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24 April 2019
Issue Ten
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.


Year 2 Excursion to Legoland discovery Centre


Wednesday 1

Year 4 Excursion to Melbourne Museum & IMAX

Thursday 2

School Tour 2020 Preps - 9.15am to 10.40am sign in at the school office - (see transition flyer for more information about Prep Transition)

Friday 3

Curriculum Day-Pupil Free - Camp Australia available see attachments.

Monday 6 

Information Evening Prep 2020 7pm to 8pm Meet in the Prep Learning centre

Sushi Day - order via Qkr! only

Tuesday 7

House Cross Country: Years 4-6 only

Dendy Park

Thursday 9 May

Mother's Day Morning 8am-9am

Tuesday 14 May

Year 3 & 5 NAPLAN: Language Conventions & Reading

Wednesday 15 May

Year 3 & 5 NAPLAN: Writing

Thursday 16 May

Year 3 & 5 NAPLAN: Numeracy

Monday 20 to Friday  24

Education Week: focus 'Future Careers'

Monday 20

Grandparents and Special Friends Day

Wednesday 22

Dress up Day: gold coin donation 

Theme: 'my future career' 

Thursday 23  6.30-8pm

Parent Information Session : Mathematics

Facilitator Sue Fine Maths Consultant


Monday 3

Macaroni Cheese & Hot Chocolate Day - order via Qkr! only

Year 5 Science Expo 9am

Wednesday 5

Year 5 Healesville Sanctuary Excursion

Thursday 20

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)

Monday 24 June

Sushi Day - order via Qkr! only

Friday 28 June

Final day of Term 2:  2.30pm finish


Monday 15

First day of Term 3

Tuesday 30 

5DG and 5V Parliament House Excursion


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Monday 5

5H and 6F Parliament House Excursion

Tuesday 6

6C and 6M Parliament House Excursion


Monday 16

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 3

Monday 14

Prep 2020 Parent Session 7pm - 8pm

Wednesday 16

Prep 2020 Transition Session One 9.30-10.30am

Sunday 27

School Fete

Tuesday 29

Prep 2020 Transition Session Two 9.30-10.30am


Thursday 14

Prep 2020 Transition Session Three 9.30-10.30am


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

Welcome back everyone

We hope everyone enjoyed the term break. The students arrived looking refreshed and relaxed for another fabulous term.

Whole school Anzac Day Commemoration

Our school captains and vice captains led the commemoration today. They are outstanding role models for our students. 

On Sunday, Ruby and Archer represented Beaumaris PS at the community Anzac Day Commemoration at the Community Centre. During the service Ruby and Archer laid a wreath on behalf of our school community along with other members of various community groups. We thank them for their attendance.


Update on the new building

Currently painting is underway. The asphalt area is being prepared and new asphalt will be laid in the coming weeks. Construction of the deck, steps and ramps is underway on the Emily St side, west side and north side of the building.

Transition to secondary school for Year 6 students

On Friday secondary school Transition Forms will be sent home to parents of students in Year 6.

The pack will include guidelines for parents to complete the form, privacy information and the application form.

Parents are asked to return the form to the class teacher or the front office by Friday May 17th.

Mothers Day Morning May 9th 8am - 9am

To all mothers and carers we extend a warm invitation to our inaugural Mothers Day celebration on Thursday May 9th from 8am to 9am.

Families can mingle in the shade cloth area where there will be a coffee cart available and a complimentary muffin for mums and carers.

Our Junior School Councillors will host the event.

The Glee Club will perform at 8.50am.


School Council AGM Tuesday May 21st

Interested parents are invited to come along to the AGM on Tuesday 21st May at 6.30pm, prior to our School Council Meeting at 7.00pm. The Annual Report for 2018 will be explained and then made available on our website later in the term.

An additional day time session will be available on Wednesday 22nd at 3.00pm for parents unable to attending the evening session.


Grandparents and Special Friends Day Monday 20th May Assembly at 9.10am

Each year we look forward to a visit by grandparents and special friends on the first day of Education Week. The students will enjoy sharing their learning with their visitors. To conclude the morning a beautiful morning tea will be provided by Parent Club in the hall.

Once again visitors may wish to purchase a book for the library. The display will be in library.

Education Week Events- Celebrating Careers

This year the focus for Education Week is celebrating careers.

Monday 20th May: Grandparents and Special Friends 9.00 - 11.00am

Wednesday 22nd May: Dress Up Day - Theme: My Future Profession. The student are encouraged to dress for their chosen future profession. A gold coin donation will be collected by our Junior School Councillors and forwarded to their nominated charity.

Thursday 23rd May: Parent Information Evening-Mathematics 6.30-8.00pm 

Sue Fine our Mathematics Consultant will host the evening


Thank you for your support
Easter Raffle and Bunnings BBQ Fundraisers.

Both events were a huge success thanks to the fabulous support from the parent community.

School Council has approved the funds to be allocated to the purchase of additional technology and robotics resources and take home books for the students. 

Our home book collection is in heavy use and many texts need replacing due to significant wear and tear. Replacement leveled texts are expensive as each costs approximately $10.00. 

We encourage parents to ensure the texts are well looked after by the children to increase their longevity.

We completely understand take home texts can be mislaid. We encourage families to return any texts discovered at home. 

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

Curriculum Day Friday 3rd May


Mother's Day stall


Snack Shack

Welcome Back to the Snack Shack which opens tomorrow for Term 2.


Sushi Day Monday 6 May

In addition to sushi rolls we have rice paper rolls and inari on the menu.  Order through Qkr! by 3pm Thursday 2 May.  Click HERE for the menu.

Comfy Cushions

Many thanks to Hayley Scarr and Jade Powell who have sewn covers for some cushions the students can use outside the canteen while eating lunch and sitting during break times – the kids will love using them over the winter months.

Year One Ideas

Many thanks to all the students in Year 1 who worked hard on their ideas for the canteen last term. You will see some new things as a result of their feedback:

  • Vege cups on the menu  - seasonal vegetables in a cup for $1
  • Hot Chocolate and Macaroni Cheese day – as it starts to get cold on Monday 3 June we will be having a special food day
  • Soup will be back on the menu soon for the colder months
  • We will have 2 sushi days this term – Monday 6 May and Monday 24 June

If you would like to check out the full menu for Term 2 click HERE.


Hot Shots Tennis

LUNCHTIME ANZ HOT SHOTS TENNIS is program for Prep, Year 1 and 2

START DATE         Tuesday 30thApril 2019

END DATE             Tuesday 25th June 2019

TIME                      12.55 pm - 1.25 pm

COST                     $157.50 (9 weeks)

ANZ Hot Shots is just for kids. Children learn to play on the right size court using smaller rackets and softer balls. With ANZ Hot Shots kids learn to play tennis the right way and develop at their own pace.

Developed by Tennis Australia ANZ Hot Shots is the perfect program for kids to start their tennis journey.

All lessons will be conducted either in the school hall or outside by highly qualified and professional coaches. Students will have one lesson each week, the day of the lesson will depend on enrolment numbers but will be confirmed before the program starts.

Please complete the form above and return it to the school office along with payment. SORRY NO CASH PAYMENTS ACCEPTED. Fees must be paid prior to the first lesson.

Payment methods are either by chq payable to Kim Davis or by direct credit to ANZ BSB 013483  Account number: 225467728 Kim Davis.

If you have any questions please contact me on 0410 051055

Hot Cross bun Fundraiser

Baker's Delight will generously donate $2 from the sale of each hot cross bun 6-pack purchased to Beaumaris Primary School.  Just say you're from BPS and the staff will stamp a tally sheet.

The offer extends until Monday 29th April and is valid at Baker's Delight on the Concourse and in Highett only.

Baker's Delight hot cross buns are super delicious, fresh and new varieties are out now.

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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: 



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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