (9.00 - 10.30am)
Year 6 Japanese Incursion
Senior Disco (Year 3 - 6)
Wednesday 29 November
2018 Prep Orientation (9.30 - 10.45am)
Instrumental Music Program Soiree (6.20 - 7.20pm & 7.30 - 8.30pm)
Thursday 30 November
Instrumental Music Program Soiree (6.20 - 7.20pm & 7.30 - 8.30pm)
Friday 1 December
Uniform Shop Open (3 - 3.45pm)
Wednesday 6 December
School Council Meeting
Friday 8 December
BNPS Carols Night
Saturday 9 December
Beaumaris Farmers Market (8.00am - 1.00pm)
Tuesday 12 December
Year 6 Orientation Day
Year 3 Junior Choir Visit (2pm, Seaside Manor)
Wednesday 13 December
Singing Recital (6.30pm, MPR)
Tuesday 19 December
Year 6 Graduation
Thursday 21 December
Year 6 Big Day Out
Friday 22 December
Last Day of School for 2017 (1.30pm dismissal)
Saturday 24 March
Tuesday 7 August
Students are not required at school on Tuesday 7 November (Melbourne Cup Day) – please note that Monday 6 November is NOT a pupil-free day – classes will be running as usual.
The last day of school for 2017 is Friday 22 December (early dismissal at 1.30pm). Students commence the 2018 school year on Tuesday 30 January (teachers commence on Monday 29 January).
Now that we have our new Amphitheatre, it will be delightful to have our Carols Evening as the first major event. All students will participate and perform an item as well as the Senior Choir, Junior Choir and Seahorse Singers. The classes will start to prepare their items after the Cup Weekend. Please put this date in your diary as the children love their parents and especially grandparents (if they are available), to attend. We encourage an alcohol free event. More information to come. Sandy Davies, Music Teacher
Thank you to those who have bought tickets to our Spring Carnival Luncheon next Friday (20 October). Please note, you will NOT be issued tickets for this event as all names will be on a door list. If you did not indicate any special dietary requirements when purchasing your ticket, please email Shae Langford-Jones by this weekend: [email protected]
Unfortunately the charity Team Sports 4 All has had to withdraw from speaking at the Luncheon. We are pleased however, to now be able to offer our support to Family Life (located near Sandringham Hospital on Bluff Road). Family Life support many disadvantaged Bayside families and we look forward to hearing about the difference they make to people’s lives.
Friendly reminder that for the month of October, BNPS is participating in the VicHealth ‘Walk to School’ program which encourages primary school children to walk, ride or scoot to and from school throughout October, to help them get the 60 minutes of physical activity they need each day.
Happy walking, riding or scooting!
Thank you to everyone who collected Earn & Learn stickers for BNPS - a total of 36,900 stickers (615 sheets) were received - an amazing amount! We have registered our total and are now awaiting authorisation to place our order for science equipment which should arrive in January 2018.
Thank you again to Bernadette Gooda for co-ordinating this program on our behalf!
Sophie K (6A) sold her left over chocolate pizzas from the Mini Fete on the weekend after the event and raised another $50 for our chosen charities! No doubt your customers enjoyed the entertainment you were offering with your new accordion Sophie - we are very proud of you!
The PYP Attitude for the month of October is CURIOSITY: Being curious about the nature of learning, about the world, its people and cultures.
For more information please see: http://beaumarisnorthps.vic.edu.au/pyp-attitude-of-the-month-awards/
On Tuesday the Year 3 students visited the Melbourne Zoo to complement their current Unit of Inquiry 'Sharing the Planet' - we are looking at how various environmental factors contribute to the survival of different species.
We had a great time exploring the zoo and looking at the different animals. We looked at five endangered species in particular, the Helmeted Honey Eater, the Philippine Crocodile, the Corroboree Frog, the Lord Howe Stick Insect and the Australian Fur Seal. It was very interesting finding out about why these animals are endangered and how we can help raise awareness in our community. We had many knowledgeable students who shared what they knew with the Zoo staff!
We are looking forward to looking at several endangered species during class time and environmental conditions that are effecting their survival
Here's what the students had to say!
On Tuesday 10th October we went to the Melbourne Zoo. There were lots of cute animals. We learnt that people thought the Lord Howe stick insect was extinct, but actually there are still some around.
We also learnt that when you pat a turtle on its shell, it can still feel it because a turtle’s shell is made from keratin which is the same thing your hair and nails is made of.
The zoo keepers talked about 5 particular endangered species that were local legends. They were the Helmeted Honey Eater, the Lord Howe stick insect, the Philippines crocodile, the Australian Fur Seal, and the Corroboree Frog. We talked about how we can help these animals and raise awareness in the community about endangered species. We can help by not using plastic bags, recycle more, stop cutting down creatures habitats and talk about these issues with our families. We had a great day. Our favourite animals were the koalas, the seals and penguins and the meerkats.
By Haeley and Lucia 3D
On October the 10th we went to the Melbourne Zoo and we went there to see five species and they called them Five Local Legends.
The local legends were the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect, the Australian Fur Seal, The Philippine Crocodile, the Southern Corroboree Frog and the Helmeted Honeyeater. The first animal we saw was the Helmeted Honeyeater. Their special feature is that they have horns that look like a helmet.
The Helmeted Honeyeater is endangered because people keep cutting down trees. We can all help the Helmeted Honeyeater by using recycled toilet paper.
By Deacon 3A
Yesterday the Year 5 and 6 students participated in the Green Hat Mathematics/Science Workshop focusing on forces and movement. Whilst engaged and having fun using the Green Hat planks to build extreme structures, the students built on skills such as speaking and listening - negotiation, compromise, resilience, problem solving, engineering, team building, group co-operation and fine motor-skill development AND mathematics concepts - shape, space, symmetry, patterning and ratios, balance and spatial literacy.
There were many interesting structures built, some more than two metres high and some even enclosing students!
If you would like to learn more about the Green Hat Workshops or would like to buy a tub of the planks please head to:
We would like to thank all the parents who volunteered to help with the Year 5 Bike Ed program this year. The final response to requests for help was fantastic - we even had extra helpers which was a bonus! We are lucky to have such dedicated parents at our school.
The children were taken through various riding activities over two days in the local streets around the school. We covered riding skills and road rules to help make them safer riders. Students were then individually assessed in an 'On-Road Test' to gauge their ability as safe riders on the road.
We could not have run the program without the time these parents generously gave to our program. Thanks to all who helped, we couldn’t have done it without you. Your help was much appreciated.
Debbie O’Brien and the Year 5 Teachers
Our 'Unwrapped Food Days' were a great success! With all the data collected and the efforts from the Year 5 Eco Warriors, JSC and Sustainability Captains, we entered our results into the Young Scientist of The Year Awards - please see our entry below!
“How can Primary Schools implementing Unwrapped Days at school positively affect the school environment and reduce Australia’s impact on packaging waste?”
This year we have been looking at how to reduce the rubbish in our suburbs by doing clean ups at Rickett’s Point Marine to try and reduce the amount of rubbish in the marina. For part of the year five’s inquiry unit of natural disasters we studied what happens when helium balloons fly up into the sky and what impacts plastic has on the environment. The year five Junior School Captains (JSC) had been hearing about pollution and the amount of plastic in the ocean from BTN (Behind The News) and decided to do something such as Unwrapped Food Days at school. It connects to sustainability as we are trying to reduce the amount of rubbish in our school.
To see if implementing Unwrapped Food Days at BNPS could reduce our food packaging waste and therefore our impact on the environment.
We hypothesised that we would reduce nearly all the rubbish in our bins.
Metre ruler, Recording table, Bins and Pen
Prep - Year 2
Year 3 - 6
Oval & Horseshoe Area
Average of collection results from Baseline data and Unwrapped Food Days
We observed an overall reduction in the amount of rubbish on Unwrapped Days compared to our baseline data. However, there were some days that the amounts were slightly higher but this could have been because there was other rubbish put in the bins other than food rubbish. To make our data more accurate next time, we would supply a different bin to separate the food and class rubbish.
Our overall result was the same as we predicted. We predicted that we would reduce most of the rubbish and it did reduce on average by 32.67cm. We think this is because the JSC were very good at promoting Unwrapped Day and it wasn’t too hard to pack an unwrapped lunch. We also think it helped that the parents supported us.
Other things that impacted the results were people remembering to bring unwrapped lunches, people loving the environment and other rubbish in the bins like project work. We think it should be something we continue because it will make our environment healthier, better to live in and over all nicer.
By Archie, Lois, Sam, Mikaely, Ruby, Alex, Kate, Ashton, Imogen, Michael, Dan & Giselle
Last term, children from Year 1 - 6 participated in a Japanese Calligraphy contest organised by JLTAV (Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of Victoria) and they did very well! They spelled 'THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART' in Hiragana characters. Congratulations to the following students!
Mei W, Veronica S and Tyler K
Matilda W, Daniel A and Yianni S
Deacon M, Ben B and Tokoa B
Kayen A, Georgia N and Archie P
Samuel L, Charlotte L and Sarah R
Alana L, Nick Y and Amelie H
Their writing (Top 3 of each year level) are now displayed in the special cabinet near the main office.
Yesterday 18 students from BNPS represented the Seaside District at Duncan McKinnon. All of the students performed exceptionally well and should be proud of their efforts. It is always an honour and great experience to compete at this level as many of the students are state level athletes.
The following students finished either 1st or 2nd in their events and will now proceed to the Regional Championships to be held next Thursday (October 19). Congratulations to:
We wish all of our qualifying students the best of luck in their Regional Pursuits!!
Congratulations to the following students who earned at least 5000 Participation Points during September – some on more than one occasion!
The following students were the lucky recipients of the weekly Super Mathlete Trophy:
Classes 1D, 3A, 3B (twice!) and 3D topped the Mathletics Awards with the most certificates.
Well done everybody!
Students who earn at least 5000 Participation Points go into the running to take hold of the Super Mathlete Trophy which they get to enjoy for seven days in class. Every child who achieves 1000 Participation Points or more in a week is celebrated in their classroom!
For more information on Mathletics, please see:
Following parent feedback, as a trial we will be opening the Uniform Shop for three afternoons in Term 4 :
Please note we will not be open in the morning on these days.
If you'd like the afternoon openings to continue you will need to come along to make your purchases!
We currently have a large offering of second hand girls summer dresses (all sizes available - $20). Be quick they always sell out fast at this time of year!
Please note that second hand items are only available to purchase when the Uniform Shop is open (not available to order via Qkr).
If you are in the Uniform Shop and wish to pay for your items via Qkr, you do NOT need to select the individual items you are purchasing from the 'Uniform' section, you simply pay the total dollar amount under Qkr > Uniform > Flexible Payments. If you select the individual items, an order will be generated and filled by our volunteers meaning you will receive your items twice! For example, if you are in the Uniform Shop and would like to purchase 2 x Short Sleeve polos @ $26 each ($52), simply go to Qkr > Uniform > Flexible Payments and type the amount of $52 then show the Uniform Shop volunteer your receipt!
Thank you to the parents who have sent back duplicate orders with a lovely note - we really appreciate it! Please email Annie if you have any queries :
We have a high number of siblings starting Prep in 2018. If you are planning on taking advantage of the convenient Qkr ordering and delivery of uniforms to your current child's classroom, please ensure you do this no later than 9am on Wednesday 29 November. This will enable us to ensure that we have the correct quantity of stock available so that your Preppie is all decked out and ready for school!
If your order is placed after this date, we may not be able to guarantee supply until the start of 2018.
The Uniform Shop loves to welcome new volunteers - if you would like to get involved and are available from 8.45 - 9.45am on Wednesdays or Fridays, please email Annie Thomas (Uniform Shop Co-ordinator) at:
A full induction is provided prior to your first shift and you can do one shift or as many as you can manage. We would love to hear from you!
Our biggest fundraiser only comes around once every two years and March 24, 2018 is our next Fete! It's the combined effort of our parent community, the staff and the support from local businesses that make our fetes so successful and enjoyable. All funds raised go directly to exciting projects within the school which in the past has included Sherril's Shed, refreshing our play and sporting areas, buying much needed equipment and more recently, the amphitheatre.
The Fete Committee (consisting of parents and staff) to drive the planning and organisation is absolutely a team effort and the 2018 Fete Committee needs you! We are calling for volunteers to join the Committee - no prior fete experience necessary, just a positive and fun attitude. Being part of the Fete Committee is fun, fun, fun! Not only do you get your creative juices flowing but working with the team, you build friendships that will span a lifetime.
We currently have vacancies in two key areas, and are looking for one or two people to take on each these fully supported roles:
If you think you can help, or would like to know a little bit more, please contact Melissa Joy (Fete Convenor) at [email protected]
Thanks in advance!
Thank you again to Sally Powell, Claire Nicholls, Bernadette Gooda and Helen Moore for organising the Junior Disco - it was a HUGE success! Thank you also to the many parents who assisted on the night!
Beaumaris North Primary School has a ‘No Hat, No Play’ policy from 1 September until the end of April. Please click on the link below for additional SunSmart measures for your child to follow whilst at school.
Please note that teachers are not expected to apply sunscreen to students however we have strategies in place to remind children to apply sunscreen before they go outside such as posters around the school (see photo below). Daily sun protection times and weather details are available from the SunSmart widget on the homepage of our website. You might also like to download the free SunSmart app.
SUNSCREEN TIPS FROM THE CANCER COUNCIL
For your convenience, the above link is available at the top of the BNPS homepage (desktop version) and in the main menu of the mobile version.
The BNPS website has lots of helpful information on Qkr too! Please visit:
Mrs Jo Ratten - Prep, Year 1, 2A, 2B, 3A & 3D
Mrs Jennifer Barnard - 2D, 2C, 3B & 3C
Mrs Sandra Davies - Year 4, 5 & 6
This is an opportunity for you to visit the classrooms so you can observe your child’s learning on a ‘usual’ school day – you may choose to come for all or just part of the time.
No, I originally started teaching Grade 2 but I have taught all year levels along the way - I also taught grade 4 & 5 in Arnhem Land for 4 years.
Yes!!! I love art, it is my passion. I especially love teaching art as all students come in ready to learn.
I recently took up running and I am really enjoying it!
A very long time, it is probably around 16 years.
I went to a few, I started at Cheltenham Primary School then I moved here to BNPS then I finished my primary years in Darwin.
Yes, a boxer called Rocky - he is so big he walks me!
Oh there are so many different types, but I do love Indigenous art from all over the world!
Yes, I do, my Dad is a famous Artist so I grew up as a child around many different Artists. I remember painting on the bottom of a lot of my Dads artwork!
At the moment Outlanders and any new series that comes out on Netflix.
I love an Indian curry!!
It brings me joy and makes me feel great that I can contribute in some way to the school community.
Year 4 and Year 2.
During the almost 5 years at this school, I have undertaken canteen duty, class reading, fete stall work, school disco assistance, and recently stuck down thousands of stickers! I’m also on the OSHC sub-committee.
I work in the construction and property development industry.
Read a book, watch a movie with my girls, walk along the beach, eat out and discover new foods with my girls.
It’s ever evolving and acceptance that change as inevitable. It’s a school that sources out trending education tools, which is a sign of resilience. The school community is very strong and has many levels for opportunity for personal contribution and involvement. It’s not just one thing, it’s a combination of parts that fit well together and just work well.
We would like to thank Mandy Davids for the fabulous new uniform photos she recently took. They illustrate the uniform and new grounds on Reserve Rd superbly. Mandy volunteered her time and expertise and it is greatly appreciated.
The new photos can be seen around the school in the foyer, Uniform Shop and on the website!
A BIG thank you to Bridget Stickland for processing all of our student banking each week on behalf of our families!
For more information on this program, please see: http://beaumarisnorthps.vic.edu.au/banking/
As announced in the 31 August edition of Waves, from Term 4, hard copy consent forms will no longer be sent home. Parents are now able to provide online consent for excursions and incursions via Compass in 3 easy steps:
1. Click on the link in the email that you receive when an incursion/excursion is scheduled OR click on the 'Event Consent/Payment Required' notification at the top of the News Feed (browser version of Compass).
2. Click on 'Process Now'.
3. Type in your FULL NAME (this is your electronic signature) and click 'Submit Details'.
IF NECESSARY, you can enter any additional/current information and different Parent/Guardian contact details (see screen shots below), before you 'Submit Details'.
PLEASE NOTE: If payment is required for a specific event/excursion, a payment section will appear on this page for you to enter your credit card details - payment AND consent will then be processed in the one action and a receipt will be emailed to you.
You can view your child's events at any time by hovering over the Organisation menu (grid icon) in the Compass navigation bar and selecting 'Events' - direct link: https://beaumarisnorthps-vic.compass.education/Organise/Activities/Events/
You may have heard about changes to screen time advice, with the emphasis shifting towards the quality of screen time rather than the amount of time. The London School of Economics’ blog 'Parenting for a Digital Future' has compiled some great advice and insights on screen time - please click on the link below to read the article.
Featured in the article are some wonderful resources that you can also download here.
KidsMatter provides families with a range of information sheets to help them support children’s mental health and wellbeing, and to recognise if and when professional help is needed. They contain practical information, tips, and strategies across a range of common childhood issues, and were prepared by professionals experienced in the area of children’s mental health and development.
Tuesday 31 January - Friday 31 March
Tuesday 18 April - Friday 30 June
Monday 17 July - Friday 22 September (
Monday 9 October - Friday 22 December
Students are not required to attend school on these days. Our Outside School Hours Care Program will be operating to assist our working parents – to secure a place, please email [email protected] and see http://beaumarisnorthps.vic.edu.au/parent-information/outside-school-hours-care-oshc/for more information.
Friday 8 December
Wednesday 18 - Friday 20 October
Monday 23 - Friday 27 October
Monday 13 - Friday 17 November
Year 2 & 3
11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 & 21 September
Prep & Year 1
23, 25, 27 & 30 October, 1 & 3 November
The Office is unattended from 8.40am to 8.50am daily (due to compulsory staff briefing) and closes at 4pm (earlier on the last day of term). The phone is switched to the answering machine at this time.
General Queries and Feedback
Office - Administration & Payments
Emails to Teachers
Outside School Hours Care
Please enter approval notes for full-day absences via the Compass Parent Portal.
LATE ARRIVAL/EARLY DEPARTURE
Please sign in/out via the Kiosk at the Office (do not enter on Compass).
If you are visiting the school for ANY reason between 9.00am and 3.30pm (with the exception of usual school pick-up/drop off), you must report your arrival and departure via the Kiosk at the Office for Emergency Management purposes.
We encourage you to login to Compass on a daily basis to check the News Feed as this is our primary means of communication.
See: http://beaumarisnorthps.vic.edu.au/parent-information/compass/ for more information.
Qkr (pronounced ‘Quicker’) is a FREE app to enable you to use your smartphone to make all school payments (without having to give your child cash to carry to school) including Canteen and Uniform Shop orders, and excursion/event payments. A web-based version is also available.
For more information, please see: http://beaumarisnorthps.vic.edu.au/parent-information/payments/qkr/
9.00am - 11.00am
11.30am - 1.30pm (Fruit break at 12.30pm)
2.30pm - 3.30pm
11.00am - 11.30am (Recess)
1.30pm - 2.30pm (Lunch)
Uniforms can be ordered via Qkr and providing stock is available, orders will be filled within a week and delivered to your child’s classroom. There is also a large offering of great value second-hand items available for purchase at the Uniform Shop (located in the Prep breezeway) which is open from 8.45 – 9.30am every Friday morning
You can also contact the Uniform Shop via email: [email protected]
Lost Property is stored in the bins located in the Prep Breezeway. It is the student’s responsibility to promptly collect any lost property. At the end of each Term, ALL unclaimed items (named or unnamed) are donated to the Uniform Shop for re-sale.
Please ensure all your child’s belongings are clearly labelled with their name including, lunch boxes, drink bottles, hats and clothing.
Our OSHC Program operates on school days from 7.30 to 8.45am and 3.30 to 6.00pm, and on Curriculum/Pupil Free days between 7.30am and 6.00pm.
There are two ‘Kiss N Go’ zones on Wood Street where you can quickly drop and collect your child – this is NOT a parking area – you are NOT allowed to park for longer than two minutes, double-park or go into school.
You may get out of your car (within 2 minutes) but if you need to walk your child in, you must park in one of the surrounding streets, in a legal parking area.
Riding of scooters, bikes, skateboards etc., is NOT permitted in the school grounds at drop-off or pick-up (school and non-school children).
For safety reasons, parents and students are NOT permitted to walk through staff car parks OR use them for parking .
Dogs ARE permitted to be brought into the school grounds but MUST be kept on a hand-held leash between the hours of 7.30am and 6.00pm (when our students are in attendance and when our Outside School Hours Care program is operating).
It is the responsibility of the dog owner to clean up after their dog (and remove from school property).
NO adults are to access student toilets for their own use at any time. If non-school children require the urgent use of an amenity, student toilets may be used under strict parent supervision. If a parent requires the urgent use of an amenity, the disabled toilet in the main building may be used (‘Staff’ toilets are for staff only).
All children are required to wear a broad brimmed bottle green hat for protection from the sun from 1 September to 30 April. See BNPS SunSmart Policy.
Anyone wishing to volunteer at BNPS is required to provide a Working with Children Check. Checks are free and valid for 5 years! Apply online at: http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/